The championships will run from the 26th-29th and will be staged at the Peter Torot centre in Kavieng town.This is the first time the boxing championships will be staged in Kavieng.More than 150 boxers and 50 officials from the associations are expected to converge on Kavieng town.PNG Boxing Union president John Avira said there are 10 male divisions (49kg-91+kg) and 5 female divisions (48kg-75kg).He said that some associations are yet to confirm their participation.“I appeal to these associations to register quickly before the closing date on the 9th of this month,” said Avira.
…on VAT for waterIt’s not easy to stand on your feet and ramble on for three hours like Finance Minister Jordan had to do when hedelivered his Budget Presentation. And this was the third time he was doing this within eighteen months!! You get thirsty and you get light headed. Initially, your Eyewitness thought Jordan thinking about a “vat of water” that he could put away, when he announced he was applying “VAT to water”.Now, who in his right mind would think of taxing water in this land we call “Land of Many Waters”? You do remember that this is the meaning of “Guyana”, didn’t you dear reader? Is the government trying to fulfil the Ancient Mariner’s warning about “water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink”? But today, he saw in the press, there was a method to the seeming madness of taxing water. The goodly Minister Jordan explained he really applied the 14 per cent VAT tax on water – and for good measure also on electricity – for our own good! That’s right… just for us!!Isn’t it great that we have Ministers who’re only paid a measly $780,000 monthly and drive around in dingy, duty free, new SUV’s to think about OUR welfare? The Minister elaborated that by being forced to pay the taxes on those utilities, we’d be forced to conserve. And since in this age of “going green” conservation of good, this will allow us to feel VEERRRY virtuous! One wonders why he didn’t maybe go the whole hog and apply, say, a 100 per cent tax on these items. This way we could’ve conserved even more… and feel even more virtuous. Maybe some of us could’ve even start spouting hovering halos over our heads!Your Eyewitness, who lives on the coastland, was also pleased that the Minister was also more concerned with ensuring that only wealthier coastlanders get to feel virtuous.“Wealthier” because only those who use more than $10,000 electricity monthly would be taxed. And “coastlanders” because our sisters and brothers who’re using an average of $27,000 in electricity monthly in Linden will be forced to pay nothing as they have done for the last three decades. Isn’t that terrible? Not only they won’t get to feel virtuous by paying the 14 per cent VAT on electricity… they are forced to feel totally shitty by not having to pay at all!! Ahhh… the iniquity of it all! Just goes to show how elitist we coastlanders really are!! But your Eyewitness wonders if the Minister and his comrades in Government will get an opportunity to feel virtuous?Will they be paying VAT on their water and electricity bills?…in bridging gapsPrime Minister Moses Nagamootoo, who’d been accused of “bungling” the defence of the first budget back in 2015, was as loquacious as ever to show he’s the man in charge of government business in the house. After all, he’s a very important man, isn’t he?After the Finance Minister’s presentation, Nagamootoo was reported to have said: “the budget was geared towards bridging the gap between hinterland and coastal settlements.” When he heard this, your Eyewitness was intrigued. After all even since they started to keep statistics on these things, our hinterland folks were always the poorest. So he examined the budget. Government workers, who never got their promised “significant” raise, were now told they were shiftless and lazy, and so no bonus this year!Ditto for sugar workers who were not only NOT getting their Annual Production Incentive (API), but about half of them are going to be thrown on the breadline!!…is the Government “equalizing” things between the Coast and Interior by making coastlanders as poor is hinterlanders?…and airline competitionWe know the competition’s heating up in the coming Christmas season between Caribbean Airlines and Fly Jamaica. But wouldn’t it have been more appropriate for the former to “clip the wings” of the latter rather than “cut their tail”??
