Gilas PH ready to aim for the moon

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first_imgSantiago blossoms into true leader for NU Read Next LATEST STORIES MOST READ Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  “Remember, in the Fiba Asia Championships, Australia beat Iran with (team star Hamed) Haddadi by 30 points,” said the national coach. “So I don’t know how—suntok sa buwan (it’s a long shot) to the highest degree. But it is what it is, we’re still going to try our best.”Australia will be among the countries that the Philippines will face in the reformatted Fiba World Cup qualifiers that features home-and-away games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutGilas Pilipinas will take on Japan on Nov. 24 in Tokyo, just three weeks after it opens training camp on Nov. 3.The country will host Chinese Taipei on Nov. 27 at Smart Araneta Coliseum, before flying to Australia on Feb. 22. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasacenter_img Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH “What’s important is we build a team that will have a strong chance of beating Japan and Taiwan,” said Reyes. “If you talk about Australia, very honestly, I don’t know how we can beat Australia.”The Philippines remains in the top 5 in the continent despite the new Fiba groupings that merged the Asia and Oceania regions. Overall, the country slipped three spots to 30th in the Fiba World rankings.The Philippines is fifth in the Asia-Oceania group behind Australia (9th), Iran (22nd), China (24th) and New Zealand (27th).ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president View comments LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Chot Reyes calls beating Australia a long shot. But Gilas Pilipinas will deal with it anyway.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

FIFA 19: New features, teams & players

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first_imgWith the new club season well and truly up and running, football fans are ticking off each annual milestone – including the launch of FIFA 19 this autumn.The newest version of the world’s most popular football video game promises to be an improvement on last season’s edition, especially with the inclusion of the Champions League.EA Sports will look to build on the success of FIFA 18’s hugely popular World Cup expansion and use some of the elements from that in FIFA 19, making it the most realistic football experience yet. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Before his transfer to Juventus, Cristiano Ronaldo was announced as the cover star for FIFA 19, and his move to Serie A is sure to make the Italian league a popular choice for football fans.Ahead of the autumn release of the new game, Goal takes a look at all the new features, teams and players you can expect to see in FIFA 19.What new features are in FIFA 19?The addition of the Champions League is the biggest news for FIFA 19, with Europe’s elite club competition now being officially licensed, meaning that all the branding, stadiums, trophy and even the anthem will be in the game.This will improve all aspects of the game, including the newest chapter of the Journey, which is the third and final part of Alex Hunter’s rise to glory. After making his breakthrough in FIFA 17 and then moving to Major League Soccer in FIFA 18, Hunter’s goal in FIFA 19 will be to lift the Champions League in a story called ‘The Journey: Champions.’The Europa League is also included in FIFA 19, meaning that the days of competing for the “Euro League” are now over. This will make Career Mode more realistic and ensure that winning a European trophy feels more rewarding.As well as all that, there are also plenty of improvements to the gameplay itself. Shooting has been improved to make it more accurate with better-timed button presses resulting in sweeter finishes. Player instructions has also been revamped which can help with off-the-ball runs, allowing you greater control over how your team plays on the pitch. FIFA 19 offers unique gameplans which come into play when certain situations happen in the game e.g. going 1-0 down could cause your team to become more attacking and press more to win the ball back higher up the pitch.Graphically, minor tweaks will also improve the gameplaying experience. The mini-map offers a new display where one team will have triangles to denote their players, making it easier to quickly tell the difference – especially in instances where the colours of the team kits are similar.What will Champions League mode be like?Luka Modric Champions League trophy 27052018Licensing the Champions League is a huge coup for FIFA 19, with executive producer Aaron McHardy delighted that EA Sports were able to secure the deal to make the game even more realistic and immersive.”This has been one of the most requested features from our players for over a decade, and for us the Champions League is so much more than a licence,” McHardy told Goal. “We’ve been working really hard to integrate the experience across the game in FIFA 19 and I don’t say that lightly. “We didn’t want to just bring in the licence teams so you can play with them in the right context, we really wanted to go over and beyond and add Champions League elements to every place we could in FIFA 19.”It’s been a whole lot of work and it’s not just a coat of paint. It’s really integrating meaningful features around the Champions League. We moved a lot of dirt bringing it to life.”Champions League matches will also feature a new commentary team, with Derek Rae and Lee Dixon offering their analysis on each European game, as well as the usual duo of Martin Tyler and Alan Smith for domestic games.The Champions League is included in the normal game modes of Career and the Journey, but also can be played as a standalone mode which can be customised to see how Arsenal, Chelsea or even West Brom would fare in the competition.What new teams will be in FIFA 19?With the addition of the Champions League and Europa League, it is likely that some of Europe’s bigger clubs from smaller nations could be added to the game to improve the realism of these two competitions.Last year, Sparta Prague was included as a Rest of the World team and more teams like this have followed to ensure official badges, kits and players will compete in the Champions League. Czech sides Slavia Prague and Viktoria Plzen have been added, while Dynamo Kyiv and Shakhtar Donetsk both represent Ukraine.There are also new playable clubs from Croatia (Dinamo Zagreb) and Finland (HJK Helsinki), as well as the return of Greek clubs which this year sees AEK Athens, Olympiakos, Panathinaikos and PAOK included.For the first time ever, the top division in China is playable, meaning the addition of the Chinese Super League should make for many interesting transfers in Career Mode. All 16 clubs are included, seeing the return of former FIFA Ultimate Team favourite Hulk, as well as all-round midfielder Paulinho and Argentine favourites Javier Mascherano and Ezequiel Lavezzi.As well as the new top-flight additions, there will be some new playable teams in the lower leagues across Europe, with new sides having been promoted in 2017-18. Macclesfield Town and Tranmere Rovers won promotion to League Two, while 1860 Munich are back in FIFA, having been relegated to the fourth-tier at the end of the 2016-17 season. They went up to the 3. Liga alongside Energie Cottbus and KFC Uerdingen, who recently made headlines by signing World Cup winner Kevin Grosskreutz.Liga 1|2|3 has four new teams: Mallorca, Rayo Majadahonda, Elche and Extremadura, while Paris club Red Star FC are now in Ligue 2, along with Beziers and Grenoble. Bari and Cesena’s financial problems mean they will not play in Serie B for 2018-19, with Livorno, Padova, Lecce and Cosenza all now in the Italian second tier.Los Angeles FC was added to FIFA 18 ahead of the 2018 Major League Soccer season, which indicates that FC Cinncinati are likely to be included in FIFA 19 before they make their MLS debut next year. Teams from Miami and Nashville will join MLS in 2020, but will probably not be included in this year’s video game.Unlike in previous years, FIFA 19 will not have the full Russian Premier League. While they gained the rights to the Champions League, Europa League and Super Cup, they lost the licence for Russia’s top flight. There are three Russian teams included in the Rest of the World section (CSKA Moscow, Lokomotiv Moscow and Spartak Moscow), but the full league will not be playable.What new players will be in FIFA 19?Cristiano Ronaldo JuventusOne of the most exciting changes every year in FIFA is the updates to squad lists and player ratings following all the summer’s big transfers. Cristiano Ronaldo was the cover star of FIFA 18 in his Real Madrid kit and will be wearing the trademark black and white striped jersey of Juventus for FIFA 19, giving fans a chance to play with the superstar in Serie A.Some of the players who excelled at the World Cup will likely receive ratings upgrades, such as France wonderkid Kylian Mbappe, Brazil goalkeeper Alisson and England wing-back Kieran Trippier. Every player’s overall score will be revisited for FIFA 19, with some ageing or out-of-form players seeing their ratings decreased.Transfers from throughout the summer will reflected in the game’s rosters. For example, Brazilian midfielder Arthur will line out for Barcelona this season, replacing Andres Iniesta who has moved to Japan to join Vissel Kobe. Luckily, the J-League is in FIFA 19, so the Spain star will still be available.New, young players are added every year, giving FIFA fans a chance to seek out the best youth talent in the world in Career Mode or fit them into their teams in Ultimate Team. As well as that, all the new teams added will have players who were not in previous editions of FIFA, especially in the Chinese Super League and the Rest of the World, giving a greater variety of signings and transfers for your in-game career.last_img read more

