Vera wants to do a Pacquiao

first_imgView comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports PH among economies most vulnerable to virus As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise Pringle, GlobalPort aim to sustain strong start We are young Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 EDITORS’ PICK MOST READ Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND Senators to proceed with review of VFA After retaining his title in the main event of ONE: Age of Domination late Friday night, Vera, who is also trying his hand in acting, was asked what’s his next move.“The Senate in 2019,” Vera said during the post-fight press conference shortly after manhandling an overmatched challenger in Hideki Sekine of Japan in the first round at Mall of Asia Arena. “I’m serious.”“I want to help people in the provinces. I’m just following Pacquiao’s lead,” said Vera. “I love seeing him in Senate hearings. You can’t touch Pacquiao, so if you say something wrong or incorrect, he’ll ask.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad AliThe 39-year-old Vera, a Filipino-American, said he just acquired dual citizenship last month. Filipino-American MMA star Brandon Vera plans to run for senator in 2019. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBrandon Vera wants to follow in the footsteps of Manny Pacquiao, but he’s not planning to crossover to boxing.Vera, the ONE heavyweight champion, bared he’s keen on running for senator just like Pacquiao, who won a Senate seat last May.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

QUEENSLAND/JAPAN EXCHANGE TOUR

first_imgTouch Football Australia’s Queensland Branch will embark on a whirlwind goodwill tour of Japan from the 22 – 28 August 2006.A mixed team, comprising State representatives across various age divisions who competed in the recent State of Origin series, was invited to participate in the Tour. The Japan Ministry of Foreign Affairs nominated the Japan Touch Football Union (JTFU) to bolster the relationship between Japan and Australia in the name of the “Australia Japan Year of Exchange” project.  The Japan Touch Football Union, who sent two Mixed teams to the Touch Football Australia Queensland Branch 2005 State Cup at Kawana, see this tour as an integral build-up to their preparation for the 2007 World Cup.  Touch Football Australia Queensland Branch stayed in contact with the JTFU after the State Cup and has been providing the developing Touch nation with resources and information to broaden their technical knowledge and practical applications of the game.Touch Football Australia Queensland Branch Member Services Officer, Kathy Sweeney will be the tour leader and has been working closely with the JTFU since March to ensure the tour has several mutual outcomes for both parties.“Building friendships and the development of the sport of Touch across the world.   Feeling that you can contribute to this is very rewarding and fulfilling. All our Queensland players are really excited about going and have been practicing their bowing… they are a hard bunch to teach etiquette to, but all are excited about embracing and learning about a new culture” Kathy said.Experienced Queensland coaches Tony O’Keefe and Mark Edwards will coach the Queensland team, and Level 6 referee and Touch Football Australia Queensland Branch Development Officer Glenn Richardson will also be touring.The Queensland touring party will provide valuable mentoring and education to the Japanese players and technical arms fraternity with scheduled competition, exhibition matches, coaching and game development sessions. The tour will include games against the Japanese National squads to assist in the finalisation of their World Cup teams and tournament games as well as several social and cultural engagements.Current Australian Open Men’s representative Phil Gyemore will lead the Queensland team and is excited about the prospect of touring Japan after traveling to the country previously for the 2003 FIT World Cup played in Kumagaya.“It is most definitely a different environment.  It’s great for people to get out of their comfort zone and experience how other people in the world live. We’ve just come off the State of Origin so we had a very comfortable home base from which to play, now we have to be prepared for a different competition, social and cultural environment.”The language barrier is obviously always an interesting aspect to overcome. Phil believes though that on the field will be common ground for both nations.“The game, the rules and signals – the language of Touch football we will both speak perfectly well I’d imagine.”Jokingly Phil said, “It’ll probably be good for Parksey (Luke Parker) and Rager (Dave Raper). The Country Club connection won’t get too far with questioning the Japanese referee’s decisions, so that will be good for the flow of the games.”The Japan Minister of Foreign Affairs and the JTFU have provided an International interpreter to accompany the team and Masahiro, a Japanese player, speaks English and will act as one of the Queenslander’s hosts.Phil is excited about playing with the array of players Queensland has assembled.“It will be great playing with new people – there are a lot of stars there across the age divisions and a good mix of personalities – it’ll be heaps of fun and a life experience the players will no doubt look back on with fondness in the future.” Queensland’s tour is precisely the sort of cultural game exchange experience that will assist the Japanese Touch football community to develop a better feel and “read” for the finer points and styles of playing the game.Japan has been a member of the Federation of International Touch (FIT) since November 1990 and has attended every World Cup since 1991. The Australian Touch community have been very willing contributors in the development in the game in the Asian region, particularly in Japan.Queensland’s tour of Japan in 2006 is another stepping stone in the development of the game on a global level and we look forward to hearing about the on and off field exploits of our intrepid touch ambassadors upon their return.It will also be interesting to hear if Parksey and Rager manage to get through the tour without time in the bin… stay tuned.Updates on the progress of the tour and a wrap up of the tour will be provided.The Queensland Touring party is:Jason Powell, Luke Parker, Matt Mc Donald, Shane Rigby, Sean Slinger, Graham White, Dave Raper, Phil Gyemore (Captain), Nicola Slade, Sherry Ey, Haylene Grogan, Terri Cronk, Lisa Miller, Tracy Williamson (Captain), Tony O’Keefe (Coach) Mark Edwards (Coach) Glenn Richardson (Referee) Kathy Sweeney (Tour Manager)Written by Karley Banks  Media Member Services Officerlast_img read more

