AID Bank announces initiatives to stimulate growth

first_img Share Sharing is caring! Share Share LocalNews AID Bank announces initiatives to stimulate growth by: – September 4, 2013center_img Tweet 16 Views   no discussions Manager of the Credit Operations Department, Matilda JohnRoseThe Dominica Agricultural, Industrial and Development Bank (AID Bank) has commenced a series of initiatives to facilitate growth in the economy. On Tuesday the Bank announced that it has slashed interest rates on loans as low as six percent in some cases. “The AID Bank introduces a reduction of its interest rates for new customers in Agriculture, Education and Services for a period of six months. We are also providing a reduction in mortgages of eight percent of a period of 30 years but the benefit is a no down payment,” manager of the Credit Operations Department, Matilda JohnRose said.The Bank has also reduced its interest rates in the Agricultural sector from 10 percent to a range of between 6 to 8.5 percent.This is in an effort to create more production locally particularly with the construction of an Abattoir on island.“With the introduction of the Abattoir project, the opportunity arises to enhance our current farm holdings to provide technical assistance and to increase our poultry and pork production as a form of import substitutions,” Mrs JohnRose said.The farmers associated with the abattoir project have been offered a concessionary interest rate of six percent. “So anybody associated with the abattoir project, be it in poultry or pork production, we provide financing either to increase the farm holding to provide technical assistance or to gear up for the production of that project”.The Bank has also reduced interest rates on educational loans under education to the local, regional and extra regional studies from nine percent to eight percent. “The field of study has to be on the priority list, so anybody desirous of studying and the government has approved your field of study we have reduced the interest rate,” Mrs. Jon Rose noted. Clients with new and existing viable projects in the services sector will also benefit from a reduced interest rate from 10% to 7%. The AID Bank is also offering loans for renewable energy at 5% for locally incorporated companies and new and existing households. Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Time To Build a Winter Travel Kit

first_imga shovelwindshield scraper and small broomflashlight with extra batteriesbattery powered radiowatersnack food including energy barsraisins and mini candy barsmatches and small candlesextra hats, socks and mittensFirst aid kit with pocket knifeNecessary medicationsblankets or sleeping bagtow chain or roperoad salt, sand, or cat litter for tractionbooster cablesemergency flares and reflectorsfluorescent distress flag and whistle to attract attentionCell phone adapter to plug into lighter Megan Peters with the Alaska State Troopers says when the weather is bad, a simple situation can escalate quickly. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享With temperatures once again dipping below freezing, Alaskan travelers should always be prepared even if the planned trip is short. Other important items to have in an emergency car kit include:center_img Store items in the passenger compartment in case the trunk is jammed or frozen shut. Peters: “You should always have emergency provision in your vehicle, food, water, extra winter gear, I keep extra winter gear for me and my kids in my car even if we’re staying around the Anchorage area, if we go on longer trips I’ll put more food in the vehicle, I mean in the winter time when the temperatures plummet getting stuck on the side of the road is a potential life or death situation.”last_img read more

Southampton fee being questioned three years later, player should be worth…

first_imgIt’s now been three years since Cedric Soares made his move from Sporting to Southampton. But believe it or not, the transfer is a subject in the Portuguese press today. Apparently, the €7m fee paid by the Premier League side wasn’t a fair price, at least if compared to other right-backs who were sold by the Lions’ league rivals.It was Miguel Cal and Ricardo Farinha, members of a group which will run for the presidential elections at Sporting this year, who brought this topic back in an interview with newspaper Record this Sunday.“The market value of players depends on their sports performance, which adds an intangible element of image. Sporting seem to have a problem in this dimension,” they said.“Cédric was the only one of these fullbacks that got valued higher in the transfer market after the transfer, more than twice.”Embed from Getty ImagesBy ‘these fullbacks’, they refer to Danilo and Nelson Semedo. Danilo left Porto for Real Madrid in 2015 in a €31m deal. Semedo moved from Benfica to Barcelona last year for the same price.As Cedric was sold to Southampton for only €7m, people at Sporting believe he should have cost more. And considering that the player has become a solid asset for the Saints, maybe they’re right.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoDating.comWhere do attractive singles find each other in Tung Chung?Dating.comUndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystDigitization in Banks Is No Longer About Efficiency, but Business Resilience. Don’t Get Left Behind.StanChart by CNBC CatalystUndoInstant Voice TranslatorGenius Japanese Invention Allows You To Instantly Speak 43 LanguagesInstant Voice TranslatorUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoCNBC InternationalSingapore’s Freelancers Find New Income During the Coronavirus Pandemic.CNBC InternationalUndoPerfect-Dating.comReveal Tung Chung As The Best City to Date for Love & RomancePerfect-Dating.comUndoTheTopFiveVPNEnjoy Netflix Now Without Any RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndoLoans | Search AdsNeed a loan? Search hereLoans | Search AdsUndolast_img read more

