Shaw Praises IDB’s Regional Activities

first_imgRelatedShaw Praises IDB’s Regional Activities FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail KINGSTON – Jamaica’s Minister of Finance and the Public Service, the Hon Audley Shaw, says the Caribbean remains committed to being a vibrant partner in the Inter-American Development Bank’s (IDB) ‘Decade of Latin America and the Caribbean (2010-2019)’. Mr. Shaw, who was speaking on behalf of the English-speaking Caribbean, at the 52nd Annual IDB Board of Governors’ Meeting’s 2nd Plenary Session in Calgary, Canada on Monday March 28, reiterated a call made last year on the IMF and the World Bank Group that the Caribbean, and the multilaterals should move from a partnership for stability to a partnership for growth. The minister’s remarks were made against the background of the Caribbean continuing to trail its Latin American neighbours’ economic performance, both in terms of growth rates and capital inflows. He attributed this to “high levels of public debt” which allow little space for fiscal stimulus. Mr. Shaw expressed gratitude to IDB affiliates – the Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC) and the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) – for their increased activity in the region. He also cited the launch of FINPYME technical assistance and export programmes in Jamaica, Guyana, Barbados and the Bahamas. FINPYME is an IDB diagnostic methodology, used to assist small and medium-sized enterprises to become more competitive and improve their access to financing. He commended the IDB for securing the largest expansion of resources in its history, and for mounting its biggest ever counter cyclical effort, in response to the global economic crisis. In 2010, the Bank processed a record US$12.6 billion in loan approvals, and US$10.8 billion in disbursements to Latin American and Caribbean countries. The Caribbean received a record disbursement of US$914 million, with Jamaica receiving the lion’s share of US$630 million. The IDB is the largest source of development financing for Latin American and Caribbean government agencies and state corporations. Among the most important news for the region coming out of Monday’s final meeting day, was that the IDB and the Export-Import Bank of China (China Eximbank) signed a letter of intent to establish an infrastructure investment mechanism, to finance public and private sector projects in the IDB borrowing member countries. The two institutions also signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that marks an important first step to set up an investment fund, to forge sustainable economic partnerships between China, Latin America and the Caribbean, by investing in key sectors of interest to both regions. China Eximbank Executive Vice President, Liu Liange, and IDB President, Luis Alberto Moreno, signed both agreements Monday at a ceremony that took place during the meeting.                   RelatedShaw Praises IDB’s Regional Activities By BALFORD HENRY, JIS Editor & Reporter Shaw Praises IDB’s Regional Activities Finance & Public ServiceMarch 29, 2011 Advertisements RelatedShaw Praises IDB’s Regional Activitieslast_img read more

Betty Sue Anderson

first_img A gathering of Mrs. Anderson’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Thursday, April 28, 2016, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. Her funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Friday, April 29, 2016, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 2711 Helena Avenue, Nederland, with interment to follow at Oak Bluff Memorial Park, Port Neches. Betty Sue Anderson, 84, of Nederland, died Tuesday, April 26, 2016. A native and lifelong resident of the area, she was born on December 27, 1931, in Nederland, to Gladys Irene Sweatman Anderson and Walter Dickinson.Betty enjoyed sewing, cross stitching, and working crossword puzzles. She loved watching the Houston Astros, baking, and spending time with her grandchildren. Betty kept season tickets for the Nederland Bulldogs. Memorial contributions may be made in Mrs. Anderson’s memory to Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 2711 Helena Avenue, Nederland, Texas 77627.Complete and updated information may be found at: Survivors include her sons, Mark Edwin Anderson of Dallas and Craig Allen Anderson and his wife, Sandra, of Humble; grandchildren, Jonathan Anderson, Alyssa Burge, and Jordan, Morgan, and Nicholas Anderson; great-grand-child, Kelcey Burge; and sisters-in-law, Barbara Anderson and Theresa Dickinson.She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Edwin Carl Anderson; son, David Scott Anderson; and brother, Joe Allen Dickinson, Sr.last_img read more

