Mrs Brown’s Boys actor and Donegal charity shop on Revenue defaulters list

first_imgDonegal-based actor Danny O’Carroll and the Good and New Cancer Shop have been named among the latest list of tax defaulters.Revenue has named Mr O’Carroll and the cancer charity among 73 individuals who have made settlements totalling more than €12 million.Mr O’Carroll, who lives in Manorcunningham, is the son of comedian Brendan O’Carroll and plays Buster Brady in the popular Mrs Brown’s Boys shows. Mr O’Carroll made a settlement of nearly €126,000 in tax interest and penalties for underdeclaring income tax and for the non-declaration of Capital Acquisitions Tax.In a response to the case, Mr O’Carroll told Independent.ie: “I was recently subject to a Revenue Audit , some issues were identified and as soon as these were agreed the appropriate tax, interest and penalties was immediately paid in full.”The other Donegal case on the ‘name and shame’ list by Revenue was Letterkenny’s Good and New Cancer Shop. The shop raises money in support of the Donegal-Galway cancer bus.The charity shop, based off the Port Road in Letterkenny, settled for almost €105,000 over under-declaration of PAYE/PRSI and USC. Mrs Brown’s Boys actor and Donegal charity shop on Revenue defaulters list was last modified: March 6th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:Revenuetax defaulterslast_img read more

Carlos Martinez nets a hat trick, Fortuna boys soccer holds off rival Arcata

first_imgFortuna >> They call it “serving dinner” in the Friendly City.Dinner being served was exactly what they needed to keep their league-play perfection going on Wednesday afternoon.Carlos Martinez’s 65th-minute goal off a beautiful pass from Luis Atilano broke a 1-all deadlock and gave the Fortuna boys soccer team the lead once and for all in a 3-1 win over arch-rival Arcata at Husky Field.“They’ve always been our rivals and every time we play them I try to do my best,” said Martinez, who scored …last_img

Anti-corruption courses in African business schools could help end graft

first_imgEducation could be a valuable weapon in Africa’s fight against corruption. Three business schools – in Nigeria, Tanzania and South Africa – already offer anti-graft coursework, and the results are positive.A billboard in Namibia spread the message of the country’s Anti-Corruption Commission, or ACC. Anti-corruption education, the authors say, must become a priority in African classrooms. (Image: Philip Schuler, World Bank)Shiv Tripathi and Ganka Daniel Nyamsogoro, Mzumbe UniversityCorruption touches our lives every day. It happens across the private sector as well as the public service in the realms of housing, education, health and agriculture. Its influence reaches dangerously further, too: it directly threatens sustainable development.Corruption takes many forms. This makes it almost impossible to definitively calculate its cost, though one estimate suggests that corruption amounts to more than 5% of global GDP.Research by the World Bank shows that about US$1-trillion is paid in bribes worldwide each year. Africa is home to several of the most corrupt countries in the world, according to Transparency International’s Corruption perception index.Corruption also makes it difficult for societies and economies to develop. Sub-Saharan Africa is one of the poorest regions in the world and it, along with the rest of the globe, is now gearing up to meet the sustainable development goals. Most of these goals are sadly vulnerable to corruption, whether in the realm of poverty eradication, access to health care or affordable energy.Education could be a valuable weapon in the continent’s fight against corruption. Three business schools in Africa are already putting this theory to the test by introducing an anti-corruption programme, sanctioned by the United Nations, into their classrooms.We piloted and researched their experiences for our new book, which outlines how anti-corruption education can be professionalised in business schools around the globe.The business of fighting corruptionResearch tells us that corruption can hamper the ability of a business to run well and profitably. It can affect the entire business supply chain and ultimately lessen an enterprise’s contribution to broader social and economic development.One estimate suggests that about 80% of Africa’s job creation and its economic output depends on small and medium enterprises.These are just some of the reasons that we believe anti-corruption education belongs in business schools. If the continent can produce business leaders who are able to identify and act against different forms of corruption, it will make a huge difference to economic growth and the successful implementation of the sustainable development goals.There is no single correct approach to embedding anti-corruption issues in education, but a great deal can be learned from available frameworks. One of these is the UN-sanctioned Principles for Responsible Management Education Anti-Corruption Toolkit.The toolkit was developed by a group of nearly 40 management scholars from around the world. The project was funded by the Siemens Integrity Initiative and the first draft was launched in 2012. It has since been tested and refined at 14 business schools in India, Eastern Europe, Europe, South America and Africa.The toolkit is continuously updated. It offers case studies and research about corruption which can be introduced into a classroom for discussion. It also has a section dedicated to teaching methods, which helps to guide those lecturers who have never tackled this complex topic before.In Africa, the toolkit was piloted in three different schools, which each applied it to different courses. Nigeria’s Lagos Business School adopted its contents into the MBA programme curriculum. Stellenbosch University in South Africa tested it through an ethics course for managers. At Mzumbe University in Tanzania, it was used in regular postgraduate level courses and in executive education programmes.At Mzumbe, the toolkit was used to start discussions about how integrating East Africa could minimise corruption and how to deal with ethical dilemmas in cross-cultural settings. The toolkit also provided material for a 12-hour programme that taught established professionals about ethical compliance in procurement.Other pilot sites used the toolkit to link the impact of corruption to a particular business context. Students were encouraged to share their own experiences and to envision the adverse impacts their crooked business decisions might have on their own and others’ quality of life.Feedback from the students was very positive at all pilot business schools.Sharing the lessonsThe major challenge for anti-corruption education lies in its integration with existing curricula. Students enrol for higher education seeking knowledge and the skills they’ll need to follow a particular career path. They will respond best to being taught about anti-corruption measures if they know this will be useful in their working lives. If businesses want to minimise corruption, they must emphasise ethical values and skill sets when recruiting business schools graduates.Beating corruption will require a collective effort from more than just business schools and corporate leaders. But anti-corruption education has an important role to play in this fight. It must become a priority in African classrooms.Shiv Tripathi is professor of Business Management, and Ganka Daniel Nyamsogoro is associate professor and dean, at Mzumbe University. This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.last_img read more

