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ABL: Alab falters late, falls to HK Eastern anew

By on January 19, 2020

first_imgCoco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Eerily reminiscent of his miss in the two team’s first duel, the veteran gunslinger fired his shot a little too long as the Philippine side stayed winless after three games.Alab squandered an 11-point second quarter lead as Hong Kong Eastern crawled back and the unleashed a 35-point assault, punctuated by a 14-2 blast, to take a 96-88 lead with 1:24 remaining.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkReggie Okosa and Bobby Ray Parks still tried to help the PH crew recover, cutting the lead down to three, 96-93 with 47 seconds to play. Alab even had a chance to tie the game after Tyler Lamb committed a turnover, but Urbiztondo muffed a three with 34 ticks left.Lamb made Alab pay on the other end as he drilled a jumper to put the defending champions up, 98-93, but Okosa drained another triple with 16 seconds remaining to slice the lead down to two once again. MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Horn defends WBO welterweight title with 11th round TKO of Corcoran Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano LATEST STORIES It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lee Ki split his freebies in the final 11 ticks, leaving one last gasp for Alab to force overtime, but for naught. Lamb fired 32 points, two rebounds, and two assists, while Christian Standhardinger poured 25 markers, 12 boards, four dimes, and two assists for Hong Kong Eastern.Marcus Elliott got 20 points, 11 rebounds, and seven assists, while Lee got 12 markers, five boards, and three dimes in the win.Tanduay Alab banked on World Import Ivan Johnson who got 32 points, nine rebounds, four assists, and four steals.Okosa chimed in 25 markers, 13 boards, four steals, and three dimes, Urbiztondo went for 14 points, five rebounds, and four assists, and Parks got 11 markers, 10 dimes, four boards, and three steals in the defeat.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award The Scores:HONG KONG EASTERN 99 — Lamb 32, Standhardinger 25, Elliott 20, Lee 12, Moss 6, Tang 2, Xu 2, Lau 0.TANDUAY ALAB PILIPINAS 96 — Johnson 32, Okosa 25, Urbiztondo 14, Parks 11, Celiz 6, Hontiveros 3, Sumalinog 3, Domingo 2, Javelona 0, Maierhofer 0.Quarters: 20-23, 43-46, 64-66, 99-96.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PHOTO FROM ASEAN BASKETBALL LEAGUESame old story.Josh Urbiztondo muffed a potential game-tying triple at the buzzer as Tanduay Alab Pilipinas fell once again to league-leader Hong Kong Eastern Sports Club, 99-96, Wednesday in the 2018 ASEAN Basketball League at Southorn Stadium in Hong Kong.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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Senate Committee Outlines Ebola Response Plans: Wants Secluded Ebola Hospital Outside City

By on January 14, 2020

first_imgA three-member Senate committee yesterday presented to the Senate plenary an “Ebola Coordinated Response Plan,” which it noted would help restore hope, rebuild the image in Monrovia and improve the situation in other counties.In the first of three plans, the committee is calling for the creation of a secluded and well guided hospital outside of the capital city.The committee is headed by Grand Bassa County Senator Nyonblee Kangar-Lawrence  includes Senators John Ballout and Mobutu Nyepan.According to them, the hospital when created, would  include testing, isolation, quarantine, treatment centers, burial sites, warehouse, and staff centers.The field hospital approach would be extended to counties, using smaller units or smaller capacities.The creation of a  secluded hospital outside Monrovia, according to the committee, would further help reduce  Ebola activities in the capital city, reduce fear within the business community and restore confidence in the economy and cause airlines to feel safe to start flying into the country again.The plans, if adopted, will bring reduction in the spread of the virus, while suspects at those centers will be secured and not be able to escape.Making the power-point presentation, Senator Lawrence said the committee went as far as contacting several companies that are involved with the setting up of these field hospitals, something she claimed they have done in several countries to combat diseases.Senator Lawrence named one of those companies as BLUEMED, which she said is a credible company certified by the United States-based Center for Disease Control (CDC).The presentation portrayed  BLUEMED as the world’s leader in deployable medical supplies that are state of the art, scalable, portable and can be rapidly deployed to scenes  of virus outbreak. The  company is capable to support medical and  emergency management services, NGOs, agencies and governments.The management aspect,  according to the presentation,  will be handled by the international organizations, and the Red Cross.The CDC will be responsible for the testing center, the treatment center by Medicins Sans Frontiers, WHO and IMC; Technical support by Ugandans and food distribution by the World Food Program, while the isolation center will be handled by MSF/WHO/IMC. The burial of Ebola victims will be done by the Red Cross and ICRC, while the Ministry of Health will coordinate all efforts and health workers will serve as counterparts to ensure the training of Liberian health workers in the process.The Lawrence committee meanwhile is presenting a total budget of approximately US$16.6 Million for creation of the secluded hospital and other facilities in the counties.   In a breakdown, the committee said the cost for the entire Ebola Center is US$4,500,000; shipping by air is US$700,000; while eight testing centers will cost US$6,400,000. Montserrado County will have three centers, Grand Bassa, Nimba, Bong, and Lofa Counties will each have one center. The amount of US$5,000,000 will be used for health workers and supplies.Meanwhile, the committee will make a comprehensive presentation on Tuesday to allow the plenary make an input and the final plan will  thereafter be sent to the President.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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58 Obtain Technical Degrees from Dujar College

