World Bank Approves Loan of US$100 Million

first_imgAdvertisements RelatedWorld Bank Approves Loan of US$100 Million FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail KINGSTON — The World Bank has approved a development policy loan of US$100 million (J$8.6 billion) for Jamaica. This was disclosed by Minister of Finance, Hon. Audley Shaw, when he opened the debate on the first Supplementary Estimates for 2011/12, in the House of Representatives on September 8. Mr. Shaw informed that the loan will be at an interest rate of 1.5 per cent and will be for a period of 18 ½ years, including a nine and a half year moratorium on the payment of the principal. “The loan is based on our continuing commitment for the management of debt, public financial management, including our plan to introduce a Central Treasury Management System to better manage the cash resources of government, as well as our commitment to tax administration reform and to improving the performance of our revenue,” Mr. Shaw said. The loan will be used to support the enhancement of fiscal and debt sustainability; increase the efficiency of financial management and budget process; and strengthen tax administration and increase tax revenue capacity. The Central Treasury Management System (CTMS), to be implemented early 2012, will ensure better management of public resources by bringing the responsibility for treasury management under one agency.       By Latonya Linton, JIS Reporter RelatedWorld Bank Approves Loan of US$100 Million World Bank Approves Loan of US$100 Million Finance & Public ServiceSeptember 13, 2011 RelatedWorld Bank Approves Loan of US$100 Millionlast_img read more

Cheika strikes back at criticism

first_imgCheika strikes back at criticism Shop Bras Online | Search AdsTake a Look at These Bra and Panty SetsShop Bras Online | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Post by SA Rugby magazine  664  88 Watch: I wanted to rip Jean’s head off – Jaque FourieSA Rugby MagUndo Posted in News, Test Rugby, Top headlines, World Cup Tagged 2019 Rugby World Cup, australia, Michael Cheika, Test Rugby, Wallabies, World Cup BuzzAura16 Cancer Causing Foods You Probably Eat Every DayBuzzAura|SponsoredSponsoredUndo World Cup-winning Bok quartet in Eddie Jones’ all-time XVMaverick coach Eddie Jones has named his Test dream team made up of players he has worked with throughout his illustrious career.SA Rugby MagUndoLoans | Search AdsLooking for loan in Hong Kong? Find options hereLoans | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCNAHow is life for Cambodian boy linguist after viral fame?CNA|SponsoredSponsoredUndoShop Bras Online | Search AdsBrilliant Bra and Panty Sets (take a look)Shop Bras Online | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndoGoGoPeak10 Most Beautiful Cities You Should Visit Once In Your LifetimeGoGoPeak|SponsoredSponsoredUndo熱門話題對肚腩脂肪感到後悔!試了在萬寧賣的這個後…熱門話題|SponsoredSponsoredUndo AlphaCuteOprah’s New House Cost $90 Million, And This Is What It Looks LikeAlphaCute|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Michael Cheika center_img ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ Former Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has responded to scathing criticism of the 2019 Rugby World Cup campaign from selector Michael O’Connor.O’Connor was brought in as a Wallabies selector at the start of 2019 to be part of a three-man panel, along with Scott Johnson and Cheika, during the national season last year.In an interview with the Sydney Morning Herald on Thursday, O’Connor was brutal in his assessment of Cheika and the Wallabies’ approach to their ultimately failed World Cup campaign, saying it was ‘only ever going to end in tears’.ALSO READ: Cheika’s secret RWC strategy was a scamCheika has since hit back, saying he is disappointed by the fact that O’Connor was airing his grievances so publicly months after the tournament wrapped up.‘Being a selector for Australia is a prestigious position,’ he told‘I think it shows the disregard for it when that person’s talking like that about stuff that’s close to the team and is not really qualified to make those comments.’Cheika also dismissed O’Connor’s opinion that the former’s ‘secret’ game-plan strategy was a total scam.‘I don’t know what he bases that on. The discussions that you have with selectors are about selection,’ Cheika said. ‘I sat down and spoke to both selectors exactly about how we were playing the game so they could have an understanding about selecting teams and nothing was ever brought up at that discussion.‘He certainly didn’t not understand the tactics or the plan when we beat the All Blacks by a record score in August, it was never mentioned then.’Cheika said he felt that O’Connor’s role as a selector meant he only saw part of the picture when it came to the team.‘His attendance at training, different days and different times, could’ve totalled maybe four or three weeks overall,’ he said.‘So much happens in there, discussions and meetings happen at different times.‘He’s not to be privy to any of those, that’s just maintaining the boundaries of what you’re supposed to do in that role.‘Since the whole thing [the World Cup] finished, I spoke at the end of the tournament and I did one interview in the Times, where I spoke about my accountability. I’ve not slagged anyone, not spoken poorly of any other person inside the organisation and I don’t want to,’ he explained.‘At a certain point sometimes where the line is crossed on what the truth is you have to stand up and say, “This is not right and that person shouldn’t be talking like that.”‘This concept that I could dominate the selection process is totally ridiculous, it was a vote of three every time.’Photo: Getty Images Published on June 17, 2020 ‘ 熱門話題不要被酵素騙了!在萬寧賣的「這個」直接針對脂肪…熱門話題|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAaron Smith names South African as greatest World Cup scrumhalfSA Rugby MagUndoJapan-based Kiwi player: I hope to never experience this againSA Rugby MagUndoLife Exact BrazilGrace Jones Is Now 72 Years Old, This Is Her NowLife Exact Brazil|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more

