Fil-Canadians boost PH SEA Games bid in ice hockey

first_imgThe team that finishes with the most number of wins bags the gold medal.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Both players were earlier disqualified for allegedly violation eligibility rules.“This is a great relief for us and great morale boost for the team,” said team manager Petronilo Tigaronita.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Tenedero and Sanchez were initially removed from the lineup after the hosts claimed both failed to meet the required 16-month residency rule under international standards.“But we have proof and documentation, including certification from their respective barangays that they have stayed in the Philippines since April 2016,” said teammate Francois Emmanuel Gautier, who arrived with Tigaronita ahead of the team in filing the appeal. 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) SEA Games Gallery: August 19 Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ This photo taken on August 15, 2017 shows head coach Daniel Brodan (R) giving instructions to members of the Philippines men’s ice hockey team, dubbed the “Mighty Ducks”, during a practice session at a mall skating rink in Manila ahead of their games at the Southeast Asian Games (SEAGames) in Malaysia.Dubbed the “Mighty Ducks” by local media, the Philippine men’s hockey team aims to win a gold medal in next week’s games in Malaysia — a far cry from members’ days of only learning of the sport through the Disney movies. / AFP PHOTO / TED ALJIBEThe Philippines’ gold-medal bid in ice hockey got a shot in the arm after two of its key players earned the go-signal from Southeast Asian Games organizers to compete.Carlo Martin Tenedero and Paul Gabriel Sanchez have been allowed to play in the SEA Games after the country’s men’s ice hockey team won its appeal to reinstate the two Fil-Canadians in the team Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Teen gunned down in Masbate “We only had four days to get them,” he added.The Philippines is considered to be the favorites to rule ice hockey, which is making its debut in the regional event.“If we play to our potential, I can’t see any reason why we won’t win [the gold],” said Filipino-Swiss goalkeeper Gianpetro Iseppi in an interview before the squad left for Kuala Lumpur.The Filipinos open their campaign against Indonesia on Monday at the Empire City Ice Arena in Damansara Perdana, a new commercial hub in this bustling and progressive Malaysian capital.They take on Singapore next then, Malaysia before closing out their stint against Thailand on Thursday.ADVERTISEMENT 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano MOST READ LATEST STORIES 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as herlast_img read more

IMF finds Guyana’s risk of debt distress “moderate but rising”

first_imgGuyana’s debt distress risk remains moderate but is rising, the International Monetary Fund’s Country Report has revealed.Coming out of a debt sustainability analysis conducted by the IMF and the World Bank on Guyana, data disclose that debt indicators remain well below their respective thresholds over the projection period. The present value of external debt to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) ratio rises to around 28 per cent in the long-run. The report cautioned that Guyana remains vulnerable to large terms of trade shocks given the concentration of its exports on a few commodities, and its dependence on imported oil – which also has large implications for the financial sector.The sensitivity analysis and bound tests demonstrates a high vulnerability of Guyana’s debt to shocks, in particular, in the case of new loans on less favourable terms and one-time 30 per cent depreciation.Nevertheless, the analysis indicated that debt service would remain manageable, reflecting the high concessionality of public borrowing. However, under some situations and bound tests debt service could increase significantly, reducing the amount of resources available to public investment and social spending.It noted that in light of the risks associated with plans to significantly increase expenditure, the authorities should proceed with extreme caution, such as ensuring that the projects are financially viable and that they increase the economy’s productivity, and improve debt management.It added that a significant rise in non-concessional debt, including domestic borrowing, may be needed to finance persistent deficits. That would bring additional risks and therefore would warrant close monitoring.The country’s gross public debt to GDP ratio is projected to reach 60 per cent of GDP by 2021, a relatively high level which can bring heightened financing risks on the non-concessional component, but noted that the authorities are determined to promote a robust economy.The IMF stated that the authorities are committed to prudent fiscal policies, adding that “Guyana’s fiscal balance improved considerably in 2015, underpinned by the rebound in revenue collection”.The primary balance registered a 0.8 per cent of GDP surplus in 2015 from a 4.8 per cent of GDP deficit in 2014. The overall Non-Financial Public Sector (NFPS) deficit improved considerably from 5.7 per cent of GDP in 2014 to just 0.2 per cent of GDP in 2015.Guyana’s Executive Director for the IMF, Octaviano Canuto, addressed this matter in a statement, explaining that the country’s fiscal deficit is projected to remain between five and six per cent of GDP over the medium-term.“Given the ambitious development agenda undertaken to bridge the significant infrastructure gap and address unmet social needs, the authorities intend to carefully calibrate their consolidation strategy to limit the adverse impact on the debt-to-GDP ratio, without forfeiting their objectives,” he said, adding that they continue to improve their debt management strategy and emphasise that they will refrain from utilising non-concessional external borrowing.“Private Sector funding would be mobilised through the increased use of well-designed private and public partnerships,” he noted.last_img read more

