Funding sought for major Ivy Bridge repairs allocated

first_imgIvy Bridge is to receive €50,000 as part of major repair work to remove and replace the parapet walls, it has been confirmed. Councillor Patrick McGowan, Chair of Stranorlar Municipal District, welcomed Friday’s announcement.He said: “Following the collapse of part of Ivy Bridge, a number of actions were taken by the council’s engineering staff including inspections of the damage, assessment of the area and condition of the bridge as a whole. “Arrangements for the removal of the vegetation and a survey of the bridge was completed.“Once the gathering of technical information was completed, the Bridge Engineer commenced the design of the solution to facilitate the re-opening of the bridge.”The partially-collapsed Ivy Bridge at Cloghan.“It is agreed to undertake the works in two phases,” he added.“Phase one involved work up to road level and got the road opened to vehicles just in time for Christmas. “Phase two of the works will be undertaken this year as the funding has been secured and will involve the removal and replacement of the parapet walls using appropriate materials and to a suitable height.”Funding sought for major Ivy Bridge repairs allocated was last modified: February 1st, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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:Ivy BridgePATRICK MCGOWANStranorlartwin townslast_img read more

No turning back for 2010 hosts

first_imgXenophobia, widespread power cuts, the resignation of President Thabo Mbeki and a humanitarian crisis in Zimbabwe were just some of the distractions organisers of the tournament had to contend with. What a long, strange year it has been. South Africa’s preparations for the 2010 Fifa World Cup have been marked by extraordinary highs and lows. Nobody said it was going to be easy, and for South Africa, gearing to host the biggest single-code sporting event on the planet, 2008 has certainly proved to be more than a litmus test. 24 December 2008 The grinding machinery tasked with building and renovating stadiums in all 10 host cities as well as numerous other 2010-related construction projects has performed remarkably well. Apart from the labour disputes, spiralling construction costs and political in-fighting that are part and parcel of preparing for an event of this magnitude, there were plenty of other issues. As Fifa Secretary General Jerome Valcke recently remarked: “There is no turning back.” 2009 promises to be another heady year for South Africa, but in just 12 months, hundreds of millions of people around the globe will be tuning in for the 2010 Final Draw, an event that will kick-start the biggest celebration this continent has ever seen. So much so, that both Fifa and the 2010 Local Organising Committee have expressed confidence that South Africa will meet its 2010 requirements ahead of schedule. In addition, preparations for the 2009 Confederations Cup – a key curtain-raiser for the World Cup – are on target, with tickets selling briskly. Urquhart is a former Fifa World Cup media officer and the current editor of Project 2010 “We need to harness this energy to talk up the event,” the organisation said in a recent statement. “We recall the incredible energy and joy that swept the whole country when the bid result was announced. Negativity risks damaging this energy and can affect our actual ability to do what we know we can do.” And yet, there was much to draw hope and inspiration from. TNS Research Surveys, which has gauged public confidence levels over preparations for 2010, says every South African stands to benefit considerably from our hosting of this event. There was also good news on the crime front, with the launch of the recruitment process for 41 000 extra police officers by 2010 and the acquisition of high-tech security equipment – including helicopters, body armour and high-tech bomb disabling equipment – for the tournament. last_img read more

Lodging Marketplaces Must Collect Wisconsin Tax

first_imgLodging marketplaces that provide a platform for short-term rentals must register with the Wisconsin Department of Revenue for a license to collect sales and use taxes. This applies to taxes imposed by the state on short-term rentals and also to local room taxes.In addition to applying for the license, a lodging marketplace doing business in Wisconsin has to:register for a seller’s permit;contact each Wisconsin municipality where it makes short-term rentals to see if additional registration is required;collect state sales and use taxes from the occupant and forward them to the department;collect local room taxes from the occupant and forward them to the municipality; andnotify the short-term rental owner that the taxes have been collected and forwarded.The department’s notice is available at https://www.revenue.wi.gov/Pages/TaxPro/news-home.aspx.News for Tax Professionals, Wisconsin Department of Revenue, November 3, 2017Login to read more tax news on CCH® AnswerConnect or CCH® Intelliconnect®.Not a subscriber? Sign up for a free trial or contact us for a representative.last_img read more

