Tony Vazquez talks alcohol sales

Posted On Jun 11 2021 by

first_imgHomeNewsCity CouncilTony Vazquez talks alcohol sales Oct. 26, 2016 at 10:30 amCity CouncilTony Vazquez talks alcohol salesGuest Author5 years agocity councildaily presselectionMayor Tony VazquezSanta MonicaSanta Monica City Councilsanta monica daily presssanta monica electiontony vasquez Meet the Candidates of this years ElectionEveryday this week from Oct. 24 –Oct. 28 the Santa Monica Daily Press will post a video of candidates that came forward to express their ideas regarding Santa Monica. Every candidate has a different question. The video will range from 2-4 minutes. Meet the candidates of this year’s election. Don’t forget voting is Nov.8.Tags :city councildaily presselectionMayor Tony VazquezSanta MonicaSanta Monica City Councilsanta monica daily presssanta monica electiontony vasquezshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentMelkonians talks City development and Measure LVAnastasia Foster talks tenants rights and responsibilities formYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsCity opens application process to fill McKeown’s vacant council seatClara Harter6 days agoFeaturedNewsDraft Housing Element released to publicBrennon Dixson2 weeks agoFeaturedNewsRent Board announces general adjustment effective SeptemberBrennon Dixson3 weeks agoFeaturedNewsCommissioners talk diversity, or a lack thereofBrennon Dixson3 weeks agoFeaturedNewsSMMUSD breaks down budget revisionsBrennon Dixson3 weeks agoFeaturedNewsCity and Coalition settle legal battleBrennon Dixson3 weeks agolast_img read more


Andre Braugher & More to Join Debra Messing in Birthday Candles on Broadway

Posted On Jan 17 2021 by

first_img View Comments Casting is complete for Noah Haidle’s upcoming Broadway-debut play Birthday Candles. The previously announced production of Roundabout Theatre Company, directed by Obie winner Vivienne Benesch, will begin previews on April 2 and officially open on April 21 at the American Airlines Theatre.Newly announced cast members include Emmy winner Andre Braugher as Matt, Enrico Colantoni as Kenneth, Crystal Finn as Joan/Alex/Beth, Susannah Flood as Alice/Madeline/Ernie and Christopher Livingston as Billy/John.They will appear alongside the previously announced Emmy winner Debra Messing as Ernestine Ashworth.Birthday Candles sees Messing as Ernestine Ashworth, who spends her 17th birthday agonizing over her insignificance in the universe. Soon enough, it’s her 18th birthday and even sooner, her 41st, her 70th and her 101st. Birthday Candles questions what makes a lifetime into a life.The production will feature scenic design by Christine Jones, costume design by Toni-Leslie James, lighting design by Jen Schriever, sound design by John Gromada and original music by Kate Hopgood.Birthday Candles is scheduled to play a limited engagement through June 21. from $49.00 Andre Braugher(Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images) Enrico Colantoni Christopher Livingston Star Files Debra Messingcenter_img Birthday Candles Susannah Flood André Braugher Crystal Finn View All (6) Related Showslast_img read more