WATCH: OSU Hype Video Should Get You Ready For Big 12 Play

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first_imgKudos to Sean Bennett for putting this sweet OSU hype video together in front of the Big 12 season that starts on Saturday. I’m pumped — I was already pumped — but I’m even more excited than I already was for OSU’s Big 12 campaign to start with a bang down in Waco.Game on. If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img

MLS confirms Austin FC as 27th team

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first_imgMajor League Soccer has announced Austin FC as its 27th team, with the club set to begin play in 2021.The expansion team was confirmed at an event in Austin on Tuesday, with former Columbus Crew owner Anthony Precourt set to take charge of the Texas-based franchise. Precourt originally tried to move the Crew to Austin but after months of fan protests, he sold the team to new ownership who will keep the club in Ohio.  Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Instead, Precourt will be at the helm of the league’s 27th team, as expansion continues apace in the North American top division. FC Cincinnati will join the league in 2019 as its 24th franchise, followed by teams in Nashville and Miami that are expected to enter in 2020. Austin FC will be the first major professional sports franchise in the Texas capital. “We are extremely proud to be the first major professional sports league to become part of the fabric of this important and thriving American city,” MLS commissioner Don Garber said in a league release. “In their support of a world-class soccer stadium that benefits the entire community, the leadership of the city of Austin has shown tremendous faith in our league and the sport of soccer in North America.”Groundbreaking for a new stadium in Austin will take place later this year and the venue is set to open with Austin FC’s first home game in the spring of 2021.“This is a historic day for Austin, as MLS becomes the first major league to plant roots in our beautiful city,” Steve Adler, the mayor of Austin said“We believe professional soccer will bring a great and especially needed benefit to our city. In two years, this team and an elite soccer stadium will bring together all kinds of people from all over Austin in a way that we do not gather today.”Precourt was also pleased with the outcome and promised to build a contender in central Texas.  “This is a very proud moment, and we are so happy to share it with the people of Austin, City leadership, the dedicated soccer fans of the region, and everyone who believed in our mission to bring Major League Soccer to this incredible community,” said Precourt.“The greatest way we can show our gratitude is in our actions as leaders of Austin FC. Our intent is to build a team that will be a perennial contender for MLS Cup, to build a stadium at McKalla Place that rivals the best sporting venues in North America, and to cultivate a club culture that brings people together and always give back.”last_img read more

