Tax Free budget

first_imgLocalNews Tax Free budget by: – June 29, 2011 Share Share 14 Views   no discussions Tweetcenter_img Sharing is caring! Share Prime Minister Skerrit. Photo credit: GIS NewsNo new taxes have been announced in the %432. 5 million dollar budget which was presented to parliament this morning.Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit says government cannot impose any taxes on the people of Dominica.Click here to listen to the Prime Minister: Vibes will bring you more from the Prime Ministers budget presentation.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img

No bail bond for murder suspect

first_imgThe 20-year-old resident Bryan LoEstremos was caught on the strength of an arrest warrant around 11:15 a.m. onWednesday, a police report showed. BACOLOD City – The court recommendedno bail bond for the temporary liberty of a murder suspect arrested in BarangaySalvacion, Murcia, Negros Occidental. Estremos was detained in the lockupcell of the Murcia police station./PNcenter_img Officers of the municipal policestation served the warrant issued by Judge Phoebe Gargantiel-Balbin of theRegional Trial Court Branch 45 here dated Jan. 27.  last_img

Antiviral drug Avigan to be tested on 100 COVID1-19 patients

first_imgJapan will provide enough anti-flu drug for clinical trials on its efficacy against the COVID -19, she added.DOH is already formulating guidelines on which hospitals will conduct the trial as she stressed that the consent of the patients are necessary for the trial, she further said.Japan has been conducting clinical studies into Avigan, also known as favipiravir, after scientists suggested it had been effective in treating COVID-19 patients.“Patuloy po ang pakikipag-ugnayan sa Japan para sa supply of this drug which is Avigan na ipapadala po nila. Nakapagbigay na sila ng go-signal dahil po dito,” Vergeire said.Based on the latest data from the DOH, the Philippines has a cumulative 9,684 confirmed COVID-19 cases including 637 deaths, and 1,408 recoveries./PN MANILA – Clinical trials to test the effectiveness of Avigan, made by Fujifilm of Japan, against the new coronavirus disease 2019, will soon begin in the country, according the Department of Health. At total of 100 COVID -19 patients will be among those who will be part of the clinical trials, said DOH Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said in a virtual press conference.last_img read more

Djokovic breaks down in tears after hosting Belgrade tennis exhibition

first_imgAn emotional Novak Djokovic could not hold back the tears while hosting a charity event at his tennis complex by the Danube River on Sunday.Although he missed out on Sunday’s Adria Tour final, in which Dominic Thiem beat Serbian Filip Krajinovic 4-3 2-4 4-2, the event revived a lot of fond memories for him. The 17-time Grand Slam champion staged the exhibition while international tennis remains suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.“I was very emotional on the court today (Sunday). Childhood memories started flooding back, including those of growing up on these courts and playing here as a young boy,” the 33-year-old told reporters after being cheered on by a 4,000-strong capacity crowd.“I was overwhelmed and those were tears of joy after the match.“I try to give back to where I come from and be conscious of my childhood and my upbringing.“This tennis was an epicentre of people from my childhood days getting together for this tournament, including my former coaches. They were all here.” World number one Djokovic beat Germany’s Alexander Zverev on Sunday in his last round robin match, but failed to secure his place in the final.This was after both players and Krajinovic ended up with 2-1 win-loss records and an identical 5-3 set difference in their section.Krajinovic, who stunned Djokovic on Saturday, squeezed through on the basis of having the best games differential among the three.However, he was powerless to stop Thiem in the final.“This tournament was for a good cause and we all gave our best,” Thiem said after finishing off the weekend with a 100 percent winning record. “Many high quality matches in a great atmosphere, in front of a full crowd. So, it was a perfect weekend.“A very big `thank you’ to everyone, including Novak and his team. You all made my first trip to Serbia a very special one.”The eight-man tournament featured a more streamlined format than what is seen on the main tour, with sets slashed to best-of-seven games.The second leg of the tour will be held in Croatia’s coastal resort Zadar next weekend.RelatedPosts COVID-19: NCAA to revoke erring airlines licence over non-compliance FRSC to Schools: We’ll arrest, prosecute drivers who flout COVID-19 rules Djokovic clinches fifth Italian Open title The third leg due in Montenegro on June 27 and June 28 was scrapped on Saturday over coronavirus concerns and the final leg is set for Bosnia’s Banja Luka on July 3 and 4.Reuters/NAN.Tags: COVID-19Dominic ThiemFilip KrajinovicNovak Djokoviclast_img

