Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton avoided paying taxes on his private jet using an elaborate scheme that is now under investigation by British tax authorities, new leaked documents has revealed.ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “All our advice, whether in planning or compliance, is based on our knowledge of tax law and providing transparency to tax authorities,” it added in a statement.Appleby did not respond to a request for comment.The leaked documents showed as many as 50 such schemes involving the Isle of Man, according to the BBC.Its government announced on October 24 it had asked Britain’s finance ministry to help investigate business jet imports into the EU through its territory.A British treasury spokesman said it could not comment on individual taxpayers’ information.Tax specialists, who reviewed the leaks for the ICIJ consortium, confirmed to AFP that Hamilton’s arrangements appeared to be “at the very minimum, aggressive tax planning: an artificial scheme, designed to obtain a tax advantage.”Rita de la Feria, chair of tax law at the University of Leeds, added: “If the scheme is being used to disguise private use of the jet, then the situation is of a more serious tax avoidance scheme.”Hamilton, recently crowned world champion for a fourth time and one of richest sports celebrity in the world, bought the jet – a Bombardier Challenger 605 – for £16.5 million.He has frequently posted photographs of its use for holidays and personal trips on social media.Under European tax rules, a company or individual that imports an aircraft must pay 20 percent of the purchase price in VAT, which can be reclaimed only on business use. /kga Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Excess guards for Gilas five MEXICO CITY, MEXICO – OCTOBER 29: Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP talks to the media after winning his fourth F1 World Drivers Championship after the Formula One Grand Prix of Mexico at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez on October 29, 2017 in Mexico City, Mexico. Clive Rose/Getty Images/AFP LATEST STORIES It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson The driver received a $4.4 million (£3.3 million or €3.7 million) value-added tax (VAT) refund in 2013 after his luxury plane was imported into the Isle of Man – a low-tax British Crown Dependency, according to the BBC and Guardian newspaper.The revelations are the latest to emerge from the so-called Paradise Papers, released by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) based in the United States.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThe papers disclosed that accountancy firm EY and Appleby – the Bermuda-based law firm at the center of the leaks – assisted Hamilton and dozens of other clients in setting up seemingly artificial leasing businesses to get multi-million-dollar VAT rebates.The complex arrangements, which involved the individuals forming entities that rented their own jets, may contravene Europe-wide rules forbidding refunds for personal use, the media outlets said. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Representatives for Hamilton could not be reached by AFP for comment.His lawyers told the BBC a review by a tax barrister found the structure was lawful, and that some VAT had been paid through the arrangements.There is also no indication Hamilton was directly involved in creating the scheme, and simply followed professional advice, the Guardian said.‘Artificial scheme’EY said it does not discuss individual clients.ADVERTISEMENT View comments
View comments The Gin Kings let a 25-point lead slip away as the top-seeded Elasto Painters came to within two, 74-72, after a quick basket by Reggie Johnson off a baseline inbound pass with 9.8 seconds left.Ginebra playmaker LA Tenorio had the chance to put the game out of reach but he uncharacteristically split his free throws, leaving the door open for Rain or Shine but James Yap missed two deep 3-pointers before time ran out.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“What a brilliant comeback by Rain or Shine. Coach Caloy (Garcia) got them ready at halftime,” said Ginebra head coach Tim Cone. “We just made a whole bunch of mental mistakes and just held on by our fingernails.”“I think we got a little bit too Justin reliant in that first half. He had 25 points we just thought it was going to continue to be like that,” Cone added. “But they picked up the defense and picked up the physicality and we struggled with it and we gotta be smarter with that for Game 4.” MOST READ ADVERTISEMENT Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PBA Women’s 3×3 – April 01, 2016 PLAY LIST 34:34PBA Women’s 3×3 – April 01, 201600:45Finals rematch with Texters on Saturday ‘must win’ for Painters, says Lee27:20PBA Women’s 3×3 – March 11, 201602:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Barangay Ginebra blew a big lead before holding off Rain or Shine, 75-72, to take a 2-1 lead in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup semifinals Saturday night at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Game 4 is on Monday, 7 p.m., at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Justin Brownlee set the tone for the Kings with 25 points in the first half, two more than the entire Rain or Shine team which trailed by 23 entering the third quarter. He finished with 44 points on top of 15 rebounds, six assists and five steals.Johnson led the Painters with 13 points and 22 rebounds. Johnson struggled mightily in the first half where he missed all of his six shots from the field before atoning for it in the last two quarters.RELATED VIDEO Pacquiao dismisses health concerns: ‘I feel great’ Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs
Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Azkals manager Dan Palami picked Cooper to take the helm after England legend Terry Butcher pulled out of the job without even meeting his squad.Cooper said the Azkals’ huge potential makes his task all the more exciting.“They’ve (Azkals) already qualified for a major tournament, but there can be much more than that,” said Cooper.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Paul Lee has no regrets over late three attempt in China loss MOST READ LATEST STORIES Another invitational tournament in Bangladesh is being lined up in the first week of October for the Azkals as Cooper races against time to put together the strongest possible team for both the Asian Cup and the Suzuki Cup.Cooper said the Azkals aren’t going to the Asian Cup merely to make up the numbers in their group, which includes South Korea, China and Kyrgyzstan.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“Everything that happens from this point should be a building process so we don’t go into the Asian Cup as a team that just qualified,” Cooper told the Inquirer.“We have to go in there with a purpose. There has to be progression for that purpose in the next two months and it’s a matter of looking at all aspects on how we operate—all the players, all the players overlooked, all the players who are strong—and come up with best possible plan to have the best possible chance in January.” ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Photo By Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.NETThe Philippine Azkals may have qualified for the AFC Asian Cup for the first time, but new coach Scott Cooper plans to unlock and maximize the squad’s potential as the country aims to create a ripple in the continental tournament in January in the United Arab Emirates.Cooper arrived in Manila last Wednesday to begin his buildup for the Asian Cup and the AFF Suzuki Cup in November with a camp in Bahrain from Sept. 3 to 11.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
Photo from NikeDon’t tell me it’s only a pair of shoes.It has never been as such since it burst on the scene 23 years ago.ADVERTISEMENT The date was May 1995 when the basketball world laid its eyes on a sneaker it had never seen before.Not only was it fresh, it was also one of its kind. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissIt had a white mesh upper and a black patent leather from the toe box all the way around the heel for a luxurious touch. The soles were icy and who could forget the number “45” on the heel notch.The Air Jordan 11 “Concord” was only a sample pair the legendary Michael Jordan broke out in the grand stage of the NBA Playoffs that eventually turned into one of his most iconic sneakers. View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia I remember owning my first pair of Jordans in 1996 when I was a wide-eyed seven-year-old.My first Jordan sneakers were the Jordan 11 Bred (black and red). Yes, I had the OG and I wish I still had it.Of all the Jordan silhouettes, the 11s hold a special place inside me. That’s why when rumors of a fourth release of the Concords surfaced as early as late last year, I crossed my fingers and hoped for the best. And when the drop was finally official last April and that it would be a mirror image of the actual pair Jordan had worn, I knew I had to cop and taking an L wasn’t an option especially now that I have enough money to spend on it.Nike reportedly released over a million pairs in full sizing worldwide on December 8. Filipinos got their hands on the Concords at Nike and Titan.The 2018 Concords were my first Jordan 11 pair since 1996 and unboxing it took me back to my childhood, back to that day when I was wearing my white Jordan jersey with the number 45 and boxers as I was opening the box with the bred in it. I was that kid all over again.Months before the Concords released, I told myself it would be my last Jordan pair, but it didn’t take that long for me to fool myself yet again with Nike rumored to release the Breds again next year, six years since it last came out.It’s never been just a pair of shoes. The real ones call it “The Grail.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Columbian Dyip hope to get major boost from future top pick CJ Perez Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball PLAY LIST 05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Jordan will always be remembered as the greatest ever. A hands down winner with a perfect record in the NBA Finals and the man at front and center of the Chicago Bulls dynasty in the 90s.But “His Airness” won’t reach rarefied air without enduring a fair share of failures and it was in the Concord 11 in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against the up-and-coming Orlando Magic where he was in one of his most vulnerable state.With the Bulls up by one less than 20 seconds left, Jordan, who just came out of his first retirement, had the ball stripped away from him from behind by Nick Anderson, who was wearing the Jordan 10 “Orlando” then, that led to the game-winning dunk by the Magic on the other end. Jordan and the Bulls went on to lose the series in six games but that rare moment of defeat would also pave the way for his greatest triumph the following year: A 72-10 regular season record coupled with his fourth championship that setup another three-peat.What made the Concord 11 timeless is its history. Every shoe has a story and the Jordan 11 Concord is about a grandiose comeback from a painful setback.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES
A man who hit a policeman causing him to lose a tooth appeared before Magistrate Dylan Bess on an assault charge at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.It is alleged that on December 22, 2015, at Camp Street, Georgetown, Shaquille Wilburg assaulted Stefan Sobers with intent to cause actual bodily harm.Wilburg, 19, pleaded guilty with explanation to the offence. In his explanation to the court, he stated that on the day in question, he went to visit a friend at Camp Street, when Sobers, a Police Officer, stopped him to enquire where he was going.According to the prosecution’s case, Wilburg failed to answer the officer, who was in his uniform at the said time, and an altercation ensued.As a result of the altercation, the Virtual Complainant (VC) lost a tooth.The defendant, who seemed remorseful, professed, during his explanation to the Court, that it was not his intention to harm the VC in any way as he was just reacting to the situation in the spur of the moment.The VC when given an opportunity to speak sternly indicated to the Magistrate that he would like the defendant to pay all expenses for the replacement of his tooth, a demand to which the defendant readily agreed.Before Magistrate Bess made a decision on the case, he asked Wilburg if he had anything else to say to the VC. “Yes, I am sorry for what happen to you and I didn’t mean for all of that to happen,” he replied.Wilburg was then ordered to pay all expenses for the replacement of Sobers’ tooth and fined ,000, with a default sentence of six months in prison.
