first_img Comments are closed. The opportunity to work with “so many high-quality entrepreneurialpeople” proved an irresistible lure for Alec Luhaste, who has recentlyjoined construction firm Bryant Homes. Luhaste joins as HR director and will also be a member of the managementcommittee reporting directly to chief executive Dennis Mac. In his new role, Luhaste hopes to implement a broad range of HR practices tohelp develop the workforce of the housebuilding firm. “I aim to streamline and modernise HR processes with the emphasis onindividual development plans, powerful succession planning and changemanagement programmes,” he says. “The thing I like about HR is that it gives you the opportunity todrive people to focus on the essentials of running a successful business.”Luhaste came from Kellogg’s GB where he was UK & Republic of Ireland HRdirector. While there he introduced change management, employee relationsacross all European sites, flexible working arrangements and developed anemployee relations strategy. Luhaste, who is based in Solihull in the West Midlands, has a businessstudies degree and describes his hobbies as music, cars and “boy’stoys”. CV2001 HR director, Bryant Homes1997 UK and Republic of Ireland HR director, Kellogg’s1995 European director of compensation, American ExpressOn the moveBeth Aarons has been appointed as thehuman resources director of the 881-bedroom Cumberland Hotel, in London. Shemoves from being HR manager at The Savoy. The Cumberland Hotel employs over 250staff and Aarons will be responsible for a re-structured HR and training teamof six. The hotel is in phase one of a £72m makeover and is due to become LeMeridien’s first Art & Tech hotel.TTC Training has recruited PatrickHolland as a training adviser. Holland will operate as a training adviser andassessor for trainees on the NVQ in retail operations in Derbyshire,Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire. Retailers that have implemented thisqualification through TTC include House of Fraser, Somerfield and Comet. Hisexperience in the sector includes six years as a manager at a Homebase DIYStore.Tom Kollinsky has joined BG Careers,the management and outplacement arm of Baines Gwinner. He joins the companyfrom Meridian Consulting where he was instrumental in its establishment.Business law firm Fladgate Fielderhas seen the arrival of David Bickford as its new partner and head ofemployment practice. He joins the company from regional law firm Shoosmiths,where he was head of the Solent office. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article PeopleOn 6 Nov 2001 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

