Florida homeowners could pay less for property taxes The Florida Legislature looks set to vote in favor of a measure that could eventually significantly reduce property taxes for South Florida homeowners whose property is valued over $100,000.The possible tax reduction, if the measure is agreed, would be determined by voter’s decision on a constitutional amendment to be placed on the 2018 ballot. Specifically, the amendment would ask voters to vote for an additional $25,000 homestead exemption for residential properties valued over $100,000. Should 60 percent of the voters approve the amendment homeowners would be relieved of paying taxes on another $25,000 of the value of their property beginning in 2019.Florida residents who own and live in their home as their permanent resident are currently eligible to apply and receive a deduction of up to $25,000 off their property’s assessment. This provides several hundred dollars in tax savings to homeowners.However, an increase in the homestead exemption while a positive gain for homeowners could be a pain for Florida municipalities. The measure would mean less revenue for cities and counties, forcing them to either cut back on essential services like fire and rescue services, or increase millage rates on commercial and other properties.Preliminary estimates indicate that there could be a fall in revenue for all counties and cities in the state of approximately $644 million. Miami-Dade County, for example, could realize an annual decline of about $50 million in revenue and the city of Miami, $17 millionAccording to Tax-Rates.org that computes data for the Florida Department of Revenue the median property tax in Florida is $1,773 per year for a home with a median value of $182,400.Opponents of the measures see it as a political ploy to woe voters who are homeowners to vote for Republicans in the next year’s elections. Included on the state ballot next year are races for state governor, 27 congressional representatives, several seats in the Florida Senate and all the seats in the Florida House.Opponents also claim any further reduction of property tax to homeowners, most of whom are from the middleclass, would be unfair as it will shift tax burden to low-income residents who are mainly tenants struggling with the cost of rental.
Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni will be officially sworn in as president of the country tomorrow in a ceremony expected to be graced by several heads of state from across the continent.Museveni, 71, who came to power in 1986 and is one of Africa’s longest-serving rulers, won the February 18 vote with 60 percent of the votes.Opposition leader and long-time rival of Museveni Dr. Kizza Besigye dismissed the results of the poll as fraudulent, claiming the country’s electoral commission had favoured Museveni.Before the February 18 vote, Besigye had challenged Museveni and lost in three elections.
Share Share LocalNews Police officers peeved over recent transfers by: – July 15, 2013 48 Views 17 comments One senior police officer has defended a decision by Police Chief Daniel Carbon to transfer some police officers to other departments. According to reports reaching Dominica Vibes, some police officers have been expressing concern about Mr Carbon’s decision claiming that they received information about their transfer within short notice. The officers said they were not given any reason for the transfer and are seeking answers from the Chief. But one senior police officer, who preferred to remain anonymous, told Dominica Vibes on Monday, 15th July, that the commissioner’s decision to move the officers is justified. He explained that most of the recent transfers include unprofessional conduct by the officers. “Officers who are involved in unprofessional conduct must be dealt with promptly before things get worse,” he said. “The officer who kicked the pregnant woman at her work place should he remain working in a specialized unit even if an investigation is ongoing,” the source questioned. “Would you as a female officer call your supervisor who is a female, nasty names especially in the presence of your co-workers? That’s what I am talking about, so you see these reasons are justified,” he said. The officer further stated that police officers must be respectful and professional at all times so that they can gain respect from civilians. He also stated that “the force is dynamic and is subject to change”. Meanwhile, another female has made a complaint against a police officer for battery.The young lady who is from the north, confirmed to Dominica Vibes that she was assaulted by the officer, but did not wish to speak further on the matter. According to a source, however, the police officer also threatened her nephew with a gun. That incident occurred on Friday evening (12th July).The senior police officer described this latest incident as “extreme police brutality even after he was transferred from there some months before”. He said no police force should condone behaviors such as these by its members. “They are employed to do a job and that is to protect civilians, not to hurt them, and I will stand by the chief when he makes decisions such as these,” the source stated. Dominica Vibes News Tweet Share Sharing is caring!
