World Bank adds $2b to funds available for coronavirus response

first_imgTopics : IFC said the funding would also help existing clients in tourism, manufacturing and other heavily affected sectors keep paying their bills, while aiding the healthcare industry as it races to meet surging demand for services, equipment and drugs.World Bank President David Malpass said the bank was committed to provide a fast and flexible response based on the needs of developing countries.In this file photo taken on Jan. 17, 2019 The World Bank Group logo is seen on the building of the Washington-based global development lender in Washington,DC. (AFP/Eric Baradat).Usage: 0 (AFP/Eric Baradat)“It’s essential that we shorten the time to recovery,” Malpass said. “Support operations are already underway, and the expanded funding tools approved today will help sustain economies, companies and jobs.” The World Bank on Tuesday said it had increased to US$14 billion the amount of fast-track financing available to members to respond to the global coronavirus pandemic, adding $2 billion to an initial package announced on March 3.The change will give the World Bank’s International Financing Corp a total of $8 billion to support private companies and their employees hurt by economic impacts of the virus, the bank said.It said the bulk of the funding would be used by client financial institutions so they can continue to offer trade financing, working capital and medium-term financing to private firms struggling with disruptions in supply chains.center_img More than 187,700 people have been infected by the coronavirus in 162 countries, and 7,495 have died, according to a Reuters tally.IFC Chief Executive Officer Philippe Le Houerou said the institution’s goal was to help clients sustain their operations during the current health emergency phase so they could help economies recover more quickly later.The Bank said the boards of directors of the World Bank and the IFC on Tuesday responded to requests from clients and approved the addition of $2 billion in new funding on top of $6 billion made available through other IFC instruments.The new component offers funding from the IFC’s Global Trade Liquidity Program and its Critical Commodities Finance Program, both of which provide support to local banks so they can continue to finance companies in emerging markets.IFC is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets and works with 2,000 business worldwide. In fiscal 2019, it delivered more than $19 billion in long-term financing for developing countries.last_img read more

‘Minor’ injury for Coleman

first_img No timescale has yet been put on the Republic of Ireland international’s return but the diagnosis might ease fears the 25-year-old could be out for a few weeks. Coleman, who has been in fine form this season, limped off during the Toffees’ 1-1 draw at West Brom in the Barclays Premier League on Monday. A statement on the club’s website, www.evertonfc.com, added: “He has been closely monitored by Blues medical staff since then and has already begun his recovery.” Press Associationcenter_img Everton have described right-back Seamus Coleman’s hamstring problem as a “minor soft tissue injury”.last_img read more

