Affection – Forrestal Memorial http://forrestalmemorial.com/ Sat, 18 Sep 2021 10:20:38 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://forrestalmemorial.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/cropped-icon-32x32.png Affection – Forrestal Memorial http://forrestalmemorial.com/ 32 32 OnlyFans star Renee Gracie has been banned from Bathurst 1000 https://forrestalmemorial.com/onlyfans-star-renee-gracie-has-been-banned-from-bathurst-1000/ https://forrestalmemorial.com/onlyfans-star-renee-gracie-has-been-banned-from-bathurst-1000/#respond Fri, 17 Sep 2021 06:37:19 +0000 https://forrestalmemorial.com/onlyfans-star-renee-gracie-has-been-banned-from-bathurst-1000/

Renee Gracie had ambitious plans to return to the Bathurst 1000 but was harshly stopped by Supercar makers.

The OnlyFans superstar was once a professional runner and since her retirement she has paved the way for the production of popular online content.

Gracie had planned to fund her crew, maintenance and vehicle using the income she earned on the controversial adult website OnlyFans.

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This initial plan was abolished by the governing body of Supercars, calling the idea a “publicity stunt”.

“She uses sports to sell more videos”, an official said, “It’s not even worth commenting because it won’t happen.”

Since leaving the sport in 2017, Gracie has skyrocketed to online success with her adult videos and naughty content.

The 26-year-old is believed to have made over $ 500,000 in her first month of creating OnlyFans content.

A month ago, Gracie revealed her intention to buy it “own team” so that she can resume racing as she pleases.

With sights set on entering the Bathurst 100 wildcard, she believes her inclusion would help revive the sport.

“I don’t think anyone in Australia would be able to generate the interest that I would attract” she told News Corp.

Image: Daily Mail

It seems Supercars don’t have the same opinion, apparently banning Gracie from fully participating in the competition.

To add fuel to the fire, Gracie lashed out at her former employer for his attitude towards women. She expressed the belief that they were highly dependent on the idea “sex sells” when promoting female drivers.

“I was that ‘sex sells’ figure. They wanted to take advantage of it … it’s so contradictory because they sold me as a ‘sex sells a handsome driver’ and now … they don’t want anything to do anymore. with me. “

Image: speedcafe.com

The irony of the whole situation is exceptional and frustrating for Gracie.

Hopefully our daughter can get her team started!


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Former University of Miami professor and wife accused of sending genetic sequencing material to Iran https://forrestalmemorial.com/former-university-of-miami-professor-and-wife-accused-of-sending-genetic-sequencing-material-to-iran/ https://forrestalmemorial.com/former-university-of-miami-professor-and-wife-accused-of-sending-genetic-sequencing-material-to-iran/#respond Thu, 16 Sep 2021 05:55:00 +0000 https://forrestalmemorial.com/former-university-of-miami-professor-and-wife-accused-of-sending-genetic-sequencing-material-to-iran/

A former University of Miami professor, his wife and sister face federal charges related to purchasing DNA sequencing equipment from U.S. manufacturers and shipping it illegally to Iran, prosecutors said.

Mohammad Faghihi, 52, his wife Farzeneh Modarresi, 53, and his sister Faezeh Faghihi, 50, appeared in court for the first time on Tuesday and were charged with conspiracy to commit an offense against the United States and conspiracy to commit money laundering, as well as several other charges.

The family operated a Florida company called Express Gene, whose court documents revealed it received nearly $ 3.5 million in wire transfers from accounts in Malaysia, the People’s Republic of China, Singapore, Turkey and in the United Arab Emirates.

The transfers were sent between October 2016 and November 2020 and some of that money was used to buy DNA sequencing equipment from US manufacturers to ship to Iran without a license, despite sanctions against Iran, said. investigators.

Each gene sequencing machine cost $ 200,000.

Faezeh Faghihi (pictured), 50, along with his brother and sister-in-law first appeared in court on Tuesday.

Mohammad Faghihi (left), 52, his wife Farzeneh Modarresi, 53, and his sister Faezeh Faghihi (right), 50, appeared in court for the first time on Tuesday and, according to court records, all three were charged with conspiracy to commit an offense against the United States and conspiracy to commit money laundering, as well as several other counts

The former professor has also reportedly been in contact with the Revolutionary Guard Corps - a US-designated terrorist organization that purchased several genetic testing machines from Express Gene - but Faghihi's defense attorney downplayed any connection between his client and a terrorist group and said Faghihi was not trying to fuel a conflict with the United States

The former professor has also reportedly been in contact with the Revolutionary Guard Corps – a US-designated terrorist organization that purchased several genetic testing machines from Express Gene – but Faghihi’s defense attorney downplayed any connection between his client and a terrorist group and said Faghihi was not trying to fuel a conflict with the United States

According to prosecutors, in February Mohammad Faghihi almost got away with the crime when he arrived at Miami International Airport from Iran and lied to customs and border officials, their saying that he did not practice his profession or carry out research in Iran. .

“He was literally about to board a plane on Monday when he was arrested,” Federal Prosecutor Michael Thakur said at a hearing, as reported by Miami Herald.

Thaker requested Faghihi’s detention on the basis of a risk of flight to his home country, Iran.

According to the Miami Herald, the former professor was also in contact with the Revolutionary Guard Corps, a US-designated terrorist organization that purchased several genetic testing machines from Express Gene.

Faghihi’s defense attorney downplayed any connection between his client and a terrorist group and said Faghihi was not trying to fuel a conflict with the United States.

