GNNL racks up $2.4M fuel bill for rented vehicles

first_imgForensic AuditThe forensic audit conducted on the State-owned Guyana National Newspapers Limited (GNNL) has revealed that the company spent in excess of $2 million on fuel for vehicles that were rented.According to the auditor, Parmesar, all gas bills were reviewed for the period December 2011 to May 2015 amounting to $2.5 million and it was observed that gas to the tune of $2.4 million was supplied to several vehicles that were not owned by GNNL.These include: PMM 44 – $236,140; PHH 7738 – $1,371,003; PKK 2895 – $437,969; PKK 925 – $328,910; PRR 491 – $18,895, and PJJ 7546 $20,264. “Management advised that these vehicles were rented for Company use and contracts were seen,” the auditor stated.It was recommended that “GNNL should ensure that all gas bills processed by the company are for company vehicles.”Parmesar further outlined in the report that there was poor oversight over trade receivables after the balance almost doubled within five years to a whopping $102,489,156 outstanding at May 31, 2015. At December 31, 2011 the receivable balance outstanding was $59 million. It then rose to $71.5 million at the end of December 2012; $85.5 million at end of December 2013, and $90.9 million at the end of December 2014.“There is not adequate evidence to confirm that significant efforts were made to collect the debts outstanding,” the auditor pointed out.Moreover, the report outlined that the top ten receivable balance amounts to some $88,981,814 as at May 31, 2015. Among these customers is the Government Information Agency with a debt of $74,091,147 for advertisements printed in the newspaper for several government agencies. “There is no evidence that the Company made efforts to recover this debt,” Parmesar noted.On the other hand, the auditor highlighted that the omission of billings for several Political advertisements in 2015. “Based on our review of the system, it was identified that a few advertisements were not invoiced to Video Mega Production – agent for A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance for Change (APNU+AFC),” he stated.The ads in question were three 14×6 – all published on May 7, 2015 amounting to $263,088. “After this matter was raised during our review, the above amounts were incorporated in the accounting record through general journal in October 2015,” the auditor stated.These matters bring to the fore, the issue of credit control. According to Parmesar, once a sale has been made, it is the duty of credit control to monitor the accounts to ensure that payment is commenced within the normal credit period and that any accounts which are not settled promptly are investigated and appropriate action taken.“Credit sales to customers should be approved by authorised personnel of the company based on approved credit established,” the audited stressed.In this regard, Parmesar recommended that systems be implemented to ensure all advertisements printed by GNNL are invoiced to customers. Recommendations were also made for systems to be implemented to ensure that all statutory audits are completed on a timely basis.“GNNL should establish a debt collection committee with specific responsibility to collect all outstanding debts within six months. Establish definitive credit policy which should be documented and approved by the Board of Directors,” the auditors recommended.last_img read more

Africa’s ‘Most Generous’ Philanthropist Visits Liberia

first_imgReverend Mother Esther Abimbola Ajayi,is in the country for a three-day visit.An anointed and prayerful woman of God, Reverend Mother Esther Abimbola Ajayi, who is regarded as Africa’s most generous philanthropist and Founder/CEO of Esther Ajayi Foundation, yesterday, November 12, arrived in Monrovia on a three-day visit , which is expected to begin on November 12-14, 2018.The female preacher, who is the General Overseer of the Love of Christ Generation (C & S) Church, Clapham, London, and whose foundation has already touched lives with various charitable activities in Nigeria, Ghana, UK, USA, Israel and Turkey, is expected to spread her message of love and hope while in the country.Shortly upon arrival, Rev. Ajayi said: “Everybody who knows me is aware that happiness is my attitude and giving is in my character, because God has been kind to me in this life; and so, I believe that you have to give as much as you can to put smiles on peoples’ faces. I want to be a bridge between the rich and the poor.”She said that at the beginning of this year, “we launched the #1millionlives project where we vowed to support various charities and impact the lives of at least one million people.”She said the foundation will provide support and resources for issues and causes dear to her heart, such as homelessness, moving people out of poverty, rehabilitation of offenders, as well as supporting some other deserving causes and projects.“Our aim at the Esther Ajayi Foundation is not only to become a world-class humanitarian and philanthropic organization, but to inspire, raise and support a new generation of givers, for which I am excited about my visit to Liberia,” she said.With a focus on philanthropy, volunteerism, and making a difference in the world, Rev. Ajayi believes in the power of what can be achieved when people place giving at the center of their preaching and how much change one individual can affect.Rev. Ajayi said she is also in Liberia to spread the word of God, dispel the negative impression people have about white garment churches, and also visit important historical sites and personalities.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Job Vacancies: Innovative food company seeks staff