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Security guards attached to the Integrated Security firm’s operations in Region Two (Essequibo Coast) have disclosed that they have not been paid for their services for now some three months. They, however, continue to work with the hope of soon receiving their outstanding payments.Speaking with the media, several frustrated guards related that despite making contact with the firm’s Georgetown offices, no positive answer was given them. The guards related that they have families to maintain, and are therefore calling on Government to intervene and have the firm pay them.One guard who is stationed at the Agriculture Ministry’s Fisheries Pond at Anna Regina told this newspaper that he has not received any payment for the past three months.The guards say that every time they call the firm, they are given different answers; and as such, they have reported the matter at the Department of Labour in Region Two. The Labour Officer within the Region is reportedly not getting on to the firm, and this is causing the guards more frustration.Several guards explained that the issue of their not being paid commenced with the resignation of a supervisor in June. There now is no one to record their time or to bring their payments on the Essequibo Coast.One guard, Deonarine Lilman, explained that the supervisor would usually ensure that they are paid.When contacted, Jhalle Khan, a representative of the security firm, told this newspaper that, from his understanding, the real issue is not the guards not receiving their payments, but rather the difficulty of transferring the cash to the workers. He explained that the firm has the money to pay the guards, but arrangements have to be made to get same to the Essequibo Coast.
❌ Fernando Torres❌ Luis Suarez❌ Philippe Coutinho@MickQuinn1089 tells us why @22mosalah is the best signing #LFC have made in the last 15 years…📻 https://t.co/AYsRgJWZEr pic.twitter.com/MyNW3OWFaw— The Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast (@SportsBreakfast) February 13, 2018 1 Mohamed Salah is Liverpool’s best and most important signing ‘over the last 15 years’, according to Micky Quinn, beating the likes of Luis Suarez, Fernando Torres and Philippe Coutinho.The Egyptian winger has got off to a flyer since joining the Reds in a £34million deal from Roma in the summer.It has proven a bargain fee for one of European football’s most in-form players, having scored 29 goals in all competitions for Liverpool so far this term.The left-footed forward has dazzled defences all season and has quickly become a hero with the Anfield faithful, and Quinn says he could be the club’s most important arrival over the last decade.“He’s just taken Anfield by storm,” the former Newcastle United striker and boyhood Liverpool fan told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“He’s scored 29 goals this season, as a winger! It’s unheard of!“This is a kid who everybody wrote off at Chelsea and there were raised eyebrows when Liverpool signed him in the summer.“The skill he’s got – that goal he scored against Spurs, going past two players and lifting it over the goalkeeper, I can only think of a player like Messi scoring a goal like that.“He’s got strength, he’s got pace to die for and he’s playing with a smile on his face.”READ MORE – Mohamed Salah goals: Another record set to tumble as Liverpool star beats Bale, Van Persie and FowlerAsked about how Salah compares with other recent Reds heroes, he added: “Luis Suarez was an unbelievable player, but he came with a lot of baggage – this kid has no baggage.“Fernando Torres was a breath a fresh air when he came to Liverpool and scored spectacular goals, be he was an out-and-out centre forward and Salah is a midfielder.“With Coutinho, I think he was yet to really fulfil his potential at Liverpool and he probably will do with Barcelona, but Salah now is at the very top of his game.“I think he’s been one of the most important Liverpool signings and probably the best Liverpool signing in the last ten to 15 years.” Agree with Micky Quinn? Have your say on our poll below! Mohamed Salah scored his 22nd Premier League goal of the season at the weekend
He said: “He did a little bit of training today. “We will see how he is tomorrow. I’m hopeful.“I’ve explained he’s got a hernia and there could be a weakness come Sunday, we might have to take him off early in the match.“But I think it’s worth taking a chance, he is such an important player.” Hearts manager Craig Levein has said he’s ready to gamble on Peter Haring’s fitness for the League Cup semi-final against Celtic.The Austrian has missed the Jam Tarts’ last two matches with a muscle strain but trained on Friday at Murrayfield ahead of the last four tie.Haring is still carrying the effects of a hernia issue, which will require surgery down the line to remedy the problem.In the meantime, Levein said he’s prepared to “take a chance” by fielding the 25-year-old from the start against the Hoops.