Instead, the defense attorney claimed, Faghihi lived in Pinecrest, Florida and was a world-renowned scientist trying to help save humanity, as reported by the Miami Herald.

As airport officials searched Faghihi's luggage, CBP officers reported finding 17 vials of unknown biological substances (pictured) covered with ice packs and hidden under bread and other food.

As airport officials searched Faghihi’s luggage, CBP officers reported finding 17 vials of unknown biological substances (pictured) covered with ice packs and hidden under bread and other food.

Although Faghihi told border officials the opposite, he was the director of a laboratory at Shiraz University of Medical Sciences in Iran, which also bore his name: Dr Faghihi´s Medical Genetic Center

Although Faghihi told border officials the opposite, he was the director of a laboratory at Shiraz University of Medical Sciences in Iran, which also bore his name: Dr Faghihi´s Medical Genetic Center

But officials said Faghihi was the director of a laboratory at Shiraz University of Medical Sciences in Iran, which also bore his name: Dr Faghihi’s Center for Medical Genetics.

While searching Faghihi’s luggage, CBP officers reported finding 17 vials of unknown biological substances covered with ice packs and hidden under bread and other food.

During the four years, Faghihi also worked as an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Miami.

During his tenure as a professor – from 2013 to 2020 – he was the principal investigator of several grants from the National Institute of Health (NIH).

Officials said that Express Gene and Faghihi received large deposits of international threads during this period and that Faghihi did not make the required disclosures to the university or NIH.

Online court records do not list lawyers for Faghihi or his family.

Judge Jonathan Goodman ordered Faghihi’s detention before his trial, according to the Miami Herald.

Goodman said Faghihi “was surely aware of the need” for a license from the Treasury Department to illegally ship gene sequencing equipment to Iran. He also said he had “multiple ties” with residents of the Middle Eastern country and communicated personally with a member of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.

Faghihi and his wife both worked at the University of Miami.  Faghihi was an assistant professor in the school's psychiatry and behavioral sciences department (pictured)

Faghihi and his wife both worked at the University of Miami. Faghihi was an assistant professor in the school’s psychiatry and behavioral sciences department (pictured)

Faghihi’s wife was also a former University of Miami employee and was arrested along with her husband on Wednesday for the crime.

Modarresi’s defense attorney argued she should get bail before trial due to her close ties to the Miami community, but Thakur argued they may flee to Iran before their next court appearance. the tribunal.

As reported by the Miami Herald, the judge ruled that Modarresi was a flight risk although Faghihi’s sister was not because she is a naturalized U.S. citizen.

Faezeh was ordered to be confined to her home with an electronic monitor. She also had to hand over her passports and it is not yet clear whether the sister will be able to post her bond.

According to the Miami Herald, the judge set the terms for a personal guarantor of $ 3 million, with a deposit of $ 300,000, and a corporate guarantor of $ 1 million, which requires another deposit of $ 150. $ 000.

The deposit of $ 150,000 is not refundable.

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Duke of Rutland finds solace with old friend after parting ways with Tiggy Maconochie https://forrestalmemorial.com/duke-of-rutland-finds-solace-with-old-friend-after-parting-ways-with-tiggy-maconochie/ https://forrestalmemorial.com/duke-of-rutland-finds-solace-with-old-friend-after-parting-ways-with-tiggy-maconochie/#respond Sat, 11 Sep 2021 22:27:29 +0000 https://forrestalmemorial.com/duke-of-rutland-finds-solace-with-old-friend-after-parting-ways-with-tiggy-maconochie/

He has had a rather eventful love life since the end of his 28-year marriage.

And now I’m sorry to report that the Duke of Rutland is once again healing a broken heart in his Belvoir Castle estate after parting ways with company photography agent Tiggy Maconochie.

But since the couple, both 62, suddenly ended their year-long romance, the shooting-crazed Duke – David Manners to his pals – has “leaned on” the old friend. Louise Pickering for support.

However, Louise, a folk art dealer whose late father was journalist Sir Edward Pickering, is keen to put an end to rumors circulating in the Duke’s Magnificent Stack in Leicestershire that the couple are in love.

He has had a rather eventful love life since the end of his 28-year marriage. And now I’m sorry to report that the Duke of Rutland is once again healing a broken heart in his Belvoir Castle estate after parting ways with company photography agent Tiggy Maconochie. (The Duke is pictured above with his daughters Eliza and Violet)

When I contacted Tiggy (above) ¿who was the agent of Helmut Newton, the late fashion photographer known for his austere, often sadomasochistic portraits of naked women, she said: “My private life is private.  There is nothing sad about my relationship with David '

When I contacted Tiggy (above) – who was the agent of Helmut Newton, the late fashion photographer known for his austere, often sadomasochistic portraits of nude women – she said, “My private life is private. There is nothing sad about my relationship with David ‘

She said to me: ‘David separated from Tiggy and since then he likes to say that he leaned on me.

“He has been to my house several times recently and I have been to his house several times. I have to go to his house soon for a shoot, and I stayed at the castle for his birthday [in May].

“But I’ve known David since I was 21. He’s been a really good friend for 40 years, and you are with your friends at times like this.”

Ever since Tiggy and the Duke, both 62, suddenly interrupted their year-long romance, shooting mad Duke David Manners to his pals has 'leaned on' old friend Louise Pickering ( photo) for support

Ever since Tiggy and the Duke, both 62, suddenly interrupted their year-long romance, the shooting-crazed Duke – David Manners to his pals – has ‘leaned on’ old friend Louise Pickering (pictured ) for support

The Duke’s marriage to Emma, ​​Duchess of Rutland, broke down in 2012 after he got into an affair with a woman who lived on his land, Andrea Webb, of Brazilian descent.

