Greyhound timetable changes

first_imgThe timetable for Greyhound UK coach services between Swansea and Cardiff changed from Sunday (5 April), as First Cymru seeks to provide a new, regular service to Cardiff Bay.The majority of journeys on the service provide a connection with Mermaid Quay, while tickets on the service are also being overhauled, with the Cymru Clipper suite of tickets made available to buy on board the coach.In addition, the evening timetable for departures from Cardiff is being adjusted following customer feedback.Chris Davidson, Commercial Development Manager for First Cymru, says: “The fact that we’ll be serving Cardiff Bay more regularly should be a major draw.”last_img

Chart 20: COVID-19 Statewide Counts In New Mexico

first_imgNumber of cases per 10,000 residents by county. Created by Eli Ben-Naim Forecasted deaths. Shown is the number of deaths reported to date by the New Mexico Department of Health and the death count forecasted by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington (http://www.healthdata.org/). The model predicts that in New Mexico, the pandemic will last about 12 weeks, peaking on April 24, and that the death toll will be around 500. Created by Eli Ben-Naim Statewide counts. Shown are the cumulative numbers of tests, diagnoses and deaths in New Mexico. Also shown is the number of active hospitalizations. Created by Eli Ben-Naim Statewide diagnoses. Shown is the number of new cases versus the total number of cases to date, using a double logarithmic plot. Absent an abrupt drop in the number of new cases, the linear trend indicates New Mexico is still experiencing exponential growth in the number of cases (I thank Randy Roberts, who brought this illumining tutorial to my attention: https://youtu.be/54XLXg4fYsc). Created by Eli Ben-Naim Map of New Mexico showing counties with diagnosed cases of COVID-19 including the first confirmed case announced today in Los Alamos County. Created by Eli Ben-Naimlast_img read more

Amazon Is Selling Special Vikings Game Day Snack Boxes

first_img Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip 360p 720p HD About Connatix V56892 About Connatix V56892 Amazon is selling these party packs with logos for all the current NFL teams. There isn’t a special recipe for the salsa or queso dip, the only real difference is that your chip bag will have a Vikings logo on it. So if you are into collector chip bags, I guess this is your dream? I think I’m going to stick to my team spirit-less chips from Coborn’s.SubmitGet More from Abbey Every Taco ‘Bout It TuesdayAbbey Minke is on 98.1 weekdays from 10a to 2p.center_img 1080p HD Tired of the same old crock pot of dip on game day? Are you worried that your chip bags don’t have enough team spirit? Are you willing to stoop to the level of ordering chips off the internet? Then does Amazon have the deal for you!Get gameday ready with this NFL party box of tortilla chips and dips! Includes Tostitos Scoops! Tortilla Chips (two (2) 10 oz bags), Tostitos Medium Chunky Salsa (15.5 oz jar), and Tostitos Salsa Con Queso (15.5 oz jar).Perfect for tailgating, gifting to fans, or getting the party started during the next big game 1/1 Auto (360p)last_img read more

Stephen Keshi Stadium Will Be Ready In May – Governor Okowa

first_imgDelta State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has revealed that the Stephen Keshi Stadium will be ready by next month.According to him, contractors handling the stadium construction in Delta State has assured that it would be ready by May and that national assignments and competitions cam also take place there.The new stadium is named after late Super Eagles player and manager Stephen Keshi for his immense contributions to Nigerian football before his demise.In his words via Vanguard, the Delta State Governor said: ” I am told by the contractors that looking onto the month of May they should be completing this project and I believe that once the stadium is completed some of these national assignments and competitions will also take place here, the President of the Nigeria Football Federation has already spoken towards that because once something is good it cannot be hidden”.“We are in the plan to grow a lot of sporting activities as we are actually concerned with youth sport development and i am sure that a lot of activities will be taken place here, recently we have been using the Ozoro stadium; we will not stop using it but this obviously will be a higher quality stadium.” he added.Relatedlast_img read more

