Thurston County Roadwork: Night Work on Lacey Area Bridges Reduces I-5…

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Washington State Department of TransportationThurston County Roadwork: As crews march toward completion of a project to replace Interstate 5 expansion joints at Martin Way in Lacey, they will also determine future bridge preservation needs for the span that carries southbound I-5 traffic over Pacific Avenue in Olympia.Work on both bridges will reduce southbound I-5 to a single lane for about two miles from Martin Way through Pacific Avenue. Drivers are advised to plan for extra travel time.Friday, July 209:00 p.m. – single-lane closure begins10:00 p.m. – double-lane closure begins, reducing southbound I-5 to one laneSaturday, July 21All lanes will reopen at 5:00 a.m.Real time traveler information is available from the WSDOT app and by following the WSDOT regional Twitter feed.Featured photo credit: Kim Merrimanlast_img read more

Champs Barca get favourable draw

first_imgMONACO (AP): Barcelona got a favourable start to their title defence, Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s wish to go home was granted and Benfica were given the longest trip in Champions League history yesterday. The group-stage draw also means Bayern Munich play Arsenal for the third time in four seasons, and sent Chelsea coach JosÈ Mourinho back to Porto, where he won his first Champions League title. Manchester United’s return after a one-year absence will be at Group B’s top-seeded club, whose best player was bought in the offseason. United’s new No. 7, Memphis Depay, can look forward to a September 15 date back at PSV Eindhoven. World football’s most coveted club competition set up many story lines for the 32 elite clubs who will share €1.2 billion ($1.37 billion) in UEFA prize money over the next nine months. MESSI-RONALDO DUEL Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo resume their duel for the all-time competition scoring record tied on 77 career goals, and Barcelona’s star forward seems favoured to forge ahead. Defending champions Barcelona will kick off at Roma and also play BATE Borisov and Bayer Leverkusen. Messi routed the German side with five goals in a 7-1 win when they met in the last-16 round in 2012. Ronaldo and Real Madrid landed in a tougher group with Shakhtar Donetsk and Ibrahimovic’s current and first clubs, Paris Saint-Germain and Malmo. “One day I hope to experience the Champions League in Malmo on the pitch. Congratulations!” the Sweden great had posted on Twitter after his boyhood club advanced through the play-off round on Wednesday. Ibrahimovic will be 34 by Nov. 25 when PSG plays at Malmo, which he left as a 19-year-old to join Ajax.last_img read more

Passenger traffic at CJIA skyrocketed for Jubilee celebration

first_imgGuyana’s main port of entry, the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) has recorded a significant boost in passenger traffic during the 50th Independence Anniversary celebrations.CJIA records an 80.3% increase in passenger arrivals for Jubilee monthAccording to the Airport’s Statistics Department, there was an 80.3 per cent increase in passenger traffic at the CJIA at the end of last month when compared to May 2015.The data shows that some 27,353 passengers arrived last month compared to 15,173 passengers for the same period in 2015.Meanwhile, figures for the year to date, that is, from January to the end of May, have revealed that there was a 15 per cent increase in passenger arrivals compared to 2015, with a total of 102,110 passenger arrivals, while total passenger movement during the five-month period was recorded as 206,965.The CJIA noted that the large influx of passengers was credited to Guyana celebrating its Jubilee anniversary as an independent nation on May 26, 2016. A plethora of events were organised leading up to the momentous day hence the high influx of passengers during that month.Commercial airlines such as Caribbean Airlines, Dynamic Airways, COPA, Surinam Airways, Fly Jamaica and Insel Air all recorded surges in passenger movement for the month.CJIA’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Ramesh Ghir disclosed that the Airport’s stakeholders partnered with management to guarantee a smooth arrival process.last_img read more

