Elnora Donnini Noland, 82, formerly of Wellington: Sept. 19, 133 – March 24, 2016

first_imgElnora Donnini NolandElnora M. Donnini Noland, formerly of Wellington, died peacefully in her sleep on Thursday, March 24, 2016 at her daughter’s home in Choctaw, Oklahoma at the age of 82.Elnora was born the daughter of Charles L. and Maude Estelle (Nelson) Martin on Tuesday, September 19, 1933 in Garfield, New Mexico.On October 24, 1951, Elnora and Faust L. “Denny” Donnini were united in marriage in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Together they celebrated 35 years of marriage before his passing in Wellington,  in 1987. She was blessed to find love again and married Al Noland. They spent his last years together before his passing in 1996.Elnora was the Finance Manager for the Sumner County Mental Health Center in Wellington, . She retired in 2000 following a 22-year career. Elnora was an avid gardener who loved nature and spending time outdoors. She was also an accomplished artist who worked in multiple medias including pottery, oils and watercolor. Survivors include her daughter, Lisa Donnini Fredline (Brian) of Laingsburg, Michigan; son, Richard Donnini (Tonia) of Dayton, Ohio; daughter, Julia Donnini Laughlin (William) of Choctaw, Oklahoma; son, David Donnini of Portland, Oregon, grandchildren: Julianna Buning, Lynda Miller, Brian Donnini, Ryan Donnini, Justin Pruitt, Sarah Donnini, Connor Donnini and Landen Laughlin, great-grandchildren: Patrick Buning, Justin Buning, Jaylyn Aprill, Drake “Denny” Buning and Aidyn Alsteen. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Faust L. “Denny” Donnini; husband, Al Noland and daughter, Deborah Ann Donnini. A family remembrance celebration will be held at a later date in Prairie Lawn Cemetery, Wellington, , where she will be interred next to her husband Faust “Denny” Donnini. A memorial fund has been established in her loving memory to the Garden of Memories Cemetery in the Village of Hatch, New Mexico where her parents were laid to rest. Contributions may be mailed to, or left with the funeral home. To share a memory or leave condolences, please visit www.cornejodayfuneralhome.com.Arrangements are by Cornejo|Day Funeral Home & Crematory, 1030 Mission Road, Wellington, .last_img read more

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NHL power rankings: Flyers, Maple Leafs, Canucks see postseason in playoff prediction edition