Australia Punya Jalur Lurus Kereta Api Terpanjang di Dunia

Posted On Sep 23 2020 by

first_imgJalur ini sama sekali tidak ada yang menyimpang alias benar-benar tarikan garis lurus. Ketika dilihat dari luar angkasa, menurut mantan astronot, Andy Thomas, ini adalah garis yang sangat halus seperti seseorang telah menggambar garis pensil yang sangat halus melintasi padang pasir.Pembangunan jalur lurus ini awalnya sebagai bagian dari program insentif untuk mendorong warga Perth yang jauh agar bergabung dengan pesemakmuran Australia yang baru terbentuk. Trans-Australia Railway adalah bagian dari jalur India-Pasifik sebuah layanan yang membentang antara Sydney dan Perth.Untuk perjalanan satu arahnya sendiri memakan waktu antara 65 hingga 70 jam perjalanan. Waktu tempuh tergantung pada penjadwalan dan ini diterima secara luas sebagai salah satu perjalanan kereta api terbesar dunia. Meski begitu, pelancong yang menaiki kereta ini tidak akan kelaparan atau kehilangan momen indah perjalanan.Sebab, selain mendapat pemandangan, perjalanan ini juga paketnya dilengkapi dengan semua makanan termasuk wine dan koktail berkualitas. Kamar tidur mewah dan berhenti di titik-titik strategis untuk melihat pemandangan paling menakjubkan di Australia. Untuk menikmati perjalanan panjang ini para pelancong harus mengocek kantong sedalam AUS$2599 atau Rp26,8 juta.Meski memiliki pemandangan indah, di sepanjang rute ini tidak melewati jalur air tawar permanen melainkan lubang bor dan waduk yang ditetapkan pada interval waktu tertentu. Bahkan airnya sering payau dan tidak cocok untuk penggunaan lokomotif uap apalagi konsumsi manusia sehingga pesediaan air harus dibawa di kereta dari awal keberangkatan.Baca juga: Beijing-Guangzhou High-Speed Line, Jaringan Kereta Cepat yang Dioperasikan Dua OperatorBahkan pada masa lokomotif uap, sekitar setengah dari total muatan adalah air untuk mesin. Pada tahun-tahun berikutnya, pabrik kondensor dibangun di beberapa stasiun utama. Untuk diketahui, agar mencerminkan kepemilikan garis oleh Pemerintah Persemakmuran, delapan daerah diberi nama (atau diganti namanya) dengan nama-nama orang terkemuka lainnya juga dialokasikan, seperti yang ditunjukkan pada peta yang berdekatan.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedAustralia, Jadi Satu-satunya Benua Tanpa Kereta Cepat!15/08/2019In “Darat”Satu-Satunya, Jalur Kereta Api Melintasi Stadion Sepak Bola Hanya Ada di Slowakia13/04/2020In “Darat”Hanoi Punya Jalur Kereta Aktif yang Instagramable Bagi Pelancong01/11/2018In “Darat” Jalur Kereta Trans-Australia melintasi Dataran Nullarbor sejauh 478 km (297 mil) (kiwi.com) Seluruhnya negara bisa dibilang memiliki jaringan kereta api sebagai salah satu moda transportasi. Beberapa diantaranya bahkan menjadi jaringan kereta api terbesar di dunia karena memiliki bentang rel terpanjang. Namun tidak semuanya memiliki jalur lurus terpanjang di dunia, sebab biasanya panjang jalur ini dihitung dari keseluruhan rel yang terpasang di jaringan negara tersebut.Baca juga: India Resmikan Terowongan Kereta Listrik Tepanjang, 6.700 Meter!KabarPenumpang.com melansir dari laman kiwi.com (13/7/2020), ternyata dari sepuluh negara yang memiliki jaringan terpanjang di dunia, Australia punya bentang jalur lurus terpanjang di dunia. Negeri Kanguru ini memiliki jalur lurus terpanjang yang melintasi Dataran Nullarbor sejauh 478 km atau 297 mil.last_img read more