9 months agoRoma coach Di Francesco happy for Schick after 2-goal Coppa blast

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Roma coach Di Francesco happy for Schick after 2-goal Coppa blastby Carlos Volcano9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAS Roma coach Eusebio Di Francesco is pleased for Patrik Schick after his brace against Virtus Entella.The striker hit a double as Roma won 4-0 in the Coppa Italia round of 16.”He had a good game, even though he always satisfies me,” said Di Francesco.“He could’ve scored more goals, so he must keep working on becoming more clinical in front of goal, even in training. He mustn’t be satisfied.“Now he’s turned the page, playing regularly and giving the right performances. He’s growing. Some players grow at different rates.“He plays for a club where it isn’t easy to do so, with the weight of his transfer fee on his shoulders.“You can’t have everything right away, but he’s shown some important qualities in training and matches. Now he must keep improving and attack our opponents’ goal more.” last_img read more

Priyanka accuses Irani of distributing shoes to insult Rahul; Union minister hits back

first_imgAmethi (UP): Dubbing the BJP’s Amethi candidate Smriti Irani as an “outsider”, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Monday accused her of distributing shoes in order to insult Rahul Gandhi and said the people in the Congress chief’s Lok Sabha constituency are not beggars.Interacting with the voters in this key parliamentary constituency, the Congress general secretary in-charge of eastern Uttar Pradesh said the people of Amethi and Rae Bareli have self-respect and they do not beg from anyone. “…if anyone has to beg, it is them (BJP), who will beg for your votes,” a visibly agitated Priyanka told the voters in the presence of reporters at a “nukkad sabha”. She also slammed “outsider” Irani for distributing shoes in Amethi. “She (Irani) thinks she can insult Rahul Gandhi by doing this,” Priyanka said, adding that the Union minister was in fact insulting the people of Amethi. “The people of Amethi are very sensible. You all know who was going to open a food park in Amethi and the fact that it has not been opened till now. The food park would have benefitted five lakh farmers in Amethi and Rae Bareli,” she said. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’Reacting to the Congress leader’s remarks, actor-turned-politician Irani said, “I have been an actor and it would be better if Priyanka Gandhi does not stage a drama.” Irani, who had lost to Rahul Gandhi in Amethi in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, is again hoping to breach the Gandhi family bastion five years later. Talking about the condition of the people of Amethi, she said there were those who could not even afford a pair of shoes. “If she (Priyanka) has even an iota of shame and humanity, she should visit Hariharpur and see the truth for herself. But for going to Hariharpur, she has to first ask the missing MP (Rahul) about its location,” the Union textiles minister added. Lashing out at the BJP, Priyanka also said, “You (public) must have seen that former PM Rajiv Gandhi had gone to various villages of Amethi. You should ask your elders and perhaps there was none whom he had not met.last_img read more