New Glasgow Academy Officially Opened

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first_imgStudents, staff and community members from the New Glasgow area celebrated the official opening of their innovative new school, New Glasgow Academy, today, May 25. Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Karen Casey, was joined by representatives from the Chignecto-Central Regional School Board, the Town of New Glasgow and departments of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal and Education and Early Childhood Development, for the official opening. “Any time we make investments in our youngest citizens, we all reap the rewards,” said Ms. Casey. “Working with the community ensured a vibrant, new facility for students that will serve them well for years to come.” The province invested $18.1 million with additional contributions from the Town of New Glasgow and local community to enhance the cafeteria, gym, music room and the nature play area. The school also features break-out rooms for group work, a science lab and tech-ed production lab. “Our first year at New Glasgow Academy has been an exciting one,” said Allison McNeil-Wilson, principal. “We brought three schools together and the community we have built is an amazing one.” The school features a natural playground with a sledding hill for physically active time during the winter. The natural playground is a nature-based space that features a fallen-tree climber, a vegetable garden and a 100-square asphalt snakes and ladders. “New Glasgow Academy is a modern school, built to accommodate a wide range of learners and an advancing curriculum,” said Trudy Thompson, chair, Chignecto-Central Regional School Board. “Differentiated learning spaces, built-in Wi-Fi and an amazing natural playground are only a few of the advancements that will be enjoyed by thousands of students.” New Glasgow Academy is targeting Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold designation.last_img read more

As busiest holiday season begins Quebec provincial park employees could strike

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first_imgMONTREAL — As Quebec’s busiest summer holiday season kicks off, vacationers may have their holiday plans affected by the threat of a general strike looming among provincial park workers.Some 300 workers are already off the job at Quebec’s provincial parks network, known as SEPAQ, and the union says 2,500 members could be joining them Saturday.The threat comes as thousands of the province’s construction workers embarked on their annual two weeks of summer holiday, ending on Aug. 3.Negotiations were ongoing Friday to come to an agreement and avoid a potential wrench in people’s vacation plans.Offers and counter-offers filed this week by the employer and the union were rejected, and a conciliator was appointed, but there has been no breakthrough yet.Union members want a single salary structure for all employees and annual cost-of-living increases.In the event of a strike, management has said it plans to keep parks open to the public with reduced services, and officials have asked vacationers to check on the status of services before arriving.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Just add water salt battery could help renewable energy use

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BERLIN — Amid the hum and heat of Berlin’s Reuter thermal power station stands a shining contraption that looks out of place in the decades-old machine hall.Its silver pipes and vats contain a substance that Vattenfall, the plant’s operator, says could become a key ingredient for a fossil fuel-free future.The energy company, together with a Swedish start-up, is testing the use of salt — though not quite the common table variety — to store heat, which accounts for more than half the power consumed in Germany.If it works well, the system could help solve a problem posed by renewable energy sources like wind and solar the world over: they are unreliable, meaning they sometimes generate too much, and sometimes too little power.Frank Jordans, The Associated Press

Minister Bains outlines digital charter with focus on personal data control

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TORONTO — Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains says the federal government will look to update the Privacy Act as part of an effort to build greater trust in the digital world.Bains made the commitment at Toronto’s Empire Club of Canada as part of a rollout of a ten-point digital charter aimed at protecting privacy and personal control of data.He says that only though a foundation of trust will society be able to reach its full innovative potential.To reach that aim, Bains says the government will review private sector privacy laws and look to ensure the Competition Bureau has proper enforcement tools.He says the government will also review the Statistics Act and launch a new Data Governance Standardization Collaborative to better manage data governance standards in the country.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau first announced the digital charter last week, emphasizing the need to combat hate speech, misinformation and online electoral interference.The Canadian Press read more

Developing countries economic outlook positive for first time in three decades –

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5 September 2007The economic outlook for developing countries is positive for the first time since the early 1970s, driven in large part by the growth in China and India, according to an annual report by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) released today. The economic outlook for developing countries is positive for the first time since the early 1970s, driven in large part by the growth in China and India, according to an annual report by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) released today.Developing countries – including many of the world’s poorest nations – will see ongoing benefits from strong demand for primary commodities, and this positive trend in terms of trade since 2003 has allowed such countries globally to bolster investment in their economies, said the Trade and Development Report 2007.Per capita gross domestic product has increased nearly 30 per cent between 2003 and 2007, compared to 10 per cent for the Group of Seven (G-7) highly industrialized countries, the Report noted. Overall, the world economy will mark growth for a fifth consecutive year, with a 3.4 per cent expansion this year.UNCTAD warned that a major recession in the United States could lead to diminished exports for China and India, which are setting the pace for growth of developing countries.The Report also cautioned that North-South bilateral and regional free trade or preferential trade agreements could prevent poorer nations from developing their industrial sectors and reduce their control over foreign direct investment.Instead, UNCTAD pointed to the example of today’s industrialized and developing countries which have recorded tremendous economic growth in the past several years through protection of nascent industries, thus allowing them to hone their abilities to meet the challenges of international competition.Additionally, the Report called for intensified regional cooperation in exchange rate arrangements as a means to reduce the vulnerability of developing countries. The absence of appropriate global exchange rate arrangements could lead to exchange rate instability, especially in developing nations by impeding their overall competitiveness.Regional collaboration could also benefit developing countries in terms of long-term development, UNCTAD said, as it can help countries build up their economic capabilities to allow them to compete globally. Such cooperation should include joint policy action – focusing on macroeconomic, financial, infrastructure and industrial policies – to boost growth and structural change potential. read more

Greece predicts end of recession slight return to growth in 2014

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Greece predicts end of recession, slight return to growth in 2014 by The Associated Press Posted Nov 21, 2013 3:22 am MDT ATHENS, Greece – Greece’s deputy finance minister says the economy is expected to emerge from its recession and grow slightly next year.Christos Staikouras said Thursday that the 2014 budget projects economic growth of 0.6 per cent next year. He spoke as he presented the budget, submitted to Parliament moments earlier by Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras.Staikouras said the economy is expected to contract by 4 per cent this year, slightly less than the originally expected 4.5 per cent.He said the conditions are being created for Greece to return to the international bond markets next year. It has been priced out of them by high interest rates since 2010, and relies on international rescue loans. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Twerking request to womens soccer star had serious consequences

