Port maintain league final push and all Monday night’s results

first_imgHome Sport GAA Port maintain league final push and all Monday night’s results SportGAAGaelic FootballHurling WhatsApp Port maintain league final push and all Monday night’s results Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Community Facebook TAGSresults By Alan Hartnett – 25th June 2018 All the sports results Portarlington are up to third in Division 1A of the ACFL after a seven point win over Graiguecullen this evening.Des Cooney and Noel Coss’ men have now won four games on the bounce and are just one point off neighbours O’Dempsey’s in the race to join St Joseph’s in the final.A Ronan Coffey goal gave Portarlington a 1-7 to 0-7 lead and they built on that to win well in the end.Thursday night could be a defining moment in the league as the top four teams go head to head.League leaders St Joseph’s host O’Dempsey’s who are second while Portarlington entertain The Heath – in a clash of third versus fourth.So an exciting night is in store. Elsewhere, Camross will bid to retain the Division 1 hurling title when they face Rathdowney-Errill in the decider after seeing off Clough-Ballacolla tonight.See all tonight’s other results below:Laois Shopping Centre ACHL Division 1 Semi Final Playoff (Extra time if necessary) Camross 1-16 Clough Ballacolla 1-11 – See ReportLaois Shopping Centre ACHL Division 1A Round 7Clonaslee St Manmans 1-16 Colt/St Fintan’s 2-9Laois Shopping Centre ACFL Division 1 Round 9 Portarlington 1-17 Graiguecullen 0-13Laois Shopping Centre ACFL Division 3 Round 11O’Dempseys 1-6 Portlaoise 5-7Ballyroan Abbey 2-20 Mountmellick 0-5Midlands Park Hotel Under-15 Football League Division 1St Joseph’s V St PaulsRosenallis 3-15 Na Fianna Og 3-8Portarlington gave a walkover to PortlaoiseGraiguecullen 4-8 Ballyroan Abbey 3-5Midlands Park Hotel U15 Football Division 2 Semi Finals (Extra time if necessary)Park Ratheniska Spink 5-12 Mountmellick 1-3Midlands Park Hotel U15 Football Division 3 Semi Finals (Extra time if necessary)Rathdowney Errill 6-10 The Harps 1-6SEE ALSO – From butcher to caretaker to Cathaoirleach – the remarkable political journey of John King Previous articleCamross see off Ballacolla to book league final placeNext articleAll of this week’s golf results from around the local clubs Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding Pinterest Community Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad Twitter Rugby Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’last_img read more

Selling your book? Work with an expert

first_img Get snowbirds counting the days Just like their own business-owning clients, advisors looking to sell their book of business would do well to work with experts. “The sale of a book of business can have different implications depending on the nature of the business and the structure of the sale,” said Wilmot George Jr., director, tax and estate planning, Toronto-based Mackenzie Financial Services Inc. “So, it’s critical for [advisors] to work with the accountants and lawyers to confirm implications and to determine the most appropriate option.” George spoke at the 12th annual Institute of Advanced Financial Planners (IAFP) Symposium in Calgary on Monday. The tax implications of a sale depends on a number of factors, such as whether the buyer and seller are employees, sole proprietors or incorporated, or if the payment is made as a lump sum or is based on future commissions. For example, if the seller of a book of business is an employee of a firm, he or she would be fully taxed on the proceeds received as employment income, said George. For an employee-purchaser, it is important to note that the client list — which is considered an asset as it represents the good will of the business — is not tax deductible as an expense under the Income Tax Act. On the other hand, for sellers who are sole proprietors, the client list will generally be considered eligible capital property, which is taxed like a capital gain. However, George said sellers would only receive this type of tax treatment if the price were set in advance. In cases where the price is based on future production, such as future commissions, the payment amount would be fully taxable when received. “For this reason, vendors could be best served by fixing their sales price in advance to insure capital gains tax treatment, even if the payments will be received over time,” said George. Non-compete agreements are also considered an asset in the sale of an advisor business. These agreements are fully taxable unless the seller files a special election under the Income Tax Act, which would allow for it to be treated as a capital gain. For a sole-proprietor advisor buying a business, the non-compete agreement and client list would not be fully deductible at the time of purchase, said George, but would be amortized over time at a rate of 7% per year. Depending on the outcome of a review by the federal government’s Provincial-Territorial Councils of Ministers of Securities Regulation, advisors may be able to incorporate their businesses in the future, which would have an impact on their taxes at the time of the sale of their practices. Currently, only the insurance industry allows advisors to incorporate, said George, whereas under the rules of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) and the Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada (MFDA) corporations cannot be registered, and therefore cannot conduct securities related activity. Under the MFDA rules, advisors, except for in Alberta, can redirect commissions to a non-registered corporation and be taxed corporately. However, George said there is debate as to the effectiveness of this model. Should advisors be allowed to incorporate their businesses, the seller can take up to $800,000 in capital gains tax-free because of the capital gains exemption, so long as the shares qualify. A non-compete agreement would still be fully taxable unless the seller applied for an exemption. In the case of a purchaser buying shares of an incorporated advisor practice, the cost-base of the shares would be adjusted meaning the buyer’s capital gain on the business would be reduced in the event of a future sale. Keywords Books of business Fiona Collie Brand building no longer an option for advisors center_img Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Related news Fund Facts POS delivery rule coming in December? Succession planning: Stuck in the ‘Terrible Toos’ Share this article and your comments with peers on social medialast_img read more

