Money status – Church Of God Anonymous http://churchofgodanonymous.org/ Thu, 29 Sep 2022 12:06:03 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://churchofgodanonymous.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-2021-06-25T213907.443.png Money status – Church Of God Anonymous http://churchofgodanonymous.org/ 32 32 Emirates News Agency – Ministry of Finance signs double taxation avoidance agreement with Tanzania https://churchofgodanonymous.org/emirates-news-agency-ministry-of-finance-signs-double-taxation-avoidance-agreement-with-tanzania/ Thu, 29 Sep 2022 10:22:19 +0000 https://churchofgodanonymous.org/emirates-news-agency-ministry-of-finance-signs-double-taxation-avoidance-agreement-with-tanzania/ DUBAI, 29th September, 2022 (WAM) — The Ministry of Finance (MoF) has recently signed an agreement to avoid double taxation and prevent tax evasion in income tax with Tanzania, as part of its efforts to strengthen framework cooperation in tax matters, protect taxpayers from double taxation and avoid impeding trade and investment flows. Mohamed bin […]]]>

DUBAI, 29th September, 2022 (WAM) — The Ministry of Finance (MoF) has recently signed an agreement to avoid double taxation and prevent tax evasion in income tax with Tanzania, as part of its efforts to strengthen framework cooperation in tax matters, protect taxpayers from double taxation and avoid impeding trade and investment flows.

Mohamed bin Hadi Al Hussaini, Minister of State for Financial Affairs, signed the agreement on behalf of the United Arab Emirates, while Dr Mwigulu Lameck Nchemba, Minister of Finance and Planning of Tanzania, signed it in name of Tanzania. The agreement was signed at the ministry’s headquarters in Dubai, in the presence of Abdullah Ahmed Al Obaidly, Director of Relations and International Financial Organizations at the MoF; and officials from both parties.

Al Hussaini stressed the importance of consolidating financial, economic and investment relations between the UAE and Tanzania. This is in line with the efforts of the two countries to strengthen cooperation in tax areas, increase investment opportunities, encourage trade exchanges and promote development objectives by diversifying sources of national income and ensuring comprehensive protection of goods and services.

Mohamed bin Hadi said: “The Ministry of Finance will continue to strengthen trade and investment ties with all its business partners. This is by designing mechanisms that explain to investors the financial situation of their operations in commercial, economic and financial activities. and any other activities in countries with which the UAE maintains active economic relations.”

During the meeting, the two sides discussed ways to strengthen bilateral relations and agreed on the need to continue to strengthen cooperation and joint work in various fields. They also exchanged views on some international issues of common interest.

The prevention of double taxation agreements serves several purposes. They promote the UAE’s development goals and diversify its sources of national income, eliminate double taxation and tax evasion, remove difficulties associated with cross-border flows of trade and investment, and provide comprehensive protection for taxpayers against double taxation. . This, in addition to avoiding hampering the free flow of trade and investment, taking into account tax issues and global changes, as well as encouraging the exchange of goods, services and the movement of capital.

To date, the United Arab Emirates has entered into 139 double taxation agreements.

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For-profit University of Stratford suddenly closes https://churchofgodanonymous.org/for-profit-university-of-stratford-suddenly-closes/ Tue, 27 Sep 2022 00:45:10 +0000 https://churchofgodanonymous.org/for-profit-university-of-stratford-suddenly-closes/ University of Stratford students on the Alexandria campus on Monday. Screenshot from InsideNova @ JaredGM19 video. The for-profit university chain Stratford University, which has offered degree programs in nursing, business and other professional fields, announced on Friday that it would close its remaining campuses, located in Woodbridge and Alexandria, in Virginia, and in Baltimore, Maryland, […]]]>
University of Stratford students on the Alexandria campus on Monday. Screenshot from InsideNova @ JaredGM19 video.

The for-profit university chain Stratford University, which has offered degree programs in nursing, business and other professional fields, announced on Friday that it would close its remaining campuses, located in Woodbridge and Alexandria, in Virginia, and in Baltimore, Maryland, beginning in at the end of the current school term. To date, the school has told students that it is in effect closing all classes, on campus and online, and that campuses will close. this week. The school will also lay off 150 employees by Friday. (The Stratford website lists an additional campus in New Delhi, India.)

Stratford’s abrupt announcement came after the US Department of Education informed the school that it would stop providing federal scholarships and loans to incoming students who were not on track to complete their programs. in 18 months. The department also required the school to post a letter of credit to remain in the federal aid program.

The Department’s action came following an announcement this month by Stratford’s accreditor, ACICS, that it will close in early 2024. The Department made a final decision in August to end to ACICS’ status as a recognized accreditor, after years of revelations of abuse. against students by ACICS-accredited schools including Corinthian Colleges, ITT Tech and Kaplan College, and after a long series of legal proceedings and skirmishes. ACICS decided to close rather than appeal the Ministry’s decision.

