US$33M plugged into regional climate change infrastructure

first_imgGuyana will be among 11 Caribbean countries to benefit from a multimillion-dollar agreement that will see funds being made available to finance climate change adaptation and mitigation projects in the Region.CDB Vice President (Operations) Patricia McKenzie and French Ambassador to the OECS and Barbados, Eric de la Moussaye sign the Credit Facility Agreement. Looking on is Legal Counsel at the CDB, Dave WaitheThis was the realisation of an agreement signed between officials from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) to provide some US$33 million towards financing sustainable infrastructure projects in the Caribbean. At least half of the funds is expected to be injected into the projects.The agreement was signed last month at the CDB Headquarters in Barbados, by French Ambassador to the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) and Barbados, Eric de la Moussaye, in the presence of CDB Vice President (Operations) Patricia McKenzie.“Caribbean countries are particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, with our geographical location leading to high exposure to natural hazards. Economic conditions also play a role, as there is a lack of access to long-term resources to finance sustainable climate-related infrastructure projects. We believe that these additional funds will go a long way towards building resilience and mitigating the impact of climate change in our Region,” McKenzie said.The funds are being provided by AFD under a Credit Facility Agreement with CDB. AFD is the primary agency through which the Government of France provides funding for sustainable development projects. This marks the first time that the CDB has accessed financing from AFD.The Facility will be used by the CDB to augment financing for infrastructure projects in several areas: renewable energy, water and sanitation, waste management, adaptation of infrastructure to the effects of climate change, and protection of coasts and rivers.Countries that are eligible to benefit from this Facility are: Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, and Suriname.The Facility is also complemented by a €3,000,000 technical assistance grant, which will finance feasibility studies for projects eligible for financing.The agreement supports the improvement of Caribbean economies’ resilience and vitality through the development of sustainable infrastructure projects with significant environmental or climate impacts. It is in alignment with the Bank’s corporate priority of promoting environmental sustainability.last_img read more

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Knights of Columbus Flyers fall to Fort Saskatchewan

first_imgThe KOC Flyers found themselves down early as Fort Saskatchewan was able to jump out to a 2-0 lead 1:11 into the opening period. The Rangers would carry the momentum throughout the frame as they take a 3-0 lead to the locker room after 20 minutes.The Flyers would find the scoreboard in the late stages of the second period to cut the Rangers lead to two. The goal was an unassisted marker by Austin Crossley. The Rangers would quickly get the goal back however to make things 4-1 and round out the scoring.Craig Grimes was between the pipes for the Flyers. The Rangers sent 20 shots his way and he was able to turn aside 16.- Advertisement -The team wraps up a busy weekend today as they take on the Sturgeon Mustangs.last_img read more

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UPDATE – Snowfall warnings continue into Saturday for South Peace and Alberta Peace

first_imgSnow fall warnings for the South Peace and Alberta Peace will continue into Saturday.- Advertisement -In the South Peace, another 5 c.m., is expected by Saturday afternoon. In the Alberta Peace, things could get much worse.  Environment Canada says they could see another 15 c.m., by Sunday morning.This will be mixed with blowing snow and winds reaching up to 50 km/h.In the North Peace Environment Canada is still calling for snow, but only about 2 c.m.   The wind will still gust up to 50km/h with the wind chill reaching minus 25.Many of the roads in the Peace Region are listed has having limited visibility and blowing snow. For a full list of road conditions, click here. Advertisement Update – the Snow fall warning issued for the South Peace and Alberta Peace.  Still expect snow and high winds in those areas.  Roads remain slippery all over the BC and Alberta Peace.last_img read more

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CBC Championship looms near

first_img– men’s team depart FridayThe Guyana Amateur Basketball Federation (GABF) has named the following 12 players to represent Guyana at the 2018 Caribbean Basketball Confederation (CBC) Senior Men’s Basketball Championship and the FIBA AmeriCup 2021Kevon WigginsCaribbean Pre-Qualifiers in Suriname from June 22 toJune 30.Eighteen-year-old Stanton Rose has retained his post as Captain and will have alongside him: Harold Adams, Orland Glasgow, Shaine Webster, Ray Victor, Anthony Moe, Travis Burnett, Felix Hamilton, Travis Belgrave, Denzel Devonish, Timothy Thompson, and Kevon Wiggins.Head Coach duties have been taken on by Junior Hercules while Dennis Clarke is the Assistant Coach and the Manager is Nigel Hinds.The team, led by Guyana’s youngest-ever National Captain, includes five overseas-based players, comprising professional players Moe and HamilStanton Roseton based in the United States of America and Antigua; former US college players Victor and Devonish along with Berbice-born 17-year-old Kevon Wiggins, the youngest player on the team. Guyana depart for Suriname on Friday, June 22 and will play Grenada on Sunday, June 24 at the Anthony Nesty Indoor Stadium in their opening game.last_img read more