However, rather than suffer the upheaval of a divorce, Emma continued to live at the 200-year-old Chateau de Belvoir – albeit in a separate wing – and continued her role as general manager of the 15,000-acre estate.

The 58-year-old has also embarked on a romance with property manager Phil Burtt and described him earlier this year as her “partner”.

The Duke and Duchess have five children, including Violet, Alice and Eliza Manners, all pillars of the London social scene.

Their boisterous parties all night long as youngsters earned them the nickname Bad Manners Sisters.

Three years ago it was revealed that the Duke had parted ways with Ms Webb. However, nine months earlier, police had been called to Belvoir Castle following an argument that erupted when estate staff told the Brazilian that she had been barred from a shooting game.

She would have refused to leave the premises unless the Duke himself told her to go. But she finally gave in and left, followed by the police.

When I contacted Tiggy – who was Helmut Newton’s agent, the late fashion photographer known for his austere, often sadomasochistic portraits of naked women – she said, “My private life is private. There is nothing sad about my relationship with David.

Louise, a folk art dealer whose late father was journalist Sir Edward Pickering, is keen to put an end to rumors circulating in the Duke's Magnificent Heap in Leicestershire (above) that the couple are in love.

Louise, a folk art dealer whose late father was journalist Sir Edward Pickering, is keen to put an end to rumors circulating in the Duke’s Magnificent Heap in Leicestershire (above) that the couple are in love.

The Duke's marriage to Emma, ​​the Duchess of Rutland (pictured together) broke down in 2012 after he embarked on an affair with a woman who lived on his land, Andrea Webb, of Brazilian descent.

The Duke’s marriage to Emma, ​​the Duchess of Rutland (pictured together) broke down in 2012 after he embarked on an affair with a woman who lived on his land, Andrea Webb, of Brazilian descent.

First there were X-rated snaps on the adult website OnlyFans – now Lottie Moss has another lucrative program.

She’s following in her stepsister Kate’s footsteps with her own scent, but the 23-year-old will have to whip a lot to get rich – the bottles cost just £ 20.

First there were X-rated snaps on the OnlyFans adult website - now Lottie Moss (above) has another lucrative program.  She is following in her stepsister Kate's footsteps with her own scent, but the 23-year-old will have to whip a lot to get rich the bottles cost just £ 20

First there were X rated snapshots on the adult website OnlyFans – now Lottie Moss (above) has another money making program. She is following in her stepsister Kate’s footsteps with her own scent, but the 23-year-old will have to whip a lot to get rich – the bottles cost just £ 20

Meanwhile, I can reveal that Kate, 47, whose own scents were discontinued in 2015, took a hit during Covid.

Accounts filed for Kate Moss Ltd show that shareholders’ funds have fallen from over £ 3million to £ 8.8million and ‘cash in the bank’ has fallen by just over £ 7million. from pounds sterling to 4.7 million pounds sterling.

Once known as “Hardcore Harbord” due to its party-loving lifestyle, Prince Harry’s old friend Davina Harbord has finally made her home.

She married Old Harrovian Freddie Streeter last weekend at Clissold House, an 18th-century Grade II listed mansion in Stoke Newington, north-east London, in front of guests including Made In Chelsea star Ollie Proudlock.

Pilates instructor Davina, 35, whose older sister Astrid became close to Harry after her split from Chelsy Davy, was known for her tendency to party and her friends were surprised when she proposed in an unconventional way to Freddie, 34, on Valentine’s Eve this year.

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Once known as “Hardcore Harbord” due to its party-loving lifestyle, Prince Harry’s old friend Davina Harbord has finally made her home. She married Old Harrovian Freddie Streeter (set above) last weekend at Clissold House, an 18th-century Grade II listed mansion in Stoke Newington, north-east London.

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OnlyFans Job Fight: Demi Hunziker Alleges She Was Forced To Quit Job At Ngāti Manuhiri Settlement Trust Due To Adult Online Account https://forrestalmemorial.com/onlyfans-job-fight-demi-hunziker-alleges-she-was-forced-to-quit-job-at-ngati-manuhiri-settlement-trust-due-to-adult-online-account/ https://forrestalmemorial.com/onlyfans-job-fight-demi-hunziker-alleges-she-was-forced-to-quit-job-at-ngati-manuhiri-settlement-trust-due-to-adult-online-account/#respond Sat, 11 Sep 2021 04:48:49 +0000 https://forrestalmemorial.com/onlyfans-job-fight-demi-hunziker-alleges-she-was-forced-to-quit-job-at-ngati-manuhiri-settlement-trust-due-to-adult-online-account/ Demi Hunziker (Ngāpuhi), passionate about serving Maori communities, claims she was fired from her day job after her employer discovered her on OnlyFans, a platform popularized by sexual content. Video / Dean Purcell

A woman claims she was forced to quit her job after her bosses found out she was selling videos of herself on an adult website.

Demi Hunziker (Ngāpuhi) spent nearly three months working as an operations coordinator for Ngāti Manuhiri Settlement Trust, an iwi organization based in Warkworth, before saying she was asked to leave due to her OnlyFans account.

The 28-year-old joined OnlyFans – an adult website that users pay a subscription to access – when she was fired from her flight hostess job last year while Covid-19 was making havoc in the travel industry.

