Panaji, Feb 16 (PTI) India Bike Week (IBW), touted as the countrys largest biking festival, will be held in Goa on February 19 and 20.Conceptualised and initiated by Seventy Event Media Group and Fox Life, this years event will be held in association with Shell Advance at Arpora Sporting Ground in Arpora village in North Goa.”IBW 2016 is set to be bigger and better at a new and exciting venue being the Arpora Sporting Ground. The venue will be ready to host over 12,000 hardcore club-members and independent riders,” Martin Da Costa, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Seventy EMG told PTI today.”With India Bike Week 2016 set to be our biggest yet, we are thrilled to be back in Goa who have been great hosts to Asias biggest biking festival. We feel this year with our efforts in bringing in an ensemble of new attractions coupled with rider support systems to bikers across India, we are taking a step closer to identifying Goa and India Bike Week as a global biking experience,” Costa said.Swati Mohan, Business Head of Fox Networks Group, said, “IBW has grown over the years and has become a celebration of not just biking, but also a mecca for experience seekers and travellers.””Its a meeting ground for passionate bikers, collectors, riders, tourists and their friends. The fact that IBW has only grown over the years, assures us that we are striking a pretty special chord with this event and the people, passion and fervour that come with it,” she said. PTI CORNP TIRadvertisement
Here’s our best guess as to what it’s going to look like when it’s unveiled in late July or early August.ClemsonAlabamaGeorgiaOklahomaOhio StateMichiganTexasNotre DameLSUTexas A&MFloridaOregonUCFSyracuseWashington StatePenn StateWisconsinAuburnArmyNebraskaWashingtonMissouriNorthwesternUtahIowaWe’re just under 100 days until the start of college football season. It can’t get here soon enough. ARLINGTON, TEXAS – DECEMBER 29: Trevor Lawrence #16 of the Clemson Tigers looks on before the game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish during the College Football Playoff Semifinal Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic at AT&T Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)Yes, we’re still two months away from either poll – the Coaches’ Poll or the AP Poll – being unveiled ahead of the 2019 college football season. But assuming there aren’t too many roster/coaching changes before then, we have a pretty good idea of what it’s going to look like.Clemson, undoubtedly, will be the No. 1 team in the country. Even if some voters actually believe that Alabama will reclaim its status as the best program in college football this season, the Tigers are going to be given the benefit of the doubt after how last season ended.Alabama will be No. 2 – there’s also no doubt about that. After that, it’s kind of up in the air. Georgia, which had Alabama on the ropes in the SEC title game a year ago, will likely come in at No. 3.After that, it’s likely some combination of Oklahoma, Ohio State, Michigan, LSU, Texas and Notre Dame.
zoom The US has decided to extended the limited Jones Act Waiver on the back of the severe disruptions of the oil supply system resulting from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.The waiver, which was initially signed on September 8, was extended at the recommendation of the Departments of Defense and Energy.Effective immediately, the waiver will facilitate movement of refined petroleum products, including gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel, to be shipped from New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Mexico, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Arkansas to Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, and Puerto Rico.The extension applies to covered merchandise laded on board a vessel through and including September 22, 2017.The Jones Act prohibits the transportation of cargo between points in the US, either directly or via a foreign port, or for any part of the transportation, in any vessel other than a vessel that has a coastwise endorsement.The last Jones Act waiver was issued in December 2012, for petroleum products to be delivered for relief assistance in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
Every regional hospital must develop a plan to shorten time frames for moving patients from ambulance into hospital, and from triage to a hospital bed or departure. Health professionals will be supported in working to the full extent of their training, abilities and experience. Patients will get more information and be made more comfortable as they wait. More nurse practitioners are being hired to work in nursing homes, and paramedics will provide more care for seniors in nursing homes and at home so they will not have to got to emergency. A public education campaign will be launched so that people will have a greater understanding of 811 nurse line and 911 paramedics. Paramedics will get additional training and equipment to enhance their life-saving skills. This includes training to deliver a clot-busting drug for heart attack patients. Dedicating a plane and a new two-stretcher ambulance to save valuable driving time for paramedics and transport patients comfortably and cost-effectively. Health-care funding will be changed to reward better health results for patients. Nova Scotians will have the emergency care they need, when they need it with the province’s Better Care Sooner Plan. The plan, announced today, Dec. 7, by Premier Darrell Dexter and Minister of Health Maureen MacDonald, will improve the quality of emergency care, reduce overcrowding and wait times for patients in emergency rooms, and provide better health care for families. “This plan keeps emergency rooms open and gives communities access to emergency care day and night,” said Premier Dexter. “Communities that once had closed doors will soon have services matched to their needs. It will ensure people in this province get the level of care they need and deserve.” The Better Care Sooner Plan is based on the recommendations of Dr. John Ross, the province’s emergency care advisor. The plan includes the following themes to improve the province’s emergency care system: Improve access to primary care, especially in smaller communities. This will lessen the burden on emergency rooms and provide better care to patients. Make emergency care more patient-centred and streamlined. This will shorten wait times and provide good quality care across the province. Provide care that is better tailored to those whose needs are more complex, like seniors and people with mental illness. Increase public awareness of 911 and healthlink nurse line 811. This will ensure people can access the care and support they need sooner. “We want patients to be able to see their doctor more quickly and get better care from health care teams, so they can avoid going to an emergency room,” said Ms. MacDonald. “For those who do require emergency care, we want their journey through the emergency department to be as short, safe and comfortable as possible. That is what Better Care Sooner is all about.” A critical component of the plan includes creating new collaborative emergency centres, which will match the level of services with the needs of residents in the community. Patients will have access to a team of health-care professionals including nurses, doctors and paramedics to provide the level of care that is required. That will enable patients to get same or next day appointments. “I believe that nurse practitioners, along with family-practice nurses, paramedics — all of us working together as a team — makes a lot more sense in today’s health-care environment,” said Dr. Ajantha Jayabarathan. “As a doctor, I can’t be all things to all people. I need my colleagues to work with me. So I think building capacity and expanding the reach of health care through different people doing the work makes a lot of good sense.” Including the collaborative emergency centres, the plan outlines 33 actions that will be fully implemented between now and 2014. They include: Cape Breton District Health Authority CEO John Malcom welcomes the province’s effort to unclog crowded emergency rooms. “In order to improve emergency care in Nova Scotia, we need to enhance things outside of the hospital — primary care, access to 911, access to 811 … so there is a variety of options to respond to patients needs,” said Mr. Malcom. “The Better Care Sooner Plan helps do just that.” For more information or to download a copy of the report visit www.gov.ns.ca/health/bettercaresooner .