Grieve blasts European Commission

first_imgThe attorney general, one of the most europhile members of the government, has publicly attacked the European Commission as a ‘repeat offender’ in going beyond its legal powers.His comments, in a speech in Brussels, will fuel the growing row over the commission’s plan to create a ‘European area of justice’, and the extent to which the UK can exercise the opt-out negotiated under the 2007 Lisbon treaty.After taking pains to assert his pro-European credentials, Dominic Grieve said that over-stepping legal boundaries set by treaties ‘undermines the very legitimacy of EU action’. In particular, he said, the EU must not ignore the special arrangements for justice and home that pertain to ‘some member states’ under EU treaties. ‘It is unacceptable and very damaging to the legitimacy of the EU for legal bases to be aggressively exploited by the commission in order to side-step the opt-outs which have been negotiated by sovereign member states.’ One example of the commission over-stepping its authority was in its handling of plans to create a European public prosecutor.Grieve said that 14 national parliamentary chambers had sent a reasoned opinion to the European Commission that the proposal breached the principle of subsidiarity. However the commission had gone ahead anyway.‘To my mind, this can only strengthen the case for finding a way to give national parliaments a bigger and more significant role in the EU. I am afraid it also illustrates to me the extent to which some in the present commission now seem dangerously out of touch with the people of Europe they are supposed to serve.’Grieve also described the commission as a ‘repeat offender’ in taking action without authorisation by governments through the Council of the EU. He cited the signing of a memorandum of understanding with Switzerland at a time when it was still under consideration by the council. ‘I have to say that I find this case very troubling both as a lawyer and as a government minister.’Defending recent UK challenges to EU measures, he said: ‘The UK plays by the rules and we expect others to do so too.’Comments by a member of the UK government may not cut much ice with the EU’s justice commissioner, Viviane Reding, who recently singled out David Cameron for criticising ‘bureaucrats in Brussels’ for implementing measures which had been agreed by the British government.However, Grieve’s comments follow a call last month by Hubert Legal, counsel to the Council of the EU for more ‘humility’ and respect for national legal systems.last_img read more

AtlanTecRF Introduces Multi-Path Satellite Simulator System at Satellite 2018

first_imgAtlanTecRF has launched a new Multi-Path Satellite Simulator System (the MSS Series) at Satellite 2018 in Washington DC. The MSS Systems are designed to ‘talk’ to two ground-based or mobile satcom stations, simultaneously, thereby replicating for test purposes, the satellite link while remaining off-air.Each system consists of three parts, a base control unit and two weatherproof transponders each of which can be orientated to connect with a system under test (SUT) antenna. There is also the option to incorporate all of the digital control within one transponder housing to achieve a two-part test system. The base control unit is a convenient portable bench instrument with the capability of both local and remote, Ethernet control. This unit is connected to two mast-mounted transponders via a power and data cable.The two transponders are inter-connected – each capable of communicating with a fixed or mobile terminal in a choice of either X, Ku, DBS, Ka and Q bands and with the ability to vary the path attenuation, thereby reducing the real-world atmospheric effects.Taking the uplink or Transmit (Tx) carrier from one ground based system the MSS transponder re-transmits on the receive (Rx) carrier frequency for the downlink. But, instead of sending the signal back to the same ground station from which it received it, the MSS makes contact with a second ground terminal, thereby completing the satellite link from point A to point B, but without any satellite being involved.In addition to the transmission of signal to both terminals under test, a sample of the transmissions is fed back via coaxial low loss cable to the base unit and is then made available at the front panel for connection to a spectrum analyzer or other test equipment. Click here to learn more about this Multi-Path Satellite Simulator System.last_img read more

Solidarity ride, candelight vigil held for Bentley

first_imgA solidarity ride along with a candlelight vigil were observed by cyclists, family and friends of Jude Bentley on Sunday following his untimely death in a fatal accident during early morning training on Saturday on the Rupert Craig Highway. According to reports, Bentley was killed after he was struck from behind in the vicinity of the Russian Embassy turn at around 5:00hrs by a Toyota Land Cruiser, reportedly driven by Rear Admiral (Ret’d) and former Chief of Staff of the Guyana Defence Force, Gary Best.He was 41. The solidarity ride started from Bentley’s Bike Shop on Robb Street, Bourda and ended at the accident scene where he died on the spot.Bentley, who only on Friday signed up to rejoin Carlton Wheelers Cycle Club, died in the club’s racing kit. The hashtag #justiceforjude has also been circulating on social media as the family, friends and members of the Sonic Hunters Motorcycling Club call for justice for the father of six.Bentley, who started a movement – 592 Bike Life – aimed at empowering and bringing youths together will be missed by the cycling fraternity.In an invited comment, Racing Secretary of the Guyana Cycling Federation, Malcolm Sonoram told Stabroek Sport recently that the father of six was impactful to many young riders and his passing “is obviously a loss to the cycling community.”last_img read more

