Former schoolboy stars making their marks

first_imgFormer schoolboy stars Nathon Allen and Akeem Bloomfield are the latest Jamaicans to go under 45 seconds in the 400 metres this season. The two finished second and third, respectively, in the one-lap event on yesterday’s final day of competition of the Southeastern Conference Championships on the campus of the University of South Carolina, Colombia. Allen, a former St Jago High athlete, clocked a personal best 44.52 while Bloomfield, formerly of Kingston College, lowered his best to 44.81. Both competed for Auburn University. The event was won by American Fred Kerley of Texas A&M University in 44.30. Allen is now at the number-three spot on the IAAF World list while Bloomfield is at number six. Kerley is at the top following the 44.09 he clocked in the preliminary round on Friday. Jamaica has three runners in the top 10. Demish Gaye who clocked a career best 44.85 a week ago at the JAAA All Comers meet inside the National Stadium, is at number eight. Former Munro College athlete Kemar Mowatt was a winner at the meet on yesterday’s final day. A junior at the University of Arkansas, Mowatt stopped the clock at 48.79 seconds to capture the men’s 400m hurdles and become the fastest Jamaican so far this season in the event. He is at number seven on the IAAF World list. Eric Futch of Florida was second in 48.82 with third going to Robert Grant of Texas A&M University in 49.15s. Clayton Brown, a former Jamaica College student, also had a top-three finish at the meet. Competing for the University of Florida, Brown was second in the men’s high jump after clearing the bar at 2.19 metres. Keenan Laine of the University of Georgia won with 2.25 metres. FASTEST THIS SEASON BACK ON TRACK Former Wolmer’s Girl’s star Joniel Smith and Sashel Brown, a former Convent of Mercy athlete, had top-two finishes. Smith, who had been plagued by injuries in the past, appears to be back on track this season as she finished a close second in the women’s 100m final in 11.13 behind winner Aleia Hobbs of Louisiana State University, who won in 11.12. Following her second place recently at the Penn Relays in the college women’s 400m hurdles, Brown, who, like Smith, competed for the University of Auburn, finished second in the women’s Intermediate hurdle final in 56.86 seconds. Tyler Brockinghton, competing at home for the University of South Carolina, won in 55.97. Earlier on yesterday’s final day, both Brown and Smith teamed up with former St Jago High sprinter Nataliah Whyte for Auburn to place third in the women’s 4×100 metres in 43.35 seconds behind winners, Louisiana State University (42.56) and Texas A&M University, 43.31.last_img read more

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Mother fined for abandoning child

first_imgA mother who on Tuesday appeared before Magistrate Faith McGusty charged with endangering her infant was ordered to pay a fine of 0,000 or face an alternative sentence of three months in prison.Jewel Coates, 35, of West Ruimveldt, Georgetown, appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts and was not required to plead to the charge.It is alleged that on September 30, 2016, she wilfully contributed to her three-week-old child being in need of protective intervention.During the hearing, Coates told the Magistrate that she did not want the infant anymore and as such, decided to get rid of her.She explained that her decision stemmed from frustration over problems with the child’s father.However, the prosecution contended that on the day in question, Coates was followed by family members after she left with the child.According to a member of the family, Coates put the baby on the roadway and walked away, but subsequently returned after a dog approached the child.She picked up the child and took her to another location where she once again put the child on the corner of the road and ran away.The child was picked up and the matter was reported to the East Ruimveldt Police Outpost. Coates was later arrested and charged for the offence.last_img read more