Structure fire in Springfield considered accidental

first_imgVermont State Police At approximately 2145 hours on 11/07/18, the Springfield Fire Department was notified and responded to a reported structure fire at the above stated address. This structure was reported as an occupied residential building. While en-route to this call, it was confirmed as a working structure fire. The Springfield Fire Department responded and upgraded this response to a second alarm bringing in several mutual aid departments from the area. Upon arrival the fire department was met with heavy fire on the west side of the structure. Fire extended up the exterior and interior walls of this structure spreading to the 3rd floor and roof area. Fire Departments were able to contain the fire to the structure of origin. The building suffered heavy fire and water damage. Damage is estimated to be in excess of $120,000. During his assessment of the fire, the Springfield Fire Chief Russ Thompson contacted the VT Department of Public Safety Fire & Explosion Investigation Unit for assistance with the origin and cause determination.  Investigators from the VT State Police and VT Division of Fire Safety responded to the scene during the morning hours on 11/08/18 and began an investigation. It was determined the fire originated in the west side area of the basement.  This area was determined to be the area of origin for this fire.  The investigation showed that this fire originated in the area of a pellet stove exhaust pipe and the structures sill plate area.  Investigation showed that the fire spread from this area to the nearby combustible materials which were being used as insulation.  These materials lead to a rapid fire spread throughout the structure.   This fire is not considered suspicious.  No injuries were reported at this fire.  The residents were not home at the time of this fire.  Numerous pets inside the residence survived the fire without injury.This fire is currently classified as accidental with no suspicious circumstances. This fire was caused by heat from the vent pipe of the pellet stove in too close a proximity to nearby combustible materials.Anyone with information regarding this fire is asked to contact the VT State Police barracks in Rutland at 802-773-9101, Detective Senior Sergeant Thomas Williams at 802-773-9101.The Vermont Arson Tip Award Program offers a monetary reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of anyone involved in an arson fire. Please call 1-800-32-ARSON(1-800-322-7766).STATE OF VERMONTDEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY FIRE & EXPLOSION INVESTIGATION UNITVERMONT STATE POLICE – RUTLAND BARRACKSCase # 18B106730FIRE INVESTIGATORS: Detective Senior Sergeant Thomas Williams VSP, Det. Sgt. Todd Ambroz, Det. Sgt. Mike LaCourse VSP, & Assistant State Fire Marshal Tim Angell from Division of Fire Safety.STATION: RutlandCONTACT# 802-773-9101DATE/TIME: 11/07/18 @ approx. 2145 hrs.INCIDENT LOCATION: 50 Valley St., Springfield,(link is external)  VT(link is external)INCIDENT: Structure Fire InvestigationVICTIM: Michael Hopkins,Yeslast_img read more

Perez petitions for Bar reinstatement

first_imgPerez petitions for Bar reinstatement January 1, 2010 Regular News P erez petitions for Bar reinstatementPursuant to Rule 3-7.10 Juan Carlos Perez of Miami Beach has petitioned the Supreme Court for Bar reinstatement.Perez was suspended for one year, pursuant to a September 7, 2006, court order for multiple counts of neglect, failure to communicate, and making misrepresentations to clients. Thereafter, by a Supreme Court order dated April 17, 2008, Perez was suspended for an additional six months for contempt.Any persons having knowledge bearing upon the Perez’s fitness or qualifications to resume the practice of law should contact Cheryl L. Soler, legal assistant for The Florida Bar, at (954) 835-0233.last_img read more

