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first_imgCHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia woman has been sentenced to more than 11 years in federal prison for planning to offer top-secret information from the National Security Agency to the Russian government. Elizabeth Jo Shirley pleaded guilty last year to one count each of willful retention of national defense information and international parental kidnapping. Prosecutors say Shirley once served in the Air Force and took her daughter to Mexico with the intent of contacting Russian government representatives. They say she planned to request resettlement in a country that would not extradite her back to the U.S. She was arrested in 2019 in Mexico City.last_img

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first_img 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr There are two kinds of lottery winners: Those who grow their wealth, invest in the future, and help people and organizations dear to them, leaving enough to pass on to their heirs—and the kind of people who blow it and lose it all within a few years. Hopefully, last night’s three Powerball winners will use their money wisely.Whether you play weekly, join the office pool, or swear off gambling entirely, everyone can learn a little something from those hapless souls whose lives took a turn for the worse when their lottery dreams came true.1. Carefully vet your financial advisors: Abraham Shakespeare pocketed $17 million of a $30 million jackpot in 2006. He befriended a woman, DeeDee Moore, who said she’d help “protect” his money from friends and family who were asking for handouts. She’d convinced him to transfer his money to her account, and then killed him. She was sentenced to life in prison without parole. continue reading »last_img read more

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first_imgVon Doorn said Indonesia should reform subsidies, especially abolishing diesel fuel and fertilizer subsidies.Read also: KPK highlights inefficiency, mismanagement in preemployment card programHe went on to say that by abolishing diesel fuel subsidies, the government could channel the spending into helping the lower-income half of the population, as he pointed out that the subsidy was mostly enjoyed by the wealthier sections of the population.He also suggested the government replace the fertilizer subsidies program by providing farmers with new research and technology or new seed types to help them be more productive in the long run.Meanwhile, van Doorn also said that the government should utilize data and technology in other subsidies, such as those for electricity and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), to prevent leaks and improve disbursements.“Reform of subsidies will have many benefits besides fiscal ones, including reducing poverty, improving productivity and reducing the environmental impact of the subsidies,” he said.The country recorded a total of Rp 1.96 quadrillion (US$137.94 billion) of state revenue realization last year, equal to only 90.4 percent of the 2019 state budget as a result of lower tax revenues, and last year’s state budget deficit widened to 2.2 percent of gross domestic product (GDP), higher than the 1.8 percent target.As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to ravage the economy, von Doorn predicted that Indonesia’s fiscal space would become tighter post-pandemic as state revenues were unlikely to recover for some time, given sluggish commodity prices and reduced corporate income tax returns.“To increase revenue and efficiency, Indonesia now needs to implement tax measures so that post-COVID, it can offset those impacts and restore tax to pre-COVID levels,” he added.The measures should include efforts to widen the country’s tax base, introduce taxes to meet environmental and health objectives, as well as improving tax compliance to help restore tax revenues to pre-COVID-19 levels.Read also: Govt expects unemployment to worsen, continue into next yearNational Development Planning Agency (Bappenas) state finance and monetary analysis director Boediastoeti Ontowirjo said the measures that the World Bank suggested were included in the country’s “core tax administration system” program that would be implemented by 2024.The core tax administration system is one of the key pillars of Indonesia’s ongoing tax reform, kicked off by the Finance Ministry in 2016, aimed at overhauling operations at the tax office and improving services to taxpayers.The reform of the tax administration is expected to increase Indonesia’s tax-to-GDP ratio by 1 to 1.5 percentage points, according to an International Monetary Fund (IMF) study. In 2017, the ratio stood at 10.7 percent, one of the lowest in the Asia Pacific region.Finance Ministry special staff member Masyita Crystallin said the government was currently working on the World Bank’s suggested subsidy reforms, such as implementing cash-based transfers for several social assistance programs.Despite the moves toward reform, she acknowledged that the government still faced hurdles in disbursing the assistance programs.“We still have challenges in the data set and data connectivity with other ministries that are not yet synchronized with the [Social Affairs Ministry’s integrated data on social welfare] DTKS,” she said.She gave an assurance that the government was working to update the data regularly so that it could move toward targeted subsidies, especially at a time when many vulnerable people were in dire need of assistance to pull through the pandemic.Topics : “We found that Indonesia has a limited space for development spending due to low revenue, as well as systemic constraints across sectors such as coordination challenges and inadequate data and information systems,” said World Bank senior economist Ralph von Doorn.He said that despite Indonesia’s robust economic growth, subsidy reforms and increased spending on infrastructure, health and social assistance, public spending remained inadequate.The report also found that the spending was not always directed at the right interventions, while that which was directed at the right intervention was found to be inefficient and ineffective at achieving the desired pro-equity outcomes, added van Doorn.Given such a situation, the World Bank recommended that the country conduct reforms, especially in tax and subsidies, to increase state revenue. The recommendations were also aimed at ensuring spending would be more efficient and effective. The World Bank has called on Indonesia to carry out reforms, especially on tax and subsidies, to improve the quality of its public spending.In its “Indonesia Public Expenditure Review” report published on Monday, the global financial institution said the country currently faced several constraints that prevented it achieving quality spending to close the gap between human capital and infrastructure.Read also: Indonesia increases COVID-19 budget again amid soaring deficitlast_img read more

