Reggae Boyz arrive for crucial CFU game

first_imgJamaica men’s national senior football team will engage Suriname in a top-of-the-table clash in Group One of the Scotia Bank CFU Caribbean Cup qualifiers to determine which team advance to the 2017 competition as well as the CONCACAF Gold Cup tournament.The game will be played on Sunday at the National Stadium, starting at 6 p.m.Both teams are joint leaders in the three team group on three points apiece, so based on the competition’s rule, it will be a play to the finish encounter.The game was originally scheduled on October 5 at the Anthony Spaulding Complex in Trench Town, but rescheduled due to safety concerns regarding Hurricane Matthew.Nine overseas based Reggae Boyz arrived in the island yesterday and will be joining the camp to begin preparation this morning at 8:00 to be followed by another session at 4 p.m. at the Stadium East Complex.The overseas players are Damion Lowe, Omar Holness, Owayne Gordon, Shaun Francis, Ryan Thompson, Oneil Fisher, Cory Burke, Michael Binns and Romario Williams.They joined local based players – Ladale Ritchie, Dwayne Amburseley, Allan Ottey, Dino Williams, Ewan Grandison, Andrew Vanzie, Rosario Harriott, Dicoy Williams and Rohan Richards.Jamaica will look for their second win in the group as they had defeated Guyana 4-2 on October 11 in Guyana. The Guyanese are out of contention as they also went down to Suriname.Meanwhile, tickets for the game will go on sale this Saturday, costing $1,500 for grandstand and $700 for bleachers. Outlets are: York Pharmacy in Half-Way Tree; Total service stations located at Stanton Terrace and Dunrobin Avenue; Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in New Kingston; and Captain’s Bakery and Grill in Downtown and Cross Roads.Tickets will not be sold at the National Stadium venue.last_img read more

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Government agencies owe residents billions

first_imgSACRAMENTO – The government wants you. That’s because the Internal Revenue Service is sitting on more than 5,000 refund checks – totaling over $5.7 million – that were mailed to Los Angeles County taxpayers this year but returned as undeliverable. “It’s only about 1 out of every 1,000 checks that don’t get into the hands of the taxpayers,” said IRS spokesman Victor Omelczenko. The agency also has 303 refund checks totaling $287,000 intended for taxpayers in Ventura County for their 2006 tax returns. A quick search of the lost property database turns up a range of famous names that shouldn’t be hard to locate – including Apple CEO Steve Jobs (who apparently is owed $37 from his own company). “Clearly the state of California has failed in ensuring the private property held by the state is returned to its rightful owners,” said Jon Coupal, president of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association. Garin Casaleggio, a spokesman for Controller John Chiang, said that in the early 1980s the state Legislature cut funding for a locator unit that would track down missing owners. The office has still done some cross-checking but has not had the resources to go much beyond that, he said. However, Chiang said he recently re-established a five-person unit that will resume that function. harrison.sheppard@ dailynews.com 916-446-6723 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre When a check is returned to the IRS, the agency searches its own records to see if the original address was correct and to see if it has any other recent addresses on file for the same taxpayer. If the person cannot be located, the money is held by the U.S. Treasury indefinitely. Often, however, the check is sent to the taxpayer the following year, when the person files their next tax return with an updated address. Meanwhile, two California agencies are also holding property that belongs to residents who cannot be located. The California Franchise Tax Board has millions of dollars in unclaimed state tax refund checks. While the agency hasn’t yet compiled figures for the 2006 tax year, in the previous year more than $8 million in checks were returned as undeliverable. And the California State Controller’s Office is holding about $5.3 billion in 8.7 million accounts in unclaimed property that has accumulated over the years – ranging from the contents of safe deposit boxes to bank accounts and stock certificates. last_img read more

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PRINGLE DEMANDS RE-INSTATEMENT OF MEDICAL CARDS NOW

first_imgDONEGAL TD Thomas Pringle has demanded that the handling of the discretionary medical card review be addressed now and that all those entitled should not be left waiting following the suspension of the review.“Taking away medical cards from those who rely on them the most is barbaric, but simply suspending the review process is not going to solve the situation when it means that the thousands of people that have already lost their discretionary cards will not have them restored,” said Deputy Pringle.“This week in the Dáil I raised the problems with the medical card system, the removal of discretionary medical cards and the withdrawal of medical cards from seriously ill children and children with life-limiting disabilities. Myself and others have been raising these issues in the Dáil continuously in the past year and a half, but the government wouldn’t listen and look where we are now. “The government’s decision to suspend the review of discretionary medical cards is not going to solve the problem any time soon because those who have already had them taken away – and we have all heard these heart-breaking stories – will not see justice being served for them. These people are were granted these cards due to having considerable medical needs and now they’re being left in the dark which is very sad indeed.“The entire assessment process for medical cards needs to be reformed and if this government intends to change the system and make it more responsive, I believe it could be done easily. When an application is received, rather than starting with assessment of means, it should be assessed on medical grounds initially to ensure that if somebody has a medical need they do not need to go through a means test and the card can be awarded. The problem is that applications are being dealt with in such a way that people are prevented from getting their entitlements.“If this government is serious about rolling back on the discretionary card fiasco, they would not just suspend the review, they would reverse it, and that’s what needs to be done now,” stated Pringle.  PRINGLE DEMANDS RE-INSTATEMENT OF MEDICAL CARDS NOW was last modified: May 31st, 2014 by John2Share 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:medical cardsreviewThomas Pringlelast_img read more

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