Construction worker charged for raping teen

first_imgA 26-year-old construction worker was on Friday released on $250,000 bail by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan after he was hauled before the court for allegedly raping a 15-year-old girl.Calvin Mann, of Timehri, East Bank Demerara, was not required to plea to the indictable charge, which was read in camera at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts on Friday.The charge alleged that between August 1 and August 31, 2018, Mann committed the dreadful act on the child without her consent.However, Police Prosecutor Simone Payne objected to bail being granted to the accused while informing the court that the victim and the defendant are known to each other.The Chief Magistrate overruled the prosecution’s submission and granted the labourer his pre-trial liberty. Mann was represented by Attorney Stanley Moore.The case will continue on October 23.last_img read more

Huskies earn hard-fought first ‘W’

first_imgIt was a tough start for the Huskies, as right off the bat Fort St. John found themselves killing a 5-on-3 penalty. Despite killing off that 5-on-3 and gaining some positive momentum, another Huskies penalty resulted in a Slave Lake power-play goal, as a point shot was tipped in front of the net, past goaltender Travis McLean.As the physical first period progressed, the Huskies showed their ability to bite back, as rookie Tyler Norris tipped in a point shot off the stick of Jordan Gies with only 1:15 left in the opening frame, evening the score at 1-1.The Huskies wasted no time taking command of Saturday’s game in the second, as captain Cody Hildebrand popped in a rebound created from a Robbie Sidhu wrap-around attempt, giving the Huskies a 2-1 lead.- Advertisement -Fort St. John continued to pour on the pressure, but was matched by a solid performance in net by Wolves goaltender, Cutris Malbeuf, who made some key saves to keep his team in the game.On the other side of the ice, McLean also showed he’s got some serious skill in between the pipes, making some very timely saves in the period, none bigger than 13 minutes into the second, where he made a huge blocker save on a Slave Lake breakaway, preserving the Huskies’ 2-1 lead.That lead was strengthened in the third as Rookie Jayton Wieler scored his second goal of the year, followed by sophomore Dylan Houle’s first of the year, giving the Huskies a 4-1 lead in the final frame.Advertisement Slave Lake did score one more goal in the third, but it wasn’t enough to catch the Huskies, as the game concluded with the Fort St. John earning their first home and regular season victory.Following the game, head coach Gary Alexander said despite the win, teams around the NWJHL haven’t seen the Huskies’ full potential.“We’re showing what we are working on. We definitely have more talent than what the kids are giving themselves to believe in. So we are going to be a force to be reckoned with in another half-a-dozen games.”The head coach also spoke about the strong effort of his goaltender, who made 34 saves for the team’s first win, many of them quality scoring chances.Advertisement “Travis had a hell of a game. It’s a good moral booster and we needed that out of him to get where we are going.”The Huskies will have one week off, then it’s back to business on Saturday, Oct 20, as the team will hit the road to play the Beaverlodge Blades, who currently sit tied for fourth in the standings at 2-2-0.SIDE NOTE: Following the game, a ring was discovered by a member of the Huskies organization in the women’s bathroom of the North Peace Arena. If you or someone you know has lost a ring please call Moose FM (250-787-7100), ask for Sean and describe it, to ensure it is returned to its rightful owner.last_img read more