Ghana Beach Soccer League: Division 1

first_imgThe bold but risky decision by the Ghana Beach Soccer Association (GBSA) to commence two leagues simultaneously will no doubt raise eyebrows and questions as to the readiness of teams for such an engaging and marathon campaign.However the organizing secretary of the association has defended the decision calling it ‘‘a bold step forward and not a fearful step backwards’’ Senanu Gbewonyo who won a 95% of votes in the GBSA’s Congress ahead of the league believes the learning curve for players and officials would be better enhanced if matches are played on the same day so mistakes can be identified by all stakeholders and acted upon swiftly. ‘‘ There is no point in having a league if we are afraid to make mistakes because that is the essence of progress and learning when it comes to sports development’’Mr Gbewonyo’s comments followed the failure of several teams to honour their first week fixtures at the La Beach Soccer Arena. Only four teams reported for their games in the lower tier league. However the match commissioner Paul Aggrey in consultation with the Beach Soccer League Board (BSLB) and yet to be named potential sponsors.Division 1 proceedings then swiftly commenced under the whistle of referee Seth Ashai with the first ending in a comfortable 2-0 win for highly impressive Chorkor based Black Sea Lions. Both goals were scored by skillful striker Thomas Tetteh who was quick to acknowledge team manger Francis Clottey and coach Abdulai aka woodman.The scheduled game between Nima Beach Soccer Club and Jamestown Octopus did not materialize as the latter failed to turn up. Nima were therefore handed the maximum three points and three goals. The third match between Golden Eagles from Cape Coast and and Gulf Powers from Abosey Okai came to an exciting climax as the older and more experienced Gulf Powers managed to secure a draw with virtually the last kick of the third quarter.One of the youngest players in the league, 18 year old Enoch Karim Kobina produced a fine finish to give the Eagles a first quarter lead but Prince Tagoe Jnr grabbed a late equalizer for Gulf Powers to rescue a point. The last match was also a walkover victory for Nungua Beach Soccer Club as they were awarded three points and three goals. Global Supporters from Ada, Chorkor Blue Whales and Jamestown Octopus all failed to report for their matches and would be fined by the Beach Soccer League Board (BSLB). No official protests were lodged.last_img read more

Despite home loss, Jazz coach says team is getting better

first_imgSALT LAKE CITY — If this had happened in December or January, perhaps Jazz coach Quin Snyder would have had his team come back the next morning for a 6 a.m. practice as penance for blowing a 30-point lead and losing to an inferior team.But this is preseason and instead, the Jazz players got the day off Thursday, following their 111-110 defeat to the Phoenix Suns Wednesday night at Vivint Arena.Snyder was perturbed and a bit embarrassed to see his team lose a game it had in its pocket from the opening minutes of the game when it raced to a 12-2 lead against a Suns team that looked disinterested for much of the game.However, the Jazz coach said it was all about trying to “get better” and he felt his team did that for the most part despite Wednesday’s foul-fest that produced 106 free throws on 79 fouls.So how are the Jazz better than a year ago?For one, they have Dante Exum back from his ACL surgery that caused him to miss last year and he already looks much improved over his rookie season. His body has filled out some, he looks stronger and he’s been attacking the basket with success and not settling as much for outside jumpers.“I saw some really good things,” said Snyder. “Dante’s game is going to fluctuate with inexperience. Much of what he’s going through are things you go through as a rookie. There’s going to be growing pains. His decisions will get better. The only way to improve is if you’re not afraid to attack, and that’s what I liked seeing him do.”Then there’s fourth-year center Rudy Gobert, who is still blocking shots and rebounding as in the past, but he’s also attacking the basket more and getting more free throws as a result. He had 14 at Phoenix last week, making 13, and he made 11 of 15 in Wednesday night’s game in just 19 minutes. If Gobert can move his career 58 percent free-throw percentage into the 70s, he’ll help the Jazz win a few more games this year.“I feel like there’s little nuances, but more than anything, he’s worked at it,” Snyder said about Gobert’s improved foul shooting. “He hasn’t done anything different other than maintain consistency. When you do that, there’s two ways you gain confidence. One is through practice and the other is through experience. He’s had more practice and now he’s starting to experience success.”A third way the Jazz are better is having veterans George Hill, Joe Johnson and Boris Diaw on the team, Each only played between 14 and 18 minutes Wednesday and they only combined for 16 points on 3-for-15 shooting (Hill was 0 for 8). However, each has shot flashes during the preseason, and their leadership alone whould be a big boost to the younger players this year.JAZZ NOTES: The Jazz waived Marcus Paige, Eric Dawson and Quincy Ford, who had not played or played very little in preseason games, although each got at least 12 minutes in Wednesday’s game. … That leaves the Jazz with 17 players. They need to get down to between 13 and 15 by the first game with 13 dressing for each game. … The Jazz were missing starters Gordon Hayward, Derrick Favors and Rodney Hood as well as Alec Burks for Wednesday’s game. … Marcus Sims, the four-year NBA veteran who joined the Jazz as a free agent this year, survived Thursday’s cut. The 6-10, 248-pounder from Georgetown played just three minutes Wednesday, picking up three fouls and was ejected for a flagrant 2 foul at the 2:45 mark of the third quarter. … Center Jeff Withey and Raul Neto didn’t play Wednesday night, perhaps because the Jazz wanted to give the soon-to-be-waived players a chance. … After going 2-for-14 from 3-point range against the Clippers Monday, the Jazz improved to 7 of 19 with Joe Ingles going 3 for 3. … The next game for the Jazz will be Monday night at home against the Los Angeles Clippers. … The regular season starts the following week at Portland on Oct. 25.last_img read more