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first_imgThe Liberia Dujar Technical College on Tuesday, graduated 58 students in various disciplines. The graduates, who earned Associate of Applied Science degrees, had studied over a three-year period. Of the number, 43 were females, and 15 males.According to the academic statistic, 47 of the graduates obtained Associate degrees in Nursing Science (ANSc); five in Applied Science (AASc) degrees in Agriculture, two in Civil and Mechanical Engineering and three in Electrical Engineering.Tuesday’s commencement marked the second since the National Commission on Higher Education accredited the college as a degree granting institution. Montserrado County District #12 Representative, Richmond Anderson, told the graduates to use their education to contribute meaningfully to the overall development of the country.Rep. Anderson challenged each of them to consider themselves as “ambassadors, or technical gladiators.”“Do not shelve your technical and vocational knowledge, because the skills are more needed in the rebuilding of Liberia than the conventional skills like accounting, politics, sociology, etc.,” he added.Anderson urged the college’s management to write the House and Senate Committees on Ways, Means and Finance requesting for financial subsidy.He said a copy of the letter should be addressed to him so that he will use it to lobby his colleagues to include the college in the next fiscal year. He spoke on the theme, “The Need for Capacity Building for the Enhancement of National Recovery and Reconstruction in Postwar Liberia.”The college and Dujar High School were birthed by the Liberia Dujar Association, a non-profit organization headed by Mrs. Lois B. Hemgren, a Liberian who married a Swedish national.Since 2005, the high school has graduated over 1,000 students, while the college graduated 23 students when it hosted its first commencement convocation.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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Exclusive – Redknapp backs Barton to be ‘excellent’ coach

By on January 6, 2020

first_imgHarry Redknapp has tipped Joey Barton to become an excellent coach or manager when his playing career comes to an end.The Queens Park Rangers midfielder has often been labelled a bad boy and been seen as a controversial figure in the game following past indiscretions.But, having managed him for over a year, Redknapp believes the 32-year-old, who is currently taking his coaching badges, has a great future in the game once he hangs up his boots.He told Drivetime: “Joey Barton has been important to us. Last year was the first year I’ve worked with him and he did a great job for us.“I was [dubious of him], yeah. I used to look at him, like everybody else, and get the needle with some of the things he used to say, but when I met him he was a good trainer, he knows the game.“I think he’ll make an excellent coach or manager one day in the future.“He still has his off days where he can be a nuisance but 90% of the time he’s been fantastic and he is good around the place. He’s got the will to win and knows the game so he is a good influence.”last_img read more

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Zidane slams criticism of Real’s last-gasp Juve win

