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Inquirer 7 top UAAP 80 women’s volleyball players: Week 5

first_imgJiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Sore knee sidelines Celtics’ Irving for game against Bulls Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award A pulsating first round is finally in the books of the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament.National University emerged as the top dog after the first half of the season, while Far Eastern University and De La Salle also reached elite status by sharing the second spot.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkAteneo is in the middle of the pack with Adamson University while University of Santo Tomas is slipping.Also struggling is University of the Philippines while University of the East managed to escape a zero-win embarrassment. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. So with that thrown out of the way, here are the seven best players who showcased their wares in the final week of Round 1.Oh, and there are four new names on this list.1. Kianna Dy (De La Salle University, opposite hitter)Kianna Dy. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLast week: N/AWeeks on list: 2ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano In the biggest game of the eliminations, so far, Kianna Dy glowed with a queenly presence that no single soul inside Mall of Asia Arena matched.Dy scored in every possible way for the Lady Spikers as they beat the Lady Eagles in four sets, 25-20, 25-17, 24-26, 25-20, in the first meeting between the two rivals.The Season 78 Finals MVP finished with a season-high 21 points on 11 spikes, seven blocks, and three service aces.Dy was downright magnificent during La Salle’s blurring 10-0 run in the third set that saw the Lady Spikers tie the set at 21 after being down, 21-11.In those 10 unanswered points, Dy scored four points and three of those were blocks with Kat Tolentino the unfortunate victim on two occasions.Dy then came up in the clutch with another block on Tolentino that put La Salle in the 24-19 match point.2. Bernadeth Pons (Far Eastern University, outside hitter)Bernadeth Pons. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLast week: No. 4Weeks on list: 3Add “Giant Killer” to Bernadeth Pons’ possible nicknames.  LATEST STORIES 4. Jaja Santiago (National University, middle blocker)Jaja Santiago. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLast week: No. 3Weeks on list: 5There has been only one constant on this list and that is Jaja Santiago.NU’s towering middle blocker led with composure as she paved the way in the Lady Bulldogs’ bounce back win of the tournament against the Lady Maroons.Santiago finished with 17 points in the Lady Bulldogs’ 25-23, 25-23, 25-17 victory over UP after scoring just 13 points in their loss to FEUNU’s superstar has yet to be excluded from this list and even her team’s lone setback of the season against the Lady Tamaraws wasn’t enough to boot her of this weekly ranking.5. Kath Arado (University of the East, libero)Kath Arado. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLast week: N/AWeeks on list: 1center_img She’s the second debutante of this week and she’s the reigning Best Digger of the league.Kath Arado has been languishing under the massive shadow that Dawn Macandili cast over the liberos in the UAAP but the Season 77 co-Rookie of the Year finally got away from the darkness.UE prevented a winless campaign this season when it scored an upset over Adamson University in five set, 25-22, 22-25, 14-25, 25-20, 15-13, and Arado showed that she can be as capable as Macandili in the UAAP level.Arado was a defensive terror for the Lady Warriors when she tallied 24 excellent digs and 32 excellent receptions.6. Diana Carlos (University of the Philippines, outside hitter)Diana Carlos. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLast week: N/AWeeks on list: 1She’s one half of UP’s high-scoring duo and she’s the third of this week’s four newcomers.Diana Carlos and the Lady Maroons may have lost their final game of the first round against NU, but UP was a master stunner when it faced UST.UST was looking to shakeup the ladder when it faced UP on Wednesday but the Lady Maroons had other plans and pulled the proverbial rabbit from the legendary magician’s hat. GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano MOST READ The Lady Maroons came back from a 19-11 deficit in the first set and although losing the period 33-31 was a misfortune, Carlos and spike partner Isa Molde lit up in the next three sets.UP crushed UST in the next three periods and came away with a 31-33, 25-23, 25-16, 25-12 victory as Carlos put up 32 points while Molde had 24.7. Shaya Adorador (University of the East, opposite hitter)Shaya Adorador. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLast week: N/AWeeks on list: 1She’s the final debutante of this week and she was the embodiment of clutch when UE shocked Adamson.Shaya Adorador may have scored just 11 points in UE’s five-set win over the Lady Falcons, 25-22, 22-25, 15-25, 25-20, 15-13, but she was truest to the definition of being clutch.Adorador scored four of the Lady Warriors’ six points and she did it with grace rarely seen on a high-paced match.She used an off-speed shot to glance the ball on the defense of Adamson for UE’s 13-9 lead then she blocked Mylene Paat for the Lady Warriors’ 14-11 match point.And as a final touch, Adorador made a gorgeous off-speed kill that landed smack in the middle of the Lady Falcons’ defense. The league’s stat sheet stuffer was instrumental in the Lady Tamaraws’ four-set conquest of the previously unbeaten Lady Bulldogs in the first game day of Week 5.FEU humbled NU, 25-22, 25-27, 25-13, 25-20, in a game where Pons finished with 18 points and 11 excellent receptions.Pons followed that performance up with a humble seven points, nine excellent digs, and 10 excellent receptions against all-time rival UST.And aiding Pons’ case as the No. 2 player this week is FEU’s four-game winning streak.3. Tin Tiamzon (De La Salle University, outside hitter)Tin Tiamzon. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLast week: N/AWeeks on list: 1It’s midway through the season but there are still debutantes to this list, and La Salle’s Tin Tiamzon is the first of four.The Lady Spikers’ unheralded outside hitter made her presence felt against rival Ateneo in the first finals rematch for Season 80.Tiamzon scored 13 points in the Lady Spikers’ victory and was the most efficient attacker on La Salle’s side converting 12 of her 28 spike attempts. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Every week, INQUIRER Sports will be ranking the seven best performers in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament. The author will base the rankings on the players’ team standings, statistics, and the intangibles that don’t appear on the stat sheets.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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Ex-workers must get severance with interest – court orders

