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Cheptegei emulates John Akii-Bua with world best time

first_img10 km (road)26:44Leonard Patrick Komon KEN26 Sep 2010SingelloopUtrecht 100 m9.58Usain Bolt JAM16 Aug 2009World ChampionshipsBerlin 20 km (road)55:21Zersenay Tadese ERI21 Mar 2010Lisbon Half MarathonLisbon Mile3:43.13Hicham El Guerrouj MAR7 Jul 1999Golden GalaRome 58:18Abraham Kiptum KEN28 Oct 2018Valencia Half MarathonValencia 200 m19.19Usain Bolt JAM20 Aug 2009World ChampionshipsBerlin 800 m1:40.91David Rudisha KEN9 Aug 2012Olympic GamesLondon 20,000 m (track)56:25.98Haile Gebrselassie ETH27 Jun 2007Golden Spike OstravaOstrava 400 m43.03Wayde van Niekerk RSA14 Aug 2016Olympic GamesRio de Janeiro Cheptegei set a 15km road run world record. PHOTO @NNRunningTeamCheptegei pockets Ug sh213 million for world recordKampala, Uganda | LOUIS JADWONG | Joshua Cheptegei became only the second Ugandan athlete after legend John Akii-Bua to set a world best time, with his stunning run Sunday at the 15km NN Zevenheuvelenloop (Seven Hills Race) in Nijmegen, The Netherlands.The 22-year-old Ugandan World Championships 10,000m silver medalist continued his rise in long distance athletics by running the world’s fastest 15k in 41.05 minutes, taking 8 seconds off the previous mark set in 2010.It is his fourth win in the event, and this time pocketed a bonus 50,000 Euros (Sh213 million) prize for the record. The Nijmegen race is a favourite for Cheptegei, who as a nineteen, twenty and 21-year-old, won the 32nd, 33rd and 34 editions before in 42.39, 42.12 and 41.13.The Seven Hills Race Zevenheuvelenloop is considered the fastest course in the world, and the best time held before Sunday was by Leonard Komon of Kenya who ran a time of 41:13 in 2010.In the foot-steps of Akii BuaCheptegei’s feat Sunday puts him in the league of world beaters, first achieved by Uganda’s most famous athlete, hurdler John Akii-Bua in 1972. Interestingly, like Akii-Bua, Cheptegei runs for Police.Akii-Bua’s feat will live in memory. Not only did he brake the world record, he also became the first ever to run under 48 seconds in what is considered a highly technical discipline, the 400m hurdles.He clocked 47.82 in that Munich Olympics final in Germany to take a phenomenal 0.3 seconds off the record set by the then greatest hurdler David Hemery four years earlier. More remarkable, was he run that final from the inside lane – considered the least favorite position in the one lap race.After finishing fourth in the 1970 Commonwealth Games and running the fastest time of 1971, he was still not a big favourite for that 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, having limited competitive experience.He missed the 1976 Olympics and a showdown with United States rival Edwin Moses because of the boycott by Uganda and other African nations. Edwin Moses went on to set a new world record in 1976 and to reign until Kevin Young became the first man to run under 47 seconds in 1992. Akii Bua died an unhappy man in 1997, a lesson for many of today’s Ugandan athletes who have now invested heavily in their future, and life after sports.Akii-Bua was one of the geniuses among athletes, according to his British coach Malcom ArnoldHow Cheptegei won the NN Seven Hills Race Cheptegei took the lead in the beginning of the race and he saw his pacers drop off early so he had to run the second part of the race alone. Cheptegei managed to hold his pace and continued to race towards the finish line. After having won:“After 10km I was above the schedule of the world record so I decided to accelerate at 12km. The last kilometer was hard but I really enjoyed. I am very proud of my achievement and want to thank the organization and my team,”Cheptegei said shortly after crossing the finish line.Cheptegei is a member of the NN Running team, that has world marathon record holder Eliud Kipchoge and Uganda’s only other Olympic Gold medalist Stephen Kiprotich, in their ranks.According to an NN statement after the race, they said they started tracking Cheptegei when he became World Junior Champion in Eugene, Oregon in 2014 ( gold in 10,000m, 4th in the 5,000m).In 2015, Joshua won the 10,000m at the African Championships, and was 9th in Beijing World Champs 10,000m. In 2016, Joshua was 6th in the 10,000m and 8th in the 5,000m in Rio Olympics.In 2017, the young Ugandan athlete took silver battling Mo Farah in the London 10,000m, in what many believe was the finest 10,000m race in decades. Joshua started 2018 with brilliant wins over 10,000m and 5,000m at the Commonwealth Games.On the roads this season,  Cheptegai ran 45:15 for 10 miles in Amsterdam Dam to Damloop on 23 September. He followed that up with 27:16 on October 23 at the Durban 10k in South Africa. His WR today is a fitting end to his 2018 season.On the women’s side in the Netherlands success, it was double success for Uganda as Stella Chesang, the Commonwealth Champion on the 10,000m won the race in a fast time of 47:19.Selected word records 1500 m3:26.00Hicham El Guerrouj MAR14 Jul 1998Golden GalaRome 10,000 m (track)26:17.53Kenenisa Bekele ETH26 Aug 2005Memorial Van DammeBrussels 1000 m2:11.96Noah Ngeny KEN5 Sep 1999Rieti MeetingRieti 2000 m4:44.79Hicham El Guerrouj MAR7 Sep 1999ISTAFBerlin 15 km (road)41:05Joshua Cheptegei UGA18 Nov 2018ZevenheuvelenloopNijmegen 3000 m7:20.67Daniel Komen KEN1 Sep 1996Rieti MeetingRieti Half marathon58:23Zersenay Tadese ERI21 Mar 2010Lisbon Half MarathonLisbon EventPerf.Athlete(s)Nat.DateMeetingLocation 5000 m12:37.35Kenenisa Bekele ETH31 May 2004Fanny Blankers-Koen GamesHengelo Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