LRA Should Expand Tax Horizon

first_imgLate last year, Boima Kamara, Minister of Finance and Development Planning (MFDP) admitted on a local radio talk show that the country has plunged into recession. He noted the weakness and undervalue of the Liberian dollar, high prices of basic local commodities and the drop in international trade as upshot of the collapse. However, he was optimistic that policies and strategies being devised by his Ministry and relevant agencies would obviously change the course. I believed him! While I emphasize the dirge of Liberians currently facing increase in taxes on commodities such as water, alcoholic beverages, etc., as part of government’s tactics to mitigate the economic down trend, let me opine that these policy measures are genuinely intended to stabilize the Liberian economy. When customs and international trade are challenged by geo-economic, technological, social and political factors, domestic taxation is the way to go. This is why I think the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) should expand its tax horizon and revenue scouting into other sectors, Power and Electricity for instance. After 26 years of darkness, Liberia cut the ribbon of a revitalized Hydro Dam in Mount Coffee, Montserrado County on December 15, 2016. Speaking on behalf of the Liberian government, Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism (MICAT) Eugene Nagbe, expounded that the refurbished Hydro Plant was a fulfillment of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s commitment to Liberia’s development agenda festooned in her campaign promises of 2005 and 2011. Though some say the “Small Light Today Big Light Tomorrow” realization is tardy, many Liberians are gleeful but cautiously hopeful or perhaps cynical that power generated from ‘the Hydro’ will be aptly managed by the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC). This is so because of their past problematic experiences with the LEC. But the LEC quagmire will be left for another day!As a consequence of the weedy institutionalized, ineptly regulated and unethically distributed power supply across Liberia, ordinary Liberians with capital have since engaged in private power and electricity sales. What is quite captivating is that these transactions are typically illegal. Contrary to Liberia’s revenue regime which requires that a 10% tax is levied on payment for the acquisition of an investment asset in Liberia, these private citizens purchase huge generators in their communities, supplying neighbors with electricity or what has come to be known as “Community Current” at costs often ranging from US$ 40 to US$ 50 per ampere. Goods and Services Tax (GST) is habitually unpaid in these instances thus contravening provisions of the Revenue Code of Liberia which further requires that Service Tax payable on a supply of taxable services is to be accounted for by the registered service provider making the supply. While the code says, “registered service providers,” most of the “community current” providers are not registered. Low grade electrical appliances and cheap wires bought from local vendors are often stretched from one generator house to the other, mostly across homes in densely populated communities and are usually installed by unlicensed, unprofessional and unsophisticated individuals. The hazards associated with these illegal practices are usually unheeded due to ‘necessity’ or ‘love’ for electricity. Besides, it has become a generally accepted Liberian reality that for many years, LEC power supply has not reached ordinary communities. So why waste time waiting anyway? Arguably, millions and thousands of United States and Liberian dollars are generated annually by these illegal, unregistered and unregulated power and electricity suppliers with no regards to relevant government institutions such as the Liberia Business Registry (LBR), LRA and LEC. This begs the question. Does anybody seriously think or believe that private citizens who are involved in power sales in different communities in Monrovia or Liberia at large pay taxes to the Liberian government? Since the generators owned by these private citizens are solely for economic purposes evident by the sale of power in communities, it is required by the laws of Liberia that such individuals duly register those equipment with the LBR as legal businesses and obtain Tax Payer Identification Numbers (TIN) from the LRA so as to place them into the tax net and enable them pay their fair share of taxes. LEC should devise ways, means and strategies to regulate these power and electricity suppliers. It is high time LBR, LEC and LRA team up with the view to derive a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will regulate private citizens supplying power and electricity, as well as enforce compliance with relevant commerce and tax laws that will see them pay their fair share of taxes. This could be a wet spot for domestic revenue generation that would aid in soothing our crumbling economy and also serve as a measure to avert the potential undermining of our revitalized Hydro. Or there will be no day that some Liberians will see light, whether big or small! Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Alaska Highway may be expanded

first_imgDavies says the City wants the Province to consider a phased approach for improving the area’s infrastructure deficit and expanding the highway.He does admit the highway’s length means it would be a considerable feat to completely expand. However, he says the City believes the biggest priority lies between Dawson Creek and just north of Fort Nelson because of the number of industrial vehicles that use that stretch of the highway.The next UBCM conference will be held in September. The largest highway into Fort St. John may be expanded, if City Council gets its way.On Monday, Fort St. John City Council approved a list of resolutions to take to the North Central Local Government Association which would then petition the Union of British Columbia Municipalities to ask the Province to become involved.- Advertisement -One of the resolutions included will ask the Ministry of Transportation to consider expanding the Alaska Highway from two lanes to four.It all comes down to safety, says City Councillor and acting Mayor Dan Davies.Davies says around 300,000 vehicles travel the highway each year.[asset|aid=3470|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=b9f04c9102dfadd4005fd88f4f61c45a-Davies Alaska Highway 1_1_Pub.mp3] Advertisementlast_img read more

