Linden business community encouraged to be tax-compliant

first_img…GRA hosts tax sensitisation campaignMembers of the Linden business community were encouraged to be tax compliant, as the Communication and Tax Advisory Services of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) took the final leg of its Regional Tax Sensitisation Campaign into the Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) community on Tuesday.Assistant Commissioner of VAT Audit and Enforcement Lavina Waldrond addressing a section of the gathering at the GRA Regional Tax Sensitisation Campaign in Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice)The objective of the exercise, which was hosted at the Linden Enterprise Network (LEN), was to promote taxpayer education and compliance. It was facilitated by a team of experts including Assistant Commissioner of Value Added Tax (VAT) Audit and Enforcement Lavina Waldrond, Tax Specialist Christopher Roberts, Representative of the Linden Integrated Regional Tax Office Ronesha Ajeday and Communication Officer Fabian Clowes.Speaking with this publication, Clowes stressed the importance of the exercise.“Each year we go across the country to talk to residents – individuals and corporate taxpayers, about what is new with the GRA, what we expect of them and what changes have taken place with the law that they should know about…it’s part of GRA’s mission to promote compliance through education. The mission is to promote compliance through service, enforcement and education,” he explained.Those in attendance were educated on topics such as VAT registration and de-registration, VAT refunds, what is meant by “zero-rated”, “exempt supplies”, “partial exemptions” which according to Clowes are all things that VAT registrants should know about if they are to engage the GRA. Attendees were also educated on VAT return submissions and penalties.In referencing the topic of tax invoice versus sales invoice, which was also discussed, Clowes pointed out that there are some businesses which refuse to give persons VAT receipts, noting that if they issue a receipt then the person will have to pay VAT. This is an issue which he noted clarity was needed on. Facilitators in their address also warned against this practice as they stressed the importance of businesses registered for VAT to issue receipts.Clowes further stressed that businesses are expected to be tax compliant if they wish to obtain certain licenses from the GRA.In addressing business professionals who were present, Assistant Commissioner of VAT Audit and Enforcement Lavina Waldrond pointed to several issues as she urged that they be more compliant. In this regard, she stressed the timely payment of taxes, citing penalties.Waldrond also highlighted that tax returns have been sent back to the GRA due to persons failing to sign to receive same. To this end, she said the GRA is working to improve its services by putting more suitable measures in placeMembers of the business community were also given an opportunity to share concerns and make recommendations.last_img read more

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Cave Dates and Climate Estimates May Be Off

first_imgThe steady drip, drip, drip of water from stalactites should provide a way to calculate the age of cave formations, right?  Don’t be too sure.  A scientist at Florida State found that calcite deposition is a function of how the cave “breathes,” reported New Scientist.  This finding “pours doubt on ancient climate records derived from these structures.”    Climate researchers have no way of directly recording temperature for dates before about 1850.  They use “proxy measurements” from tree rings, ice cores, cave formations and written descriptions.  Tree ring measurements have come under fire lately with the Climategate scandal.  It appears the use of cave formations for estimating prehistoric climate records is now subject to question.  “Some records of ancient rainfall may be skewed, as estimates based on stalactite formation assume year-round mineral deposition,” the article said.The point to remember here, without getting into details about the extent of possible misinterpretation, is that all dating methods make assumptions.  A geologist sees the steady dripping from a stalactite, measures the calcite deposition on the stalagmite below, calculates the deposition as a function of drip rate, and then extrapolates the measurements hundreds of thousands of years back in time.  Can any geologist possibly know all the factors that could affect the deposition rate?  This article pointed out one, but there could be many others.    The estimation of ancient climate is just as fraught with assumptions.  If the geologist establishes a plausibly reliable deposition rate under current conditions, he or she might infer from slight differences in composition in a cross-section of a stalactite how the climate cooled or warmed over time.  But some factors might not correlate together.  They could counteract one another in all kinds of ways.  To show this story is not an isolated case in Florida, recall the 01/19/2006 finding in Texas about kinetic factors including the angle of the glass plate a scientist might use to collect data, or the presence of a warm human body in the cave.  South African scientists, frustrated with anomalous measurements, concluded that “the constant speleothem growth rate we assume is simplistic” (10/12/2004, bullet 4).    The unknown factors are the most worrisome.  This story points out that theory-destroying factors no one ever thought about, like cave bears, could be lurking in dark passages.(Visited 13 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Nestle joins ‘Adopt-a-School’ campaign

