Marcus Rashford has revealed the hurt he is feeling at Manchester United’s current plight, but is confident the club can be successful under manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.England international Rashford has pledged his long-term future to United by signing a new contract until 2023 on the back of a season when he reached double figures for Premier League goals for the first time.However, it was an ultimately disappointing campaign for United as, despite experiencing a memorable uplift following Solskjaer replacing Jose Mourinho as manager in December, the wheels came off in the closing two months of the season. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘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? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare United finished sixth in the Premier League to miss out on Champions League qualification and ended the season trophy-less, but Rashford is determined to help the club to get back on track.“It is a huge sense of pride and a huge feeling for me to sign the contract,” Rashford told The Times. “Manchester United are one big family. Some clubs don’t have that — it’s just a football club. That’s why Manchester United are more than a football club to me.“Me being a fan changes the emotional side of it. Say we lose a game, it affects me more than it should because I’m a fan. It hurts every day to see where we are now, [compared] to where we’ve been in the past. I use that pain as motivation. It makes me more determined to put the club back where they belong.“There’s nothing I want more than to see the club winning the Premier League again, winning the Champions League again. Everybody here deserves much, much more than what we’re giving them right now, not only the fans, the club itself.”They don’t deserve to be where they are now. As players, we’re the ones who have the opportunity to try and forget about the past five, six years and put the club back on track.”Solskjaer was a key figure during the glory years under Sir Alex Ferguson, and Rashford is convinced a brighter future for United lies in store under the Norwegian.Rashford added: “He just gets it. He understands. He’s been a player here. He knows how we may feel in certain moments because he’s been there himself. The fact that he understands us way more than a normal manager is why he’s fitted in straight away.”On whether the Solskjaer ‘revolution’ will work, the 21-year-old said: “That’s what drives me every day. If I didn’t believe it, I wouldn’t be waking up every morning and giving 100 per cent to try and put the club back where they belong.“I believe in the players, the staff and the manager. The players have the faith in the manager now. If we’re going to do it, now’s the time.“We’re looking forward to the new season. One season is not going to change it. It can take two or three seasons but I feel we’re ready to take the first step, and really start showing people that we are Manchester United.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)One major college football program’s players don’t appear to be happy with their team’s bowl game selection.Georgia Tech, which finished the season at 7-5 (5-3 ACC), received the lowest bowl game selection out of all of the ACC’s teams.The Yellow Jackets will be taking on Minnesota in the Quick Lane Bowl in Detroit on Dec. 26.Georgia Tech finished below Virginia (Belk), Miami (Pinstripe) and Virginia Tech (Military) in the bowl game selection process, despite beating all of those teams in the conference.“How do we finish FOURTH in the ACC and get the lowest bowl in the ACC!!!! HOW!!!!!” one player tweeted.How do we finish FOURTH in the ACC and get the lowest bowl in the ACC!!!! HOW!!!!!— Qua Searcy (@Qua_Searcy82) December 2, 2018“I’m baffled at this bowl game…” another player added.I’m baffled at this bowl game… ??♂️— Quon (@quonmarshall16) December 2, 2018You can view all of Georgia Tech’s players’ reactions here.Georgia Tech and Minnesota are set to kick off at 5:15 p.m. E.T. on Dec. 26. Maybe the Yellow Jackets will take out their anger on the Golden Gophers.
New Delhi: More than 20 times, since 2016, security officials at IGI airport has received hoax calls mostly related to bomb threats. Meanwhile, the Delhi Police, during their investigation, registered seven cases and arrested several persons.An investigator told Millennium Post that the hoax calls affect operations at the airport. Elaborating more about the hoax callers, Deputy Commissioner of Police (IGI) Sanjay Bhatia told Millennium Post,” Arrests were made in such incidents. Interrogation of accused persons revealed various reasons behind making hoax calls.” Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderAdding further, DCP Bhatia said that most of the callers were mentally disturbed. The Delhi Police data accessed by Millennium Post revealed that in the year 2016, as many as 15 calls (IGI airport-11 and Domestic Airport-4) were received in the year 2016. Whereas in 2017, four hoax calls were received in the airport. Last year, around three calls and in the current year till August 15, as many as five calls were received. More than five cases were registered in over three years. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsElaborating more on calls filed, DCP IGI said that they received hoax calls in which caller did not provide proper details about the threat. “In one of the calls, the hoax caller only told us that ‘there is a bomb in-plane’. But he did not give us further details like the name of the flight or for which country/state it was bound to go. In such case, we do not register any case,” an officer said. The Delhi Police data further added that nine calls were transferred to other states or other departments. “Sometimes, if we receive hoax calls about any bomb threat at the airport of other state, we transfer the call to the security agencies of the concerned state,” said an official. According to an officer, in some threat related calls, they conducted detailed search operation at airport to ensure safety and security at the airport. Recently, the Special Cell of the Delhi Police has arrested a man, who made a hoax call on August 8, saying his wife was on her way to set off a bomb at the Delhi airport. Last year, a 23-year-old employee of an airline was arrested by IGI police for making the hoax call. Police claimed that he wanted to teach a lesson to the airlines as he had been given verbal notice to improve his performance in three months or face the departmental action.
New Delhi: Lauding former BSF constable Tej Bahadur Yadav for “challenging” Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Tuesday said there is “something in the soil of Haryana”, the state from where the sacked jawan hails. In a tweet, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convener said that in the 2014 general elections too, someone from Haryana– referring to himself– had taken on Modi in Varanasi. Yadav, the former Border Security Force (BSF) jawan, who was was dismissed in 2017 after complaining about the quality of food, was Monday declared as the candidate of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), Samajwadi Party (SP) and Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) alliance in Uttar Pradesh. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange framework “There is something in the soil of Haryana. Last time too, someone (himself) from Haryana had challenged Modi ji in Varanasi, this time too Haryana’s jawan has locked horns with Modi ji. Best wishes to the SP-BSP alliance candidate from the entire nation,” Kejriwal tweeted. Born and brought up in Haryana, Kejriwal had contested against Modi in the 2014 general elections but lost to him by over 3 lakh votes. Varanasi goes to polls in the last phase of the ongoing elections on May 19.