first_imgWho will make it and who will not? It may still be too early to tell, but, who doesn’t love predictions?This week’s power rankings predict the 16 teams that will still be strapping on their gear when the Stanley Cup playoffs begin April 8.MORE: Last week’s power rankingsNHL power rankings1. Boston Bruins, 96 points (15 games left)Last ranking: 1Get that Presidents’ Trophy shiny for Beantown — but don’t touch it, Zdeno Chara.2020 playoff prediction: Atlantic Division champs2. St. Louis Blues, 90 points (15 games left)Last ranking: 3Craig Berube’s squad will win the wild, wild Western Conference.2020 playoff prediction: Central Division champs3. Tampa Bay Lightning, 87 points (16 games left)Last ranking: 2Again, apologies to Jon Cooper for ever entertaining the idea he should be fired.2020 playoff prediction: Second in Atlantic Division4. Colorado Avalanche, 87 points (17 games left)Last ranking: 10Colorado has destroyed everything in its path lately — like an … avalanche. The only thing better than the Avs’ seven straight wins is the Blues’ eight.2020 playoff prediction: Third in Central Division5. Philadelphia Flyers, 83 points (17 games left)Last ranking: 11They may have a tough schedule the rest of the way, but it’s been nine years since they’ve won a division title — and this year the drought will end.2020 playoff prediction: Metropolitan Division champs6. Pittsburgh Penguins, 82 points (17 games left)Last ranking: 4Sid the Kid will get another chance at the Cup, backed by a stacked roster.2020 playoff prediction: Second in Metropolitan Division7. Washington Capitals, 86 points  (17 games left)Last ranking: 6Who doesn’t want a Crosby-Alex Ovechkin first-round matchup? Ok, maybe everyone who wants a “Battle of Pennsylvania.” But still, this would be quite an entertaining matchup.2020 playoff prediction: Third in Metropolitan Division8. Vegas Golden Knights, 82 points (14 games left)Last ranking: 5It’s a weak Pacific Division, but being 9-1-0 in the last 10 certainly doesn’t hurt in solidifying the division crown.2020 playoff prediction: Pacific Division champspic.twitter.com/cBKs3MLlqY— Robin Lehner (@RobinLehner) March 4, 20209. Dallas Stars, 82 points (16 games left)Last ranking: 9The Stars have one of the best goalie tandems in the NHL and one of the easiest schedules down the stretch.2020 playoff prediction: Second in Central Division10. Edmonton Oilers, 80 points (15 games left)Last ranking: 8Dear hockey gods, please. 2020 playoff prediction: Second in Pacific Division11. Calgary Flames, 75 points (15 games left)Last ranking: 14Dear hockey gods, please see above.2020 playoff prediction: Third in Pacific Division12. Toronto Maple Leafs, 78 points (15 games left)Last ranking: 16Well … they won’t have to play Boston in the first round this year.2020 playoff prediction: Third in Atlantic Division13. New York Islanders, 78 points (17 games left)Last ranking: 12The Isles’ saving grace is the Blue Jackets have one of the toughest schedules down the stretch.2020 playoff prediction: East’s first wild card14. Winnipeg Jets, 74 points (14 games left)Last ranking: 19Connor Hellebucyk is willing this all on his own.2020 playoff prediction: West’s first wild card15. Vancouver Canucks, 74 points (17 games left)Last ranking: 7With two games in hand, the Canucks could overtake the Flames or Oilers. But with Jacob Markstrom out they’ll hang on to a playoff spot by the skin of their teeth.2020 playoff prediction: West’s second wild card 16. Carolina Hurricanes, 75 points (18 games left)Last ranking: 15The Storm Surge will see the postseason.2020 playoff prediction: East’s second wild card17. Columbus Blue Jackets, 78 points (15 games left)Last ranking: 21The fact that this team, despite the injuries that piled up, are in the picture this late in the season is a testament to John Tortorella and his players.2020 playoff prediction: Just miss18. New York Rangers, 74 points (16 games left)Last ranking: 13While Artemi Panarin may be making a case for the Hart Trophy, the injury to Chris Kreider means curtains on the Broadway Blueshirts season.2020 playoff prediction: So close.19. Nashville Predators, 72 points (16 games left)Last ranking: 182020 playoff prediction: Almost 20. Arizona Coyotes, 72 points (15 games left)Last ranking: 202020 playoff prediction: Next year21. Minnesota Wild, 73 points (16 games left)Last ranking: 232020 playoff prediction: It was a good run22. Florida Panthers, 73 points (16 games left)Last ranking: 172020 playoff prediction: Maybe 2021? 23. Montreal Canadiens, 71 points (14 games left)Last ranking: 262020 playoff prediction: No24. Buffalo Sabres, 66 points (16 games left)Last ranking: 222020 playoff prediction: Not happening25. Chicago Blackhawks, 68 points (16 games left)Last ranking: 242020 playoff prediction: Nope26. New Jersey Devils, 64 points (16 games left)Last ranking: 252020 playoff prediction: No chance in … 27. San Jose Sharks, 62 points (16 games left)Last ranking: 302020 playoff prediction: Of course not28. Ottawa Senators, 58 points (15 games left)Last ranking: 272020 playoff prediction: That’s a no from me, dawg.29. Anaheim Ducks, 60 points (16 games left)Last ranking: 292020 playoff prediction: Mighty Ducks — the movie — is better30. Los Angeles Kings, 56 points (16 games left)Last ranking: 28 There’s exactly a month left until the 2019-20 NHL regular season wraps up.After the final horn on April 4, 15 teams will officially be hitting the links while 16 teams’ focus shifts to the ultimate prize: Lord Stanley’s Cup. 2020 playoff prediction: Really?31. Detroit Red Wings, 35 points (14 games left)Last ranking: 312020 playoff prediction: C’monlast_img read more