Why Some Tennis Matches Take Forever

But some players matter just as much as the year or surface. The difference between Dustin Brown, the fastest player with at least 50 matches, and Nicolas Massu, the slowest, is 12.6 seconds per point — bigger than the difference between the slowest and fastest years, or slowest and fastest tournaments.7All the player data is relative to retired American Aaron Krickstein, again chosen because he came first in alphabetical order. Since he played slightly faster than average for his time, the regression output shows the average player as contributing time to matches, so is best used to compare players to each other, and not as an absolute number. I’m listing only players with findings significant at the p<0.02 level — a stricter standard than p<0.05 to be more confident in the findings, but not quite as strict as p<0.01, which eliminated many more players — both for matches they won and for those they lost. My method found different estimates for winners and losers, but they were highly correlated — r-squared = 0.76 — so I combined them to form a single measure for each player, weighting the two estimates by his number of wins and losses in the data set. That’s the estimate shown in the following table. We’ve posted pace estimates for 218 players and for 205 events on GitHub.This analysis isn’t only about how much time players take between points. The official stats don’t break out that number. A player can affect the pace of play both by how much time he takes between points — mainly when serving — and how much time it takes him to play a point. Players who are fast between points but engage in epic rallies during them — such as Monfils — don’t show up as outliers. Nadal, meanwhile, is slow between points and also plays many long rallies.To check what I was capturing, I went back to Little Data. Using my trusty smartphone stopwatch function, I timed how long 15 players took to serve at the French Open. Then I correlated the time they took between each serve with the time the analysis showed they add to the average point. The two quantities had a fairly high correlation, suggesting that the players who add time to matches do so at least in large part by adding time between points.8The 15 players were as follows: Faster than Aaron Krickstein: Nicolas Almagro, Roger Federer, Daniel Gimeno Traver, John Isner, Andrey Kuznetsov, Nick Kyrgios, Benoit Paire, Lukas Rosol, Bernard Tomic. Slower: Pablo Andujar, Carlos Berlocq, Borna Coric, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal. I measured time before 120 of their serves between Thursday and Saturday. They were playing on courts at the same facility, in roughly the same weather conditions. The r-squared for the correlation was 0.44. The serve speed data also is on GitHub.Playing slow puts players in good company. Some of the greatest players of all time do or did: Nadal, Djokovic and Murray join fellow multiple-Slam-winners Jimmy Connors, Jim Courier, Ivan Lendl and John McEnroe, who were all slow, albeit relative to their cohorts’ faster times. But slower players are only marginally better: There is essentially no correlation between career winning percentage and relative speed of play.9r-squared=0.01 Great players like Federer and 2001 Wimbledon champ Goran Ivanisevic played faster than average.My analysis assumed each player maintains the same pace throughout his career, but anyone can change his pace of play. To find out who has, I compared actual and expected pace for each match10By inserting the regression coefficients, so I was controlling for opponent, surface, year and other factors.:Nadal is vexed that time has become such a pressing topic lately. “I don’t know why but is very interesting that we are talking a lot about time the last three years,” he said in response to a question of mine at a news conference here at the French Open. “I have been on the tour for 13 years, so for the first 10 years I have been on the tour I don’t think I was quicker than now, and we were not talking about that.” Nadal was so peeved by one umpire’s enforcement of time rules earlier this year that he asked for the ump to be removed from his upcoming matches, a request that was granted.Murray knows sometimes he is too slow. “I don’t mean to do it,” he said. Then again, it’s hard to know when he’s taking too much time. “Are we supposed to spend the 25 seconds before you serve counting in your head to 25? No, you’re thinking about tactics or, you know, other things, what you’re about to do with the serve, where you’re going to play the serve. And, yeah, sometimes you can go too slow.”Since Murray and Nadal grew tired of all the time questions, I asked some of today’s fastest players why they push the pace. All of them said that’s always