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ATP Confirms Creation of Player Aid Program

first_imgWe will verify the worldwide governing our bodies of world tennis are in discussions to create a Player Reduction Program.This can present much-needed help to gamers who’re significantly affected throughout the # COVID19 disaster.– ATP Tour (@atptour) April 21, 2020“We all know that for our gamers, in addition to for many individuals world wide, there’s a want for monetary help for individuals who want it most.”, culminates the writing on a undertaking that helps the ATP Gamers Council and by which the three nice stars of racquet sport, Federer, Nadal and Djokovic, had been particularly concerned, whose intention is that heThe gamers who’re under 250 and didn’t play in the principle draw or within the preview of the Australian Open, obtain monetary help to outlive a season that’s not but identified if it’s going to resume. The Skilled Tennis Gamers Affiliation (ATP) has confirmed by means of a press release the creation of the Player Aid Program for the COVID-19 disaster, the character of which was superior a couple of days in the past by the president of the German Federation, Dirk Hordoff, and who would allocate $ 10,000 for every participant situated between positions 250 and 700 of the boys’s and ladies’s rankings, cash from the income of the highest 100 of the classification. “The worldwide governing our bodies of world tennis (ATP, WTA, the 4 Grand Slams and the ITF) can verify that they’re in talks to supply the much-needed help to gamers. who’re significantly affected throughout this time of the coronavirus disaster, “reads the word asserting that the small print can be revealed” within the close to future. “ATP explains that “the negotiations have progressed nicely” and that the seven events concerned will make “a big contribution” to this system. “The well being and security of everybody concerned in tennis is the highest precedence for all governing our bodies, and the tennis neighborhood has been steadfast in its function in limiting the unfold of an infection,” says the boys’s circuit group, which extols the angle of tennis gamers throughout confinement, which “They have interaction their followers by means of messages of hope whereas reiterating the significance of staying protected at house, in addition to demonstrating inventive methods to maintain match and practising to be prepared when the time comes.”last_img read more

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Democrats set new deadline for release of Trump tax returns

first_imgMartin Pengelly in New York Trump tax returns: Mnuchin says Treasury will not comply with release deadline Democrats set new deadline for release of Trump tax returns Donald Trump has refused to release his tax returns.Photograph: Carlos Barría/Reuters House committee chair has authority to demand releaseWhite House has said tax information will not be shared US Congress @MartinPengelly Read more Facebook Since you’re here… Democrats initially set a 10 April deadline for the returns but this week treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin said he needed more time to assess issues raised by the request.On Saturday the chairman of the House ways and means committee, Richard Neal of Massachusetts, wrote to Internal Revenue Service commissioner Charles Rettig to say a failure to comply with the new deadline would be “interpreted as a denial of my request”.Constitutionally, Neal has the power to demand the IRS release tax returns for any US individual. He has asked for six years of the president’s personal and business returns.In his letter, he wrote that his power to make the demand “is unambiguous and raises no complicated legal issues”.Trump was at his golf course in Virginia on Saturday but the White House has already said it will refuse to release such information for a president who as a candidate broke with convention but not law by refusing to make his tax returns public.Last week, acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney told Fox News Sunday Democrats would “never” see Trump’s tax returns. Claiming the request was purely political, Mulvaney added: “That is not going to happen and they know it.”Trump’s personal attorney, William Consovoy, has called the request a “gross abuse of power”. Mnuchin used similar language in a letter to Neal this week.In his letter to Rettig, a Trump appointee, Neal said concerns expressed by the administration “lack merit” and added: “Judicial precedent commands that none of the concerns raised can legitimately be used to deny the committee’s request.“It is not the proper function of the IRS, treasury or justice [departments] to question or second guess the motivations of the committee or its reasonable determinations regarding its need for the requested tax returns and return information.”Legal experts expect a final denial by the Trump administration to lead to a subpoena from House Democrats and a fight in the courts.Trump has repeatedly claimed to be unable to release his tax returns because he is under audit. Experts have repeatedly pointed out that being under audit does not preclude the release of such information.The president’s tax returns have duly become a Holy Grail for his opponents and a source of constant speculation, not least during the Mueller investigation into links between the Trump campaign and Russia. In October that year, shortly before the election, the New York Times reported that Trump may not have paid federal income tax in 18 years.In March 2017, the MSNBC host Rachel Maddow obtained and made public a portion of Trump’s tax return for 2005, which showed he had paid $35m in federal taxes that year. It was thought Trump himself might have been behind the leak.In October 2018, the New York Times released a major investigative report which said the Trump family engaged in “dubious tax schemes during the 1990s, including instances of outright fraud”.A lawyer for Trump said the Times report contained “allegations of fraud and tax evasion [that] are 100% false, and highly defamatory” and said “there was no fraud or tax evasion by anyone”. An official inquiry followed.In November 2018, shortly after Democrats took back the House, putting them in position to demand the relevant information, Trump said at a press conference his tax returns were too complicated for the public to understand. Shares180180 Share via Email This article is more than 3 months old Donald Trump’s tax returns must be handed to House Democrats by 23 April, a leading committee chair said on Saturday. Read more This article is more than 3 months old … we have a small favour to ask. The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Sat 13 Apr 2019 12.06 EDT First published on Sat 13 Apr 2019 10.10 EDT Share on Messenger David Cay Johnston Trump on tax, in September 2016. Twitter In September 2016, in his first presidential debate against Hillary Clinton, Trump said not paying federal taxes “makes me smart”. 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