The Latest: AP source: Onyemata will re-sign with Saints

first_imgHooper had 75 catches for 787 yards and six touchdowns last season.— Tom Withers reporting from Cleveland.___1 p.m.The Bengals used their franchise tag on A.J. Green, giving them time to try to work out a long-term deal with the star who is one of the most accomplished receivers in franchise history and would be a vital part of breaking in a new quarterback. Hooper was one of the main free agency targets for Cleveland, said the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because teams can’t officially announce deals until Wednesday.Hooper has spent the past four seasons with the Atlanta Falcons. He’s had more than 70 catches the past two seasons.NFL Network reported the sides have agreed to terms on a package that will make Hooper the NFL’s highest-paid tight end.By adding the 25-year-old Hooper, the Browns will have another offensive playmaker for quarterback Baker Mayfield, who struggled in his second NFL season. Hooper will be a dependable option to go along with star wide receivers Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry and running backs Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt.New Browns coach Kevin Stefanski preferred to run two-tight end formations during his one season as Minnesota’s offensive coordinator. Hooper could be paired with 2017 first-round pick David Njoku, who missed most of last season with a broken wrist suffered in Week 2. Associated Press The Saints selected him in the fourth round of the 2016 draft and by 2017 he was a regular reserve, who also started six games that season and had two sacks.His presence along the interior has helped the Saints rank among the NFL’s leaders in run defense, holding opponents to just less than 86 yards rushing per game during the past two seasons combined.— Brett Martel reporting from New Orleans___7:20 p.m. — Charles Odum in Atlanta and David Ginsburg in Owings Mills, Md. ___4:55 p.m.A person with knowledge of the move said the Redskins on Monday agreed to re-sign inside linebacker Jon Bostic to a $6.6 million, two-year deal.The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the contract cannot be official until the start of the new league year Wednesday. The NFL negotiating period began Monday. Although the versatile Glasgow can also play center and incumbent Connor McGovern is set to hit free agency, Glasgow will get his first look at guard following the Broncos’ decision to cut ties with oft-injured right guard Ronald Leary.— AP Pro Football Writer Arnie Stapleton reporting from Englewood, Colorado.___6:40 p.m.The Tennessee Titans are keeping veteran Dennis Kelly around with a new multi-year contract after losing right tackle Jack Conklin to the Cleveland Browns. ___7 p.m.The New Orleans Saints and long snapper Zach Wood have agreed to terms of a four-year contract worth nearly $4.8 millionWood’s agent, Mike Abadir, confirmed the agreement on Monday.The 27-year-old Wood has played for New Orleans since 2017, when the Saints’ current run of three straight playoff seasons began. March 16, 2020 The 39-year-old tight end announced his retirement in a message on Twitter on Monday, marking the end of a 15-year NFL career that included two stints in New England, as well as stops in Cleveland, New Orleans and Baltimore. Watson retires with 547 catches for 6,058 yards and 44 touchdowns. He was drafted by the Patriots in 2004, winning a Super Bowl ring as a rookie. He spent his first six seasons in New England. “I entered this league with a duffel bag and a dream,” Watson wrote in his Twitter post. “I exit holding the loving hand of my best friend, my wife of 14 years, and the (seven) tender gifts God has graciously given us to lead and love.”His best season was in 2015 with New Orleans when he caught 74 passes for 825 yards and six touchdowns — all career highs.He initially planned to retire following the 2018 season but was courted by several teams. The Patriots eventually signed him to a one-year, $3 million deal as they looked to fill the hole created by the retirement of Rob Gronkowski. The Titans announced they had agreed to terms. Kelly has started 16 of his 58 games since the Titans acquired him in a trade in 2016 that sent Philadelphia wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham. Kelly has been versatile, starting at right tackle, left tackle, left guard and tight end in his career.The 6-foot-8, 321-pound Kelly caught two touchdown passes last season, including one in Tennessee’s loss to Kansas City in the AFC championship game.Originally drafted in the fifth round in 2012 out of Purdue by Philadelphia, Kelly has started 31 of his 88 games.— Teresa M. Walker reporting from Nashville, Tennessee The Cowboys have re-signed Blake Jarwin, giving their fourth-year player a $24 million, three-year contract with $9 million guaranteed. The move came a few weeks after Witten said he wanted to keep playing, even if it wasn’t in Dallas.Witten set a club record by spending 16 seasons with the Cowboys, the most recent last season after retiring and spending one year in broadcasting. The 37-year-old is also the Dallas leader in catches and yards receiving. Witten is one receiving touchdown behind Dez Bryant’s career franchise record of 73.Jarwin had 365 yards receiving and three touchdowns last season. The fourth-year pro tied the Dallas club record for touchdowns receiving in a game for a tight end in 2018 with three in the regular-season finale at the New York Giants. Those were the first three TDs of his career.The 25-year-old Jarwin joined the Cowboys as an undrafted free agent in 2017 and spent most of that season on the practice squad.— Schuyler Dixon in Dallas __ Steven Wine in Miami, with John Wawrow in Buffalo contributing.