Johnson scores hard-fought win as e-Sports c/ships commence

first_imgThe inaugural I-Bet Supreme FIFA 20 ‘League of Champions’ e-Sports Championship officially kicked off on Saturday evening, with Marvin Johnson securing a hard-fought win over Akil Harper in the first match of the two legged affair.  Johnson, who is contesting the prestigious event as Liverpool, defeated Harper and his Barcelona outfit 3-2. The contest was streamlined online via the official I-Bet Supreme Facebook page.Meanwhile, Caribbean Men’s Singles and U21 Bronze medalist Shemar Britton (Barcelona) battled to a 2-2 draw with Jonathan Hutson (Manchester City) in the second match of the evening. The second leg of the matches will be conducted on May 2nd.The tournament is being contested utilizing an elimination format and will consist of players battling with their favorite European club for bragging rights and the label of best in the nation. Tournament administrator Michelangelo Jacobus during brief remarks with Stabroek Sport yesterday said, “The opening night was a success, everything went smoothly in terms of the matches being played and monitored. We had two games, both exciting affairs, one of which included Caribbean Table Tennis Men’s Singles bronze and U-21 Men’s silver medalist, Shemar Britton.”He further disclosed, “However we had some technical difficulties in streaming the matches to our social media pages, but that has since been remedied. This is our first step into the eSports arena and I’m pleased to see the response from the competitors in terms of quality of play and their excitement at being a part of this new venture. Based on this first night’s action I think we can look forward to two weeks of high quality action and entertainment.”According to Jacobus. “Presently we are at the preliminary round (Round of 16) and all matches are being played home and away which means that aggregate scores (away goals) will come into play.  Persons who are interested in looking at the matches can check our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/iBetSupreme/ where we will be streaming all the games.” Meanwhile, Dustanni Barrow, Manager of I-Bet said, “We had two competitive games, especially the second one and we are looking forward to the games tonight (Sunday night), we had a bit of a difficulty streaming the live videos but we have fixed that and we are at the green light for tonight’s fixtures. Everybody is excited so far and iBet is happy to bring this new form of entertainment during this time, and we continue to encourage persons to stay at home and take all the necessary precautions needed to fight the Covid-19.”Winner of the event will pocket $50,000, two pennyweights of gold, a trophy, a case of Monster Energy Drink and a special Church’s Chicken Meal. Meanwhile, the second place finisher will collect $25,000, a case of Monster Energy Drink and a Church’s Chicken meal.On the other hand, the third place finisher will receive $15,000, a case of Monster Energy Drinks as well as Church’s Chicken meal. Sponsors of the event are Banks DIH under their Monster Energy Drink, Church’s Chicken, A&A Gamespot, Smoke Shack and NCN, who are programmed to stream the semifinals, third place and final. Up to press time five other matches were underway. Below lists the complete fixtures.CaptionOfficial tournament flyer Fixtures7:00PM- Tariq Dakhil (Juventus) vs Lorenzo Forde (PSG)7:30PM- Dane Haynes (FC Barcelona) vs Emuwnah Pross (Real Madrid)8:00PM- Vance Validum (Liverpool) vs Travis Hart (FC Barcelona) 8:30PM- Carlton Cummings (FC Barcelona) vs Tevin Bremner (Liverpool)9:00PM- Akeem Allicock (FC Barcelona) vs Osase Barclay (Juventus)last_img read more