Obertan never lost hope

first_imgForgotten man Gabriel Obertan has insisted he never doubted himself after easing the pressure on beleaguered Newcastle boss Alan Pardew with a priceless winner. Obertan told NUFC TV: “I have always been confident in myself and my ability, so it might be a surprise for some people, but not for me. I have been grinding quite a while for this and it’s just a great feeling at the moment. “I just kept on working hard. I know the most important thing is working when people don’t see you. “It’s easy to train when you have got the coaches patting you on the back, but these moments when you are by yourself are the moments when you really have to work hard and dig deep.” Obertan appeared to be surplus to requirements at St James’ as Pardew re-shaped his squad during the summer, and he was not even on the plane when the Magpies headed for New Zealand as part of their pre-season preparations. However, he was the toast of the Toon on Saturday evening after finally ending the club’s wait for a first Barclays Premier League win of the campaign at the eighth attempt, in the process sparing them from a worst ever start. On an eventful day on Tyneside – there are rarely any other kind – Obertan and his team-mates had to wait an hour to set about their task after the dressing panels surrounding a newly-erected giant TV screen were loosened by the wind, requiring a speedy repair job by hastily-summoned engineers. Thereafter, it proved far from straightforward as stubborn Leicester defence and sub-standard finishing kept the scoreline unchanged until 19 minutes from time. Leicester full-back Richie de Laet strode forward and unleashed a long-range shot which cannoned back off midfielder Jack Colback and the ball dropped kindly for Papiss Cisse, who fed Obertan on the left. The 25-year-old winger secured a 1-0 victory over the Foxes with a decisive 71st-minute strike which underlined both the talent he has and the fact that it has remained largely unfulfilled during his time on Tyneside. But former the Manchester United midfielder revealed he never lost faith in himself as he redoubled his efforts to to persuade Pardew he still had a role to play at St James’ Park after it appeared that his days in the north-east were over. The winger, as he had done repeatedly during the game, exploited the space ahead of him at pace and cut inside before setting himself and blasting an unstoppable shot past keeper Kasper Schmeichel and into the bottom corner, his first goal for almost two years and just his third for the club. Obertan’s strike prompted a huge sigh of relief, but it took a determined rearguard action to hang on to the points as Tim Krul denied Danny Drinkwater and Steven Taylor blocked substitute Anthony Knockaert’s last-ditch effort. Obertan said: “It’s great. I have been waiting for a while to score at St James’. It was a tough season for me last year. I’m glad I get to be back in the team and be useful. “It was tough, but we persevered and we had the patience and it paid off. We worked really hard in training and it was a tough situation. It was great to get the three points and we get a breather for the next game.” Leicester boss Nigel Pearson was frustrated by defeat, but confident his promoted team will improve as the season goes on. He said: “I am very pleased with the group of players I have got. I know that they are very disappointed with aspects of certain performances, but we have given, for the most part this season so far, a very good account of ourselves and I think we are very capable. “We will get better, so that’s just part and parcel of dealing with the demands of a league which requires quality on lots of different levels.” Press Associationlast_img read more

