Chinese Businessman Caught in LRA Anti-Fraud Net

first_imgThe Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) has taken Chinese businessman Shun Feng to the West Point Magisterial Court for allegedly going against the revenue code by bringing into the country goods that he did not declare to appropriate authorities.The SHUN FENG Enterprise,  located in the commercial district of Waterside, has for this reason been searched with the goods seized base on a search warrant issued by the court against the proprietor.According to LRA Communication Consultant, Trokon Tarr, Mr. Shun brought into the country huge quantities of goods, comprising powder soap, slippers and artificial hair for ladies, but only declared 640 packages leaving out 837 undeclared.Failure to declare goods under the Liberian revenue code is a violation.  This means that such failure yields into defrauding government of its revenue.Section 1608 of the Revenue Code about Untrue Declaration; Recovery Of Duty; Penalties states:  “(a) If any person makes or signs, or causes to be made or signed, or delivers or causes to be delivered to the Minister or an officer, any entry, declaration, notice, certificate or other document whatsoever, or makes any statement in answer to a question put to him by an officer which he is required by or under the provisions of this Code to answer, being a document or statement produced or made under the provisions of this code which is untrue in any material particular, he shall be guilty of an offence under this section.”The code also notes that without prejudice to the last foregoing subsection and to any other provisions of the laws of the Republic of Liberia, if any person who commits an offence under this section does so either knowingly or recklessly, he shall be liable to a penalty of $200,000.00 and any goods in respect of which the document or statement was made or the domestic value thereof, shall be liable to forfeiture.In view of the law, the LRA Communication Consultant said the act was intended to deny GOL her legitimate revenue intake by both the consignee and BIVAC.According to the document, the goods arrived from China, and passed through the Freeport of Monrovia before reaching the owner.By this, it should go through all legal channels, including declaration so as to get government’s lawful revenue paid.  Mr. Tarr said a foul play might have occurred along the way to get the Chinese businessman to get some of the goods undeclared.Late yesterday this newspaper was informed Mr. Shun was sent to the Monrovia Central Prison where he will remain awaiting trial.Mr. Tarr said the LRA’s anti- fraud campaign is an ongoing process to ensure that lawful government revenues are collected to enhance development.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

F18 to perform over FSJ before heading to DC

first_imgThe F18 will then make its way to Dawson Creek and prepare for the full show this Sunday at the Dawson Creek Airport.This is all a part of the 2008 Dawson Creek Airshow this Sunday, August 3rd. The show will start at 12 pm, with the gates opening at 10 am. The best part is that it’s FREE to see the show. The only cost is $10 for parking, You can also take a shuttle bus from the Dawson Co-op that will be free. Other performers at the Dawson Creek Airshow are the Canadian Forces Snowbirds, the Canadian Forces Parachute Team, a B25 Bomber, Team Rocket, Dan Bucanan in his glider and lots of explosions. Photo: File – Canadian Forces F18With just days to go until the 2008 Dawson Creek Airshow, a Canadian Forces F18 will perform a preview show for the residents of Fort St. John Friday.- Advertisement -Between 10 am and 10:15 am Friday August 1st, Fort St. John residents are encouraged to look to the skies as the F18 will put on a show to remember.Advertisementlast_img read more

RCMP searching for work site thieves

first_imgChetwynd RCMP are searching for an unknown number of suspects after several items were stolen from a work site.Police say sometime between Dec. 1 and 2, the suspects broke into a work site on the Pine pass on Hwy. 97.- Advertisement -They stole more than $5,000 worth of equipment including, tools, a diesel generator, a Huskavarna chainsaw and two boxes of engine oil.Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to contact the Chetwynd RCMP detachment at 250-788-9221 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.last_img read more

