IMF says Caribbean economies to grow in 2012 and 2013

first_img Share Share Tweet 4 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring!center_img LocalNews IMF says Caribbean economies to grow in 2012 and 2013 by: – April 19, 2012 Share Photo credit: balkanpressagency.comBASSETERRE, St Kitts (CUOPM) — Caribbean economies are expected to grow in this year and next year, according to the Washington-based International Monetary Fund (IMF).It says Latin America and the Caribbean is “on a glide path to steady growth” as the global economy picks up pace.But the financial institution is warning that “dangers remain.”In its latest, World Economic Outlook report, the IMF said the swings in risk aversion in global markets over the past six months have had significant effects on Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) forecasting “moderate” growth of 3.75 percent in the region this year and four percent in 2013.Specifically, the Caribbean economy is expected to grow by 3.5 percent.“High public debt and weak tourism and remittance flows continue to constrain the outlook for the Caribbean. The outlook for Central America, like that for Mexico, is closely tied to developments in the United States,” the IMF said, noting that “spillovers to the region, both real and financial, from renewed crisis in Europe are likely to be limited.”The IMF said that among commodity exporters in LAC, strong domestic demand growth moderated, as tighter macroeconomic policies began to bear fruit and the external environment weakened. And while economic activity in LAC is still subdued, strong real linkages with the United States “offer some upside prospects as the United States slowly recovers,” according to the report.“Spillovers to the region through trade, financial, and banking channels were active during recent months but with only limited effects on activity,” the report said. Caribbean News Nowlast_img read more

Napoleon Fire Department conducting area survey

first_imgNAPOLEON, Ind. — Over the next few weeks, the Napoleon Volunteer Fire Department will be conducting a simple income survey across their service area.The fire department needs the information for a grant that they are applying for.If awarded the grant, the money will be used for the construction of a new fire station in the community.A random sampling of addresses across the area will be surveyed to determine eligibility as a community for the funding assistance.If you live in the service area, you may receive a phone call or a knock on the door.The survey is quick and simple, and officials say it should only take around 2 minutes to complete.last_img

Hoosier college graduation rates hit all-time high

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — According to the 2018 College Completion Report released by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education, more Indiana students are graduating from college than ever before.According to the report, on-time college completion rates are improving across all four-year and two-year public campuses statewide, and extended graduation rates are increasing at most Indiana public campuses.Nearly 40 percent of all Indiana college students graduate on time – an increase of 13.9 percent over the past five years and 4 percent in one year, and nearly 60 percent of all Indiana college students complete college within an extended time frame.Ensuring our students receive a quality education is a top priority for me, and I am encouraged to see more and more students graduating from college and receiving their degree.For more information on graduation rates, click here.last_img read more

Platini ponders football return

first_imgRelatedPosts Super Eagles soar on FIFA ranking COVID-19: FIFA count cost to football Blatter faces probe in Switzerland Four years after a ban for financial wrongdoing thwarted his chances of becoming Fifa president, Michel Platini is free to work in football again.However, the former Uefa president — once seen as the heir apparent to Fifa’s Sepp Blatter — said on Tuesday he is unsure where and when he will return to the game that has dominated his life even after his stellar playing career with France.“I have some idea but it’s difficult to speak today,” Platini said of his plans, hours before the ban was to expire.Any comeback into a senior role would likely force him to pay Fifa a fine of 60,000 Swiss francs that is three years overdue. Platini is still challenging that in court and continues to dispute the allegations that led to his four-year ban from all football activities. Charges of receiving an irregular payment and wrongful pension entitlement approved by Blatter derailed Platini’s hopes of succeeding his former mentor as the head of the global game.Now 64, Platini looks hardly to have aged at all during that ban, which became the longest holiday of his storied life in football. He said he is keeping all options open but pointed out the next elections for top roles at Fifa, Uefa and the French association are “some years ahead”.In the Paris headquarters of the French federation, the 77-year-old Noel Le Graet, recently promoted by Uefa to a seat on Fifa’s ruling council, is in office until 2021.“It’s not now,” said Platini, who captained and coached the national team, and organised the 1998 World Cup won by France at home. “I have time, if I come back to this.” Tags: FIFAMichel Platinilast_img read more