been their style.Australian Bernard Tomic said he plays fast deliberately. He told me that mixing up pace between points is another way to throw off opponents, like changing the speed or spin of the ball. “Everyone plays differently,” Tomic said. “That’s the weapon you have these days.”Lukas Rosol, a Czech player, and American Sam Querrey both said they like to get into a rhythm when serving. Waiting too long between points can break that up. Querrey gets annoyed when he has to wait too long to return, and he figures spectators do, too. “Sports that are popular are ones that have pretty good pace of play,” he said. Some players told The Washington Post they want the game sped up, such as by forcing servers to hit their first ball toss, no matter how errant.On Monday, during Nadal’s slow-paced match against Sock, I caught up with some more outliers among retired greats at a joint news conference to promote the seniors tournament. The ex-players’ sense of their own pace generally squared with the analysis.“I didn’t take any time,” said Ivanisevic, the 2001 Wimbledon champ. “I just liked to play fast.” He recalled playing Agassi, another fast player, in a five-setter that took two hours. He was a bit off, but the match was still pretty fast for a five-setter, taking two hours and 50 minutes. Ivanisevic has to watch a lot of tennis these days, as coach of defending U.S. Open champ Marin Cilic, and he wishes players would move faster. “Maybe they should go to the towel just half the time,” he said.Michael Chang, the 1989 French Open champ, correctly guessed that he was somewhere in between Ivanisevic and Nadal in pace. He doesn’t blame Nadal: “A guy like Rafa, he sweats profusely,” Chang said.So did Pat Cash, the 1987 Wimbledon champ. “I was one of the sweatiest players in the history of the game,” he said. He also often ended points at the net, so he needed time to walk back to the baseline. Nonetheless, he used to rush as a young player, until he was taught to slow down — so slow, he was one of the slowest players, relative to his era.Cash thinks that the sport, with its protracted baseline rallies, is better today, and that there’s nothing wrong with players taking a 30-second break after a rally at least that long. “Spectators have got to catch their breath,” he said. Nine-time French Open champ Rafael Nadal is one of the slowest players of the last 25 years. Roger Federer is faster than average. Novak Djokovic is slower than average — but has gotten faster. Andy Murray, on the other hand, has slowed down.I’m not talking about foot speed, or about the speed of the ball off the racket. I’m talking about how long it takes to play a point of tennis. Like baseball, tennis isn’t bound by a clock, but it does keep time. A match isn’t over until one player wins two sets or three. And who the players are goes a long way to deciding how long it takes to go from start to finish.The topic has been especially urgent at this year’s French Open, which lacks a roof and floodlights and must squeeze in play between darkness and rain. If Djokovic and Murray played slightly faster, they might have finished their semifinal Friday. Instead the match was suspended at 3-3 in the fourth set because of an imminent storm at around 8:30 p.m. local time. That will force the winner of the match to play three days in a row, which could be a disadvantage in the final.For an illustration of how much pace matters, consider two four-set matches that finished Monday in Paris. Speedy Roger Federer finished off relatively fast Gael Monfils in two hours and 12 minutes, taking 36 seconds per point. Rafael Nadal’s defeat of Jack Sock, on the other hand, required two fewer points but 41 more minutes; it took 47 seconds per point. All those seconds add up fast.1The Federer match was much faster than Nadal’s even though it had more long rallies: 36 of nine or more shots, compared with 27 in the Nadal match.Before just about every serve, Nadal went through most parts of his usual ritual: He cleaned the baseline with his foot, tapped his shoes with his racket to knock the clay off, rejected one of the three balls he was offered, bounced one of the others with his racket while with his right hand he picked at the back of his shorts, dried his face and the area behind his ears, rubbed his hand on his shirt, rocked back and forth — and served. When he missed the first serve, he did some of the same things on his second serve, including picking at the back of his shorts and rocking back and forth.Players are allowed no more than 20 seconds between serves at Grand Slams225 seconds at ATP World Tour events; if they exceed that threshold twice and are called for it, they lose a first serve. Some players stretch and shrink the time as a tactic to rest or throw