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Reuse this content Share on Messenger Share on Pinterest Read more Rugby World Cup 2019 Saracens Since you’re here… Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Rugby union news Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Support The Guardian Share via Email Eddie Jones insists England must find another level to claim the World Cup against South Africa on Saturday – despite producing one of the greatest performances in their history to defeat the All Blacks.England will seek to avenge their 2007 World Cup final defeat against the Springboks after South Africa’s 19-16 win against Wales in the semi-final on Sunday. Jones was adamant his players cannot be satisfied with their campaign unless they finish the job. Jones has also warned his players he may make changes to his side, suggesting he could break up the George Ford-Owen Farrell axis again.The coach has already been forced into a change with Willi Heinz ruled out because of a hamstring injury and Ben Spencer called up in his place. The Saracens scrum-half, who has just three caps, was due to arrive in Japan on Monday and, with Ben Youngs the only other No 9 in Jones’s squad, he seems certain to make his World Cup debut in the final. There also remain lingering concerns over Farrell and Jonny May, both of whom suffered dead legs against the All Blacks, while Kyle Sinckler and Anthony Watson were also due to be further assessed on Sunday. England rugby union team Despite their injury worries, England will go into the final as the favourites, having inflicted New Zealand’s first World Cup defeat for 12 years, and having done so in dominant fashion. It was a sixth career victory for Jones over the All Blacks – his first with England – and while he is contracted to the Rugby Football Union until 2021 the clamour in Australia for him to return and take over the Wallabies grew louder on Sunday.After Wales’s elimination Warren Gatland could not resist one last dig at England, suggesting that they may have peaked too early. “We have seen teams play their final in the semi-final and don’t turn up for the final,” he said. “We will see what England do.” Jones is determined to ensure that does not prove to be the case and, while England have moved to the top of the world rankings for the first time since 2004, the message from the head coach was clear. “We want to be the best in the world and we’re not,” said Jones, who was in attendance to watch South Africa beat Wales alongside his assistant John Mitchell. “We’re not going to be satisfied until we’re the best in the world. We’re going to have to find another level and it’s definitely there.“We’ve got to play better next week. It’s about making sure no one gets too far ahead of themselves and this team has got no reason to, because we haven’t achieved what we want to achieve. All it’s done is give us another week in the competition.”Ford and Farrell finished the match as England’s joint top tacklers and while the captain sustained his injury in the first half, Jones said he did not contemplate replacing him. “I think you would have needed a samurai sword to get him off!”Ford took over the kicking duties and was on target with four penalties following his recall to the side. He was omitted for the quarter-final victory over Australia with Farrell preferred at fly-half and a centre pairing of Manu Tuilagi and Henry Slade, and Jones hinted he may change tack again. “[George and Owen] defended well but next week is another situation,” said Jones. “We’ll look at how we need to play and what the opposition are going to bring to the party and then we’ll decide on selection.”England are due to return to central Tokyo today for their final preparations and will move into the same hotel the Springboks stayed in last week. England have already beaten Argentina, Australia and New Zealand and are bidding to complete the Rugby Championship set.“It’s just another week,” Jones said. “The mindset you create during the week is very important. And it’s about not inventing shadows. Everywhere you look, there are shadows, so you have to make sure you are looking at the right shadows. We’ll have a couple of days of recovery. We’ll get stuck into work on Tuesday.”
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 03 Dec 2015 – The Opposition party is apparently amazed that some members of the House of Assembly either voted no or were absent when a Private Members Motion called for an investigation into a debt collection company. Hon Goldray Ewing, the Member from Blue Hills called for a Select Committee to be established to investigate whether TOLCO, or The Outstanding Loan Company was being too ‘heavy handed’ with those indebted to the now dismantled, TC Invest. Reports are TOLCO is trying to confiscate people’s homes and for the Member, this is just too much. Ewing explains that the Premier together with three other members of his Cabinet, namely: Hon Donhue Gardiner, Hon George Lightbourne and Hon Amanda Missick went absent from the Chamber before the vote. Still the motion passed with vocal objection from Governor’s Appointed Member, Hon John Philips who said he would have liked to hear some suggestions. The Governor’s other appointed member, Hon Lillian Missick explained recommendations would come only after an investigation of a Select Committee. TOLCO was established in 2012 under former Governor Ric Todd, during the interim administration. Chairperson of the Public Accounts Committee and Opposition Leader, Hon Sharlene Robinson in her presentation on the motion said records bear out that there had been no real push to collect outstanding loan monies, that there was a hasty process of legalizing the TOLCO entity, that TOLCO is being directed by some allegedly dodgy individuals and that the Special Committee is necessary as a lack of resources has hindered proper reporting on TOLCO by the Auditor General’s office. It is said that some $2.8 million in non-performing loans was outstanding at the time TOLCO was set up. The PDM says they have now written to the Speaker of the House, Hon Robert Hall about why he has not yet appointed the Select Committee. TCI Premier blasts Opposition side for “slop” information, sets it straight in HOA Only Doug and Ralph and Ruth can fit, that’s why Related Items:godray ewing, governor ric todd, hon. john phillips, investiigation, lillian missick, Pdm, robert hall, select committee, TOLCO TCI Country Leaders condemn vicious memes Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you
Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, December 18, 2017 – Providenciales – The Turks and Caicos Government is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Derek Been as the new Director of Immigration within the Ministry of Border Control and Employment Services.Mr. Been who officially took up the post on Wednesday, November 15th, 2017, holds a Post Graduate Degree from the University of Leicester Business School and previously dedicated over 10 years to the Turks and Caicos Islands Civil Service where he served as the former Under Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism, Communication and Immigration from 1999 – 2004; as the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs from 2006-2009 and as the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Works, Utilities and Housing from 2009-2010, before taking up the post of Deputy Director of the Turks and Caicos Islands Ports Authority from 2010-2016.During his tenure in government Mr. Been had the opportunity to assist in a number of key projects including the construction of the North and Middle Caicos Causeway, Leeward Highway, the introduction of the Ports Authority, the Public Works Change Initiative, the Blue Ribbon Commission and several other key projects.Mr. Been is a civic leader having dedicated many years of service to the Boys Scouts where he serves as the Leader of the Grand Turk Division and is a member of the Turks and Caicos National Museum. He is also the founder and webmaster of Grand Turk Events which seeks to bring awareness to community events on the island of Grand Turk.Deputy Governor and Head of the Public Service Her Excellency Anya Williams stated that she was pleased to welcome Mr. Been back to the civil service and in such a critical role at such a critical time; “I am pleased to congratulate Mr. Been on his appointment and to welcome him back to the Turks and Caicos Islands Civil Service. His appointment which is a critical one, comes at a very critical time as we seek to make a number of positive changes in the structures, systems and management in the Ministry of Border Control and more specifically in the Immigration Department.Mr. Been possesses a wealth of knowledge and experience, having previously served as a former Under Secretary within this and numerous other ministries along with serving as a former Permanent Secretary within government. He is fully aware of both the challenges and needs of the department and has already in his short time in the department set about an action plan for change. I look forward to working with him and to supporting him in his role where I have every confidence that he will do exceptionally well.”Deputy Premier, Honourable Sean Astwood added, “I would like to take this opportunity to welcome Mr. Been to the Ministry of Border Control and Employment. Mr. Been assumes the vital role of Director of Immigration at a pivotal moment in our country’s history, where now more than ever, there needs to be sound direction and developments in the policies and practices guiding both migration and immigration activities for the protection and security of our borders.Mr. Been, as a former Civil Servant, Under Secretary and Permanent Secretary of numerous areas within Government, brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience that will be fundamental to the department’s ability to address the many challenges that have inundated our communities and social systems over the years. While we have embarked on numerous initiatives for the reshaping of migration and immigration in the TCI, there is a long road ahead of us but I am encouraged by the energy and diversity that Mr. Been has on how the department, and indeed the country, can achieve its goals.Over the coming weeks Mr. Been will be working to institute new guidelines and policies for the improvement and revitalization of his department and together, with our support, I expect that he will have another long successful tenure with us.”Commenting on the appointment himself Mr. Derek Been said: “I am most thankful to Almighty God for granting me the opportunity to serve in such a role and at such a time. I am fully cognizant of the inherent challenges and threats that seem to dominate the immigration and labour sectors. However, opportunities also exist and the way we manage migration and immigration is critical to the cultural, social and economic well-being of these Islands and for those who conduct business and reside here permanently. The Immigration Department is essentially an enforcement body. The staff that I lead are expected to operate within the provision of the laws of the country. I expect the officers to be fair, firm and consistent in exercising their functions and we expect the Public and our clients to appreciate and adhere to the law.As it relates specifically to the role as Director, I will support lawful entry to persons (business and pleasure) who will benefit these Islands, while preventing the abuse of the society and its economy.I look forward to continuing the efforts to improve service delivery and processes that we manage, and to achieve efficiency and effectiveness. Critical to meeting our objectives is increased staff training and cross training, forging strategic alliances and the use of technology to protect our borders. I look forward to supporting the team at the Ministry of Border Control and Employment in achieving the broader objectives.” Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp
AS Roma forward Edin Dzeko was at loss to explain how they went from losing on Saturday to producing a convincing 3-0 win over CSKA Moscow in just three daysThe Bosnian stole the show in Tuesday night’s Champions League showdown in the Italian capital with a match-winning double as Roma moved level on points with Real Madrid at the top of Group G.It marked a welcome return to form following Saturday’s disappointing 2-0 home loss to SPAL in the Serie A.But Dzeko, who has now scored five goals in just three Champions League games this season, could only guess what prompted the drastic turnaround in form.“It’s difficult to say why [we perform so well], when three days ago we need to do more to win against SPAL,” Dzeko told the club website.Top 5 Atletico Madrid players to watch in next week’s UCL Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 With the Champions League about to start, we need to start talking about the Top 5 Atletico Madrid players to watch in the competition.Atletico…“Today we gave everything – clearly we need to find more consistency, both personally and as a team.”He added: “Today’s result doesn’t change our job. We need to keep winning and we know it will be another tough game in Moscow that we need to go out and win all over again.”On the other hand, Roma coach Eusebio Di Francesco lamented that Dzeko couldn’t have the net last weekend after his superb display on Tuesday.The Giallorossi will next face CSKA again in the Champions League on November 7 at Moscow.
