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  • Martin Keown blames Unai Emery for Granit Xhaka clashing with Arsenal fans

    first_imgAdvertisement Comment Martin Keown blames Unai Emery for Granit Xhaka clashing with Arsenal fans Arsenal hero Martin Keown has blamed Unai Emery for Granit Xhaka’s meltdown (Picture: Getty)Martin Keown has explained why he believes Unai Emery is partly responsible for Arsenal captain Granit Xhaka’s shocking meltdown.Xhaka threw his arms up in the air and cupped his ears after his substitution during Sunday’s Premier League draw with Crystal Palace was greeted by boos.As the noise around the Emirates intensified, Xhaka was seen mouthing ‘f*** off’ at the home fans and removed his shirt before storming down the tunnel. Advertisementcenter_img Metro Sport ReporterMonday 28 Oct 2019 10:48 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link568Shares Xhaka was booed off in Arsenal’s draw with Crystal Palace (Picture: Getty)Arsenal are now considering whether to strip Xhaka of the captaincy. He was handed the armband at the end of last month but Keown says that was a mistake from Emery.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘Sunday was not the first time Granit Xhaka has been jeered by his own fans,’ Arsenal legend Keown told the Daily Mail.‘It happened on September 22 too, when Aston Villa visited. Villa were leading 2-1 at the time, then Xhaka was substituted and serenaded by boos.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘Arsenal, despite being down to 10 men, went on to win 3-2 without the midfielder. Then five days later, Unai Emery names Xhaka as captain anyway.‘Emery is as much to blame as anyone. If you let the players pick their skipper, then it becomes a popularity contest and that is not what leadership is about.‘I’ve never had a manager who decided the captaincy that way and, for me, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is still the safer bet.’ Emery: Granit Xhaka was wrong to swear at fansTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 12:45FullscreenEmery: Granit Xhaka was wrong to swear at fanshttps://metro.co.uk/video/emery-granit-xhaka-wrong-swear-fans-2036436/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Xhaka is yet to speak out on the ugly scenes that unfolded at the Emirates but Hector Bellerin has taken to social media to offer his support.The Arsenal vice-captain said: ‘We are all humans, we all have emotions, and sometimes it’s not easy dealing with them.‘It’s time to lift each other up, not to push each other away. We only win when we are together.’More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moveslast_img read more

  • It’s not the usual hamptons-style home you’d find on the Gold Coast – it has a modern twist

    first_img55 T E Peters Drive, Broadbeach Waters. 55 T E Peters Drive, Broadbeach Waters. 55 T E Peters Drive, Broadbeach Waters. 55 T E Peters Drive, Broadbeach Waters.WHEN Niki and Luis Aguado bought their property at Broadbeach Waters in January 2016, it was either to knock it down or put it through a massive renovation. They decided on the knock down with the only part of the original property they retained the swimming pool — which also got a renovation. The couple then set about creating a five-bedroom home with Hamptons’ influences.“It is a bit of a modern Hamptons, it is not a real traditional Hamptons, we took a lot of aspects from Hamptons and just modernised it a bit,’’ Mrs Aguado said. Mrs Aguado said the block was so good they weren’t constrained in what they wanted to build on the site. 55 T E Peters Drive, Broadbeach Waters.center_img 55 T E Peters Drive, Broadbeach Waters.There is also a window splashback in the kitchen.This area flows through to an open plan living and dining room, which then leads through to an outdoor dining area.This covered space has a fully-equipped outdoor kitchen, which overlooks the renovated 8m by 3.5m infinity pool and sunken spa.Beyond that is a pontoon and a boat ramp, and a 17m sandy beach-frontage, flanked by tropical palms. Back inside the house, the other upstairs bedrooms have ensuites while downstairs, the fourth and fifth bedrooms share a bathroom. There is keyless entry to the home, ducted airconditioning and security cameras as well as remote security gates. 55 T E Peters Drive, Broadbeach Waters.Her favourite part of the home is the main living area which leads out to a large alfresco area.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa15 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago“(This) goes down to a grassed area as well, so it is just good for hanging out during the day and also a good entertaining area,’’ she said. Mrs Aguado said the home also had three lounge areas.“The main lounge and living room, media or formal lounge and then upstairs parents’ or children’s retreat lounge.“I think it is a perfect family home, we have built it so that you can have the family upstairs and guest rooms downstairs.’’In the main bedroom is a walk-in wardrobe and ensuite with a dual shower, rain shower and freestanding bathtub.The house sits on a 719sq m block and has Gold Coast skyline views.Inside the main foyer of the five-bedroom, 4.5 bathroom home are 5.5 metre high ceilings.There are multiple living areas throughout the home while the spacious kitchen has waterfall edge stone benches, dual ovens, integrated appliances and a large butler’s pantry. 55 T E Peters Drive, Broadbeach Waters.last_img read more