first_imgClosure of Wales sugar factoryBy Shemuel FanfairA determination in the matter involving the retrenched Wales, West Bank Demerara sugar workers was made at the High Court on Wednesday, with a ruling urging Government to pay dismissed employees their severance benefits with interest. This decision comes some two years after many of the workers refused to take up work at the Uitvlugt, West Coast Demerara Estate.The workers were contending all along that under the Termination of Employment and Severance Pay Act (TESPA); they could not be compelled to travel 22 miles from their point of origin to Uitvlugt by the employer – the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo). Though it took over a year for the High Court to initially hear the matter, Justice Sandil Kissoon finally concluded the matter which came just hours after the workers protested outside Parliament Buildings on Wednesday.After Wednesday’s ruling, lawyer for GuySuCo, Nikhil Ramkarran, told the media that the respondents are going to be paid their severance from December 31, 2016 with interest up to Wednesday, December 5, 2018. He noted that those who went to Uitvlugt will be paid severance up to Wednesday’s date as well, together with a month’s pay in lieu of notice.Meantime, Attorney Pauline Chase, who represented the interest of the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU), agreed with Ramkarran and added that no overall figure was given by the court because interest “will have to be calculated”. Guyana Times however understands that it will be in theMany of the Wales sugar workers seen protesting outside Parliament were finally awarded their 2016 severance payment by the courthundreds of millions.Chase outlined that 345 workers will benefit from the court’s determination, noting that if the workers do not receive the payments then action will be taken, though she trusts GuySuCo will honour the payments. Though it was initially 371 workers that were auguring for severance, Chase said it was found that some had to come off the list as some workers were not entitled; some died and others could no longer be found in the country.In early November, the National Assembly gave approval for almost $2.5 billion to cater for the remaining severance to 4723 sugar workers and Agriculture Minister Noel Holder had told this newspaper earlier this week that the funds were available to pay the ex-sugar workers.Earlier protestEarlier Wednesday, sugar workers assembled in front of Parliament, where they protested for higher salaries.GAWU representative, Ricky Rambeer, was on the protest line and he demanded with great emphasis that the workers be paid what was due to them. At the same time, he criticised Government for not paying sugar workers since coming into office in 2015.“The question is why they not giving sugar workers an increase – four years; they closed four estates. This Government victimising the sugar workers,” Rambeer noted.This comment came one day after GAWU President Komal Chand declared that Government had not given sugar workers “one blind cent” in increases. “Sugar workers received harshest of treatment, not even the Burnham sugar workers didn’t receive this kind of treatment, they didn’t give the sugar worker any increase since APNU took office… It is baffling to understand why the workers are treated so shabbily, this is plain eye pass by this anti-working class Administration,” Chand had criticised.During Wednesday’s protest, Opposition Members of Parliament, including Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo, met with the protesters outside Parliament. During the boisterous protest, those gathered once again called for the removal of Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo and Agriculture Minister Noel Holder from their posts. But according to Minister of State Joseph Harmon, the protest was purely political in its nature as persons were aware the matter was in court.The High Court had earlier ruled that all workers severed by the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) must be paid with interest ranging from four to six per cent. Wales Estate was shut down in December 2016 while Enmore, Rose Hall and Skeldon were closed in 2017.last_img read more

