Leising: Indiana tax climate among the best for business

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — The nonpartisan Tax Foundation recently ranked Indiana 10th in the nation in its 2019 State Business Tax Climate Index.Indiana outranks our neighboring states, with Michigan at 13th, Kentucky at 23rd, Illinois at 36th and Ohio at 42nd.The Index looks at each state’s tax codes, evaluating their corporate, individual income, sales, property and unemployment insurance taxes.Indiana performed well in many of the individual categories, ranking second in the nation in property taxes and 11th in unemployment insurance taxes.I’m pleased with our thriving business tax climate, and as your state senator, I will continue to support policies that make Indiana a great place to live, work and raise a family.For more information, click here.last_img read more

Technical Stakeholders Petition National Assembly over NBBF Crisis

first_imgThe stakeholders include; Coach Scott Innocent Nnaji, President Nigeria Basketball Coaches Association (NBCA), Babatunde Popoola (FIBA Referee) / President, Nigeria Basketball Referees Council; and Skambo Morrison, (FIBA Technical Commissioner) /President, Technical Commissioners Association.In a communiqué issued during the Kwese Premier Basketball League in Kano, they resolved that the bodies should present a written appeal to the National Assembly as a neutral and democratic national institution representing the diverse interest of the Nigerian people, to assist the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) in midwifing the current NBBF crisis.FIBA issued the deadline for a mutually acceptable resolution between the Tijani Umar and Musa Kida factions through a new election or an amicable settlement.But the stakeholders appealed to the National Assembly to wade in as a matter of urgent national importance, given the limitations of NOC to be able to strike any acceptable deal in the light of the difficult task assigned to it.The meeting also resolved to appeal to all mediating parties namely, FIBA, NOC and the National Assembly to consult closely with all basketball stakeholders in the country.NBBF has been rocked by crisis since the two parallel elections in June produced two different boards, with both claiming to be the validly elected custodians of NBBF.The crisis prompted FIBA to warn of a dire consequence if the dispute remains unresolved after the deadline, with the possibility of NBBF being subjected to sanctions, including without limitation, a suspension of the membership with FIBA.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Olawale Ajimotokan in AbujaSome technical stakeholders of Nigerian basketball have petitioned the National Assembly to intervene and stave Nigeria from an impending FIBA sanctions from international basketball ahead of the November 30 deadline given by the body to Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) to resolve it’s internal crisis.last_img read more

Barcelona 3-0 Man United: Messi stars as Man United are knocked out

first_img Source: BBC Manchester United’s Champions League run ended in the quarter-finals as Lionel Messi inspired Barcelona to a crushing victory in the second leg at the Nou Camp.United, trailing 1-0 from the first leg, started brightly but were then undone by brilliance from Messi and a glaring mistake from goalkeeper David de Gea.Messi put the hosts ahead with a fine curling effort from 20 yards in the 16th minute and four minutes later De Gea let a weaker shot from the edge of the area squirm under his body for the Argentine’s second.Philippe Coutinho added a third for Barca in the 61st minute, curling a stunning effort into the top corner from distance.United hit the bar inside the first 40 seconds through Marcus Rashford but were dominated after going behind.Alexis Sanchez’s diving header, which was spectacularly saved by Barca goalkeeper Marc Andre ter Stegen in the 90th minute, was as close as the visitors came in the second half.It was a sobering night for United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on the ground where he scored his most famous goal, the stoppage-time winner in the 1999 Champions League final.Barca now meet either Liverpool or Porto in the semi-final, with the Reds taking a 2-0 lead into Wednesday’s second leg.Mistakes costly but United outclassedUnited were always facing a difficult task as they attempted to overturn a first-leg deficit for the second round in a row.Just like in the last 16, when they stunned Paris St-Germain at the Parc de Princes, United started the game fast, looked dangerous on the counter-attack and had opportunities – a poor touch from Scott McTominay in the area saw a chance wasted shortly after Rashford’s first-minute effort.That start raised hope of an improbable comeback but Barcelona soon took charge and were awarded a penalty in the 11th minute for Fred’s clumsy challenge on Ivan Rakitic in the area only for the decision to overturned after the referee consulted VAR.United survived that scare but their hopes were effectively ended when they allowed Messi to score twice in four first-half minutes.The Argentine dazzled for his first goal with a nutmeg of United midfielder Fred and a perfect finish into the bottom corner, but Ashley Young gave the ball away in the left-back position and the visitors’ defence backed off rather than attempt to stop the shot.Then De Gea, so often United’s star player, made a huge mistake by allowing Messi’s tame shot from 20 yards to slip under his body and in.Unlike in the first leg, Barcelona looked as though they could could cut their opponents open at will.Messi was at the centre of that attacking threat with Jordi Alba also marauding forward from left-back and the Barcelona midfield outplaying their United counterparts, both in terms of their control of the ball and pressing to win it back.No United player made any real impact on a match that proved how great a rebuild is required under Solskjaer if they are to compete with the European elite.last_img read more