Win $100K in the On the Rock Pick 6 Contest

first_imgNot only could you win $100,000, you could also win a trip for two from Air Canada to see George Strait live in Dallas Texas for the final show of his Cowboy Rides Away Tour.So how do you win?It’s really simple, Moose FM will be live on locations at businesses all over Fort St. John between April 14, 2014 and May 15, 2014 (we will post the full schedule later this week), all you have to do is stop by and play the On the Rocks Pick 6 Contest.  If you can find 6 stacks of cash, you’ll win $100,000 instantly!  If you find 5 stacks of cash, you’ll qualify for the trip to see George Strait.  We’ll pick the George Strait winner on Friday May 16…just three weeks before the show in Houston.  Find anything less than 6 or 5 stacks of cash and you’ll win great prize from one of ours sponsors.- Advertisement -We’ll post the full rules for this contest later this week.Thank you to all our sponsors who have made this possible….On the Rocks Pub and Nightclub, Air Canada, Sears, Cabana Beach, M&M Meat Shops, Driving Force, Micro Consulting Sales and Service, OK Tire, the Econo Lodge, Petals n Bloom, Central Emporium, Trail Blazn’ Power, St. John Advertising, Arctic Spas, Jiffy Lube, KFC, Today’s Techniques, Apollo Avenue Sunglasses and Watches and D&G Jewellery.Advertisementlast_img read more

England to face Group F runners-up Iceland in Euro 2016 last 16

first_img1 Euro 2016: Every Goal, Every Game, Every Day on talkSPORTEngland will take on Iceland in the first knockout round of Euro 2016 after a dramatic late goal from Arnor Traustason set up the tie.England were set to face Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal, who knocked them out of successive tournaments in 2004 and 2006, until Traustason’s stoppage-time finish against Austria took his side into second place in Group F, leapfrogging Portugal in the process.The teams will meet in Nice on Monday – LIVE on talkSPORT.Iceland are the lowest ranked side left in the tournament, rated 34th in the world by FIFA, and the smallest ever nation to qualify for the European Championship finals with a population of 330,000.That represents something of a let off for England, having finished second in Group B, but should they progress the possibility of hosts France in the quarter-finals remains.While England have a rich history with the Seleccao the same cannot be said with Iceland, with only two senior friendlies ever played between the sides.Their first meeting was a 1-1 draw in Reykyavik in 1982, with England winning 6-1 in their next meeting at the City of Manchester Stadium in 2004.Current captain Wayne Rooney played in that match, scoring twice, as did assistant manage Gary Neville. England v Austria will be live on talkSPORT last_img read more

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first_img“Ive received heart-warming letters from parents of “Ive received heart-warming letters from parents of children suffering from the condition, and who said, “Thank You for being the voice of selective mutism.” (And the irony of that statement was not lost to me). Being part of a show for as long as eight seasons, playing the same character episodes-after-episodes sounds taxing to many but for not Nayyar. The actor admits he is a complete “fanboy” of the show and every Tuesday night when the cast gets the new script feels like a “Christmas morning” to him. “Im as big a fan of the show as anybody youll ever meet. I love Big Bang. I love playing Raj… Whenever I get a new script, I cant wait to tear it open and see what our writers have in store for us,” he says. It was not until the end of season three that people took note of Nayyars character on the show, which sees Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Johnny Galecki in prominent roles of Sheldon Cooper, Penny and Leonard, respectively. The actor says one important aspect that makes him love his job is being able to reach his fans in their living rooms. The feeling that people know him inside out without actually meeting him, gives him a boost. “When a show plays in a familys living room several times a week, its part of family time between parents and kids and cousins and grandparents. So when people see me walking on the street, they feel like were old pals. Women pull my cheeks and men clap me on the shoulder,” Nayyar writes. PTI JCH BK PSHadvertisementlast_img read more

Prime Minister Simpson Miller Outlines Logistics Hub Benefits for Jamaica and China

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TAJ Lauded for Implementing Reforms to Improve Compliance

first_img Finance and the Public Service State Minister, Hon. Fayval Williams, has lauded Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) for implementing reforms that have significantly improved the agency’s operations and service delivery and taxpayers’ compliance in filing statutory returns. Meanwhile, TAJ’s Deputy Commissioner for Operations, Dave Jefferies, indicated that the agency has surpassed revenue-collection targets over the past two years, “a feat we had not achieved in the (previous) nine years”. Finance and the Public Service State Minister, Hon. Fayval Williams, has lauded Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) for implementing reforms that have significantly improved the agency’s operations and service delivery and taxpayers’ compliance in filing statutory returns.Notable among these initiatives, she says, are the Revenue Administration Information System (RAiS) e-services platform; the creation of a single payment window for filing National Insurance Scheme (NIS), National Housing Trust (NHT) and Education Tax returns; and the establishment of customer care centres tailored to enhance the client experience.Mrs. Williams said consequent on these, tax compliance has improved significantly within recent years.She was speaking at the TAJ’s first ever ‘Let’s Talk Tax’ discussion forum, which was held at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston on November 1 under the theme ‘Tax Compliance in Jamaica’.Meanwhile, TAJ’s Deputy Commissioner for Operations, Dave Jefferies, indicated that the agency has surpassed revenue-collection targets over the past two years, “a feat we had not achieved in the (previous) nine years”.“For 2016/17, our target was $266 billion (and) we collected $284 billion… and for the first two quarters of the 2017/18 fiscal year, we are already 8.9 per cent ahead of revenue collection. So, we are on a trajectory of surpassing another revenue target,” he said.Against this background, Mrs. Williams contended that there is much to celebrate regarding the efforts of TAJ and the overall compliance of citizens with the payment of taxes.She commended the TAJ on its public education programme, which, she noted, was extensive and incorporated traditional media platforms such as print, radio and television as well as social media tools.She said these have been complemented by town hall meetings, seminars and workshops, noting that TAJ has also been raising awareness about the importance of taxes, among students in school.“Representatives go in and cover topics ranging from Jamaica’s tax system, the various types of taxes, the importance of paying taxes, (to) how to start a business, and applying for a taxpayer registration number (TRN),” the State Minister said.“The thinking, according to TAJ, is that creating awareness of the tax morale and voluntary compliance from an early stage in life will eventually lead to a culture of tax compliance,” she added.The State Minister noted, however, that much work remains to be done to further increase the level of taxpayer compliance.She said the International Monetary Fund (IMF) estimates that the compliance gap for one tax type, General Consumption Tax (GCT), from 2008 to 2013, ranged between 23 and 33 per cent of potential revenues.This, Mrs. Williams explained, averaged between $20 billion and $28 billion annually, noting that this was a “large figure”.Additionally, she said the TAJ’s use of third-party information, specifically utilising audits and inspections to identify delinquent taxpayers, showed a $3.1-billion revenue shortfall for the 2015/16 fiscal year.This information, the State Minister pointed out, was obtained for 724 audits conducted during the period.The forum formed part of activities marking the TAJ’s inaugural Tax Administration Week, from October 28 to November 3, under the theme ‘Making a Difference Through Service’. Notable among these initiatives, she says, are the Revenue Administration Information System (RAiS) e-services platform; the creation of a single payment window for filing National Insurance Scheme (NIS), National Housing Trust (NHT) and Education Tax returns; and the establishment of customer care centres tailored to enhance the client experience. Story Highlightslast_img read more