REVENUE SWOOP ON GAA CLUBS

Posted On Dec 26 2019 by

first_imgTAX officials are set to trawl through GAA club and county records, it was announced today.County chairmen were told at a meeting at Croke Park last month that the Revenue Commissioners want to double check records to make sure that all expenses have been vouched for.They also want details of anyone paid for operating turnstiles for matches in Co Donegal and other counties. A Donegal county board source told expressed confidence that all records here are in order.Limerick county was audited last year, it was reported today. It took three days and the county board there given a clean bill of health. REVENUE SWOOP ON GAA CLUBS was last modified: January 13th, 2012 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)last_img read more


South African junior tennis tops in Africa

Posted On Dec 18 2019 by

first_img17 April 2012South Africa’s status as the best junior tennis nation in Africa was confirmed on the weekend when the country dominated the African Junior Tennis Championship in Cairo, Egypt.The tournament, which catered for the under-14 and under- 16 age groups, was played in conjunction with the under-18 African Junior Championships, which were played in Potchefstroom last month.South African Fed cup debutant Ilze Hattingh was the star of the show, winning the singles and doubles title in both the under-16 and under-18 age groups.Under-16 victoriesOn Sunday, Hattingh defeated second seat Sandra Samir of Egypt 6-4 7-6 (7-2) to win the under-16 girls’ singles title. Hattingh then teamed up with fellow countrywoman Theresa Van Zyl to win the girls’ under-16 doubles title.Previously, in Potchefstroom, Hattingh won both the singles and doubles titles in the under-18 tournament with ease. She defeated her good friend and doubles partner Madrie Le Roux 6-1, 6-1 in the final of the singles and then teamed up with Le Roux to capture the doubles crown from fellow South Africans Lynn Kiro and Theresa Van Zyl.In the boys’ under 14 event, singles’ top-seed Calvin Jordaan from Cape Town captured the title after coming back from one set down to beat third seed Mohamed Aboulkassem of Egypt 2-6 7-5 6-3.Most successful countryThe dominance of Hattingh, plus the singles victory by Jordaan, and the doubles’ win in Potchefstroom by Wayne Montgomery and Matthew Rossouw (under-18) gave team South Africa the required points to ensure that they were named the most successful tennis country on the continent.The South African Fed Cup team, under the captaincy of John-Laffnie De Jager, who arrived in Cairo for this week’s Fed Cup tournament there, watched the South African Juniors’ victory.EncouragingDe Jager said that the country’s juniors had performed well in the Potchefstroom and Cairo tournaments, which was encouraging for the future of tennis in South Africa.“The dominance of our juniors in the African Junior Championships is exciting for the development of tennis in our country.“Our juniors dominated on hard and clay courts which gives hope that the future stars will be able to compete on any given surface, which will stand them in good stead for their future professional tennis careers.”SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more


SANParks sells rhinos to foil poachers

Posted On Dec 18 2019 by

first_img2 April 2015SANParks is to sell 286 white rhino to private buyers as part of its efforts to save the animals from poaching, Kuseni Dlamini, the organisation’s outgoing chairperson, said in Pretoria on Wednesday.“A tender was issued for the sale of white rhino to private land owners who fulfil a number of requirements, including habit and security,” Dlamini said.Poachers killed 1 217 rhinos in South Africa in 2014, including more than 800 in Kruger National Park, up from a total of 1 004 in 2013. The country has a population of about 20 000 rhinos.Suitable and secureDlamini said the tender process was in the adjudication phase, with a team including auditors from KPMG, National Treasury and scientists assessing properties to ensure they would provide a suitable and secure habitat.The sale forms part of a translocation programme begun in October 2014 to move some rhino out of poaching hotspots in the Kruger National Park.About R32-million of land had also been purchased as part of the creation of “rhino strongholds” where rhinos would be kept to allow the population to grow, SANParks said.Dr Howard Hendricks, SANParks acting managing executive for conservation, said the rhino would not be “dumped” on to the properties, and that the organisation would maintain relationships with the owners.Interventions“While we cannot claim to have won the war against rhino poaching during our term, we have gone a long way towards developing and putting in place the interventions needed to contain this threat to our natural heritage,” Dlamini said.Steps included a helicopter donated by the Howard G Buffett Foundation and use of unmanned aerial vehicles or drones in the Kruger National Park.Ending poaching needed the combined effort of business, NGOs, neighbouring countries and the “whole global community”, he said.Hendricks said rhinos were also being killed by lightning, which had become more prevalent in the past three years.In Bloemhof in Free State, two rhino were killed by lightning last year. Other areas where this had happened were the Northern Cape and the Waterberg region in Limpopo.news24.com and SAinfo reporterlast_img read more


CWG action on Day 12

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Ind vs Eng: Injured Zaheer Khan unlikely to play in second Test

Posted On Nov 28 2019 by

first_imgThe prospect of India’s pace spearhead Zaheer Khan playing in the second Test at Trent Bridge seems remote.”He has shown a considerable improvement and we would take a call on him on the eve of the match in consultation with the team physio,” stated team manager Anirudh Choudhary in Nottingham.But those who witnessed Indian team’s training session knew that the manager’s statement was far from convincing.Zaheer bowled 13-odd overs in the first Test at Lord’s, London, before a strain in his right hamstring forced him to sit out and severely handicapped the Indian bowling attack as England thrashed India by 196 runs.As soon as Zaheer arrived at the training session with his teammates on Wednesday, the prying eyes of the Indian media contingent was on the injured speedster.Long after almost all the Indian players had their nets, Zaheer came out in company with team physio Ashish Kaushik. He did a few rounds of lap of the ground, did some sprints under the physio’s observation and then picked up his jumper, only to disappear again inside the dressing room.His bearing wasn’t the one of man who is looking to bowl for India in 48 hours.Ishant Sharma didn’t bowl a delivery in anger and it was apparent he had a few other personal issues to handle like shaving off his flowing hair which have been much like his personal statement in the last four years. His new look created a huge buzz among the electronic media.Sachin Tendulkar and Gautam Gambhir were two of the other notable cricketers who had fitness issues during the first Test.advertisementTendulkar, unlike his second innings appearance, was crisp and smartly shaven and was one of the first ones to walk to the nets. Gambhir too look eager to have a hit even though the bowling on offer wasn’t great shakes.Ishant didn’t bowl at all and neither did Munaf and Sreesanth, after sending down a few serious overs.India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, certainly rattled by his recent batting failures, indulged in some furious hitting down the ground.-With PTI inputslast_img read more