Deputies with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office have made arrests in recent breaking and enterings in the Whiteside Cove Community located in Cashiers. Charged and arrested are the following persons:Austin Chandler Langley, Heady Mountain Road, Cashiers, NC. DOB 1/5/1995Breaking and Entering of a Motor Vehicle; Larceny of a Firearm; Possessing a Stolen Firearm; Breaking and Entering; Larceny after Breaking and Entering; Possession of Stolen Property. Arrested on February 16, 2017 and given a $50,000 bond.Chandler Dillion Langley, Heady Mountain Road, Cashiers, NC. DOB 10/11/2000.Breaking and Entering of a Motor Vehicle; Larceny of a Firearm; Possessing a Stolen Firearm; Breaking and Entering; Larceny after Breaking and Entering; Possession of Stolen Property. Arrested on February 6, 2017 and given a $40,000 bond.Charged but not arrested as of yet is Brandon James Mathis, DOB of 5/2/1990, of Tuckasegee
Kentucky proposed regulatory changes for market-based sourcing and using a a single receipts factor corporate income tax apportionment formula.The regulation would incorporate new provisions in 2018 legislation.Market-Based Sourcing RulesReceipts from sales other than sales of tangible personal property are in Kentucky, if the taxpayer’s market for the sales is in the state. The proposed regulation establishes uniform rules for:determining whether the market for a sale is in Kentucky; andreasonably approximating the state or states of assignment if the location of the taxpayer’s market cannot be determined.Several of the assignment rules apply in sequential order. Taxpayers must also:determine the method of assignment in good faith and with reasonable effort;keep contemporaneous records that explain the determination; andexercise state-to-state and year-to-year consistency in the inclusion or exclusion of receipts.Sourcing for ServicesIn general, taxpayers must assign receipts from services to Kentucky if the services were delivered to a location in the state. The term “delivered to a location” refers to the location of the taxpayer’s market for the service. This may not be the location of the taxpayer’s employees or property.In-Person ServicesTaxpayers must assign receipts from in person services to Kentucky if the customer receives the service in the state. This includes services performed in Kentucky that relate to:the customer’s body, like hair cutting or X-ray services;the customer’s physical presence, like live entertainment or athletic performances;the customer’s real estate;the customer’s tangible personal property at the customer’s residence or in the customer’s possession; andthe customer’s tangible personal property that is shipped or delivered to the customer.Professional ServicesA taxpayer that delivers a professional service to an individual customer must assign the receipts to Kentucky if:the customer’s primary residence is in the state; orthe customer’s billing address is in the state.A taxpayer that delivers a professional service to a business customer must assign the receipts to Kentucky if:the contract of sale is principally managed by the customer in the state;the customer placed the order for the service in the state; orthe customer’s billing address is in the state.Taxpayers can also use a safe harbor rule for large volume transactions. A taxpayer can assign its receipts from services based on a particular customer’s billing address if the taxpayer:does not derive more than 5% of all its service receipts from that customer; andengages in substantially similar service transactions with more than 250 customers.Special rules apply to:taxpayers that derive more than 5% of all service receipts from a customer;services delivered physically or electronically for or through a customer;architectural and engineering services;financial services;broadcast advertising services; andservices sold to related members that own or control the taxpayer.Intangible PropertyTaxpayers must assign receipts to Kentucky from the license or sale of intangible property used in the state. The assignment depends on the type of license or nature of the property sold. This includes distinct sourcing rules for:marketing intangibles;production intangibles;broadcasting intangibles;mixed intangibles;contract rights or government licenses that authorize use in a specific geographic area;software transactions;digital goods or services; andtransactions that resemble the sale of goods or services.Throwout RulesReceipts from other than tangible personal property must be thrown out of the receipts factor if:the taxpayer is not taxable in the state where it assigns the receipts; orthe state of assignment cannot be determined or reasonably approximated.Industry Specific Sourcing RulesThe regulation sets forth receipts factor sourcing rules for various industries. This includes rules for:bargelines;buslines;passenger airlines;pipelines;public service companies;air freight forwarders;railroads;regulated investment companies (RICs);securities brokerage services; andtrucklines.Public Hearing and Comment PeriodKentucky will hold a public hearing for the proposed regulation on December 21, 2018. It will accept written comments through December 31, 2018.103 KAR 16:270, Kentucky Department of Revenue, filed November 14, 2018Login 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.