___3:35 p.m.Longtime Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman Ramon Foster is retiring.The 11-year veteran made the announcement on Instagram, saying “when the time comes, you just know and now is a time for me to take a bow.” The Falcons cut backup tight end Luke Stocker on Monday, one of several moves to clear cap space. The Falcons also cut offensive tackle Ty Sambrailo and are releasing running back Devonta Freeman and cornerback Desmond Trufant.Atlanta had two second-round picks in this year’s draft, No. 47 and No. 55 overall. The Ravens acquired the No. 55 pick.Hurst played in 16 games with Baltimore in 2019, including four starts. Early on, it became evident that another tight end, Mark Andrews, would be quarterback Lamar Jackson’s favorite option.Hurst finished with 30 catches — third among Ravens tight ends — for 349 yards and two touchdowns. Andrews had a team-high 64 receptions for 852 yards and 10 TDs, and 270-pound tight end Nick Boyle had 31 catches for 321 yards.Hurst, the No. 25 overall pick in the 2018 draft from South Carolina, started only four games for Baltimore over two seasons. He missed the first four games of the 2018 season with a foot injury. ___5:40 p.m.Free agent tackle Jack Conklin has agreed to a three-year, $42 million contract with the Browns, his agent Drew Rosenhaus told The Associated PressConklin, perhaps the best tackle available on this year’s market, will get $30 million guaranteed and earn $20 million in his first year, Rosenhaus said. Conklin will only be 28 when the deal expires.The No. 8 overall pick in 2016, Conklin spent the past four seasons with the Tennessee Titans. He started all 16 games last season and helped block for NFL rushing leader Derrick Henry. ___1:45 p.m.The Indianapolis Colts have released defensive tackle Margus Hunt and will re-sign receiver Daurice Fountain.Releasing Hunt will save the Colts roughly $4 million against the cap.He signed a two-year deal worth $9.1 million last year after having his best season in the NFL. But he lost the starting job in 2019 and wound up with 17 tackles, no sacks and no tackles for loss. The trade of Buckner came almost immediately after the 49ers announced a deal to keep defensive lineman Arik Armstead with a five-year contract worth up to $85 million before he hit the open market.— Josh Dubow in Santa Clara, California___4:20 p.m.The San Francisco 49ers have signed defensive lineman Arik Armstead to a five-year contract worth up to $85 million before he hit the market as a free agent. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have placed their franchise tag on linebacker Shaquil Barrett, who led the NFL in sacks last season.The move had been anticipated ever since coach Bruce Arians stated late last season that the 27-year-old Barrett “ain’t going anywhere” after setting a team record with 19½ sacks in 2019.Barrett signed a one-year, $4 million contract in free agency with the Bucs last winter after spending the first five seasons of his career with the Denver Broncos. The franchise tag for an outside linebacker calls for a salary of about $16 million for 2020.The decision to place the franchise tag on Barrett also means quarterback Jameis Winston will become an unrestricted free agent if Tampa Bay does not re-sign the No. 1 overall pick from the 2015 draft by Wednesday.Winston led the NFL with 5,109 passing yards last season, but also became the first player in league history to throw for at least 30 touchdowns and 30 interceptions in a season. Offensive lineman Ereck Flowers has agreed to terms on a $30 million, three-year contract with the Miami Dolphins.The deal was confirmed by Flowers’ agent, Drew Rosenhaus, who said $19.95 million is guaranteed.Flowers played for the Miami Hurricanes, was a first-round draft pick by the New York Giants in 2015 and started 46 games at tackle for them in his first three NFL seasons.He started all 16 games last year for Washington, splitting his time between guard and tackle.The Dolphins are in the market for four starting offensive linemen in free agency and the draft. A person with direct knowledge of the deal says the Dallas Cowboys and tight end Blake Jarwin have agreed on a $24 million, three-year contract.The agreement essentially means the Cowboys believe Jarwin can replace Jason Witten as the starter.Witten has said he wants to return for a 17th season, but the Cowboys haven’t indicated it will be with them. Witten set the club record by spending 16 seasons with Dallas, the most recent after taking a year off to try broadcasting.The person said the deal includes $9 million guaranteed. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because deals can’t become official until the league year begins. That’s supposed to be Wednesday.Jarwin had 365 yards receiving and three touchdowns last season. The fourth-year pro tied the Dallas club record for touchdowns receiving in a game for a tight end in 2018, when he had three in the regular-season finale at the New York Giants. Those were the first three TDs of his career. Bostic is staying with Washington after just one season there. He was tied for second on the team with 105 tackles in 2019.New coach Ron Rivera and his regime liked Bostic enough to bring the veteran back. The soon-to-be 29-year-old will play in a different system under new defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio.Bostic is entering his seventh pro season after previously spending time with the Chicago Bears, New England Patriots, Indianapolis Colts and Pittsburgh Steelers. He has 419 tackles and 6 1/2 sacks in 86 regular-season games.Washington is expected to be a major player in free agency after releasing tight end Jordan Reed, cornerback Josh Norman and wide receiver Paul Richardson to clear salary-cap space. The team already put the nonexclusive franchise tag on starting right guard Brandon Scherff for $14.781 million.The Redskins are stocked along the defensive line with 2017 and 2018 first-round picks Jonathan Allen and Daron Payne and could select Ohio State pass rusher Chase Young with the second overall pick. They also have Ryan Kerrigan and Ryan Anderson as outside linebackers and impressive 2019 pick Cole Holcomb inside to pair with Bostic. 