Man injured in Letterkenny hammer attack – two serious assaults at weekend

first_imgA man sustained serious injuries to his head after being struck by a hammer in Letterkenny at the weekend.The man was set upon at around 1am on Sunday morning in the Pearse Road area, close to the Riverside apartments.A man is believed to have been attacked by two males, who used weapons, including a hammer, during the course of the attack. Garda Rafferty asked in a weekly community alert for anyone who lives in the area and who saw or heard anything to make contact with Gardaí at Letterkenny on 074-9167100 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800-666-111.Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to two serious assaults in Letterkenny in the early hours of Sunday morning.It is not believed that the two are connected.At around 4.30am, a male was set upon at Oldtown Road. The man was waiting on a lift at Lower Main Street when he was approach by a group of makes and one female. He was verbally abused before being attacked at Old Town Road where he received ‘quite a few injuries’, Garda Rafferty said.Again, witnesses are asked to contact Gardaí at Letterkenny on 074-9167100 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800-666-111.Man injured in Letterkenny hammer attack – two serious assaults at weekend was last modified: April 17th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare 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:assaultGardaiHAMMERletterkennyLetterkenny GardaiOld Town RoadPearse Roadlast_img read more

Barca to target Chelsea keeper – report

first_imgChelsea are preparing for a £10m bid from Barcelona for goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, according to The Sun.Courtois has yet to play for the Blues since signing in an £8m move from Genk in July 2011 and has impressed while on loan at Atletico Madrid.And it is claimed that Barca have identified the Belgian as a potential replacement for Victor Valdes.Everton boss David Moyes and Swansea’s Michael Laudrup are likely to be on the shortlist for the Chelsea manager’s job in the summer, according to the Daily Telegraph.Bayern Munich’s appointment of Pep Guardiola – the man widely considered to be Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich’s first choice – had led to renewed speculation about who will take over at Stamford Bridge, where Rafael Benitez is in interim charge.Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp has been touted as a candidate but the Telegraph believe he may be keen to succeed Joachim Low as Germany boss.As well as Moyes and Laudrup, Low and Atletico Madrid’s Diego Simeone are also tipped to be on the shortlist.The Daily Mirror, meanwhile, say Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola has emerged as a serious contender for the job.Two Italian clubs have shown some interest in Jose Bosingwa, the Mirror believe.QPR want the defender, who was recently fined for refusing to be a substitute, out of Loftus Road during the transfer window but he has a lucrative contract and will not be easy to offload.There are more allegations about his conduct, with the Mirror suggesting he has been warned about being late for training, has been difficult when he does take part and ignores his team-mates by listening to music on his headphones.A source is quoted as saying: “It is very ­difficult. He has fallen out with the boss and now doesn’t want to be there, but is on a big contract.“He has been one of the most difficult players at a club some of the players have ever seen. He turns up, listens to music and clearly wants to move on.”The Daily Mail suggest some Rangers players feel Bosingwa is ‘disrespectful’ and ‘arrogant’ and they avoid interacting with him.This page is regularly updated.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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Bulldogs, Warriors drop road games

first_imgRedding >> The Los Molinos Bulldogs and Mercy Warriors basketball teams, boys and girls alike, took losses on the road Friday night.The Bulldogs boys team fell behind in the second quarter against the Redding Christian Lions and then couldn’t get more than single digits in either the third or fourth to take a 66-43 loss. Alex Russell had a good night shooting, leading the team with 15, Aaron Hardy had 10, Ty Isaksen had 9, Kyle Wood had 5, including a three-pointer, and Devin Henderson put up …last_img read more