The Department first decided to expel ACICS in 2016, before the accreditor sued, and the Trump/DeVos Department of Education reversed the decision. Stratford had years to search for a new accreditor, instead of just hoping ACICS would be saved.

The Department’s action means the approximately 40 remaining ACICS-accredited schools asleep at the switch, including Stratford, will no longer be eligible for federal aid unless they find new Department-approved accreditors over the course of of the next 18 months.

Echoing past explanations of for-profit college closures, Stratford said he would quickly run out of money if it was not allowed to enroll new students.

In reality, many for-profit colleges are more call centers than educational institutions. They spend their money on advertising and recruiting, not on teaching. They exist to register; they are for all new students, not current students. If they lose every other month of money on their new signups, they say they can’t keep going. Students, like the approximately 1000 currently enrolled at the University of Stratford, are then excluded from their campuses.

The Ministry of Education has traditionally aimed to avoid university closures at all costs, no matter now how bad the school is and how bad the students are doing, and has therefore bowed to the demands of the school. But in the final years of the Obama administration, the Department finally began to recognize that closing bad schools and dealing with the hardships of current students was better than allowing more generations of students to enroll and to deal with crippling debt. The Biden administration’s tough stance with Stratford is a hopeful sign that this type of decision will return.

Facing a contentious meeting on the Alexandria campus on Monday, where more than 100 nursing students, many of whom already had tens of thousands of dollars in student debt, rightly demanded answers about their future, and school employees called police on campus, Stratford President Richard Shurtz blamed Biden’s Department of Education, rather than the performance of his school or his accreditor.

Shurtz told InsideNova news outlet that the Department’s decision to de-recognize ACICS was “purely political” and that the decision to end federal aid for new enrollees was “overbroad.” He added: “They are trying to drive for-profit schools out of their business.” Shurtz called Stratford a “family business.” Faced with students worried about the future, Shurtz presents himself as a visionary entrepreneur:

“I work with a group in California, in Silicon Valley. Because I think education in general needs to reorganize,” he told InsideNoVa, then explaining Ray Kurzweil’s book “The Singularity Is Near” and the Latin root of the word education. “What I’m going to try to do is reinvent education.”

None of this will mean much to single mothers, veterans and other motivated Americans lured by Stratford’s aggressive online advertising and recruiting. Shurtz owes these students and the American taxpayers a better explanation than he offered.

Stratford’s performance was not great.

The school had had problems with ACICS, despite the accreditor’s history of lax oversight.

In September 2019, ACICS informed Stratford that it was investigating reports that the school was misleading students about the accreditation status of a Stratford campus located in Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan. In February 2020, ACICS President Michelle Edwards wrote to Shurtz alleging that Stratford had opened a campus in Erbil “which has not been approved by ACICS”. Edwards cited a whistleblower account, internal school emails, as well as a YouTube video in which Shurtz explains “in English that the Erbil campus is fully accredited and offers programs that are offered in the United States. United”.

Based on the information, ACICS ordered Stratford to cease enrollment at all campuses and submit education plans to find new schools for existing students. Stratford sued and won an injunction from a federal judge in Virginia, saying ACICS should have given Stratford time to respond before suspending registrations. The case was dismissed later that year. Stratford claimed he intended to open only a separate language school in Erbil and blamed his Iraqi partners for unauthorized actions.

But Stratford failed on other performance measures. Two Stratford programs – medical and culinary assisting – even failed the low standards of the Department for Education’s 2017 gainful employment rule, which measured whether graduates could earn enough to manage their loan debt.

In 2019, Stratford abruptly announced the closure of three other Virginia campuses, creating upheaval for students.

Stratford, seemingly better at lobbying the government than educating students, was widely hailed by Virginia state lawmakers in a 2017 resolution celebrating its 40th anniversary and, due to its long tenure in the state , has been exempted from certification or endorsement requirements by the national higher education oversight agency. Shurtz, conveniently, served on the agency’s Career College Advisory Board.

Shurtz told nursing students on Monday he was seeking an agreement to allow them to transfer to another for-profit school, Chamberlain University, owned by Adtalem, the company formerly known as DeVry Education. Chamberlain faced her own regulatory issues, based on low pass rates on the nursing license exam.

