Dear Editor,I am pleased to read in your media that an American Chamber of Commerce (Amcham) will be formed in Guyana sometime soon, as announced by US Ambassador Perry Holloway. I have long championed for the formation of such a commercial outfit, but could not get takers. Business persons will listen to the Ambassador. And may I also suggest the formation of a US-Guyana Friendship Society that people of other nations set up between their countries and the US.Amcham and a US-Guyana Friendship Society will help to bolster economic and strategic ties with the US while leading to a higher standard of living and level of security from threats from hostile neighbours.Amcham will bring the two countries closer together. It will also help Guyana to address challenges in priority areas, such as security, energy, economics, infrastructure, foreign investment, and manufacturing, among others. Amcham will create tremendous opportunities that would benefit both countries’ economies with job creation and growth. It could even lead to high-level dialogue with US Administration officials on geo-political and strategic interests. Amcham will provide a solid foundation from which to work to strengthen bilateral engagements and reinforce Guyana-US strategic, economic, cultural, and people-to-people ties. One must also remember that more Guyanese live in the US than in Guyana.It is noted that Guyana had strong ties with Washington after the restoration of democracy under the Jagan and Jagdeo Administrations. Unfortunately, post- Jagdeo, relations with Washington inexplicably strained, including a blast against the US Ambassador Brent Hardt during the Donald Ramotar Presidency. Since becoming de facto leader of PPP, Jagdeo has been mending relations with Washington. The former President Jagdeo has signaled that he wants the next PPP Government to work closely with the US.There is need for a strong and collaborative partnership between Georgetown and Washington on a number of issues, not the least being: territorial security; trade; energy; attracting greater foreign investment, especially in manufacturing; and expanding access to skills training and education in the US.If Guyana is to achieve its economic and strategic potential, it must work collaboratively with the US and other western countries, like Canada and Britain. It must also try to overcome the many ghosts that Ambassador Holloway mentioned in his speech at Marriott on July 11 at the reception for US Independence Day.The country must boldly face the myriad economic and governance challenges, including endemic corruption and violations of the constitution that slow growth, development, and foreign investment. Amcham will help in this endeavor, and businesses should welcome and join it.Yours truly,Vishnu Bisram
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0Shares0000For many football fans, no game is complete without a beer © AFP / Vasily MAXIMOVMOSCOW, Russian Federation, Jun 20 – Football fans from around the world are flocking to Russia’s bars, beer gardens and craft beer pubs to quench their thirst as the World Cup heats up.But the surge in sales will not have a lasting impact on Russia’s beer industry, where consumption has been losing fizz for years — ever since it lost its classification as a soft drink. Russia ranks 14th in terms of annual alcohol consumption per capita, according to the World Health Organization.But with spirits — chiefly vodka — traditionally playing a stronger role in social life, Russia ranks far lower at 32nd in terms of beer consumption, according to a 2016 survey by Japanese beermaker Kirin.Part of the reason why Russians are drinking less beer now than they were in the early 2000s is because of moves to restrict sales and advertising.Higher taxes on beer and declining consumer spending power have also contributed to the decline.The real turning point came in 2011, when beer was classified as an alcoholic drink rather than as a soft drink.Since then, nighttime sales have been banned, as have sales at street kiosks and in particularly large volumes.– ‘Compromise’ needed –Since 2013, with a major economic crisis in full swing, the market has contracted more than 24 percent and is set to lose another 11 percent by 2023, according to an estimate by Euromonitor.