25 Internal Auditors get Training to Boost Professionalism

first_imgThe Internal Audit Agency with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is conducting a two-week training for 25 Senior Internal Auditors.The training is intended to prepare Internal Auditors for certified Exams/programs that will help them get to the next level in their careers.The 25 senior internal auditors are expected to sit the (Certified Internal Auditor) CIA Part One Exam – Internal Audit Basics.Internationally recognized, the CIA training will develop the knowledge, acumen, and leadership ability of the staff members and demonstrate IAA’s strong commitment to professionalism in the practice of internal auditing in Government.Speaking at the training, UNDP Deputy Country Director for Programme Cleophas Torori stressed that the role of Internal Auditors is critical to capacity development and ensuring integrity, transparency and accountability in Government.Mr. Torori pledged UNDP’s commitment to supporting national implementation given the role Internal Auditors play in line Ministries, Agencies and Commissions (MACs).“Seize this opportunity as a win-win situation especially for those of you who have also benefitted from the CIPS training in procurement” Torori intimated.The UNDP Deputy Country Director for Program urged the beneficiaries to take maximum advantage of the exercise in order to become professional Auditors as they move to higher levels.Also making remarks at the program, the Director of Sectoral and Regional Planning at the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning Sidiki Quisia recalled the role of Internal Auditors in past audits that have immensely contributed to positive results and recognition of the professional work demonstrated by staff members.Mr. Quisia highlighted the prompt and expeditious responses to queries by internal auditors which have proven their professional abilities to perform their tasks efficiently and effectively.He also applauded the collaboration, coordination and partnership with UNDP and urged the beneficiaries to take advantage of the opportunity to prepare for future engagements as professional auditors.“Take this training serious to get to the next level. Your role as auditors has helped audit processes in a positive way” Mr. Quisia emphasized.Target beneficiaries of the training include sector directors, audit directors and managers. The Exercise is being conducted in collaboration with CIA Ghana and facilitated by an acclaimed trainer with the CIA Charter in Ghana.IAA staff are being trained using CIA review manuals and software from the international governing body, the IIA bookstore which is powered by the Internal Audit Foundation. Through New CIA Practice Tests, internal auditors will get exposure to the CIA exam format with the IIA’s Practice Tests after which the consultant will assess the auditors’ readiness to sit and pass the Part One exam.They will also be drilled through a variety of independent third parties CIA exam review courses and a limited number of sample CIA exam questions (with answers) provided by IIA to give candidates an understanding of the types of questions that typically appear on the exam.It is expected that at the end of the training, Internal Auditors will be more efficient internationally recognized as professionals and most importantly, their consulting and assurance services in the Ministries, Agencies and Commissions (MACs) will be more respected.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Caretaker severely beaten by neighbour

first_imgA 62-year-old caretaker is nursing several wounds about his body after he was severely beaten with a piece of wood by his neighbour.Injured is Charles Lamazon, a craft man of Lot 50 South De Kinderen, West Coast Demerara (WCD). He is hospitalised at the Leonora Cottage Hospital, nursing injuries to his head, face, and left hand.Reports are that on Thursday at about 15:00h, Lamazon was at the residence that he takes care of and was in the process of doing repairs to the door of the house when he received information that the suspect, a 29-year-old construction worker, would usually enter the premises when he and his wife are not around.Moments after being given this information, Lamazon noticed the suspect entering the yard and a confrontation occurred.This newspaper was told that as the argument escalated, the suspect allegedly armed himself with a piece of wood that was lying in the yard and dealt several lashes to Lamazon’s body, inclusive of his head, face and hands.Lamazon’s wife, who was also on the premises, rushed out after hearing the commotion and called the police.The police arrived at the scene and arrested the suspect while Lamazon was rushed to the Leonora Cottage Hospital.According to a source close to the investigation, the suspect admitted to the police that he assaulted Lamazon with the piece of wood.When contacted, Commander of D Division (West Bank Demerara-East Bank Essequibo), Senior Superintendent Linden Lord told this publication that ranks returned to the crime scene where they found the piece of wood that the suspect allegedly used to assault his neighbour.He stated that the suspect is presently in police custody and that investigations are ongoing into the matter.last_img read more

