Ecuador to Invest $125 Million to Modernize Submarines

first_imgBy Dialogo November 06, 2012 Ecuador is investing about $125 million to modernize two war submarines in Chilean Navy shipyards, as part of a process that will last until 2014, the Ecuadoran Ministry of Defense said on November 2. Under the contract signed in January 2008, the “Shyri” unit was delivered by the Chilean Navy Armory and Shipyards (ASMAR) on October 19 at the Talcahuano port, about 500 km south of Santiago, said the Ministry in a statement. It was mentioned that the submarine “Huancavilca” is going through the same modernization process at the ASMAR facilities, and it will be ready by February 2014. “The units are property of the Ecuadoran Naval Force, and will be used to defend national sovereignty,” announced the Ministry, highlighting that the contract includes training of personnel. It was also said that this modernization “will benefit the country, since it will allow for better control of territorial waters, as well as to combat drug trafficking and transnational crime.”last_img read more

IDOR offers tips for newlyweds

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — Summertime has become an increasingly popular season for weddings, and the Indiana Department of Revenue (DOR) wants to help Hoosier newlyweds as they embark on wedded bliss to avoid the headache of tax issues.From name changes to filing status, DOR has several tips for 2018 newlyweds to be ready for next tax season and to ensure refunds are not delayed:1.) Name changes: If a customer changes their name as a result of marriage, the first step is to report this change to the Social Security Administration (SSA). Since tax returns are filed under an individual’s Social Security number (SSN), it is important to complete the name change process before filing a tax return. The name on the tax return must match the SSN to ensure any potential refund goes to the correct person. More information can be found online at Change withholding status: Newly married individuals may need to update their federal W-4 and state WH-4 forms to reflect additional exemptions or change their higher standard deduction. By claiming an additional allowance or changing the withholding status to married, fewer taxes may be withheld from their pay.3.) Update address: If marriage results in a change of address, be sure to update the address on file with DOR. DOR offers several methods for customers to update their address, including in-person, by fax or mail. By updating the address, customers can ensure they will receive important information from DOR on time, which may include a refund check. Details can be found on DOR’s website at Evaluate tax filing status: Once an individual is married, the filing status on their tax return must be either: married filing jointly or married filing separately. Often, the option married filing jointly provides the most beneficial tax outcome for most couples, due to the available credits and deductions. However, all couples should explore both options to determine what works best.Changing filing status may also change an individual’s tax bracket, so the income might be taxed at a different rate. If a married couple chooses to file a joint return, their income is now combined which may result in one or both individuals being in a higher tax bracket.Remember, even if the wedding date is December 30, 2018, a couple is still considered married for the 2018 tax year.last_img read more

Syracuse University announces members for search committee for its next director of athletics

first_img Published on April 6, 2015 at 11:25 am Contact Brett: [email protected] | @Brett_Samuels27 Facebook Twitter Google+ Related Stories Chancellor Kent Syverud discusses goals, qualifications for next director of athleticsDaryl Gross steps down as director of athletics, to serve as special assistant to the chancellorPete Sala to serve as interim director of athletics following Daryl Gross stepping downcenter_img The next director of athletics for Syracuse University is expected to be in place by the start of the 2015-16 academic year, the university announced Monday.A nine-member search committee has been formally established by Chancellor Kent Syverud, and includes students, faculty and staff members and members of the Board of Trustees. The committee will be chaired by Steve Ballentine, a university trustee, and includes interim athletics director Pete Sala, according to an SU News release.The search committee members and their current roles with the university are:Steve Ballentine, Chair of Search Committee, University TrusteeRick Burton, Professor of Sport Management in the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics and Faculty Athletics RepresentativeVeronica Dyer, Strength and Conditioning Coach for Olympic SportsJames Kuhn, University Trustee and Vice Chair of the Board of TrusteesRobert Miron, University Trustee and Chair of the Board of Trustees’ Athletics CommitteeLaVonda Reed, Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs and Professor of LawSam Rodgers, Class of 2015, David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics, football student-athletePete Sala, Interim Athletics Director and Managing Director, Carrier DomeBarry Wells, Special Assistant to the ChancellorThe committee convened last week, and will present at least two final candidates for the chancellor to review, according to the release. The new athletics director is expected to be in place by the start of the next academic year to replace Daryl Gross, who stepped down as director of athletics March 18.In addition, the university has retained Glenn Sugiyama and Pat Richter, leaders of the DHR International Sports Practice Group search firm, to consult during the search, according to the release.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“This is a key moment for Syracuse University to recruit an outstanding Director of Athletics who will continue to promote core values for our student athletes and all who work at and support our University,” Syverud said in the release. Commentslast_img read more