Today LinkedIn shared its Q3 financials in its second-ever earnings statement as a public company. Its user base has increased by over 60% this year, and unique visitors grew substantially as well. Revenue has more than doubled. For the first time, hiring solutions comprised more than half of LinkedIn’s quarterly revenue. That became the company’s biggest source of revenue in Q1 2010.LinkedIn appears to have found a unique position as a place for jobs and and employees to find each other and is clearly pushing to cement that role. It’s building new products, like Apply Through LinkedIn job applications, and recently launched Classmates, a new, data-driven tool targeted at students and recent graduates, which its biggest growing demographic. The earnings overview breaks down between premium subscriptions, marketing solutions and hiring solutions. The number of members paying for premium subscriptions doubled in the last year, growing at a faster rate than other subscriptions. These accounted for 20% of revenue. Marketing solutions comprised 32% of revenue. Hiring solutions are now LinkedIn’s most profitable product, making 51% of the company’s revenue. The company reports strong growth in the U.S. and internationally. It recently translated the site to Russian, Romanian and Turkish; it will be adding Japanese over the next few months. This year LinkedIn also added more offerings for job recruiters with Talent Pipeline which helps centralize the way recruiters find, track and stay connected with potential hires and promotions. The company bought real-time, search startup IndexTank and social contact management startup Connected. Tags:#social networks#web Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification alicia eler Related Posts The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit
Chances are, you already use the cloud in some area of your life. Whether it’s storing photos from your phone or listening to streaming music, cloud has quickly become essential to modern life. Yet many small businesses are still using antiquated processes to store and share their files. As digital data grows, those systems are no longer adequate.Benefits of cloud migration can be significant, including lower office expenses and increased efficiency, but there’s a lot of confusion around getting started. Check out the info below to build a strong foundation for your small business cloud.What Is Cloud Storage?The cloud is a network of servers that handles data remotely. A cloud network can store data — like all those images we upload to Facebook — or serve up applications for streaming services like Spotify.The most immediate benefit of using the cloud is easy access. Salesforce sums it up nicely: “Where in the past, people would run applications or programs from software downloaded on a physical computer or server in their building, cloud computing allows people to access the same kinds of applications through the internet.”How Can the Cloud Help Small Business?Storing data in the cloud gives small business employees the ability to work from anywhere. You might be giving a PowerPoint presentation to a potential client downtown while an analyst compiles a weekly report from home and someone in the office enters data. Whatever the scenario, you’re all accessing the same data in real time. The cloud boosts efficiency by keeping all your files in the same place and accessible from anywhere.Not only is that data readily available, but working in the cloud also reduces the need for expensive IT hardware and on-site software. Employees just need a computer to access a variety of services such as video conferencing, mobile and internet convergence, data sharing, integrated messaging, and software that was previously only available with the purchase of a license. Cloud-based software is also constantly updated, so you’re always using the latest version.Another significant benefit of moving small business services to the cloud is the ability to scale. When you need more processing power or data storage, it’s easy to expand without changing hardware — and without the unproductive downtime that usually comes with an IT upgrade.Cloud Options and Where to StartCloud computing has reached a level of maturity that makes it accessible to small business, but the host of options can be overwhelming. Start by researching some of the best cloud services for small businesses. Most fall into categories, so you can choose based on your needs:Communications and commerce-based toolsSecurity and network monitoringFinancial toolsIt’s important to vet cloud service providers before adopting one, just as you would any other service provider. Consider a few key elements when looking for an online storage provider, including proven infrastructure and an active, established user base.When assessing a provider, take a look at the company’s security measures as well. Many small business owners report being concerned about the security of remotely accessed cloud-based systems. However, broad scrutiny, higher standards, and ongoing audits result in a more secure cloud overall. Small businesses can do their part to maintain data security by ensuring tight permissions, and by identifying risks in the office.You can find more tips on cloud adoption — as well as resources specific to small business — by visiting our Small Business Hub. And to join the conversation, be sure to follow @IntelSmallBiz on Twitter.
