Group of asylum-seekers to arrive in Donegal today

first_imgA group of up to sixteen asylum-seekers are to arrive in Donegal today.The group, made up of a number of families, will be housed in Portsalon House.The group are not part of the Direct Provision scheme but are seeking emergency accommodation. There are concerns locally that the influx of people in the locality will stretch local services.Buses will be provided to the people to access shopping in Letterkenny, etc.However, no other details of where the people are from have been released.Group of asylum-seekers to arrive in Donegal today was last modified: July 16th, 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:asylum seekersdonegalPortsalonlast_img read more

Taxman gives waiters a break

first_img11 August 2011Waitrons can keep their hard-earned tips for themselves and don’t have to worry about the taxman, the South African Revenue Service (Sars) has confirmed.Confusion had arisen over whether tips kept by employees were taxable.This has been dispelled by a ruling made by Sars last week, according to which the transfer of tips handed over to an employer by an employee for “safekeeping” does not constitute a payment of remuneration.“The Binding Class Ruling recently issued by Sars declared that the transfer of tips (handed over to the employer by the employees for safekeeping in terms of the employer’s proposed Group Tips Policy) from the employer’s bank accounts into the employees’ bank accounts does not constitute a payment of remuneration by the employer,” Gillian Lumb, an employment law director at law firm Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr, said this week.“Binding class rulings are intended to promote clarity on the interpretation and application of the tax laws to a class of persons who apply for a ruling in respect of a proposed transaction to which it is a party.”An employment associate at the firm, Pranisha Maharaj, said the ruling was valid for five years as of August 2010.She said the proposed Group Tips Policy sought to address the security risk of having employees take receipt of tips during their working hours.“In terms of the policy, tips are seen as gratuitous payments to which the employees have no entitlement or an expectation of receipt as a part of the performance of their duties,” Maharaj said.Sapalast_img read more

Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast, May 16, 2019

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Partly to mostly sunny skies will be here today and temps should again be about 5-7 degrees warmer than yesterday. The entire state will be rain free today, but northern areas will see clouds build this afternoon ahead of rain that will be around tonight. Showers and thunderstorms develop near midnight tonight in the far NW part of Ohio, and then spread over the rest of the state from there. The rains hold over Ohio through most of Friday as well. Rain totals are expected to be .25”-.75” with 80% coverage. After a few lingering clouds to start the day Saturday, the entire state sees sunshine, for the rest of the weekend, although Sunday clouds will be increasing along with gusty winds. Temps will be well above normal for the weekend, perhaps the warmest in 8 months! Scattered showers arrive over the state Sunday evening and continue through the overnight. However, we continue to see minimal moisture to work with, so our rain totals remain at few hundredths to .5” with coverage at 70%. A large part of our forecast for next week remains dry. Sunshine dominates for Monday and Tuesday. Sunshine also dominates from Thursday through next Sunday. However, if you notice a small window of time missing, that is the one little hiccup that could upset the whole apple cart next week on dry weather. We continue to watch an exceptionally strong storm complex rip through the central and western corn belt next Tuesday night through Wednesday morning. Right now we still think that most of the action stays west. However, models are all over the place with precipitation. For now, we are still going to stay dry, but say watch the period closely. IF moisture does manage to expand east…it could easily bring a few hundredths to to .25″ of rain, just enough to interrupt our drying. So this will end up being the huge key to a substantial dry window, and perhaps the best planting opportunity we get for the year. Time will tell. The map at right shows 10 day rainfall potential. The rest of the extended period has a little more activity returning. Memorial Day itself, we turn out cloudy to partly sunny with a few scattered showers and thunderstorms moving in. We are raising rain totals for Memorial Day to .25”-.75” with 60% coverage. Tuesday the 28 still looks like the wettest day of the period as we are upping our rain potential there to half to 2 inches and coverage at 80%. The rest of the extended period we are keeping dry with partly to mostly sunny skies the 29th through the 31st. However, the most recent runs of extended models are trying to bring in more moisture. We want to see more data before jumping on something like that.last_img read more

Three arrested in Bengal for murder of mentally-challenged woman

first_imgThree persons have been arrested for suspected rape and murder of a 30-year old mentally challenged woman Guria whose body was exhumed on Wednesday from a privately-run rehabilitation centre at Dhaniakhali in West Bengal’s Hooghly district.The arrests were made late Wednesday night. The police are also on the lookout for the key accused Shyamal Ghosh who is on the run. Inmates of the home alleged that Ghosh had seriously tortured Guria a few days before her mysterious disappearance, sources said.The authorities of the asylum said that Guria was admitted to the rehabilitation centre for mentally ill people (women) on May 22, 2012. She died on June 26 and buried five days later in a makeshift grave in the backyard of the rehabilitation centre.Women and child development and social welfare minister Sabitri Mitra has ordered a probe into the murder.”Three people including the secretary of the home Uday Kumar Konar have already been arrested in connection with case. Police is investigating into the matter thoroughly,” Mitra said.The minister said that the state government has shifted as many as 80 mentally-challenged inmates from that home to other asylums. “We have also cancelled their licence to run the rehabilitation centre for mentally deranged women,” Mitra said, pointing out that a magisterial inquiry has been ordered into the case by her department.The body of the victim was sent to Chinsurah in the district for post-mortem examination. The post mortem report will come out in next few days, police sources said.The National Commission for Women (NCW) has also sought an action taken report (ATR) from the district administration on the incident.advertisementSenior CPM leader and former West Bengal sports minister Kanti Ganguly dubbed the incident as gross negligence on the part of the state administration and demanded higher level inquiry into the matter. “I want a CBI probe into the incident as the primary investigation suggests it was not a natural death. The question is why her body was buried without giving any information to the police or the woman’s family members,” Ganguly said.last_img read more