Dottin hoping to hit top form for Brisbane

first_imgBRISBANE, Australia (CMC):West Indies Women’s star Deandra Dottin is backing herself to hit the straps for Brisbane Heat in the Women’s Big Bash League starting later this month.The all-rounder turned out for Perth Scorchers in the inaugural season last year, but failed to make an impression in six outings, scoring just 75 runs and taking five wickets.However, Dottin believes she can be a major asset in all departments for the Heat in the upcoming campaign, which runs from December 10 until January 28 next year.”I want to be way better than last year. I can’t really say much about last season because it was a rush,” said the 25-year-old.”I’ve come to do my best as usual – batting and bowling and helping the team to get as far as [they] can.”Dottin is already in camp with the Heat and has been impressing management with her energy in the nets.She will campaign alongside the likes of Australia internationals Beth Mooney, Delissa Kimmince and Jessica Jonassen.DECENT FORMBarbadian Dottin has been in decent form of recent, managing a half-century against India Women in a three-match one-day series in Vijayawada last month, while also picking up a few wickets.She was a key member of the Caribbean side that won the Twenty20 World Cup in India last April, scoring 129 runs from six games and taking nine wickets with her medium pace.Overall, Dottin has scored 1805 and taken 39 wickets in 91 T20 Internationals.She shot to stardom six years ago when she became the first woman cricketer to score a century in the Twenty20 World Cup.The right-hander still holds the record for the fastest T20I hundred off just 38 balls.last_img read more

Nagamootoo, Ramkarran out for vengeance – Rohee

first_imgPeople’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) General Secretary, Clement Rohee believes the numerous attacks against the Party from former members, Moses Nagamootoo and Ralph Ramkarran, are all because the two individuals lost the presidential nominations in the past.Both of them are now being accused of practicing vengeance politics to get back at the PPP/C.During a news conference on Wednesday, Rohee said Nagamootoo and Ramkarran’s criticisms on Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo’s perceived race baiting comments in New York, are all part of their revenge scheme.“Vengeance politics will get neither of them anywhere because this is precisely what they are both practicing. Vengeance politics is anRalph RamkarranPPP General Secretary Clement RoheePrime MinisterMoses NagamootooOpposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeoattempt to get back at the PPP for them not getting their way, which was to be the presidential candidates of the PPP,” he stated.According to Rohee, since neither of the two succeeded in “hoodwinking the leadership” of the PPP to support their reasons for being presidential aspirants, they bitterly departed the Party and sought refuge elsewhere. “So Nagamootoo sought refuge in AFC (Alliance For Change) and he sought consolation to get back at the PPP. Then Ramkarran sought his refuge in the media but objectively on the side of the (then) Opposition,” the General Secretary reasoned.Rohee also posited that the scathing statements made by both individuals on Jagdeo’s utterances are far from credible.“Both Nagamootoo and Ramkarran do not have credibility when it comes to making the type of analysis and seeking to influence John and Jane public on matters of that type,” Rohee asserted.Rohee’s remarks were triggered by a recently published article written by Ramkarran on Jagdeo’s statement in New York.Jagdeo had declared that, “There is an assault on people of Indian origin. There is an assault on supporters of the PPP. What we thought would never return to Guyana, in one short year, has returned with full force and even worse in some regards than the Burnham era.”In his commentary, Ramkarran said, “This is a wholly new dimension to the PPP’s agenda, namely, its formal and official transformation by Mr Jagdeo into an ethnic party representing exclusively ethnic interests. Cheddi Jagan must be turning in his grave!”last_img read more

Matano calls his charges to step up after Homeboyz loss

first_img“We did not play well today. We need players who can carry this team and not players who the team carries. We need players who can make a difference, we played badly and we have to do something. We need a keeper who can rescue the team, midfielders who can command. We need strikers who are clinical. Things have to change we cannot continue this way,” Matano told Futaa.com.Tusker FC’s Edwin Lavatsa beats Homeboyz Estone Esiye and Moses Chikati. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAThis is the third back-to-back defeat for Tusker since the re-appointment of Matano.Esiye netted from a set-piece to beat Tusker custodian and keeper Duncan Ochieng. Wanga almost punished his former side after he collected a long pass from Collins Smith in midfield but Marlon Tangauzi did not allow time to collect himself and shoot from what seemed to have been a promising opportunity to score.Wanga will actually blame himself for a failure to put the ball at the back of the net despite finding himself in acres of space and only Okello to beat in goal. The former Harambee Stars striker just shot wide from the left post.Wanga amended his faulty finishings all along by heading in the second goal for Homeboyz from an Esiye’s fine cross from the right wing.-Additional reporting from Futaa.com- 0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Kakamega Homeboyz striker Allan Wanga celebrates his goal with team-mates. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYANAIROBI, Kenya, May 26 – After succumbing to a 2-0 loss to Kakamega Homboyz, Tusker FC head coach Robert Matano has called on his charges to step up and show they are worth playing for the team.Midfielder Eston Esiye send Kakamega Homeboyz ahead in the 27th minute before striker Allan Wanga returned to haunt his former side, scoring in the 83rd minute to see Tusker sink to 13th on the table with 19 points while Homeboyz climbed to 7th in the standings with 24 points.last_img read more

