ECIB hosts credit analysis and management workshop in Dominica

first_img 22 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring! Share Tweetcenter_img LocalNews ECIB hosts credit analysis and management workshop in Dominica by: – July 9, 2012 Share Resident Representative of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank Agency Office, Edmund Robinson (centre) with CEO of the National Cooperative Credit Union Limited, Aylmer Irish (right). A four day credit analysis and management workshop organized by the Eastern Caribbean Institute of Bankers (ECIB) got on the way at the Public Service Union on Monday.According to resident representative of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank Agency Office, Edmund Robinson, the workshop is intended to provide banking and credit officers with the “rudiments” of the “theory and practice” of sound lending along with “techniques” to manage delinquent accounts.Robinson said the workshop comes at a “critical” juncture when persons are still “struggling” with the effects of the financial crisis which began in 2008. The workshop will cover topics like “consumer lending” and participants will also learn how to detect “problem” loans early and identify appropriate solutions. However, Robinson said, while the workshop will address financial institutions and the personal development of its staff, there has been a concerted effort to “enhance the financial literacy” of the public.For the past ten years the monetary council of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank has declared the month of October as financial information month and during this year’s observation, emphasis will be placed on “managing credit, record keeping, risk management and protecting ones asset and best business practices”.Workshop participants“Financial education impacts the wellbeing of every individual as well as the economic and social fabric of our communities.” Robinson said.Meantime Chief Executive Officer of the National Cooperative Credit Union Limited Aylmer Irish highlighted the necessity for financial institutions to understand the loan and collections processes.“A significant amount of a financial institution’s revenue comes from the granting of loans and therefore it is absolutely necessary that there is a comprehensive understanding of the underwriting process, and the collections process must be timely and effective, but it is even more important to understand the importance of risk analysis because the objective must be to minimize risk such as credit risk”.The workshop is facilitated by Patrick Thomas and Louis Parris and will come to close on Thursday.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Reds stand by Suarez

first_imgLiverpool managing director Ian Ayre insists Luis Suarez will not be sold despite his latest controversy in biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic. He added: “He’s a fantastic player, top scorer and everything we’d want in a striker, so there’s no change there. This is more about getting him back on the right track and it’s largely down to (manager) Brendan (Rodgers) now to work with him on that side of his character.” After Sunday’s match Rodgers said discussions about what action to take over Suarez would involve owners Fenway Sports Group. Ayre confirmed they had taken place and FSG fully backed the decisions taken. “With any incident like this, any major incident at the club, we’re in direct dialogue with the owners, always,” he added. “I spoke to them last night and they were happy with the way we were handling the matter. “I think the most important thing is that we acted swiftly yesterday. Luis issued his apology and then we spoke with him last night and then again this morning.” But Ayre stressed the issue would not end there with Rodgers, who has a close relationship with Suarez, determined to tackle the player’s ill-discipline. “We’ve taken action to fine Luis for his actions,” he said. “Brendan has spoken to him and I’ve spoken to him and Brendan will be working with him further on his discipline. “We’ll work with Luis – Brendan particularly – on this side of his character in his game. Hopefully that puts the matter to rest from our point of view and we’ll wait and see if there’s any further action from the football authorities.” The striker has been fined by the club, with the player asking for the money to be donated to the Hillsborough Family Support Group, but there is no question of him being offloaded in the summer despite worldwide condemnation of his inexplicable actions in Sunday’s 2-2 draw at Anfield. “It affects his future in the sense that we have to work with him on his discipline – but Luis is a very important player to the club,” Ayre told “As we keep saying, he signed a new four-year contract last summer and we’d all love to see him here throughout that contract.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Magpies held in Hammers stalemate

