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Private, Public Agencies Agree to Regulate Land, Property Valuation

first_imgOne of the working groups in session (pic: By J.G. Cephas) By Jos Garneo CephasPublic and private sector institutions in Liberia have agreed to establish a standardized and self-regulatory system for land and property valuation in land governance.The idea to have a self-regulatory regime for setting standards evolved out of proposals from representatives of participating institutions at a two-day Land and Property Assessment Dialogue organized by the Liberia Land Authority (LLA) with support from the USAID-Land Governance Support Activity in Liberia.The dialogue took place last week at a resort in Monrovia.Several speakers pointed out the problems and challenges the land governance and administration have been faced with over the years.Henry Demawu, Public Works Ministry’s chief architect, called for a data system to avoid overlapping of functions by government agencies.Mr. Demawu noted that failure to carry out early planning has reduced Monrovia and other major cities in Liberia to slums. This is challenging and is causing limitations for us to monitor problems related to zoning in the country although we have two architects at the Ministry of Public Works, he said.The Liberia Institute of Architects and Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) also called for the establishment of a code of ethics and collaboration between appraisers and property owners to enhance the standards in order to promote fair play.Ms. Ellen Pratt, Commissioner for Land Use and Management of the LLA, lauded the private-public sector initiative and pledged government’s support in forming a new self-regulatory group and the realization of their objectives.Ms. Pratt said, “I’m happy for and on behalf of our partner, USAID-LGSA and the Liberia Land Authority, and we want to encourage you to make the best out of the knowledge we all have shared. As from today you have an active role to play in the land reform process of Liberia.”The President of Caesar Architects, Inc., Augustus Caesar, was chosen as coordinator of a ten member ad-hoc technical working group leading to the adoption of the future organization’s name, work plan and incorporation.Speaking on behalf of his colleagues, Mr. Caesar thanked the Liberia Land Authority for organizing such an important dialogue aimed at discussing challenges and problems regarding land governance and called on his colleagues to collaborate for their goals to be realized.Participating in the dialogue were the Liberia Institute of Architects, Association of Professional Land Surveyors of Liberia, the Liberia Bankers Association and representatives of several government ministries and agencies.Organization representatives who participated in the dialogue (Pic: J. G. Cephas)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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Police ID woman killed in crash as driver faces DUI charges

first_img 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! MONTEBELLO — Police on Thursday released the name of a woman killed earlier this week in a suspected DUI-related traffic collision. Meanwhile, the driver of the car that collided with the woman’s vehicle appeared in court for an arraignment. The victim was identified as Margarita Cervantes, 56, of Downey. She was riding as a passenger in a compact car that collided with another vehicle at Greenwood Avenue and Telegraph Road shortly before 11 p.m. Tuesday. Cervantes was taken by paramedics to Saint Francis Medical Center in Lynwood, where she later died. Her husband, who was driving, was not seriously injured, Montebello police said. The driver of the other car, identified by police as Jose Luis Diaz, 38, of Los Angeles, appeared in court Thursday morning, where he was arraigned on charges of gross vehicular manslaughter, driving while under the influence, causing injury, and driving over the blood-alcohol legal limit, police said. For more on this story, pick up tomorrow’s Whittier Daily News.last_img read more

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GOLF NEWS: PORTSALON GOLF CLUB NOTES