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‘The Last Dance’: Screaming Pacers lady is the next viral meme to come from Bulls doc

first_img“The Last Dance” concluded with Episodes 9 and 10 on Sunday, providing a satisfying end to a captivating look at the Bulls’ final championship season together.Oh, and it introduced some excellent memeable content in the form of this Pacers fan screaming “God d— you, Bulls,” among other indignities that start with the letter F: She quickly became one of the biggest talking points on social media Sunday, with some people calling her the “OG Karen.” She is, in reality, a woman who desperately wanted her Pacers to beat the Bulls and who was justifiably tired of their run of dominance in the NBA.That said, some of the content people created from her 10 seconds of airtime sure is funny. But before we get into that: No, that woman is not Nashville news anchor Tracy Kornet, mother of current Bulls player Luke Kornet (although she does look similar to the screaming Pacers fan).Did you see me on the #TheLastDance ! pic.twitter.com/3DWxJaagPz— Tracy Kornet (@WSMVTracyKornet) May 18, 2020. @WSMVTracyKornet , mother of Bulls center Luke Kornet, tells @TheAthleticIND she is NOT the Pacers fan in episode 9.But her phone is blowing up because of the uncanny resemblance. pic.twitter.com/bqt6CErdmO— Scott Agness (@ScottAgness) May 18, 2020Now. On to the content:Social media reacts to screaming Pacers fanthe OG Karen pic.twitter.com/c7w2cAYdFo— Jim Hill (@HamptonsfiveSZN) May 18, 2020Screaming Pacers lady walked so Screaming Heat lady could run pic.twitter.com/uzTmpmwKcc— Lauren Comitor (@laurencomitor) May 18, 2020Can’t get out of my head that screaming pacers lady looks like Kirsten Dunst #TheLastDance pic.twitter.com/iWRAhj8ICe— yelhsa leinad (@XxAshes2Ashes) May 18, 2020When they won’t let you into Gelsons without a mask pic.twitter.com/o14yxhvKAW— Harrison Faigen (@hmfaigen) May 18, 2020Screaming Pacers lady walked so Screaming Heat lady could run pic.twitter.com/uzTmpmwKcc— Lauren Comitor (@laurencomitor) May 18, 2020Would pay a premium for footage of a still cam on this lady at Pacers playoff games from the 90’s. #TheLastDance pic.twitter.com/6xqFW0ktPN— Cole Cubelic (@colecubelic) May 18, 2020 Indiana Pacers fan blonde lady screaming at Bulls “God d**n you!! #TheLastDance pic.twitter.com/laq1VUGEgJ— Ade (@rawnaleeda) May 18, 2020MORE: Jordan or LeBron? NBA fans have spoken, and the answer isn’t closeThe woman appeared in Episode 9 of “The Last Dance,” which focused on the seven-game series between the Bulls and Pacers in the 1998 Eastern Conference finals. Obviously, this was at an Indiana home game.last_img read more

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RESULT: Nanyondo finishes 11th in Doha 1500 final

first_imgIt was an emphatic win for Hassan, the fastest woman over 1,500m this season who also set a world record for the mile in Monaco in July.Hassan had startled many at the start of the championships after her win in the 10,000m, showing a devastating turn of speed over the closing laps to take gold.However she found herself at the eye of storm on Tuesday when news of Salazar’s four-year suspension for doping violations at the Nike Oregon Project, where Hassan trains.Hassan later said in a statement she was “shocked” by the news, insisting her “conscience was clean” over working with the tainted coach.Salazar, 61, was suspended for a catalogue of drugs violations uncovered in a years-long investigation by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA).Hassan joined the Oregon Project in late 2016, shortly before an internal report by USADA detailing Salazar’s malpractice was leaked in early 2017.She earlier finished 4th in the 800m, winning $15,000 in a race won by teammate Halimah Nakaayi.****Ugandan teams YET TO RUN10,000 Metres – SUNDAYJoshua CHEPTEGEIJacob KIPLIMO 1Abdallah Kibet MANDEMarathon – TODAY midnightStephen KIPROTICHFred MUSOBOSolomon MUTAIShare on: WhatsApp FILE PHOTO: Nanyondo running the 800m earlier.RESULT 1500m final Nanyondo 11thPrizes Finalists win…. $60,000 $30,000 $20,000 $15,000 $10,000 $6,000 $5,000 $4,000Doha, Qatar | AFP | Uganda’s Winnie Nanyondo finished 11th in the 1,500m final on the penultimate day of the  World Athletics Championships on Saturday.The gold medal was won by Sifan Hassan, who surged to her second gold medal of the World Championships.The 26-year-old Ethiopian-born Dutch runner romped home in a world leading championship record time of 3min 51.95sec to take gold, with 2017 champion Faith Kipyegon of Kenya claiming silver and Ethiopia’s Gudaf Tsegay bronze.It was Hassan’s second gold medal of the championships following her win in the 10,000m, making her the first woman to successfully double in the two events.  She shrugged off the doping controversy that has embroiled her banned coach Alberto Salazar.After taking her time at the back of the pack, Hassan hit the front towards the end of the first lap and was always in control at the Khalifa Stadium.Britain’s Laura Muir was on her shoulder at the bell but Hassan turned on the speed with around 250m to go to put clear daylight between her and the rest of the field, finishing around 20m ahead of Kipyegon.last_img read more

