Watford 0-1 Liverpool: Emre Can keeps Reds in control of top four destiny

first_img The German midfielder scored a stunning bicycle-kick 1 Liverpool took a significant step to sealing Champions League qualification as Emre Can scored a goal-of-the-season contender to down Watford on Monday night.Jurgen Klopp had seen Manchester City, Manchester United and Arsenal drop points in the battle for the Premier League top four before his side travelled to Vicarage Road – and they took full advantage.A largely forgettable 90 minutes was settled when Can lit up a cold Hertfordshire evening with a superb volley in first-half stoppage time to clinch a 1-0 win.The victory moved Liverpool four points clear of United in fifth, although they have played a game more than their bitter rivals.Watford, on 40 points and all but safe from the drop, were not at the races as they failed to react to captain Troy Deeney’s criticism following the recent defeat at Hull.The opening quarter of the contest was interrupted by injuries as Liverpool lost Philippe Coutinho with less than 10 minutes gone before Miguel Britos hobbled off for the hosts soon after.Watford goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes was forced into action as he pushed a long-range Can effort away from goal.The game stuttered along for the majority of the half with very little incident until Adam Lallana, Coutinho’s replacement, hit the bar with a looping effort.Lucas Leiva was then booked for diving as the half threatened to end with a whimper, only for Can to take centre-stage.The ball was neatly worked in-field from the right and Lucas, the villain of the piece moments earlier, clipped in a cross which Can acrobatically volleyed home to open the scoring on the stroke of half-time.The startlingly goal seemed to inject fresh belief into Klopp’s men and James Milner saw a low free-kick saved soon after the interval – with Gomes also having to turn a Divock Origi strike behind for a corner as Liverpool looked to kill the game off with a second.Origi should have doubled the lead on 57 minutes but shot tamely at Gomes when through on goal, with the Hornets finally working Simon Mignolet courtesy of an Etienne Capoue strike.The Frenchman was booked for his protestations as referee Craig Pawson signalled for a goal-kick, but it at least stirred the home fans.It also lifted the Watford players, although in their attempts to equalise they were almost caught on the counter-attack, with Nordin Amrabat just able to prevent Lallana tucking away a goal on his return.Can could not repeat his earlier heroics as he ballooned a shot wide and Mignolet made a meal out of a late Daryl Janmaat shot.As Watford poured forward, Liverpool’s goal lived a charmed life with Sebastian Prodl smashing the crossbar with a stoppage-time volley.This win may have not been as emphatic as the 6-1 drubbing doled out by Liverpool when the sides met in November at Anfield – where Can also scored as the Reds went top of the table for the first time under Klopp.But, having struggled against sides in the bottom half and with their rivals dropping points, it was just as important for the German and his hopes of a return to Europe’s top table.last_img read more