Anna Nicole to be buried alongside son in Bahamas

first_imgStern had been hunched over a table with his hands folded as he awaited Seidlin’s ruling. He wiped away tears after the decision. Arthur covered her eyes. The judge began Thursday’s hearing with a long diatribe, saying Smith’s relationships with her mother and ex-boyfriend Birkhead soured because of overuse of prescription drugs, and he referred to Stern as “maybe an enabler.” “We have Stern. Is he a bad guy or is he a fellow that has some form of a love for her? We don’t know,” Seidlin said. “Whatever relationship he had with her, he would be called maybe an enabler.” Birkhead testified earlier that he attempted to curb Smith’s drug use by urging her to seek treatment. When he visited the Bahamas home Smith and Stern shared last year, he said he became increasingly concerned about her medicine use. “They kept bringing more and more drugs in the house,” Birkhead said, adding that Smith told him she needed the prescriptions to live. When he suggested that Smith enter drug rehabilitation, he said she told him: “I’m not a drug addict and quit calling me one.” Testimony in the case has been peppered with details of Smith’s sexual liaisons and the deals that witnesses accused each other of pursuing to profit from the deaths of Smith and her son. Also Thursday, celebrity news Web site TMZ.com posted a video of Smith hugging and being kissed by a shirtless doctor, who is under investigation by the California state medical board for unspecified possible misconduct related to Smith. In the video from a nightclub, Stern and Birkhead watch as Smith and Dr. Sandeep Kapoor cuddle on a seat. There was no response to messages left for Kapoor’s Los Angeles publicist Mark Saylor, on his cell phone and at his office. A message was also left for Kapoor’s Los Angeles attorney, Ellyn Garofalo.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Anna Nicole Smith will be buried in the Bahamas, alongside her dead son, it was announced Thursday after a tearful judge left the decision up to the guardian for the model’s baby daughter. Richard Milstein, the court-appointed guardian of 5-month-old Dannielynn’s interests in the burial, announced the plans not long after a judge gave him control of Smith’s final resting place. Milstein gave no time frame for the funeral. Judge Larry Seidlin steered a surprise middle course in a dispute that became more urgent by the day after the medical examiner warned that Smith’s body was rapidly decomposing. The ruling came a full two weeks after Smith died at a Florida hotel at age 39 of still-undetermined causes. Smith’s estranged mother, Vergie Arthur, wanted her buried in her native Texas, while Smith’s boyfriend wanted her laid to rest in the Bahamas. The judge, who choked up frequently and sometimes blubbered as he explained his decision, compromised and gave custody of the body to Milstein. The judge expressed hope Smith would be buried alongside her son. “I want them to be together,” Seidlin said. Milstein works for the Miami office of the Akerman Senterfitt law firm. He has 30 years of experience and specializes in guardianship, probate and mediation, according to the firm’s Web site. The dispute over the burial was one of many surrounding Smith. Her boyfriend Howard K. Stern, an attorney, is listed as Dannielynn’s father on the birth certificate, but Smith’s ex-boyfriend Larry Birkhead said the girl is his. A California judge is handling the paternity case. last_img read more

After Poland win, Pekerman may tinker for Senegal clash

first_imgA stylish 3-0 win for Los Cafeteros (Coffee Makers) over the Adam Nawalka-coached Poles made amends for a 2-1 opening defeat to Japan when Carlos Sanchez was sent off after just three minutes.Yerry Mina, Radamel Falcao and Juan Cuadrado were all on target in Kazan but Pekerman’s decision to align both Juan Quintero and James Rodriguez proved decisive.The creative midfielders were involved in all three goals and the 68-year-old Argentine said he will continue to tinker if it helps Colombia advance.“There are so many situations that can make or break a football team. This is a World Cup. We have to simply forget any quick judgements or prejudices that we might have,” said Pekerman.“When I make the starting line-up, I do it taking account of the whole context in which we find ourselves.”The general consensus suggested either Rodriguez or Quintero was required for Colombia’s must-win clash with the Poles.But Pekerman turned that assumption on its head.After a tense start, Rodriguez and Quintero were soon into their stride.Both were involved in Colombia’s 40th-minute opener, Quintero sending Rodriguez through following a corner to cross for Mina to head past Polish goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny and claim his maiden goal at the tournament.Quintero’s superb pass sent Falcao on his way to breaking his World Cup duck, four years after a serious knee injury ended his chances of playing in Brazil.Five minutes later, Rodriguez drew several Polish players on the left before sending a great cross-field ball to Cuadrado, who appeared from nowhere to run in and beat Szczesny and spark the party celebrations.“We are talking about two players with great talent, they gave us that today,” Pekerman said after a win which he and Colombia dedicated to the embattled Sanchez.After defeat by Japan, he had received death threats.“I definitely can’t deny how much I’m satisfied because we knew how crucial it was for us that this combination worked. They complemented each other very well.”A tournament-topping six-goal tally from Rodriguez steered Colombia to the quarter-finals four years ago, but to reach the last 16 this time around the south Americans ideally need to beat a Senegal side that beat Poland 2-1 and drew 2-2 with Japan.Colombia will face either England or Belgium in the last 16 iof they make it through.Falcao said: “Thanks to the talent of players like James, Quintero, and Cuadrado we made the difference.“We played some great football. But now we have to think about Thursday’s game against Senegal, when we can seal qualification to the next round.”Pekerman, however, called for caution.“We’re not qualified yet, we have to be at our best to beat an extraordinary team… they (Senegal) are getting better and better and they’ll be playing with the confidence of having four points from their opening two matches.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Colombia coach Jose Pekerman at training on Monday plotting Senegal’s downfall © AFP / LUIS ACOSTAKAZAN, Russian Federation, Jun 25 – Colombia coach Jose Pekerman hinted more surprises could be on the way after a tactical masterstroke sealed a crucial World Cup win over Poland to leave them in control of their last-16 destiny.Success over Senegal in their closing Group H match on Thursday will guarantee their progress to the knockout stages. A draw would also see them through if already eliminated Poland beat Japan.last_img read more