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EY UK boss defends split, saying it would improve audit quality https://churchofgodanonymous.org/ey-uk-boss-defends-split-saying-it-would-improve-audit-quality/ Sun, 25 Sep 2022 04:00:36 +0000 https://churchofgodanonymous.org/ey-uk-boss-defends-split-saying-it-would-improve-audit-quality/ The boss of EY’s UK operations dismissed claims that the firm’s audits would be weakened by a split from its consultancy arm and signaled the group would spin off regardless of an upcoming partners vote. Splitting up the advisory and transaction advisory arm would free up staff and capital to focus on audits, said Hywel […]]]>

The boss of EY’s UK operations dismissed claims that the firm’s audits would be weakened by a split from its consultancy arm and signaled the group would spin off regardless of an upcoming partners vote.

Splitting up the advisory and transaction advisory arm would free up staff and capital to focus on audits, said Hywel Ball, chairman and managing partner of EY in the UK. “The audit quality is going to be better,” he told the Financial Times.

EY’s top executives have approved the IPO of the firm’s consulting arm, responsible for $25 billion in revenue last year, in a bid to spur growth by freeing consultants from the conflicts that keep them from working with the firm’s audit clients.

The plan would trigger the most sweeping overhaul of the accounting industry in two decades and deliver bounties to partners. But it has triggered warnings that audit quality could be negatively affected if the stand-alone audit activity cannot attract and retain qualified staff.

Being in an audit-dominated company would allow those specialists to focus more on audit work, Ball said. “Right now they’re being pulled in all sorts of ways by the other companies,” he said.

EY also plans to retain some non-auditors in the audit business and deploy their expertise in areas such as tax and asset valuation. “The design of the whole segregation of activities was based on ‘the audit gets what the audit needs,'” Ball said.

Non-auditors would also be encouraged to develop new consulting practices within the audit-dominated business. EY’s plans assume most of the company’s growth would come from expanding its consulting practice.

Ball said the money raised from the spin-off of the consulting division would enable more investment in the audit industry by reducing competition for capital internally from rapidly growing consulting service lines.

“Right now, a lot of the business is competing for that capital,” Ball said. “In the new business, auditing will be the majority sport and will therefore have a much stronger voice.”

A senior partner at another Big Four firm said Ball’s assertion that the audit industry would have better access to capital “doesn’t stack up” because recent investments in audit quality have been mainly funded by the wider activities of the cabinets.

Ball said this was not the case in all jurisdictions and that in some countries, which he declined to name, auditors subsidized investment in the consultancy industry. The Big Four do not disclose their profits in most jurisdictions, making competing claims difficult to verify.

The money raised from the breakup would also strengthen the audit branch’s balance sheet by allowing it to reduce debt and free up funds to invest in auditing, Ball said. EY expects the advisory business to raise about $11.5 billion by selling a 15% stake in an IPO and borrowing another $18.7 billion, much of which would be used for pay off existing debt and retirement obligations and to fund payments up to four times. annual salary of audit associates.

The other Big Four have so far maintained their business model of keeping auditors and consultants under one roof. Employees at the companies have privately admitted that there is internal disagreement between some partners over whether they should emulate EY.

“We all have plans. If we were to do that, we could split our businesses,” said another senior Big Four partner. “I believe passionately that it’s not the right thing to do, but at the same time, if the profession changes, we have to be ready to move.”

EY partners are due to vote on whether to proceed with the planned breakup early next year.

Asked what EY would do if the partners rejected a split, Ball said: “If you follow the strategic logic that we talked about, I don’t think the status quo is an option.”

The company had yet to decide what it would do if the severance plan was scrapped, Ball said. Other options could include taking outside investment in the consulting side of the business, although the Big Four structure makes this difficult.

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Paris hotel suites get even more expensive as Americans flock to Europe https://churchofgodanonymous.org/paris-hotel-suites-get-even-more-expensive-as-americans-flock-to-europe/ Wed, 21 Sep 2022 06:04:03 +0000 https://churchofgodanonymous.org/paris-hotel-suites-get-even-more-expensive-as-americans-flock-to-europe/ Le Bristol, a three-minute walk from the presidential residence at the Élysée Palace, has raised all of its room rates after a summer season that broke records in terms of occupancy and average room rates, says Catherine Hodoul-Baudry , commercial and marketing director of the hotel. She expects the upscale hotel to have its best […]]]>

Le Bristol, a three-minute walk from the presidential residence at the Élysée Palace, has raised all of its room rates after a summer season that broke records in terms of occupancy and average room rates, says Catherine Hodoul-Baudry , commercial and marketing director of the hotel. She expects the upscale hotel to have its best year yet.

The best Imperial Suite in the Bristol went up to €30,000 a night during the week of August 29, according to Hodoul-Baudry, an increase of 20%. Prices for the hotel’s entry-level rooms also rose by €300, to €2,290, following a jump in demand since May.

It is common in the hotel industry to charge rates that vary from official rates, depending on demand, discounts given by tour operators, loyalty, as well as the length of a guest’s stay.

