Wilmington Ski Snowboard Club Enrollment Now Open

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Ski and Snowboard Club has been an enjoyable experience for approximately 40 years to the students of Wilmington in grades 4 through 12. The mountain provides a great opportunity for skiers/riders, both beginner and experienced, to take lessons and learn throughout a 6 week group package program. The six week club will run in the months of January & February on Tuesday and Wednesday nights!2019 DatesWest, North & High School (Grades 4 & 5, 9-12)Tuesdays: January 8, 15, 22, 29; February 5, 12Middle School (Grades 6-8)Wednesdays: January 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; February 63 Steps For Enrolling Your Athlete In Ski Club!Pre-register by clicking HERE to get started.Continue to the forms page to fill out the 2019 registration form and mail to the WHS Athletic Office.Finally, click HERE to sign the Nashoba Valley Ski Area’s online Release of Liability.Learn more about the Wilmington Ski & Snowboard Club HERE. Learn more about the Nashoba Valley Ski Area HERE. Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington Ski & Snowboard Club 2016 Enrollment Now OpenIn “Education”Wilmington Ski & Snowboard Club Enrollment Now OpenIn “Sports”Wilmington Ski & Snowboard Club Enrollment Now OpenIn “Community”last_img read more

Liberia declared Ebolafree but WHO says the job is not done

first_imgClose Liberia was declared free of the Ebola virus by global health experts on 14 January, a milestone that signalled an end to an epidemic in West Africa that has killed more than 11,300 people. But the World Health Organization (WHO) warned there could still be flare-ups of the disease in the region, which has suffered the worlds deadliest outbreak over the past two years, as survivors can carry the virus for many months and could pass it on.Health specialists cautioned against complacency, saying the world was still underprepared for any future outbreaks of the disease.Today WHO declares the end of the most recent outbreak of Ebola virus disease in Liberia, the outbreak that was associated with the flare-up of cases in mid-November, said Rick Brennan, Emergency Risk Management and Humanitarian Response for WHO. Its also the first time that all three countries in West Africa, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, have stopped all known chains of transmission of the disease since the outbreak started in 2014.But the WHO official warned that: We have to say that the job is still not done. Thats because there is still ongoing risk of re-emergence of the disease, because of persistence of the virus in a proportion of survivors.Liberia was the last affected country to get the all-clear, with no cases of Ebola for 42 days, twice the length of the viruss incubation period – the time elapsed between transmission of the disease and the appearance of symptoms. The other affected countries, Guinea and Sierra Leone, were declared Ebola-free late in 2015.There were cases in seven other countries including Nigeria, the United States and Spain, but almost all the deaths were in the West African nations. It is the first time since the start of the EVD (Ebola Virus Disease) epidemic in West Africa almost two years ago that the three hardest-hit countries, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, are at zero cases for at least 42 days, said WHOs Liberia representative Alex Gasasira.last_img read more

OYO in talks to buy Keys Hotels from USbased private equity firm

first_img Hotel Collapse In Peru Kills At Least 15 During Wedding OYO Rooms founder Ritesh AgarwalOYO Hotels and Homes is in talks with US-based Berggruen Holdings, to acquire their company Keys Hotels in India. Berggruen Holdings, a $2 billion private equity and venture capital firm, is the owner of Berggruen Hotels in India, which operates business hotels under the Keys brand. The Keys Hotels brand, established in 2006, currently has a portfolio of about 20 owned, managed and franchised hotels across the country in cities such as Mumbai, Chennai and Mahabaleshwar. Out of its entire portfolio of hotels, Keys Hotels owns seven hotels totalling 1,000 rooms while another 13 are managed and franchised.OYO has approached Berggruen Holdings and due diligence has been carried out. A lot of investment has gone in Keys, but the business has been languishing. The valuations have to make sense. Keys was looking at a valuation of about $ 125 millionKeys Hotels, which has a debt of around 1.6 billion rupees, had been seeking buyers for the past few years. “OYO has approached Berggruen Holdings and due diligence has been carried out. A lot of investment has gone in Keys, but the business has been languishing. The valuations have to make sense. Keys was looking at a valuation of about $ 125 million,” an unnamed source told The Economic Times. Planning to rent an OYO room? Well, you may be on the radar of the government/agenciesKVN Rohit/IBTimes IndiaErnst & Young is the intermediary transaction advisor for the deal, media reports said. If the deal materialises, it would be the fourth acquisition in a year for Softbank-backed OYO. The hospitality major had acquired Chennai-based serviced apartment company Novascotia Boutique Homes in March last year, following it up with the buyouts of internet-of-things technology venture AblePlus and online marketplace for wedding venues and vendors, Weddingz.Building capabilities”Our acquisition strategy is targeted towards acquiring entities that assist us in building capabilities, we do not have any further announcement to make at the moment” an OYO spokesperson told the financial newspaper. However, Anshu Sarin, chief executive officer of Berggruen Hotels, denied being aware of any discussions with OYO. IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:00/0:20Loaded: 0%0:01Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-0:20?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … Lately, Ritesh Agarwal-led OYO has been focusing on expanding its international presence, with a special focus on China. Globally, OYO is present in over 500 cities across eight countries – India, China, Malaysia, Nepal, UK, UAE, Indonesia, and the Philippines. As of December 2018, the company had 458,000 rooms across the world. Closelast_img read more