Demi Hunziker was recently fired from her administrator position for having only fan-friendly content (sexual content) which is inaccessible unless you subscribe to it.  Photo / Dean Purcell
Demi Hunziker was recently fired from her administrator position for having only fan-friendly content (sexual content) which is inaccessible unless you subscribe to it. Photo / Dean Purcell

“I was on the wage subsidy and $ 470 a week just wasn’t enough. I had to find another way to supplement my income,” she told the Herald.

In her first week on OnlyFans, Hunziker earned up to $ 10,000 and was able to pay off some of her debts and help her family through a rough patch, in addition to paying her weekly bills.

Having been a stripper in the past, OnlyFans was a safer environment for her.

“It’s all online. I didn’t need to see anyone, no one could touch me, I could do it my way.”

OnlyFans requires a subscription fee which is paid to the content creator. Without it, the content, and in the case of Hunziker, is completely inaccessible or searchable.

The decision to create adult content was an easy one, Hunziker said, simply because it was never a derogatory subject for her, and for some Maori, te ao Maori’s sexuality is fully embraced.

Demi Hunziker holding a picture of her Nan, Wharetatao Kingi Wharerau who is her hero.  Photo / Dean Purcell
Demi Hunziker holding a picture of her Nan, Wharetatao Kingi Wharerau who is her hero. Photo / Dean Purcell

But Hunziker aspired to give back to a Maori community organization in Auckland. She said that after spending half of her life in Tāmaki Makaurau, it was only right to “give back to a local iwi”.

“The salary they [Ngāti Manuhiri] offered to me was awesome. When I got a job with this iwi I thought ‘I can finally hang [OnlyFans] up’.”

But Hunziker said there was friction between her and management in her new role with Ngāti Manuhiri because she was still waiting for a contract and claims her salary was cut.

After asking for documents “several times,” Hunziker said she had come to a point where she was “walking on eggshells.”

When a meeting with management was finally called, Hunziker prepared to finally sign her contract.

Instead, she alleged that she was confronted with her “other mahi” on OnlyFans and asked to leave.

“In my desperation and pure aroha for this place, I pretty much pleaded for my job.

“I gave them a big Maori talk about how much I loved working there, but then they were told that they would rather I resign.”

Hunziker has since filed a personal grievance, alleging wrongful termination and undue disadvantage while she was previously at work.

“Ms Hunziker’s employer was initially open to her retaining her position with the Trust should she resign from her part-time job, when Ms Hunziker agreed to do so. [one of the bosses] advised her, “All things considered, it’s probably better if you go,” “read the letter from a lawyer sent to Ngati Manuhiri Settlement Trust seen by the Herald on Sunday.

“Following this meeting, our client was shocked and upset. Although your words clearly rejected it, given other comments you made, such as “we don’t want to fire you because it’s not nice”, our client believed you asked him to hand over his resignation. In view of this, our client submitted his resignation. “

While she cannot comment specifically on Hunziker’s case, employment lawyer Alice Anderson says an employer must follow a “fair” process before firing an employee. This includes: enabling an employee to obtain appropriate support; and a chance to respond to any allegations or concerns that have arisen, which should then be given due consideration before any decision is taken.

“Even though we look at the issue through a Maori Kaupapa lens, it is important that fair processes are followed when making decisions, as the process itself is seen as an inherent good in Ao Maori tea and is often everything. as important as the result that has been achieved.

“Employers should seek to follow processes that improve the management of everyone involved, even when dealing with sensitive issues. “

Aotearoa sex worker collective representative in New Zealand, Talia Morrison, told the Herald that stigma around sex among Ao Maori exists due to colonial and Christian influence.

“It’s a shame because before colonization, the Maoris celebrated sexuality, so much so that we see it in our prints.”

Morrison understands that there are many perspectives on what sexual freedom should look like, but, “to me it doesn’t make sense to oppress our people with an alien standard of living that goes against it. of how our tūpuna lived before tauiwi. [non-Māori] came to our shores “.

“There are so many digital sexual content creators who have a ‘day job’ because, frankly, sometimes you can’t do enough with a day job.

“Once people realize that sex workers or content creators work like ‘normal’ people, then I think people can have better discussions about workplace policies and how whose sex work can affect the workplace.

“We dont do [punish] people who watch porn, so why are we punishing those who create it? “

The Herald has twice contacted Ngati Manuhiri’s acting CEO for comment, but the iwi organization declined to comment.

“Being forced to quit a job you love hurts a lot. Especially when it comes from your own people,” Hunziker said.

“I know I gave them the best of myself with what I could work with. I left with my head held high, and in my eyes, I didn’t do anything wrong.”

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The richest 1% in the United States avoids paying $ 163 billion in taxes each year https://forrestalmemorial.com/the-richest-1-in-the-united-states-avoids-paying-163-billion-in-taxes-each-year/ https://forrestalmemorial.com/the-richest-1-in-the-united-states-avoids-paying-163-billion-in-taxes-each-year/#respond Wed, 08 Sep 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://forrestalmemorial.com/the-richest-1-in-the-united-states-avoids-paying-163-billion-in-taxes-each-year/

A Treasury Department official claimed that the richest 1% of earners avoid paying the $ 163 billion in taxes they owe each year, while the bottom half of earners pay less than $ 36 billion.

According to Treasury estimates, the richest 1 percent of earners, or those with annual incomes over $ 758,000, account for 28 percent of all income taxes owed but not collected.

Natasha Sarin, Assistant Under Secretary to the Treasury for Economic Policy, made the statement Tuesday in a blog post, arguing for President Joe Biden’s proposals to expand the IRS’s budget and enforcement powers.

Sarin wrote that the IRS is unable to collect 15% of the taxes owed and advocated for additional $ 80 billion in funding from the IRS over a decade, as well as powers for new “tax initiatives.” compliance”.