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first_img4. Leicester City FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Leicester fans rated themselves highly in the bedroom and suggested they lasted an average of 28 minutes. Promoted ContentEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way6 TV Characters Whose Departures Have Made The Shows BetterThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?A Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Top 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World 1. Tottenham Hotspur According to LELO UK, supporters from all three clubs awarded themselves an average score of 6.22 out of 10. Leicester City finished in the ‘final Champions League slot’ with 64 per cent of fans thinking their partner would reach climax during sex. 10. Bournemouth 6. Liverpool 5. Arsenal Bournemouth and Arsenal supporters came only one minute behind Foxes fans for their average time in the bedroom.Unfortunately for West Ham fans, LELO found that they were the least sexually active and 19 per cent claimed that they have never had sex.Brighton fans were the most sexually active as 87 per cent insisted that they had sex at least once a week. “It also shows that how well you think you perform doesn’t necessarily transfer to how satisfied you and your partner are after sex.“It’s time to get Britain talking about sex and ensure couples are able to speak freely about what makes them happy in the bedroom.” 7. Manchester Citycenter_img However, Seagulls supporters came bottom of the table for their performances under the sheet as they only rated themselves and their partners a 4.6 out of 10.Posted below are the 11 football supporters who have the best sex, according to LELO’s study. 9. West Ham United A UK study has revealed that Tottenham supporters top the table for the football fans that have the best sex.LELO UK conducted the study of over 4,000 football fans in 2019 and a whopping 71 per cent of Spurs fans believe their partners reached orgasm when they have sex. 8. Chelsea 11. Brighton and Hove Albion Kate Moyle, a sex expert at LELO, said: “We want people all across the country to bring the same passion and dedication that they have for football into the bedroom.“The results of our research, though, shows that there are massive gaps between the quality of the sex being enjoyed by footballs fans across all of the Premier League teams.Read Also: EPL restart suffers setback as Brighton confirm third COVID-19 case Meanwhile, fans supporting United, Chelsea and Manchester City were confident about their skills under the sheets. Newcastle fans finished a close second to Spurs supporters with 68 per cent, while Manchester United came third with 65 per cent. 3. Manchester United Loading… 2. Newcastle Unitedlast_img read more