“Between 2007 and 2017, tax on beer grew almost tenfold,” said Pavel Yerankevich, senior development director at Baltika, Russia’s number one beer brand, which now belongs to Denmark’s Carlsberg group.Football fans in Russia are giving a boost to the local beer market © AFP / Vasily MAXIMOV“All that together with the unfavourable macroeconomic situation has of course influenced the state of the market,” he added.Yerankevich thinks Russia risks going too far with measures designed to prevent alcohol abuse, even as he acknowledges the problem is widespread and needs to be tackled.“We need to find a compromise: on the one hand to put into action the government’s reasonable goals of lowering alcohol abuse and reducing the sales share of strong spirits, but on the other hand, not to put up artificial obstacles to business development,” he said.The World Cup may be a “driver of growth” in beer sales, he said.“But in this case, the increased demand will only affect this period without changing the overall annual trend,” he added.Yury Antonov, who heads the Ochakovo beer factory in a Moscow suburb, says sales to bars and consumers have risen ahead of the World Cup but he is downbeat about the longer term.“We don’t think that the market will stabilise any time soon. We think that the market will continue falling,” he said.– Anyone for a craft beer? –All-American lager Budweiser, as the official sponsor of the World Cup, may be the only beer likely to see a strong benefit.Budweiser, made by Belgium-based AB Inbev, is the only beer allowed in stadiums and fan zones.Alcoholic beverage sales are banned in a two-kilometre (1.2-mile) radius around the stadiums.The Budweiser brand has ensured its logo is highly visible at numerous spin-off events as well.A spokesperson for Budweiser said it does not disclose specific sales figures, but described the World Cup as a “great opportunity” for the brand.Some other beermakers are also performing better than usual, including alcohol-free brands.In 2017, alcohol-free beer sales saw “solid growth” thanks to “aggressive marketing” by major brands, Euromonitor said in a report.Big brands like to focus on advertising their alcohol-free beer partly because it dodges tough restrictions.However there is a genuine “rising consumer interest and demand” as Russians become more health-conscious, the market research provider said.A surge in beer sales is unlikely to live out the World Cup © AFP / Vasily MAXIMOVThe other type of beer to buck the trend is craft beer, with specialised bars and shops popping up all over Russia’s larger cities.For the moment, craft beer is being produced only by small and medium-sized breweries.But Euromonitor analysts expect that “larger brewers will also increasingly focus on craft beer so as to help offset losses in the lager category.”Artyom Zimakov, who owns Beermood, a craft beer bar in central Moscow, said he is delighted to see his bar packed every day so far in the World Cup.The market for his type of product is “very dynamic and it’s growing,” he said.“It’s going to grow fast.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Cesc Fabregas was on the bench against West Ham but the midfielder is still really popular among Chelsea fans 1 There is a rumour doing the rounds suggesting Chelsea manager Antonio Conte will sell Cesc Fabregas.The midfielder did not feature in the club’s 2-1 win against West Ham and both Juventus and Real Madrid are said to be circling Stamford Bridge.However, Conte said the 29-year-old midfielder has a future in south west London, explaining he was happy with his attitude, but not every player can start when he has to pick his line up, such is the nature of the job.“That can happen that Fabregas is not in the starting XI, but it can happen for all the players,” he said. “It’s important to see always the right attitude. Because we must fight this season and it’s important to stay together in every situation.”But the player is still popular with some fans, as you can see from the tweets below.Would it bother you if Cesc Fabregas left Chelsea? Let us know below.
