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Thousands of parents are not claiming back on their school donations

first_imgStuff 29 January 2017Family First Comment: A third of school donations can be claimed back but thousands of parents aren’t doing that.Hundreds of thousands, potentially even millions of dollars worth of unclaimed tax rebates from school donations are going unclaimed each year.Many parents are unaware they can claim a rebate from the Inland Revenue Department of up to one third of what they donated to the school their children attended.And many schools don’t tell parents they can claim a rebate on school donations. Many parents still think they’re paying a fee, rather than a donation.The number of parents claiming back money from their school donations has dropped, latest Inland Revenue figures showed between 2013 and 2015, 6000 fewer parents made a claim.In 2015, parents claimed back $21.2 million.Tax expert Michael Gousmett said a comparison of Inland Revenue and Ministry of Education data showed $46m worth of donations had not been claimed.IRD said any donation returns that were unclaimed were passed on to fund Government services such as roads, schools and hospitals.READ MORE: read more

EPL: Ighalo, Silva among players to miss end of season

first_img Premier League chiefs will need to decide the best way to reschedule fixtures without it having an impact on next season – but it will leave a whole host of players in limbo with their contracts expiring at the end of June. There will be question marks as to whether those stars will be able to play if the campaign is extended beyond the end of June, which is becoming increasingly likely. The high-profile names include Manchester City’s David Silva, Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen and Manchester United’s on-loan striker Odion Ighalo. Read Also:Odion Ighalo: Solskjaer reveals how Nigerian has improved Man United attack Ighalo has been an integral figure for the Red Devils since his loan move from the Chinese Super League in January. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Manchester United forward, Odion Ighalo and Manchester City’s David Silva are among a host of Premier League stars who may miss the end of the season with the campaign set to be extended. Odion Ighalo All games have been postponed until at least the first weekend of April although that could increase as the coronavirus continues to spread globally. Loading… Chelsea star Callum Hudson-Odoi and Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta have already tested positive for the virus while a host of squad members are self-isolating. That includes West Ham boss David Moyes and fellow staff after they came into contact with Arteta during a league fixture, while Everton players have also been advised to isolate after a number of first-team stars showed symptoms. Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?You’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of Art6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesDisney’s Live-Action Simba Was Based On The Cutest Lion Cub Ever5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks6 Unforgettable Shows From The 90s That Need To Make A ComebackThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The Worldlast_img read more

Osimhen: Playing in the Champions League my target

first_img Ligue 1 was abruptly ended following the coronavirus outbreak in France and across the world with Paris Saint-Germain declared champions. The Nigeria international joined the Great Danes last summer from Sporting Charleroi as a direct replacement for Ivory Coast international Nicolas Pepe, who teamed up with Premier League club Arsenal. The 21-year-old was in a spectacular form during his debut campaign for the Stade Pierre-Mauroy outfit, scoring 18 goals and providing six assists in 38 appearances across all competitions. The forward was named Lille Player of the Season following some eye-catching displays but felt frustrated after his aim to help the Great Danes secure a spot in the top European competition failed to materialize. “Winning the Lille player of the season was not my target. My target was to help the team finish in the Champions League spot, but I want to thank my team-mates and those who voted for me,” Osimhen told BBC Sport. “I’m really happy – it’s a great feeling – I’m here and proving it. The league is not as easy as some people think. It’s very competitive and you have to play among the best.” Osimhen has been linked with a number of European clubs lately, including Real Madrid, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur and Napoli. The striker, who lost his father recently, also dismissed the rumours making rounds that he has agreed to join the Italian side. “There’s a lot of fake news about me already agreeing a deal with Napoli – it’s sickening. Please disregard any report of transfers involving me on the news. I want to stay mute on all these as I mourn my late father,” he continued. Loading… Victor Osimhen has expressed his disappointment after Lille failed to qualify for the Champions League, having finished fourth in the 2019-20 season.center_img The forward also explained how his modest beginning has always served as motivation for him to perform well. “Whenever I’m in my free time, I reminisce on the past. My humble beginning makes me the person I am today – it’s me never, never wanting to give up,” he added. “So whenever I’m on the pitch, whenever I think about where I’m coming from, my family background, I don’t want to relent – I want to make them proud and I want to give my all.” Osimhen joined Wolfsburg after his impressive displays for Nigeria at the U17 World Cup in 2015, where he scooped the Golden Boot and Silver Ball awards to help the Golden Eaglets win the title. The young striker, however, struggled for game time with the German side, featuring in only 12 Bundesliga games before his departure. “I said some years back that I have a point to prove at Wolfsburg but I couldn’t get the chance,” he continued. “Now I’m here and proving it and I’m sending messages across and a lot of them are sending me messages also, calling to congratulate me.” The forward, who was part of the Super Eagles team that finished third at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nation in Egypt last year, also revealed he spends his leisure hours to read inspiring messages on social media. read also:I have not signed a deal with Napoli, Osimhen blasts fake news “I go to this motivational page on Instagram and save some of the important quotes that I see. In my spare time, I go to my saved items and read the quotes – it inspires me,” he said. The Super Eagles striker will hope to continue his impressive form in the 2020-2021 season. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Rain nixes holiday weekend doubleheader for Rebels

