Author: Chris Tyler

IRS income audits down due to budget cuts

– As millions of Americans file their income tax returns, their chances of getting audited by the IRS have rarely been so low. The number of people audited by the IRS in 2016 year dropped for the sixth straight year, to just over 1 million. The last time so few people were audited was 2004. Since then, the U.S. has added about 30 million people. The IRS blames budget cuts as money for the agency shrunk from $12.2 billion in 2010 to $11.2 billion last year. Over that period, the agency has lost more than 17,000 employees, including nearly...

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Tommy Page found dead at 46 (PHOTO)

Known for the success of his 1990 single, ‘I’ll Be Your Everything’, American singer / songwriter Tommy Page was found dead on Friday, the 3rd, at the age of 46. The cause of death was probably suicide. He recorded nine albums, but without the same repercussion. After departing from recordings, Page, who was born in New Jersey, worked as an executive at Warner / Reprise Records and assisted the careers of artists such as Michael. “We are all mourning the loss of our friend and colleague Tommy Page. He was a magnetic soul and a true entertainer. Our thoughts...

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High School Makes Bank On Snap IPO

The IPO of Snap, the parent company of Snapchat ephemeral messages, has allowed the Saint Francis High School Catholic private school to sit on a treasure trove of tens of millions of dollars of dollars. And God will give it back to you? In this case, it is rather the app phenomenon for teenagers, Snapchat, which largely “returned” the coin of his play to a private Catholic school in Silicon Valley. It enriched Saint Francis High School with $ 24 million . This financial windfall comes from a $ 15,000 investment in Snapchat made by the company in 2012,...

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Sierra Nevada Snowpack Is Too Deep To Measure This Year

If you think your neck of the woods has had a lot of snow fall this year, it’s probably nothing compared to the The Sierra Nevada region. According to a report from the AP, Sierra Nevada snowpack is close to setting records notched more than three decades ago – a welcome sight after five years of punishing drought in California, surveyors said Wednesday. The accumplation is a result of a series of storms that doused the state in the first two months of the year brought the water content of the snowpack up to a “pretty phenomenal” 185 percent...

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African Elephants Only Need Two Hours Of Sleep

Professor Paul Manger and his colleagues at the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa followed  two elephant matriarchs from a herd in Chobe National Park for 35 days to determine their sleep cycles, which remained little known at this time. To establish sleep habits, researchers implanted trackers under the skin of their horns (which is the most mobile part of these waking animals) to send signals when the animals remained motionless for more than five minutes. The two animals were also equipped with a collar equipped with a gyroscope to detect positions during their sleep, standing or lying...

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