Guatemala. Don’t put the Guatemalan press in quarantine! Receive email alerts News Red alert for green journalism – 10 environmental reporters killed in five years Help by sharing this information May 8, 2020 Find out more News August 21, 2020 Find out more News Follow the news on Guatemala August 25, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Editor of daily El Periódico abducted and drugged and a journalist assaulted within 24 hours News GuatemalaAmericas GuatemalaAmericas January 7, 2021 Find out more to go further Organisation Guatemala: 51 Signatories Call For Authorities To Drop Criminal Charges Against Indigenous Journalist Anastasia Mejía Reporters Without Borders today voiced its support and called for stepped up protection for the staff of the daily El Periódico, after its editor was abducted and injected with barbiturates and an investigative journalist was beaten up and threatened within a 24-hour period.Editor, José Rubén Zamora, was snatched on 20 August before being released barely conscious eight hours later while journalist, Oscar Ismatul, was ambushed the following day and threatened by four men who told him to “shut up”.“Despite the appearance of ordinary crime, since both victims were robbed, these attacks seem above all aimed at silencing staff on El Periódico”, the worldwide press freedom organisation said. “The warning was completely unmistakeable in the case of Oscar Ismatul, who has been writing articles for the paper about official corruption. Staff on El Periódico should get protection and we hope that a prompt investigation will uncover who was responsible”, it added.Ismatul was chased by four men in a white car after he left the office in the afternoon of 21 August. Realising he was being followed, he got into a bus but as he got off again the driver of the white car blocked his path, while the three others lying in wait on the street corner managed to trap him. They beat him up threatening him with guns and ordered him to “shut up” or face serious danger. His assailants also snatched his notes and papers, before forcing him to walk away in the opposition direction. Editor, José Rubén Zamora, who was abducted 24 hours earlier, had his mobile phone and credit cards stolen. It was discovered that that he had been injected with barbiturates as a result of a blood test taken after the incident. RSF_en Reporters Without Borders called for protection for the offices of the daily El Periódico and its most exposed staff, after its editor José Rubén Zamora was abducted and released seriously ill and one of his journalists, Oscar Ismatul, was beaten up 24 hours later.
Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Class of 2018 Co-President RJ Antonello (at left); Churchill Scholarship Award winner Aishwarya Nene (center; and 2018 graduating senior Stephanie Huard. Photos courtesy CaltechOver 200 students in Caltech’s Class of 2018 are readying to graduate from the iconic institution Friday and some student body members say their fellow classmates have what it takes to become future billionaire technology visionaries.“There are a lot of people here that … cross between technology and business and I’m sure there are going to be some billionaires in 10 years from my class,” said RJ Antonello, graduating computer science major and senior class co-President.Antonello says his experience as an undergraduate opened his eyes to the seemingly endless creativity and innovative thinking of so many of his peers.Even the annual Senior Ditch Day, where students build their own unique “stacks,” or engineering puzzles often accompanied by new age technology, left him in awe. Classmates even programmed a drone that was used to draw intricate pictures.“Everybody’s just so amazing,” said Antonello.One student in particular, 21-year-old science and chemistry major Aishwarya Nene, was awarded the prestigious Churchill Scholarship by the Winston Churchill Foundation of the United States.Each year, up to two students may be endorsed by each of the 110 U.S. institutions invited to participate in the program.“You pretty much know everybody in your class and I think something that was really unique about this school and our class is that everyone was working together and collaborating, and it was never really a competition,” said Nene who is pursuing a doctorate in advanced medicine after Caltech.Nene said she appreciates the support and interest from classmates in different majors. She said that scientific curiosity runs rampant on campus, at all times.“You can always talk about what you’re working on in lab and everyone is genuinely interested in finding out, even if you might be working in the biology lab and they might be an electrical engineer,” Nene said.Stephanie Huard, a 21-year-old biology and philosophy graduate, feels the same.“I have really enjoyed my time at Caltech, mostly because of how supportive everyone is there,” said Huard. “It’s nice to be in an environment that’s constantly creating and has really bright individuals because you can learn from each other. It’s just exciting,” she added.Huard says Caltech is more than school, but a second home for like-minded people across the world.“The thing that’s really cool at Caltech is that for a lot of people coming in, we were kind of defined by being like the nerdy one or like the scientist in high school, but once we all got to Caltech, that’s what all of us were and so every other part of people’s personality is kind of got to shine up and be the thing that they were defined by,” said Huard.Caltech’s Commencement Ceremony is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. on the Beckman Mall, 1200 E. California Boulevard. This year’s speaker will be John Lewis, U.S. congressman and leader of the Civil Rights Movement. No tickets are required for the Commencement Ceremony. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Business News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Top of the News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. HerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeauty 3 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it More Cool Stuff Subscribe Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Education Students Graduating from Caltech Friday Say a Future Elon Musk May Be in Their Ranks By BRANDON VILLALOVOS Published on Thursday, June 14, 2018 | 7:00 pm Make a comment Community News
View Comments Could Jerry Herman and Michael Stewart’s Mack & Mabel return to the Great White Way? As they say, time heals everything. According to The New York Post, the Chichester Festival Theatre production, which is currently playing through September 5, plans to transfer to the West End and maybe cross the pond to Broadway next season.The production, directed by Jonathan Church, stars Olivier winner Michael Ball and rising star Rebecca LaChance, who made her Broadway debut last year as the Carole King understudy in Beautiful. The new staging features an adapted book by Stewart’s sister, Francine Pascal, who is the author of the Sweet Valley High series.The show, which premiered on Broadway in 1974, follows the relationship between silent film director Mark Sennett and his star Mabel Normand. The score features such tunes as “I Won’t Send Roses” and “Time Heals Everything.” Though the original production closed in the fall of 1974 after 66 performances, it was nominated for eight Tony Awards in 1975, including Best Musical and nods for its stars Robert Preston and Bernadette Peters.Take a look at Ball, LaChance and the rest of the Mack & Mabel cast in action below.