BREAKING NEWS: The fire services in Letterkenny are currently tackling a blaze on the outskirts of the town.At least three units of the fire service are at the scene of the fire in the Mountain Top area of the town.It is understood the blaze is at a disused house which has been derelict for a considerable time. It is not believed anybody was in the house at the time of the incident.EndsFIRE SERVICES TACKLING HOUSE FIRE IN LETTERKENNY was last modified: November 2nd, 2011 by StephenShare 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) Tags:fireLETETRKENNY
Former Ballyshannon resident Ruairí McKiernan has been selected for a prestigious Fulbright TechImpact Award.Award winner Ruairi. Picture Conor McCabe Photography.The award recognises Ruairí’s exceptional leadership and ingenuity in using technology for social change.It provides him with a scholarship to undertake cutting edge research at the pioneering Citizen Engagement Laboratory in Berkeley, California, where he will explore the latest developments in how the internet can be used to improve community engagement, democracy and political decision making. Ruairí, who in 2011 was appointed to the Council of State by President Michael D. Higgins, is no stranger to this area of work, having set up the multi-award winning SpunOut.ie youth organisation ten years ago in Ballyshannon.He currently work as an independent campaigner and consultant, helping individuals, non-profits and companies reach their full potential. Part of this work involves helping co-found Uplift, a new organisation that seeks to become a force for people powered campaigning.Speaking after a reception at the U.S Ambassador’s residence, Ruairí said it is a great honour to have been selected for the award.“The Fulbright award offers me invaluable support to continue my work in advancing the cause of people power and in forging international links. “I am really humbled to have been chosen as a Fulbright Scholar and to be able to spend time in the San Francisco Bay Area, which is a global hub for progressive innovation and ideas. Ireland is at huge a turning point in history and we need all the new ideas we can get.“I’m really excited to spend time with global leaders in technology and social change and to make connections with those who might be able to support some of my work here in Ireland. In particular I’m looking forward to connecting with Irish America and to see how we can better engage Irish people around the world.” FROM DONEGAL TO BERKELEY – SPUNOUT FOUND RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS AWARD was last modified: May 23rd, 2014 by StephenShare 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) Tags:awardBallyshannondonegalRuairi McKiernanSpunout.ie
For a region that has very little mining activity Cape Town has become rather fond of the Mining Indaba.This is understandable, as over its 20-year existence, the event aimed at generating interest in the African mining sector has grown into the world’s largest mining conference, resulting in it making a notable contribution to the City’s economy. The Indaba has generated R485-million in revenue and creating 3750 direct and indirect jobs between 2006 and 2013 for the local economy.Cape Town is adept at hosting large businesses conferences – it also hosts the annual Design Indaba and Africa Com events – but with 7800 delegates attending from 110 countries, the Mining Indaba is clearly one of the marquee business events for the City.“It remains one of our signature annual conferences, directly bringing in revenue and trade and indirectly creating goodwill and new partnerships,” said Cape Town Executive Mayor Patricia de Lille, opening this year’s Mining Indaba.Though the City has benefitted from hosting the Indaba over the past 20 years, it now wants to deepen its ties to the mining sector beyond the few days in which the conference takes place.During her speech, De Lille pitched the city as a possible base for foreign companies looking to set up shop on the continent.She argued that while there were “extremely limited mining activities” in the region, the city was still well placed to serve their needs because it had “sophisticated tertiary services, reliable infrastructure and advanced commercial and banking practices”.De Lille showed how serious she was about having the 2100 companies represented at the conference moving to the Cape by giving out her e-mail address – firstname.lastname@example.org – and asked those interested to contact her directly about a possible move.Getting groups aligned to the mining industry to move to the Mother City is not that farfetched considering how the region has made strides in deepening its ties to the rest of continent over the past few years. The Western Cape’s trade promotion industry, Wesgro, said, for instance, the region’s trade with the rest of Africa was R51.4-billion in 2012.Businesses in the Western Cape have also backed 55 cross-border projects totalling R10.9-billion between January 2003 and May 2013.