Stars coaches impressed at School Games

first_img“For us, this is what we want to do. Look at how we can build a team for the future and coming here was very important to us. We have seen a lot of talent which when nurtured will be important for the coming days,” Bouriquet told Capital Sports.Under-20 head coach Stanley Okumbi says he has already picked out a list of almost 15 players who he says will be called in to train with the junior teams as they look to mould tem further from raw talent to future stars.Kakamega High School’s Joshua Otieno controls the ball under pressure from St Antony Boys’ Silas ‘Kante’ Ogana during their National Secondary School Games match at the Hill School in Eldoret on July 25, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu“There are so many talented players down here. I have seen many good young players from the Under-16 Copa Cocacola tournament to the Under 19s and this is very impressive. We will select a group and invite them to train because this will be a good start for them,” Okumbi added.With the Under-20 team dumped out of qualification for the Under-20 African Cup of Nations, focus is currently on the Under-17 team which will play it’s African Youth Championship qualifiers in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania next month.The team is already in camp, but Okumbi says it might not be possible to bring in new inclusions from the school games immediately as it is too soon with the names already registered for the tournament.Action between Kakamega High School and St Antony Boys’ during their National Secondary School Games match at the Hill School in Eldoret on July 25, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNonetheless, with upcoming youth tournaments next year, the tactician believes that sowing the seed early from the talent seen in Eldoret will be a step to ensuring Kenya becomes a force to reckon with in youth football.The Harambee Stars coaches have a long term plan of seeing the team qualify for the next World Cup in Qatar in 2022 and the preceding year qualifying for the African Cup of Nations. Also to be given a shot is the qualification for the 2020 Olympics.“It is these young players who will be important for that journey because then they will be between 20-23. If we start training them early enough, that will be a good thing for us,” Bouriquet noted.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Harambee Stars assistant coach Nicolas Bouriquet on the sidelines during the Copa Cocacola National Secondary School Games match between Rift Valley’s St. Anthony’s Boys from Kitale and Coast’s Kinondo at the Hill School in Eldoret on July 25, 2018.PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluELDORET, Kenya, Jul 26- Harambee Stars assistant coach Nicolas Bouriquet and Under-20 tacticians Stanley Okumbi and Hezbon Nyabinge have been impressed by the array of talent on display at the Kenya National Secondary School Games currently ongoing in Eldoret.The three coaches arrived in the Rift Valley town, mostly known for its athletics talent, on Wednesday morning, the second day of the school games.last_img read more

Six Union soldiers return for burial 145 years later

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2The soldiers have been tentatively identified, but no descendants have been identified yet. That means no DNA matches – and an “unknown” designation. McFarland said the remains were tentatively identified as William A. Smart of Cambridge, Albert F. Wentworth of Chelsea, Thomas Roome of Boston, George Bacon of Chelsea, Gordon Forrest of Malden and James Silvey of Boston. The six wooden caskets – each 3 feet long and covered by an American flag – were buried in the cemetery, where 40,000 other veterans and their spouses, including Iraq war veterans, are interred. BOURNE, Mass. – A fife and drum band led a hearse carrying the remains of six Union soldiers to the Massachusetts National Cemetery, where they were buried Saturday 145 years after they died in the Civil War. “For them, it has been a long journey home,” cemetery director Paul McFarland said at a ceremony that drew 200 people despite steady rain. “The journey started here in Massachusetts. To borrow a phrase often used between our Vietnam veterans, `Welcome home.”‘ The soldiers, killed in a skirmish days before the first battle of Manassas – a Confederate victory in July 1861 that surprised President Lincoln – were discovered in unmarked graves in the early 1990s when relic hunters came across bones on a site slated for the construction of a fast-food restaurant in Centreville, Va. War records and other clues, including uniform types, revealed them as members of the 1st Massachusetts Infantry Regiment. The remains later were turned over to the Smithsonian Institution, where they stayed for about a decade. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Cape Town comes out tops as the fittest city

