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BT banking on turnaround

first_imgOne of the most storied clubs in the country and the club of the uncommitted fans, Boys’ Town, has been playing catch-up for most of the 2016-2017 Red Stripe Premier League season, so far, and coach Andrew Price is looking for a turnaround.Looking up at every other club with just seven points, the man who has been with the club for over two decades, starting as a player, reasoned that things can only get better for them this season.”Tomorrow marks the start of the second round, one which we are very optimistic about, and we have already put the first round behind us,” said Price of his club whose closest rivals are Waterhouse, who, along with two other teams, are on 10 points.”We are looking to start the second round with great ambition, and coming up against a UWI FC team who are not enjoying the greatest run at the moment is indeed encouragement for us, and we intend to capitalise on that. We ourselves are not experiencing the greatest run either, but we need to give a good account of ourselves, and I think we are ready,” added Price.RELIANCE ON YOUNG STRIKEROne of Boys’ Town’s challenges, so far, this season is the overreliance on young striker Shamar Nicholson – the competition’s joint leading scorer with six goals – to provide the goals for them. If their fortunes are to change, then Nicholson will have to get support from others such as the veteran Michael Campbell.”It (the fact that Nicholson scores most of the goals) is an issue. We need other people to step up and score. He needs support. Outside of that, though, one of the major problems that we are having is that we need to take our opportunities when they are presented. We wasted opportunities against Arnett and we ended up losing. The game before that, we performed similarly against Tivoli Gardens but still managed to come away with a win. So that is something we have to address,” Price explained.The Marcel Gayle-coached UWI FC have their own problems, which need to be addressed. The team, which is in its second year of top-flight football, looked like showing its more seasoned opponents that things would follow a new order when they stormed to the top of the table but has since hit the skids with a series of losses, the latest a 1-0 loss to Portmore United.For the UWI FC faithful, this encounter with Boys’ Town is a godsend. Based on their struggles, they reason, they could not have had a better opponent at a better time as Boys’ Town is one of the weaker teams in the league and will give them the opportunity to restart their climb.Captain Rochane Smith is UWI FC’s most reliable scorer, and he will welcome the opportunity to add to his tally against Boys’ Town and claim sole hold and the leading goalscorer spot. His chances will be made even greater by the absence of the veteran shot stopper Kirk Porter, who is away on family business. Seventeen-year-old Shavaun Wilson, the club’s goalkeeper for its winning Under-20 team, has been promoted to the senior team, and he will continue in goal today after making his debut against Arnett Gardens.At the Wembley Centre of Excellence, former champions Harbour View are expected to steal vital points off the struggling Jamalco, who have cooled off since their hot start, while defending champions Montego Bay United should benefit from home advantage when they entertain Arnett Gardens.Reno Football Club have been blowing hot and cold but would not be getting ahead of themselves if they think they can get the better of Tivoli Gardens at Frome and give their fans something to smile about.Waterhouse stabilised themselves after a disastrous start but have since lost away and at home to Portmore United and Reno, respectively. Today, they face a difficult challenge in Humble Lion, who are coached by Donovan Duckie, a man who knows them very well.At the Spanish Town Prison Oval, leaders Portmore United are expected to solidify their position with a win over Maverley-Hughenden, who will be looking to Phillip Peddie to lead their goalscoring charge.Today’s Games:o 3:p.m.: Jamalco vs Harbour View – Wembley Centre of Excellenceo 3 p.m.: Boys Town vs UWI FC – Barbican Stadiumo 3 p.m.: Montego Bay United vs Arnett Gardens – Wespow Park/Fairfieldo 3 p.m.: Reno FC vs Tivoli Gardens – Frome Complexo 3p.m.: Waterhouse vs Humble Lion – Drewsland Stadiumo 3 p.m.: Portmore United vs Maverley-Hughenden – Prison Ovallast_img read more