The 3,475-square-foot three-room suite overlooks its formal garden and has a dining room that seats up to 12 people, according to the hotel description. It tends to be favored by official delegations due to its size, the director explains.

“There is no price resistance” from our customers, says Hodoul-Baudry. “Paris benefits from strong demand, so we took advantage of it after years of suffering”, from confinement but also from attacks and demonstrations. Rising input costs for staff salaries, food and energy also prompted the Bristol to raise rates, she adds.

Hodoul-Baudry thinks a Netflix series might have helped too. “Emily in Paris, while full of clichés, probably made Americans want to come back, thanks to her beautiful depiction” of the city. The show, which premiered two years ago in the fall of the Covid-19 lockdowns, has also drawn interest from those now ubiquitous, immersive Van Gogh exhibits. Americans are particularly fond of the Parisian suite at the Bristol , which has gone up in price from €1,000 to €12,000 a night, she says. The sequel temporarily presents a masterpiece by Marc Chagall, Les Marés au coq.

The best luxury hotels in Paris have had to do without Chinese tourists, still stuck at home, and Russians since late February following the country’s invasion of Ukraine and subsequent sanctions.

The Plaza Athénée, another palace that goes well beyond five-star status, also had a record summer helped by the euro-dollar parity, according to François Delahaye, the general manager. Americans now make up 45% of its customers, up from about a quarter before the pandemic. “They also stay longer,” he adds. Russians made up 9% of the hotel’s clientele before the war.

“Money is not an issue” for customers, Delahaye says, adding that others arrive by private jet to avoid possible disruption from commercial airlines. , which is aimed at companies and individuals, rather than at Paris-Charles de Gaulle.

The two managers say September and October are on track to be great months for luxury hotels, with Paris Fashion Week kicking off September 26 and Paris+ by Art Basel, formerly known as the Fiac show. , from October 20. This event usually attracts contemporary art collectors from around the world. But Delahaye and Hodoul-Baudry both remain cautious in forecasting trends for next year amid economic and financial uncertainties.

Newcomer Cheval Blanc has also done better than expected as the luxury hotel opened a year ago next to the Samaritaine shopping center, with rooms starting at €1,250.

He hopes to obtain the status of palace, which would bring to 13 the number of hotels of this type in the French capital. Atout France, the agency responsible for promoting the country as a tourist destination abroad, awards this title. Cheval Blanc is charging €55,000 per night for a stay in its 10,780 square foot apartment, which includes its own private elevator and swimming pool, according to a person familiar with the matter. A spokeswoman declined to comment.

“Our first year exceeded our expectations,” said Olivier Lefebvre, managing director of the luxury hotel brand LVMH. He declined to give figures, because the owner of Louis Vuitton does not detail the figures by brand. “To date, if we did not have these prophets of doom, I would tell you that we will have a totally exceptional year 2022”, he launches cautiously, referring to gloomy economic forecasts.

But so far this year, customers have aimed “to have fun. Grandparents invite parents and grandchildren, we notice many multigenerational trips, people think they could soon die and they didn’t make the trip they wanted to do, ”says Hodoul-Baudry. 2022.

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Sebi keeps Virat Kohli-backed Go Digit IPO on hold https://churchofgodanonymous.org/sebi-keeps-virat-kohli-backed-go-digit-ipo-on-hold/ Mon, 19 Sep 2022 14:36:27 +0000 https://churchofgodanonymous.org/sebi-keeps-virat-kohli-backed-go-digit-ipo-on-hold/ Market regulator Sebi is keeping cricketer Virat Kohli-backed Go Digit General Insurance IPO on hold. Go Digit filed a draft prospectus for its initial public offering (IPO) last month. The IPO includes a new issue of ₹1,250 crore and an offer to sell (OFS) of over 10.94 crore equity shares by the selling shareholders. However, […]]]>

Market regulator Sebi is keeping cricketer Virat Kohli-backed Go Digit General Insurance IPO on hold. Go Digit filed a draft prospectus for its initial public offering (IPO) last month. The IPO includes a new issue of 1,250 crore and an offer to sell (OFS) of over 10.94 crore equity shares by the selling shareholders. However, Sebi did not elaborate further on the IPO in its latest statement of draft offering documents.

Sebi’s latest processing status of the draft offering documents was released on September 16.

As part of the status report, Sebi attributed the “broadcast of outstanding sightings” to Go Digit’s IPO. No other information was disclosed.

Generally, Sebi issues comments on draft offering documents filed within 30 days. A “pending” status does not mean that the IPO is rejected. In accordance with the latest guidelines published in February 2020, Sebi is obligated to suspend the publication of observations for 30 days or 45 days, or 90 days or more, as the case may be.