Retail investor protection top priority for OSC

first_img “As a result, issues related to market conduct, firms’ compliance cultures and how advisors meet the interests of their clients will continue to remain important areas of focus,” the OSC says. “Better alignment of the interests of firms and investors can be achieved by improving standards of financial advice, raising competency and increasing transparency regarding financial advice.” While the OSC isn’t committing to introducing a fiduciary duty, or to banning trailer fees, it is planning to continue work on both possibilities. In the year ahead, the OSC says that it is planning to “develop and evaluate regulatory provisions to create a best interest duty”; to similarly consider possible reforms to the registration rules to improve the advisor-client relationship; and, to analyze advisor compensation practices, which may generate regulatory action to resolve any issues that conflict with existing regulatory requirements. As for mutual fund fee structures, the OSC says that it will reach a decision on embedded commissions, and other sorts of compensation structures, in the year ahead. At the same time, the regulator also expects to finalize rules to introduce new prospectus exemptions, including a crowdfunding exemption and an offering memorandum (OM) exemption. Along with this, it also intends to step up oversight of the exempt market, and to improve compliance among dealers in this market segment. On the trading side, the OSC expects to introduce changes to the order protection rule (OPR), and to address other market structure issues, including trading fee structures and market data fees. A decision on its proposed whistleblower policy is also promised in the year ahead. And, the OSC indicates that it will continue its efforts to encourage greater gender diversity in upper management and on the boards of public issuers. Enhanced regulation and expanded oversight of the over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives markets is also expected; as are efforts to enhance transparency in the fixed-income market. In terms of the OSC’s finances, the regulator is forecasting revenues to increase by 13.9% in the current fiscal year (which ends March 31, 2016) from actual revenues in 2014-2015, under its new fee model. And, expenses are forecast to increase 12.6% on the same basis. Still, the OSC expects to generate a $6.6 million surplus in 2015-2016, in addition to the $11.2 million surplus generated last year. It forecasts a smaller surplus in 2016-2017, and a deficit in 2017-2018, as revenues are expected to stay flat and expenses continue to rise. Comments on the draft priorities are due June 1, and the final version will be submitted to the Ontario finance minister by the end of June. “Our work has broad implications for the capital markets and investors in this province, and we continue to focus on the most critical regulatory issues,” said Howard Wetston, chairman and CEO of the OSC. “It is important that we prioritise our work, take the time to receive input from investors and industry, and fully consider all of the potential impacts of our key areas of focus.” Keywords Securities regulationsCompanies Ontario Securities Commission Related news Work on a possible fiduciary duty for investment advice will continue, and a decision on embedded commissions for mutual funds looms, according to a draft of the Ontario Securities Commission’s (OSC) statement of priorities for the coming year. The commission Thursday published its 2015-2016 Draft Statement of Priorities, which puts retail investor protection at the top of the list. The draft indicates that regulators expect investor reliance on financial advice to continue growing for a variety of reasons, including the aging of the investor population, the growth of the exempt market that is expected to attract novice investors, and the emergence of robo advice — which will, in turn, keep investor protection a top priority for the OSC. James Langton FCA seeks consumer duty standards OSC adds three to IAP U.S. securities watchdogs reviewing recent stock market turbulence Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