SG lauds Trinidad and Tobago’s contribution to CARICOM

first_img Sep 21, 2020 Sep 25, 2020 Standards, Quality Still Important Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has lauded Trinidad and Tobago’s contribution to the Region as the Twin Island Republic celebrates its fifty-seventh Anniversary of Independence on 31 August 2019. In a congratulatory message to the Prime Minister Dr. the Honourable Keith Rowley of Trinidad and Tobago, the Secretary-General said the significant role the country continues to play in the Community was exemplified by its “very successful” hosting of Region’s premier cultural showcase, CARIFESTA (XIV) from 16-25 August 2019. “The country continues to play a significant role in the advancement of a strengthened, integrated and resilient Community, not only through its leadership on regional security and energy issues but also through its contributions in the areas of culture, sports, academia and diplomacy,” the Secretary-General said. Oct 7, 2020 Oct 7, 2020 CARICOM SG recognises significant contribution of Trinidad and Tobago to regional integrationCARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, has extended congratulations to the government and people of Trinidad and Tobago on the occasion of their 56th independence anniversary. The anniversary will be observed on 31 August. In a message to Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Dr. the Hon. Keith Rowley, Amb. LaRocque…August 30, 2018In “CARICOM”CARICOM congratulates Trinidad and Tobago on 54th Independence anniversaryTrinidad and Tobago celebrates its 54th anniversary of Independence on Wednesday 31 August. In a congratulatory message to Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Keith Rowley, CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque spoke of Trinidad and Tobago’s great economic success that has redounded meaningfully to the benefit of the Region.  Having been…August 30, 2016In “CARICOM”A true Champion – CARICOM SG pays tribute to the late Patrick ManningThe Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has hailed the late former Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Mr. Patrick Manning as one of its true Champions. Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque in a Statement issued Saturday said Mr. Manning believed in integration and was genuinely committed to it.  His  contributions to the Community included  strong leadership…July 2, 2016In “General”Share this on WhatsApp He commended its progress as “impressive,” buoyed by the “creativity and ingenuity of its people,” as he conveyed the Community’s best wishes for Trinidad and Tobago’s continued progress and development. CARICOM congratulates Belize on its 39th Independence… CARPHA: Leading the Caribbean’s COVID-19 Response – VIDEO You may be interested in… The full text of the message reads as follows: “It is the Caribbean Community’s pleasure to extend congratulations to the Government and People of Trinidad and Tobago on the celebration of fifty-seven years of independence on 31 August 2019. Trinidad and Tobago’s progress during that period has been impressive buoyed by the creativity and ingenuity of its people. The country continues to play a significant role in the advancement of a strengthened, integrated and resilient Community, not only through its leadership on regional security and energy issues but also through its contributions in the areas of culture, sports, academia and diplomacy.  This was exemplified by the recent very successful hosting of CARIFESTA XIV, the Region’s premier cultural showcase. Honourable Prime Minister, I join the Community in celebrating this momentous day with the People of Trinidad and Tobago.  Please accept our best wishes for Trinidad and Tobago’s continued progress and development.” Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… CARICOM and UNEP extend cooperation on environment last_img read more

Peter & Jim tame Silky Oak

first_img3rd Don Lehmer (23) 38ptsNear Pins: Mick Beresford, Jim BrackettSunday we played the Silky Oak and the course was in fine condition while the weather remained hot and dry with a slight breeze.Peter “the right honorable” LeNoury and Jimmy “AK 47” Bell were co-men of the match, both with excellent 40 point returns as Peter edged Jim on the back-nine count back.  This left Don “the ladies man” Lehmer to close the flight with a fine 38 points on the card.Tuesday, August 1, Bangpra – Stableford1st Bill Peach (22) 37 pts2nd Mick Beresford (15) 34 pts3rd Steve Mann (11) 31 ptsNear Pins: Tony OakesBangpra and the resident monkeys welcomed the TPL today and we had three groups of four, so only one flight required.  The course on the whole was in fine condition but the greens were a tad slow as they had been lightly sanded.  The weather was hot with a slight breeze.Peter LeNoury.Winning the day and tacking the match honours with a fine 37 points was Bill Peach, who by the way was also the only player to better his handicap.  Following Bill up the podium steps at a distance was the inform Mickey ‘nine holes’ Beresford.  Steve Mann was left to close the flight with 31 points.Friday, August 4,The Emerald – Stableford1st Tony Oakes (13) 38pts2nd John Cogan (17) 37pts3rd Tim Knight (27) 36pts4th Jim Bell (20) 35pts5th Henri Copperstone (5) 35ptsAn excellent low season crowd played the Emerald golf course on a fine day.  Two of the societies big hitters were paired together to see who was the longest, well Gareth Gill’s best was 320 yds, but he four putted the green.  Henri Copperstone’s drive was 294 so they called it a draw.Top man on the day was Tony Oakes with a match wining 38 points and he was one stroke clear of John Cogan.  Tim ‘the thunder from down under’ Knight filled the third podium spot with a solid even par round.  Jim ‘AK-47’ Bell and Henri Copperstone were tied on 35 points for the two remaining podium spots and after the divots had settled it was Jim who got to stand on the higher rung on the ladder. The Players’ Lounge Golf SocietySunday, July 30, Silky Oak – Stableford1st Peter LeNoury (14) 40pts2nd Jim Bell (20) 40ptslast_img read more