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first_img0Shares0000Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane insists the 12-times champions ultimately deserved to qualify for the Champions League semi-finals © AFP/File / JAVIER SORIANOMADRID, Spain, Apr 14 – Zinedine Zidane believes the negative reaction to Real Madrid’s last-gasp win over Juventus has been “disgraceful, upsetting and deceptive”, and borne out of jealousy towards the European champions.Real sneaked into the Champions League semi-finals on Wednesday after English referee Michael Oliver awarded the 12-times champions a controversial penalty in added-on time. Cristiano Ronaldo held his nerve to send his side through 4-3 on aggregate after Juve had staged a remarkable comeback, levelling the tie by leading 3-0 at the Santiago Bernabeu.Gianluigi Buffon launched a scathing attack on Oliver after the match while sections of the Italian and Spanish press were also criticial of Real’s victory.Corriere dello Sport, a daily sports newspaper in Rome, led with the headline ‘Che Furto’, meaning ‘What A Theft’, while Sport, the Barcelona daily, carried ‘El Robo Del Siglo’ on its front page, ‘The Theft Of The Century’.Zidane, however, maintains his team fully deserved to go through.“When people talk about it being a robbery I get angry – it is clear what we are doing annoys a lot of people,” Zidane said on Saturday.“There are people that are anti-Real Madrid, but nobody is going to change that. Nobody can change the history of this club, what it has achieved.“We are the best club in the world and when you’re the best club in the world, there is a certain degree of jealousy.”Zidane added: “To be honest I think it is disgraceful, upsetting and deceptive. Anyone who says it was a robbery, I really don’t agree.”Buffon was sent off for dissent on the pitch and then vented his anger off it too, by saying Oliver lacked personality and should have watched the game at home with his wife.It could mark a dramatic end to Buffon’s Champions League career, given the 40-year-old is expected to retire at the end of the season.“Those were his words,” Zidane said. “He was stressed, his feelings were heated. You have to respect his point of view but I think we deserved to qualify for the semi-finals.”Real will now face German champions Bayern Munich in the semis, in a repeat of last year’s quarter-final, which Los Blancos won 6-3 on aggregate.“I think they are an even better team this season than last,” Zidane said. “No team will have the upper hand, maybe us playing the return leg at home, but I would say the tie is evenly balanced, 50-50.”Before then, Real turn their attention to Sunday’s trip to Malaga in La Liga, where they sit fourth in the table, 15 points adrift of leaders Barcelona.Sergio Ramos is likely to return, having been suspended in midweek, but Zidane is expected to rest other key players for the match.“Malaga are bottom and maybe they dont deserve to be,” Zidane said.“I have seen some of their games, it’s surprising they are bottom of the table, but our aim is to go there and win.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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One among many

By on December 30, 2019
first_imgFor David Alcala’s family, the story is almost overwhelming. “Twenty-three men shepherding 20,000 soldiers, that’s amazing,” Alcala’s son-in-law, George Kimura, said. Alcala doesn’t seem to think so. He said he was just doing his job in a war that initially didn’t need his help. Before being drafted in 1942, the La Verne native unsuccessfully tried to join the military several times. Because of a hearing problem, he was consistently turned away. But in 1942, after all his friends had been shipped off to fight, Alcala got a draft card in the mail. Then 21, he was a student at Chaffey College. “That’s when I quit school,” he said. “I took my F’s and ran.” The Army turned a blind eye to his hearing impairment and sent him to boot camp. Alcala was eventually assigned to the Intelligence and Reconnaissance Platoon, where his job was to scour enemy territory for vital military intelligence information. He was shipped overseas in 1944 and arrived in France about a week after D-Day. “When we landed, they unloaded us from the ship and there was fighting going on so we had to run inland and find a (fox) hole,” he said. “The first hole I landed in there was a paratrooper, but he was dead … That was very, very scary because it was the first thing I saw.” Alcala labeled it a wake-up call. “We didn’t know what we were getting into until that day,” he said. Alcala spent the remainder of the war in Europe, mostly in France and Germany. In addition to his work with the German captives, he also fought in the Battle of the Bulge and was injured while driving a jeep in Germany in 1945. “We were supposed to go across this bridge to see what was going on on the other side,” he said. “I put my leg out and then I felt my leg warm.” Alcala had been hit just below his left knee with shrapnel. The injury earned him a Purple Heart and a ticket out of the war. Scars from the wound are still clearly visible on Alcala’s left leg. He has no problem walking, but over the years pieces of the metal shrapnel have slowly seeped out of his pores. “It was like coarse pepper,” Jane Alcala said. “These little black things would come out of his leg. I just think of pepper every time I remember it.” Today, the retired school teacher spends much of his time with family. After 3 p.m., his Whittier home turns into an after-school meeting ground for several of his grandchildren. They revel at the war stories he tells, although he tries to downplay his time in the service. “I think these are a generation of people that don’t really flaunt their heroics,” Kimura said. “I think they are (heroes).” tania.chatila@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2109 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 MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityThe Whittier resident and his fellow soldiers were ordered to make sure the captive Germans marched without incident. “I was hoping they wouldn’t (turn on us),” the 86-year-old said. “If anything would have started, I wouldn’t be here.” Alcala’s unit, the Intelligence and Reconnaissance Platoon of the Army’s 329th Infantry Regiment, assisted in what is widely considered the largest mass surrender during the war. They were featured on an episode of the popular 1950s television show, “This is Your Life,” with host Ralph Edwards. Alcala was the only Mexican-American soldier in the platoon. “You know, I didn’t even know anything about it until they called from that show,” said Alcala’s wife of nearly 60 years, Jane Alcala. “After my neighbors came over saying, `He’s a hero. He’s a hero.”‘ • Video: WWII Veteran David AlcalaWHITTIER – His mission was to help about two dozen comrades herding 20,000 armed German soldiers who surrendered during World War II. At first, David Alcala thought it was crazy. But it wasn’t long before he was driving his jeep up and down the massive line of enemy forces as they marched on the banks of the Loire River in September 1944 toward a prisoner camp. last_img