first_imgMpumelelo is the first of many schools that Nestle will adopt and assist. The company’s communications director, Ravi Pillay, explained: “The plan is that where Nestle has an operation, the model will be implemented. “Education,” he said, “is everyone’s business”. She paid tribute to the school’s principal, WB Maphanga, and his staff for the success, saying they made all the difference. The success has been achieved despite the school facing some tough challenges, such as having only eight classes for 560 pupils, most of whom come from indigent families, whose parents are mostly unemployed and have no formal education. A culture of learning Established in 2007, Mpumelelo High School has been a tremendous success – the name in fact means “success” – and a source of pride to people in the area. Nestle South Africa has become one of the first corporates in the country to respond to the recently launched “Adopt-a-School” campaign. The company “adopted” Mpumelelo High School, near Estcourt in KwaZulu-Natal, at a ceremony on Tuesday. Nestle South Africa has now joined the likes of banking group Absa, financial services group Alexander Forbes and the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) in becoming part of the movement with its own “Adopt-A-School” initiative. Addressing the pupils, parents and guests in attendance, Mchunu added: “At my age, there are not many things that inspire me, but today I am inspired by this school.” Linda, a parent, told SAinfo afterwards that she was proud to have four children in the school. One of her children had failed grade 10 at the local high school in Estcourt, but after moving to Mpumelelo had passed with flying colours. Now, with Nestle on board, that is about to change, and the school is about to be blessed with some invaluable educational aids; Nestle will build a science laboratory, a computer lab, a school library, provide water, and also install a sports field, which the pupils have not yet been able to enjoy. The company said its Adopt-A-School intitiative was in line with Nestle’s worldwide “creating shared values” business strategy, which states that for a business to be successful in the long term, it has to create value for the communities in which it operates. Maphanga, in his address, said the school’s excellent results had come about because a culture of learning had been instilled. “The key to resolving government’s challenges is to create meaningful partnerships with the private sector in community development projects such as this Adopt-A-School initiative,” KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Education Senzo Mchunu said at Tuesday’s launch. 2 November 2011 In the mornings, the pupils have to walk to school very early, carrying water with them, because there is no water supply at the school. The first of many ‘Creating meaningful partnerships’ Nestle SA managing director Sullivan O’Carroll said that Nestle had brought in its partners, those companies it does business with, to help bring about the big contribution the company was making to Mpumelelo High School. The food and drinks maker employs 420 people at its coffee and beverages factory in Estcourt, and thus a nearby school was chosen as the first beneficiary of the initiative. The Accord on Basic Education and Partnerships with Schools campaign, launched in October by Brand South Africa, the Department of Basic Education and the National Economic Development and Labour Council, encourages businesses to “adopt” schools and donate educational facilities to them. Education, he said, was about giving people an opportunity to compete in the world. “It may vary in terms of detail, but the primary objectives will be the same – to ensure skills development and enhancing quality of life. But most importantly, it is our way of contributing towards rural development.” Tough challenges It is this kind of dedication that led Nestle to choose to assist Mpumelelo. More success is surely on its way, yet life as the staff, pupils and parents at the school know it is about to become a lot better, thanks to Nestle’s decision to “Play its Part” in making this happen. A dedicated teacher, Maphanga arrives at school at a quarter-to-six every morning. Upon arriving, he checks whether any overnight rain has been caught to boost water levels. If not, he fetches water himself. In its first year, it produced a 75 percent pass rate. The following year that figure was up to 85 percent. In 2009 and 2010 that mark was a perfect 100 percent. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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This Week in Internet of Things: Intel’s $25M IoT Investment, French Intelligent Cities & More