I got into college through reservation, says Deepika Padukone

first_imgDeepika Padukone, who stars in Prakash Jha’s Aarakshan, says she got admission in college by flashing her ‘sports certificate’.”I owe my admission to the sports quota. It worked for me, so reservation has touched my life. But then there is a much wider impact of reservation in education and jobs. It has its own benefits and pitfalls. I am sure that the film would fetch varied reactions,” Deepika told PTI.”This is why it really meant a lot to me when Aarakshan came my way. There is no added glamour quotient or a romantic track just so that it could be made into a ‘masala’ affair,” she added.Jha’s latest explores the politics behind reservation in education system and stars Amitabh Bachchan, Saif Ali Khan, Deepika and Manoj Bajpai in key roles. The film hits theatres on August 12.Saif plays Deepika’s love interest in the movie while Bachchan is her father. So while the core subject of the film was dramatic enough, the demand of the script was for Deepika to share certain chemistry with Bachchan.And the 25-year-old actor admits that she was flustered to share screen space with Bachchan.”Before stepping into Aarakshan, I had never interacted with him (Bachchan) very closely. I had perhaps met him a few times socially on a ‘hello-hi’ basis but that’s about it. Due to that I was really very flustered on the first day of the shoot as I didn’t quite know what to expect from him,” said Deepika.”But when I look back and reflect, I think it was all in my own head.”advertisementDeepika also feels that scenes between her and Bachchan create several brillant father-daughter moments in the movie.”I think what also helped was the fact that Prakashji has written several moments quite brilliantly for the film.There are these little moments between Amitji, Tanviji (Azmi) and myself that present a close knit family. The sense of togetherness has been brought out well here.”Last year was a mixed bag for Deepika. Housefull did well but films like Break Ke Baad, Lafangey Parindey, Karthik Calling Karthik and Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Se Bhi failed to live up to the hype, which has left the actor disappointed.”I was disappointed with the box office outcome of some of my films because I sincerely believe they could have done much better. But then there is a silver lining as creatively it was a satisfying experience and this is what keeps you going,” said Deepika.The actress will next be seen in Desi Boyz and (tentatively titled) Cocktail.last_img read more

