BOXING DAY OUTING MAKES HORSE SENSE FOR THE DONEGAL & TYRONE FARMERS HUNT

first_imgDonegal & Tyrone huntsman Simon Scott over the “Christmas Car” novely jumpThe recently formed cross border Donegal & Tyrone Farmers Hunt enjoyed a fantastic Boxing day charity hunt hosted by the O’Neill Family of Ballyskeagh, Artigarvan.A total of £500 was raised for the Marie Curie cancer charity which will be augmented under a government charity matching funding scheme.A lovely crisp dry winters morning contributed to an exhilarating course by 67 riders across the beautiful Tyrone hills over hedges logs ditches rivers stone walls and even a lake . Three hours later a group of sated riders and very tired horses and ponies returned to O’Neill’s yard and some very welcome soup rolls & Hot toddys.The Donegal & Tyrone Farmers hunt would like to acknowledge the hospitality of the O Neill Family for hosting a very memorable boxing day meet.Amy Rose Harte comes a cropper at the Lake The Donegal & Tyrone hunt cool their legs in the river  BOXING DAY OUTING MAKES HORSE SENSE FOR THE DONEGAL & TYRONE FARMERS HUNT was last modified: December 31st, 2013 by StephenShare 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:DOEGAL AND TYRONE FARMERS HUNTlast_img read more

$300 Million to Boost Community Tourism Activities

first_img Speaking at the official launch of M-Academy at the Chinese Benevolent Association, Old Hope Road in St. Andrew on April 11, Mr. Bartlett said the money will be spent in 63 communities across the country to have small events and activities to attract more visitors, and increase the earnings of small tourism suppliers. Story Highlights Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says $300 million has been budgeted to boost community tourism activities across the island.Speaking at the official launch of M-Academy at the Chinese Benevolent Association, Old Hope Road in St. Andrew on April 11, Mr. Bartlett said the money will be spent in 63 communities across the country to have small events and activities to attract more visitors, and increase the earnings of small tourism suppliers.“Once you create that capacity within the communities to be able to convert knowledge into material things and events, you are going to invite tourism into the community, and that’s what I’m about.It’s about increasing growth and increasing development, so tourism is not about the coastline but the experiences are in the communities, and so we want to build out that capacity,” he said.The Minister further added that the building out of more tourism activities is critical and will redound to the continued development of the industry.“We are going to work with the Tourism Linkages Network, because we have budgets to deal with that… to help to build capacity within communities,” he said.The primary objective of the Tourism Linkages Network is to increase the consumption of goods and services that can be competitively sourced locally. It also aims to create employment while generating and retaining the country’s foreign exchange earning potential.In the meantime, the Minister lauded the creation of the M-Academy, adding that “it seeks to build out another tier of skill sets which is so important in broadening the capacity of Jamaicans.”M-Academy is a Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) and Main Event Entertainment Group partnership. The main objective of the initiative is to train persons in various aspects of event production.The programme will last for six months with the trainees drawn from the 18 communities targeted by JSIF. Training for the first cohort of approximately 100 persons is slated to commence in May. “Once you create that capacity within the communities to be able to convert knowledge into material things and events, you are going to invite tourism into the community, and that’s what I’m about. Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says $300 million has been budgeted to boost community tourism activities across the island.last_img read more

Variety The Childrens Charity Presents The Isle Of Wight Reunion Gig

first_imgVariety – The Children’s Charity, has teamed up once again with the legendary Isle of Wight Festival to host The Isle of Wight Reunion Gig 2015, a star-studded night of live music in aid of the charity.Several of the festival’s best-received acts will take to the stage at Koko, Camden on Tuesday 15th September to recapture the magic of that unforgettable weekend in June.Television and radio favourite Gaby Roslin and Capital FM’s Greg Burns will present special sets from The Carnabys, Twin Wild, Judas, New City Kings, We-Are-Z, and Vambo, with Starsailor’s James Walsh confirmed for a special guest slot. All performers are donating their time in aid of Variety while enjoying the thrill of playing in front of the 1000-strong audience, brimming with celebrities and festival followers.Fans will have the opportunity to experience the excitement of one of the world’s most iconic music festivals right in the heart of London, at one of the capital’s most famous venues. Tickets to the hotly-anticipated event can be bought for £12 on the door, or for just £10 online at www.isleofwightfestival.com/reunion.Koko will be running a series of pre-gig promotions, offering a number of £3.50 drink specials to be enjoyed on the roof terrace before the bands light up the stage.The Isle of Wight Reunion Gig takes place from 6.30pm until 11pm.Please note this event is for ages 16+.last_img read more

