Rolling Stones Bassist Bill Wyman Diagnosed With Prostate Cancer

first_imgRolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman has been diagnosed with prostate cancer, according to his representatives. The 79-year-old bassist performed with the Stones from the beginning in 1962, all the way until 1993.“Bill Wyman, former member of the Rolling Stones, has been diagnosed with prostate cancer. He is undergoing treatment and is expected to make a full recovery as it was caught in the early stages,” the Rolling Stones’ rep said in a statement. “The Wyman family has asked for their privacy during this time. No further comment will be made at this point.”Wyman also conveyed a similar message to his fans: We’re thankful this cancer was detected early and that Wyman is already on the road to recovery!last_img read more

Tax office, MIND ID ink stage-2 deal on syncing income tax data

first_imgThe Taxation Directorate General of the Finance Ministry has signed another major state-owned enterprise (SOE), mining holding company MIND ID, to its flagship integrated tax data system.The tax office finished the initial stage of migrating MIND ID to the system in August, allowing it to monitor the miner’s sales and purchases as well as automatically process its tax payments.Read also: Indonesia introduces tax data integration system to boost transparency “Once those two SOEs are finished, we can [proceed] with MIND ID,” he said.MIND ID is the parent company of five mining SOEs, including diversified miner PT Aneka Tambang and gold and copper miner PT Freeport Indonesia, which will all be integrated in the tax office’s data system.Read also: Meet the man who brings big data to Indonesia’s tax officeDozens of SOEs have joined the tax office’s integrated data system to varying degrees, including 98 SOEs that have joined its electronic filing system.Iwan added that 22 other SOEs had signed up to join the integrated system within the next two months.“No more basic problems like [misplaced] documents. Unnecessary costs due to administrative errors can be reduced,” said MIND ID president director Orias Petrus Moedak.Topics : “We want to make an environment where tax just happens,” digital transformation director Iwan Djuniardi of the tax office said on Sept. 4 during the livestreamed signing ceremony.Tax data integration project lead Dedi Arianto of MIND ID said at the same event that under the latest deal, the tax office and the holding company would continue to the second stage of data integration to sync income tax (PPh) data.Dedi noted that state-owned telecommunications holding company Telkom and state-owned energy holding company Pertamina were currently pilot testing the second stage of data integration.Pertamina was the first to sign up to the Taxation Directorate General’s integrated tax data system, which was introduced in 2018 to improve transparency in taxpayer data.last_img read more

Florida opens practice short-handed, Mullen expects opt-outs

first_imgLast Updated: 18th August, 2020 08:23 IST Florida Opens Practice Short-handed, Mullen Expects Opt-outs Mullen declined to provide names, but the Orlando Sentinel and Sports Illustrated reported that four guys — receivers Kadarius Toney, Trevon Grimes and Jacob Copeland and defensive end Zachary Carter — skipped the session FOLLOW US First Published: 18th August, 2020 08:23 IST WATCH US LIVE Written By Associated Press Television News center_img COMMENT SUBSCRIBE TO US Florida coach Dan Mullen had several players miss the team’s opening training camp practice Monday.Mullen declined to provide names, but the Orlando Sentinel and Sports Illustrated reported that four guys — receivers Kadarius Toney, Trevon Grimes and Jacob Copeland and defensive end Zachary Carter — skipped the session.“We had a couple guys not practice today, but we’ll see how that goes moving forward for us,” Mullen said during a Zoom call with reporters. “But, you know, I wouldn’t be surprised if you have guys opt out. I’m going to support them fully. Really wouldn’t be surprised if we had coaches opt out, to be honest with you. Coaches are at such high risk because of the age group that they’re in.“But we’ll figure it out.”It’s unclear if the players’ absences were related to the coronavirus pandemic. Toney and Copeland expressed concerns earlier this month about playing amid a global health crisis.Toney wrote on Twitter that sitting out “might be the better decision.” Copeland responded that Toney might have the right idea and tweeted, “Health over football,” followed by a thumbs-up emoji.Carter, meanwhile, has supported the #WeAreUnited campaign started by Pac-12 players earlier this month. His father, Frank Carter, told Rivals that his son has significant concerns.“First of all, he’s my son and I support him,” Frank Carter told the recruiting website. “He told me he wants to play, but he just doesn’t feel safe right now. We’ve had a couple friends of the family who’ve passed away from the effects of COVID. Now some players in other conferences are having issues with their heart.“I think all of that is kind of alarming to him. There’s really not enough research or data to give him information that can put his mind at ease, so he’s just taking the cautious route.”The elder Carter also told Rivals something he said he hasn’t shared with his son.“I went through it,” he said. “I was having those night sweats and I couldn’t consume enough liquid to keep me from being dehydrated, so I had to get rushed to the hospital because my wife said I was hallucinating. I didn’t tell Zach any of this stuff.”Two hours after Mullen’s news conference, Grimes posted on Twitter, “Don’t believe everything you read.” He did not elaborate.Florida is scheduled to open Sept. 26 at Mississippi, which is entering its first season under coach Lane Kiffin. The next five weeks will be critical in getting to the opener.Two Power Five conferences — the Big Ten and the Pac-12 — already have postponed their football seasons because of coronavirus concerns.The Gators had 21 players test positive for COVID-19 since returning to campus in late May. They’ve had no positives or anyone quarantined because of exposure over the past four weeks.“Statistically speaking off of that, we’re — off of those numbers — you would think the safe place to be is practicing football and doing organized team activities because that’s where our numbers greatly decreased,” Mullen said. “That’s the information we have now. That’s why I feel comfortable.“I can’t tell you what’s going to happen long-term, but our guys have handled everything really well. I think our medical staff, UF people that have helped our medical staff here within the athletic department, have done an amazing job creating a safe environment for our players and the coaches as well.”The Gators will get another challenge this weekend when students start returning to campus.“We’re going to adapt to whatever happens as we continue to move forward,” Mullen said. “I think it’s the team that’s able to adapt best to whatever situation — there’s a lot of moving parts — and the team that’s able to adapt will end up holding up that national championship trophy at the end of the season.”Image credits: AP LIVE TVlast_img read more