The pain would have been excruciating for two female black bears found in Waterton Lakes National Park after the Kenow Mountain wildfire tore through the rugged mountain landscape last September.One was found lying on its back with severe third-degree burns on the bottoms of all four feet. The other was barely able to walk, apparently blind and had its ears completely singed off.A wildlife health report obtained by The Canadian Press says putting the animals down was the only humane option and describes how Waterton staff shot them before Parks Canada’s wildlife unit arrived.“This was a traumatic, stressful event for some of the staff involved and assistance by mental health professionals may be required in future to help with the psychological trauma resulting from these interventions,” says the report.The document was one of several obtained under the Access to Information Act that highlighted the trying circumstances Parks Canada staffers faced as they contended with a disaster the agency described in one analysis as unprecedented in its severity and impact.On Aug. 30, a lightning strike sparked a fire in British Columbia’s Flathead Valley, which spread toward the boundary with Alberta under hot, dry conditions. Waterton was evacuated on Sept. 8, as the fire was poised to spread into the southwestern Alberta park.The day before the evacuation, Pat Thomsen, executive director of Pacific Mountain and National Parks, wrote to the national office concerned Waterton employees would not qualify for travel status in the event they would have to live temporarily in Pincher Creek, 55 kilometres away.Travel status enables employees to be reimbursed for costs such as transportation, accommodation and meals.“This is not a helpful nor compassionate answer, and needs to be reconsidered,” Thomsen wrote. “Your intervention is requested ASAP.”Parks Canada said in an emailed statement that employees who lived within park boundaries, were forced out between Sept. 8 and Sept. 21 and were still required to work were given travel status, consistent with the agency’s travel policy.The fire jumped into the park three days after the evacuation and then spread onto adjacent grassland, prompting evacuation orders in nearby communities.Notes for a phone call between Privy Council Clerk Michael Wernick and Waterton superintendent Ifan Thomas recounted how just as Waterton staff were assisting with those evacuations, one Parks Canada employee learned his house had burned.“Despite his personal situation, this employee continued to conduct the evacuation with the RCMP during the night and returned to work at 5 a.m. the next morning.”The park’s visitor centre and other buildings were lost but the townsite was spared — an outcome top brass at Parks Canada credited to the staff who installed firefighting sprinklers, removed combustible material and made other preparations as the fire approached.“As the area commander and field unit superintendent both affirmed, if it had not been for your prevention efforts, it is clear that the Waterton Lakes townsite would have been lost,” Parks Canada CEO Daniel Watson wrote in a Sept. 15 letter thanking employees.He commended them for standing “generously, compassionately and resolutely in the face of the catastrophic,” regardless of lack of sleep or having lost homes in the fire.Watson acknowledged the emotional toll the fire may take and committed that the agency would do whatever it could to offer support.“We recognize that many of you have suffered personal loss or may have had to watch others suffer catastrophic loss … Some days we are a team. Today we are a family.”Parks Canada said immediately after the fire, the agency provided mental health support to all its personnel, as well as staff from assisting agencies and contractors. All were invited to group counselling sessions and counsellors were also made available one-on-one.“Materials and information on mental health and wellness has been provided to supervisors of Parks Canada staff who were involved in the Kenow wildfire, so that they can help direct staff seeking assistance related to managing stress, mental health, or wellness concerns.”
This is the third in a series of training courses designed specifically for senior AU civilian, military and police leaders who might be appointed to positions at the level of head or deputy head of mission, force or deputy force commander or police commissioner in missions.Some 25 AU officials from 14 countries will participate in the 12-day training programme in Botswana, planned in partnership between the UN, the AU and the Southern African Development Community (SADC).Participants of the programme will be given a solid overview of issues involved in the peacekeeping missions, especially in relation to the African context. The topics of study include the overall political, economic and social situation in which peacekeeping takes place using case studies such as peacekeeping in Darfur, delivered by the Force Commander of the UN-AU Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), General Martin Luther Agwai.The Government of Denmark is providing funding for the programme, run by the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO), with support also coming from the Government of Botswana. The previous courses in this series were held in Kenya, in eastern Africa, and Nigeria in the west, while upcoming training organised by DPKO’s AU Peacekeeping Support Team will take place in central and northern Africa. 5 September 2008The United Nations peacekeeping arm launched a training programme this week for senior officials of the African Union (AU), aimed at improving the planning, deployment and management of its peacekeeping support missions.