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The head of a major Canadian women’s sports organization feels a DJ continued a disturbing trend by asking soccer star Ada Hegerberg to twerk after receiving an international award.Allison Sandmeyer-Graves, the CEO of the Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity, was disappointed French DJ Martin Solveig made the request to Hegerberg after the Norwegian became the first woman to win the Ballon d’Or. The award for top soccer player in the world added recognition for women for the first time on Monday in Paris.“I think the message that women get everywhere in society, but very much in sport, very much where bodies are on display, is that what your body looks like is more important than what your body can do,” Sandmeyer-Graves said. “She just reached the highest pinnacle of accomplishment in a sporting career, and was reduced to just what her body looks like. And with no acknowledgment of her strength and power and skill and strategic mind, and all of those sorts of things that could be highlighted in the moment.“Research shows that women get four per cent of mainstream media coverage in an Olympic year. Women just aren’t visible on our TVs and in our print media, and when they do show up, this is so often how they get presented.“This does just keep happening over and over and over again, and it really speaks to just how normalized it is for people to view women through this lens.”Solveig apologized for the question, tweeting, “I didn’t know that this could be seen as such an offence,” and adding: “This was a joke, probably a bad one.”Sandmeyer-Graves didn’t see the humour.“How often do women need to forgive this sort of thing? No, actually, it wasn’t funny. And it had serious consequences,” she said. “People don’t understand just how much this impacts the big picture of women in sport and girls and how they view themselves, and how they feel about what it means to be out in the world.”Tennis star Andy Murray also was critical of Solveig.“Another example of the ridiculous sexism that still exists in sport,” Murray wrote on Instagram.The twerk request was similar to a question posed to Canadian tennis player Eugenie Bouchard at the Australian Open in 2015.A male presenter conducting an on-court interview with Bouchard at the Grand Slam tournament asked Bouchard to “give us a twirl.”“A twirl?” the native of Westmount, Que., asked.“A twirl, like a pirouette, here you go,” coaxed her interviewer, urging the Wimbledon runner-up to show the crowd her outfit, a pink skirt and top with bright yellow straps.Somewhat uncomfortably, the then-No. 7-ranked player twirled. Then she laughed and buried her face in her hands.“It was very unexpected,” Bouchard said afterward.“I don’t know, an old guy asking you to twirl. It was funny.” — with files from Canadian Press sports reporter Lori Ewing and The Associated PressThe Canadian Press read more

Fuel prices deplorable interior roads threaten economic growth – Ali

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Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedBOG 2017 First Quarter Report: Ali predicts double-digit inflation by year-endJune 13, 2017In “Business”Guyana’s economy eroding at alarmingly fast rateAugust 13, 2017In “Local News”Macroeconomic indicators point to a struggling economy- AliAugust 25, 2017In “Business” PPP/C Member of Parliament, Irfaan AliThe coalition Government is no stranger to revising growth figures, having done so several times last year. But the poor state of interior roads, coupled with high fuel prices and other factors, could see Guyana’s economy further declining.This is according to Opposition parliamentarian Irfaan Ali, who has said that Government’s projection of 3.8 per cent growth may fall short. Ali on Saturday debunked the Government’s optimistic outlook while referencing the Bank of Guyana’s statistical abstract.“High fuel prices and deplorable interior roads will place added burdens on loggers, miners, rice farmers. We have heard of the downsizing of sawmills, closure of small and medium-scale mining activities, increased construction cost due to the increased cost of sand,” Ali pointed out.On the other hand, the Government’s projected inflation rate of 2.4 per cent for 2018 is also not likely to be borne out, Ali said, adding “high fuel prices coupled with the introduction of more than 200 tax measures will likely stoke inflation above the projected amount”.A section of the Linden/Lethem roadThe fact that Guyana’s balance of payments is projected to record a deficit of US$79.7 million was also zeroed in on by Ali, who noted that a deficit of US$94 million has already been recorded, surpassing the year’s projection in three months. Nor do Guyana’s international reserves look positive.“Within the first quarter of 2018, to satisfy the huge balance-of-payments deficit, US$99 million was used. As of May, international reserve held by Bank of Guyana was at its lowest in 10 years at US$485 million. Moreover, external debt service to export ratio has increased from 4.8 per cent to 7.4 per cent.”Ali also noted that during the first quarter of 2018, Central Government recorded a deficit of $1.6 billion. He explained that poor Public Sector Improvement Plan (PSIP) implementation rates, the fuel prices and the retraction of traditional sectors like sugar, rice, gold and timber are all contributing factors.Meanwhile, he was unsurprised that domestic debt was projected to grow by this year-end. In fact, he reminded that the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) had warned of this recently.DebtWhen it comes to debt, the Public Debt Annual Report released by the Finance Ministry last year had highlighted that since 2015, there has been a 4.1 per cent rise in Guyana’s indebtedness to creditors.The report details that Guyana’s total debt, inclusive of external and domestic debt, increased to $330 billion as of December 2016. The Ministry attributed this to disbursements from the Export Import Bank of China towards the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) expansion project, as well as monies from multilateral creditors.A breakdown of the figures shows that total external debt amounted to $240 billion, a 72.6 per cent bite out of the total public debt. On the other hand, domestic debt stood at $90.6 billion, or 27.4 per cent of the total.Board of Governors meetingAt the recent 48th annual meeting of the Board of Governors of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) in Grenada, Minister Jordan had made an address to the gathering. There, he announced that the previous 3.8 per cent growth projection he had announced at the last budget reading would be revised downwards.Guyana’s last best growth rate was 5.2 per cent in 2013. World Bank records show Guyana’s growth rate in 2014 was 3.8 per cent; in 2015, 3.2 per cent, and in 2016, 3.3 per cent. For 2017, initial projections of 3.8 per cent were revised to 3.1.This figure then went to 2.9 per cent, before the final figure of 2.1 per cent was announced. Jordan had claimed that the poor performance was linked to the dismal figures for sectors including sugar – a sector the Government itself radically downsized when it came to office. read more

