The guns outside election offices are bad enough, but Barr wants guns inside the counting process

first_imgNote the wide range of activities suggested in this letter. It’s not just that you can send someone with a gun down to “investigate” the not-so-violent crime of potential voter fraud, you can send an armed federal agent to “prevent” crimes that haven’t happened. In other words … you can stand someone in to fiddle with the safety on their Glock while the elderly woman in front of them tries to decide if that mark for Joe Biden is dark enough to count. Do you think so, ma’am? Do you really think so?The raft of frivolous lawsuits being cranked out by Trump are being thrown out of court left and right, but Barr doesn’t need to go before a judge to make a request for adding some real heavy metal to the voting process. By a complete coincidence, the letter telling federal prosecutors to send forth their troops came just before Trump issued a statement saying: “We want all voting to stop.” When someone asks why the process is going so slowly, the answer might be that it’s difficult to work when you’re genuinely “under the gun.”- Advertisement – – Advertisement – As The New York Times reports, Barr’s Wednesday letter practices some very careful lawyering. Election law actually does prohibit the positioning of armed federal officers at polling stations, because legislators rightly perceived that having someone in uniform standing over voters with a rifle lent things a very developing-world appearance. In addition to looking bad, it’s simply bad.But the hairsplitter general determined that just because you can’t direct a barrel at voters when they’ve got their pens over a ballot doesn’t mean you can’t wring some sweat out of the person trying to read the ballot. As the Department of Justice letter notes, election law “does not prevent armed federal law enforcement persons from responding to, investigate, or prevent federal crimes at closed polling places or at other locations where votes are being counted.”- Advertisement –last_img read more

Cities and municipalities that do not determine the amount of the lump sum for renters, it will be 750 kuna per bed

first_imgAt the 10th Session of the Parliament held on November 21, 2018, the final proposal of the Law on Amendments to the Law on Income Tax was extinguished.In the discussion at the Committee, it was noted that the Government of the Republic of Croatia with the Final Law on Amendments to Income Tax regulates the amount of the lump sum if local government units do not make a decision on the lump sum income tax for renters in tourism per bed or accommodation unit in the camp. . Legislative changes regulate the range of this lump sum. The lump sum may not be less than HRK 150 or more than HRK 1.500. By the way, so far the lump sum was 150 kn. The Government of the Republic of Croatia regulates that in cities and municipalities that do not determine the amount of this lump sum, it amounts to HRK 750.However, interestingly, if the towns and municipalities do not make a decision on the amount of the lump sum, which is lowered to the local level by the new law because so far the decision on the amount of the lump sum was made by the Ministry of Tourism, the Government of the Republic of Croatia regulates of that lump sum it amounts to HRK 750.It was further stated that such lump sums should be earned as revenues of local governments where the property is located and not where the owner has registered residence. This type of real estate represents a burden for the infrastructure of local self-government units due to the large influx of tourists over the summer without adequate financial compensation. The proponent replied that such lump sums were related to the residence of the property owner and not to the place where the property is located.More information/TRANSITIONAL AND FINAL PROVISIONS TRANSITIONAL AND FINAL PROVISIONSArticle 30(1) Representative bodies of local self-government units are obliged to make decisions from Article 2019 of this Act for 17 which will prescribe the amount of flat tax per bed or per accommodation unit in the camp by 31 January 2019 and submit them to the Tax Administration no later than until February 15, 2019. The adopted decision shall be applied until a new decision is made in accordance with Article 17 of this Act.(2) If the representative body of the local self-government unit does not make a decision within the prescribed time limit, the amount of the flat tax per bed or per accommodation unit in the camp shall be determined in the amount of HRK 750,00.(3) Article 14 of this Act shall apply when determining the annual income tax for 2018 and onwards. Furthermore, it was said in the discussion that the decision on the amount of the lump sum is determined by the local self-government unit, and the funds from renting real estate in tourism are received by the local self-government unit where the property owner is registered. In this way, one local government unit affects the revenues of another local government unit. It is also pointed out that such real estate is rented in tourism and no holiday home tax can be charged for it. It was pointed out that such a problem is particularly pronounced in small places on the sea and the coast, where most renters do not have a permanent residence, so small places have no income from it. The proponent replied that this was a factual situation under the Income Tax Act. Among other things, it was noted that for non-resident foreigners as owners of real estate in tourism, revenues go to the budget of the local government unit where the property is located.The Act was passed at the 10th session on November 21, 2018 with 79 votes in favor, 51 against, 1 abstention, and the Income Tax Act, which will enter into force on January 1, 2019.So, the summary of everything is how the final bill gives local governments the opportunity to make decisions on the amount of flat tax payment per bed or per accommodation unit in the camp in the proposed range from 150,00 to 1.500,00 kuna. If they do not make a decision on the amount of the flat tax, it is determined in the amount of HRK 750,00.Hosts in family accommodation, talk to your representatives in municipalities and cities, to your representatives you have chosen in local and county elections, about the amount of sojourn tax and make sure the decision is made, so that later we would not know.Side dish: FINAL PROPOSAL OF THE LAW ON AMENDMENTS TO THE LAW ON INCOME TAXcenter_img Article 17In Article 57, after paragraph 2, new paragraphs 3, 4 and 5 are added as follows:”(3) In the case referred to in paragraph 2 of this Article, the representative body of the local self-government unit is obliged to issue a decision prescribing the amount of flat tax per bed or accommodation unit in the camp, which may not be less than HRK 150,00 or more than HRK 1.500,00.(4) The decision of the representative body of the local self-government unit referred to in paragraph 3 of this Article may be changed no later than 15 December of the current year, and shall apply from 1 January of the following year. per bed or per accommodation unit in the camp.(5) Local self-government units shall submit the decision of their representative body referred to in paragraph 3 of this Article to the Ministry of Finance, Tax Administration within eight days from the day of its adoption for publication on the Tax Administration website. “.last_img read more