Northern Province Chief Minister C V Wigneswaran, has appealed to the government to de-proscribe all the Tamil Diaspora organisations and stringently scrutinize only select individuals, the New Indian Express reported.Wigneswaran was speaking at a function in Jaffna to inaugurate a consular section of the Sri Lankan Foreign Ministry there. “Having been a lawyer for over 50 years and half that period as a Judge, I am quite conscious of the security concerns of the State. But we must stop looking at our people through a terrorist mindset. We must wean the diaspora to help our government which is cash strapped, grant them dual citizenship, and make use of their talents and wealth for our betterment,” the chief minister added. “Let me suggest not to embark on selective de-proscription but to de-proscribe all organizations and have a process of very stringent vetting of individuals coming over,” he said. Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera and Deputy Foreign Minister Dr.Harsha de Silva were present at the occasion.Pointing to the selective de-proscription of persons and organisations, on the advice of certain interest groups, Wigneswaran said: “It would have been better if an independent official investigation had been conducted with prior criteria in place. Many feel that some of the proscribed persons and organisations still unreleased are victims of political bias and prejudice.” Wigneswaran further said that during his recent visits to the UK, US and recently Canada, he met the Tamil Diaspora and found that they were all keen to involve themselves in capacity development, investment promotion and cultural exchanges in Sri Lanka.“Most of them wish to do so within the integrity of the island. But they are reluctant to embark on a visit to Sri Lanka on account of the lingering concerns the government and its officials have regarding the Tamil Diaspora,” the chief minister pointed out. (Colombo Gazette)
NEW YORK — Just a week after announcing its $1.4 billion acquisition of Gannett , GateHouse Media was again laying off journalists and other workers at its newspapers, possibly foreshadowing the future awaiting employees of what will become the largest U.S. newspaper company.GateHouse and Gannett say the merger will allow GateHouse to accelerate its newspapers’ move to digital while paying down huge sums GateHouse borrowed in order to fund the acquisition. But it’s unclear exactly how it will make that happen.Last week, more than two dozen newsroom employees and other workers were reportedly laid off at 10 newspapers, from Providence, Rhode Island, to Brockton, Massachusetts, to Oklahoma City. The Associated Press confirmed several of these layoffs with the affected employees, others in their newsrooms or union representatives. GateHouse did not announce the workforce reductions, and neither the company nor its owner, New Media, had any comment for this story.Gannett also declined to comment, but pointed to previous public statements by New Media CEO Mike Reed in which he said the merged company would “not only preserve but actually enhance quality journalism.”The latest layoffs may not be directly related to the merger. GateHouse also reportedly laid off dozens of employees in May and this winter. Its earnings reports show that revenue is declining when the impact of acquisitions is stripped out.Further newsroom cuts show that “GateHouse doesn’t have a vision for growing revenue, only cutting costs,” charged Andrew Pantazi, a reporter at the Florida Times-Union, a GateHouse paper in Jacksonville, Florida, and the head of a union chapter there. “Eventually they’ll run out of costs to cut.”Many in the newsrooms and the communities that depend on those newspapers are mourning the changes wrought by previous GateHouse cuts and bracing for more. Others, noting that both readers and advertisers have been deserting newspapers for more than a decade, argue that being part of a larger chain is the only route to survival for smaller papers often still struggling to migrate their publications online.Over the past decade, GateHouse has closed five daily newspapers and closed or merged dozens of weeklies, according to “The Expanding News Desert ,” a University of North Carolina study on the state of the local news coverage.GateHouse, whose leadership includes current and former Associated Press board members, is trying to reassure employees and investors. It says that bringing together the two companies will lead to about $300 million in annual cost cuts, and promises multiple sources of digital revenue to sustain the combined company and continue its commitment to quality journalism.Some argue that such consolidation is key to saving local journalism, which also competes for people’s attention with TV and Facebook. “They’re ultimately giving support to hundreds of individual publications that wouldn’t have a chance of standing on their own,” said David Chavern, CEO of the news publisher trade group News Media Alliance.But first, GateHouse has to pay down debt, including $1.8 billion borrowed from private equity firm Apollo at a high interest rate to get the Gannett deal done. It has also promised to continue a shareholder dividend and said it expects that to rise.GateHouse has lagged competitors in adapting to a post-print world. Digital business accounts for just 12% of its revenue, compared to 36% for Gannett. Such digital revenue includes online subscriptions and ads on newspaper websites as well as income from separate businesses such as online marketing and productivity tools for small companies.While the company says it will invest in digital, such investments will probably be in the new lines of business, not necessarily in its newsrooms, said Reed Phillips, managing partner at investment bank Oaklins DeSilva + Phillips.