5:10 p.m. The Atlanta Falcons have acquired tight end Hayden Hurst from the Baltimore Ravens, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press.The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Monday because the trade won’t be officially announced before the NFL’s business year begins Wednesday.The Falcons also acquired a 2020 fourth-round pick from the Ravens. Baltimore acquired second and fifth-round picks in this year’s draft from the Falcons.The Falcons needed help at tight end after losing two-time Pro Bowler Austin Hooper to free agency. The defending NFC champion Niners locked up one of the key pieces of their defense with a long-term deal instead of using the franchise tag.Armstead was a first-round pick for San Francisco in 2015 but didn’t make a big impact in his first four seasons in the league as he dealt with injuries that limited his playing time in 2016-17 and finding the right fit for his skills.___4:15 p.m.Ben Watson is hanging up his cleats for the second time. — Schuyler Dixon in Dallas___2:30 p.m.A person familiar with the deal says free agent linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski has agreed to a contract with the Las Vegas Raiders.The person spoke on condition of anonymity because Kwiatkoski can’t officially sign the deal until the new league year starts on Wednesday. The Minnesota Vikings have reached an agreement with punter Britton Colquitt on a three-year, $9 million contract, according to a person with knowledge of the deal.The person spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the contract had not yet been finalized. Colquitt will get $5 million in guaranteed money, the person said.Colquitt was eighth in the NFL last season with a net average per punt of 42.6 yards. He was the only punter in the league with 12 or more attempts, according to SportRadar, who did not have any touchbacks. The 11th-year veteran joined the Vikings in 2019, after three seasons with Cleveland and six seasons with Denver.— Dave Campbell reporting from Minneapolis___ The Browns were looking for an upgrade at both tackle spots, and will slot Conklin in on the right side while perhaps drafting one next month. There are some top prospects available in this year’s class.Conklin will give added protection for quarterback Baker Mayfield, who didn’t trust his line enough last season and bailed on plays. He can also open holes for running back Nick Chubb.__ Tom Withers reporting from Cleveland.___5:30 p.m. A person familiar with the situation says Saints starting defensive tackle David Onyemata will re-sign with New Orleans instead of entering free agency.The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the agreement has not been announced. The agreement was first reported by NFL Network.The 6-foot-4, 300-pound Onyemata started all 15 regular-season games in which he played and the Saints’ lone playoff game last season, his first as a full-time starter.He had three sacks, giving him 7½ during the past two seasons.The 27-year-old Onyemata is a Nigeria native who never played American-style football until he went to college in Canada. ___12:55 p.m.The Patriots have placed a franchise tag on Patriots left guard Joe Thuney, his agent Michael McCartney said in a tweet shortly before the start of the legal tampering period.Thuney, a third-round pick in 2016, has been one of the most dependable pieces on the Patriots’ offensive line over the past four seasons. The nonexclusive tag is expected to cost the Patriots around $14.7 million this upcoming season.If he had hit free agency Thuney was expected to be one of the most sought-after guards on the market. He has not missed a single game and wasn’t whistled for a single penalty in 2019. He began his last NFL season by serving a four-game suspension for testing positive for a banned substance following his final season in New Orleans in 2018. He appeared in 10 games for the Patriots in 2019, catching 17 passes for 173 yards.___3:55 p.m.The Dallas Cowboys are moving forward with their plan to replace record-setting tight end Jason Witten. — Stephen Whyno reporting from Washington___4:35 p.m.The Panthers have released longtime special teams player Colin Jones.The 32-year-old Jones played eight seasons with the Panthers, also serving as a reserve safety. He led the team in special teams tackles with nine in 2019 and finished his career in Carolina with 61 special teams tackles, second-most in franchise history. Foster made the Steelers as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Tennessee in 2009. He became a steadying force on a unit that evolved into one of the league’s best, helping pave the way for a high-powered offense that led Pittsburgh to four straight playoff appearances from 2014-17. Foster turned 34 in January and the Steelers have several placements ready. Though he had a year left on the two-year, $8.25 million extension he signed in 2019, Foster figured to become a salary cap casualty if he didn’t decide to step away from the game. The Steelers are in the process of clearing cap space after placing a franchise tag on outside linebacker Bud Dupree earlier Monday. —- Will Graves reporting from Pittsburgh___2:40 p.m. The Latest: AP source: Onyemata will re-sign with Saints