Eddie Jones joins Roy Hodgson for England training ahead of Turkey clash

first_img Eddie Jones (left) talks to England’s football team boss Roy Hodgson 1 Roy Hodgson was joined by England rugby head coach Eddie Jones on Friday as the Three Lions prepare for their first pre-Euro 2016 friendly.Two months after leading the country to their first Six Nations Grand Slam since 2003, the Australian linked up with his footballing counterpart at St George’s Park.Jones was given a tour of the facility by Hodgson and joined the England boss for training, where they spent the session deep in conversation together.Ahead of Sunday’s friendly against Turkey, Hodgson was able to call upon 19 of his 26-strong provisional squad, with Manchester United’s players absent due to the FA Cup final against Crystal Palace on Saturday.Adam Lallana, Nathaniel Clyne, James Milner and Daniel Sturridge were also absent after their part in Liverpool’s Europa League final loss to Sevilla, but captain Jordan Henderson was in training as he looks to improve his fitness.The 25-year-old was an unused substitute in Basle, having only managed 26 minutes off the bench since returning from a knee problem sustained in April.Henderson arrived at St George’s Park on Thursday and trained with his team-mates the following morning, joining Gary Cahill as England prepare for the first of three friendlies.The Chelsea centre-back missed the first pre-Euro 2016 training session with a knock, but has now returned to training ahead of the Etihad Stadium encounter with Turkey – live on talkSPORT.last_img read more


first_imgLooks like we are in for some snow again, here are some ‘Tinney’s Toys Tips’ to keep you and the kids happy. Snow in a BottleMake your own snow globe. Use strong glue to attach a plastic toy to the inside of a jar lid, then add baby oil and glitter and you have your very own homemade snow globe. It’s something kids can keep to remember their fun day with you. Ice Bubbles MakerIf the temperature drops low enough, blow bubbles and watch them freeze on the wand.Snow GraffitiGet creative with the kids. Fill spray bottles with water and some food colouring. Spray on the snow and watch a masterpiece come together! DIY SnowMake snowflakes of your own. Set out scissors and a stack of paper and let the kids go crazy. Obviously with adult supervision. Disney even released a PDF of “Frozen” designs. Click here – http://www.disney.co.uk/frozen/downloads/frozen-activity-paper-snowflakes.pdfSnow CreamMix up some snow ice cream. Take some clean snow, stir some white sugar, 1 tablespoon vanilla extract and a little milk. Once the ingredients are combined, serve immediately.Sledding Sledding is the perfect thing to do in the snow and it’s not just for kids! Grab the kids and the sleds and enjoy your snow day.See our snow cruisers here – http://www.tinneystoys.com/index.php/rolly-john-deere-snow-cruiser.html‘SNOW’ TIME LIKE THE PRESENT – BRILLIANT WINTER OFFERS AT TINNEY’S TOYS was last modified: January 28th, 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:BusinessFeaturessnowTinney’s Toyswinterlast_img read more