Skipper MS Dhoni not invited to Laxman’s late night party

first_imgIndian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Wednesday added more fuel to the intense speculation about his strained relationship with V.V.S. Laxman, saying he was not invited for a late night party thrown by the retired cricketer at his residence.Laxman, who retired from the game in controversial fashion just ahead of the series against New Zealand even though he was selected for the two Tests, threw a party on Tuesday for senior members Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir and Zaheer Khan at his residence in Manikonda in the suburbs of the city. He, however, chose to ignore Dhoni for the bash.When Dhoni was asked at the pre-match press conference if he was invited by Laxman, he replied in a clear “No”.The skipper also chose to pay little attention to the fact that Laxman could not get through to him to inform him about his immediate retirement plans ahead of the series.”You think it’s a controversy but people who know me always complained that I’m someone who is quite difficult to get hold of. That was one of the reasons why Laxmanbhai could not get hold of me,” Dhoni told reporters ahead of the first cricket Test against New Zealand starting here tomorrow.”That’s not something new. I have tried to improve but it seems I have not really improved,” he said.Asked about Laxman’s sudden retirement, pat came Dhoni’s reply: “You need to ask Laxman about it.”Laxman, who trained hard at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) for about four months and also played in two local matches keeping in mind the fresh season ahead, suddenly announced his retirement last week, fuelling speculation that all was not well in the Indian camp.advertisementAccording to unconfirmed reports, Laxman was handed a two-match ultimatum by one of the selectors.The elegant middle-order batsman, known for his second innings heroics including an epic 281 against Australia in Kolkata, was unhappy about the ultimatum which is believed to be the reason behind his sudden retirement.Laxman’s retirement came after Dravid bid adieu to the game in March in the aftermath of India’s 0-8 rout in England and Australia.Dhoni said the team would miss the duo but felt that their absence would provide opportunity to youngsters to prove their mettle.”Definitely these are our two great players and we will miss them on the field. But that’s how it is,” he said on the eve of series opener.”It’s an opportunity for the youngsters to take up the responsibility in the longer format. We are hoping that the youngsters would grab the opportunity and do well,” he added.The duo’s absence would mean that India would have to fill in the void at the slip cordon, of which Laxman and Dravid were integral part. But Dhoni hoped that Virender Sehwag, Suresh Raina and Virat Kohli would take up the responsibility.”We are hoping that we won’t miss them in the slip cordon. When it comes to scoring runs and the experience they had, it would be quite difficult. That’s one area where we will definitely miss them,” the skipper said.”But we don’t think we will be short of fielders. We have players like Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Virender Sehwag who are already fielding at the slips. We have seen the youngsters catch the ball really well. Sehwag most likely will stand at the first slip.”With the spinners, there might be a bit of issue. It’s challenging when there’s bounce. We will miss Rahul over there. But let’s look ahead and hope one of the youngsters take this opportunity and take a few good catches there,” he added.last_img read more