first_imgNewcastle’s Barclays Premier League status remains in the balance as they left Upton Park with only a share of the spoils following a mundane goalless draw with West Ham. Having shipped six goals at home to Liverpool last weekend, the Magpies were shored up at the back with the return of captain Fabricio Coloccini from a knee injury that had sidelined him since February 24. They never looked like leaking as many goals as they did seven days ago but Rob Elliot made crucial second-half saves from Kevin Nolan and Matt Jarvis. In a first half that offered little in the way of chances, West Ham, who named an unchanged line-up for the fourth game in succession, forced the first opportunity of the afternoon when Mohamed Diame linked up well with Ricardo Vaz Te before firing over Elliot’s crossbar. Cisse went within inches of opening the scoring just before the midway point of the first half after he latched on to Yohan Cabaye’s ball and poked a shot past Jaaskelainen. It looked to be enough to give the visitors a crucial lead but Reid managed to hack the ball away, with assistant referee Matthew Wilkes adjudging that the whole of the ball had not crossed the line. Former Newcastle forward Andy Carroll had his first chance of the game just three minutes after half-time but the Liverpool loanee could not punish his hometown club as he headed Matt Jarvis’ cross wide from five yards. Cabaye then flashed a long-range effort wide with neither side providing enough quality in the final third, although the West Ham bench were up in arms shortly afterwards, wanting a penalty as Coloccini leaned into Vaz Te but referee Phil Dowd was unmoved. Dowd again turned down appeals from the home side for a spot-kick when Carroll and Danny Simpson challenged for the ball, with the rebound leading to Nolan having a shot well saved by Elliot, who then tipped Matt Jarvis’ effort behind. Carroll was starting to feed on the improved service he was receiving from his team-mates and a clever turn and near-post shot forced another good save out of Elliot as West Ham pushed for the opening goal. But the former St James’s Park favourite could not find a way through and both sides had to settle for a point which suits West Ham much more than Newcastle. With fellow relegation candidates Wigan and Aston Villa picking up wins away from home, Alan Pardew’s side are now just three points clear of the bottom three and the 18th-placed Latics have a game in hand. Papiss Cisse came closest to breaking the deadlock on an afternoon of few clear-cut opportunities, with the Senegal international seeing a first-half effort cleared off the line by Winston Reid. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Newcastle Host Liverpool

first_imgLiverpool have only won one of their last six games in all competitions since they hammered Arsenal 4-0 at Anfield while the Toon broke their run of three straight wins last weekend with defeat at Brighton.Liverpool forward Sadio Mane is set to start after returning from a domestic suspension. Midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum could face his former club at the expense of Emre Can after an indifferent performance in the Champions League in midweek.Midfielder Adam Lallana (thigh) is running outside again but is still several weeks from a comeback while right-back Nathaniel Clyne is also recovering well from a back injury.Newcastle striker Aleksandar Mitrovic is available after suspension. The Serbia international has missed the last three games after being found guilty – on video evidence – of violent conduct during the 3-0 victory over West Ham.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Newcastle host Liverpool today in a classic Premier League fixture that has a history of producing plenty of fireworks. Liverpool have scored more Premier League goals (88) against Newcastle than against any other club, included in those fixtures were two memorable 4-3 games in the mid-nineties.The fixture has produced 52 goals across the last 16 encounters – something that Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez will be well aware of having been in charge of Liverpool for many of those meetings.Benitez won three major trophies as Liverpool boss while current manager Jurgen Klopp will be aware that they’ve only picked up one trophy since Benitez’s departure.last_img read more

Syracuse volleyball falls to Iowa State, 3-0, for worst start since 1987

first_img Published on September 3, 2016 at 9:20 pm Contact Jake: Syracuse’s poor start to the season continued Saturday as the Orange (0-4) lost in three straight sets to Iowa State (3-2) in Lincoln, Nebraska. The Orange failed to win a set for the second straight contest and has won only two sets through four games this year.SU is off to its worst start since 1987, when the team lost its first five games of the year.The Orange won the first point of the first set and was able to get ahead 5-4. But then Iowa State scored eight of the next nine points to take a commanding lead it would never give up. The Cyclones won the first set 25-14.The second set was much of the same. Iowa State pulled away and eventually won nine of the final 12 points to win the set 25-15.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse’s closest chance at a set victory came in the final one of the game. SU was able to tie the set at 12 and pull within two to cut Iowa State’s lead to 23-21. The Cyclones scored the next two points to end the game.The Orange was out-killed 48-23 and had a poor hitting percentage of 3.1 percent.Libero Belle Sand made the 2016 Nebraska Invite All-Tournament Team. Anastasiya Gorelina led the team with 10 kills and Santita Ebangwese led the team with five blocks on Saturday.Syracuse will look for its first win of the season as it returns to the Women’s Building to host the Syracuse Tournament on Sept. 9-10 against Hofstra, Siena and Penn State. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Darrah throws 1-hitter vs. Jackrabbits