Countries that expand opportunities for women and girls in education and work achieve greater prosperity and social development, writes Chichi Maponya, chair of Brand South Africa, on International Women’s day.Chichi Maponya, chairperson on Brand South Africa. (Image: African Business)International Women’s Day, originally called International Working Women’s Day, is celebrated on March 8 every year, and in different regions the focus of the celebrations ranges from a general celebration of respect, appreciation, and love towards women to a celebration for women’s economic, political, and social achievements.• Download statement in PDFAcknowledged as architects of society, women are admired for their strength in building the family unit and homes, as well as their contributions to communities, societies and nations.One of the leading development strategies that is imperative for emerging markets such as South Africa – is the empowerment of its women, with a number of studies showing that countries that have expanded opportunities for women and girls in education and work in recent decades have largely achieved greater prosperity and social development.While pressing forward with strategic adjustments of economic structures and innovations of their sustainable growth models, South Africa is cognisant that equal participation in economic activities and equitable access to economic resources are the basic conditions for the well-being and development of women.In South Africa, women constitute a large proportion of the economically challenged, particularly in rural areas, and the National Development Plan (NDP) acknowledges this by taking gender – along with race and geographic location – into account by proposing a range of measures to advance women’s equality. The NDP proposes that the transformation of the economy should involve the active participation and empowerment of women, and that the role of women as leaders in all sectors of society should be actively supported.Worldwide, history and research has proven that women’s economic empowerment increases their access to economic resources and opportunities including jobs, financial services, property and other productive assets, skills development and market information.For South Africa this outlook has translated itself in vast areas of development where women are taking the reins and actively contributing to their countries development agenda. South Africa’s economic empowerment mechanisms for promoting the status of women, fully utilizing government resources and effectively mobilizing social resources, lays an important foundation for promoting gender equality and women’ s development.Over the past two decades, we have seen how the South African government has formulated and implemented laws, regulations and policy outlines to ensure that women enjoy equal political rights with men, which has resulted in a higher level of female participation in politics and a greater role played by women in decision making and management of state and social affairs.The influence of women and women’s organisations in the development of South Africa politics keeps growing, with the South African government availing opportunities of support and encouragement for women to take part in the management of state and social affairs by expanding the scope and channels for such participation.The 2015 South African Women in Leadership Census released in July last year draws on international benchmarks and cites South Africa as a top performer amongst BRICS countries with almost double the percentage of women Directors, within the BRICS grouping. The research also illustrated that the majority of medical school entrants are now women.It is therefore evident, that our shared commitment to supporting, growing, empowering and recognising women leaders not only promotes fairness but it also improves our performance. Empowered, inspired and developed women are critical to improving any country’s global competitiveness, and this is equally the legacy that will be bequeathed to future generations.Follow Ms Maponya on @ChichiMaponya
Serverless Backups: Viable Data Protection for … How Intelligent Data Addresses the Chasm in Cloud Related Posts Leaked documents from the National Security Agency and the FBI have revealed a secret government program, code-named PRISM, that is “extracting audio, video, photographs, e-mails, documents and connection logs that enable analysts to track a person’s movements and contacts over time,” according to the Washington Post.The data was pulled from the servers of Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Facebook, PalTalk, AOL, Skype, YouTube and Apple. Dropbox, the Post reported, is supposedly “coming soon.”The NSA does not monitor every piece of data, the story reports, only that belonging to targeted individuals. But the capability to monitor the target within all of the companies’ data is there, according to the slides obtained by the Post.Image courtesy of Shutterstock. Tags:#now#spying Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting readwrite Cloud Hosting for WordPress: Why Everyone is Mo…
Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Now Two teams compete.Both teams know how their competitor will play. They know each other’s strengths and weaknesses. They will attempt to play their game and prevent their opponent from playing theirs. They will not try to play their competitor’s game in order to win; they don’t want to play where they are weak and their competitor is strong.Both teams will have won and lost competitions. Both won competitions they were expected to lose, and lost competitions they were expected to win. Both will have learned as much or more from their losses than their victories. Each team will have studied and reviewed every contest immediately after its conclusion.Both teams will field their very best players in this must win competition. It won’t be political. No one will play favorites. The decision as to who competes is based on that individual’s ability to make a difference.Both teams will try to control the clock. Each team has an opportunity to play in a way that uses time to their advantage. The more time a team has on the playing field, the more likely they are to win. A team that is deprived of time will struggle to win.Each of the two teams has a process. They will each run their plays in an attempt to position themselves to advance their position. These plays have been thoughtfully designed to maximize the team’s advantages. Every play is designed to score. Neither team will throw caution to the wind and wing it. They will have prepared to execute each play to perfection.When errors are made by one team, the opposing team will attempt to capitalize on the opportunity it presents them. It’s not impossible to win the competition having made more serious errors than your competitor, but it is unlikely. The more cleanly a team executes their plays, the greater the likelihood of their winning the competition.Each team will have coaches helping them to make decisions. In some cases, these coaches will call the plays. When they have the ability to make a difference, they will insert themselves into the game.Both teams will play until the whistle blows. They will leave everything on the field. They know luck has a role in the contest. An error many be made. A lucky break may come their way.At some point, the clock will run out and one of these teams will be declared the winner. The other team will have lost the contest. But that loss won’t mean that the losing team isn’t an excellent team. It will only mean that the winning team won this contest.The season will end, and the next season will begin.
