The PNG international joined the Cowboys from the Dragons on a three-year-deal starting in 2019 but played just five games for the club before having his season ended by a horrific ankle injury.In a statement, the Cowboys said the release was granted by mutual agreement, “with the club, Nene and his management deciding Nene needs some time away from the game”.The club said it would provide Macdonald with ongoing support.The announcement comes less than a month after Macdonald was involved in a traffic incident on Magnetic Island.A hire car leased in Macdonald’s name was found abandoned and damaged on June 20. In a statement at the time, the club said it was aware of the incident and would be making no further comment. The matter remains under investigation.(Picture: NRL.com)
Brazil’s visa waiver policy announced in March is already generating positive results as Americans responded positively to the action of the Brazilian Federal Government to end visa requirements. Recent data from a study done by Amadeus Group shows a significant increase in the number of reservations made in the United States, as well as in Canada, Japan and Australia, the other three countries benefiting from the new policy.Amadeus is one of the 10 largest technology companies in the world and one of the three largest in the travel segment. In the United States, the increase was 53% in the number of trips confirmed for June and 97% in July compared to the same period last year. In Canada, growth was 86% for June, 54% for July and an impressive 135% for August this year.“The numbers show that visa exemptions for strategic countries are a good measure, which generates jobs and income in Brazil. It is time for the country to take advantage of all its tourism potential,” said Marcelo Alvaro Antonio, the Brazilian Minister of Tourism.