Africa tax centre on the way

first_img14 January 2008The creation of an international tax centre in Africa to assist countries’ tax administrations with capacity building has emerged from a two-day meeting of the Forum on Tax Administration of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), held in Cape Town last week.The centre will help the continent’s tax authorities shift their traditional dependence on customs duties for revenue collection toward a greater reliance on individual and corporate taxpayers.Though the location of the International Tax Centre in Africa is as yet decided, Uganda Revenue Authority commissioner-general Allen Kagina assured BuaNews this week that the centre was “definitely going to happen”.The international tax centre would enable African countries to handle the challenges of tax administration that are similar to those faced by the OECD countries, which themselves have far greater capacity.The centre would pool resources, information and research, share best practices and would also assist with the training of staff of the various African tax administrations that would constitute its members, Kagina said.Such a centre would then better be able to take advantage of the advice of the OECD’s Forum on Tax Administration and other multilateral institutions whose advice and practices could be relevant to the mandate of Africa’s tax administrators, she said.She expected that the decision as to where the international tax centre would be located, and other logistical details, would emerge in May at the African conference of tax administrators that will be held in South Africa, which will bring together most of senior officials of Africa’s tax administrations.Improving capacityThe OECD itself – which represents 30 of the world’s richest countries – has expressed “a very strong commitment” to help Africa develop efficient tax administrations, said OECD Centre for Tax Policy and Administration director Jeffrey Owens.The centre would help African nations put in place a modernisation programme and assist them to deal with the “enormous burden” of increasing revenue for government programmes as their revenue base “disappears”, he said.Delivering the opening address to forum, Finance Minister Trevor Manuel said sources of revenue for most countries – including South Africa – are largely from direct sources such as the profits of corporations or the earnings of individuals, or from indirect sources such as imports on sales, and in some instances royalties or capital gains.However, poorer countries – including many African nations – still depend on customs duties for the bulk of the revenues, he said.Manuel called on the OECD to extend the beneficial effects of partnerships between nations to the world’s poorer countries, “who are often victims of organised efforts to undermine their tax bases”.South African Revenue Service Commissioner Pravin Gordhan told reporters that his institution was already working with its peers on the continent to see how to improve capacity for revenue collection and strengthen tax administrations.Gordhan mentioned that a very significant number of African countries get money from customs duties rather than directly from taxpayers and free trade agreements with trading partners – which are on the increase – would likely further undermine their traditional revenue bases.This emphasised the need for building capacity to widen the tax bases of South Africa’s peers on the continent, he said, adding that the OECD is strongly committed, as is South Africa, to the establishment of an international tax centre for Africans.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

SA starts social grant clean-up, upgrade

first_imgSassa is to conduct home visits during this period to accommodate beneficiaries over 75 years of age, bedridden beneficiaries at their homes and institutions such as hospitals. The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) is embarking on a major project to re-register and verify the identities of the country’s social grant beneficiaries in order to rid the system of corruption and ensure that grants are paid to the right people only. A rigorous information campaign will be run by Sassa to educate beneficiaries, community members and organisations about the new system. Beneficiaries of the child support grant will be required to bring their babies, along with their birth certificates. Fingerprints will be taken of the child to verify his or her identity. With the new system, beneficiaries will be issued with a SASSA-branded smart card which they can use anywhere in the country. She said the cost for the entire process to re-register beneficiaries was about R15-million, which included the upgrading of the call centres where people can call 0800 601011 if they have problems or want more information. During the second phase – from 1 June to 31 December – existing eligible beneficiaries, including bank beneficiaries and children, will be enrolled on the new biometric-based payment system at Sassa pay points, local offices and designated sites. Biometric-based payment system Working with Home Affairs “During this period, particularly from 1 April, beneficiaries should continue to collect their grants at their respective pay points including banks … new beneficiaries will be enrolled on to the new biometric-based payment system as from 1 March 2012 at Sassa local offices upon application,” she said in Pretoria last week.center_img 20 February 2012 “For many beneficiaries, this will be a dream come true … The system will allow the right person to be paid the right amount and be enrolled within close proximity of the communities where they live,” Dlamini said. She urged beneficiaries to bring their IDs and existing SASSA-branded cards, when re-registering, warning that no one would be re-registered without these documents. Sassa also has interfaces with the Home Affairs system, which will enable them to easily get information, such as if a beneficiary has died. Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini said the process would be completed in two phases, with the first phase starting in March and ending in May. She also allayed fears that there would be disruptions in the paying of social grants during the re-registration of over 15-million beneficiaries. Dlamini warned that apart from the child’s birth certificate and fingerprints, there were no other ways of verifying the child’s identity. The department will be working with the Home Affairs Department to check and confirm if the child belongs to the mother. Sassa CEO Virginia Peterson said 686 000 beneficiaries had been “lost” in the system and they would be following up on them. This included people who had died or moved to another province, for example. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more