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Another 163 officials fail to make declarations to Integrity Commission

first_img…GPL, GNBA, GO-Invest, GCAA, GLSC Heads among defaultersThe Integrity Commission has published the names of 163 public officials who failed to make declarations as mandated by Section 19 of the Integrity Commission Act.The list of delinquent public officials was made public on Saturday in The Official Gazette of Guyana dated March 9, 2019. Among the defaulters on the list are General Manager of the Demerara Harbour Bridge Corporation, Rawlston Adams; Chief Executive Officer of the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC), George Lewis; Director General of Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), Egbert Field; CEO of the Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission (GLSC), Trevor Benn; Chairman of the Guyana National Broadcasting Authority (GNBA), Leslie Sobers; General Manager of the Guyana National Newspapers Limited, Sherod Duncan; CEO of the Guyana Office for Investment (GO-Invest), Owen Verwey and CEO of Guyana Power and Light, Albert Gordon among others.A breakdown of the list includes officials from the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA); Cyril Potter College of Education (CPCE); Bureau of Statistics; Dependent Pension Fund; Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); GPHC; Guyana Gold Board; GuyOil and GPL among others.The Integrity Commission was established with the aim of improving the public’s confidence in the integrity of persons in public office by ensuring that they submit their declarations in compliance with the Integrity Commission Act. However, over the years, the Commission would have to publish the names of delinquent public officials in an effort to have them make their declarations. Under the law, any public officer who fails to comply with the Commission is liable upon summary conviction, to a fine of $25,000 and imprisonment for a period of not less than six months or more than one year.Just over two weeks ago, Chairman of the Integrity Commission, Kumar Duraisami stated that there were 716 public officials who have not submitted their declarations to the Commission. As such, five lists of the various categories of public officials were published.The Chairman noted that while there is a need for awareness on the Integrity Commission, most public officials have a general idea of the Commission’s functions and their obligations. His contention was that there are some individuals who are willfully withholding declaring their assets to the Commission.He noted that there are some defaulting officers, particularly in the Judiciary, who are questioning whether the function of the Commission is infringing on their constitutional rights by publishing their names.“I am in no position or this Commission is in no position to use a discretion as to whether or not we should publish the names. If they think that they ought not to make their declarations to the Commission, then they can go the court and say ‘my position is secured by the Constitution and I’m not obliged or obligated to submit to the Commission’… This Commission has no discretion. We will have to publish their names if they don’t submit,” the Chairman insisted.The Integrity Commission Act was assented to on September 24, 1997. The Act provides for the establishment of the Integrity Commission and makes provisions for the purpose of securing the integrity of persons in public life. The Commission has the power to do anything for the proper performance of its function and in discharging its function; it is not subject to the direction or control of any other person or authority.The Commission also has the authority to regulate its own procedure and may make rules for that purpose.last_img read more