Scotland has won four successive Six Nations games against Italy. It had never previously managed more than three wins in a row in the competition against one team.WHAT’S NEXT?Scotland is set to face a much sterner test next Saturday when it welcomes Ireland, last year’s Grand Slam winners, to Murrayfield. Italy is at home to Wales, which produced a dramatic comeback to beat France on Friday. 3 – Blair Kinghorn is the first player to score a hattrick for @Scotlandteam in the #GuinnessSixNations; the last player to manage that feat for Scotland in the Five Nations was Iwan Tukalo against Ireland in 1989. Triple. pic.twitter.com/rRsVSnetme— OptaJonny (@OptaJonny) February 2, 2019Although Italy scored first through a Tommaso Allan penalty, Scotland was clearly superior and moved in front when a glorious cross-field kick from Finn Russell put Kinghorn over in the 11th minute.Sam Skinner hobbled off in a blow to the hosts, but Kinghorn soon added a second try following a swift move from right to left.Scrum-half Tito Tebaldi had been a late withdrawal for Italy, which also lost Allan to a head knock as its problems worsened, although the No.10 was able to return before the interval.The result was effectively sealed seven minutes into the second half when Tommy Seymour’s break pegged Italy back and Russell produced a neat grubber that Hogg dotted down with the fingertips of his left hand.Kinghorn showed nice footwork to complete his hat trick after good work from Jamie Ritchie and Harris added his name to the scoresheet before Italy rallied with the game beyond it. After Berghan had been yellow-carded following a string of infringements, Guglielmo Palazzani, Edoardo Padovani and Angelo Esposito all went over.PROLIFIC START FOR KINGHORNKinghorn now boasts six tries in seven starts for his country. The wing missed the chance to lay on an early score when he was well supported but soon was smiling after being presented with two routine finishes in the first half. The 22-year-old then produced a stylish step to complete his hat trick as Scotland surged to victory.PARISSE MAKES LANDMARK APPEARANCEWhile Kinghorn has only been an international for 12 months, the longevity of Italy skipper Sergio Parisse was highlighted on Saturday as he made his 66th Six Nations appearance – setting a competition record.66 – @sergioparisse is set to make a record 66th appearance in the Six Nations (currently level with Brian O’Driscoll on 65), he’s also made the most carries and metres in tournament history, as well as making the second most tackles and winning the third most turnovers. Legend. pic.twitter.com/w1U6lKgFo3— OptaJonny (@OptaJonny) February 2, 2019KEY OPTA FACT Six Nations 2019: Wales has forgotten how to lose – Gatland revels in comeback Italy’s wretched losing streak in the Six Nations stretched to a record-breaking 18 matches as Blair Kinghorn scored a hat trick in a 33-20 victory for Scotland at Murrayfield.Without a win in this competition since their triumph in Edinburgh four years ago, Italy has now surpassed France’s run of 17 straight defeats in the Five Nations between 1911 and 1920. Kinghorn scored two early tries to put his side in control on Saturday and completed his hat trick – the first by a Scot in the Six Nations – either side of second-half scores for Stuart Hogg and Chris Harris.The final score in a bonus-point win for the hosts flattered Italy, which crossed three times in the final 10 minutes with Simon Berghan in the sin bin. Related News
Brighton manager Gus Poyet is reportedly aiming to pip several Premier League clubs and sign Josh McEachran on loan from former club Chelsea.McEachran is expected to spend time away from Stamford Bridge later in the season, with Bolton among the top-flight sides believed to be interested.But the Mid-Sussex Times say ex-Blues star Poyet is hoping to take McEachran to the south-coast Championship club.Fulham, having watched Bristol City striker Nicky Maynard, are also being linked with his Robins team-mate Albert Adomah.Everton, Aston Villa, Stoke, Bolton and Sunderland are also interested in the former Harrow Borough winger, the Daily Mail reports.The Daily Star continues a story saying that forward Bryan Ruiz would rather have joined Tottenham than Fulham.The report is based on quotes from Ruiz in the Dutch media. Yesterday he released a statement via Fulham pledging his commitment to the club.Meanwhile, QPR midfielder Ale Faurlin continues to be touted for a possible big move after an impressive start to the season.He has recently been linked with Arsenal and Tottenham no less, and his agent has told the Gazette that two Premier League clubs and an Italian side have expressed an interest.This page is updated throughout the day.Follow West London Sport on Twitter
