Upcoming VTPA Meeting

first_imgThe Vermont Tax Practitioners Association (VTPA) will hold its next regular meeting on Tuesday, December 10th from 9:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at the Best Western Hotel (formerly the Holiday Inn) just off Exit 10 of I-89 in Waterbury, Vt.The morning session will be presented by a representative of the Internal Revenue Service and will examine new tax changes for the upcoming tax season.The afternoon session will be by the Vermont Department of Taxes and will also preview the 2002 tax year, with a special emphasis on the new tax forms and changes to the Act 60 process.The meeting is free for VTPA members who have paid their 2002 dues. Annual VTPA membership dues are $50 payable in advance or at the meeting. Prospective members or other interested persons may attend one introductory meeting without charge. Lunch is an additional $10 charge for all attending. For more membership information call Rick Kane at (802) 463-1503.The Vermont Tax Practitioners Association is a professional organization formed in 1975 to advance the education of all those interested in the field of taxation. Members meet five times a year for workshops and networking.last_img read more


China coronavirus quarantine hotel collapse kills four

first_imgFootage circulating on Twitter-like Weibo showed rescue workers searching the ruins of the Xinjia hotel in the dark as they reassured a woman trapped under heavy debris and carried wounded victims to ambulances.Other footage published by local media, purportedly from security cameras across the street, showed the entire hotel collapsing in seconds.The building’s facade appeared to have crumbled into the ground, exposing the structure’s steel frame, and a crowd gathered as the evening wore on.State broadcaster CCTV had earlier reported 48 people had been rescued out of 67 initially trapped when the hotel — which opened two years ago — collapsed. The building’s first floor has been undergoing renovation since before the Lunar New Year, and construction workers called the hotel’s owner minutes before the collapse to report a deformed pillar, the official Xinhua news agency said.The building’s owner has been summoned by police, according to Xinhua.China is no stranger to building collapses and deadly construction accidents that are typically blamed on the country’s rapid growth leading to corner-cutting by builders and the widespread flouting of safety rules.At least 20 people died in 2016 when a series of crudely-constructed multi-storey buildings packed with migrant workers collapsed in the eastern city of Wenzhou.Another 10 were killed last year in Shanghai after the collapse of a commercial building during renovations.Topics : At least four people were killed following the collapse of a hotel used as a coronavirus quarantine facility in eastern China, the Ministry of Emergency Management said Sunday.Rescuers have also retrieved 38 survivors from the rubble, with five in critical or serious condition, out of 71 initially trapped, the ministry said.The coastal city of Quanzhou has recorded 47 cases of the COVID-19 infection and the hotel had been repurposed to house people who had been in recent contact with confirmed patients, the People’s Daily state newspaper reported.last_img read more


Empowering women in maritime: Why are we still having this conversation?

first_img Your current account does not have access to this premium item. Please upgrade your membership to access this content. Go to the shop You are currently not logged into your account. Register and get a two week trial. You need javascript to validate your login status. Image courtesy: International Maritime Organization/Maria KanelakiIn 2019, the International Maritime Organization selected Empowering Women in the Maritime Community as its World Maritime Day theme, putting a greater focus on the importance of gender equality in the maritime sector in line with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). You are currently not logged in to a MyNavingo account. Premium content Premium content Log in Register Premium content Premiumlast_img read more


Word on the Street: Name something people learn only when it’s too late

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, MICH — Reporter Lauren Mixon asks community members to name something people learn only when it’s too late.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: late, learn, Something people learn only when it’s too late, too late, Word on the street, WOTSContinue ReadingPrevious Alpena County Airport receives funding for new runway sweeperNext United Way hands out $200 gift cards to students in needlast_img