first_imgJob Vacancies: Nomadic Dairy (a subsidiary of Donegal Investment Group) based in Crossroads, Killygordon, produces innovative dairy products for national and international markets.We currently have vacancies for the following positions:-QUALITY TECHNICIAN The role involves ensuring that all products leaving the factory are safe for human consumption and are of the highest qualityRequirements for the role:-Degree in Food Science or a related subject1 to 2 years’ experience in a food industry Quality DepartmentGood knowledge of food safety standards and quality management systemsStrong understanding of BRC regulations and customer standardsMust have an interest in food and be self-motivated with an inquiring mindMAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN The role involves the maintenance of production equipment to a state of high efficiency by carrying out preventative and reactive maintenance.Requirements for the roleMechanical/Electrical Qualification to Senior Trades, City & Guilds or equivalentA knowledge of pumps, valves, PLCs and pneumaticsAvailable for call out and ability to work flexible hours as requiredExperience in the food industry would be an advantagePRODUCTION OPERATORSWe currently have vacancies for Production Operators on an initial temporary/part-time basis working a 12 hour shift pattern (6 a.m. to 6 p.m.)The successful candidates will possess the followingAn ability to learn and demonstrate an aptitude for process operationAbility to achieve daily/weekly production targets to a high standard of hygiene/food safetyWillingness and ability to progress in the organisationHealth and safety awarenessExcellent communication and numerical skillsTo apply for any of the vacancies please forward an up-to-date C.V. and cover letter to The Human Resources Manager, Donegal Investment Group, Ballyraine, Letterkenny, email to emarley@donegaligroup.com or call to Nomadic with your CV or to complete an application form. Closing date for applications is Thursday 22nd 2018.Job Vacancies: Innovative food company seeks staff was last modified: March 8th, 2018 by Staff WriterShare 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:jobsnomadic dairyVacancieslast_img read more

GAA NOTES: NAOMH MHUIRE

first_imgUnder 8 training on Saturday morning at 11. Under 10 training on Saturday morning at 10.The reserves and seniors make the journey to Ballintra this weekend to take on N. Brid who are also going well and joint second in the table at present. The games are fixed for Saturday evening with a 15:45 throw in for Reserves and 17:15 throw in for Seniors. With only a few games remaining it is important to get out and support the Seniors as they push for promotion.There will be a quiz night this Saturday night 15th October in Sharkets bar starting at 9:30. Quizmaster will be Tony Doherty and a good nights craic is promised. The annual rental advertising board rental renewal is now due. Advertisers already with an advert board – 100 euro. For new advertisers/sponsors the fee is 200 euro. Contact Seamus Rodgers or Danny Doogan.There was a very successful club development plan session last Friday evening. Thanks to all who attended and there was a lot of good discussion. Also a very positive meeting on Monday night last that set out some objectives for the club and thanks to all those who attended.Beidh Comortas ‘Scor na nOg’ Aitiuil ag fo-chumann CLG Naomh Mhuire i Aislann Rann na feirste ar an Domhnach 16u Deireach Fomhain ag toiseacht ag 6 i.n. Ta se mar choineall go mbeidh duine na grupa ar bith ag glacadh pairt a bheith faoi 17 blian. Beidh na buaidteoiri ag deanamh ionaidi do fo-chumann Naomh Mhuire sa Chomortas Reigiunach a bheas i nAislann Rann na Feirste ar an 28u Deireach fomhair.Breis eolais o Seamus MacRuairi,Anagaire Thiar,Brid Anna Ni Bhaoill,Rann na feirste,Anton O’Dochartaigh,Rann na feirste. Naomh Mhuire GAA club is hoisting a ‘Scor na nOg’ competition confined to the club area in Aislann Rann na feirste on Sunday 16th October @6pm.To be eligble entrants must be under 17 years.The winners will represent The Naomh Mhuire club in the Regional competition in Aislann Rann na feirste on the 28th October.Further information can be had by contacting any of the following: Seamus Rodgersm – Annagry West, Brid Anna Ni Bhaoill – Rann na feirste, Tony Doherty – Rann na feirste.The upcoming planned Come Dine with Me on Friday October 21st has been postponed until January. The Club is still searching for another few. Please see facebook and website for further details. Well done to Eugene Byrne who represented the club during the half time of the county final. Under 12 players from across the county got the chance to play in MacCumhaill Park and entertain the crowd. Eugene even managed to score four points. Well done!!!Lotto details for week 5th October; jackpot 2780 euro. No jackpot winner. There were four match 3 winners – Neily P Boyle – Meendoirenaslua, Annie McBride – Meendoirenaslua, Mimmie Ward – Belcruit, Angela Gillespie – An Bhraid. Numbers were 7-13-14-23. New sellers for Annagry area needed anyone interested contact committee member.Check out our club website www.naomhmhuire.ieGAA NOTES: NAOMH MHUIRE was last modified: October 11th, 2011 by StephenShare 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:NAOMH MHUIRE GAA NOTESlast_img read more