For Go Digit’s IPO, the lead coordinating manager is ICICI Securities.

According to the draft prospectus filed on August 17, Go Digit plans to launch an initial public offering consisting of a new issue worth 1,250 crore and an offer to sell (OFS) of up to 109,445,561 shares. Under OFS, the selling shareholders are — Go Digit Infoworks Services, Nikita Mihir Vakharia jointly with Mihir Atul Vakharia, Nikunj Hirendra Shah jointly with Sohag Hirendra Shah and Subramaniam Vasudevan jointly with Shanti Subramaniam.

The par value of the shares to be offered as part of the IPO is 10 per share.

ICICI Securities, Morgan Stanley, Axis Capital, Edelweiss Financial Services, HDFC Bank and IIFL Securities are the lead (BRLM) managers of the IPO.

Go Digit plans to use the net proceeds from the IPO to increase its capital base and maintain its solvency levels. However, the proceeds of the sale offer will go directly to the selling shareholders mentioned above.

Besides cricketer Virat Kohli, his wife Anushka Sharma and Canadian group Fairfax are among the investors in the company.

Go Digit aims to simplify insurance. Through innovation and transparency, the insurer believes in providing a seamless customer experience in an important financial product that an individual would purchase in their lifetime.

The company is one of the leading comprehensive digital insurance companies, offering auto insurance, health insurance, travel insurance, property insurance, marine insurance, liability insurance and other insurance products.

Go Digit has a proven track record of growth. Its GWP was 52.68 billion, 32.43 billion, and 22.52 billion in fiscal years 2022, 2021 and 2020, representing a CAGR of 52.9% from fiscal year 2020 to fiscal year 2022.

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Florida vs USF: Daily Stampede rates Bulls, rebuilding Jeff Scott and amazing hair https://churchofgodanonymous.org/florida-vs-usf-daily-stampede-rates-bulls-rebuilding-jeff-scott-and-amazing-hair/ Sat, 17 Sep 2022 18:00:00 +0000 https://churchofgodanonymous.org/florida-vs-usf-daily-stampede-rates-bulls-rebuilding-jeff-scott-and-amazing-hair/ Many thanks to the folks at the Daily Stampede for answering my questions in about 20 minutes on a Saturday. If you haven’t read our A-ing of the Q’s of TDS, it’s the low. Florida fans last saw USF in the game in which Anthony Richardson cemented his status at less Florida’s greatest QB of […]]]>

Many thanks to the folks at the Daily Stampede for answering my questions in about 20 minutes on a Saturday. If you haven’t read our A-ing of the Q’s of TDS, it’s the low.

Florida fans last saw USF in the game in which Anthony Richardson cemented his status at less Florida’s greatest QB of all time, who also doubled up in one Emory Jones couldn’t quite achieve the same trailing speed in. With Richardson now as Florida’s starter, is USF susceptible to the same type of Supermanning?

Oh my god yes. Howard was able to slash USF to the ground early in the game last week, and we’ve all seen what BYU did in Week 1. There’s no reason (or movie) to believe that USF will be able to contain Richardson.

USF came a long way to respectability after the bottom collapsed at the end of Charlie Strong’s term. Is Jeff Scott’s rebuilding continuing at the pace he needs to keep his job, and does it matter if he can’t keep the Bulls close as three-TD underdogs?

In FBS games under Jeff Scott (20 overall), USF trailed by two or more scores after the first quarter 10 times. It’s the tendency of Scott’s teams to get off to a slow start. He recruited pretty well, got donors to spend money on vital things (OCS, IPF, etc.). It is on the pitch that he continues to lag. The jury is still out on whether he is The Guy.

USF’s precarious status as an AAC team that has arguably – especially by UCF fans – been skipped over in the conference expansion and reshuffle race seems from the outside like the hallmark determinant of USF fandom right now. Is there any truth to that assessment, and are there specific things the average USF fan wants the program or school to do in the short term?

It is an accurate assessment. USF had an eight-year head start in a P5 conference over C. Florida and squandered it, one rash decision after another. Now they are catching up during the most volatile time in college athletics.

I believe that the right leadership is in place at the university to make things happen, and that hasn’t been the case for a long time.

Your friend and ours Seth Varnadore – we’ll join him in a moment – Noted that USF has important playmakers at wide receiver and on special teams. Could they trouble Florida in these phases of play? Would USF have a better chance in a tight, low-scoring game or a tense touchdown fiesta?

If it’s a low score match, we count that as a win, regardless of the actual result. We’re in real serious “I’ll believe it when I see it” territory with this team.