Region’s Healthcare System to Benefit from Co-Operation With Spain

first_imgRegion’s Healthcare System to Benefit from Co-Operation With Spain UncategorizedOctober 24, 2006 RelatedRegion’s Healthcare System to Benefit from Co-Operation With Spain RelatedRegion’s Healthcare System to Benefit from Co-Operation With Spain RelatedRegion’s Healthcare System to Benefit from Co-Operation With Spaincenter_img Advertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Executive Director in the Office of the Deputy Secretary General of CARICOM, Jacqueline Josephs, has said that the region’s healthcare system would be greatly advanced through the region’s co-operation with Spain, as part of a 750,000 euro agreement signed last week.“We [at CARICOM] have been focusing quite a bit on HIV/AIDS, but in this particular case, it was important for us to concentrate more on our non-communicable diseases. Our community is challenged in that area, as it is an area that we have not given sufficient attention and we now have that opportunity to flesh out and implement a number of programmes,” Mrs. Josephs explained.She was speaking at a press conference, held at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, following the Second Meeting of the Joint Commission of the Kingdom of Spain and CARICOM between October 18 and 20.The non-communicable diseases include diabetes, cervical cancer and hypertension.In a communiqulast_img read more

KMA Water Project Gets $1.3 Billion Boost in Budget

first_imgAdvertisements RelatedKMA Water Project Gets $1.3 Billion Boost in Budget KMA Water Project Gets $1.3 Billion Boost in Budget EnvironmentApril 8, 2009 RelatedKMA Water Project Gets $1.3 Billion Boost in Budgetcenter_img RelatedKMA Water Project Gets $1.3 Billion Boost in Budget FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Kingston Metropolitan Area (KMA) Water Supply Project has received a boost of $1.3 billion in the 2009/10 Budget.The project aims at providing an improved water supply system to the KMA, which includes Greater Spanish Town, South East St. Catherine and Kingston and St. Andrew, to keep pace with the rapid industrial and housing developments in these areas.A National Water Commission (NWC) study and improvement plan and a design field assessment have been completed under the project. This is in addition to the procurement of 95 bulk flow meters, for the non-revenue water reduction and control programme. Thirty-one of the meters have already been installed.Other physical achievements include the completion of Lot 1 rehabilitation works, and the award of contract for development of new ground water for Lot 2A.It is expected that, for this fiscal year, a tender will be put forward and contract awarded for Lot 2B, as well as the completion of procurement for the two remaining lots. It is also intended that the new source development work on Lot 2A will attain substantial completion.The project, which should have lasted from September, 2000 to May, 2006, has now been extended to May 2010.The KMA Water Supply Project is funded by the Government of Jamaica and the Japan Bank for International Co-operation (JBIC).last_img read more

Surge testing to be deployed in Tower Hamlets

first_imgSurge testing to be deployed in Tower Hamlets Working in partnership with Tower Hamlets Council, NHS Test and Trace is providing additional testing and genomic sequencing in targeted areas within E1 postcodes from Sunday.It follows the identification of multiple confirmed cases of the variants first identified in South Africa (B.1.351) and Brazil (P1).All the confirmed cases are self-isolating. There are no links between these cases and the cluster of cases recently identified in South London.If you are over 11 years of age and you live, work or are educated in an E1 postcode, you’re strongly encouraged to take a COVID-19 PCR test when invited, even if you’re not showing symptoms.Enhanced contact tracing will be used for individuals testing positive with a variant of concern (VOC). In these instances, contact tracers will look back over an extended period to determine the route of transmission.By using PCR testing, positive results can be sent for genomic sequencing at specialist laboratories, helping us to identify VOC cases and their spread.If you have symptoms, you should book a free test online or by phone so you can be tested at a testing site or have a testing kit sent to your home. If you do not have symptoms, you should visit the local authority website f /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Africa, Brazil, council, covid-19, Government, Internet, London, online, South Africa, testing, UK, UK Government, variants, visit, websitelast_img read more