What’s Good In My ‘Hood: Darnell Lamont, Graduate Hospital

first_img Heading into our fifth installment of the “What’s Good in My ‘Hood” series, we’ll like to introduce you to one of Philly’s most beloved neighborhoods, Graduate Hospital. A part of Southwest Center City, “G Ho”, as it’s affectionately called, was named after the medical facility on the northern tip of the neighborhood. Characterized by a mix of an old meets new vibe in its architecture, the neighborhood is littered with many pubs, small parks, shops and galleries. It’s easily walkable and just steps from Rittenhouse, Fitler Square and Point Breeze neighborhoods. So, we asked Philadelphia resident, graphic artist and photographer, Darnell Lamont, what he thinks of his ‘hood. Philly 360° Q&A with Graduate Hospital resident Darnell Lamont …Powered by Cincopa Video Hosting for Business solution. Darnell’s Graduate Hospital Itinerary: Miles Table – 1620 South St.Pure Fare – 1609 South St.Honey’s Sit N’ Eat –  2101 South St.Art Sanctuary – 628 S 16th St.Bob & Barbara’s –  1509 South St.Sidecar Bar & Grille – 2201 Christian St.Grace’s Tavern – 2229 Grays Ferry Ave. Philly 360: How do you describe Graduate Hospital? Darnell: A great place to chill and just be. Philly 360: What are some of your favorite spots in your hood? Darnell: Miles Table and Pure Fare on South Street are great places to go and refuel/ take in some good food. Honey’s Sit N’Eat is a must for Saturday and Sunday brunches. You can also catch me taking in art from local artists at Art Sanctuary. Philly 360: What do you like about the neighborhood? Darnell: G Ho is such a convenient neighborhood to live in. I’m always on the go so it’s easy for me to get to where I need to be in a short period of time. I can pretty much walk anywhere because it’s right outside of Center City and other neighborhoods. There’s also a great mix of people that live here. Philly 360: For outside visitors, what should people know about the neighborhood? Darnell: The neighborhood is unpretentious and easily walkable. Imbibe in some drinks at a great pub and then take a walk around the block. Trust me — you’ll have a lot of fun doing that!   What’s Good In My ‘Hood: Darnell Lamont, Graduate Hospital(J. Lowe for Visit Philadelphia)last_img read more

De Vrij minor injury concern

first_img Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/ Inter defender Stefan de Vrij has pulled out of Holland’s Euro 2020 qualifier against Northern Ireland with a minor injury. The centre-back had been due to start this evening in Belfast. Instead, he is not even on the bench for this game, as he is not fully fit. According to Fox Sports and Mediaset Premium, it is not a serious injury and De Vrij agreed with coach Ronald Koeman to sit this one out. He felt a twinge during yesterday’s training session and preferred not to risk further damage, awaiting more tests.last_img