Neymar speaks out on future after Manchester United transfer link

first_imgManchester United target Neymar says he is happy at Barcelona and is ready to sign a new deal.The Brazil captain was linked with a move to Old Trafford in the summer as Louis van Gaal desperately tried to strengthen his attacking options.United were reportedly prepared to splash out up to £240million to lure the 23-year-old to the Premier League and Neymar has admitted he had ‘conversations’ over a potential move.However, he now insists he has never had any intention of leaving the Nou Camp and is ready to extend his Barca contract beyond 2018.“I am very happy at Barca, and in Barcelona, where I have settled very well,” Neymar told Mundo Deportivo.“I have three more years left on my contract, and my father looks after these things.“Of course [I want to renew], but we’ll talk about that later“My only concern at the moment is to be focused on helping the team and to keep winning trophies at Barca.” 1 Neymar last_img read more

DD Gardening: Add some ‘star’ quality to your garden!

first_imgBorage, or Starflower, is definitely a plant you should consider adding to your garden, not only does it give months of colour but it’s also edible, adored by bees, produces wonderful edible seeds and when left alone will self seed throughout the garden – so great for covering banks and other out-of-the-way areas in the garden.In addition to all the above Starflower is also a most unusual colour of blue, and this startling blue is not a colour you see too often in the garden.This year I’ve sown my first batch of Borage (250 seeds for €2.50 – so great value!), these are now 3 weeks old so in another week or so I’ll pot these up into some larger pots for growing on, and then ultimately plant these out around the hedgerows, gardens and wherever I can fit some in! Advertisement From seed Starflowers grow easily and quickly, so if you get some this weekend you’ll be able to sow them straight away and will have nice usable plants in around 8 weeks.As mentioned before Borage is adored by bees, so when you have some of these added to your garden you’ll be providing some great quality feeding for our flying friends, with the plant producing fresh flowers for many months…. even if you nibble and eat away at them too. You see the flowers are delish, ideal for adding to ice cubes for a nice effect or for using as cake decorations – and the foliage is edible too.SONY DSCSo in addition to Starflowers being great for bees, edible, maintenance free they also adore our wet climate – the plants like to grow in damp soil in full sun, so our summers generally offer them a constant supply of damp soils…unfortunately!P.S. Advertisement There’s not long until the Spring Gardening event kicks off in Rathmullan House, join me for 2 days of gardening workshops in the wonderful walled garden this coming Thursday and Friday. Full details Gardening: Add some ‘star’ quality to your garden! was last modified: April 4th, 2017 by Gareth AustinShare 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:borageGardeningGareth Austinstarflowerlast_img read more