Former Eastern Province Chief Minister Najeeb Majeed was arrested today during the postal voting for the Parliamentary election.The police said that Majeed was arrested in Kinniya for obstructing the duties of election officers at a postal voting centre. He was later released on bail.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by News Staff Posted Sep 17, 2012 12:21 pm MDT blackberry|marissa mayer|smartphone|Yahoo Yahoo moves away from BlackBerry for its employees Internet search company Yahoo is saying bye-bye to the BlackBerry. Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer said employees will be getting new smartphones, but the company is no longer supporting the BlackBerry platform. Mayer said staffers will be getting a new smartphone of their choice — from Apple, Samsung, Nokia, or HTC — and in addition to the purchase of the phones, Yahoo will also pay employees’ voice and data bills. Off the list though is anything by Research in Motion. Mayer said she wants employees to use what customers are using — effectively saying the BlackBerry platform is obsolete. While the offer will likely go a long way toward boosting morale at Yahoo, which has struggled against Google, it’ll likely further hurt employees at RIM as the latter has been struggling to regain lost market share. Mayer is placing her faith in market leaders iOS, Android, and the recently unveiled Windows Phone 8.
“We must pursue a comprehensive strategy that addresses the root causes of the violence,” Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson told a meeting of regional leaders in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, citing the “urgent priority” of extending State authority to the areas retaken from rebels and security sector reforms. “The answer to instability in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo cannot be purely military,” he said, noting the “critical” need to swiftly adopt an amnesty law and launch a comprehensive disarmament, demobilization and reintegration process for the rebels, repatriating those who are in neighbouring countries. Mr. Eliasson was addressing the Regional Oversight Mechanism of the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework for the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Great Lakes region, sometimes nicknamed “the framework of hope,” on the margins of an African Union (AU) summit meeting. Eleven countries – Angola, Burundi, Central African Republic (CAR), DRC, the Republic of Congo, Rwanda, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia – signed the Framework in Addis Ababa last February, and Kenya and Sudan joined at the current session. Mr. Eliasson said military developments on the ground have prompted many members of armed groups, primarily M23, to surrender, following the UN Security Council’s decision in March that the UN peacekeeping mission in DRC (MONUSCO) deploy an intervention brigade over 3,000-strong, for offensive operations, with or without the national army, against armed groups threatening peace. “The FARDC (national army), supported by MONUSCO, have also begun operations against other armed groups, notably the Forces démocratiques de libération du Rwanda (FDLR) and the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF),” he added. “These are important and positive developments.” The DRC has been torn apart by civil wars and factional fighting since it became independent from Belgium in 1960, but with the support of a series of UN missions a measure of stability has been restored to much of the vast country over the past decade. But fighting between the Government and a variety of rebel and sectarian groups has continued to devastate the eastern regions, particularly North and South Kivu provinces. “At the regional level, I invite you, the signatories, to renew your commitment to the Framework and accelerate the implementation of all commitments,” Mr. Eliasson stressed. “In the past, too many agreements were signed but not honoured. The Action Plan’s priority projects contain concrete steps for taking the process forward. We now need a collective effort to promote dialogue and build trust among the leaders of the region.” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Special Envoy for the Great Lakes region Mary Robinson noted that much still remains to be accomplished, including consolidating gains made in North Kivu following the end of the M23 rebellion, restoring state authority, tackling the issue of refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs), and promoting sustainable dialogue among the signatories. “It will further require the involvement of the widest possible participating constituency and new thinking around livelihoods,” she told the meeting, urging the signatories to the Framework to “give renewed impetus to all their commitments in order to generate the required peace dividends and effect the promised changes in the Great Lakes region.” Meanwhile yesterday, the UN Security Council renewed until 1 February 2015 the arms embargo and related sanctions imposed on the DRC, also requesting the Secretary-General to extend the mandate of the Group of Experts monitoring the implementation of those measures. Unanimously adopting a new resolution, the Council further defined the criteria for the application of targeted travel and financial measures, deciding to review them no later than 1 February 2015, with a view to adjusting them as appropriate. Strongly condemning all armed groups operating in the region, the Council demanded, by the text, that the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR), Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) and various Mayi Mayi groups immediately cease all violence, disband permanently and demobilize children from their ranks. By other terms, the Council called on all States, especially those in the region, to take steps to ensure there was no support within or from their territories for armed groups in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. It demanded that the Congolese Government, per its commitments contained in the 12 December 2013 Nairobi declarations, accelerate implementation of its disarmament demobilization and reintegration programme. The Council requested the UN and others urgently to address the situation of former combatants of the M23 in their territories, stressing the importance of ensuring that M23 did not regroup and resume its military activities.