FRENCH LEAGUE RISING Millions for TV rights

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There are some great things happening in French club handball these days, and latest news about TV rights surely acclaim that. The league which stands for second strongest in the world right up to this point, with the most expensive team in the world (Paris Saint Germaint) have sold out their broadcasting rights and will be watched next five seasons for the incredible amount of 20 million euros!Media Centre beIN SPORTS (subsidairy of famous AL Jazeera company), which is owned by the same people as PSG Handball, is to blame for this arrangement. They have already bought the rights for World championchip in 2015 for men and 2017 both for men and women. Their great conditions have put to and end contract of French Canal+ which broadcasted French league for 1,2 euros per season. French league will be available in countries on the north of Africa, Middle East and Australia… meanwhile, clubs can expect to benefit for at least 50 thousand euros per season.There is no doubt that in years to come LNH1 will be serious candidate to dethrone Bundesliga from European handball top. They have already stepped out financially. German SPORT1 currently does Bundesliga broadcasts for amount of 1,8 million euros per season. Considering that French have no worries about their national team, popularity of this sport isn’t endagered as it is in Germany.MAID BEGIC & SRETEN RASKOVIC bein sports handballbein sports handball rtvFrench handballhandballhandball tv ← Previous Story Danish Play Off preview: KIF Kolding and Skjern the biggest favorites Next Story → Kielce “4 of 4” against Wisla! read more

9 phrases you frequently want to shout at people but really shouldnt

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first_imgFOR MOST PEOPLE, living on Earth means spending your days with a mix of other humans.Some of them you choose to be with, some you don’t; some of them you like, some you don’t, some of them are pleasant, some are absolute morons.An unfortunate side-effect of this reality, is a silent rage which comes over most of us on a semi-regular basis.  A silent rage cause by other people’s behaviour.Here are nine phrases you frequently want to shout at people but really shouldn’t.Lift your feet! Obviously this does not apply to moonwalking.You definitely know at least one of these people.  Instead of lifting their feet and taking steps they seem to slide their feet violently along the ground, resulting in painful noise every time they decide to go anywhere around you.You probably work with this person, because if it was someone in your house you’d be well within your rights to scream your message in their face.Cover your mouth! Source: r.f.m IICough, cough, cough…. cough. The coughing itself is irritating, but there’s nothing they can do about it.  However, they can opt not to cough their undoubtedly disease-ridden phlegm into the public sphere.Don’t chew with your mouth open!Generally you meet these people in social situations or indeed at a work event. Really, they shouldn’t be blamed for their behaviour, it is the responsibility of the parent to teach a child not to provide a frame-by-frame view of their food as it’s broken down by teeth and saliva.Alas, not everyone gets taught these lessons, and as a result you are often forced to sit quietly, all the while screaming internally.Let me off, you morons!If you use public transport on a regular basis, you will be familiar with the challenged faced by passengers attempting to get off a bus or train at rush hour.The doors open to a sea of panicked faces, just desperate to get on, and you are simply an obstacle in their path.  They don’t seem to grasp that in order for them to get on, you need to get off, and the probable truth is that they never will.Get out of my way! Source: aldenchadwickThere’s nothing like walking down a busy street only to be blocked every two seconds by people having a leisurely stroll, taking in the sights, or simply stopping for a chat in the middle of the path.Get out of the bleedin’ way!You’re welcome! Source: adamdachisOh no, it’s fine, I love standing here holding the door for all of you people.  No need to thank me.Get a tissue! Source: William BrawleyEveryone knows what it’s like to have a runny nose.  It’s a nightmare, there’s no two ways about it.However, when you’re not the one who’s sniffing, you can’t help but be irritated by the constant sound.That’s more than 10 items! Source: RosapolisClearly, the express lane is for 10 items or less.Clearly, you’re not meant to pay for your weekly shop at the self-service checkout.Clearly, you’re a fool.Shut up!This applies to any number of sins. People having loud phone conversations on the bus, your colleague who won’t stop talking about her forthcoming wedding, or even the baby who won’t stop crying in a restaurant (you especially can’t shout at them).‘Unimpressed Sharon Ní Bheoláin’ is the meme Ireland needs right now>Prince Harry drank champagne out of a prosthetic leg… it’s the Dredge>last_img read more

A new era for Alphington Grammar School

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first_imgDr Vivianne Nikou has officially commenced as Principal at Alphington Grammar School at the start of 2013. This marks a new era at the school combining dynamic and visionary leadership together with excellent teaching and learning programmes to encourage all students to excel. “At Alphington Grammar School, we take pride in the academic endeavours of all our students,” Dr Nikou explained. “I can inform all of the community that the Alphington Grammar Class of 2012 have continued the upward trend in the VCE performance of our students.” In fact, Alphington achieved 8 results of 45 or above (which places them in the top 2 per cent of all students in the state.) In 2012 the study scores of 40+ have been achieved in a range of subjects including; Further Maths; Legal Studies; Health and Human development; English; Literature; Accounting; Greek; Economics; IT Applications; Biology; Psychology; Physics; and Chemistry. The Class of 2012 have set a benchmark for future generations of Alphington students. Median Study Score 30 40+ Results 10% Average Study Score 31.5% Per cent of Year 11’s achieving 40+ scores – 30% Per cent of student ATARS in top 5% of state- 6% Per cent of student ATARS in top 10% of state – 11% Per cent of student ATARS in top 20% of state – 30% The recent VTAC release of information proves that 2012 was an excellent year for Alphington, academically, culturally and on the sporting field. An impressive 82 per cent of graduates have gained university places for 2013, with the largest numbers being at the University of Melbourne, RMIT, and Latrobe University. 72 per cent of our students received their first choice of university course and 93 per cent of all tertiary offers were from the students top three preferences. The first in a series of Open Days will be held on Saturday 2nd March from 10:00 am to 12 noon. This is a wonderful opportunity to personally discover the opportunities available at Alphington Grammar for your child or grandchild. Please contact the school on (03) 9497 4777 to discuss your individual needs, or arrange a tour and discussion with the Principal. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Risques dallergies au pollen de bouleau dans le nordest de la France