Two days after Aditya Tare’s six over fine leg off Rajasthan Royals’ James Faulkner sealed a victory and playoff qualification for the Mumbai Indians, cricket fans in the city are still gobsmacked.So unbelievable was the chase of 190 in 14.3 overs that it continues to be a big talking point even while a new government takes charge at the Centre, and ministers assume office.For the Mumbai team, it was a shot in the arm. Written off after finishing the UAE leg of the tournament winless, the defending champions clawed their way back into the top four, and the architect of that famous win, New Zealander Corey Anderson, said on Tuesday that the victory has changed the mindset of the team.”It makes us more fearless in a playoff scenario. A lot of people had written us off so to pull it off was a great feeling. It provided a sense of relief. Now, it’s a level playing field again. We need to continue being fearless, and build on the momentum,” Anderson said ahead of the team’s Eliminator match against the third- placed Chennai Super Kings.It’s certain that Mumbai will find it hard to replicate the sheer audacity and fearlessness of that performance, but Anderson was willing to be optimistic. “A lot of boys in the dressing room, myself included, thought that was a lot of runs to get. But we stayed optimistic and found a way to win, like we have in the past few weeks. We need to remain fearless even now,” he said.advertisementMumbai must thank Yusuf Pathan’s blitz on Saturday for elevating Kolkata Knight Riders into the top two, because otherwise, their inconsistent batting would’ve been up against the top bowling side in the tournament.As things stand, Chennai’s bowling -the medium pacers in particular – have shown themselves to be the team’s Achilles heel.Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming said their final league stage win against Royal Challengers Bangalore was important from a momentum point of view. “It was good and important against the run of Mumbai confident after heroics against Rajasthan. We had not played that well in those games. The worst defeat was against KKR at the Eden Gardens. The one [win] at Bangalore was just what we had asked for. We know pretty well what the players are going to deliver for us and the opportunity they are going to get,” he told reporters.One aspect that is expected to play a key role in the result is the venue.The Cricket Club of India’s Brabourne Stadium, situated at a stone’s throw from the regular Mumbai venue, the Wankhede Stadium, is hosting its first IPL game in three years, and while the conditions may not be too different to those at the Wankhede, both teams will still need to adapt.Of course, Mumbai have the advantage of playing at home, and crowd support for them will be vociferous. In fact, a CCI official told MAIL TODAY on Tuesday that online ticket sales had seen a mega spike soon after Mumbai’s win on Sunday and for Chennai.
Rangana Herath took six wickets first-innings wickets to put West Indies in a spin as Sri Lanka enforced the follow-on on the third day of the opening Test at Galle on Friday.The wily left-arm spinner picked up four wickets on the third day to complete his 23rd five-wicket haul in Tests.Herath inflicted more misery on the hapless touring side by dismissing opener Kraigg Brathwaite lbw for 34 in West Indies’ second innings and they finished the day on 67 for two, still needing 166 runs to avoid an innings defeat.Shai Hope (six) was the other opener out when he was bowled by Milinda Siriwardana to become the debutant all-rounder’s first Test victim.Darren Bravo (20) and nightwatchman Devendra Bishoo (six) were at the crease at stumps.Also read: Jayawardene’s appointment as England’s batting consultant brilliant, says Ian Bell Bravo (50) had offered resistance in the first session too, making his 12th half-century in Tests before falling to Herath, Dinesh Chandimal completing a brilliant acrobatic catch at mid-wicket to dismiss the left-hander.Herath struck in his second over of the day with an innocuous delivery which Marlon Samuels (11) made a mess of. The batsman failed to connect on a pull shot and the ball, going way down the leg side, hit his thigh and went on to disturb the stumps.Jermaine Blackwood (11) did not last long either, edging Dhammika Prasad to Siriwardana at slip where the fielder juggled a catch but held on.Jason Holder (19), leading the side for the first time in Tests, gave Prasad his second wicket when he edged behind to wicketkeeper Kusal Perera after hitting the paceman for two consecutive boundaries.advertisementWicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin fell in similar fashion to fast bowler Nuwan Pradeep before Kemar Roach, who was dropped on five by Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews at slip off Herath, and Jerome Taylor (31) launched a counter-attack.Taylor hit four boundaries and a six in his 31-ball knock and his 46-run stand for the eighth wicket with Roach gave West Indies hope of saving the follow-on.Roach (22) also added 34 with Bishoo for the ninth wicket but Herath ensured they fell short by dismissing him and Shannon Gabriel off successive deliveries shortly after tea.