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first_imgGRA tax amnestyAs the curtain comes down on the first amnesty period this weekend, the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) is urging defaulters to take advantage of this limited-time initiative to settle their tax liabilities without having to pay any interest or penalties.Back in January, the Authority had put in effect the amnesty, which was announced by Finance Minister Winston Jordan during his 2018 Budget presentation. This amnesty lasts from January 1 through September 30, 2018.However, taxpayers who file and pay all principal taxes on or before June 30, will benefit from a waiver of all interest and penalties, while those who settle their all principal taxes between July and the end of September, will have 50 per cent of interest and penalties waived. The tax amnesty relates to interest and penalties for income, corporate, property, capital gains and withholding taxes up to andGRA Commissioner General Godfrey Statiaincluding the Year of Assessment 2017 (Year of Income 2016).To this end, the GRA is encouraging delinquent taxpayers to take full advantage of the full wavier before the amnesty period ends this Saturday.The category of taxpayers who can benefit are those who are delinquent in the filing and payment, those who filed their tax returns but may have mistakenly underreported or understated their income or overstated deductions or credit and taxpayers who have deliberately not declared their true income and those who are already subjected to completed audits and a determination was made that the additional taxes owed to the GRA are still outstanding.Since its introduction, the GRA said it has been receiving and reviewing numerous applications for the amnesty. However, according to the Authority, some taxpayers are facing setbacks because of employers not providing them with emolument statements for the periods in which tax returns were due or outstanding. To this end, the GRA is urging employers to move with haste to assist taxpayers with such information.Moreover, the country’s premier tax collection body posited that it has also observed that some requests are being made for amnesty by taxpayers who have no records of tax returns submitted. Against this backdrop, the Authority reiterates that in order to have interest and penalties waived, taxpayers must file true and correct returns and pay all principal taxes.The GRA pointed out that the amnesty does not cover outstanding returns and taxes for the current year; that is, Year of Assessment 2018). Taxpayers who also file incorrect returns during the amnesty period will not benefit and will subsequently be subject to the attendant penalties.Meanwhile, Commissioner General of the revenue body, Godfrey Statia, in a public notice, is reminding taxpayers that the agency will not be accepting cash payments exceeding $2 million.“Taxpayers wishing to pay by cheque and part by cash will be allowed to as long as the cash does not exceed $2 million and is paid at the same time. Partial payments to avoid the $2 million maximum cash payment will not be accepted,” the GRA Boss said.According to the Authority, this decision has been taken both in context of the security risk such cash transactions pose on both the agency and the public, as well as Section 12 (3) of the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism regulations.“As such, any payments exceeding $2 million should be made via cheques or other electronic payment options,” Statia stated.At the Private Sector Commission’s (PSC) Annual General Meeting (AGM) last week, the Commissioner General underscored the importance of companies to be tax-compliant,l as he disclosed that less than 300 large taxpayers amount for 68 per cent of total revenues collected by the Authority.He recalled previously lamenting that many businesses do not consider tax implications, thus falling prey to needless penalties because of non-compliance and forego concessions that currently exist.“Tax is a key factor that could affect the profitability and efficiency of the new smart factories, supply chains, and product offerings being considered. Through careful, early tax planning, not evasion, and effective communication between all stakeholders, maximum use can be made of the opportunities that exist. The GRA need not and would not be a barrier to these opportunities,” Statia recently told stakeholders in the Private Sector.The GRA boss further noted that practices such as tax avoidance schemes that were previously carried out with impunity are now being scrutinised and with the implementation of initiatives, such as ASYCUDA along with a host of others, many loopholes will be minalised and eventually eliminated.last_img read more

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The NPHL semi-finals are just about wrapped up with one series complete and the other about to finish soon.On Friday, March 1, the Dawson Creek Senior Canucks finished the series with an 8-2 win over the Comets in Manning in game four of the series.The Canucks managed to shut-out Manning 4-0 in the series.- Advertisement -Dawson Creek is now waiting to see who they will be facing in the finals from the Grande Prairie-Falher series.On Saturday, March 2, the Falher Pirates were host to the Grande Prairie Athletics for game five of the series with the Pirates beating the Athletics 4-2.Currently, the Athletics leads the series 3-2 over the Pirates.Advertisement If the Pirates win the next game, it will tie the series and go to game seven, but if the Athletics win, then it’s off to the finals.Game six of the semi-finals is this Tuesday, March 5, in Grande Prairie.last_img read more

