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first_imgIf you are thinking of fleeing the confused state of Great Britain, consider this:Hong Kong, Luxembourg and Sydney are named the most favourable tax-efficient locations for the quality of life on offer according to a report by Knight Frank. The Global Lifestyle Review 2016 analyses the lifestyle available in 26 favourable tax locations around the world for people at three different stages of life. Hong Kong is named the best place to live for an entrepreneur*, Luxembourg tops the list for a family and Sydney is the number one location for a retired couple.Working with BDO, the national accountancy and business advisory firm who provided a list of 26 top locations which their clients consider when looking to move to a more tax-efficient jurisdiction, Knight Frank has examined the lifestyle factors that may motivate clients at different stages of their lives before purchasing a property. Taking into consideration a variety of factors, including but not limited to personal safety, political risk, quality of life, education, cost of healthcare and available leisure pursuits, Knight Frank has weighted these lifestyle elements and identified the top ten places to live for an entrepreneur, family and retired couple.Alex Koch de Gooreynd, partner and head of Knight Frank’s Swiss network says, “Many private individuals approach Knight Frank for advice on relocating their business and family overseas. Their wealth managers or taxation advisers can inform them of the most tax-efficient locations, but they rarely take into account the lifestyle factors that will make the move a successful one for more than simply fiscal reasons. Within this report, we have analysed the lifestyle factors which motivate clients to purchase property and have identified locations which are best suited to people at three different stages of their lives. Whatever stage you are at – whether an entrepreneur who wants airport access and entertainment on tap, a family whose priorities are good schools and outdoor activities, or a retiree for whom security, healthcare and a likeminded community top the list – it’s crucial to understand the day to day life of a destination.”Whilst Hong Kong, Luxembourg and Sydney top the rankings – popular tax-efficient locations such as Dubai, Geneva and London still make the top-ten list for both an entrepreneur and a family. Monaco is also amongst the top-ten winners offering excellent quality of life for entrepreneurs and retired couples.Richard Montague, tax partner, BDO says, “When choosing a destination to live, individuals often want to balance the lifestyle and economic factors, ensuring that their financial affairs and global assets are structured in an efficient manner. Objectives mainly focus on ensuring long-term asset preservation whilst complying with their global tax obligations. An understanding of the tax regime in the country of choice is key. Most countries have some form of indirect taxation, such as Value Added Tax (VAT) or property transfer taxes, and will also apply direct tax on income and profits on the disposal of assets. Other countries will seek to tax capital gifted or inherited, or apply an annual tax on net wealth. Some countries even seek to apply an exit tax when individuals break tax residence. There are many pitfalls for the unwary.”Knight Frank research Hong Kong Luxembourg Sydney tax-efficient locations The Global Lifestyle Review 2016 July 8, 2016The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Housing Market » And finally… previous nextHousing MarketAnd finally…Fed up with Brexit? Fed up with political machinations? Fed up because the football and tennis is over, take a look at Knight Frank’s latest research.The Negotiator8th July 20160647 Viewslast_img read more

Mini-lecture event showcases ‘best of’ Harvard University

first_img Read Full Story The Harvard Graduate Student Government (HGSG) hosts its third annual Lectures that Last event on April 9. The TED talk-style event features a professor from each of the 12 graduate schools for a 10-minute sketch of their research or teaching.Begun in 2012, Lectures that Last came from a vision to showcase the diverse intellectual pursuits of the faculties across different graduate Schools on one stage. In spite of quick planning that inaugural year, it was a well-attended success and has turned into one of HGSG’s (formerly the Harvard Graduate Council) major events. This year, about 1,000 students are expected to attend.The topics covered at are as unique and varied as the professors that present them. Professors were chosen via online nomination in January from students at their respective graduate school. This year, 400 students made over 2,000 nominations.Chosen professors have complete freedom to pick the topic they deem most important. This year, professors include Miguel Hernan (HSPH),  Bjorn Olson (HMS), Brittany Seymour (HSDM), Sergio Imparato (HES), Tina Grotzer (HGSE), Timothy McCarthy (HKS), Roy Gordon (GSAS), and Josh Margolis (HBS), among others.“The event is unique in its breadth,” notes Leon Liu, a PhD student at Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, co-chair of the event, and HGSG’s VP, Communications. “Most seminars and conferences that go on at Harvard focus on one topic or field, and often within just one graduate school. Lectures That Last brings together all the graduate schools in wide cross-disciplinary engagement.” Event planners hope that the audience is exposed, educated and enlightened to new ideas outside of their own disciplines, and inspired to think beyond traditional boundaries, Liu added.Tickets are free to students and will go on sale on March 31. For more information, please visit the site or contact [email protected]— Elizabeth Andersonlast_img read more