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PPP contracts powerful US public strategy firm

first_imgGeneral and Regional Elections…move to counter Govt’s misrepresentation – JagdeoWith General and Regional Elections not far away, the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) has contracted Washington, DC lobbying firm, Mercury Public Affairs as a consultant.Mercury Public AffairsMercury Public Affairs is a high-stakes public strategy and communications firm that provides services to the world’s most successful companies, leading advocacy groups, governments, political parties, NGOs, and prominent public and political figures, including US President Donald Trump.According to PPP General Secretary Bharrat Jagdeo in an invited comment, the contract was signed early in March 2019 with a view towards correcting the misinformation being spread by the coalition Government.“The [A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change] APNU/AFC Administration has been bombarding the world with lies about the state of our country. ‘Business as usual’ has been their mantra, even as they pillage the Treasury and show complete and utter disregard for our Constitution and ignore democratic norms.”“The proactive move to hire a lobbying firm shows the firm grasp and understanding of modern geopolitics by the PPP/C. This is how American policy is shaped and the most effective way to counter APNU/AFC misrepresentation and deceit. The price is a small one to pay for the protection of our democracy,” Jagdeo added.Jagdeo noted that the date of signing occurred just as Guyanese were faced with the gravest threat to their hard-won democratic rights. In this instance he was referring to the looming constitutional crisis following the passage of a motion of no-confidence against the coalition Government.According to the former President, the decision to bring the firm on board is one that will see the issues and challenges facing Guyana being brought to the attention of those who shape policy and wield influence in the realm of United States government and politics.“It is a harbinger of how a future PPP/C Administration will influence policy decisions regarding our country in a very positive manner,” he added. In an invited comment, Jagdeo further said he would address all issues regarding the hiring of the firm at his next press conference.Since the passage of the No-confidence Motion, delegations from international organisations including the European Union (EU) have been meeting with both the parliamentary Opposition and the Government.This happened as recently as April 10, 2019, when a delegation of European Ambassadors along with EU Ambassador to Guyana His Excellency Jernej Videti? and UK High Commissioner to Guyana, Gregory Quinn, met with a delegation from the parliamentary Opposition.The Opposition’s representatives included Irfaan Ali, PPP Presidential Candidate; Opposition Chief Whip Gail Teixeira; and parliamentarian Juan Edghill. These meetings have been geared towards seeking clarity over Guyana’s political situation.Since the No-confidence Motion was passed and upheld by the Speaker of the National Assembly, Government moved to the courts. The High Court also upheld the passage of the motion, which meant that as per the Constitution elections should have been held by March 21. With the Government refusing to schedule elections to meet that deadline, the constitutional crisis of which the Opposition Leader alluded to, loomed, at that point the Government appealed.The Court of Appeal ruled in a 2:1 split decision that an “absolute” majority of 34 votes would have been needed to validly pass the No-confidence Motion brought against the Government last year. While Justice Rishi Persaud had dismissed the appeal and concurred with the ruling of the Chief Justice in the High Court, his two colleague Appellate Judges allowed the State’s appeal.Both Justices Yonette Cummings-Edwards and Dawn Gregory opined that while 33 is the majority of the 65-member National Assembly, the successful passage of a No-confidence Motion requires an “absolute majority” of 34, and not the “simple” majority of 33 that has been used to pass ordinary business in the House, even though the Constitution does not mention the word “absolute” and specifically defined the meaning of majority is specific contexts.The cases were referred to the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) by the PPP and the court set May 10 as the date for hearing the no-confidence cases. The CCJ had the three cases, Christopher Ram v the Attorney General of Guyana, The Leader of the Opposition and Joseph Harmon; Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo v the Attorney General of Guyana, Dr Barton Scotland and Joseph Harmon; and Charrandas Persaud v Compton Herbert Reid, Dr Barton Scotland, Bharrat Jagdeo and Joseph Harmon; all abridged to save time.last_img read more

