SMB ties series, rips TNT

first_imgLady Chiefs dedicate crown to mourning coach Poe chides LTFRB exec over termination of motorcycle taxi pilot study “It was very evident in this game,” Austria said of his Beermen’s Game 4 fire. “We didn’t play with that, we had very low energy in the last two games and we lost. I told the players that you need to exert all your effort and match their intensity and we can win.”Larry Fonacier scored 15 points and Jason Castro 13 for the Texters, who never got going the way they did in Game 3 Sunday night and dropped into a hole they never got to climb out of.Austria, though, refuses to buy suggestions that his team is now back playing the favorite, a tag the Beermen were given after coming into the series with an 11-game winning streak dating back to the elimination round.“We don’t look at it that way,” Austria said when asked if San Miguel will be the favorite in Game 5. “I just know that this is a game of adjustments. They will plot things against you for the next game, try to anticipate your adjustments.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Municipal councilor nabbed for indiscriminate firing in Leyte MOST READ San Miguel coach Leo Austria is wary of how the rest of this series will go and wants his boys to do what they did in Game 4, which he thinks is their best chance to bundle out the Texters.“We are both powerhouses,” Austria said after getting 31 points from Chris Ross and double digits from four others. “But this is a chess match, with each (coach) looking for an advantage (against the other). We have to play our game, like we did today.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnThe Texters played their worst game of the series and got beaten early, when Ross scored 18 of his total in the third to boost the San Miguel juggernaut that had the Beermen taking a 60-38 lead.Ross’ effort did not escape Austria, who praised the entire team for “playing with the sense of urgency” after they had come into the game staring at a 1-2 deficit following two straight TNT wins. LATEST STORIES 98% of residents in Taal Volcano’s 14-kilometer danger zone evacuated – DILG Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town PBA IMAGESShowing up with the energy and intensity that champions are made of, San Miguel Beer went out for blood Tuesday night and nearly sucked TNT KaTropa dry, scoring a 97-86 victory that leveled their Final Four series in the PBA Philippine Cup at 2-2 at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay.After leading by as large as 22 points in the third quarter, the Beermen played with defending champions’ form and clearly grabbed the momentum and psychological edge going into Game 5 of this bruising series on Thursday at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.ADVERTISEMENT Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties 15 Taal towns now under total lockdown View commentslast_img read more

Weekly Report from Washington, D.C.

first_imgThe November 6 weekly report covers the House Republicans’ introduction of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Also, the Senate Republicans continued work on their tax reform package. The IRS announced more relief for victims of Hurricane Maria and the California wildfires. The IRS also announced that e-filing for 2016 returns closes November 18.CongressHouse Republicans introduced the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Senate Republicans continue to work on a tax reform package.HouseHouse Republicans unveiled the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act HR 1. The bill would, among other measures, lower the corporate tax rate, repeal many individual and business tax breaks, and eliminate the alternative minimum tax (AMT). The bill is scheduled for scheduled for markup by the Ways and Means Committee November 6.SenateRepublicans on the Senate Finance Committee continue to work on a tax reform package. Senate Republicans could release tax legislation during the week of November 6 with markup during the week of November 13.IRSThe IRS provided additional disaster relief, guidance on ITIN renewal and LB&I compliance campaigns. Also, it announced that e-filing for 2016 will end November 18.Disaster ReliefThe IRS announced streamlined procedures for loans and distributions from retirement plans to help victims of Hurricane Maria and California wildfires. Employers that sponsor retirement plans for their employees may provide this relief to employees, along with some family members, who live or work in the disaster area, the IRS explained (IRS Ann. 2017-15).ITINsThe IRS reminded taxpayers to renew their Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs). Taxpayers with ITINs set to expire this year, and who need to file a tax return in 2018, must submit a renewal application (IR-2017-184).Compliance CampaignsThe IRS Large Business and International Division announced new compliance campaigns. The new compliance campaigns relate to the Swiss bank program, foreign earned income exclusion, and energy efficient buildings, among other issues.e-FileThe IRS announced that e-filing for 2016 returns closes November 18. Taxpayers may file paper returns for 2016 after November 18 (IR-2017-183).Health CareThe IRS has released guidance for small employers who want to provide health reimbursement arrangements (QSEHRAs). These plans help employees offset the cost of health insurance (Notice 2017-67).CybersecurityIRS Commissioner John Koskinen said that the Service has successfully defended against millions of cyberattacks. Koskinen steps down as commissioner later this month.NonacquiescenceThe IRS announced that it will not acquiesce in a district court decision awarding a married couple a refund because the Service incorrectly recharacterized the couple’s nonpassive income as passive (AOD 2017-7 ).By Jessica Jeane, George Jones and George L. Yaksick, Jr., Wolters Kluwer News StaffLogin to read more tax news on CCH® AnswerConnect or CCH® Intelliconnect®.Not a subscriber? Sign up for a free trial or contact us for a representative.last_img read more