Inconnu Swim Club holds in-club meet ahead of first competition

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Inconnu Swim Club is officially back in the pool for the 2016/2017 swim season, and held an in-house competition last weekend.The club’s new head coach Steve Carson said that the swim meet went incredibly well. Carson takes over as head coach of the team after former head coach Jason Brockman fell ill. He said that despite the club having Carson as a new head coach, and having new junior coaches and volunteers, the meet went incredibly well.The club’s novice swimmers aged 7 to 11 were the ones in competition last Saturday morning, swimming mixed events from 25 to 100 metres. Kingsley Klaus took first in the U8 25m Freestyle, while the 9-11 25m Freestyle saw Jessica Nelson place first. Both Klaus and Nelson knocked 10 seconds off their seeded best times.- Advertisement -Adam Grace placed first in the 9-11 age group 100m Individual Medley, while Dayton Carson was the fastest swimmer in the 9-11 group 100m Freestyle. Kristana Semeniuk placed first in the U8 100m Free.Going into this weekend, Carson says that the club will be competing at their first competitive swim meet of the season in Grande Prairie. Carson says that while the swimmers are hoping to achieve fast times, he won’t be pushing them too hard, especially since the team has had to drive back and forth to Dawson Creek for practices. The reason: the North Peace Leisure Pool’s lap pool has been closed since early this week.Full results can be found here:Advertisementlast_img read more

How Panama papers jolted India and Pakistan a year ago

first_imgIn April last year, the world seemed to be suddenly flooded by the news of several big names being accused of stashing unaccounted wealth in tax havens in various forms – courtesy Panama papers.Panama papers are leaked documents of about 1.15 crore files containing details of about 2.15 lakh bank accounts. The documents were leaked from Mossack Fonseca, which is headquartered at Panama.Mossack Fonseca is a legal firm having offices in about 35 countries of the world. Mossack Fonseca provides consultancy to people and companies in lieu of heavy fee.It is alleged that in the garb of providing legal consultancy in financial matters, Mossack Fonseca helped investors establish off-shore companies in tax haven countries to evade tax in their respective countries.Since these companies are formed in the some chosen tax haven countries, the ownership details of the firms are kept hidden, which helps the investors evade taxes in the countries where they evaded tax and siphoned off the unaccounted money.WHAT PANAMA PAPERS SAIDThe leaked documents suggested that about 140 politicians and hundreds of celebrities worldwide invested money in tax haven countries. They floated shadow companies, trusts and corporations at places like Panama, British Virgin Islands and Bahamas.The documents tell the story of the handling of black money or tax evasion by just one consultancy major. Founded in 1977, Mossack Fonseca is the fourth largest legal and financial consultancy firm in the world.German newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung managed to get the entire volume of document through its source. The volume of the document was so huge – to the tune of 2.6 terabyte – that Zeitung approached the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) to unravel the information contained in the leaked data.advertisementThis data was manifold of the previous biggest leaks by Julian Assange and Edword Snowden.THE BIG NAMES IN THE LEAKMore than 100 media houses from across the globe sifted through the leaked data and dug out names of people who invested their money in tax haven.The list included 12 world leaders – serving and ex-head of states. Prominent names are Russian President Vladimir Putin, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, China’s President Xi Jinping, former and Pakistan PM Benazir Bhutto among others.Argentine footballer Lionel Messy is the biggest name from the world of sports to figure in the list of investors.SOME BIG INDIAN NAMESAccording to the Indian Express, the Indian newspaper that was part of the investigative team, some 500 Indian citizen, companies and trusts had invested the tax haven countries.The investors included DLF promoter KP Singh, Sameer Gehlot of India Bulls, Vinod Adani, underworld don Iqbal Mirchi, Garware family, Shishir Bajoria and Omkar Kanwar (maker of Apollo tyres) among others.However, the biggest names also included Amitabh Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Amitabh has since denied having evaded tax and any knowledge of investments made in tax haven countries in his name.Amitabh Bachchan’s name figured as director in four companies. Three of those companies were registered in Bahamas and one in Virgin Islands. Aishwarya Rai was made director in one company. Later, she was made a share holder of the company.Interestingly, the list also included former solicitor general Harish Salve.WHY NAWAZ SHARIF IS FACING THE HEATThe Panama papers showed that Pakistan PM’s sons – Hasan and Hussain – and daughter Mariyam founded four companies in the tax haven of British Virgin Islands.These companies purchased six big properties in London.The Sharif family mortgaged a part of these properties to take about Rs 70 crore loan from Deutsche Bank.They also bought two apartment in the UK for which they took loan from the Bank of Scotland.ALSO READ |Panama Papers case: Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif to face probe, rules Supreme Court ALSO WATCH |Panama leaks: Congress demands Amitabh Bachchan’s removal in govt held projectslast_img read more

Allegri slams Juventus after win

first_imgJuventus Play like that and we’ll lose to AC Milan – Allegri slams Juventus after win Joe Wright Last updated 2 years ago 08:02 10/26/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Juventus Juventus v SPAL SPAL Serie A The Serie A holders recorded a 4-1 win over SPAL, but their manager was not happy with his players’ performances heading into a key game Massimiliano Allegri slammed Juventus for what he considered to be lapses in concentration in their 4-1 Serie A win over SPAL.Goals from Federico Bernardeschi, Paulo Dybala, Gonzalo Higuain and Juan Cuadrado earned the champions all three points in Turin and kept them three behind league leaders Napoli.Juve 10/11 to beat Milan with dabblebet Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Stunning strikes from Bernardeschi and Dybala put Juve in control inside 22 minutes but Alberto Paloschi gave the struggling visitors a lifeline before the break, and they thought they had made it 2-2 through Marios Oikonomou, only for the goal to be ruled out for offside.Juve’s last home game in the top flight ended in a 2-1 defeat to Lazio after they surrendered a lead and missed a last-minute penalty, despite having controlled the game for much of the first half.And Allegri saw too many similarities with that game on Wednesday, warning his players to expect a defeat against AC Milan at San Siro on Saturday if they do not show some improvement.”If we play like this at San Siro against Milan, we will certainly lose,” he said to Mediaset Premium .”We still haven’t worked out that it’s nice to score good goals but that we’ve got to keep the intensity and concentration up. “We got ourselves into trouble and SPAL did well to get back into the game. In the second half, we took a big risk with Alberto Paloschi and fortunately it was offside.”We have to find a balance or it will be difficult to win the title. We don’t just want to attack or defend, but maintain a balance.”After going 2-0 up, there were three mistakes, one after the other, SPAL were able to control the ball. Anything could have happened if it had got to 2-2. You cannot afford that against the bigger clubs. Look what happened to us against Lazio.”I’m very demanding when it comes to this and the boys will understand it.”He added: “I hope this is the last time that I will have to throw my jacket to the ground [in anger]. I’m getting older. The boys are good but they have to be more careful.”last_img read more