first_imgPortsalon Golf ClubDo you Know the Rules A simple game played with clubs and balls but has a lot of rules, do you know the rules of golf. In association with the Golfing Union of Ireland Portsalon Golf Club will host a golf rules evening on Thursday 4th October 2012 in the clubhouse. The GUI representatives will give an overview on the main golf rules and this will be followed by a table quiz to test your new found golfing rules knowledge. This event is open to all golfers in the North West so why not come along and brush up on the rules of golf. Portsalon Winter LinksOne of the biggest golfing events during the winter Autumn/Winter months tees off on Saturday 29th September Portsalon Golf Club. The event is the clubs Winter Links competition. Over the years the event has attracted large numbers and this season the numbers keep rising. Membership to the event will be Portsalon members €10 with visitors €15., entry into each days competition thereafter Portsalon members €10, visitors €20.The normal prize format of four nett and four gross prizes will be on offer (depending on the entry). The dates for this year’s event are as follows; 29th September, 13th & 27th October, 10th & 24th November 2012, 19th January 2013, 9th & 23rd February and Captains day on March 9th . A slight change from previous format the time sheet will operate on each day and competitors must book their tee time for each day. There will be no block booking of tee times for the entire event. If you are interested in joining this winter links competition, contact 07491 59459 or go online to book you place.EventsOn Saturday 29th September the Portsalon Winter Links, Sunday 30th a members competition, Wednesday 3rd October a gents open stableford competition. A time sheet is in operation for all competitions contact 0749159459 or go online to portsalongolfclub.com.Captains OutingTime is running out if you wish to attend the Captains week end away. The vice captain Joe Harkin has this year arrange a remarkable golfing feast with golf to take place on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st October 2012. The event will be staged at our twinned partner Headford Golf Course Kells Co Meath .With hotel accommodation arranged at the Headford Arms Hotel one night bed & breakfast and one evening meal. The all in price for accommodation and golf is €110. As places are limited and the list is filling up for further details contact the clubhouse on 0749259459 or contact the vice captain Joe Harkin. Please forward your name and deposit of €50 to either Joe Harkin or to the office staff. Remember if no deposit is paid there will be no reservation made.Gaeltacht LeagueDetails for this season’s Gaeltacht League have just been announced and Portsalon’s first outing will be away to Gweedore Golf Club on Saturday 6th October. Some changes to this season’s competition will see each team reduced to 16 members. The Gaeltacht League Captain’s day will be held in Cloughaneeley Golf Club. The Portsalon team captain for 2013/14 is Donal Callaghan. The provisional dates for the Gaeltach League matches are as follows, away to Gweedore away 6th October, away to Nairn/Portnoo 20th October,home to Cruit Island on 3rd November, home to Dunfanaghy on 19th January, away to Rosapenna on 16th February. The Gaeltach League Captain’s Day will be staged at Cloughanelley golf club on 20th and 21st April 20th.Results The winner of the open com[etition staged on Wednesday 19th was Mivchael Leonard (13) 36 points, runner up Joe Harkin (22) 36 points, gross David Johnston (5) 27 points, 3rd Tony Kingston (14) 35 points. The CSS was 34 points non counting.On Saturday the winner of the open competition was Connor Connolly (5) 41 points, runner up Joe Harrison (16) 37 points, gross D P Logue (5) 32 points, 3rd Danny Mc Laughlin (28) 36 points. The CSS was 37 points. On Sunday the winner of the members competition was Eamon Mc Dermott (4) 38 points, runner up Sean Gibbons (12) 36 points, gross Connor Connolly (4) 27 points. The CSS was 34 points non counting.New MembersA special opportunity for new members to join Portsalon Golf Club and enjoy three months free golf . All you have to do is make your application pay your fees for 2013 and get October, November and December 2012 free. Alternatively you can sign up and pay by instalments (Direct Debit only) of €50 for 10 months or €160 per month for October, November and December. For further information please contact 074 9159459.On Line Booking Members and visitors to Portsalon Golf Club should note that on line booking is now available for all competitions at Portsalon at the flick of a button go to portsalongolfclub.comMembers NoteMembers should note that all away scores should be recorded in the away scores book in the clubhouseDivot BagsMembers and visitors please note that divot bags are now available on entry to the first tee box. Please ensure that you pick up a bag and assist with the course maintenanceGOLF NEWS: PORTSALON GOLF CLUB NOTES was last modified: September 28th, 2012 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:Portsalon Golf Club Noteslast_img read more