Reputation Research

first_imgSouth Africa has the potential to have a positive influence globally, through its access to the United Nations, the G8 countries and BRICS. Critical to this impact is the country’s international reputation.South Africa Incorporated is a research project designed to interrogate the country’s exposure to, reputation in, and strategic relations with African anchor states. It examines South Africa’s footprint in African markets, taking a range of sectors and realms of cultural interaction into consideration.The South Africa Incorporated series aims to create a platform through which Brand South Africa can relate the story of South Africa’s involvement in, exposure to, and opportunities open for intensified intra-African trade and cultural exchange.For more information, contact:Dr Petrus de Kock, General Manager: Research, Brand South AfricaEmail: [email protected]: +27 (0)11 712 5000Research note: the global reputation and competitiveness of South African cities This research note looks at how South Africa’s cities match up to its global counterparts. The research is based on the 2015 City brands Index and the MasterCard African Cities Growth Index.2016 | 8 March | VIEW DOCUMENT Report: SA Inc Fieldwork Research – Angola and the Need for Cultural CompetenceHistorically, South Africa and Angola have a complex relationship. The former was complicit in the protracted Angolan civil war; the latter served as a base for anti-apartheid liberation forces. This unique history means South African individuals and companies must be sensitive to race and history when doing business in Angola.2015 | 19 November | DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT Presentation: SA Inc Fieldwork Research – Perspectives on South Africa’s reputation on the African continentThis presentation explores South Africa’s reputation on the African continent, the country’s performance on the 2015 Nation Brand Index, and indices on our global competitiveness. It also presents Brand South Africa fieldwork research, as part of the SA Inc series.2015 | 17 November | DOWNLOAD DOCUMENTPresentation: Brand South Africa Research & Nation Brand PerformanceThis presentation gives an overview of the Brand South Africa mandate and strategy, our nation brand performance, brand reputation, and Brand South Africa research and fieldwork.2015 | 29 September | DOWNLOAD DOCUMENTResearch Report: The development of a South Africa Incorporated Strategy for the Nation BrandIn June 2015, Brand South Africa hosted a Research Seminar on the theme: The development of a South Africa Incorporated Strategy for the Nation Brand. The theme draws on a Brand SA research project initiated during 2014/2015 – the SA Inc Project – to develop a more holistic understanding of South Africa’s involvement on the African continent.2015 | 28 July | DOWNLOAD DOCUMENTResearch Note: African Market entry strategy – learning to listen & listening to learnBrand South Africa researched the profile of the nation brand in Africa, how South Africa and South Africans are perceived on the continent, and identified opportunities and challenges South Africans, South African brands, and generally speaking the nation brand faces when investing in, trading with, interfacing or interacting with peer African markets.2014 | 12 December | DOWNLOAD DOCUMENTSouth Africa In(c) Series Research Report #1Researching the Nation Brand – background to the concept, and initial findings from fieldwork in Kenya and Nigeria. The first SA Inc report aims to introduce the project, and profile some of the initial, and somewhat surprising findings, from fieldwork conducted in Kenya in July 2014 and Nigeria in August 2014. The report also contextualises the Africa-focused research by briefly interrogating the concept, and theoretical trends in the field of nation brand research.2014 | 18 September | DOWNLOAD DOCUMENTResearch Note: A lesson for Brand South Africa from NigeriaBe bold, keep it real, and make it quick – a conversation on the art of Nollywood success.Since its birth in the early 1990s, Nollywood has grown to become a multimillion-dollar industry. Its success on the global stage is well recognised. Today Nollywood producers, directors, and actors have become Nigeria’s true brand ambassadors.2014 | 23 August | DOWNLOAD DOCUMENTSouth Africa Nation Brand Country Reputation Reports – an orientationThis research note serves as an orientation to a series of Country Reputation Reports developed by Brand South Africa. The purpose of the reports is to bring together a divergent set of reputation, investor perception, and competitiveness indicators that can assist Brand South Africa’s government, business, and civil-society stakeholders when engaging with the markets covered in the reports.2014 | 4 June | DOWNLOAD DOCUMENTThe country reputation reports bring together indicators derived from the following studies:•    The Nation Brand Index•    The City Brand Index•    Brand South Africa’s International Investor Perceptions Research•    World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Report       South Africa’s overall reputation indicators2014 | April | DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT       South Africa’s reputation in China2014 | DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT       South Africa’s reputation in Brazil2014 | DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT       South Africa’s reputation in Russia2014 | DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT       South Africa’s reputation in India2014 | DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT       South Africa’s reputation in the USA2014 | DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT       South Africa’s reputation in the UK2014 | DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT       South Africa’s reputation in Germany2014 | DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT       South Africa’s reputation in France2014 | DOWNLOAD DOCUMENTlast_img read more