  • Guardiola: Sterling won’t be fazed by hostile Liverpool fans

    first_imgPep Guardiola has backed Raheem Sterling ahead of the Liverpool clash. [Picture: Martin Rickett/PA Wire]Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola insists he has no concerns about starting Raheem Sterling at former club Liverpool.The Harlesden-raised Sterling has received hostile receptions and struggled in games back at Anfield since leaving the Reds for City in 2015.Despite being one of City’s key players throughout last season, the England international was used only as a second-half substitute when the sides met on Merseyside in the Champions League quarter-finals in April.But Guardiola claims that was a tactical decision and he is not shielding the 23-year-old, who he expects will learn to cope with the challenges of returning to his old stomping ground.© Tim Goode/PA WireGuardiola said: “The reason why last time he didn’t play was for other reasons, tactical. What I wanted to do was have Kyle Walker on the right side attacking more than him. That was the plan. Sometimes it works, sometimes not.“I don’t think about that (crowd reaction). Even if that happens – maybe it affects him, maybe not – but being so young, he has to learn about that.“When he has been a player for us for a long time, and hopefully it will be for a long time, sooner or later he will go many times to Anfield.“He grew up there, he has a good memories about his period there. Of course the Liverpool fans want (him) to play bad, and he has played bad but he wants to play good. Normally I don’t do it for that reason.” Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebookby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksRecommended for youApartments for Sale | Search AdsApartments in Dubai Might Be Cheaper Than You ThinkApartments for Sale | Search AdsUndoProperty Investment | Search AdsDubai Real Estate Investment Properties May Surprise YouProperty Investment | Search AdsUndoadaily.info10 Most Dangerous Dog Breedsadaily.infoUndoRelocation Target7 Ways to Find a Cheap FlightRelocation TargetUndoEverydaychimpMost Powerful Military Forces in Asia – Check out Hong Kong RankEverydaychimpUndoJobs | Search AdsJobs in Tuen Mun Might Pay More Than You ThinkJobs | Search AdsUndopanzerrush.comPlay this Game for 1 Minute and see why everyone is addictedpanzerrush.comUndoTrendingBoomIncredible Device to Melt Away Neck Pain Takes Hong Kong by StormTrendingBoomUndolast_img read more

