Although when it comes to wine investment it is usually either Bordeaux or Burgundy wines that attract the most investor attention, the upcoming Sothebys (NYSE:BID) April sale in Hong Kong will see clarets facing some Spanish competition with a fine wine selection from the legendary Vega Sicilia winery featured at the auction.
Stupendous Vega Sicilia Collection
On March 11, Sothebys announced that the highlights of its Hong Kong Spring Sale 2013 would include an impressive selection of 234 lots of wines direct from the legendary Spanish winery of Bodegas Vega Sicilia. In the auction houses press release, Serena Sutcliffe, International Head of Sothebys Wine, pointed out that it was a great privilege for Sothebys to bring to auction this stupendous collection of wines direct from Vega Sicilia, adding that the auction would present a unique opportunity for collectors to acquire decades of vintages.
As reported by the Decanter magazine, a vertical lot of 22 magnums of Vega Sicilia Unico, which comes from the personal collection of the winerys managing director Pablo Alvarez, is expected to bring HK$95,000-160,000 (8,240-13,878). In addition, a lot of Vega Sicilia Unico 1942 is estimated to sell for HK$80,000-120,000. The sale will also feature the winerys Reserva
Especial and Valbuena No 5 bottlings.
Sothebys Hong Kong Auctions
At Sothebys Hong Kong sales, the Vega Sicilia wines will compete for wine investment attention with some top clarets including Chateaux Petrus 1990, which is expected to go for HK$200,000- HK$280,000, and Chateaux Cheval Blanc 2000, priced between HK$120,000 and HK$200,000.
Wine with a Soul
As reported by Bloomberg, on February 25, Mr Alvarez showcased a rare tasting of Vega Sicilia wines to the media and buyers at the Mandarin Oriental hotel in New York. Mr Alvarez outlined the challenges associated with wine making, including sweltering-hot weather in the vineyards during the day, and near-freezing temperatures at night. Our entire philosophy is to make a wine of great elegance, he noted, as quoted by Bloomberg.
Vega Sicilia wines which have been produced in the Ribera del Duero region of northern Spain for almost 150 years are ranked by connoisseurs alongside Frances Premier Cru Bordeaux and are likely to receive significant wine investment attention at the upcoming Hong Kong auction.The Decanter magazine quoted Sothebys Ms Sutcliffe as describing Vega Sicilia as a wine with a soul which at the same time is a true reflection of its region, climate and the areas oenological traditions.
This message is a brief expose on the money scam and how it is symbolised in the Western world using the American dollar bill as an example, giving rise to how the hidden powers that be work behind the scenes and what you can do after you’ve got the realization that you’re being played.
What is money? ?
-Answer: Money is a means by which energy is exchanged. The economic system is based on work energy exchanges from person to person during the supply and demand.
Let me give some simple examples. I am a musician and let’s say I have received payment for playing a live musical performance. This payment represents the energy I had to put in to make that performance happen.
Let’s say I then give money earned from this performance to a mechanic. The money or payment the mechanic receives is for the energy he had to put in to repair my car. Then, the mechanic gives this money earned to someone else for their work energy related services to him and so on.
-In short, throughout the working world money goes where the energy flows in the exchanging, but here’s the rub.
In the above examples let’s say in every case the money paid out was fair and fitting to the amount of energy each person had put in for their services. However, in the world of work this is definitely not the case. There is a great imbalance:
Most people (like yourself?) in order to earn their pay check will have to put in far more than they’ll ever receive. That is, instead of receiving a balanced payment for their efforts most of the money made will go to their corporation. The fact that giant corporations make huge pre-tax profits each year and can get away with paying some of its workforce minimum wages tells you there is a huge imbalance. -This imbalance, unfair returns on people’s daily work energy contributions occurs on a global scale. It has been orchestrated by the hidden powers that be and it doesn’t end there.
There’s a whole list of other bloodsucking systems including many unfair taxations, banking and financial scams designed to siphon off the people’s hard earned cash to just a few very wealthy individuals: The ruling elite have deceptively manipulated the world financial system to such an extent that they control more money than the entire world’s governments stuck together. This means that they have usurped the energies from we-the-people to such an extent that we have become physically and mentally enslaved.