A Generation of Gems in Fair Haven

first_imgBy Michele J. KuhnFAIR HAVEN – Maureen Bay has been responsible for bringing a lot of sparkle and beauty to the borough for 30 years.Bay, the owner of Gem of An Idea at 740 River Road, is celebrating her 30th year in business and is proud of the designs, quality and trust-worthiness she has been able to offer her customers for three decades.Maureen Bay is celebrating 30 years in Fair Haven as the owner of Gem of An Idea.Bay began in the jewelry business working in a store in Shrewsbury. She and another employee decided to become partners in 1983 and they opened a store in another borough location. Bay amicably bought her partner out about six years later and moved the business to her present address.Her longevity has given her the pleasure of serving not only her original customers but also their children and now some of their grandchildren as well.“I’m now on the third generation of some of the families coming in to me,” Bay said. “I almost feel a little motherly or, maybe sentimental, about my clients. I’m resetting diamonds I sold to a young couple and now they are using that for their son or their daughter and they are having a baby … It’s kind of nice.“It’s making me feel old but it’s also making me feel that, if you can hold on to three generations of customers, you must be doing something right.”Bay has a passion for her business and the things she designs and sells. “I’ve always said this business is two things: trust and emotion. People have to trust you but buying jewelry … is an emotional thing … Most of it is for an occasion. It takes on added importance.”Bay feels that sense of responsibility to help customers buy that gift “whether it’s a father coming in with his son buying something for Mother’s Day for the first time” or someone purchasing something more extravagant. “You have to steer that client toward something that has to be just right, be the right price, be right for the person getting it, say everything they want it to say.”Bay’s business has chang­ed over the years. She says that when she and her partner founded the business, they were not as ambitious nor did they have a lot of money. “We did a lot of beaded jewelry,” she said. “We made a lot of our own things. I made a lot. I started out at the bench doing repairs. So my position with the business has moved from the bench area and creating to dealing more with the customers. Now I’m more behind-the-scenes again. I’m more into the operational part of the business.”While Bay is still creating exquisite pieces of jewelry, she has taken Gem of An Idea’s inventory over the years from its more humble start to more exclusive lines in gold and platinum and a wide variety of gemstones that represent her custom-designed pieces and various brands.Bay’s business philosophy is that she wants her customers “to feel comfortable … feel assured that they are dealing with someone who is honestly steering them in the right direction, someone who is offering them true value…I want them to feel confident and happy. I want them to walk out the door happy they came in and happy with whatever purchase or decision that they made.“I like to look a person in the eye and I like to be able to do the same thing 10 years after I sell them something,” she said.Bay estimates that within a mile of her store there are at least 15 jewelry stores, not to mention the various online retailers. “So why come in here?” she asks and then answers that she is “ offering something a little different, going out of our way for service … giving something to my customers that they can’t find elsewhere in terms of service, style, attention to them.“When someone walks in the door, they don’t remain anonymous for long,” she said proudly. “We go out of our way … whatever it takes.”Bay also is well known for her community spirit and has been actively involved in many Fair Haven occasions over the years. She was president of the Fair Haven Business Association for more than 20 years and has involved herself with different groups, including those fighting breast cancer, borough organizations, Clean Ocean Action, CPC Behavioral Healthcare and her alma mater, Monmouth University. “It’s important to give back,” she said. ”It’s also a way for people to meet me … and do something nice. If I have the ability to contribute, then I feel I have that obligation to support my community.”Bay came to the area from Massachusetts to attend Monmouth University in 1970. It was there she met her husband and graduated with degrees in fine arts and education. She taught school for a bit but decided that was not the direction she wanted to go and went into retail. She continued her education and is credentialed by the Gemological Institute of America.As someone surrounded by beautiful precious metals, fabulous pearls and glittering gemstones, Bay’s taste is “very eclectic.” Personally, she is drawn toward tourmaline. “It’s untreated, it comes in a variety of natural colors and it can be affordable or very expensive,” she said.She and her husband have enjoyed living in the area and riding their Harleys together. They have traveled extensively for more than 25 years around the East Coast on their motorcycles. They own five now. “It’s a good way to forget troubles of any sort,” she said.Though they now have a second home in North Carolina – found while on a motorcycle trip – and escape there whenever they can, Bay sees herself continuing with Gem of An Idea long past her 30 years in Fair Haven.“I like it here. I like the small town, close atmosphere. I like walking down the street and waving to people,” Bay said. “I feel very comfortable. I like the police. They watch me and make me feel safe … I like that people can park and walk into the store. It’s accessible and easy. It works for me.”last_img read more