Armen Gilliam Hoops camp a success! (August 9, 2017)

first_imgBILL NEAL:10—A drive-by “Overtime” for ya ‘cause “A Brother is tired!” Just wrapped up the 44th consecutive Champions/Achieving Greatness/Armen Gilliam/Leroy Freeman Hard Work Basketball Camp. Eighty-one boys and girls blew it out. Special thanks to staff, volunteers, camp director Warren Wilson, Chris Seneca, Coach Karen Hall, Al Smith, Kevin Solomon, Chris “Nightmare” Stallworth and special guest Darrell “Dap” Porter. More details next week.:09—Your Pirates took two out of three from the Padres (Aug 4-6). Yeaaaaa!!!:08—There’s a new sheriff in town and “she’s” a man-killing machine and “her” name is the Atomic Blonde, aka Charlize Theron. Man, 4 out of 5 basketballs. She is bad, bad, bad. (Stay away from the dark tower . . . You – Will – Die – Of – Dark – Boredom!):07—Your Pittsburgh Steelers open the preseason at the New York Giants this Friday, Aug. 11 at 7 p.m. Let’s get ready to rumble!:06—High school football is right around the corner. Let’s get ready to support our high school students and football programs on all levels. And remember, you’re not playing anything but the radio on the way home from the game.:05—It’s back and almost here. The Fourth Annual Pittsburgh City League High School All-Sports Hall of Fame Awards. And we’re getting ready for a fourth consecutive sellout crowd. And I know it’s about to be true because this year’s class will feature the induction of both the 1966 and 1971 Schenley High School city and state basketball teams. Saturday, Oct. 7 at the historic August Wilson Center, 6 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. awards. Tickets are $50. Next week in this column we will announce the top 50 names being considered for induction!:04—If you’re home reading this right now and it’s after 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9…It means you are missing the elements. Earth, Wind and Fire is about to tear the roof off the sucker in Pittsburgh! (Second-greatest R&B group of all-time, behind the Temptations, Ed Gainey!):03—For the record, Terrell “T.O.” Owens not going in the NFL Hall of Fame again is a bigger crime than Donald Trump being elected President.:02—“Free O.J.!!!” Oh, my bad. They did that. (O.J. didn’t do it!):01—The Great White Par-Tay…The last White Party of the summer is coming. The fabulous Savoy Restaurant will present…The Fast and Furious White Par-Tay and Car Show Saturday, Sept. 2…Labor Day weekend…Saturday, 4-7 p.m. is the car show in the lot with DJ, vendors and 50/50 raffle. All great cars welcome. First, second and third place trophies for best car on site. The party moves indoors 7-10 p.m. Food, drinks and fun, fun, fun!:00—GAME OVER. Like us at @NewPghCourier on Twitter read more

49ers’ Eric Reid resumes anthem kneel, urges ‘change’