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Internet of Things#web Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting The adoption of IPv6 is a key technology in the Internet of Things, because every object connected to the Internet requires at least one IP address. There will be huge demand for Internet addresses and IPv6 is more than capable of handling that.Intel invests $25 Million in Internet of Things ResearchIntel announced this week that it will invest NT$750 million (US$25.8 million) in joint research with Taiwan’s top-ranked university, National Taiwan University. The research project, named Intel-NTU Connected Context Computing Center, will focus on Internet of Things. Specifically it will look at smart sensing, “green sensing” and context analysis.Vida Ilderem Burger, vice president and director of Intel’s integrated platforms research, said thatit’s Intel’s first such center and will probably eventually expand to China. This is significant, because as we noted last week China is well ahead of the U.S. on IoT implementation.The Quantified Self: RunKeeper Emphasizes IoT Platform Fitness-tracker RunKeeperannounced this week that its iPhone app will remain free, after formally being a paid app. Instead of making money from its apps directly, RunKeeper is going to focus on building a platform for exercise and health data. Other companies have already built RunKeeper integration into sensors, ranging from heart rate monitors to sleep monitors and bathroom scales. RunKeeper says it will launch a public API (Application Programming Interface) this year. Running coaches are already selling training programs on the RunKeeper site and power-users can pay for the RunKeeper Elite level of service. For more explanation and context, read Marshall Kirkpatrick’s analysis of RunKeeper.French Intelligent CitiesBruce Sterling, who runs the excellent Spime Watch on his Wired blog, pointed us to a report on “smart city” development in France. The telecoms company France Telecom Orange has been running two smart city pilot projects at Cagne-sur-mer, a city with 40,000 residents located near Nice, and in the Grenoble city center. Reports Louise Joselyn from new Electronics:“At Cagne, the pilot project has involved the deployment of sensors to monitor, measure and even control certain aspects of the city environment, including water metering in public buildings, street lighting control and the environment.[…]So far, the Cagne project has worked well, handling 100 or so sensors. The challenge is to support multiservices simultaneously and to scale to tens of thousands of sensors.” QR Codes Track Ancient Artifacts As we reported earlier this week, the Center for the Studies of Archaeological and Prehistoric Heritage (CEPAP) at the Autonomous University of Barcelona is now using QR codes to ID and track ancient artifacts. The CEPAP team has been testing this process for two years, affixing QR tags on everything from sword blades to bone remains. CEPAP has managed to reduce artifact coding errors to 1% with this process.Sao Paulo Cancer Hospital Uses RFID to Respond to Heart AttacksA report in the RFID Journal this week explained how a Brazilian hospital is making use of RFID in medical emergencies. The system “not only alerts responders in the event of a cardiac arrest, but also tracks response times, thereby providing the clinic with information that it can utilize to improve its response processes.”The RFID implementation has been a success so far and the hospital is planning to extend it to “tracking and managing clinical assets, as well as for environmental monitoring of temperature and humidity in patient care areas, and in hospital refrigerators and freezers used to store tissue samples and medications.”That’s a summary of some Internet of Things highlights from the past week. Feel free to share in the comments other interesting Internet of Things developments that you spotted this week. Every Thursday evening PT we review Internet of Things developments from the past week. Internet of Things is a term for when everyday objects are connected to the Internet. It’s becoming an increasingly relevant trend for the Web and media, so we want to keep you updated with the latest news. Tune in every Thursday evening for our updates.This week’s stories include a big IoT investment by chip maker Intel, two French cities building smart cities, RunKeeper’s platform for exercise and health data, and more. Also we continue the countdown to the Internet address apocalypse!5 More Days Until the Internet Runs Out of IPv4 AddressesAs we noted last week, it’s getting down to the wire for IPv4 Internet addresses. It’s now down to 5 days, according to the Twitter account @ipv4countdown (data sourced from Hurricane Electric). This time next week, it’ll be Armageddon! Well… not really, the Internet will continue to run and most of us won’t notice any difference. 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I Abused The Family Dog. But It Was A Robot Dog, Which Makes It OK, Right?

