Peterborough United sack manager Graham Westley

first_img Graham Westley Peterborough manager Graham Westley has left the club following Saturday’s home defeat to Scunthorpe.League One outfit announced the news in the wake of the 2-0 loss, which leaves Peterborough sitting 14th in the tableFormer Stevenage boss Westley was appointed last September as Dave Robertson’s replacement but could not see the season out.Peterborough announced on Twitter: “The football club have parted company with manager Graham Westley.”Grant McCann will now take charge of the club on a temporary basis. 1last_img

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Why Processor Choice Matters To BYOD

first_imgWhile RT shares many of the same features as Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro, it is not fully compatible with the entire Windows ecosystem. On its website, Microsoft outlines the major differences between RT and its other operating systems. For a consumer starting from scratch, Windows RT and applications available through the Windows Store may be more than enough. For enteprise IT managers, though, the differences become more troubling. The most significant IT concern is the lack of support for “legacy” applications. Windows RT simply cannot run applications designed for previous versions of Windows. Depending on your existing investment in Windows apps and their business necessity, this can be an annoyance – or an absolute showstopper.Other missing features, like Remote Desktop and Domain Join, may be less essential, but still add to the support burden for RT devices and could complicate efforts to create a simple, comprehensive management solution. In an all-Intel, Windows 8 environment, IT managers can leverage time-tested, existing management applications to extend their reach without writing custom software. As soon as one RT device is added to the mix, custom coding is required.Not all consequences of a heterogeneous environment are technical. Employee-owned devices are already notorious for violating enterprise software licenses. When classes of employee devices come stocked with different software than your other devices, your existing license agreements may not provide coverage. For example, Windows RT comes pre-loaded with Office Home & Student 2013 RT Preview. Unless a business anticipated supporting that device and took the necessary legal steps, using that program in a business setting could violate the software’s licensing provisions.Hardware-Based AssistanceChipsets rarely fail, for good reason. Once it’s pressed and placed into a computer, a processor is essentially untouchable by applications, the operating system, or overzealous users. That’s why hardware is the perfect place to store low-level security, management, and networking features. All Intel processors are built with management in mind, allowing administrators to reach below the operating system level for additional security and accessibility. For example, all current Intel Core processors support remote device locking through Intel Anti-Theft (AT) Technology. Unlike pure software Mobile Device Management (MDM) solutions, this approach will work even if a device is corrupted or rooted.Newer third-generation Intel Core vPro processors (found in newer enterprise and small-business laptops, Ultrabooks and even some tablets) add two-factor PKI-based authentication with Intel Identity Protection Technology, and pre-boot system integrity verification through Intel Trusted Execution Technology (TXT). By using devices themselves as authentication tokens, IT can remove a layer of complexity and cost created by third-party tokens.Intel builds on this hardware foundation with tightly integrated software. For example, on the security front, McAfee DeepSAFE leverages vPro’s TXT to install security monitoring software below the operating system, while Deep Command provides endpoint management tools for AT and other low-level features.In some cases, security or management software can run only on complementary processors. In other situations, those processors simply run the software better. For example, Intel has tuned its newer Core processors to support the AES-NI instruction set, which speeds encryption products like McAfee Endpoint Encryption to near real-time. Other compatible systems can certainly run the same program, but processors without AES-NI support could incur up to a 10X slowdown.The processor is the heart of any device. It may not be the flashiest part of your BYOD strategy, but it’s the foundation. A bit of time considering processor choice during your planning phase can save a lot of money and headaches down the road.Top two images courtesy of Shutterstock. When IT managers build a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) plan, chip architecture usually isn’t high on their list of considerations. At first glance, it’s easy to see why. After all, processors work or they don’t – there isn’t a lot of support to be done, right?But there’s more here than meets the eye. Thinking about the silicon that powers your supported devices can pay off big, providing better performance, security and manageability. It might even keep your legal department happy.  Simplicity FirstThere are plenty of exciting consumer devices to catch your employees’ eyes, each with its own combination of processor, operating system and form factor. The task of a BYOD program is not necessarily to support all of them, but to choose the devices that best match customer needs, security concerns, business demands and available resources. New devices introduce risk and complexity to every aspect of your ecosystem, from provisioning and training to security and support. The more varied the range of devices you allow, the greater the stress on your operations. The keys to meeting your goals are platform simplicity and consistency. Choosing to minimize deviation simplifies administration and allows IT to leverage as much existing infrastructure as possible. That choice starts with the processor.The Processor MarketIntel and ARM Holdings are the two primary competitors in the mobile chipset market. Intel’s high-performing Core-series processors power the majority of laptops, Ultrabooks and notebooks, and its low-power Atom processors are gaining market share in tablets, smartphones and hybrid devices. ARM-based chips – most commonly found in tablets and smartphones – have recently begun to appear in laptops and hybrid devices.Intel and ARM take very different approaches to chip production. ARM licenses its designs to semiconductor manufacturers, which then fabricate their own processors based on those designs. This flexibility is attractive to hardware companies, and allows ARM-based chips to power a wide assortment of devices, from appliances to servers.The downside of that flexibility is inconsistency among ARM-based designs. Samsung and AMD both manufacture ARM-based chips, but their processors are substantially different. Intel follows a different business model, designing and producing all of its own silicon. This approach establishes a baseline across multiple manufacturers. This consistency is the reason Intel-powered Apple MacBooks are capable of running Windows natively, for example. Application And OS SupportBusinesses run on applications, and processor choice can impact how (or whether) those applications run. The most obvious example is as basic as the operating system itself – most notably in Microsoft Windows.When it launched Windows 8, Microsoft decided to support ARM-based chips for the first time. Windows RT, an operating system targeted at lower-cost consumer devices, like the Microsoft Surface, is the company’s first ARM-based OS. ReadWrite Sponsors Related Posts 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Tags:#AMD#antivirus#ARM#BYOD#BYOD Grows Up#Intel#microprocessors last_img read more