Republicans Use Social Media Too

Posted On Dec 17 2019 by

first_imgDuring the election season, Barack Obama’s campaign got a lot of kudos for its use of social media tools. As we noted in our post entitled Obama’s Social Media Advantage, both Presidential candidates used the web and social media tools to connectto their followers and organize their campaigns – but Obama got much more mileage out of it. Furthermore, after the election result Obama’s team immediately launched change.gov. It’s a new site for the President-Elect that appears to be crowdsourcing the political agenda, for example by asking the American people to share their stories and their goals.Not to be outdone, or left behind, this week the Republican party launched a new website that makes use of social media tools. Let’s take a look…Described as a “grassroots Web site”, RepublicanForAReason.com was developed by the Republican National Committee (RNC). It has similar aims to Obama’s change.gov, in that it’s a platform for supporters to share their opinions about the future direction of the party. As RNC Chairman Robert M. “Mike” Duncan said in a press release, “we need to hear what our volunteers, activists, elected leaders, and party members think about the Republican Party as we rebuild, re-focus, and renew our bond with the American people.”The homepage features a video (the first half of which is all Ronald Reagan), options to upload video or text to the site, a bright red ‘Donate’ button, a link to the party’s Facebook group, and more. It even features an AddThis.com bookmarking pop-up widget. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts Judging by the text and video entries uploaded so far, the site hasn’t gotten major traction yet. There are 325 text entries and just 17 video entries. The site has a useful search filter and community ratings – although there’s no apparent way to comment on individual submissions. The video section needs work; the screens are tiny and users need to click through to YouTube to view full-screen. And again there is no way to comment. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… One noticeable difference between RepublicanForAReason.com and Obama’s change.gov is that the content submissions for change.gov don’t currently display on the public website. In fact there’s no indication where those messages go and if they will be published at all. The change.gov blog asks readers to “keep sending your stories and we’ll keep learning from them.” But it’d be great if everything was published on the site. RepublicanForAReason.com appears to have no filter, which means it’s open to be mocked by The Daily Show – but good on them for publishing the public’s submissions.ConclusionOverall, RepublicanForAReason.com feels a little underdone – possibly rushed in response to the Obama campaign’s dominating presence in social media. However we do give RepublicanForAReason.com points for being more open than change.gov in publishing public submissions.Back in June, ReadWriteWeb reviewed the websites of Obama and McCain – and we came away impressed with both. We wrote that Obama’s website was a tour de force of web magic, with seemingly every social networking base covered. McCain’s website was impressive too – donations, calls to get involved, and social networking were features to the fore. So both parties have effectively used the Web this year – check out this article by Adult ADD Strengths for detailed stats – and are continuing to tap the Internet with new sites post-election.Whatever your political persuasion, it’s great to see politicians opening up for public stories and opinions using the Web. There’s improvement needed on both RepublicanForAReason.com and change.gov, but soliciting the thoughts of citizens via the Web is a good start. Let’s hope the politicians on both sides actually listen and respond to them.center_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Analysis#NYT#politics#web richard macmanus 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more


Senators Introduce Bipartisan Legislation Limiting IRS’s Civil Asset Forfeiture Authority

Posted On Dec 12 2019 by

first_imgCCH Tax Day ReportBipartisan legislation has been introduced in the Senate to require the IRS to show probable cause that funds relating to structuring transactions under the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) originated from an illegal source or criminal activity before seizing taxpayers’ assets. Introduction of the Restraining Excessive Seizure of Property through Exploitation of Civil Asset Forfeiture Tools (RESPECT) Bill (Sen 3353) follows House passage of similar legislation during the week of September 19. The Senate bill was introduced by Sens. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and Tim Scott, R-S.C.“It all comes down to fairness,” Scott said in a statement. “The IRS should not have the ability to seize property without first meeting a basic, set burden of proof.” Current law provides no standard burden of proof the IRS must follow when seizing taxpayers’ assets, according to Scott.“This bill preserves the IRS’ ability to go after criminals, while also protecting law-abiding business owners from having their property illegally seized,” Brown said. The bill makes sure those who are found innocent can have their property returned “without having to jump through hoops,” he added.HouseThe bipartisan Clyde-Hirsch-Sowers RESPECT Bill (HR 5523) was unanimously approved in the House on September 22 (TAXDAY, 2016/09/23, C.1). HR 5523 was received by the Senate for consideration on September 26. The measure, introduced by Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Peter Roskam, R-Ill., and Rep. Joseph Crowley, D-N.Y., would also limit the IRS’s authority in conducting civil asset seizure and forfeiture relating to structuring.The passage of the House bill followed a House Oversight Subcommittee hearing earlier in 2016 that examined the IRS’s former civil asset forfeiture procedure (TAXDAY, 2016/05/26, C.1). IRS Commissioner John Koskinen testified at the hearing that the Service’s Criminal Investigations Division would no longer seize funds associated with legally sourced structuring activity. The House and Senate bills would essentially codify the IRS’s current policy.By Jessica Jeane, Wolters Kluwer News StaffRestraining Excessive Seizure of Property through the Exploitation of Civil Asset Forfeiture Tools (RESPECT) Act, Sen 3353last_img read more