Wacs cable gets the green light

first_imgA cross-section of steel armoured cable,manufactured by Tyco Telecommunications.This specific type of cable is installed onthe ocean floor. (Image: Seacom) The current status of the various Africanundersea cable systems.(Image: Many Possibilities)Janine ErasmusBroadband in Africa has received another boost, with the signing in April 2009 of a formal agreement to build the high-speed submarine West African Cable System.Hot on the heels of a number of other sub-Saharan cable systems, which are all due to come into operation between 2009 and 2011, the West African Cable System (Wacs) received the green light when the agreement was signed in Johannesburg by an international consortium of telecommunications operators.The agreement lays out terms for the construction and maintenance of the R5.5-billion (US$600-million) submarine fibre-optic cable. A supply contract was signed at the same time, which puts the cable well on track for switch-on in February 2011.Partners in the venture include Angola Telecom, British-owned Cable & Wireless, Telecom Namibia, Portugal Telecom, Congo’s Sotelco, Togo Telecom, and South African companies MTN, Telkom, Vodacom, state-owned Broadband Infraco, and Tata Communications through Neotel.The new system will operate on the open access principle – that is, any service provider may use the system, which will increase competition between providers, to the ultimate advantage of the end user.Paris-based Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks will supply the 14 000km system, including all associated landing points.Vodacom chair Pieter Uys described the cable as a significant African and global investment that will have ample capacity to serve the region’s international connectivity needs for many years to come.Connecting Africa with the worldRunning up the west coast of Africa from South Africa to the UK, Wacs will make landfall in Cape Town, Namibia, Angola, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Congo, Canary Islands, Cameroon, Nigeria, Togo, Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire, Cape Verde and Portugal before reaching its final destination in the UK.Namibia, Congo, Togo and the Democratic Republic of Congo have never before been connected to a global submarine network.West Africa currently receives its bandwidth through the existing SAT-3 cable but this has been expensive for users because the controlling consortium, South Africa’s Telkom, has used its monopolistic position to keep prices high. The 3.8 terabit/second Wacs cable will offer users a high-capacity, low-cost alternative.A number of other cable systems are due to come into operation within the next few years. The East African Submarine Cable System (EASSy, at 1Tb/s), Sea Cable System (Seacom, at 1.3Tb/s), Nigeria’s Glo-1 (640Gb/s), the East Africa Marine System (Teams, at 120Gb/s), and Main One (1.9Tb/s) are all currently in various stages of construction.Of these, only Glo-1 and Main One will serve West Africa. Seacom and Main One are being built by Tyco Telecommunications, and in addition to Wacs, Alcatel has scooped the tenders for EASSy, Teams and Glo-1.Wacs is due for completion in 2011, while Main One is due to go live around May 2010 and EASSy one month later. With Seacom, Teams and Glo-1 switching on in 2009, the next few years will see connectivity in Africa soar.This increased connectivity and competition will result in prices tumbling, according to Seacom president Brian Herlihy. “Prices are now already coming down and are set to become a fraction of what they once were.”In December 2008 France Telecom and its key brand Orange announced the construction of a West African undersea cable named Ace (African coast to Europe) in partnership with 14 other operators. The 12 000km cable will connect Gabon to France via Cameroon, Nigeria, Benin, Togo, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Senegal, Gambia, Cape Verde, Mauritania, Morocco, Spain and Portugal.To date not much is known about Ace, but it is also predicted to be operational some time in 2011.World-class broadbandBroadband in Africa, which has not kept pace with the rest of the world, will be revolutionised by the handful of new cable systems, says Arthur Goldstuck, MD of communications research company World Wide Worx. Users will be spoiled for choice, with the combined international bandwidth capacity coming into sub-Saharan Africa increasing by 120 times by the end of 2011.World Wide Worx says that current international bandwidth stands at a paltry 80Gb/s, but once all the submarine cables are operational it will soar to around 10Tb/s.“The Wacs agreement puts in place the final spark for the broadband revolution that is about to sweep Africa,” said Goldstuck, adding that the cable systems will lead to further infrastructure development, especially in the business sector, which in turn will bring connectivity to more end users.Reshaad Sha of Cisco Systems‘ Internet Business Solutions commented, “The role that the undersea cable operators will play is crucial to both the developmental and economic agendas that have and are being set by African governments.”Sha added that the responsibility of delivering the increased bandwidth to users will still rest with service providers and governments.Do you have queries or comments about this article? Contact Janine Erasmus at [email protected] articlesBetter broadband for AfricaBroadband in Africa set to soarEASSy undersea cable on trackSouth Africa onlineUseful linksSAT-3 cableSeacomEassyMain OneAlcatel-Lucent Submarine NetworksTyco TelecommunicationsMap of African undersea cableslast_img read more

Big Tree open to public again

first_imgThe majestic tree is a favourite withvisitors to the area, and may now beviewed again after a 36-month hiatus.(Image: Wikimedia) MEDIA CONTACTS • Zanemvula GozongoGRNP communications manager+27 44 302 5633Janine ErasmusTsitsikamma’s Big Tree is once more open to the public – the ancient Outeniqua yellowwood, estimated to be between 600 and 800 years old, was inaccessible for 36 months because of roadworks in the area carried out by South African national Roads Agency (Sanral).Tourists to the region and local residents are again able to admire the giant specimen, which stands almost 40m high and has a girth of almost 9m.Sanral has pledged to help make the area more attractive to visitors, with the construction of a new secure public parking area that can accommodate up to 74 cars.The famed Tsitsikamma (a Khoi word meaning “place of abundant water”) Big Tree lies within the boundaries of the spectacular Garden Route National Park, on South Africa’s southern coast. The park’s manager Nomvuselelo Songelwa said that management was thrilled about the re-opening.“Sanral’s improvement of the road infrastructure has also enhanced one of the icons of the secrets of the forests that we manage in the Garden Route,” she said.“This provides us with an opportunity to plan an even better tourist product in the area in the near future. To all tourists and locals, you have not seen the Garden Route without marvelling at one of nature’s big secrets in Tsitsikamma.”Noble treeThe Outeniqua yellowwood (Podocarpus falcatus) belongs to the same family as South Africa’s national tree, the real yellowwood (Podocarpus latifolius). The Tsitsikamma forests were the centre of a thriving timber industry in the Knysna area, until the yellowwoods became threatened.The majestic tree is open to viewing all year around. Interested visitors can park their cars in the parking lot beside the N2 near the Paul Sauer bridge over the Storms River – often incorrectly called the Storms River bridge.The walk to the yellowwood is about 1km in total and takes about 10 minutes through lush indigenous bush. For the more advanced hiker there are two other trails starting from the same point, one of 2.6km and one of 4.2km.From the shadow of the Big Tree visitors can also gaze over the forest from a look-out deck, and the more energetic can wander down one of the trails that are accessible from this point.Place of abundant waterThe Garden Route National Park spans the Western and Eastern Cape provinces and is managed by South African National Parks, the organisation that oversees many of the country’s most sought-after conservation areas, including the Kruger National Park.The 121 000ha park was proclaimed in March 2009. It is one of just four national parks around the world which permit people to live within its borders, and the only one on the African continent.Eco-tourists are in their element here, as the park boasts large tracts of ancient forests, a variety of ecosystems, special marine protected areas, gorges and cliffs, hikes and walks, and the world’s highest commercial bungee jump – almost seven terrifying seconds of free falling from the 216m-high Bloukrans bridge.It encompasses the former Tsitsikamma and Wilderness parks and the Knysna lakes, making it an area of complex biodiversity. The coastal borders extend a few kilometres out to sea, protecting a variety of deep sea, reef-dwelling and inter-tidal creatures.Vegetation biomes range from Afro-montane forests, protected inter-tidal and sub-tidal zones, the Knysna estuary, lakes in the Wilderness, lowland fynbos and the mountain catchment areas.The indigenous fynbos vegetation and vast forests of Outeniqua yellowwoods are a popular tourist drawcard, with many flocking to the area to experience its green tranquillity.While adventurous types are well catered for, those who prefer a more sedate experience have not been forgotten – there are a number of top-class spas in the area, as well as several golf courses which feature beautiful scenery and a mild climate.last_img read more