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Legislature Resumes with Pressure to Set Referendum Agenda

first_imgHouse Speaker Bhofal Chambers-From Ellen to WeahThe House of Representatives will resume transaction of business today (Monday) after a break of three weeks, comprising an unprecedented extension of one week to the traditionally two-week Easter Break, to have a face-to-face discussion with their respective constituents about the ‘controversial’ Dual Citizenship and Landownership Bills.The Senate resumed Thursday, April 12.As of today’s date and before the end of its First Session on September 1, the 54th Legislature is expected to set the agenda for referendum to amend certain provisions of the constitution as suggested by former President Ellen-Johnson Sirleaf in 2016, and now demanded by President George M. Weah.Sirleaf supported the call by some Liberians to reduce the presidential term of office from six to four years; representatives from six to four, as well as senators from nine to six years. The president also supported dual citizenship.In 2016, the Leadership of the House of Representatives in the 53rd Legislature voted for the 25 propositions to be reduced to 6 items for the Referendum agenda. The process for the approval of the items by Plenary was interrupted by the 2017 Presidential and Representatives Elections.Those propositions include: 1) Reduction in the Tenures of the President, Vice President, Members of the House of Representatives and Senate; 2) Restricting Citizens to only people of Negro Descent; 3) Rejecting Dual Citizenship; 4) Making Liberia a Christian Nation; 5) Enhancement of Women’s Participation and; 6) Traditional People owning their own land and being party to any negotiation with investors or concessionaires on said land.The report was made by the Joint Committee on Good Governance and Government, Elections and Inauguration and Judiciary, chaired by Representative Larry Younquoi, after series of consultations sponsored by the government and UNDP (United Nations Development Program).It may be recalled that in August 2012, President Sirleaf constituted a six-member committee, chaired by Counselor Gloria Musu Scott to, among other things, arrange public discourses to solicit views from Liberians across the country, and other parts of the world to make some changes in the 1986 Constitution and was about to formulate 25 propositions.Now, the new demands of President Weah — the move by the ruling Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) to tackle the so-called racism in the constitution, which intends to open citizenship to any race as well as to allow non-citizens of Liberia to own property with certain restrictions — would require the House of Representatives to synchronize the reports of the Joint Committee on Good Governance and Government, Elections and Inauguration and Judiciary and the expected reports of the same committee, after four resolutions were submitted to be approved as the items for agenda.The titles for the four resolutions for discussions and passage are Citizenship Amendment, Property Amendment, Qualifications, I Amendment, and Qualification II Amendment.The Citizen Amendment is aimed at removing the “discriminatory” Negro clause and open citizenship to any race, while at the same time defining natural born Liberians and allowing them to have dual citizenship. The amendment will upset Articles 27 and 28 of the Liberian Constitution.The purpose for the adjustment of the Property Amendment is to allow non-citizens of Liberia to own property, with certain restrictions. The Amendment will affect Article 22, in which the entire Article 22 will be deleted and a new Article 22 will be written as “Every Liberian citizen shall have the right to own property, as well as in association with others.”Also, “Non-Liberians may own property under the restrictions,” and Qualification I Amendment is intended to restrict certain elected offices to natural born Liberian citizens as the term may be defined in the constitution. The amendment will be done in Article 30 and is rewritten: “Natural born citizens of Liberia who meet the following qualifications are eligible to become members of the legislature…”In addition to the restriction of only natural born citizens to be eligible to become members of the legislature, Qualification II Amendment is also restricting the appointment of Supreme Court justices to natural born citizens. This amendment will be done in Article 68.However, if the agenda for Referendum is approved by the House and the Senate and attested by the president, the 1986 Constitution mandates that the education of a referendum should be at least 12 months before the referendum be put to a national referendum.Meanwhile, according to reports from the  National Elections Commission (NEC) in 2016, at least US$30 million is needed for the exercise.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Soesdyke labourer killed in Sunday afternoon accident

first_imgPedestrian Lester Oselmo, a labourer of Lot 152 Soesdyke, East Bank Demerara, died on Sunday afternoon after he was struck down by a vehicle while he was attempting to cross the public road at Soesdyke, East Bank Demerara.Based on reports received, motor car PHH 4810, being driven by 42-year-old Bobby Moore of Lot 14 Norton Street, Wortmanville Georgetown, was proceeding along the Soesdyke roadway when the 32-year-old Oselmo suddenly ran across the road and into the path of the moving vehicle.Allegedly unable to avoid a collision, Moore stuck Oselmo, who was flung several feet into the air before landing on the roadway, sustaining grave injuries in the process. He was rushed to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.A breathalyser test conducted on Moore established that he had no trace of alcohol on his breath. Nevertheless, he was taken into custody as Police continue their investigations.last_img read more

