VAT comments raise refund hopes

first_img Tagged with: Ireland Howard Lake | 20 December 2006 | News VAT comments raise refund hopes About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  28 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Irish Charity Tax Reform Group’s campaign to seek the refund of VAT paid by charities received a boost with the recent comments by the Irish finance minister that he could pay such a refund. Irish charities pay 21 percent unrecoverable VAT on a range of items such as fundraising costs, buildings and phone bills. Softening the earlier position that VAT law could not be altered due to EU regulations, Finance Minister Brian Cowen said in answer to a Dail question that he could compensate charities without contravening EU regulations. It is understood that EU member Denmark operates such a compensation scheme. Unlike businesses charities cannot reclaim VAT and it is estimated that the annual cost to the sector is over ‚€20 million. St Vincent de Paul estimates that it will pay over ‚€2.6 million in VAT in 2006. The cost of fundraising supplies such as print, mailing lists and advertising are subject to VAT. Advertisementlast_img read more

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Digg Sees the Light of Profitability at the End of the Startup Tunnel

first_imgFacebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Related Posts jolie odellcenter_img The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Tags:#Social Bookmarking#web Digg CEO Jay Adelson told FOX Business tonight that ever since rolling out Digg Ads, the social link-sharing service has been making money and that profitability is right around the corner.Although advertising continues to be the only seemingly reliable model for monetizing content-centric websites, Adelson reports that click-through rates are higher than expected. That being said, typical rates for online advertising are generally abysmal, so if Digg’s ads are working better than most, good for them, and let’s all study their model. Read – and watch – for the rest of the story on how Digg has grown and will continue to expand and monetize.The FOX interviewer asked Adelson if micropayments were considered as a monetization option, “I think that micropayments is interesting,” he replied. “I think that if it works though – the level that it’s going to work is between somebody like Digg and the newspaper, as opposed to necessarly expecting that consumer to subscribe to some sort of micropayment system.”This sort of talk would surely come as good news to Rupert Murdoch, who was referenced in the interview and has stated plans to charge search engines – and perhaps aggregators – that index and share snippets of the relevant, timely, and expensive content that traditional news outlets still struggle to integrate with modern Internet-enabled user behavior.What about selling anonymized, aggregate user data? Adelson says he doesn’t want to sell that information unless users are generally cool with the idea. “I think that users are pretty sensitive now; they’re pretty savvy and they understand the idea that they have to be private.” But data on trends and user attention – data that would be highly valuable for old media to have and that might actually contribute to a better user experience – might be more in line with what Digg execs are willing and able to sell.And what about the possibility of an IPO? Hold onto your hats, day traders. Adelson says that, while he feels he owes it to investors and employees to “go public at some point,” he’s waiting for two factors: A valuation he likes and the day that Digg needs “hundreds of millions of dollars for something.” In other words, we’re not shaking the quarters out of our piggy banks just yet.So, what is coming next for Digg? It seems the company is planning to follow in Twitter’s footsteps and release international versions of the site. “About 40% of our traffic comes from international, but we have no other languages on Digg right now, so why not go there,” said Adelson.Check out the whole interview below:last_img read more

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Jericho Cruz reunites with Yeng Guiao at NLEX

first_imgJericho Cruz. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Jericho Cruz finally gets a fresh start after he was shipped to NLEX as part of a three-team trade following a turbulent stint at TNT.The trade, involving NorthPort, was approved by the PBA on Monday.ADVERTISEMENT DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Apart from Cruz, the Road Warriors also received the rights to NorthPort’s 2020 second-round pick.The KaTropa on the other hand, ended up getting Marion Magat and 2021 and 2022 second round picks from the Batang Pier, who gained the rights to Phoenix’s 2019 and Columbian’s 2020 first-round picks.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsNLEX is currently at the bottom of the Commissioner’s Cup standings with a 0-5 record but the arrival of Cruz, a fearless guard, gives the Road Warriors a jolt of optimism moving forward.“I expect he’d be excited to play. He brings a lot of veteran poise in him. He’s a dynamic player who can create his own shot and penetrate—that’s what we need. His excitement is something I look forward to him showing on the court,” said NLEX assistant coach Jojo Lastimosa in a statement. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too The 28-year-old Cruz reunited with Road Warriors head coach Yeng Guiao.Cruz was part of the Rain or Shine team under Guiao that won the Commissioner’s Cup championship in 2016.center_img Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport ‘Stepped on me’: Dominic Thiem loses French Open final to Rafael Nadal Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue LATEST STORIES Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP View commentslast_img read more