Atletico Madrid was defeated by Real Betis 1-0 today in Spanish La Liga tournament Sunday action.A single goal by Real Betis’ Sergio Canales was enough to defeat Atletico Madrid in the Spanish La Liga tournament.With this, the Colchoneros are now six points behind leaders.Atletico keeps the second position but is just now five points ahead of Real Madrid who is yet to play this Matchday.Los Merengues will play against Alaves in a few minutes to close today’s fixture.Atletico has now 12 wins in 22 matches, eight draws, and only two defeats.And for manager Diego Simeone, the only positive thing that happened today was the debut of Alvaro Morata.“I don’t think it’s fair to talk about it [the penalty decisions] after a defeat,” said Simeone to Spanish media outlet Marca.“You saw it clearly.”“I’m talking about the team,” he added after saying how he will not speak about a non-called foul in the rival’s area against Morata, but then the team got a penalty called against them.Zidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“There were few occasions for the two [up top – Morata and Antoine Griezmann].”“We could not find solutions when the game drew to a close,” he added.“Morata had an important job in his first game.”“Let’s hope he continues to contribute,” Simeone wished.“I see it differently. I am optimistic and the good thing is that Barcelona drew.”Atletico will not have an easy way to return to the winning path, as they will host Real Madrid next week.The team will then visit Rayo Vallecano just before they host Italian Lega Serie A club Juventus in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16.📸 | PHOTO GALLERYThe snaps of the #RealBetisAtleti match.➡ https://t.co/BDB1GDPWpp#AúpaAtleti pic.twitter.com/nXbuaAm8r0— Atlético de Madrid (@atletienglish) February 3, 2019
Kolkata: The West Bengal Municipal Corporation (Second Amendment) Bill 2018 and the Howrah Municipal Corporation (Second Amendment) Bill 2018 was passed in the state Assembly on Tuesday. The West Bengal Municipal Corporation (Second Amendment) Bill 2018 empowers the state government to extend the term of a person through a notification for a period of six months if, for any reason, it is not possible to hold the general election of the Corporation before the expiry of the period of five years. The person, however, after being appointed as Mayor, has to get elected as a corporator of the civic body within six months. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe Howrah Municipal Corporation (Second Amendment) Bill 2018, empowers the state government to appoint a person or persons as an administrator in the event of a possibility of not holding general election of the Corporation within the statutory time limit. “It often becomes difficult to hold elections of urban local bodies across the state at different times. We want the election of all Corporations together and this will save our time and the developmental work will not be hampered. For this, it might become necessary for us to run the Corporation by an administrator for the time being,” state Municipal Affairs minister Firhad Hakim said while placing the Bills at the state Assembly. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedBoth the Bills have been framed to ease out the banking related processes for the people in various municipal areas. Earlier, transactions could not have been possible in the banks which were situated outside the jurisdiction of the Municipal Corporation one stays in. There is a provision in the Amendment which will allow the people to transact with the banks, both nationalised and private, outside the jurisdiction of the municipality.
Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global This story originally appeared on Bizness Apps Customers are now searching for and viewing their favorite businesses on their phones much more often than their desktops computers. Mobile devices are the go to source for research, shopping and interacting with companies and conduct business. The need for mobile marketing is higher than ever and brands have to quickly meet this changing landscape if they want to succeed.The first thing you need to do optimize your web presence for mobile, especially given Google’s latest announcement that takes place this month. Make sure your website, email platform and blog are optimized for mobile. Develop and release an app. You need to get involved in the mobile market if you want to stay relevant in your industry. A few statistics to consider:99% of users are accessing mobile for content and information;63% of internet access is from mobile62% access email from mobile;15% make purchases from mobile.These numbers are only going to surge higher. Fifteen percent might seem low for online purchasing but you must remember that 78% of users are using mobile to research sales that then turn into in-person sales. Without the web and more specifically, mobile, you might not have made that sale. Mobile users are actually more likely to convert to actual sales than any other type of user.This shift has far reaching implications for both B2B and B2C business. B2C has had a slight edge when it comes to being mobile friendly but B2B is catching up fast. No matter what type of goods and services your business offers, having a mobile-friendly experience for your customer is imperative.Make sure your business is optimized for local search. Secondly, make sure it is also optimized for mobile access. Lastly, think about providing advantages or incentives for the user who uses mobile and helps you generate leads. May 13, 2015 2 min read Register Now »