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first_imgFrom Mark Messier and Steve Yzerman to Adam Burish and Sharon Cole, the captain of a hockey team is a sacred position. Being able to combine on-ice ability with the necessary leadership qualities is a talent only a select few possess. Wearing the “C” on your jersey is a representation of the responsibility and commitment a captain must have to their team. So when it came time for University of Wisconsin’s women’s hockey team to select their 2006 captains, it almost seemed natural to have senior forward Sharon Cole donning the coveted “C” on her sweater. “Every year when the spot is open the veterans and I get together and vote for who next captain will be,” head coach Mark Johnson said. “She’s very popular and well respected amongst her teammates. She has great leadership on and off the ice and she sets a good example for the team with her academic achievements. No one, including myself, was surprised when she was chosen.” Still, while the selection seemed natural to coaches and players, Cole admitted she was both surprised and honored by her selection. “I was extremely honored to be named the captain,” she saidPlayers and coaches alike saw in Cole what all teams must see in a captain; a leader who maintains a strong relationship to her team while still being able to motivate them on and of the ice. And that’s exactly what Cole does.”My job is to get everything organized. I need to make sure everyone is on the same page and working towards the same goal,” Cole said. “I say a few words when it’s needed but it’s easier to communicate with everyone when your friends with them.”Cole, a Bloomington, Minn., native, has been a member of the Badgers since 2002 and has steadily increased her production every season since. She has played in nearly every game in her career and has posted at least a double-digit point total every season. The senior, who has never finished a season with below a plus-minus rating of +13, had a breakout year last year, accumulating 38 points and a +32 rating. In doing so, she held a team record with an 11-game point streak and is one of only 11 Badgers to ever record a 30-plus point season.Not that any of those records should be a surprise from someone who played for her Bloomington Jefferson High School teams since the seventh grade and was a six-time all-conference and four-time Associated Press all-state selection during her prep days as a Jaguar. As for this season, the Badgers (8-1-0, 6-1-0 WCHA) have been nearly flawless, thoroughly out-playing almost all their opponents. Cole, who has performed brilliantly this season, makes up one third of one of the most talented and dangerous lines in collegiate hockey. Junior Sara Bauer, sophomore Jinelle Zaugg and Cole have proven to be the go-to line for the Badgers this season and have combined for 47 points thus far, 11 of which belong to Cole. “We’re all just really clicking right now. We have a lot of different strengths and weaknesses but we complement each other very well,” Cole said. Cole, who in the midst of her senior season, has thoroughly enjoyed her time as a student athlete here at Wisconsin. As always, she has only the highest aspirations for herself and her team this season, and is looking to go out in style. “Personally I’m just looking to play my hardest for my last year and make it a good year on the ice,” Cole said. “As for the team we want to win everything, the WCHA tournament and the NCAA championship and we’ll do whatever it takes to get there.”last_img read more

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first_imgResponding to the sudden firing of US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tuesday by President Donald Trump, Jamaica’s Minister of Foreign Affairs issued the following statement:The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade takes note of recent changes announced within the Administration of the United States of America.Senator Kamina Johnson Smith, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade said, “We wish Mr. Rex Tilllerson all the very best and thank him for the frank and wide-ranging discussions we held with him during his recent visit here in Kingston.  We look forward to meeting Mr. Mike Pompeo, the new Secretary of State in due course and wish him the very best as well.”The Minister continued, “Jamaica and the United States of America have always had strong ties of cooperation, trade and friendship, and we intend to continue to build on same.”last_img read more

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first_imgA homeless man was arrested Thursday night after he attacked his homeless girlfriend with a hammer in a Burger King parking lot, Florida Keys deputies said.Monroe County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Adam Linhardt  said 59-year-old Mark Bucher beat his 57-year-old girlfriend with the hammer and then fled with the tool.Butcher was found a short time after walking north on U.S. Highway 1 with fresh dried blood on his arms, police said.Deputies found the hammer in some nearby bushes.Butcher’s girlfriend said they were celebrating their one-year anniversary when he became intoxicated and argumentative. She said Bucher threatened to kill her and repeatedly struck her with the hammer. She was taken to Lower Keys Medical Center, but her condition wasn’t immediately known.Linhardt said two witnesses corroborated the woman’s version of events.Butcher faces charges of aggravated battery, resisting arrest and tampering with evidence. He is being held without bond at the county jail.last_img read more