Rosses AC athletes perform superbly at Dublin City Marathon

first_imgRosses AC News: Last weekend was a great weekend for many of our adult athletes who have spent the last few months training  intensively for the Dublin Marathon. Now the 4th largest marathon in Europe everybody gave their all and there was some super performances with Ciaran McGonagle leading the way in a magnificent time of 2:36:29 to finish 41st overall out of 19,000+ starters.  Sunday was the target for many of this group who have trained, pushed and supported each other since January this year around the Estate in Gweedore. For many it was alos a first time expereince while others are becoming more seasoned and experienced which resulted in quite a number of personal bests. Ciaran Mc Gonagle 2:36, Noel Diver 2:56, Edward Harkin 2:56, Michael Logue 2:59, Paul Mc Gee 3:09, Eamonn Mc Gee 3:09, Fergal Mc Gee 3:11, Liam Mac Giolla Bhríde 3:13, Denis Edward Boner 3:17, Brendan Mc Bride 3:19, Frankie Mc Ginley 3:34, Eugene Mc Cafferty 3:35, Noreen Mc Gee 3:40, Tommy Boyle 3:42, Packie Mc Devitt 3:45, Seamus Ferry 3:46, Anne Harkin 3:46, Sinéad Boyle 3:47, Martin Wilson 3:51, Edward Wilson 3:51, Fiona Mc Ginley 3:53, Kathleen Rodgers 3:59, Michael Rodgers 4:02, Niall Griffin 4:02, Noel Boyd 4:03, Leigh Mc Geever 4:04, Paddy Robinson 4:12, Gavin Boyle 4:15, Sarah Uí Chasaide 4:22, Marie Mc Garvey 4:26, John Ferry 4:37, John Anthony O Donnell 4:54, Anne Rodgers 5:23.Club Circuit Training: Circuit Training Pubailscoil Ghaoth Dobhair Thursday 7pm for Teenagers/Adults with coach Aidan Gillespie. Fee €3 bring water. Contact 0874627798 or rossesac@yahoo.ie. This weekend Sunday 6th November see action for underage and adults in the Ulster Uneven Age Group Cross Country Championships including Novice Races at the Finn Valley Leisure Centre where action starts at 11:30 with Girls u11 and running throuh until 2pm. Novice women and scheduled to start at 2:30pm and men at 3pm. Want to be part of something? Consider joining and being part of a running/jogging group. Want to set new goals/targets for 2017? Want to improve your lifestyle, wellbeing or fitness? Want to jog 5k in 2017? Want to do your 5k, 10k faster than 2016? This is for you. This is open to anybody and all levels. On Tuesday November 8th at 7pm we will be having a number of new groups starting – come along !!! Nothing to lose!!! No cost!! Friendly atmosphere (most of the time..:)) !!! Guaranteed to feel better!!! So what’s stopping you – come along and join in, try it out….. Not sure this is for you? Then ask some questions and make sure you have got all the information – ask one of the current running group, private message, text or call Michael Logue on 0866003527.Rosses AC athletes perform superbly at Dublin City Marathon was last modified: November 2nd, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Athletesdublin city marathonnewsNovemberROSSES ACSportlast_img read more

NOTICES: YAC MEETINGS IN DONEGAL TOWN

first_imgForoige’s Youth Advisory Committee’s (Y.A.C) meetings have recommenced and will be held every Friday from 5pm – 6pm in The DECK, 6 Tirchonnaill Street, Donegal Town.If you are a young person and would like to have your say on issues that affect YOU please come along and join us or contact us at the centre on 074 9723029.DONEGALDAILY.COM – DONEGAL’S BIGGEST AND BEST NEWS WEBSITE……GIVING YOU THE NEWS NOW! ADVERTISE FOR JUST €3..click www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comNOTICES: YAC MEETINGS IN DONEGAL TOWN was last modified: October 20th, 2011 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:YAC MEETINGS DONEGAL TOWNlast_img read more

FIANNA FAIL COUNCILLOR POCKETS €50K IN EUROMILLIONS DRAW

first_imgA FIANNA FAIL county councillor has won almost €50,000 in the EuroMillions lottery.Former Donegal Mayor Brendan Byrne scooped the cash in Tuesday night’s draw – where the jackpot was worth €100Million!Cllr Byrne was one of two Irish players who pocketed €49,796 in the draw, matching all five main numbers – but failing to get up either of the two lucky star numbers. The councillor bought his ticket in the Spar Texaco station just outside Donegal Town. FIANNA FAIL COUNCILLOR POCKETS €50K IN EUROMILLIONS DRAW was last modified: March 21st, 2013 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:FIANNA FAIL COUNCILLOR POCKETS €50K IN EUROMILLIONS DRAWlast_img read more