Jimmy Horn and All-American Brian Battie are dangerous with the ball in their hands. Horn hosted a kickoff return in Week 1; Battie picked up three last season and added a 60-yard touchdown run last week. Still, if he gets points, it won’t favor USF.

Finally, I’m just going to steal your last question: we both share custody of Seth Varnadore. So what is your favorite thing about him?

It brings legitimacy to the football coverage on the site that was missing. He played high school football and college football; he coached football in high school and college. The amount of knowledge that oozes from him just in passing is enough to make your head spin. Plus, her hair is amazing.

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How to print on campus https://churchofgodanonymous.org/how-to-print-on-campus/ Fri, 16 Sep 2022 05:07:21 +0000 https://churchofgodanonymous.org/how-to-print-on-campus/ Art Miller Use general access printers in Tech Spot labs to print on campus. Forgot to print out a class assignment? Out of ink in your personal printer? Use general access printers at Tech Spot labs across campus, including the Mullins Library. PrintSmart’s web printing lets you submit PDFs or documents from […]]]>



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Use general access printers in Tech Spot labs to print on campus.

Forgot to print out a class assignment? Out of ink in your personal printer? Use general access printers at Tech Spot labs across campus, including the Mullins Library.

PrintSmart’s web printing lets you submit PDFs or documents from Excel, Word and PowerPoint to any Tech Spot lab printer on campus using a personal device. To retrieve a print job, scan the QR code displayed on the printer and follow the instructions. A campus VPN connection is required to access PrintSmart if you are off campus or not using the UARK Wi-Fi network.

Each semester, you can print up to the equivalent of 350 pages of single-sided black toner ($35 value) at no charge. Check your print quota status by logging in to printsmart.uark.edu with your UARK username and password. To increase print quota, click “Add Razorbuck$” and transfer money from Razorbuck$ to PrintSmart.

Special printing

The Student Technology Center provides access to a Xerox printer to print different formats on several types of media. The center keeps resume paper, cardstock, and tabloid paper handy, in addition to standard paper. For other types of paper, you may need to provide your own. Generally, color costs 50 cents per page, black and white costs 10 cents per page, and tabloid costs 60 cents. Special draws may be billed to you or directly to Razorbuck$.

Reduce waste

In 2021, more than 2 million pages were unclaimed from Tech Spot printers. Reduce paper waste and save money by printing only the pages you need from larger documents, books and items. You can also save paper by printing on both sides using the duplex setting in the print options.

Computing Services provides technology services to the U of A in pursuit of research, discovery, and student success.

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Thiago Motta replaces Mihajlović as Bologna coach https://churchofgodanonymous.org/thiago-motta-replaces-mihajlovic-as-bologna-coach/ Sat, 10 Sep 2022 15:05:44 +0000 https://churchofgodanonymous.org/thiago-motta-replaces-mihajlovic-as-bologna-coach/ BOLOGNA, Italy (AP) — Former Paris Saint-Germain and Italy midfielder Thiago Motta will be named Bologna’s new coach, replacing sacked Siniša Mihajlović. “We have decided that from Monday the coach will be Thiago Motta,” Bologna CEO Claudio Fenucci announced at a press conference ahead of a game against Fiorentina on Saturday. “His choice is linked […]]]>

BOLOGNA, Italy (AP) — Former Paris Saint-Germain and Italy midfielder Thiago Motta will be named Bologna’s new coach, replacing sacked Siniša Mihajlović.

“We have decided that from Monday the coach will be Thiago Motta,” Bologna CEO Claudio Fenucci announced at a press conference ahead of a game against Fiorentina on Saturday. “His choice is linked to a long-term project.”

Mihajlović was dismissed on Tuesday with Bologna unable to secure a victory in their first five matches. It was the first coaching change in Serie A this season.

It will be the third coaching job for Motta, who steered Spezia to safety last season after also coaching Genoa in 2019.

Motta, of Brazilian origin, played for PSG from 2012 to 2018 and was also a member of the Italian national team, reaching the final of the 2012 European Championship with the Azzurri.

Mihajlović coached Bologna for 3½ years, becoming a sentimental fan and player favorite for his desire to stay at work even after being diagnosed with leukemia in 2019.

Players sometimes gathered under the hospital window of Mihajlović, 53, when the coach was receiving treatment.

“It was difficult because of the human connection we created,” Fenucci said of the dismissal. “I consider him a friend. He is strong. (But) we reasoned and looked at the performance of the team this year and saw that the team had only won four times since January. Every once in a while a club in our financial situation gets relegated, so we had to do something.

Bologna youth team coach Luca Vigiani will lead the team against Fiorentina on Sunday.

Motta is set to make his debut next weekend against Empoli.