Hindu community has lost a great leader

first_imgDear Editor,On Tuesday, 10th July, at around 12:45 pm, I received the most repugnant phone call that ever made my day a very sad one. It is sad to say that the Hindu community has lost a great leader, friend, champion and role model, who will never be replaced but by the memories of joyful times spent in mandirs across Guyana.Pandit Dewan (Deonarine Liliah) and I had shared wonderful moments of laughter and edifying conversations; and as a young pandit, I have gained much from this most humble and simple individual.It is a time for all Hindus to reflect and pray for peace and unity for Guyana, a country that has now been placed globally by this horrible act of murder. This has left my mind very bitter wondering who’s next. So sad for Guyana and Hindus that a gem of religion is gone, especially in this manner.Guyana was peaceful, but now even the streets are polluted with memories of crimes and violence. We need better security and protection for our citizens. We are not safe anymore; our families and children are not safe. Who is next, I wonder!Sincerely,Pt SurendranauthTiwarilast_img read more

Update from MLA Pat Pimm

first_img* Currently, PST is applied at every step in the creation of a product. Those multiple PST charges are embedded in the price you pay at the store – even though you can’t see it. And of course, you pay PST on the final purchase price. Under the current PST system, embedded PST results in higher production costs, less investment, fewer jobs and lower wages. Under the proposed HST system, those embedded costs are removed for savings. The proposed HST will remove about $2 billion worth of embedded PST, and will result in more investment, jobs and higher wages. Costs of doing business will come down as the 5% GST rebate on business inputs increases to a 12% HST rebate. Currently, only GST-taxable items are refunded; under the HST, the full 12% (5% + 7%) comes back to the business through the input tax credit system.* Due to our tax structure in 2001, small business was leaving British Columbia almost daily and setting up in Alberta. Today they are starting to move back due to the fact that we are now competitive with the Alberta rate and we will have zero small business tax rate by 2011.* Large corporations were also leaving British Columbia and moving to the East in 2000. Today we are starting to see them come back as we now have one of the most competitive tax structures in the world. This is the right step to take for B.C.’s economy as it will encourage a competitive business climate here in B.C. and make our exports more competitive abroad.* Not only will the provincial tax portion of HST become reclaimable for businesses, HST will lower the cost of goods and services. This will result in additional savings which increases the buying power of your dollar.Advertisement * The email states that an average senior couple earning $41,000.00 per year will pay an additional $2,100.00 after the introduction of HST. This statement is false. The couple would have to spend 30,000.00 per year on currently PST exempt items to incur this kind of cost. The email states that everyone will pay more for car insurance, home insurance, home heating, and gasoline. These items will all remain the same price as they are either exempt, rebated or currently subject to PST and GST. This couple would see virtually no increase due to HST. In fact, for the senior couple who earns $25,000 per year or less, they will be eligible for the rebates and would receive money due to HST. Submitted by North Peace MLA Pat Pimm I must address the inaccuracies of the VIRAL email currently circulating:Advertisement Business and HST:* A common complaint about the HST is that it ‘benefits big business’. – and that the average taxpayer will have to pick up all of the savings that big business will receive. The more important part of that statement is that the employees of that business are also true beneficiaries. When companies gain competitive advantages, they can grow and expand, hiring more people for the long-term. HST FACTS- Advertisement -My decision to support the implementation of HST is about what is best for Peace River North and BC. There is so much misinformation out there regarding the HST that I feel necessary to state some facts.Lower-income British Columbians unquestionably come out ahead with the HST and the associated tax cuts and credits. Some facts to support this are:* It will cost NOTHING more to fill your prescriptions due to HST.* It will cost NOTHING more to put gasoline in your vehicle due to HST.* A provincially-administered point-of-sale rebate for residential energy will also ensure the HST will not increase consumers’ costs for oil, electricity, natural gas or propane used to heat or power homes.* It will cost NOTHING more to heat your homes due to HST.* Any item that presently has GST and PST in the total cost will NOT change due to HST.* In addition, like the GST the HST will not apply to basic groceries and residential rent, two items which account for a large proportion of total expenditures by those with lower incomes. Almost all other items that are currently zero-rated or exempt from the GST will also be zero-rated or exempt from the HST.* Any goods or services that consumer does not pay GST on today, they won’t pay HST on either.* There will be point-of-sale rebates – similar to PST exemptions for the provincial portion of the HST – on gasoline or diesel fuel for motor vehicles, residential electricity and home heating fuels, books, Children sized clothing, childrens car seats and booster seats, diapers and feminine hygiene products.