first_imgThere are fears the Western Canada shortage of diesel fuel will mean fewer jobs and, higher grocery prices if it continues, much longer. The Edmonton Sun is quoting Dave Deering, who runs a towing and hauling business in Spruce Grove, as saying, “Wait two months and we’ll be down to a standstill here”. Mr. Deering, says he has already heard of truckers being laid off, because of the diesel shortage. He says the closest place he can count on having diesel is Fort St. John, where he has to join large trucker lineups waiting to fill up … at about $1.40 a litre. – Advertisement -He’s not happy that diesel coming out of refineries around Edmonton is being shipped off to northern B.C. and Montana. He’s also quoted as saying he’s suspicious the shortage is a ploy to drive up the price of crude oil, which has lost about half its value in the last few months.last_img read more

first_img1 Jurgen Klopp Jurgen Klopp has dismissed suggestions from Sam Allardyce that he is to blame for Liverpool injury’s crisis.In an exclusive interview with talkSPORT on Wednesday, Allardyce offered his thoughts on the Reds’ injury woes, which has sidelined 10 first-team players.The Sunderland boss claimed that the “high-tempo pressing game” implemented by Klopp at Anfield left his players fatigued and susceptible to muscle strains.Allardyce, who recently branded his rival manager a “soft German”, said: “I don’t think Jurgen has realised just how ferocious our league is at this period of time and because he has asked for that extra high-energy, that extra ten yards, these lads are fatiguing now with so many games in much a short period of time and are picking up these muscle strains.”Klopp, who is likely to travel to their FA Cup tie with Exeter with no senior central defenders – hit back at the Black Cats manager and rejected his claims.“I am glad for Sam, such an experienced manager, that he has time to think about Liverpool’s problems – I don’t have time to think about this,” he said.“I knew about the Premier League, the fixtures, the intensity of the football here.“There is no time for training, only recovery, the game is our only session in the week to be honest.“We know about our situation, we know in most of the cases about the reason.“One injury at the wrong moment is a problem for the whole squad because other players have to play too much but you have to react to this.“Two weeks ago we never knew we would have a problem with centre-halves.”Since arriving in mid-October, Brendan Rodgers’ replacement Klopp has regularly corrected what he sees as misconceptions about his methods – particularly the high-intensity gegenpressing tactic which he employed with such success at Borussia Dortmund.“The problem is now people speak about the intensity of my style – I didn’t create a style, how could I? I am not a genius,” he added.“We play only football and a team like Liverpool, with the ambitions the club have, we have to find a way to be successful.“For this you need players, a little bit of luck with injuries but we haven’t had too much of this.“Maybe the first game against Tottenham was more intensive than the other games and now we make a few sprints more but not 500 more.“It is completely normal, average running – football is not all about more, it is more about thinking quicker and being quicker in the right position.“As long as you are not quick enough in mind then you have to run a little bit more.”last_img read more