first_imgSouth Dakota State came into Tuesday’s doubleheader knowing the potential and talent of Wisconsin ace freshman Cassandra Darrah, but nothing could prepare them for the real thing.In the first game of Tuesday’s doubleheader, the Jackrabbits were shut down 4-0 by Darrah’s seven-inning, one hit performance, an outing where the freshman pitcher from Corydon, Iowa went three up and three down in every inning except for the fourth.Darrah flirted with a no-hitter the entire game, as her attempt to write her name in the Wisconsin record books was broken up in the top of the seventh by a lead off single up the middle by Ashley Durazo.Superstition or no superstition, every player began to understand what was at stake entering the last inning.“I knew what was there,” Darrah said. “I just focused on doing what I normally do. The ball went right through my legs on that hit. I was pretty bummed.”“There were a lot of debates in the dugout what to throw in that situation,” head coach Yvette Healy said. “I was telling the outfield around the fifth that everyone better dive for the ball. I didn’t want to say anything about the situation but they all nodded so they caught on.”The Badger pitcher didn’t just contribute to the game by pitching; she contributed to her own cause as she batted eighth in the lineup. Darrah laid down a key sacrifice bunt in the bottom of the second inning to advance runners Whitney Massey and Dana Rasmussen to second and third. The next at bat Wisconsin second baseman Jordan Skinner hit a two-RBI single as the Badgers took the lead for good.Healy understands Darrah’s talent is not just limited to the mound.“She’s a tough kid, she’s so athletic,” Healy said. “You can’t predict the kind of success she’s had, it just shows she’s a special kid.”Healy also thinks Darrah didn’t even have her best stuff Tuesday.“She’s really not on the top of her game right now,” Healy said. “I don’t think she actually is feeling that great on the mound. If she can keep getting wins, putting zeros on the board and almost throwing a no hitter when she’s not feeling her best, it’s just impressive.”At this point of the season with a 12-5 record, Darrah is just enjoying the ride.“I’m excited because I never thought when I walked into this program I’d be where I am today,” Darrah said. “I knew I’d work my way up to it but I never thought it’d be this soon.”Krueger sets pace for offenseWhile the Badgers enjoyed a terrific 4-for-5 performance by sophomore Whitney Massey in Tuesday’s doubleheader, a wily upperclassman stole the show.Senior centerfielder Jen Krueger shattered the record for most bases stolen by a Badger in a single season with 32. It was a record previously held by the senior when she stole 29 in 2010.With three steals in the second game against the Jackrabbits, Krueger wrote her name into Wisconsin history.“I only knew about how close I was to the record when it was brought up in an interview last week,” Krueger said. “I’m just trying to get as many as I can and help out this team in any way I can.”Krueger also returned to form at the plate, shaking off a 0-7 performance in last weekend’s doubleheader against Northwestern with five hits in eight at bats against South Dakota State.“I don’t really feel the pressure anymore,” Krueger said. “I’ve been in hitting slump situations before. I know what needs to happen, I don’t get too frustrated when things don’t go my way.”Krueger harassed the Jackrabbits with the usual slap hits in the infield, using her uncommon speed on the base path to blaze her way toward the bag before the ball is even thrown. She also showed diversity from her usual dirt dominance, smacking a blooping single to the grass in left field.“She’s the spark of our whole lineup,” Healy said. “When she gets shut down it’s really hard for us to win games. She worked on swinging a bit today and got that bloop hit. She needs to do that in Big Ten play for us now and continue her success into the weekend.”Healy also sees a common link between Krueger and Darrah’s success.“They’re both so determined, focused and competitive,” Healy said. “They are showing the way to the rest of the team.”last_img read more