The Liberia Athletics Federation (LAF) is expected to celebrate the World Athletics Day on Friday, May 15.According to a release, there will be Kids’ Athletics Exhibition in Kakata, Margibi County.Six schools are expected to participate in the Kids’ Athletics Exhibition, which will take place on the campus of BWI.The release said each school will be represented by eighteen athletes with a composition of nine girls and nine boys in a separate age range.Group One consists of children with ages ranging from 7-12: four boys and four girls, and Group Two will comprise of the youth category ranging from ages 13-15: five boys and five girls.There will be six stations in the Kid Athletics Exhibition in the following events; formula I, sprint and hurdle, overhead back throw, kids javelin, rope skipping and long pole jump.Meanwhile, the 2nd day celebration of the World Athletics Day is scheduled in Monrovia on Saturday, May 23.More than 1500 runners are expected to compete in the road race from 20th Street in Sinkor to Sport Commission on Broad Street.Mr. Krah also said the 5km Road race will comprise of two groups (Junior and Senior) of both males and females.“There will be cash prizes for the first, second and third place winners in each group,” Fred Krah, vice president for technical affairs said.This year’s celebration marks the 20th edition of the World Athletics Day of which more than 123 IAAF members celebrate every May. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Cocaine in lumber…2 co-accused acquittedFormer Customs Officer Sherwayne DeAbreu, of Liliendaal, Greater Georgetown, and businessman Tazim Gafoor, of Menzies Street, Windsor Forest, West Coast Demerara, were on Thursday sentenced to five years in prison after they were found guilty of trafficking 84.986 kilograms of cocaine in dressed lumber.In addition to the prison sentence, the two men were fined $178.4 million.The two other accused, race car driver Nazim Gafoor and motorcycle ace rider Stephen Vieira were found not guilty owing to lack of evidence. This was the ruling of Magistrate Rushelle Liverpool at the conclusion of the trial at the LeonoraThe four accused: Sherwayne DeAbreu (jailed); Stephen Vieira (acquitted); Nazim Gafoor (acquitted) and Tazim Gafoor (jailed)Magistrate’s Court.The decision did not go down well with the defence attorneys and as such, they related that the ruling would be appealed.The quartet was initially charged for aiding Hakim Mohamed to traffic the cocaine between March 1 and May 2, 2017. Mohamed was not charged, but was used by the prosecution as the main witness during the trial.The men were represented by a team of high-ranking lawyers, including Latchmie Rahamat, Everton Lammy-Singh, Glenn Hanoman, and Nigel Hughes while the State was represented by Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) Prosecutor Konyo Sandiford.It was reported that during the trial, Mohamed told the court that DeAbreu, along with another man, had taken 99 cocaine bricks to Narine Lall’s lumberyard where he worked and that Tazim Gafoor was on hand to uplift same.Magistrate Liverpool, during her ruling, told the court that the main witness had given detailed information implicating DeAbreu and Gafoor, noting that her sentence should reflect society’s condemnation of drug trafficking.Last May, ranks of the Unit swooped down on a lumberyard at Lot 227 Zeelugt, East Bank Essequibo (EBE), where they conducted a search on a truck that was laden with several pallets of 1×6 dressed lumber that was being prepared for export to the United States. A total of 84.986 kilograms of cocaine was discovered stashed in the lumber.An investigation led to the arrest of the Gafoors, Vieira, DeAbreu and Mohammed. The Gafoors and Vieira appeared before Magistrate Liverpool and pleaded not guilty to the charge read to them.That charge stated that between March 1, 2017 and May 12, 2017, they aided Hakeem Mohammed in trafficking 84.986 kilograms of cocaine at Narine Lall’s Sawmill at Lookout, Parika, EBE. They were all remanded to prison.However, acting Chief Justice Roxane George granted bail to the younger Gafoor and Vieira when their Attorneys, Latchmie Rahamat and Stanley Moore made a bail petition in the High Court. The older Gafoor, along with DeAbreu, was also later granted bail.