Luke Walton’s presence attracted Luol Deng to the Lakers

first_imgThe phone calls flooded his agent’s inbox, an obvious indication that Luol Deng still commands plenty of interest through 12 NBA seasons.But aside from the generous four-year, $72 million offer the Lakers threw his way, there marked a few other factors that enticed Deng to sign his deal with a purple and gold pen.Beyond the Lakers’ rich history and the joy of living in Los Angeles, Deng also found some appealing qualities playing for Lakers coach Luke Walton.“I was really excited about the system and also the role that I would play,” Deng told Southern California News Group. “I’m able to play as hard as I can on the court and lead these guys, while also being a voice in the locker room.” Humble pieD’Angelo Russell’s emergence shrunk in the presence of an All-Star. Portland guard Damian Lillard handed the Lakers a 109-106 loss in overtime after scoring 30 points on 10-of-17 shooting and a 6-of-9 clip from 3-point range. Russell finished with 12 points and one assist while shooting 6 of 21 from the field and 0 of 9 from 3-point range. He missed a potential game-winning 3-pointer before overtime, while Jordan Clarkson missed a potential game-tying 3-pointer to force double overtime.The Lakers stayed competitive because of double-digit efforts from Clarkson (15 points), Nick Young (14), Julius Randle (13 points) Timofey Mozgov (11) and Marcelo Huertas (11). Meeting of the mindsWalton said he and Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak planned to talk following Tuesday’s exhibition about possible roster cuts. It’s not currently clear if the Lakers plan to field their full 20-man training camp roster for Thursday’s exhibition against Sacramento in Las Vegas.Giving backThe Lakers and Pechanga Resort & Casino hosted the “Hoops for Troops” clinic before Tuesday’s exhibition. There, former Lakers forward Brian Cook led a series of shooting, dribbling and other skills for 50 U.S. Armed Forces servicemen and women. The Lakers, which also hosted the event last year, will also have clinics exhibitions in San Diego (Oct. 19) and Anaheim (Oct. 21).“These guys have their lives on the lines for our country. There’s not much more you can do that’s heroic than that,” Cook said. “For them to play where Kobe [Bryant] and Kareem [Abdul-Jabbar] and the other greats have played, it’s awesome to give back.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img Not all has gone according to plan for Deng, who missed two exhibition games after he bruised his left knee last week in practice while colliding with forward Anthony Brown. Deng started in Thursday’s exhibition against the Portland Trail Blazers at Staples Center. But Walton planned to offer Deng limited minutes for precautionary reasons.“The goal is to get in shape by the time the season starts,” Deng said. “And to get guys to recognize what I can and can’t do on the floor and vice versa. It’s all about getting the team better.”The Lakers believe Deng will make the team better as their starting small forward after averaging 15.5 points on 45.8 percent shooting and 6.2 rebounds through his NBA career. Deng also will serve as a mentor for rookie forward Brandon Ingram, who Walton will not start right away partly so Ingram can adapt to the physical demands of the NBA’s 82-game schedule.That does not mark the only reason, however, why Deng has liked Walton’s coaching approach.“He’s new to coaching, but he has a positive mindset,” Deng said. “The way he coaches, he really respects players and demands respect back.” last_img read more