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#legal#robotics OK, I didn’t really abuse my robot dog. Although I might, if only to test cultural limits. Would you? It’s just a robot, after all. A gadget. If you spotted animal cruelty, would you react any differently if you discovered it wasn’t really an animal but a robot? How about if it looked and behaved like a real dog — and even whimpered in pain? What if your daughter enjoyed pulling whiskers off the family cat — but it, too, was just a robot? Would that set off any alarms?Kate Darling, a lawyer and Ph.D. candidate in the field of Intellectual Property and Law & Economics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, explores such questions in a series of experiments that examine how people interact with “social companion” robots (emphasis added):At first glance, it seems hard to justify differentiating between the legal treatment of a social robot, such as a Pleo dinosaur toy, and a household appliance, such as a toaster. Both are man-made objects that can be purchased on Amazon and used as we please. Yet there is a difference in how we perceive these two artifacts. While toasters are designed to make toast, social robots are designed to act as our companions.(See also: The ReadWrite Q&A with Kate Darling, below.)Robots are all around us. Not Blade Runner-like android robots, of course. Not yet. Today’s robots are used in medicine, to help build our cars, manufacture our smartphones, and in some cases, to clean our floors.Such robots are typically developed for a specific purpose. They look, unsurprisingly, like nothing more than a functional machine. But not all. Some robots look “alive,” like the popular Pleo They are designed as companions. Expect them to get better, more lifelike, more responsive — more like actual companions, in other words.Do these robots deserve legal protection similar to what we now provide pets, for example, or horses? Your initial reaction may be, Of course not. But what if this social robot served as the equivalent of your family dog and someone came along and stole it, abused it and “killed” it? Then posted video on YouTube? (Go ahead — take our poll on the right, then sound off in comments.) A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting brian s hall Image of adorable Boston Terrier puppy and Pleo doll courtesy of Wikimedia Commons Related Posts Even when we can reliably predict aspects of the future, we seem to often miss out the larger implications of what we create. What do you think? In her 2012 paper, “Extending Legal Rights to Social Robots,” Darling makes it clear why people often find it more troubling to witness or incite violent or abusive acts on a “social robot” as opposed to a more machine-like, functional robot:Studies involving state-of-the-art technology already indicate that humans interact differently with social robots than they do with other objects. Robotic toys, household robots, and personal-care robots that interact with us on a social level generate stronger psychological attachments than we experience with everyday objects. This difference in how we perceive social robots could have legal implications.Rapid advances in robotics, haptic feedback, voice recognition, design, data processing and algorithms are rapidly making highly realistic robot “pets” a reality for many. Nonetheless, that adorable, forever-puppy robot that “bonds” with your children presently has no more legal rights than the power drill hanging on the wall of your garage. I spoke with Darling about social robots, typical human responses to them, and potential legal issues we all might face down the road.ReadWrite: Should we grant rights to social robots?  Kate Darling: That’s really up to society to decide. But there are two reasons it could make sense to give social robots some legal protection beyond the property right of the owner. The first is that if people feel strongly enough about it, for example the way that we feel about protecting certain animals from abuse, we might want the law to reflect that social preference.The second is that we might want to deter types of behavior that could be harmful in other contexts. One theory behind animal rights looks at it not from the viewpoint of the animals’ inherent capacities, but rather from the viewpoint of what it says about ourselves if we’re willing to treat other creatures or things in a certain way.RW: Are there examples of rights you would propose for social robots — robot pets?KD: I would say that analogies to animal abuse laws are helpful — so not “the right to live”, but rather protection from being treated in a way that we associate with unnecessary cruelty. RW: Should such rules be different based upon what the robot is? A robot dog, for example, versus a robot woman.KD: I would rather distinguish between robots that are specifically designed to interact with us socially and be anthropomorphized, as opposed to the many other robots, such as factory robots, that are not meant to engage our emotions.RW: Have any countries (or legal entities) extended legal rights to robots?KD: Not that I know of.RW: Have any countries explicitly restricted legal rights of/to robots?KD: Not that I know of.RW: What might prompt legal action?KD: I think (YouTube videos of animal torture). Even with existing technology and very few use cases, the YouTube comments on videos picturing “torture” of robotic toys and pets are strikingly polarized. A lot of people get upset, or at least feel very uncomfortable watching something that they perceive as life-like get abused, accusing the video makers of horrible cruelty. This reaction is likely to become more common and more extreme with the increasing development of robots that are specifically designed to interact with us socially in a cute and sympathetic way.RW: Have any religious groups promoted or restricted social robot rights?KD: None that I am aware of. I could imagine that some might be opposed, but that really depends on their respective beliefs.RW: Do you expect some societies to act first or differently regarding social robots?KD: Some societies (like Japan and South Korea) seem to accept interaction with robots more easily, which could incentivize a societal push sooner than in other cultures.Clearly, the ethical and legal implications of robots virtually endowed with human qualities can quickly sends many people down the rabbit hole. But society may be forced to grapple with the issue anyway. What if the robot looks not like the family dog, but like a human being? Is anyone harmed if your teenage son uses a fembot to practice sex with? 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Eagles claw Archers