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He’s not interested! Jose Mourinho rubbishes Eden Hazard to Real Madrid talk

first_img1 Eden Hazard in action for Chelsea Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has quashed rumours that Eden Hazard will leave for Real Madrid in the summer.The Belgian star has been linked with a move to the Spanish capital after Zinedine Zidane claimed the forward is now one of the best players in the world.But Mourinho said: “We just signed a new contract with him (until 2021).“We didn’t put a gun to his head. I don’t think he’s interested in going.”Mourinho. meanwhile, is preparing to make a late decision on whether to risk Diego Costa’s fragile hamstrings against Arsenal in a potentially decisive match in the Premier League title race.Costa has missed the last two matches, but could return ahead of schedule in place of Didier Drogba, who is fit after an ankle knock, as Chelsea seek a win which would see them move within three points of the trophy.Striker Loic Remy (calf) is definitely out, so Dominic Solanke could come on to the substitutes’ bench if Costa fails to make it.last_img read more

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Alashkert v Celtic: TV channel, start time and live stream information

first_imgWhat is the team news?Alashkert XI: Cancarevic, Artak Yedigaryan, Andranik Voskanyan, Praznovsky, Daghbashyan, Dashyan, Arthur Yedigaryan, Grigoryan, Sekulic, Reis De Jesus, NenadovicSubstitutes: Avagyan, Zeljkovic, Stojkovic, Antonic, Manasyan, Simonyan, RomeroCeltic XI: Gordon; Hendry, Ajer, Simunovic; Brown; Forrest, McGregor, Ntcham, Tierney; Dembele, EdouardSubstitutes: Bain, Sinclair, Morgan, Christie, Allan, Ralston, KouassiTune into talkSPORT for LIVE commentary of England v Croatia: Wednesday July 11 – Kick Off 7PM BST Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener How Liverpool could line up at Leicester with midfielder set for lengthy absence How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? ALTERED FOOTBALL LATEST NEW ERA who plays? Getty How Man United could line up for Newcastle clash – will Pogba start? possible xi How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? 1 Celtic’s Champions League adventure starts against Alashkert, the champions of Armenia, on Tuesday afternoon.The Hoops must contend with temperatures touching 40 degrees celsius as they look to bring a first-leg lead back to Glasgow. Rodgers is looking for his side to reach the Champions League group stages again What time is kick-off?The match is being held on Tuesday, July 10.Kick-off at the Alashkert Stadium is at 5pm UK time.It will be the first ever meeting between the sides, with the Armenians only re-founded in 2011.Which channel can I watch it on?You can catch all the action live on Premier Sports where coverage begins at 4.30pm.To tune into Premier Sports, head to Sky 412 and Virgin Media 551.But if you want to live stream, the Premier Player will provide that luxury through your laptop, tablet or mobile. predicted Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes gameday last_img read more

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AND THE WINNER OF A ROMANTIC MEAL FOR TWO IS…

first_imgEMER Gallagher from Tirargus, Churchill.Emer wins a lovely meal for two at the Dexter’s Restaurant at the Mount Errigal Hotel in Letterkenny where chefs use the Josper Charcoal Grill to cook the finest foods.The answer to our question on where the Dexter’s Chefs sources their scallops was Mulroy Bay. But we have some good news for all of you who entered.Everyone will received a 10% discount voucher for the next time you are in Dexter’s. This will be emailed to you. AND THE WINNER OF A ROMANTIC MEAL FOR TWO IS… was last modified: August 18th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Profiling the AFCON teams: Egypt