FIVE DONEGAL PLAYERS NOMINATED FOR ALL-STARS

first_imgMichael Murphy.GAA: Donegal have had FIVE players nominated for the 2015 GAA/GPA All-Star football awards.Paul Durcan, Ryan McHugh, Frank McGlynn, Neil Gallagher and Michael Murphy have all been nominated for the prestigious awards.FORTY-FIVE players in total have been named – unsurprisingly Dublin and Kerry have dominated the list. Donegal’s best chance of securing an All-Star probably lies with goalkeeper Paul Durcan.Dublin’s All-Ireland winning goalkeeper Stephen Cluxton didn’t receive a nomination.Durcan will battle it out for the No.1 spot with Kerry goalkeeper Brendan Kealy and Monaghan’s Rory Beggan.Donegal’s other nominations enjoyed colossal seasons for Rory Gallagher’s side – but the fact they exited at quarter-final juncture – and lost the Ulster SFC final may count against them. The nominations for the GAA/GPA All-Stars for 2015 are outlined below:GoalkeepersPaul Durcan (Donegal), Brendan Kealy (Kerry), Rory Beggan (Monaghan).DefendersFrank McGlynn (Donegal), Ryan McHugh (Donegal), James McCarthy (Dublin), Cian O’Sullivan (Dublin), Rory O’Carroll (Dublin), Jonny Cooper (Dublin), Jack McCaffrey (Dublin), Philip McMahon (Dublin), Shane Enright (Kerry), Jonathan Lyne (Kerry), Keith Higgins (Mayo), Lee Keegan (Mayo), Chris Barrett (Mayo), Vinny Corey (Monaghan), Karl O’Connell (Monaghan), Cathal McCarron (Tyrone), Ronan McNamee (Tyrone), Ronan McNabb (Tyrone). MidfieldersNeil Gallagher (Donegal), Brian Fenton (Dublin), Anthony Maher (Kerry), David Moran (Kerry), Tom Parsons (Mayo), Colm Cavanagh (Tyrone).ForwardsMichael Murphy (Donegal), Paddy Andrews (Dublin), Bernard Brogan (Dublin), Ciarán Kilkenny (Dublin), Diarmuid Connolly (Dublin), Seán Quigley (Fermanagh), Donnchadh Walsh (Kerry), Paul Geaney (Kerry), James O’Donoghue (Kerry), Donie Kingston (Laois), Cillian O’Connor (Mayo), Diarmuid O’Connor (Mayo), Aidan O’Shea (Mayo), Conor McManus (Monaghan) Peter Harte (Tyrone), Mattie Donnelly (Tyrone), Seán Cavanagh (Tyrone), Kieran Martin (Westmeath) FIVE DONEGAL PLAYERS NOMINATED FOR ALL-STARS was last modified: November 3rd, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:newsSportlast_img read more