“The trendline for newspapers is continuing erosion of revenues,” he said, which will probably lead to additional newsroom cuts.Newsroom staffing at U.S. newspapers has fallen 47% to 38,000 people in 2018 from 72,000 in 2004, according to Pew Research . Circulation has plummeted in tandem. Pew estimates weekday circulation fell almost 48% over the same period to 28.6 million.While a few national publications like the Jeff Bezos-owned Washington Post, the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal have successful online operations, the situation is very different at smaller local papers across the country.After GateHouse buys a newspaper, cost cuts typically follow. Functions like page design and copy editing are shifted to remote hubs that handle the work for several newspapers. (Other newspaper chains also have hubs for editing and page design.) Critics say media companies backed by financial firms, like GateHouse, are especially aggressive about closing or selling off newspapers in decline.The Worcester Telegram & Gazette, which has been publishing in Massachusetts’ second-largest city since 1866, has been through four owners in the past decade, including GateHouse, which purchased it in early 2015.Overall, the newsroom has shrunk to 25 reporters, copy editors and photographers from 47 during its four years under GateHouse, said Rick Eggleston, a copy editor and head of the local union. “The mantra at GateHouse is doing more with less.”Having fewer reporters from outside Boston asking questions of state officials “hurts the rest of the state,” said Tim Murray, president of the Worcester chamber of commerce and a former lieutenant governor of the state. “It’s hard to hold people accountable.”Despite the cost-cutting, GateHouse newspapers are striving to engage readers who increasingly get news on their phones. The Cape Cod Times in Hyannis, Massachusetts, and the Columbus Dispatch in Ohio were cited among “10 Newspapers That Do It Right ” by the media trade publication Editor & Publisher, which cited innovative digital projects that have boosted readership.The Cape Cod paper, for example, launched a program that invited readers to submit suggestions for investigative stories. Similarly, The Fayetteville Observer in North Carolina started a new feature that invites readers to answer a topical question it posts each Sunday.But the Observer, acquired by GateHouse in 2016, has struggled. Buyouts followed the acquisition, and this week GateHouse eliminated the job of the newspaper’s publisher, assigning that responsibility to an executive who already oversees four other North Carolina papers.The Cape Cod newspaper, meanwhile, laid off courthouse reporter Wheeler Cowperthwaite last week. Cowperthwaite said GateHouse offered him just $400 in severance – which, had he accepted, would have barred him from applying for work at GateHouse newspapers for two years.He turned it down.Tali Arbel And Alexandra Olson, The Associated Press
Over 100 senior judges from across the planet meeting at the World Summit for Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, South Africa, have adopted an action plan to enforce laws aimed at guarding nature, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) announced today.The Johannesburg Principles on the Role of Law and Sustainable Development, drafted last week by the UNEP-organized Global Judges Symposium, were kept confidential until today so that they could be delivered first to UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, according to the agency.The plan hinges on improving the capacity, training, funding and education of legal experts, particularly in developing nations. The experts stress that the worldwide effort to crack down on pollution, challenge environmentally damaging developments, and comply with agreements covering issues such as hazardous wastes and the trade in endangered species have been undermined partly as a result of weaknesses in the legal systems of many nations.These weaknesses are particularly acute in many developing States and countries of the former Soviet Union where a number of obstacles, including difficult economic conditions, are making it harder for cases to reach or succeed in the courts, according to UNEP.The agency’s Executive Director, Klaus Toepfer, emphasized the need for an international approach to the problem. “This is an issue affecting billions of people who are effectively being denied their rights and one of not only national but regional and global concern,” he said. “We are increasingly aware that what happens in one part of the world can impact another part of the globe – be it toxic pollutants from Asia, Europe and North America contaminating the Arctic or the greenhouse gases of the industrialized regions triggering droughts or the melting of glaciers in the less industrialized ones.”Justice Arthur Chaskalson, Chief Justice of South Africa, who co-hosted the Symposium, said the Principles marked a milestone achievement in the effort to achieve sustainability. “Our declaration and proposed programme of work are, I believe, a crucial development in the quest to deliver development that respects people and that respects the planet for current and future generations and for all living things,” he said.
A pair of Brock students are using an experiential education exercise to shine a spotlight on mental health.Fourth-year Concurrent Education students Ishana Sharma and Jessica Schryer are organizing a fundraiser, the Art and Soul Pop-up Patio, as a key component of their EDUC 4P46 Mental Health and Wellness class. The course features an assignment challenging students to plan, advertise and execute mental health awareness events in their community.Sharma and Schryer have partnered with the Shaw Festival and will be hosting Art and Soul on Saturday, Oct. 6 at the Shaw Festival Theatre, 10 Queens Parade in Niagara-on-the-Lake.The pop-up patio, which runs from 4 to 6:30 p.m., will include guest speakers and live performances to demonstrate how the arts can be helpful for mental health and can assist those coping with mental health issues.Though the fourth-year course’s day-to-day material focuses on mental health and wellness in the classroom and how to best help students cope with those issues in a school environment, Sharma hopes the event will impact a broader audience.“I have learned there are a lot of people who are struggling with issues that they have not really spoken about,” she said.Proceeds from the event will be split between the Pathstone Foundation, which supports mental health in Niagara, and the Jonah McIntosh Memorial Scholarship, an award set up at Sheridan College in memory of former Shaw Festival actor Jonah McIntosh, who took his own life in July 2017.For McIntosh’s mother, Lisa Daugharty, knowing Brock students are staging an event in memory of her son offers a chance for healing while also educating others. The gesture is particularly touching to the family because McIntosh’s younger brother Cody studies at the University.