Charities Urged To Play By The Rules

first_imgState Minister for Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Sharon Ffolkes Abrahams, is urging charities to continue to “play by the rules” in order to reap the many and varied benefits that the Government has put in place for them.She made the call as she addressed an Educonference staged by the Department of Cooperatives and Friendly Societies at the Western offices of the Office of the Prime Minister in Montego Bay, St. James, on Tuesday, December 8.Mrs. Ffolkes Abrahams noted that under new legislative measures, charities now have to register to continue to receive benefits, such as the tax incentives that they have enjoyed for many years.“We want to ensure, of course, that (the benefits are) used in the right way. I know that you, who are here today, are legitimate charities that have been operating for a number of years and without your charitable acts and your charitable works, Jamaica would not be where it is today,” she said.The State Minister also commended members of the Jamaican Diaspora and the churches that have contributed to the country’s development.“We know that throughout the Diaspora many have contributed to education. The church has done much for Jamaica over the centuries…,” she noted.The Educonference was aimed at sensitising members of Cooperatives and Friendly Societies about the new legislation in place to ensure that they are properly registered and that they understand how to access the benefits that are available.Under legislation passed in 2013, all charities are required to be registered/re-registered with the Department of Cooperatives and Friendly Societies.The aim is to establish a transparent and coherent regime to govern all tax incentives. As a result, new and existing charities are required to complete an application form, which can be accessed on the DCFS’ website. Charities are also required to submit their articles of cooperation, constitution or rules, depending on the type of society, as well as their financial statements.Newly registered charities are required to submit audited financial statements within a year of operating as a registered charity, while existing charities are expected to submit theirs, along with registration form and other documents, and their financial records for the previous year. RelatedPrivate Sector Entities Urged To Get Management Systems Certified RelatedBusiness, Jobs To Flow From Logistics Hub RelatedGov’t Committed to Supporting Growth of MSMES – PM Charities Urged To Play By The RulesJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay Charities Urged To Play By The Rules CommerceDecember 10, 2015Written by: Marlon Tinglingcenter_img Story HighlightsState Minister for Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Sharon Ffolkes Abrahams, is urging charities to continue to “play by the rules” in order to reap the many and varied benefits that the Government has put in place for them.She made the call as she addressed an Educonference staged by the Department of Cooperatives and Friendly Societies at the Western offices of the Office of the Prime Minister in Montego Bay, St. James, on Tuesday, December 8.Mrs. Ffolkes Abrahams noted that under new legislative measures, charities now have to register to continue to receive benefits, such as the tax incentives that they have enjoyed for many years. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Photo: Marlon TinglingMinister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Sharon Ffolkes Abrahams, addresses members of Cooperatives and Friendly Societies during an Educonference staged at the Western Office of the Office of the Prime Minister in Montego Bay, St. James on Tuesday (December 8). Advertisementslast_img read more

DOF scores long term charters with Petrobras

first_imgNorskan Offshore, a Brazilian offshore vessel owners has secured three charters with Petrobras.DOF, Norskan’s Oslo-listed parent company, said Norskan has been awarded a 1+1 year contract with Petrobras for Skandi Botafogo anchor handlers. The contract will start February 15..Furthermore, Norskan has secured two contracts with Petrobras for Skandi Leblon and Skandi Flamengo platform supply vessels for 365 days and 668 days respectively. DOF said that the two PSVs were sold in 2015, however Norskan retained market risk on contract renewal for these vessels after sale.“It is very satisfactory that Norskan continues to secure long term contracts for our Brazilian fleet. In 2016 we had low utilization for Skandi Flamengo. These new awards secure a higher backlog for these vessels in 2017 compared to 2016” says Mons S. Aase, CEO of DOF.last_img read more