EXCLUSIVE: VICTORY CLOSE IN BID TO SCRAP VRT

first_imgDONEGALDAILY.COM EXCLUSIVE: A human rights campaigner is just a few days away from winning a case in Europe that could see eventually see Vehicle Registration Tax on vehicles scrapped.Ryan Stewart, from Inishowen, will fly to Brussels on November 21st to fight for the rights of motorists who have had cars seized by the Revenue.Another huge step forward was taken this week when the European Commission (statement in full at the end of this article) warned Ireland that it cannot slap VRT at the full rate on leased, hired or Higher Purchase vehicles used by cross-Border workers. It means anyone who is apprehended by Revenue and Gardai on this rule from now on would win any appeal in the court as European law overrides Irish laws. Europe has told the Government to change its rules immediately.The ruling means drivers would pay a proportion of the tax based on how often it was used in the Republic – that could be as little as 10% of the current rateMr Stewart told donegaldaily.com the latest ruling was another step forward – and more will follow.He told us: “I’m in Brussels on the 21st November to argue another few cases, but the Commission is listening so far, and the plan is working.“This is the first major step towards getting rid of this grossly unfair tax, and my intention is to dismantle this tax piece-by -piece, so that ultimately the tax is unworkable, and will have to be abolished.“There are more cases in the pipeline. It’s disappointing however, that we have to lead the government to the European Commission to make them listen to important issues, not just for Donegal, but people around the country as a whole.“The arguments I have put forward are fair and reasonable, and this latest finding will show that the Commission does agree that the VRT regime operated in the state is not only flawed, but despite what successive governments have said, is actually in breach of treaties of the European Union.”If Mr Stewart succeeds in his new cases, it will see VRT scrapped on all vehicles – giving a welcome boost to the motor trade.BELOW IS THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION STATEMENT IN FULL:The European Commission has formally requested Ireland and Spain to change the way in which they tax leased or rented vehicles from another Member State, as well as company cars in the case of Spain, so as to ensure their rules comply with EU legislation.According to EU rules, a Member State can only levy a registration tax on a leased or rented vehicle from another Member State in proportion to the use in its own territory. This means that a Member State may only levy a full registration tax on a leased or rented vehicle from another Member State if it is used or intended to be used on a permanent basis.Similarly, a vehicle that is registered by a company in one Member State and used by ąn employee resident in another Member State cannot be taxed unless the vehicle is used on a permanent basis in the resident’s country. A Member State can only require registration of the vehicle and levy a registration tax if it is proportionate to the duration of the vehicle’s use on its territory.Under Irish law, an Irish resident who rents or leases a vehicle in another Member State is obliged to pay the full amount of the registration tax. An exemption or refund is therefore not possible if a car is used in Ireland only for a short period. This discriminatory tax treatment is contrary to EU rules. Leasing or rental companies in other Member States may face additional taxation when offering their services to Irish residents.Spain also levies the full amount of registration tax on a leased or rented vehicle by a Spanish resident in another Member State (unless the leasing period is shorter than three months in any twelve months). This is in breach of EU rules which provide that the registration tax can only be levied in proportion to the duration of the use of the leased car.Finally, under Spanish law, the registration tax on a car can be levied in full if an employee who works for a company established in another Member State uses a car in Spain and is resident in Spain.These provisions are contrary to EU rules on free movement of workers and on freedom of establishment, fundamental principles of the EU’s Single Market.In the absence of compliance with EU law within two months, the Commission may refer Ireland and/or Spain to the EU’s Court of Justice.BackgroundA Member State may levy a registration tax on a leased or rented vehicle from another Member State when it is used or intended to be used on a permanent basis.The Court of Justice has however concluded that such a tax is contrary to EU law if it is not proportionate to the duration of the registration of the means of transport in the State where it is used. Consequently, the Court has ruled that to oblige a natural person to pay the full amount of tax for a vehicle rented or leased in another Member State is contrary to EU rules (Articles 56 to 62 of the Treaty of the Functioning of the European Union) when the duration of the use in that territory is not taken into account.Moreover, the Court has ruled that it is contrary to EU law to deprive the person in question of a right to an exemption or a refund, in case the vehicle is not intended to be used on a permanent basis.The Court of Justices has also adopted a number of rulings establishing that registration tax should be proportionate the duration of use on a given territory for company cars.EXCLUSIVE: VICTORY CLOSE IN BID TO SCRAP VRT was last modified: November 10th, 2011 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) Tags:anti-vrt campaignerRyan StewartVEHICLE REGISTRATION TAXVICTORY IN EUROPEAN COMMISSIONlast_img read more