  • Selling Thabo’s Antiques to Italy

    first_img1 December 2005KwaZulu-Natal antiques dealer and furniture maker Thabo Mhlongo has signed a R230-million deal with top Italian-based furniture manufacturer Fratelli Costantini to produce quality furniture for the international market.Mhlongo (43) owns Thabo’s Antiques, a well-known furniture shop in Howick on the Midlands Meander. The investment comes a few months after the formation of the KwaZulu-Natal Furniture Industry Cluster to help grow the local industry.The joint venture will be known as Thabo’s Designs Fratelli Costantini, with a 60:40 shareholding split in favour of Mhlongo.Thabo’s Antiques was established in 1983 and sells some 1 000 restored furniture pieces a month. The first phase of the new joint venture is the construction of buildings and an assembly plant at a cost of R30-million. Thabo’s Designs will sell furniture to wholesalers, not to the public.“We expect to break even with R1.5-million after three months,” Mhlongo told Business Report. Thabo’s Designs will initially use hardwoods such as teak, mahogany and beech imported from Yugoslavia, France and Romania, and will look at sourcing wood from Mozambique at a later stage.“It is good to have formed a partnership with a family that has been in the trade for a while. It will lead to job opportunities in my area,” Mhlongo said.Choosing a stable governmentWith a monthly turnover in Italy of R56-million, Fratelli has been in the furniture business for 55 years.Company owner Giuseppe Constantini said they were impressed by Mhlongo’s professionalism and did not doubt that the partnership would produce “durable, super quality” furniture well able to compete internationally.He said that with a stagnant market in Europe, his company had been looking abroad to diversify and expand. Yugoslavia, Romania, Czechoslovakia and China were considered, but Costantini felt their governments were too unstable, according to Business Day.“Then we approached the Trade and Investment South Africa office in Milan and were referred to Trade and Investment KZN, which helped us identify a local partner,” he told the newspaper.International marketsOnce Thabo’s Designs Fratelli Costantini is established locally, the company will investigate exporting furniture to America, Russia and the rest of Africa.“Trade and Investment KZN is really working hard to help local businesses,” Mhlongo said.KwaZulu-Natal Finance and Economic Development MEC Zweli Mkhize said the deal showed that trips undertaken by the government to Europe and other countries were starting to bear fruit.“We are glad the Constantini family has chosen to do business in KwaZulu-Natal and, more importantly, that they selected an emerging entrepreneur as their partner,” he said.SouthAfrica.info reporterlast_img read more

  • Alan Dershowitz: ‘An unworthy set of reflexive assumptions?’