first_imgDonegal’s Liquid GoldFast becoming a feature in kitchens around the country, Donegal Rapeseed Oil is enjoying burgeoning success.“Would you believe the idea to set up the business actually came from the Farmers Journal?” Austin Duignan, managing director of Donegal Rapeseed Oil explains.  “A couple of years ago Matt Dempsey wrote a piece of editorial on the need for a good food press for oil seed rape in Ireland. I looked into it and did my research, set up the company and as they say, the rest is history”. Fast forward three years and with a Bridgestone Best in Ireland 2011 and Great Taste Award Gold Star under their belts Austin, his partner Stephen Allen and their team have their foundations firmly set in the Irish rapeseed oil market. “The crop has been grown in Donegal since the 1980’s where until recent times it was exported, or used as a component in animal feeds” Austin explains. “Most of our yield comes from east Donegal and the natural nearby hinterland”. Once harvested it is brought to the now state of the art food plant where it is processed, bottled and packaged. We wanted to keep the processing as close as possible to the origin of the crop.Part of the ethos of the company is to keep the product local and deal directly with farmers to give them the best possible price for their crop. No stranger to farming, Austin was brought up on a mixed farm in Boyle, Co Roscommon and now farms pedigree Angus cattle alongside running the business. He attributes the success of the rapeseed oil to its unique taste and flavour.  Donegal has a long tradition of producing quality seed potatoes with a high health status due to its unique climate.   “Our 400 miles of coastline provides high levels of clean sea air meaning disease has little chance to spread, so the crop has a fantastic environment in which to grow”. The seed is allowed to mature slowly in the pod.  This is as a result of the longer day light hours due to the fact that we are more Northerly. Austin compares this to wine, “You might have the same variety of grape but because they are growing in two different regions the taste is noticeably different”. So, in effect the micro-climate here this far North gives it its distinctive taste.Not only is the taste important, the health benefits speak for themselves as Donegal rapeseed oil has a much  lower saturated fat content than any olive oil in the market.  It only has 6% saturated fat content compared to most olive oils at 14% and sunflower oil at 10%.     It contains Omega 3, 6 and 9 as well as Vitamin E, in keeping with the 2:1 ratio recommended by nutritionists.  According to Thomas Hughes Sales & Marketing Manager, oil seed rape is indigenous to northern Europe, Ireland included, and so our metabolism works best with rapeseed oil, just like the Italians consume vast amounts of olive oil which best suits their genetics.The particular flavour of this rapeseed oil is attractive to many Irish chefs, one well known ambassador of the product is Neven Maguire. “Neven was using our oil before we ever knew it! We struck up conversation with him at one of his cookery demonstrations, ready to pitch the product, and we couldn’t believe our ears when he revealed he used the oil all the time”. Now Thomas regularly travels to Nevens demonstrations throughout the country to promote and sell the rapeseed oil and secure new stockists.  “It’s really the taste that’s winning it. We’ve had people from as far as Texas and Chicago contacting us looking for our rapeseed oil”. Do they foresee the product stocked on shelves in stores across the Atlantic? “We certainly aren’t ruling out exports, we’re concentrating on consolidating our current extensive success in the Irish Market ”.   All in good time.Donegal Rapeseed Oil Co. Oakfield Demesne, Raphoe, Co DonegalFOR further info tel: 074 9145386Or log on: Web: www.donegalrapeseedoilco.com    FEATURE: DONEGAL’S LIQUID GOLD was last modified: May 7th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegal rapeseed oilFEATURE: DONEGAL’S LIQUID GOLDlast_img read more

first_imgBrian McCormick Division OneGweedore Celtic 3 Milford Utd 1Kilmacrennan Celtic 3 Dunkineely Celtic 2Lagan Harps 3 Lifford Celtic 1CT Ball Division TwoCranford Utd 0 Ballybofey Utd 1Drumbar Utd 1 Letterbarrow Celtic 1Keadue Rovers 3 Glenree Utd 2Kerrykeel ’71 1 Bonagee Utd 3SOCCER: DONEGAL LEAGUE RESULTS was last modified: November 27th, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:SOCCER: DONEGAL LEAGUE RESULTSlast_img read more

first_imgBEFORE you think about paying that upcoming water bill, you might want to take a look at these.Mairtin MacIomhair took them in Crolly – pictures of pipes used to supply water to local homes.“The pipe had exploded and was replaced and left on the side of the road,” said Mairtin. “What concerns me is the state of the pipe. As you can see it’s shocking. This pipe supplies the Gaoth Dobhair area and we have been drinking this for years.“This is only one metre. Not to mention the rest of the country which I can only assume is the same. The pipe was only replaced in last two days.“The people of this country are being forced to fork out a small fortune for the installation of water meters. And in the mean time we are being forced to boil water. Which I may point out doesn’t kill everything in it.”Added an angry Mairtin: This is my country. And until the entire system is drinkable from a tap I for one will not pay a penny. The people of this country need to see where there water comes from.” ROTTEN! THE PIPES USED TO BRING WATER TO YOUR HOME was last modified: May 11th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:CrollyGaoth Dobhairpipeswater pipeslast_img read more