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STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – FRIDAY OCTOBER 7, 2016

first_imgPeter Eurton620033%33%$171,830 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won (Current Through Thursday, October 6) HOLIDAY MONDAY OCT. 10 IS DOLLAR DAY AT SANTA ANITASanta Anita offers another of its popular Dollar Days next Monday, Oct. 10, Columbus Day. Beer, hot dogs and sodas will be on sale for a buck apiece. First post time will be 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m.Santa Anita will be dark for live racing Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 11, 12 and 13. The track will be open for simulcast wagering on Thursday, Oct. 13.There will be two stakes races Monday, each offering $100,000 in purse money, the Zuma Beach for two-year-olds at a mile on turf, and the Surfer Girl for two-year-old fillies at a mile on turf. FINISH LINES: Dodger fans are encouraged to attend Santa Anita Saturday in Dodger gear to receive $5 off the Bud Light Lounge experience. Fans can earn the same discount online using PROMO CODE Dodgers16. Visit http://www.santaanita.com/events/bud lightlounge/ for more details . . . Santa Anita’s live money 2016 Autumn Handicapping Contest takes place Saturday and Sunday, with $85,000 in prizes (based on 90 entries) up for grabs. Visit http://www.santaanita.com/events/2016-autumn-handicapping-championship/ for more information . . . Military funeral services with honors for former Marine and award-winning photographer Bill Mochon who died Monday at 74 will be held Wednesday, Oct. 12, 3 p.m., at Miramar National Cemetery, 5795 Nobel Drive, San Diego, 92122. TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Doug O’Neill232439%39%$123,090 Mike Smith1031030%40%$153,820 Richard Baltas1524113%47%$150,425 OM EYES ANOTHER GRADE II WIN IN CITY OF HOPE            Om, a consistent son of Munnings trained by Dan Hendricks for the Sareen Family Trust, seeks his fourth Grade II victory in Saturday’s $200,000 City of Hope Mile on grass, a race Hendricks hopes will lead to the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Mile at Santa Anita Nov. 5.Om captured the Del Mar Derby, the Twilight Derby and the Mathis Brothers Mile, each with Grade II status, and was second last out in the Grade II Del Mar Mile Handicap on Aug. 21.“The post position (four of 10) is good and he’s coming up to it good,” Hendricks said. “He’ll need a nice trip. If he runs good, the plan we set up last March is to go in the Breeders’ Cup Mile, and so far, it’s working out real well.”            As if there wasn’t enough speed in the City of Hope, Peter Miller adds fuel to the fire with St. Joe Bay, a versatile and quick Florida-bred son of the A.P. Indy stallion Saint Anddan who had Triple Crown aspirations in his three-year-old season last year.“He’s a good horse,” said Miller, who won two races yesterday to give him six in the first four days and put him three in front of Mark Glatt in the standings. “He’s really come around since we gelded him (two races back), so we figured we’d take a shot.”Miller trains mainly out of San Luis Rey Downs, “but I keep my second string here,” he said, “and my first string down there. We’ve got about a dozen horses at Santa Anita, plus ship-in stalls. The track here seems good, the turf seems good. They’re doing a real good job so far.“If I was oh for the meet, I’d hate it,” he added, laughing. “Trying to be objective, the track seems safe, it seems fair; the turf is a little fast, but once the grass grows a bit and gets longer, it won’t be so fast.”Doug O’Neill, meanwhile, sends out longshot Frank Conversation in the City of Hope. The three-year-old Quality Road colt will be making his first start since May 7, but has two bullet works at Los Alamitos.“He’s training really well,” O’Neill said of the winner of the Grade III El Camino Real Derby on Golden Gate’s synthetic Tapeta course last Feb. 13. “We’re throwing him into the deep end off a layoff, but he’s pretty fit and acts like he’s ready to get back to the races.”Steve Specht vanned Ed Johnson down from the Bay Area Tuesday for the City of Hope, in which he is a rank outsider at 30-1 on Jon White’s morning line.