A Treasury Department official said the richest 1% of earners avoid paying $ 163 billion in taxes. Billionaire Jeff Bezos is seen above

Natasha Sarin (above), Assistant Under Secretary to the Treasury for Economic Policy, made the statement in a blog post on Tuesday, arguing for President Joe Biden's proposals to expand the budget and executive powers from the IRS.

Natasha Sarin (above), Assistant Under Secretary to the Treasury for Economic Policy, made the statement in a blog post on Tuesday, arguing for President Joe Biden’s proposals to expand the budget and executive powers from the IRS.

A table shows the estimated amount of income tax due but not paid per income percentile

A table shows the estimated amount of income tax due but not paid per income percentile

Administration economist Biden claimed the changes would generate $ 780 billion in additional tax revenue that would otherwise not have been collected over the next decade.

“These revenues will be collected in a very gradual manner, as the tax gap is more concentrated towards the top of the income distribution,” she wrote.

Citing academic estimates of unpaid taxes, Sarin said the difference between taxes owed and collected totals about $ 600 billion per year, which means about $ 7 trillion in lost tax revenue over the next decade.

It comes as Democrats debate hotly whether and how to target wealthier Americans for higher taxes.

A ProPublica report in June, relying on tax returns provided by an anonymous revealer unknown to the outlet, pushed the argument for a “wealth tax” advocated by some Democrats like Senator Elizabeth Warren.

The report purported to show how some of the richest Americans, including Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk and Warren Buffet, pay income taxes only on their cash income, arguing that there should be a way to tax the rising value. shares before they are sold. .

The report does not allege any wrongdoing on the part of billionaires, but rather laments that their net worth is not taxed on top of their income.

Elon Musk is seen above.  Some Democrats like Senator Elizabeth Warren are pushing for a

Elon Musk is seen above. Some Democrats like Senator Elizabeth Warren are pushing for a “wealth tax”

For his part, Sarin publicly opposed a wealth tax, saying it would be too Byzantine to assess and administer, and that it would likely not generate the tax revenues claimed by his supporters.

Instead, Sarin and IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig both advocated cracking down on “tax cheaters” as a way to increase fundraising from wealthier Americans.

Rettig told Congress in June the agency was “overwhelmed” by increasingly sophisticated tax evasion programs, while years of budget cuts have left it around 17,000 fewer agents than ten years ago. years.

New sources of wealth, such as cryptocurrency trading, escape tax, he said, as do increased foreign source income and abuse of business income passed on as personal income. .

He called on Congress to provide “consistent, timely, adequate and multi-year funding”.

President Joe Biden’s FY2022 budget request would increase the IRS budget by about $ 1.3 billion, or 10.4 percent from current levels.

The IRS’s proposed $ 13.2 billion budget would include an additional $ 900 million for tax enforcement in fiscal 2022, which begins October 1.

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The bell rings for industry unity https://forrestalmemorial.com/the-bell-rings-for-industry-unity/ https://forrestalmemorial.com/the-bell-rings-for-industry-unity/#respond Tue, 07 Sep 2021 04:57:25 +0000 https://forrestalmemorial.com/the-bell-rings-for-industry-unity/

September 7, 2021

Just a few years ago, the photographic industry was served by a range of support associations covering commercial distributors, retailers, prolabs, professional photographers and avid hobbyists.

Just six years ago, the industry was united enough to host The Digital Show, a consumer / professional exhibition in Melbourne that incorporated the AIPP Australian Photographer of the Year awards and attracted thousands of amateur photographers. and passionate professionals.

They say the past is another country, but putting together this broad overview of where we came from, it’s surprising how different a country is, and over a relatively short period of time. As an industry – professional photographers, specialty retailers, prolabs and distributors – where we are today is barely recognizable from where we were just 10 years ago. Just six years ago, the industry hosted a multi-faceted event at the Melbourne Exhibition Center that drew around 17,000 people for three days – most paying an entrance fee – and included annual prizes. of the APPA. Those days are over. They were gone long before Covid put its pointy foot across the landscape.

One by one, most industry associations withdrew, leaving only the venerable photography club movement and its national umbrella, the Australian Photographic Society, and the association of professional photographers, the Australian Institute of Photography, still standing.

The first victim “in the modern era” was PMA, the Photo Marketing Association (Australia) which was the Australian branch of PMA International, based in the United States, which itself had a history dating back to the 1920s.

This American affiliation was a strength, then finally a weakness. The resources of the US “parent company”, such as training programs for retailers and photo printing staff and the means to establish a well-staffed Australian office, have been critical to PMA’s success. Membership fees have been kept fairly low. (But perhaps it was the inspired choice of the great Les Brener as founding director that allowed PMA in Australia to thrive initially.)

However, when the inflated PMAI – which had grown on revenues from the giant PMA Las Vegas trade shows – encountered financial problems in the United States in 2024/2015, it cleaned up the bank accounts of the Australian branch, canceled the lease of the office and wished us all the best in the future.

As a result, specialist dealers, framers (PPFA), color laboratories (APCL) and school photographers (FESP) – groups that were affiliated and operated through the PMA executive office in Australia – were left out.

Of these groups, the APCL is now inactive, the PSPA has been incorporated into the AIPP and the PPFA continues to function as a chapter of PPFA International.

(There was also a New Zealand branch of PMA that was more financially independent. The Americans were unable to close its accounts and take its money, which allowed New Zealand industry to form a other retailer association.)