first_img Tags: AFCON 2019EgyptJavier Aguirre OnaindíaMuhamed Salahtop Egypt will be featuring in their 23rd AFCON finals. (PHOTOS/AGENCIES)Egypt will be featuring in their 24th Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament and their second in a raw since 2017. They have won the tournament a record 7 times.In the 2019 edition, Egypt is in Group A alongside DR Congo, Uganda and Zimbabwe.They first participated in the first  AFCON tournament in 1957 which they won after defeating Ethiopia 4-0 in the final. Egypt became champions again in 1959 after beating up on both Ethiopia and Sudan, the only other sides that participated in the three team tournament.Their third appearance, which was in the 1962 finals saw then finish second after losing 4-2 after extra time, to the hosts. In Ghana 1963, the Pharaohs finished third following a 3-0 third-place victory over Ethiopia.For the 1965 edition, Egypt did qualify for the tournament, but they withdrew because of their diplomatic relationship with Tunisia, who were hosts of the tournament. The same scenario happened the subsequent edition in 1968.In the 1970 Egypt once again finished third, after defeating follow semifinal losers Ivory Coast. For the 74 edition Egypt lost to 5-3 on aggregate to Morocco in the qualifiers, meaning that for the first time in the competition’s history, the Pharaohs had failed to qualify for an AFCON tournament.However, they returned for the 1974 edition which was hosted on their home soil, again finishing third after losing to Zaire in the semifinals and defeating Congo in the third place-playoff.In 1976, they finished four after losing all their second-group stage matches. It was the first time they had lost three games in a single tournament. After the poor show in Ethiopia two years ago, for the second time, Egypt failed to qualify for the AFCON, in 1978.Egypt reappeared for the 1980 AFCON in Nigeria where they came fourth, for the second time in the tournament history. The following tournament in Libya would see Egypt withdraw from qualification and thus did not take part.Egypt are the record winners of the AFCON tittles with 7 titles.For the 1984 edition, Egypt returned and lost to Nigeria on penalties in the semi finals and had to settle for fourth place after a 3-1 loss to Algeria in the third place playoff game.The AFCON tournament returned to Egypt in 1986 and it was all smiles for them as they managed to win a third AFCON title following a 5-4 penalty shootout victory over Roger Milla’s Cameroon in the final played in Cairo.In the 1990 edition in Algeria, it got worse. Egypt did qualify for this tournament, and they were put in Group A, along with the hosts, Nigeria, and the Ivory Coast. Egypt lost all their group stage games, thus making Egypt fail to obtain at least one point for the first time in the Africa Cup of Nations.The same scenario happened in the 1992 edition in Senegal as the Pharaohs once again lost all their group games and were dumped out of the tournament.In 1994, they bounced back, made it out of Group B which featured Nigeria and Gabon. They would however lose 1-0 to Mali in the quarters to end their dream of a fourth title.In the 1996 tournament, hosted in South Africa, Egypt were placed in Group A with the hosts South Africa, Cameroon, and Angola. They made it out of the group in second position but again lost out in the quarter finals to Zambia.In Burkina Faso 1998, Egypt would once again win the tournament, their fourth title since. They were placed in Group D, with Mozambique, Zambia, and Morocco, managing to top it with six points. The Pharaohs went on to overcome Ivory Coast in the quarters, take care of the hosts in the last four and then defeat defending champions South Africa 2-0 in the final.In the next edition in Ghana and Nigeria (2000), Egypt advanced from the groups with maximum points but lost 1-0 to Tunisia in the quarter finals.For the 2002 edition in Mali, Egypt progressed from the groups with six points despite losing their opening game 1-0 to Senegal. They once again went on to lose their quarter final game, going down 0-1 to Cameroon this time round.Egypt qualified to the 2004 finals, which was hosted in Tunisia, failing to progress out of the group stages after losing one and drawing the other of their three group games.The 2006 AFCON was hosted in Egypt, making Egypt automatically qualified. After two victories and a draw, Egypt made it to the quarter finals where they powered past DR Congo 4-1.  In the semi-finals, Egypt faced Senegal whom they defeated 2–1 to reach a first final since 1998. After a 0-0 draw in 120 minutes, Egypt overcame Ivory Coast 4-2 on penalties to ensure they are crowned champions for a fifth time in history.Egyptian players and staff celebrate winning the 2006 edition in Ghana.The 2006 victory was a start of three trophies on the trot as the Pharaohs also won the AFCON tournament in 2008 and 2010 and subsequently take their tally of titles to a record 7.However, after the three titles in a row, Egypt would go on and fail to qualify for the next three editions, 2012, 13 and 15.Their next appearance at the finals came in 2017 in the edition in Gabon. They would power their way out of the group and also defeat Morocco for the first time in 31 years in the last 8, to reach the semis. They got the better of Burkina Faso on penalties in the semis with legendary goalkeeper Essam El Hadry saving two spot-kick, to storm the finals. Egypt then faced for the third time at this stage Cameroon, hoping for history to repeat itself for an 8th title. Egypt opened the score before the break. However, Cameroon stepped up its game in the second half and scored two goals including one in the final minutes to win the contest. For the second time in its history Egypt lost an AFCON final, and for the first time lost a final to their rival Cameroon.Head coachJavier Aguirre Onaindía Aguirre is a 60 year old Mexican coach who was named as Egypt tactician in July 2018. As a player, Aguirre was a member of the Mexican national team and later became coach on two separate occasions, but resigned after the 2010 FIFA World Cup.He has managed a number of high-profile clubs including Atletico Madrid, Osasuna, Zaragoza, Espanyol and Pachuca. He has also been a national team coach for Japan where he managed from 2014-2015.Aguirre became Egypt coach in 2018.Star playerMuhamed SalahSalah, 26, is a global icon who plays for current UEFA Champions League champions Liverpool. He is a back to back Golden boot winner in the English Premier League, winning the prize in 2018 and 2019.Salah has scored 187 goals for club and country and is one of the players expected to contend for the player of the tournament in AFCON 2019. For Egypt, Salah has scored 39 goals in 62 apperances.Salah has scored 39 goals for Egypt.Projection: Runners upEgypt Fixtures at AFON 2019-Egypt vs Zimbabwe, 21st June-DR Congo vs Egypt, 26th June-Egypt vs Uganda, 30th JuneComments last_img read more

