The Latest: Track worlds in Eugene get new dates in 2022

first_imgThe event was pushed back a year because the Tokyo Olympics were delayed until 2021 amid the coronavirus pandemic.The track worlds were originally scheduled for Aug. 6-15, 2021.World Athletics president Sebastian Coe says 2022 will be a “bonanza for athletics fans around the world” with the Commonwealth Games beginning in Birmingham, England, only three days after the track worlds.The 2022 Commonwealth Games are scheduled for July 27-Aug. 7 and the multisport European Championship is currently slated for Aug. 11-21 in Munich.World Athletics has also postponed the bidding processes for 2023 World Athletics Series events. They will now open in November 2020. ___Formula One says it will furlough half of its staff until the end of May and senior executives will take pay cuts amid the coronavirus pandemic.F1 has postponed eight races so far this season and the Monaco Grand Prix has been canceled.F1 says senior leadership figures will take “voluntary pay cuts while still continuing to work and not in furlough.”CEO Chase Carey will take a “much deeper” pay cut. The Latest: Track worlds in Eugene get new dates in 2022 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The track world championships in Eugene, Oregon, have been rescheduled for July 15-24, 2022. April 8, 2020center_img Associated Press The McLaren and Williams teams had already put some staff on furlough schemes. McLaren drivers Lando Norris and Carlos Sainz have also taken pay cuts.The season is currently scheduled to begin in France on June 28. F1 management has said it still hopes to hold between 15 and 18 races this year in place of the original 22.___A two-time Olympic finalist in the 800 meters has died after getting infected with the coronavirus.The Italian Olympic Committee says Donato Sabia has died. He was 56. CONI says he is the first Italian Olympian to die with the virus.Sabia finished fifth in the 800 at the 1984 Los Angeles Games and seventh at the 1988 Seoul Games. He also won the 800 at the 1984 European Indoor Championships.Sabia died in his hometown of Potenza in southern Italy shortly after his father also died from the virus.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more

Meet Boeheim’s Army: Eric Devendorf

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ A group of former Syracuse men’s basketball players will get together for a chance at $2 million in the 2016 edition of The Basketball Tournament starting this Saturday. The team is fittingly named Boeheim’s Army, composed of former Purdue guard Willie Deane and nine former Orange that span a decade of SU head coach Jim Boeheim’s tenure. Last year the squad bowed out in the Elite Eight against eventual champions City of Gods. This year, second-seeded Boeheim’s Army faces No. 15 seed Basketball City NYC at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at Philadelphia University to begin its quest toward the cash prize. Follow along all week as we introduce you to the team’s players and coach ahead of the matchup.Eric DevendorfOne of the more iconic Syracuse players of the past decade, Devendorf became a fan-favorite for his on-court demeanor bordering the line between tenacious and controversial. He’s perhaps most well-known for a shot that didn’t count — his 3-pointer at the end of regulation that preceded six overtimes against Connecticut in the 2009 Big East tournament. Devendorf averaged a stellar 14.5 points per game in his four years at SU, along with over three helpers while shooting almost 38 percent from behind the arc. After playing for the Orange, Devendorf spent a brief time playing for the NBA D-League’s Reno Big Horns. Since then, he’s played for nine other teams and currently plays on New Zealand’s Super City Rangers along with former Syracuse teammate Terrence Roberts.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn last year’s tournament, Devendorf averaged 15.8 points and 5.3 assists per game. He was ejected in an 89-89 game in the second round against Philadelphia-based 20th & Olney, but was Boeheim’s Army’s best player throughout the four games. This year, he’ll anchor the backcourt again with friend and former Purdue guard Willie Deane and former Syracuse guard Brandon Triche.Meet Boeheim’s Army: Rick JacksonTerrence RobertsBaye Moussa KeitaDonte Greene Commentscenter_img Published on July 14, 2016 at 9:46 am Contact Matt: mcschnei@syr.edu | @matt_schneidmanlast_img read more

A penguin being named after Zion Williamson is the good news we need

first_imgPelicans star Zion Williamson is likely to garner a lot of honors in his career, but none will be quite like the one bestowed upon him by the Audubon Nature Institute.The organization, which runs a zoo and aquarium in Louisiana, named a penguin after Williamson following the teenager’s generous vow to cover the salaries of all Smoothie King Center staff over the next 30 days. MORE: NBA not thinking about canceling season, Pels VP says Williamson’s pledge came after the NBA season was called to a halt amid the coronavirus pandemic; the first overall pick in the 2019 draft alleviated some of the financial pressure on staff at the Pelicans’ home court.In light of that act of kindness, there is now a penguin called Zion who might one day meet the real deal. The Audubon Nature Institute invited the basketball prodigy and his younger brother, Noah, to come and see the critter. Hey @Zionwilliamson and @PelicansNBA , meet Zion! During these challenging times, you’ve embraced the community with a truly remarkable act of generosity. Let us know when you want to take your little brother and meet your namesake! pic.twitter.com/pvVh0Y1l2A— Audubon Nature Institute (@AudubonNature) March 24, 2020″Hey @Zionwilliamson and @PelicansNBA, meet Zion! During these challenging times, you’ve embraced the community with a truly remarkable act of generosity,” a tweet read.last_img read more