Irish Sport Horse Studbook Jumping Series Has Successful Start In Galway

first_imgOne of only five double clears in the 7-year-old class, McEntee beat off stiff competition from the competitive 30 competitors in the class. In the 5-Year-Old final at the €10,500 event, 19 combinations jumped double clear to split the win. While in the 6 Year Olds, there were twenty-eight clear rounds.“We are delighted to be hosting the first leg of the ISH SJ Series in 2020,” said Frances O’Brien from Galway Equestrian Centre.  “We welcomed the new SJI Live system and it has worked extremely well for all competitors and it aided in the smooth and successful running of our show.“Mark Breen was on hand to help with any queries on using the new system and it all went really well. All riders were on time and the four supervised warm up areas helped in keeping with the Covid 19 restrictions.”The next leg takes place in Barnadown on 18th and 19th July. Full results, including breeding information, are detailed below.==5 year olds=1stMHS Sunday Girl (ISH) by CORNET OBOLENSKY out of LADY LIGUSTRA by CAVLIER ROYALE bred by Ita Brennan owned by Michael and John Brennan ridden by Gemma Phelan           =1stSVS Miss Zigali (ISH) by Kigali out of P.Zermie by Palfrenier bred and Owned by Brian Hutchinson ridden by Jason Foley=1stColui (ISH) by Luidam out of Vereedom G by Orame bred owned and ridden by Thomas O’Brien=1stChurchtown Quality Breeze (ISH) by O.B.O.S Quality 004 out of Awbeg LilyMilan bred by Noel Lynch owned by Sean Duggan ridden by Rhys Williams=1stCastleforbes Fedora     (ISH) by Cornet Obolenskyout of Lagoa des Malais by Germino d’Ellebred and owned by Lady Georgina Forbes ridden by Cian Goggins=1stLISSADELL (ISH) by Plot Blue out of WINTER CRUISE by CRUISING (ISH) (TIH) bred and owned by Dr. Noel Cawley and ridden by Ethen Ahearne=1stHSH Harper Du Seigneur (ISH) by Aganix Du Seigneur out of Covers Chip by Chippison (ISH) bred and owned by Hadley Sport Horses ridden by Sven Hadley=1stPremier Dreamer (ISH) by Balou Du Rouet out of Premier Hope by Hermes DE Reve bred by Dominic Rice owned by Francis Derwin and ridden by Francis Derwin (Jnr)        =1stHHS Calgary (ISH) by Luidam (KWPN) out of La Juanita by Don Juan De La Bouverie bred by Marion Hughes owned by Bravo Hughes Ltd ridden by Adam Carey=1stHHS Blue Moon (ISH) by Plot Blue out of HHS Daisy (ISH) by Ard VDL Douglas bred and owned by Marion Hughes ridden by Adam Carey=1stOughterard De Muze (ISH) by Pollux De Muze Z out of Oughterard Cruiser by Puissance bred by Gerard Lynch owned and ridden by David Williams=1stLuicruz (ISH) by Luidam out of All Cruz by Puissance bred by Sean Fahy owned and ridden by Adam Carey=1stGifted New Year (ISH) by Echo Bay out of New Year’s Sindy (ISH) by Taloubet VDL bred by Norman E Watt owned by Anne Torrens and ridden by Jennifer Torrens=1stCrossroads Quality Chip (ISH) by O.B.O.S. 004 out of CROSSROADS MISS CHIP owned by Edward Widger bred by Shane and Heather McCole and ridden by Edward Doyle=1stCurraghgraigue Quality Two   (ISH) by OBOS Quality 004 out of Curraghgraigue