Subramanian Swamys office attacked over Lankan issue

Unidentified miscreants pelted stones on the office of India’s Janata Party president, Subramanian Swamy, in Madurai in protest over the Sri Lankan issue, the Times of India reported today.Police suspect that it could be the handiwork of students of the Government Law College in Madurai, who were staging a protest in the wake of Swamy’s recent meeting with President Mahinda Rajapakse in Colombo. Police said that the name board in the office was damaged. The protesters also lowered the party flag and tore it slamming Swamy for his alleged support to the Sri Lankan government when that country was facing charges of war crime. There was no one at the office when the incident happened and the building was locked. Police said that a group of more than 20 men came to Lal Bahadur Shastri Road raising slogans against Swamy last morning and started pelting stones. They fled the spot as soon as police came. Deputy commissioner, R Thirunavukkarasu, visited the spot and conducted inquiries.A complaint has been lodged by the functionaries of the Janata Party seeking protection to the office. Police said that they are yet to identify or arrest anyone in connection to the case. Police protection has been given to the office after the incident. read more

CTF says Alberta slips as financially attractive desination for athletes

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Justin Slimm Posted Oct 5, 2015 1:22 pm MDT WikiCommons/Wikipedia CTF says Alberta slips as financially attractive desination for athletes A report from the Canadian Taxpayers Federation says Alberta has dropped from first to the fifth most financially attractive destinations for NHL hockey players, after the provincial tax hike that took effect October first. The new report, co-authored by Americans for Tax Reform, looks at NHL salaries, tax rates and the impacts on team salary caps. The study says Alberta’s 5 per cent jump in tax on high-income earners will see Edmonton Oilers forward Taylor Hall pay an additional $1,097,825 in taxes over the course of his contract. Flames defenceman Dennis Wideman will be tagged an additional $401,080 in taxes on his contract. CTF Alberta Director Paige MacPherson said NHL players are likely to consider tax implications before signing with a new team. “NHL players aren’t all that different from other highly skilled workers who have the ability to move provinces or countries” said MacPherson, “The same concept applies for doctors, engineers and CEOs of major companies. Alberta used to be number one. Not anymore. We want our teams to be the best in the league, and we should demand that of our taxes as well.”The report ranks Dallas, Miami, Tampa Bay and Nashville as the top four most tax-friendly cities with NHL teams. Alberta remains number one among Canadian Provinces. read more