Johnson, Matsuyama tied for lead at tough Olympia Fields

first_img First Published: 30th August, 2020 07:53 IST WATCH US LIVE Written By SUBSCRIBE TO US Dustin Johnson is 21 shots worse to par than he was a week ago and still looks to be the player to beat.Johnson and Hideki Matsuyama survived another demanding day at Olympia Fields, both scratching out a 1-under 69 that felt better than it looked to share the lead Saturday at the BMW Championship.Everyone else was over par going into the final round.Sunday is one last chance for some players to be among the top 30 who advance to the FedEx Cup finale, and one last round for others — like Tiger Woods — to prepare for the U.S. Open on a course that plays every bit as tough.Patrick Cantlay only hit five fairways and didn’t make a birdie as he tumbled out of a tie for the lead with a round with a 75 that left him five shots behind and might cost him a spot in the Tour Championship.Rory McIlroy had to play left-handed to escape the base of a tree in starting the back nine with a bogey, and he finished with a shot he thought was going to be long, came up 70 feet short and led to a three-putt bogey for a 73. He still was only three shots back.Jon Rahm matched the low round of the day at 66 that could have easily been one shot better if not for a blunder that even he couldn’t believe. He forgot to set a marker down on the green before picking up his golf ball on No. 5, freezing in his tracks when he realized what happened.“I was thinking of somebody else or something else … and yeah, I just picked up the ball without marking it, simple as that,” Rahm said after a round that left him only three behind. “I can’t really give you an explanation. It’s one of those things that happen in golf. Never thought it would in my professional career, but here we are.”The BMW Championship remains up for grabs, and if Sunday holds to form, it will be more about holding on than pulling away. Eleven players were separated by three shots.Johnson and Matsuyama were at 1-under 209.A week ago at The Northern Trust on a rain-softened course with little wind, Johnson was at 22-under par through three rounds and had a five-shot lead. That felt easy. This does not.Johnson had a three-shot swing go against him on the opening hole when he went rough to rough to bunker and made bogey, while Matsuyama holed a bunker shot for eagle. Matsuyama quickly built a three-shot lead with a birdie on No. 4. He made only one birdie the rest of the way.Joaquin Niemann had a 68 and was part of the group at 1-over 211 that included Adam Scott (70) and Mackenzie Hughes (69). Another shot back were the likes of Rahm, Bubba Watson, Brendon Todd and Kevin Kisner, who had 16 pars, one birdie and bogey for his round of 70.Rounds like that go a long way at Olympia Fields, the former U.S. Open course playing like one with its thick rough and rock-hard greens and enough wind to make the fairways look tighter than they are.Woods, meanwhile, had a reasonable start to his round and wasn’t losing much ground until he lost a tee shot into the water right of the 17th fairway and then smothered a fairway metal to the left. He walked across a cart path smacking the club off the concrete and twice looked like he wanted to break it. He missed a short putt for triple bogey and shot 72.Woods has yet to break par this week. One more round like that and it will be the first time in 10 years — the Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone — that he had all four rounds over par. He needed something around fourth to advance to the Tour Championship for the first time since 2018.Matsuyama is trying to end three years without a victory. Johnson is trying to win for the second time in seven days, along with positioning himself to be the top seed at the Tour Championship, which would allow him to start the tournament with a two-shot lead under the staggered start.For players like Niemann, Hughes and Scott, they are simply trying to get to East Lake in Atlanta. All of them are one round away on a golf course where small mistakes can lead to bogeys or worse on just about every hole.Image credits: AP Last Updated: 30th August, 2020 07:53 IST Johnson, Matsuyama Tied For Lead At Tough Olympia Fields Johnson and Hideki Matsuyama survived another demanding day at Olympia Fields, both scratching out a 1-under 69 that felt better than it looked to share the lead Saturday at the BMW Championshipcenter_img Associated Press Television News COMMENT LIVE TV FOLLOW USlast_img read more

IGRG to promote ‘open and inclusive conversation’ during Responsible Gambling Week 2019

first_img UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition August 28, 2020 Submit Share StumbleUpon Successful summer leaves Leadstar positive over industry’s recovery August 18, 2020 Share Related Articles maintains momentum against COVID-19 impacts August 19, 2020 The Industry Group For Responsible Gambling (IGRG) has outlined plans to bring the UK and Irish gambling industries together as part of this year’s Responsible Gambling Week 2019.The aim of the campaign, which will take place from November 7 – November 13, is to promote an industry-wide conversation regarding safer gambling methods, as well as the promotion of tools, advice and help available to punters.John Hagan, chairman of the IGRG, commented: “We are confident that Responsible Gambling Week, now in its third year, will be our biggest campaign yet, but this is not just about one week in the year, it is about promoting safer gambling all year round. “We want to make this an open and inclusive conversation, connecting with the widest possible audience, including those who do not think messages about responsible gambling are aimed at them. We want to take the message about safer gambling even further this year, through our own social channels, with the support of our partners inside the industry and beyond.”The week will involve over 120,000 staff from across the gambling industry, with further backing from gaming machine operators and pubs across the UK and Ireland.In the UK, the IGRG will spearhead the campaign while the Irish element of the campaign will be led by the Irish Bookmakers Association. The duo will focus upon delivering information on the initiatives that are available to punters.Neil McArthur, chief executive of the UK Gambling Commission, added: “The week’s strapline, ‘Let’s talk about safer gambling’, is an important message not only for customers but also for the staff and industry leaders whose role is to look out for their customers. “It provides an opportunity for people across the gambling industry, no matter what their role is, to focus on what part they can play to make gambling safer and reduce gambling harms”.Anna Hemmings, chief executive of GamCare, concluded: “Safer gambling is a key priority for GamCare, and we are pleased to support initiatives that promote and extend safer gambling messaging, such as RG Week. In particular, we are delighted to be offering training to youth-facing professionals through our national youth education programme: BigDeal. “This focuses on delivering education to young people directly, as well as the youth workforce to promote more informed choices about gambling behaviour and an understanding of the potential for harm. As usual, if anyone has any concerns about their gambling, they will be able to get in touch with us at any time for help and support via the National Gambling Helpline.”last_img read more

