MSMES to Benefit from $439 Million Govt Allocation to Productive Sector

first_imgAdvertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Micro, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises(MSMEs) are to benefit from some $439 million, which the Government has earmarked for fiscal year 2013/14, to facilitate growth and development in the productive sector.Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Anthony Hylton, said that 57 per cent of the funds, allocated through the Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ), are slated for the Credit Enhancement Fund, through which businesses can access loan support.The Minister was addressing a forum on: ‘The IMF Agreement- Implications for Small Business,’ hosted by the Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC) and the University of the West Indies (UWI) Business Centre on April 11, at the Mona School of Business and Management (MSBM). RelatedMSMES to Benefit from $439 Million Govt Allocation to Productive Sector RelatedMSMES to Benefit from $439 Million Govt Allocation to Productive Sectorcenter_img RelatedMSMES to Benefit from $439 Million Govt Allocation to Productive Sector MSMES to Benefit from $439 Million Govt Allocation to Productive Sector CommerceApril 13, 2013last_img read more

World’s largest refugee camp will close in November and not May…

first_imgKenya’s Interior Minister has announced that the world’s largest refugee camp will close in November and not May next year.The Dadaab camp in Kenya is home to more than 300,000 Somalis. Kenya says it will work closely with the UN and the Somali government to repatriate the refugees.Dadaab was set up in 1991 to house families fleeing conflict in Somalia, and some people have been living there for more than 20 years. Kenya says it wants to close the camp over security concerns, saying attacks on its soil have been planned there.last_img

No. 15 Argos Score 27 Runs in Sweep of William Jewell

first_imgNo. 15 Argos Score 27 Runs in Sweep of William Jewell PENSACOLA, Fla.  – No. 15 West Florida downed William Jewell in two games, as Ashleigh Allgood (Oxford, Ala./Jefferson Davis CC) collected both wins to improve to 5-2 from the circle. The Argos clinched a 16-1 win in the first game, and then staged a come-from-behind 11-6 victory in the night cap. Crystal Johnson (Bonifay, Fla./Gulf Coast CC) launched two long balls in the same inning in game one, while Allgood collected seven RBI on homeruns alone. The Argos used a 13-run first frame to cruise to their 16-1 victory in the first contest with William Jewell. UWF fired off 17 hits in the game, led by Karri Bisbee’s (Panama City, Fla./Gulf Coast CC) perfect 4-for-4 outing. The junior led off the game with a double to right field, and scored the first run on Stephanie Ryan’s (Calgary, Alberta/Webber International) RBI base hit to center. Amber Ingram (Pensacola, Fla./Catholic HS) dropped a bunt single, and two runs scored as Allgood followed with a double. Thompson then blasted her first homerun of the inning over the left field fence to plate two more runs. Three more runs scored and three more batters reached to load the bases for Allgood’s second at-bat of the inning, in which she launched her first career grand slam. Thompson then followed with her second long ball of the frame, using the solo shot to increase the lead to 13-0.William Jewell managed to scratch a run across in the third, but the Argos answered with three insurance runs in the fourth. Allgood, Lexi Mikedis (Citra, Fla./Central Florida CC), and Katalin Self (Katy, Texas/Seven Lakes HS) each picked up an RBI in the inning, and the lead was enough to close the game in five innings. Allgood tossed a gem, allowing just one hit form the Cardinals. She punched out 11 batters in the affair, a career high for the junior. She was the RBI leader of the game with five, followed by Thompson’s three. The second game was a different story, as the Cardinals jumped out to an early 6-1 lead by the third inning. West Florida plated the first run on an RBI single from Shannon Miles (Shreveport, La./Bossier Parrish CC), but William Jewell countered with a run in the bottom half of the first. WJC tacked on three runs in the second frame, and then two in the third to put West Florida down by a five-run deficit. The Argos were held to just three hits by William Jewell’s Amanda Storm in the first three innings, but the offense began to stage their comeback in the fourth. Franny Bell (Navarre, Fla./Navarre HS) reached on an error and Melissa Chastang (Satsuma, Ala./Satsuma HS) drew a walk, as Ingram came through with a base-clearing triple to cut the lead to three. The Argos still inched closer in the fifth, as catcher Danielle Kildow (Fort Walton Beach, Fla./Stetson) led off with a double, coming around to score on a pinch-hit RBI single from Thompson. Allgood came in to relieve UWF starter Victoria Harvey (Green Bay Cove, Fla./Clay HS) in the bottom of the fifth, tossing her way out of a jam with two base runners on. In the top of the sixth, it was Jennifer McKenney (St. Petersburg Beach, Fla./Daytona Beach CC) who answered the call, pushing the tying runs across with a double down the left field line for a 6-6 knot.The Argos put the game out of the Cardinals’ reach in the top of the seventh, led off by a Mikedis pinch-hit single. Chastang then drove in the go-ahead runs with a two-run shot to centerfield, her fifth homerun of the year. The WJC pitching staff then gave up two bases on walks that would come back to haunt them as Allgood blasted her second homerun of the day to put the game away at 11-6.West Florida opens up home conference action on Saturday with a noon doubleheader against North Alabama. The Argos then continue GSC play against West Alabama on Sunday with first pitch scheduled for 1pm. Game One Box ScoreGame Two Box ScorePrint Friendly Version Sharecenter_img Jennifer McKenney (Photo by Jim Hogue) last_img read more

UK to host open football practice

first_imgKentucky head football coach Mark Stoops will open the team’s 10:30 a.m. practice on Saturday to media and fans, per a release from the athletic department on Wednesday.The practice will be held on the Tim Couch Practice Fields at the Nutter Training Center. There is a possibility the practice will be moved to the Nutter Field House next to Commonwealth Stadium in the event of bad weather.The athletic department asks that no one bring his/her own chair and that all attendees stay behind all signs, painted lines and all ropes.Free parking is available in the locations listed below:• C8 Lot behind the right-field fence of Cliff Hagan Stadium• E-Lot beside the Cliff Hagan Stadium• Small E-Lots on Sports Center Drive• Green Lot near Commonwealth Stadium (if practice is moved to the Nutter Field House)last_img read more

Trump Middle East Advisor Talks Peace with Leadership in Israel

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(JERUSALEM) — President Trump’s Mideast adviser Jason Greenblatt is in Israel and will travel Tuesday to the West Bank to meet Palestinian President Machmoud Abbas. Reviving peace talks and improving the Palestinian economy will top the agenda for the discussion between the two. Late Monday, Greenblatt met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a meeting that lasted more than five hours. Pivoting again to a regional peace deal, Netanyahu said he believes, under President Trump’s leadership, Israel can advance peace with “all its neighbors, including the Palestinians.” There was no mention of a two-state solution during Greenblatt’s Monday meeting with Netanyahu. Settlement construction was also discussed, but no details have come out on an expected agreement to allow some building in East Jerusalem and the West Bank.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Relatedlast_img read more