Xherdan Shaqiri hints readiness for transfer

first_imgSwitzerland international Xherdan Shaqiri has suggested that one day he would be open to a transfer out of Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool to move to Serie A.Shaqiri who came to Anfield after having from Stoke City in the summer transfer window is still settling to the breath of Liverpool.The 27-year-old Shaqiri netted two goals with two assists so far in nine Premier League games this season, however, he only played four times in the top flight.In an interview with Gazzetta dello Sport as quoted by The Sports Review, Shaqiri said:“I had some good times there, and I couldn’t criticise Inter Milan ever.”divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“A lot of players joined in that winter, such as Podolski, Kovacic, myself, and a lot of changes were ongoing.”Shaqiri has probably opened up door for a move as he claims that he never know what next for his future yet states he is happy at Liverpool FC.“Go back to Italy? I’m fine at Liverpool, but you never know,” he added.He could also feature in Liverpool against Everton on Sundaylast_img read more

Programmatic Continues to Take Over Ad Budgets

first_imgThe rise of the machines is upon us. Programmatic advertising now accounts for more than half of digital display ad spend in the U.S. for most marketers. According to an eMarketer report, “US Programmatic Advertising: Seven Things Buyers and Sellers Need to Know,” automation adoption rates have risen from 7 percent to 50 percent for nearly two-thirds of respondents (62 percent) in just two short years. eMarketer collected this data from a survey conducted by AdRoll in January. According to the survey, efficiency was amongst the driving forces for marketers to turn to automation. Beyond that, programmatic’s ability to target specific audiences and pair them with ideal inventory also appeals to marketers. So as programmatic continues to become more “premium,” marketers are more interested in shifting their investments into automation. Of course, challenges still exist. When marketers first started dipping their toes into programmatic, a lot of hesitation was due to a lack of understanding in how it worked. In other words, marketers needed to catch up on tech jargon and learn new processes. Now, marketers are more concerned with cross-platform measurement and ad blocking—not surprising given the rapid user adoption rates of ad blocking on desktop and mobile platforms.last_img read more

Ola Uber to stop ridesharing services temporarily

first_imgTaxi aggregators Ola and Uber will not be providing ride-sharing services in Bengaluru from Friday since the government has deemed it illegal. However, there are chances that the government would amend Karnataka Motor Vehicles Rules to include the service.Also read: Karnataka high court asks Uber to limit surge pricing, comply with state normsThe two taxi aggregators had a two-hour long meeting with the Transport Commissioner on Monday following which they agreed to halt ride-sharing services called ‘UberPOOL’ and ‘OlaShare’.”The companies have asked for three days to modify their software. If they do not comply, we will have to take action against them,” said Transport Commissioner M K Aiyappa. “Ride-sharing is beneficial to the environment and reduces the number of cars on the road. If they submit a request seeking permission to ply, we will recommend to the Karnataka government that ride-sharing be allowed,” Aiyappa added.Ola and Uber can send a petition to the transport department regarding why ride-sharing should be allowed, which will then be sent to the government, he said. However, it seems unlikely that the ban will be permanent since the Transport Department is in favour of it as it is easy on the environment and is affordable.Currently, cabs are allowed to pick up multiple passengers from one pick-up point and drop them at one location. Legally, cabs are not permitted to pick-up passengers from multiple places and drop at multiple locations.The stage carriage permit is currently available to only to Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corp. and school and college buses.last_img read more