“My family and I are grateful that the tragedy of Jonah’s sudden death has become a vessel for raising awareness that this can happen to anyone,” said Daugharty, who will be speaking at Art and Soul. “Allowing our family and others who cared about Jonah to remember him for the shining light that he was, always smiling and willing to help anyone who needed it as opposed to just how he died is integral to our healing. I want to continue to take this devastating tragedy and share our story to be an advocate for those struggling in silence and to make something positive come from what we are going through.”Along with hearing from Daugharty about the significant impact of mental illness on youth and young adults, those in attendance will also have access to live performances, a bake sale, arts and crafts, catered food, a patio bar and a raffle.Kim Rossi, Director of Philanthropy and Public Relations at Pathstone Foundation, said the students’ efforts to contribute to local mental health and wellness were inspirational.“We count on our community to help us reach our fundraising needs each year,” she said. “Students like Jess and Ishana are incredible examples of what philanthropy and generosity of spirit truly is. We are honoured and thankful that Pathstone was selected as one of the beneficiaries of Art and Soul Pop-up Patio. We wish them much success with their event.”Sharma hopes Art and Soul’s attendees will be inspired to speak more openly about mental health following the event.“Last year, I went through a period where I was not going to lecture or my job enough and I was too scared to talk about it,” she said. “There are lots of services out there, but if we don’t feel comfortable enough to share openly with each other then we can’t access the services.”She would like to see people of all ages attend the event and be a part of the open dialogue and inclusive atmosphere.In addition to encouraging a sense of change in the community, Sharma said the event is a valuable opportunity for learning outside the classroom.“We are talking to a lot of people and making a lot of contacts,” she said. “It’s a confidence boost because this is more than just taking notes. You are taking an active part in your own education.”Staging an event is a key portion of the University’s experiential education definitions and helps students to interact directly with the community while also building real-world skills.Course Professor Michael Savage said the exercise is particularly relevant for Education students as they prepare for work in a classroom or other public setting.“As future educators, it is very important that Concurrent Education students get an opportunity to take the theory and skills they are learning in their courses out into the wider society and engage with the community about important issues,” he said.To learn more about the Art and Soul Pop-up Patio, email Sharma at email@example.com or Schryer at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear Editor,The Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) would like to respond to a letter published in the local press under the title “The reason why Guyana needs Tax Reform”, which was submitted by Mr Sase Singh; and to correct several inaccuracies mentioned in the letter on the rate of Corporation Tax.The GRA wishes to remind the writer and the general public that Section 10 of the Corporation Tax Act was amended in 2017 to reduce the Corporation Tax rate for non-commercial companies from 30% to 27.5%. Additionally, provisions were made in the Act for a dual tax rate for companies carrying out both commercial and non-commercial activities. For these companies, the non-commercial activity of the company shall be taxed at the rate of twenty-seven and one-half per cent, and the commercial activity of the company shall be taxed at a rate of forty per cent.”This reduction was a direct response to complaints raised by the manufacturing sector on the high rate of tax in the sector, and appeals for a decrease in the Corporate Tax rate in order to improve their competitiveness, both locally and overseas.Please note that if the correct Corporate Tax rate was used in the letter, the arguments posited by the writer for tax avoidance, transfer pricing, and enhancement of the investment climate would be refuted.Members of the public are urged to visit the Guyana Revenue Authority’s (GRA’s) website at www.gra.gov.gy for up-to-date information on rates of taxes and recent tax reforms. Further contact can be made with our Tax Advisory Services Section on +592 227 6060 Ext. 1200 to 1204; or persons can send us a message at email@example.com or www.facebook.com/guyanarevenue.Sincerely,Public Relations DepartmentGuyana Revenue Authority Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedOnly $800 increase in Old Age pensionNovember 29, 2016In “Local News”Revenue body making moves to collect G$528M ‘outstanding’ taxes from DipconJuly 9, 2019Similar postGRA rakes in $20B more in revenue for 2017January 25, 2018In “Business”
(Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland) 6. Body of Peggy Mangan found in Ballymun (28 September)Views: 119,519What was it about? Four days after she went missing, the body of 65-year-old Peggy Mangan was found in Ballymun. Her King Charles Cavalier dog was found by her side.Sample comment: “…so heartbroken for the family… It was so touching to hear her little doggie stayed by her side; not easy for a dog for 4 days with no food! She must have been a wonderful owner and lady. RIP” – Catriona Lowry(Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland) 7. Massive manhunt underway for ‘dangerous’ second Boston bomber (19 April)Views: 115,086What was it about? Boston police carried out a major operation to find the Tsarnaev brothers, the suspects behind the Boston Marathon bomb attacks which left three people dead and 180 injured. One police officer and 26-year-old Tamerlan Tsarnaev were killed while Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was taken into custody.Sample comment: “Americans want gun law reform, but their senators and congressmen, a lot of whom are in the pay of the gun lobby, choose to ignore what the vast majority of American citizens want.” – Pat Kennedy (AP Photo/Elise Amendola) 8. Mobile phone users targeted by Slovenian premium number scam (27 January)Views: 103,877What was it about? A scam originating in Slovnia encouraged Irish mobile phone users to call a premium phone line by leaving a missed call from a number which could be mistaken for an Irish mobile number.Sample comment: “I have a basic rule. If the name doesn’t pop up