“I arrived this week, at the request of the Secretary-General, to convey a sense of growing concern about how the peace process has been evolving over the past several months,” the Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Jeffrey Feltman, told reporters there on Wednesday. Despite a range of commendable activities under way by the Government, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and the international community, Mr. Feltman highlighted three concerns, beginning with the lack of an overall strategy for reintegration, concrete plans and resources to enable its success. “The drifting of a number of FARC members out of the zones, for a range of reasons that include joining the so-called ‘dissidents’ is a troubling sign of what could be the result on a wider scale if reintegration efforts are not very substantially accelerated,” Mr. Feltman stated. Secondly, he underscored his apprehension over the security situation in former conflict zones, particularly areas in which FARC vacated while their laying down their arms to convert to an unarmed political movement. “We share the deep concern about the reported vacuums of authority in many of these areas and the resultant insecurity for communities as other illegal groups move in to fill the void,” he underscored. Mr. Feltman’s final concern was about legal uncertainties, predominantly affecting FARC members, which have resulted in delays in approving key legislation. Citing Monday’s decision by the Constitutional Court on the Tribunal, he expressed hope that Congress would quickly adopt the implementing legislation, asserting, that: “This would only be consistent, in our view, with the decision of the same Parliament to ratify the peace agreement one year ago.” On the ceasefire between the Government and the National Liberation Army, the Under Secretary-General said: “We hope that the parties can come to a timely decision on its extension past 9 January, and to communicate that as soon as possible to the Security Council.” While recognizing that the peace process is subject to legitimate debate, Mr. Feltman appealed to all of Colombia’s institutions, parties and to the public at large, saying that despite differing views, “all surely can also see the national interest in ensuring that regions which for more than five decades have been besieged by lawlessness, violence and under-development are now stabilized and integrated fully into the economy and governance.” “It is our strong view that this can be achieved by the robust implementation of the Peace Agreement,” he added.
A SWEDISH PRINCESS has ignited controversy in her home country by claiming royal privilege to get out of a traffic fine – an immunity she does not actually have.Princess Madeleine, the daughter of King Carl Gustav, was pulled over by traffic police in central Stockholm yesterday after being caught driving a royal car in a bus lane.Having been pulled over by a policeman, 30-year-old Madeleine – who is due to get married on Saturday – controversially claimed royal immunity, arguing that the police apprehend criminals on behalf of the royal family.This is untrue, however. Sweden operates a similar system to Britain, where all public prosecutions are made on behalf of the Crown – meaning that any criminal case is dealt with in the British courts, for example, as R. v Defendant (where R. stands for ‘Rex’ or ‘Regina’, the Latin words for king and queen).This means that the monarch themselves cannot be prosecuted, as they would be both the prosecutor and the defendant – but the same protection does not apply to other members of a royal family.Confusion about exemption of royal carsSwedisn paper Aftonbladet quoted the acting head of Stockholm’s metropolitan police as saying the police officer had been confused as to whether the princess did actually enjoy immunity from prosecution – and that she was therefore mistakenly allowed to proceed.There was also some confusion about whether cars belonging to the royal court were allowed to travel in designated bus lanes, but it was later determined that no such exemption exists.The police chief, Lars Lindholm, told the paper that as the princess did not enjoy any immunity, she would now be issued with a fine of 1,000 kroner (€116).The paper also reported that Madeleine has a history of driving infractions – recalling that in 2003, the princess drove down a pedestrian-only street, ignoring seven prohibition signs, to buy an envelope in a stationery shop.A few years later it was revealed she had accumulated five different fines or tickets for parking too close to pedestrian crossings and for leaving a car facing the wrong direction on one-way streets.Madeleine, the youngest of the three children of King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia, will marry her boyfriend of three years, New York-based British financier Christopher O’Neill, on Saturday.She was previously engaged to lawyer Jonas Bergstrom, and had been due to marry him in the second half of 2010, but the wedding was postponed after Madeleine’s sister Victoria arranged her own wedding for June 2010. The relationship later broke down entirely with Madeleine moving to New York where she met O’Neill.Read: Swedish queen lodges press complaint over swastika cartoon
Blizzard has been facing a growing backlash over the past few weeks against Diablo III from players. The cause of the strife is the requirement to always be connected to the Internet in order to play, even for the single-player experience. That requirement, coupled with servers unable to cope with demand, left the game unplayable for thousands of gamers.Consumer groups in Germany and France are the most recent to consider action against Blizzard, but in South Korea a full investigation by the Fair Trade Commission was launched after gamers realized they couldn’t return the game even though it was, in their eyes, unplayable and therefore faulty.The outcome of this investigation is that Blizzard has now agreed to offer players a full refund if they want one. However, a refund will not be available to everyone who purchased the game.If a player is Level 40 or above in the game they cannot get a refund. As the refund is based on an inability to play the game, it seems Blizzard has decided if you can get past that level you didn’t suffer much of a problem. Players between Level 21-40 can request a refund between June 25 and July 3. Players at Level 20 or below can request a refund within the first 14 days after purchase. All gamers in the region are also being offered 30 days of free access to Star Craft: Wings of Liberty as a way of saying sorry.Ultimately this investigation and anger from gamers is Blizzard’s fault. If they demand an Internet connection to play Diablo III, then the server capacity needs to be in place to cope with demand. Blizzard did not provide that at launch and is now suffering because of it.Read more at Wall Street Journal, via Eurogamer.net