JUNIOR TOUCH CONTINUES TO BOOM

first_imgIt’s all happening in Junior Touch around Australia, whether it be the AusTouch program, new Junior competitions or the NSW Junior State Cup, it’s certainly looking promising for the future of Touch. SWQ- AUSTOUCH KICKS OFF AT CHINCHILLA: From South West Queensland Terry McSweeney and his team have kicked off the Aus Touch Program in Chinchilla… “As you would be aware the AusTouch program has been developed to increase participation in the sport of Touch and increase the skill level of the participants and to promote a healthy, safe after school activity for children. Yesterday, Wednesday the 16th of February saw the initial AusTouch program in SWQ with 106 children signing up to participate in the affiliate of Chinchilla 180 km west of Toowoomba. The number could well increase as a number of children were unable to attend the sign on day. The sign on was held from 3.30 to 4.30pm with the association President Brenda Rackemann and members of her executive including Lisa and Jo as well as a number of volunteers busily signing up eager children who flooded in straight after school. It was good to see so many parents looking to be involved in some capacity. The program will have 15 volunteer leaders to guide the children over the next 7 weeks and I think some of the leaders are as excited about the program as the kids. The first session of the program commences next week under the guidance of myself and Phil Gyemore with the leaders then taking the reins for a few weeks before our return mid program to provide assistance if require. If your association or school in South West Queensland is interested in running the AusTouch program just contact our office for further details, as going on the Chinchilla response it is going to be a much sort after activity. AusTouch can be run after school once a week over 6 to 8 weeks or as an intensive 2 day program. I’ll keep you up to date over the coming weeks as the Chinchilla program progresses!” Any enquiries on SWQ Touch contact Terry at: SWQ Touch Assoc PO Box 550 Darling Heights Qld 0746311464 0407130703 Any enquiries on AusTouch, contact Marianne Maguire on (08) 8373 3222 SQBD- BEENLEIGH TOUCH JUNIOR COMPETITION BEGINS: For Karley Banks the last few weeks have been more than a little hectic as she helped a Junior Touch competition kick off at Beenleigh… “We had 40 kids start last week, after a great response at the initial sign on days and really good coverage in the local media. The short lightning season (six weeks in total) will include skill development each week for 30 minutes before the teams take part in matches. There are two divisions, Under 10’s and Under 15’s – it’s a Mixed competition for this first season with the emphasis on coming along and trying the sport. Strudwick’s Sportsworld has sponsored playing shirts for the children and Beenleigh are keeping costs to a minimum to ensure their first foray into the sport is affordable, safe and fun. We’re hoping to expand the competition after this initial lightning season and Beenleigh are keen to develop the competition to a level where they can send representative teams away to this year’s Qlueensland Junior State Cup at the Glasshouse Mountains from the July 1-3.” Any enquiries on Beenleigh Touch, give Karley Banks a call at South Queensland & Border Districts Touch Association on (07) 34230887 or [email protected] NSW TOUCH CONTINUE TO BREAK RECORDS WITH JUNIOR STATE CUP: For New South Wales Touch this weekend is set to be their busiest of the year. Right now around 7000 kids state wide are packing their bags for a trip to Wollongong for the 2005 NSW Junior State Cup. Here’s a report on the event from NSW Touch: The NSW Touch Association’s (NSWTA) Junior State Cup will once again raise the benchmark for the largest representative Touch Football carnival in the world when it takes place this weekend in Wollongong. The event has continued its run of increases in participant growth and popularity. Since 2002 when 182 teams competed, the Cup has increased to set a world record of 274 teams at the 2005 event. The continual rise of the event reflects the current growth patterns in the sport; however with this being a junior event, it is particular pleasing for the organisers. “The popularity of this event far out weighs anything else in the touch world and that is a real positive for the sport,” NSWTA General Manager Dean Russell says. “However we are now really going to review our delivery as the event is nearly at a point where we have too many teams for the current format. It is a problem we enjoy having though. Its much better to have too many kids playing than not enough.” “This event continues to be a positive feature of our game that we must continue to capitalise on” Russell added. Overall 2004 State Champions Manly will once again be strong contenders filling teams in every division, however it is expected that they will not have it all their own way with home to town favourites, Wollongong, having planned a concerted effort this year to take the title. Strong junior competitions such as Wagga, Parramatta, Penrith, Cronulla and Newcastle are all favoured to do well and could very well hold the converted tag of overall State Champions come Sunday afternoon. However while the focus will be on Touch, the local community will be set for a big weekend with up 12500 visitors to the area over the two day carnival. Russell expects the financial boost to the community to be significant. “For these tournaments to be successful we need to have successful partnerships with the local community and with the likelihood of such a large number coming to town, the 2 day event will certainly provide an enormous economic boost to the whole Illawarra area.” The event will take place this weekend, February 19/20, at Thomas Dalton Park, Charters Lane, Fairy Meadow and is played in both boys and girls divisions from U/10’s through to U/18’s involving teams form all over NSW. Draws and times can be found at www.nswtouch.com.au Any requests for interviews can be made by contacting the General Manager on 0417 242 989 Event Statistics ,,X 275 teams over 10 divisions, 5 boys and 5 girls. ,,X Five age groups U/10, U/12, U/14, U/16 and U/18 ,,X Over 7000 players and officials with a further 5000 family members expected to attend ,,X Teams from as far north as Murwillumbah, South as Wagga and Griffith and West as Dubbo and Parkes as well as all the strong Sydney clubs will all participate. ,,X Some 767 games over two days in 20 hours of actual playing time ,,X Finals commence at with the U/10’s Girls at 2.30pm and conclude with the U/18’s Boys at 4.30pm Sunday afternoon. ,,X 25 fields running concurrently ,,X the Worlds largest Touch Tournament So things are happening for Junior Touch around Australia, that’s plain to see! It’s great for the direction and future of our status as the World’s leading Touch nation, as well as for the health and development of our kids. If your local, regional or State organisation has a story to share on the development of our future Touch Champions, send it to Rachel Moyle at [email protected]last_img read more

