UN Appoints LRA CG To Committee of Experts On Tax Matters

first_imgUN Secretary General António Guterres has appointed Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) Commissioner General Elfrieda Stewart Tamba to the United Nations Committee of Experts on International Cooperation in Tax Matters.Commissioner General Tamba will work along with 24 other members on the committee for a tenure of four years.The Committee of Experts on International Cooperation in Tax Matters comprises 25 members nominated by their Governments but acting in their personal capacity. CG Tamba and her colleagues were selected from a pool of 60 nominations received by the UN.The Committee of Experts on International Cooperation in Tax Matters is a subsidiary body of the Economic and Social Council responsible to:Keep under review and update as necessary the United Nations Model Double Taxation Convention between Developed and Developing Countries and the Manual for the Negotiation of Bilateral Tax Treaties between Developed and Developing Countries;Provide a framework for dialogue with a view to enhancing and promoting international tax cooperation among national tax authorities;Consider how new and emerging issues could affect international cooperation in tax matters and develop assessments, commentaries and appropriate recommendations;Make recommendations on capacity-building and the provision of technical assistance to developing countries and countries with economies in transition;Give special attention to developing countries and countries with economies in transition in dealing with all the above issues.Appointed members are selected from a fields of tax policy and tax administration representing various tax systems.Liberia’s advocacy on tax matters at the international level, through the hard work of CG Tamba and her team continues to yield high recognition which could help the revenue collection and modernization of the LRA.CG Tamba has expressed thanks to Secretary General Guterres for her appointment to the international service, assuring him that she will diligently work along with her colleagues to meet the goals for which they have been called to serve.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgGardaI outside the home of the late Dean Lafferty at Admiran Park in Stranorlar yesterday. (NWNewsPix)Gardai are examining the possibility that a young Donegal man who died at his home may have suffered a head injury in an incident earlier.Dean Lafferty, who was just 18, was pronounced dead at his home at Admiran Park in Stranorlar at 8pm on Monday evening.It is understood the teenager had been socialising in nearby Ballybofey and also in Letterkenny on Sunday evening. Tragic Dean Lafferty.It is believed he may have received a blow to the head before he returned home to Stranorlar in the early hours of Monday morning.The young man, a gifted artist, was found by family members at his home.They immediately called the emergency services who arrived a short time later.However the former St Columba’s College student was pronounced dead at the scene. Dean’s body remained at the scene until the arrival of state pathologist Marie Cassidy in Co Donegal yesterday.Members of the Garda forensics unit were also at the scene carrying out a full investigation.The results of that post mortem were still being awaited last night.Hundreds of messages have been flowing in on social media for the gifted young artist.Dean had previously been an apprentice tattoo artist at the Sweet Ink parlour in Ballybofey. Many of the popular young man’s friends drew pictures which they posted on Facebook in tribute to his passing.Local county councillor Patrick McGowan said his sympathy was with Dean’s extended family at this time of his tragic passing.“There is a deep shadow of sorrow over the whole area since the news of Dean’s death has filtered out,” he said.GARDAI EXAMINE POSSIBILITY THAT TRAGIC DEAN WAS ATTACKED BEFORE HE DIED was last modified: February 19th, 2014 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:assaultDean LaffertyGardaihead injuryinvestigationlast_img read more

TCI Hurricane cannot stop the Conch Festival

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, November 21, 2017 – Providenciales – The community calendar for the TCI, this weekend also features the annual Conch Festival.   It is set for Blue Hills at Three Queen’s – its traditional spot at its usual time doing the customary thing, which is highlighting the best conch cuisine in the country in a culinary showdown which is now 14 years old.#MagneticMediaNews#ConchFestival2017 Related Items:#ConchFestival2017, #magneticmedianewslast_img