Image: Leah Farrell By Adam Daly Monday 11 Jun 2018, 11:59 AM File photo, Katherine Zappone Short URL Jun 11th 2018, 11:59 AM MINISTER FOR CHILDREN Katherine Zappone has said that the Adoption (Information and Tracing) Bill 2016 is being held up over concerns about birth parents’ rights to privacy.The Bill aims to give adopted people and people who have been the subject of an incorrect birth registration the right to birth cert information and other information on their identity.”The Bill has passed the second stage in Seanad Éireann and is awaiting Committee Stage. However, the bill raises complex questions of constitutional law as it has implications for the rights to identity and privacy which sometimes may be in conflict with one another,” Zappone said in a statement.Zappone says that she supports the unfettered access to birth certificates for adopted persons but that ”striking the balance between these rights is proving challenging”. I personally support this stance. Approval from the Attorney General, however, is necessary to ensure that the Bill is constitutionally sound.Speaking on Morning Ireland, Zappone said that the Bill also aims to provide a footing for an information and tracing service, which will be run by Tusla.However, Susan Lohan, co-founder of Adoption Rights Alliance told Morning Ireland that Tusla is too under-resourced to provide the service.”One of the biggest flaws of this bill is that Tusla shall be the sole service provider of adoption information.”Tusla is so under-resourced that they already operate a waiting list between two and three years.”Lohan also said that the Bill presents no real change as many people won’t have unconditional access to their files.”In our opinion at ARA, this stops just short of criminalising adopted people for perhaps taking the next step of tracing their family of origin.”We are not getting unconditional access to our files, this is merely just to have birth certificate information.”We will only get that rather minimal information if we sign this odious undertaking and that’s an undertaking promise not to contact our natural parents ever nor to induce anyone to contact them on our behalf.”As we know from last week, in many cases the birth certs are not worth the paper they’re written on.”Zappone said that a probe is currently underway into the illegal birth certificate registrations at St Patrick’s Guild Dublin, but campaigners have asked for the probe to be widened to other institutions.”We’re taking a very significant first step in terms of doing this targeted sampling across a huge number of agencies which would hold approximately 100,000 records of adopted people in relation to are they illegally adopted or incorrectly registered.”The minister will hold a series of meetings this week with advocates and members of the opposition on the Adoption Bill on how to find “a constitutionally permissible route in this Bill” to ensure the respect and right for contact in relation to the birth parents. Parents’ right to privacy delays Zappone’s adoption bill The Bill aims to give adopted people and people who have been the subject of an incorrect birth registration the right to birth cert information and other information on their identity. http://jrnl.ie/4064221 Share11 Tweet Email1 File photo, Katherine Zappone Image: Leah Farrell 25 Comments 8,505 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article
AS Roma’s sporting director is analyzing legal action against Barcelona over Malcom’s transfer, and Ousmane Dembele is meditating an exit from the Catalan club.The latest FC Barcelona signing Malcom has produced some serious ripple effects in both Rome and Barcelona, the Brazilian’s arrival in the Catalan city came as an unexpected surprise from the AS Roma board of directors. The Italian club’s sporting manager Monchi, explained to Cadena COPE the reason his club might be considering to take legal actions against FC Barcelona. He states that AS Roma had a closed deal with the player and the Catalan club got in the middle of the negotiations. But that’s not all, French winger Ousmane Dembele is very unhappy with Malcom’s arrival because he sees it as a clear message directed towards him.?️ Monchi, director deportivo de la @OfficialASRoma:➡️ “Tengo mensajes con los agentes de Malcom y del presidente del Girondins con el acuerdo cerrado. Esta mañana me piden subir la oferta porque el Barça está pagando más. Estamos valorando si tomar procedimientos legales” pic.twitter.com/OKZbYMBdE8— El Partidazo de COPE (@partidazocope) July 24, 2018Top 10 players who played for both Barcelona and Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to talk about the best players who represented both Barcelona and Valencia, prior to their La Liga encounter at Camp Nou this evening.Monchi spoke live with the Spanish radio show Partidazo de COPE about AS Roma’s situation, he confirmed that the Italian club reached an agreement with French club Girondins Bordeaux but Barcelona got in the middle of the negotiation and convinced the player not to honor their deal: “I have all the texts I sent Malcom’s agents and Girondins president in which we reached an agreement for his transfer to AS Roma. Then they asked me to raise the offer this morning because Barcelona offered more money. We are seriously considering taking legal action against both clubs,” said the former Sevilla sporting director to Cadena COPE.?DEMBÉLÉ (@Dembouz) está valorando buscar una salida del Barça. Cree que el fichaje de Malcom demuestra que no se apuesta por él. Su relación con Valverde es distante. Espera que le aclare qué rol tendrá, quiere protagonismo para explotar (….) @partidazocope @deportescope— Helena Condis Edo (@HelenaCondis) July 24, 2018While all that drama is taking place, another situation unfolds in Barcelona with French player Ousmane Dembele. According to Spanish journalist Helena Condis Edo. The player is not happy with Malcom’s arrival and he feels it as an invitation to leave the club due to a lack of trust in his skills. However, Barcelona has already told the media that Dembele will not leave the club because they consider him a very important player for the institution. The Brazilian winger’s arrival should be seen as an increase in competition for Dembele rather than an obstacle in his development as a star inside the Catalan club.
