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first_imgThe Commissioner General of the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA), Madam Elfreda Stewart Tamba, has assured members of the Liberia Chamber of Commerce (LCC) and the business community that her institution will be governed professionally in keeping with its mandate.Commissioner General Tamba gave the assurance last evening at a dinner organized by the Liberia Chamber of Commerce (LCC) where officers-elect were installed into office for the second time.The program was held on Tuesday, July 1, in the LCC Conference Room on Capitol Hill, Monrovia.According to her, the Revenue Authority will collect taxes and duties, which form part of the public service to benefit all,  regardless of whether one is a resident, Liberian or non-Liberian.She pointed out that the Institution will also protect society through its Customs Service, working, or frontier control in tax collection in Liberia.“LRA will foster voluntary compliance with tax laws that provide care or complete, accurate and timely guidance with taxpayers, to help them understand and meet the obligations under the law,” Commissioner Tamba declared.The LRA Commissioner, who served as keynote speaker at the installation ceremony, said the LRA will administer the law fairly, constantly and would seek to collect no more, the unlawful and corrupt tax or duty.“Our customer chattel will set up a neutral expectation between the customers, who happen to be the taxpayer and the LRA,” she added.However, she said the LRA will treat information with confidentiality and care, assuring that it will not be disclosed except as provided by law.“We can assure you as tax payers that you will be treated cautiously with consideration and in non-discriminatory way,” she stressed.Madam Tamba emphasized that customers will receive necessary information and all reasonable assistance to enable them clearly understand and meet the tax and customs obligations, and to claim their entitlement.“LRA will expect you to provide true and correct information in all your contacts and to further advise it in a timely manner of development, such as change of business address,” she stressed.  Liberia, said the Commissioner General, needs to be a part of the global economic growth and in so doing, “We must create a better opportunity for the revenue sector of Liberia.”At the same time, she assured the business community that LRA will treat everyone with honesty unless there is a clear reason to believe otherwise.For his part, Liberia Chamber of Commerce president, Francis A. Dennis, Jr. lauded Commissioner General Tamba for her new appointment as head of the Liberia Revenue Authority and the official opening of the entity.Mr. Dennis told Commissioner Tamba that the LCC would work in partnership with LRA in ensuring compliances.According to him, the LCC will continue to fulfill its roles as the primary and most credible voice of the business community.He used the occasion to applaud the Government of Liberia through the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) for their swift intervention in the rubber industry of Liberia.“We applaud CBL for the various reforms to improve the financial landscape, which is a key lubricant for the smooth functioning of the private sector of our country.”Also speaking, the United States Ambassador to Liberia, Deborah Malac, thanked the LCC and its executive for electing people who have Liberia at heart.Ambassador Malac said the private sector is the main engine of economic growth of any country.She urged the elected officials to push the economic development of their country, adding, “The US government will support all Liberians in the private sector.”Attending the program were some members of the business community, representatives of the Chinese Embassy and other embassies.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgAs part of efforts to promote and strengthen its bilateral relations with Liberia, a high-level business delegation from the People’s Republic of China is expected to arrive in Liberia today, the Liberian Foreign Ministry has announced. The business meetings, which are scheduled from 31st July to 10th August 2015, are intended for the Chinese to explore investment opportunities in Liberia. The delegation will explore means to invest in infrastructures, energy and other local businesses in post-war Liberia. The high-powered 20-member Chinese delegation, including representatives of Chinese companies, will be accompanied here by Liberia’s Ambassador accredited near Beijing, H.E. McKinley Thomas. The Chinese companies will be desirous of investing in the Liberian economy including doing general businesses and participating in government’s infrastructural development programs. Representatives of major Chinese companies that will form part of the visiting delegation come from the mining and energy sectors. From the high tech sector, will be the Blue Seafront Group, a leading Chinese technology company. Other companies forming a part of the delegation include China Railway Material and Sino-Tech Minerals; Power China (BEC); Hydro China; China Harbor Engineering Company; Ginko Engineering Co. Ltd.; Sino-German Engineering Co.; SEPCO III Power Construction and Heknan Jingyuan guoye as well as the Shandong Exit Secure Network Technology Co. The visiting delegation, dubbed “2015 Sino-Liberia WIN-WIN Visit”, will hold major discussions with stakeholders from both government and private entities in Liberia beginning July 31 to August 10, 2015. During the course of the Delegation’s stay in Liberia, they are expected to meet with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Foreign Minister Augustine Kpehe Ngafuan. They will also meet other sector ministries and the Liberia Business Association (LBA).Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgAs Guyana seeks to improve collaboration with its global partners in vector bionomics research, vector control strategies and acceptability of the Mass Drug Administration (MDA) exercise, Minister within the Public Health Ministry, Dr Karen Cummings participated in the 10th meeting of the Global Alliance to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis (GAELF), in New Delhi, India.During her address, she noted, “It is important to note that the Government of Guyana sees the elimination of lymphatic filariasis as a national, regional, and global priority and pledges its continued support to the successful implementation of this exercise.”Dr Cummings emphasised that Guyana was interested in continuing to work with partners at the regional and international levels to gain further support as it strove to achieve elimination of lymphatic filariasis. Areas for collaboration include research on vector bionomics, vector control strategies, as well as acceptability ofIndia’s Union Health Minister, JP Nadda with Minister within the Public Health Ministry, Dr Karen Cummingsthe MDA.Dr Cummings was among several officials who spoke during the opening ceremony, and the Minister highlighted Guyana’s progress in the elimination of lymphatic filariasis and the country’s commitment to helping eliminate the disease as a global health problem by 2020.The three-day meeting was held under the theme, “Celebrating Progress Towards Elimination: Voices From the Field on Overcoming Programme Challenges.”Also representing Guyana were the Director of Vector Control Services, Horace Cox and National Supervisor for the Lymphatic Filariasis Elimination Campaign in Guyana, Allena Hercules.Cox, in his presentation, outlined the challenges and the respective solutions that Guyana undertook to achieve its first successful MDA in 2017.Some of the solutions, Cox said, included use of the Tool for Integrated Planning and Costing (TIPAC), the introduction of micro-planning at the level of health centres, and implementation of new service delivery strategies.Participants at the 10th GAELF were also involved in various working groups’ sessions which covered, inter alia, aspects of elimination of the disease such as, best practices in MDA; Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E); Morbidity Management and Disability Prevention.Future focus on the elimination of lymphatic filariasis in Guyana will target the ending of the spread of infection through large-scale annual treatment for vulnerable groups in the 10 administrative regions and alleviating the suffering caused by the disease.last_img read more

first_imgThe latest worker ratification involves almost 3,200 support staff in eight districts who have signed agreements with the B.C. government, giving them a 5.5 per cent wage increase over five years. This is another public sector contract that allows for more compensation if the provincial economy exceeds the annual forecast set out by the Economic Forecast Council in the four years prior to the deal’s expiration date.The support workers will also get reimbursed within 30 days of ratification for scheduled time not paid during the months-long teachers’ strike, which began in June and just ended late last week.- Advertisement –last_img

first_imgFort St. John — Wed., July 29, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom of the Quality Inn Northern Grand.Chetwynd — Thurs., July 30, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Cottonwood Hall of the Chetwynd & District Rec Centre BC Hydro has announced the dates of a series of upcoming job fairs for those looking to get work with contractors for the Site C dam.The fairs will run from July 28 to 30 in Tumbler Ridge, Fort St. John, and Chetwynd.The sessions will include both ATCO Two Rivers Lodging Group, Hydro’s preferred company to build its 1,600-man work camp, and Morgan Construction, Hydro’s preferred company for north bank site preparation work.- Advertisement -Hydro says job seekers looking for work opportunities should bring resumes.The job fairs will be held at the following times:Tumbler Ridge — Tues., July 28, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Trend Mountain Hotel and Conference Centre.Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgMalin Head inventor Des Glackin has created this power and pump free water filtering system! Des, who has over thirty years of experience in the construction industry, is the system designer for WIAC, a rainwater harvesting system. He explains that the water remains fresh as it is always physically moving to make it potable. The water is oxygenated by use, and also the collection method.Des GlackinOne of the many benefits include knowing exactly where your water is coming from and being in control of that (no water charges!) and Des also believes that it will improve your animal’s health if used on a farm as there are no additives.The water system Des presents us with in this video not only serves the farm, but also the house! As the water in that area was hard, the kitchen appliances were getting destroyed so by the naturally filtered rain water running through the house, their appliances will have a much longer lifetime!To check out more of Des’ work you can visit his website. Donegal inventor creates new system to harvest rain water was last modified: September 22nd, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:des glackinfarmMalin Headrainwaterwater systemlast_img read more

first_img 12 12 Darren Fletcher (West Bromwich Albion – Stoke City) Free – While it might be fair to say the Scottish midfielder is not quite as showbiz as other faces on this list there is no doubting what an important deal this is for Mark Hughes’ team. At the age of 33 the former Manchester United man brings with him a wealth of experience and leadership, which he showcased throughout his Baggies spell, and he is sure to prove an invaluable addition to the dressing room. 12 Asmir Begovic (Chelsea – Bournemouth) Undisclosed – After watching Thibaut Courtois in action from the Chelsea bench for the past couple of seasons Begovic has finally moved on to pastures new to play first-team football. However, it shouldn’t be forgotten that the Bosnian international remains a top-quality goalkeeper and Bournemouth have secured themselves a first-class deal. Mateo Musacchio (Villarreal – AC Milan) £15.5m – It’s an important summer for Milan as they look to bounce back from several seasons of mediocrity – signing the Argentinian centre-back could be a big step forward. The 26-year-old came out of the River Plate academy and has been at Villarreal since 2009 earning plenty of plaudits during his time in Spain. 12 Bernardo Silva (Monaco – Manchester City) £43m – Pep Guardiola splashed the cash on the Portuguese international, in the hope he can bring an extra dynamic to the City midfield next season, and judging by his performances for Monaco there’s reason to be excited. Guardiola loves a smart player and the quick-thinking playmaker Silva is exactly that. He will be a delight to watch in the Premier League next season. Ederson (Benfica – Manchester City) £35m – City have hit the ground running in terms of getting their summer transfer business done early and when you spend this amount of money on a goalkeeper he should be good. Ederson, at just 23 years of age, has tremendous potential and arrives after a positive spell with Benfica to become the latest man to try his hand at being Guardiola’s sweeper keeper. After the Claudio Bravo experiment went so badly wrong surely this time City will have a worthy number one. 12 Juan Cuadrado (Chelsea – Juventus) £17m – Arrived at Chelsea in 2015 from Fiorentina but the Colombian’s time in London was far from a success and he was soon on his way to Juventus where he has spent the last two seasons on loan. Cuadrado will now move to Turin permanently though he won’t be in the good books after getting sent off in the Champions League final. The transfer window might not open until July 1 but for some clubs the quest for signings has already begun.Whether it’s new and exciting talent on the move or old faces looking to pass on some wisdom this summer is sure to be full of teams looking to bolster their squads with important players.Naturally in the current transfer climate the race for signings is underway and a number of confirmed moves have already been announced.Here we look at the ten biggest and most important confirmed summer transfers so far – scroll through the gallery above to take a look. 12 12 12 Dominic Solanke (Chelsea – Liverpool) Tribunal fee – One of England’s brightest prospects has decided to leave Stamford Bridge to become part of Jurgen Klopp’s squad. Has led the line for England Under-20s well at this summer’s World Cup and if the Liverpool boss can help Solanke fulfil his potential this deal could be an absolute steal. Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City – West Ham United) Free – The right-back position was a serious problem for West Ham and by signing the two-time Premier League champion they look to have fixed the issue for the time being. Zabaleta still offers plenty, having made more than 200 appearances for City, but can also pass down advice to up-and-coming full-back Sam Byram. 12 Sead Kolasinac (Schalke – Arsenal) Free – Arriving from Schalke the German-born Bosnian international is a sturdy left-back who could offer some essential steel in the Arsenal back-line. It is yet to be seen if Arsene Wenger will stick with a back three next season but Kolasinac’s ability suggests he can operate as a wing-back or on the left of the defensive trio. Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Schalke – Ajax) Free – The 33-year-old striker has returned to ‘his club’ after seven years playing his football in Gelsenkirchen. The former Real Madrid man was unable to win the league title in his first Ajax stint, between 2006 and 2009, but is determined to put that right. Ajax already have starlet Kasper Dolberg leading the line but Huntelaar could prove important as a back-up and in offering advice to the 19-year-old forward. 12 Youri Tielemans (Anderlecht – Monaco) £21m – The French champions beat a host of clubs to sign the highly-rated Belgian midfielder who is still just 20. Big things are expected of playmaker Tielemans and he could be a suitable replacement for the departing Bernardo Silva. The fee paid by Monaco is the highest ever received by a Belgian club beating Marouane Fellaini’s £15m transfer when he moved from Standard Liege to Everton. 12 Kingsley Coman (Juventus – Bayern Munich) £17.75m – The Frenchman has been on-loan at Bayern for the last two seasons but will make his move permanent this summer. Coman struggled to get regular first-team action under Carlo Ancelotti this season, and considered leaving for a time, but has committed his future and could soon supplant the likes of Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben. 12last_img read more

first_img2014 ChampionshipDespite a 27 point victory against Bundoran our seniors existed the championship last Saturday two points in the scoring averages is all that was in it in the end no match this weekend for them.while our reserves had a walkover win as Bundoran did not field and with the other group result going in their favour they progress to a Quarter Final meeting with Ardara this Saturday in Tir Conaill Park, Donegal Town throw in is at 2:30pm. Training Ground DevelopmentOngoing works continue on the new training pitch in Towney ongoing progress can be viewed on our website.Club AppWe have now 140 members signed up to our FREE mobile app if you would like to sign up just follow these steps to download your free team App for CLG Chill Chartha. 1. On your phone or iPad go to the app store 2. Search for Team App 3. Install Team App to your phone 4. Search for CLG Chill Chartha 5. Log in and register for the CLG Chill Chartha Club app. 6. You will receive an email notification when you are added you to the system.Ten Week DrawThe annual Club Development Ten Week draw starts on Sunday 26th October tickets are available from any of the club officers and online via the club website, prize fund of €25,000 to be won.LottoThere was no winner of the Club Lotto Jackpot so next week’s Jackpot is €7,500 this week’s numbers were 13, 19, 24 and 29 winners were: €50 Naimh Doherty (Leitir), €30 Colleen Kemp (Teelin) and €20 Ryan O’Donnell (Curris). Lotto Plus numbers 10, 12, 13 and 23 there was no winner. BingoClub Bingo winners were €150 Siúban Brady, €110 Nollag Gillespie, €80 Mary Moloy, Ann Marie Campbell, €70 Charlie McBrearty, Connie McGinley, Mary T Boyle, Márie Boyle, Patricia O’Gara, Teresa Gallagher, Breege Boyle, Maeve Byrne and Anna Byrne . The Jackpot on Sunday is €3,000 on 45 numbers.GAA NEWS: KILCAR ‘GUTTED’ TO BOW OUT DESPITE 27 POINT VICTORY was last modified: October 13th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:GAAkilcarNoticesSportlast_img read more

first_imgA young Co Donegal actor has landed a part in a major Hollywood film.Actor Art ParkinsonArt Parkinson, a twelve year old from Moville, has been cast in earthquake action film ‘San Andreas’.The young actor will star opposite Dwayne Johnson (‘Fast and Furious 6’), Carla Gugino (‘Night at the Museum’) and Alexandra Daddario (‘Percy Jackson’) in the feature from New Line Cinema. The plot involves a massive earthquake in California, after which a rescue-shopper pilot journeys across the state to rescue his daughter.Parkinson plays Ollie, a ten year old who must flee for his life when the earthquake hits.The young Donegal actor is best-known for playing the character Rickon Stark in HBO’s hit series ‘Game of Thrones’.He has starred in all three seasons of the show and will return in the fourth, the first episode of which will premiere at the Belfast Film Festival. The young Irish actor previously starred in ‘Red Mist’ (called ‘Freakdog’ in some territories) and Irish horror film ‘Dark Touch’ with Padraic Delaney (‘The Wind that Shakes the Barley’) and Richard Dormer (‘GOT’, ‘Good Vibrations’).He will also star in the upcoming ‘Dracula Untold’, helmed by Irish director Gary Shore and produced with Universal, Legendary Pictures and Michael de Luca Productions. He will play the son of Luke Evans’ character in the feature.‘San Andreas’ will be directed by Brad Peyton (‘Journey 2’) with a screenplay by Allan Loeb, Carlton Cuse, Carey Hayes and Chad Hayes.The film will be shot in Australia. YOUNG DONEGAL ACTOR LANDS PART IN MAJOR HOLLYWOOD FILM was last modified: March 19th, 2014 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:Art ParkinsonfilmSan Andreaslast_img read more

first_img“If you are doing ballet, and you’re a guy, they will start calling you names. But for me it was not a problem, because I know who I am.” South African Ballet Theatre dancer Patrick Mngeni talks about family, learning to dance in a township, and the work that goes into the achieving of dreams.Click arrow to play video.Posted on on 6 August 2009.last_img