The demand of considering Sikhs as a separate ethnic group in the upcoming 2021 census in the UK has triggered a row and a large section of Indian workers, scholars and politicians feel that the demand is a flawed idea and will create division among the Punjabis.Read it at Tribune Related Items
Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante’s displays this season have spurred comparisons with ex-Blues star Claude Makelele.But Makelele – Kante’s French compatriot – is reluctant to anoint him as his successor just yet, saying Kante has not faced enough trials and tribulations in his career so far.Kante, 26, was a vital part of Antonio Conte’s Chelsea side as they marched towards the Premier League title this year. It was Kante’s second championship in a row, having helped Leicester City to one of the most improbable triumphs in European football in 2016.Kante’s performances earned him the Football Writers Association’s Player of the Year gong in May, adding to a list of accolades.But Makelele, 44, equally diminutive, combative and a two-time Premier League winner with Chelsea before retiring in 2010, is cautious about saying he has passed the baton – for now.”At the moment Kante is special and one of the best midfielders. The problem is, I played 25 years in football at this level and comparisons are being made in a bad way,” he told Reuters in an interview in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa during a publicity tour for his sponsor Heineken.With Chelsea relieved of European duty this season, having failed to qualify, Makelele said the absence of a tougher schedule had benefited Kante’s energetic displays and that next season will be different.”This season he did not play in the Champions League. Every four days there will be games. With the national team there will be games. There will be a lot of games. He needs to get that experience,” he said.advertisement”When he is at that level, he will not run 90 minutes all the time. He will need to listen to the rhythm, the way he plays. This will be key for him. I hope this will be the situation. I hope he does better than I did in my career.””50-50″In addition to Chelsea, Makelele had spells with French sides Nantes and Olympique Marseille, as well as Spain’s Celta Vigo, Real Madrid and Paris St Germain, making over 600 appearances altogether.He was part of the Champions League-winning Real side in 2002 and his former team will lock horns with Italian giants Juventus on Saturday in a bid to claim a 12th European Cup title.Makelele expected an even contest between the star-studded sides, but said the difference would come from key tactical decisions.”I think Juventus have made a lot of progress. For the last three years, they have been fighting for this trophy. Now I think they are ready to fight. Real won La Liga and before they have won the Champions League. They are comfortable and know how to play a final. It is normal for them,” he said.”It is 50-50. But I think the managers (Zinedine Zidane of Real or Massimiliano Allegri of Juventus) will make the difference, and also the big players. This will be the key in the match.”
International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach will meet U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House on Thursday, a source within the Olympic movement told Reuters, as Los Angeles bids against Paris to host the 2024 summer Games.The source gave no further details about the meeting, which comes a day after Bach announced a new IOC sponsorship deal with chipmaker Intel Corp in New York that is set to run until 2024.Trump has publicly backed the Los Angeles 2024 Games bid but has so far had no active involvement in the campaign.LA 2024 bid chief Casey Wasserman said last month Trump had given strong support to the West Coast city in its efforts to secure the Games.”Donald Trump has done everything we could have asked to support our bid,” entertainment executive Wasserman said in May.”Every letter, every phone call … to President Bach… from what we need from the federal government, he’s been all I would hope for.”Trump’s predecessor Barack Obama did not meet the IOC at the White House but travelled to the IOC session in Copenhagen in 2009 to back Chicago’s 2016 Games bid.However, Chicago crashed out in the first round, with U.S.-IOC ties strained at the time over revenue-sharing deals from sponsorship and broadcasting rights.The IOC has said it is planning to award both the 2024 and the 2028 Games at its session in September in Lima, Peru, and that Paris and Los Angeles are likely to share them among themselves.Earlier this month the IOC passed a recommendation for a double awarding, which will now be ratified in a July session with the final order to be decided in Lima.advertisementLos Angeles bid officials have repeatedly signalled that the city would be open to being awarded the 2028 Olympics instead of those four years earlier. Paris has insisted its bid plan could only work for 2024.With the double awarding the IOC is trying to keep both cities happy as four others dropped out of the race, concerned by the event’s size and cost. More cities had dropped out of the race for the 2022.The IOC has now launched a reform process for bidding in order to make the Games a more attractive prospect to potential host cities.
