August 31

Haiti to have increased access to small business loans

first_imgHaitians will have increased access to small business loans as the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Global Affairs Canada and Desjardins International (DID) of Canada have partnered to increase services for Micro and Small Enterprises (MPE) in the country.The project entitled “Support for the Establishment of a Specialized Micro and Small Business Financing Assessment Unit”, within the Le Levier Fédération (a network of savings and credit cooperatives)” will support the Federation in implementing place of a unit specializing in finance for MEPs. The project provides for an investment of US $3.04 million, which includes a $500,000 loan component for on-lending, to Le Levier’s first-rate credit and savings cooperatives, which use the Center’s model. affiliate for Financial Entrepreneurs (CFE) for the financing of MSEs.The remaining resources will be used to support the establishment and implementation of the CFE model in participating financial cooperatives.The CBD will focus specifically on underserved and unserved MSEs in Haiti, committing up to US$500,000 for funding activities related to the establishment of CFE in northern and southern Haitilast_img read more

August 26

Masters 2019: Final round begins with Tiger Woods two behind leader Francesco Molinari

first_imgThe 2019 Masters was set to finish in somewhat unfamiliar circumstances, but perhaps with a very familiar winner, as the final round began much earlier than usual on Sunday.Due to the anticipated arrival of thunderstorms in the afternoon, organizers brought the tee times forward in round four, while grouping players in threesomes and using the first and 10th tees. Open champion Francesco Molinari held a two-shot lead at 13 under, but Tiger Woods — a winner at Augusta on four previous occasions — was only two behind alongside Tony Finau.Woods was looking to complete the most incredible comeback from multiple back surgeries. As recently as November 2017, he was ranked 1,199th in the world and two months earlier he acknowledged he was unsure if he would ever play professional golf again. Related News Molinari, Woods and Finau were due off at 9:20 a.m. local time. The Italian famously got the better of Tiger last July when they were paired together for the final round of The Open at Carnoustie.Brooks Koepka was three off the lead at 10 under with 18 holes to play, with Ian Poulter and Webb Simpson a further shot back.Here are the hole locations for the final round of #themasters.— Masters Tournament (@TheMasters) April 14, 2019Although the forecast rain had yet to arrive when play began, there were already strong winds at Augusta, providing additional intrigue on the final day. Masters 2019: Francesco Molinari once again finds himself in duel with Tiger Woodslast_img read more

January 19

Australian Open: Svitolina into 4th round, ends 15-year-old Kostyuk’s run

first_imgJiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Svitolina, the only seeded player still in contention in her quarter, had five aces, only 11 unforced errors and didn’t serve a double fault in the 59-minute match.Kostyuk sobbed into a towel in the tunnel soon after leaving the court, but could joke about the defeat when asked later what she could take out of the experience.“Well, a lot,” she said. “How much you have to pay Svitolina to have one-hour lesson? I got it for free.”Kostyuk received entry into qualifying because of her junior girls’ victory last year at the Australian Open. She won all three qualifying matches, then her first two in the main draw.Svitolina will next play Denisa Allertova, who beat Magda Linette 6-1, 6-4.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View comments Lillard leads Trail Blazers past Pacers Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina, right, is embraced by compatriot Marta Kostyuk after winning their third round match against compatriot at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)MELBOURNE, Australia — Elina Svitolina ended 15-year-old Marta Kostyuk’s run at the Australian Open, met her at the net for a warm embrace and offered some words of encouragement.With the temperature hitting 40 Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) for the second straight day, fourth-seeded Svitolina reached the fourth round at the season-opening major for the first time with the 6-2, 6-2 win on Rod Laver Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “It was sad playing another Ukrainian girl, same country is always tough,” Svitolina, one of five women in contention for the No. 1 ranking, said. “She’s a great fighter. She has a great future — we’re going to hear a lot more about her.”Kostyuk entered the tournament ranked No. 521 — a number that will likely be halved next month — and had wins over 25th-seeded Peng Shuai and Olivia Rogowska to become the youngest player to win main-draw matches at the Australian Open since Martina Hingis in 1996.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe step up to facing a top 10 player was too much for Kostyuk on Friday.She had nine double faults, including on match point, and only got 37 percent of her first serves into play. Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends PLAY LIST 08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardcenter_img Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES In the opening match on Rod Laver Arena, Petra Martic celebrated her 27th birthday with a 6-3, 3-6, 7-5 over Thai qualifier Luksika Kumkhum.“That was really ugly,” Martic said of the heat. “We were lucky to play on Rod Laver because we had some shade behind so you could hide for a few seconds in between the points.“Other than that, it’s just, you just need to be mentally tough and ready to just suffer out there.”Elise Mertens needed four match points before clinching a 7-5, 6-4 win over Alize Cornet, who needed a medical time out in the second set after complaining of being short of breath. After having her blood pressure taken and being draped in ice towels, she was able to continue and play seven more games.Mertens will meet Martic in the next round.The temperature was forecast to hit 42 C (108 F) but a weather change in the afternoon eased conditions slightly.Kyle Edmund was the first man into the fourth round, overcoming Nikoloz Basilashvili 7-6 (0), 3-6, 4-6, 6-0, 7-5 in 3 ½ hours on open court in the peak of the heat.No. 10 Pablo Carreno Busta had a 7-6 (4), 4-6, 7-5, 7-5 win over No. 23 Gilles Muller. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