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first_imgRisques d’allergies au pollen de bouleau dans le nord-est de la FranceFrance – Le bulletin allergo-pollinique hebdomadaire du Réseau national de surveillance aérobiologique (RNSA) de ce 30 avril annonce un risque élevé à très élevé d’allergies aux pollens de bouleau dans le nord-est et le centre de la France.La ville la plus touchée sera Aurillac, en Auvergne, laquelle comptera la plus forte concentration de grains de pollen de bouleau dans l’air.Les pollens de chêne et de platane entraîneront également un risque d’allergies moyen à élevé sur toute la France. Pour ce qui est des pollens de cyprès, de peuplier, de charme, de saule et de frêne, le risque sera nul à faible.Il est conseillé aux personnes allergiques de bien suivre leur traitement afin de réduire les risques de conjonctivites, de rhumes et d’asthme.Le 30 avril 2010 à 16:27 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Une nouvelle étude de la CNIL sur le lien entre Smartphone et

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first_imgUne nouvelle étude de la CNIL sur le lien entre Smartphone et vie privéeL’étude, commandée à Médiamétrie, a sondé 2.315 français, utilisateurs de smartphone, pour connaître leurs habitudes liées à celui-ci. Les questions portaient essentiellement sur leurs données personnelles, la protection de celles-ci…Voici ce qu’il en ressort. – Le smartphone est un terminal universel qui s’adapte aux usages de chacun. 22% des utilisateurs y stockent des photos (tout en pensant que c’est gênant de le faire), les 15-17 ans accèdent à leurs réseaux sociaux et autres loisirs, les 25-49 ans apprécient l’aspect “multitâche” et enfin, les 50 ans et plus aiment l’aspect communicatif.- Le smartphone indispensable 24h/24, 7jrs/7 : 7 utilisateurs sur 10 ne l’éteignent jamais. 1/4 le font uniquement pour dormir.- Le smartphone ou comment stocker des informations personnelles en masse: plus de 80% y stockent des données personnelles comme des contacts, des coordonnées et des fichiers multimédias (photos, vidéos…). De même, 40% des utilisateurs y stockent des données confidentielles comme des codes bancaires ou encore des codes d’accès aux immeubles.- Le smartphone est peu protégé, et donc, son contenu l’est encore moins. 65% des possesseurs le savent, mais 30% n’ont aucun code de protection actif. – Les utilisations de données personnelles sont mal connues: 51% des utilisateurs pensent que les données du smartphone ne sont pas enregistrées ni cédées sans leur accord…- La géolocalisation, un atout important. 65% des parents souhaiteraient géolocaliser leurs enfants. 55% des utilisateurs ont déjà utilisé un service de géolocalisation.Selon l’étude, il semblerait que les 15-17 ans protègent mieux leur smartphone en moyenne par rapport aux autres tranches d’âges d’utilisateurs. Pour sensibiliser les possesseurs de smartphone, la CNIL, en plus de son étude intéressante, propose 10 conseils pour la sécurité et la maitrise de son téléphone (comme noter le numéro IMEI du terminal pour pouvoir le bloquer en cas de vol ou encore installer un antivirus quand cela est possible…). Chacun de nous peut se retrouver un peu dans ces sondages. Par les temps qui courrent, mieux vaut être prudent, donc n’hésitez pas à jeter un coup d’œil sur les autres conseils de la CNIL, à cette adresse. Le 25 décembre 2011 à 17:55 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