first_imgSan Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid (35) and quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) kneel during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams in Santa Clara, Calif., Monday, Sept. 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)MINNEAPOLIS (AP) _ San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid has resumed kneeling during the national anthem after joining then-teammate Colin Kaepernick in his polarizing protest last season.Reid knelt for “The Star-Spangled Banner” on Sunday night before the 49ers played at Minnesota in an exhibition game. Reed stood for the anthem during the team’s first two preseason games. He initially said he had stopped because of frustration last year about the way his protest over human rights was portrayed and perceived by some of the public.The change of heart, Reid said after the 32-31 victory by the Vikings , came after a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Aug. 12 resulted in the death of one counter-protester and injuries to many more.“We’ve got to keep talking about the issues that are happening in this country,” Reid said. “That’s the only way things will change, if we keep shedding light on these topics. Our plan is to continue to do that.”Wide receiver Marquise Goodwin was among the 49ers teammates who put a hand on Reid’s shoulder during the anthem.“It’s no secret. All the things that are going on in America, especially being African-American, it’s just hard,” Goodwin said. “When you have somebody who chooses to take a knee, that’s just his right. So as a friend, as a brother, as a teammate, I wouldn’t want him to go through anything like that alone. So I had to go support him and let him and everybody else know that I do support him.”Reid said he appreciated the solidarity. Coach Kyle Shanahan said he had no problem with the demonstration. The strong safety said he thinks he’ll kneel all season, the goal being “change.”“Accountability for officers that step outside the line,” he said. “We want our president to be a president and not threaten to shut down the government over a wall. To change the oppression that happens in this country. It has no place in the world, let alone America.“Our goal is to just keep talking about it. Hopefully we inspire people to do something about it through our protests. And this isn’t something that’s new. I’ve learned a lot of things throughout the past year about athletes that have talked about the same things that we’re talking about. So the goal is just to create some change.”Kaepernick and Reid remain close. After a hard hit on Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen during the game, Reid kissed his flexed biceps as Kaepernick used to do. The quarterback, who helped lead the 49ers to the Super Bowl after the 2012 season, became a free agent this spring and has not been signed by another team . Other players around the league, such as Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett , have staged their own anthem protests this month.___Associated Press freelance writer Jess Myers contributed to this report.last_img read more

Hey… What’s a ‘Yowie?’ …Fashion designer Kiya Tomlin teams with Ford to make popular Steelers fan accessory

first_imgLike us at @NewPghCourier on Twitter KIYA TOMLIN, arriving to the Rock Steelers Style annual event, Oct. 20, in the Ford Expedition.Everyone’s asking, “What’s a Yowie?”Simply put, it’s a multi-functional, unisex fashion accessory favored by sports fans, such as Pittsburgh Steelers fans. One can wear it as a bandana, wristband, head wrap, scarf, sleeve, or anything else one can imagine.But when it comes to designing one, leave it to the professionals—specifically, Kiya Tomlin.THE YOWIE!—This model rocks the “Yowie” as she cheers on her Steelers all season long. (Photo courtesy Neighborhood Ford Store)Kiya, the wife of Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin, is known for her “architectural, feminine clothing favored by women throughout the U.S.,” says a press release by Neighborhood Ford Store.“When I was asked by Neighborhood Ford Store to consider designing the motif for this season’s Yowie, I knew there would be some strict logo-use guidelines because both the Steelers and Ford have strong brands,” Kiya Tomlin said in the release. “But I also thought the project would be interesting because strong guidelines really make you think more creatively about a design.”KIYA TOMLIN, speaking to the crowd at Rock Steelers Style, Oct. 20 at Stage AE. (Photo courtesy Pittsburgh Steelers)Now, it’s a fan favorite, as fans at Heinz Field get their own Yowie when they register to win the Official Truck of the Pittsburgh Steelers.(For more information about Neighborhood Ford Store and Kiya Tomlin, visit and read more

Del Bosque: Spain are the favourites for Euro 2016

first_img Del Bosque was satisfied with Wednesday’s win: “We played freely, with conviction, we didn’t find ourselves in a tight spot and we dominated the game.”  “We’ve progressed [since getting together], I think that we’re in a good moment. We have had a tough season, very intense, but we are ready to go into the Euros in the best conditions,” he added.  Despite that, he sustained that the first 20 minutes of the game were “very balanced” and that the final scoreline was perhaps flattering. “They appear a worse team than they are,” he concluded in reference to Korea. “We are the favourites [for Euro 2016] because we come into it having won four years ago [in Poland and Ukraine]. The are other national teams, but it’s our dream to be champions again,” he declared after Spain’s 6-1 win over South Korea.  01/06/2016 CEST The La Roja boss recognised that there have been advances in the team in the last few days and that they are heading in a good direction ahead of the tournament.  Spain coach Vicente del Bosque says his side are the favourites for this summer’s European Championships because they won the tournament four years ago, highlighting that they’re in good form, too. EFE Upd. at 20:44 “We are ready to start, to win is another thing. There are good rivals and in football everything is really even.” last_img read more