first_img Tags: KCCA FCMike Mutebiproline fcUganda Premier League KCCA FC start the day in 2nd. (PHOTO/KCCA FC)Uganda Premier League Proline FC vs KCCA FCStarTimes Stadium, LugogoTuesday, 03-12-2019 @4pmLUGOGO – The 2019/20 Uganda Premier League first round will close on Tuesday afternoon.Despite several clubs completing all their first 15 games weeks earlier, KCCA FC and Proline will also do likewise on Tuesday when they face off at the StarTimes Stadium in Lugogo.Both sides were involved in continental football this campaign and had several league games-in hand with one of them pitting the two together.As expected, they enter the contest with different agendas and sitting at opposite ends of the table.Like it has always been the case, the Kasasiros are attempting to win another league crown, the second on the trot and a 14th overall.Currently, in 2nd spot, Mike Mutebi’s side are on 29 points, seven behind leaders Vipers SC. The difference would have been five but the Venoms were handed two more after it was proved that Maroons FC used an ineligible player as they held Vipers to a 1-1 draw at Luzira at the start of the month.KCCA FC will however see the gap as one they can cover-up over the course of the season but will need victories against sides like Proline if they will in the end be able to do so.Speaking before the game, KCCA FC head coach Mike Mutebi stressed the importance of winning the game but also noted that it will not be an easy encounter.“We want to end the first round on a high. The only way we can do that is picking maximum points against Proline FC, noted Mutebi.“We face an enterprising side in Proline FC and we expect them to give us a run for their money.“The win against SC Villa gave the team more confidence especially for the teenagers Kafumbe, Musa and Ssenyonjo.“Playing a game that huge and delivering is a positive for me and them. ”“II will keep handing the youngsters the opportunity to play and showcase their ability.“We are top of the scoring charts in the first round but I believe we can do better than that.”KCCA FC have been lethal in the final third indeed as they have scored 28 goals in 14 games, an average of two per contest.Going into the game, they will be without Jackson Nunda, Peter Magambo, Jurua Hassan, Sadam Juma, and Sadat Anaku are ruled out due to injury. Teenagers Joseph Kafumbe and Sam Ssenyonjo are likely to make the matchday squad again.For Proline, they have spent almost the entire first round at the foot of the table and will be eager to climb off it on Tuesday.The situation could have been different but it is all because of them as they refused to face SC Villa on match-day three and hence were docked six points.Currently, on 9 points, they would have been on 15 and in at least 13th spot-had they honoured that infamous game at Lugogo.In the past few weeks, they have shown signs of improving and starting to gather momentum as they have lost just once in the last six.The game against KCCA FC is not an easy task as they host it at the home of the Kasasiro.Match FactsThis will be the 13th meeting between the two sides since October 2010.In the past 12 meetings, the two sides have drawn on only two occasions with KCCA winning 7 while Proline three.The last time Proline hosted KCCA FC, they won the game 2-1 at the same venue.Proline head into the game in fairly decent form as they have lost just one of their past six matches (W2 D3).At home, they have won four of the past six league games (D0 L2).For KCCA FC, they come into the contest having won seven of their past 9 league games (D1 L1).However, away from home, Mutebi’s side have lost three of their last five games (W2 D0).Comments last_img read more

first_imgA man went berserk and attacked his friend with a hammer after they fell out while watching a Conor McGregor UFC fight night.Mark Bogle attended a friend’s house in Raphoe, Co Donegal to enjoy an evening watching the Irish fighter come up against rival Nate Diaz. Words were exchanged with another man, Ryan McCullagh but the incident calmed down.However, Bogle, aged 20, left the house at Guest House End Street, and took a claw hammer from his father’s home and returning before attacking Mr McCullagh.The victim was struck with one blow to the head and had to be rushed to Letterkenny University Hospital following the attack on August 21st, 2016.Garda Inspector Sean Grant told Letterkenny District Court that Mr McCuallagh had to have his head “glued back together.”Despite suffering from dizzy spells, the victim has now made a full recovery.Solicitor for the accused, Mr Frank Dorrian said his client, of Railway Road, Raphoe, had no previous convictions and cannot explain why he attacked Mr McCullagh.“This is a serious incident but my client is at a loss as to why it happened. The issue had passed and it was considered trivial after a row erupted over football.“There was no pattern in the past and he has no previous convictions and he has apologised to the victim,” he said.Mr Dorrian added that his client has an issue with drink and is trying to address his problem with counselling, having not taken a drink since the attack.Judge Paul Kelly asked Mr Dorrian is his client was of the will to compensate the injured party and ordered him to start by paying Mr McCuallagh’s medical bill of €150.Judge Kelly adjourned the case to allow for a probation report on the accused.Man attacked friend with hammer in row during McGregor fight night was last modified: October 10th, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Conor McGregorFightUFClast_img read more