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GAA NEWS: MALIN GAA CLUB LAUNCH FUNDRAISER FOR CANCER SERVICES TO GALWAY

first_imgALL COUNTY LEAGUE DIVISION 1Malin 2-10 Glenswilly 2-20 Glenswilly came away from Connolly Park on Saturday evening after a very high scoring and entertaining game. Christopher McMonagle’s goal was all that separated the sides at half time but Michael Murphy’s goal straight from the restart and a burst of six points effectively sealed the game for the Glen men. The first half was evenly contested with Conor Farren hitting four points for Malin along with efforts from Brendan McLaughlin, Dan McDaid and Christopher McLaughlin all from play, while the visitors had Gary McFadden registering three, two from play along with two Brian Farrelly Points as well as an Oisin Crawford point from distance and a Leon Kelly effort before the key goal. Christopher McMonagle reacted quickest to Gary McFadden’s pointed effort which came off the post to fall to him on the edge off the square and he made no mistake past McLaughlin in the Malin goal, the half time score read Malin 0-07 Glenswilly 1-07.Murphy showed his class straight from the throw in winning the restart and going on a strong run straight through the Malin defence exchanging a couple of one-twos on the way before advancing past the thirteen and dispatching powerfully past the Malin keeper to open up a six point gap. Farrelly added another before Anthony Kelly scored a sublime effort deceiving Murphy with a deft dummy before hitting over from 35 metres. Glenswilly upped their game again and threatened to run away with the contest with two points from Kealan McFadden, a long range Ciaran Bonner effort, Darren McGinley,  Gary McFadden again and a Murphy free from the ground stretched the lead out to twelve. Malin to their credit scored 2-01 without reply with Stephen McLaughlin pointing off balance and shortly after the same player hit the net after running through and the speedy forward could not be caught to shoot low past O’Donnell . Brendan McLaughlin scored soon after when after he worked a quick free and received the ball back and again made no mistake as Malin tried to mount a comeback. Glenswilly rallied again and exploioted gaps in the Malin backline and six points in a row with efforts from Darren McGinley, Cathal Gallagher, three Gary McFadden scores and one from Caomhin Marley sealed the win before a late consolation free from Brendan McLaughlin.Malin team and scorers: Darragh McLaughlin, Michael McLaughlin, Charles Byrne, Aidan Bambrick, Seamus Doherty, Gary Farren, Paul McLaughlin, Anthony Kelly (0-01), Christopher McLaughlin (0-01), Dan McDaid (0-01), Conor Farren (0-04), Stephen McLaughlin (1-01), Brendan McLaughlin (1-02), Seamus Houghton, Terence Doherty. Subs used Matthew Byrne for Seamus Doherty, Danny McCarron for Terence Doherty and Conor Byrne for Conor Farren.Glenswilly team and scorers: Philip O’Donnell, Caolan Kelly, Eamon Ward, Ruiari Crawford, Oisin Crawford (0-01), Ciaran Bonner (0-01), Cathal Gallagher (0-01), Michael Murphy (1-01), Gary McFadden (0-07), Leon Kelly (0-01), Darren McGinley (0-02), Brian Farrelly (0-03), Kealan McFadden (0-02), Christopher McMonagle (1-00) and Ethan Sweeney. Subs used Caomhin Marley (0-01) for Ethan Sweeney. Malin reserves were well beaten in the reserve game despite their experienced line up with the team on the day: Niall McLaughlin, Thomas McLaughlin, James Gallagher, John McLaughlin (r), Jonathan McLaughlin, Neil McGilloway, Andrew Mullin, John McLaughlin (jm), Matthew Cramspey, Lee McDaid, Noel McLaughlin, Danny McCarron, Terence McLaughlin, Paul Gallagher and Paco McLaughlin. Subs Conor ByrneOPERATION TRANSFORMATIONThe Operation Transformation TV Show is a huge hit on RTE every year and members of Malin GAA Club have decided this year to organise our very own version. This is geared at everybody in the parish across all ages and levels of fitness. The main aim is to provide a support network for anyone looking to introduce health & wellbeing into their everyday life in a gradual and maintainable manner, all at no financial cost. It will provide participants with the opportunity to meet like-minded individuals whilst also helping to create a “New You” in advance of the Festive Season. Our support team consists of Kate Kelly, Rosemary McColgan and Linda McGonagle; who will meet with the group on a weekly basis to update participants on the exercises and food recipes for the week ahead, which will all follow the Operation Transformation 2015 plan available online. There will also be weekly walks locally for all levels which are optional. These will take place on a Sunday at 11.30am, Tuesday & Thursdays at 7.30pm. Everyone is welcome and joining is completely free of charge! Don’t forget you don’t have to be a member or player – the more the merrier. The Operation Transformation Malin GAA Style will kick-off on Monday 5th October and will run every Monday for 8 weeks from 7.30pm to 8.30pm. At the end of the 8 weeks we will host a 5K Walk/Jog Event, which is completely optional and open to the public. Let’s get healthy! For more information please contact Kate Kelly on 0861708279, Linda McGonagle 0861555616 or Rosemary McColgan on 0863966016.UNDERAGEThe under 13’s lost out against Termon by four points in what is a very high standard competition, they have two more fixtures coming up in the Northern Board Division 1 on Sunday the 4th of October away to Buncrana at 11.45am and are at home to St Michael’s on the 11th of October at 11.45am. The under 11 team played Carndonagh and Buncrana recently and also our under 9 team played Moville during the week.LOTTO There was no winner of this weeks jackpot of €550. The numbers drawn were 1-2-5-6-3-7-4 and the €50 winner was Rosaline Horan with the €20 sellers prize going to Lily’s Bar. Next weeks jackpot is €600.SHOPThe club shop is open every Saturday from 12.00 – 2.00 and Sunday from 11.20 – 2.00 or alternatively contact Susan Byrne on 9370638 or 0867832242 . The shop also has a great range of stock in all sizes including coats, jackets, hoodies, tracksuits, socks, shorts, hats and much more club merchandice. The club are putting in an order soon for gear including black and amber tight bottomed training tracksuit bottoms and orders need to be given in by the 14th of October to ensure they will be ready for Christmas, a small deposit will secure all items.Get Fit With Charlie Fitness classes with Charles Byrne are on Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings at 6.30pm for women and 8.00pm for men in the Malin Gaa centre. €5 per class. This fitness class caters for beginners and people of every fitness level.CANCER CARE WESTThe Club have been asked to help lift a church gate collection on the weekend of the 3rd and 4th of October for Cancer Care West, which provides accomodation for Cancer patients and their families while having their treatment in Galway University Hospital. If anyone is willing to help out please contact chairman David Gallagher on 0868073786 or any club member and all donations welcome for this worthwhile service.GAA NEWS: MALIN GAA CLUB LAUNCH FUNDRAISER FOR CANCER SERVICES TO GALWAY was last modified: September 28th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:GAAMalinSportlast_img read more