Abducted minor found dead

first_imgJubayer Hossain. Photo: UNBPolice recovered the body of a minor boy from a lemon grove in Jalsuka village of Saturia upazila in Manikganj on Sunday morning, three days after his abduction, reports UNB.Deceased Jubayer Hossain, 7, was a son of a certain Shamsul Haque, and a first grader at Jalsuka Government Primary School.Aminul Islam, officer-in-charge of Saturia police station, said that Jubayer went missing from his house on Thursday afternoon.Later, the abductors called Jubayer’s family over phone on Friday and demanded Tk 300,000 as ransom.Informing the matter to local police, Jubayer’s mother went to Savar to handover the ransom.However, as the abductors did not contact her, she came back after waiting there for long.Later, locals spotted the body in the morning and informed the police.A joint team of police and Rapid Action Battalion recovered the body and sent it to Manikganj Sadar Hospital for an autopsy.Meanwhile, police arrested a worker, Mohidur Islam, of the orchard for interrogation.last_img read more

LastMinute YearEnd Tax Tips

first_img Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. 4 min read Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Jennifer MolineYou may think that the days leading up to April 15, 2009, will be a scramble of locating receipts and cursing yourself for not keeping better records, but there is also the likelihood you will kick yourself for not doing more in 2008 to lower your tax bill. Fear not, because there are ways — some quite simple — to maximize the few days left of this year in order to minimize what you will owe 3-1/2 months from now.The No. 1 recommendations made by many tax experts is to make capital investments now rather than put them off. A change to the 2008 Federal Tax Code has resulted in a historically high write-off maximum of $250,000 for tangible property. So now could be the time to do that much-needed upgrade of your equipment, such as computers, telephone systems, even furniture. All of your business-related gear is deductible, there are tons of sales going on, and if you charge the purchases to a credit card, you can claim the deductible for this year yet not have to pay off the charge until next year — and, as tax attorney Roni Deutch points out, you might even qualify for credit card rewards.Also, go green where you can, since tax credits are available for certain energy-saving purchases — from installing solar panels and solar hot-water heaters to purchasing alternative-fuel vehicles. Check out the IRS’s Web site for a list of the credits available for different electric and hybrid car models.There is a caveat to the recommendation of making business purchases this year, however. Barbara Weltman, a tax expert for small businesses, says that because of the recession, we’re in a unique situation: “Many businesses weren’t profitable. So the conventional approach — buying up supplies by the end of the year — would not apply this year.” Weltman suggests waiting until next year to make large purchases if you think your business is going to make more money then.The flip side to that, Weltman says, is do your best to send out invoices in the remaining days of December because maybe — maybe — you’ll get paid this year. “Get the money when you can, since you don’t know when people will be able to pay you,” she says.Expenses To Make Now That Could Result In Deductions On April 15Here are some other expenses tax experts recommend you consider making by Dec. 31 that could add up to more deductions next year:Donate to charities. For a hefty donation, consider charging it to a credit card and paying it off in 2009. Otherwise, making a tangible donation can also declutter your office. “In this environment, people should think about cleaning out their closets and giving away clothing and furniture to charity,” says John Hewitt, CEO of Liberty Tax Service. Donating a working computer is eco-friendly and will earn you a deduction. Another charitable recommendation from Weltman is to create a leave-based donation program for your staff — they forgo personal time off, and you donate those funds to relief efforts for a charitable contribution deduction. Weltman points out that because the money isn’t taxed as compensation to employees, your business avoids payroll taxes you’d otherwise owe.Pay off accounts receivable. If you are on the cash method of accounting, Weltman says, settle up outstanding receivables by Dec. 31 so you can deduct the payments next year. The bonus is you’ll preserve your good credit record.Make your next mortgage payment now so that you can take a higher interest deduction. But, warns Deutch, remember that that would be one less mortgage payment to claim next year.Distribute profits. If you’re one of the few businesses that did well this year, Weltman recommends paying out earnings — and taking a deduction — through bonuses to your staff. And corporations should consider distributing profits as dividends to owners.Prepay state and city taxes, since they’re deductible for this year.Consider maximizing 401(k) contributions before year’s end. The deductible amount for a contribution to a traditional IRA is up to $5,000 per person and up to $6,000 per person age 50 or older.Make health savings account (HSA) contributions this month in order to make a year’s worth of deductible HSA contributions for 2008.And if it’s too late for your business to salvage 2008, Weltman’s No. 1 piece of advice for smaller companies to practice throughout the year is to keep good books and records. The better record-keeping, she says, the easier it is to find items to write off. “If you don’t keep records,” she warns, “you won’t be able to name write-offs, even if they’re perfectly legitimate.”Also, don’t forget that the incoming Obama administration could also have tax implications next year.Search for other tax stories.Jennifer Moline is associate editor of bMighty.com. Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. December 29, 2008 Register Now »last_img read more