The Smart TV Is Dead. Long Live The Second Screen

first_imgTags:#cable#connected TV#Intel#Internet#lg electronics#panasonic#pay-tv#Samsung#satellite#smart TV#Sony Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Related Posts Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagementcenter_img What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … People want their television to work like a TV. Sending tweets on Twitter, posting photos on Facebook and browsing the Web are best left to smartphones and tablets. Indeed, more than 40% of U.S. households with Internet-enabled TVs haven’t even bothered to hook them up to the Web, according to market researcher NPD Group.This is not the future TV manufacturers expected.RIP, Smart TVIn 2010, reimagining TVs as computer hybrids with big screens for the living room seemed to make lots of sense. Why not play games, run applications and surf the Web from the same box that shows movies and programming from a cable or satellite provider? Proponents quickly dubbed the new device the “smart TV.”Intel, sensing a new market for its microprocessors, was a huge supporter, saying the smart TV “could be the most significant change in television history.” Yet by end of 2011, Intel had abandoned the smart TV business to focus on smartphones and tablets.The main problem was that what Samsung, LG big TV makers delivered was a mishmash of applications that had nothing to do with watching TV — the main reason people gather around the big box in the first place. Unsurprisingly, very few consumers wanted to spend more for supposed next-generation television sets that included a bunch of features they didn’t want in the first place.Today, the TV is evolving much differently. Internet video now comes to the set via other devices such as the Apple TV, Roku and Boxee Box. Nearly six in 10 consumers who own an Internet-connected high-definition TV use such services to supplement pay TV subscriptions, NPD says.As for other once-vaunted “smart TV” activities — reading or posting on Twitter or Facebook, reading digital books or magazines, video calling, shopping or gaming — well, they attract well below 10% of such people.Second-Screen TVVideo is clearly what people want on their TVs, so pay TV providers have turned their attention to tablet apps. Instead of shipping expensive set-top boxes, service providers want people to use tablets to find movies, see what friends are watching and browse their favorite programming.The apps will add to the enjoyment of watching TV by providing player stats in a baseball game or actor bios and behind-the-scene clips from the users’ favorite shows. These apps could yield be a goldmine of subscriber data that can be fed to advertisers who could then turn around and use the information to target advertising.Having an app that knows your viewing habits could be useful when you’re traveling. Imagine connecting your tablet to the TV in a hotel room and immediately having the same viewing experience you have at home.“The TV needs to be more like a docking station,” Paul Gray, analyst for DisplaySearch, an NPD company, told me. “It needs to play nice with these mobile devices.”Panasonic is one of the first manufacturers to ship televisions capable of communicating wirelessly with a tablet. Rivals will surely follow suit, as manufacturers emphasize seamless integration with mobile devices.Dumb Monitors Need Not ApplyTo call these sets “dumb monitors” would oversimplify things. A lot of good engineering is needed to provide reliable interoperability with any tablet or smartphone, irrespective of whether it runs Android or Apple’s iOS.“I do contest people who say that TV ends up as sort of a big dumb monitor,” Gray says. “You actually probably need quite a lot of intelligence, but it’s kind of under the hood.”TV manufacturers, however, are still stuck in the same box they’ve long tried to escape: Their products are mostly all alike and thus hard to differentiate. Shifts in broadcast technology — such as NTSC to HD, and before long, HD to 4K — or screen technology (LCD vs. LED, for instance) enable some innovation, but once things shake out and picture quality is comparable across models, TV sets once again become commodites. That leaves Panasonic, Samsung, Sony and the rest with price cuts and not much more to lure buyers.Commoditization is the curse of the consumer electronics industry. TV makers will look for ways to add value after the use of second-screen apps become mainstream. The trick will be to avoid another failure like the smart TV.Image courtesy of Shutterstock antone gonsalveslast_img read more

a month agoAstana coach Grigorchuk impressed by Man Utd youngsters

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Astana coach Grigorchuk impressed by Man Utd youngstersby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveAstana coach Roman Grigorchuk praised Manchester United after last night’s Europa League defeat.Mason Greenwood struck the only goal of the game for the 1-0 win.”About Manchester, I can say the same thing that I said at the pre-match press conference. We saw what we expected – a very good and interesting team. Good football players with excellent characteristics, playing in a good, interesting style,” said Grigorchuk.Goalkeeper Nenad Erich also stated: “We knew with whom we were playing today, with one of the best teams in the world. “It is clear that Manchester United is a very strong team, but I think we played well. Fans are happy with our game. Of course, we lost, but we will move on. Let’s see how it will be next time.” last_img read more

a month agoAntoine Griezmann happy with Barcelona win: We’re getting better

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Antoine Griezmann happy with Barcelona win: We’re getting betterby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveAntoine Griezmann was happy to score in Barcelona’s 2-1 win over Villarreal.Griezmann struck just six minutes into the game. Later, Barcelona scored again thanks to a goal from Arthur. Villarreal later pulled back a goal thanks to Santi Cazorla.”We had some chances to extend our lead but we didn’t take them,” Griezmann said to Movistar+. “But we’re going to keep on getting better. We can do much better than this. We have to keep on working hard. There are new players, we’ve just got here and we have to keep on working hard.”In reference to what Barça are lacking at the moment, he added: “A lot of us have just got to the club. It’s about adjusting to the style as quickly as possible. We’re a long way from our best but with time we will keep getting better.” He recognised that it’s different from what he was used to at Atletico Madrid: “The football is different. I knew it would be hard and that I would only get better with games. It’s not going too badly, though. Three goals. Now to keep getting better. That’s the path.” last_img read more