ALBUM RECORDED IN TINY DONEGAL STUDIO HELPS ‘VILLAGERS’ WIN TOP MUSIC AWARD

first_imgAn album recorded in a tiny Donegal recording studio has helped Irish band Villagers to scoop one of the music business’ most prestigious award.The band were awarded the Ivor Novello award at a star-studded ceremony in London last night.The band, which features Termon musician Tommy McLaughlin, are now being tipped as the next big thing following the huge success of their debut album Becoming A Jackal. The album was recorded in Tommy’s ho9me studio and beat off stiff competition from the likes of Foals and Everything Everything.The band follow in the footsteps of U2 and Snow Patrol but this is the first time and Irish band have won the award for Best Song Musically and Lyrically.The band most recently narrowly missed out on other top awards including the Choice Music Prize and Britain’s Mercury Award.Ends ALBUM RECORDED IN TINY DONEGAL STUDIO HELPS ‘VILLAGERS’ WIN TOP MUSIC AWARD was last modified: May 20th, 2011 by StephenShare 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)last_img read more

ARRESTED DONEGAL MAN INSISTS: ‘I DIDN’T ABDUCT AND KILL MARY BOYLE’

first_imgMary BoyleA convicted sex offender who was arrested in connection with the disappearance of six-year-old Mary Boyle in Co Donegal more than 37 years ago has insisted: “I didn’t kill her.” Brian McMahon, 65, and who is from Ballyshannon, spoke out after being released from prison after serving a two year sentence for 35 sex attacks on two young brothers.Mary went missing from her grandparents’ home in Cashelard on March 18, 1977. She has not been seen since she she followed her uncle across the fields near the house.McMahon was arrested in prison last month and questioned by Gardaí investigating Mary’s disappearance.“I don’t know whether it was kidnapping, the killing or whatever they had in mind but I can assure you, I had nothing to do with Mary Boyle’s disappearance,” he said.McMahon who lived in the Ballyhsannon area at the time of Mary’s disappearance, insisted he was not involved and claimed he now fears for his life. In 2012 he was convicted of sexually abusing a young boy in County Donegal in the 1960s and 70s.McMahon had pleaded not guilty at the Central Criminal Court to 35 charges of indecent assault of the boy between 1966 and June 1974 at two locations in Ballyshannon. He was convicted by a jury of 31 of the charges two years ago.McMahon was also convicted to one charge of indecently assaulting the boy’s younger brother, between September 1973 and September 1974, also in Ballyshannon. The victim was aged 13 at the time.Both men have given permission to reporters to name McMahon.Garda Gerard Mullane told Caroline Biggs SC, prosecuting, that the victims were also subjected to physical abuse by McMahon, particularly the older brother, who, he said “got the brunt of the physical assaults”. Some of the abuse took place in a cow shed or in fields.In his victim impact statement, the older brother told the court he did not have any recollection of happy childhood moments, due to the physical and sexual abuse during what he described as “the most vulnerable” part of his life.He said at the time he “didn’t have the vocabulary” to describe what was inflicted on him. In an effort to cope throughout his life, he immersed himself in his work and worked hours “far in excess” of the working week.“I have no self-confidence,” he said, adding that he has difficulty trusting and confiding in others. He has endured nightmares since the trial. “I have lost my childhood forever,” he said.His younger brother, in his victim impact statement, said he has endured an “emotional, painful path” due to the “violence, intimidation, terror and completely irrational behaviour” of McMahon.He said the incident meant the creation of an environment of “secrecy” and he built up a “shell of protection” in an effort to cope.ARRESTED DONEGAL MAN INSISTS: ‘I DIDN’T ABDUCT AND KILL MARY BOYLE’ was last modified: November 9th, 2014 by John2Share 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:abductionBallyshannonBrian McMahonMARY BOYLEmissingmurderlast_img read more