“He’s not a bad colt, but he’s a three-year-old running against older,” noted Specht, trainer of the Louisiana-bred gray for owner Louis Figone who races as Frankfurt Stable.“It’s been a while since the horse has run (Aug. 6), because he’s had issues with his feet, quarter cracks and such, but we’ll see what we’ve got.”The City of Hope, which goes as race eight: Frank Conversation, Rafael Bejarano, 20-1; St. Joe Bay, Santiago Gonzalez, 15-1; Patriots Rule, Joe Talamo, 15-1; Om, Gary Stevens, 2-1; Ed Johnson, Martin Garcia, 30-1; Hootenanny, Julio Garcia, 12-1; Express Himself, Victor Espinoza, 12-1; Obviously, Tyler Baze, 9-5; Perfectly Majestic, Nelson Arroyo Jr., 12-1; and Vyjack, Flavien Prat, 4-1. SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Victor Espinoza1141136%55%$602,000 Rafael Bejarano2439313%63%$489,480center_img Jamie Theriot1331223%46%$109,930 NYQUIST WORKS TOWARDS BREEDERS’ CUP CLASSIC            Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist had his first workout Friday at 8 a.m. since finishing sixth in the Pennsylvania Derby on Sept. 24, going four furlongs in 50.80 under exercise rider Jonny Garcia. It was a move Team O’Neill hopes will bring him to the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita on Nov. 5.“I got him in 50 flat with the last eighth in 11 and two,” said Doug O’Neill, who trains the Uncle Mo colt for Paul and Zillah Reddam. “Running in the Classic is a tall order, for sure, but the horse has a lot of talent. He’s undefeated at Santa Anita and was an undefeated Kentucky Derby winner. We believe in him and we support him, so we should be in good shape.“He looked great in the workout.”Both O’Neill and Santa Anita clocker Dane Nelson had a five furlong gallop out time for Nyquist of 1:04.CHILEAN IMPORT SET FOR SWINGTIME STAKESKitkat, the Filly from Chile, makes her United States debut in Saturday’s $70,000 Swingtime Stakes for fillies and mares, three and up, at one mile on turf, a race her connections expect will lead to the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Mile against males on Nov. 5.A Group I winner in her native Chile, the Swingtime will mark the first race for Kitkat since May 22 when she beat 14 rivals going a mile and a quarter on turf in the Group I Club Hipico Falabella in Chile where she has run all 13 of her previous races, winning seven, each under regular rider Gonzalo Ulloa Perez, who will make his Santa Anita debut Saturday.“The filly has been here since July; she is 100 percent and in good condition,” said former jockey Octavio Vergara, a native of Santiago, interpreting for 34-year-old trainer and fellow countryman Sebastian Silva. “She trained two months at Del Mar and now is ready for tomorrow’s race. She’s going to win and then she’ll be ready for the Breeders’ Cup.“In Chile, plans have already been made for her to run against the boys in the Mile,” concluded Vergara, who turns 60 on Dec. 23.Silva has been training for three years and comes from a family of horsemen. His father, grandfather, uncle and brother were all “in the horse business.”“This is my first time in California and I love it here at Santa Anita,” he said through Vergara. “It’s so picturesque and the mountains remind of home in Santiago. It’s beautiful.”The Swingtime: Queen of The sand, Rafael Bejarano, 9-2; Into The Mystic, Flavien Prat, 5-1; Salsita, Chantal Sutherland, 12-1; Dreamcatcher, Santiago Gonzalez, 20-1; Kitkat, Gonzalo Ulloa Perez, 9-2; The Dream, Tiago Pereira, 20-1; Cast in Silver, Norberto Arroyo Jr., 10-1; Curlin’s Fox, Gary Stevens, 4-1; Prize Exhibit, Jamie Theriot, 3-1; and Moon Over Paris, Victor Espinoza, 12-1. Kent Desormeaux1851128%39%$169,585 -30- Norberto Arroyo, Jr.2042420%50%$215,870 HENDRICKS HAS ‘HOPE’ FOR BREEDERS’ CUPNYQUIST WORKS FOUR FURLONGS FOR CLASSICFILLY FROM CHILE MAKES S. DEBUT SATURDAYDOLLAR DAY IS NEXT MONDAY AT SANTA ANITA Mark Glatt1134327%91%$133,168 Flavien Prat2343617%57%$441,580 Peter Miller1763235%65%$193,385 Bob Baffert1124118%64%$391,035 Mike Puype420050%50%$50,100last_img read more