Florida Releases Official Depth Chart For Opening Contest

first_imgFlorida Gators depth chart for opening day.Florida Gators PlaylistThe Florida Gators take on New Mexico State this Saturday, and of course, fans want to know which quarterback – Will Grier or Treon Harris – will be starting under center. They’re going to have to wait until the game actually kicks off. Monday, Florida released its official depth chart, and both quarterbacks were listed. It specifically reads “Will Grier or Treon Harris.”#Gators depth chart for Week 1 vs. @NMStateFootball: pic.twitter.com/fagneeqMB1— Gators Football (@GatorsFB) August 31, 2015#Gators release official depth chart. pic.twitter.com/N8ZB2abf4E— Nick de la Torre (@NickdelaTorreGC) August 31, 2015It was already known that both Grier and Harris would be playing in the season opener. It’ll be interesting to see which player gets more snaps – and – which player performs better.last_img read more

Iniesta denies interest in Man City move

first_imgAndres Iniesta has revealed that Pep Guardiola sent him messages after his announcement that he will be leaving Barcelona in the summer, but has denied any interest in joining at Manchester CityThe veteran playmaker has previously revealed that he is now close to making a final decision on his future and expects an announcement to be made soon.Iniesta is expected to join either the Chinese Super League or the J-League in the summer, but that has not stopped reports emerging that the Spaniard has been in contact with his former Barcelona boss over a move to the Premier League instead.The 34-year-old has now denied he has ever had any interest in joining City and stated that his loyalty to Barcelona means that he will never be able to allow himself to join a rival club.“Yes, Pep Guardiola has sent me messages, but reports came out that I did not understand,” said Iniesta, when asked about City (via Marca).“I will not compete against Barcelona.“My period in elite football ends with Barcelona.”norwich city, manchester city, premier leagueReport: City are stunned by Norwich George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Manchester City was stunned by Norwich City in todays Premier League clash.Much has been made in recent days of the potential impact of Aymeric…The departing midfielder is hopeful that he can return to Barcelona at some point in the future on a non-playing capacity, but for now intends to prolong his playing career.“I would love to return, this is my home,” he said. “I have grown up here since I was 12.“I would love to keep forming part of this club.“The itch to move into coaching is starting to hit me.“I will obtain a coaching badge, but I still have time left to play right now.“I don’t know how everything will be in seven years or in 10.”last_img read more

Spalleti adamant penalty decision was spot on

first_imgLuciano Spalletti insists Inter Milan deserved victory despite an improved performance by Fiorentina and a debatable penalty in their 2-1 win at the San Siro.Goals from Mauro Icardi and Danilo D’Ambrosio ensured a win for Spalleti’s men with Federico Chiesa grabbing one for Fiorentina.“In terms of belief, character and fitness levels has improved a great deal. It’s true we were too deep at the start, but then we couldn’t do anything else.“We’ve not put together some results that improve our position in the Serie A standings,” Spalletti told Sky Sports Italia.Keita Balde Diao seemed very upset after Spalletti shouted at him at the final whistle and had to be consoled by his teammates.Romelu Lukaku, Serie A, Inter MilanCapello calls Lukaku “a modern striker” Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 The former Italian manager believes Romelu Lukaku is perfectly suited for Antonio Conte’s Internazionale Milan in the Serie A.“I know you like to cause controversy, but I told Politano and Keita at the final whistle. As Fiorentina were pressing us, we had all three forwards wide, but I wanted both Politano and Keita to track back more.“When Keita came on as a support striker, he helped out a lot, as he kept the ball to feet and took men on, putting us in the opposition half by himself.“When he moved out wide, he couldn’t figure out what I wanted, and we tried to get the message to him. Communication isn’t easy when you’re on the bench, but it’s a way of talking you do in the tension of the moment.“We can bite each other in the locker room if we have to, but that’s what happens in football.”last_img read more