on screen, I don’t answer it. If it’s important, the caller will identify themselves by leaving a message. Too many scam artists and bloody spam calls otherwise.” – Daisy Chainsaw(Ian West/PA Wire) 9. Three dead, 140 injured in Boston Marathon blasts (16 April)Views: 100,790What was it about? Two explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon left three people dead and more than 180 people injured, many seriously.Sample comment: “Sky are showing the clip of the moment the explosion took place. The spectators seem to have taken the brunt of it. Thoughts and prayers to those caught up in that nightmare.” – Roy Kane(AP Photo/Charles Krupa) 10. Irish woman made call that freed her from 30 years of slavery (21 November)Views: 100,427What was it about? Two people were arrested after three women, one of whom was Irish, was discovered at a London house where they had been held against their will for three decades.Sample comment: “Jesus, what a story… may they all find some peace of mind, poor women.” – Rachael Doyle Van Os(Anthony Devlin/PA Wire)And just for comparison: Here are the top 10 most read articles on TheJournal.ie in 2012 > WE’RE NOT SURE what it says about our readers – or our stories – that no single story dominates the list of the top ten most read articles on TheJournal.ie this year. That diversity is good and that people have a wide range of interests, probably.The stories that did make the list cover a broad list of areas. The vast majority were breaking news stories – such as the Boston bombings, the London slavery case and the murder of Elaine O’Hara – but some were one-off feature pieces which weren’t tied to any particular news story. Many of the stories that did well were given a boost through social media or other websites as people shared stories with their friends and followers.Here’s the list in full:1. Scientists want to bring 22 animals back from extinction (24 March)Views: 489,385What was it about? A conference in Washington DC discussed ‘de-extinction’ – which animals could be brought back from extinction, as well as the how, why and ethics of doing so.Sample comment: “Maybe bring back the celtic tiger for about 50 years” – John Darcy(Pic: Wikimedia Commons). 2. This US soldier ‘found alive’ in Vietnam 44 years after being left behind (28 April)Views: 478,231What was it about? A documentary about a US soldier lost in Vietnam in 1968 but who may have been found living in a rural Vietnam village.Sample comment: “It said in the piece that he couldn’t remember his kids names, his birthday or even how to speak English. Yet he knew he was an American soldier and that he was captured in 68. Odd wouldn’t you say. To remember those details but not his native language , his birthday or the names of his children. What other details could he remember and did he forget.” – Mick Jordan.3. 63 arrests at Eminem Slane gig (18 August)Views: 158,231What was it about? Gardaí released the figures for the number of people arrested at Eminem’s much-anticipated Slane gig, saying that the figure was “very much in line” with events of that size.Sample comment: “I was working behind the bar and to be honest we had better-behaved and less drunk customers at this than at Mumford & Sons in Phoenix Park a few weeks ago.” – Conor Farrell(Pic: Yui Mok/PA Wire) 4. Gardaí speak to young girl involved in incident at Slane concert (19 August)Views: 155,078What was it about? Gardaí interviewed a girl and her parents after photographs of a young man and woman engaged in a sex act at Eminem’s Slane gig were widely circulated on social media.Sample comment: “The Internet is a very dangerous place.” – Laurence McDonagh(Photocall Ireland) 5. Architect Graham Dwyer, 41, charged with murder of Elaine O’Hara (18 October)Views: 143,266What was it about? Graham Dwyer of Kerrymount Close in Foxrock was charged with the murder of childcare assistant Elaine O’Hara whose body was discovered in the Dublin mountains more than one year after she went missing.
Turtley awful! By Paul Hosford Nov 26th 2016, 6:00 PM Galway to Dublin:Attymon, Woodlawn, _______, Athlone Kilbarrack 10 Comments http://jrnl.ie/3097209 Share your result: Craigavon Leixlip (Confey) Clongriffin You scored out of ! Ballybrophy Gort Killarney + Farranfore Short URL Boyle What are ewe doing? Little Island Saturday 26 Nov 2016, 6:00 PM Clever Cat Maynooth Share your result: Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Top Dog! Banteer + Rathmore Share 23,720 Views Flippin’ good. Tuam Clara Carrick-on-Shannon Tweet Colooney Cork Galway to Limerick:Galway, _____, Ardrahan, Gort. Athenry Share your result: Share Dublin to Belfast:Drogheda, Dundalk, _____, Portadown On the Dublin to Cork line:Kildare, Monasterevin, ______, Portlaoise. Dun Laoghaire Quiz: Can you name the next train station? Choo choo! You scored out of ! Connemara DART to Greystones:Lansdowne Road, Sandymount, _______, Booterstown Banteer + Killarney Shell of a bad effort Cork to Tralee:Cork, ______, Millstreet, ______ Share your result: Midleton to Cork:Carrigaloe, Fota, Glounthane, _____. Newry Almost purrfect! Lisburn Blackrock Omagh Tweet Portarlington Tweet Share You scored out of ! Leixlip (Louisa Bridge) Seapoint Howth Junction Killester You scored out of ! Feeling sheepish? Cobh Pawsitively brilliant! Tweet Sallins Fintastic! Rathmore + Killarney Tweet Dublin to Sligo:Edgeworthstown, Longford, Dromod, ______ Ennis Craughwell IRELAND’S TRAIN NETWORK runs through many towns, can you guess which one is next? You scored out of ! Rushbrook Pearse to Maynooth:Castleknock, Coolmine, Clonsilla, ______ Share your result: Answer all the questions to see your result! DART to Howth:Clontarf, _____, Harmonstown, Raheny, Ballymote Share21 Tweet Email Lucan Share Thurles Ballinasloe Sydney Parade Share