Busy Construction Season On Campus Should Not Cause Too Many Problems

first_imgDisruption to pedestrian and vehicle traffic is expected to be minimal on the CU-Boulder campus over summer despite work on around 50 construction projects.That’s the prediction of Lonnie Greim who is project coordinator for a schedule of new and ongoing work valued at around $25 million.Students and other pedestrians will be most affected by work in Engine Alley, a busy route in the core of the campus between the Ekeley Sciences building and Cristol Chemistry and Biochemistry.The work, involving improvements to the steam and pedestrian tunnels running between the two buildings and replacement of about 100 feet of sidewalk, is due to start May 15 and finish Aug. 25.Greim said during this time the sidewalk between the two buildings will be closed and fenced. Students will be re-routed north around Ekeley and south around Sibell Wolle Fine Arts.Meanwhile, the ongoing $2.5 million renovation of classrooms, laboratories and mechanical systems in the Ekeley east wing has more than a year to run but is not expected to cause any traffic problems.More significant impact is anticipated in the vicinity of Imig Music, Environmental Design, the power house and the plaza at the foot of the JILA tower which will be “off limits for pedestrians at intermittent periods.”Greim said the major projects in those areas are construction of storm drainage along 18th Street, the replacement of deteriorated oil tanks east of the power house and cleaning of other tanks under JILA plaza. Some of the work has begun. The alley between Environmental Design and the power plant is already closed and Greim said the alley running east of Environmental Design would be closed until mid-August.However, the roadway between Environmental Design and Imig Music will remain open. But Greim said users should take care because construction trucks will be coming through, although deliveries will be scheduled for early morning where possible.About 20 parking lots around the campus are due for resurfacing or other improvements over the summer, though no specific schedule has yet been decided.Disruption to users during resurfacing will be kept to a minimum, he said. Maps and other information will be sent to those most closely concerned in each area. The work in each lot will generally take two weeks or less.Elsewhere around campus, said Greim, storm drainage work may cause traffic congestion and re-routing at times while sidewalks are closed for work on free-standing bus shelters at Imig Music, 18th and Colorado, and at the Mathematics Building.Classroom renovations over the summer also are not expected to create significant problems and neither is the ongoing upgrade of fire alarms and sprinkler systems. Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: May 6, 1999 last_img read more

Afternoon Brief, Oct. 30

first_imgHome Afternoon Brief Afternoon Brief, Oct. 30Afternoon BriefAfternoon Brief, Oct. 30By Press Release – October 30, 2013 24 0 Share ReddIt TAGSAll American ContainersAmazonBritish ColumbiaChinaDe BortolieWinery SolutionsFrancis Ford Coppola WineryNCWIENew YorkNomacorcOregon Wine SymposiumPackagingArtsTapp LabelWinery Exchange Linkedin Trending Story:“Tasting in the Dark” Sheds New Light on Unique Marketing StrategiesBlind tasting is more of a figurative than literal term. It usually refers to hiding the identity of wines during sensory examination, and then revealing information like varietal, blend, region and producer once the tasting is complete; hence, being initially blind to knowledge about the wines…Today’s NewsGlobal wine shortage fears exaggerated, say analystsAnalysts are split on the state of global wine supplies, with some warning that stocks are running at historic lows and others arguing consumers may see more deals from a higher global harvest in 2013…VineNotes: Local wine industry trade show now North America’s second-largestOn Dec. 5 the second annual North Coast Wine Industry Expo will take place at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Driven by the success of the inaugural event in 2012, the trade show and conference has expanded from 180 to nearly 300 exhibitors this year…Oregon Wine Symposium to return to Portland for third yearThe Oregon Wine Symposium will return to Portland for the third straight year and is scheduled for Feb. 25-26 at the Oregon Convention Center. It is the largest gathering of the Oregons wine industry, and event organizers expect to surpass the 2013 record of 1,400 attendees, exhibitors and media…New York Issues Survey re Proposed “At Rest” LegislationBritish Columbia Wine Institute inks deal to expand BC wines in Hong KongShares a handy win for winemaker De BortoliClick and clink: Amazon selling wine in ChinaSupplier NewsWinery Exchange Expands Sales ForceeWinery Solutions to host Wine Social Hour in Richmond VirginiaPackagingarts Taylored Retail Displays Connect with ConsumersWine innovation award for TracMapAll American Containers Santa Rosa location is moving!Environmentally Friendly Label SolutionsFeatured VideoPerception vs. Reality. What do consumers really think about wine corks? Advertisement Twitter Email Previous articleA Knack for SustainabilityNext articleNew Wine Tasting App Making It Easier for Winery Owners to Market Their Business Through Social Media Press Release Advertisement Facebook Pinterestlast_img read more