Walking Among Giants: Who Wins With Virtualization?

first_imgIn this short analysis, we take a snapshot of a handful of key American technology leaders and what they stand to gain from virtualization. We believe that this trend is becoming a building block for dynamic infrastructure deployments for the enterprise and wanted to check in with some of our favorite technology brands to see what they are doing to grow the space. Instead of looking at the virtualization software vendors themselves, we’ll look at what drives the current virtualization momentum of companies like Intel, Cisco, and IBM that are already entrenched in the data center .Investors in VMwareSeveral companies have vested interest in the outcome of virtualization through their direct investment in VMware and involvement with the VMware board of directors. We’ll cover them first.Intel seems to be gaining a lot on all sides of the virtualization trend. The Intel architecture is being relied on by Macs that run Windows and Windows hosts that run Hyper-V. It’s also dominant in the virtualization options being deployed en mass including VMware, XENServer and KVM, which is shipped with many Linux distributions today. The processor is finally free to flex its muscle, and it is clear that its fluent in many languages and customs. Intel is investing in core technology to increase the ability for virtualization to be deployed in high reliability settings.Cisco Systems is positioned as a dominant networking provider in the core of many data centers and in telcos around the world. Optimizing networks and network management around deployment of virtual hosts is a clear benefit to Cisco. Who Else?Cisco may be in a position to drive even more power into the network with the ability to further streamline the connections between data, processing, applications and network. In a world where a company can spin up new hosts at a whim, it is clear that network management and configuration is key to success. Cisco maintains a virtualization blog to share its progress in bringing this technology to networks.EMC is clearly tied to the history of server virtualization with the purchase and subsequent spinout of VMware. Optimizing the data storage fabric to be ready to acknowledge and server virtualized data centers is critical for the management and concurrency of data across systems. Promoting virtualization is intrinsically tied to data resources and an ability to connect the two together seamlessly. EMC has a set of products designed to help organizations manage and configure their virtual environments. Cisco, EMC and VMware have put together an enterprise cloud destination that shares information on the momentum of virtualization and cloud infrastructure, called PrivateCloud.Industry Leaders Who Benefit From VirtualizationIBM with its massive investments in application servers, blade computing, open systems and Linux seems to be an obvious choice to benefit from this trend. IBM seems serious about helping enterprises focus their efforts on efficient and cost-effective data centers, and is positioned to benefit from its position in key technology trends that ride along side this movement. IBM shares information and white papers on their capabilities to lead the enterprise charge towards virtualization.HP is benefiting from its dominant position in delivering hosts into the enterprise and its cozy relationship with both Microsoft and increasing relationships with Linux distributions. HP has recently announced its ambition to win network business from Cisco and is in a position to deliver turnkey systems for deploying applications. HP is leveraging its Proliant line of servers as a way to offer companies VMware enabled architecture that will save time and money. This can a huge win for companies who rely on HP today and want to jump into virtualization with a partner at their side.‘Mac Hardware: Best Place to Run Windows’Apple has been dipping its toe into the virtualziation game too by supporting VMware Fusion and Parallels in order to run both Mac OSX and Windows on Apple hardware. One of our favorite trends in computing is hearing users use the phrase, “Mac hardware: Best place to run Windows”. On a sidenote, Apple is also doing some interesting work in another area of computer core optimization with its release of Grand Central Dispatch in Snow Leopard. It’s designed to create high-performing systems for processing graphics and other computing functions by joining the massive power of the GPU to the CPU and optimizing the computing power of the OS based on the number of cores enabled in the hardware.Microsoft is involved in both sides of the virtualization trend; on their site they ask, “How far will you take virtual?” One big opportunity for Microsoft has been booking more instances of Windows Server running on the same machine, whether under VMware or under Microsoft Hyper-V. More licenses sold equals more profit and happy customers. However, considering Microsoft’s strategic position as the dominant layer sitting on top of the hardware, the company is also working hard with both software and server virtualization to prove that it has a strong case to be a strong contender to VMware and other solutions in the market. Virtualization is making Microsoft stronger as a competitor and rippling across Microsoft’s approach to the enterprise.In a surprisingly short time, all of these key technology leaders have embraced their offerings for a virtualized world. Through products, alliances and technology we will see even more support from them in the future.In future posts, we’ll take a look at how these companies use the technology in their own operations. Also, we’ll be looking at other companies that will benefit from virtualization, including small innovators and dominant global brands such as Hitachi, Sony and Samsung. Tell us what you think. Which companies are going to be the big winners in the virtualized computing world? Are there pieces that be overlooked by these giants?Photo credit: miguelvieira 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting mike kirkwood Tags:#Analysis#cloud#Virtualization last_img read more