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2022 Permanent Fund Dividend Hits Record $3,284.00 – Mike Dunleavy https://churchofgodanonymous.org/2022-permanent-fund-dividend-hits-record-3284-00-mike-dunleavy/ Thu, 08 Sep 2022 23:46:08 +0000 https://churchofgodanonymous.org/2022-permanent-fund-dividend-hits-record-3284-00-mike-dunleavy/ Governor Mike Dunleavy today announced that the 2022 permanent fund dividend will be $3,284.00. This makes this year’s dividend the largest in the program’s 41-year history. Alaskans who selected direct deposit on their application will receive their dividend beginning Tuesday, September 20. All other applications and disbursement methods that have been determined by September 28, […]]]>

Governor Mike Dunleavy today announced that the 2022 permanent fund dividend will be $3,284.00. This makes this year’s dividend the largest in the program’s 41-year history. Alaskans who selected direct deposit on their application will receive their dividend beginning Tuesday, September 20. All other applications and disbursement methods that have been determined by September 28, including applicants receiving a paper check, will be distributed beginning the week of October 6.

Gov. Mike Dunleavy decided to release this year’s PFD early so Alaskans can get some badly needed economic relief from runaway inflation. The amount was announced at the Three Bears Alaska store in Palmer. The governor was joined by Miranda Wagoner, a young mother who relies on the PFD to make ends meet and fund her children’s education.

“I know there’s a lot of politics and debate around PFDs, but to me it’s not a political issue,” said Alaskan Miranda Wagoner. “For me personally, it’s important that I get my PFD because it’s the law and it will help me and my children move forward.

The 2022 PFD will inject $2.1 billion into the state’s economy. For small business owners, this means a welcome spike in economic activity for the rest of the year.

“Cash injections into the local economy will always be a boon for small businesses. Whether it’s buying fuel oil for the winter, running back-to-school groceries for their kids, shopping early for the holidays, or making those big purchases they put off all summer, local businesses across the state benefit when Alaskans have PFD money in their pockets,” said Jessica Viera, executive director of the Wasilla Chamber of Commerce.

“The PFD at $3,284, or a total of $13,000 for a family of four, can go a long way towards offsetting the record energy and food costs we are experiencing, preparing for winter, to pay off our debts, save for college, or for a number of other purposes,” Governor Dunleavy said. “Alaskans should remember that the amount was not determined by the traditional PFD formula — or any other formula. It was a political decision made in the Capitol building during the legislative session. My position on the PFD statutory formula has been consistent: the legislature must either follow the law or change it, and if the law is changed, it must be done with the consent of the people.

From my first day as your governor, I have been committed to working with lawmakers on a solution that Alaskans agree with and that continues to transfer their share of resource wealth to the people, while preserving services. state essentials. The two public policy goals are not in conflict with each other, we just need the political will to make it happen.

Alaskans are encouraged to use the state website, MyPFD, to check the status of their PFD application.

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Third party representation increases in NC https://churchofgodanonymous.org/third-party-representation-increases-in-nc/ Sun, 04 Sep 2022 22:01:24 +0000 https://churchofgodanonymous.org/third-party-representation-increases-in-nc/ The Green Party was added to North Carolina’s ballot for November 8 midterms after a long battle with Democrats that included lawsuits and alleged fraud. Previously, to vote for a Green Party candidate in North Carolina, the only option was to register them. But after the North Carolina State Board of Elections certified the Green […]]]>

The Green Party was added to North Carolina’s ballot for November 8 midterms after a long battle with Democrats that included lawsuits and alleged fraud.

Previously, to vote for a Green Party candidate in North Carolina, the only option was to register them. But after the North Carolina State Board of Elections certified the Green Party on Aug. 1, residents can now register as unaffiliated or as members. Democratic, Republican, Libertarian or Green parties.

Matthew Hoh, North Carolina’s Green Party candidate for the U.S. Senate, said he thought certification was a step in the right direction.

“Maintaining the status quo will only do the same thing, and voting for the lesser of two evils has brought us to this place where millions and millions are suffering, and things are getting worse,” Hoh said. “The only thing we can do is create the change we need, because it won’t happen just hoping the system gets better on its own.”

According to the North Carolina Green Party website, their values ​​include democratic and economic reform, social justice and equal opportunity for all, as well as the demilitarization of society and environmental protection.

Jason Husser, a professor of political science at Elon University, said the United States had a political system designed for only two political parties, and nothing could change while that system was in place.

“A key thing to remember is that in the United States we have single-member districts with an everyone-go system, and therefore we have a two-party system,” Husser said. “For third parties to be effective on a level that is truly sustainable over decades, we need to move to a multi-member system with proportional electoral rules.”

Shannon Bray, a Libertarian candidate for the US Senate from North Carolina, is happy to see more representation on the ballot.