Zelda by Aldatus Z bred by Baden Powellowned by John Kearney and ridden by Jason Foley=1stCBI Bella Donna (ISH) by Zapatero VDL out of CSF Lulu by Luidam bred by Mr Aidan Carroll, owned by Kayleigh Soden and ridden by Vincent Byrne=1stLCC Lui Two      (ISH) by Luidam out of Wendoliene by Darco bred by Tom Taite, owned by Linda Courtney and ridden by      Annie Courtney-Cadam=1stHHS Good Times (ISH) by Sheikh IT out of Cheryl CH by Chameur bred and owned by Marion Hughes ridden by John McEntee=1stSubway Surf (ISH) by Corland out of Cendry Nouvolieu by Tresor De Cheux bred by Ronan Byrne owned by David Moran & Fionnuala Byrne and ridden by David Moran=1stMuze Abby Moyne        by Bamako de Muze out of Abby V Overis Z by Arko III bred by PJ Ryan, owned by GBBS Int LTD ridden by Ethen Ahearne==6 year olds=1stFernhill Check Your Pockets (ISH) Carol Gee By SIMBA out of CAVELLE by CAVALIER ROYALE bred by MR & MRS ALAN WHEELER owned by Carol Gee and ridden by Kate Derwin=1stEmerald Mystique (ISH) by Emerald Vant’ T Ruytershof out of Overruled by Cruising bred by Dr Noel Cawley owned by John Cawley and ridden by Ethen Ahearne=1stLisboy Mermus (ISH) by Mermus R out of Dianes Cruise Clover by Cruising (ISH) (TIH) bred by Sean Keevans owned by Joseph M Sharkey and ridden by Cora Sharkey=1stHERITAGE LVS VAN GOGH by VANCOUVER out of AGONDA by SILVERSTONE bred by             Ann Marie O’Gorman owned and ridden by Aoife Mc Cabe=1stCBI VICTORY (ISH) by VITTORIO out of CENITH M by DIAMANT DE SEMILLY bred by AIDAN CARROLL owned and ridden by Susan Fitzpatrick=1stCREEVYQUINN PEARL (ISH) Michael Condon by Cardento out of Fragonda by Corland  bred by Stephen and Elisha Reilly owned by Michael Condon and ridden by Jason Higgins=1stEcklands Helado (ISH) by Cobra out of Annaghmore Charisma by HHS BR Charlton bred by Eckland Sport Horses owned by Sandra Duffy and ridden by Brendan Murphy=1stFSS Outlaw (ISH) by Cardento out of Cimenta C by Orlando van de Heffinck bred, owned and ridden by Olive Clarke=1stHW True Blue (ISH) by Plot Blue out of Warrenstown Lass by Warrenstown You 2 bred and owned by Hilda Wall ridden by Maria Vozone=1stBeechfields Billy Barnwell (ISH) by Billy Mexico out of Billy Rock by Vechta bred by Donal Barnwell owned and ridden by Gemma Phelan=1stKinkeen Lough (ISH)  by Camillo VDL (KWPN) out of Rushlomelass (ISH) by Mohill Cavalier Clover bred and owned Thomas Murray ridden by Tadhg Mulligan=1stSVS Sensation (ISH)    by Emerald van’t Ruytershof out of Beauty van de Panneberg Hoeve by  Vincenzo bred by Brian Hutchinson owned by Seryna Van Kuelen and ridden by Paul Beecher=1stPoshes Legacy (ISH) by Dignified Van’t Zorgvliet BEWB out of Too Posh ISH bred by Ross Finnerty owned by Rory Finnerty and ridden by Mark Finnerty=1stBlackfield Gold (ISH) by Luidam out of Gold West by Goldmark bred by Cathal Loughnane owned by Noel Feeney and ridden by Raphael Jnr Lee=1stFlorida Springs (ISH) by Mermus R out of Rockville Star by Kings Master bred by Patrick Smith owned by Francis Derwin ridden by Francis Derwin (Jnr)=1stCSF BLUE LAGOON by ZIRROCCO