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PH squash team nets two more bronzes

first_imgRobert Andrew Garcia and Jemyca Aribado each claimed bronze medals in the singles’ events of squash in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games Monday at the National Squash Center in Kuala Lumpur.Garcia ranked third in the men’s singles as Malaysia’s Ng Eain Yow ruled the event to win the gold medal.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH PH gets first bronze in pencak silat Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games View comments LATEST STORIES WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chiefcenter_img Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ Mohammad Syafiq Kamal of Malaysia also got the silver, while Singaporean Samuel Kang Shan Mu shared the bronze with Garcia.It was the same case for Aribado in the women’s singles, as Sivasangari Subramaniam of Malaysia took home the mint.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutCompatriot Rachel Mae Arnold settled for silver, while Aribado and Sneha Sivakumar of Singapore both had bronze.Garcia and Aribado earlier competed in the mixed doubles event, copping the bronze medal. Read Next UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Garcia also got a bronze with David William Pelino in the men’s jumbo doubles, while Aribado had a silver with Yvonne Alyssa Dalida in the women’s jumbo doubles and another bronze in the women’s doubles.That hiked squash’s contributions to the Philippines’ medal haul to six, after one silver and five bronze medals. LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Gameslast_img read more

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SRCC college still at its supremacy

first_imgJubilant students on the SRCC campusIt was not for nothing that President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam passed on the responsibility for developing creative leadership of the country to Delhi’s prestigious Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) when he visited the college this March.SRCC has put a final seal on its supremacy,Jubilant students on the SRCC campus It was not for nothing that President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam passed on the responsibility for developing creative leadership of the country to Delhi’s prestigious Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) when he visited the college this March.SRCC has put a final seal on its supremacy in the field of education in business and commerce by securing the top slot in the survey for the 11th year running, ahead of Lady Sri Ram College, Delhi and Loyola College, Chennai. In what was a dramatic shift in the commerce stream this time, the Christ College of Bangalore found itself moving up from No. 11 last year to No. 5 this year, a feat accomplished by improved scores on curriculum and other major parameters.Veritably, SRCC has proved itself to be a bastion for commerce and business management over the past eight decades. Apart from its 25 modest classrooms, the college is also unpretentious about the kind of power its alumni wield-they are industry captains, senior bureaucrats, journalists and political top dogs. Students from SRCC consistently top at the university level. This year, the first three toppers for Commerce at the university level were from SRCC. Besides, a large number of students cleared the exams conducted by Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) while some of them made it to the IAS as well.TOP 10 COLLEGES20071 SRCC, Delhi 2 LSR, Delhi 3 Loyola College, Chennai 4 St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata 5 Christ College, Bangalore 6 Madras Christian College,     Chennai 7 Symbiosis Society’s College of Arts & Commerce, Pune 8 Presidency College, Chennai 9 St. Joseph’s College, Bangalore 10 Hansraj College, Delhiadvertisement”The difference that we make to students here,” says Principal P.C. Jain, “is to groom them to become global entrepreneurs and not just managers employed in any other organisation.” Not surprisingly, SRCC graduates think of starting their own organisation before they can even land their first job and get results. “We try to inculcate ethics and values because that is what sustains organisations in the long run,” adds Jain.The stress on values is also reflected in some new ventures being undertaken by the college. PURA or Providing Urban Facilities in Rural Areas is one of them and seeks to change the face of villages. The pilot project launched in Daudpur village of Punjab gives the flavour of things to come. At the other end of the spectrum are programmes like the Global Business Operations that was kicked off in October 2006. It is a two-year, full-time post-graduate programme of Delhi University that focuses on international management studies.Also on the anvil is an extensive research centre that will exclusively look at research in the field of