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, April 20, 2017 – Providenciales – Good evening Mr. Speaker, Hon Premier, the Hon Leader of the Opposition and other members of this honourable House. Listeners in the gallery and to residents and Turks and Caicos Islanders everywhere. As always a special good evening to my people of Five Cays.Mr. Speaker, I rise to give my contribution to the debate on this historic occasion, Budget Appropriation Estimates for the financial year 2017-2018.Mr. Speaker, it is indeed an occasion to be remembered, as I stand in salute to our Premier and the Minister of Finance, Investment and Trade, who has proven that with an earnest effort, an unwavering dedication, a profound interest in the lives of our people, and a determination to improve the state of our economy, that a Turks and Caicos Islands Government can and has, prepared a budget in less than three months after being elected to office. And Mr. Speaker, for the very first time since the return to elected governance, the Turks and Caicos Islands budget, the people’s budget, did not require UK approval. Mr. Speaker, change is here!Mr. Speaker, as our country’s Deputy Premier and the Minister for Border Control and Employment Services, I would like to pause, in this forum, to thank the many hard working men and women of my Ministry, who have and continues to work under extreme situations, often lacking the necessary resources, but continue to push in these less than ideal circumstances. Change is coming. Mr. Speaker it was, Denis Waitley who stated “there are two choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist or accept the responsibility of changing them.” Therefore, I have chosen to accept the responsibility of changing the Ministry of Border Control and Employment Services. You see Mr. Speaker, I want to change the way we document who resides in our country, I want to change the way we assist our people in finding gainful employment, I want to change the way we provide customer service, I want to change the way we protect our borders, and I want to change the way we as residents view breaches of our borders and illegal migration, because these issues are no longer immigration issues but national security issues.Mr. Speaker, let us be real, we will not deny that there are many areas of concern in the Ministry that have contributed to the decline in service and morale over the years which requires our immediate attention. Your Government is committed to eradicating corruption and improving the way we conduct business. But, Mr. Speaker, where some would see these as areas of despair or irreparable, Mr. Speaker, I see them as areas of opportunity, and I am pleased to say that efforts are already underway to address these areas, to build on what works and to change what doesn’t, and Mr. Speaker, while the change will at times be painful or difficult, change, we must!Therefore, Mr. Speaker, the 2017/18 appropriation of approximately $8.2 million dollars will be utilized for the implementation of the following programs:Immigration and EnforcementMr. Speaker, one of the main contributors to the many social ills that our communities face is illegal residents. We have persons who continue to live and work amongst us who do not have the legal authorization to do so. Mr. Speaker, there is an unknown number of persons who have remained in our country beyond the time their work permits expired and those who never had a work permit; there are those amongst us who have remained beyond the time their visas have expired, and those remaining beyond their temporary work permits. Mr. Speaker, there are the many who have penetrated our borders and found entry illegally into our country by one means or another, but they all continue to live here in less than ideal circumstances. They continue to pull on the fragile resources of our health and education systems, and hold jobs that should be held by persons with the legal right to do so.Therefore Mr. Speaker, a major focus for the Immigration and Enforcement Units will be improved compliance and prosecution. Mr. Speaker, there will be increased operations with joint law enforcement agencies to detect, apprehend, and prosecute, not only those persons who are illegally residing and illegally employed, but all the residents and employers that aid and abet them. If you stand as surety for a visa applicant, we will begin to hold you to count to make sure that person leaves the country at the expiration of that visa. We must enforce our laws without fear or favour, change Mr. Speaker is Here!Border Control and ProtectionMr. Speaker, while these efforts are ongoing, fundamental to our success will be the prevention of more persons adding to this pool along with mitigation against other high risk and major threats that the global world now faces.Mr. Speaker in recent times and over the past decade, there has been an increase in threats due to transnational organized crimes, trades in illicit drugs, and other commodities, such as guns, human trafficking and illegal migration. Mr. Speaker, these threats are a result of many things, from defects such as our porous borders, to the success in the growth of our tourism industry. Whatever the reason, Mr. Speaker, we continue to experience challenges at our port facilities, especially with limitations in data intelligence and manpower resources.Therefore, Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to say that allocations for the 2017/18 operations of Border Control and Protection will see investment in the strengthening of data intelligence and the available manpower resources.The Integrated Border Management System initiative that began in 2016/17 will become the key mechanism for the processing of Labour Clearances, Work Permits, Visas, and Permanent Residency Certificates. Budget allocation has been made for the inclusion of the registration and citizenship processes, as well as the digitizing and archiving of files. Mr. Speaker, these e-services will not only streamline processes, but will also provide greater efficiency, and shorter processing time for customer applications. This border management system, Mr. Speaker, will further provide my enforcement officers with real time data and reports on the status of individuals in our country thereby aiding in the combat against illegal migration, illegal residency, and illegal employment.To address the threat of international security, terrorism, and the activities of transnational organized crime, we will be implementing an Advance Passenger Information System, in conjunction with the Governments of CARICOM countries, and the Government of the United States of America, for the improvement in the security of the territory from exposure to high risk individuals and commodities being transported via air and sea travel into and out of the country. This will be accomplished through the sharing of passenger information prior to arrival in and departure from our Turks and Caicos Islands.Mr. Speaker, with this initiative and our partnership with the CARICOM Implementation Agency for Crime and Security, IMPACS, there will be ongoing collaboration, data sharing, and training in intelligence and reporting, which will assist in the capacity building of our officers and those in other law enforcement agencies. Mr. Speaker, I would also like to inform the people of the Turks and Caicos Islands that I leave the country this coming Monday, to travel to Barbados where I will be signing the agreement, on behalf of the TCI, in order to begin preparations for the implementation of this system.Mr. Speaker, at this point I would like to commend the work of those officers who man the Radar Station for their diligence in the detection, and reporting of those vessels that come within the scope of the national radar. Mr. Speaker, the current detection rate of sloops is over 90%, and in our effort to detect all vessels, Mr. Speaker, this year some 300 thousand dollars has been ear-marked for investment in the upgrade to the software and radar equipment, as well as plans for the employment of additional officers to assist in the coverage at the radar station and at the main ports in Providenciales.Employment ServicesMr. Speaker, another major arm of my Ministry is Employment Services, whose mandate is to support full employment among our people, and ensure the availability of required skills in the labour market to support our country’s economic growth.Mr. Speaker, over the years there has been an unprecedented number of work permits issued to foreign nationals without any plan or analysis as to the skills that are required. This, Mr. Speaker, did little but to open the flood gates and in some cases resulted in the displacement of our people in the middle to upper management jobs, that would