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Mourinho demands consistency from Pogba

first_imgIt was a defiant response from Pogba, whose drop in form had seen him lose his starting place under Mourinho earlier this year, although his manager does not expect him to repeat such displays on a weekly basis.Mourinho, however, has told Pogba he wants to see greater consistency from him, particularly in training, with the United manager clearly implying the 25-year-old midfielder has not always hit the necessary standards.“I will tell you what I told him after the (City) match and it’s exactly what I told him — I don’t expect you to be man of the match every week, I don’t expect you to score two goals every week,” said Mourinho.“I expect you to be consistent in a certain level. So, if you ask me, I’m expecting Paul now to be man of the match every week? No. If I expect him to score goals every match? No.“But I expect Paul — and I think that’s the challenge he has to put to himself — to keep a certain stability and not to have the good match and the so-so match and the bad match,” the Portuguese boss added.Pogba’s form, particularly since the January signing of Alexis Sanchez, has been one of the fascinating sub-plots of United’s season with the player reportedly unhappy at the defensive responsibilities he has been asked to perform.Certainly, in a more advanced role, Pogba was devastating against City and Mourinho clearly believes his £89 million ($126 million) star is capable of repeating that form in the future.– ‘Not do anything crazy’ –Pogba has scored five goals in 21 Premier League appearances this term © AFP/File / Ben STANSALL“I think he has to try to keep that level of stability and from that stability of course will appear the special match with the special performance like it happened against City,” he said.“But he has to go for that stability and to go for that stability, the first thing is stability at training level, stability during the working week. And the past two, three weeks I’m really happy with him.”United’s strong recent form sees them take on West Bromwich Albion on Sunday looking for an eighth consecutive domestic victory and has raised optimism among supporters over their prospects for next season.But, despite upsetting City at the Etihad last weekend, Mourinho has urged caution and clearly believes Guardiola will spend lavishly again this summer, while insisting United will not attempt to match his City counterpart’s outlay.“No. We are not going to spend more than we can. We are not going to do anything crazy,” said Mourinho.“We are just trying to improve a little bit more, to give sequence to it. That’s what we are going to try.”Mourinho added: “I think Man City wins the title (this season). They have been the best team during the season and the distance of points at the end of the season will be the consequence of that superiority that they showed.“But it is not about us and them, I think it is about the six teams. Everybody will try to improve like we did from last season.“Last season we finished sixth and this season we are going to finish I believe fourth, third or second – hopefully second – and next season we are going to try and improve but let’s see what happens.“Maybe also Manchester City will invest heavily and they don’t let the others close the gap to them, I don’t know.”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Paul Pogba has endured his fair share of criticism this season but excelled in last weekend’s victory over Man City © AFP/File / Ben STANSALLMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Apr 15 – Jose Mourinho has ordered Manchester United’s record-signing Paul Pogba to show consistency on the training ground, as well as in competitive action, following his stunning display against Premier League leaders Manchester City last weekend.The France international scored two goals — the first time he has done so in the Premier League — in a remarkable second-half recovery from United as they won the Manchester derby 3-2 to deny City a win that would have seen Pep Guardiola’s men clinch the title.last_img read more

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Balotelli posts celebration video on social media mid-match

