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Over 140 city businesses owe M&CC taxes – Mayor

first_imgOver 100 city businesses proprietors have failed to pay taxes and according to Mayor Ubraj Narine, this results in the build-up of garbage in Georgetown.Several photos began circulating on social media on Friday morning of overflowing bins throughout the capital city which saw City Hall coming in for a massive backlash.However, at a press conference later on Friday, Mayor Narine revealed that the overflow was as a result of damages to the tyres of the lone tractor owned by the City Council.A replacement of the tyres is difficult to obtain locally, he said, which saw the garbage bins throughout Georgetown being left unattended for the past three days. Further, it is expensive to buy new tractors, the Mayor said.The Mayor then lambasted some 144 “high-end businesses” in Georgetown which have failed to pay their taxes and who owes City Hall billions.According to Narine, City Hall is willing to procure two additional tractors, however, this is difficult since the finances are unavailable.“There is only one tractor we have at this moment to remove all those skip bins and that tractor is currently down…however, we can do better but only if we get the resources from the taxpayers then we would be able to have two more tractors. There is a list with 144 business entities that due us tax and if these taxes can be paid up to the City Council we will get the additional tractors so that we will be able to do a better job…they owe us billions, these high-end businesses,” Narine revealed.The Mayor is urging the businesses to pay up monies owed, which will make the work of City Hall less strenuous, since according to Deputy Mayor Alfred Mentor, the monies for the tractor cannot be obtained from the Communities Ministry.“This is a teamwork, this is a job that the ratepayers themselves, especially those in the commercial community, has to do…we just can’t be going to the religious communities and tapping the Central Government resources to be able to get these other machineries There are allocation of funds in the subvention that we will use to buy some other machineries but there are other departments that also have needs and we have already allocated funds for those things so it is very important for the business community to play their part,” Mentor urged.Director of Solid Waste, Walter Narine, however, said efforts were being made to have the skip bins cleared.He reiterated the Mayor and Deputy Mayor’s call, noting that the City Council is doing its part and as such, he implored businesses to do theirs.“These waste primarily comes from the business community and we are expending a lot of resources and time to clean up waste in the business communities. We have a business truck that traverse the business community every morning, we have street orderly that walks the street to clean up garbage, we put those bins at those locations because before those bins, you had mountains of garbage every single day in front of those businesses.”He added that the businesses which are not paying their taxes are putting tremendous pressure on the municipality’s finances.last_img read more

Health care prognosis

first_imgPacoima A life deprived Re: “Activists plead Ruby’s case to mayor” (Feb. 21): “She’s not with other elephants, but she has a good relationship with her keepers,” said zoo spokesman Jason Jacobs. Are you kidding me? Would you want to live a life deprived of interaction with your own species? The human prison guards offer Ruby nothing except for the sad realization that she is being held captive in solitary confinement, unable to determine her own fate or live a life worthy of an elephant. The problem with the officials at the L.A. Zoo is they continue to put the interests of the animals as their last priority. How many years does this debate have to continue? Let this poor elephant have a few quality moments to stretch her legs and twist trunks with another elephant before she dies. – Amber Avines Sun Valley The Reagan defense As “Scooter” Libby’s trial slowly grinds to a close, it is apparent that he remembers quite a bit: who he met and when, under whose direction these meetings were requested, in what order those meetings took place, and the substance and purpose of his various conversations. However, when asked about the very nature of the Plame CIA leak, and whom he told what regarding this, Libby has, for all intents responded, “I don’t remember.” This smacks sickeningly of the Reagan defense during the Iran-Contra scandal. When those who actually voted for this administration are asked why, perhaps they should do like Libby too, and quietly say, “I don’t remember.” – Bradley J. Kayl North Hollywood Acute Obamamania Why are movie stars making the “news” more and more everyday? I can see “Entertainment Tonight” or some “Access Hollywood” shows, but why are they in our papers and 7 o’clock news more and more each night? Yes, Britney Spears shaved her head and checked in and out of rehab in the same day and, yes, Nicole Richie pleaded not guilty to her DUI charge, but is this really newsworthy? Is the fact that celebrities are following and adoring upcoming presidential candidate Obama “news”? I think news should be more on the reasons why these celebrities want to honor and follow Obama. I want to know why this future presidential candidate is so popular among the stars, not what popular stars are supporting him. – Cassie Maruca Northridge 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Panorama City Hospital dumping I was an emergency room nurse in the Valley for years, places like Rancho Encino, North Hollywood Medical Center and Lake View Medical Center. They are all gone. Last week they demolished Granada Hills Hospital and those four are just a few that no longer exist in the Los Angeles area. How many more are financially hanging on by their fingernails? Where will you get medical help when they are gone? If an ambulance brings a homeless patient to a hospital for treatment does that mean the hospital becomes responsible for that person forever? Is it the hospital’s responsibility to find that person a home? A job? If it becomes a hospital’s legal obligation to start warehousing people, a lot more are going to go out of business. – Michael A. Leptuch, R.N. Re: “Today’s health care gets new prognosis – for better or worse” (Feb. 21): Today’s health care might be technologically advanced, but the human touch is definitely lacking. When one walks into an emergency room, there is no consideration for the pain and discomfort of the patient and instead we are greeted with crowded rooms and bitter nurses. Dr. Herbert Rubin has a great attitude toward patients and his services; patients are people who matter. Instead of investing so much money in machines, there should be more funds for the education of humanity behind the medical field. – Christian Aldama last_img read more