Casting call for Miss Berbice “I’m a Big Deal” Pageant

first_imgThe Miss Berbice “I am a Big Deal” Pageant is expected to take centre stage once again in November and it promises to be bigger and better than last year’s edition.The reigning queen Farah Valentina Bates has been representing the Ancient County to the best of her ability and is preparing to hand over her crown come November.One lucky young lady will walk away with the title and more so, cash and other prizes when she is crowned the Miss Berbice “I’m a Big Deal” Queen. However, this cannot be possible if that lucky young lady does not apply.The casting call has been sounded, and those young ladies who think that they are passionate, eloquent, industrious and ambitious need to apply to be part of the extravaganza.The applicant must be between the ages 17 and 25 and must be unmarried, without children and most importantly, must be living in Berbice.If you possess the abovementioned criteria, then send an application to [email protected] or inbox us on Facebook with a recent photograph.Once selected, the delegates will begin the journey of a lifetime – one that will empower them with the necessary tools to deal with social ills in society and more so, be one step closer to the crown.Once the finalists have been selected, they will undergo rigorous training as they are prepared to compete in several segments on the night of the grand coronation. The delegates will be judged on costume, talent, swimwear, evening wear and intelligence.Closing date for entries is August 22. For more information, please contact the organisers on 666-4337 or 698-2500.last_img read more

New collaboration takes Africa to Switzerland

first_img5 February 2015The University of Cape Town has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, a leading European university focused on innovation and the natural sciences.The agreement will strengthen a collaboration that will facilitate a two-way exchange of high-level ideas on issues crucial to both continents, including urbanisation, infectious diseases, material science and data-intensive research.African voiceVice-Chancellor Dr Max Price signed the MOU with ETH Zurich in January, en route to the Global University Leaders Forum at Davos. He was the only African university head to be invited.Both platforms have enabled Price to ensure that there is an African voice in global debates around issues such as health and urbanisation, and that international leaders inform research (and teaching) on the continent.Future citiesThere are already useful collaborations in place between the two universities. For instance, in the study of urbanisation, ETH Zurich’s Future Cities Laboratory has a similar interdisciplinary approach to UCT’s African Centre for Cities.Both centres bring together environmental challenges, such as landscape resource consumption, with social development, such as inclusion and housing.Technical engineering is the core of the Future Cities expertise, which would add great value to the work of the ACC, says Professor Danie Visser, the deputy vice-chancellor responsible for research.A hub of major networks in Africa, the ACC is the continent’s leading university-based urban research centre and has become a sought-after research partner.ETH Zurich is where Albert Einstein received his diploma in 1901.Source: UCTlast_img read more

Texas Pallet Manufacturer Not Eligible for Retail Franchise Tax Rate

first_imgThe 0.5% Texas franchise tax rate for entities primarily engaged in retail or wholesale sales did not apply to sales made by a pallet manufacturer. Generally, the rate applies when more than 50% of a taxpayer’s revenues from retail or wholesale activities come from sales of products it produced. In this case, the taxpayer did not show that it qualified as a wholesaler or retailer.An entity is considered the producer of the products it sells if the taxable entity:performs any part of the manufacturing or assembly of the product,produces a component part of the product, ormakes modifications to an acquired product that increases its sales price by more than 10%.Here, the taxpayer derived its revenue from sales of wooden pallets used in shipping. The taxpayer sold a few pallets made by third parties. However, it mostly sold:new pallets that it made, andused pallets that it bought from shippers, and repaired as needed.When the taxpayer bought used pallets that were damaged beyond repair, it used them for parts in making more pallets.The taxpayer’s financial statements stated both the purchase price and the sales price of used pallets. In each case, the repairs performed by the taxpayer increased the price by more than 10%.The taxpayer noted that the costs of materials and labor that went into repairing the pallets was minimal. Therefore, the value of the pallets did not increase by more than 10%. However, the increase in value is measured using the sales price, not the costs of the repairs. Thus, the taxpayer produced the used pallets that it sold.The taxpayer also argued that records of its nail purchases showed an increase in repairs over several years. Therefore, it made repairs that constituted production only during the report year when its nail purchasing activity was at its highest. However, the taxpayer did not address the possibility that the increase in the number of nails may have been due to more extensive repairs. Moreover, the taxpayer had scant evidence showing the repairs performed in the report years at issue. Also, the taxpayer did not show that the number of repairs in its records and the prices in its financial statements were incorrect. Thus, the taxpayer did not produce used pallets during only one of the report years.Decision, Hearing No. 112,012, 112,014, 112,015, and 112,016, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, June 9, 2017, released August 2017, ¶404-281Login to read more tax news on CCH® AnswerConnect or CCH® Intelliconnect®.Not a subscriber? Sign up for a free trial or contact us for a representative.last_img read more