NBA playoff standings 2020: Updated odds for Grizzlies, Trail Blazers & other teams to clinch No. 8 seed in West

first_imgThe NBA playoff field in the Eastern Conference is set with the Wizards officially eliminated from postseason contention.Over in the Western Conference, however, an intense race for the final playoff spot continues to rage on. If the No. 9 seed in each conference is more than four games behind the No. 8 seed at the conclusion of the regular season, the No. 8 seed will earn the final playoff spot. If the No. 9 seed is four games or fewer behind the No. 8 seed, then those teams will enter a play-in tournament (double-elimination for the eighth seed, single-elimination for the ninth seed). NBA Playoffs Qualification 🏆 pic.twitter.com/D0vcQsxM6h— NBA (@NBA) June 26, 2020Play-In Tournament Format pic.twitter.com/SOL5DgXBec— NBA (@NBA) June 26, 2020″Seeding games” will be played through Aug. 14, and a play-in tournament will be held Aug. 15-16 if necessary with the first round of the playoffs starting Aug. 17.The playoffs will follow the typical format with full best-of-seven series all the way through the NBA Finals. When the Grizzlies entered the NBA’s campus in Orlando, Fla., they held a 3 1/2 game advantage over the Trail Blazers. That cushion disappeared after four consecutive losses inside the “bubble,” and now Memphis will be without a key player in Jaren Jackson Jr. after the 20-year-old forward suffered a torn meniscus.The battle for the No. 8 seed in the West is down to a four-team dash toward the finish line (Grizzlies, Spurs, Suns, Trail Blazers), and given the lack of separation in the standings, it appears we are heading toward a play-in tournament ahead of the first round of the playoffs.Let’s take a look at the overall landscape and the latest playoff odds for those four teams.NBA RESTART: Schedule | Playoff bracket | Bubble, explainedNBA standings 2020Here are the current NBA standings as of Aug. 11.Eastern ConferenceSeedTeamRecordGames back1.Bucks**56-16—2.Raptors*51-1943.Celtics*48-237.54.Heat*44-2711.55.Pacers*43-2812.56.76ers*42-2913.57.Nets*35-3620.58.Magic*32-4024*clinched playoff berth**clinched conferenceEliminated: WizardsWestern ConferenceSeedTeamRecordGames back1.Lakers**52-18—2.Clippers*47-2353.Nuggets*46-256.54.Rockets*44-2685.Thunder*43-2796.Jazz*43-289.57.Mavericks*43-31118.Trail Blazers34-3919.5—Grizzlies33-3920—Suns33-3920—Spurs32-3820*clinched playoff berth**clinched conferenceEliminated: Kings, PelicansNBA playoff pictureSeedTeamRecordGames back8.Trail Blazers34-3919.5—Grizzlies33-3920—Suns33-3920—Spurs32-3820(Playoff probability via FiveThirtyEight)8. Trail BlazersRemaining games: vs. NetsPlayoff probability: 81 percent— GrizzliesRemaining games: vs. BucksPlayoff probability: 4 percent— SunsRemaining games: vs. MavericksPlayoff probability: 12 percent— SpursRemaining games: vs. JazzPlayoff probability: 3 percentHow do the NBA playoffs work?Each of the 22 remaining teams is scheduled to play eight “seeding games” in order to determine playoff positioning in both conferences.last_img read more

Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo says headbutt was retaliation for ‘dirty’ plays: ‘I lost it for a second’