Saint Mary’s students react to renewed indoor dining by reservation, introduction of plexiglass partitions

first_imgIn past years, campus dining at Saint Mary’s consisted of students cramming almost 12 people around a table, enjoying meals and studying for hours on end.Since August, dining at Saint Mary’s has looked a little different — students laying out blankets, eating on the grass or dining in a tent on the Student Center lot. Some students eat their meals in the dorm lounges or even in their rooms. The College’s dining experience is changing once again, following a Sept. 30 email from dean of student academic services Karen Chambers, announcing a return to indoor dining. The email explained if students wish to dine inside, they are to make reservations through PRISM — similar to signing up for a class — and are expected to appear within the designated block of time.Students are now able to dine indoors with four to a table behind plexiglass barriers separating them from each other. While some students said they are grateful for the effort put forth, others are struggling to adapt to the new dining experience.Sophomore Erin Dotson emphasized that the plexiglass barriers are an impediment to having an enjoyable conversation.“You can hear your voice reverberating through the glass, and it’s incredibly difficult to hear while trying to have conversations with your friend group, even when at the same table,” Dotson said.Though indoor dining options offer an opportunity to escape the cooler weather, the glass partitions look strange and separate friends from each other, first year Emerson Henry said.“I think it’s great to have indoor dining again since it’s getting cold, but I am also not a fan of the plexiglass,” Henry said. “It’s kind of hard to hear with the plexiglass, especially for being hearing impaired.”As the days get colder and more individuals might wish to eat inside, Henry said she’s worried the limited seating space might create problems for the student body.“We want to eat inside, but it’s just going to get harder as it’s gets colder and people are going to fight for tables,” she said.Juniors Isabella Thompson-Davoli and Sarah Frick agreed that the half-hour time slots provide another challenge, as normally meals are very casual and people tend to meet up at arbitrary times.“It is very difficult to plan and stay on a strict schedule of exactly when we should eat,” Frick said.Thompson-Davoli and Frick said they think a better approach would be to have a restaurant-like system, where a host directs you to a table, instead of the current system which requires that one abide by a strict schedule and routine.“The limit of only four people to a table due to the plexiglass barriers was difficult,” Thompson-Davoli said.Some students voiced concerns about the elimination of the ice cream machine, which was considered a dining hall staple in previous years.“I was expecting dining to be a focal point of where you meet your friends, where you interact and see other people that you didn’t see during the day,” first-year Reese Bauer said. “[The dining hall is] supposed to be a place to get away from any social drama or stress that we’re feeling and a place to just relax. Especially during COVID, there is no way to ‘get away,’ and this can’t serve as a getting away place either.”Despite these difficulties, Dotson said she is happy to have the opportunity to eat indoors again.“I think the efforts put forth by the school are taken into consideration,” she said. “If they forced us to eat in our rooms, then I wouldn’t be able to do that. They are putting forth an effort and I am grateful.”Tags: Campus DIning, covid precautions, Noble Family Dining Halllast_img read more

Carrick backs Falcao

first_img Press Association Michael Carrick has backed Radamel Falcao to hit the goal trail and spearhead Manchester United’s title charge. Christian Benteke had put Villa ahead against the run of play before Falcao scored his second United goal to level. And England man Carrick believes the Colombian, who has struggled for fitness this season, is now ready to fire. “He’s scored so many goals over the years and you feel when he gets the chance he’ll score,” he said. “It was a terrific header, so I’m pleased for him. “After being out for a bit that’s him back and hopefully he can go on a bit of a streak now.” Wayne Rooney, who was deployed in midfield behind Robin van Persie and Falcao agreed and added: “It was a great run by Ashley (Young), a great ball and a great header. It was a nice goal all around and I’m pleased for Falcao.” But Carrick insisted the draw, which left United seven points behind joint leaders Chelsea and Manchester City and third in the Barclays Premier League, was not enough. “We came here to win so we feel we let two points go. We controlled the first half and went a goal down from nothing,” Carrick told MUTV. “We didn’t create enough around their box to be a real threat. The second half was better and we felt we could go on and win it but the final cross didn’t really go for us. “We felt we were in control of the game. When they went to 10 men we didn’t make the most of it. We tried things which maybe weren’t on so that’s a bit frustrating as we had the opportunity to put them under pressure. “We would hope for more but we didn’t lose, we took a point and hopefully we can carry it on over Christmas and be stronger when we come out the other side in January.” Rooney had a quiet game and could not hide his frustration after United struggled to break Villa down. “It’s important not to lose the game but we felt we did enough to win,” he told MUTV. “We missed an opportunity to get all three points so we are disappointed and frustrated.” But the midfielder admitted they blew their chance to extend their winning streak to seven games after drawing 1-1 at Aston Villa. United were held at Villa Park on Saturday, despite the hosts having Gabby Agbonlahor sent off with 25 minutes left. last_img read more