Follow the Puck Ryan Ayers Related Posts Tags:#tax management#taxes#tech Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Ryan Ayers is a researcher and consultant within multiple industries including information technology, blockchain and business development. Always up for a challenge, Ayers enjoys working with startups as well as Fortune 500 companies. When not at work, Ayers loves reading science fiction novels and watching the LA Clippers. More and more, legislators leverage big data technology for the study and reform of important tax issues that affect businesses. In addition, accounting experts use technology to inform their decision-making when analyzing and debating tax reforms.When running an enterprise, there are many things to consider. Taxes are one thing, however, that you want to set up and do correctly, right from the start in your business. Accordingly, enterprises are leveraging big data technology to come out on top during tax season.Using Data to Mitigate Tax RisksThe IRS maintains a massive database that holds all the tax filings submitted by the nation’s enterprises. The database is freely accessible through the IRS Statistics of Income (SOI) website. Tax specialists use the database to assess clients’ risk for tax audits and to conduct research for client engagements.Big data systems allow enterprises, such as the IRS, to capture and analyze enormous amounts of information.However, tax specialists must have familiarity with the database as well as knowledge of how to use big data systems in order to make the most of this information. Business advisors and accountants are strategically positioned to take advantage of emerging big data technology. In fact, the largest accounting firms employ dedicated teams that use big data analytics technology to solve complex financial issues.The companies that use big data analytics presents an abundance of opportunities for accounting professionals skilled in using big data systems. Organizations – such as the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the American Accounting Association – provide continuing learning in this regard. For example, the organizations host yearly big data conferences in addition to seminars and webinars aimed at teaching accounting professionals how to leverage big data technology.Keeping Things in OrderToday, figuring out how to manage large amounts of data is one of the biggest challenges faced by enterprise leaders. As an example, Walmart completes over 1 million transactions per hour, generating more than 2.5 petabytes of information. That’s equivalent to 25 million gigabytes of data generated every hour of every day.Tax experts express that the business environment is growing increasingly complex, as the world becomes progressively globalized, and new financial laws continue to emerge.Due to these changes, organizations generate an astonishing amount of information. To remain competitive, they must have the ability to manage the relatively recent windfall of business and consumer data as well as quickly adapt to legislative changes. Some accounting professionals, for instance, need ways to leverage a large volume of information captured from emails and documents to comply with the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FACTA).There are two kinds of information from which finance specialists must draw this data: structured and unstructured. Structured data encompasses the type of information that big data systems can analyze easily, such as numbers and statistics. Unstructured data, however, consists of information such as the emails and documents that accounting experts need to comply with FACTA.Unstructured data may also include non-text information such as audio, image and video files. Now, the latest generation of big data systems allow specially trained accountants to find meaningful insights by evaluating unstructured information that is inherently difficult to scrutinize.The Future of Corporate Tax ManagementToday, executives increasingly recognize the value of data-driven decision-making. Using data to make decisions also applies to finance departments that manage complex tax issues. Using big data technology, financial specialists can help organizations overcome challenges such as navigating complicated international transactions or mergers and acquisitions with global partners. Big data systems allow them to intricately analyze these kinds of complex transactions and accurately predict how they will impact an organization’s finances, legal standing and operations.Historically, accounting professionals who are responsible for tax compliance have struggled to manage information stored across various company networks and systems.Thanks to advanced imaging technology, however, information specialists can now collect and evaluate physical documents to produce meaningful reports and build centralized repositories. For organizations that want to bring their accounting systems into a new era, merging their financial information into a centralized database is a powerful first step. Data warehouses eliminate redundancies and errors.For financial professionals, the data warehouse can be part of a company’s legacy network or a dedicated system explicitly used for accounting. Paired with a database extract, transform, load (ETL) function, which standardizes information collected from disparate sources, big data systems automate the gathering, storing and analysis of mission-critical intelligence for features such as tax analysis.Moreover, data mining technology allows financial specialists to find tax-related opportunities, identify risks and avoid the negative impact of uninformed decisions. These kinds of meaningful insights are only possible with the aid of modern big data technology. Big data systems that automate critical financial processes free personnel from tedious manual analyses.Contrary to widely held belief, however, the technology does not place financial professionals’ careers at risk. Instead, it presents an opportunity to use new skills to help organizations make powerful strides toward achieving desired outcomes. What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Trends Driving the Loyalty Marketing Industry
