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first_img Email Address* Tags Full Name* Clockwise from left: New York Rep. Nydia Velázquez, Ritchie Torres, Jerrold Nadler, Hakeem Jeffries and Tom Suozzi (Getty)New York Democrats are turning up the heat on their party to repeal the cap on state and local tax deductions.Most of the state’s House delegation threatened to oppose future tax legislation unless Congress gets rid of the so-called SALT provision enacted in 2017, the Times Union reported. That would appear to include President Joe Biden’s infrastructure bill.“This issue is so critical to our state and our constituents that we will reserve the right to oppose any tax legislation that does not include a full repeal of the SALT limitation,” New York House Democrats wrote to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday. Kathleen Rice of Long Island and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of the Bronx were the only names missing.ADVERTISEMENTThe letter came after New York Rep. Tom Suozzi and New Jersey Reps. Josh Gottheimer, Mikie Sherrill and Bill Pascrell, all Democrats, vowed that they would not vote for Biden’s infrastructure plan unless the cap were repealed.Republicans in late 2017 capped the amount taxpayers can deduct on their federal returns at $10,000. The law raised federal taxes primarily on high earners in states with steep income and property taxes, such as New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and California.Read moreSALT shakeup: Democrats pressure Biden to repeal tax cap Is the tax overhaul law impacting real estate? The suburban S.A.L.T. shakeout Message* Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Share via Shortlink Ocasio-Cortez opposes repeal of the SALT deduction cap because it would largely help the well off.A 2020 study by the Brookings Institution showed 57 percent of a repeal’s benefits would go to the highest-earning 1 percent of households. A quarter of the savings would go to the top 0.1 percent, who would save about $145,000 per year.A repeal would reduce tax revenue, costing the federal government $673 billion over the next decade, the Tax Foundation estimated, according to the Times Union.That exceeds what Biden’s infrastructure plan would spend on transportation projects, including repairs for roads and bridges. He has proposed increasing corporate taxes to pay for the $2 trillion plan.Democrats have a thin majority in the House and, in the likely case that few Republicans vote with them, cannot pass a bill without the New York delegation’s support. That gives the SALT deduction cap opponents, including Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer, D-New York, great leverage. But they would also be under tremendous pressure to approve a signature bill by Biden even if the cap remained.[TU] — Cordilia JamesContact Cordilia James charles schumerJoe BidenPoliticstaxeslast_img read more

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today VSTEP bags UAE naval training center bridge simulator contract VSTEP bags UAE naval training center bridge simulator contract View post tag: VSTEP October 27, 2017 Simulation technology developer VSTEP announced it has been awarded a contract from CAE to deliver ship bridge simulators for the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) Naval Training Centre.In mid-2016, CAE was awarded a contract by the General Headquarters (GHQ) of the UAE Armed Forces to design and develop a naval training center (NTC) for the UAE Navy.Serving as the prime contractor and training systems integrator, CAE is developing the UAE NTC to support the training of individual, team, whole ship, and joint/collective mission training for the UAE Armed Forces.The purpose-built NTC facility will feature a range of integrated ship simulation-based training suites as well as maritime aircraft sensor stations that will be used to deliver training for individuals, command teams, and whole ship crews. In addition, the overall naval training system for the UAE Navy is being designed for networking and interoperability to enable distributed multi-platform and joint mission training.Under the contract, VSTEP will be delivering its NAUTIS 3 simulation platform. Some of the bridge simulators will be reconfigurable for the different vessels of the UAE Navy to allow for vessel-specific training capabilities. All simulators can be used individually, or in combination for joint mission exercises.“This is a major strategic win for VSTEP and clearly demonstrates our capabilities to provide adaptive and fully integrated simulators in the Defence industry,” said Pjotr van Schothorst, VSTEP’s co-founder and CEO. “CAE’s choice of VSTEP as their provider of ship bridge simulators for the UAE Naval Training Centre proves that our new simulation platform NAUTIS 3, which we are about to introduce on the market, has the quality and flexibility needed for the training needs of the most demanding clients.”center_img Share this article View post tag: UAE Navy Authoritieslast_img read more