“Both parties are losing support to third parties because it is clear that the two in power do not represent the people. … I appreciate Mathew standing up for the voices he represents and he and his party have every right to be there,” Bray wrote in a statement to Elon News Network. “Not having the Green Party on the ballot would have been a miscarriage of justice.”

According to its website, the Libertarian Party has been on and off the ballot since 1996 but has maintained party status every year since 2017.

Even though their political beliefs aren’t completely aligned, both Bray and Hoh have said they have a common enemy.

“When you hate the choices the Republican and Democratic parties give you, you show them your displeasure by voting for your constituents. Republicans and Democrats are forced to take up issues we care about when their vote count drops,” Bray wrote. “Different voting numbers invite us to the bigger tables because the rules are written against us.”

Hoh said that because Democrats and Republicans answer to their top donors, they refuse to have strong opinions.

“They don’t want the issues we bring up, the things we want to talk about, to come up during the campaign. Because if we’re not in the race, then we’re not talking about housing, healthcare, education and jobs,” Hoh said. “These things that have a real impact on the lives of millions in North Carolina are not being discussed because those discussions are inconvenient for Democrats or Republicans because it affects major Democratic and Republican donors.”

The Green Party, including Hoh’s campaign, does not receive donations from corporations or political action committees, only from individuals. Hoh said that because he doesn’t respond to donors, the Green Party is able to take more distinct positions on issues than the Democratic Party.

“All of these things that have a very real effect on people,” Hoh said. “People always say it’s like a deadly status quo because those are the things that Democrats aren’t going to change and those are the things that are killing people, that are causing families to be drowning in debt, that are that people lose their homes, which contribute to the worsening of the situation of the working class and the middle class.

Husser said “third parties have a very, very minor impact on US elections,” but Hoh said he thinks Democrats are worried the Green Party will take some of their votes.

“Political parties are a stable, long-term psychological attachment,” Husser said. “It’s not that simple that they make more money, and that’s why they win.”

Hoh thinks adding third parties will help start changing the system.

“By having these independent campaigns, you emphasize the two-party system, and it forces change because unless you force it to change, it won’t change on its own,” Hoh said.

Fight for certification

Certification is the only way for a political party to appear on the ballot. This can happen in three ways, according to the North Carolina State Board of Elections. First, the group can qualify with at least 2% of the total votes cast in the state in the last general election for Governor or President. Alternatively, a candidate must be named on the general election ballot in 35 states in the last presidential election.

The final option — the one the Green Party has chosen — is to file a petition with the signatures of at least 0.25% of all registered voters in North Carolina who most recently voted for governor, with at least 200 registered voters signing in 3 congressional districts. According to NPR, in this election, 0.25% of all registered voters in North Carolina who met this qualification is 13,865.

National Democrats questioned the validity of signatures on a petition to certify the Green Party in North Carolina over the summer. On June 30, the National Board of Elections voted 3-2 against adding the Greens to the ballot, with all three Democrats on the board voting against.

After a board investigation, 481 signatures were deemed invalid, either because they were signed after the deadline or because the signatures did not match. However, the party still had 1,600 valid signatures above the minimum of 13,865.

The Green Party protested, saying Democrats were trying to protect their Senate candidate, Cheri Beasley, from competition. He filed a lawsuit against the board, claiming the denial violated the First Amendment and due process rights.

Because the petition still had more than enough signatures, the State Council certified the Green Party on August 1. However, due to the investigation, he missed the July 1 deadline to be included on the ballot.

On August 5, the United States District Court ruled that the Green Party would appear in the November 8 ballot.

According to the Associated Press, during the investigation, Democrats canvassed and called petition signatories, asking them to reconsider because the Green Party could take away votes from Democrats. The Democratic Senate Campaign Committee admitted to contacting the signatories. The Green Party filed a lawsuit, alleging Democratic interference.

Hoh denied allegations that the Green Party signatures were fraudulent.

“The fraud that was committed was committed by the Democratic Party trying to prevent us from voting by a number of things, one of them including these false allegations that we had committed fraud in order to obtain our place on the ballot,” Ho said. “I think most people see through that, most people understand that’s the nature of the two-party system, that the two-party system is corrupt, it’s undemocratic and it’s harmful.”

The NC Democratic Party also filed a lawsuit against the National Board of Elections, saying it should not have certified the Green Party while the fraud was still under investigation.

Husser, on the other hand, said the chance of the Green Party getting substantial votes from Democrats is low.

“They have margin impacts,” Husser said. “They can push members of the bipartisan system to the left or right on certain issues, and they can take votes away from bipartisan candidates who can swing an election or, at least, have the theoretical possibility of swinging an election. But most people don’t pay attention to them because they don’t matter so much.


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