Modern servers can now support up to terabytes of main memory and a failure of even a single memory cell can lead to a crash. Besides soft errors that can be corrected in hardware, hard uncorrectable errors can occur; in such case the only option for a server was to stop operation. In view of this recent report memory errors might cause downtimes and recovery, which is unacceptable for mission-critical enterprise systems. To address this issue Intel has introduced a wide range of reliability and high-availability features in the Intel® Xeon® 7500 processor series (code-named Nehalem-EX).These features are supported in Linux as Andi Kleen explains in his presentation: It is now possible that hard memory failures are caught by the operating system and exposed to applications. This way a server application can handle memory errors and continue to operate if running on Intel® Xeon® 7500 processor series.SAP has announced at Sapphire that they are working towards revolutionizing their enterprise software by taking advantage of their in-memory technology, which will allow fast queries and real-time processing. Instead of waiting hours to compile reports or days to replicate data in business warehouses, business users will get immediate responses on real-time data. Naturally, for in-memory processing, it is very important to be resistant against memory errors. Please check out our SSG booth at Intel Developer Forum 2010 in person and my colleague Otto Bruggeman will be happy to show you how SAP’s in-memory database is handling memory errors on Intel® Xeon® 7500 processor series.Best regards,Roman
BERLIN—A neuroscientist who has been the target of animal rights activists says he is giving up on primate research. Nikos Logothetis, a director at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics in Tübingen, Germany, says he will conclude his current experiments on macaques “as quickly as possible” and then shift his research to rodent neural networks. In a letter last week to fellow primate researchers, Logothetis cites a lack of support from colleagues and the wider scientific community as key factors in his decision. In particular, he says the Max Planck Society—and other organizations—should pursue criminal charges against the activists who target researchers.Logothetis’s research on the neural mechanisms of perception and object recognition has used rhesus macaques with electrode probes implanted in their brains. The work was the subject of a broadcast on German national television in September that showed footage filmed by an undercover animal rights activist working at the institute. The video purported to show animals being mistreated.Logothetis has said the footage is inaccurate, presenting a rare emergency situation following surgery as typical and showing stress behaviors deliberately prompted by the undercover caregiver. (His written rebuttal is here.) The broadcast triggered protests, however, and it prompted several investigations of animal care practices at the institute. Investigations by the Max Planck Society and animal protection authorities in the state of Baden-Württemberg found no serious violations of animal care rules. 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In it, he says he contacted local animal care authorities on 22 April to discuss a plan for ending his macaque work while still caring for animals that have been involved in the research, including those that have received neural implants.The society is “one of the best scientific organizations worldwide,” Logothetis wrote, but it has failed to take concrete steps against the activists. “I am no longer willing or able to accept the never-ending stream of abuse from animal activists toward myself and my co-workers while seeing them encouraged to increase their aggressive activities by the tolerance and very slow reactions of scientific organizations. There is a clear lack of consequences for illegal actions such as infiltration, violation of privacy, theft of documents, and even intentionally caused distress to animals in order to film supposed animal torture or abnormal behavior,” the letter states.Logothetis’s letter also faults his scientific colleagues in Tübingen for distancing themselves from the controversy. The neighboring Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology posted a disclaimer on its website emphasizing that there are no monkeys at the institute, he notes, and colleagues at the nearby Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research refused to issue a declaration of support.The letter was not intended to be made public, Logothetis told ScienceInsider, and he regrets that it has been circulated beyond the people to whom he addressed it. He stresses that the problem of inaction is not specific to the Max Planck Society. “In my view organizations worldwide must change strategy immediately. Filing charges against infiltrators should be a ‘must’ whether or not radical activists manage to escape consequences in the first trials. In our case, there was more than enough evidence to support a number of accusations,” he says.Max Planck did consider pressing charges against the undercover former employee, a spokesperson wrote to ScienceInsider, but “experienced external experts strongly advised against taking such a step given that the chances of success in a case like this are very low.” Instead, the society focused on “communication of the real facts, an informed public debate, transparency in what we are doing at the Institute and de-escalation—considering the poisoned atmosphere, the Max Planck Society did not want to fire up the situation.”The society issued a statement on 1 May saying that it regrets Logothetis’s decision. “The Max Planck Society and its president has at all times fully supported the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics in Tübingen,” the spokesperson adds, including hiring “an experienced conflict manager who provided guidance and support to Nikos Logothetis over the past few months.”*Correction, 6 May, 10:55 a.m.: This item has been corrected to clarify that Logothetis is not German.