Harry Kane ‘Kane has big, big balls!’ Pochettino hails Spurs striker for 100-goal landmark Jamie Smith 04:03 2/5/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Harry Kane Tottenham Hotspur Premier League Liverpool Liverpool v Tottenham Hotspur The England forward stepped up to score a stoppage-time equaliser from the penalty spot against Liverpool despite having earlier missed from 12 yards Harry Kane showed he has “big, big balls” in scoring a penalty to reach 100 Premier League goals having previously been denied from the spot at Anfield, according to Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino.Kane struck deep in stoppage time to earn Spurs a 2-2 draw in a pulsating Premier League clash against Liverpool on Sunday, the England forward having earlier hit a spot-kick straight at Loris Karius.Spurs escaped with a point to boost their Champions League qualification hopes after a pair of controversial penalties helped them fight back from a Mohamed Salah double. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Victor Wanyama’s wondergoal contributed to a positive result for Spurs, but it was Kane who grabbed the attention of Pochettino after his latest landmark strike.”He is one of the best strikers,” Pochettino told a post-match press conference.”He is so calm. To score 100 Premier League goals you need big, big balls.”Speaking to Sky Sports immediately after full-time, Pochettino expanded on his praise for Kane and his side after a battling performance.”No doubt it’s important to congratulate him on 100 Premier League goals, it’s fantastic for him,” Pochettino said. “He said thank you to everyone for the help of the team, he was so happy and excited to score 100 Premier League goals.“I was calm and relaxed. But I think it was a great game to see and to watch for everyone. Two teams trying to play exciting football.”We were better after 90 minutes, much better, deserved to win but that is football. What is important is the character and the performance.”First half we were better too but we conceded after three minutes. We conceded the first goal but over the 90 minutes we were much better.”A point at Anfield rounded off a topsy-turvy week for Spurs, which included a 1-1 draw at Newport County in the FA Cup and then saw Pochettino’s men completely outplay Manchester United in a 2-0 Premier League Wembley win on Wednesday.”Difficult to speak in a week like this when the team showed what they showed, character and personality in my short history at the club we tried to give our best and always show personality and character,” Pochettino added. “I’m happy, we played for the win and to change the history [of the club], we can only give it time.”
Le premier ministre Stephen McNeil a annoncé aujourd’hui, 24 avril, un changement au Conseil exécutif. Monsieur Gordon Wilson, député provincial de Clare-Digby, entre au conseil des ministres à titre de ministre de l’Environnement. « Monsieur Wilson est un législateur sérieux et assidu, a déclaré le premier ministre McNeil. Je suis très heureux de sa venue au Conseil exécutif et je me réjouis en pensant aux services qu’il rendra aux Néo-Écossais dans son nouveau rôle. » Madame Margaret Miller, qui se remet d’une opération récente à un bras, quitte le Conseil exécutif pour se concentrer sur le travail dans sa circonscription. « Madame Miller a été une voix précieuse et sensible à la table du conseil des ministres et je suis fier de dire qu’elle est aussi une amie, a ajouté le premier ministre. Je la remercie pour le travail qu’elle a accompli en tant que ministre au service des Néo-Écossais et je sais qu’elle continuera de contribuer de façon importante au caucus du gouvernement jusqu’à la fin de son mandat comme membre de l’Assemblée législative. » Madame Miller, députée provinciale de Hants East, a déjà annoncé qu’elle ne se représenterait pas aux prochaines élections. La nomination de Monsieur Wilson entre en vigueur immédiatement. -30-