first_imgMandy Ramdsen at the top of the world. Mandy RamsdenMEDIA CONTACTS• Adventure Consultants+64 3 443 8711info@adventure.co.nzFreephone from US: 1 866 757 8722RELATED ARTICLES• SA woman goes for Seven Summits• The adventure starts here• Wartrail – a winter wonderland• Hiking the dragon’s back• The Tour de Kruger – a wild rideFiona McIntoshAt 07h45 on 22 May 2010, Mandy Ramsden was on top of the world. Literally. The South African mountaineer had just reached the 8 848-metre summit of Mount Everest. And she had plenty to be excited about. Not only is she now the second South African woman to climb Everest, she is also the first South African – indeed, African – woman to have climbed the Seven Summits, the highest peaks on each of the world’s seven continents.The first South African woman to climb Everest was Cathy O’Dowd, who reached the top on Ian Woodall’s controversial first South African Everest expedition in 1996, during which cameraman Bruce Herrod died. O’Dowd went on to climb Everest from the north side in 1999, becoming the first woman in the world to summit from both sides.Ramsden, a Zimbabwe-born single mother of four, has been working to claim the Seven Summits for five years. Since conquering Africa’s Mount Kilimanjaro in 2006, she has ticked off Mount Elbrus in Europe (2006), Aconcagua in South America (2006), Carstenz Pyramid (Puncak Jaya) in Australasia/Oceania 2007, Denali (Mount McKinley) in North America (2008), Vinson Massif in Antarctica (2009) and now the Big E.A perfect summitEverything went perfectly for the Adventure Consultants team, led by veteran New Zealand guide Mike Roberts and made up of Ramsden, fellow South African Tony Hampson-Tindale and Irishman James Haydock. After a stay down the valley in the village of Periche, enjoying the oxygen-rich air of the lower altitude and recovering from their acclimatisation programme, the team moved back to base camp on 11 May.Waiting for the weather window that would allow them to start the climb, the team focused on their preparation, visualising the climb ahead, fitting and testing their oxygen masks and regulators, familiarising themselves with the process of changing oxygen bottles, and experimenting with various combinations of headgear and warm clothing. Finally, on 19 May, they got the green light and made their way up through the Khumbu Icefall for the last time.On 21 May the team arrived at their final camp on the South Col, at 7 935 metres less than a thousand metres short of the summit. After a few hours rest and rehydration Ramsden and team leader Roberts left the South Col at 22h00. Although it was snowing lightly they could see the stars above – conditions looked good.They radioed in at the Balcony, roughly the half-way point in terms of height gain, and then made their way along the snowy southeast ridge to the South Summit Rocks, reaching the South Summit as dawn was breaking. After changing their oxygen bottles they were ready for the final push. At 06h00 the first team member, James Haydock, stood on the summit. Roberts and Ramsden, accompanied by Pemba Choti, on his sixth summit and Passang Bhote, on his third, topped out just under two hours later.Record-breakersOn the summit with them was another new record holder: Jordan Romero, a 13-year-old American from Big Bear, California, and the youngest to ever climb Everest. Romera, climbing with his father and three sherpa guides, climbed the mountain’s northeast ridge from Tibet because China has no age restrictions for Everest climbers. Those attempting to climb the south side from Nepal must be a minimum of 16 years old. The previous record for the youngest summiteer was held by Temba Tshering of Nepal, who summited at the age of 16 in 2001.After the obligatory photo shots in her South African-made Cape Storm ASR high altitude down suit, Ramsden and the rest of the Adventure Consultants team returned to the South Col for the night, before descending to Camp 2 the next day. They awoke to falling snow the next morning but, undeterred, were the first team to leave camp and begin the strenuous task of trail-breaking down to base camp. They are all now safely back at the camp, refreshed, clean, well fed – and celebrating.South Africans on the mountainIt was a good climbing season for South African mountaineers on Everest. A day after Ramsden stood on the world’s highest peak, five members of the South African Adventure Dynamics team, and team leader Sean Disney, summited from Everest’s north side. It was a particularly poignant occasion for Disney and team member Vaughan de la Harpe, both also Seven Summiteers – exactly four years ago they summited Everest from the south side.Three climbers from the Adventures Global team, led by South African Ronnie Muhl and comprising both South Africans and Australians, summited on 23 May with two more reaching the top on the 24th. Muhl himself, who had climbed Everest from the north side in 2007, decided to turn back before the summit.To date 424 climbers have summited Everest in 2010, with two fatalities. A new record for the number of ascents was set by the 50-year-old Apa Sherpa, leader of Eco Everest Expedition 2010, who now has 20 summits under his belt.How high is Mount Everest?China and Nepal have finally agreed that the height of world’s highest mountain is 8 848 metres – the height of its summit snows. The Chinese previously argued that it should be measured by its rock height, 8 844 metres.That said, the mountain is growing taller all the time, thanks to the collision of tectonic plates, so they might both be wrong. In May 1999 an American team used GPS technology to record a height of 8 850 metres. This figure is now used by the US National Geographic Society, although it has not been officially accepted by Nepal.last_img read more