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netThirdy Ravena nailed a triple with 9.2 seconds remaining as Ateneo stunned fierce rival La Salle, 80-78, Sunday night to stay in the quarterfinal hunt in the Filoil Flying V Premier Cup.Momentarily open at the left corner, Ravena hoisted the shot while drawing a foul on Ricci Rivero to give the Blue Eagles the lead for good, 76-74, much to the delight of the Ateneo faithful at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage View comments Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LATEST STORIES MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. With the victory, San Beda improved to 6-0, virtually clinching a place in the quarterfinals of the preseason event.The Eagles looked like they were on their way to the victory when they took a 73-68 lead heading into the final minutes.But La Salle responded with six straight points capped by a Ben Mbala putback for a 74-73 lead with 18.3 seconds left.Ravena missed the bonus free throw, but teammate Matt Nieto hauled down the rebound leading to another foul for two more charities, 78-74.Hardly looking the squad that ruled this tournament in emphatic fashion last year, La Salle fell to 4-3 as it continued to miss Kib Montalbo and Prince Rivero to injuries.Letran absorbed its sixth loss in seven games.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Mangulabnan cops Superbikes, Expert plums “It was a big shot by Thirdy (Ravena),” said Ateneo coach Tab Baldwin, whose Eagles improved to 3-2 in the preseason tournament . “We don’t want to rely on big shots to win the game, but it’s good that we get one when we need it.”The rivals’ first match since their UAAP finals meeting won by La Salle last year turned out to be a hotly contested affair with technical fouls called on players from both teams.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutEarlier, San Beda maintained its unblemished record with a 75-63 drubbing of Letran in a battle of NCAA rivals, while National U leaned on JJ Alejandro’s big game to subdue St. Benilde, 104-88.Robert Bolick fired 17 points to lead the Red Lions, who rallied from an early deficit with a strong performance in the third quarter. What ‘missteps’? Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games 1 dead in Cavite blast, firelast_img read more

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Cycling: Chris Froome under fire over ‘cheating’ jersey

first_imgGreat Britain’s Christopher Froome waits for the start of the 203,5 km second stage of the 104th edition of the Tour de France cycling race on July 2, 2017 between Dusseldorf, Germany and Liege, Belgium. AFPLIEGE, Belgium—Chris Froome and his Sky team were under attack again on the opening weekend of the Tour de France, but not on the road.Having previously been accused of doping and using a motorised bicycle by detractors unwilling to believe his dominant performances could have been achieved through fair means, Froome is now under fire for allegedly using banned substances in his jersey.ADVERTISEMENT According to a French professor specialising in sports performance, and working for rival team FDJ, Froome and his Sky colleagues gained 18 to 25 seconds in Saturday’s time-trial through their choice of jersey.The top in question has little Vortex air pellets woven into the fabric to give an aerodynamic boost to the rider, which Frederic Grappe claims offers a five-percent boost in performance but is illegal.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“The rule is very clear. Any aerodynamic addition to the jersey is banned. Sky have clearly infringed,” Grappe told journalists.However, Sky’s sports director Nicolas Portal insisted his team had done nothing wrong. View comments China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Horn’s controversial win upsets Pacquiao and his fans “Everything is legal and the equipment was validated by the race commission,” he said.Cheating denied“We wouldn’t have taken the risk of losing the Tour from the first stage by cheating. We haven’t cheated.“Other teams use this material but we’re the ones being attacked.“We’re not infringing the rules because the Vortex isn’t added to the jersey, it’s part of it—that’s different.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend LATEST STORIEScenter_img Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Sky had four riders finish in the top eight of Saturday’s time-trial, including Froome, who was sixth, and Geraint Thomas, the surprise stage winner.Sky are no strangers to controversy surrounding their innovations.Two years ago, they faced scrutiny for bringing a camper van to the Giro d’Italia for their then rider Richie Porte to get a better night’s sleep.However, organizers put a stop to that immediately.They were also the first to systematically use stationary bikes to help their riders warm up for races and warm down afterwards, something which is now done by all teams.  /raSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next What ‘missteps’? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Gameslast_img read more

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Kalmadi blames Aiyar for CWG work delay

first_imgDespite delays and a series of allegations of corruption and favouritism, Commonwealth Games (CWG) organising committee (OC) chairman Suresh Kalmadi is a positive man. He is confident that the Games will be a “huge success”.Kalmadi, on a visit to Pune, claimed that he would make people of his constituency proud. However, while showing his confidence to the people of his parliamentary constituency, Kalmadi did not forget to slam his political rival within his party.File photo of Suresh Kalmadi (centre) with Mike Fennell and Mike Hooper.The Congress MP blamed former Union sports minister Mani Shankar Aiyar for the delays in infrastructure development for the Games. Aiyar has in the past openly criticised Kalmadi and the Games for extravagant expenditure on its conduct.Speaking on the matter earlier in the day, Kalmadi had said there were several challenges to the Games and heavy rain in Delhi was one of those. He however reiterated that this challenge would also be met and the Games would be held successfully.Kalmadi also said that London’s claims that it is absolutely ready to host the 2012 Olympic Games, is a mere claim. “London is not ready. Have you gone there and seen it? I invite you to come to Delhi and see ours,” Kalmadi said.last_img read more