Head of state teachers’ union visits Whittier schools

first_imgWHITTIER – Barbara Kerr, president of the powerful California Teachers Association, visited schools in the Whittier City School District on Thursday. Kerr toured school sites, meet with district administrators and school board members, then attended an afternoon rally with teachers, who continue to be at odds with the district over stalled contract talks. For more on this story, pick up tomorrow’s Whittier Daily News. 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

New Spurs stadium ‘best in the world’ for Pochettino

first_img“I think it is amazing, everyone was surprised by the magnitude of the project,” said Pochettino.“The stadium is the best in the world, we can confirm that now. Every space is the best I have seen in my life, you can’t compare that with anything.“It’s an amazing project, it is going to be fantastic for the future of the club. It is going to be a massive boost for our fans and it must be for our players too.”Pochettino’s future seems very much tied to Spurs’ exciting new venture as talk of him being appointed Manchester United’s next permanent manager was ended by the appointment of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Thursday.Solskjaer’s impressive spell as caretaker boss included a 1-0 win over Pochettino’s men at Wembley in January and the Argentine offered his congratulations to the Norwegian on being handed a three-year deal.“I need to congratulate him and wish him all the best now he is officially the new manager of Manchester United,” said Pochettino.“I am not going to talk about rumours and in this period there is going to be more rumours but there is nothing I can do about it.“If it is not this, speculation is going to come around from another club. We are so focused on our job.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Thumbs up: Mauricio Pochettino believes Tottenham’s new stadium is the best in the world © AFP / Daniel LEAL-OLIVASLONDON, United Kingdom, Mar 29 – Tottenham coach Mauricio Pochettino believes the club’s state-of-the-art new stadium has been worth waiting for after months of delays.Spurs trained at the 62,000 capacity venue for the first time on Thursday and will play for the first time there on Wednesday against Crystal Palace.last_img read more


first_imgGardai investigating a spate of arson attacks in Inishowen have arrested five young men aged between 17 to 24.One was detained under Section 30 of the Offences against the State Act 1939 and the other four under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.A 17 year old male was released from custody at Buncrana last and the other four remain in custody. Two of those who are in custody are in Buncrana, the other two in Letterkenny.Gardai say there have been eleven incidents of fires in Buncrana and its environs.The attacks have been random and some have occurred in isolated rural areas. Properties targeted included unoccupied buildings, farm sheds, vehicles and a health centre.Acting chief fire officer Bobby McMenamin had appealed to people to stop light fires as panic set across the Inishowen Peninsula. One young mother told Donegaldaily that she was terrified after her three young children had to be woken from their beds in the early hours of Monday last as a fire raged at the back of her home in Buncrana.EndsFIVE YOUTHS ARRESTED FOLLOWING INISHOWEN ARSON ATTACKS was last modified: August 25th, 2011 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


first_imgGREAT CRAIC! THE FUNFAIR AT CHURCHILL ANNUAL FAIRTHE  18th annual Churchill fair attracted thousands of visitors to the Co Donegal village over the weekend.All proceeds from the celebrations went to Donegal Pet Rescue.With thanks to James Sharkey for the pictures! SMILE ALL ROUND AT THE CHURCHILL FAIRSNAPPING THE SNAPPER AT THE CHURCHILL FAIRBABY’S FIRST CHURCHILL FAIR!DANCING ON THE STREETS – LITERALLY!HAVING A PARTY AT THE CHURCHILL FAIRNO CARS HERE! CHURCHILL MAIN STREETALL FOR A GOOD CAUSE!HOPE YOU DIDN’T MISS THE MATCH LADIES!PICTURE SPECIAL: ALL THE FUN OF THE CHURCHILL FAIR! was last modified: July 23rd, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:PICTURE SPECIAL: ALL THE FUN OF THE CHURCHILL FAIR!last_img read more