first_img0Shares0000Balotelli celebrated his goal by taking a video with his teammates © AFP / GERARD JULIENPARIS, France, Mar 4 – Mario Balotelli showed off a new goal celebration on Sunday as he took a selfie video with his Marseille teammates and posted it on social media during their 2-0 win over Saint-Etienne.The Italian scored his fourth goal in six Ligue 1 games since joining Marseille from Nice in January by hooking home Florian Thauvin’s 12th-minute corner with an excellent acrobatic volley. “Balotelli takes the pressure, he takes the limelight. He reminds me of (Zlatan) Ibrahimovic and he scored an Ibrahimovic goal,” said Saint-Etienne coach Jean-Louis Gasset.“He has brought back the public, the confidence, and many of his teammates will raise their level of play.”As he celebrated his volley, Balotelli took a phone from the cameraman behind the goal before filming the video with his laughing teammates and posting it on his Instagram story.The 28-year-old then carried on playing.He was not the first player to produce a selfie-based celebration, after Roma great Francesco Totti took a picture of himself after scoring against Lazio in the capital-city derby in 2015.Marseille doubled their advantage nine minutes later through a Thauvin penalty and closed out the win with ease.Rudi Garcia’s men have now taken 13 points from their last five league matches to leapfrog Saint-Etienne into fourth, just five points adrift of Lyon in the race for the third and final Champions League spot.Former Celtic striker Dembele scored twice as Lyon thrashed Toulouse © AFP / JEAN-PHILIPPE KSIAZEKEarlier on Sunday, Moussa Dembele scored twice as Lyon thrashed Toulouse 5-1 to strengthen their grip on a top-three spot.Bruno Genesio’s Lyon, who are also through to the French Cup semi-finals and claimed a 0-0 first-leg draw in the Champions League last 16 against Barcelona, continued their strong season by moving six points clear of fourth-placed Saint-Etienne.“Often this season, we haven’t been calm under pressure, but against Toulouse it was a good match,” said Lyon captain Nabil Fekir, whose 21-year-old younger brother Yassin made his Ligue 1 debut as a 79th-minute substitute.“Playing with my brother was a huge pleasure.”The home side took less than 10 minutes to break the deadlock at the Groupama Stadium as Memphis Depay fired home a wonderful individual goal.Mathieu Dossevi levelled for Toulouse on the quarter-hour mark, but the visitors folded after Bertrand Traore restored Lyon’s advantage in the 30th minute.Nabil Fekir netted a penalty five minutes later, and former Celtic striker Dembele compounded Toulouse’s misery in the second half.He powered through the pitiful away defence midway through the second period and slotted a left-footed shot into the corner, before tapping in his 13th goal of the season shortly afterwards from Fekir’s low cross.Traore also had another goal ruled out by VAR for offside, while Toulouse finished the game with 10 men as former Bastia midfielder Yannick Cahuzac was sent off for the 11th time in his Ligue 1 career.– Lille see off Dijon –A second-half own goal was enough for Lille to move eight points clear in second place © AFP / DENIS CHARLETLille remain second behind Paris Saint-Germain after Christophe Galtier’s men claimed a narrow 1-0 win over struggling Dijon.With PSG still 17 points clear at the top with a game in hand, Lille are well-placed to secure a return to the Champions League group stage for the first time since 2012.Dijon, who remain five points from safety in 19th spot, made life tough for Lille at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy until Wesley Lautoa put through his own net in the 72nd minute.“We will continue to work to be able to hold off the teams who want to take our place, qualifying for the Champions League is a dream we will try to achieve,” said Lille forward Rui Fonte.Elsewhere, Patrick Vieira’s Nice boosted their hopes of qualifying for next season’s Europa League as Youcef Atal’s 20th-minute strike was enough to see off Strasbourg 1-0.Nice are seventh in the table, four points adrift of Marseille.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Leicester City complete signing of Demarai Gray for undisclosed fee

first_img Demarai Gray Leicester have completed the signing of Demarai Gray from Birmingham for an undisclosed fee.The January transfer window only opened on Saturday but Leicester – second in the Barclays Premier League, two points behind leaders Arsenal – have moved quickly to follow up their summer interest in the highly-rated 19-year-old.Gray has put pen to paper on a four-and-a-half-year contract at the King Power Stadium.The 19-year-old told Leicester’s official website, lcfc.com: ”It’s been my dream to play in the Premier League since I started playing football so I’m very happy to join the club.“It’s a great club. The facilities are great and for a player like me it’s an ideal place for me to improve. Meeting all the staff here, it seems like a nice family place, so I think that’s perfect for me.“You can see how well the team has been doing this year and I watch a lot of football so I can see that the way Leicester City play suits my style.“I only hear good things about Leicester and I’m looking forward to starting.”During the summer transfer window Leicester triggered a release clause in Gray’s contract but the winger decided to remain at Birmingham.Now though, an offer thought to be around £3.75million has led to Gray leaving St Andrew’s.Gray was left out of the Birmingham squad for their Sky Bet Championship fixture at home to Brentford on Saturday and underwent a medical prior to Leicester’s game against Bournemouth, who were also interested in the England Under-20 international and had several bids for him turned down in the summer.He will train with his new team-mates for the first time on Tuesday and could go straight into the Leicester squad for their FA Cup third-round tie against Tottenham at White Hart Lane on Sunday. 1last_img read more

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GARDAI USE JCBs TO DIG NEW SITE IN MARY BOYLE CASE

first_imgGardai have used JCBs to carry out a new dig of an area identified as a possible burial place of missing Mary Boyle.The area had been identified by a team from the Sunday World newspaper who used a specialist geo-physical scanning team called Scan-Tech to identity the exact location.The location was due to be passed on by the newspaper this week. However Donegal Daily understands the location was not passed on to Gardai before the new dig took place.It is not understood that anything of note was found during the new search.However a spokesman for the Garda Press office said they were not making any statement on the new dig.  GARDAI USE JCBs TO DIG NEW SITE IN MARY BOYLE CASE was last modified: April 18th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GardaiJCBMARY BOYLElast_img read more