first_imgIFFPG, the national farm plastics recycling scheme, teamed up with Tuam’s JFC Manufacturing at its recycling bring-centres this year to highlight to farmers the benefits of storing their farm plastics waste clean and dry. The promotion involved making farmers aware that they can reduce their recycling costs by up to a third by ensuring that farm plastics removed from silage is stored in a clean and dry manner.Farmers were encouraged to enter a free draw at bring-centres, with a prize of a JFC Tidywrap Recycling Bin on offer for the winner in each county. Massive progress has been made in recent years regarding farm plastics recycling in Ireland.IFFPG currently recycles approximately 25,000 tonnes of material annually. This represents a national recycling rate in excess of 70%, among the highest in the EU.The material is collected from farmers at over 200 bring-centres, which are held nationwide in the period April to July each year.For most Irish farmers, farm plastics recycling has become a mainstream activity, which they engage in either every year or every other year. However, due to our climate and current management practices a portion of what is collected at bring-centres is contamination in the form of rainwater.This moisture can increase the weight of the plastic by up to one third and unnecessarily adds to recycling costs of farmers at bring-centres.Farmers can minimise their recycling charges by simply ensuring that they put in place a system in the farmyard that results in silage wraps being stored in a dry location immediately after being removed from bales.One option in this regard is JFC’s Tidywrap Recycling Bin, which was recently launched on the Irish market (RRP €279).The bin allows farmers to store their farm plastics in a dry, clean and easy to use manner and then avail of cost savings at the bring-centre. For more information on farm plastics recycling visit www.farmplastics.ieLEARN HOW FARMERS CAN CUT FARM PLASTICS RECYCLING COSTS BY A THIRD was last modified: February 20th, 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:BusinessFeaturesNoticeslast_img read more


first_imgDDTV: Catch up with all the interviews and highlights from Day One of the Donegal International Rally.Click Play to watch DDTV: DONEGAL RALLY DAY 1 CATCH-UP VIDEO was last modified: June 21st, 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:Day 1donegal rallyhighlightsvideolast_img read more

Bundesliga: Bayern hope to bounce back from opening day stalemate as Dortmund are away to Koln

first_img Tags: Germany Bundesligatop Bayern drew 2-2 on opening day. (PHOTOS/Courtesy)Bayern Munich will be eyeing all three points when the Germany Bundesliga returns this weekend.The Bavarians drew 2-2 at home to Hertha Berlin on opening day and will view their trip away to Schalke 04 on Saturday evening as a must-win.Last season, Bayern started slowly but somehow managed to catch up with early pace-setters Dortmund to retain the league title for a 7th consecutive season.However, it is a scenario that they will be looking to avoid as they do not know how it may turn out in the end, this time around.In the days leading up to Saturday’s game, Bayern have secured the signing of Brazilian playmaker Philipe Coutinho from FC Barcelona and he is expected to make his debut at the VELTINS Arena.Coutinho’s addition adds more to Bayern’s creating department and with Robert Lewandowski already looking sharp in attack; the Bavarians must be looking at Saturday’s game with optimism.Niko Kovac’s side will still be without the services of midfielders Leon Goretzka and Javi Martinez who are still injured. Aside from the two, the rest of the team is fully fit.For Schalke, they also got their campaign off to a draw, sharing spoils with Monchengladbach in a 0-0 affair at Borussia Park.New head coach David Wagner will go into the game knowing how difficult it will be for his side to take anything from it.Schalke has not defeated Bayern since a 1-0 win back in March 2011 and have gone on to lose 16 of their previous 19 meetings whilst drawing only three.Such a record against the Bavarians must be worrying but looking at how Hertha got a point last week, Wagner will at least be inspired.The Loyal Blues have several injury concerns going into the game. Rabbi Matondo, Jonas Carls, Ozan Kabak, Alessandro Schopf, Mark Uth and Pablo Insua are all unavailable due to respective injuries.The Bundesliga Match-Day 2 kicks off on Friday evening with Borussia Dortmund away to newly-promoted Koln.Dortmund were the biggest winners on opening weekend, putting five goals past Augsburg whilst conceding just one.Dortmund are currently sitting top of the Bundesliga table.The hammering means that Lucien Favre’s side are top of the standings at the moment and Koln need to be worried as the front three of Marco Reus, Paco Alcacer and Jordan Sancho are all already off the mark.Alcacer scored a brace last Saturday while Rues and Sancho each struck once.It should be a winnable game for Dortmund but without injured first-choice goalkeeper Roman Burki and Portuguese left-back Raphael Guerreiro, they need to be cautious.For Koln who only made their return to the top tier this season, lost 1-2 to Wolfsburg last Saturday.Simon Terodde’s last-minute goal was the only positive for Koln in the game as they were dominated throughout.The last time the two faced off in a Bundesliga season, Koln lost both matches to Dortmund, conceding 8 goals in the process.The other high-profile fixture in the Bundesliga this weekend will be RB Leipzig hosting Frankfurt at the Red Bull Arena.Leipzig beat Union Berlin 4-0 last weekend while Frankfurt were 1-0 winners at home to Hoffenheim.The duo is viewed as two of the sides that will compete for the final two Champions League spots in the league and their fixture on Sunday will have a host of followers throughout the country.The Bundesliga Match-Day 2 fixturesFriday, 23-08-2019-Koln vs Dortmund @9:30pmSaturday, 24-08-2019-Hoffenheim vs Werder Bremen 4:30pm-Dusseldorf vs Leverkusen 4:30pm-Mainz vs Monchengladbach 4:30pm-Augsburg vs Union Berlin 4:30pm-Paderborn vs Freiburg 4:30pm-Schalke 04 vs Bayern Munich @7:30pmSunday, 25-08-2019-RB Leipzig @4:30pm-Hertha Berlin vs Wolfsburg @7pmComments last_img read more