first_imgOBERLIN, Kan. – The big weekend Memorial Day weekend doubleheader planned for Saturday and Sunday for the Lucas Oil POWRi United Rebel Sprint Series presented by Mel Hambelton Ford Racing at Longdale Speedway in Longdale, Oklahoma and 81 Speedway in Park City, Kansas has been postponed by rain.  By David Smith Jr./OKTidbits  Saturated grounds and the threat for more rain through the weekend has caused series and track officials to reschedule events for the URSS and the Sprint Series of Oklahoma presented by Smiley’s Racing Products.  center_img The rescheduled events for both IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car series is now set for Friday night, June 21, at 81 Speedway and Saturday night, June 22, at Longdale Speedway.last_img read more

Mullins dominates Deloitte entries

first_img He should not be confused with the Mike de Kock-trained Flat horse of the same name. Elliott may also run Punchestown winner Chatham House Rule. Mullins will be hoping Kalkir gets his career back on track having been put in his place by Fiscal Focus at Christmas. The Mullins-trained Petite Parisienne, second to Chatham House Rule on debut, is also still possible. Noel Meade has a couple of interesting entries with Officieux and the newcomer Lettre De Cachet. Dai Bando, I’ll Be Your Clown, Prussian Eagle and Thunder Zone complete the list. Willie Mullins has five of the possible 12 runners in Sunday’s Deloitte Novice Hurdle at Leopardstown. Press Association Black Hercules, McKinley, Royal Bond winner Nichols Canyon and Sempre Medici complete the Mullins entry. Mouse Morris’ Alpha Des Obeaux was second to Mullins’ Douvan, the clear favourite for the Supreme, on his last start and he remains a possible. “He ran an absolute cracker the last day,” said Morris. “We’ve left him in just to see what is what, the owners will have a few others in the mix so we’ll see. “He’s in at Clonmel (which is currently unraceable) on Thursday.” Tony Martin’s Blair Perrone, the Dermot Weld duo of Silver Concorde and Windsor Park, the Sandra Hughes-trained Sub Lieutenant, Henry De Bromhead’s Identity Thief and Gordon Elliott’s Fort Smith complete the list. Elliott’s Vercingetorix is one of 10 remaining entries in the Gala Retail Spring Juvenile Hurdle on the same card. Useful on the level in France for Andre Fabre, he won well on his hurdling debut at Limerick and forms one part of an immensely strong team of juveniles for his owners Simon Munir and Isaac Souede. Mullins has won the race for the past two years with Champagne Fever and Vautour, who both went on to claim the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle at Cheltenham. This time, the champion trainer has the exciting Alvisio Ville, who is owned by JP McManus and is second favourite for the Supreme with some bookmakers despite having had only one run over timber to date last_img read more

Physician’s assistant busted for stealing medical equipment from hospital

first_imgPolice arrested 46-year-old Rhoderick Manhattan for stealing medical equipment from a hospital in the middle of a pandemic.The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said Manhattan was working as a physician’s assistant at the Palms West Hospital when two hospital employees witnessed him stealing medical equipment.The witnesses told police they saw Manhattan put the equipment in a vehicle. When deputies searched the car they found over $500 worth of equipment that included 52 boot covers, 26 protective overall suits/bunny suits, 12 scrub jackets, 11 head cover hoods, a box of gloves and one pair of scrubs.Manhattan was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail on larceny of emergency equipment and grand theft of emergency equipment during a State of Emergency.He is being held on a $15,000 bond.last_img read more

At Least 6 Children Killed by Gun Violence Over 4th of July Weekend

first_imgAt least six children were killed in shootings across the country over 4th of July weekend, police say.The children, ages 6 to 14, were all shot and killed while doing everyday things — riding in mom’s car, walking in a mall, and playing in a yard with their cousins.A 7-year-old girl in Chicago, an 8-year-old girl in Atlanta, and a 6-year-old boy in Philadelphia were among those killed in a spate of shootings over the holiday weekend. Dozens of people were wounded in cities around the U.S.last_img read more