WalmartFlipkart deal US retail gaint pays Rs 7439 crore tax

first_imgWalmart issued a statement after the deal with Flipkart. [Representational Image]ReutersWalmart, the US retail behemoth, has paid Rs.7,439 crore tax on the amount it paid to buy out the shares of 10 major shareholders in Flipkart.However, the Walmart had not calculated the tax amount for another 34 shareholders who exited Flipkart in the $16 billion deal. Major investee companies which were holding shares in the Indian e-retailer included SoftBank, Naspers, venture fund Accel Partners and eBay. There were a total of 44 investors.On the last day for depositing the taxes to the Indian IT department, Walmart had paid Rs.7,439 crore withholding taxes on payments it made to 10 shareholders. The IT department had earlier sent a communication to Walmart International Holdings seeking a break-up of the taxes paid from the payment to all the shareholders.One of the tax department officials said “Of the 44 shareholders in Flipkart who have sold shares, Walmart has deposited taxes for only 10 funds and entities. We have asked Walmart to explain the rationale followed while deducting or not deducting taxes from the shareholders. They have been asked to give a case to case explanation,” reports Press Trust of India.Withholding tax, or retention tax, is a kind of an income tax which is paid to the government by the payer of the income rather than the recipient of the income. In this deal, withholding tax means the capital gains made by the shareholders of Flipkart. Several Flipkart employees to turn dollar millionaires post the Walmart acquisition [Representational Image]ReutersThe industry experts are of the opinion that Walmart may have been following the withholding tax provision for small investors where it did not deduct the tax on the payments made to them.Presently, the shareholders of Flipkart can be divided into three categories which include foreign investors, holding is more than 5 percent, foreign investors withholding less than 5 percent and the Indian residents.Legally, Walmart is not bound to withhold tax on payments made to foreign shareholders with a stake of less than 5 percent and no right to management. It is to be noted that certain shareholders of Flipkart had approached the IT department seeking an exemption from the taxes.last_img read more

Annisul seriously ill in London

first_imgDhaka North City Corporation mayor Annisul Huq is now at the intensive care unit (ICU) of a hospital in London.The personal secretary of the mayor, Mizanur Rahman, has confirmed this to the media through a mobile message.Annisul was admitted to the hospital four days ago after he had fallen sick.According to the message, the mayor suffered a brain related disease. He is now in the ICU.The mayor had been suffering from various health complications for the last two months.Annisul requested the countrymen to pray for his early recovery.The mayor has been staying in London for about a month.last_img

10 youths rescued while being trafficked to India

first_imgMembers of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) rescued 10 young men from Gatipara border in Benapole Port police station while they were being trafficked to India on Friday night.They rescued are from different areas of Pirojpur and Bagerhat districts.Daulatpur camp of BGB-21 battalion company commander Subeder Manzur Rahman said on secret information a team of BGB conducted a drive in the area at night and held the 10 youths who were heading to India in search of job.Sensing the presence of BGB men, the human traffickers managed to flee the scene.Later, BGB handed over the rescued to Benapole Port police station.A case was filed in this connection.last_img

Putin accuses BBC of supporting Navalny

first_imgVladimir PutinRussian president Vladimir Putin on Thursday responded to a question from a BBC reporter on opposition leader Alexei Navalny by accusing the British broadcaster of supporting the Kremlin critic.“When I heard you were from the BBC, I didn’t doubt for a moment you would ask precisely that question because it’s in a certain sense propaganda of the people whom you support,” Putin said answering a question about whether he sees Navalny as a political competitor following nationwide protests organised by the opposition leader.Navalny has been sentenced to 30 days behind bars after being detained Monday on his way to a protest in Moscow against government corruption, where hundreds were arrested in the city centre.“Any form of protest, including demonstrations, should remain in the framework of the law,” Putin said. “Those who violate the law must answer for these violations.”“It’s one thing to organise protests, and another to use these protests as an instrument for provocations and exacerbating the situation for self-promotion,” Putin said, without mentioning Navalny by name in his customary manner.“This is done not to improve the situation in the country, not to solve people’s problems, but to solve one’s own problems that have to do with self-publicity.”Navalny has organised protests on March 26 and June 12 after airing a film alleging that Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev commands vast personal wealth through a network of foundations, which was viewed over 23 million times and re-ignited the opposition’s anti-corruption message.The 41-year-old lawyer has announced his intention to stand for president against Putin in 2018, though Putin himself has dodged questions whether he will run for what would be his fourth historic term.Putin was speaking to journalists after his annual marathon phone-in with Russian citizens, during which he said that judging by the public’s questions sent to the studio, government corruption is “not a priority.”last_img read more