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Witness testifies he saw murder; man held for trial

first_imgWHITTIER – A witness to the shooting death of a 17-year-old boy in Santa Fe Springs last year testified in a preliminary hearing Monday in Whittier that the victim was stabbed several times minutes before being shot in the face. George Banuelos, 25, of Santa Fe Springs, was arrested last year for the murder of Andrew Joseph Salinas on May 14, 2006. The slaying took place at a post-prom party. Banuelos, who remained held on a $2-million bail, was ordered to stand trial for Salinas’ murder. Under questioning from Deputy District Attorney Doug Herring, witness Juan Cardenas, 18, pointed across the courtroom at Banuelos as the alleged shooter and stared at him for several seconds. Banuelos is a known by police as a gang member whose nickname is “Stalker,” according to police documents. Los Angeles County Superior Court records show he was convicted of battery in a domestic violence incident in September 2005. Cardenas described a party of “about 100” people at the 11500 block of Joslin Street in Santa Fe Springs where he said a fight broke out in the back yard in the early morning hours of May 14. For more on this story, pick up tomorrow’s Whittier Daily News. 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Taser attack on Florida student comes under scrutiny

first_imgBut details from his online writings and videos raised the question of whether his harangue during the forum was genuine or some kind of stunt. Meyer, a senior telecommunications major from the Fort Lauderdale suburb of Weston, has a Web site featuring several homemade videos. In one, he stands in a street with a sign that says “Harry Dies” after the latest Harry Potter book was released. In another, he acts like a drunk in a bar while trying to pick up a man dressed in drag. The site also has what is called a “disorganized diatribe” attributed to Meyer that criticizes the Iraq war, the news media for not covering the conflict enough and the American public for paying too much attention to celebrity news. Another site had pictures of Meyer licking a woman’s face and making a suggestive pose as he stood behind a fake cow. The site listed his activities as “getting wasted” and “being ridiculous.” About 100 students gathered on campus Tuesday to plan protests, some wearing T-shirts denouncing police violence. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! By The Associated Press GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Video of police using a Taser on a persistent questioner of Sen. John Kerry became an Internet and TV sensation Tuesday, generating debate about free speech and the motives of the college student involved – a known prankster who often posts practical jokes online. University of Florida President Bernie Machen said Monday’s takedown, in which the student loudly yelled, “Don’t Tase me, bro!” was “regretful.” He asked for a state probe of campus police actions and placed two officers on leave. The student in the middle of it all, 21-year-old Andrew Meyer, had no comment after he was released on his recognizance on various charges following a night in jail. last_img read more

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WATCH: Former Barca star scores New York City FC’s first ever home goal

first_imgDavid Villa became New York City FC’s first ever player when he signed on the dotted line in June ahead of their inaugural season in the MLS.It was therefore somewhat fitting that the former Barcelona striker was the man to grab New York’s first ever home goal at the Yankee Stadium on Sunday.The 33-year-old Spaniard, his country’s record goalscorer, showed that he has lost none of his prowess in front of goal with a clinical first-half strike.Villa went on to turn provider for Patrick Mullins as the newly-formed franchise secured a 2-0 victory against last season’s Eastern Conference champions New England Revolution.last_img read more

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Mukasey vote has some questioning Feinstein’s courage