Indiana ~ Corporate Income Tax: Interest Addback, Throwback Sales and NOL Deduction Adjustment Allowed

Posted On Dec 12 2019 by

first_imgCCH Tax Day ReportAn Indiana manufacturer’s protest against an assessment of additional corporate income tax based on an interest addback, throwback sales, and net operating losses (NOLs) was rejected because the taxpayer failed to provide sufficient documentation. The taxpayer was a manufacturer of wire products who sold wire on returnable containers as part of a deposit program. The taxpayer claimed interest expense deductions on the basis of two intercompany loan agreements with the taxpayer’s parent corporation. The Department of Revenue determined that the taxpayer had to addback the interest expense. The taxpayer argued that the loan was an external debt used by the parent company to acquire the taxpayer and that the loan was guaranteed by the taxpayer’s assets and subsidiaries. Thus, the taxpayer claimed it was directly linked to the external debt and it was entitled to the interest expense deductions. The taxpayer presented as evidence book entries for monthly payments, loan agreements and promissory notes. However, the taxpayer failed to demonstrate that the interest rate was determined on the basis of an “arm’s-length relationship” and that it intended to repay the principal amount. Accordingly, the deductions were denied.The taxpayer also argued that its sales to customers in other states should not be subject to the “throwback rule.” The audit found that the taxpayer’s sales of wire and wire products packaged in returnable containers, for which it paid a refundable deposit, were to “throwback states.” The taxpayer did not establish that it sustained a plant or office in those throwback states, that it was subject to income or franchise tax there, or that the containers contributed to income from those states. Accordingly, the taxpayer’s sales to customers from those states were properly treated as “throwback” sales attributable to Indiana.Further, the taxpayer failed to establish that the department’s adjustment of its net operating losses, attributable to the denied interest expenses in prior years and carried forward to years under the audit time frame, were improper. Lastly, the taxpayer did not demonstrate that its actions were reasonable and, therefore, its request for a penalty abatement was denied.Letter of Findings No. 02-20150384, Indiana Department of Revenue, September 28, 2016, ¶402-445last_img read more


What Is Mobile Business Intelligence?

Posted On Dec 9 2019 by

first_imgYou might have heard this statistic by now: more people own a cell phone than a toothbrush.In a Forbes postOpens in a new window, Maribel Lopez lists a number of recent statistics about mobility. “While we could debate the numbers, the trend is clear,” she writes. ”The pace of mobile adoption across devices and applications is accelerating.” Mobility is no longer a nice-to-have option. Instead, it’s become a must for many businesses. Many surveys support this view. According to the Accenture Mobility Insights 2014 Report, 77% of participants in the survey considered mobility among their top five priorities. A similar finding was part of the Accenture 2013 CIO Mobility Survey where 79% of respondents cited mobility as a revenue-generator and 84% said mobility would significantly improve customer interactions.The Evolution of Mobile BIWith this paradigm shift comes the natural extension of business intelligence (BI) to mobile business intelligence (mobile BI) or mobile intelligence. This term may mean different things to different people, and it’s sometimes used interchangeably, but your perception of mobile BI will be influenced primarily by your understanding of BI.In my post “What Is Business Intelligence?” I defined BI as the framework that enables organizations of all sizes to make faster, better-informed business decisions. Mobile BI extends this definition and puts the emphasis on the application of mobile devices such as smartphones or tablet computers.Therefore, you can argue that the fundamentals remain unchanged—Mobile BI is the enabler that, if designed, implemented, and executed effectively, can help organizations drive growth and profitability.However, the way organizations go about realizing the true value of mobile BI may depend on the state of their enterprise mobility (for example, whether or not a formal mobile enterprise strategy and a road map exist) and the level of their BI maturity.Harnessing the Power of Mobile BIMobile BI is more prevalent and more relevant today because the gap between the experience of traditional BI content consumed on a desktop PC and that accessed on a mobile device is disappearing rapidly. We now talk about the gap between a smartphone and a tablet device. The tablet devices are getting smaller both in size and weight to compete with our smartphones.Rapid growth in areas such as the cloud, in-memory technology, big data, and predictive analytics are fueling this innovation cycle. As a result, companies are looking for ways to harness the power of mobile BI through innovation and without disruption.As businesses face more obstacles and are forced to deal with more complex challenges, they increasingly require greater mobile access to more processed data coming from both structured sources (such as sales data by markets and geography), and unstructured sourcesOpens in a new window (like social media or email data that can’t be easily queried with traditional tools and technologies).Companies at the leading edge seek to gain the edge to exploit mobile BI to support a workforce that’s becoming more and more mobile.Mobile BI Can Become a Key DifferentiatorAccording to IDC, the “world’s mobile worker population will reach 1.3 billion, representing 37.2% of the total workforce by 2015.” The share of the mobile workforce is even higher if we focus on the business roles such as sales, where mobility is a critical component for success. Business models that rely on insight thru outdated or limited capabilities can no longer compete in an ever-increasing global market, which simply dictates mobile execution.Today, there’s no doubt that both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations must deliver more for their customers and stakeholders. In this context, mobile BI can become a key differentiator in helping organizations cope with both the complexity and the real-time challenges they face with the execution of their strategy.It’s a transformative force that has the power to change how businesses deliver value today, because mobile BI further breaks down the walls of information silos, thus dramatically extending the ability to gain actionable insight thru data-driven analyses for all decision makers at all levels of an organization. Where do you see Mobile BI adding value to your organization?Connect with me on Twitter (@KaanTurnali) and LinkedIn.This story originally appeared on The Decision FactorOpens in a new window.last_img read more


