McSoley, McCoy & Co.,McSoley McCoy & Co. has joined the BDO Seidman Alliance, a nationwide association of independently owned local and regional CPA firms and businesses. As a member of the Alliance, McSoley McCoy & Co. can expand the services offered to clients by drawing on the resources of BDO Seidman LLP, one of the nation’s leading professional service firms. As a Member Firm of BDO International, BDO Seidman, LLP serves multi-national clients by leveraging a global network of resources comprised of 1,095 offices in 110 countries. BDO International is a worldwide network of public accounting firms, called BDO Member Firms, serving international clients.Each BDO Member Firm is an independent legal entity in its own country.”Our client base here in Vermont is increasingly exploring business opportunities in other domestic markets and foreign countries. The BDO Seidman Alliance allows us to better serve these clients as they expand regionally, nationally and globally, while maintaining our autonomy,” said Peter McCoy, Partner of McSoley McCoy & Co. “In addition to the geographic benefits, our firm will have access to greater technical knowledge and specialty services of BDO Seidman, LLP and its international organization.”The BDO Seidman Alliance enhances member firm capabilities through the availability of supplementary professional services, comprehensive management consulting services, focused industry knowledge, customized state-of-the-art computer systems, and internal training programs.We believe the professionals at McSoley McCoy & Co. share BDO Seidman, LLP’s commitment to exemplary client service and we want to welcome the into the BDO Seidman Alliance,” said Michael O’Hare, BDO Seidman, LLP Partner and Executive Director of Alliance Services.
The European Commission is proposing to invest over €1 billion in 39 key projects that will develop sustainable and innovative transport infrastructure in Europe across all modes.The investment is made via the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), the EU’s financial mechanism supporting infrastructure networks, and will unlock a total of €4.5 billion of public and private co-financing.According to the Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA), included in the funding is the development of maritime ports (€78.9 million) and inland waterways (€44.7 million).The projects include such flagship initiatives as increasing the speed of the railway access line to the Fehmarnbelt tunnel between Denmark and Germany; adapting the most important Belgian inland waterway, the Albert canal, for larger freight transport; as well as improving the capacity of the Port of Gdansk in Poland, reported INEA.The EU Member States represented in the Connecting Europe Facility Coordination Committee now need to formally approve the proposed funding decision at their meeting on 12 December 2017.After the adoption of formal Decision by the Commission, the INEA will then prepare and sign grant agreements with the beneficiaries of the individual projects in the first quarter of 2018.
At some point Tuesday, before flying out to Las Vegas, Daniel Jacobs plans on making the trek back home to the Brownsville section of Brooklyn, N.Y., home of the brave.“It clears my mind. Most importantly, it motivates me,” Jacobs tells Sporting News about returning home before facing Saul “Canelo” Alvarez in their pivotal middleweight unification fight at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on May 4. Soaking up the vibes in Brownsville before a fight is something Jacobs did prior to facing Gennady Golovkin at Madison Square Garden in March 2017. This fight against the face of boxing is of an even larger magnitude. Way larger.MORE: Join DAZN and watch Canelo vs. Jacobs on May 4“I’m going to go to Brownsville to make sure I get most of that love that I was raised on and feel that energy, so that I could go out and conquer the world because where I’m from, it’s Brooklyn vs. everybody,” Jacobs said before conducting his final media workout at CEA Fitness in Port Washington, N.Y., on Monday. “Just to feel lively, go back out and like I said, conquer the world, because I really feel like this is the opportunity for me to fulfill my dreams. This is my one shot.”“The Miracle Man” is war-ready for May 4 against the face of boxing, Canelo Alvarez.There’s only 1⃣9⃣ days until #CaneloJacobs.Watch on @DAZN_USA: https://t.co/UbyIkBXhXP pic.twitter.com/9DDxbIJqx3— Sporting News Fights (@sn_fights) April 15, 2019That’s the homegrown, gritty mentality Jacobs is hauling with him to Vegas to attempt an upset over Canelo in just over two weeks: one shot to shock the world and prove he’s the best middleweight, period.The 32-year-old told SN about his vision of seeing his hand raised as the unified middleweight champion of the world when the dust settles on his fight against Canelo. He was candid about his two-pronged blueprint on how to make that a reality, too.The first key: using his movement. Jacobs moves around with intricate ring generalship and guile, moving his opponents rough-and-tumble style around the ring in an awkwardly good manner and hitting them while he does so.“I think it’s one of our keys to victories,” Jacobs said of his complex movement. “Using that (movement), using it very well, getting the gist of it early on and setting the tone early on is going to be the deciding factor for me as far as being comfortable, being able to set the tone, being able to dictate. That’s really the key because we don’t want Canelo to dictate.”If you ask Jacobs, he just doesn’t see that as a possibility.“I don’t necessarily think that Canelo can bully me,” Jacobs said. “It’s going to be really hard for him being the smaller guy to kind of dictate that. I’m a rough guy when it comes to being inside that ring with me. Seeing me from the outside, it might look different, but when you’re actually in there, I’m a physically big guy with speed and power.”That brings us to Jacobs’ second major key for defeating Alvarez: relying on his natural attributes. Jacobs (35-2, 29 KOs) stands more than 3 inches taller than Canelo (51-1-2, 35 KOs), with about a 3-inch reach advantage.“Obviously, my biggest advantage is my size, my reach and range, my athleticism, so I’m going to use that to the best of my ability,” Jacobs said.“I actually expect Danny to push Canelo around, keep him off balance, make him uncomfortable,” said Jacobs’ longtime trainer Andre Rozier. “He’s the bigger man.”If Jacobs’ camp sees early on that Canelo has done his homework and is capable of making necessary adjustments, then they, too, are prepared to call audibles in real time.“If there needs to be a Plan B or Plan C, obviously we have all that,” Jacobs said.“All the way to Plan Z,” Rozier added. “We’re ready for all accounts and all measures and I think the boxing world, fans included, will be very surprised with the performance that Danny gives and presents.”MORE: Join DAZN and watch Joshua vs. Miller on June 1Jacobs’ training camp for this fight has taken the veteran to Plan Z, with the Brooklyn native regularly training in a high-altitude chamber, simulating the kind of adversity he might see against Canelo — especially if their bout goes the distance. Throughout the promotion, this bout has been referred to as a “50-50 fight,” with Jacobs openly saying he can’t afford to leave it in the judges’ hands. If he’s successful in recording that convincing win, then Jacobs believes the victory would also help him move past his controversial unanimous decision loss to Golovkin.“To me, it would let the fans know that … I’m the best middleweight in the world,” Jacobs says. “With a victory over Canelo, not only does it kind of erase (that loss) or put a new idea in fans’ minds that ‘Maybe this kid is the best, he’s proven himself against the guy that actually beat GGG.’ Then, I could give GGG the rematch and finally prove to the world that I’m better than he is.”Before any of that, though, Jacobs will stop off in Brownsville. Then, it’s wheels up to Vegas, where “The Miracle Man” will get that one shot.