BPO Earnings Could Reach US$750 Million by 2020

first_img “Employment figures have more than doubled when compared to 2007. The BPO sector is now employing over 26, 000 persons island-wide. Within the sector, we have approximately 60 firms operating, including several industry heavyweights such as Xerox, Teleperformance, Sutherland Global Services, Alorica, HGS and Startek,” he noted further. Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Dr. the Hon. Andrew Wheatley, says the local business process outsourcing sector (BPO), which is valued at more than US$400 million, continues to grow exponentially, and could reach US$750 million by 2020. Story Highlights The Minister said he is also heartened by a recent study conducted with companies involved in outsourcing, which revealed that the sector is expected to see growth across all functions surveyed particularly IT, finance, and HR. Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Dr. the Hon. Andrew Wheatley, says the local business process outsourcing sector (BPO), which is valued at more than US$400 million, continues to grow exponentially, and could reach US$750 million by 2020.“Over the years, we have seen tremendous growth in the local sector, boasting a compound annual growth rate of 20 per cent per annum,” he said.“Employment figures have more than doubled when compared to 2007. The BPO sector is now employing over 26, 000 persons island-wide. Within the sector, we have approximately 60 firms operating, including several industry heavyweights such as Xerox, Teleperformance, Sutherland Global Services, Alorica, HGS and Startek,” he noted further.Minister Wheatley was delivering the keynote address on the final day of the Outsource2Jamaica Symposium and Expo at the Montego Bay Convention Centre, St. James on April 13.He noted however, that there are still too many persons who are in the dark about the opportunities that the sector presents, pointing out that BPO is more than call centre operations.“BPO is much more than that and its value, both locally and internationally, exceeds what most persons know or expect from the sector,” he said.He pointed out that locally, the sector provides a wide range of services spanning medical, legal, financial, information communication technology (ICT), human resources, among others.Dr. Wheatley said he is very pleased that Jamaica has become an integral part of “a global movement” in outsourcing, an area, which he said, has been steadily becoming the preferred choice for many firms.“At a global level, the sector is projected to reach US$262.2 billion by 2022 driven by cost benefits achieved by outsourcing back-office administration, the development of new generation technologies such as process automation, big data analytics, Business Process as a Service (BPaaS) and embedded analytics-based BPO,” he pointed out.“Growing competitiveness of global markets and the ensuing pressure on businesses to run efficiently and ensure cost effectiveness is providing opportunities for accelerated growth in BPO services,” he said.The Minister said he is also heartened by a recent study conducted with companies involved in outsourcing, which revealed that the sector is expected to see growth across all functions surveyed particularly IT, finance, and HR.Jamaica, he contended, is in a good position to benefit from expansion in these services.The Outsource2Jamaica Symposium and Expo was put on by the Business Process Industry Association of Jamaica (BPIAJ) and its members and partners, including JAMPRO.It ran from April 12-13 and was designed to provide a platform to raise the profile of Jamaica as a BPO destination.JIS REGIONAL OFFICElast_img read more

Environmental Awards by DEMA this weekend

first_img 40 Honored at DECR Stewardship Awards Related Items:dema, environmental awards, henry wilson, world environment day, world ocean day Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 04 Jun 2015 – Thirty five environmental champions will be awarded this weekend when the Department of Environment and Maritime affairs hosts the annual Environmental Stewardship Awards. Acting Director of DEMA, Henry Wilson says: “DEMA takes this opportunity every year to honour those individuals and organisations that have kindly contributed their time, equipment and/or financial assistance to DEMA throughout the year, in order to promote conservation and an environmentally sustainable TCI.” This entire event will unfold in concert with World Environment Day and World Oceans Day on June 5th and 8th respectively… Wilson adds that if you want to be a Community Conservation Partner to contact DEMA. Recommended for you Climate Change blamed for seawater woes in Grand Turk Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Emergency action in Grand Turk due to sea surgeslast_img read more

CA Attorney General Becerra Lorena Gonzalez announce bill to combat underground economic

first_img Updated: 10:33 AM Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter February 22, 2019 Posted: February 22, 2019 KUSI Newsroom center_img CA Attorney General Becerra, Lorena Gonzalez announce bill to combat underground economic crimes 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 SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, D-San Diego, today announced legislation to help the state combat “underground economic crimes” like human trafficking and illegal pharmaceutical schemes.The bill would expand the state’s multi-agency Tax Recovery and Underground Economy team, currently based out of Sacramento and Los Angeles. Investigative teams would be added in San Diego, the Bay Area and Fresno to further delegate the state’s efforts to stop crimes like human trafficking and illegal pharmaceutical schemes.“With underground economic crime, our workers get exploited, business owners face unfair competition, consumers get ripped off, and taxpayers bear the burden,” Becerra said. “AB 1296 expands on successful efforts to prosecute violators and recover funds involved in wage theft, tax evasion, counterfeit commerce and other economic crimes.”Gonzalez cited a recent report by the UCLA Labor Center, which found that the state’s underground economic activity produces between $60 billion and $140 billion each year, all of which goes unreported. Consequently, the state loses roughly $8.5 billion annually in sales and use tax dollars.The state launched the TRUE pilot program in 2014 in its two current cities, which will become permanent law enforcement teams if the bill is codified.Since launching, the program’s investigative teams have identified roughly $482 million in unreported economic activity, a $60 million tax revenue loss.The program has also recovered an additional $25 million in tax revenue and investigation costs, according to Gonzalez’s office.“The underground economy hurts everyone: workers who are left without protection, consumers who are sold dangerous or fake products, and the state as we lose tax money,” she said. “This task force is a unique, collaborative approach for law enforcement to breakdown its usual silos and execute wider solutions for targeting the underground economy.” KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more