PMA has worked for decades in close partnership with the retail group PICA (Photo Imaging Council of Australia) – later renamed IDEA – to organize the annual trade show and retailers conference, with PICA managing the show and PMA the seminars and workshops. (In 2007, PMA took over the exhibitions from PICA / IDEA for a few years.) Venues have alternated between the main exhibition halls in Sydney and Melbourne and occasionally Brisbane. Conference attendees gathered at 300 or 400 delegates, which is not surprising given that the Kodak Express minilab chain alone had over 700 outlets at its peak in the late 1980s. and 90.

If we ‘follow the money’ – or in this case we don’t – it would appear that the demise of the international and Australian PMA is due to declining membership and reliance on a big event every year – the annual exhibition / conferences. These were expensive to manage – renting most of the Sydney Exhibition Center conference rooms for four days doesn’t come cheap. (The plethora of PMA executives who came from headquarters in the US for the week either!) Without a full complement of delegates, it wasn’t hard to waste a hundred thousand dollars rather than increase income. At the last show, in 2015, PMA did not participate.

Professional photographers have played a vital role in these annual gatherings as passionate and highly regarded attendees of the exhibition and through the annual Australian Photographer of the Year Award Judgment, topped off with a gala dinner.

The biggest photographic companies vied for the biggest and flashiest booth. At one point, a spending limit was introduced because the wealthiest corporations – the Kodaks and the Cannons – were spending insane amounts of money on stand space and design. Dominant brands also sponsored high profile (i.e. expensive) speakers for the convention.

The salons themselves, in their later 21st century versions, were open to the public and variously called The Digital playground (not to be confused with the adult site) then The digital spectacle. They generated hundreds of thousands of dollars a year which was used to run the IDEA office, which notably provided a weekly newsletter; lobby the government on important issues like parallel marketing and the GST; for many years he edited a weekly photo advice column published in suburban and regional newspapers; and an ongoing marketing campaign (“Print it or lose it”) to encourage consumers to have their photos printed. (Oh, and organize a big annual national show.)

IDEA’s board of directors included key industry executives, and considerable prestige was invested in the role of chairman. Somewhere along the line, perhaps as the annual trade / consumer shows became less appealing to members, IDEA became less relevant and membership, which included most of the local distributors, large and small, decreased. When Canon gave up, the writing was on the wall.

Any hat, no cattle

When Paul Curtis, IDEA’s poorly praised engine, retired in 2012, his replacement proved what you might call “a brave choice.” As we wrote at the time: “His selection and appointment was strongly endorsed by IDEA President Dave Marshall (then Managing Director of Fujifilm) as part of an initiative to expand the association of ‘an association focused on the promotion of photography, digital entertainment and “convergence”. ”. It also involved a name change from “Photo Imaging Council of Australia” to “Imaging and Digital Entertainment Association”. It was as if the leaders of the photographic industry had lost faith in photography.

Inspirational choice, Dave!

IDEA (i.e. Dave Marshall) had decided that what the industry really needed was a singing and dancing consumer electronics show with a little emphasis on imagery. The young and stylish new CEO was thought to be the person to deliver it. She resigned in 2013, about eight months after taking office and five months after the 2013 Digital Show, and returned to the United States, leaving the previously determined association in disarray from which she never quite recovered.

It was probably the backbone of IDEA. There has never been another permanent executive director appointed. The shows were put on a semi-annual basis. Once. The big camera brands gave up and the CE / IT companies refused to play. The last show was in 2015, after IDEA President James Murray canceled the 2017 event without “any plans for future events like this.” That was it, really. The IDEA newsletter ‘Grapevine’ continued in a way until 2019. There was still money in IDEA’s bank account, but the members were only a handful and no one, especially the board of directors under the prolonged and edgy presidency of James. Murray, seemed particularly interested in any form of revival.

In a bold move, we said at the time that they didn’t seem to pass the ‘publicity test’ (and still don’t), the four or five members of IDEA’s board divided up the positions. $ 300,000 remaining in the IDEA kit among the remaining four or five members. Their own businesses. It is now effectively closed.

The other important group that has fallen by the wayside is the ACMP, established in 1991 as an independent group of commercial photographers from AIPP. With around 250 members, it merged with AIPP in 2015. For a while, the AIPP website became the AIPP + ACMP until its full absorption in 2017, the former members of the ACMP joining the AIPP Commercial Council.

The other major loss was the Australian Center for Photography In Sydney. In 2014, he sold the large building that housed him in Oxford Street, Paddington, for a paltry sum ($ 5 million). In 2016, the CPA moved, the site was expanded, and the developers made several million dollars. For some reason that has not yet been explained, it has lost both state and federal funding as of 2021. It is highly unusual for government funders to pull the rug out from under it. foot of an institution that had been operating for 45 years. Most of the funds from the sale of the building are gone. CEO Pierre Arpin attributed his demise to the advent of the smartphone: “The world has changed and the advent of the smartphone and the iPhone makes everyone a photographer,” he said, adding that “… maybe photography has become so prevalent that it has lost its special cachet. ‘ Or maybe the CPA, once the focal point of photography in Sydney, has simply lost its mojo. Maybe if management put more effort into these vital requests for government grants, its doors would still be. open.

And now there is only one group dedicated to all aspects of the photography business in Australia, the AIPP. The disappearance of all these other groups was not inevitable. Most other industrial sectors still have a voice, while the photo industry is silent. There were heroes and villains and people whose roles – both volunteer and salaried – dictated that they should have given a damn more. Competence and passion count. The ability to convey a vision that engages members. A good business plan.

But is all of the above a cause or an effect? At the end of the day, unless enough of us actually see some value in it and want the kind of unity and relevance that well-supported representative groups provide, we simply won’t have them. not.

