Zimbabwe’s export earnings down by 2 pct in first five months

first_imgZimbabwe abandons currency peg three months after introduction Zimbabwe to hold elections in “four to five months” ZIMBABWE POWER TRANSITIONcenter_img (161129) — HARARE, Nov. 29, 2016 (Xinhua) — Photo taken on Nov. 28, 2016 in Zimbabwe’s capital Harare shows the new bond notes that start circulating in the country. Zimbabwe on Monday added a new “surrogate” currency to the nine already in its multi-currency basket amid mixed feelings from the banking public. (Xinhua)(yy) Zimbabwe dollars are counted on the streets of Harare in 2016. (Photo via Xinhua / YY)Zimbabwe’s export earnings declined by 2 percent year-on-year to about 1.53 billion U.S. dollars in the first five months, Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube said Thursday.In the same period, total foreign currency inflows amounted to about 2.35 billion dollars, against an import bill of 1.55 billion dollars, he said.Presenting the 2020 mid-term budget and economic review statement to the parliament, Ncube said imports declined by 4 percent from a year ago, with the trade balance improved.“Overall, the current account is projected to remain in surplus in 2020 at 1.2 billion dollars mainly driven by secondary income and goods account,” the minister said.He said the country recorded a budget surplus of 800 million Zimbabwe dollars (11.7 million dollars) in the first half of the year.The African country’s public and publicly guaranteed external debt stood at 8.094 billion Zimbabwe dollars (119 million dollars), while domestic debt stood at 12.89 billion Zimbabwe dollars (189.6 million dollars) by June, according to the minister.Ncube said annual inflation was resurging, although it was expected to gradually decline in the second half of 2020, from a peak of 785.5 percent in May to 300 percent in December on account of monetary and fiscal policy interventions being implemented by the government.Relatedlast_img read more

Wildcats edge Bombers 61-58

first_imgRory Bond and Daniel Stewart combined for 38 points to lead the host Wildcats to a 61-58 victory over the L.V. Rogers Bombers in West Kootenay High School Boy’s Basketball action Wednesday at the Mount Sentinel Gymnasium.Trailing 36-28 at recess, the Cats outscored the Bombers 38-32 in the second half to steal the victory. Bond finished the game as the top scorer with 21 points while Stewart added 17.For LVR Jiro Mangapot and Josh Jolicoeur each had 13 points.last_img

Corofin’s Liam Silke is AIB Club Footballer Of The Year

first_imgThe GAA have confirmed that Corofin’s Liam Silke is the inaugural winner of the AIB GAA Club Footballer of the year award. Silke was selected at corner back on the football team and claimed the Footballer of the Year award in recognition of his massive contribution to the Galway champions in their march to AIB GAA club championship glory.Cuala’s Seán Moran had been picked at centre back on the hurling team and was honoured with the overall Hurling award in recognition of his immense leadership role in Cuala’s impressive defence of the AIB GAA All-Ireland club title.The awards, which were voted on by a selection of GAA media, were presented by Uachtarán CLG John Horan, and Head of Retail Banking in AIB Denis O’Callaghan.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email The announcement was made last night at the AIB GAA Club Players’ Awards banquet at Croke Park which honoured a team selected from outstanding club championship player performances in both codes.last_img read more

TouringPlans Fans Speak Out: Best Fantasmic and Best Epcot Rest Spot

first_imgShare This!This week we’ve got not one but TWO of our round-ups of TouringPlans speak out. First, off to Epcot where we want to know where your favorite spot to rest is…. Want to continue the conversation? Chime in with your views on these topics. Such great options–including the option not to rest!And for our second question, we’re pitting east coast versus west coast in the battle of Fantasmic!last_img

Marshfield freshman football team rolls past P.J. Jacobs

first_imgTigers improve to 4-1By Paul LeckerSports ReporterMARSHFIELD — The Marshfield freshman football team improved to 4-1 this season with a 31-6 victory over Stevens Point P.J. Jacobs on Thursday at Marshfield High School.The Marshfield offense exploded for four long scoring plays. Quarterback Will Nikolai threw touchdown passes of 76 yards to Simon Slade and 55 yards to Wyatt LeMoine, Alec Adams had a 70-yard touchdown run, and Matthew Donavan added an 88-yard TD run for the Tigers.Seth Peterson had a 32-yard field goal and four extra-point kicks to account for the rest of Marshfield’s points.Seth Kleinschmidt, Ethan Dagit, Damian Hanes, Kavin Beranek, and Logan Mueller were Marshfield’s top tacklers.Marshfield plays at home against next Thursday against Wisconsin Rapids.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)last_img read more