Source: ellenbailey.comIt also appears on this page of ‘St Patrick’s Day blessings’, along such classically Irish phrases as “Dance as if no one were watching”: Source: english-zone.comFitnessAndFreebies.com also has it as an Irish blessing:While according to Poemhunter, it’s a line from the poem Always Remember, by a Nigerian poet called Albashir Adam Alhassan. Source: PoemhunterA few royalties wouldn’t go amiss for poor old Albashir, we’d wager.Dear Team Trump: Might we suggest you consult the Leaving Cert syllabus for a more suitable proverb next time? All the best, Ireland.DailyEdge is on Snapchat! Tap the button below to add! Source: mark little/Twitter By DailyEdge.ie Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Short URL Add us: dailyedge http://jrnl.ie/3292773 “Irish Proverb” me hole. https://t.co/dWLregquCs— Mark Little (@marklittlenews) March 16, 2017 Source: TheJournal Politics/TwitterIRELAND HAS MANY great proverbs. “May the road rise to meet you.” That’s the most famous one. “Maireann na daoine ar scáil a chéile.” That’s one you probably learned for your Leaving Cert.But the one that Trump recited today after his meeting with Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the White House? It’s not one many people had heard before. Can’t see the video? Click here. As we stand together with our Irish friends, I’m reminded of a proverb – and this is a good one, this is one I like, I’ve heard it for many, many years and I love it. 52,562 Views Thursday 16 Mar 2017, 9:29 PM So where does this “Always remember to forget” line come from?It’s listed as a ‘self-esteem poem’ on this website: 47 Comments Source: John Maguire/Twitter Mar 16th 2017, 9:29 PM Source: Bradd Jaffy/Twitter Share Tweet Email9 Donald Trump read out an Irish ‘proverb’ today, but it might actually be a Nigerian poem “Always remember to forget the friends that proved untrue.” What? I’ve got an Irish proverb for you Trump: An empty sack does not stand. https://t.co/GWfwdviBHv— John Maguire (@JMaguireCritic) March 16, 2017 “I really love Ireland” – Trump says he’s coming to Ireland after invite from ‘new friend’ Enda Kenny>A version of this article was written by Valerie Loftus and posted on DailyEdge.ie Trump reads one of his favorite Irish proverbs pic.twitter.com/KgE5ipvepw— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) March 16, 2017 Always remember to forget the friends that proved untrue, but never forget to remember those that have stuck by you.A lot of Irish people were left confused by Trump’s ‘proverb’, mainly because they’d never heard of it. Source: The Irish For 🏌🐕/Twitter
Thursday 29 Aug 2019, 9:18 AM By AFP KIRSTEN GILLIBRAND, A Democratic senator from New York, dropped out of the 2020 presidential race last night after her campaign centering on women’s equality failed to gain traction.“After more than eight incredible months, I’m ending my presidential campaign,” Gillibrand said in a video announcing the end of her run.“I know this isn’t the result we wanted, we wanted to win this race. But it’s important to know when it’s not your time.”Gillibrand, 52, rarely received more than one percent in polling and appeared unlikely to meet the Democratic Party’s more stringent requirements for making the stage in the next presidential debate, set for 12 September.She had challenged former vice president Joe Biden, the frontrunner for the Democratic nomination, on his record on women’s issues, especially his support when he was a US senator for a law that bars federal funding for abortion.The debate in a fortnight’s has focused to the race with New York Mayor Bill de Blasio also looking unlikely to make the stage. Only 10 of the remaining 2o candidates have met the qualifying criteria and most of those are still struggling to catch up with the Big Three.Polls this week showed the 70-somethings breaking away from the pack — Biden, independent Senator Bernie Sanders and fellow progressive Elizabeth Warren.Behind them are Senator Kamala Harris and Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana.Also securing spots in the debate are former Texas congressman Beto O’Rourke, Senator Cory Booker, businessman Andrew Yang, former Obama-era cabinet member Julian Castro and Senator Amy Klobuchar.If any other candidates make the cut, which is based on average poll and fundraising, the group might be split in half and a second debate will be added on 13 SeptemberPolls this week showed the 70-somethings breaking away from the pack — Biden, independent Senator Bernie Sanders and fellow progressive Elizabeth Warren. Kirsten Gillibrand drops out of Democrat race as polling puts the Big Three neck and neck Gillibrand’s campaign had centered on women’s equality issues. Aug 29th 2019, 9:18 AM 26,966 Views https://jrnl.ie/4786886 Image: PA Images Short URL Source: Waleed Shahid/Twitter Gillibrand (second from left) pulled out of the race last night. Image: PA Images Gillibrand (second from left) pulled out of the race last night. New Monmouth poll has Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren slightly ahead of Joe Biden nationally.Warren: 20%Bernie: 20%Biden: 19%Harris: 8%Booker: 4%Pete: 4%Yang: 3% pic.twitter.com/mxtT5EOLm3— Waleed Shahid (@_waleedshahid) August 26, 2019 63 Comments Biden has managed to maintain a significant lead despite a rocky summer marred by a proclivity for gaffes — which some have called a worrying trend given the months and months of campaigning ahead.The Democratic primary season really only starts in earnest with the Iowa caucuses in February — and some analysts question whether the 76-year-old Biden might lack the fire or the endurance needed to stay on top.That has kept hope alive for second-tier candidates, but that sense of optimism could fade if they miss a chance to go toe-to-toe with their rivals on national television in the debate in Houston, Texas. The debate offers an opportunity to both make a direct pitch to American voters — and attract all-important donors“Without access to a debate audience, some candidates have realized that their bids are hopeless,” said Kyle Kondik of the University of Virginia Center for Politics.“I suspect more will come to this conclusion soon.”© – AFP 2019 with reporting by Rónán Duffy Share Tweet Email1 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article
NEWPORT, Ore. — Officials with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s office say a man tried to grab a police officer’s gun in a Newport courtroom this week and that a year-old federal appeals decision contributed to the near-disaster.The Oregonian/OregonLive reports a judge had denied a request by deputies to restrain 27-year-old Scott Lemmon in court Wednesday.In a scuffle caught on courtroom video, a man identified by authorities as Lemmon stands up and lunges for a gun worn by a Newport police officer sitting at the counsel table nearby.The officer turned away and a courthouse deputy tackled Lemmon to the floor.Authorities say this is the first case of a Lincoln County defendant grabbing for a gun since the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in 2017 to allow judges to decide if defendants are restrained when escorted into the courtroom.