MCU News Captain Marvel Wraps Frank Grillo Teases More

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first_img We just spent the past weekend watching Ant-Man and the Wasp, but there’s another movie on all our minds. Sure, Ant-Man and the Wasp was fun, charming and tied into the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in cool ways. (Not to mention ripping open at least one old wound.) But even if you really loved it, nobody’s pretending it’s the Marvel movie they were looking forward to the most between last May and the next. If it’s not Avengers 4, it’s most likely Captain Marvel. And there’s some good news on that front.Brie Larson shared a photo on her Instagram on Sunday letting everyone know that production has wrapped. All of Captain Marvel has been filmed. It’s really happening! And suddenly next February feels so close and still so far away at the same time. Until then, here’s the photo Larson shared. It’s a cool one. Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. James Gunn Once Again Directing ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’Dark Phoenix Trailer Released & More Marvel Movie News Stay on target Awww yeah. See, that was the point of the Instagram post in the first place. Grillo is understandably excited that he’s been made into an action figure. For a lot of actors who grew up playing with superhero toys, this is a serious dream come true. Especially when it looks as cool as that one. Imagine the Cap vs. Crossbones battles you could stage on your desk while you put off work. I mean, hypothetically. Not that I would ever do anything like that, of course. HEY HOW ABOUT THOSE HASHTAGS!They’re all pretty normal until you get to the last one. #aven……. He knows exactly what he’s doing. Crossbones hasn’t been in any Avengers movies. Not even Infinity War. Is it possible he comes back for Avengers 4? After most of the superheroes were wiped out, the remaining Avengers are going to need all the help they can get to get them back. If Crossbones survived The Snappening, maybe Captain America will convince him to help out. Or, since he’s a villain, maybe he thinks he can take advantage of the suddenly hero-starved world.Either way, we likely won’t know anything more until we actually see Avengers 4 in theaters May 3, 2019. They really are bringing the entire MCU together in this one, huh? This is going to make Infinity War look like Iron Man.Nicholas Hoult, Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy (Photo via 20th Century Fox)And even with all those superheroes the studio has to juggle, there may be more coming in the future. After Comcast made a higher offer to buy 20th Century Fox, Disney countered with a ridiculous $71.3 billion bid. That’s a ton of money, but Disney clearly thinks it’s worth it. Fox’s shareholders will vote later this month on whether to approve the sale. If that happens, both the X-Men and the Fantastic Four will all be the property of Marvel Studios. They’ll be able to join the MCU. As excited as the fans are for that to happen, Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige swears he’s not thinking about that at this point.In an interview with the Los Angeles Daily News, Feige said he has no plans to bring either superhero group into the fold. Just yet, at least. “Not until we’re given the word. I have vague dreams and vague ideas. But right now, bringing to life the 10,000-plus characters that Marvel fully controls is what the gameplan is,” Feige said.Interestingly, the paper called Feige’s remarks “not entirely convincing.” Either they’re really reading into his answer, or he did something in the interview to indicate he’s at least thinking about what he’d like to do. It’s possible he’s not allowed to talk about it yet. After all, it’s not a done deal, and nobody at Disney can start talking like it is. Plus, he’s not wrong when he says earlier in the interview that he’s a busy guy. Even after Avengers 4 hits theaters, he’s not done. After that, there’s Spider-Man: Far From Home and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, plus all the movies we don’t know about yet.Even if the deal does go through, it might take a while for the X-Men to start showing up in the MCU. But even though there are no official plans yet, you know Feige’s at least thinking about it. Those vague wishes could become awfully specific if the deal becomes real later this month.Finally, though the next Marvel movie is a long way away, that won’t stop the fans from doing awesome things with the MCU. Someone over at FANDOM recreated the cover of the very first Avengers comic (you know the one) with he actors from the MCU. Its creation was based on something Kevin Feige said about the movie. That every character from the first Avengers cover is on the big screen. Finally, with Ant-Man and The Wasp joining the fight in the next movie, someone could make this. The Captain Marvel slate, no longer needed, signed by the cast and crew of the movie. These always look cool. It’s a reminder just how much collaboration a movie takes. Especially a big superhero production like this one. We also get a nice look at the movie’s logo, which will definitely induce cheers the first time we see it on the big screen. The calendar behind the image is cute too. I love the little drawing beneath it of Captain Marvel in a rocket ship being chased by, presumably, a Skrull. Is that a scene that happens in the movie? Given the character’s origin, it might. The special effects will probably look slightly better than that drawing, though. Only slightly, that thing’s a masterpiece as it is. It also looks like Larson was crossing off the days until she could return home, which is extremely relatable. Even if your job is making Marvel movies, after a while, everyone just wants to sleep in their own bed.The ’90s-set Captain Marvel is only seven months away. In that time, they’ll edit the thing and put in the final special effects. We can bet they’ll use every available minute of those next seven months to do it. Still, this news means we’re not that far away from seeing Carol Danvers, two-eyed Nick Fury and even Phil Coulson on the big screen. Maybe there’ll even be a trailer soon. Please?Elsewhere on Instagram, another Marvel actor is mercilessly teasing fans with hashtags. The most diabolical of teases. You’ll remember Frank Grillo from Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Captain America: Civil War. In both movies, he played Crossbones. Though he always looked cool, Crossbones was a minor villain, and the conflict appears to have moved beyond him. What with Thanos destroying half of the universe, you know. Now, Grillo may be hinting at a comeback. But first, let’s look at a cool toy! ‘Finally every character from [Avengers #1] is here on the big screen’ — @Kevfeige pic.twitter.com/H1PX2Wrtfu— FANDOM (@getFANDOM) July 5, 2018Yeah, that looks really cool. Especially the way The Wasp flies up from the bottom of the poster. It makes me wish they had been in the first Avengers. Or that Loki was still alive to be in Avengers 4. (Yes, I’m convinced that he is the one character who is all the way dead for good. I hope I’m wrong.) It’s also funny how the movie versions all have elements of their original costumes… except for Iron Man. He really was much chunkier back in those days. Also, Loki really needs to say “Bah!” more often. The entire MCU could do with more “Bahs.”Oh well, maybe I’ll be proven wrong, and Loki will somehow be not dead in Avengers 4. If only so they can recreate this awesome fan-poster. And make Loki say “Bah!” Is it 2019 yet?last_img read more