Johnson Controls Releases Kantech EntraPass 7.30 with Support for ioSmart Readers and Cards

first_imgJohnson Controls recently introduced the latest version of its Kantech EntraPass Security Software with integration with Kantech’s ioSmart Card Reader, as part of an end-to-end encrypted access control solution. EntraPass v7.30 also includes integration with HID® Mobile Access for quick and easy access to doors using a mobile phone for the end users while maintain the credentials management through EntraPass.Along with the newly added support for the ioSmart Readers, EntraPass 7.30 will continue to support the ioProx Card Readers and Credentials. With the multi-technology options available on ioSmart Readers, the migration from Proximity cards to smart cards is easy with Kantech.EntraPass v7.30 now supports HID Mobile Access credentialing. The integration makes it possible for users to gain access to a facility using a credential on their phone from a BLE-enabled HID reader. The user receives an invitation from security personnel on their mobile phone and can quickly download the credential. All credentialing is managed through the EntraPass Corporate and EntraPass Global Edition software.- Sponsor – “The ongoing evolution of EntraPass, with the addition of our ioSmart technology, reflects our continued focus on and acknowledgement of the changing needs of our customers,” said Rajeev Dubey, director of distribution product management, building technologies and solutions, Johnson Controls. “EntraPass 7.30 is the link that puts modern, easy-to-understand and scalable access control technology into the hands of security administrators.”This latest edition of EntraPass software offers several enhancements to the EntraPass Go, EntraPass Go Pass and EntraPass Install apps. Added to EntraPass Go, which allows remote use of the software, is a link to “auto-populated fields” that assists operators by bypassing the need to filling out configuration details to start using the app. EntraPass Go Pass, the mobile credential feature, now works with Android as well as iOS devices (including Apple Watch) and supports widget use, so users can unlock doors from a widget rather than having to open an app.EntraPass Go Install has been updated with a reader driver list and the ability to switch accounts without having to log in and out. There is also a new tutorial for EntraPass Go Install with additional user information.EntraPass 7.30 is available on Special, Corporate, and Global Editions as well as hattrix.For more information, visit kantech.com. Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

10.5-second goal sets Spurs on way to win over Man United

first_imgSEA Games: PH still winless in netball after loss to Thais Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen, center with back to camera, celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United at Wembley stadium in London, England, Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)ONDON — Watched by the Premier League’s biggest-ever crowd, Tottenham scored one of the competition’s fastest goals.Manchester United hadn’t even had a chance to touch the ball when Christian Eriksen put the ball in the net after 10.5 seconds at Wembley Stadium on Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT Suns guard Isaiah Canaan breaks ankle in gruesome injury Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim “We prepare that situation,” Pochettino said, “… and give the signal to the opposition that we want to play in the opposition half and dominate the game and put pressure on them.”United should have been more alert, based on its preparations.“After kickoff is ridiculous, especially ridiculous because the players they watched it before, we analyze opponents,” Mourinho said. “The players knew the long ball, they knew Harry Kane normally he is already inside, before the kickoff, he is already inside the opponent. We knew everything and then we don’t press the ball.”Mourinho broke down United’s shortcomings in detail.“One mistake, we don’t clean the ball in the air,” he said. “Second mistake, we don’t win the second ball on the ground. Third mistake, we don’t cover the fullback inside when Eriksen comes. Four mistakes.”It was timed at only 0.1 seconds slower than Alan Shearer’s 10.4-second goal in 2003 for Newcastle against Manchester City. Tottenham does hold the record, with Ledley King netting after 9.9 seconds at Bradford in 2000.“One of the criticisms of ourselves over the last couple of weeks was our slow starts, it was something we wanted to improve on and we definitely did today,” Tottenham midfielder Eric Dier said. “We were in control of the game from beginning to end, we came out and pressed them and didn’t give them any time. They suffered under it.”For a Tottenham side that couldn’t even beat fourth-tier Newport in the FA Cup on Saturday — drawing 1-1 — beating United so convincingly reasserted its top-four credentials.Tottenham is two points outside the Champions League places in fifth, and heads to third-place Liverpool on Sunday. Liverpool felt the full force of Tottenham’s formidable counterattacking potency in October when Juergen Klopp’s side lost 4-1 at Wembley but inconsistency has proved costly.“You can win a game if you’re ready to fight,” Pochettino said, reflecting on a third successive home win over United. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games “It feels a bit weird to score from your first touch,” Eriksen said after Tottenham’s 2-0 victory.Jose Mourinho watched aghast. “Ridiculous,” was the United manager’s assessment after his conceded for the first time since Dec. 26.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingBut not quite as hard to fathom as the second goal.On a night when Mourinho’s side was outrun and new recruit Alexis Sanchez struggled to make an impact, United’s pitiful performance was summed up by the own-goal that sealed Tottenham’s win. Phil Jones inadvertently turned Kieran Trippier’s cross into his own net in the 28th minute when the United defender was under no immediate pressure. LATEST STORIES ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims BeautyMNL open its first mall pop-up packed with freebies, discounts, and other exclusives ‘We cannot afford to fail’ as SEA Games host – Duterte PH military to look into China’s possible security threat to power grid Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris was rarely troubled by one of the league’s most-expensively assembled teams, with only one save of significance required to block a shot from Romelu Lukaku.With the title appearing unattainable, United will have to settle with locking down second place for the team’s highest-place finish since Alex Ferguson won a record-extending English title in 2013 before retiring.“The distance to the leader was already considerable, even before this match,” Mourinho said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ “Unlucky is a different thing than ridiculous,” Mourinho said. “And after that Tottenham has the game in their hands.”It was a damaging defeat for Mourinho’s team, with Manchester City allowed to surge 15 points clear of its second-place neighbor by beating West Bromwich Albion 3-0.United was second-best all night in front of a Premier League record 81,978 fans at English soccer’s national stadium, which is Tottenham’s temporary home while a new venue is being built at White Hart Lane.Tottenham set the tone with its explosive start, producing the third fastest goal since the Premier League’s inception in 1992.After the kickoff, Jan Vertonghen’s high, long pass from inside his own half reached Harry Kane who headed to Dele Alli and the midfielder flicked the ball across for Eriksen to finish.ADVERTISEMENT Do we want to be champions or GROs? – Sotto View commentslast_img read more