first_imgAn active nation is a healthy nation! Findings from the Discovery Health’s latest Fittest City Index have indicated the fitness habits of South Africans according to their geo-location. Clients’ physical activities were tracked through the Discovery Vitality app that recorded data of over half a million members in Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth, Pretoria, Johannesburg and Bloemfontein.For the third consecutive year, Cape Town has been ranked the most active South African city, as well as the city with the country’s safest drivers.The report, aptly titled the Road to a Healthier South Africa, was released by Discovery Vitality and states that for 2016, 2017 and 2018, Capetonians have been the most committed to gym visits, steps, overall outdoor activities and driving behaviour. (Must be that sea breeze!)      According to the data collected, Pretoria and Johannesburg come in at a close second and third place in exercise, followed by Durban and Port Elizabeth. Bloemfontein has tracked the lowest numbers of gym visits, steps and outdoor activities.Cardiologist, Dr David Jankelow speaks to Discovery about the benefits of staying fit: “In addition to being important in disease prevention, movement is also key to healing. Years ago, cardiac patients were kept immobile for an extended period, but today we know that getting these patients active is probably the most important thing we can do. The same goes for ICU patients. The need for innovation that motivates people of all ages and abilities to be active every day, has never been greater. Fortunately, technologies are proving to be disruptors in exercise enablement and healthcare improvement – mobile phone applications, wearables, social media, sociodemographics and feedback on key health metrics are all transforming why, when and how much we move. This combination of big data and technology has the potential to transform the physical activity landscape.”Click here to view the full report.Brand South Africa encourages a healthy, proactive lifestyle. Earlier this year, we joined Part Ambassador, actress, dancer and fitness advocate Khabonina Qubeka on her #Mandela100Yogathon tour. The yogathon is an international tour in honour of the centenary of the birth of the late former President, Nelson Mandela and a contribution to fostering healthy lifestyle choices in young school children.Source: Discovery Vitality websitelast_img read more

Privacy in an Age of Public Living: Google and Tor

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts Tags:#Google#web In times of Internet censorship and governmental interference with citizen Web use, the need for private browsing has never been more apparent or more crucial to political processes.Perhaps in response to its woes in China, Google has reaffirmed its support of online anonymity for political purposes in a recent blog post on Tor, a project it’s been supporting extensively lately. Tor allows for safe, anonymous Internet use – it’s a project that protects privacy and circumvents censorship in countries around the world. And as companies gather user data – data that can at any time and for any reason be surrendered to law enforcement or government agencies – safeguarding online anonymity becomes an ever more vital concern. Last fall, we covered Tor’s successful porting to the Android platform. At that time and to this day, continuing to protect users’ privacy occupies a lot of time for Tor’s volunteers and developers. From the Google blog post:“Why is anonymity online so important? Companies like Google have privacy and opt-out policies, but not everyone has this stance. Corporations, nations, criminal organizations and individuals want your information. Companies collect information on your web browsing habits and sell it or are sloppy when it comes to protecting it from identity thieves. Others can threaten lives, from repressive nations tracking down outspoken journalists, to abusive spouses or stalkers who want to find out where their victims are hiding; from enemy military forces trying to find a communications link, to criminals who know when law enforcement is watching online[…]Even people living in countries where free speech is protected by law need anonymity for political activities. People blogging about political views that differ from the prevailing attitudes in a small community may lose a job or face boycotts if they run a business. In a company town, writing about the misdeeds of the company that employs your neighbors may be dangerous. Telling people about corruption could lead to harassment from guilty officials.”This graph shows how, in 2009, use of Tor grew as users scrambled to circumvent firewalls during the elections and subsequent protests and violence in Iran, and in China, as well: 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… jolie odell Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Is this blog post a clear and direct “Screw you” to Chinese authorities who would censor Internet access and search results? Or is it a continuation of Google’s commitment to protecting the users they profit from? Or a bit of both? Let us know what you think in the comments – and stay tuned for our upcoming chat with Chinese political activist Ai Weiwei and Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey.last_img read more

Dogs bark keeps Lalu awake all night in Ranchi hospital

first_imgRashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad has requested the jail authorities to shift him to paying ward of the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS), Ranchi, as the jailed leader is unable to sleep all night due to the constant barking of stray dogs in the campus.“Mr Prasad is not being able to sleep whole night as dogs bark outside in the hospital premises… the bathroom too stinks”, said RJD MLA Bhola Yadav, close aide of Prasad.“We’ve requested the hospital authorities to shift him to paying ward of the hospital and we’ll pay the charges required for it”, he added further.Prasad suffers from blood infection, diabetes and other diseases. The medical authorities have done several tests and all the reports are likely to come by Monday evening.Convicted in three fodder scam case, Prasad on August 30 had surrendered in special CBI court in Ranchi, which had sent him to RIMS for medical assistance. He was on provisional bail since May 11 on medical ground and had got treatment for various ailments at Mumbai, AIIMS in Delhi and RIMS as well.However, on August 24 the court dismissed his bail extension request and asked him to surrender by August 30.If all medical tests would be normal, Prasad could be shifted to Birsa Munda Central jail of Ranchi.last_img read more