* HST Tax credits will be paid quarterly with the GST credit, to more than 1.1-million British Columbians – one quarter of the population.* $230 tax credit for each individual that makes less than 20,000.00 per year.* $230 tax credit per family member for families with incomes up to $25,000. This means $920 for a family of four.* When combined with the recently introduced climate action credit, low-income British Columbians will now be eligible for up to $340 a year in provincial credits, in addition to the existing GST credit.* Please keep in mind that for any person making less than $22,000.00 per year you have a 100% MSP subsidy – 80% subsidy for those from 22,001 to 24,000.00 – 60% subsidy for those from 24,001 to 26,000.00 – 40% for those from 26,001 to 28,000.00 and 20% for those from 28,001 to 30,000.00.* Since Pharma care was introduced by this government low income families earning $14,000.00 or less per year, pay absolutely nothing for their prescription drugs. Any person born before 1939 and earns less than 33,000.00 per year pays no deductable for pharmacare. The deductible for a family with a net income of $30,000 was $1000 prior to Fair PharmaCare. Today that deductible is $600. The maximum that same family would pay in one year prior to Fair PharmaCare was $2000.00. Today that family only pays $900. For example, a single mother with one child earning $28,000 per year and $2,000 in annual drug costs pays 29% less under the Fair PharmaCare plan than she did in 2001.* It is also very interesting to note that the income taxes paid by the average British Columbian were substantially higher in 2001 than they are today, even though everything else has gone up substantially. Every tax bracket was about 35% higher than Alberta in 2001 and now we are the lowest in Canada in 2010 for any individual making $118,000.00 and less. Savings, benefits and jobs:* BC will save approximately $30 million in administrative costs because the federal government will administer the HST at no cost to the province. This will result in additional funds available for social programs such as health, education and social assistance. Adopting the HST saved New Brunswick 43 per cent, or more than $5 million, of its annual tax administration costs* It will attract new investment as it increases productivity. And it will create jobs and encourage long-term economic growth. It is predicted that there will be 113,000 new jobs created in BC over the next decade because of the move to the HST.* HST will save all of our industries millions of dollars. These savings will make the difference between some business’s staying open rather than shutting down. Every time one of these business’s decides to stay open, it means they will save and create jobs. Every time a new business opens because it can see the savings as a result of HST, it creates more jobs.* An overall boost in the economy and employment provides an indirect benefit to industries such as homebuilders, realtors, restaurants. When people are employed and earning higher wages, they spend more money. * The proposed Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) will reduce costs for B.C.’s small and medium sized businesses by eliminating the PST on business inputs. Currently, businesses pay PST on most of their “inputs” that go into producing or selling their products and services. For example, tax is paid on office equipment, supplies and furniture, telecommunications equipment and services, vehicles and energy to heat and light their buildings and power their equipment. Under the proposed HST, all B.C. businesses will no longer pay tax on these input costs resulting in savings.* Think about a local welder, contract operator, or contract pipe fitter. Under the GST/PST system, he buys a new truck worth $100,000. He pays 5% GST & 7% PST. When he does his input tax credit, he can claim the 5% GST back as a credit, but the 7% PST is not refunded. He has to build that cost into his final product for sale as ‘overhead’ – it’s a cost of doing business. With the HST, he’ll now be able to claim the full 12% back, saving him an additional $7,000.00, leaving more money in his company to be invested in new equipment, employees, technology, etc. This will without question be the single most important thing to help level the playing field between British Columbia and Alberta.More than 130 countries, including 29 of the 30 OECD countries have adopted similar taxes – B.C.’s move to implement an HST will bring us into line with what is viewed as the most efficient form of sales taxation in the world. Although the idea of a harmonized sales tax has been around for years, it was only this year that the Federal government finally made it attractive and flexible enough for our Finance Minister to decide that now was the right time. These changes allow B.C. to set its own tax rate – and ours will be the lowest HST in Canada. Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick all have an HST. Quebec has a VAT called the Quebec Sales Tax and Ontario plans to introduce an HST as of July 1, 2010. Each of those provinces has a rate of 13 per cent. B.C. intends to have its rate set at 12 per cent – the lowest in Canada when combined with the federal GST.Almost every credible, leading economist in the country agrees: Harmonizing sales tax is the best thing we can do to strengthen our economy, improve our competitiveness, and create jobs.last_img read more