Women’s Tennis Opens MVC Tournament Against Missouri State

first_imgWICHITA, Kan. – The Drake University women’s tennis team heads to Wichita, Kan. for the start of the Missouri Valley Conference Championship on Friday. The Bulldogs begin quarterfinal action as the three seed and face the sixth-seeded Missouri State at 2 p.m. on Friday.The winner of that match will play at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Crestview Country Club against the winner of No. 2 Southern Illinois and No. 7 Northern Iowa.The Bulldogs closed out the regular season with a pair of dominating victories over Bradley and Illinois State last weekend. Drake fell to the Bears, 4-3, in Springfield, Mo. earlier this month. The Bears took a quick 2-0 but the Bulldogs battled back to tie it up 3-3. MSU’s Faty Khamissi defeated Summer Brills, 6-4, 4-6, 7-5 to secure the win for the Bears.Senior Maddie Johnson, who recorded her 100th singles victory on Sunday, is on a 11-match winning streak and leads the team with a 15-3 dual match record. Sophomore Tess Herder has come on strong for the Bulldogs of late as she is on a five-match winning streak for a 12-7 dual match record. Freshman Joeley leads the squad with a 16-5 doubles record and has went 7-3 in her last 10 singles matches.The Bears split their remaining two duals of the regular season, defeating Evansville, 7-0, before falling to Southern Illinois 6-1. MSU only have two players with a winning singles record, Ema Turudija and Khamissi. Turudjia holds a 13-10 record and has gone 8-2 in her last 10 matches, while Khamissi has a 12-10 record.  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

DD Competition: Ghastly winners revealed

first_imgThere were plenty of frightful faces about Donegal this weekend, and the entrants of our DD Halloween costume competition were some of the scariest.Handmade horror costumes and artful face-painting featured among the clever creations from young and old as they competed for a €50 prize voucher for Arena 7 Letterkenny.It was a truly fearsome family who took the prize – Michelle Sibbald’s Addams family tribute is the winner! The black and white photo is a very creepy sight indeed, and there’s nothing more menacing than a mini Uncle Fester. Congratulations to the Sibbald family, who take home a €50 Arena 7 voucher to be used in any part of the Letterkenny entertainment complex – from the Wood Berry Grill Bar & Restaurant to Bowling World to Wayne’s World Adventure Centre.Thanks to Arena 7 for the brilliant prize and well done to all who took part.  DD Competition: Ghastly winners revealed was last modified: November 1st, 2016 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)last_img read more

Mbarara City and Masavu record vital victories in relegation fight

first_img Tags: Abraham NdugwaAzam UPLBul FCmasavu FCMbarara CitySoana FC Mbarara City moved out of the relegation zone with the win against Soana.(Photo by Agency)Azam Uganda Premier league Results from Wednesday’s actionMasavu FC 1-0 Soana FCMbarara City 2-1 Bul FCMasavu FC registered their fifth victory of the Azam Uganda Premier league current season as they defeated Soana FC 1-0 at Bugonga on Wednesday evening.The only goal of the game was scored by Masavu FC team captain Abraham Ndugwa through convertind a penalty that propelled the Entebbe based side to within two points of safety.The penalty arose after a handball by Soana defender Musa Mudde in the forbidden area after 13 minutes of the poorly attended game.This was only Masavu’s third victory at home in the 12 matches they have played at Bugonga this season with the other two victories coming against Onduparaka and Bul.Masavu remain rooted at the foot of the table with 23 points from 25 matches, level with Proline but holding an inferior goal-difference as compared to the Lugogo based side.For Soana, defeat leaves them in 10th position with 28 points from 24 matches, only three points away from the relegation zone.In the other game played on Wednesday, home side Mbarara City saw off a spirited Bul FC 2-1 at the Kakyeka stadium.Swaliki Segujja and Emmanuel Obina scored for the Ankole Lions in the first and second half respectively sandwiching a  Jean Pierre Kimberly goal for the visitors.Mbarara now move to 12th on the log with 26 points from 24 games while Bul remains 9th with 29 points from the same number of games.Action in the Azam UPL resumes on Friday with URA hosting Maroons at the Mandela National stadium in Namboole.Comments last_img read more