Brazil closes nearly all land borders for 15 days

first_imgTrucks carrying goods and people on humanitarian missions are allowed to continue to enter Brazil.Brazil said a separate decree would be issued later about the border with Uruguay.Latin America’s largest country, with a population of 210 million, has so far registered 428 cases of the coronavirus, with four deaths. Other South American countries, such as Colombia, Chile and Argentina, have taken more drastic measures in recent days, completely closing their land, sea and air borders.Senior Brazilian officials, such as the Chamber of Deputies speaker Rodrigo Maia, had called for a total border shutdown.The decree, which comes into immediate effect, prohibits entry to foreigners from Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, French Guyana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru and Suriname.”The restrictions do not apply to Brazilian nationals or to foreigners residing in the country. Brazil on Thursday announced it was closing its land borders for 15 days to nearly all its neighbors to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.A ministerial decree said it was blocking entry “by road or land” from all neighboring countries, with the exception of Uruguay to the south.It shut its border with Venezuela on Tuesday.center_img Topics :last_img read more

German pension fund laments IORP II Directive’s impact on costs

first_imgThe pension fund for German construction workers has expressed growing concerns over the cost of reforms in the revised IORP Directive.Under the IORP II Directive, published earlier this year, pension funds must provide members with additional information on their benefits with a standardised annual pension benefit statement (PBS) on two pages.Peter Gramke, head of Internal Audit at SOKA-BAU, a supplementary pension plan for construction workers, said: “This could cause problems and increase costs significantly.”He said it was still unclear whether all prior employers would have to be listed on the PBS, which could “take up a lot of space” considering the mobility of workers in his industry. “And the European Commission still has to set the font size for the information,” he noted jokingly.According to Gramke, the information requirements are too geared towards pure defined contribution schemes and fail to allow EU member states to adjust them to their national specifics.“It is unlikely the additional information is really ‘value for money’ for the members,” he said.The PBS was drafted by the European Commission to support worker mobility. In the explanatory memorandum of its IORP II proposal, it stated that the common template would be “a basis to feed information into a potential (EU-wide) pension tracking service”.Regarding pillar II of the new Directive on risk assessment regulations, Gramke said he was less worried, as in Germany, the MARisk (Minimum Requirements for Risk Management) has been in place for several years now.“But it remains to be seen how much EIOPA will be interfering with national supervision,” he said.He argued that the pillar II risk assessment was a “kind of ORSA”, but only qualitatively not quantitatively as the Own Risk and Solvency Assessment required from insurers under pillar I of Solvency II.“What might, however, be a problem is the assessment of the Directive four years after its entry into force already when quantitative elements might be introduced after all,” Gramke said.This fear has been voiced by others in the German pensions industry since publication of the IORP II Directive.last_img read more

Osgood Man Charged In Connection To Sunman Store Robbery

first_imga surveillance photo from the K & K Mart was posted on Facebook last week.An Osgood man accused of robbing the K & K Mart in Sunman with a gun is behind bars in the Ripley County Jail.Police say Michael Raisley walked into the store early Tuesday morning and demanded money from an employee, allegedly taking more than $300 from the register before fleeing the scene.A local school took precautionary steps as authorities conducted a manhunt. Police interviewed witnesses, collected evidence and posted a surveillance photo on Facebook which led to an arrest warrant.Raisley was apprehended Thursday morning by the Ripley County Sheriff’s Office. He is currently in custody awaiting an initial hearing for suspicion of Armed Robbery (Class B felony).If convicted, he could serve a jail sentence between 6-20 years.last_img read more

Area Boys & Girls Basketball Scores (12-14)

first_imgArea Boys & Girls Basketball ScoresThursday  (12-14)Boys ScoresBatesville  64     Milan  59East central  48     South Dearborn  31Girls ScoresMilan  52     Rising Sun  43North Decatur  40     Waldron  38Triton Central  56     Hauser  40Jennings County  36     Madison  30last_img