business, an independent management centre, an upgraded post-graduate programme and a possible introduction of PhD level programmes in the field of commerce and economics, as suggested by the President of India.”We groom students to become global entrepreneurs and not just managers.” P.C. JAIN,  SRCCSRCC recently received Rs 50 lakh from the Government as part of a Rs 1-crore grant set aside for its heritage status. With this, a new girls’ hostel will be built as girls make up 60 per cent of the student body. The funds will also be utilised for earthquake proofing and overall infrastructure enhancement.The college is doing well on the sports front as well. The Commonwealth committee, set up by the Delhi Government, has adopted the college for the forthcoming Commonwealth Games and will be revamping its sports facilities to international standards. The existing pool will be modified as an indoor pool along with a cafeteria. A number of colleges affiliated to Delhi University offer undergraduate programmes in commerce and economics and are neck-and-neck when it comes to performance. However, SRCC’s advantage, explains Jain, is that it can afford to focus all its resources and faculty on one area of specialisation, thereby nurturing it as a core strength.There are differentiating factors as well. No other college has nine sections of commerce. In no other college is the same subject taught by as many as four teachers. Because of this, there is a sense of internal competition that keeps the teachers on their toes and the faculty ends up bettering itself each time. Says Jain, “It is not what you teach but how you teach that makes the difference.” As many as 15-16 new faculty members were added to the SRCC staff room this year, taking the total to 76 with the studentteacher ratio going up to 12:1. The college is already preparing to notch up its student strength to 2,100 from the present 1,400 over the next three years keeping the implementation of OBC reservations in mind.advertisementSRCC has delivered excellence in management education for as many as eight decades. It was the first college to have been set up at the undergraduate level with the task of developing talent in the field of business. While its faculty has increased 20-fold since then and the student strength gone up from 12 to 1,400, its benchmarks of performance have also risen with each passing year.Click here to EnlargeAmong other colleges in the commerce stream, the capital’s Lady Sri Ram College (LSR) has moved to No. 2 position this year from No. 7 last year. With impressive alumni like Naina Lal Kidwai and Vinita Bali dominating the world of business and finance, LSR needs little else to assert its position. Says Principal Meenakshi Gopinath, “Surveys show that in the first two decades of this century, women will head a majority of organisations and this calls for a new orientation to management, one that we provide at our college.”The commerce courses offered at the college provide students with a wider perspective and equip them to deal with the contemporary opportunities and challenges. Visiting faculty comprise some of the best minds in the country, giving students ample opportunity for informative and educational interaction. There is a strong emphasis on practical application and theory is never taught in isolation.In the third position, the Commerce Department of Loyola College, Chennai, has retained its ranking since last year and given the college the distinction of figuring in the top three slots in all the three streams of arts, science and commerce. It appears that in keeping with its emphasis on the all-round development of its students, the college has also emerged as a top all-rounder.LSR students make their mark in commerceFollowing Loyola is St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata, in the fourth position. That commerce in this college is the most sought-after stream can be gauged from the fact that the number of seats in this section is more than those of the other two put together. Last year, as many as 454 out of 568 students graduated with a first class. Principal Father Mathews says, “I feel humbled guiding the destinies of so many.”One of the most dramatic movers has been Christ College, Bangalore- perhaps because of its commerce department’s advanced syllabi through learner-centred teaching methods. with Tanvi Saraf in Delhi, Akhila Krishnamurthy in Chennai, Swagata Sen in Kolkata and Stephen David in Bangalorelast_img read more

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Heavyweights who crashed out of FIFA World Cup 2014 early

first_imgSpain were the 5th defending champions to be knocked out at the group stage. Italy (1950), Brazil (1966), France (2002) and Italy (2010) had suffered a similar fate.,Spain were the 5th defending champions to be knocked out at the group stage. Italy (1950), Brazil (1966), France (2002) and Italy (2010) had suffered a similar fate.last_img