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Set of 3 satin hair scrunchies in shades of brown : Nice shades of brown

first_imgNice colours, very happy with purchase. The colours are so classy and gorgeous. These are attractive and strong. Really brilliant for tying my long hair back as not as rough as some scrunchies. Recommend for anybody who wants their hair kept in good condition when putting in a ponytail. Nice shades of brownReally Nice ScrunchiesLovely scrunchies.price and quality good, would buyLovely scrunchiesSet of 3 satin hair scrunchies in shades of brown. Useful hair accessory.Three pack of hair scrunchie bobblesSoft sheen, satin style fabricOne in cream and two different shades of brown100% polyesterMeasure 14cm round by 2.5cm wide The scrunchies are alright however i probably wouldn’t buy them again as they keep on sliding down my hair, the colours are as shown on the pictures. High qualityit really protects my hair. I love themthank you so much. I’ll definitely buy from you in the future. I like the colors of these scrunchies as they blend nicely with my blond hair. They are a bit small, but thats because i have a lot of hair. Lovely soft material and just what i wanted – great price too. Great little scrunchies perfect for my curly hair. They don’t have those awkward metal joins that can snag hair, they’re soft & silky so they don’t rough up your hair / tend to leave big creases, and they’re just all-around good little scrunchies :)very pleased with these :)(oh, and lovely colours too). These scrunchies are great, they are very nice colours and good value for money. They arrived very quickly and were well packaged. I would buy again and recommend to others to buy. Well made happy with purchase arrived in good time. Really nice set for very reasonable price,. Beautiful colours, always complimented when i wear them. Hair is easily arranged in the scrunchies. I can sleep comfortably as they are so soft. They are generously sized allowing a variety of styles. Its exactly as stated and exactly what i needed the satin scrunchies allow me to pull my hair back and style it without the risk of pulling out hair that i get with other hair scrunchies. Price and quality good, would buy. Quick delivery, price and quality good, would buy again. Set of 3 satin hair scrunched in shades of brown. Appear good when you twist two together to match an outfit.Ok but could include far more elastic.My daughter really like these hair bands will not get caught in her hair.last_img read more