January 12

Flyers fall to Athletics on Thursday

first_imgBut Grande Prairie would go on to tie the score again, at 55 seconds left in the frame, making the score tied at three apiece.In period three, things didn’t get any better for the Flyers as Grande Prairie would score three more goals making the final score 6-3 over the Flyers.Flyers Assistant Coach, Craig Faulkner, says Grande Prairie played quite the game despite not having a full bench adding that they capitalized on their opportunities.“Grande Prairie played quite well considering the short bench, they came out flying and capitalized on a lot of their opportunities.”Advertisement Up next, the Flyers are in Dawson Creek on January 15 as they take on the Senior Canucks. Game time is 8:00 p.m. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Flyers were home on Thursday night as they hosted the Grande Prairie Athletics at the North Peace Arena.In period one, it wasn’t a great start for the Flyers as the Athletics scored a goal at 2:22 into the frame making the score 1-0 over the Flyers.Then at 5:40 into the period, Lien Miller-Jeannotte scored a goal, in a power play, with a feed from Jeff Shipton and Reid Campbell making the score tied at one apiece.- Advertisement -Then shortly after the Flyers goal, the Athletics would break the tie and take the lead 2-1.At 5:31 into the second period, in a power play, Ryan Forbes would send one into the net with a double assist from Steven Fast and Reid Campbell, tying the score at two apiece.Then at 9:04 left in the period, Steven Fast would score another goal for the Flyers with a feed from Tanner LeSann and Ty Gullickson making the score 3-2 over the Athletics.Advertisementlast_img read more

December 29

Newcastle sign young midfielder Isaac Hayden from Arsenal on five-year deal

first_img1 Isaac Hayden Newcastle United have completed the signing of Arsenal midfielder Isaac Hayden.The 21-year-old has joined the Championship side for an undisclosed fee and has penned a five-year deal at St James’ Park.Hayden came through the youth ranks at the Emirates and made his first-team debut for the club in a League Cup tie in 2013.The England Under-20 international spent last season on loan at Hull City, making 24 appearances as the Tigers won promotion from the Championship via the play-offs.“Newcastle is a massive football club and to be given the opportunity to come here and progress my career is fantastic,” said Hayden.“Being at Arsenal was a great experience, I learnt a lot there and have a lot to thank them for, but I needed to move on and so when Newcastle came in for me I jumped at the chance.“I am still young but I want to get as many games under my belt as I can and help the team bounce back to the Premier League.”Hayden, who can operate in defence as well as midfield, is the fifth signing made by Rafa Benitez this summer as he attempts to lead the Magpies back to the Premier League at the first attempt.He joins Matz Sels, Dwight Gayle, Matt Ritchie and Jesus Game in moving to St James’ Park.Benitez added: “We continue with our plan to bring in players who are hungry to succeed and prove themselves, which Isaac really is.“He is also a player who can play in different positions, which is very useful.“Isaac is a young, strong English player with fantastic potential but also with some experience already of the Championship. We welcome him to the club.”last_img read more