first_imgSean gets into the saddle for his cycle. Pic by Donegal Daily.Endurance athlete Sean McFadden has admitted he almost gave up half-way through the ‘The Race’ before going on to win the gruelling event.McFadden , a county council worker, has trained night and day for the event which was held over Saturday and Sunday across North-West Donegal. The 38 year old Letterkenny man was triumphant after an event which saw participants run a half marathon, cycle 175 km, paddle 15 km and climb 800 vertical metres up Muckish Mountain before finishing with a full marathon through the night.But McFadden told Donegal Daily he came very close to giving up and that only his family and friends kept him going.“I just became so emotional. I was crying and my legs were gone. I don’t know what happened to me.“But I thought of my family and all they have done for me and all the sacrifices they have made for me and I carried on. This is my county and I didn’t want to be letting people down. “I almost stopped again at the start of the full marathon and I started to walk and I would have settled for second place. But a friend of mine came along and told me a few home-truths and that got me going again,” he said.McFadden beat 63 other competitors to lift the title in only the second year of the event.He completed the gruelling course in a time of 15 hours and eight minutes in gale force wind and driving rain.Such was the challenging nature of the weather conditions that organisers were forced to cancel the kayak section because of safety fears but added a further ten mile run.Just 34 of those who started the event at 6am on Saturday morning, managed to complete the course in the allotted time of 24 hours including five of the six female athletes entered in the event.Letterkenny man McFadden, who was second in last year’s inaugural event, crossed the line at Gartan Outdoor Centre at 9.08pm on Saturday evening. Others ran through the night in a desperate bid to finish the course before 6am.McFadden came in 17 minutes ahead of his friend Sean McLoughlin with Eddie Brennan coming in third.Diane Behan won the women’s event in a time of 18 hours and 43 minutes (8th place overall), with all proceeds going to Gorta Self Help Africa.Co-organiser of The Race, Magnus Collins, said they could not have picked a better day to host the gruelling test of endurance. “I know the athletes will hate me for saying this but we could not picked a better day. The gale force winds and driving rain tested these athletes to their limits.“Donegal has an incredible beauty and ruggedness and there is no question that this is amongst the toughest one-day events in the world.“To watch these athletes encourage each other to the very end after 24 hours of pain and exhaustion was a privilege. It was a truly great day,” he said.DETAILS ON ALL THE PARTICIPANTSBib Firstname LastName GenderGender PosFinish Run1 Rank Cycle1 Rank Mt Rank Bike2 Rank Transition Run3 Rank1 90 Sean McFadden M 1 15:05:30 02:33:20 1 04:03:47 1 00:40:37 4 03:14:01 2 00:07:04 04:26:43 42 89 Sean McLoughlin M 2 15:22:39 02:38:34 3 04:19:47 3 00:34:50 2 03:13:13 1 00:14:29 04:21:49 23 56 Eddie Brennan M 3 15:55:48 02:38:34 2 04:12:46 2 00:45:10 6 03:40:48 4 00:19:23 04:19:10 14 74 Markus Pieterse M 4 17:17:41 03:05:02 13 04:45:35 5 00:54:16 13 03:26:06 3 00:19:33 04:47:12 65 7 Brian McBride M 5 17:45:41 02:45:21 5 04:36:56 4 00:38:33 3 04:12:19 14 00:18:12 05:14:24 126 85 Rob McDonald M 6 18:25:28 03:07:24 20 05:09:16 6 00:50:45 9 03:45:59 5 00:29:52 05:02:14 87 38 Stephen Casey M 7 18:41:43 02:42:43 4 06:01:07 20 00:56:34 15 04:12:05 13 00:26:44 04:22:33 38 55 Diane Behan F 1 18:43:57 02:50:29 7 05:47:21 15 00:50:34 8 04:00:53 10 00:24:59 04:49:44 79 12 Declan Faulkner M 8 18:57:15 03:05:04 14 05:19:58 8 00:48:27 7 04:00:44 9 00:32:18 05:10:46 1110 53 Denis Shields M 9 19:39:10 02:55:14 8 05:51:13 16 00:54:20 14 04:29:28 22 00:23:31 05:05:26 911 43 Adrian Mc Gettigan M 10 19:39:10 02:55:19 9 05:51:16 17 00:53:43 12 04:29:55 23 00:23:35 05:05:26 1012 3 Avril Copeland F 2 19:50:43 03:12:06 21 05:39:17 