MARTIN O’NEILL has refused to rule out an international return for Shay Given after the Donegal man’s loan move to Middlesbrough.Shay could be back in the Ireland squad.O’Neill said that no discussions have taken place between himself and Given.However, he is open to speaking to the 37-year-old if there is desire from the player’s side. The veteran netminder retired from the international sphere after Euro 2012 before subsequently hinting that he was open to a comeback under Giovanni Trapattoni.He had fallen out of favour with Aston Villa, but a short term switch to Middlesbrough has ended Given’s long spell in the wilderness and O’Neill is monitoring his situation.“I would not discount that, not discount that at all,” he said.“I haven’t spoken to Shay. I would do at some stage. If he turned around and said, “Listen, I’m back” – he’s now out on loan at the moment – I wouldn’t discount it. “I’m having a conversation here about somebody I haven’t spoken to. I know Shay, I’ve met him a number of times but that’s before I’ve taken the job. That is something that I certainly wouldn’t rule out if I had a conversation and he was thinking about coming back. I might be a million miles out of my depth here because he might have no intention of coming back.”O’NEILL REFUSES TO RULE OUT COMEBACK BY SHAY was last modified: December 19th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:IrelandMartin O’NeillShay Given
email@example.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Eleven people were killed and scores injured in a Jan. 26 crash about a mile from Monday’s collision, when a southbound Metrolink train hit a sport utility vehicle abandoned on the tracks and derailed into the path of a northbound commuter train. The SUV’s owner, Juan Manuel Alvarez, 26, allegedly parked his vehicle on the tracks, then abandoned it as a train approached. Alvarez has been charged with 11 counts of murder that could result in the death penalty, if he is convicted. The former handyman has pleaded not guilty. The city of Glendale has received a $640,000 federal grant to close that crossing as a safety improvement. The council is expected to discuss the possible crossing closure at one of its meetings within the next month. The $640,000 in federal funds for the project would be available next year. A total of 135 claims have been filed against Metrolink in the Jan. 26 derailment. Susan Abram, (818) 713-3664 GLENDALE – Five people were injured Monday night when a Metrolink train carrying 100 passengers collided with a tractor-trailer rig hauling furniture, sending debris onto nearby cars. Glendale police said it was unclear why the truck had stopped on the tracks along San Fernando Road, near Broadway, when the Los Angeles bound train coming from Lancaster struck it at about 7:21 p.m. The truck driver was not hurt, but one motorist and four train passengers suffered minor injuries and were transported to a nearby hospital, said Glendale Police Department spokesman Tom Lorenz. A Metrolink representative could not be reached for comment.
The two nations last faced off in another friendly three years ago (file photo)International FriendlyNigeria vs UgandaStephen Keshi Stadium, AsabaTuesday 20th November 2018MENGO – The Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) has confirmed that an international friendly has been lined up for Uganda Cranes against Nigeria’s Super Eagles at the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba on Tuesday 20th November 2018.The match will come three days after the 2019 AFCON qualifier between Uganda Cranes and Cape Verde at Namboole stadium.The latest development was confirmed by the FUFA Communications Manager Ahmed Hussein.“The Uganda Cranes technical team will make use of the FIFA International break that runs from 12th-20thNovember by playing a high profile friendly with the former African Champions, communicated Hussein.“Matches between these two soccer giants have always been so close since time immemorial.“A 30man contingent will depart on 18th November 2018 for the trip to Nigeria, continued the FUFA Communications Manager.“The foreign-based players in the contingent will then connect to their respective clubs after the friendly.Both Nations are expected to field National A Men’s teams.The two teams last met in 2015 when Uganda Cranes edged the Super Eagles 1-0 at Ibo Akwa Stadium in another friendly game.Both teams are currently vying for spots in the 2019 African Cup of Nations which will be held in the West African nation of Cameroon.Nigeria is currently topping proceedings in Group E with 9 points from their first four games. They next take on South Africa in Johannesburg.For Uganda, they are also leading their group (L) with 10 points from their first four games and will host Cape Verde next.Comments Tags: FUFANigeriaUganda Cranes