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10 months ago​Chelsea not open to Ampadu loan offers

first_img​Chelsea not open to Ampadu loan offersby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea are not willing to lose Ethan Ampadu.The 18-year-old has many clubs after his signature, including Cardiff and Derby.But Goal reports that Chelsea have stated that Ampadu is not available this month, unless there is a late change of circumstances.He has only played twice this season, but Cesc Fabregas leaving could give him more opportunities.One player who is close to leaving is Gary Cahill, who will complete a switch to Fulham. TagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img

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a month agoMan Utd, Liverpool informed of price for Bayer Leverkusen whiz Havertz

first_imgMan Utd, Liverpool informed of price for Bayer Leverkusen whiz Havertzby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBayer Leverkusen whiz Kai Havertz is attracting big Premier League interest.The Daily Express says Manchester United and Liverpool have been told they must pay £90million to sign Havertz.German midfielder Havertz is expected to be one of next summer’s hottest transfer properties after he said he could be on the move next summer.Speaking to Sportbuzzer, Havertz said: “I am happy to stay at Leverkusen for one more year. What happens next summer will be experienced in the future.”The 20-year-old has been linked with interest from United and Liverpool as well as Manchester City and Borussia Dortmund.And while he is contracted to Leverkusen until the summer of 2022, it is believed the Bundesliga club are ready to cash in. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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NITC Mulls Investment in LNG Tanker Fleet

first_imgzoom National Iranian Tanker Company (NITC) is considering venturing into the liquefied natural gas (LNG) market as Iran gears up for production of natural gas in the future.The plans were revealed by Mohammad Reza Shams Dolatabadi, NITC’s head of international affairs, Reuters reported, who said that NITC was looking into the acquisition of LNG tankers in the upcoming three to five years.The diversification plans and fleet build-up come as NITC marks a substantial return to the European shipping market following the lifting of sanctions against Iran in January 2016.“Our ships are calling at many European ports, and the number of these shipments is increasing day by day,” he told Reuters.According to Dolatabadi, the company is eager to renew its fleet and is working on a five-year plan that will include purchasing of new tonnage and dismantling of outdated vessels, but without a major change to the fleet’s capacity.Earlier this month, NITC’s parent company, National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC), signed a USD 5 billion deal with Total, marking the return of European oil majors to the country.“By signing this contract, a lot of doubts with some foreign companies to invest and work in Iran will be resolved, and in fact, this will be the beginning of a return for those who want to invest in Iran, not only in Oil industry, but also in other fields not related to oil,” Iranian Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh said.As disclosed by NIOC, Iran currently produces 290,000 barrels of crude oil per day, the figure which is going to witness an increase of 78,000 barrels bpd.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

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Cancelling wind project could cost over 100 million company warns

first_imgTORONTO – Cancelling an eastern Ontario green energy project that has been under development for nearly a decade could cost more than $100 million, the president of the company said Wednesday, warning that the dispute could be headed to the courts.Ontario’s governing Progressive Conservatives said this week that one of their first priorities during the legislature’s summer sitting would be to cancel the contract for the White Pines project in Prince Edward County.Ian MacRae, president of wpd Canada, the company behind the project, said he was stunned by the news given that the project is weeks away from completion.“What our lawyers are telling us is we have a completely valid contract that we’ve had since 2009…. There’s no good reason for the government to breach that contract,” he said.The government has also not reached out to discuss the cancellation, MacRae said, and in the meantime, construction on the site is in full swing.“Over the last couple weeks we’ve had an average of 100 people on site every day,” he said.“The footprint of the project is 100 per cent in — so all the access roads, the concrete for the base foundations, much of the electrical infrastructure. The sub-station is nearing completion.”The project includes nine wind turbines meant to produce enough electricity to power just over 3,000 homes annually. All of the turbines are expected to be installed over the next three weeks, with testing scheduled for the following month.MacRae couldn’t say for certain who would have to pay for the cancellation: electricity ratepayers or taxpayers.“It would be my assumption that would end up somehow on the ratepayers,” he said. “We just need to see what the government has in mind and who will foot the bill.”In a statement released Thursday afternoon, the company’s European ownership said the decision will call into question the “rule of law and investment security” in Ontario.“A halt to construction without warning from the ministry would have significant economic consequences for all involved parties,” wpd board member Hartmut Brösamle said in a statement.“Like all other investors in Canada, wpd assumes that legally granted and valid approvals will be honored at any time and also in the event of a change of government. Anything else would send out a fatal signal to the entire economy. The protection of confidence is a great asset and will certainly not be called into question by the new government either.”Progressive Conservative house leader Todd Smith, who represents the riding where the project is being built, said the legislation to cancel the project will also insulate taxpayers from domestic litigation over the dismantling of green energy projects.“This is something that the people of Prince Edward County have been fighting … for seven years,” he said. “This shouldn’t have come as a surprise to anybody that this was at the top of the agenda for the incoming government,” he said.Smith questioned why Ontario’s Independent Electricity System Operator gave the final approval for the project during the spring election campaign.“There’s a lot of questions about how this ever got greenlighted in the first place,” he said. “This project was granted its notice to proceed two days into the election campaign … when (the IESO) should have been in caretaker mode.”Terry Young, the IESO’s vice president of policy, engagement and innovation, said the agency could not comment because of the pending introduction of legislation to cancel the deal.NDP Leader Andrea Horwath said the new Tory government is behaving like the previous Liberal government by cancelling energy projects and tearing up contracts. She likened the Tory plan to the Liberal gas plant scandal that saw the government relocate two plants at a substantial cost to taxpayers.last_img read more