New Website Exposes Broward Businesses Ignoring COVID Rules

first_imgWith COVID-19 cases continuing to rise in South Florida, some people are curious to know which businesses are and are not following the rules aimed at slowing the spread of the virus.Now, Broward County wants to help get the word out.The county launched an online dashboard Wednesday on its website.Visitors to the site can now see whether a complaint has been filed claiming that their favorite restaurant, hair salon, gym or other establishment is breaking the rules established last month by the county commission.The dashboard will be updated every hour at 36 minutes past the hour with the latest data, according to Leonard “Lenny” Vialpando, deputy director of the county’s Environmental Protection & Growth Management Department.The status of the complaint will be indicated by color: Red means the business was cited. Orange means the the establishment received a warning. Gray means the complaint is pending an inspection. Yellow means the case has been resolved.If you see a business not following CDC guidelines report it to 311. Your complaint will be logged and investigated by your local code enforcement or law-enforcement officers. For a list of complaints, #Broward has developed this Dashboard. Check it out. https://t.co/FOVufkffLQ— Broward County Commission (@browardinfo) July 1, 2020 In addition, Broward Mayor Dale Holness is encouraging residents to call 311 in order to report potential violations at businesses throughout the county.Businesses could be in trouble if they do not enforce social distancing, allow too many people inside, or do not require workers and customers to wear masks.As of Tuesday afternoon, the county had received 1,945 such complaints.Code enforcement officers in the respective municipality of the business conduct the follow up.“We are requesting the cities follow up within 24 hours of receiving a complaint,” Vialpando says. “If someone contacts the city directly, we ask them to upload that information to the dashboard as well.”If a complaint is found to be invalid, the name of the business will be removed from the dashboard, he adds.Miami-Dade, Broward Order Face Coverings in Public; PBC Residents Sue County Over Mask Mandatelast_img read more