There is another sort of Australian “institution” of the photographic industry that still exists – and that is Interior imagery. We have provided an industry chronicle for almost 20 years now and, with less connection to the photographic industry than in the past, and in the absence of any other source of history or archives, its memory business.

We have recently been criticized for the scrutiny we have applied to the finances and constitution of the AIPP. But we’ve seen this kind of soap opera before. It would be great if this one had a happy ending.
-Keith Shipton

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With the 2021 NFL season just around the corner, most of us are putting our big tables together for our NFL Fantasy Draft. Here we let you know the top 3 TE sleeper candidates for this year.

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The nfl season is just around the corner, and we all know what that means. We obtain ready to draft our NFL Fantasy team, which means we collect as much information as possible about potential sleepers.

We already know the players who will become stallions. Yeah, the Travis Kelces, Darren Wallers and George Kittles are obvious choices. But what happens when we reach the final rounds of the draft?

This year, Bolavip is here for you. So, buckle up, grab a pen and paper, and check the top 3 candidates tight sleepers to have a breakout season in 2021. Thank us later when you take the trophy home.

NFL Fantasy 2021: Top 3 TE sleeper candidates

Honorable mentions: Cole Kmet – Chicago Bears, Dallas Goedert – Philadelphia Eagles

3. Noah Fant – Denver Broncos

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Noah Fan already showed previews of big play last season. He’s taller and stronger than most of his defensive missions, and he’s a solid road racer as well. But the best part is that he will no longer have Drew the lock under the center.

Besides a slight upgrade to the quarterback in Bridgewater Teddy Bear, the Denver Broncos now have more weapons at their disposal. This will allow Fant to make the most of the lags and become a sneaky option at TE.

2. Kyle Pitts – Atlanta Falcons

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May be Kyle pitts is not your typical sleeper because of his fame. Then again, taking a TE rookie in the first two rounds is a huge reach, so we would expect it to fall into most league tables out of caution.

Pitts is a physical specimen. He is fast, strong and one of the most athletic players in the league. Matt ryan is still one of the best quarterbacks in the league for fantasy purposes and he will be an ongoing threat in the red zone.

1. Anthony Firkser – Tennessee Titans

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The Titans of Tennessee boast of one of the most explosive offenses in the league and it will only be more evident with Julio Jones stand in line in front AJ Brown. Here again, we believe that Anthony Firkser will also get a fair share of touches.

Jonnu Smith left the team to join the New England Patriots and Ryan tannehill has always known how to make the most of its TEs. Firkser will have virtually no competition as the team’s tight end to capture passes in a high octane offense.

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Urfi Javed, who was recently seen participating in

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, has now made shocking revelations about his personal life. After her expulsion from the series, the actress recalled how difficult it was to grow up, in an interview with RJ Siddharth Khannan.

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Urfi shared that when she was in school, she had no support from her family after her photos were uploaded to an adult website. She also revealed that her relatives started accusing her of being a porn actress and wanted me to check my bank account. Urfi even explained that her father was physically and mentally abusive towards her.

Urfi said: “I wasn’t even in college, I was in the eleventh standard. It was difficult because I didn’t have the support of my family. My family blamed me, I was blamed as a victim. My relatives went so far as to call me a p * rn star. They wanted me to check my bank account, expecting to come up with some crores. My father was physically and mentally violent, and this torture lasted for two years. I couldn’t remember my own name; people said such mean things about me. No girl should go through what I’ve been through.

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The actress then revealed that she has always been told that girls are not allowed to make decisions or have a voice. “Even when my father blamed me I was not allowed to say anything, all I could do was suffer their torture, I was always told that girls had no voice, that only men were allowed to make decisions. I didn’t know I had a voice, but when I left my house it took me so long to survive, ”she added.

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It should be noted that this is not the first time that Urfi has spoken candidly about his personal life in an interview. In a media interaction last year, the actress revealed that she had run away from home with her two sisters and stayed in a park for a week in Delhi. She then started looking for work and in the meantime her father remarried and the responsibilities of her mother and other siblings came to her. She had called her father’s remarriage a blessing in disguise, as it had helped her break free from the shackles of her torture and live her life on her terms.

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BOSTON (AP) – More than three centuries after a Massachusetts woman was wrongly convicted of witchcraft and sentenced to death, she is finally on the verge of being exonerated – thanks to a curious eighth-grade civics class year.

State Senator Diana DiZoglio, a Democrat from Methuen, introduced legislation to clear the name of Elizabeth Johnson Jr., who was sentenced in 1693 at the height of the Salem witch trials but was never executed.

DiZoglio says she was inspired by detectives carried out by a group of 13 and 14-year-old teens at North Andover Middle School. The students of civics teacher Carrie LaPierre thoroughly studied Johnson and the steps that should be taken to ensure she is formally pardoned.

“It’s important that we work to correct the story,” DiZoglio said Wednesday. “We can never change what happened to these victims, but at the very least we can set the record straight.”

If lawmakers approve the measure, Johnson will be the last accused witch to be exonerated, according to Witches of Massachusetts Bay, a group devoted to the history and traditions of 17th-century witch hunts.

Twenty people from Salem and neighboring towns were killed and hundreds more charged in a frenzy of Puritan injustice that began in 1692, fueled by superstition, fear of disease and of strangers, goats emissaries and petty jealousies. Nineteen were hanged and one man was crushed to death by stones.