BCCI vs WSG: Tribunal rules in favour of Indian cricket board

first_imgNEW DELHI: In what comes as a major boost for the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), in a majority decision, an Arbitral Tribunal consisting of Supreme Court Justices (Retd) Sujatha Manohar, Mukunthakam Sharma and S.S. Nijjar have upheld the termination of the media rights agreement for overseas territories with World Sports Group (WSG) by the BCCI on June 28, 2010.Speaking to IANS, a former BCCI official said that the verdict vindicates the stand of the BCCI. “It is relevant that the Award has accepted the case of BCCI that Lalit Modi was guilty of concealing the agreements that had been entered into and also the defaults committed by WSG Mauritius, from the then office bearers,” he said. The BCCI had accused the then chairman of its IPL Governing Council Lalit Modi of committing fraud on BCCI in collusion with WSG officials to the tune of Rs 425 crore. In a complete vindication of the hard stand taken by the BCCI office bearers including N. Srinivasan then Secretary, the Arbitral award has allowed the BCCI to appropriate the amounts lying in escrow pending the arbitration. This sum is to the tune of over Rs800 crore. P. Raghu Raman Senior Counsel who represented the BCCI said: “Now that a binding arbitration award has clearly pointed out the fraudulent conduct of Lalit Modi and others from WSG group, the police complaint given by BCCI to prosecute these persons at least at this stage should be acted upon.” IANS Also Watch: High Court Rejects BPF Plea Against Governor’s Ruled In BTADlast_img read more

Versatile Carlini enters weekend with plenty to play for

first_imgMATTHEW KUTZ/Herald photoWhen Wisconsin volleyball takes on the Wolverines this Saturday, Maria Carlini will be playing with a little more pressure and a lot more incentive.A 6-foot-1 outside hitter from LaSalle, Ontario, Carlini has played a key role in helping the No. 7-ranked Badgers to sole possession of second place in the ultra-competitive Big Ten standings, just a game behind No. 3 powerhouse Penn State.And seeing as she grew up just 45 minutes from Ann Arbor, Carlini would love nothing more than to have her best game of the season against Michigan, the program she had wanted to play for throughout her childhood.”The University of Michigan, since it is so close to home, was my dream school when I was younger,” Carlini said. “But then Coach Rod [Wilde, a Badger assistant] saw me play at a tournament, and he recruited me for Wisconsin.”Carlini said it only took one trip to Madison to see where she really wanted to attend college.”As soon as I came here, I fell in love with it. It’s just a beautiful campus, the atmosphere is so much fun, and the school is so good academically. As soon I came here, I knew this was the school I wanted to go to.”Doubled up: The University of Wisconsin volleyball team can thank Wilde for bringing Carlini here. The junior enters this weekend with a team-high five double-doubles in 2005, and has 13 for her career. Each of the 13 matches has involved double-digit kills and digs.”Coach (Pete) Waite’s main focus is on our defense, so I take a lot in pride in getting double-doubles because it means that I’m helping both offensively and defensively,” Carlini said.Though Carlini does not lead the Badgers in any major individual categories, her double-doubles, in addition to her serving success, has been a testament to her solid play all around the court. She currently ranks second on the team in kills (3.20 per game), digs (3.07), service aces (0.31) and total points on the year (213).What could be more impressive about Carlini’s statistics? Try the fact that she was initially recruited as a middle blocker.”I came to Wisconsin as a middle, so I never really got to play back row,” Carlini said. “After being moved to the outside, I have been working a lot on my defense and on getting more digs.”Life in the UW spotlight: Carlini has enjoyed college athletics immensely since joining the Wisconsin volleyball team. She said that part of the fun is playing in the Big Ten has been one of her favorite parts of the experience.”The Big Ten is the toughest conference for volleyball, so it’s just so much fun, just playing and competing every single weekend,” Carlini said. “It has just been an unbelievable experience and I’m so happy and honored to have the opportunity to play college sports.”One of her best moments came when the volleyball team was honored for winning the InnTowner Invitational at a Badger home football game against — who else? — Michigan.”That was just an unbelievable feeling. Everyone was looking at us, and everyone was clapping and cheering for us,” Carlini said. “It was awesome, especially against Michigan, and to see [Wisconsin] beat them was so much fun.”Captain Carlini: As the only junior in the starting lineup for the Badgers, Carlini is expected to be one of the captains, if not the only one, when Wisconsin hits the court in the fall of 2006.Without senior co-captains Sheila Shaw and Aubrey Meierotto, Carlini said the team has the ability to fill the voids at their positions for next year. “Obviously, losing Sheila and Aubrey, we’re going to need people to step up. Those are huge shoes to fill,” Carlini said. “A lot of the recruits coming in next year are really good, and the freshmen this year are awesome, so it’s going to be so exciting.” Carlini said that as well as the Badgers have played this season, her senior year could prove to be an even better year.”Last year and this year were supposed to be our rebuilding years, and look how well we have done,” she said. “I think that with the experience we’ve gained through this year, we’re just going to be unstoppable next year.”I’m so excited, and so happy that I have one more year with this great group of girls.”Added Incentive: But before stepping into a major leadership role, Carlini’s tall task of the moment will be living up to expectations in front of her cheering section at Michigan.”Last year, I had about 30 or 40 of my friends and family that came to the match, and for them to experience collegiate volleyball was awesome,” Carlini said. “Athletics in Canada is not as big as here, so when we play at Michigan, they get to see what it’s like, because it’s so hard to come all the way to Wisconsin.”Carlini maintained that a loss to the school she used to love would come with an added degree of disappointment for her as a player.”Michigan. That’s definitely the one school I never want to lose to in college.”last_img read more