The Latest: Dolphins aim to get stadium cleaning accredited

first_imgThe Global Biorisk Advisory Council will ensure the stadium establishes and maintains a cleaning, disinfection and infectious disease prevention program to minimize risk associated with such diseases as COVID-19, the Dolphins said.“We wanted to be accountable to the most credible third-party standard that exists,” team president Tom Garfinkel said in a statement. “Working with GBAC ensures compliance with critical guidelines for the highest standard of cleanliness, and it is our hope that other venues will follow suit as we navigate through these unprecedented times.”___More than $6 million has been raised by the governing bodies of tennis for a relief fund aimed at lessening the financial effects of the coronavirus pandemic on about 800 players.The WTA and ATP tours, the International Tennis Federation and the groups that run the four Grand Slam tournaments announced the formation of what they’re calling the “Player Relief Programme” on Tuesday. ___The three biggest races in cycling will take place in a 72-day span and there will be an overlap of the Spanish Vuelta and the Giro d’Italia if competition resumes in August amid the coronavirus pandemic.The Tour de France’s start remains slated for Aug. 29 in the Riviera city of Nice. The season is now expected to end after the Spanish Vuelta on Nov. 8.The Giro d’Italia will run from Oct. 3-25 and overlap with the Spanish Vuelta and prestigious one-day races Liege-Bastogne-Liege, the Amstel Gold Race, Gent-Wevelgem and the Tour of Flanders.The Spanish Vuelta has already been cut short to 18 stages and will start on Oct. 20. That is five days before Paris-Roubaix. The Latest: Dolphins aim to get stadium cleaning accredited The tennis club where Novak Djokovic broke confinement rules in Spain says it mistakenly authorized the player to practice.The top-ranked Djokovic published a video of himself training in Marbella on Monday, in apparent violation of Spain’s current rules amid the coronavirus pandemic. Spain has eased some of the lockdown measures that have been in place since mid-March, allowing professional athletes to start training again individually. But most training centers and sports facilities must remain closed until next week. The Spanish tennis federation says players are not yet allowed to practice on courts. The club says it was “sorry that our interpretation of the regulation could have been erroneous.”___ Parry also advocated for salary caps. He told legislators that clubs are spending too much of their turnover on salaries as they chase promotion.Clubs are preparing for the loss of ticket revenue with crowds potentially not allowed back into stadiums in 2020.___The French Tennis Federation hopes professional players can resume individual training if the lockdown ends as planned on Monday.FFT president Bernard Giudicelli says the protocol proposed was “favorably received by the sports ministry” and could lead to the resumption of training and other amateur activities. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Miami Dolphins say their stadium has committed to becoming the first to receive accreditation from a cleaning industry association for infectious disease prevention efforts. It’s the first confirmed case in the German league’s second round of testing. It comes a day before a government meeting on loosening lockdown measures to pave the way for soccer to return in empty stadiums.Aue didn’t name the staff member involved. All players, coaches and backroom staff will stay at home ahead of more coronavirus testing on Thursday.Ten people tested positive last week from the 36 clubs in the top two men’s divisions. That included two Cologne players and a staff member. The club did not put its squad in isolation.___Belgian soccer players and their fans are engaging in a virtual wave to support health care workers and raise money for the Red Cross amid the coronavirus pandemic. They say they are “afraid of starting an activity” in which they will not be able to comply with physical distancing.They say they are concerned about getting infected and infecting their family members and friends and worry about the risk of another coronavirus outbreak because of soccer’s return.They demand “guarantees” and “responsibility” and say the return to action should only happen when everyone’s health is prioritized.The club itself did not appear to be involved with the statement.Players from Spanish league clubs are expected to resume practicing this week and matches could restart sometime in June. All players, coaches and club employees must be tested for COVID-19 before training resumes. Professional players would train on outside courts only at the national training center in western Paris or other approved training centers if approved. The national training center was made available for COVID-19 patients at the height of the virus outbreak.Social distancing will remain in place with all staff on site obliged to wear protective masks. Players will not be required to wear them under the proposed guidelines.All players must arrive alone and in their tennis gear and with their own rackets. Players will have a maximum of six balls and must serve only with their marked balls. All participants must keep their towels inside a bag throughout their stay.