first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The Lefkadian Cultural Assocation celebrated the New Year with a festive dance at Moonlight Reception Centre on Nicholson Street, North Fitzroy on New Year’s Eve. Over 170 guests enjoyed a night of entertainment, dancing, feasting and drinking. And the kids weren’t disappointed either with a visit from Father Christmas handing out little presents to the young ones. DJ George was in fine form playing all the best tracks in Greek and English for all those who attended.last_img read more

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Related Items:#magneticmedianews Recommended for you The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppKingston, Jamaica, February 19, 2017 – Minister of Local Government and Community Development, Hon. Desmond McKenzie, is reporting that over $2 million in property taxes have already been collected by the mobile units, which were recently launched in Clarendon and St. Mary.   He was addressing a regional sensitization session with mayors and councilors at the National Police College of Jamaica (NPCJ) in Twickenham Park, St. Catherine, on February 15.The Ministry is employing the use of the mobile units as it intensifies efforts to collect over $10 billion in outstanding property taxes. The initiative involves collaboration with Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ).  “The sole purpose of working with the tax mobile is to ensure that we maximize the collection of property taxes,” Mr. McKenzie said.Meanwhile, he informed that the series of sensitization sessions, being held across the island, have been beneficial and the local government representatives are implementing what they have learned.  The sessions include presentations from representatives from the Office of the Contractor General (OCG), and the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service, on issues relating to procurement and award of contracts.Technical officers from the Local Government Ministry also provide information on the roles and responsibilities of elected officials.last_img read more

first_img Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #TCIpolicecrackdownoncrime Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, November 16, 2017 – Providenciales – It is a crack-down on crime as the TCI Police release their strides in a number of investigations, known and unknown to the general public.   On Wednesday, we learned from a Police report that a 34-year-old Provo man is arrested for attempted murder in an over seven year old murder case, according to information from the TCI Police.    The man was on Tuesday taken into custody for the murder attempt and suspicion of robbery.An 18 year old Provo man was arrested for handling stolen goods, burglary, stealing a vehicle and possession of marijuana in early October.    A 40-year old Grand Turk man was slammed with 30 charges – 10 forgeries, 10 thefts and 10 counts of uttering false documents as a result of two complaints in October; the man has since been charged and granted bail.  Plus, in a matter from last week Tuesday – a 17 year old and a 22 year old were charged with possession of marijuana and have been granted bail.Another young man, in a separate matter was charged with burglary and granted bail; the case involving the 25 year old stems from a report made on October 13.Police also say their Financial Crimes unit made an arrest of a man on Friday past who is accused of uttering forged documents in connection to a report made on August 4, 2017.    The man is said to be of Nassau, Bahamas and is presently on $50,000 bail.#MagneticMediaNews#TCIpolicecrackdownoncrime Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington High School Varsity Softball team (12-5) defeated Lowell Catholic by a score of 1-0 on Friday, May 24, 2019.Both team’s pitchers threw three hitters and had great defense behind them. Neither team could put forth serious threats.In the top of the first inning, Ashley Crawford doubled. She advanced to third and eventually scored on passed balls.Chase Andersen made two excellent plays at third base and was a vital part of a combination play in the bottom of the sixth that helped to preserve the victory. With two outs, Lowell Catholic’s number two hitter doubled to left field and was awarded third on an obstruction call. With the third hitter at the plate, she attempted a steal of home, but was erased on a 2-5-3 play. Ashley Crawford received the pitch from Ally Moran and she chased the runner back to third before throwing the ball back to third basemen Chase Andersen. Andersen forced the runner back towards home plate and threw to first basemen Bella Kieran covering the plate for the third out of the inning.Ally Moran retired the side in order in the seventh for another shutout victory for the Wildcats.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWHS SOFTBALL: Wildcats Win Back-To-Back Games, Moran Gives Up 3 Hits While Striking Out 22In “Sports”WHS SOFTBALL: Wildcats Defeat Lexington, Moran Picks Up Another WinIn “Sports”WHS SOFTBALL: Wildcats Lose To Melrose By 1 Run, Storm Back With 12-Run Win Over Greater LowellIn “Sports”last_img read more