    first_imgAt the start of the Oscar Pistorius trial, celebrity US lawyer Alan Dershowitz suggested in an interview with Piers Morgan on CNN that Pistorius would not get justice as South Africa was a “failed state”, and the trial “racial”.Watch the broadcast of Dershowitz’s statements, and the responses by both Morgan and University of Cape Town academic Kelly Phelps:• Manusha PillaiCommunications managerBrand South Africa+27 11 483 [email protected] Barber, Brand South Africa’s country manager for the US, wrote this open letter to Dershowitz.Dear Professor Dershowitz,I caught you on CNN the other night doing your talking head thing on the trial of Oscar Pistorius for the murder of his girlfriend, the model Reeva Steenkamp.Your Wikipedia entry reminds us why Piers Morgan had you on his show. You are a media star. In 1967, you became Harvard’s youngest ever full professor of law. You held the Felix Frankfurter professorship for 20 years until your retirement in 2013. You have successfully represented a stellar cast of celebrity defendants, including two, OJ Simpson and Claus von Bulow, charged like Pistorius with killing women they had once supposedly loved.South Africa, you told Morgan and his audience with what seemed invincible certainty, was a “failed country”. Now I recognise the on-air rules of the game for professional talking heads include expressing yourselves in ways that might be considered unprofessional in a Harvard lecture hall. That said, your comment about South Africa would have been outlandish in any setting. In spite of his English tabloid roots, even Morgan was taken aback.Happily, Kelly Phelps, a live resident of the “failed country”, was on hand to help straighten you out. “Failed countries” do not generally boast institutions of the calibre of the University of Cape Town where Phelps teaches law. Nor do they retain talent such as hers. Her resume is worth a read. Her statement that South Africa is “fundamentally sound” should command your respect.Yes, there are failed countries out there, but by no reasonable definition of the phrase can South Africa be counted as one of them. In a genuinely failed country, Pistorius would not be on any kind of trial, let alone one conducted as scrupulously as the case at hand. Not only is justice being done in North Gauteng High Court courtroom GD, it is being seen to be done on television and computer screens the world over in real time.I was struck by your insinuation that Judge Thokozile Masipa, being black, would be unable to give unbiased consideration to the white defendant’s claim he thought he was shooting an intruder – a person he would he would have presumed to be black. What personal knowledge do you have of Judge Masipa to support this? Or is it simply what your gut tells you? And if so, would it be unfair to suggest that what was informing your gut was, principally, an unworthy set of reflexive assumptions?What you will not see in Judge Masipa’s courtroom are defence attorneys cynically attempting, as they did in the OJ Simpson case, to manipulate the racial fears and biases of jurors to secure an against-the-odds acquittal. There is no jury. When Judge Masipa has heard the evidence and reached a verdict, she will be obliged to explain in exhaustive detail how and on what basis she and her two assessors got there. Any trace of bias will be grounds for appeal, all the way to the constitutional court if necessary.Pistorius’ lawyers will naturally do everything they can to establish the plausibility of their client’s version. That’s their job. No doubt they will highlight South Africa’s well-documented rates of crime, including home robberies. They will also seek to undermine the prosecution’s case by impeaching the competence of the police and asserting the contamination of evidence. In much the same way did OJ Simpson’s legal team try to destroy the credibility of the detectives who investigated Nicole Brown’s murder. I am certain, Professor, you know to distinguish between what is said in a courtroom to make a case and the more nuanced realities of the world outside.I happen to have some experience with what legal proceedings look like in a failed, or at least failing, country. In 1977, as a junior reporter, I was part of the team sent by a local newspaper to cover the inquest into the death in police custody of Black Consciousness leader Steve Biko.The inquest, like the present trial, took place in Pretoria, then at the heart of apartheid darkness. There was no justice in that courtroom, nor any hope of it, the extraordinary talent of the Biko family’s legal team notwithstanding. No unprejudiced magistrate could have found that Biko’s fatal brain injuries were the result of something other than the brutality and callousness of his captors. The actual verdict was a cover-up of judicial murder: “The available evidence does not prove the death was brought about by an act or omission involving an offense by any person.”That country, mercifully, did fail. The people of South Africa came together under some remarkable leaders, including the late Nelson Mandela, to build a new one, whose 20th birthday we celebrate this year. The rights and dignity that Biko and countless others were jailed, tortured and died fighting for are now enshrined in a constitution that has been extolled by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg – much to the knee-jerk shock and horror of Fox News – as “a great piece of work” and a model for other emerging democracies.South Africans may sometimes struggle to live up to the high ideals and standards embodied in their re-founding document, but don’t mistake failings – failings we candidly acknowledge and are striving to correct – for failure.Yours sincerely,Simon BarberRead more: Failed state, my foot by Max du Preezlast_img read more

  • Mission to Log the Last of a Vanishing Geocache Series

    first_imgThe last Project APE Cache is there… somewhere…The journey began in PeruUPDATED July 5, 2012: Read the comment from Brad Simmons (MonkeyBrad) about his journey to the APE Cache in comments below.—————-You can track a geocaching team live as they attempt to log a smiley on one of the rarest and most sought after finds in all of geocaching. The team is attempting to find Mission 4: Southern Bowl (GCC67). It’s the last of the Project APE Caches.For some geocachers, Mission 4: Southern Bowl is the most coveted geocache in the entire world. The cache was hidden deep in the Brazilian Jungle in 2001. Only about 50 geocachers have logged it in 11 years.Four American geocachers accepted the challenge to find Mission 4: Southern Bowl to mark major personal geocaching milestones. The four geocachers combined have accumulated more than 50,000 cache finds. For Monkeybrad, the last APE Cache will mark his 20,000th smiley, Southpaw‘s geocache tally will reach 18,000 and 6Lindseys and MLRS1996 will each reach 7,000 finds.Project A.P.E. Cache IconThe team left the United States on Thursday June 14. They landed in Lima, Peru the following morning. They’re planning to make their way to Sao Paulo, Brazil and to the Project APE Cache. You can track their progress by clicking on the map above.The Project APE Cache as found by ZobelMex on June 3, 2012The Mission 4: Southern Bowl Project APE Cache was part of a promotion for the 2001 film Planet of the Apes. Thirteen A.P.E. caches, each with props from the movie and a story that tied into the movie, were hidden all over the world. Those who found the caches received a unique icon. Mission 4: Southern Bowl is the final active cache in the Project A.P.E. series.Two German geocachers, ZobelMex and TC-Rudi last found the Project APE Cache in early June. The team of American geocachers is expected to land in Sao Paulo on Friday, June 15. They’ll begin their 300 km drive into the jungles of Brazil over the weekend, where they hope to log a smiley, receive the rare Project APE Icon, and make a memories that will last a lifetime.Leave a message for the team below.Share with your Friends:More SharePrint Related”The Geocaching Triad” Geocaching.com’s Lost & Found VideoAugust 24, 2010In “Community”Phenomenal geocaching community stories from 2017December 26, 2017In “Community”Mission 9 is alive!August 29, 2017In “Community”last_img read more