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9 months agoPalmeiras hope to tempt Chelsea defender Luiz back home

first_imgPalmeiras hope to tempt Chelsea defender Luiz back homeby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the lovePalmeiras are watching David Luiz’s situation at Chelsea.The Brazil defender, off contract in June, is in dispute with Chelsea as they refuse to offer him more than a rolling one-year deal as he’s over 30 years of age.”We will see what the future will bring us. I like this club, everyone knows that I want to stay,” said Luiz.However, despite his words, the defender is putting plans in place for next season with a return to Benfica considered.Palmeiras are also in the mix, says Fox Sports Brasil, with an approach now being prepared. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

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Alabama Quarterback Blake Sims Confirms NFL Combine Invite

first_imgJalen Ramsey running the 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine.INDIANAPOLIS, IN – FEBRUARY 29: Defensive back Jalen Ramsey of Florida State runs the 40-yard dash during the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 29, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)Alabama quarterback Blake Sims put up stellar numbers (3,487 passing yards, 28 touchdowns and 10 interceptions) in his lone year starting in Tuscaloosa. He also set the Crimson Tide record for single-game passing yardage.Still, his lack of prototypical size and background as a running back — where he played as a freshman at ‘Bama in 2011 — led to some speculation he would switch positions at the next level.Sims put that talk to rest last week, and this morning confirmed a report from yesterday that he had received an invite to the upcoming NFL Scouting Combine to showcase his throwing skills Invited! #blessedandthankfulA photo posted by Blake Sims (@_bsims6) on Jan 28, 2015 at 5:44am PST Despite his decorated final collegiate season, Sims didn’t produce sterling numbers at the Reese’ Senior Bowl last weekend, completing just 4-of-11 passes for 50 yards. He did add 23 yards rushing on three attempts.The 2015 NFL Scouting Combine will be held inside Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind., Feb. 17-23. Should he accept his invitation, the event would serve as the next step for Sims to try and prove he can be a quarterback at the highest level.last_img read more

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Aphria raising 225 million for expansions facilities possible acquisitions

first_imgLEAMINGTON, Ont. – Aphria Inc. says it’s raising $225 million to pay for new and expanded cannabis facilities in Canada, as well as potential global expansion and acquisitions.The Leamington, Ont.-based cannabis producer says some of the funds will go towards a new $55 million extraction facility that will use a variety of methods to produce concentrated cannabis products like oils.The company says the modern facility, which will be able to process more than 200 tonnes of cannabis annually, will help it prepare for what’s expected to be a significant product category.Aphria says it also plans to spend an additional $20 million at its Aphria Diamond facility to increase capacity by 20 tonnes annually and allow for alternative growing techniques, and $10 million to add 10 tonnes of capacity to its Aphria One operation.The company says it will raise the money through the sale of 19 million shares at $11.85 each. The financing is being led by Clarus Securities Inc.Aphria’s share price closed up 63 cents or 5.18 per cent at $12.79 after announcing the facilities expansions. The financing was announced after market close.Companies in this story: (TSX:APH)last_img read more

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This Was Our Valley talk on the saga of hydroelectric dams on

first_imgShirlee Smith Matheson and her husband Bill Matheson (born in Peace River, Alberta) arrived in Hudson`s Hope, BC, in 1965, where Bill found employment as a surveyor on the W.A.C. Bennett Dam.Shirlee initially worked for the District of Hudson`s Hope where she met many of the old-timers whose stories are included in this book. Shirlee and Earl Pollon worked on a number of literary projects, topping off their collaboration with This Was Our Valley.Later, both Shirlee and Bill were employed on the construction of the Peace Canyon Dam.To view the FB event, CLICK HERE FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The North Peace Museum is hosting author Shirlee Smith Matheson and a talk on ‘This Was Our Valley’.Saturday, July 13th, 2019, at 2 pm join at the museum to hear details of the hydro-electric dams on the Peace River, including the W.A.C. Bennett Dam, Peace Canyon and Site C and the personal accounts from people impacted by these projects.last_img
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BAHAMAS PUBLIC FORECAST