255 Views no discussions LocalNews JCI Elects new executive board by: – November 29, 2018 Share Share Sharing is caring! Share Tweet The Dominica chapter of JCI elected the local 2019 Executive Board during the 3rd Annual General Meeting over the weekend, at the ballroom of the Prevost Cinemall in Roseau.The elections were held under the theme “Rebuilding and Transforming a Stronger JCI Together”.In addition to the President-elect, James Rodney, other members elected to the Executive Board for 2019 were Executive Vice President Meritta Hyacinth, Vice President Monita Nicholls-James, Vice President Jeannel David, Secretary General Brittney Clarke and Treasurer Tricia Jno Baptiste.The 2018 President, Derrick Theophille, will serve as Immediate Past President for 2019.Charged with the responsibility of leading the organization in 2018, outgoing President, Derrick Theophille, recounted the successes and challenges faced by JCI Dominica during his term.JCI Dominica implemented several projects over the year, including Lupus Awareness activities, the joint Sports day, a host of training for members and prospective members, some of which were accredited and also representation at the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Programme in Washington D.C.The President thanked the members for their efforts in the successes but expressed the need for greater teamwork and responsibility by all members.Finally, he welcomed the 2019 Executive Board and congratulated them on taking up the responsibility to be leaders for positive change.In his remarks, President-elect for 2019, James Rodney, promised to further the growth and recognition of JCI in Dominica and with the support of other organizations, seek to make a greater impact in the local society.He plans to work with all members and the West Indies Chapter of JCI to achieve those goals.Guest speaker, Brenton Hilaire, gave a motivational talk to the members present, and encouraged them to continually take up the challenge of leadership and strive towards being their best self. He stressed that JCI Dominica is a great opportunity for personal development and that opportunity should be fully endorsed by all members.The organization plans on having its Installation and Awards Ceremony in December. The 2019 Executive Board will be installed at a ceremony next month and begin their executive year on the 1st of January 2019.The date and venue will be given in a subsequent notice.Junior Chamber International (JCI) is a nonprofit organization of young active citizens between ages 18 to 40 across the globe who are engaged and committed to creating impact in their communities.These active citizens are individuals invested in the future of the world by making positive change. JCI members come from all sectors of society. The organization helps them to develop the skills, knowledge and understanding to make informed decisions and take action.
Sea News, September 14 Equipped with digital technologies, this state-of-the-art warehouse is fully Radio Frequency-enabled, equipped with 100% consignment scanning feature, conveyor for operation movement, automated shutters, TAPA compliant & FM Global compliant fire prevention & suppression system, Green Building certified by GBCI under EDGE platform, and access control enabled doors among a slew of many other features. (Image Courtesy: DB Schenker) Vishal Sharma, CEO of Cluster India & Indian Sub-Continent, DB Schenker said, “It is a milestone development in the overall Contract Logistics strategy for the organization after years of careful planning and preparation. It is also a strong testament to DB Schenker’s long term commitment to India as it is one of its most strategically important market in the global network and is projected to grow over 100% by 2025 (year).” Schenker India offers a complete range of International air and ocean freight, contract logistics and global supply chain solutions. The new facility will extend the services to Schenker India’s existing customer base of 1800+ in sectors such as automotive, pharma, retail and consumer, industrial, electronics and aerospace. “As we have also seen how logistics is critical in the fight against global crises such as the current pandemic, whether in good or bad times we press on with our efforts to develop and invest in our capabilities and network, as a statement of commitment and intent to support the India market and community,” added Vishal Sharma. “This facility in Badli is part of our broader plan to develop