Read Next PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Roxanne Yu gave the Philippine swimming team its first medal after winning the bronze in the women’s 200 meter backtroke in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games at National Aquatic Centre inside KL Sports City in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.Yu clocked 2:19.98, about seven seconds behind Vietnam’s Thi Anh Vien Nguyen, who bagged the gold with a time of 2:13.64.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games SEA Games: Cray strikes gold in 400m hurdles LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games MOST READ Yessy Venesia Yosaputra of Indonesia took home the silver, logging 2:18.19.Yu’s podium finish averted a medal drought for PH swimming that drew subpar results from Jessie King Lacuna and Fil-American Nicole Oliva.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutLacuna finished sixth in both the 400-meter men’s freestyle finals on Monday and in the 200m butterfly.Oliva also faltered as she wound up in sixth in the 400m women’s freestyle, which was also ruled by Vietnam’s swimming supertar Nguyen. SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension View comments
PBA IMAGESANTIPOLO — Rain or Shine overcame a big second half by Matthew Wright and Phoenix to win, 116-111, in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Wednesday at Ynares Center here.The Elasto Painters blew an 18-point lead before holding off the Fuel Masters thanks to timely plays from Raymond Almazan, Jericho Cruz and Gabe Norwood down the stretch.ADVERTISEMENT “Lucky that we won the game. I felt in the third quarter our energy wasn’t there after our good start,” said ROS head coach Caloy Garcia. “We just woke up in the fourth quarter.”“Matthew Wright today played like an import. I told the players you cant relax against Phoenix,” he added after his team stayed in the hunt for the top four slots with a 5-3 slate.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutA followup dunk by Gabe Norwood off a miss by Almazan gave the Painters a 115-110 cushion with 54.4 seconds left. Almazan then made a free throw and swatted away Phoenix import Brandon Brown’s drive attempt inside the last 10 seconds to seal Rain or Shine’s fifth win.Almazan posted a double-double with 25 points on 10-of-15 shooting from the field and 11 rebounds with three blocks to boot. BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding View comments E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad J’Nathan Bullock scored Rain or Shine’s first 17 points and already had 24 points by halftime. But he cooled off in the second half to finish the game with 33 points built on seven 3-pointers.Wright led Phoenix’s comeback, firing 17 points in the third quarter to erase a 16-point deficit. The Fil-Canadian deadshot exploded for a game-high 36 points while Brown added 33 points and 20 rebounds.The loss eliminated the Fuel Masters from playoff contention as they reeled to their eighth straight setback for a lowly 2-8 mark with only a game left.Jeff Chan struggled in his first game against his former team. He scored only six points on 2-of-5 shooting from the field.ADVERTISEMENT Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games02:04PBA Season 43: Rain or Shine Elastopainters01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Pumaren wants better decision-making from UE after 2nd loss Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City MOST READ LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary LATEST STORIES
There were a lot of things that Alaska can point to when it lost 108-95 to Magnolia in its PBA Philippine Cup opener, but for head coach Alex Compton it boiled down to the very basic.ADVERTISEMENT Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues LATEST STORIES Read Next Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 City MOST READ “The thing is, our hearts are on the right places, but we need to be mentally sharper and relaxed.”Alaska allowed Magnolia to shoot 11-of-26 from distance with Paul Lee playing the main gunner for the Hotshots.Lee finished with 30 points, seven rebounds, and six assists and went 6-of-8 from deep, including a dagger with 3:26 left that gave Magnolia a 103-92 lead.“We obviously have to be way sharper, we had 22 turnovers, a ton of missed free throws, missed rotations on defense that gave them easy layups, and too much Paul Lee,” said Compton.Magnolia capitalized on Alaska’s miscues scoring 22 points off turnovers while scoring 46 points in the shaded area.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Healthy again, Paul Lee leads way for Hotshots Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ “We came in the game and really forgot some of our fundamental stuff defensively,” said Compton Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre. “In the second quarter, we gave up a ton of layups. I don’t like to call timeouts to stop the bleeding, but there were so many fundamental things that we had to correct.”Alaska had a respectable 22-12 lead midway through the first quarter but the Hotshots slowly chipped it away and managed to take the 36-35 bubble at the 6:56 mark of the second period after a 24-13 run.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutMagnolia then, ended the second period on a 15-5 run for a 57-47 lead heading into the break.“We don’t usually lose our defensive intensity, on offense we rush sometimes, we get too excited,” said Compton. “As a whole team, we were all so amped up, and that’s the sort of a theme we had in the pre-season.” Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH View comments