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Tangiers eyes ambitious plans to exploit choice location

first_imgTANGIERS, Morocco – With an ultramodern port, high-speed train and the biggest car plant in North Africa, Tangiers is looking to profit from its strategic location overlooking the Strait of Gibraltar and its proximity to Europe.Morocco’s northernmost city, just a short boat ride from southern Spain, has always attracted foreign interest, notably in the period before independence in 1956, with its unique status as an international zone.In line with efforts to tap its potential and reverse decades of neglect, King Mohammed VI launched the “Tanger-Metropole” programme last September to boost the city’s development. The ambitious four-year, $1 billion (700 million euros) plan, which will target industrial development in particular, aims “to take full advantage of all the major infrastructure already in place,” the governor of Tangiers Mohammed Yaakoubi told AFP.First among the “Tanger-Metropole” projects is the Tanger-Med port, inaugurated in 2007, which lies around 40 kilometres (25 miles) east of the city and already welcomes two million passengers and 700,000 cars every year.Situated on one of the world’s busiest shipping routes, the port is expected to double the number of containers it handles with the construction of Tanger-Med 2, to six million annually, bringing its total cost to eight billion euros.A zone has also been given over to car manufacturer Renault, whose decision to set up a plant in Morocco caused a stir in France last year amid fears over French jobs being outsourced.The plant opened in the autumn, and its second phase will bring annual production to 340,000 vehicles, making Tanger-Meloussa the biggest factory of its kind in Africa, the group said.At a cost of more than one billion euros, the site, which has directly and indirectly created tens of thousands of jobs locally, was chosen by the manufacturer because of its proximity to Europe, low labour costs and tax-free benefits.“More than 500 businesses are now set up in Tangiers,” said Rifi Tazi, director of the “Tanger Free Zone.”Tangiers has become Morocco’s second industrial city and from 2015, it is due to be linked to the economic capital Casablanca by a high-speed railway, which could be the continent’s first when completed.It has required an investment of nearly two billion euros, a cost that also generated some controversy about the project’s usefulness.Persistent social problemsThe economic revival in Tangiers has been accompanied by a sharp rise in the city’s population, which has doubled over the past 20 years and now numbers more than a million inhabitants, bringing social problems of its own.Many residents live in poor neighbourhoods and have yet to experience any trickle-down benefits from the multi-billion dollar investments.Yaakoubi says the Tanger-Metropole projects will be carried out “with great care for the environment,” and address some of the challenges arising from the demographic boom, with a planned clean-up of the area’s coast and valleys.As for tourism, the city is looking to capitalise on its “coastal assets” – building a marina on the Mediterranean seafront and a fishing harbour on the Atlantic — as well as promoting its cultural scene, with a new arts centre and theatre planned.But the city’s geographical location, in many ways its greatest asset, also has its drawbacks. Located just 30 kilometres from southern Spain and with the Rif mountains- Morocco’s main cannabis producing region- nearby, Tangiers has become a key transit route for drug trafficking to Europe.It is also increasingly in the spotlight over the persistent problem of illegal immigration, with police coming under fire in recent months for their harsh treatment of sub-Saharan Africans drawn to the city in the hope of crossing to Europe.The death of a young Cameroonian during a police raid last month fuelled racial tensions, sparking clashes between migrants and security forces, and prompting an anti-immigrant protest by the neighborhood’s Moroccan residents.The government has promised an “exceptional operation” in the new year to sort out the status of some of the tens of thousands of sub-Saharans residing illegally in Morocco.But the challenge for the Tangiers authorities of accommodating the steady influx of immigrants will not go away any time soon.last_img read more

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