similar large-scale warehouses in India and double the warehousing capacity to 650,000+ sq mts from the current national footprint of 325,000 sq. mts. This we target to accomplish by 2024. The development will greatly enhance DB Schenker’s footprint in the Indian subcontinent to serve all our customers in all vertical markets.” DB Schenker plans to strengthen its local footprint in India over the next few years and to become one of the largest logistics service providers in the country. With this strategy in mind, Schenker India opened its largest warehousing hub in the country. The first phase of the warehouse spans over a space of 25,000 sq mts located in Badli, Gurgaon which is close to the KMP (Kundli Manesar Palwal) expressway and strategically located for effective and efficient supply chain management within NCR and North India. DB Schenker, the global leading logistics service provider, is a 100 % subsidiary by the German railway company Deutsche Bahn. The new facility provides solutions for consolidation, storage planning and freight management for a complete end-to-end supply chain solution. Author: Baibhav Mishra
With the victory over Japanese Yosuke Saruta, Filipino fighter Joshua Pacio improves his MMA record to 17 wins and three defeats. ONE FC MANILA – Filipino mixed martial arts fighter Joshua Pacio reclaimed the ONE Strawweight World Championship after knocking down Japanese Yosuke Saruta on Friday night at SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.The stoppage victory was a sweet revenge for Pacio after failing to defend his strawweight world title back in January following a close decision defeat to Saruta in Indonesia.The Baguio City native showed his aggressiveness early in the match with his cracking hits toward Saruta. He twice caught the Japanese with guillotine choke attempts when the champion was going for the takedown.Pacio showed his hunger for the world title more in the fourth as he unloaded body shots on Saruta from a clinch before dropping the Japanese with a sick knee to the head. “Like I said when we first faced each other there was a lot of hesitation,” the 23-year-old Team Lakay standout Pacio said after the match. “I applied the game plan and you saw it here.”With the victory, Pacio has improved his MMA record to 17 wins and three defeats, while Saruta saw his record dropped to 19-9-3 win-loss-draw with the loss.In the undercard, Edward Kelly displayed his striking prowess to come away with a technical knockout victory over Sung Jung Lee, while his brother Eric was knocked down by Kwon Won Il 19 seconds into the match.Meanwhile, Filipino Ramon Gonzales (4-2) made quick work of Akihiro Fujisawa (5-1) with a submission win at the 1:19 mark of the first round./PN
FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Today Blue Crest Energy made an announcement for a local project that will create 400 jobs. The company owns 100% of the Cosmopolitan project which is one of the Cook Inlet basin’s largest undeveloped fields. According to the company’s website, they will work to recover deeper liquid oil reservoirs through advanced-technology from an onshore surface location. In longer term plans Blue Crest will add an offshore platform to target natural gas reserves which will tie into the onshore facility. Johnson: “We’re building everything onshore to drill offshore and then in addition we’re bringing gas platforms in that will eventually tie into that onshore facility.” The company also announced they are working with WesPac Midstream LLC, an oil and gas developer, to build an LNG Plant in Port McKenzie. Director, President and CEO Benjamin Johnson said they are already in the early stages of constructing onshore facilities in the Cosmopolitan Unit near Anchor Point. Johnson: “We will have gas available to Alaskans a lot sooner than the large LNG project, that’s probably ten years out, we should have gas available within 2 or 3 years to Alaskans”
Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez has challenged his players to end the season with the victory over Chelsea he believes they deserve.The Magpies head into their final fixture at St James’ Park on the back of four successive defeats since they effectively clinched their top-flight status for the new campaign.The former Chelsea interim boss said at a media conference: “I said today to my players, that it would be important because it would be a pity to do so well during the season and then go to the end (and not win), especially as we play at home.AdChoices广告“We have to try to finish on a high because they deserve to do that and also the fans deserve to see the team winning the last game.“It has been a great season. At the beginning, we were thinking that the target was to stay up, and I can read about a lot of managers now saying, ‘Great because we are safe’, but we were safe five games before, so that is amazing.“For me, the key has been the unity, togetherness between fans, players, staff, everyone, and the work-rate of this group of players.”Kenedy, on loan at Newcastle from Chelsea, in ineligible to play against the Blues.A Chelsea win and Liverpool losing at home to Brighton would see Antonio Conte’s side snatch a Champions League place. See also:Courtois passed fit to return for ChelseaChelsea yet to respond to FA chargeHodgson: Loftus-Cheek should go to World CupConte defends Chelsea record and dismisses comparison with ‘Mourinho season’Benitez believes Lascelles will stay at NewcastleConte not thinking about cup final Embed from Getty Images
When Vanderbilt walked off the field at Neyland Stadium on Nov. 23, 2013, the pendulum definitely had swung in the Commodores’ direction.Vanderbilt owned back-to-back victories over Tennessee for the first time since 1925-26. The Commodores were headed to their third straight bowl while the Vols remained bowl-less for the third consecutive season.The evidence was right there in black and gold: Not only had Vanderbilt caught up to UT, the Commodores had passed the Vols.Barely one year later, the pendulum has swung in the other direction.Vols eye bowl while Vandy aims to spoilEntering kickoff at Vanderbilt Stadium, UT is trending upward, although the program still has a long way to go to return to relevance on the national stage. Meanwhile, the Commodores are in decline after a heady three-year run.In other words, it seems like old times.For years — decades, really — UT dominated this series. The Vols won 22 in a row over Vanderbilt from 1983-2004. UT had won 28 of 29 games before the Commodores broke through in 2012.Vanderbilt’s back-to-back victories got the Vols’ attention, particularly those players from the Nashville/Midstate area.Vandy football coach Mason deserves a second season“We want to beat Vanderbilt every year,” said UT linebacker Jalen Reeves-Maybin, who is from Clarksville. “It’s a rivalry game. They got us the last two years and we don’t like those guys. …“I’m from Middle Tennessee. I see that black and gold everywhere.”Conversely, Vanderbilt players have grown accustomed to seeing orange. It comes with the turf, said Commodores senior center Joe Townsend, who grew up in Hendersonville.“It’s the state of Tennessee. We’re a private institution,” he said.Marshall County’s Aaron Medley shining for VolsThose looking for a quick, convenient explanation for the changes of direction by the two programs find a common denominator in James Franklin. On his three-year watch as Vanderbilt coach, Franklin oversaw a period of extraordinary success by the Commodores. And he was a thorn in the Vols’ side.In three games against UT, Franklin lost the first in overtime and then won the next two. Vanderbilt’s 41-18 bludgeoning of the Vols in 2012 was the program’s largest margin of victory over the Vols since 1925.“When we beat them here two years ago, that was the most fun I’ve had winning a game,” said Andrew East, special teams captain for the Commodores. “There was a party on the field after the game.”Vanderbilt calls Vols ‘ugly orange,’ ‘team out east’When Franklin bolted for Penn State in January, the game changed. UT seized momentum, both in recruiting and on the field. Two local players that previously had committed to Vanderbilt — Jashon Robertson of MBA and Michael Sawyers of Ensworth — changed direction and signed with the Vols.While Franklin deserves considerable credit for what he accomplished at Vanderbilt, it helped that he caught the UT program at a historical low. Franklin arrived at Vanderbilt in 2011, which was the second year of Derek Dooley’s tenure in Knoxville. Dooley’s .417 winning percentage is the lowest in UT history by a coach who was on the job for three years or longer.The last decade has been a period of significant transition for both programs. At kickoff, Derek Mason will become the fourth Vanderbilt coach to face the Vols in the last six years. Butch Jones is UT’s fourth coach since 2008.Vandy QB Patton Robinette gets another shot at VolsObviously, neither program is contending for a spot in the inaugural College Football Playoff. Far from it. UT ranks fifth in the SEC Eastern Division and Vanderbilt seventh. The Vols need a victory over the Commodores to break their bowl drought. Vanderbilt’s bowl streak ends at three.Even so, the numbers tell us that UT is on an uptick while the Commodores have lost altitude. The Vols own a 5-6 overall record and have won two SEC games. Vanderbilt’s only victories have come against non-conference opponents Massachusetts, Charleston Southern and Old Dominion.But a win over UT would remove some of the sting of a bad season.