Tennis News China Open: Srikanth, Satwik-Chirag enter pre-quarterfinals

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Tennis News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Fuzhou: Indian ace Kidambi Srikanth progressed to the pre-quarterfinals with an easy victory but HS Prannoy exited after a straight-game loss in the opening round of the China Open World Tour Super 750 tournament here on Wednesday.Fifth seed Srikanth, ranked 9th, saw off France’s Lucas Corvee 21-12 21-16 in 35 minutes to set up a clash with Indonesia’s Tommy Sugiarto.ALSO READ | Lok Sabha Election 2019: Chandrababu Naidu to hold talks with Deve Gowda to seal dealIndia’s men’s doubles pair of Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy also entered the second round with a stunning 23-21 24-22 win over world no 6 Danish pair of Mads Conrad-Petersen and Mads Pieler Kolding in a 53-minute hard-fought clash.However, Prannoy lost 11-21 14-21 to Asian Games gold medallist Jonatan Christie of Indonesia in another men’s singles opener.There was more bad news in store for India as young Vaishnavi Reddy Jakka went down 12-21 16-21 to Pornpawee Chochuwong of Thailand in a women’s singles match.In the mixed doubles, the Indian duo of Satwiksairaj and Ashwini Ponnappa fought hard before losing 21-18 19-21 17-21 to seventh seeded Malaysian combination of Chan Peng Soon and Goh Liu Ying.ALSO READ | Kashmir capital freezes at sub-zero temperature, records coldest night of seasonOn way to his third win over world no 42 Corvee, Srikanth displayed good command over his game as he erased an initial 1-4 deficit to lead 11-7 at the break of the opening game. He then extended his stranglehold over his rival to pocket the game comfortably.In the second game, Corvee showed fighting spirit for a while as he moved neck and neck with Srikanth till 7-7. After that the Indian grabbed a 11-9 advantage at the interval and then kept increasing his lead to eventually shut the door on the French.On Tuesday, Olympic silver medallist P V Sindhu entered the pre-quarterfinals. last_img read more

Syracuse football injury report: DL Coleman questionable, DL Black doubtful

first_img Published on October 19, 2017 at 7:19 pm Contact Matthew: | @MatthewGut21 Syracuse sophomore defensive linemen Kendall Coleman and Josh Black are questionable and doubtful, respectively, for Syracuse’s (4-3, 2-1 Atlantic Coast) game at No. 8 Miami (5-0, 3-0) on Saturday afternoon.Black is doubtful for the fourth consecutive game, while Coleman has been upgraded from doubtful last week (he did not play) to questionable. Cornerback Scoop Bradshaw is ruled out and graduate transfer safety Jordan Martin is listed probable, along with wide receiver Sean Avant.Not listed on Miami’s injury report this week but out for the season are star running back Mark Walton and linebacker Jamie Gordinier.Here is the full Week 8 injury report for SU:ProbableWR Sean AvantDL Shaq GrosvenorTE Kyle KleinbergDB Jordan MartinAdvertisementThis is placeholder textQuestionableDL Kendall ColemanDoubtfulDL Josh BlackOutDB Scoop BradshawDB Antwan CordyOL Liam O’SullivanOut for the SeasonOL Aaron Roberts (knee) Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Water polo stays perfect with five-win weekend

first_imgSophomore driver Marko Vavic leads the Trojans in goals with 39 recorded in 16 games. (Josh Dunst | Daily Trojan)No. 1 men’s water polo followed its dominant performance at the Lancer Joust this past weekend with a commanding 16-2 victory over No. 5 UC Santa Barbara on Sunday.The weekend kicked off with a match against tournament host Cal Baptist, which put up early points before USC scored 4 consecutive goals to gain a 7-2 advantage. Aided by seven saves from freshman keeper Nic Porter, the Trojans extended their lead in the second half, besting the Lancers 15-6.In USC’s second game of the invite against La Verne, the Trojans asserted control over the game from the opening whistle, as six different Trojans buried goals in just over four minutes. Drivers senior Zach D’Sa, sophomore Marko Vavic and redshirt sophomore utility Luka Karaman topped the score sheet with hat tricks, propelling the Trojans to a 28-4 victory over the Leopards.On Saturday, the Men of Troy concluded their strong performance at the Lancer Joust with victories against Concordia and Redlands. After scoring the first 10 goals of the game, the Trojans ended with an 18-5 advantage against Concordia. With redshirt freshman keeper Matt Moran-Flores in the cage, the USC defense secured a shutout against Redlands with a final score of 14-0. After their successful campaign in Riverside, the Trojans returned home to face No. 5 UC Santa Barbara. USC defeated the Gauchos 10-3 in tournament play earlier this season. “Last time [USC played Santa Barbara], it was more of a tournament setting, so we knew they would be a tougher opponent,” Vavic said. “But this time we really locked in all weekend for them.  We were training for them before our other games [on Friday and Saturday].”Sunday’s scoring began with a power play, during which freshman driver Hannes Daube netted a goal for the Trojans. USC responded to the Gauchos’ offensive pressure by putting up 3 more goals by the end of the first period. The Trojans’ momentum continued throughout the second period, including 2 goals and a set-up by Daube to put the Trojans up 8-1. Redshirt junior driver Daniel Leong blocked a UCSB 6-on-5 attack, which the Trojans then turned around for a counterattack goal.After posting a 10-1 halftime lead, the Trojans started the third period with a bang as Daube’s interception led to Vavic’s 3rd goal of the match. The Men of Troy boasted 11 consecutive scores before the Gauchos broke their silence at the end of the third, scoring on a 6-on-5.Porter entered the game in the fourth quarter, supplementing Krutonog’s 12 saves with five of his own. In the final frame, the Trojans scored 2 more goals and shut out UCSB to close out a 16-2 victory.“We learned to put away our high-percentage opportunities,” Vavic said. “Over the weekend, we had a lot of 1-on-1s, 2-on-1s. In the big games you have to finish those.”The Trojans will head to Palo Alto to take on Stanford on Saturday before returning for a home match against San Jose State on Sunday.last_img read more