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An automated trading system or ATS is basically a trading program carried out by the computers. It actually puts forward trade to an exchange. The designers and programmers who are involved in this field always test the automated trading systems on current data of market or on historical data. This is done to determine whether the algorithms which are underlying and guiding the whole system are profitable or not. Also, even the back testing software are good platforms of trading. It allows the designer of trading system to test and develop the trading systems on the data of historical market.
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Undisclosed Offshore Accounts are being hunted down with FBAR (Foreign Bank Account Reporting) information requests of U.S. Taxpayers suspected of hiding assets in the wake of the UBS AG fallout and IRS Offshore Settlement Initiative.
What is in store for undisclosed account holders?
In 2009, the IRS and U.S. Department of Justice commenced a highly publicized investigation into Swiss bank UBS AG and U.S. account holders who essentially hid their assets from the U.S. Government. However, the investigation did not conclude with UBS. To entice taxpayers to come clean and disclose their foreign assets in exchange for lesser penalties, the IRS instituted the Offshore Settlement Initiative Voluntary Disclosure Program (the Initiative). Although the deadline to participate in the Offshore Settlement Initiative is long gone, it is clear that offshore tax evasion will continue to be a top IRS enforcement priority. Now, what can U.S. taxpayers with undisclosed offshore accounts who did not make the October 15, 2009 Offshore Settlement Initiative deadline expect coming up?
The IRS will be ramping up their Information Document Requests or IDRs targeting offshore bank accounts.Taxpayers may receive a Form 6564, Information Document Request, to obtain necessary books, papers, and other information relevant to the IRS examiner inquiry into the truthfulness of a tax return. The Information Document Request is a proper and structured process for the IRS to request and get information from taxpayers, including information regarding offshore bank accounts. Although not as formal as a subpoena, an IDR carries with it consequences for failure to comply and can lead to further inquiry and possible sanction.
The IRS will focus Information Document Requests on U.S. taxpayers with offshore assets and accounts that failed to disclose these interests to the U.S. government on their Form 1040, U.S. Individual Tax Returns, and file a corresponding Form TD F 90-22.1, Foreign Bank Account Reporting FBAR. If IRS agents discover that a taxpayer has not reported an interest in an offshore account or income accruing on such accounts during the course of an audit, the IRS may impose steep penalties including the greater of $100,000 or 50% of the offshore account balance for willful failure to file an FBAR for each account. These penalties, compounded with interest and fraud penalties, can essentially wipe out the taxpayers foreign assets. Additionally, taxpayers could be subject to criminal prosecution and jail time for tax evasion.
The issues surrounding these IDRs are extremely delicate and should be approached with considerable caution. Taxpayers who have been sent an Information Document Request by the IRS are best served by getting in touch with a tax attorney who is experienced at resolving disputes with the IRS quickly. An attorney can direct the taxpayer how best to answer an Information Document Request and will be able to talk with his attorney the most appropriate course of action. Otherwise the Internal Revenue Service can seek formidable fines and possible criminal prosecution against those U.S. Taxpayers believed to be hiding assets in undisclosed offshore accounts.
Dodgers star, Darryl Strawberry first got in to trouble with the IRS in 1994 when he was put under investigation for tax fraud. The IRS tacked him with tax evasion, and he had to pay back $350,000 in back taxes, serve 3 years of probation, six years of home confinement, and complete 100 hours of community service.
2. Lawrence Taylor
Former Giants linebacker, Lawrence Taylor filed an incorrect federal income tax return back in 1990. Taylor pleaded guilty to the tax charges in 1997, and was punished with three months house arrest, five years probation and 500 hours of community service for income tax evasion.
3. Pete Rose
Baseball favorite, Pete Rose, also got in to some trouble with the government in 1990, when he filed a false income tax return. Despite his celebrity status, Rose was sentenced to five months in a correctional facility, three months in a community treatment center, 1,000 hours of community service and a $50,000 fine.