The reinforced and marked Atlético in the Super Cup

first_imgAtlético left the Spanish Super Cup with a bittersweet feeling, after fall in the final on penalties against Real Madrid, but once again demonstrating that despite having a staff with many faces that changed in the summer, he is able to compete against anyone. He eliminated Barcelona in the semifinals after tracing and winning 2-3 and the white team could not do so much in 120 minutes. The first two classified LaLiga whose advantage over the rojiblanco team has been reduced to five points. In the tournament several players came out reinforced, although others not so much. Reinforced:PhilipThe center again became a titan throughout the Super Cup. He completed the 210 minutes of the team in the tournament and was impregnable from above. In the semifinals against Barcelona he occupied the left side of the center of the back, since Savic always acts on the right. The Montenegrin returned after three months without playing and Felipe was very attentive at the time of throwing the line to his pair. Savic complied despite inactivity and the Brazilian stood out again. A level that was amplified in the final against Real Madrid. This time on the right profile, his natural side, until Savic replaced Giménez in extra time, ended up making 14 clearances before the centers of the white team players. Seven more than Ramos, the second most in the game and eight more than Trippier, the next athletic. At 30 he shows a security and capital veterancy in the team, but it can also boast a privileged physicist. In Porto he never suffered an injury in three seasons, and in the Athletic one it has been done with the position taking advantage of the absences of Savic and Giménez. Before Madrid he recovered five balls and did not commit any fault, another of its characteristics. It also provides a good ball out, without risking, but looking for the well placed partner. Although he doubted his signing for the 20 million paid by a veteran player, so far it is one of the great incorporations of the course. Inferior performanceJoão FelixThe Portuguese played every minute of the tournament except the final 20 against Real Madrid, but could not be decisive. Little presence, much wear, but with the ball more is required. Before the white team tried several quality flashes, but none came out. Maybe he sinned as a cashier looking for several pipes and it was not effective. He needs to have more presence in the team’s attack, show himself more and seem less apathetic. The high price paid by Atlético (127.2 million) may have led to anxiety in search of demonstrating his technique that takes its toll on matches. Against Barcelona he suffered a lot receiving far away from the rival area, but against Real Madrid enjoyed a very clear occasion after a Ramos ruling and finished off. When he could turn he did not choose well. He is very young, only 20 years old, and has a huge future ahead of him, but the rojiblanca fans begin to get impatient. It is taking with difficulty the period of acclimatization necessary to cholismo and Correa and Morata are more decisive above. Despite that great things are expected of him, he is beginning. Renan LodiA player who is adapting to European football and who He is much happier when he attacks than when he defends. Rival teams are looking for their backs a lot and must still grow in that facet. At 21 he has a lot of progression ahead, but he must work back. The Cholo replaced him in the two meetings to place Saul, a midfielder, in his position. In the final he ended up playing Arias from the left back to changed leg. In front of Barça he was replaced by Vitolo in the 67th minute with the score against and against Madrid he left his place to Llorente in 89 ‘. Before Madrid, Simeone was disheartened in the band asking for concentration back. Liverpool is a cannon on the right, with Salah and Alexander-Arnold attacking like hammers, so you must be very sure in the Champions League tie. Llorente and VitoloAtlético’s bench was presented in Saudi Arabia very little of offensive alternatives. But Llorente and Vitolo They changed the face of the team and claimed their search for minutes. The pivot was key in his entry against Barcelona, ​​falling on the scoreboard by 2-1 and going around the scoreboard with Llorente’s participation in the third goal stealing the ball from Griezmann and in the previous play where the team claimed penalty by Piqué. He was also close to scoring his goal driving from own field to test Neto. In the final he played the extra time and Atlético again raised its level and regained its presence in the midfield, where before his departure he was losing his way. Good minutes after a complicated start to the course and that can lead you to be more protagonist. Vitolo for his part put a lot of imbalance against Barcelona, ​​showed that he is recovered from his physical problems and caused the penalty that was the draw. Before Madrid his entrance did not cause such an important effect, but he also tested Courtois with danger and proved to be a useful piece from the bench. BlacksmithDouble opportunity in the eleven for the Mexican taking advantage of Koke’s absence. Although he could play in the double pivot next to ThomasHe was not well with the ball in either game. His presence and ability to cover the field is important, with great physical work, but he must give more at the start. He was gaining a lot of importance in Atlético in the last dates, but he did not stand out in the Super Cup. Simeone replaced him with Koke in the rest of the match against Barcelona and was again the first change against Madrid, in the final by Vitolo. He must return to hope as he was doing in the previous meetings. MorataGreat highlight in the two games leaving the skin for the team despite the difficulties faced. A lot of work on his back and great ability to take advantage of the possibility of running in attack. While no reinforcement arrives with which to compete or share an attack point, the ‘9’ leaves everything in each match. Against Barcelona he scored the penalty goal who put the tie after a great assist for Vitolo, who was shot down by Neto and then gave the goal pass to Correa with another precise pass to space. The canary also gave him the option to beat Courtois in extra time against Madrid, but the Belgian won. Same case as before the occasion of Morata clearer, where perhaps He did not choose the direction of his auction. When he was going to have a new option after a fantastic ride, he was stopped by Valverde with a very hard foul from behind. Commendable Work and nothing to reproach him in the tournament. beltPure imbalance, He scored the goal that qualified Atlético to the final and that knocked Barcelona out. A questioned player and called to go out in summer, but that is currently capital up. He also completed the 210 minutes of the Atleti and has been gaining ground to all its competitors despite starting behind João Félix, Vitolo, Diego Costa, Morata and Lemar. Effort for each ball, sometimes excessive nerve, but in a team with difficulties to propose something different in attack is an oasis when it is good. And lately it always is. Against Barcelona, ​​in addition to overcoming Neto in the hand-to-hand, he assisted Koke in the goal that opened the scoring and when he played above caused a lot of danger. In the final against Madrid he was also the most dangerous players and could be subject to penalty by Ramos. In the extra time he left several plays of great merit and was about to get the goal through a center in 119 ‘. He leaves very plugged in the tournament. last_img read more