Donegal Death Notices – Rest in Peace

first_imgDonegal death notices for today, Friday, September 1. Pasty MCGRANEThe death has occurred of Pasty McGrane Parkhill, Ballyshannon, peacefully, at the Sheil Hospital, Ballyshannon.Reposing at his late residence on Friday from 4 o’clock to 10 o’clock and on Saturday from 12 noon to 9 o’clock. Funeral arriving to St. Patrick’s Church, Ballyshannon, on Sunday for Mass of the Resurrection at 11 o’clock with interment in the Abbey Assaroe Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu, if so desired, to The Sheil Hospital Patients Comfort Fund c/o Patrick McKenna Funeral Directors, Ballyshannon or any family member. House Private to family on the morning of the funeral, please.Michael (Mickey) MC DERMOTTThe death has taken placeat Letterkenny University Hospital of Michael (Mickey) Mc Dermott , of Dr Mc Closkey Cresent, Glenties and formerly of Stralinchey, Glenties. Removal from Shovlins Funeral home, Sandfield, Ardara on Friday at 11:30 am going to his late residence. Removal from there on Saturday morning at 10:30am going to St.Conals church Glenties for requiem mass at 11am with burial afterwards in the local cemetery. Family time from 11pm until 10am. Family flowers only, donations in lieu of desired please to the Irish Cancer Society.Evelyn GILLESPIEThe death has occurred in Chicago, USA of Evelyn Gillespie, formerly of Creenveen, Carrick, Co Donegal. Sadly missed by her sisters, Teresa, Toronto, Canada and Sheila McGonigle, Culdaff, Inishowen, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.Her Ashes will arrive at St. Columba’s Church, Carrick on Sunday 3rd September for 11 o’clock Funeral Mass with burial immediately afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.Sean GILLESPIEThe death has occurred of Sean Gillespie, Mullaghderg, Kincasslagh, Donegal, late of Rathealy, Tullaroan, Co. Kilkenny, peacefully at St. Luke’s Hospital, Kilkenny. Predeceased by his dad John. Deeply regretted by his heartbroken wife Maire, his doting boys Sean Óg and Oisin, mother Bridget, brothers Donal, Michael and Anthony, sisters Ann, Mairead and Eilish, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, mother-in-law, father-in-law, uncles, aunts, relatives and a wide circle of friends.Reposing at Doyle’s Funeral Home, Urlingford on Friday evening from 6 o’clock until 8 o’clock. Removal on Saturday morning to the Church of the Assumption, Tullaroan arriving for Requiem Mass at 11 o’clock. Interment in the new cemetery, Tullaroan. Family flowers only please. Mass in memory of Sean will also take place in St. Mary’s church Kincasslagh co. Donegal on Friday September 8th at 7 pm.Margaret MCCABE (née Diver)The death has occurred of Margaret McCabe (née Diver) of Mount Merrion, Co. Dublin and formerly of Buncrana, Co. Donegal, died on 1st September, 2017, peacefully, in her 92nd year, surrounded by her loving family, at St. Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin, beloved wife of the late Denis, much loved and sadly missed by Denis, Bidina and Pat, daughter-in-law Tanya, much treasured grandchildren Conor, Niall, Shane and Ciara, sister Mary and by her extended family and friends, especially her wonderful carers Annabelle and Niamh.Reposing at her home on Sunday, 3rd September, from 4.00pm to 7.00pm. Requiem Mass on Monday morning, 4th September, at 10.00am in the Church of St. Thérèse, Mount Merrion followed by burial in Shanganagh Cemetery. Family flowers only, please.Annie MCBRIDEThe death has occurred of Annie McBride, Meendernasloe, Annagry, Donegal. Reposing in McGlynn’s Funeral Home this Friday evening, 1st September, from 6pm with removal at 7pm to her late residence. Rosary both nights and 9pm. Removal from her home on Sunday, 3rd September, at 10.30am to the Star of the Sea Church, Annagry for Funeral Mass at 11am with burial afterwards in the new cemetery. House private please from 11pm until 10am.Paddy MADDENThe death has occurred of Paddy Madden, Clyhore, Ballyshannon, Donegal, after a short illness.Reposing at his late residence. Remains going to St. Patrick’s Church, Belleek on Saturday for 11am Funeral Mass with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. No flowers please. House strictly private please.Margaret GALLAGHERThe death has occurred of Margaret Gallagher, The Banks, Mullaghderg, Donegal. Reposing at her late residence from 6pm this Friday evening, 1st September. Removal on Sunday, 3rd September, at 9.30am for 10am Funeral Mass in St. Mary’s Church, Kincasslagh with cremation at Lakelands Crematorium. House private from 11pm to 10am. Rosary both nights at 9pm. Donations in lieu of flowers to The Donegal Hospice.Patricia O’BRIENThe death has occurred of Patricia O’Brien, Lower Dunmore, Falcarragh, Donegal.Funeral Mass took place this morning in St. Finan’s Church, Falcarragh followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu, if desired, to Cregg House, Sligo.Biddy Jack GALLAGHERThe death has occurred of Biddy Jack Gallagher, Cashel Hill, Falcarragh, Donegal.Removal took place yesterday evening from Lakehouse Nursing home, Portnablagh to her son Josie’s residence, Ballina, Falcarragh. Funeral Mass on Saturday, 2nd September, at 11am in Christ the King Church, Gortahork with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. House private please from 11pm until 10am. Rosary at 10pm. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu, if desired, to the Lakehouse Nursing Home.Brendan DOHERTYThe death has occurred of Brendan Doherty, Laneway Cottage, Aghilly, Buncrana, Donegal.Removal from Porters Funeral Home, Meenagorey, Buncrana took place yesterday evening to his son Patrick’s residence at 6 Castle Park, Buncrana. Funeral Mass on Saturday morning, 2nd September, in St. Mary’s Church, Cockhill at 11am followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery. House private please from 10pm until 10am and strictly private on the morning of the funeral.Donegal Death Notices – Rest in Peace was last modified: September 1st, 2017 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:obituarieslast_img read more