otherwise have been available to them. Mr. Speaker, this trend cannot continue, will not continue, and change, it must! We also recognize that with increasing developments there will be a continuing need for migrant workers, and we will facilitate businesses in obtaining the work force they need. However, Mr. Speaker, let me be clear, our people must come first and we will never apologize for this, as we see this as our greatest responsibility. Our people must be afforded every opportunity to grow and succeed in the workplace.Therefore Mr. Speaker, this Government has undertaken the initiative to develop and present to the people of these islands, a Population Policy, that will guide the future growth in the residency within our borders, a policy that will highlight the areas of opportunity for immigrants to live and work amongst us, a policy Mr. Speaker, that will protect the citizens of these islands, and promote their gainful employment, development and prosperity for decades to come.Mr. Speaker, this Population Policy will also be formed on the findings of the National Skills Audit, which is 80% completed and which will inform what skills and certifications are available amongst us and those that are required. Mr. Speaker, this audit is critical to the future of these islands and it is long overdue.The National Skills Audit, in addition to being used to help form the Population Policy, it must also help form our immigration, health, and education policies, to ensure that these systems are also offering the appropriate programs and framework that would meet the needs of our current workforce, even while developing a more desirable labour pool for our developing nation.With these guiding frameworks Mr. Speaker, it is the aim of my Ministry to reduce the timeframe for the processing of work permit applications, across the board, and enable greater scrutiny of applications, to ensure that the persons being requested are absolutely needed, and capable of fulfilling the work which they are committing to do.Mr. Speaker, already there is significant progress in the streamlining of processes within the employment unit, which has brought greater transparency and accountability to the operation and management of the unit. These have in turn brought greater efficiency in the few short weeks that this work has begun. Change, Mr. Speaker, is here.Mr. Speaker, we are aware that there is a need for improvement in the number of labour disputes being heard to completion, and the ministry will be undertaking a review of the legal framework and policies, as well as staff resources of the Labour Tribunal in an effort to address this. However, Mr. Speaker, one of the main reasons there are so many disputes in the work place, is the fact that many employees are not aware of their rights, and either through fear, frustration, or feelings of inadequacy, they are unable to articulate their concerns to their employers in a constructive manner. We will also be seeking to have more disputes settled by the Labour Commission therefore, lessening the number of cases reaching the tribunal.Employment Initiatives Mr. Speaker, in an effort to tackle the elephant in the room leftover by the PNP administration, that being unemployment. My ministry will be hosting the first annual National Career Expo during the month of May. The expo will be in two parts namely a job preparedness symposium and the largest job fair this country has ever experienced. We will be connecting people with jobs in new and exciting ways. Participants will be assisted by providing the necessary tips and guidance on how to improve on-the job performance, as well as performance in interviews. Mr. Speaker, partners in the private sector will be brought in to share particularly what it is that they value in an interview, and further offer advice on how potential employees can improve their chances of landing that job. Other initiatives will include media programs and presentations at staff meetings of corporations throughout these islands. Mr. Speaker I am also happy to report that discussions have already begun between my ministry and the Ministry of Education on the planned placement of our students graduating out of our scholarship program. We must get our young people excited again about returning home after finishing their studies.Mr. Speaker, many of the social disturbances, crime, and delinquency are just few of the effects of unemployment. There are many young TCIs who have found themselves on the other side of the law and now being blocked from employment. You would have heard it before but I will say it again, change is here! The Premier, all of her life has demonstrated that this is an area she intends to fix through government and private sector intervention, and works have already begun.Mr. Speaker, not only does unemployment negatively impact the tax revenues of Government, but Mr. Speaker it also negatively impacts the very institution that has brought stability to our communities, and the lives of our people throughout time, the family. Mr. Speaker, out of frustration due to the relentless search for gainful employment, many persons are turning to substance abuse, abuse of spouse, abuse of children, and overall neglect, and abandonment of the home. Mr. Speaker, needless to say, the family unit is in trouble and for too long the welfare and lives of our people have played second fiddle to the political spoils of the political wills of past Governments, but I say no more Mr. Speaker, Enough is truly Enough!Mr. Speaker, in addressing unemployment, this budget will support and enable the fostering of a partnership with the private sector for the placement, training and advancement of Turks and Caicos Islanders as a priority in the work place, as long as they are qualified, able, and willing. My Ministry will also be exploring the idea of instituting a point system on work permits, that would track the training of our people and contribution that foreign workers are making to the development of our youth. Mentorship, lecturing, and understudy programs that are just few of the many ways that foreign workers will be able to fulfil their obligation in being granted leave to work in our beloved islands.Additionally Mr. Speaker, during this budget year we will be developing a database for the collection and reporting of labour market statistics, based on the demographics of the population and work force. This, Mr. Speaker, along with the national skills audit and the population policy, will enhance our policy development and they will drive the amendments to our major legislations to ensure that the frameworks by which we live and work are both relevant and appropriate for the era in which we live, and for the sustainable development of our economy and our people.Registration and CitizenshipMr. Speaker, we intend to carry out a full review of the areas of permanent residency and citizenship status in the Turks and Caicos Islands. The granting of these statuses must be done in a strategic and deliberate manner, aimed at growing our population by a designed vision rather than the reactionary position as has historically been the case. The persons who are privileged with the honour of obtaining such status must be people who love and care about this country, as we do, and those who would be right for the long term sustainability of the core values and brand of our country.Therefore Mr. Speaker, the review of the PRC process and criteria that will be undertaken by the Ministry and the Government, will also determine whether or not there should be an annual quota on these status. And the regulations that will govern the operation of the TCI Status Commission has already been initiated.In addition to this Mr. Speaker, there has already been an initial review of the process to improve the efficiency and reduce the processing time for PRCs, applications for naturalization, as well as for births, deaths, and marriages certificate requests, which I am pleased to say is already gaining public approval. And Mr. Speaker, we will continue to gain public approval as we implement the plans that we have for these areas, which will ensure that the public can feel the change that is here.Rebranding and The Way We WorkMr. Speaker, for too long the Ministry of Border Control and Employment Services has borne the reputation of having poor work ethic and not being customer focused. While there has been a seemingly lack of focus over the years on customer service and service delivery, Mr. Speaker, I must say that contrary to perception, there are many very hard working civil servants in the Ministry of Border Control and Employment Services, who are deserving of our recognition and encouragement. As we improve the resources and performance management of the Ministry, Mr. Speaker, we