Zomato in early talks with Swiggy for merger Report

first_imgZomatoFacebook/ZomatoOnline restaurant search and discovery service firm Zomato is reportedly in early talks with its biggest rival, Swiggy, for a possible merger.According to the Times of India, both the companies might face a tough time to agree on the terms of the transactions and there are possibilities that the merger deal might not fructify.Currently, Zomato is in an advanced level of discussions with Ant Financial – an affiliate company of China’s Alibaba to raise funds. If the deal fructifies, Zomato will raise up to $200 million from the online payment service provider.Earlier, Zomato had received another round of funding from Info Edge, Vy Capital, Sequoia Capital and a Singapore government-owned investment company in 2015.Rival Swiggy, on the other hand, had raised $80 million from a broad-based multinational internet and media company Naspers earlier this year.”Zomato had offered a 1:4 share swap ratio to Swiggy, which isn’t likely to be agreed upon by its shareholders. Swiggy is looking for a $500-million valuation (up from its previous round), while Zomato wants to strike the deal valuing itself at more than $1 billion,” a person close to the matter told the Times of India.Earlier in September, Zomato had said that it will forgo commissions charged to restaurants on food orders as it is generating cash in its core advertising business to fund new initiatives, including food ordering.This move by Zomato came to push hard to catch up with Swiggy which is the largest food ordering platform in India. After a tough time in 2016 when investors like HSBC Securities and Capital Markets (India) Pvt Ltd slashed its valuation by about half to $500 million, the company now seems to limp back to growth. SwiggySwiggy FacebookIn September, the Indian arm of Japanese financial holding company Nomura had said that it is bullish on online food firm Zomato’s growth performance and valued the company at $1.4 billion.Nomura believes that Zomato’s business is globally scalable and expects it to open up its food delivery services beyond the three countries where it currently has a presence.Also, if the merger between the two largest online food ordering companies fructifies, then this will give both the companies an edge to rule the food ordering business in India and will also tap on to the new customers.Above all, Zomato is still fighting for a leadership in the food delivery space that is right now dominated by the startup competitor Swiggy in India.last_img read more

Sheikh Hasina opens Sheikh Hasina Cantonment in Patuakhali

first_imgPrime minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurates several development works in Lebukhali of Patuakhali on Thursday. Photo: PIDPrime minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday inaugurated the newly-set up ‘Sheikh Hasina Cantonment’, aiming to strengthen the defence system in the country’s southern region, reports UNB.The prime minister opened the country’s 31st cantonment on the bank of the Payra River at Lebukhali in Dumki upazila of the southwestern coastal district of Patuakhali in the morning by unveiling its plaque.She also hoisted national standard of 11 headquarters and units, including the adhoc headquarters of 7 infantry division.Ministers, parliament members, the chiefs of the three services, diplomats, former chiefs of army and senior government officials were present on the occasion.The new cantonment has been constructed on about 1,400 acres of land.Sheikh Hasina inaugurated 14 development projects and laid the foundation stones of another scheme of Patuakhali district by unveiling their plaques from the same venue.The projects opened by the prime minister are a 50-bed Diabetic Hospital in Patuakhali, Deuli 10-bed Mother and Child Welfare Centre in Mirjaganjupazila, Sabupura 10-bed Mother and Child Welfare Centre in Baufal upazila, the newly constructed dormitory of the Government Shishu Paribar, Kazi AbulKashem Stadium, Dashmina Upazila Muktijoddha Complex Building, the West.Chakmaia Government Primary School-cum-Cyclone Centre under Kalapara upazila,East Dalbuganj Government Primary School-cum-Cyclone Centre in Kalapara,Hogla Government Primary School-cum-Cyclone Centre, Kalapara UpazilaMuktijoddha Complex, Galachipa Muktijoddha Smriti Complex, Digital PublicityScreen at the Office of the Patuakhali Deputy Commissioner and Shaheed SheikhKamal Smriti Complex Auditorium.She also laid the foundation stone of administrative building extension and hall room of Galachipa Upazila Parishad.last_img read more