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first_imgA MAN who smashed a window in a house causing €500 worth of damage woke up the next day and went on Facebook to admit his role in the incident, a court has heard.Gareth Bryson, from Grahamsland in Carrigans, later told gardai he was drunk at the time.Inspector Michael Harrison told Letterkenny District Court that Bryson was returning to Donegal from a night out in Derry in a taxi when a row broke out among those in the vehicle. Bryson, who is 26, lifted a rock and smashed the window of a house in Lifford during the incident.“The next day Mr Bryson went on Facebook and told a friend of the injured party that he had carried out the attack and had apologised,” said Inspector Harrison.“Gardaí were called and Bryson admitted straight away his role.”Defence solicitor Kieran Dillon said Bryson had been drinking heavily on the night of the incident.“A row developed in the taxi bus and words were exchanged,” said Mr Dillon.“The next day when he realised what he had done he went on Facebook to accept his responsibility; he apologised and offered to compensate the victim.”However Mr Dillon said Bryson, who lives with his mother, had not come up with the €500, saying he had started saving money but had needed it for bills.“He is now back on track and trying to advance himself and very much regrets what he did. He went to gardai voluntarily,” said the defence solicitor.Judge Paul Kelly agreed to adjourn the case until Bryson pays over all €500 to the victim.MAN WHO SMASHED WINDOW WENT ON FACEBOOK TO SAY: ‘IT WAS ME’ was last modified: February 2nd, 2016 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:CarrigansdrinkFacebookFightLiffordrowlast_img read more

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first_imgA young woman is in a serious condition in hospital after her car plunged into a river in Ballyshannon.The crash happened on Sunday at Cavangarden on Sunday afternoon.The 22-year-old woman was driving her silver VW Bora car at around 4.30pm when her car struck a fence. The car then overturned and ended up in a nearby river.The woman was rushed to hospital after she sustained serious injuries.Gardai are appealing for anybody with any information including motorists who may have dashcam footage to contact Gardai in Ballyshannon.Woman, 22, seriously injured after car plunges into river was last modified: September 27th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:appealBallyshannoncrashdonegalGardairiverlast_img read more

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first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesTottenham 3 AFC Wimbledon 0Harry Kane’s second-half double guided Spurs into the fourth round of the FA Cup.The League One side kept Tottenham at bay for more than an hour before Kane netted twice in as many minutes and Jan Vertonghen added a third goal soon afterwards.Spurs dominated possession in the first period but could not find a way past Wimbledon goalkeeper George Long, who denied both Kane and Erik Lamela.Lamela stabbed another good opportunity wide, but the best chance of the half fell to Dons midfielder Jimmy Abdou, whose attempt was acrobatically tipped onto the bar by keeper Michael Vorm.Mousa Dembele struck the post shortly after the restart, but it took Tottenham until the 63rd minute to pierce the Dons’ defence as Kieran Tripper released Moussa Sissoko, whose cross was turned in by Kane.Embed from Getty ImagesThe Spurs striker doubled his side’s advantage just two minutes later, tucking the ball into the bottom corner after Kyle Walker-Peters’ shot deflected into his path.And Vertonghen ended any hopes of a Wimbledon revival 20 minutes from time, pouncing on Lyle Taylor’s slip and rifling his finish across Long from 25 yards out.Tottenham: Vorm; Trippier, Foyth, Vertonghen, Walker-Peters; Sissoko (Alli 65), Wanyama, Dembele; Lamela, Llorente (Son 59), Kane (Nkoudou 78).See also:Pochettino: Kane could be a one-club manWinks not ready to return – PochettinoSpurs v AFC Wimbledon player ratingsTottenham youngster completes loan move Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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