are also doing much to improve the way that we work.Effective immediately, all applications for services from Border Control and Employment will be initiated in the Customer Service Center, where staff who are trained and continue to undergo coaching and development can inform and assist in a professional and courteous manner. These staff will communicate the new delivery timelines for services as they are implemented in the coming weeks. Mr. Speaker, the departments will continue the back office support, research, and processing of the applications for delivery back to the customer service center for final communication with the customers. Mr. Speaker, there will be no more holds beyond seven days for additional submission of documents, and customers will receive either approval or denial in the target times that will be set. Mr. Speaker all calls will be routed to the telephone hotline where trained agents can further assist callers on status updates and other information required, thereby improving the Ministry’s response times to both call-in and walk-in customers.Mr. Speaker, with this new customer centered attitude comes new facilities and new attire. This budget year will see the relocation of the Employment Services and Customer Service Center to the newly renovated Sammy Been building in the upcoming weeks, and the retrofitting of the additional buildings for the relocation of the Ministerial offices. Budget provisions has also been made Mr. Speaker, for the provision of uniforms and critical gear for all officers.As we continue to rebrand ourselves Mr. Speaker, there will be investment in skills building and cross training of officers, so that they are exposed to all areas of the Ministry. We will be able to properly assign resources to the appropriate areas as the demand arises. And Mr. Speaker, this will include frequent familiarization sessions for officers to remain updated on the ordinances and other legal frameworks and policies of the Ministry.Mr. Speaker, as I have outlined above, we have a lot that we working tirelessly to accomplish and many of the tasks we have already begun. No budget is perfect or complete Mr. Speaker, and so there remains other initiatives that we look forward to in future years; the construction of a new fully resourced Detention Center, an additional Coastal Radar Station and additional advancements in technology for the protection of our borders are just a few of those future initiatives, these will come in time. Mr, Speaker, and while we look forward to the future, we are grateful for the present Mr. Speaker, The Ministry of Border Control and Employment Services, my Ministry, my staff, we are committed to the plans put forth in this budget today, we are committed to improving the way that we work, we are committed to changing the way that we serve, we are excited about the Ministry that we know we can be, and we are ready to be that change that we all wish to see.My Constituency Mr. Speaker, at this time, I would like to direct your attention to my constituency of Five Cays, which includes Five Cays Proper, Chalk Sound, South Dock, and Old Airport Road. Mr. Speaker just when I thought that I could not be anymore surprised by the PNP, yesterday the Leader of the Opposition had the unmitigated gall to let the name of my constituency come out of his mouth. Mr. Speaker the member said that we should clean up the beach and build a hotel there. Can you believe that Mr. Speaker? When the opportunity was there, when a proven developer was ready, when the people of my constituency was longing and when in my position as the representative of Five Cays and a member of the than opposition I went to the former Premier and the current Leader of the opposition, who was the Minister of Finance at the time. Mr. Speaker I begged them to consider this hotel development, and their response to the developer was silence. The former government clearly demonstrated that the people of Five Cays was of no interest to them. Mr. Speaker, let me assure the people of Five Cays that change is here and you will get everything that I have been working on and everything I promised.In my Five Cays Manifesto, I outlined my plans for my constituency under the heading “Operation Facelift”. Mr. Speaker, in these past three and a half months as MP for Five Cays, I can proudly announce to the residents of Five Cays that Operation Facelift is well on its way. This budget will see two roads being properly paved in my constituency. This is a big deal for my constituency Mr., Speaker, as the PNP Government had deliberately withheld budgetary funds from my constituency during the last four years. In fact Mr. Speaker the public should know that there hasn’t been any road paved in Five Cays for the past ten years. Mr. Speaker that will change this year. Change is here! I will also be reaching out to the Dwayne Wade Foundation and the Sandals Foundation to fulfill their commitment for the renovation of the basketball court that, in which no effort or interest was demonstrated by the former government to facilitate this project. I spoke about this project in the House of Assembly, this project was discussed in the local media, and the former Government showed absolutely no interest in seeing this come to fruition. Mr. Speaker, there is a lot in store for my constituency that will be unveiled during the year. If you are a resident of Five Cays and you have not seen my manifesto and the contents of Operation Facelift, I recommend that you obtain a copy so that you can tick off my commitments to my constituents as they are accomplished. Five Cays, as your representative and Deputy Premier of our Country, I can firmly state that Change is Here!PNP Operatives Warning Mr. Speaker there is one other matter that I must address before closing and that is the mischief of certain PNP operatives who continue to get on Facebook and create lies and spread rumors to strike fear and distrust in our people of their beloved government. Let me give them their first and only warning, Facebook while online, do exist in the real world, and that any further attempt to spread lies on me or my office will be met with a quick and harsh factual response, that will call into question their creditability and expose them to the people of this country. Mr. Speaker, they should consider themselves warned as there will be no further warnings.Now Mr. Speaker, I end where I started, in extending thanks to the staff of the Ministry of Border Control and Employment Services for believing in the change. I would also like to acknowledge the former PS Mrs. Gardiner for her hard work, thank you to the residents of Five Cays for allowing me to serve you and the people of these islands, thanks to the members of this honourable House for your keen attention and support, and thanks to you Mr. Speaker for the time and this platform to be able to speak to our people.I will finish this way: “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and the wisdom to know the difference.”Mr. Speaker, may God continue to bless these our Turks and Caicos Islands. Related Items:
Following notification Friday of the International Agency for Research on Cancer’s (IARC) reclassification of glyphosate herbicide, the American Soybean Association issued the following statement from President Wade Cowan, a soybean farmer in Brownfield, Texas:“Soybean farmers are concerned first and foremost about the safety of their employees, their customers and neighbors in their communities, which is why this notification from the IARC is so confounding. From the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to its counterparts in Germany, Australia, Canada and elsewhere, we’ve seen risk assessment and safety agencies confirm the safety of glyphosate herbicide. Glyphosate has a 40-year track record of completely safe use in American fields, and we’ve been able to make great strides in reducing herbicide use in a sustainable manner during this period.“The reclassification is particularly troubling because the IARC is not a testing body, nor is this reclassification a study of its own. It is a subjective and limited review of previously existing research. The same research that, interestingly enough, the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment reviewed and determined to prove ‘no evidence of carcinogenicity’ just last year.“We are concerned about this issue because, while we are businessmen and women, we are also neighbors and members of our community. We depend on tools like glyphosate and other herbicides that have been proven absolutely safe by the world’s leading scientific and regulatory bodies. And because after all, we don’t just farm our land, we live on it, and work alongside our own families in the fields on which we use these products.”