“There is no love lost between these football teams,” Mason said.Truer words have never been spoken.Reach David Climer at 615-259-8020 and on Twitter @DavidClimer. The game TENNESSEE (5-6, 2-5 SEC) at VANDERBILT (3-8, 0-7)When: 3 p.m. SaturdayTV/radio: SEC Network/104.5-FM, 1510-AM, 95.9-FMInteractive graphic 5 memorable UT-Vanderbilt games
phutmasterflex All Activity five boroughs, one City. Share this post Sports Logo News 0 Members Members Oakland Raiders logo Lee. Next 0 Posted March 25, 2014 Share on other sites 3 Fusion Media CO Share on other sites 3,211 posts Oakland Raiders logo TheSoundofThrowingPennies 26,438 posts Members Sports Logos 2 0 Members Share on other sites what the hell is ccslc? Share this post Share this post Share this post 0 Wow, who knew dropping the shield would change the look so much. This could be a simple thing for them to do to change the look of their helmet. 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Members Members 2 90 Posted March 25, 2014 Share this post Share on other sites Members But it’s essentially the same approach. That 49ers cap was no alteration or new logo like the other Nike caps though. It was simply removing the oval aspect of the logo. Same with the Raiders one, just removal of the shield. Not saying New Era is doing the same with all logos, it’s just that it’s the same concept for those two teams Here’s the Browns version: 0 Link to post 1,005 837 Location:DC area Link to post WSU151 1,364 2,828 posts Share on other sites Share this post Share on other sites Share on other sites Sports Logos Link to post Share on other sites 48 WSU151 Banned Share this post Location:Cincinnati Link to post Is it just me, or are there two stripes on the logo on the hat, one being off centered? Link to post Posted March 25, 2014 Wow, who knew dropping the shield would change the look so much. This could be a simple thing for them to do to change the look of their helmet.They would need a black helmet to make it work. That’s why the shield currently works…it provides a black background.The Steve Young photo above is from a line of Nike hats in the mid-late 90s that used alternate logos and/or the initial letter of a wordmark, to create baseball-style hat logos. None of the logos were official. They were introduced in 1999 or 2000. The Vikings’ V became popular, and the Patriots ended up adopting the NE logo to be used on merchandise only. 0 Posted March 25, 2014 Link to post 2,083 Share this post Mascot Turned Announcer Members But it’s essentially the same approach. That 49ers cap was no alteration or new logo like the other Nike caps though. It was simply removing the oval aspect of the logo. Same with the Raiders one, just removal of the shield. Not saying New Era is doing the same with all logos, it’s just that it’s the same concept for those two teams Here’s the Browns version: This really made me laugh I guess we have been clevejacked. I think Cleveland should really minimize their look like this. Members The 49ers did that before Wow, who knew dropping the shield would change the look so much. This could be a simple thing for them to do to change the look of their helmet.They would need a black helmet to make it work. That’s why the shield currently works…it provides a black background.The Steve Young photo above is from a line of Nike hats in the mid-late 90s that used alternate logos and/or the initial letter of a wordmark, to create baseball-style hat logos. None of the logos were official. They were introduced in 1999 or 2000. The Vikings’ V became popular, and the Patriots ended up adopting the NE logo to be used on merchandise only.The Bengals B was very similar to the tiger striped B they ended up adopting in 2004. The Nike one was a little more angular to match the B from the wordmark they used at the time. 5 The 49ers did that beforeMy favorite hat growing up, the look and the fit.Even got yelled at by Giants employee for wearing it at ATT. Back in 2002 got free