Oral Tracey: West Indies cricket hurting

first_imgThe teary-eyed outburst by West Indies cricket legend, Sir Garfield Sobers, has provided one of the most touching moments in the recent troubled history of West Indies cricket. The man who is widely regarded as the greatest all-round cricketer to have ever played the game was sharp, precise, and prudent with his prognosis of what is fundamentally going wrong currently with West Indies cricket. Unlike most of the region’s countless experts and analysts, Sir Garfield never sought refuge in denying the reality. He did not seek to go the easy route of blaming the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and its succession of inept administrators for the rapid and continuous decline of West Indies cricket. Sir Garfield’s observation was much more heartfelt, honest, and on point. With the admission that the fundamental problem crippling West Indies cricket, right now, is the fact that the current players in the region are not genuinely committed to the West Indian cause, but were more interested in using the West Indies team as a stepping stone towards playing in the lucrative Indian Premier League and we assume other Twenty20 cricket leagues. In fighting back the tears, Sir Garfield made the not-so-subtle comparison between the attitude of the players when he represented the West Indies and that of the current crop of players. With his voice cracking under the emotions of the moment, Sir Garfield said: “I never made a single run for myself, I made all the runs for the West Indies.” The legend concluded that if the mindset of West Indian players doesn’t change, the regional team will continue to struggle for a long time and that many countries will surpass the West Indies. With his eyes glistening with tears, Sir Garfield said of all this: “It hurts.” Not only did it hurt Sir Garfield to utter those poignant words, I suspect it hurt many cricket fans all over the world to see the kind of pain that West Indies cricket has inflicted on this international legend and hero of the game. The passionate honesty was impressive by the man who, for many years, held the world record for the most runs scored in a Test innings (365) before it was broken by Brian Lara. He clearly was not among the emotional dreamers who continue to envisage getting back to that elusive space on the top of world cricket after eventually turning that endless corner. There was a tone of finality, a feel of painful resignation in what Sir Garfield said and how he said it. The tears suggested an acknowledgement that West Indies cricket has passed the point of no return. The 79-year-old legend provided a rational and balanced encapsulation of what is the most recent game-changer in the demise of West Indies cricket. In a context where too many people across the Caribbean maintain their emotional hold on the myth of a West Indies resurgence, based on the belief in the much-used clichÈs that if only the governance structure of the regional board should change, or the board was more transparent and administrators were more efficient, then West Indies cricket would rise again. Personally, I feel honoured to be in the same mental space as the legendary Sir Garfield Sobers as it relates to the worsening demise of our cricket. We absolutely see what has happened and is still happening to West Indies cricket and we are not afraid to face and accept it.last_img read more