  • PBA: NLEX nips Alaska, breaks 9-game skid

    first_imgLakers win 9th straight, hold off Pelicans A 6-0 run by the Road Warriors, who played the second half of the fourth without import Wayne Chism, gave them the a 92-87 cushion amid the Aces’ repeated to steal the win in the final moments of the game.“We caught a big fish, Alaska is one of the best teams, they’re a hard team especially with their pieces,” said head coach Guiao, whose team had an overall 13-game skid dating back to the Philippine Cup. “This is a good win for us, and we need situations like this where we can build character.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting“We’re already looking forward to the next conference and we just have to keep gelling and build confidence.”Things went into seesaw motion in the fourth quarter with both teams exchanging baskets until the 6:19 mark of the period when Wayne Chism’s jumper gave NLEX an 86-82 lead. That, however, proved to be Chism’s final field goal as he fouled out with 5:20 remaining in the game.Alaska was able to score five unanswered points to take a 87-86 lead with 3:50 remaining on a layup from Simon Enciso before NLEX took over for good.Chism had a team-high 22 points to go along six rebounds for NLEX while JR Quiñahan added 16 points, seven boards, four assists, and two blocks off the bench.Juami Tiongson also had 16 points while Kevin Alas had 11 points to help the Road Warriors.Cory Jefferson had 36 points and 20 boards to lead the Aces.ADVERTISEMENT The scores:NLEX 100 – Chism 22, Tiongson 16, Quinahan 16, Alas 11, Al-Hussaini 9, Mallari 7, Monfort 6, Soyud 5, Rios 4, Lastimosa 2, Baracael 2, Ighalo 0, Taulava 0.ALASKA 92 – Jefferson 36, Manuel 17, Abueva 12, Casio 10, Racal 5, Banchero 3, Thoss 2, Enciso 2, Exciminiano 2, Mendoza 2, Pascual 1, Cruz 0, Galliguez 0, Hontiveros 0.Quarterscores: 18-35, 51-48, 76-75, 100-92. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES More than 5,000 measles deaths in DR Congo this year — WHO ‘Coming Home For Christmas’ is the holiday movie you’ve been waiting for, here’s why Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games LOOK: J.R. Smith, wife bring home premature daughter after 5 months in hospital MOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAfter 10 tries, NLEX finally earned its first win in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup, pulling off a huge upset victory over Alaska, 100-92, Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Road Warriors, who are already eliminated from playoff contention, improved to 1-9 and while the Aces saw their losing streak continue to five games and dropped to 4-5.ADVERTISEMENT South Korea to suspend 25% of coal plants to fight pollution SEA Games: PH beats Indonesia, enters gold medal round in polo LOOK: Vhong Navarro’s romantic posts spark speculations he’s marrying longtime GF View commentslast_img read more

