M&CC raises compliance fees

first_imgAt Monday’s statutory meeting, the Mayor and City Council (M&CC) of Georgetown took the decision to raise the compliance certificate fee from 0.1 per cent to 0.75 per cent of the property value. The decision to increase the fee comes after the M&CC would have seen an influx of persons applying for compliance certificates.The new fee increase comes into effect on January 1, 2018. The Finance Committee in its report noted that the Council is currently supplying persons with these certificates in order to facilitate property sales at prices that do not take into account the costs attached to the preparation of the document. The decision to increase the fee was not unanimous since some of the Councillors felt that the increase was too steep and suggested a 0.25 per cent instead of the 0.75 per cent but when it came to the vote, that was defeated. For years the M&CC has been complaining that it is financially strapped, often resulting in the late payment of salaries and wages in addition to the non-payment of contractors. Mayor Patricia Chase Green said the revenue base of City Hall needs to be broadened and as a result, the rise in fees are justified.She quite often states that the City have been collecting the same amount of money since 1992 which is not enough to offset its expenses.last_img read more

Cardiff City v QPR: match preview, team news, facts and figures

first_imgClint Hill scored in the 2-2 draw with Cardiff back in AugustKick-off: 3pm, Saturday 16 April 2016Referee: Steve Martin (Staffordshire)Match in a nutshell: With just one defeat in their last six matches – to Championship leaders Middlesbrough – QPR travel to Cardiff, where they haven’t lost since 2008.Injuries and suspensionsCARDIFF CITYRuled out: Ben Turner (ankle).Fitness tests: Anthony Pilkington (knee).QPRRuled out: Gabriele Angella (hip), Jamie Mackie (hamstring), Paul Konchesky (calf).Fitness test: James Perch (thigh). Possible line-upsCardiff: Marshall; Peltier, Morrison, Ecuele-Manga, Malone; Noone, Gunnarsson, Ralls, Whittingham; Pilkington, Immers. Subs from: Moore, Fabio, Connolly, O’Keefe, Dikgacoi, Lawrence, Saadi, Zohore, Ameobi.QPR: Smithies; Perch, Onuoha, Hall, Robinson; Henry, Luongo; Phillips, Chery, Hoilett; Polter. Subs from: Ingram, Lumley, Kpekawa, Hall, Tozser, Diakite, Gladwin, Faurlin, Petrasso, El Khayati, Washington. Vital statisticsForm guide – last five league matchesCardiff total: L D W D W (8 points)Home: W W L W W (12 points)QPR total: W D L D W (8 points)Away: D D L D D (4 points)Top scorers – all competitionsCardiff: Pilkington 8; Mason 6, Noone 6; Immers 5, Jones 5, Whittingham 5; Morrison 3; Ecuele Manga 2, Gunnarsson 2, Malone 2, O’Keefe 2, Watt 2; Ameobi 1, Connolly 1, Fabio 1, Ralls 1, Revell 1.QPR: Austin 10, Chery 10; Phillips 8; Polter 7; Hoilett 6; Emmanuel-Thomas 5; Onuoha 3; Angella 1, El Khayati 1, Fer 1, Hill 1, Mackie 1, Tozser 1.Last five meetings15 August 2015: QPR 2 Cardiff 223 April 2011: Cardiff 2 QPR 227 November 2010: QPR 2 Cardiff 117 April 2010: QPR 0 Cardiff 119 September 2009: Cardiff 0 QPR 2Cardiff 1 win, QPR 2 wins, 2 drawsFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Michelle Wie weds Warriors exec West in Beverly Hills ceremony

first_img“She was so happy, and she looked so radiant,” Wie’s longtime coach David Leadbetter told Golf Channel. “It’s a great new chapter in her life.”Wie, 29, a five-time LPGA Tour winner, announced in June that she was taking some time off from the … Golfer Michelle Wie and Golden State Warriors executive Jonnie West were married Saturday in Beverly Hills.About 150 guests attended the ceremony and reception, which was held at a private home. Wie shared news of the wedding late Sunday on Instagram.last_img

Rain or Shine forces Game 7

first_imgMOST READ PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Both teams were tied at 62 entering the fourth before Nambatac went on a three-point barrage—just a game after the Painters lost Game 5 because, according to Garcia, they took too many three-point shots.By the time the former Letran star hit his last triple, Rain or Shine was up, 83-71, 3:54 to play.Paul Lee and Ian Sangalang tried to revive Magnolia in the stretch but Rain or Shine kept finding answers. The Hotshots were within nine and forced the Painters to an empty possession for a chance to cut the lead, but Yap picked up the loose ball and stuck a reverse to make it 90-79.“[Going] into Game 7, we just have to do the same,” Garcia said of their sudden-death match scheduled on Sunday at MOA Arena in Pasay.“We just have to give it our all,” Nambatac said of that game.ADVERTISEMENT Will a repaired super foe be OK with Pacquiao? LATEST STORIES Rey Nambatac keyed the victory when he waxed hot at the perfect moment, torching the nets with four triples in the fourth to help the Painters pull away even as James Yap capped a steady performance with a putback that ended the Hotshots’ run of success at Ynares Center here.“I told them to not think about whatever happens and asked each one of them to play their game and stay relaxed,” Garcia added.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThe ploy worked.Yap and Nambatac chipped in 16 points each while Beau Belga added 15 for Rain or Shine, which also got a boost from Jewel Ponferrada, who came up with a glittering performance in the third quarter to keep the Painters in the thick of things en route to 11 points off the bench. “But,” Garcia warned, “Magnolia, coming into such situation, has much more experience. We just have to trust each other.”Rain or Shine ended Magnolia’s eight-game streak at Ynares Center, where they were crowned Governor’s Cup champions last December. The Hotshots’ last loss here came on Sept. 17, 2017, against TNT.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid James Yap with another reliable performance for Rain or Shine. PBA IMAGESANTIPOLO CITY—In a game where their foes kept trying to stick the dagger to their necks, the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters fought off elimination by having some good ol’ fun.“I just told the players to enjoy this game, to keep it simple and it worked,” said coach Caloy Garcia on Friday night after Rain or Shine forged a 91-81 Game 6 victory over Magnolia that stretched their PBA Philippine Cup semifinal series to a Game 7.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games messcenter_img SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more