Clark County Superior Court Judge Diane Woolard said Monday she will run in this year’s election to retain her seat.Woolard, 67, has been a Superior Court judge since 2000. Previously a private practice attorney specializing in criminal defense and family law, Woolard was appointed by then-Gov. Gary Locke.Vancouver private attorney Josephine Townsend, Vancouver’s former city prosecutor, said Friday she planned to run against Woolard instead of the newly appointed judge, Greg Gonzales, whom she initially said she would challenge.The filing deadline for the position is in May.
If you have any information on this theft, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. MIAMI (WSVN) – A package thief managed to trick a FedEx employee into giving him a parcel with a computer inside.Video captured the subject who posed as a customer and approached a FedEx driver making a delivery on May 10.The employee was not convinced and did not release a package.However, the subject returned and made a second attempt with another driver outside of a building near Northwest 11th Street and Eighth Street Road.In that instance, the subject got away with a package that had a Dell computer inside worth $2,000.One resident who was almost a victim said this wasn’t the first time a crime like this has happened.“He wasn’t able to take my laptop since the FedEx driver knew me and our concierge knew me,” he said, “but in another case in my same building, a couple weeks earlier, he was able to take the computer.”
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If you ask them, people will give you varied definitions of what feminism means to them. For some it is raising their voice for equality for women, for some it is a fight for removal of patriarchy and for some it is resistance to any sort of inequality. Baaraan Ijlal, a visual artist, sees feminism as a part of people’s struggle, for her feminism takes a form of visual expression on her canvas. Weaving stories of people that affect her and intricately painting them on her canvas is Ijlal’s form of expression against all strands of inequality she sees around irrespective of people’s sex or sexuality. This is what she explained to us at a discussion on canvas writing at the Oxford Bookstore. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The discussion was organised in association with Apne Aap Women Wordwide in continuation of their series of Feminism Beyond Boundaries. Art for Ijlal is very personal, she tries to bring out people’s pain through her paintings. She says that her pieces are a reaction to the ongoing struggle of people she sees around her. Describing a painting of hers where a red-haired passenger is sitting on the backseat of a bicycle, she says that the met the owner of that bicycle in a ghetto. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflix She says that the boy-faced man with long hair which slightly curled at the end was sitting sipping his tea and staring intently at his bicycle which had a tightly screwed red tin box tied to the rear end. When Ijlal asked him about his story, he said that the bicycle was given to him by his lover as a parting gift. The emotions attached to that object and the inner struggle of the cyclist struck her where he symbolically reserved a seat for his lover at the end with the red tin box and she drew out that emotion her canvas and filled in the colours. Ijlal says her canvas is an instrument to fight for justice. When asked more she explained, ‘I try to fight for justice because I have seen fairness. I have seen my parents always stand up for justice no matter what.’ And the lessons she has grown up with find expression in the works she creates on canvas. Ijlal owes the narrative style of her work to the early influences of writers such as Manto, Albert Camus, Garcia Marquez and Faiz Ahmad Faiz. These and many other early influences have inspired this artist to create a space where she can tell her stories, and stories of others, on canvas, where language is not a barrier, where possibilities are endless and where cultural and social taboos are challenged constantly.
March 1, 2016 Register Now » If your business doesn’t have a video presence on Snapchat, now might be a good time to get into the game.Snapchat has hit 8 billion video views per day, said CEO Evan Spiegel, putting the ephemeral messaging sharing app on par with competitor Facebook, which hit that 8-billion figure back in November.In a keynote speech at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media and Telecom Conference in San Francisco this week, Spiegel said that the Snapchat has over 100 million daily visitors who log an average of 30 minutes on the app per day. Spiegel also said that 41 percent of the 18- to 34-year-olds in the United States are on the app every day, with more than half of new users joining the app over 25.Related: Scammer Gains Access to Snapchat Payroll Data After Posing as CEOAs of last month, the company was valued at $16 billion. February also saw Snapchat make several moves with an emphasis on advertising. The company made a deal with Viacom that allows the media company to sell ads on Snapchat’s behalf and it started using Nielsen Digital Ad Ratings to measure how many users the service is reaching through its mobile advertisements. Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals 1 min read Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right.