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The Man on Your iPhone: 3 Government Apps Done Right

first_imgIt was a few years ago that the World Internet Project stated that “broadband changes everything.” The next evolution of the Web no doubt is largely being driven by the amazing user experience and functionality delivered by the iPhone and other smartphones. iPhone applications are no longer just toys for techies! This week we looked at examples of health and fitness iPhone apps, and 2010 Winter Olympics iPhone apps. Today we check out what’s being delivered by government.These app posts aren’t about listing the “best” iPhone apps in a given category. That’s because deciding which app is best for you really depends on your requirements. For example, if you are looking to a government agency to help you find the nearest library, you’re not interested in an application that allows you to calculate mortgage rates – even if we recommended it. So what we’re doing is showing examples of available functionality.Government agencies around the world are notorious for delivering less-than-optimal website experiences. This is often due to a government agency, rather than citizens, driving website requirements. There are other factors, such as legislation, that demand transparency and leads to the publishing of multiple documents that the majority of people could care less about. As a result, government domains have bloated to unbelievable sizes, and some governments such as those in the U.K. and New Zealand have adopted consolidation policies.Based on this example, we have to admit we were expecting that governments would simply port their same, less-than-optimal website experiences to the mobile Web. However, we were able to uncover a few intriguing mobile government apps that are, to our delight, useful and usable!Reporting an Issue to Government GoRequest is a location-aware iPhone application that allows a person to log an issue with their local government. The app is free and submits issues directly into the issue tracking system. The user experience is top notch – simple and task oriented. Unfortunately, it is only available in 22 cities so far in the U.S. For the lucky ones that live in these enlightened locations, you are able to select from a list of potential issues as broad as Road Kill (Dead Animal on Roadway), Graffiti, Accidental Spills, Illegal Dumping, Abandoned Vehicles, Police Non-Emergency, Ice Removal From Gutters and more. Once you have selected the issue, you can enter a description and take a photo of, for example, the dead animal. The application detects your location automatically.America’s Most Wanted elyssa pallai Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting NYC Way is a great example of application developers taking all the open government data they can find and turning it into something useful – although we question the usability. NYC Way was pointed out to us by Adam Greenfield on his recent visit to Wellington. The best way to describe this app is that it’s an application portal to 32 useful applications that offer New York City-specific location-based services. You can use it to locate the nearest free Wi-Fi, coffee shop or restroom, report an issue to city officials, or learn safety tips. Although the user experience as a portal is something to be desired, the functionality and helpful data available is truly mind boggling – a Swiss Army knife for finding your way around New York City. This app portal has benefits for locals and tourists alike.The Saving Grace?There is still the risk that government agencies will approach mobile much like they have approached the Web. Fortunately, the constraints – such as cost of development, screen size, functionality and file size – that are inherent in developing for the iPhone and other smartphones may be the saving grace that forces agencies to think twice about users’ real needs.You can read more ReadWriteWeb coverage of the iPhone here, and the mobile Web here. And don’t forget you can download the RWW iPhone application here.Do you have a favorite government app on your smartphone? Are small, regional agencies better at creating user-friendly apps, or do federal agencies do it best? Let us know in the comments!Building photo credit: Ivan Petrov The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation has launched, of course, an app for its Most Wanted list. The app lists the Top Ten Most Wanted, the Most Wanted Terrorists as well as a list of top missing kids. If you have information about one of the Most Wanted, you can submit a tip to the FBI. The app also provides links to FBI Tweets and its YouTube and Facebook pages. Unfortunately there is no sharing functionality incorporated into the app. The application was built by NIC, which is a provider of outsourced eGovernment portals.Government Data On Steroids Tags:#Government#web Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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