A worker died on board one of the drillships operated by Brazil’s oil and gas producer Petrobras.The accident occurred on Petrobras America’s drillship Petrobras 10000 in the Gulf of Mexico on December 2.As informed, medical assistance was provided immediately to the man but he died.No other details have been disclosed except that the man was an employee of the company Spencer Ogden.Relevant authorities have been informed and an investigation into the accident has been launched, Petrobras said.The 2009-built vessel, owned by Switzerland-based company Transocean, is scheduled to remain in the US Gulf of Mexico until January 18 before it leaves for Brazil.World Maritime News Staff
New Zealand comedy duo Flight of the Conchords’ new single went straight to number one on iTunes on Friday, with proceeds going to a great cause.The song, (Feel Inside) And Stuff Like That, was part of the Red Nose Day: Comedy for Cure Kids TV extravaganza, and features the vocals of some of New Zealand’s best loved singers, including Dave Dobbyn.The lyrics of the new song came straight from the words of children interviewed by the Conchords.The TV event raised over $1.3 million for Cure Kids, a charity that aims to find cures for the life-threatening illnesses that affect many of the country’s children.The song and album went to number one on iTunes in New Zealand within 90 minutes of its release.“We are incredibly excited by the calibre of stars who have given us their valuable time and we are so grateful for their passion and drive to help us raise awareness of what Cure Kids does,” says Cure Kids CEO Vicki Lee.“It’s humbling and inspiring to know our mission to improve the health of children through research and its outcomes resonates with all of New Zealand – from international names giving us so much of their time and backing, through to schools in every community holding fundraising events, putting on a red nose and being silly for a very serious cause.”Video: Flight of the Conchords – Feel Inside (and stuff like that) – KARAOKEYou can download the song from: iTunes New Zealand, Amplifier.co.nz or MarbecksDigital.co.nzCopyright ©2012Look to the Stars
WEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Authorities temporarily shut down part of Tamiami Trail near the Everglades after a fiery tanker crash.Florida Highway Patrol and Miami-Dade Fire Rescue units responded to the scene of the crash along U.S. 41, near State Road 29, just before 4:30 p.m., Sunday.First responders arrived to find an 18-wheeler completely engulfed in flames. TrafficAlert: FHP still working that crash on US 41 in Dade County. Expect US 41 to be closed at SR 29 for most of the night.— CollierCountySheriff (@CollierSheriff) March 17, 2019Traffic on the roadway was blocked in both directions for many hours.The roadway was eventually reopened. Investigators have not provided further details about injuries or number of vehicles involved.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
-Four people, including three minor siblings, were killed and another person was injured as a wall collapsed on them in Pagla area of Fatullah upazila on Monday morning, reports UNB.The deceased were identified as Lamia, 12, Lima, 3, and Laboni, 8, daughters of Saiful Islam, and Alamgir Hossain, 30, of Damudda in Shariatpur district. Hailing from Patuakhali district, the three siblings used to live in a rented house in the area along with their parents.Witnesses said some workers were demolishing a 12-feet long shabby wall to build a multi-storey building at Shantinibas in Pagla while five people, including the three children, were playing on the other side of the wall.The wall suddenly fell on the five people, killing Laboni and Lamia on the spot.Lima died on the way to Dhaka Medical College Hospital in the capital and Alamgir succumbed to his injuries at the hospital.Kamal Uddin, officer-in-charge of Fatullah police station, said the workers fled the spot after the incident.The bodies were sent to Narayanganj General Hospital for autopsy.
1st span of Padma bridge installed on Saturday. Photo: Sazid HossainThe third span (superstructure) of the much-hyped Padma Bridge was installed between pillars 39 and 40 on Sunday morning, reports news agency UNB.With the installation of the third span around 8:30am, a total of 450 metres of the Padma Bridge is now visible, said the engineers concerned.The installation process of the 150 metres span has been started at 7:30am. The floating crane carrying the 150-metre span weighing 3,140 tonnes reached near the pillars on Saturday afternoon.The work of Padma Multipurpose Bridge became visible with the installation of 150 metres first span on the pillars 37 and 38 on September 30 last while second one was installed on the pillars 38 and 39 on 28 January this year.The construction work on the country’s largest bridge started in December, 2015 and it is expected that the mega construction will be completed by December this year.A total of 41 spans, each 150 metres long, will be installed on 42 concrete pillars of the 6.15-km bridge, according to the engineers concerned.
Naval ships in exercise. Photo: CollectedIran’s navy has mounted a locally built advanced defensive weapons system on one of its warships for the first time, the Iranian navy chief was quoted as saying on Saturday, as tensions mount with the US military in the Gulf.Iran’s Revolutionary Guards confirmed earlier this month it held war games in the Gulf, saying they were aimed at “confronting possible threats” by enemies.The US military’s central command confirmed it had seen increased Iranian naval activity, extending to the Strait of Hormuz, a strategic waterway for oil shipments the Revolutionary Guards have threatened to block.Iran has been furious over US president Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of an international agreement on Iran’s nuclear program and re-impose sanctions on Tehran.Iranian Navy Commander rear admiral Hossein Khanzadi “reiterated that coastal and sea testing of the short range defence Kamand system were concluded successfully, and said this system was mounted … on a warship and will be mounted on a second ship soon,” the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported,The Kamand has been dubbed the “Iranian Phalanx” after an automated machinegun produced by US firm Raytheon whose heavy bullets shred incoming missiles.Unable to import many weapons because of international sanctions and arms embargoes, Iran has developed a large domestic weapons industry to achieve self-sufficiency in producing military equipment, and often reports on its development of arms which it says are comparable with advanced Western systems.