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SHAY: TRAP DESERVES NEW CONTRACT FROM FAI

first_imgIRELAND keeper Shay Given has urged the FAI to reward Giovanni Trapattoni with a new contract after Ireland’s 4-0 win in Estonia put is within touching distance of next year’s Euro championships.The Lifford man believes Trapattoni has earned the right to another deal and wants the Italian to stay for the 2014 World Cup qualifiers too!The FAI is due to meet the country’s manager after Tuesday’s second leg in the play-offs. “Hopefully he will the contract sorted rather than later,” said record caps holder Given.“People keep forgetting we are a small nation and we have got to lots of play-offs with him and we were really unlucky against France.“We have a fantastic chance of going to Poland and Ukraine now. Hopefully he’ll get his contract sorted.”The Co Donegal man says he can’t wait until Tuesday, adding: “It’s a great feeling. We have had so many sad stories overt the years, talking to you guys after games and everyone is on a real downer. I can’t take the smile off my face. “We are not there yet but we have got a fantastic chance now of finishing the job off on Tuesday.“Anything can happen in football – we could get a red card in the first few minutes. Please God we can finish the job off.“We have got a great bunch of lads and they are all delighted tonight. It’s a great night to be Irish but we will be professional on Tuesday.”SHAY: TRAP DESERVES NEW CONTRACT FROM FAI was last modified: November 13th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:Co DonegalLiffordShay Givenlast_img read more

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The Raiders’ Derek Carr conundrum has no end in sight

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceOAKLAND — You can’t sum up an NFL team’s entire season in one play — football is too complicated and a season is too long — but Derek Carr and the Oakland Raiders made a strong pass at it in Sunday’s loss to the Chargers.The nearly all-encompassing play was the most important of Sunday’s contest for Oakland — the Raiders were down by two touchdowns with a little more than four minutes to play, facing a fourth and 5 at …last_img read more

