click links in text for more info
SUMMARY / RELATED TOPICS

Da Afghanistan Bank

Da Afghanistan Bank is the central bank of Afghanistan. It regulates all money handling operations in Afghanistan; the bank has 46 branches throughout the country, with five of these situated in Kabul, where the headquarters is based. Wahidullah Nosher has served as its acting governor since 16 June 2019. Da Afghanistan Bank is a wholly government-owned bank of Afghanistan, established in 1939. DAB is active in developing policies to promote financial inclusion and a member of the Alliance for Financial Inclusion; the seal of Da Afghanistan Bank has the name of the bank in Pashto at the top and Latin script at the bottom, the year 1939 in which it was established and an Eucratides I-era coin having the Greek text, "ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΕΥΚΡΑΤΙΔΟΥ" which means “Of the great king Eucratides.” Basic Tasks of DAB are: Formulate and execute the monetary policy of Afghanistan. Hold and manage the official foreign exchange reserves of Afghanistan. Print and issue Afghani banknotes and coins. Act as banker and adviser to, as fiscal agent of the State.

License and supervise banks, foreign exchange dealers, money service providers, payment system operators, securities service providers, securities transfer system operators. Establish and promote sound and efficient systems for payments, for transfers of securities issued by the State or DAB, for the clearing and settlement of payment transactions and transactions in such securities. Accept foreign bank applications from banks that wish to operate in Afghanistan; the Supreme Council at DAB consists of: Wahidullah Nosher – Acting Governor and First Deputy Governor Dr. Shah Mohammad Mehrabi – Member Katrin Fakiri – Member Abdul Wakil Muntazer – Member Muhammad Naim Azimi – Member Afghan afghani Da Afghanistan Bank

Rise, East Riding of Yorkshire

Rise is a village and civil parish in Holderness, the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated 7 miles east of the town of Beverley and 5 miles south-west of Hornsea, it lies to the east of the B1243 road. The place-name'Rise' is first attested in the Domesday Book of 1086, where it appears as Risun in the Holderness Wapentake; this is the plural of the Old English word'hris', meaning'brushwood'. According to the 2011 UK census, Rise parish had a population of 105, a reduction on the 2001 UK census figure of 119. Rise was served from 1864 to 1964 by Whitedale railway station on the Hull and Hornsea Railway, until the line was closed following the Beeching Report. East of the village is Rise Hall, a Grade II* listed historic house built between 1815–20. In 2010 its restoration by property developer Sarah Beeny was the subject of a TV series, Beeny's Restoration Nightmare on Channel Four. Rise in the Domesday Book

Joe Holland (footballer)

Joseph Holland is an English footballer who plays as a midfielder. Holland moved to the United States in 2012 to play college soccer at Hofstra University, where he played until 2016, including a red-shirted year in 2013, he played for balham blazers FC While at college, Holland played with USL PDL clubs Long Island Rough Riders and Ventura County Fusion. On 13 January 2017, Holland was selected 10th overall in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft by Houston Dynamo, he signed with Houston on 1 March 2017. He made his professional debut on 22 April 2017, playing 62 minutes for Houston's United Soccer League affiliate side, Rio Grande Valley FC Toros, during a 1–0 loss to Tulsa Roughnecks. Joe Holland at Major League Soccer

Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act

The Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act of 1980, enacted as Subtitle C of Title XI of the Omnibus Reconciliation Act of 1980, Pub. L. No. 96-499, 94 Stat. 2599, 2682, is a United States tax law that imposes income tax on foreign persons disposing of US real property interests. Tax is imposed at regular tax rates for the taxpayer on the amount of gain considered recognized. Purchasers of real property interests are required to withhold tax on payment for the property. Withholding may be reduced from the standard 15% to an amount that will cover the tax liability, upon application in advance of sale to the Internal Revenue Service. FIRPTA overrides most nonrecognition provisions as well as those remaining tax treaties that provide exemption from tax for such gains; the 2015 omnibus spending bill altered the FIRPTA. The United States tax law requires all people, whether foreign or domestic, to pay income tax on dispositions of interests in U. S. real estate. Domestic persons are subject to this tax as part of their regular income tax.