Young guns shine as Arsenal move into 5th round of FA Cup

first_imgAs a 22-pass Arsenal move approached an eye-catching crescendo, Willock’s surge opened up the Bournemouth defence.Willock picked out Martinelli, who deftly moved the ball onto Saka when a more selfish player would have shot and he smashed a thunderous drive into the roof of the net from an acute angle.– Bournemouth outgunned –Arteta had made five changes from the Chelsea match, with Nketiah making his first Arsenal start since January last year against Blackpool in the FA Cup.Nketiah was recently recalled from a loan spell at second-tier Leeds over concerns he wasn’t playing enough, but the 20-year-old showed his potential in the 26th minute as he doubled Arsenal’s lead.Unable to contain Willock and Saka, Bournemouth were carved open as the midfielder’s pass found the defender in acres of space on the left.Saka’s cross into the six-yard box was perfect for Nketiah and he slotted in his first Arsenal goal since May.Bournemouth are mired in the Premier League relegation zone and Eddie Howe made six changes as he prioritised top-flight survival.Completely outclassed for the first 30 minutes, Bournemouth finally had a sight of goal when Harry Wilson’s volley was saved by Emiliano Martinez.Arteta’s men didn’t have it all their own way in the second half and Martinez took out his own player when he clattered into Shkodran Mustafi in a bid to catch a cross.Mustafi had to be stretchered off as a result of the clash.The hapless Martinez nearly gifted Bournemouth a goal moments later when he missed with his attempt to punch clear, but Jack Simpson headed just wide of the empty net.Share on: WhatsApp Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka and Eddie Nketiah celebrate.Bournemouth, United Kingdom | AFP |  Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka and Eddie Nketiah gave a glimpse of their potential as the youngsters fired their side into the FA Cup fifth round with a 2-1 win against Bournemouth on Monday.Mikel Arteta turned to youth at Dean Court and Saka, Nketiah and Joe Willock repaid the Arsenal manager’s faith with influential displays that secured a trip to third-tier Portsmouth.Saka gave Arsenal an early lead as the 18-year-old full-back bagged his third goal of the season with a superb strike.Nketiah got the second before the interval to ensure Arteta took another step towards emulating his FA Cups triumph as an Arsenal player in 2014 and 2015.Sam Surridge got one back for Bournemouth in the closing minutes, but it was too late to salvage a replay.Languishing in 10th place in the Premier League after failing to win any of their last three games, this was a welcome boost for Arteta as Arsenal built on their hard-fought draw at Chelsea last week.It was Arsenal’s third win in eight matches under Arteta in all competitions, with just one defeat in that run.Arteta’s first match in charge of Arsenal was a 1-1 Premier League draw at Bournemouth in December, but his team looked far more accomplished this time, even without several key players.With Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang still suspended, 18-year-old striker Gabriel Martinelli started for Arsenal.Martinelli had scored in Arsenal’s past two Premier League games to reach 10 goals for the season.But the Brazilian isn’t just a poacher and he showed his creative vision as Arsenal made a perfect start in the fifth minute.last_img read more

Setback: Bundesliga side FC Cologne reports 3 coronavirus positive tests after resumption of training

first_imgImage Courtesy: CBS SportsAdvertisement wNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs936h9Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E1r82gq( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) aoWould you ever consider trying this?😱6jnfr1Can your students do this? 🌚3a7yzRoller skating! Powered by Firework World sport has been on hold since the novel Coronavirus outbreak turned into a pandemic and started spreading globally. After several postponements in the past months, many top European football leagues have started to cancel the ongoing season. However, some leagues have still kept the current season on hold, one of them being the Bundesliga. FC Cologne, one of the popular clubs out of the German league had even resumed training. The unfortunate result of it is three confirmed COVID-19 cases in the club.Advertisement Image Courtesy: CBS SportsWhile the German government has postponed any decision regarding any sporting activity in the country until May 6th, some Bundesliga clubs, including FC Cologne are already populating the training grounds, even though there is no confirmed date on the restart of the league yet.However, after the confirmation of three Coronavirus cases, Cologne has put their entire squad, officials and staffs undergo testing on Thursday. The news was confirmed through a statement on the club’s official website.Advertisement “FC Köln had the entire team and coaching staff, along with the backroom staff, tested on Thursday for COVID-19. Three people tested positive, all are symptom free.” the statement read.“After an assessment of the cases by the responsible health authorities, the three people who tested positive will go into a 14-day quarantine at home,” the statement added.Advertisement Cologne has also chosen not to reveal the identities of the three COVID-19 affected patients.“The health and private sphere of players and staff have priority above all else,” Horst Heldt, Cologne’s managing director added on the situation, “the previous measures, as well as the strategy of regular tests, have proven themselves so that we can now react with individual solutions.”Christian Seifert, chief executive of German Football Association (DFL) had recently touched on the option of a behind closed doors return of Bundesliga on 9th May. Although, with the further delay on the government’s announcement regarding sports, it is unlikely that there will be any footballing action in Germany in the upcoming weeks.Cologne currently sit in 10th position in the league table, with 32 points from 25 matches.Germany has seen over 164,000 positive Coronavirus cases till date, and 6736 patients have succumbed to the virus.If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out MMAIndia.com Also follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comAlso read-US Women’s football team goes to court over equal pay…and loses due to insufficient evidence!Serie A clubs unanimous in their decision to finish the season Advertisementlast_img read more