Ryback wishes WWE the best in its future endeavors and plans to

Ryback wishes WWE the best in its future endeavors and plans to

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first_img Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles August 6, 2016 at 7:43 am Pinterest When he called himself “big trap” it made it easier to think of him more as “the biguy” than the “bigguy”. I mean, does Roidback know what a “trap” is? ‘Cause he’s not that convincing. Google+ calls people stupid. and as forrest gump says stupid is as stupid does……..big stupid guy Rusev The Real Ms. Marvel Thanks to Online World of Wrestling for help with this report.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipRusev Is U.S. Champion AgainVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:33/Current Time 0:02Loaded: 100.00%0:02Remaining Time -0:31 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list TheCyberZon Lana No you wouldn’t. Now Playing Up Next August 6, 2016 at 1:37 am August 6, 2016 at 6:33 pm The Real Ms. Marvel Twitter Go suck a lemon! NO! NO! NO! ROH World Champion Matt Taven’s contract set to expire at the end of September I’d love for him to come to TNA but I can totally see him going to Japan, he definitely would fit with the strong/bruiser style. He would probably be huge over there. August 5, 2016 at 8:46 pm justice I would still stand by my response to him. 20 COMMENTS Rusev Is U.S. Champion Again WhatsApp August 6, 2016 at 1:37 am Rob Giles At least ROH is smart enough to know he isn’t worth bringing in. If he actually wants to do something big, he should go to Japan and fill in the spots left by Gallows and Anderson. I don’t like the guy, but Japan would be his best bet for an actual career making run. Gawd what a dipstick…hope he does not end up anywhere else…no disrespect to his fans….never did anything in my world. WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Wins TheCyberZon August 7, 2016 at 1:16 am August 6, 2016 at 1:48 am Hope he goes to TNA and destroys everyone, cause that’s how he should have been used in WWE. You can’t blame the guy for being pissed towards the end of his WWE run. At wrestlemania they had him lose to Kalisto of all people, a guy that’s half his size. I kept shaking my head at how stupid and unrealistic that match was, cause in a real fight Ryback would annihilate him in 2 minutes. This guy was feuding with Cena and CM Punk at one point. It would be awesome to see him feud with Lashley in TNA, cause that company has no one right now. Steven Herrera I never heard him say that, but then again I forwarded through almost every word he spoke after a couple of times, but I am not sure what context `big trap` means from your perspective. August 7, 2016 at 4:48 pm A “trap”, in internet speak, means a transsexual. As in “it’s a trap!”. August 6, 2016 at 3:32 pm The writing was on the wall when he was kept off tv for months. Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next August 5, 2016 at 8:07 pm Cameron Huff Will CM Punk Ever Fight In The UFC Again? August 6, 2016 at 8:56 am Ryan Reeves (Ryback) revealed in a video posted to his official Instagram account on Friday that he is no longer under contract with WWE effective this week.Ryback confirmed a contract dispute with WWE back in May following an appearance at Extreme Rules where he requested to be removed from WWE television. He continued to provide updates ever since and it didn’t appear both sides would agree on a new deal.His general displeasure with WWE and his current position with the company became public back in April when he told Myles Galloway in an interview that his last three WrestleMania appearances “not been great” and was upset about being part of the Kickoff show in Dallas.Ryback appeared on the fourth season of “Tough Enough” that was part of Smackdown and later was signed to a developmental deal with WWE working in Deep South Wrestling. He would later emerge in Ohio Valley Wrestling and Florida Championship Wrestling until he was brought up in 2010 as part of the first season of WWE NXT on Syfy. After a run with the Nexus group, he would officially re-debut under the Ryback name in 2012 which included a high profile feud with CM Punk that year for the WWE Championship. Ryback had a run as Intercontinental Champion in 2015 and his last high profile feud was with Kalisto over the United States Championship in 2016.You can check out his entire video message below. Go suck yourself. TNA! TNA! TNA! CM Punk & AJ Lee Join Horror Movie August 5, 2016 at 10:43 pm justice TheCyberZon Now Playing Up Next August 5, 2016 at 9:26 pm Wayne Martin Mat Thompson August 6, 2016 at 12:26 pm What if he is a lemon and he was coming on to you? CM Punk to appear at Starrcast III, Scheduled for interview and meet-and-greet August 6, 2016 at 3:27 pm LOL!! justice August 6, 2016 at 10:46 pm Just imagine Monsters ball in 2017 being Lashley vs Ryback vs Moose vs Galloway vs EC3…or maybe even a King of the mountain match with that bunch. But those guys in a “Monsters ball” match for the title would be insane. Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TheCyberZon I’m just grateful I don’t have to hear him refer to himself as ‘the big guy’ anymore. You call your kids, your neighbor or uncle ‘big guy’, sounds kinda gay when you keep calling yourself that. Videos Articles Facebook August 6, 2016 at 3:30 pm Uh, yes I would. Joe Rogan Says Floyd Mayweather Should Fight CM Punk in MMA Debut Glen Värîs delos56 LAX officially bids farewell to Impact Wrestling, Reportedly turns down top money contracts August 7, 2016 at 12:18 pm Glen Värîs justice August 5, 2016 at 7:51 pm rickyque Mat Thompson August 6, 2016 at 7:12 am Comments are closed.last_img
Immigration Meetings resume Commission Proposed In New Citizenship Law

Immigration Meetings resume Commission Proposed In New Citizenship Law

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first_img Nearly 1000 Participate in Immigration Bill Consultations Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 01 Sept 2015 – Meetings for the public consultation on two important Immigration Laws are set to resume this week. Both will be held this Thursday September 3rd, one at 10am at the Salt Shed in Salt Cay and the other at 6pm at the Regatta Village in South Caicos.The biggest issue within these laws is the fact that the TCI Status Bill is said to create new provisions for the Immigration Commission when it comes to granting status. The commission will be chaired and ultimately under the ruling of the Immigration Minister of the day however it is proposed that two members from the opposition also sit as part of the commissioning body. The commission would meet once a year to consider applications and would also have the power to revocate someone’s status. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:immigration bill, tci status bill, town hall meeting More pathways to Citizenship in TCI to enlarge franchise Recommended for you Five Cays town hall meeting reveals MP planslast_img read more