Kickstart This March Madness Bracket App That Doesn’t Suck

first_imgtaylor hatmaker Related Posts Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditcenter_img The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Tags:#apps#Crowd Funding#Kickstarter#Sports For the geeks among us, college basketball is a dream. Every March we can pretend to care about the spectacle of athleticism while secretly perfecting our own home-cooked statistical formulae to beat out those one in 35 billion odds of the perfect bracket. But this year, you can avoid the weird, vestigial corners of the web that your office March Madness pool usually forces you to in favor of a slick new app that just hit Kickstarter.Simple Bracket, crafted by crowdfunding vets Studio Neat, looks like the perfect alternative to the horrible bracket-making tools that we end up returning to year after year. Rethought with an eye for design and a better scoring system, Simple Bracket ties into Twitter too, so you won’t have to remember obscure logins for yet more obscure websites you’ll never revisit. (Admittedly, the official March Madness app is awesome for watching games now, but the bracket tool is still pretty weak.)Simple Bracket is for iOS only, but if it takes off, maybe by this time next year we’ll have an Android version and a Web interface too. Watch the Wes Anderson-esque Kickstarter video below and toss a dollar their way if you don’t want to end up on Yahoo! Sports again this March. last_img read more

4 days ago​Ings hails Southampton character in Wolves draw

first_img​Ings hails Southampton character in Wolves drawby Freddie Taylor4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton star Danny Ings was pleased with the character his side showed against Wolves on Saturday.The Saints managed a 1-1 draw in the Premier League at Molineux.The draw leaves Southampton in 17th place, just above the drop zone on goal difference. But Ings took positives from the game.”For any player it’s important to have a positive mentality around the group, whether you’re starting or not starting,” he told the club’s official website after the game.”I really feel that’s important for a dressing room and I feel we have a great dressing room. We have players who are hungry and want to learn and it’s great to be a part of.”I feel it was a great point for us with the circumstances of the game, and now we have a great week coming where we can train, put our work in and hopefully put on another performance.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