Senate backs ban on Mexican trucks

first_imgDEBATE: The vote is latest bid to keep NAFTA partner’s vehicles off highways in the U.S. By Lisa Friedman STAFF WRITER WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to ban Mexican trucks from hauling cargo on American highways. The 74-24 vote was the latest in a series of roadblocks Congress has erected to thwart a federal program giving Mexican trucking companies full access to U.S. roadways. “I don’t think there’s any evidence that we have equivalent standards of safety,” said Sen. Byron Dorgan, D-N.D., the ban’s author. The Mexican truck program has drawn fierce opposition from consumer safety groups and others who contend that Mexican trucks are unregulated, dirty and unsafe. The debate has been particularly heated in California, where San Diego’s Otay Mesa is the second-busiest cargo crossing along the U.S.-Mexico border. Coming on the heels of a major explosion on a northern Mexico highway – when a dynamite-laden truck collided with another vehicle and killed 34 people – several lawmakers called the vote an important move to protect drivers on American roads. “While this program would not allow Mexican trucks to transport hazardous materials inside the United States, this tragedy reconfirms my commitment to preventing accidents on American highways,” said Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. Both she and California Sen. Barbara Boxer voted for the amendment barring federal funding of the program. The House recently passed a similar measure. Opening the border to trucks was a condition of the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement, which required that all roads in the U.S., Mexico and Canada be opened to carriers from all three countries. Canadian trucking companies already have full access to U.S. roads, but Mexican trucks can travel only 25 miles inside the country at certain border crossings. Supporters on Tuesday – primarily Republicans – said Mexican trucks will be held to the same standards as their American counterparts. They also noted that under the pilot program, only 600 foreign trucks would be traveling across the border. “That’s a pretty minuscule number,” said Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., noting that about 5.1 million commercial trailers were registered for business purposes in the U.S. last year. “Those people who fear that Mexican trucks will not be held to the same standard as U.S. trucks in America are incorrect,” Kyl said. “It seems to me it is worth giving this program a chance.” Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, who offered a failed amendment that would have allowed the program but enforced even tougher safety requirements, accused opponents of discriminating against Mexico. “How does it look if we’re going to hold trucks coming from Mexico to a different standard than trucks from Canada?” he said. lisa.friedman@langnews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Alleged helpers to testify against O.J.