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Harry Kane hailed as ‘the perfect skipper’ by ex-England and Tottenham star

first_img 3 Jamie Redknapp has likened Harry Kane to England legend Bobby Moore – hailing the striker is a ‘perfect captain and role model’.Kane has led from the front at the World Cup and it was no different on Tuesday, scoring two penalties as the Three Lions beat Colombia in a shoot-out to seal their place in the quarter-finals.The Tottenham star appears to impress more and more every time he steps onto the field for his country – not only showing nerves of steel from the spot but also keeping a cool head against a Colombia side that tried every trick in the book to stop England in their tracks.The records continue to stack up too.Kane is leading the race for the World Cup golden boot – his second-half penalty in Moscow took his tally for the tournament to six goals, and he has netted six goals from six shots on target in Russia. He has also scored in all eight matches he has played as Three Lions captain (12 goals) and his penalty against Colombia made him the first player since Tommy Lawton in 1939 to score in six consecutive England matches.And former Tottenham and England midfielder Redknapp says the ‘gentleman’ striker have proven himself as a true leader in a Three Lions shirt.Speaking to talkSPORT host Jim White on Wednesday, Redknapp said: “What can I add on Harry Kane? He’s phenomenal.“He is the perfect captain.“You talk about the great captains have had in the past – THE great captain was Bobby Moore.“My dad used to room with him at West Ham. He was top man, the maestro, he was another level to everybody else. 3 Captain Kane is congratulated by manager Gareth Southgate after the shoot-out win 3 England celebrate Kane’s penalty to open the scoring against Colombia 24-year-old Kane celebrates with his family after England progressed to the World Cup quarter-finals “I think Harry Kane just sets such a great example.“I watched the game last night with my kids and he’s such a gentleman with the way he conducts himself on and off the field.“He is a credit to the game and he deserves all the success he is getting at the moment.”Join talkSPORT for LIVE commentary of England v Sweden in the World Cup quarter-finals – Saturday, July 7: KICK-OFF 3PM BSTlast_img read more

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MARY COUGHLAN ‘PLANNING TO RUN AGAIN FOR DÁIL’

first_imgWinning team? Ms Coughlan with Deputy McConalogue before the last electionFORMER Donegal TD Mary Coughlan is planning to run again for Dail Eireann, friends say.The ex-Tanaiste has already spoken to Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin about making a return to politics.It comes as RnaG released some details of an interview it plans to carry with the former Donegal South West deputy next Tuesday. In it Ms Coughlan says she new the IMF bailout would lead to her losing her seat. She says she was appointed by Taoiseach Brian Cowen has his go-between for panicking ministers.She claims that the Fianna Fail government “had no choice” but to call in the IMF, adding that the Cabinet acted on the advice of the Central Bank.“The Taoiseach wanted everyone to have a chance to offer their opinion and that there would be a big debate about the matter,” Ms Coughlan told RTE’s Raidio na Gaeltachta.“My role, because the Taoiseach and the Minister for Finance couldn’t meet everyone, was to listen to opinions from all the ministers on what they thought we should do.” She claimed that the government was not aware of the gravity of the looming crisis, particularly in relation to the state of the banking sector.“I understand that people want someone to blame, but there were lots of people involved, not just one person. It’s clear now that the government didn’t have all the information about the situation – in particular, the state of the banks. Questions need to be answered.“We got advice from the Central Bank etc and we had no other choice.“There was huge pressure on the Taoiseach and the Minister for Finance coming from the ECB and the (European) Commission.“We had no choice but to look for support from the IMF and the Commission,” Ms Coughlan told Aodh Mairtin O Fearraigh. “We did what we knew needed to be done, we knew we had to make those difficult decisions.“We also understood the implications for the party, that we would lose seats, including our own, but we were doing the right thing for the State.”Ms Coughlan has remained out of the limelight since she lost her seat in February 2011. She lost her husband after a long illness.Sources say she plans a return to politics – with party bosses believing she and Charlie McConalogue can take two out of the five seats in the new single Donegal constituency at the next general election. The interview with Mary Coughlan will be broadcast on Raidio na Gaeltachta on December 10 at 11am.MARY COUGHLAN ‘PLANNING TO RUN AGAIN FOR DÁIL’ was last modified: December 7th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:MARY COUGHLAN ‘PLANNING TO RUN AGAIN FOR DÁIL’last_img read more

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