The Seattle Seahawks have given a second-round tender to restricted free agent tight end Jacob Hollister, according to a person with knowledge of the deal.The person spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because the team has not announced the designation. NFL Network first reported the designation.Hollister is coming off the best season of his young career, and will earn $3.259 million for the upcoming season if he stays with Seattle. Hollister can still negotiate with other teams, but the Seahawks would receive a second-round pick if they choose not to match.Hollister entered last season with eight career receptions, but due to injuries took on a big role in Seattle’s offense. Hollister had 41 catches for 349 yards and three touchdowns in 11 games. He’s expected to continue having a role as a pass catcher for Seattle even with the signing of Greg Olson and the expected return of Will Dissly from injury.— Tim Booth reporting from Seattle. ___3:45 p.m.A person familiar with the negotiations says defensive end Shaq Lawson has agreed to a $30 million, three-year contract with the Miami Dolphins.The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the NFL free-agent signing period hasn’t started. The contract could be worth up to $36 million, and $21 million will be guaranteed.Lawson spent his first four NFL seasons with the Buffalo Bills and last year had a career-high 6 1/2 sacks, which would have led the Dolphins. He was a first-round draft pick by the Bills in 2016. Fountain spent all of last season on injured reserve after suffering a dislocated and fractured left ankle in training camp. The Colts offered the exclusive free agent a one-year tender, which his agent, Andy Simms, says he will sign. Fountain was Indy’s fifth-round pick in 2018.— Michael Marot reporting from Indianapolis.__1:15 p.m.The Browns are working toward a deal with two-time Pro Bowl free agent tight end Austin Hooper, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. — Steve Reed reporting from Charlotte, N.C.___4:25 p.m.The San Francisco 49ers have traded star defensive tackle DeForest Buckner to the Indianapolis Colts for the No. 13 pick in this year’s draft.A person familiar with the deal said Buckner will receive a new contract worth $21 million a year from the Colts. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal and contract can’t be finalized until the start of the league year Wednesday. Green, 31, wants to finish his career in Cincinnati, where he has put down roots. Although he’s open to a multi-year extension that would pay him as an elite receiver, he has objected to staying for only one more season on a franchise designation.Green has said he’ll skip voluntary offseason workouts if he’s tagged. The Bengals are expected to take Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow or another quarterback with the first overall pick in the draft, and having Green in offseason workouts would accelerate a rookie’s development.The Bengals are free to negotiate with Green on a long-term deal through July 15.___12:55 p.m. The Raiders are in dire need of upgrades at linebacker after a revolving door at the position the past few years. The only linebacker who started a game last season that is still under contract with the Raiders is Marquel Lee.The 26-year-old Kwiatkoski was a fourth-round pick by Chicago in 2016. He had his most extensive playing time last year when he had career bests with 76 tackles, three sacks, one interception and four passes defensed.— Josh Dubow reporting from Alameda, California___1:55 p.m. The 6-foot-3, 255-pound Wood is a Texas native who played in college for SMU before spending training camp of his rookie season with the Dallas Cowboys.___6:55 p.m.A person with knowledge of the negotiations tells The Associated Press that the Denver Broncos have agreed to a four-year, $44 million free agent contract with offensive guard Graham Glasgow.The deal includes $26 million in guarantees. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on NFL’s free agency. Teams were required to use franchise tags on players by noon EDT Monday. Teams can negotiate with representatives of free agents for the next two days but cannot finalize any agreements. (all times EDT):___7:45 p.m. — Kyle Hightower, reporting from Boston___12:55 p.m.The Minnesota Vikings have placed the franchise tag on safety Anthony Harris, according to a person with knowledge of the decision.The person spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the one-year, $11.441 million contract was not finalized. Harris was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent, after a breakout 2019 season. The Vikings cleared salary-cap space to keep Harris by agreeing to a two-year, $66 million contract extension with quarterback Kirk Cousins that reduced his salary-cap hit for 2020 by $10 million. The Vikings also agreed to a new four-year, $12.25 million contract with fullback C.J. Ham, who was set to be a restricted free agent.— Dave Campbell reporting from Minneapolis___12:50 p.m.The Buffalo Bills have announced re-signing offensive lineman Quinton Spain to a three-year contract. The deal with the pending unrestricted free agent was agreed to Thursday. Spain was completing a one-year contract he signed with Buffalo a year ago as part of the team’s major overhaul of its offensive line.Spain is a fifth-year player who started 16 games at left guard and finished with the second-most snaps on offense for the Bills last season.Spain’s return assures Buffalo’s offensive line has the potential of returning fully intact.— John Wawrow reporting from Buffalo, New York.___ More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFL,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more