first_imgA lawyer for Walter Alexander, a former golf buddy of Simpson’s who plans to testify against him, said he hasn’t been in trouble in a decade. But he and Cashmore have histories of run-ins with the law. Cashmore, 40, who said he will plead guilty to being an accessory to robbery, was charged with felony theft in a 1996 embezzlement case in Provo, Utah, pleaded guilty and bargained the charge to a misdemeanor and probation. Alexander, 46, said he will plead guilty to conspiracy to commit robbery. He was arrested in Los Angeles in 1987 for kidnapping and assault with a deadly weapon, but the charges were dismissed because a witness refused to identify the culprit, court records show. Charges against Simpson and three others include kidnapping, armed robbery, assault, burglary and conspiracy. A preliminary hearing for them is scheduled Nov. 8 and 9. Cashmore and Alexander waived their right to a preliminary hearing. Their brushes with the law will be fodder for cross-examination, as will their roles in the Sept. 13 confrontation in a Las Vegas hotel room where Simpson has said he went to retrieve items that belonged to him from a group of memorabilia peddlers. Simpson’s Las Vegas attorney, Gabriel Grasso, said he wasn’t surprised that some of Simpson’s co-defendants are getting reduced charges to testify against the athlete-turned-actor. “I never thought this would be anything but an O.J. case and only O.J.,” he said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.The question will be whether prosecutors can build a strong enough case against Simpson on the words of his cohorts or whether the testimony will be eroded through contradictions and cross-examination targeting the unsavory background of his co-defendants. “It’s a defense lawyer’s dream to cross-examine these witnesses,” said Laurie Levenson, a professor at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles and a former federal prosecutor. “You can put someone up before a firing squad, and the squad members can start shooting at each other.” At this point, prosecutors appear to have the upper hand. Two of Simpson’s co-defendants, one a former friend, agreed to testify against him in return for drastically reduced charges. “It’s always a prosecutor’s strategy to go after the little fish to get to the big fish,” said lawyer Edward Miley, who represents defendant Charles Cashmore. “In this, it seems to be that O.J. Simpson is the big fish.” COURTS: But a legal expert says the former athlete’s defense will try to pick apart the men’s credibility. By Linda Deutsch THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Two men who cut plea deals Monday in a Las Vegas heist that authorities say O.J. Simpson masterminded could hamper the former football star’s defense, but the men’s dubious backgrounds could give prosecutors problems. last_img read more

EMMET RUSHE: IS HEALTHY EATING PREVENTING YOU FROM LOSING WEIGHT?

first_imgBY EMMET RUSHE: 
I hear it all the time in consultations. You may have even said it yourself at one stage or another. It is one of the most confusing things for most people who try and be ‘good’ and still cannot lose weight and it usually goes like this;‘I don’t understand, I eat healthy all the time, but I can’t lose weight’If you ask a hundred different people what ‘healthy eating’ is, you will more than likely get a hundred different answers. Some people think that eating healthy means cutting out certain foods. Others think that it is about cutting out a food group (carbs, fats). For others, it is about eating a ‘balanced’ diet.The problem with ‘healthy eating is simple; people don’t know the difference between eating for health and eating for weight loss.Energy balance in the body is the relationship between ‘energy in’ (food and calories through food and drink) and ‘energy out’ (calories used for daily energy requirements). 
This relationship dictates whether weight is lost, gained or remains the same.Whether you are eating healthy or not, if you are in a positive energy balance, you are taking more calories in than you are expending through physical activity, you will gain weight.
 
If your calorie intake matches your calorie expenditure, you are in a Neutral energy balance and weight will remain the same. It is only when you get into a negative energy balance, where you are expending more calories than you are taking in, that weight loss will occur.Good nutrition should achieve health, but it should also provide nutrient density, control energy balance and be outcome-based.The outcome is the main point that most miss when they start to eat ‘healthy’.They want to lose weight, so they start what they think is a healthy eating plan.They initially get some weight loss, and then it stalls. They continue with the healthy eating plan, even though it isn’t doing what they wanted it to do when they started it: to help them to lose weight. With any nutrition plan, whether it be ‘healthy eating’, ‘clean eating’ ‘low carb’, ‘paleo’, or any of the thousands of other diets that are out there, the rules remain the same;If you take in more calories than you expend, YOU WILL NOT LOSE WEIGHT, It is impossible.The ‘Laws of Thermodynamics’ do not change, no matter what the plan is.The type of foods that you choose during your healthy eating plan is usually the problem. For most, they will class foods like salads as the healthy option, but some of these salads can come in higher in calories than even a big mac meal.A Crispy Chicken Caesar Salad can come in at a whopping 1000 calories, and that is before you add the salad dressing.Your typical egg, tuna or chicken salad can come in at 700 calories.Your choice of breakfast can also set back your weight loss goals.A typical ‘healthy’ breakfast that you would see on any advertisement is usually, wholewheat toast, orange juice, a bowl of special k and an egg.This ‘healthy’ breakfast can come in at a whopping 700 calories.An average female, looking to lose weight, who had this breakfast and a Caesar salad would probably be a maintenance calories at this stage, and this isn’t allowing for dinner or snacks.Your weight loss goals will always be determined by your calorie intake.It doesn’t matter how healthy you think you are eating, if your goal is weight loss and you are not losing weight, you need to re-evaluate your goals. 
#TrainSmartIf you have any question on this article or for getting a tailored program based on your starting point, please contact me through the link below.
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Family fear beloved dogs were stolen – can you help us get them home?