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TRANSFER FIGHT! Liverpool, Man City, Southampton, Stoke and West Ham eye starlet

By on December 29, 2019

first_img Fode Ballo Toure playing for PSG’s youth team Liverpool, Manchester City, Southampton, Stoke and West Ham are all battling it out for Paris Saint-Germain starlet Fode Ballo Toure.The 19-year-old, who can operate at left-back or on the left side of midfield, has been tipped for a big future by those in France.Several sides from around Europe have regularly scouted Toure and the youngster has impressed for PSG’s youth team this season.According to Foot Mercato, interest in the Frenchman has now peaked with five Premier League clubs making enquiries.Liverpool, Manchester City, Southampton, Stoke and West Ham are all keen on Toure and believe he could be tempted to leave Paris in search of first-team football. 1last_img read more

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Is this the team to ensure England finish top of Group G?

By on December 26, 2019

first_imgEngland take on Belgium on Thursday night with both teams currently trying to figure out whether it’s better or worse to finish top of Group G.The two nations are neck and neck with England’s better disciplinary record the only thing separating the sides. 4 Watch every goal England scored at the 2018 World Cup Olivier Giroud confirms N’Golo Kante is the nicest man in football Paul Pogba buys France World Cup winners specially designed rings England stars Raheem Sterling and Jesse Lingard celebrate. talkSPORT will be with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network. A reminder to Liverpool fans about the very comical threat Neymar offers Fallon d’Floor Why does Luis Suarez kiss his wrist when he celebrates a goal? 4 diamond geezer 4 SUPERSTITION Learn the words for England’s catchy Gareth Southgate song Dele Alli reveals pre-match rituals and lucky charms he has before matches Whoever wins the group will, if everything goes the way being predicted right now, end up on the side of the draw which contains Portugal, France, Argentina, Brazil, and Germany, with Senegal being their last 16 opponents.Come second and the toughest opponents will be Spain, but not until the semi-finals, which could see the nations playing to lose, or get yellow cards, which would certainly be a scene.Manager Gareth Southgate has claimed he wants to win the group but face one or two selection dilemmas, especially if Dele Alli returns to full fitness. NO JOY You’re the one misery England players celebrate during their 6-1 victory over Panama. 4 Latest World Cup news England manager Gareth Southgate celebrates during the win over Panama. Shy guy So how could England look against Belgium, a game which you can hear live on talkSPORT from 7pm on Thursday, June 28.The first major dilemma will come in the form of Dele Alli’s fitness as he continues a recover from a thigh strain. We’d suggest Southgate is likely to err on the side of caution and, if he does, we might see a tactical tweak.Ruben Loftus-Cheek came in against Panama and while he provided a confident performance and an assist, of sorts, he may not make the XI on Thursday. Instead, with Belgium not lacking in firepower, he may choose to firm up his hold of the midfield by selecting Eric Dier to play alongside Jordan Henderson. Arsenal star Laurent Koscielny admits he didn’t want France to win World Cup Southgate makes young England fan’s day by replying to his letter This move would free up the, so far, excellent Jesse Lingard to prowl final third in central areas with the knowledge he has two men covering for him should he lose the ball, and allow him to link up with Southgate’s two-man attack and go man-to-man against the Belgian back three, which goes along with his positional play style, with the wing-backs filling the wide spaces.Speaking of the wing-backs, it wouldn’t be a shock to see both rotated. Such an important role needs fresh legs, which should see Ashley Young drop out for Danny Rose, who will need to pin back possible opposite number Thomas Meunier, and Trent Alexander-Arnold come in for Kieran Tripper who does have a minor muscle tweak to nurse.Southgate would be unwise to alter his back-three or goalkeeper at this stage as they continue to build their relationships on the pitch. But Raheem Sterling may finally be taken out of the XI after two beige performances against Tunisia and Panama. ‘It could have been me’ – Allardyce admits World Cup was tough to watch Pure class Marcus Rashford is the man likely to take the place of the Manchester City star given his cameo against Tunisia and his ability in tight spaces. But if Southgate feels Belgium will play a high enough line then Jamie Vardy will take the position.The team as a whole might look more defensive but it is likely to be functional against a Belgian side which is overloaded in attack.  LU BEAUTY Good times Is this how England will look against Belgium in Group G on Thursday night? last_img read more

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Bridgend school welcomes new speed ramps – and rally champ visit!

