promotion English in Action with Michael Robinson “When we finished dinner, we started to have some drinks and then all of a sudden the coach said we should go. With the euphoria of the drinks almost all of us decided we were up for it, and on top of everything, they were paying. Since then, I’ve gone back on the nights I’m out partying. Now, it's part of the plan.” Visiting prostitutes has become increasingly common for 20-year-old Spaniards such as Antonio, according to the police. And questioning whether or not the women are victims of human trafficking is not something that commonly crosses the minds of these young clients. It seems that they still don’t realize that they’re contributing to the suffering of women Marta Arasanz, psychologist All of the boys aged from 19 to 21 we spoke to for this article wished to remain anonymous, including Antonio, who asked us to use a pseudonym. “Don’t even say the city that … [Read more...] about Why Spain’s brothels are filling up with 20-year-old johns
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by Michael Pelly Fifteen years ago, Ben Allgrove was at Oxford University doing research on how to regulate artificial intelligence."Unfortunately no one cared," he said in Sydney last week. "Now they care, which is quite useful."Allgrove, 41, is partner in charge of research and development at Baker McKenzie, based in London, and says his role at the firm is "to make everyone uncomfortable".He says law "is becoming a data-aggregation business" and that will change the advice to clients. "I'm a litigator by trade. I commonly tell a client 'you have a 70 per cent chance of winning a case'. I am going to be able to say 'you have a 72 per cent chance – and here is the data to support that conclusion as opposed to just my experience'." Advertisement There is one problem, he jokes. "They might cut me out and rely on the computer."Allgrove topped his year at University of Adelaide and left for London as a Rhodes Scholar in 2002. He also topped his Bachelor of Civil Law course at … [Read more...] about Baker McKenzie’s Ben Allgrove on why law is now a ‘data-aggregation business’
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Suleiman Dikwa Part 1 Recently, the Federal Government of Nigeria introduced the voluntary assets and income declaration scheme (VAIDS), encouraging Nigerians to declare their tax liabilities in exchange for amnesty. Most Nigerians have a perception of tax as part of several official legislations used by public officials to proverbially rob Peter to pay Paul. Moreover, they view taxation with cynicism, seeing that it has not aided any provision of public infrastructure. The scheme was therefore envisaged to raise about US$ 1Billion by engaging members of the public in a manner that does not perpetuate the sense that their default in tax payment was lingering criminal case hanging over them like the proverbial sword of Damocles. While the scheme is welcome, certain parameters in tax collection management should be considered, especially the risk management aspect of tax administration and sustainability of collection administration and compliance mechanism beyond the timeframe of … [Read more...] about Risk Management In Tax Administration: An Examination Of VAIDS Witholding Tax And Vat. By Suleiman Dikwa
NEW DELHI: This is the season for income tax notices. And with the government intensifying its drive against tax evasion, the number of notices sent out by the income tax department has almost doubled this year. However, both tax experts and the IT department say that in most cases, there is no need to panic. “The department is very serious about any possible tax evasion, given low compliance. That is the reason number of cases we have picked up this year for scrutiny has gone up by almost double. So this year more people will receive notices,” a senior official from IT department told TNIE. According to the official, on an average the IT Department is sending out 800-1000 notices every week after an extensive computerized risk analysis to shortlist people who are not compliant. However, “Receiving a tax notice doesn’t mean you are a cheat. Tax notices are sent to people whose actual income has not matched with the income declared on their income tax return … [Read more...] about Received an I-T notice? Here’s why you don’t need to panic!