4. Helio Castroneves
The recent controversy around Indy 500 racer Helio Castroneves and his supposed $5 million tax debt has shed light on the tax problems sports stars can get in to. He is currently being tried for evading taxes on a licensing deal that he claims to never have received a dime from. Only time will tell whether the Indy 500 and dancing with the stars celebrity actually committed the tax crime.
5. Willie McCovey
Hall of Famer Willie McCovey, like many other athletes who ran in to tax trouble, did so by forgetting to claim cash made during autograph signing. While McCovey pleaded guilty to the crime, he also claimed to have committed it unknowingly, since he had a professional handle his accounting. He was sentenced to two years of probation and fined $5,000.
6. O.J. Simpson
Although infamous for more than his athletic abilities, O.J. Simpson upset the IRS enough to be put on the California tax shame list. His tax debt was over $1.5 million, and he stayed on the list for more than a year.
7. Jesse Owens
The late 1930s Olympic winner Jesse Owens got himself into trouble with the IRS. After the Olympics, Owens tried multiple business ventures in the United States to profit off his newly found fame. However, one of his ventures lost Owens a fortune and rendered him unable to pay his full tax liability. As a result, Owens was forced to declare bankruptcy.
8. Boris Becker
Famed tennis player and bad boy, Boris Becker, ran right in to tax trouble when it was discovered his apartment was not his priority residence, as previously claimed. As a result, he was given two years probation, fined $500,000, and ordered to pay expensive court fees.
The increasing global demand for electrical power and the simultaneous rise in environmental concerns and legislation are the major drivers for the Heat Recover Steam Generator (HRSG) market. The global power market is at present strongly focused on issues related to climate change, in order to meet government-mandated environmental targets and also in order to reduce dependency on imported energy. The market participants have recognized the profound need for sustainable development through a well balanced energy portfolio inclusive of energy-efficient technologies. It is believed that Combine Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) is the solution for all such energy-related questions. Moreover, international agreements such as the Kyoto Protocol have reduced the outlook for coal-fired generation as the world looks to decrease the level of harmful emissions put into the earths atmosphere. These stringent regulations on companies generating power from coal, the worlds most utilized source for power generation which is also the most carbon-intensive source, have resulted in the growth of the HRSG market which is used in CCGT plants. These rules and regulations are expected to drive the market in the long term, as they are expected to become more stringent, ultimately increasing sales.
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Additionally, the demand for higher efficiencies and the availability of larger government incentives and rebates are expected to augment market growth. The increase in economic activities around the globe, especially in countries such as India and China, are also expected to spur the demand for the HRSG market.
The global recession and decline in power demand have fostered uncertainty about natural gas prices. This has created downward pressure on new investments worldwide. Cancellations or delays of utility programs and financing issues are plaguing the power generation market. This is expected to result in a gradual decline in sales, due to the lower demand for new installations of HRSG systems in the short term. The global HRSG market generated revenues of $1.54 billion in 2009.
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Pastors can have tax problems just like everyone else. A high moral character and desire to comply with the tax code embodied by the Internal Revenue Service is no guarantee that you wont run afoul of the IRS, though. Its entirely possible to knowingly violate tax laws and be considered a criminal. There is also a distinct possibility of unwittingly violating tax codes and ending up being considered a criminal as well.
The types of problems pastors typically experience with the IRS are of the second variety. Without intending to violate the law, pastors occasionally find themselves in trouble.
Pastors are under a special set of IRS regulations that allow for specified deductions. The tax code changes regularly, and the amount and types of deductions allowed one year can be different the following year. Pastors without experience in personally handling their own tax filing responsibilities should consult professional tax accountants to make sure theyre following the rules.
Occasionally pastors fall into the trap of avoiding taxes due to a process commonly known to the public as shortcutting. A pastor with a low income qualifies for all sorts of tax privileges, but detailed and correct tax filing must be made in order to take advantage of them. Its tempting to shortcut the process by skipping the filing requirements if the benefits seemingly arent worth the headaches to receive them. Failing to file a return or otherwise violating the filing requirements results in a black eye for clergymen and possible penalties as well.