How will Lighty former Buckeyes fare in NBA draft

For the past four years, Ohio State has had at least one player selected in the NBA Draft. The streak will more than likely extend to five years Thursday night as former Buckeye David Lighty realizes his professional dream. Lighty, the all-time leader in wins at OSU, is widely projected to be taken in the second round. ESPN analyst Fran Fraschilla told the Cleveland Plain Dealer he feels that Lighty will be valuable to an NBA team. “I think David Lighty will be on the roster in one way, shape or form,” Fraschilla told the Plain Dealer. “[It wouldn’t be a surprise] if you tell me in a year or two from now he’s having a lot of success because he’s one of those no-mistake guys we talked about. If you put him on the floor he’s probably going to know his role. There is a lot that he offers as an early to mid-second round pick.” The 6-foot-6, 216-pound Buckeye was a defensive-specialist at OSU, regularly taking on the opposing team’s best scorer. Last season, Lighty averaged slightly more than 12 points per game while shooting a career-best 46.8 percent on three-pointers. Several teams have hosted Lighty for a workout, including the Cleveland Cavaliers, who hold two selections in the second round. Another Buckeye who might hear his name called on Thursday night is Jon Diebler. While the general sense is that Diebler has a greater chance of going undrafted than Lighty, ESPN draft analyst Chad Ford told the Plain Dealer he thinks both players will be selected. “Diebler shot 50 percent from three this year, and he took a lot of threes,” Ford told the paper. “He’s got pretty good size. He’s not a terrible athlete either. I actually think both [Lighty and Diebler] will be drafted.” Ford has Diebler ranked as the 69th prospect of the draft class. If he is picked, it would cap off a busy and memorable month for the OSU senior. Along with NBA workouts, Diebler recently married. Fellow senior Dallas Lauderdale will more than likely go undrafted, but the 6-8, 260-pounder has worked out for a few teams and should get an invite to an NBA training camp. Before the Cavaliers have the chance to consider this trio of Buckeyes in the second round, the team must decide what to do with the No. 1 and No. 4 overall picks of the draft. The general consensus is that Duke guard Kyrie Irving and Arizona forward Derrick Williams are the two best players in the draft class, both worthy of garnering the top-selection. Ford predicts Cleveland will take Irving. The Cavaliers could have several options with the fourth pick. Many mock drafts have them deciding between two European big men, 7-foot Jonas Valanciunas from Lithuania and 6-foot-11 Enes Kanter from Turkey. Cleveland has also been rumored to be exploring trade options with the pick, including a bid to secure the second overall selection from Minnesota in hopes of getting both Irving and Williams. According to Ford’s mock draft analysis, Valanciunas has a buyout with his team in Lithuania that may prevent him from playing in the NBA this season. Ultimately, he projects the Cavaliers will take Kanter. “The Cavs love Valanciunas, but do they love him enough to draft him even if he won’t be coming to the NBA next season? I doubt it at No. 4. The Cavs have been exploring a number of trade possibilities to move down a few spots in the draft. If they stay here, I think Kanter is their guy,” Ford wrote. The 2011 NBA Draft is Thursday at 7 p.m. in Newark, N.J. read more