Kashmir issue will be resolved soon Rajnath Singh

first_imgJammu: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said on Saturday the Kashmir issue would be resolved soon and no power on earth could stop the final resolution. Addressing a meeting after inaugurating a bridge on the river Ujh in the Kathua district, Singh said, “I am saying this with all responsibility that the Kashmir issue will be resolved soon. I am sure of your (people) support.” The minister said he had invited for talks several times the people who claim to be fighting for the resolution of Kashmir problem. “They didn’t come forward. They have sent their children outside for education, and are forcing 12-14 years children to pelt stones”. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details “What kind of Azadi do they have in mind? Do they want the type of Azadi Pakistan has. Let me tell you (separatists) whether you talk or not, Kashmir issue will be resolved soon”, Singh said. He urged people to stay united and work for personal and the country’s betterment. “You have many opportunities. You can join the defence forces. You can excel in sports. There is no limit to opportunities to the people of Jammu and Kashmir”, he said. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from ThursdayAt 1,000 metres, the bridge on the river Ujh is the longest in the state constructed by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO). The minister also paid tribute at the Kargil war memorial in Drass on the 20th anniversary of Kargil victory. He also interacted with soldiers. Union Minister of State (PMO) Jitendra Singh and Chief of Army Staff General Bipin Rawat accompanied Singh during his visit. The Defence Minister is on a day-long visit to the state.last_img read more

Two women arrested for kidnapping child

first_imgNEW DELHI: Delhi Police has arested two women on accusations of kidnapping a child in South East Delhi’s Okhla Industrial area, police said. On Friday, the two women were thrashed by the locals of Sanjay Colony after they were accused of child lifing. Sources say that they were beaten up after a boy saw the two women allegedly picking a 2.5 year old child from the area. As the boy alerted the residents, the two women were surrounded by a mob and thrashed. The child was rescued. The video of the beating also went viral on social media. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderLater, the two women were handed over to the police. The police on the complaint of a woman registered a case and arrested the two women. They were taken for medical examination. Sources said that the two women are residents of Uttar Pradesh’ Basti district. They have been identified as Rehana and Sakina. “A PCR call was received at Sanjay camp jhuggi Okhla Industrial Area. Two women were arrested under section 363/34 IPC. They are residents of NTPC Badarpur jhuggies,” said DCP South East, Chinmoy Biswal.last_img read more