first_imgNasscom has urged policymakers from the European Union (EU) and the UK to adopt measures to alleviate impact of Britain’s exit (Brexit) on the Indian IT services exporting sector, says a PTI report.”NASSCOM urges policy makers in Brussels and London to provide greater clarity and guidance on the next steps as soon as possible, so that our businesses have the certainty they need to continue to invest in UK and Europe,” NASSCOM President R Chandrashekhar was quoted as saying.Indian IT companies expressed concern over short-term risks to businesses as they get ready to pull through the consequences of Brexit from the EU.Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka said the company was “watching the situation closely” and that he was expecting a possible short-term impact on currency and business.The company’s chairman R Sheshasayee told the Economic Times that political events like Brexit are beyond the scope of business operations but added that the company is working on “hedging strategies” to temper macro level risks. “There is also an immediate impact due to the currency, the GBP has already fallen by 8-10%,” said Sangeeta Gupta, senior vice president of Nasscom.Wipro was quoted as saying that the immediate risks were labour mobility, currency fluctuation and a different financial system.”Wipro has been present in the UK for over two decades and today employs over 4,000 people there. We remain committed to the UK and are optimistic that the close ties between India and the UK will further strengthen in the long run and open up new opportunities for us,” the company said.There was no comment from TCS and HCL.A 2016 Grant Thornton India Tracker report provided a picture of Indian business scene in Britain. India’s investment in the UK increased 65% in 2015, making it the third largest FDI source for the country, says the report.Two IT companies figured in the report’s list of largest Indian employers. HCL Technologies was named the 7th largest employer with above 3,100 employees, while Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) took a close 8th place with more than 3,000 employees.The report also said the combined tax revenue payed by the Indian firms to the UK went up by £150 million in 2015 compared to the previous year.Echoing Nasscom’s earlier warnings, Ganesha Natarajan, former vice-chairman of Zensar Technologies, said: “Lots of UK companies have trans Europe operations, Britain’s exit will mean reorganization and impact on their business volumes as well, it would shrink their wallets and thereby spending on IT will be hit immediately.”last_img read more

first_imgDarjeeling: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday announced the formation of an expert committee to look into different issues and problems pertaining to the tea industry. The committee will be handing over its recommendations and a report within three months. She also stated that the Land department will be soon preparing a law for distributing land rights to tea garden workers.The Chief Minister, while on a tour of North Bengal districts, held a meeting with different operating tea unions of the gardens at Uttar Kanya, the mini secretariat in the Jalpaiguri district on Thursday. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedLater, addressing a Press conference, she stated: “There are problems ailing the tea industry but we will have to find a permanent solution to the problems. We have constituted an expert committee with the Chief Secretary at the helm. The committee will submit a report within three months. The Land Reforms department will formulate a law for distributing pattas (land right documents) to tea garden workers.”She stated that there is exploitation in the tea gardens. “Some gardens declare lockouts as per their convenience. We will cancel lease of such tea gardens and will initiate criminal cases against the management not paying PF and gratuity of the workers,” retorted the Chief Minister. Also Read – Naihati: 10 councillors return to TMC from BJPReacting to an ongoing agitation by the Joint Forum of Tea, a conglomeration of 26 tea unions demanding minimum wages for tea workers, Banerjee stated: “They only know how to call bandhs. Our government has been sincerely working for the workers. We have spent more than Rs 1,000 crore for the tea workers since 2011.”Adding to this, Malay Ghatak, minister in charge of the Labour department, stated: “During the Left Front regime, daily wages were hiked by Rs 1 and Rs 2. We incremented daily wages by Rs 37.50. At present, the daily wage cash component is Rs 159.” The Chief Minister stated that the government is negotiating with the management for a minimum daily wage of Rs 176. Another round of talks of the minimum wage committee will be held on Friday at Uttar Kanya to decide on the minimum wage issue, stated the Chief Minister.There are 2,72,000 workers in the tea gardens of West Bengal and another 8 lakh non-workers who live in the tea gardens.”We are extending different social security programmes in the tea gardens. For the nonworkers we have decided to impart skill development training. Tea tourism will be promoted as an alternative” said the Chief Minister.She added that relief is being provided to the workers in closed tea gardens, including free electricity and free drinking water, along with 35 kg of rice at Rs 2 per kg.last_img read more