first_imgThe proportion of UK and US alumni who have made a financial donation to their university is “narrowing”, according to a recent study.In a report by the British market research agency Red Brick Research, has shown that a quarter of UK alumni under 30 have donated to their university.The survey, which had a sample size of over 1,000 alumni from both countries, uncovered a generational gap in the willingness of alumni to donate. While there was a 21 percentage point difference in the proportion of British and American 51-60 year-olds who had donated to their alma mater, there was only a six percentage point difference in the proportion in 22-30 year-old alumni.Oxford University has received increasing amounts from alumni philanthropy in recent years. In 2008, it launched Oxford Thinking: The Campaign for the University of Oxford, with the goal of raising £1.2 billion “to transform the collegiate University for many generations to come.” The University met the target in 2012 and a new goal of £3 billion was set, with £2 billion reached in May 2015.Gifts from alumni to the University have included £4 million from Adrian Beecroft to construct the Beecroft Building in the Department of Physics, over £10 million in donations to support the university’s the Weidenfeld and Hoffmann Scholarship Programme, and Dickson Poon’s donation of £10 million towards the Dickson Poon University of Oxford China Centre Building. Many alumni gifts to scholarship funds have been matched by the University.The study also revealed that 25 per cent of UK alumni aged between 22 and 30 had made a donation at least once, compared with 31 per cent of those in the same age bracket in the US. Meanwhile, just 3 per cent of 51-60 year-olds in the UK reported having donated, compared with 24 per cent in the US.Red Brick Research told the Times Higher Education that the narrowing gap suggests the UK is having “some recent success in adopting a more US-style approach [to philanthropy].“This may be indicative of a change of attitude in recent years with real efforts made by many universities to invest in alumni departments, to improve contact databases and to try to engage alumni at the point of graduation.”The group added that more British students are finishing university “with a good understanding of their alumni network and its value.”Overall, however, American alumni are still far more likely to donate to their alma mater. Less than a third of UK respondents said that they have donated or would consider donating to their university, compared with 54 per cent of US respondents.OUSU and the University of Oxford have been contacted for comment.last_img read more

first_imgA.ORDINANCE G-2019-15 An Ordinance of the Evansville Common Council Authorizing the City of Evansville, Indiana, to Issue One or More Series of Its “Economic Development Revenue Bonds (House Investments Evansville Oz, LLC Project)”, and Approving and Authorizing Other Actions in Respect Thereto Sponsor(s): Weaver Discussion Led By: Finance Chair Weaver Discussion Date: 11/18/2019 I.INTRODUCTION X.COMMITTEE REPORTS II.APPROVAL OF MEETING MEMORANDUM FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare B.ORDINANCE F-2019-23 Amended An Ordinance of the Common Council of the City of Evansville Authorizing Transfers of Appropriations, Additional Appropriations and Repeal and Re-Appropriation of Funds for Various City Funds Sponsor(s): Weaver Discussion Led By: Finance Chair Weaver Discussion Date: 11/11/2019 A.RESOLUTION C-2019-21 A Resolution to Support Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden’s Destination Development Grant Proposal Sponsor(s): McGinn Discussion Led By: Finance Chair Weaver Discussion Date: 11/11/2019 Notify: Jennifer Evans, Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Gardens Agenda Attachment: A.ORDINANCE G-2019-14 An Ordinance Amending Chapter 6.05 (Animal Control) of the Evansville Municipal Code Sponsor(s): Mosby Discussion Led By: ASD Chair Mosby Discussion Date: 11/11/2019 Memo Attachment: VIII.RESOLUTION DOCKET VII.REGULAR AGENDA:  SECOND READING OF ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS G-2019-15 Attachment: IV.SPECIAL ORDERS OF THE DAY III.REPORTS AND COMMUNICATIONS VI.COMMITTEE REPORTS A.THE NEXT MEETING of the Common Council is Monday, November 18, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. C-2019-21 Attachment: IX.MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS CITY COUNCIL MEETINGNOVEMBER 11, 20191 NW ML KING JR. BLVD – ROOM 3015:30 P.M. AGENDA F-2019-23 Amended Attachment: B.ADDITIONAL MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS V.CONSENT AGENDA:  FIRST READING OF ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS XI.ADJOURNMENT G-2019-14 Attachment: last_img read more

first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare We hope that today’s “Readers Forum” will provoke honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible way?WHATS ON YOUR MIND TODAY?Todays“Readers Poll” question is: If the election was held today for the Indiana United State Senate who would you vote for?Please take time and read our articles entitled “STATEHOUSE Files, CHANNEL 44 NEWS, LAW ENFORCEMENT, READERS POLL, BIRTHDAYS, HOT JOBS” and “LOCAL SPORTS”.  You now are able to subscribe to get the CCO daily.If you would like to advertise on the CCO please contact us [email protected]last_img read more

