Daily Archives: May 21, 2016

PANAMA PAPERS California connections

And yes, Panama Papers hit the state of California…

— Among the CA entities, companies that pop up: San Francisco-Silicon Valley International Investment Group; Silicon Valley Microsystems SA, California Institute of Biotechnology. Link to California findings: http://bit.ly/1SZjwcn

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School won’t give diploma to ‘Student of the Year’ who earned As in all his classes because of beard

File this under stupid.. And a very stupid school policy…

The “Student of the Year” at a Louisiana High School was not allowed to get his diploma at the graduation this week after running afoul of the district’s policy against student facial hair.

Senior Andrew Jones wore a beard all year at Amite High School and it never stopped him from earning As in all his classes, excelling in sports, or being awarded a college scholarship, Fox 8 New Orleans reports.

The commencement was Wednesday night and when Jones arrived beforehand he was stunned to learn that he wouldn’t be allowed to go up on the stage with the beard, according to the station.

The Tangipahoa Parish School System has a policy ban on facial hair on students, according to the station.

Jones and other graduating seniors with facial hair were given an ultimatum: if they didn’t shave, they couldn’t receive their diplomas up on the stage, the station reported.

Jones shaved the hair covering his cheeks but refused to shave his goatee. He had to turn in his cap and gown, Fox 8 reported.

“I feel they should have let me march,” Jones told the station. “The hair on my face has nothing to do with school. I wasn’t distracting anybody.”

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Flagstar bank and companies that paid $0 US taxes found on ICIJ offshore leaks database

Incorporation Jurisdiction Linked To Data From
FLAGSTAR OVERSEAS LIMITED 26-JAN-2000 British Virgin Islands Jersey Panama Papers

And here are some companies that paid $0 U.S. taxes according to the USA Today article that are found in the Panama Papers database:

Xerox Investments Limited 20-JUL-2009 British Virgin Islands Switzerland Panama Papers
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ALLERGAN LIMITED 09-MAR-2001 British Virgin Islands Hong Kong Panama Papers
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TYCO INTERNATIONAL LIMITED 05-JAN-2011 Samoa Hong Kong Panama Papers
Incorporation Jurisdiction Linked To Data From
LOEWS FINANCE LIMITED 07-NOV-1995 British Virgin Islands Switzerland Panama Papers

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NEWS CORPORATION 02-SEP-2005 Panama Switzerland Panama Papers