Mens Basketball What you should know about Ohio States new assistant coaches

Ohio State assistant coach Ryan Pedon speaks to the media on June 15. Credit: Colin Hass-Hill | Sports EditorAt a press conference to announce the firing of former men’s basketball head coach Thad Matta on June 2, Ohio State Athletics Director Gene Smith said that all three assistant coaches – Chris Jent, Greg Paulus and Dave Dickerson – were on staff and would still be doing their jobs unless they found new opportunities.Ten days later, the Buckeyes announced that Butler’s three assistant coaches – Terry Johnson, Ryan Pedon and Mike Schrage – would be joining their recently-departed boss, Ohio State men’s basketball head coach Chris Holtmann, in Columbus.None of the three assistants have spent more than three years coaching with Holtmann, but each brings at least nine seasons of experience coaching at the collegiate level to Ohio State.Ryan PedonPedon, a native of Columbus, grew up a 10-15 minute drive from Ohio State’s campus. Since then, Pedon said, he had become less connected to the area due to his professional life taking him out of the city. But since he grew up in the shadows of Ohio State, Pedon said his familiarity remains strong.The new Buckeyes assistant said no Ohio State coach had defined regions in which to recruit, but he noted that since he has roots in Ohio, he believes it is ultimately important to keep local prospects in the state.“I think you have to look at when this program was at its best, different time periods throughout the past 30, 40, 50 years, why was it? And the common denominator is that kids from this state have been Buckeyes,” Pedon said.Pedon, who played college basketball at the College of Wooster, began his coaching career as an assistant at Miami (Ohio) in 2005. He stayed until 2010, then headed north to be an assistant coach and work as the recruiting coordinator at Toledo. After winning just four games in Pedon’s first season, the Rockets took off in year two, winning 19 games.After his third year in Toledo, the charismatic Pedon departed for Illinois, where he was assistant to the head coach. Then in 2015, Pedon was hired by Holtmann as an assistant coach at Butler where he spent the past two years.When he learned of Ohio State’s interest in Holtmann, he had just one thought swimming through his mind.“I hope he takes the damn job. I hope he takes the job because it’s a hell of a job, to be honest with you,” Pedon said.Since he decided to join Holtmann in Columbus, Pedon hasn’t focused on any long-term goals. He said he’s just focused on the process and improving each day.“We’re not necessarily focused on the prize that awaits us two weeks from now or three weeks from now or five months from now, we’re more focused on the day-to-day,” Pedon said. “And we just feel like if you stack enough good days upon each other over and over and over and over, you do the right thing over and over and over and over, we believe great things will happen.”He learned that philosophy from three-time Super Bowl-winning coach Bill Walsh’s book, ‘The Score Takes Care of Itself,’ which former Butler coach Brad Stevens introduced to him.Ohio State assistant coach Terry Johnson answers questions from the media on June 15. Credit: Colin Hass-Hill | Sports EditorTerry JohnsonFor the first time in over a decade, Johnson was forced to picked his family up and moved out of Indiana. Johnson also worked at Butler as director of basketball operations from 2004-2006. He left to continue his coaching career as an assistant coach at Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne, where he spent one season before returning to Butler. The former longest-tenured member of Butler’s coaching staff began his stint as an assistant in Indianapolis, in 2007 when now-Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens hired him. After Stevens left for the NBA in 2013, Johnson remained on the staff when Brandon Miller was hired as the replacement and stayed when Holtmann replaced Miller a year later.“My time at Butler was great. Couldn’t nothing replace those memories,” Johnson said Thursday while meeting with the media for the first time since his hiring. “I was there, like you said, for a decade. My wife is a Butler graduate. I lost my last high school game at Butler. The morning of my wedding, I was hooping at Butler. My twins took my first few steps on Hinkle (Fieldhouse). There’s so much there at Hinkle that nothing could replace that.”But when Holtmann presented Johnson with the opportunity to coach at Ohio State, the longtime Butler assistant knew the moment had come to leave.“The opportunity just presented itself to me,” Johnson said. “I really never know what’s in store for me, but some feeling inside of me was like, ‘it was time.’ Wherever it came from, I believe in my faith, and I just kind of followed it.”Johnson served as the defensive coordinator at Butler, but said he and the staff don’t have defined coaching role yet. Before the staff looks toward the fall, it will be working tirelessly on the recruiting trails, a point Johnson reiterated constantly.Ohio State assistant coach discusses the upcoming season on June 15. Credit: Colin Hass-Hill | Sports EditorMike SchrageSome coaches are lucky enough to learn their craft from a living legend. Schrage worked with a pair: Indiana’s Bob Knight and Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski, who he called two of the best, if not the best.Schrage spent four seasons – from 1994-98 – working as a student manager for the Hoosiers, then was Duke’s academic and recruiting coordinator from 1999-2002 and director of basketball operations from 2002-08.“I learned a lot of basketball from coach Knight. For that to be my foundation, who I thought was an encyclopedia of X and Os and basketball, I took in so much,” Schrage said. “Then nine years of (Krzyzewski), you learn so much about basketball. But communication with players, teambuilding, he is so good along those lines.”Though it’s almost unfair to level this type of comparison on a Holtmann who was leading Gardner-Webb just four years ago, Schrage believes Holtmann compares favorably to Krzyzewski.“His ability to communicate, connect with guys remind me of (Krzyzewski). It reminds me of coach K who I worked for at Duke,” said Schrage, who mentioned he would’ve followed Holtmann anywhere.Schrage continued, praising Holtmann’s ability to get every player, from star to walk-on, to buy into the team vision. read more