Minister Falconer Calling for more Mentors

first_imgAdvertisements Minister Falconer Calling for more Mentors InformationJuly 3, 2012 RelatedArchives Critical to Jamaica’s History RelatedMinister Falconer Calling for more Mentorscenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister with responsibility for Information, Senator the Hon. Sandrea Falconer, is appealing for more accomplished persons to give back to society by becoming mentors. She said that one of the challenges facing young people today is the absence of role models and mentoring “from those of us, who have excelled and accomplished much”. She noted that while many have benefitted from the inspiration and guidance of others, fewer are giving back.  “When we look at our own success, I am sure we can all identify persons, who played an important role in the paths we have chosen in our lives. There is no telling where we would have ended up without such guidance,” she stated. Miss Falconer was delivering the keynote address at the 8th annual gala of the Merl Grove High School’s Past Student’s Association North-Eastern American Chapter, held on Friday (June 29), at the Hilton Hotel in Greenbelt, Maryland. She challenged the Merl Grove alumni, that, in addition to contributing cash and material resources to the school, to donate their time in sharing with the current students. Stating that mentoring is one of the best ways to ensure that the cherished values inherited are passed on to succeeding generations, Minister Falconer said she firmly believes that part of the success of some of the traditional secondary schools is the personal involvement of  past students in the life of the institutions.    These past students, she said, make their presence felt on the campus, they assist in coaching the teams, mentoring the youngsters and maintaining a connection in the life of the school. “Becoming better citizens, better leaders and better stewards of our rock, is more than text-book learning. For this reason, those of us who have benefited from such an experience have an awesome responsibility to give back and help create wholesome schools for our children to grow and learn,” she stated. RelatedMinister Falconer Calling for more Mentorslast_img read more

NHT Commits $173m to Complete Spatial Plan and Development Order for Jamaica

first_imgRelatedPATH Helping to Reduce Child Labor RelatedRegional Conference on Housing Oct. 6-7 RelatedJamaica Mortgage Bank Lead Financier of UWI Student Housing Project “We are trying to build the planning framework and update the national spatial plan; and we’re hoping to cover the entire island with development orders by 2015,” he informed.Mr. Knight said the agency has also added a civil engineer and an architect planner to NEPA’s staff, to help with the process of improving Jamaica’s planning framework.Jamaica joins other countries globally in observing World Town Planning Day, today (November 8), under the theme, ‘Equality in the City: Making Cities Socially Cohesive’.To commemorate the occasion, NEPA partnered with several stakeholders to host a week of activities, beginning November 2. These included: a symposium and exhibition, as well as career talks at secondary and tertiary educational institutions in Kingston and St. Catherine.The activities culminate today (November 8) with a worship service at the Andrews Memorial Seventh-Day Adventist Church in St. Andrew. The National Housing Trust (NHT) has committed $173 million towards the completion of a spatial plan and development order for Jamaica.Chairman, Easton Douglas, made the announcement on Friday (November 7), during a public lecture and exhibition at the agency’s New Kingston corporate office, which was held as part of activities commemorating World Town Planning Day, being observed today (November 8).“By virtue of the NHT Act, to promote housing and facilities in Jamaica, we have dedicated the expenditure of (this amount)…, because if you don’t have a spatial plan you will not have a vision, and you cannot have orderly and progressive development,” he stated.Mr. Douglas said a spatial plan cannot be static and must be regularly revised and updated, to guide development.“What we have not done over the years is revise our plans for the benefit of the people; and as a result, you see, all over the island, adhoc and undesirable developments taking place,” he noted.Meanwhile, National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Peter Knight, informed that the entity will receive $10.2 million from the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) to further strengthen the country’s institutional planning framework.Mr. Knight said NEPA is working assiduously to improve planning in Jamaica, adding that the agency is actively pursuing three main objectives. These include: sustainable management and use of the environment and natural resources; risk reduction and adaptation to climate change; and sustainable urban and rural development. Photo: JIS PhotographerNational Housing Trust (NHT) Chairman, Easton Douglas (right), conversing with National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) Chief Executive Officer, Peter Knight, during a public lecture and exhibition held as part of a series of activities in observance of World Town Planning Day, being observed today (November 8), at the NHT’s New Kingston offices, on Friday (November 7). FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail NHT Commits $173m to Complete Spatial Plan and Development Order for Jamaica HousingNovember 9, 2014Written by: Athaliah Baker NHT Commits $173m to Complete Spatial Plan and Development Order for JamaicaJIS 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 Advertisements Story HighlightsThe National Housing Trust (NHT) has committed $173 million towards the completion of a spatial plan and development order for Jamaica.Chairman, Easton Douglas, made the announcement on Friday (November 7), during a public lecture and exhibition at the agency’s New Kingston corporate office, which was held as part of activities commemorating World Town Planning Day, being observed today (November 8).Mr. Douglas said a spatial plan cannot be static and must be regularly revised and updated, to guide development.last_img read more