Black Stars must welcome Milo!

first_imgThe first reason for replacing Kwasi Appiah is always going to be, above all else, presence. It is precisely because the legends of the Black Stars have shown they need a ‘big man’ in the dressing room to control them.Milovan Rajevac stands as the manager who has both the utter self-assurance and extreme success to handle the inevitable fallout from the players. It is more important than anything; the Serbian is wielding sufficient cult of personality to make the entire dressing room respond to his philosophy.However, many have diverse opinion of calling for other applicants who may exercise other qualities, but the story in line is about Milovan who has once called off the bluff of the so called ‘big’ players.Milovan helped Black Stars to AFCON 2010 Final and to the World Cup 2010 Quarter – finals, that is, Ghana’s best since the turn of the millennium. He certainly achieved that with his force of personality. There is just something so exciting about the Serbian. Even aside his whole approach, style of play and the sheer charisma, Milo employs unique man management.Coach Milovan Rajevac may just breathe life into the Black Stars again and completely change the dynamics. Milovan truly practices modern football.The situation of the Black Stars means that the job specification itself has changed. It is not about the tactics of the incoming coach but about the strength of the coach to withstand the players. The Black Stars would not need someone as close in tactical quality as possible to Jose Mourinho, but just someone more knowledgeable in modern management. The current reality is this: More modern tactics: More modern management and Ghana would play better football, while results can not get worse.That, of course, means a somewhat wider potential pool of replacements. But given how dismal the current situation is, it will be difficult for a football sage not to think of Milo as a prospective candidate whose presence in the Black Stars dressing room would effect a positive change.last_img read more

Saint Martin’s University Trustee Scholarships Awarded To Outstanding Transfer Students

first_imgSaint Martin’s University is an independent four-year, coeducational university located on a wooded campus of more than 300 acres in Lacey, Washington. Established in 1895 by the Catholic Order of Saint Benedict, the University is one of 14 Benedictine colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and the only one west of the Rocky Mountains. Saint Martin’s University prepares students for successful lives through its 23 majors and seven graduate programs spanning the liberal arts, business, education, nursing and engineering. Saint Martin’s welcomes more than 1,100 undergraduate students and 400 graduate students from many ethnic and religious backgrounds to its Lacey campus, and 300 more undergraduate students to its extension campuses located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Centralia College. Visit the Saint Martin’s University website at Facebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by St. Martin’s UniversityLacey, Washington – Saint Martin’s University has awarded its valued Board of Trustees Scholarships to two community college transfer students who exemplify the University’s commitment to academic excellence and community service. Both students will receive a $24,000 scholarship, which will be divided over four semesters of study.  Students applying must have an associate’s degree, a 3.5 grade point average or higher, and a demonstrated commitment to service.The 2013 Trustee Scholarship recipients are:Alexandra Sitton, OlympiaSitton, 25, is transferring from South Puget Sound Community College and will major in civil engineering at Saint Martin’s.Sitton, who has one daughter, graduated from El Dorado High School in Placentia, Calif., before moving to Washington. She is a past member of the Washington Conservation Corps, an AmeriCorps program, and, among her service activities, helped build a food bank in the town of Elma.She says she considers it important to be a positive and influential mentor and role model to her daughter and to others so that they can recognize the great opportunities offered in life.Gary Mersereau, Pe EllMersereau, originally from Eugene, Ore., earned his associates degree from Centralia College and is a 32-year-old father of two. He will pursue a degree through Saint Martin’s new RN-to-BSN nursing program.He began volunteering as a firefighter during his senior year in high school, and has continued to serve as a firefighter and emergency medical technician ever since. He has held several offices, including the presidency of the fire association and was honored with a Firefighter of the Year Award from Lewis County Fire District No. 11.Mersereau says that volunteering has led to great training and learning opportunities. “For 14 years now, I have volunteered, and plan on continuing to volunteer as long as I am able. I love helping the people in our community.”last_img read more