Internal Revenue Code sections 897 and 6039C were enacted in FIRPTA. Foreign people are taxed only on certain items of income, including connected income and certain U. S. source income. Foreign persons, are not taxed on most capital gains. Internal Revenue Code section 897, as enacted by FIRPTA, treats the gain on a disposition of an interest in US real property as connected income subject to regular federal income tax. To ensure tax collection from foreign taxpayers, FIRPTA requires U. S. real property interest buyers to withhold 15% of the sales price. The seller may apply to the Internal Revenue Service to reduce this 15% to the amount of tax estimated to be due; the IRS and approves such seller applications. FIRPTA applies in all cases where a foreign owner of a U. S. real property interest disposes of that interest. Provisions of the law preventing recognition of gain do not apply unless the seller receives a U. S. real property interest in a qualifying nonrecognition exchange. Before 1981, foreign people were exempt from U.

S. tax on sale of real estate in the nation. Congress passed FIRPTA to require all foreign people to pay tax on dispositions of any interests in U. S. real estate. The law provided that its provisions took precedence over any existing tax treaties that provided otherwise. Foreign persons are exempt from U. S. tax on capital gains. Under FIRPTA, foreign persons are subject to tax on gains from disposition of U. S. real property interests. An interest in property is any direct equity interest in the property, such as a fee simple ownership, but does not include interests as a creditor. Thus, co-owners of property each hold an interest in the property, but a bank holding a mortgage does not. Real property is land and land improvements. Whether property is or is not real property is determined under U. S. tax law concepts, not state law. Thus, gas pumps and awnings at gas stations are not real property under U. S. Federal tax law though they may be realty under state law. For FIRPTA purposes, real property includes unsevered natural products of the land and personal property associated with the use of real property.

A United States real property interest includes shares of a U. S. real property holding corporation. A USRPHC includes any U. S. corporation. Disposition of an interest in a USRPHC is subject to the FIRPTA tax and withholding but is not subject to state income tax; this may be compared with the disposition of a USRPI owned directly, subject to the lower federal capital gains rate but is subject to the state income tax. Taxpayers must recognize gain upon disposing property. Where the proceeds are received in more than one year, the gain is recognized proportionately over the years received. Taxpayers exchanging property may not be required to recognize gain on certain transactions, such as like-kind exchanges, corporate formations, contributions to or distributions from partnerships, certain corporate reorganizations, certain other transactions. FIRPTA provides that such nonrecognition provisions do not apply, gain must be recognized. Two exceptions apply. First, gain is not recognized if the property received in the exchange is a USRPI which, if disposed of after the exchange, would be subject to FIRPTA.

Second, the IRS may provide other exceptions in regulations. Temporary regulations providing limited exceptions have expired. Regulations provide limited exceptions treating certain partnership interests as USRPIs, thus nonrecognition. Under general U. S. tax principles applicable to FIRPTA, gain is equal to the excess of the amount of money or fair market value of property received over the amount of adjusted basis of the property exchanged. Where the amount received is subject to a contingency, the amount is not recognized until the contingency is resolved. FIRPTA gain is subject to tax as connected income. Nonresident alien individuals are subject to tax on such income at regular graduated tax rates for U. S. individuals. The deduction for personal exemptions, certain adjustments to gross income, most itemized deductions are not allowed. Foreign corporations are subject to tax on such income at regular corporate income tax rates; the branch profits tax und

Ingeborg Cook

Ingeborg Cook was a Norwegian actress and singer. Cook was born in Galveston, the daughter of Axel Brynjulf Christensen Cook and Ingeborg Alma Cook, she left the United States for Norway. She married Victor Borg. Cook debuted as an actress in the film Tørres Snørtevold in 1940, she played a long series of roles both on television. Her last role as an actress was in the sitcom Karl & Co in 1999 at the age of 84. Ingeborg Cook was the sister of band leader Frank Cook. 1940: Tørres Snørtevold 1942: Jeg drepte! 1946: Englandsfarere 1947: Sankt Hans fest 1959: 5 loddrett 1960: Veien tilbake 1965: Hjelp – vi får leilighet! 1966: Før frostnettene 1969: The Olsen Gang 1970: Døden i gatene 1972: Norske byggeklosser 1972: Olsenbanden tar gull 1979: Lucie 1979: To Norway, Home of Giants 1992: Ute av drift! 1996: Markus og Diana 1998: Karl & Co 1999: Karl & Co Ingeborg Cook on IMDb Ingeborg Cook at the Swedish Film Database