first_imgMrs. Maryann Connelly, Principal and Mrs. Areta Costello, Assistant Principal of Dr. W. F. Robinson Community School, wish to congratulate all those students who have made the Honor Roll for the First marking period this school year.First Honors Grade 4: Christian Benson, Tony Barghot, Kelly Cazenave, Timothy Conroy, Aiden Crespo, Mariam Gayed, Cody Guthrie, Youssef Habib, Ryan Khazem, Agapimaria Khalil, Maxim Kukhar, Patrick Lacroix, Angelina Villacorta Martinez, Alessandra O’Donnell, Leanna YunGrade 5: Marko Matulj, Bhakti Pandya, Nyasia WynnGrade 6: Marin Amador, Joyce Azzer, Maria Beashay, Amparo Cruz, Mariam Gendy, Mariam Gerges, Ramez Hanna, Sebastian Nieves, Abanob Sawiros, Maxwell Schroeder, Jessika Soryal, George ZacchinoGrade 7: Judy Barbour, Michael Cunningham, Kristel Estrada Cordova, Mariam Guergues, Rena Khalil, Jeannette Saleh, Katie ZhangGrade 8: Giovanni Attia Yousef, Jessica Birtwistle, Brianna Brattole, Lexi Celadilla, Matthew Elder, Mathias Florez, Gisella Galarza, Joyce Gerges, Nathaly Gutierrez, Victoria Hernandez, Emma Kearney, Rofena Khalil, Kayla Lavecchia, Lizaveta Khalipava, Nicholas Maharaj, Alyssia Ouhocine, Jacob Rogalski, Giovanni Shafik, Rym Taieb-Ezzraimi, Jasmine TiamsonSecond HonorsGrade 4: Isaac Castanos, Patryk Gromadzki, Bavly Jacoub, Sallahudin Khan, Andro Mikhail, Kerya Nikola, Maria Sawiros, Kendrich Tibay, Rafely Valerio, Lena WilsonGrade 5: Aymen Hantour, Sophia Khazem, Allana Mehra, Yasmin Sandoval, John SalehGrade 6: Mia Alvarez, Alpha Barry, Aminatu Barry, Aisha Elgazzar, David Gu, Adam Hadjali, Marvy Khalil, Malak Mohamed, Amador Rivera, Mariam Sobhy, Kevin ZhangGrade 7: Marielci Abraham Reyes, Zharick Alvarado, Ethan Barbosa, Alan Cruz, Aliyah Ismail, Angie Mingo, Kenneth Nunez, Victoria Okonkwo, Mina Rizk, Alexander Vasquez GomezGrade 8: Francesca Avilez, Zachary Brown, Mark Eskandar, Maria Habib, John Ibrahim, Victoria Lavecchia, Dominic Okonkwo, Isabella Pasco, Alissa Peregrin, Mariam Shahid, Justin Venturalast_img read more

first_imgWhen they’re not busy with The String Cheese Incident, percussionists Michael Travis and Jason Hann keep the fans dancing with their exploratory creation, EOTO. The rhythmic duo put their improvisational prowess to the test in Denver, CO, hitting the Gothic Theatre last Friday, December 2nd. Energized by new music from the SCI world, Travis and Hann brought some otherworldly grooves for all their local fans to enjoy.Check out a full gallery from the show below, courtesy of Andrew Rios Photos. Load remaining imageslast_img read more

first_imgEddie Vedder was spotted performing on the streets of Chicago, IL twice this weekend. On Friday night, it was in celebration of the Chicago Cubs win outside of Wrigley Field. Upon exiting the stadium, the Pearl Jam frontman joined a group of street performers, now identified as Manuel Miller on guitar and Jack James McKee on drums, to jam on “The Seeker” by The Who and PJ’s “Corduroy.” Vedder borrowed Miller’s guitar for the spontaneous jam on Friday night, then returned once again on Sunday to play on drums.Clips from both performances have been compiled in the following video, uploaded by PearlJamOnLine.it:Pearl Jam do not have any future dates scheduled, but are currently promoting Let’s Play Two, a documentary film that chronicles Pearl Jam’s legendary performances at Wrigley Field during the Chicago Cubs historic 2016 season. With Chicago being a hometown to Eddie Vedder, Pearl Jam has forged a relationship with the city, the Chicago Cubs, and Wrigley Field that is unparalleled in the world of sports and music. The documentary film shuffles through Pearl Jam’s ever-growing catalog of originals and covers–spanning the band’s 25-year career. Through the eyes of renowned director/photographer Danny Clinch and the voice of Pearl Jam, the film showcases the journey of this special relationship. Screenings begin later this month in Chicago, NYC, Pleasantville, Port Chester, and Baton Rouge. All details can be found here.last_img read more

first_imgLast night, Widespread Panic kicked off their annual three-night Red Rocks Amphitheatre. While we’ll have a full review of the show coming to you later in the day, in the meantime, we must know: Was Elon Musk at the show last night?!In the wee hours of the morning, Elon Musk tweeted a picture from the show—specifically, a picture of a Telsa Roadster that was projected during the band’s take on “Space Wrangler” toward the end of the first set. The Tesla Roadster was successfully shot into space back in February with a dummy driver, affectionately named “Starman”; ahead of the vehicle’s launch on the Falcon Heavy, Telsa released a now-famed animated simulation that featured David Bowie’s “Space Oddity”. The recently posted image of the Tesla car projected behind the Athens, Georgia-born jam giant also featured a “Don’t Panic” bumper sticker, which Tesla added as a reference to Douglas Adams’ famed science fiction series, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, but obviously, took on even more meaning during the Red Rocks show.While it’s likely that Elon Musk was simply sharing a picture of the Tesla being projected during Widespread Panic’s show, it’s not necessarily totally impossible that Musk himself was at the show. Elon’s brother, Kimbal Musk, lives in Boulder and owns The Kitchen Cafe, which has a number of community restaurants in Colorado, plus other areas in the midwest. Plus, we all know that Elon cares about music, given that he’s reportedly dating the Candian musician and artist Grimes.last_img read more

first_imgWASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell to 779,000 last week, a historically high total that shows that a sizable number of people are still losing jobs to the viral pandemic. Last week’s total dropped from 812,000 the previous week, the Labor Department said Thursday, and is the lowest in two months. Before the virus erupted in the United States in March, weekly applications for jobless aid had never topped 700,000, even during the Great Recession.last_img read more