BLUE VDL out of CSF FAIR EXCHANGE by FLIPPER D ELLE bred by PATRICK CONNOLLY owned by Susan Fitzpatrick and ridden by Taylor Cummins=1stGCS Ita (ISH) by OBOS quality out of MHSAttraction(ISH) by Numero Uno bred by Olivia Brennan owned by Tim Brennan and ridden by Ger O’Neill=1stBallybeg Loui (ISH) by Luidam out of Lady Breemeersen by Conquistador bred by Seamus Leahy owned by Geraldine Gallagher and ridden by Oisin Dillon=1stLisboy Emerald (ISH) by Emerald Vant Ruytershof out of Hollypark Lux Alright by Lux Z (HANN) bred by Michael Mc Donagh owned by Joseph M Sharkey and ridden by Cora Sharkey=1stBP Pocahontas (ISH) Elica Edgar by Emilion out of BP Hero by Pacino bred by Greg Broderick owned by Elica Edgar and ridden by Kevin Gallagher=1stAHG Whiterock De Muse Of Cruise (ISH) by Cardento out of Raheenwood Cruise by Cruising (ISH) (TIH) bred by Anne Gannon Clancy owned by Joseph M Sharkey and ridden by Cora Sharkey=1stCBS Adrenaline (ISH) by Cardento out of Mrs Quinn by Laughton’s Flight (ISH) bred and owned GBBS Int ltd and Liam Cleary ridden by Ethen Ahearne=1stJunior Kannan (ISH) by Castlelawn Captain Junior (ISH) (TIH) out of White Kannan by Kannan bred by John Lee owned by Gabriel Slattery and ridden by Raphael Jnr Lee=1stNext Episode (ISH) by Diamant De Semilly out of Calandra Z by Cobra bred by Alan Robertson owned by Gabriel Mullins and ridden by Raphael Jnr Lee=1stRiverview Candy Kid (ISH) by Silgo Candy Boy out of Millhollow Melissa by Crosstown DancerBred and owned by Michael O’Callaghan and Ronnie Kelly ridden by Ethen Ahearne=1stCastleforbes Elie (ISH) by Vivaldo van het Coastersveld out of Quibell by Quidam de revel bred and owned by Lady Georgina Forbes ridden by Cian Goggins=1stCarnlea Premier Balou (ISH) by Balou du Rouet out of Armagh by Cavalier Royale bred by Premier Sports Horses owned by The Ballydun Group c/o Edward Little and ridden by Edward Little==7 year olds1stHHS Vancouver (ISH) by Indoctro out of La Juanita bred and owned by Marion Hughes ridden by John McEntee2ndEMS Adelaide (ISH) by Mermus R out of Sante Cruise by Loch Cruise bred by Willie McElhinney owned by Daisy Duggan and ridden by Sean Monaghan3rdHSC Sunny Jim (ISH)by Pacino out of Sunblest by Conquistadorbred and owned by Mrs Sarah Heather Crawford and ridden by Edward Little4thKillaloan Cobra Carel     (ISH) by          Cobra out of Carrigeen Carel by Harlequin Du Carel bred by Owen Cooney     owned and ridden by Richard Hourigan5thGarryndruig Limoncello (ISH)  by Amaretto Darco out of Garryndruig Cruising Akademi by Cruising (ISH) (TIH) bred and owned by Geri McGeoghan-Santry ridden by Nikki Murphy6thZambia (ISH)        by Diamant De Semilly out of Sambia by Alba bred by Alan Robertson owned by Gabriel Mullins and ridden by Gemma Phelan.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email HHS Vancouver, ridden by John McEntee won the seven-year-old final at the first round of the Irish Sport Horse Studbook Jumping Series at Galway Equestrian Centre on Sunday (5th July), jumping double clear in a time of 31.52 seconds.last_img read more