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South Africa’s revenue growth continues

first_imgGordhan noted that although there has been growth of 14.2% year-on-year, CIT remains below the peak of R165.5-billion officials managed to collect in the 2008/09 period. “This slow recovery of CIT in the main accounted for the current tax to GDP ratio, which remained flat,” he said. ‘Good platform for future growth’ Company tax collections also benefited from the stronger imports in the automotive sector, coupled with increased investments in capital-intensive industries such as energy, manufacturing and agriculture. “This is an important indicator of investor confidence in the future of the domestic economy and provides a good platform for future growth,” said Gordhan. “Once again, Sars has served the people of South Africa very well notwithstanding the challenges that we see in the world economy. The vast majority of South Africans pay tax and make contributions to the fiscus by paying VAT, excise duties and the fuel levy on the goods and services they consume,” Gordhan said. Over the past three-year period, South Africa had seen an overall revenue growth of more than 4.5%, while world markets such as the US and Europe continued to decline. “The mining, finance, as well as wholesale and retail sectors showed robust growth on the back of a modest economic recovery,” read documents from Sars. Economy ‘continues to demonstrate resilience’ Gordhan said the country’s economy grew by 3.1% and continued to demonstrate resilience in an uncertain global environment. The domestic environment has also been improving, with 20 000 jobs created each quarter. According to the minister, given the tough economic climate, Sars had done very well, and with more compliance, the revenue service could continue to improve. 3 April 2012 The South African Revenue Service had another strong year in 2011/12, collecting R742.7-billion in revenue – R4-billion more than Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan had budgeted for, and R68-billion more than the amount collected in the previous financial year. Making the announcement in Pretoria on Sunday, Gordhan said the budget deficit of 4.8% estimated in February’s budget had also gone down to 4.5%. The three main revenue contributors were personal tax, corporate income tax (CIT) and Value Added Tax. Collections from personal income tax increased from just over R228-billion in the 2010/11 financial year to over R251-billion this year. Company tax collections also increased to R153.747-billion from R134, 635 in 2010/11.center_img Although the global crisis was no closer to resolution, buoyant growth in tax revenue in South Africa was driven by the strong performances of import taxes, the recovery of combined profits and resilient consumption. Moreover, strong revenue growth benefitted from the financial sector’s strong contribution, which is R18-billion or 10% higher than the previous year. Source: BuaNews Agriculture, mining and telecommunications contributed over R34-billion in taxes combined, while banks, insurance and other financial services were taxed more than R40-billion. The manufacturing and petroleum sector contributed over R34-billion to the country’s revenue. Officials noted that the past three years saw a contraction in the construction sector following the boom period leading up to the Fifa soccer world cup hosted in South Africa. This also led to a decline in the manufacturing sector, where production volumes are said to be recovering moderately. last_img read more

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AGCO honors top dealers in North America

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ohio Ag Equipment, headquartered in Broadview Heights, was recently recognized by AGCO Corporation for achieving a Five Star rating in its 2017 Dealer Excellence Program, AGCO’s annual dealer evaluation review. Ohio Ag Equipment was one of a small group of dealers across North America to achieve a Five Star rating in 2017.Andy Thompson of AGCO Corporation presented Ohio Ag Equipment with a plaque as recognition for their accomplishments in the Dealer Excellence Program.“We are excited to earn this high honor and recognition from AGCO,” said Mike Mampieri, General Manager with Ohio Ag Equipment said. “I am proud working with such a dedicated and customer focused team. We work very hard to provide outstanding product support that our customers expect and deserve. Ohio Ag Equipment is proud to stand among an elite group of dealers across the U.S. and Canada.”The AGCO Dealer Excellence Program evaluates dealers’ performance in all areas of the business including sales, parts, service, marketing, training, financial management and facilities with the ultimate goal of improving customer satisfaction.“Achieving a Five Star rating is difficult and a very small number of dealers achieve this high level of recognition each year,” said Bill Hurley, Vice President Aftersales, Customer Support & Distribution Development, North America for AGCO Corporation. “Ohio Ag Equipment is among a select group of AGCO dealers. We are proud of the commitment Ohio Ag Equipment has made to their customers and to AGCO. We congratulate them on their accomplishment.”For more information about Ohio Ag Equipment and the products and services provided, visit www.OhioAgEquipment.com.last_img read more