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Football is dead – Tomlinson … Westmoreland football in danger of losing a season

first_imgWestern Bureau: The new year brings with it a worsening cry from Everton Tomlinson, the Westmoreland Football Association president, who is once again lamenting the lack of effort to assist his administration in its bid to develop football in the parish. Key to his vision is the rehabilitation of the playing field at the association-owned Llandilo Sports Complex, and while work has started, it has stalled dramatically, throwing the entire season into doubt, as the parish has no other quality playing fields they can utilise. According to Tomlinson, work which began several months ago by the Institute of Sports (Insports) in adding marl to level-off the playing surface, has hit a snag and he is unsure when those rehabilitation work will be completed. “We are struggling right now because Insports came in and started some work but they have also failed to pay workers and because of that the work has stopped,” said Tomlinson. “The problem is compounded by the fact that in this big parish, there is no other field we can use.” “Frome is home to a number of Super League clubs and Reno play home games there in the Premier League, which leaves the window for our competitions very tight,” he said. An official at Insports, who requested anonymity, told The Gleaner that the agency was having challenges making payments to workers, but that the situation is being dealt with, while referring further information be gleaned from the Ian Andrews, the Insports chairman. However, calls to his mobile phone went unanswered yesterday. Meanwhile, the Westmoreland FA-operated Major League, Division One, Under-17, Under-15 and Under-13 competitions are in danger of not being played at all this season, causing a major worry for the association’s affiliates and sponsors. “We are very worried and it is a cause for concern because I know factually, that this could never happen in Kingston,” reasoned Tomlinson. “Rural parishes like Westmoreland are suffering because we will not get the attention of the political directorate and the other agencies associated with sports development,” he said. “It is increasingly sad and it continues to infuriate me as an administrator that nobody can see the full value of developing proper facilities for the young people of this country.” Tomlinson pointed out that the systemic deficiencies in the overall development of sports, particular football is sending the sport to an early grave. The long-standing football administrator insists that those charged with such responsibilities must find new methods and dream big to secure the future for young people. “I am tired of going to funerals of young men, who played in our age group competitions, represent their schools at football but are killed as a consequence of gun war because there is nothing in the football for them,” stated Tomlinson. “This is really the fact. And for Insports not being too keen on completing what they have started, it leaves me to wonder what is next,” he said. “Football is indeed dead and nobody is seeing it fit to try resurrect the beautiful game.”last_img read more

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BHP, Sime Darby, Others Owe Taxes

first_imgFour leading concessions in Liberia have been accused of owing taxes to the government of Liberia. BHP Billiton, Sime Darby, AmLib and Golden Veroleum have all been accused by the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA)of failing to pay their taxes to the Government.Making the disclosure to journalists recently at a local resort in Monrovia, the LRA Commissioner General, Elfrieda Tamba revealed that BHP Billiton owes government US$400,000, Sime Darby US$ 25,000, Amlib US$ 36,000, Golden Veroleum US$50,000 and BHP Scientific Research US$50,000.The LRA boss had earlier assured the general public that within the first year of its operation, LRA would prosecute persons or institutions found guilty of tax evasion.  They will be sued on criminal charges, depending on the magnitude because tax evasion is a criminal offense, she said.She promised that “the LRA will ensure that these companies fullfil their tax obligations to the Government of Liberia.”  She pointed out that the LRA’s  strategic principles include the enforcement of revenue law; efficient organization; effective systems  and procedures, voluntary compliance and self-assessment systems as well as setting up customer service centers throughout the country where taxpayers can proceed to pay their revenues.The LRA boss admitted that there have been leakages in the revenue system of the country. The entity will therefore be mandated to prosecute those evading the system, she said.The LRA boss further disclosed that the new management structure hopes to adapt the principles to ensure that the leadership of the entity will make a big difference in collecting the revenues of the country.She appealed to government to invest more in the LRA as an institution in order to strengthen it to collect needed revenues to finance development projects across the country.“We believe that if government will invest in this entity, we will have an increase in tax collection motivation and an improvement in staff integrity,” said the LRA boss.Mrs. Tamba said that the revenue collected by the entity is used directly by the government to fund public services to benefit all citizens as well as residents and non-residents, legal and non-legal aliens, “because government uses these tax resources to provide basic services, such as, building schools, medical services, electricity and good road facilities.”As part of the LRA’s modernization programme, she said, the institution has promised to implement more modern and innovative strategies to enhance revenue collection.Meanwhile, the Domestic Task Division of the LRA is engaging various entities to see how best they can meet up with their tax obligations.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Fire Destroys 5 Zinc Houses in New Kru Town