Durham ready to play in semis despite sprained ankle

first_imgIn ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Durham said it was pure adrenaline that helped him mask the pain as he finished with 18 points, 20 rebounds, and nine assists.“It’s a little tender now, you know the adrenaline of the game kind of wore off so the pain is starting to set in,” said Durham Thursday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “We [the doctors and I] will do some treatment tomorrow and get ready for Sunday.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogDespite limping on one leg, Durham managed to register six points, four rebounds, and one assist after the injury.“I’ll be ready for Sunday, the doctor’s already got a plan of action and we’ll get back and work in it tomorrow,” said Durham. How to help the Taal evacuees CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/PBA IMAGESAlen Durham limped his way to help Meralco close out Blackwater 104-96 in the quarterfinals of PBA Governors’ Cup, but he vowed he would be up and running against Star in the semifinals.The Bolts’ import sprained his right ankle with 7:05 left in the do-or-die game against the Elite, but he knows he will be in peak shape once the Star series starts on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT DAY6 is for everybody Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’center_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PH side looking to overachieve in Asian Baseball Championship 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 It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson LATEST STORIES MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Tax Chief confirms no reduction in VAT planned

first_img…as Private Sector cries: “What we don’t want is an overtaxed sector”The Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) has not been privy to any planned reduction in the rate of Value Added Tax when the Budget for 2018 is presented in six weeks’ time.Members of the taxation panel at ‘Guyana Business Summit 2017’ during the fiery discussionThe bombshell was dropped on Thursday, the final day of ‘Business Summit 2017’, when GRA Commissioner-General Godfrey Statia formed part of a fiery discussion panel on ‘Taxation in Guyana’ and was joined by vocal social activist and Chartered Accountant Christopher Ram, the Inter-American Development Bank’s (IDB’s) Mark Wenner, Opposition Member of Parliament Anil Nandlall, and Private Sector Representative Deodat Indar.Statia is in fact advocating a reduction in the personal income taxes paid by workers—a measure that can in fact alleviate the inherent loss of disposable income, a result of previous increases in other taxes paid.The panel discussion followed a presentation by People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPP/C) Chief Whip Gail Teixeira, who had lamented the more than $10 billion taken out of the pockets of the average Guyanese as a result of the 2017 Budget taxation measures.The Commissioner-General, during his time in the spotlight and under interrogation from participants of the Guyana Business Summit 2017, was quick to point out that he was in no way a policy representative of the Government, but was at the summit as a technocrat.During his exchange on the panel discussion, he also criticized its content, saying he had attend the forum under the impression that “it would have been an intellectual discourse on how we go about” solving the problems that exist within the system.According to the Commissioner-General, two-thirds of the way into the allotted time for ‘taxation,’ the discussions were yet to centre on the ‘meat of the matter.’Lambasting the forum, the Commissioner General said the administration and its related agency must first be apprised of the tax-related woes that impede the Private Sector in order to be able to formulate a plan to address them. He reminded those in attendance at the Marriott Hotel that “there is no quick fix.”Turning his attention to the ever-controversial application of the Value Added Tax (VAT), the Commissioner General told participants, inclusive of business leaders and elected representatives, “As far as I have been told, there has not been any further consideration in reduction of VAT.”Statia’s comments were not contradicted by Minister within the Finance Ministry, Jaipaul Sharma, and came a short time after Teixeira had told the Business Forum of an Opposition proposal for the rate to be reduced to 12 per cent—initially promised by the Coalition Administration.Responding to the various aspersions cast as a result of the imposition of a range of new tax measures in the 2016 and 2017 budgets — which has led to the annual erosion of some $10 billion in disposable income — Statia said he would have preferred to see a reduction in the income taxes paid.The Commissioner-General told those in attendance that the benefits the administration was looking to see passed on with its reapplication of VAT on a range of commodities did not filter down to the ordinary man.“I would have preferred a decrease in personal taxation, and let the increased disposable income cover that (shortfalls)… There is a mixture of things to be done,” Statia cautioned, as ideas were bandied on which of the several taxes charged should be reduced.IDB Representative on the panel, Dave Wenner, had used his time to lament that Guyana is listed—tied with Haiti—as having the highest business taxes.Fiery discussionThe fiery discussion panel came subsequent to a presentation to the Business Summit by PPP General Secretary Gail Teixeira—on behalf of Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo—who updated the Summit on some 124 proposals that the political Opposition has submitted to Parliament for inclusion in the 2018 Budget.The proposals by the political Opposition indicated to the Business Summit that the Opposition was looking to have Government, through its parliamentary motion, ‘restore the purchasing power of the people by removing the imposition of VAT on zero-rated items, new fees and licences imposed in the 2016 and 2017 Budgets.The PPP, she said, is looking to have Government immediately remove all forms of taxes and duties on fuel for the agriculture industry; on inputs for the agriculture industry, including machinery, equipment and spares; in addition to removing the burdensome GRA administrative measures put in place.The interactive panel discussion also saw heated exchanges between panelists and participants.Local entrepreneur Captain Gerry Gouveia, present for both days of the historic confab, was against insinuations that the private sector was somehow operating in a predatory manner, like vultures, and wanted to pay less taxes in order to use the larger profits for their own purposes.Captain Gouveia, in defending the private sector, said he took offence to the insinuations and that which suggested that the private sector didn’t in fact want to pay “its fair share.”Gouveia was adamant: “What we don’t want is an overtaxed sector.”In February of this year, Government had said it will be moving to further reduce the current 14 per cent taxation come next year.“The general approach of the Government is to progressively reduce value added tax. This year, as you know, we had some challenges and rising of the revenues had to be done, (but) I’m very confident in the next budget, we will a reduction in that tax,” President Granger told reporters during ‘The Public Interest’ programme.last_img read more