Federal Court to hear arguments in top military judges stalled court martial

first_imgOTTAWA — The Federal Court will hear arguments next month as prosecutors try to break a stalemate in the stalled court martial of Canada’s top military judge.Col. Mario Dutil is facing four charges over allegations he had an inappropriate relationship with a subordinate and signed a travel claim that contained false information.The unprecedented trial ground to a halt in June after only a few days of hearings when the presiding judge, Lt.-Col. Louis-Vincent d’Auteuil, Dutil’s deputy, removed himself over conflict-of-interest concerns.The case was left in limbo when d’Auteuil outlined similar the reasons for why he believed the military’s other three sitting judges would not be able to preside over Dutil’s trial in an impartial manner.Military prosecutors, who have defended their decision to press forward with a court martial rather than sending the case to civilian court, subsequently asked the Federal Court to overturn that decision and order d’Auteuil to appoint a judge to hear the case, which the court agreed to today.The court is scheduled to hear arguments on Oct. 15.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

NASA boss in Ottawa fuels speculation about new Canadian spacestation role

first_imgOTTAWA — The head of the U.S. space agency says Canada’s knack for artificial intelligence will be useful for exploring the moon, if we want in.Jim Bridenstine, the administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, says Canada has developed crucial artificial intelligence-based robotics technology that could help operate the next-generation outpost the United States is planning to send into lunar orbit.He started a two-day trip to Ottawa today by taking part in a demonstration at Carleton University by Mission Control, a Canadian company working on robotic technology that can be used to test soil samples.Bridenstine says he wants Canada’s decades-long space partnership with the U.S. to continue as it embarks on the creation of its new “Lunar Gateway.”Bridenstine is to give a keynote address on Wednesday at the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada, where speculation is running high that Canada’s participation in the Lunar Gateway — NASA’s next-generation space project — is expected to be announced.In September, the Canadian Space Agency issued tenders for projects designed to position Canada to contribute to future space missions involving human and robotic exploration.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

100th Ave in Fort St John closed between 98th and 100th Streets

first_imgEarlier this Spring, the City’s Integrated Services General Manager Victor Shopland said that the intersection is also slated to be repaved completely before the end of the construction season, though at this point no confirmed date has been announced.The closure is set to occur Tuesday morning at 7:00 a.m., and at this point there’s no word when the road will reopen. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The City says that a single-block stretch of 100th Avenue in downtown Fort St. John will be closed today.The City said in a post on its Facebook page that 100th Avenue will be closed to traffic between 100th St. and 98th St. so that crews can repave the road where crews conducted underground utility work on Saturday.The intersection has seen numerous closures over the summer as work crews have conducted maintenance on the busy intersection’s underground utilities.last_img read more

Makeorbreak for BJP its allies

first_imgNew Delhi: Polling will be held on Monday for the fourth phase of Lok Sabha election in 72 parliamentary constituencies spread across nine states.The stakes are high for the ruling BJP and its allies as it had swept 56 of these seats in 2014, leaving just two for the Congress and the rest for other opposition parties such as the Trinamool Congress (six) and the Biju Janata Dal (six). Voting will take place in 17 seats in Maharashtra, 13 each in Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh, eight in West Bengal, six each in Madhya Pradesh and Odisha, five in Bihar, three in Jharkhand and a part of the Anantnag constituency in Jammu and Kashmir. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange frameworkThe election in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, where the BJP had cornered all but two of the total 54 seats in 2014, will begin in this phase. The Congress appeared to make a comeback, forming the governments in the states after last year’s Assembly polls. In the first three phases, voting has been held in 302 Lok Sabha constituencies, and 168 more seats will go to polls in the last three phases. The fate of 961 candidates, including Union ministers Giriraj Singh, Subhash Bhamre, S S Ahluwalia and Babul Supriyo of the BJP and former Union ministers Salman Khurshid and Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury of the Congress, will be decided by about 12.79 core voters in the fourth phase. Also Read – Trio win Nobel Medicine Prize for work on cells, oxygenAmong other key contestants in the fray are Kanhaiya Kumar (CPI), Baijayant Panda (BJP), Urmila Matondkar (Congress), Dimple Yadav (Samajwadi Party), Satabdi Roy (TMC) and Milind Deora (Congress). The Election Commission has set up 1.40 lakh polling booths/stations and has made elaborate security arrangements. In Maharashtra, where the election will come to an end with this phase, the opposition Congress is facing a tough task of reclaiming its lost base in north Maharashtra and Mumbai, while the NCP is trying to get a foothold in Thane district and Western Maharashtra. The BJP and its ally Shiv Sena had won all 17 seats in 2014. Union minister Subhash Bhamre, and Congress leaders Milind Deora and Urmila Matondkar are among the 323 candidates in the fray in this phase. In Rajasthan, where the BJP had won all the seats in 2014, the Congress appeared to make a comeback, forming the government in the state with a narrow majority after last year’s Assembly polls. In Uttar Pradesh, most of these 13 seats are seeing a direct fight between the BJP and SP-BSP alliance with Kannauj being a matter of prestige for the SP. In 2014, the BJP won 12 of these 13 seats in the state. In West Bengal, all the eight seats, which are spread across four districts, will see a four-cornered contest between Trinamool Congress, BJP, Congress and the Left Front. In Odisha, where the state’s ruling BJD won all six seats, the BJP is making concerted efforts to bag a few seats. Prominent among the hopefuls include BJP national vice-president Baijayant Panda (Kendrapara), who quit the BJD to join the party recently. Polling will also be held in 41 assembly seats in Odisha in this phase. In Bihar, the BJP and its allies are looking to retain all the five seats in the face of a spirited fight put up by the RJD-Congress alliance. The cynosure of all eyes in this phase, however, is the Begusarai seat which will witness an electrifying contest between the political Left and the Right with CPI debutant Kanhaiya Kumar taking on firebrand BJP leader Giriraj Singh. In all the six seats in Madhya Pradesh, a direct fight between the Congress and the BJP is on the cards. Over 45.26 lakh voters will decide the fate of 59 candidates in the first phase of polls for three Lok Sabha constituencies in Jharkhand.last_img read more