JBO scores Bologna FC sponsorship agreement

first_img Marek Suchar: “As esports betting grows, we will no longer speak about it as one sport” June 18, 2020 StumbleUpon Related Articles LiveScore celebrates streaming service launch with Serie A partnership June 17, 2020 Submit LiveScore adds new leagues to streaming offering August 12, 2020 Share Share JBO has boosted its European presence after signing a new sponsorship agreement with Serie A club Bologna FC, which will see the operator named as the club’s regional betting partner for Asia. The operator’s portfolio already includes already includes title sponsorship of the Dota 2 esports property, the JBO Asian Masters League, with this latest acquisition of Bologna allowing JBO to acquire a foothold in Italy.  A JBO spokesperson released a statement at a signing ceremony which stated: “We are thrilled to be partnering with Bologna. Today’s announcement marks an important milestone for JBO. This is a rare opportunity as Bologna is one of the well-known football clubs in the world.“We see our partnership with Bologna as an opportunity to connect with football fans across the world and it fits in perfectly with our own rapidly expanding global network. The most important thing for us is to bring new experiences to our fans who have always been very supportive towards us. We look forward to working with Bologna during an exciting season of football.”Extended details surrounding the partnership such as the length of the contract or financial specifics are yet to be released, however, one such detail which has been made public is that fact that the sponsorship will be effective immediately, and thus covers the remainder of the 2019/20 Serie A season. Christoph Winterling, Marketing and Commercial Director at Bologna Football Club, discussed the partnership: “We are delighted to announce JBO as our new Asian betting partner and look forward to a successful collaboration. This agreement is our first international partnership outside of Italy and demonstrates the continued growth of our club on a global level as well as the interest shown in one of the most historical Italian football clubs. “Moreover we are happy that JBO will be first partner of ours in Asia to benefit from our brand new virtual advertising technology. It is an excellent opportunity for the club to develop this exciting space that is creating new partnership opportunities.”Due to Italy’s media-wide ban on gambling advertising the extent to which the sponsorship will be advertised around the Italian club is both limited and as of yet unknown. Regarding the football club, this partnership sees them follow in the footsteps of the reigning Serie A champions Juventus in expanding into the Asian markets.last_img read more

AFCON 2019: Get to know the 5 debutants in the Ghana squad

first_imgBlack Stars Head Coach Kwesi Appiah named his 29-man provisional squad on Wednesday ahead of the AFCON in Egypt.The list sees debut call-ups for five players, with two of them plying their trade at home in Ghana.The squad is expected to begin camping on June 1 at their base in Dubai, where Head Coach Kwesi Appiah will cut down the squad to 23 ahead of the tournament.Ghana has been drawn in group F alongside Cameroon, Benin and Guinea Bissau, as the country seek to end her 37 year wait for the title.Here is what you need to know about the 5 newbies in the Black Stars squad.Nuhu MusahThe 22 year old center back plays for Swiss side St Gallen, after joining them on loan from Ghanaian side WAFA in August 2018. The deal will be made permanent on July 1 2019, when his contract with WAFA comes to an end. At 6’4 inches, Musah possesses a real aerial threat, and is also suited to play in defensive midfield.Appearances: 12Goals: 1Clean Sheets: 3Mohammed AlhassanAlhassan is one of three locally based players in the squad. The combative center back has been one of the main pillars behind Accra Hearts of Oak’s impressive showing in the first round of the Normalization Committee Special Competition. The former WAFA man has started 11 out of 13 games for the Phobians who have conceded only 8 goals in 13 games, sealing qualification to the semi final of the competition with two games to spare.Appearances: 11Goals: 0Clean Sheets: 7Abdul FatawuAsante Kotoko’s Abdul Fatawu has been one of the stand out players in the Normalization Committee Special Competition so far, leading the top goal scorers chart with 8 goals. The 24 year old had a stint in the MLS with Portland Timbers and Vancouver Whitecaps, before returning to the country to Inter Allies, then Eleven Wonders before Asante Kotoko. The gifted forward has gained the reputation as a deadball expert, with three of his eight goals this season coming from direct set piece situations.Appearances: 11Goals: 8Assists: 3Samuel OwusuThe diminutive winger had an impressive 2018/2019 season with Serbian side Cukaricki. The 23 year old is virtually unknown on the local scene, after leaving WAFA as a teenager. He had stints with Turkish sides Radnik Surdulica and Gençlerbirliği before moving to Serbia.Appearances: 32Goals: 7Assists: 10Kwabena  OwusuThe Spain based forward has represented Ghana’s U-23 side the Black Meteors on 3 occasions, scoring 4 times. The 21 year old spent the 2018/2019 season on loan at Salamanca CF UDS from Leganes and was a main feature in an impressive season for the Spanish Segunda Division B side.Appearances: 25Goals: 10Assists: 0last_img read more