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, September 18, 2017 – Nassau – THIS IS A PUBLIC FORECAST FOR TONIGHT AND TOMORROW MONDAY 18TH SEPTEMBER 2017 ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY AT 6PMGENERAL SITUATION:  THE COMBINATION OF A WEAK PRESSURE PATTERN AND A TRAILING TROUGH EXTENDING FROM HURRICANE JOSE CONTINUES TO INFLUENCE THE WEATHER ACROSS THE BAHAMAS.SPECIAL WARNINGS: BOATERS SHOULD CONTINUE TO BE ALERT FOR THE POTENTIAL OF WATERSPOUTS AND MODERATE TO LARGE SWELLS OVER THE OCEAN. BEACHGOERS SHOULD ALSO REMAIN ALERT FOR THE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS AT BEACHES MAINLY ALONG THE NORTHERN AND EASTERN SHORELINES.ALL AREASWEATHER:   VARIABLY CLOUDY WITH A FEW ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH TOMORROW.ADVISORY:  BOATERS SHOULD BE ALERT FOR GUSTY WINDS AND HIGHER SEAS IN OR NEAR HEAVY SHOWERS OR THUNDERSTORMS.WINDS:  VARIABLE AT 10 KNOTS OR LESS OVER OPEN WATERS.SEAS: 1 TO 3 FEET BUT UP TO 6 TO 8 FEET IN NORTH TO NORTHEASTERLY SWELLS OVER THE OCEAN.OVERNITE LOW TEMPERATURE 81 °F      27 °CDAYTIME HIGH TEMPERATURE  91 °F      33 °CSUNSET: 7:10PM                                                              SUNRISE: 6:57AM TUEMOONSET: 6:23PM                                                         MOONRISE: 6:17AM TUEHIGH TIDE: 7:21PM                          &                             7:45AM                TUELOW TIDE: 1:42AM TUE                  &                             1:58PM TUETROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK: PLEASE LATEST NEWS ITEM ON HURRICANE JOSE, TROPICAL DEPRESSION LEE, LOCATED OVER THE EASTERN ATLANTIC OCEAN, AND ON HURRICANE MARIA, LOCATED JUST EAST OF THE LESSER ANTILLES. RESIDENTS ARE ASKED TO PAY ATTENTION TO THE PROGRESS OF MARIA.ELSEWHERE TROPICAL CYCLONE FORMATION IS NOT EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT 5 DAYS.FORECASTER: SHEZELLE MATHER /C.G. Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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High school student develops supercapacitor wins Young Scientist Award

first_img Explore further (Phys.org) —Saratoga California high school student Eesha Khare is a co-winner of this year’s Young Scientist Award sponsored by Intel. She won the award for her battery-sized supercapacitor design which allows for recharging in just a few seconds. The award was part of Intel’s International Science and Engineering Fair. Top winner Ionut Budisteanu, 19, of Romania (center) with second-place winners Eesha Khare, 18, of Saratoga, Calif. (left) and Henry Lin, 17, of Shreveport, La. celebrate their awards at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, the world’s largest high school science research competition. More than 1,600 high schoolers from 70 countries, regions and territories competed for more than $4 million in awards this week. Engineers craft new material for high-performing ‘supercapacitors’ More information: www.intel.com/content/www/us/e … ng-fair/winners.html Citation: High school student develops supercapacitor, wins Young Scientist Award (2013, May 20) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-05-high-school-student-supercapacitor-young.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Khare’s supercapacitor is meant to serve as a replacement for a small battery, specifically those used in cell phones. She says the inspiration for her design came out of frustration from constantly finding her cell phone battery dead. The supercapacitor she developed is small enough to fit inside a standard cell phone battery housing, and can be fully charged in just 20 to 30 seconds. As if that weren’t enough, it also has a much longer useful life offering 10,000 charge/recharge cycles instead of the 1,000 available now for batteries. The supercapacitor is based on nanochemistry, which Khare told the crowd during her acceptance speech is her main area of scientific interest.As cell phones have grown smarter and more powerful, concern has grown over the ability of battery development to keep up. Khare’s supercapacitor suggests that perhaps there is a better way. Capacitors are devices used to store an electronic charge—though typically little more than conductors separated by an insulator, they are an essential component of most electronic devices. They help regulate the flow of electricity. They can also be used as a battery, however, as Khare’s device demonstrates. Thus far, hers is only capable of powering an LED, but that is likely to change with advances in nano-technology.The award comes with a $50,000 cash prize, which Khare will likely use for college; although, this prize might also help her win a scholarship. She plans to continue her research on the supercapacitor with the ultimate goal of replacing her cell phone battery. She noted that such a supercapacitor would also be useful for powering a wide variety of other devices, adding that it’s also flexible. It could be used to power devices embedded in clothes, she suggested, or as part of roll-top electronic devices. © 2013 Phys.orglast_img read more

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