first_imgA fire outbreak, apparently caused by an unattended candle, last Saturday consumed five zinc houses in New Kru Town, rendering several families homeless and unspecified amounts of Liberian and US dollars destroyed. The incident took place about 10:30 p.m., according to landlord Mr. D. Sonpon Weah, who told journalists that he suspected the cause of the fire to be an unattended candle or a cigarette. “I was watching television in the other house when I heard the noise of fire outside,” said Weah.  “So I rushed outside to find out that fire was already blazing in one of the rooms.” He said he rallied support from the community and many cameto help extinguish the fire.   One of them that he could not identify reportedly picked up a gallon that contained ‘cane juice’ and poured it on the fire, which immediately increased its intensity.  One of the victims, Ms. Christiana Alfred, (Ama) said she lost her business, including unspecified amounts of Liberian and US dollars. “The Liberian dollars could be more than 50,000, along with the US dollars,” she said. “Now everything is gone,” she cried.  Ms. Alfred deals in cold water and soft drinks and draws her customers from the community and beyond.    Meanwhile, Mr. Weah told the Daily Observer that his lap top and other important items, including his clothes, were burnt and he would need urgent support from the Liberia National Red Cross Society.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Good Hope businessman charged for narcotics found in fishing vessel

first_imgA Good Hope, East Coast Demerara (ECD) businessman who was arrested following the discovery of a large amount of cocaine and ganja in a fishing vessel at Mon Repos, ECD, was on Tuesday remanded to prison by Magistrate Alisha George when he appeared at the Sparendaam Magistrate’s Court.The drugs found in the fishing vesselAzim Baksh, known as “Bato”, of Phase One, Good Hope, denied the charge when it was read to him. The Police stated that he trafficked 91.132 kilograms of cocaine and 56.008 kilograms of cannabis on July 14, 2018.His Attorney, Bernard DaSilva, told the court that the drugs were not found in his client’s possession but rather in a boat.DaSilva further argued that at the time of the discovery, Baksh was in his motor car on the Mon Repos Public Road, ECD.However, CANU Prosecutor Konyo Sandiford told the Court that the defendant has been under their watch for a lengthy period. On the day in question, he, along with another man, was reportedly seen by CANU ranks on the boat where the illegal substances were found.As such, Baksh was arrested after CANU had issue d a wanted bulletin for him. He will make his next court appearance on August 10, 2018.last_img read more

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Runaway teen girl still missing

first_img**Update – Jayden’s mother reports she has been found safe in Prince George.  She hopes to bring her home to Dawson Creek shortly.  Her mom would also like to thank everyone for their help. A teenaged girl is still missing, almost a week since disappearing from her Dawson Creek home.15 year-old Jayden Jennings ran away last Thursday with her 19 year old boyfriend.- Advertisement -Her mother, Beverly Jennings, believes Jayden is living in a shelter in Prince George. [asset|aid=823|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=e23fbbfacc0eccd9acf1d955c707751f-beverly jennings 1_1_Pub.mp3]Jennings is described as 5 foot 4 inches, and 105 pounds. She has black hair and brown eyes, with a small stud under her bottom lip. After a facebook group was set up to find the missing teen, Jayden sent a text message last night to her mother last night, saying she was alright.Advertisement But, Beverly Jennings is still concerned, and asking for the safe return of her daughter. [asset|aid=824|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=e23fbbfacc0eccd9acf1d955c707751f-beverly jennings_1_Pub.mp3]If you think you have seen Jayden, contact the Prince George RCMP at 250-561-3300. You can also join the Facebook group: ‘Missing!!! Please help find Jayden at http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=45853302765last_img read more

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