off opponents.Over several games and sets, slower play can add 15 minutes or more to a match, throwing off television schedules and testing the patience of fans. It matters enough to the ATP, which runs the men’s tour, that it cracked down on slow play two years ago by enforcing the rules more strictly. Then again, thrilling long rallies take longer and create longer breaks in between, so a slowdown could be a good sign for the sport.I’ve studied the question of what determines the length of a match before, using Little Data: stopwatching the time between a few hundred points, correlating with rally length and other factors. But now we have easy access to big data in tennis. Analyst Jeff Sackmann has posted to GitHub match stats for the last 25 years of the men’s tour. (Match stats for the women’s tour aren’t available.3The WTA, which runs the women’s tour, hasn’t cracked down on slow play like the ATP has with the men. And the men notice. Just after the ATP became stricter, in early 2013, men and women both played an Australian Open warmup event in Brisbane. Andy Murray recalled in a news conference last week that men timed women’s matches and complained that 35-second delays weren’t being penalized, while men were dinged for going two seconds over their limit.) There are nearly 25 years of matches in there — 71,027 in all,4The database was updated through April 27 when I downloaded it. Tennis data is imperfect, including some errors in the historical record. I scrapped all matches with no time info, plus other oddballs (including matches with stats that looked wrong, like a handful of matches with points that averaged less than 15 seconds or more than six and a half minutes). and enough variables for us to tease out which factors have the biggest effect on how long matches take. Like I did last year with baseball games, I ran a regression to see how each of a match’s building blocks affects how long it takes, per point.5I used R. The dependent variable was time divided by points. The variables I included started with the breakdown of points in the match, by type. More precisely, these variables were the percentage of points that were followed by: changeovers after the first game of a set, when there is no prolonged break; changeovers later in sets, with longer breaks; ends of sets; end of matches by one player winning the requisite number of sets; end of matches by retirement; end of matches by default; all other ends of games; tiebreaker changeovers, when players switch side in tiebreakers, after each six points; tiebreaker changes of serve, after an odd number of points; and all other tiebreaker points. I also included four groups of dummy variables: the year of the match; the tournament-surface (treating Madrid’s clay tournament separately from the old Madrid hard-court event and from Rome’s clay event); the winner; and the loser. (We’ve uploaded part of my findings on Github for all to see.)In the early 1990s, the era in which Pete Sampras served-and-volleyed to success and Andre Agassi rushed from one side of the court to the other between serves, the game sped up. Then, starting in the late 1990s, as play shifted to baseline battles, it slowed down — until 2012, when the average point took 4.6 seconds longer than in 1991, all else equal. That doesn’t sound like much, but it amounts to 19 extra minutes over 250 points, a typical number for a best-of-five-set match.In 2012, the five-set Australian Open final between Nadal and Djokovic took five hours and 53 minutes, and raised cries for the game to speed up. The next year, the ATP answered by encouraging umpires to call time violations more strictly — and it appears to have worked. That year play sped up by 2.6 seconds per point, and it has remained roughly at that level since.Surface matters, too. The four fastest tournaments were on grass — with Wimbledon the fastest. The 11 slowest were on clay. Grass encourages the fastest rallies in the sport, which take less time and require less recovery. Clay is at the other extreme.6Because of the nature of the regression, I had to choose one event to serve as the benchmark for all others. So I went with the first one listed when the events were lined up in alphabetical order. All the speed data is relative to data from 1998 to 2007 for ‘s-Hertogenbosch, a grass tournament in the Netherlands. Since it’s played on a relatively fast surface, the regression output shows the average tournament as contributing time to matches, so is best used to compare tournaments to each other, and not as an absolute number. Also note that some of the names were formatted inconsistently, so a few tournaments appear more than once, covering different time periods. That doesn’t affect our findings for other types of variables. read more