By on December 21, 2019

first_imgIt’s been an exciting week for St. Aengus National School in Bridgend as they mark Road Safety Week. The school pupils and staff had a star guest when three times Donegal International Rally champion Manus Kelly visited during the week.Plus, they have received much-welcomed news that new speed ramps will soon be placed on the road outside the building. The school has led a year-long campaign for the ramps, which included petitions from the Board of Management, parents and children of the school to get the cars to slow down when approaching the school.The ramps instalment was confirmed to Mr. Séamus McGowan, Principal of St. Aengus N.S. by Councillor Paul Canning.The school has been very proactive in ensuring road safety with increased safe car parking for both buses and car users. Mr. McGowan commented that “the safety of children is all of our concerns so slow down.”Over 200 children welcomed Manus Kelly to the school this week as the excitement grows for the Rally. Manus Kelly visits St. Aengus National School in BridgendManus posed for photos with the excited children and answered some very interesting questions from the children. The children found out the top speed of the car, how much the car cost and could it be driven normally on the road. Oisín from second class, who is a racing enthusiast, asked Manus to “Pop the Hood” to see the engine.Manus reiterated the motto of the Donegal Rally in making sure that we keep “The Race in its Place.” He pointed out to the children that he only does his rallying on closed roads and he went through the huge amount of safety equipment he has to wear while driving.Manus reminded the children to obey the stewards at all times this weekend and to tell whoever is driving them to the stages to slow down.Road Safety Week at St Aengus NS BridgendAs part of the Road Safety Week, the Road Safety Authority was invited to St. Aengus NS to give safety talks to the children. The hall was turned into a miniature town and the children learned about road safety and awareness. All the children in the school received a safety licence and invaluable safety tips for all road users.Principal McGowan commented: “The children of St. Aengus wish Manus and his team the best of luck this weekend. Hopefully next year when he returns to the school we will be talking about the “Drive for 5”.” Bridgend school welcomes new speed ramps – and rally champ visit! was last modified: June 19th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:St. Aengus National School in Bridgendlast_img read more

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Commercial rates revaluation to start in November until 2021

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first_imgCommercial rates in Donegal are to be revaluated from November but will take two years to complete, it has emerged. Deputy Pat the Cope Gallagher raised the issue of a full commercial rates revaluation for the county in the Dail, saying Donegal was one of the few remaining local authorities that have never carried out a revaluation of their commercial rates base.Pat the Cope added: “Those counties that have already had a revaluation carried out, showed in 45% of the commercial and businesses, a reduction in the number of rates paid, with some showing significant reductions. “Commercial rates are by far the most unfair tax in our broader system of taxation or local levies at present, they are viewed by business as a taxation paid while nothing is received in return, no services provided or delivered by the local authority.“Whilst the best solution for commercial rates would be to introduce a system based on the turnover of the respective business, considering the seasonality of the respective business and the volume of business transacted rather than a blunt instrument.“Currently, you are levied based on the commercial value of your premises rather than the actual throughflow or business activity generated by your business,” said Pat the Cope.“We cannot have a situation where rates become an inhibitor to growth in rural areas, costs on business must be looked at in the years ahead otherwise rural areas will suffer further business closures The Minister in his reply to my PQ stated the following: “I understand that the Commissioner intends to sign a Valuation Order to commence the revaluation of all rateable properties in the rating authority area of Donegal County Council in early November and that it is intended that the valuation date by reference to which all rateable properties in Donegal will be revalued is 16 September 2019 with the new valuation list to be published on or around 15 September 2021, and to be effective for rates purposes from 2022 onwards.Pat the Cope concluded: “This is only the beginning of a process, which hopefully will see the rates burden reduce on some of our business, and commercial premises throughout the county but long term this entire system of local taxation needs to be looked at and a fairer system introduced.”Commercial rates revaluation to start in November until 2021 was last modified: October 20th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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

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