“It will live with me for an awful long time, but we have to take care of business.”That requires victory and taking silverware to Easter Road for the first time since 2007.“We want to enjoy what goes on after the game but in order to do that we need to be 100 per cent on the ball and perform the way we can do.“If we don’t, then we know what can happen.” Sunday’s League Cup Final with Ross County is not a day out to Alan Stubbs, it’s strictly business.The Hibernian manager knows a trip to Hampden is an important occasion in any club calendar, and while he is looking forward to it – he’s also looking beyond the meeting with Ross County and hoping to enjoy the post-match events.In order to do that though, his players are required to earn the right to party, by taking care of the match itself.“It’s not just a day out,” said Stubbs. “Leading the team out at Hampden will be a special moment. They are in any player or manager’s career, they are very special for any player or manager.
5 April 2006South Africa’s business sector has pledged to support schools dedicated to improving mathematics and science education in the country.Education Minister Naledi Pandor, meeting with business representatives in Johannesburg on Tuesday, called on the private sector to “adopt” the 400 Dinaledi schools in the country, saying their involvement would yield positive results.The schools were formed in 2001 to improve participation and performance in maths and science, particularly among previously disadvantaged learners.Old Mutual, the Shuttleworth Foundation, the National Business Initiative, the South African Sugar Association and Prudential Portfolio were among the companies and organisations represented at the meeting.Speaking after the meeting, Penny Vinjevold, deputy director-general for further education and training in the Department of Education, said business had shown interest in supporting the initiative, and had also made suggestions on improving it.“We have given them three weeks to come back to us regarding their pledges,” Vinjevold said.Prudential Portfolio’s Doc Sithole said the initiative would translate into highly knowledgeable human capital.“Our heart lies with the education of this country,” Sithole said. “If we do not do anything to improve it, no one will do it for us.”Khosi Xulu of Black Science, Technology and Engineering Professionals said the initiative needed support if South Africa was to build the scarce skills it needed for faster economic growth.“It is a brilliant idea, and really promises to produce a pool of black science professionals,” Xulu said.Source: BuaNews Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo material
Connecticut delays its new FAS 109 deduction with recent legislation. In addition, the legislation delays the change in the income thresholds for the Social Security deduction for individuals.FAS 109 DeductionCorporations may claim the FAS 109 deduction for certain members of combined reporting groups over a 30-year period beginning in 2021. In the 2017-2018 budget bill, the legislature had made the deduction effective in the 2018 income year.Social Security DeductionIn addition, the federal adjusted gross income thresholds at which taxpayers qualify for a 100% deduction for their Social Security benefit will increase in tax years beginning after 2018. Previously, the change was set to be effective for tax years beginning after 2017.S.B. 1503, Laws 2017, effective November 21, 2017 and as notedLogin to read more tax news on CCH® AnswerConnect or CCH® Intelliconnect®.Not a subscriber? Sign up for a free trial or contact us for a representative.