Cuban outfielder Urrutia joins Orioles to start second half

first_img(This blog brought to you by Atlantic Remodeling. Visit www.atlanticremodeling.com to learn about their Red Cent Guarantee!)After three red-hot months in which Cuban outfielder Henry Urrutia feasted on minor-league pitching, it appears the wait to see him in Baltimore is over.According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, the Orioles will promote the 26-year-old outfielder after he completed a short stint with Triple-A Norfolk in which he hit .367 in 60 at-bats. This success and his .365 average that included seven home runs and 37 RBIs at Double-A Bowie were more than enough to persuade the Orioles to give him a chance to pump life into a stagnant designated hitter role.This season, the Orioles have hit only .197 with 14 homers and 40 RBIs while posting an anemic .643 OPS (on-base plug slugging percentage) from the DH spot.In addition to Urrutia, MASN reports Danny Valencia is also on his way to Texas as the Orioles begin their post-break schedule with a three-game set against the Rangers. The additions of both Urrutia and Valencia would appear to be bad news for Nolan Reimold, who has batted .195 and struck out 41 times in 140 plate appearances this season.Reimold is out of options, meaning the Orioles’ only choice would be to designated him for assignment unless he is heading back to the disabled list. Since returning from the DL earlier this month, Reimold is just 6-for-27 with a homer, three RBIs, and 11 strikeouts.Urrutia would likely serve as the left-handed DH with Valencia serving as a right-handed bat off the bench and potential DH against left-handed starters. Given the current construction of the Orioles bench that includes two second basemen behind Brian Roberts, Ryan Flaherty would be a logical option to be optioned to Triple-A Norfolk due to his sporadic playing time since Roberts’ return.With the non-waiver trade deadline less than two weeks away, the Orioles need to see if Urrutia can provide the necessary production from the DH spot that they haven’t received all year, and the 26-year-old has certainly proven worthy of an opportunity after performing admirably at the two highest levels of minor-league ball.Jurrjens chooses free agency after clearning waiversAs was anticipated last week, the Jair Jurrjens era has officially come to an end in Baltimore.Despite clearing waivers and being outrighted to Triple-A Norfolk, the 27-year-old pitcher has instead elected to become a free agent. The right-hander was designated for assignment to make room for right-handed reliever Jairo Asencio on the 40-man roster after the former Norfolk closer was promoted to the active roster.In two appearances with Baltimore this year, Jurrjens made one start and one relief appearance, posting a 4.91 ERA in 7 1/3 innings of work. He had an up-and-down season with Norfolk, going 6-6 with a 4.18 ERA in 16 starts.“At his young age, I still wouldn’t close the door,” said Showalter, who initially expressed hope that Jurrjens would remain with Norfolk despite a crowded starting rotation that now includes Zach Britton and Kevin Gausman. “I think Jair still has a chance to pitch competitively up here. He’s shown periods down there. It’s just been inconsistent.”With his fastball only in the mid-to-high 80s, Jurrjens’ velocity never improved to the level at which he had so much success in Atlanta. His 2011 All-Star selection must feel like a distant memory for a pitcher who passed through waivers after he was designated for assignment by the club on July 12. Of course, injuries and declining velocity can spell disaster for any pitcher in a very short period of time.Ironically, it was just two winters ago that the Orioles engaged in trade talks with the Atlanta Braves that involved current center fielder Adam Jones, with Jurrjens often being mentioned as a prominent name in a potential deal. Now, Jones is in the midst of his third All-Star season and Jurrjens is looking for work after going unclaimed by the other 29 major league teams.The Orioles and executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette couldn’t have dodged a bigger bullet.Schoop thriving in rehab stintInfield prospect Jonathan Schoop is nearing his return to Triple-A Norfolk after hitting his second home run in six games for the Gulf Coast League Orioles. The 21-year-old Schoop is 7-for-18 with two homers, two doubles, seven RBIs, and four walks on his rehab assignment.Schoop hasn’t played a game for the Tides since being diagnosed with a stress fracture in his lower back in late May. Norfolk began its second-half action Thursday night in Charlotte.While Schoop’s chances for a promotion to Baltimore during the 2013 season were diminished greatly due to the injury, it will be interesting to see whether a strong rest of the season would put him in line for an opportunity to win the starting second baseman job to begin the 2014 season.last_img read more

Oscar winner Regina King signs first look, multi-year deal with Netflix

first_imgABC/Kelsey McNeal(LOS ANGELES) — Regina King is officially joining the Netflix family.King, who earlier this year won an Oscar for her performance in If Beale Street Could Talk and an Emmy for her role in Netflix’s limited series, Seven Seconds, has now signed a multi-year, first look deal with Netflix through her Royal Ties production company.Under the new agreement, King will produce film and series for the streaming giant, while her sister, Reina King, will serve as the head of production.“I am beyond thrilled to join the Netflix family,” said Regina King in a statement. “They are at the top of their game and as an artist I am so excited to come play in this wonderful sandbox they have created for storytellers.”King joins other high-profile stars, including Ava DuVernay, Beyonce and The Obamas, who have teamed up with Netflix for major, multi-project deals.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more