tickets to the NLCS by the dugout. No way I was going to wear or cheer for anything Giants. So figured I would be safe wearing that hat there. A worker was all I cant believe you’re wearing that here.. blah blah blah..and so on. I was like umm it’s a 49ers hat.. Just got a reply oh sorry, thought you were wearing a Cardinals hat. Link to post Page 1 of 3 bowld Share this post Jungle Jim 121 Posted March 25, 2014 Share this post Location:California Link to post 121 3,236 posts 2 0 13,075 Share this post Recommended Posts Soarindude bigcoyotes 2,139 Posted March 25, 2014 Link to post Not affiliated with sportslogos.net 139 WSU151 Definitely there:Low quality hat… might be Counterfeit. 0 hettinger_rl Is it just me, or are there two stripes on the logo on the hat, one being off centered?It’s just you. Share on other sites Location:West Coast 419 The Steve Young photo above is from a line of Nike hats in the mid-late 90s that used alternate logos and/or the initial letter of a wordmark, to create baseball-style hat logos. None of the logos were official.As for the Raiders… interesting, I’ve never seen the logo used that way without the shield. Here is the hat in question, it’s labeled “3930 Pirate Logo Cap” on the Raiders’ team store website. 13,075 0 Members Soarindude Posted March 25, 2014 Location:Canada’s Vacation Paradise 121 Vintage Mascot Guru Members 3,236 posts Location:Aberdeen, SD Share on other sites 1,005 3,972 8,685 0 0 Gothamite 23,667 posts Prev 17,487 posts I can’t believe I’ve never asked this question before:Why does the Raider have his chinstrap undone? It’s been an alternate logo for a long time.Here’s Shaq wearing a very similar hat in 2004(5?)The first Raiders logo from 1960 was similar but had a gold/yellow football in the back due to the original team colors being black and yellow. 2,083 22,644 Members Share on other sites 1,364 0 Posted March 25, 2014 hettinger_rl 8,685 Share on other sites 1,287 posts 754 Posted March 25, 2014 754 5,835 posts 1,005 Link to post Page 1 of 3 Posted March 25, 2014 837 hugevolsfan 837 Members Sports Logo News 2,551 posts Posted March 25, 2014 Members 10,038 posts Share this post Link to post phutmasterflex 0 But it’s essentially the same approach. That 49ers cap was no alteration or new logo like the other Nike caps though. It was simply removing the oval aspect of the logo. Same with the Raiders one, just removal of the shield. Not saying New Era is doing the same with all logos, it’s just that it’s the same concept for those two teams Sport Share this post Members Members 13,075 2 754 Link to post Posted March 25, 2014 Share this post Share this post sc49erfan15 Was watching TV this morning and saw Matt Schaub in a Raiders hat with a logo I have never seen used before. Looks to be the primary logo without the shield..anyone seen this logo used like this before? 121 8,685 Was watching TV this morning and saw Matt Schaub in a Raiders hat with a logo I have never seen used before. Looks to be the primary logo without the shield..anyone seen this logo used like this before?Nobody else sees the greyish stripe to the right on the hat besides ThrowPennies and I? Share on other sites 2,139 3,972 53,285 posts 5,731 posts 1,599 posts hugevolsfan 3,338 posts 22,644 Sign in to follow this That hat has been used for Raiders free agents for quite some time. I remember it being used when they signed Randy Moss back when Reebok did the uniforms. Its been around but mainly used for the free agent signings. I will look around wnd try to see if I can find any old pics SportsLogos.Net Prev Location:Denair, CA Gothamite sc49erfan15 Posted March 25, 2014 2,139 1,364 Link to post Posted March 26, 2014 Forums Home Link to post bowld 419 Members 121 1 0 It’s a trick of the light, a reflection. 702 posts SportsLogos.Net Link to post Share on other sites 3 Go To Topic Listing 2,139 Share on other sites By bowld, March 25, 2014 in Sports Logo News Share on other sites Share on other sites Was watching TV this morning and saw Matt Schaub in a Raiders hat with a logo I have never seen used before. Looks to be the primary logo without the shield..anyone seen this logo used like this before?Nobody else sees the greyish stripe to the right on the hat besides ThrowPennies and I?It’s an illusion/shadow created by the metallic thread. There’s no second stripe. Use common sense here – why would there be a thicker, poorly stitched off-center stripe that isn’t black, especially when the second stripe doesn’t show up in the graphic next to it?