‘Why Saka will make England’s 2021 European Championship squad’

first_img It’s Saka’s quality in the final third that has got pulses racing about his true potential. One of the key jobs of the modern-day full-back is to provide a creative outlet from their area of the pitch – it’s Liverpool’s biggest weapon. Crosses cannot fly into the stand and key passes cannot be wasted in such a system. Saka has already shown in his time in the Arsenal first team he has the culture and the guile with his delivery to produce game-changing moments in matches. His cheeky nutmeg on Newcastle’s Valentino Lazaro and precise cross for Nicholas Pepe in the 4-0 victory over the Toon on a Super Sunday showcased to the watching world what Saka was all about. read also:Saka proving popular figure among Arsenal teammates That is one of nine assists he has racked up across all competitions. That’s more than Mesut Ozil, Wilfried Zaha and Paul Pogba have managed this season combined. His data puts him top of the shop when it comes to English left-back assist makers this season – as seen from the below two graphics. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted ContentWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeMysterious Underwater Objects Most People Don’t Know AboutCelebs Who Are Turning 50 This YearWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes7 Famous And Incredibly Unique Places In ThailandA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearWhy Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names & Voices?Did You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way? In his latest betting column, Jones Knows puts forward the case to back Bukayo Saka at 3/1 to make England’s 2021 European Championship squad. When you think of clichés involved with the England national team, two immediately spring to mind. It leaves the door wide open for Arsenal youngster Bukayo Saka. He is a serious talent and makes huge appeal at Sky Bet’s price of 3/1 to make the England 23-man European Championship squad in 2021. Saka does not even turn 19 until the start of next season but he has already established himself as an important player for Mikel Arteta at Arsenal down the left. Before the suspension of the season, Saka had started nine of the last 10 matches in all competitions, answering the call for a left-back in tremendous fashion while Sead Kolasinac and Kieran Tierney were on the treatment table. They will do well to get their spots back now. Saka’s career progression is mirroring that of Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold, whose attacking quality has been utilised from full-back while also possessing the learning capacity to improve in his defensive work. Alexander-Arnold, like Saka, played mostly as a winger when progressing through the youth ranks but was switched to the deeper role when given first-team opportunities by Jurgen Klopp.Advertisementlast_img read more

IMCA state champions in chase for new post-season award from Eibach Springs

first_imgEibach again gives $100 certificates to drivers winning state championships in those six divisions. Those drivers also become eligible to win a drawing for a set of four springs. Seventy-seven of the 110 state champions crowned in 2019 earned career-first titles. Information about the complete line of Eibach springs is available at the website, by calling 800 507-2338 and on Facebook. “Eibach ramped up their program last season by drawing winners for six sets of springs from our talented pool of IMCA State Champions. This year goes further as they will spring a brand new Eibach-branded fire suit on an unsuspecting, yet deserving first-time State Champion,” noted IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “The Velocita-made suit will be a great reward for a great season.” Eibach awards will be presented during the national banquet in November or mailed beginning the following week from the IMCA home office. The Corona, Calif., manufacturer and 12th-year IMCA sponsor gives an Eibach-branded fire suit to a first-time state champion. CORONA, Calif. – Eibach Springs’ post-season IMCA awards program will pay off even more in 2020.  “Eibach is excited to step up our participation with IMCA this year by offering a custom Team Eibach drivers suit to one of the first-time state champions,” said Sales Manager David Cardey. “We look forward to another great year and giving back to the short track community where we can”  The drawing for that award will be held after point standings become official in late October; eligible drivers will have won career-first IMCA Modified, IMCA Sunoco Late Model, IMCA Sunoco Stock Car, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock, Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod or Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMod state titles.last_img read more

‘Red Hot’ recall issued due to extraneous materials

first_imgWashington D.C. — L. Zeigler Co., Inc., a Selma, Ala. establishment, is recalling approximately 11,664 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) poultry and meat sausage products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically metal, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.The RTE Red Hot chicken and pork sausage items were produced on Nov. 29, 2018. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF only)]24-oz. plastic packages containing approximately 9 links of “ZEIGLER A TRADITION OF GREAT TASTE RED HOTS” with a “Use By Jan 24 19” date.24-oz. plastic packages containing approximately 9 links of “EXTRA HOT ZEIGLER A TRADITION OF GREAT TASTE RED HOTS” with a “Use By Jan 24 19” date.The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. P-9156S” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations nationwide.The problem was discovered after the firm received consumer complaints on Dec. 13 and 27, 2018. The firm investigated to determine the nature of the complaints and notified FSIS on Dec. 29, 2018.There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.FSIS is concerned that some product may be in consumers’ refrigerators or frozen and in consumers’ freezers. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at with questions about the recall can contact Jeff Berry at R. L. Zeigler Co., Inc. at 334-410-9845.last_img read more

Mayor proclaims May 2020 Foster Care Month

first_imgBatesville, IN—Mayor Mike Bettice has officially declared May 2020 Foster Care Month in an official proclamation.In the state of Indiana, more than 34,690 children were in foster care in 2018.  The Proclamation states that the City of Batesville joins with the National Youth Advocate Program to thank individuals, families, and public and private organizations who provide support, affection, love, and security to the children in their care, and we welcome this opportunity to share the message that we are always in need of caring foster parents.last_img read more