City should follow the Chelsea and United example says Danny Mills

first_imgNow that Manchester City won the Premier League title way before the final, Danny Mills says they should follow the example set by Chelsea and Manchester United after each of them won the title as well.After City decisively won as a result of 3-1 over Tottenham and United lost to West Brom, Pep Guardiola’s and his players’ efforts were awarded the title for the first time since back in 2013/14 season. This is the third time they’ve won in the last seven years.However, ahead they have a challenge they have not been able to overcome yet – defending the title. However, Danny Mills thinks he knows what they should do in order to retain the cup.norwich city, manchester city, premier leagueReport: City are stunned by Norwich George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Manchester City was stunned by Norwich City in todays Premier League clash.Much has been made in recent days of the potential impact of Aymeric…“Recruitment is vital,” Mills said, according to football.london.“When you look back at Chelsea, Manchester United, under Sir Alex (Ferguson) especially, when they’ve won the title they’ve probably recruited two, three or four top-quality players to improve your first team, to add to that.”“Everybody else will, you’ve got to improve just to stand still. So I expect two or three big signings to come in. People have seen what Liverpool have done (against Manchester City). Everybody wants to beat the champions.”“They have the squad to do it, they have the finances as well. But as we’ve seen, it’s not easy in the slightest,” Mills added.last_img read more

Alves linked with shock Sevilla return

first_imgDani Alves could be in line for a shock return to Sevilla this summer after 10 years away, reports SportVarious media outlets in Spain have announced that the Brazilian is available in the upcoming transfer window with Paris Saint-Germain having reportedly offered him to Sevilla, whom he originally left in 2008 to join Barcelona, because he does not fit into the Parisian club’s plans.New PSG manager Thomas Tuchel is understood to have told the board that he does not view Alves as part of his plans at the French capital.Joaquin Caparros, who now works as the Director of Football at Sevilla after being replaced by Pablo Machin as head coach, has since revealed that he is currently unaware of these reports.Gerard Pique, Neymar, BarcelonaLa Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…But the 62-year-old did state he would welcome Alves back to the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.“I do not know anything about Dani Alves, but we are always open to signing right-back and when we improve, although right now the priority is elsewhere,” he told Mundo Deportivo.last_img read more

Antonio Di Natale is sure Luis Muriel will do brilliantly

first_imgAntonio Di Natale feels his ex Udinese teammate Luis Muriel “will do really well on the left of the Fiorentina trident.”Muriel who joined from Sevilla on a €1m loan was given also given option for buy at €12-15m during end of the season.“If he came to Florence with the desire to prove what a great player he really is, then I am sure he’ll do brilliantly,” Di Natale told La Repubblica as quoted in Football Italia.The duo were teammates at Udinese in 2012-13, but while Di Natale scored 23 goals and Muriel scored 11.Neymar, BrazilAnalysis: Neymar finally understood his role in football Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 7, 2019 After Brazil’s 2-2 draw against Colombia, we need to talk about a fundamental change that Neymar had in his football this evening.We’ve been talking…“Muriel is a player who can make the difference. He can play as a support striker, but in Stefano Pioli’s 4-3-3 system it’ll be very similar to the role he had with me at Udinese.“I can picture him doing really well on the left of the Fiorentina trident, with Federico Chiesa on the right and Giovanni Simeone in the centre.“He’s a striker who likes to move around a lot, taking opponents on with his pace. You’ll see he will focus a great deal on that.”last_img read more

Five Illegal Haitians held may be charged others sent home

first_img The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Some even say they had heard of the boat which capsized last week Tuesday killing so many, for sure 15 died, likely drowned and their bodies were recovered from waters in NW Providenciales.  There were 69 people on that boat.  The people fleeing Haiti say that things are so bad in their home country, it is worth the chance if they can get here for a better life.  Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, February 1, 2017 – All but five illegal immigrants who tried to enter the TCI on Monday by boat are returned home now; repatriated on eight charter flights to Haiti.  The five being held, all women Magnetic Media is told may be charged in connection to the one of those interceptions.  There were 178 Haitians who had to be processed, including two juveniles.  The Haitians were interviewed and it was asked of them if they had heard of the dangers of trying to enter the Turks and Caicos Illegally, if they understood the risks they took on those overcrowded sloops.  The reply was ‘yes!’  Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Border Control and Police are still in want of information of those who made it to shore last week, on January 24th, evading capture. #MagneticMediaNews Recommended for you ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Related Items:#magneticmedianews Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meetinglast_img read more