PORTAVIN TOUCH WINE CHAMPIONS CUP 2006

first_imgTouch South Australia will join forces with Portavin Wine to host the Portavin Touch Wine Champions Cup 2006 (PTW06). Forty teams from wineries from around the nation will compete in a round robin tournament on Sunday 19 November 2006 with all proceeds going to the Hutt Street Centre charity. More than 3,000 people of all ages are expected to converge on Tattunga Reserve (Park 17) Adelaide Parklands, Corner Greenhill Road/Fullerton Road for the gala day that begins at 10.00am and concludes at 5.00pm.   The tournament is the brainchild of United Kingdom wine writer and author Matthew Dukes who has found an ideal way for people to partake in the fun, fitness, and friendship of Touch Football, raise much needed funds for a worthy arm of the community, and enjoy a variety of social experiences.Local and Interstate Wine Industry representatives supported the Inaugural event in 2005, along with local corporate partners, and big name home town sporting celebrities, such as Former Wallaby Captain, Nick Farr-Jones, and the doyen of sports commentators in Australia, Bruce Mc Avaney.The PTW06 is expected to be even more successful this year with key local and national wine industry and corporate partners again committed to the event, and local celebrities keen to contribute to the Hutt Street Centre, a day refuge for Adelaide’s homeless population. PTW06 has become a highly anticipated and hugely popular event on the South Australian sporting and social calendar. The event offers the public a day of exciting sporting entertainment, wine tasting, and fun family activities – a perfect social occasion.A celebrity Touch Football challenge featuring Event Ambassador Wallaby icon Nick Farr-Jones, Adelaide Crows legends Graham Cornes and Mark Bickley, former Olympic Medalist and long-serving Australian Opals Basketball champion Rachel Sporn, and local media personalities is sure to delight the crowd. All funds raised on the day will aid the Hutt Street Centre, a day centre for Adelaide’s homeless. Touch SA is involved on the Planning Committee for the event and are conducting the tournament.Touch SA development staff is also providing training and skill sessions as an introduction to the sport for all the teams in the lead-up to the competition.  Touch South Australia Branch Manager, Gavin Mc Donald, is thrilled to be playing an integral role in the event and is excited by the opportunity to showcase Touch Football in South Australia.“We are very proud to be a part of this fantastic event. Not only are we helping raise valuable funds to help continue the excellent work of the Hutt Street Centre who provide such a worthy service to the community, but we are also bringing the game of Touch Football to over 230 participants and over 3000 spectators who may be seeing the game for the first time.” The Touch SA web-site will feature full event details, registration forms, team profiles, celebrity player information, sponsors profiles, wine lists and tasting notes, and up to the minute news of this years tournament. It will be interactive and entertaining – just as Portavin Touch Wine 06 will be.If you would like further information about Portavin Touch Wine, or you would like to make a donation to the Hutt Street Centre, please contact Danielle Bayard on +61 8 8418 2511 or email: [email protected]  If you require further information or would like to make a donation, please contact:Kathryn Ainslie Member Services OfficerTouch South AustraliaMob: 0401999715Phone: 08 83733222Fax: 088373 3322E-mail:[email protected] Danielle BayardHutt Street Centre+61664182511E-mail: [email protected]last_img read more

10 months agoValencia coach Marcelino admits Chicharito admiration

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Valencia coach Marcelino admits Chicharito admirationby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveValencia coach Marcelino admits they need to sell if they’re to sign West Ham striker Javier Hernandez.It’s been suggested Marcelino would prefer to cut short the loan of Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi and replace him with Chicharito.He said, “Chicharito is a player with an international trajectory. But I prefer the four attackers we have. I do not see today the possibility that we stay with five attackers because it is a particular position. “We have four good attackers. They do not find the way to the goal but we have to change that. If an attacker leaves us because all the parties agree, we will look for a solution in the transfer window. But we are not considering the possibility of having five attackers.” last_img read more