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NBA-leading Bucks rally to beat Hornets

first_imgPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer inserted Connaughton in the final minute of the third quarter, with the Bucks looking ragged. Connaughton’s energetic defense helped energize Milwaukee, and he remained in the game until the final 25 seconds.“I’ve always prided myself on trying to make winning plays, whatever that may be,” Connaughton said. “For professional athletes, that’s our job to be ready. This team is unique. We have guys one through 15 who have made an impact on the season at some point.”Connaughton had not played in six of the previous nine games.“It’s just mostly gut,” Budenholzer said. “We were in a little bit of mud. Just see if we could find a spark. I don’t think he made a basket but he had as big an impact on the game as anybody. The crowd’s energy and Pat’s energy really lifted us up in the fourth quarter.”Charlotte star Kemba Walker was injured in a scrum with 2:06 left when Antetokounmpo landed him. Walker headed directly to the locker room. Nicolas Batum led the Hornets with 19 points, Jeremy Lamb and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist each had 16, and Walker had 10 on 3-of-12 shooting.ADVERTISEMENT “We played well for 42 minutes,” Batum said. “This is the best team in the East, maybe one of the top two teams in the NBA right now. They’ve got one MVP candidate, they’ve got a great coach and they play well, especially at home. It’s been three games and we’ve played those guys, we’ve had a chance to win every time. We moved the ball really well. But they did a good job the last 6 minutes, being more aggressive on defense and they scored in transition every time.”TIP-INSHornets: Tony Parker sat out to rest. The former San Antonio star scored 17 points in 17 minutes off the bench in the Hornets’ 118-107 victory at Memphis on Wednesday night. “What he’s done in fourth quarters, you talk about experience, you talk about basketball IQ and knowledge and winning plays,” Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer said. “He’s got a whole data base of what it takes to win games, and he can dial it up in those moments.” … Walker collided with Antetokounmpo in a scramble for a loose ball late in the game and suffered what the team termed a mild neck sprain. Walker went to the locker room and did not return in the final 2 minutes.Bucks: Rookie guard Donte DiVincenzo was inactive because if a left heel injury. He left the arena in a walking boot after the game. “We may just need to give him an extended period of rest or non-activity and be exceedingly cautious,” Budenholzer said. “Part of it is Donte wants to play so bad and he’s such a hard worker. Sometimes when you’re coming back from some of these injuries it can actually work against you. You just need to give it some time.” The Bucks have plenty of backcourt options off the bench with Sterling Brown, George Hill and Tony Snell in the current rotation.UP NEXTHornets: Host New York on Monday night.Bucks: At Oklahoma City on Sunday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Donovan Mitchell scores 24, Jazz outlast Timberwolves Giannis Antetokounmpo had 34 points and 14 rebounds and Milwaukee rallied to beat Charlotte 108-99 on Friday night, outscoring the Hornets 32-12 in the fourth quarter.Malcolm Brogdon added 19 points, Eric Bledsoe had 18, and Khris Middleton 15 to help the Bucks improve to 35-12 with their sixth straight victory. They are 22-4 at home.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“Once we switched up our coverages and made them play a lot of 1-on-1, it changed the game for us,” Bledsoe said. “We were taking the ball out (of the net) all game, up until the end. We started to get stops, get out and get transition shots, drive and kick. We did a great job.”Down 92-80 with 9:45 left, the Bucks fought back with an 11-0 run. They finally took the lead on Brogdon’s drive with 5:34 left. After Walker scored, Antetokounmpo did a huge spin and dunked with one hand to put the Bucks up 97-96. 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2004 NTL DRAW AVAILABLE

first_imgThe 2004 National Touch League draw for both Opens/20’s and Seniors can now be found by going to the Tournaments tab on the left side of the homepage. Go to the National Touch League page and look in the 2004 National Touch League page. This is a draft draw and can be subject to change prior to the National Touch League. Participants are reminded to check the web page for updates as the take place.last_img

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