12 01:01:01 17 04:26:05 18 00:52:35 04:39:42 513 14 Gavin Harris M 11 20:08:11 03:05:47 16 05:15:35 7 01:01:18 19 03:56:01 6 00:23:21 06:26:10 2914 17 Gerard Callaghan M 12 20:24:43 03:05:48 17 05:23:53 9 00:58:41 16 04:00:07 8 00:25:45 06:30:33 3215 77 Michael Murphy M 13 20:41:29 03:35:18 46 05:42:39 13 00:51:00 10 04:11:23 12 00:29:28 05:51:43 1816 2 Ailise Deane F 3 21:09:54 03:31:55 43 06:17:26 28 00:53:30 11 04:24:45 17 00:23:49 05:38:31 1417 9 Cathal Wilson M 14 21:21:02 03:12:31 22 05:42:55 14 01:06:46 31 04:09:55 11 00:25:51 06:43:06 3418 48 Brendan flanagan M 15 21:26:04 03:13:57 23 05:37:26 11 01:05:31 28 04:21:40 16 00:52:20 06:15:13 2719 63 Garvan Smith M 16 21:30:08 02:50:08 6 06:30:11 32 01:03:29 22 04:46:28 32 00:35:58 05:43:56 1720 87 Rose Leith F 4 21:37:37 03:29:48 39 06:16:38 27 01:19:00 47 04:36:41 27 00:34:05 05:21:27 1321 8 Brendan McBride M 17 21:49:27 03:04:26 12 06:35:10 33 01:08:42 38 04:29:19 21 00:37:21 05:54:31 1922 46 Barry Smyth M 18 21:58:02 03:29:06 36 06:08:40 25 01:05:09 27 04:28:14 19 01:04:46 05:42:09 1623 88 Ruaidhri Stewart M 19 21:58:03 03:35:17 45 06:10:56 26 01:01:44 20 04:33:30 26 00:54:38 05:41:59 1524 75 Martin Christie M 20 22:37:35 03:17:54 27 06:19:54 29 01:05:05 26 04:28:54 20 01:04:17 06:21:33 2825 4 Barry Maguire M 21 22:37:35 03:39:17 51 06:38:47 34 01:04:08 25 03:59:09 7 00:45:14 06:31:01 3326 86 Daniel Cottell M 22 23:04:51 03:30:57 41 06:56:07 45 01:07:38 34 04:44:50 31 00:48:04 05:57:19 2027 24 Ken Healy M 23 23:08:39 03:37:56 50 06:52:53 43 01:16:12 44 04:18:57 15 00:34:23 06:28:19 3028 76 Sebastien Giraud M 24 23:15:16 03:14:18 24 05:55:55 18 01:01:01 18 04:49:36 34 01:15:17 06:59:13 3829 50Catherine (Kate)Kelly F 5 23:15:17 03:17:55 28 06:08:04 22 01:04:08 24 04:55:13 35 01:00:45 06:49:14 3630 61 Emma Kerr F 6 23:20:02 03:32:56 44 06:21:43 30 01:27:16 51 04:38:48 28 00:51:01 06:28:21 3131 37 Seamus Mcloughlin M 25 23:22:20 03:35:32 47 06:44:11 38 01:07:07 32 05:13:07 38 00:31:00 06:11:25 2632 70 Steven McGeown M 26 23:22:20 03:18:23 30 07:31:43 51 01:15:40 43 04:33:21 25 00:31:51 06:11:23 2533 65 Glenn Hannigan M 28 23:25:03 03:59:27 61 06:27:38 31 01:14:23 41 04:58:34 40 00:45:00 06:00:03 2234 25 Larry Maguire M 29 23:25:03 03:06:14 19 06:53:47 44 01:14:00 40 05:26:00 42 00:45:00 06:00:03 2135 83 Paul Mcerlain M 30 23:28:00 03:41:35 53 07:08:50 49 01:05:49 30 04:43:48 39 00:45:08 06:02:52 2336 57 Eddie donegan M 31 23:55:18 03:59:29 62 06:40:44 35 01:05:49 29 04:39:57 29 00:37:01 06:52:21 3737 5 Daron Askin M 32 23:55:48 03:23:47 31 06:42:45 37 01:08:12 3738 84 Philip Nicholson M 33 23:57:18 03:30:45 40 06:51:43 40 01:19:52 50 04:44:18 30 00:50:59 06:48:26 3539 72 Kieran Keating M 34 23:57:28 03:05:25 15 07:02:27 46 01:28:39 52 05:57:00 41 00:36:32 06:10:09 2440 10 Colm Keane M 35 23:57:38 03:41:15 52 06:52:25 42 01:07:33 33 04:58:18 36 00:42:31 07:10:24 4041 13 Diarmuid O Conchubhair M 36 23:58:58 03:41:35 54 06:52:06 41 01:07:48 35 04:58:24 37 00:42:10 07:10:23 3942 66 Hugh Hunter M 27 24:31:00 03:55:46 59 06:49:00 39 01:03:44 23DNF 11 John Maccormack M 03:29:07DNF 16 Gerard Prendergast M 03:02:42DNF 21 John Boyce M 03:36:31DNF 22 John Coade M 03:06:13 06:05:53 01:16:32DNF 23 John Mulrooney M 03:17:54 07:31:56DNF 26 Martin Carey M 03:03:49 06:08:15 01:19:36DNF 28 Neil Curran M 03:55:46DNF 30 Oisin Weldon M 03:29:05DNF 33 Paudie Lynch M 03:43:47 07:06:23 01:18:52DNF 39 Terence McDonagh. M 03:35:34DNF 45 Arthur McMahon M 03:55:44 05:57:59 01:19:50DNF 51 Ciaran Reynolds M 03:24:48DNF 60 Thomas Brien M 03:31:01 07:04:58 01:08:01 04:49:32DNF 62 Gabrielle Dillon F 03:25:18 06:41:07 01:14:24 04:32:55DNF 69 Jeff Butler M 03:18:10 05:33:36 01:02:17DNF 71 Kevin McGrath M 03:24:47DNF 73 Mark kellett M 03:29:47 06:08:08 01:10:06DNF 78 Neville McGroarty M 03:15:00 07:09:18 00:43:30DNF 79 Padraic McDonagh M 04:18:21DNF 81 Paul Canavan M 03:46:06DNF 82 Paul Sherry M 03:50:38DNF 32 Patrick O’Doherty M‘I ALMOST GAVE UP HALF-WAY THROUGH THE RACE’ – SEAN McFADDEN was last modified: March 9th, 2015 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)last_img read more