Martin Keown is certain that José Mourinho’s career is on the edge and the Portuguese will have to win the upcoming match against Swansea to save his job at Manchester United.The results haven’t been good for José Mourinho lately as his team were eliminated from the Champions League by Sevilla and are without chances of winning the title as they are trailing by 16 points on Manchester City.The former Arsenal defender spoke about his José Mourinho’s side situation as he said that he simply has to win considering the situation has been very tense during the international break, according to The Sport Review:Maguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“This is quite a defining game for Mourinho against Swansea.”“There was some harsh talk before the international break. He was critical of his players.”“Let’s see if there will be a response from those players. Can they win convincingly in the true traditions of Manchester United?”
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 28 Dec 2015 – Another hiccup in the Haitian presidential elections which were scheduled for December 27, 2015. The allegations of election fraud has reportedly forced Haiti’s Provisional Electoral Council to postponed the runoff. One online report says, and I quote: “…a five-member commission to address swirling allegations of multiple voting and ballot tampering while also recommending ways to safeguard a final round’s integrity” was established. Current President, Michel Martelly announced the five member commission would investigate and provide a review; that should take three days. Another news source said the Provisional Electoral Council “did not provide a new date for the final round of national elections. Council spokesman Roudy Stanley Penn said a new date will be announced once a commission created by presidential decree has concluded its work.The council was installed last Tuesday.President Martelly is constitutionally barred from running again and expected to leave office by February 7, 2016. Recommended for you Related Items:elections, haiti, michel martelly, voting process TCI on Alert as riots rage in Haiti, two-year president asked to resign Bi-lateral talks with Bahamas to resume, UK gives green light to high-level TCI delegation Hospital overflowing, chaos, damage and dead bodies in Gros-Morne Haiti Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp
Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter February 19, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, Posted: February 19, 2019 KUSI Newsroom Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce welcomes new leadership for 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsThe Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce recently selected its new CEO, Bret Schanzenbach, who officially began his new position starting in February.Schanzenbach will succeed former Carlsbad Chamber CEO, Ted Owen, who officially retired from the position in January.The Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce claims to have more than 1,200 members, the Carlsbad Chamber is the second largest chamber in San Diego county and the 10th largest in California.The upcoming Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce Business Achievement and Distinction Awards is scheduled for April 4th. This year we are combining our annual awards and small business awards into one big event.Also the Green Business Expo which is organized by the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce Green Business Committee is coming up. This event will be open to the public but there’s a $5 suggested donation towards the Flower Fields Foundation educational programs, according to the CBAD.To learn more about the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce, visit www.carlsbad.org
27 Photos Tags 0 Fortnite: All the news and our weekly challenge guides.Video games: All of CNET’s gaming coverage. Fortnite Sony Nintendo Hilarious Fortnite memes Fortnite Creative will be available Dec. 6 for those with a Battle Pass. Epic Games Have a Fortnite account on your PlayStation 4? You can finally merge it with your Xbox, PC, Nintendo Switch or mobile account, GameSpot reports. But it isn’t easy. When Fortnite became one of the most popular games on the planet, Sony found itself with a problem. The PlayStation 4 version of the game existed in a walled garden — not only locking it off from online play with Xbox Live, PC and Nintendo Switch players, but forcing PS4 users to maintain a separate Fortnite account, too. Eventually, Sony relented and opened up multiplayer cross-play between PS4 players, and gamers on Xbox One, PC and Nintendo Switch — but the accounts were still separated. This meant that any progress made on the PS4 version of the game didn’t carry over to other platforms, including skin unlocks, Battle Pass progress or V-Bucks. Now, Fortnite’s publisher Epic Games has introduced an account merge tool that unifies all of your game progress across all platforms — giving you a single login for every version of Fortnite across PC, PS4, Xbox Live, Nintendo Switch and mobile. Unfortunately, the process can take up to two weeks, and it’s a little cumbersome. Screenshot by Sean Buckley/CNET Getting started is easy. Simply go to the Epic Games merge website and select a primary account. This is the main account that all other accounts will “merge” to — the account that will end up being the final, main account at the end of the process. Then, you’ll select the secondary account to merge, and Epic will begin the process of rolling the secondary account’s V-Bucks, skins and progress into the main account. The catch? That process takes about two weeks, and you will lose access to the secondary account during the process. There’s also a caveat: Merging is only available if at least one of the accounts was in use before Sept. 28, 2018, and, naturally, neither account can be banned or disabled.With a little patience, however, you could soon have all of your Fortnite victories housed in a single, unified account that can be used on every platform. And that’s all anybody wanted anyway. Share your voice Post a comment Video Games