Transfer blow! Leeds set to miss out on top target

first_img1 Floyd Ayite Leeds are set to miss out on Togo winger Floyd Ayite – with Rennes in pole position to land him.According to reports earlier this summer, Uwe Rosler had targeted the Bastia ace as a top summer target but he may now need to look elsewhere.Reports in France have suggested that the 26-year-old, who scored six goals in 30 Ligue 1 appearances last season, is on the verge of completing the switch across France to Rennes.Ayite, who already has two in two this term, has spent his entire career in France and it has been suggested that a move away from the country was not on his agenda.last_img read more


first_imgThe Boston Old State HouseDonegal will be promoted as a world-class place to live and do business, at a leading Irish-American event in Boston this week.The annual conference of Irish Networks USA, which connects Irish associations in cities across the US in order to bolster business, cultural, and community links between the United States and Ireland, is taking place between 5th and 8th November.Irish and Irish-American professionals living across the US will attend the event, to engage with the Irish diaspora and with key envoys from Irish businesses. Supported by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Ireland, those attending will have the opportunity to hear from speakers including the Irish Ambassador to the United States, Anne Anderson, and Mark Redmond, Chief Executive of the American Chamber of Commerce Ireland. Additional backing for the event comes from Tourism Ireland and leading Donegal-based company, Randox Laboratories, which boasts facilities in Dungloe, as well as Co. Antrim and the Greater Washington DC area.Through reaching out to the Irish diaspora in the US, the company plans to promote the growing economy in Donegal through the creation of hundreds of new jobs over the next few years, as well as promote opportunities at the US facility near Washington DC.The event kicks off on Thursday evening with a welcome gathering for those who have travelled to Boston from across the US, before the conference begins on Friday 6th November, where attendees will engage on a range of topics including global education, transatlantic business links, and the global Irish diaspora network. Delegates are then invited to celebrate the fifth anniversary of Irish Network Boston at the historic venue of Massachusetts Old State House.Mark Campbell, Senior Manager at Randox Laboratories, is speaking at the conference. Mark said “We are delighted to promote Donegal as a world-class destination for life-science professionals. Working with the diaspora network, we can get the message out there that Donegal has exciting career opportunities, great community networks and strong infrastructure, proving it to be a highly desirable place to work and live.“Additionally, as Randox expands its operations in the US, we are keen to promote our facility in the Greater Washington DC area where there will be increasing job opportunities over the next few months.”COMPANY PUTS DONEGAL ON THE MAP FOR DIASPORA ACROSS AMERICA was last modified: November 4th, 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