Over the next 328 years, dozens of suspects were formally cleared, including Johnson’s own mother, the daughter of a minister whose conviction was ultimately overturned. But for some reason Johnson’s name has not been included in various legislative attempts to set the record straight.

FOLLOWING: Man pleads guilty to embezzling millions from US health care fund, money mostly spent on adult website

Johnson was 22 when she was caught in the witch-trial hysteria and sentenced to hang. It never happened: Then-Gov. William Phips rejected his punishment as the scale of the glaring miscarriages of justice at Salem sank.

But because she wasn’t one of those whose beliefs were officially overturned, hers still technically stands.

“It showed how superstitious people were still after the witch trials,” said Artem Likhanov, 14, an aspiring freshman who participated in the school project. “It’s not like after the end people don’t believe in witches anymore. They still thought she was a witch and they wouldn’t exonerate her.

DiZoglio’s bill would change legislation from 1957, amended in 2001, to include Johnson among others who were pardoned after being wrongly accused and convicted of witchcraft.

“Why Elizabeth was not exonerated is unclear, but no action has ever been taken on her behalf by the General Assembly or the courts,” DiZoglio said. “Perhaps because she was neither a wife nor a mother, she was not considered worthy of bleaching. And because she has never had children, there is no group of descendants acting on her behalf.

In 2017, authorities unveiled a semi-circular stone memorial inscribed with the names of those hanged at a site in Salem known as the Proctor’s Ledge. It was funded in part by donations from the descendants of those accused of being wizards.

LaPierre, the teacher, said some of her students were initially ambivalent about the effort to exonerate Johnson because they launched him ahead of the 2020 presidential election and at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic was raging .

“Part of the conversation was, ‘Why are we doing this? She is dead. Are there not more important things going on in the world? She said. “But they came to the idea that it’s important that somehow we can do this one thing.”

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JUICE – Florida Politics’ Juicy Read – 8.20.2021 – Biden Arrest – Albritton Wins – Prostitutes Need Help – More … The Floridian https://forrestalmemorial.com/juice-florida-politics-juicy-read-8-20-2021-biden-arrest-albritton-wins-prostitutes-need-help-more-the-floridian/ https://forrestalmemorial.com/juice-florida-politics-juicy-read-8-20-2021-biden-arrest-albritton-wins-prostitutes-need-help-more-the-floridian/#respond Fri, 20 Aug 2021 12:17:46 +0000 https://forrestalmemorial.com/juice-florida-politics-juicy-read-8-20-2021-biden-arrest-albritton-wins-prostitutes-need-help-more-the-floridian/

Stop it!

JUICE– With thousands of Americans and allies stranded in Afghanistan following President Joe Biden’s misguided retirement (he was warned this would happen months ago), Republican lawmakers want the president arrested for putting those lives in danger.

It was the worst and most embarrassing defeat of the US military in American history. Even Democrats don’t know what to say. Just look at the entire Florida House Democratic Caucus. Apart from a few members who have advocated to help veterans cope with PTSD in retirement, NONE of them said anything about the current situation in Afghanistan.

representing Brian Mast told the Floridian he wanted Biden to be charged with a felony. READ MORE

Prostitutes Need Help

A leading online prostitution website says “No Mas” with sexually explicit content, and now the heart of this Florida lawmaker’s sister is broken because prostitutes have received a big “blow” in their wallets. READ MORE

OH, Nikki, you are so stupid

GA Commissioner Nikki Fried tried to co-opt Governor Ron DeSantis’ COVID-19 treatment announcement in the Tampa area. She couldn’t offer much information (nothing) about the same other than that she was supporting the new treatment center. Fried didn’t even know what time the site opened. READ MORE

Congratulations Mr. President

Senator Ben albritton (R) survived Sen. Manny Diaz (R) to be President of the Florida Senate 2024-2026. He has the voices.

“It is a true honor and privilege for me to have won the support of my colleagues in the Senate,” Albritton said in a statement.

Marco rubio-The #Afghanistan the disaster happened because the Biden administration ignored warnings about their plan and failed to adapt when things started to go wrong

United States Representative Kathy Castor-With @POTUS Biden’s Build Back Better Agenda, Congress has a historic opportunity to rebuild our infrastructure and ensure environmental justice.

It starts by investing in:

– Clean electricity

A civilian body for the climate

A cleaner transport sector

Ron DeSantis– I took Madison to Buc-ee’s for the first time. She loved the beaver chips and Cotton Candy Dippin Dots ice cream, but almost everything they have is great!

Lauren’s Book-Confirmed allegations… we did a good job reforming NICA in the last session, but there is still work to be done to change the culture of this quasi-governmental agency. ‘NICA Arbitrarily Deceived Children With Brain Injury, Audit Says’ | Miami Herald

Jimmy Patronis-On stage this morning with @cotfire following an apartment fire near FAMU. Thank you to the firefighters who responded quickly and to my fire investigators who are on site now to determine the cause. Pray for those who have been hurt.

AG Ashley Moody-I called @Joe Biden s reckless and dangerous policies resulting in the illegal release of criminals in the country. Fortunately, for the safety of our communities, a court order today requires Biden to do his job and obey the law.

Senator Lori Berman-School boards statewide stand up for student safety by requiring masks. Masks are how we control this contagion and keep schools open, and no amount of threats or political retaliation from @GovRonDeSantis‘the administration will dissuade us from these goals.

Senator Gary Farmer-Treatments with monoclonal antibodies should be widely available. But they are a last resort, not the first line of defense… Why is this @HealthyFlas #COVID VACCINE locator pushing #Regeneron? Was it a Rivkees decision or @GovRonDeSantis? #WhereIsRivkees

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