10 months ago​Man Utd legend Giggs: Big players turning up for Solskjaer

Posted On Oct 28 2019 by

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​Man Utd legend Giggs: Big players turning up for Solskjaerby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United legend Ryan Giggs believes the players are showing what they can do under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.United were in a tough situation when Solskjaer took over for the rest of the season.He has seen them through the past two games with two wins, 5-1 and 3-1 against Cardiff and Huddersfield respectively.And Giggs believes the club’s best players are helping them win games.The Wales boss told MUTV after witnessing a 3-1 victory over Huddersfield: “It was Ole’s first home game, and the positivity that came from Cardiff game, the performance and result and I think everyone was looking forward to the game.”The big players are turning up, Pogba with the goals, David with a great save and Marcus getting better and better each game.”There’s a real positivity around the place and we need that to carry on now going into the Bournemouth game [on Sunday].” last_img read more


10 months agoLeicester loanee Barnes staying put despite Diabate exit

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first_imgLeicester loanee Barnes staying put despite Diabate exitby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeicester City attacker Fousseni Diabate is heading out on loan.The 23-year-old is set to play for Sivasspor in the Turkish Super Lig for the rest of the season.He has only managed three first team games this season.And given the striker’s departure, it means that academy graduate Harvey Barnes may be recalled from West Brom.Leicester are a little short in attacking positions for the remainder of the campaign.But a decision still has not been made, with Leicestershire Live suggesting that it is still more likely that he will stay at Albion until the end of the season. TagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img


21 hours agoLiverpool Champions League winner Kewell: Klopp needs new striker

Posted On Oct 28 2019 by

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool Champions League winner Kewell: Klopp needs new strikerby Paul Vegas21 hours agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool Champions League winner Harry Kewell says they’re a striker short.Rather than look to strengthen their attacking options in the summer, Liverpool opted to hand Divock Origi a new deal, shortly after he scored the goal to seal victory in the Champions League final last season.”I think they need another striker. I know it sounds crazy because the front three are amazing but I think they need another to test the current front three,” Kewell told Sky Sports following Liverpool’s 4-1 win over Genk in the Champions League.”I have nothing against Origi, I think he’s a fantastic player and he does his part. He has scored some important goals and he’s been a fantastic squad player because the front three are a solid front three. “Mane is on fire at the moment, Salah has been, but he isn’t at the moment. Firmino, even though I think he does a lot of the dog work for Mane and Salah, he still doesn’t score [enough].”Are there players out there? Of course there is. I would have loved to have seen Griezmann there. I think he would have been fantastic. I think he’s that type of player.” last_img read more