Premier League form: How the table would look based on the last six games

first_imgNewcastle’s winning run has fired them up the table in a remarkably short space of time, rising from 19th on November 2 up to 13th at the start of this week.They are one of the most in-form sides in the division, while the team they vanquished on Monday night, Burnley, are very much out of form right now.But how would a Premier League form table look based on the last six matches?Scroll down to find out… 7. Manchester UnitedW 3 | D 2 | L 1 | GF 10 | GA 9 | GD +1 | Points 118. NewcastleW 3 | D 1 | L 2 | GF 7 | GA 6 | GD +1 | Points 109. BrightonW 3 | D 1 | L 2 | GF 6 | GA 6 | GD 0 | Points 1010. HuddersfieldW 2 | D 2 | L 2 | GF 5 | GA 6 | GD -1 | Points 811. BournemouthW 2 | D 1 | L 3 | GF 10 | GA 6 | GD +4 | Points 712. WatfordW 2 | D 1 | L 3 | GF 6 | GA 9 | GD -3 | Points 713. LeicesterW 1 | D 3 | L 2 | GF 5 | GA 7 | GD -2 | Points 614. CardiffW 2 | D 0 | L 4 | GF 7 | GA 10 | GD -3 | Points 6 Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions 3 Latest Football News shining REVEALED Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card 1. Manchester CityWon 5 | Drawn 1 | Lost 0 | Goals For 19 | Goals against 2 | Goal difference +17 | Points 162. TottenhamW 5 | D 0 | L 1 | GF 9 | GA 4 | GD +5 | Points 153. LiverpoolW 4 | D 2 | L 0 | GF 11 | GA 2 | GD +9 | Points 144. EvertonW 4 | D 1 | L 1 | GF 9 | GA 4 | GD +5 | Points 135. ArsenalW 3 | D 3 | L 0 | GF 14 | GA 7 | GD +7 | Points 126. ChelseaW 3 | D 2 | L 1 | GF 13 | GA 6 | GD +7 | Points 11 Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade BEST OF Newcastle beat Burnley on Monday night to make it three wins on the bounce Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move REPLY Things are looking pretty rosy for Newcastle United right now.After grabbing their first Premier League win of the season at the beginning of the month, the Magpies have gone on to finish November with a further two victories.center_img Chelsea have started to shake after their excellent start to the season Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade RANKED Cardiff’s recent form has given them hope of surviving in the Premier League huge blow REVEALED Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? ADVICE 3 no dice MONEY 3 15. West HamW 1 | D 2 | L 3 | GF 6 | GA 10 | GD -4 | Points 516. WolvesW 1 | D 1 | L 4 | GF 4 | GA 9 | GD -5 | Points 417. SouthamptonW 0 | D 3 | L 3 | GF 4 | GA 13 | GD -9 | Points 318. FulhamW 1 | D 0 | L 5 | GF 6 | GA 17 | GD -11 | Points 319. Crystal PalaceW 0 | D 2 | L 4 | GF 3 | GA 9 | GD -6 | Points 220. BurnleyW 0 | D 2 | L 4 | GF 4 | GA 16 | GD -12 | Points 2last_img read more