Vought F6U Pirate

The Vought F6U Pirate was the Vought company's first jet fighter, designed for the United States Navy during the mid-1940s. Although pioneering the use of turbojet power as the first naval fighter with an afterburner and composite material construction, the aircraft proved to be underpowered and was judged unsuitable for combat. None were issued to operational squadrons and they were relegated to development and test roles before they were withdrawn from service in 1950. A specification was issued by the Navy's Bureau of Aeronautics for a single-seat, carrier-based fighter powered by a Westinghouse 24C axial turbojet on 5 September 1944. Chance Vought was awarded a contract for three V-340 prototypes on 29 December 1944; the XF6U was a small aircraft with straight wings and tail surfaces. The wings were short enough. To fit more aircraft into crowded hangars, the nose gear could be retracted and the aircraft's weight would rest on a small wheel attached by the ground crew; this raised the tail up so that it could overlap the nose of the aircraft behind it, allowing more aircraft to fit into available hangar space.

The turbojet engine was fed by ducts in each wing root. The most unusual feature of the aircraft was its use of "Metalite" for its skin; this was made of sandwiched between two thin sheets of aluminum. "Fabrilite" was used for the surfaces of the vertical stabilizer and rudder. Two fuel tanks were fitted in the center of the fuselage; these were supplemented by two jettisonable 140-US-gallon tip tanks. The cockpit was well forward and was provided with a bubble canopy which gave the pilot good visibility, he was provided with a Mk 6 lead-computing gyro gunsight. Underneath the cockpit were four 20 mm M3 autocannon, their 600 rounds of ammunition were carried behind the pilot. The empty casings of the two upper guns were retained in the aircraft, while those from the two lower guns were ejected overboard. After a company-wide contest to name the aircraft, the initial prototype received the name Pirate and made its first flight on 2 October 1946. Flight testing revealed severe aerodynamic problems caused by the airfoil section and thickness of the wing.

The vertical stabilizer had to be redesigned to smooth out the airflow at the intersection of the horizontal and vertical stabilizers. Other changes included the addition of dive brakes on the sides of the fuselage and the replacement of the Metalite panels near the engine exhaust with stainless steel ones; the first XF6U-1 prototype was powered by a Westinghouse J34-WE-22 turbojet with 3,000 lbf thrust, one third of the weight of the aircraft. To help improve the underpowered aircraft's performance, the third prototype, which first flew on 10 November 1947, was lengthened by 8 feet to use a Westinghouse J34-WE-30 afterburning engine of 4,224 lbf thrust, the first United States Navy fighter to have such a powerplant. In 1947, before the flight testing of the prototypes was completed, 30 production aircraft were ordered, they incorporated an ejection seat and a redesigned vertical stabilizer as well as two auxiliary fins, one towards the tip on each side of the tailplane in an attempt to improve the directional stability of the aircraft.

The fuselage was lengthened to fit additional equipment and the wing had fillets added at the rear junction with the fuselage. During the production run, the Navy decided to move the Chance Vought factory from Stratford, Connecticut to a much larger facility in Dallas, Texas, vacant since the end of World War II; the airframes were built in Stratford and trucked to Dallas where government-furnished equipment, such as the engines and afterburners, were installed. The completed aircraft were taxied around the new plant's airfield, but the runway was deemed too short to handle jets; the aircraft had to be disassembled and trucked to an abandoned airfield at Ardmore, Oklahoma with a runway long enough for acceptance testing. The first production F6U-1 performed its initial flight on 29 June 1949, 20 of the aircraft were provided to VX-3, an operational evaluation squadron based at Naval Air Station Patuxent River in Maryland; the judgment from the evaluation was. Naval aviators disparagingly called the F6U the "groundhog".

On 30 October 1950, BuAer informed Vought of the Navy's opinion of the Pirate in terms both bureaucratic and scathing: "The F6U-1 had proven so sub-marginal in performance that combat utilization is not feasible."The aircraft ended up being used to develop arresting gear and barriers, but were used operationally for a short time by at least one Texas-based United States Naval Reserve squadron as they transferred to jets. The 30 production aircraft had only a total of 945 hours of 31.5 hours each. Some aircraft flew only six hours, enough for little more than their acceptance flight and the flight to their disposition; the downfall of the aircraft was that it was underpowered and was at times considered "sub-marginal", not an unusual problem with jets of the era. XF6U-1: Three prototypes, two with a Westinghouse J34-WE-22 turbojet engine, one with a J34-WE-30 with afterburner. F6U-1: Afterburner-equipped production version, 30 built, 35 cancelled. F6U-1P: Conversion of one F6U-1 for photo-reconnaissance.

United States Unit