first_imgA female Garda has revealed how she tried to take her own life after being sexually assaulted and harassed by a fellow Garda, a court has heard.Letterkenny Circuit Court is today continuing to hear harrowing details of the case against a married Garda.The Garda, who is in his 30s, denies seven charges of sexual assault and two charges of harassment against two female colleagues. Today’s evidence has so far consisted of defence barrister Peter Nolan cross-examining the first female Garda to make the claims.The incidents are all alleged to have happened between November 2010 and May 2011.The woman again revealed how she was sexually assaulted by the other officer on thee occasions – twice in the Garda station they worked and once in a patrol car.The woman revealed how she is “one hundred per cent sure” how she knows the man rubbed his erect penis against her.Mr Nolan read some of the woman’s statement back to her in which it was mentioned she tried to take her own life during the alleged campaign of harassment.Mr Nolan asked the woman why, as a trained officer, did she not make a formal complaint until much later.The woman replied “My head was spinning and my stomach was turning and I was processing all these thought. Does she think we’re having an affair with him.”Mr Nolan replied “Surely this was the time to scotch all these rumours and to say he was sexually assaulting you. It was up to you to make a complaint.“You had him there and a Sergeant you trusted and you were almost vomiting. You never made a complaint until this statement.“Why didn’t you nip this in the bud when you had the opportunity to do this? If you had made the complaint none of this prosecution would before the courts.”He then claimed this was a “storm in a teacup” to get back at the accused.“I think what you are saying is absurd,” answered the woman.Mr Nolan answered the only absurd thing was three years later that she was now here as if her world had fallen apart.“You are a very callous man. I would disagree with 90% of what you have said,” replied the woman.Again some leading members of the Garda force are in court including Chief Superintendent Terry McGinn.The case continues.COPYRIGHT DONEGALDAILY.COMGARDA TRIED TO TAKE HER LIFE AFTER SEX ASSAULT AND HARASSMENT – COURT TOLD was last modified: October 31st, 2013 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) Tags:Gardasex assaultlast_img read more


first_imgCan’t Pay Won’t Pay will place a protest picket outside Donegal County Council’s office in Lifford on Monday when councillors will meet with representatives of Irish Water.Cllr Mac Giolla EasbuigSpokesperson Micheál Cholm Mac Giolla Easbuig wants other councillors to join the protest instead of meeting with irish Water.He said, “As a councillor I see no value in meeting with Irish Water. I have been calling on people not to engage with Irish Water which includes not registering for their charges and not paying. Consistent with this, I will not be meeting with Irish Water in Lifford. This is a body which has wasted enormous resources in a chaotic, unnecessary and unwanted water meter installation programme instead of getting to grips with the real problems and waste in our public water supply. It should be disbanded and the council should resume responsibility in this area.” “I was heavily criticised by some councillors for not attending a previous meeting with Irish Water in Carrick-on-Shannon back in October. I said then it would be a complete waste of time. After the meeting those councillors who had been critical of me publicly admitted the meeting had been pointless. I would ask those councillors to now join with us on the protest rather than sitting down with Irish Water.”The public are invited to join the protest picket outside the Council offices at 10am on Monday.“Come along and let Irish Water know that we will not be registering with them, that we do not want their water meters and most importantly of all, we will not pay their charges,” said Cllr Mac Giolla Easbuig.PROTEST TO BE HELD AS COUNCILLORS MEET IRISH WATER was last modified: January 23rd, 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) Tags:Donegal County CouncilIrish WaterprotestPubliclast_img read more

Fred Madoola appointed new BetWay Kobs head coach

first_img Tags: BetWay Kobsfred Madoola Madoola is f former Kobs player (file photo)Former Kobs player Fred Mudoola has been tasked with the role of guiding BetWay Kobs back to past glory.After a trophy-less 2017-18 season, the Kobs will now look to one of their own assisted by Edmund Tumusime to try and change their fortunes.As they announced a new technical team, they also made several recruits in the playing department including Joseph Aredo and Ronald Musajjagulanyago who  returned to the club after semi-pro stints in the Kenya.Kobs has also added Ivan Kirabo from Kabras (Kenya), Robert Aziku from Shell Rimula Rhinos and winger Daniel Ortega from Makerere Impis.Fred Ochan, David Agassi, Joshua Obo, Donald Oketayot, Isaac Tago and Wanda Ssula are the other new addition.Kobs who unveiled their new jersey on Wednesday start the season this weekend with a trip to Jinja to face Walukuba Barbarians in the Uganda Cup.In a season Black Pirates were unstoppable, Kobs could only settle for third and second place in league national sevens series respectively.The side could not get past Pirates in last year’s Uganda Cup semifinals despite Alhaji Manano, Justin Komono and James Ijongat’s first half tries.Kobs’ new signings.-Ivan Kirabo – Scrum Half/Fly Half-Robert Aziku – Lock-Joseph Aredo – Fly Half/Full Back-Fred Ochan – Prop-David Agassi – Back Row-Joshua Obol – Prop-Donald Oketayot – Scrum Half-Daniel Otega – Full Back-Isaac Tago – Winger-Wanda – WingerComments last_img read more

CattleWomen’s Corner: Pan-fried, herb-crusted rib eye recipe

first_imgThis recipe for pan-fried herb-crusted rib eye comes from the Nolan Ryan Beef & Barbecue Cookbook.8 (8 to 10 ounce) boneless rib-eye steaks1/4 cup chopped fresh oregano1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro 1 tablespoon chopped, seed jalapenos1/2 cup ground cumin1/2 cup smoked paprika1 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more to season the sauce1/4 cup olive oil 3 cups beef broth1/2 cup dry sherry1/2 cup honey1/2 cup (1/4 pound) unsalted butter, chilled and cut into pieces.Freshl …last_img