Religious Events Calendar

first_imgUnity Center Church of Thousand Oaks events: Yard sale, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. today and Sunday, 77 Los Vientos Drive, Newbury Park; “A Soulful Concert,” performed by Peter Shea and Stefana DadasU, 7 p.m. today, in the church sanctuary, 1414 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. Tickets: $5. Monthly meditation meeting with guest Suemary Long, 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, 1414 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. An offering will be taken. Call (805) 496-6901. “Lit Up!” performances by actors Marcia Wallace and Susan Neale, 8 p.m. today, St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, 3646 Coldwater Canyon Ave., Studio City. Admission: $20. Also: April 8, performers Wayne Federman and Winnie Holtzman. Call (818) 763-9193. The Rev. Bob Jones, chancellor of Bob Jones University, will be the guest speaker, 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday, Lighthouse Bible Church, 4910 Cochran St., Simi Valley. Potluck dinner: 5 p.m. Call (805) 584-8222 or see “Truth and Fiction in the Da Vinci Code,” a seminar led by the Rev. Rick Talbott, a university professor and authority on early Christian history, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Sundays, First Church of Christ, 606 Chatsworth Drive, San Fernando. Call (818) 361-7321. Weekly meditation service, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Center of Spiritual Awakening, meeting at 21032 Devonshire St., Suite 208, Chatsworth. Call (818) 709-1451. “The Celestine Prophecy,” a sneak preview screening, 7:30 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. April 9, Westlake Church of Religious Science, 880 Hampshire Road. Tickets: $10. Call (805) 495-0105, Ext. 3, or see “Sister Stories: From Egypt to Darfur,” a Shabbat service led by Rabbi Nina Bieber Feinstein and performers Debbie Friedman and Cindy Paley, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. April 8, Valley Beth Shalom, 15739 Ventura Blvd., Encino. Event is part of “Let My People Sing,” a multievent Passover-theme program held at various venues in the Los Angeles area. Free but reservations are required. Call (818) 530-4000, Ext. 1, or see Second Night Community Passover Seder, presented by Temple Beth Torah, 16651 Rinaldi St., Granada Hills, 6 p.m. April 13. Tickets: $35, $15 for children 12 and younger. Paid reservations due by April 10. Call (818) 831-0835. “Action: The Antidote to Despair” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Bonnie Rowsell, 10 a.m. Sunday, Glendale Church of Religious Science, 2146 E. Chevy Chase Drive. Call (818) 244-8171. “Famous Alibis” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Thomas E. Witherspoon, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Unity Church of the Valley, 2817 Montrose Ave., La Crescenta. Call (818) 249-4396. “The Christ Principle” will be the message delivered by the Revs. Sue Rubin and Jim Lockard, 10 a.m. Sunday, Westlake Church of Religious Science, 880 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. Call (805) 495-0105 or see “A Compassionate People” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Bob McDill, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Sepulveda Unitarian Universalist Society, 9550 Haskell Ave., North Hills. Call (818) 894-9251. “Edge of the End” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Dale Johnsen, 9 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Heart of the Valley Community Church, 18644 Sherman Way, Reseda. Call (818) 881-3651 or see “Follow Me” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Lynn Enloe, 10:15 a.m. Sunday, Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 9 W. Bonita Drive, Simi Valley. Call (805) 583-0556. “God Loves You” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Evelyn Hammond, 10 a.m. Sunday, Center for Highly Effective Living, Church of Religious Science, meeting at Pacific Lodge Youth Services, 4900 Serrania Ave., Woodland Hills. Call (818) 883-1300. “Putting Women in Their Place” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Dave Wilkinson, 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. Sunday, Moorpark Presbyterian Church, 13950 Peach Hill Road. Call (805) 529-8422. “The Sin of Man” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Glenn Kirby, 8:45, 10:15 and 11:45 a.m. Sunday, West Valley Christian Church, 22450 Sherman Way, West Hills. Call (818) 884-6480. “Spring Ahead for Christians” will be the message of the Rev. Paul N. Shafit, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, The Welcome Home Church, meeting at 7248 Owensmouth Ave., Canoga Park. Call (818) 314-3664. “Starting Over” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Lui Tran, 10 a.m. Sunday, Knollwood United Methodist Church, 12121 Balboa Blvd., Granada Hills. Call (818) 360-8111. “Wisdom” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Carrie Lauer, 10 a.m. Sunday, Center of Spiritual Awakening, meeting at the Radisson Hotel, 9777 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Chatsworth. Call (818) 709-1451. Traditional English Mass, celebrated by the Rev. Scott Kingsbury, 11:15 a.m. Sunday, The Anglican Church of St. Barnabas the Apostle, meeting at All Saints Community Church, 8040 Glenoaks Blvd., Sun Valley. Call (626) 818-4721. Religion events are compiled by Staff Writer Holly Andres. Notices appearing in the events column must reach the Daily News two weeks before the Saturday on which they are to run. Items must be typewritten. Phone numbers must be included for contact purposes. Mail to Religion Calendar, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365-4200. Fax (818) 713-0058 or e-mail without attachments to 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 MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event Tridentine Mass, the Latin rite Mass, celebrated by Msgr. Francis J. Weber, noon Sunday, Mission San Fernando Rey de Espana, 15151 San Fernando Mission Blvd. Call (818) 361-0186. Dona Gracia Nasi, a Jewish leader during the Renaissance, will be discussed by Bruce Ullman at 3 p.m. Sunday, Temple Beth Torah, 16651 Rinaldi St., Granada Hills. Admission: $5. Call (818) 831-0835 or see The University: A Multi-Parish Adult Education Program, with more than 70 classes and events during Lent through Wednesday. Most classes are 7:30-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday. Catalog of classes available at participating Roman Catholic parishes in Ventura County. Admission: $7, includes one guest. “Dining with the Pharisees: Taking a Second Look at First Century Judaism,” led by the Rev. Pat Mullen, Tuesday, St. Mary Magdalen Church, 5205 Upland Road, Camarillo. Call (805) 482-6417. “A Healing Mass,” led by the Rev. John Struzzo, Wednesday, St. Paschal Baylon Church, 155 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Call (805) 496-0222. “Silent Prayer,” a lecture by Robert Brown, Thursday, library at St. Rose of Lima Church, 1305 Royal Ave., Simi Valley. Call (805) 526-1732. General information at (805) 496-0222. Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival: Short films, “The Night Trotsky Came to Dinner” and “From Philadelphia to the Front,” 7 p.m. Tuesday, Temple Beth Haverim, 29900 Ladyface Court, Agoura Hills. Admission: $10. Sponsored by The New JCC at Milkin in West Hills. Call (818) 991-7111 or see Catholic Community luncheon meeting, 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, meeting at Beverly Garland’s Holiday Inn, 4222 Vineland Ave., North Hollywood. Guest speaker the Rev. John Struzzo will discuss “Spiritual Warfare: Engaging the Battle.” Reservations: $15, required. Call (818) 846-3271. last_img read more