  • Four Promoted to Senior Director Roles

    first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, June 14, 2017 – Providenciales – FortisTCI (the Company) has announced expanded roles for four senior executives as a part of the Company’s organizational restructuring exercise. These new appointments took effect on March 1, 2017. Don Forsyth, former Director of Engineering and Planning, has been named as Senior Director of Electrical Planning, Engineering and Energy Delivery. Aisha Laporte, who served as Director of Customer Services, is the new Senior Director of Customer Services and Stakeholder Engagement. Catherine BuenaMunsayac, former Director of Internal Audit, Risk and Compliance is now Senior Director of Enterprise Risk Management and Internal Audit, and Archie Gaviola, former Director of Financial Services, has been promoted to Senior Director of Financial and Treasury Services.  Mr. Forsyth joined the FortisTCI team in 2013 as Director of Engineering and Planning. He is a utility electrical engineering professional with 20 years’ experience in island utility systems. He began his career in the industry at the single generation plant in Grenada and moved through the ranks to become Manager of Planning and Engineering.  His expertise includes Generation and Transmission and Distribution Operations and Maintenance activities, a broad range of engineering studies related to system capacity expansion, system protection, system control, distribution automation and renewable energy implementation. Over the years he has held numerous technical and managerial roles. Mr. Forsyth has a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad. He also holds an Executive MBA from the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, Barbados.  Mrs. Laporte joined FortisTCI in 2008 as Supervisor of Financial Services. In 2011 she was promoted to Manager of Financial Services and played a key role in several major finance projects designed to improve the Company’s treasury and financial reporting processes. In 2012 she was promoted to Director of Customer Services. As the leader in Customer Services, she focused on developing additional customer services in energy audits, automation of customer information and payments via the customer web portal, as well as enhancing Revenue Protection Services. She has also served on the committee that developed and introduced Renewable Energy Programs in FortisTCI.   Prior to joining FortisTCI, she worked as Principal Auditor for the Turks and Caicos Islands Government from 2003-2006.   She also worked as Auditor for two years at KPMG, one of the leading professional auditing firms in the TCI. Mrs. Laporte graduated with a Bachelor’s degree with distinction in Accounting from Nova Southeastern University in Florida in 2002. A year later she became part of a group of fewer than 10 Turks and Caicos Islanders, at that time, to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Mrs. Buena-Munsayac joined FortisTCI in 2008 as Manager of Financial Services and was promoted to Director of Financial Services and Risk Management in 2011. While in the Finance Department, she led the implementation of financial controls and optimization of the use of the previous enterprise resource planning system.  She also facilitated the introduction of the Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) process.   In 2014 she transferred to Internal Audit where she was instrumental in the set-up of FTCI’s Internal Audit Department, ERM and Sarbanes-Oxley Readiness programmes. She has diverse industry experience covering energy and utilities, food and beverage, logistics, manufacturing, advertising, financing, real estate and banking.   She has a Bachelor’s degree in Accountancy and holds both Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) certifications.  Mr. Gaviola joined FortisTCI in 2009 as Financial Reporting and Business Planning Consultant, focusing on compliance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and development of financial models for business planning and analysis. He was promoted to Manager of Financial Services in 2012 and Director of Financial Services in 2014. He was instrumental in assisting the Company with obtaining its investment grade corporate credit rating from Standard & Poor’s and the subsequent inaugural issue of notes in the United States private placement market.  He has managed the Company’s financial reporting under both IFRS and United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (US GAAP). Previously, he worked as Audit Senior at one of the big four auditing firms and managed assurance engagements for mostly international financial institutions. Mr. Gaviola has a Bachelor’s degree in Accountancy and is a Certified Public Accountant. FortisTCI President and CEO Eddinton Powell stated, “As we enter a new phase of business in the energy sector highly skilled talent will continue to be at the forefront of organizational success. I am particularly pleased that we have been able to promote from within because, across all four portfolios, these members of senior management have shown technical prowess, leadership growth and the capabilities and commitment to keep moving the Company in a forward direction. On behalf of the entire staff at FortisTCI, I am pleased to congratulate them on their professional and personal achievements.” FortisTCI has been restructured into three main divisions: Corporate Services; Operations; and Innovation, Strategic Planning and Information, Communications, Technology (ICT). These have further been segmented into three main Operating Business Units (OBUs), namely Production and Project Management, Grand Turk and Sister Islands Operations, and Transmission and Distribution (T&D). Press Release: FortisTCIlast_img read more