BCA chief Riley lashes out at CWI over Pybus, Browne axing

first_imgST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC) – Outspoken Cricket West Indies (CWI) director, Conde Riley, has slammed the regional governing body’s decision to axe the entire coaching staff of the men’s senior side ahead of the World Cup, and has warned that the sweeping personnel changes announced last week could “destabilise the whole process” heading into the ICC showpiece next month.In a controversial radio interview here which revealed fractures within the CWI directorate, Riley said while new CWI president Ricky Skerritt was free to implement changes, he was not in support of making them so close to a major tournament and especially after West Indies’ outstanding results against England in the recent home series.CWI last week removed interim head coach Richard Pybus and his support staff of Vasbert Drakes, Toby Radford and Esaun Crandon. Former West Indies batsman Floyd Reifer was named to replace Pybus, while Roddy Estwick, Corey Collymore and Rayon Griffith will serve as assistant coaches.“It is not about the termination of Vasbert Drakes so much, but more importantly where the team is at this time, having reclaimed the Wisden Trophy. England are number one in ODI cricket and we tied with them,” Riley told Observer Radio here in a telephone interview.“My own feelings are that the timing is off. I felt we should have gone off to the World Cup (without changing the coaches). I think the players were in a good space, Mr Pybus’s appointment was interim … we had put a succession planning system in place where we interviewed nine regional coaches and short-listed five and those were the people that we would look to, to take the team forward.”Pybus was a controversial appointment last January, with CWI director Enoch Lewis publicly accusing former CWI president Dave Cameron of “hand-picking” the Englishman for the position without consulting the board.However, Pybus then oversaw West Indies’ shock 2-1 over England in the three-Test series last February and then guided the Caribbean side to a 2-2 draw in the five-match ODI series.Skerritt, who toppled three-term incumbent Cameron at CWI elections last month, had warned prior to his assuming the top post that he was not in favour of the manner in which Pybus had been appointed.Riley, whose BCA publicly supported Cameron during the recent election campaign and snubbed an offer from Skerritt to address the local governing body, also hinted that Test and ODI captain Jason Holder was not in favour of the coaching changes.“I got the impression that he (Holder) was not for it,” said Riley, who only recently pledged his support to Skerritt.“He probably wanted to keep everything in place and you would know … that to change a whole coaching staff, impose a new selection panel and so on, it could destabilise the whole process going into a World Cup.“I have no difficulty with the president going in a new direction but my problem was the timing. I know that the captain was saying ‘leave it as it is and let’s go down to July after we go to the World Cup and India come to the Caribbean’ but you know how it is.”Riley added: “To destabilise a team … when many Caribbean people thought we had no chance against England … but this young team defied the odds. My position is and I will stand by my position and my board that this is wrong – the timing is wrong – and if the captain asked to leave the status quo as is, then I think (that’s what should have been done).“Yes, president Skerritt has the right, he’s the president, but just let it follow the process that we had in place before, where we would have the interim head coach and his staff, selection panel and then after the World Cup and India, we could move on.”Last January in a heated radio interview in Barbados, Riley famously clashed with Lewis over Pybus’s appointment. In defending Cameron then, Riley contended Pybus’s appointment had been ratified by a majority vote of the CWI board while Lewis claimed process had not been followed.CWI also last week replaced chairman of selectors, Courtney Browne and his panel, appointing Robert Haynes as interim chairman with director of cricket, Jimmy Adams, and Reifer also serving as selectors.Riley criticised that decision too, arguing Haynes was not in a position to properly execute the role.“How could Robert Haynes (be named chairman of selectors) – I have nothing against him, I know the man well – but he’s not been watching cricket,” Riley argued.last_img read more