Sheephaven Aqua Club undertake a night dive

first_imgFEATURES: Sheephaven Aqua Club undertake a night dive on the night of the last full moon before the equinoxAfter  the  excitement  on  Monday  of  going  to  Killybegs  and  diving,  the  Shaun Sheephaven divers followed that, with a night dive, under the Harvest Moon on Wednesdayevening.The last full moon before the September equinox is known as the Harvest Moon and along with some of the biggest tides of the year, this autumn it had a spectacular red hue. Once again PortnaBlagh provided the ideal location for a night dive, with the divers never getting below 10 metres and well defined reference points provided by the reefs that runout from the pier.Also on the night the marine life lived up to expectation, as the Shrimp and Lobsters came out once again for their nocturnal prowl.Weather  conditions  were  near  perfect,  with  cloud cover breaking  long  enough  for  the marvellous Moon to shine down on the dive site.In‐water  conditions  were  also  near  perfect  with  warm  water  and  good  visibility  and  as would be expected afterwards a cup of tea in Dunfanghy to wind up a great evenings diving. On  Saturday morning  Sheephaven divers dived Memore Head, well protected  against the big Atlantic swell running out to sea.Maximum dive times of over 50 minutes were recorded, to a depth of over 20 metres and good visibility of nearly 10 metres horizontally in some parts of the dive site.Sunday morning was very busy with a dive party to Melmore Head out from Mevagh, while in PortnaBlagh, Sheephaven Snorkelers welcomed the Garten Open Water Swim Group.The one boat Melmore dive party was led by Ethel Mc Granghan and thanks to Ryan Ward, who kindly gave up his dive to take the helm of dive boat Áine, the dive was conducted in one stick.The divers entered the water near Ravenney Island and followed the tide towards Melmore Head and once again marine life in the area put on a spectacular display. First up was  a  lovely sighting of  a Pipefish, perfectly  camouflaged  in the Pod Weed  at 18 metres, followed directly after by an observation of an exceptionally large Plaice.However these were trumped topside where the Sunfish were back and one put on a great show of breaching beside the dive boat and then stayed around long enough to allow CiaranMc Glynn take another one of his classy videos.Dive  times  of  over  50  minutes  were  recorded  to  a  maximum  depth  of  25  metres,  with visibility so good the divers could clearly see the dive boat from the sea bed at 18 metres.Meanwhile  over  in  PortnaBlagh  the  Garten  Open  Water  Swim  Group  kindly  donated  a generous sponsorship of €700 to Sheephaven Search and Rescue fund, when they attendedthe club Sunday morning snorkel. Karen Crawford, Paddy Bond, Mark Mc Collum and Keith Mc Clean took the opportunity to recognise the support that Sheephaven SAC provided to them during the Open Water Swim from Horn Head to PortnaBlagh in July of this year.Sheephaven Aqua Club undertake a night dive was last modified: September 21st, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:night diveseptember equinoxsheephaven aqua clublast_img read more