Rajasthan government proposes amendments to check cow smuggling

first_imgVehicles used in illegal bovine transport will be seized and the accused arrested under the new amendments in the State law proposed by the BJP government in Rajasthan.The State government has approved the amendment in the Rajasthan Bovine Animal (Prohibition of slaughter and Regulation of Temporary Migration or Export) Act, 1995 to add a section 6(A) under which vehicles used in illegal transport of bovine would be seized and will be released after payment of penalty, Rajasthan Parliamentary Affairs Minister Rajendra Rathore said at a press conference after a State cabinet meeting.Also, a new section empowers the appropriate authority to arrest the offenders. The Bill proposing the changes will now go before the State Assembly. The vehicles used in illegal transport of animals will be seized similar to the action taken under the Excise Act.“Also, appropriate authority will be able to arrest offenders after amendment in the Act, Mr. Rathore said, adding that buffalo and its progeny were excluded from the definition of bovine animals after directions from the Centre.Relief for SC/ST candidates in govt recruitment examinationsThe cabinet approved five per cent relaxation to SC/ST category candidates in minimum eligibility marks for direct recruitment of grade-2 clerk and stenographer examination. It was mandatory to score 40 per cent and 36 per cent marks in the phase-1 and 2 of the direct recruitment examination of grade-2 clerk and stenographer. With the amendment, five per cent relaxation will be given in the minimum eligibility marks, the minister said.He said that amendment was made in rules of Excise Allied Services (Prevention branch) for recruitment process. As many as 12.5 per cent of direct recruitment posts will be reserved for ex-armymen and a proposal to replace interview process by written examination and physical test was approved.Appointment of Vice ChancellorIn another amendment in the higher education sector, State government will have the right to appoint first vice chancellor in technical universities.Mr. Rathore said that the government had established technical universities in Kota and Bikaner. Under the guidance of University Grants of Commission (UGC), State cabinet approved introduction of Rajasthan Technical Universities Procedures (Amendment) Bill in the Rajasthan Assembly, which will allow the state government to appoint first vice chancellor in technical universities.The State cabinet also approved land allotment to various sections of the society. In total 12 cases, land was allotted to various religious groups as per the reserved prices prevailing in 2013. The cabinet also approved various facilities for industrial investors in the state.last_img read more

Sena reigns supreme in Konkan, Rane’s designs come a cropper

first_imgWhile the 14 Assembly segments in the three districts of the Konkan region saw a fractious electoral battle between the Shiv Sena and Konkan strongman Narayan Rane of the BJP, the former effortlessly retained its strongholds, winning nine of these segments.Despite Mr. Rane, a former chief minister and Shiv Sainik, doing his best to checkmate the Sena in the Ratnagiri-Sindhudurg belt by propping his own candidates, the BJP could win only two seats.The most notable of these was in Kankavli in Sindhudurg, where the BJP had fielded Mr. Rane’s son, Nitesh. Irked by this move, the Sena had fielded its own nominee, Satish Sawant. Nitesh Rane, however, trounced Mr. Sawant by 28,116 votes despite Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray and other party leaders campaigning hard for the latter.However, the Sena foiled Mr. Rane’s designs on the other seats, as State Home Minister Deepak Kesarkar beat Independent candidate Rajan Teli, a close Rane aide, by 13,228 votes in Sawantwadi. Mr. Rane’s bête noire, the Sena’s Vaibhav Naik, retained the Kudal seat by defeating another Rane-backed Independent, Ranjit Desai, by 14,349 votes.In Rajapur, the Sena’s Rajan Salvi beat the Congress’s Avinash Lad, while in Ratnagiri, the Sena’s incumbent MLA Uday Samant won handsomely. NCP turncoat Bhaskar Jadhav, a new Sena entrant, won from the Guhagar segment. Mr. Thackeray’s party won the Dapoli, Mahad and Alibaug seats, while the NCP scored a notable success with Aditi Tatkare, the daughter of former minister Sunil Tatkare, winning the Shrivardhan seat by 39,621 votes.After Mr. Rane’s entry into the BJP earlier this month, Mr. Thackeray had warned his ally this would prove to be “a bitter experience”.last_img read more