ATLANTA, GA – DECEMBER 01: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks on before the 2018 SEC Championship Game against the Georgia Bulldogs at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 1, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)We’re less than two weeks away from the Orange Bowl, as Alabama and Oklahoma will battle for a chance to play in the national championship. Although both programs have been playing excellent football this season, the majority of projections tend to lean heavily toward the Crimson Tide.Kyler Murray will need to have another miraculous effort for Oklahoma, especially if Marquise Brown misses the semifinal matchup. However, even an insane performance from the Heisman Trophy winner might not be enough.Alabama isn’t just a team that prides itself on defense, but one that can beat opponents in a shootout. While the health of Tua Tagovailoa will certainly be worth monitoring, it appears OddsShark’s computer prediction isn’t too concerned.Right now, the current score projection has the Crimson Tide defeating the Sooners by a very convincing margin.It should be an entertaining matchup, as two of the best quarterbacks in college football will try to prevail on Dec. 29.Kickoff is set for 8:00 p.m. ET from Hard Rock Stadium.The Orange Bowl will be on ESPN.
Inaugurating the event, the Acting High Commissioner Ameer Ajwad stated that the High Commission initiated this outreach programme as part of its efforts to bring labour welfare and consular services closer to the Sri Lankan migrant workers and expatriates living in Singapore. Ven. Dr. Gunaratne Thero of SriLankaramaya, President of the Singapore Sinhala Buddhist Association, Mr. Bennet Manukularatne, Chairman of the Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment Mr. A.A.M. Hilme Aziz, President of FAST Mr. Seah Seng Choon, Chairman Clubhouse Management Committee of FAST Mr. Stephen Chia, Director of Education and Programmes of HOME Sisi Sukiato, Asst. Director of CDE Ms. Don Chen, and Manager Operations of Aaxconn Ivan Som, High Commission staff and a large number of Sri Lankan migrant workers and expatriate Sri Lankans participated at the launch of the mobile service. (Colombo Gazette) He further said that one of the objectives of this initiative is to increase awareness among Sri Lankan migrant workers to utilize this programme which includes career upgrading courses offered by Centre for Domestic Employees (CDE),Foreign Domestic Worker Association for Social Support and Training (FAST), Humanitarian Organization for Migration Economics (HOME) and Aaxonn, who are partners of the Sri Lanka High Commission in providing skills training to Sri Lankan domestic workers in Singapore. The event attracted over 300 Sri Lankan migrant workers who interacted with the officials of the Foreign Employment and Labour Welfare Division of the High Commission. Representatives from CDE FAST, HOME and Aaxonn were present on this. The mobile service also facilitated the registration of migrant workers with the Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (SLBFE). The participants were also briefed on worker’s insurance benefits.The High Commission’s Consular Officials apprised the participants on consular related services such as renewal of passports, attestation of documents, issuance of birth/citizenship certificates and other consular services. An official WhatsApp group was also launched to connect the Sri Lankan migrant workers in Singapore with the Labour Division of the Sri Lanka High Commission. The Sri Lanka High Commission in Singapore launched its first Mobile Service at Srilankaramaya Temple premises, Singapore on Sunday, 27th January 2019, the Foreign Ministry said today. The programme is scheduled to be held on the last Sunday of every month.