2 held for duping man

first_imgNEW Delhi: Two persons, including a woman, were arrested for allegedly duping people by luring them through a matrimonial website in South Delhi, police said Saturday. The accused have been identified as Ashwani Sharma, 38, a native of Uttar Pradesh and a 41-year-old woman from Kolkata. The duo was residing in Uttam Nagar area of Delhi, they said. According to police, a case was registered at Greater Kailash police station after a complainant alleged that some unknown persons stole his wallet and mobile phone. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: JavadekarThereafter, they swindled Rs 1.50 lakh from his bank account linked with his Paytm through his mobile phone. During investigation, technical reports from the concerned banks, Paytm and Payphone were obtained following which a tip-off was received about the accused and they were arrested from Uttam Nagar, Deputy Commissioner of Police (south) Vijay Kumar said. The accused woman approached the complainant through the matrimonial website and initiated a conversation with him, the officer said.last_img read more

UEFA considers hosting Champions League finals in other continents

first_imgHaving seen the complications and accommodation issues experienced by fans during the two most recent UCL finals, held in Cardiff and Kiev, football’s governing body may take the star-making match to other continents, in order to facilitate accommodations for all fans.During the Champions League final match last week, fans for both Liverpool and Real Madrid were stripped from the rooms they had previously booked and paid in advance to attend the game, with the owners hiking prices up to 100% from their initial value.After the final, fans had to sleep on the airport floor, and UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin vowed to take matters into his own hands by finding host cities that provide proper accommodation to all those that will travel for the game.gareth southgate, englandEngland and Bulgaria on a collision course over racism George Patchias – September 13, 2019 England’s concerns over racism in Bulgaria has sparked a furious row.Recently England manager Gareth Southgate expressed his concern over racist abuse being aimed at…“The election process has changed. Sometimes, you only needed a city exec to present a bid and that was it. Now, we have several options and the ‘best one’ gets to host. Nevertheless, it’s impossible to see how a fee of €100 can’t get you a decent room, even if it’s under a staircase. From now on, we’ll make sure that this subject comes up when we elect a city, and those cities where fans have to sleep in a garage won’t be elected,” Ceferin stated in an interview published by New York Times via LivesoccertvUEFA executive has named Miami, New York and Doha as possible host cities, due to each city’s capacity to offer proper accommodation.last_img read more