Another common IRS problem experienced by pastors is the dreaded audit. Those giving a substantial amount of their income to qualified charities or other recipients are often red flagged by the IRS in a legitimate attempt to discover tax dodgers trying to reduce taxable income through giving. Pastors that are notified of an audit would do well to have a professional tax accountant go into the audit with them. Even pastors arent immune to IRS problems. Obtaining the services of tax professionals may be expensive, but its worth the cost if it helps avoid run-ins with the Internal Revenue Service.
Traders are making a lot of money these days. Today itself ForexMinute reported that someone named Nakowa has won the biggest Bitcoin gambling and he took away 11,000 Bitcoins or about $1.3 million. People are making a lot of money trading and gambling; if you are not cashing in the opportunity, you are definitely losing a golden opportunity. ForexMinute reported that Nakowa made 11,000 Bitcoins or about $1.3 million in just one weekend of gambling.
ForexMinute also brings the latest Bitcoin news to help traders know what is happening in the Bitcoin economy. It informs that any person with a little extra money can and make money as is done in Forex trading. Here to the value of Bitcoin fluctuates against various currencies. For instance, today one Bitcoin is valued close to 134USD and at some time earlier; the value was close to 60USD/Bitcoin, even before that it was close to 260USD/Bitcoin.
Thus, the prices of Bitcoin fluctuate a lot and that is where traders make money trading Bitcoin. In fact, Bitcoin is being considered one revolutionary currency which can change the way money is being perceived. It is safe and secure and considered ideal for international transactions as here traders do not need to have convert their currencies to the currency in which thy are buying some product.
Bitcoin is a cryptographic digital currency which is generated at a controlled rate using a computer program. Thus, there is no governmental interference; rather, these are not even controlled by some international body that can favor one country or one economy over another. It is unbiased and impartial currency that is being used these days for a lot of transactions from buying a cup of coffee to buying an adventure tour to paying lawyers in Israel.
Trade Bitcoin, Make Money
As there is no centralized authority in the Bitcoin economy, there will be any instability. Moreover, as Bitcoins are open-source, which means nobody owns them and that Bitcoins are decentralized which is quite important as what we see today is fiat which is being printed enormously without any consideration to inflation. The US is printing USD every month irrespective of the warning from the economists that it is unsustainable.
How Can You Trade Bitcoin?
Now that you know about Bitcoin, you can purchase Bitcoins in one of two ways e.g. you need to either visit an exchange platform, or buy them directly through other people who have Bitcoins for sale.
Insurances are classified in a number of ways. The policy term and coverage differentiates one from the other. Risks, perils, losses, and property, are the different coverages. A detailed analysis and a deeper understanding of the characteristics should be made for a certain insurance policy to be classified.
Most of the time private and social assurance are distinguished from one another. Social insurance is offered by public agencies and it is mandatory. While there are a lot of coverages that are offered by the government that are considered compulsory. But the are also those that are voluntarily bought. Also, private insurance companies offer compulsory insurance. It doesn’t matter who the provider of the insurance is as the distinction between compulsory and voluntary insurance doesn’t depend on them. A compulsory insurance, who ever provides it, is considered as a social insurance.
Personal, property, and liability risks are the coverages included in a private voluntary insurance. Disability and medical care coverages are under personal insurance. The coverage for the cost of loss of a certain property, whether it be repair or replacement, or any loss due to the use of that certain property, is under property insurance. Fire, windstorm, riot, civil commotion, and crime, are the most common perils. Personal injury, bodily injury, and property damage caused by persons in their personal, professional, and business activities, are all included in a liability coverage. Further categories include surety bonding and credit insurance.
Governmental voluntary assurance focuses primarily on personal and property risks. In Wisconsin, voluntary insurances are provided for their residents. In another state, crop hail insurance under property coverage is also offered. The US government through the Veterans Administration, provides life insurance to veterans. People who have already retired are also given supplemental medical care insurance on a voluntary basis under the Medicare program through the Social Security Administration. In the case of home loans, the federal housing administration provides loans to its lenders. The US government also joined the marine insurance field during the time of world wars.
Compulsory insurance is further sub-classed into two kinds, either state or federal. Some of these programs are supported by insurers while others are financed by government agencies. Coverage is provided for personal, property, and liability risks.