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Stock Options 101: Negotiating Ownership

first_imgTags:#start#StartUp 101#startups dana oshiro Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts Before moving to the Valley I thought stock was something you made by simmering meat and vegetables in a pot of boiling water. To this day I’m still no expert in negotiating for equity, but I recognize a great resource when I see one. Fansnap co-founder and investor Andrew Payne recently wrote an article entitled, Startup Equity for Employees. Payne offers a stock cheat sheet and some useful points to consider.Options & Vesting:You generally don’t get your stock right away and most companies grant you an “option” to purchase stock over time at a fixed strike rate. This time period is your vesting period and your strike rate is the price of purchase. As the company goes through changes Payne advises employees to pay attention to how their strike rates increase and renegotiate accordingly. Higher strike rates may mean that employees will be less capable of exercising all of their options. Outstanding Shares: Says Payne, “a share number is meaningless without knowing the total number of shares outstanding.” As an employee, you should figure out what percentage of the company you own based on the number of shares that exist. Preferred Stock: Writes Payne,”Common stockholders should care about the preference, because that preference is ahead of the commons in any acquisition outcome.” Unless you’ve invested a significant amount of money in your company, you likely have common stock. In the event of an acquisition, preferred stock holders such as investors and founder/investors get paid out on their investments first before common stock holders earn any money. Once you get the total preference number for the company, you can roughly calculate how much you’re likely to make or not make in the event of an acquisition. Dilution: Companies raise new money by creating and selling new shares. The number of outstanding shares then increase and your shares are diluted and reduce in value. While many companies grant additional stock to employees, according to Payne, it’s rarely enough to compensate. He advises you to, “negotiate for the largest equity portion you can, because that initial grant is going to be the bulk of your ownership and will get diluted down from there.”Incentive Stock Option Pool: Find out the size of the ISO pool and how much stock has been allotted to employees until the next round of funding. Without a decent stock incentive, you may find your company hiring only the lackluster employees who’ll accept a less-than-generous offer. For Payne’s complete article visit Payne.org and for more advice check out Salary.com. Once you’ve read these articles you should have enough information to consult with your lawyer and accountant. If you’ve got more resources to suggest, let us know in the comments below. last_img read more

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Cong. to name last 7 Punjab candidates in a week: Jakhar

first_imgWith the Congress announcing the names of six candidates for Punjab, the party has decided to step up its campaign across the State in the run-up to the 2019 Lok Sabha election.State unit president Sunil Jakhar said on Thursday that the party has already launched its ‘Mission 13’ campaign, aimed at winning all the 13 Lok Sabha seats. “The names of candidates for the remaining seven seats will be announced within a week,” he told The Hindu.Mr. Jakhar said leaders and party workers would be going to the voters with the State government’s achievements of the past two years and the party’s manifesto, which promises to launch a unique scheme to eradicate poverty from the country.“I along with senior party leaders will hold rallies across the State to convey the message to the people that the Congress believes in overall development of society and that is why it announced a minimum income for the poor,” he said.“The Ministers have been assigned duties in their constituencies to ensure that canvassing in support of the party candidate is undertaken aggressively. We will expose the real face of the BJP. Its promises such as depositing ₹15 lakh in the bank accounts of people, bringing back black money, more than two crore jobs every year and increase in the income of farmers have proved false,” he said.The Congress had earlier this week announced the names of six candidates for Punjab.Four renominated It renominated four of its sitting MPs — Sunil Jakhar from Gurdaspur, Gurjeet Singh Aujla from Amritsar, Ravneet Singh Bittu from Ludhiana and Santosh Singh Chaudhary from Jalandhar. Chief Minister Amarinder Singh’s wife and former Union Minister Preneet Kaur will be the party’s candidate from Patiala while MLA Raj Kumar Chabbewal will contest from Hoshiarpur.last_img read more

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