___Second-division German soccer club Erzgebirge Aue has put its entire squad in home isolation after a member of staff tested positive for the coronavirus. May 5, 2020 Associated Press center_img ___The European swimming championships have been pushed back to next year because of the coronavirus pandemic and will be used as preparation for the Tokyo Olympics.The governing body of the sport in Europe says the championships have been postponed by exactly one year to May 10-23, 2021. They will stay in Budapest, Hungary.The final day is two months before the scheduled opening ceremony of the postponed Tokyo Olympics.The European event had been provisionally pushed back to August when the original dates were not possible because of the pandemic. The championships include swimming, diving, open water swimming and synchronised swimming.___The head of the three English professional soccer leagues below the Premier League appealed for a “rescue package” during questioning at a parliamentary select committee hearing.English Football League chairman Rick Parry says clubs are facing a shortfall of about $250 million because of the coronavirus pandemic.Parry says “we are heading for a financial hole of about 200 million pounds … by the end of September.” LeBron James promised the Class of 2020 something special for their virtual commencement celebrations, and he delivered.James revealed Tuesday that former President Barack Obama will speak during the one-hour special, “Graduate Together: America Honors the High School Class of 2020.” It will air simultaneously on NBC, ABC, CBS and Fox on May 16 at 8 p.m. EDT.“You all worked so hard the past four years and deserve the best commencement we can bring to you and your family,” James tweeted Tuesday when making the announcement.The event will pay tribute to high schoolers graduating this year. “Graduate Together” will also air on TikTok, Facebook, YouTube, Complex Networks, PeopleTV and other digital platforms.___ The Belgian soccer association is encouraging fans to upload short videos of themselves doing the wave. Just like Belgium internationals Dries Mertens, Thomas Meunier and Jan Vertonghen.The association is giving fans the opportunity to upload videos until June 13. That is the date Belgium was set to play its first game at the European Championship. The tournament was postponed by a year because of the pandemic.___Health Minister Jens Spahn has defended German soccer’s plans to resume the season with regular coronavirus testing after Hertha Berlin forward Salomon Kalou posted a video flouting social distancing measures.Spahn tells Germany’s Deutschlandfunk radio that “the basic concept makes sense and can also be an example for other pro sports.” The NBA will hold its fourth annual Jr. NBA Leadership Summit on May 15, a three-hour event headlined by a conversation between three-time NBA champion Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors and Basketball Hall of Fame honoree Doris Burke of ESPN.NBA Commissioner Adam Silver will also take part, along with NBA coaches Doc Rivers and Rick Carlisle, Hall of Famer Dawn Staley, and former surgeon general Dr. Vivek Murthy. Jay Bilas will host.The theme throughout the event will be the effect the coronavirus pandemic is having on youth sports.The virtual conference will be streamed on NBA.com and most of the league’s social network platforms.___ They say the money will go to women and men in singles and doubles.The WTA and ATP will oversee the distribution of the money.Players’ eligibility will be determined based on the rankings and past prize money earnings.Most professional tennis players rely on playing in tournaments for income and all sanctioned events have been scrapped since early March because of the COVID-19 outbreak.___ The International Cycling Union says racing will resume on Aug. 1 with the Strade Bianche in Italy and be followed by the postponed Milan San Remo classic on Aug. 8.Racing was suspended in March because of the pandemic.The UCI says the dates “remain subject to the lifting … of the restrictions relating to the organization of events put in place by the authorities in the concerned territories.”___The players and coaches on Spanish soccer club Eibar have released a statement expressing their concerns about restarting the season. The Philadelphia Flyers and 76ers are set to offer refunds or credits for unplayed regular-season games at their shared arena because of the coronavirus pandemic. While neither the NHL or NBA has officially canceled the remainder of the season, or decided when and where the season may resume, both organizations on Tuesday decided to address the ticket status for games scheduled for the Wells Fargo Center.Flyers’ season ticket holders will receive a credit for the six unplayed home games, to be applied to their 2020-21 season payment due in June. They may also opt to receive a refund. Fans who bought single-game tickets will receive an automatic refund. All fans who purchased tickets through a secondary website, such as Stubhub, will need to contact that site for refund options. The Flyers policy is on their website.The Sixers outlined a similar process for their 10 unplayed games. There are rollover and refund options for season ticket holders and single-game holders can request a refund. The Sixers had suspended season-ticket payments during the pandemic and will resume payments on June 12. The team will work with any ticket holders affected with financial difficulties. Hertha suspended Kalou on Monday after he live-streamed a video of himself greeting teammates with physical contact and bursting in on a teammate’s coronavirus test.Germany’s top two soccer divisions are planning to return this month with a program of regular testing for players. The clubs have also asked players to train in small groups until now and to observe social distancing.There were 10 positive tests from coronavirus samples taken last week from the 36 clubs in the top two divisions.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more