first_imgWhen you’re looking to make a name for yourself, go after the biggest game you can. That seems to be the point of the Courage Campaign and its call for censure of California Sen. Dianne Feinstein, arguably the most popular Democrat in the state these days. The Courage Campaign sought this past weekend to get a motion passed by the Democratic Party Executive Board over Feinstein’s vote to confirm Michael Mukasey as U.S. attorney general. The proposal has been endorsed by organizations including Moveon.org amid growing anger by the far left over feelings that the party has not toed its political line. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre Feinstein’s office would not discuss the issue and referred callers to the state party, where political director Bob Mulholland dismissed the effort. “It’s silly,” Mulholland said. “This is a huge mistake by people who are trying to make a name for themselves. It’s absolutely idiotic. Dianne Feinstein has been the Democratic Party for years and they are ignoring all the votes she has made against the Bush administration.” Feinstein has said she voted for Mukasey to prevent the president from making a recess appointment of an attorney general who would not be responsive to Congress or leave the Justice Department without leadership. As expected, the party leaders rejected the proposed censure easily, but that was enough for Courage Campaign officials to proclaim a victory in even having the matter considered. “While the censure resolution failed, the movement succeeded on the substance of the issue – namely holding elected officials accountable for their votes,” the organization noted on its report of the meeting. Talk about product placement. A bobblehead-doll version of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is being sold by the Southwest Voter Registration Education Project as part of a fundraising effort. The SVREP has been instrumental in registering new voters, particularly Latinos, around the western United States and has been seen as a critical factor in the emergence of Latino politicians. The dolls are being sold for $25, plus $5 for shipping. For information, go to www.svrep.org. Speaking of fundraisers, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger was hitting the circuit again last week to pay off his debts – some dating to the 2006 campaign against former Treasurer Phil Angelides, the Sacramento Bee reported. The governor was $2.6 million in debt after that race and has since raised more than $2.4 million to go toward paying off most of that. But aides said he also has accumulated more debt in the intervening months with his various campaigns. The fundraising events – last Tuesday in Sacramento – had been planned several weeks ago, but a spate of wildfires broke out across the Southland and Schwarzenegger canceled them to attend to his duties. Every city has its problems. But they all are looking at common cures. In Los Angeles, Councilwoman Wendy Greuel is paying for television cameras that have vocal warnings triggered by motion sensors to warn off graffiti taggers. The idea of the talking cameras drew the interest of officials in Palm Beach, Fla., where they have a nuisance of a different sort – sex on the beach. Officials in the city have asked Greuel’s office for information on the cameras and how they work to try to head off residents’ complaints about sex acts on the beach and people being propositioned for sex. While the next gubernatorial election is a long way off, politicos already are beginning to line up. Most speculation has centered around Mayors Antonio Villaraigosa and Gavin Newsom on the Democratic side, but there is also interest by Lt. Gov. John Garamendi and former Controller Steve Westley. Republicans, however, are finding it difficult to attract someone after the governor is termed out. So far, the leader is Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner, who is bankrolling a campaign against Proposition 93, which would institute term limits. Poizner also is circulating an initiative to crack down on unlicensed drivers. Both efforts are attempts to broaden his name identification across the state.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

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Donegal revealed to have the highest rate of tax defaulters in Ireland

first_imgAn analysis of tax defaulters in Ireland between 2012 and 2017 has revealed that Donegal has the highest rate of cases. Donegal has 83 tax defaulters per 100,000 people, according to an analysis of cases published by the Revenue Commissioners by the Irish Independent. This is well above the national average of 51 per 100,000.Donegal is the worst county for tax defaulters, but two other counties have been found to make larger settlement totals (Sligo and Waterford). The data analysis by Ronan Price examined the ‘name and shame’ lists from published by Revenue between January 2012 to September 2017. More than €450,000 was recovered by Revenue from the 2,200 listed cases.The report says the cases are ‘just the tip of the iceberg’, as Revenue only publishes details when the total of the tax, interest and penalty is more than €35,000.Donegal’s tax defaulter rate was closely followed by Wexford (81 per 100,000) and Waterford (79 per 100,000).The most common category of defaulters was revealed to be self-employed workers and company directors, followed by construction workers and farmers. Read the analysis in full here: https://www.independent.ie/business/personal-finance/latest-news/revealed-the-worst-county-for-tax-defaulters-in-past-five-years-36487889.html   Donegal revealed to have the highest rate of tax defaulters in Ireland was last modified: January 16th, 2018 by Staff WriterShare 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:Revenuetaxtax defaulterslast_img read more

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NBA Finals: Charles Barkley picks against Warriors — again

first_imgClick here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device.The Warriors might be without Kevin Durant and DeMarcus Cousins when they start the NBA Finals Thursday night in Toronto, but Golden State fans have reason to be confident: Charles Barkley has picked against them again.After the Toronto Raptors dispatched the Milwaukee Bucks in the Eastern Conference Finals Saturday night, Barkley, a TNT analyst, predicted that the Raptors would prevail in the NBA Finals. Why? Mainly …last_img read more

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