Ohio States Devin McCarthy going south to pursue pro tennis

With a marketing degree from Ohio State’s Fisher College of Business and four scholar-athlete awards under his belt, you might say Devin McCarthy of the OSU men’s tennis team has a bright future in the corporate world, if not for one problem – he isn’t finished with tennis. McCarthy, the only redshirt senior on this year’s OSU squad, plans to take his skills to the professional level after No. 5 Buckeyes (26-2, 9-0) finish their 2013 season. McCarthy graduated from OSU in December. “I think I’m going to, in June, go to Mexico for a couple weeks to play some (professional) tournaments. I’m not ready to give up tennis … I don’t really want to sit behind a desk, so I’m going to go try (professional tennis) out and see what happens,” McCarthy said. McCarthy, though, didn’t always think he had the skills to go pro. When he was recruited out of his Cincinnati-area high school by OSU coach Ty Tucker and brought onto the team as a freshman, McCarthy didn’t see that level of potential in his own play. “(Tucker) took a chance on me. I wasn’t that great in juniors, (I) took some time off, my ranking wasn’t that great, and (Tucker) brought me in and spent some time with me in the summer when I was a guy that wasn’t in the lineup, and he spent a lot of time with me,” McCarthy said. However, what McCarthy failed to see in himself, Tucker saw immediately. “I thought (he had) very good potential … (he was) a guy that should have been highly recruited, wasn’t as highly recruited as he should have been. To us he was a certain ‘can’t miss’ player,” Tucker said. “We were very fortunate to get him.” McCarthy is the fourth child in his family to play Big Ten tennis. His two older brothers, Ryan and Mike, played for Indiana, and his other brother, Andrew, played at Northwestern. McCarthy said many of the improvements made in his tennis game came during his true freshman year when he did not see action for the Buckeyes. “Honestly, I don’t think that if I came (to OSU) early, I don’t think I would be playing. I don’t think I would have ever made it in the lineup,” McCarthy said. “I came here in the winter of 2009, and was the worst on the team, second worst on the team. (I) stayed that summer … and that’s when I made the biggest jump and probably got two levels better.” Over the course of the next four years, his extra time spent training and developing began to pay on the court. “(McCarthy) finally earned a spot on the team and never gave it up. He’s been a horse for us – I feel one of the two or three most underrated players in college tennis,” Tucker said. During McCarthy’s OSU career, the Buckeyes have won five Big Ten regular-season championships, four Big Ten tournament championships and have never lost a match at home. McCarthy is ranked No. 91 nationally. Off the court, McCarthy has established himself as a four-time OSU scholar-athlete, three-time Academic All-Big Ten recipient and a mentor to many of his younger teammates. “It’s not always just tennis … (McCarthy) has a great personality and is easy to get along with, and he’s been probably my best friend on the team since I’ve been (at OSU),” said redshirt junior Peter Kobelt. “We’re going to miss him for who he is and for what he does on and off the court.” “He’s been a great leader.” Visit for the rest of this story. Tucker said he will be sad to see McCarthy leave but is proud of what he has accomplished during his five years as a student. “I think (Devin) is a great guy – exactly what OSU wants and a true competitor. Him leaving is very, very sad to me,” Tucker said. “Every guy that has ever come through (the program) is a good friend of mine at the end … and I look forward to that relationship with Devin.” McCarthy said his memories at OSU are countless. “Just saying I was an athlete at OSU is going to be pretty sweet to be able to say and look back on,” McCarthy said. “One of the coolest things is being in Seattle or being in California and you’re walking with an OSU shirt and some random dude walks up to you and says ‘O-H’ and you respond ‘I-O’ and then finds out you’re an athlete, and they think it’s the coolest thing in the world.” For the time being however, there are still a few things left to check off on McCarthy’s to-do list before he moves on from his career as a Buckeye. “Winning the Big Ten title at home would be awesome in front of my whole family,” he said. “And I think we’ve got a good shot of winning the national title this year, and that would be the ultimate dream.” McCarthy and the rest of the Buckeye squad are scheduled to face Michigan State on Friday at 3 p.m. at the Varsity Tennis Center. read more

Barca president hopeful Messi will win World Cup

first_imgBarcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu is hopeful that Lionel Messi can finally taste glory on the international scene by winning the World Cup with Argentina this summerLa Albiceleste finished as runners-up to Germany in the 2014 World Cup and then later lost the past two Copa America finals to Chile.Their last defeat to Chile in the Copa America final in 2016 had caused Messi to retire from international football, before changing his mind after a lot of persuasion.Among the likes of Germany and Spain, Messi admitted that Argentina are not going to be one of the prime candidates to win in Russia, but Bartomeu is remaining hopeful.“I hope that Lionel Messi can win it,” he told Antena 3, via Marca.FC Barcelona, Valencia CFMatch Preview: Barcelona vs Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Is derby time in La Liga, as Barcelona welcomes Valencia to the Camp Nou Stadium tonight at 21:00 (CET).“I hope that Leo Messi, the best player in history, can win it and make his dream come true.”Currently, Jorge Sampaoli’s men are preparing for the upcoming World Cup at Barcelona’s training ground.Argentina are in Group D alongside Iceland, Croatia and Nigeria.last_img read more

Minister Presents Budget

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppCayman Islands, May 31, 2016 – At the state opening of the Legislative Assembly on 30 May 2016, Minister for Finance and Economic Development, Hon. Marco Archer, JP, presented Government budget proposals for the 1 July 2016 to 31December 2017 fiscal period in an address titled “Securing Cayman’s Future”.In the coming financial year the Government will follow an approach that is based on four key principles: no borrowings, debt reduction, keeping the tax burden low, and maintaining compliance with the Public Management and Finance Law, the Minister said.He described the budget as another steady step in Government’s progress toward long-term fiscal stability, economic growth and for ensuring a sound financial future for the Islands.For the full texts of the Throne Speech, Policy Statement and Budget Address as well as the budget documents on the government website, see further information contact: Bina Mani Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Culture & Heritage Policy/Plan Survey UK Governors of the Caribbean meet in Miami Recommended for you NEW POLICE COMMISSIONER FROM UK WITH CARIBBEAN EXPERIENCE Related Items:cayman islandslast_img read more