Share Share EducationLocalNewsTertiary New Partners for DSC by: – July 10, 2012 45 Views one comment Tweet Share Sharing is caring! The National Bank of Dominica (NBD), the National Cooperative Credit Union (NCCU), Island Car Rentals and ACS Super Market / 7-11 High Street have pledged to be partners with the Dominica State College (DSC) to deliver this year’s International Taxation in the Caribbean Context (ITCC) course.The course will run from August 7-17, 2012, at the Bath Estate Campus of the DSC, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. each evening.The goal of this 21 hour course is to elevate the level of professionals in Dominica by enriching their understanding of critical global challenges regarding taxation of international transactions, especially as they relate to the people of the Caribbean. The course will cover topics such as:• Tax treaties and their effects on the Caribbean basin• International employment and retirement benefits—the tax perspective• Tax competition, harmonization and national sovereignty• CARICOM, the OECD, and harmful tax competition• The future of the international taxation regime• Tax Implications of the EU-CARIFORUM Economic Partnership AgreementThe course is designed to benefit, in particular: bankers, lawyers, accountants, Inland Revenue officers, magistrates, financial advisers, Senior Government Officers, politicians, insurance officers and lecturers. Quite apart from the knowledge, skills and attitudes the ITCC will expose the learners to, successful participants will receive DSC and Texas Tech University certificates. Texas Tech University School of Law professor, Vaughn E. James, will teach the course. Dr. James is a Dominican who has spent several years in the teaching and legal professions. An endowed professor (the Judge Robert H. Bean Professor of Law), he has taught at Syracuse University (located in New York), the University of Tennessee, Southern Illinois University, Texas Southern University (located in Houston, Texas), and Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. He teaches a wide range of courses, with the concentration in tax courses – Federal Income Taxation, Federal Estate and Gift Taxation, International Taxation, Taxation of Tax-Exempt Entities, and Gratuitous Transfers. He also serves as Director of the Income Tax Clinic at Texas Tech University and is the author of several publications on the subject of taxation. The NBD, NCCU, Island Car Rentals, and ACS Super Market/7-11 High Street see this course as an opportunity for Dominican professionals to empower themselves for the ubiquitous challenges brought about by globalism. These private sector Dominican institutions are keen to support the College to increase the capacity and capability of our professionals. Reflecting on the value of the partnership, Customer Programme Coordinator/Marketing of Island Car Rentals, Ms. Sharlene Richards, says, “Island Car Rentals is pleased to partner with the DSC – not only allowing students the opportunity to benefit from the knowledge of Professor James – but also giving students the fundamental tools to become productive citizens.”Similar sentiments about the worth of the ITCC has been expressed by former graduate of the course and President of the NCCU who excitedly notes, “We are pleased to partner with the college because this is a great course which allows Dominican professionals to look critically into what happens internationally and avoid the mistakes of the past.”Yuri A. Jones, Market Research Analyst, National Bank of Dominica Ltd. adds his evaluation of the benefits expected in this partnership by stating, “We are pleased that our financial contribution will afford students the opportunity to learn from an established legal practitioner and professor of law, Dr. Vaughn E. James, a Dominican operating in Texas. And we look forward to the successful implementation and completion of this educational initiative.”Dean of the Faculty of Education, Merrill J. Matthew, welcomes the partnerships, noting that, “It increases the ability of the College to offer high quality professional training at very affordable fees.” Dominican professionals are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to enrich their knowledge and skills by registering for the course. Registration deadline is July 23. Participants may register by calling Daisy Rodney at the DSC at 440-3533, or by visiting the DSC’s Office of Continuing Education at the Bath Estate Campus. Press Release
100 per cent of the money raised in Fort St. John will stay in the local athletic community.Donations can be made online, directly to Chadwick at [email protected] or by calling 250-271-1819. Any donation over $20 will receive a tax receipt. So far, Chadwick has raised $450, which goes towards his minimum goal of $5000, while at a national level $30,000 has been raised towards a goal of $200,000.Locally, plans are still being formed for various fundraisers set to be held at the Fort St. John Canadian Tire, but drop boxes have been set up and are already accepting donations, and a campaign is close to beginning which will sell Jumpstart brand bicycle safety valves, with all the proceeds going to the campaign.Chadwick, who used to ride mountain bikes recreationally, says this ride is a whole different beast, especially with the elevation changes through the Rockies.”I’m excited, but I’d be definitely lying to say I’m not nervous. It’s a pretty substantial distance and not the easiest route either through the Rocky Mountains. The first day it’s a 900 metre elevation gain, the second day is 900 and something metres in elevation gain, and the third day is 700 metres.”Advertisement The Jumpstart program, which is run locally by Danielle Armstrong of Big Brothers, Big Sisters in Fort St. John, was designed to help provide less fortunate children the opportunity to get involved in sports such as hockey, soccer, dance and swimming, but more importantly, helps children develop important life skills, self esteem and confidence.Last year, the local chapter of the campaign raised and donated over $11,000, providing financial assistance for 77 Fort St. John children who otherwise would not be able to participate.This year, Chadwick says he wants to help raise even more money, so he himself, along with fellow Canadian Tire employees, owners and managers, will be taking a hands-on approach.- Advertisement -He says it was because of last year’s success that he felt obligated to raise even more money for local children this year.”I think Jumpstart is a great cause helping kids participate in sports, which really has no negative side to it, its all positive… Last year we substantially increased the amount of money we raised, and I was worried that this year we would have more kids looking for money cause we were able to help so many last year, and may not have the funds available. So this was an excellent opportunity because every dollar I raise stays in Fort St. John.”Close to 40 people will hit the bike on the five day journey consisting of 550 kilometres through Alberta from Hinton to Calgary, travelling through the Rocky Mountains, with the goal of fundraising $200,000 nationally.Advertisement
Fifa said the FA’s fine was for “breaching media and marketing regulations and the Fifa equipment regulations”.The fine followed England’s quarter-final win over Sweden.Fifa said several England players “continued to display unauthorised commercial branding on playing equipment items before and during the quarter-final match between Sweden and England”.The Swedish FA has also been punished with the same fine for a similar sock offence earlier in the tournament.That makes it the joint second highest fine at the World Cup behind Argentina’s Sh10mn (£80,000) punishment after their fans threw objects and chanted homophobic abuse.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Eric Dier was one of three England players to wear the socks, which have white dots around the ankles. Photo/BBCLONDON, United Kingdom, July 12 – The FA has been fined Sh6mn (£50,000) after Dele Alli, Eric Dier and Raheem Sterling wore “unauthorised” socks at the World Cup.The players wore branded ankle support socks over official Nike socks, ignoring a Fifa warning to stop.