SA’s employment tax incentives boost jobs

first_img16 January 2015Some 270 000 young people had landed jobs since the implementation of the Employment Tax Incentive Act, the National Treasury said on 15 January.National Treasury spokesperson Jabulani Sikhakhane said about 29 000 employers had made use of the incentive. It came into effect in 2014, after the law was passed in December 2013.“Information received from the South African Revenue Service (SARS) indicates that employers have claimed the incentive for at least 270 000 employees up until the end of December 2014,” he said.“National Treasury is working with SARS to use the data that is included in the bi- annual reporting requirements from employers to create a more detailed assessment of the impact of the Act on youth employment. This work is still progressing, but a report will be published when the analysis is complete.”The law was passed in December 2013 after consultations with labour unions and business at the National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac).Sikhakhane said the National Treasury would continue to monitor the implementation of the incentive and may act to change it if there were unintended consequences that were not in line with the objective of creating more employment.“As the incentive progresses and more data becomes available it will be easier to investigate these specific questions and they will be covered in any report that is published on the incentive.” The initial take up of the incentive had been “higher than expected”, which could be seen as a positive start.“More time is required to adequately assess the overall success of the policy as it is dependent on the number of new jobs created and the future opportunities and progression of employees who were hired as a result of the incentive.“The incentive will then be up for review in 2016, where adjustments may be made to improve its impact and effectiveness,” Sikhakhane said.The current phase of the Employment Tax Incentive is aimed at helping young people between the ages of 18 and 29 to get work.“The other two categories of intended beneficiaries have no age restrictions and they are workers employed by companies operating in special economic zones designated by notice by the Minister of Finance in the [Government] Gazette; and workers employed by a business which is part of an industry which has been designated by the Minister of Finance, after consultation with the Minister of Labour and the Minister of Trade and Industry, by notice in the Gazette,” Sikhakhane said.The incentive was first announced by President Jacob Zuma in 2010 against the concerns of an increasing rate of unemployment among young people. Following this announcement, Pravin Gordhan, at the time minister of finance, introduced the incentive in his 2010 Budget.In February 2011, a discussion paper, “Confronting youth unemployment: policy options for South Africa” was published. It was referred to Nedlac for consultation, and the National Treasury said the comments made at Nedlac had been included in the newly approved draft Bill.Source: SANewslast_img read more

Important Information about 2018 Soybean Choices

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Have you made your 2018 soybean decisions yet? Here are some tips from Seed Consultants​ about what to consider as you get your #plant18 plans in order.last_img