DEMA Hosts International Coastal Cleanup Day Fighting for trashfree seas

first_img Recommended for you Clement Howell High get their hands dirty for World Wetlands Day 2016 Climate Change blamed for seawater woes in Grand Turk Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS GOVERNMENT PRESS RELEASE16 September 2014DEMA hosts International Coastal Clean-up Day: “Fighting for trash-free seas”Everyone who lives in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) is invited to take part in the International Coastal Clean-up hosted by Department of Environmental and Maritime Affairs (DEMA) this Saturday, 20 September 2014.This initiative will encourage people across TCI to remove shoreline litter to help create cleaner waters for everyone, including the wildlife and communities that depend on them.Schools and organisations can get involved by getting a group together and spending sometime of your day cleaning up a beach, bush, path, road or sea-bed in your local area.If you do not have a group but wish to participate, please contact Amy Avenant to find out about groups you may join and be put in contact with the District Commissioner in your island. Please forward this invitation on to anyone you think may be interested in participating.​WHAT TO DO NOW:Register your commitment in taking part with Amy Avenant, DEMA Environmental Outreach Co-ordinator [email protected] ​ or 649 341 4321.​HOW TO GET INVOLVED:​Co-ordinate an underwater / beach / bush clean-up in your chosen area.WHEN:8:00am, Saturday 20 September 2014 (to beat the heat!)WHAT YOU WILL NEED:· Gloves· Water (make sure everyone remains properly hydrated – BUT we would like to encourage the use of re-usable water bottles, not single-use water bottles)· Trash Bags· You may want to keep a first aid kit handy in the event of cuts or scrapesWHAT TO DO ON THE DAY (and a few days before):· Arrange for proper disposal of the collected trash· Submit the following information to DEMA: o Organisation name o Number of clean-up participants o Location of trash collection (and whether it was underwater/beach/bush) o Number of bags collected o Amount of time spent collecting trash o Photographs of you / your organisation and the trash collected.Please help us in the fight for trash-free seas! Together we can all make a difference!ENDS Emergency action in Grand Turk due to sea surges Related Items:amy avenant, coastal cleaning, demalast_img read more

TCIG makes new senior appointment within the civil service

first_img Related Items:#magneticmedianews Photo credit and press release: TCIG Press Office#MagneticMediaNews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, January 25, 2017 – The Turks and Caicos Islands Government has announced the appointment of Mrs. Bridgette Newman to the post of Deputy Permanent Secretary within the Ministry of Home Affairs, Transportation and Communication.   Mrs. Newman, a self-described well-rounded and intrinsically motivated individual, has over twenty years of experience within the public service.   She began as a teacher at the Ona Glinton Primary School in September 1992 after studying at Mico Teachers’ College now Mico University College, in Kingston, Jamaica.After spending ten years as an educator, Mrs. Newman was appointed Chief Information Officer, within the Ministry of Communications, Works and Utilities.  Shortly after, she became the Under Secretary within that same Ministry and two years later was transferred to the Ministry of Home Affairs, Immigration and Labour.In 2011, she was appointed Cabinet Secretary and during the Interim Administration, Secretary to the Advisory Council. Mrs. Newman has a  Masters’ Degree in Educational Leadership with merit from the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom; she re-joined the civil service in October 2015 as Head of Secretariat, within the Ministry of Home Affairs.Deputy Governor, Hon. Anya Williams stated; “Congratulations and best wishes is extended to Mrs. Bridgette Newman on her recent appointment as Deputy Secretary within the Ministry of Home Affairs.  Mrs. Newman is a career civil servant having previously dedicated over twenty years of service to the Turks and Caicos Islands and having formerly served in various fields as a Teacher, GIS Officer, Under Secretary and former Cabinet Secretary. “Since her return in 2015 she has arduously worked to assist in advancing several programs and initiatives in the Ministry of Home Affairs.  I am fully confident in her ability to once again serve in this senior capacity and look forward to working more directly with her.”Mrs. Newman added; “I would first like to give thanks to God and my immediate family for their constant support and encouragement.  My motto is ‘To whom much is given, much is required’ and I am indeed humbled to have been given another opportunity to serve my country and stand ready to rise to this new challenge as I believe I have much to contribute.  I look forward to working with my colleagues not only in the Ministry of Home Affairs but throughout the Service as we continue to build our “Beautiful by Nature” Turks & Caicos Islands.”center_img Recommended for you The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meetinglast_img read more