TIME TO PUT UP OR SHUT UP AS TYRONE WAIT TO TEST DONEGAL’S RESOLVE

first_imgThe talk is over. The preparation is complete. And it’s only their first championship game of the year.It may feel like something approaching a certain Sunday in September but for Donegal their test against Tyrone today may well define their defence of their All-Ireland title today.More than 17,000 fans, the majority of which will be wearing the green and gold of Tir Conaill, will pack into MacCumhaill Park this afternoon for the Ulster Championship quarter final (throw-in 4pm). Jim McGuinness is exuding a quiet confidence and has named the same starting fifteen players which busted out of the blocks against Mayo in last September’s All-Ireland final.Bu he knows there is no better tactician in the game than Tyrone boss Mickey Harte.He knows too that Donegal are no longer the underestimated surprise package they may have been to many teams last season.McGuinness and company have locked themselves away behind-closed-doors as the try to hone yet another formula to help them hold onto Sam Maguire. He knows himself that an over physicality and any cheap frees will be punished by the lethal boot of goalkeeper come free-taker Niall Morgan.And that’s before we mention the potency of veteran Stephen O’Neill and Sean Cavanagh.If Tyrone are looking to these household names, then Donegal will be hoping that the likes of Colm McFadden, Michael Murphy and Patrick McBrearty will continue the form they are showing for their clubs.All will be revealed at 4pm this afternoon as Donegal holds its breath and dreams of another long summer of championship football. TIME TO PUT UP OR SHUT UP AS TYRONE WAIT TO TEST DONEGAL’S RESOLVE was last modified: May 26th, 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:donegalTyroneUlster Championshiplast_img read more

Kids see ‘Wizard’ after being thwarted earlier by motorcade

first_img “We were hoping that somehow we could help these kids,” said Mary Clausen, associate producer of “A Christmas Carol” at the MET. “We felt badly that they missed the production.” Madrid Manager Denise Leader Stoeber was thrilled to see the kindergartners. “How fabulous is this?” she said. “People step up. These children get to have theater, deprived by no arts in the schools.” Dana Bartholomew, (818) 713-3730 dana.bartholomew@dailynews.com IF YOU GO “The Wizard of Oz Ballet,” presented by the Los Angeles Youth Ballet, will be performed at 7 p.m. today and at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday at the Madrid Theatre, 21622 Sherman Way, Canoga Park. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for children 12 years and under, and $10 each for groups of 10 or more. Call (818) 347-9419. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! CANOGA PARK – A San Fernando Valley theater on Thursday brought the great wizard to a bus load of munchkins barred from Oz last month by a presidential traffic jam. Nearly 60 kindergartners from Kenter Canyon Elementary School in Brentwood, many dressed as miniature Dorothys, streamed into the “The Wizard of Oz Ballet” at the Madrid Theatre with tickets courtesy of neighborhood groups. A second Kenter group will see the ballet today. “We’re off to see the wizard,” said Julie Fahn, a Kenter mom, as the Los Angeles Youth Ballet’s Dorothy and the Mayor of Munchkinland greeted 400 schoolchildren on hand for the show. “We’ve had some very kind and generous people come forward for the children. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week One hundred kindergartners were set to see the wizard Oct. 21, when their first-ever field trip was blocked by a motorcade for President George W. Bush. The motorcade from West Los Angeles to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley brought traffic to a standstill and prevented the Kenter kids from seeing a “Wizard of Oz” play in Malibu. To cheer up the children, numerous theaters and patrons of the arts have offered free tickets for fall performances. The $500 in tickets for the “Wizard of Oz Ballet,” with a cast of 37 dancers, were furnished courtesy of the Reseda-based Los Angeles Youth Ballet; ballet moms Shari Mitchell and Joni Marine, both of Woodland Hills; and the Los Angeles Community Redevelopment Agency. Next month, the children will return to the Valley to see a “A Christmas Carol,” courtesy of the Metropolitan Education Theatre at California State University, Northridge. They will also see “The Nutcracker” at the Center for the Arts Guild at Pepperdine University in Malibu. last_img read more