Padres edge light-hitting Dodgers 2-1 on Hosmer’s RBI single

first_img FOLLOW US Last Updated: 11th August, 2020 10:22 IST Padres Edge Light-hitting Dodgers 2-1 On Hosmer’s RBI Single Eric Hosmer singled in the go-ahead run with two outs in the sixth inning, and the San Diego Padres beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 2-1 in the series opener Monday night COMMENT Associated Press Television News LIVE TV First Published: 11th August, 2020 10:22 ISTcenter_img SUBSCRIBE TO US WATCH US LIVE Written By Eric Hosmer singled in the go-ahead run with two outs in the sixth inning, and the San Diego Padres beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 2-1 in the series opener Monday night.Joc Pederson bobbled the ball on Hosmer’s hit to left and couldn’t attempt a throw as Trent Grisham scored from second after Dustin May (1-1) walked him, giving the Padres a 2-1 lead.Austin Hedges homered with two outs in the fifth to tie it at 1. It was Hedges’ third hit and first homer of the season and only the second home run given up by May.Emilio Pagán retired Mookie Betts, Cody Bellinger and Justin Turner in order in the eighth, and the Dodgers managed just four hits. Betts, Bellinger and Turner were 1 for 4 with a strikeout each. Los Angeles was 1 for 8 with runners in scoring position.Cal Quantrill (2-0) got the victory with three innings of relief. He allowed two hits and struck out three.Drew Pomeranz retired the side in the ninth for his third save.The Dodgers had runners on first and third with two outs in the seventh. Chris Taylor walked, took second on a groundout and went to third on a pickoff error by catcher Hedges. Pederson’s comebacker off Craig Stammen ricocheted into the glove of shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr., who stepped on second to end the inning.Los Angeles loaded the bases in the fourth, but Edwin Ríos lined into a double play to first with Taylor getting doubled off the bag to end the threat.The Dodgers led 1-0 on Bellinger’s RBI single on a two-strike swing in the first.May gave up two runs and five hits in six innings. He struck out two and walked two.San Diego’s Luis Perdomo made his first start since June 9, 2019, in place of Garrett Richards. The right-hander allowed one run and two hits in one inning, and walked one.TRAINER’S ROOMDodgers: RHP Joe Kelly went on the 10-day injured list with right shoulder inflammation retroactive to Sunday. … LHP Alex Wood (shoulder inflammation) threw a 30-pitch bullpen session Monday. He’ll toss a simulated game on Thursday. … SS Corey Seager continues to receive treatment and is moving around better since leaving a game last week with lower back discomfort. The team has not decided if he’ll go on the IL.KELLY’S HEARINGLess than two weeks ago, Kelly was suspended by MLB for eight games for throwing two pitches near the heads of Houston hitters. Manager Dave Roberts said the appeal hearing was Monday and he expects a ruling in the next few days. Any suspension would not begin until Kelly comes off the IL.BIG SWINGTatis swung so hard he fell down and his bat smacked him in the rear in the third inning. He ended up striking out swinging.UP NEXTPadres: RHP Richards (0-1, 4.60 ERA) had his scheduled start pushed back to Tuesday to give him extra rest.Dodgers: RHP Ross Stripling (3-0, 4.00) beat the Padres in San Diego last week. He struck out seven in 5 2/3 innings.Image credits: AP last_img read more

Updated AML regulations to come into force in January says UKGC

first_img Share UKGC reaffirms commitment to making progress on tackling problem gambling June 29, 2020 Related Articles Share The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has confirmed that the updated Money Laundering Regulations, which will oversee the implementation of the EU 5th Money Laundering Directive, will come into force on 10 January 2020.The changes to the AML requirements will mean that all land-based and remote casino operators licensed by the UKGC must continue to carry out business reviews ‘and accordingly amending, their money laundering and terrorist financing risk assessments, as well as the associated policies, procedures and controls’.Alongside the EU 5th Money Laundering Directive, the UKGC will also publish the 5th edition of its guidance for remote and non-remote casinos on ‘The prevention of money laundering and combatting the financing of terrorism’, which will come into force immediately on publication.In a statement on its website, the UKGC said: “The Commission recognises that it takes time to implement changes and we will take that into account, but we expect to see that operators have acted promptly, invested appropriately (if technology is required to accommodate the changes) and implemented changes with the requisite urgency.”Under the new directive, all land-based and remote casino operators must invest appropriately in technology which will mitigate the risk of money laundering.In addition to this, casinos must implement ‘further requirements for enhanced customer due diligence measures for high-risk third countries, complex or unusually large transactions, and where there are unusual patterns of transactions, or the transactions have no apparent economic or legal purpose, as well as customers who are beneficiaries of life insurance policies or the customer is a third country national who has received citizenship in an EEA state in exchange for the transfer of capital, purchase of property, government bonds or investment in corporate entities in the EEA state.’ Gambling.com maintains momentum against COVID-19 impacts August 19, 2020 Winning Post: A tale of three reports for UK betting July 6, 2020 StumbleUpon Submitlast_img read more