TAGSBallyhouraBallyhoura Failtefeaturedfull widthtourism Email Limerick Hoteliers urge Government to address tourism crisis WhatsApp Facebook Co Clare Entrepreneur has created a COVID-friendly tourism product to help Limerick companies attract staycationers NewsLocal News€20million tourism boost from BallyhouraBy Liam Togher – September 18, 2013 528 Advertisement No vaccines in Limerick yet Twitter AN independent visitor impact study released this week shows that Ballyhoura Fáilte generates €20million a year to the local economy.The study, which was completed by Limerick Institute of Technology in partnership with Ballyhoura Fáilte, also showed that the regions welcomes half a million tourists annually.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Fergal Somers, manager of Ballyhoura Fáilte, was understandably delighted with the results of the study, attributing the success to the diversity of tourism events it encompasses.He said: “This is very positive for tourism in the Ballyhoura region and shows that our promotion and product development of heritage, culture, festival and events, activity and adventure and working with all the local communities on a number of initiatives is clearly paying dividends.”Ballyhoura Fáilte has been selected by Fáilte Ireland as an adventure ambassador for Ireland and has represented the region and Ireland at a number of tourism events internationally.This weekend the Ballyhoura Mountain Bike Trails will host the European leg of the Blue Grass World Enduro Tour and will bring more than 350 bikers from across Europe to the local mountains.In 2014 the region will host the European Elite Marathon Championships and it will also welcome delegates from the Adventure World Summit. Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print Limerick Post Show | Mags Boland Murphy | Bofin Consultancy New Limerick Tourism Taskforce plans for development of sector Previous articleQuinny to tackle positive mental healthNext articleMEP to host cyberbullying forum in Limerick Liam Togherhttp://www.limerickpost.ieLiam joined the Limerick Post in December 2012, having previously worked in other local media organisations. He holds an MA in Journalism from the University of Limerick and is particularly interested in sports writing. Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April
16SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Myriam DiGiovanni After writing for Credit Union Times and The Financial Brand, Myriam DiGiovanni covers financial literacy for FinancialFeed. She is also a storytelling expert and works with credit unions to help … Web: www.financialfeed.com Details Nothing strikes fear like receiving a notice in the mail from the IRS or your state tax revenue agency that you are being audited.A NerdWallet.com 2018 Tax Study found 89% of Americans surveyed were worried about making a mistake in filing their income taxes. The top two concerns included being audited and having to pay more after filing.When it comes to being audited, the good news is that for most Americans, the odds are against it. It is estimated that less than 1% of tax returns are audited.That doesn’t ease the anxiety.To help stay under the radar, ConsumerReports.org shared the most common moves that can trigger a closer look by the IRS.Mistakes: This includes any typos. The IRS estimates people are 20 times more likely to make a mistake on a handwritten form so consider electronic filing. The IRS doesn’t care who made the error, the taxpayer is held accountable. Take the time to double check everything. If you have any questions or doubts regarding your taxes don’t hesitate to tap into free online or local resources at your financial institution or reach out to a reputable professional.Embellished deductions/credits: Be careful of getting creative with your deductions without having the proof to back it up. The IRS is well aware of the tendency to exaggerate certain credits or common deductions, so understand eligibility requirements and play by the rules. If you list something, have the supporting documentation ready.Business expenses: Running a small business out of your home? Before taking advantage of the many small business tax credits and deductions, double check it meets the IRS classification of a small business. For example, if your side gig has been losing money for three consecutive years, the IRS may consider it a hobby. A hobby doesn’t qualify for small business tax breaks. Keep good records of any business expenses claimed. Also be sure to report all the income from your side hustle. While thegeneral rule is any income earned over $600 requires a 1099 be filed by each payer, any and all income is subject to US taxation.
“In setting the standard price, we don’t want private laboratories to experience losses, but we also don’t want the public to spend that much for PCR tests. So, we will also involve the BPKP [Development Finance Comptroller] in doing this,” Doni said.He went on to say that the BNPB had distributed millions of reagents for PCR tests across the country so that they could provide swab testing for free. “We’ve provided free tests to 51 percent of the people who have taken swab tests,” he said.As of Sept. 9, Indonesia has tested a total of 2.5 million swab samples from 1.4 million people. The country has recorded 203,342 confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 8,336 deaths so far.Topics : “It’s very expensive in private laboratories because they are commercial and they have set their margins too high. We’re currently preparing a standard price. The BNPB head will recommend the maximum price to the Health Minister,” Dody told lawmakers in the hearing.Dody said the BNPB would recommend that private laboratories and hospitals follow the agency’s baseline price of below Rp 500,000 and add it to a reasonable profit margin.National COVID-19 task force chief Doni Monardo, who also chairs the BNPB, said during a hearing with the commission on Sept. 3 that several hospitals charged more than Rp 2.5 million for PCR tests. Therefore, he said, it was important to set a price ceiling for such tests. The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) will assist the Health Ministry in setting a price ceiling for COVID-19 swab tests following numerous complaints over the high prices set for the tests in many private facilities.BNPB acting deputy for emergency response Dody Ruswandi said on Wednesday that private health facilities had set considerably high prices to profit from polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests.The price for the agency’s PCR tests has been set at a maximum Rp 500,000 (US$ 33.7) in some 300 state-owned laboratories, Dody said in a hearing with the House of Representatives Commission VIII overseeing disasters and social affairs.
England’s Georgia Hall has stormed into a share of third place on the European PING Junior Solheim Cup ranking thanks to her dramatic victory in last week’s ladies’ British amateur championship. The 17 year-old from Remedy Oak in Dorset aced the 17th hole on her way to beating Spain’s Luna Sobron by one hole in the final at Machynys Peninsula in Wales. The 90 ranking points she earned moved her into a share of third place alongside Germany’s Karolin Lampert with just two counting events left to go. The European ranking table is led by Denmark’s Emily Pedersen who has accumulated 142.50 points after winning two of this year’s qualifying events. Sweden’s Linnea Ström lies in second place ten points ahead of Hall and Lampert while France’s Shannon Aubert currently holds down fifth place ahead of Italy’s Virginia Carta and Chloe Williams from Wales. The top six players on the Ranking after the last two qualifying events all earn automatic places in the European team for this year’s PING Junior Solheim Cup match at The Inverness Golf Club in Denver, Colorado, on August 13-14 with the six automatic qualifiers being joined by a further six captain’s picks. The final qualifying events are the European girls’ team championship at Linköping, Sweden and the European ladies’ team championship at Fulford, England, which both take place from July 9-13. Georgia (Image © Leaderboard Photography) is in England’s team for the ladies’ championship. Leading golf manufacturing company PING is the founder, owner and title sponsor of The PING Junior Solheim Cup. The contest pits the 12 best European junior girl golfers (born 1995 or later) against the 12 best junior girl golfers from the USA. This year’s PING Junior Solheim Cup is to be played at The Inverness Golf Club, on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado, on August 13-14. It always takes place immediately ahead of The Solheim Cup, which this year will be played on August 16-18, just 20 minutes away from The Inverness Club. The updated European PING Junior Solheim Cup Ranking, plus more news and event information can be found at www.solheimcupeurope.com 20 Jun 2013 Georgia storms up the PING Junior Solheim Cup ranking