first_imgThese two dogs went missing from their home in Roosky, Convoy on Friday night.The devastated owners have launched an appeal with Donegal Daily to find their dogs, who are loved by their family very much.It is believed that the dogs may have been stolen as there have been no sightings of the dogs in the area. A reward is offered for the safe return of the dogs, with no questions asked, as the owners just want their beloved pets back.If you have an information please don’t hesitate to call Michael on 0863404641. You can also get in touch with Donegal Daily through Facebook or email info@donegaldaily.comFamily fear beloved dogs were stolen – can you help us get them home? was last modified: November 6th, 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:convoyfound dogsMissing Dogsrewardrottweilerstolenlast_img read more

Economy may have killed 81, 82

first_imgVoters rejected two feel-good measures that once appeared to be easy sells in Democrat-leaning California, perhaps showing their dislike of tax increases and concern about the faltering economy. Proposition 82, the “Preschool for All” initiative backed by Hollywood director Rob Reiner, was opposed by 61 percent of voters on Tuesday. It would have taxed the wealthiest Californians to fund a $2.4 billion preschool program for all 4-year-olds in the state. Voters also turned back Proposition 81, a $600 million bond to upgrade California libraries. That measure was rejected by 53 percent of those who cast ballots. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger opposed Proposition 82 because it included a tax increase. He might have hurt its chances when he recently proposed boosting state spending by $50 million to expand the existing preschool program in needy areas. Opponents had argued that scarce education funding should be used to aid those who would benefit the most from preschool: poor kids and English learners. “We believe in making sure that we have (a skilled) work force through a good K-12 system, and part of that would be to make sure that children who don’t have access to preschool will have it,” said Allan Zaremberg, president of the California Chamber of Commerce, which headed the campaign against Proposition 82. Libby Doggett, executive director of the Washington, D.C.-based group Pre-K Now, said Californians bucked a national trend. Georgia, Oklahoma and Florida have made preschool available to all 4-year-olds in the past six years. Other states are moving to expand programs. State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O’Connell, who was re-elected to a second term Tuesday, said Reiner’s campaign highlighted the benefits of preschool as students pursue their education. “I think any significant, comprehensive education reform must include a quality preschool program,” he said.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2“They were asked to spend money in a number of different ways and didn’t agree to do it,” Assemblywoman Lois Wolk, D-Davis, co-chairwoman of the library bond initiative, said Wednesday. “There was a reluctance to invest more money at this time, and I honor that,” she said. The library initiative may have been another casualty of an aggressive anti-spending campaign against the preschool measure, said Jack Pitney, a political science professor at Claremont McKenna College. Wealthy venture capitalists and others said the preschool proposal would have created a costly bureaucracy that would benefit only a few children. “The liberals opposed it because it didn’t target the benefits to the neediest Californians,” Pitney said. “Conservatives opposed it not only because it involves a new state bureaucracy, but because it would have raised taxes.” last_img read more

New high school pitch count rule to make its way to H-DN baseball next season

first_imgChange is coming to the world of high school baseball as the National Federation of State High School Associations announced Tuesday a new rule requiring pitchers to be given rest after a certain number of pitches in a single outing.According to a press release, the associations governing the sport in each state will have to implement the new rule by next spring when the new season starts. Currently under the California Interscholastic Federation — the state’s governing body for all high …last_img read more