Google Doodle celebrates 50 years of LGBTQ pride

first_img Online Tech Industry Our favorite Google Doodles through the years Share your voice Tags Google Doodle Google Comments 99+ 49 Photos Google’s Pride Doodle depicts the growing size of the Pride celebration over the past half century. Google Fifty years ago this month, New York police launched an early morning raid on a small Greenwich Village bar popular with members of the gay community, sparking the Stonewall riots and ushering in the modern battle for LGBT rights in the US.To celebrate the 50 years of Pride celebrations that followed, Google published a Doodle sideshow on Tuesday that offers a taste of Pride parades from each of the five decades. Google’s Doodlers wanted the Doodle to underscore how the Pride parade has grown in size and momentum over the past half century, empowering a bright and vibrant community along the way.Over the years, Google has taken a high-profile stance in support of gay rights. In 2008, the company announced its opposition to Proposition 8, an anti-gay marriage measure that California voters ultimately approved. To mark June as Gay and Lesbian Pride month, Google has traditionally added a rainbow to the right side of the search bar when users search for “gay,” “lesbian,” “transgender,” or related terms. This year’s return on those search terms is a graphic depicting Pride celebrations around the world.For this year’s Doodle, Doodler Nate Swinehart said he decided to use strips of cut paper to depict the people and the setting. By adding multiple layers of paper, which by its nature is flat, the Doodle grows to reflect the community’s expansion. Color, of course, is a key symbol of Pride.google-doodle-2009-june-4-pride-2019Color is a key symbol of Pride. Google “While everything begins with shades of grey, we first see the rainbow through a community space,” Swinehart explains. “Color then begins to spread, first in individual people, then to the city around them, until it finally overtakes the entire composition.”I also wanted the progression of color to be meaningful, beginning with the initial pink triangle that was reclaimed by the community as a symbol of liberation. From there, we go backwards through the rainbow from purple to red, until we see all the colors come together harmoniously in the final image.”Swinehart writes that, as a member of the LGBTQ community, this Doodle was a very personal project for him, especially because he’s well acquainted with the struggle to feel included and accepted.”Before I joined Google in 2014, I remember opening up the Google homepage to see a Doodle celebrating the Winter Olympics, depicting the colors of the Pride flag. I was completely blown away,” Swinehart writes. “Looking at the front page of Google, I was filled with hope and a feeling of belonging. “That moment was a large part of why I wanted to become a Doodler. I recognized the opportunity we have to make a positive impact on the world, and to help make people feel seen, heard, and valued.”last_img read more

AL supporters bring broom procession against rival candidate in Kachua

first_imgDeclaring him persona non-grata in Kachua upazila, a group of women on Friday brought out a ‘broom procession’ against Awami League-nominated candidate in Chandpur-1 constituency, Golam Hossain.The procession, led by female affairs secretary of upazila AL Rownak Ara Ratna, Mohila AL upazila unit president Salma Sahid and its general secretary Taslima Chowdhury, started from in front of the upazila AL office in the afternoon.It ended at Kachua bypass road after parading the main roads of the upazila headquarters.Later, the processionists burned the effigy of Golam Hossain, also former chairman of National Board of Revenue (NRB).Speaking on the occasion, Ratna said Golam Hossain has no connection with the upazila Awami League.”Leaders and activists of upazila AL and its associate bodies won’t accept anyone except Mohiuddin Khan Alamgir in this constituency,” she said.The ruling party handed out nomination papers to both Mohiuddin and Golam Hossain for contesting the upcoming general election from Chandpur-1 (Kachua) constituency.Both of them also filed nomination papers to the returning officer.last_img read more

DhakaBenapole direct train service rescheduled to 17 July

first_imgThe direct train service from Dhaka to Benapole will be inaugurated on 17 July, instead of 25 July.Bangladesh Railway West zone chief commercial officer Shah Newaz said the date was changed as prime minister Sheikh Hasina would not be free on 25 July.The train, which is yet to be named, will have 10 coaches. The fare of a cabin seat will be Tk 1,200 while that of an AC chair Tk 1,000 and non-AC chair Tk 500, reports UNB.Initially, one train will run from Dhaka to Benapole and vice-versa every day.Around 6,000-7,000 people from different parts of the country, especially Dhaka, travel to India through the Benapole Checkpost every day.The train service will ease travelling to Benapole.last_img