Adnan Januzaj signs for Borussia Dortmund on loan from Man United

first_imgBorussia Dortmund have signed Manchester United winger Adnan Januzaj on a season long loan. 31/08/2015 Upd. at 19:56 Januzaj posted a picture of himself at the Westfalenstadion on Twitter, holding a Dortmund No 9 shirt. Sport EN The player is not wanted by Louis van Gaal for the season ahead, with the Belgium international heading to the illustrious German outfit to try his luck in the Bundesliga. “Adnan is a highly gifted and technically gifted player who completes our attacking department,” BVB director Michael Zorc said. He said: “Borussia Dortmund are a great club, the fans here are supposed to be really incredible. I want to achieve great things with the team.” CESTlast_img read more

Claudio Bravo booted out of Chile team’s Whatsapp group

first_img According to a report by La Tercers, the Whatsapp group named “banda pitillo”, which Chile captain Bravo shared with Arturo Vidal, Gary Medel, Gonzalo Jara and Jean Beausejour no longer exists.  20/10/2017 Echan a Claudio Bravo del grupo de Whatsapp IN SPORT.ES Upd. at 13:58 sport.escenter_img Manchester City goalkeeper Claudio Bravo is going through a bad spell. Relegated to the bench with his club and eliminated from the World Cup qualifiers with his country, he’s now got problems with his international teammates. The controversial message posted by his wife, Carla Pardo after Chile were knocked out of the World Cup has not gone down well.  Now, some of the starts of La Roja have created a new Whatsapp group, which Bravo has not been invited to: “La Roja sin sapos”. A title which would appear to be directed at the Chile captain.  CEST It would confirm the rupture which exists among the Chile players after Bravo’s wife spoke of “drunks” at a time when many people were singling out Arturo Vidal for criticism.last_img read more

Mohammad Salah reveals his lofty ambitions at Liverpool

first_imgAdvertisement 1swgetlNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsraqbWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ec1zkv( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) ttvWould you ever consider trying this?😱jjbpCan your students do this? 🌚0pxRoller skating! Powered by Firework Mo Salah is quite the alpha male at Merseyside. Recently , he achieved the milestone of 50 goals with Liverpool and was the fastest to do so with just 65 appearances under his belt. The Egyptian is ambitious and isn’t shy of expressing his desires to challenge for greater things with Liverpool however lofty the thought might be.Advertisement Salah led Liverpool to a Champions League final and a Champions League finish in the league scoring 38 goals in all competitions , 32 of them being PL goals. He takes immense pride in scoring for the Reds. When asked about his feat by The Express, he said: “I’m glad about that [reaching 50 goals].Advertisement “I’m always very happy and proud to break records, especially records at a club like Liverpool.“Being the fastest player to score 50 goals for the club is something great.Advertisement “But I need to carry on and score more goals – I’m looking forward to 100!”He added: “What I have achieved with Liverpool is something great, when I look back.“When I came here at the beginning, I had a dream and things in my mind I wanted to achieve.“We were very close to one of them but we lost in the final.“But I think we are on the way and I am happy about what we are doing.“To motivate myself, the team comes first – we need to win titles and we need to achieve something together.“That’s something that always motivates me.“Last season we were very close but in the end we didn’t win anything.“That’s something that motivates me much more than individual awards.“I want to win something for the club because I love the club. I want to win something here.”Mohamed Salah definitely represents the winning mentality and ambitious virtues of his Merseyside club!  Advertisementlast_img read more

Generations to the game

first_imgBy DAVID NAGEL FOOTBALL clubs and families have a unique connection in that they can make each other stronger… and…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Life of service

first_imgBy Bonny Burrows and Cam Lucadou-Wells People from all walks of life have been paying respects to long-serving Berwick and…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img