FIFA President, Secretary General arrive Abuja

first_imgPresident of football’s world governing body, FIFA, Mr. Gianni Infantino and the Secretary General, Ms Fatma Samba Samoura will arrive in Nigeria’s capital city, Abuja on Sunday for a two –day working visit. The duo, to be accompanied by a couple of aides, would be received at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport by NFF President Amaju Pinnick, members of the NFF Board and Management, and a host of other prominent figures in Nigeria football. A welcome cocktail for the FIFA President and Secretary General would hold at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja later on Sunday. On Monday, Mr. Infantino and Ms Samoura, led by the Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr. Solomon Dalung and NFF President Pinnick would pay a courtesy call on President Muhammadu Buhari (GCFR) at the Aso Rock PresidentiShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Yggdrasil enters Danish market with Jackpotjoy partnership

first_imgShare EGBA warns Danish tax hikes could boost offshore market June 8, 2020 With many existing Yggdrasil customers already regulated in Denmark, the supplier has received strong interest from operators looking to use the content to drive top line growth and grab additional market share. StumbleUpon Yggdrasil Gaming has made its first move into the Danish market with an agreement to provide its games and promotional tools to Jackpotjoy Group brands Vera&John and InterCasino.As part of the deal, both Vera&John and InterCasino will offer its customers in Denmark the full portfolio of Yggdrasil titles, including the latest slots release Jungle Book. “We always strive to offer the very best collection of games available to our players and adding the Yggdrasil portfolio really underlines that commitment.” The brands will also receive Yggdrasil’s collection of in-game promotional tools, BOOST™, including Cash Race and Missions, as well as the social sharing tool BRAG™. Share Victor Olinger, Head of Gaming at Jackpotjoy Group, said: “Yggdrasil slots are enjoyed by players across Europe’s regulated markets, so it is a major coup to be the first to agree to bring these titles to Denmark.center_img Related Articles Fredrik Elmqvist, CEO at Yggdrasil, commented: “We are committed to growing our footprint in Europe’s regulated markets, so it was a logical next step for us to enter Denmark with Vera&John and InterCasino. Spillemyndigheden adds technical requirements on game and wagering reporting June 23, 2020 “Denmark was one of the first European jurisdictions to introduce a sensible and workable regulatory framework. Our flexible platform and structured operation mean we welcome regulatory developments in Denmark and beyond, and are in a strong position to adapt to requirements. Submit Altenar: Supporting expansion plans in Denmark and Portugal August 20, 2020 “The market is close to key Nordic territories so we expect our product to be quickly welcomed by players.last_img read more

Aldin Setkic won the ITF Tournament in Egypt

first_imgAldin Setkic, Bosnian tennis player won the ITF tournament worth 15 000 Dollars in Sharm El Sheikh (Egypt).In the finals he won the French Ugu Humbert with the result 6: 3,6: 4.Setkic managed to come to finals after Italian Claudio Fortuna gave the match after the result of 3: 0 in the first set.BH tennis player was the third holder of the tournament, and this is his 26th title of his career.(Source: klix)last_img

Second annual Herding Heroes will be part of the Sumner County Fair August 5

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Contestants participating during the Sumner County Fair.Submitted to Sumner Newscow — The second annual “Herding Heroes” Show will be held Friday, Aug. 5 at 6 p.m. at the Sumner County Fair in Caldwell. The goal of Herding Heroes is to allow contestants the chance to do something most are never given the opportunity to do.Herding Heroes is a program that is held at various fairs across Kansas, Oklahoma and Missouri. The Sumner County Fair board wants to involve more youth other than 4-H and FFA students and their families. Unless you grow up on a farm or have a family member that has one, chances are you will never show livestock for competition. You may be engaged in sports, but this is another avenue to be involved and experience the benefits of showing animals.Medals awarded to Herding Heroes participants in 2015.Herding Heroes are looking for students with disabilities who would enjoy learning about pigs, and wish to compete with them.The show ring floor is sand; therefore, contestants must be ambulatory. All ages are welcome and will be paired up with a 4-H or FFA student that shows pigs.  Officials plan to check-in participants, and then introduce them to their student. Officials encourage participants to wear comfortable clothes and an old pair of shoes/boots. All participants will receive a t-shirt and be provided with the needed show items. They will have 15-30 minutes to learn about that animal and how to show it. Class sizes will be limited so kids will not be crowded in the show ring.RSVP’s required by Wednesday, July 27.Last year was a huge success and very memorable for all involved!For more information please contact Heidi Theurer at 620-326-7471 (work), 326-7375 (home) or heidi.theurer@gmail.com with any questions or concerns.Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

Democrats still seek change in Iowa Medicaid managed care

first_imgDES MOINES — Twice this year, Democrats in the Iowa House have been unsuccessful in getting Republicans to vote for a major change in the state’s Medicaid program. Democrats like Lisa Heddens of Ames argue care for about 38,000 intellectually disabled Iowans should no longer be managed by private, for-profit companies.“I’m tired of hearing from the families…knowing nothing is going to change,” Heddens said today during House debate.Private companies oversee long-term services for intellectually disabled Iowans who need a ride to a job or staff assistance in an independent living home. Heddens is the mother of an adult son who is intellectually disabled. His Medicaid benefits have been managed by UnitedHealthcare, the company that’s exiting Iowa’s Medicaid program.“I’m frightened for the future for my son and so are the families that are out there and they are just begging this body to carve out this small population, give them some stability,” Heddens said.Heddens favors a return having state-employed case managers for Medicaid recipients like her son. Iowa Department of Human Services director Jerry Foxhoven said recently the managed care contracts provide protections for Medicaid recipients who have to switch from UnitedHealthcare to company. Governor Reynolds has repeatedly said the state will stick with managed care for all Iowa Medicaid patients, as costs were escalating in the old fee-for-service system.last_img read more

Cheptegei, netballers kick-off Uganda’s CWG campaign

first_imgENGEngland FIJStephen HENRY SportTimeMy TimeVenueEventStatus  SilverRuth Kyalisima1982 BrisbaneAthletics400m Hurdles  GoldGeorge Oywello1962 PerthBoxingHeavyweight  GoldBoniface Kiprop2006 MelbourneAthletics10,000 metres  GoldMohamed Muruli1974 ChristchurchBoxingWelterweight MedalNameGamesSportEvent  SilverJoseph Lubega2002 ManchesterBoxingLight Heavyweight 2006 Melbourne201315 1982 Brisbane030318  GoldGodfrey Nyakana1990 AucklandBoxingLightweight (– 60 kg) *** UGAUganda  GoldMoses Ndiema Kipsiro2010 DelhiAthletics5,000 metres PNGMadako Junior SUARI 14:307:30Oxenford Studios, Squash Crt 4Men’s Singles Round of 64  SilverPeter Rwamuhanda1982 BrisbaneAthletics400m Hurdles  SilverThomas Kawere1958 CardiffBoxingWelterweight  SilverVictor Byarugaba1982 BrisbaneBoxingLight Middleweight  SilverLeo Rwabwogo1970 EdinburghBoxingFlyweight 1974 Christchurch243910 UGAMichael KAWOOYA 1994 Victoria002224  SilverJames Odwori1974 ChristchurchBoxingLight Flyweight  SilverAli Rojo1974 ChristchurchBoxingBantamweight 1970 Edinburgh33179 2014 Glasgow104518 UGAUganda  GoldJustin Juuko1990 AucklandBoxingLight Flyweight (– 48 kg) UGAIan RUKUNYA  GoldDorcus Inzikuru2006 MelbourneAthletics3000m Steeplechase Uganda medals Commonwealth games GamesGoldSilverBronzeTotalRank  GoldAyub Kalule1974 ChristchurchBoxingLightweight 1998 Kuala Lumpur001132 FILE PHOTO: Cheptegei will dominate the 5000m final in the absence of Mo Farah and Kamworwor.  GoldBenson Masanda1970 EdinburghBoxingHeavyweightcenter_img  GoldMoses Ndiema Kipsiro2014 GlasgowAthletics10,000 metres UGAEkirikubinza TIBATEMWA DAY ONE SCHEDULE FOR UGANDA – Thu, 5 Apr 19:3212:32Oxenford Studios – BoxingMen’s 64kg Round of 32 2010 Delhi200218  GoldMoses Ndiema Kipsiro2010 DelhiAthletics10,000 metres 2002 Manchester020230 1990 Auckland202411  Team UgandaAthletics: Ayikoru Scovia, Leni Shida, Nanziri Emily, Nakaayi Halima, Nannyondo Winnie, Ajok Dorcus, Juliet Chekwel, Chelangat Mercyline, Chesang Stella, Lalam Josephine, Adome Pius, Alli Ngaimoko, Opiny Leonard, Musagala Ronald, Chemutai Albert, Kipyeko Phillip, Cheptegei Joshua, Thomas Ayeko, Toroitich Timothy, Kiplimo Jacob, Chesakit Alex, Chemonges Robert, Mutai Munyo Solomon.Badminton: Bangi Shamim Bridget, Nakiyemba Aisha, Kasirye Brian, Ekiring EdwinBoxing: Bwogi Musa, Kiiza Joshua, Muwonge Latibu, Nasir Bashir, Simbwa RegarnCycling: Kagimu Charles, Sekanga ViennaNetball team: Lilian Ajio, Irene Akello, Kizza Betty, Birungi Conchepta, Nanyonga Florence, Nakabuye Hadijah, Nakacwa Halima, Achan Jesca, Nampungu Joan, Procovia Peace, Nanyonga Racheal, Meme Ruth, Nanfuka Stella, Oyella Stella, Namuwaya MuhayiminaRugby team: Ijongat James, Kasiita Eric, Kasito Adrian, Kermundu Kevin, Kisiga Timonty, Manano Achaji, Odongo Marvin, Ogena Pius, Oketayot Byron, Okia Solomon, Okorach Michael, Wokorach Phillip, Sebuliba Kayiwa, Ruhweza-Ayera Desire, Magowu Ivan, Muwumba Timothy Mudoola, Jadwong Joseph, Ofoyrwoth Aaron 12:305:30Oxenford Studios, Squash Crt 6Men’s Singles Round of 64  GoldJames Odwori1970 EdinburghBoxingLight Flyweight First in action will be swimmer Tibatemwa Ekirikubinza in the Men’s 50 butterfly heats from 5.30am Thursday, weightlifter Julius Ssekitoleko, followed by squash player Ian Rukunya who takes on Fiji’s Stephen Henry in the round of 64, before African champions  Uganda take on netball favorites New Zealand from 11.30am.Day-one for Uganda will also see badminton action, with mixed team play for Ugandans Shamim Bangi, Aisha Nakiyemba, Brian Kasirye and Edwin Ekiring against England, then in boxing, light welterweight Kavuma Ssemujju in the round of 32 from midday. Squash player Michael Kawooya will take on Junior Sauri of Papua New Guinea in the round of 64 and swimmer Avice Meya splashes in 50m women event.Uganda’s history at Commonwealth games 1958 Cardiff010117 ***** Total1315214918 Gold Coast, Australia | THE INDEPENDENT |  Hours after today’s Commonwealth Games opening ceremony, Ugandan netballers, weightlifters, swimmers, badminton and squash players jump into action as 11 days of competition start in Australia’s Gold Coast on Thursday.After Wednesday’s opening ceremony, about 4,300 athletes from 71 nations and territories will compete across 23 sports in Gold Coast, a beach-fringed city in Australia’s east. Squash: Rukunya Ivan, Kawooya MichaelSwimming: Meya Avice (women) and Tibatemwa Ekirikubinza Elisha (men)Weightlifting: Irene Kasubo, Kalidi Batuusa, Julius Ssekitoleko, Ssempereza HakimTable Tennis: Nyaika Ronald (men), Nambozo Halima (women)Shooting: Mungoma CleopatraTweets about #GC2018 uganda  SilverSilver Ayoo1974 ChristchurchAthletics400 metres  GoldMohamed Muruli1970 EdinburghBoxingLight Welterweight  SilverMohamed Kayongo2002 ManchesterBoxingLight Welterweight 18:3211:32Gold Coast Conv & Exhib CentreWomen Pool B ENGLuke McCORMACK 11:234:23Optus Aquatic CentreMen’s 50m Butterfly Heat 1 1954 Vancouver010114  SilverPatrick Etolu1954 VancouverAthleticsHigh Jump 1962 Perth114611 14:017:01Carrara Sports Arena 2Mixed Team Event Group Play Stage – Group C  SilverWilliam Koskei1970 EdinburghAthletics400 metres hurdles 1966 Kingston001119  SilverShadrack Odhiambo1974 ChristchurchBoxingFeatherweight NZLNew Zealand  SilverKesi Odongo1962 PerthBoxingLightweight  SilverDeogratias Musoke1970 EdinburghBoxingFeatherweight UGAKavuma SSEMUJJU Athletics remains Uganda’s main hope for medals, and the tone of the country’s performance at this Commonwealth Games will be set in the event’s day-one when Joshua Cheptegei runs in the 5000m final on Sunday.Cheptegei came close to gold at the World Championships 10,000m race last year, edged by Mo Farah in a tough final. He skipped his favourite 5000m race due to fatigue at the World Championships, and the schedule this time makes him a firm bet to do the double.The double was achieved by Moses Kipsiro in Delhi in 2010, winning the 5000 and 10,000m gold.Uganda has taken part in every Games since 1954 (with exception of 1978) and has this time sent a team of 69 to compete.The contingent comprises boxers, badminton players, cyclists, swimmers, squash, rugby and netball players. Other disciplines are shooting, table tennis and weight lifting.**** Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more