first_imgThe Greek was rueful afterwards, promised to learn from the clash and insisted there was no personal issue with Wagner, although he also took the opportunity to complain of the repeated rough treatment he feels he is dealt in the league.”It’s a terrible action,” he told reporters. “If I could turn back time and go back to that play, I wouldn’t do it. But at the end of the day, we’re all human, we all make mistakes. I think I’ve done a great job all year and in my career, keeping my composure and focusing on the game. But like I say, we’re all human, we all make mistakes.”I’ll learn from it, keeping playing good basketball and keep moving forward.””I don’t think I was frustrated with Wagner,” he added. “I think it was just the whole build-up of dirty plays in my mind, guys tripping me, guys falling in front of my feet, holding me, hitting me. I have nothing against Wagner — it wasn’t just him. Just in my mind, in all the games I’ve played, there’s guys hitting me. I lost it for a second.”Like I said, if I could go back, I’d change it so I could stay in the game. I’ve got to live with it. It’s a bad mistake from me, I’ll learn from it.”I’m glad we were able to play good basketball, I’m happy we were having fun and were able to win the game. We’ve got to keep getting ready for the playoffs.”Full highlights from the Bucks victory over the Wizards. pic.twitter.com/mPl0uGa1pk— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) August 12, 2020Suggesting such an episode had been coming for some time, Antetokounmpo said he would work to ensure there was no repeat.”Usually I try to just stay focused, finish the game, don’t do something stupid,” he said. “But there’s always times when you’re in the zone and you don’t think. It might take a second or two, you don’t think and you do something dumb.”My whole career I’ve had great teammates around me, great coaching staff, and I think I’ve done a great job being locked in, not feeling much from what the other team’s game plan is, what they’re trying to accomplish from hitting me. But, man, today was the day. Hopefully it’s the last one. I know the hits are going to keep coming.”Asked what his teammates had told him, Antetokounmpo said: “They told me to learn from it, that they need me on the floor, they need me out there playing good basketball. Giannis Antetokounmpo expressed his regret after being ejected for headbutting Mo Wagner but added he had “done a great job all year and in my career” to ignore “dirty plays.”The reigning NBA MVP left the Milwaukee Bucks’ 126-113 win over the Washington Wizards in the second quarter following the incident with Wagner. Antetokounmpo had 12 points and nine rebounds in just 10 minutes before his frustration boiled over. “I’ve got to be a leader. I’ve got to learn from this. I’m happy now, but this could happen in the playoffs, it could happen in a big game.”They’re 100 per cent right. It’s my fault, fellas. They’re 100 per cent right. But they know me, they know I’ve done a great job keeping my composure.”They said, ‘okay, it’s acceptable, it’s human for Giannis to lose it for a second once’. But they told me I’ve got to learn from it, they’re 100 per cent right, and hopefully it doesn’t repeat itself in the future.”last_img read more

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first_imgDeion Sanders has joined Barstool Sports the day after he left NFL Network.Sanders wasn’t fired from NFL Network, but he walked away after his contract was up because of a contract dispute, according to the New York Post. The Post’s Andrew Marchand reports that “the two sides could not come to an agreement with NFLN looking for Sanders to take a pay cut from what is surely a seven-plus-figure salary.” He expanded his thoughts Wednesday with a post explaining his announcement.PSALM 37.4 My bible also tells me a Good man steps are ordered by the Lord and I’m extremely thankful that I can hear Gods whispers to me. @barstoolsports is giving me the platform to give u everything I got inside of me and more. This next generation needs TRUTH & SUBSTANCE now! pic.twitter.com/5gcG4js4iE— Deion Sanders (@DeionSanders) August 12, 2020″Gold jacket coming to Barstool,” Sanders said in the video. “Now, I have the platform that I can spread what I got to the masses. Oh, baby! Thank you Barstool. As the young generation of fans that I want to help cultivate.”Sanders added that “podcasts are the future,” as he continued his excitement about being able to speak freely. In an official statement, NFL Network confirmed the move.”Deion has been one of the key figures responsible for the growth of the NFL Network,” NFL VP of communications Alex Riethmiller said. “We thank him for his work and wish him the best in the future.”MORE: Early predictions for Week 1 of the NFLOn Wednesday morning, Barstool Sports announced Sanders would be joining the website.BREAKING NEWS: Primetime. Primetime. Primetime. It’s a new age. Primetime has joined Barstool Sports @deionsanders pic.twitter.com/SBnJk7Tpen— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) August 12, 2020The official announcement was made on Barstool Sports’ popular podcast “Pardon My Take.”Dan “Big Cat” Katz said Sanders would be launching his own podcast for Barstool Sports called “21st & Prime,” the same name of a show he had on NFL Network. In addition, Sanders will be doing video work with his NFL friends and for an NFL show on Barstool. He’ll also be joining the “Pardon My Take” podcast every Sunday night to go over the games from the weekend.”I’m happy, I’m excited,” Sanders said about the move on the podcast. Primetime @DeionSanders pic.twitter.com/qXcPNJJ0Kk— Dave Portnoy (@stoolpresidente) August 12, 2020MORE: Deion Sanders bashed by fans for coronavirus takeSanders was most excited about being free of the restricitions of traditional broadcast television.”You gotta understand, when you’re on a network show, you got a 15-45 second shot clock to get out your thoughts and flesh that out,” Sanders said. “Now, I get to really exhaust my thought and tell you the unfiltered truth. And speak my mind and call my friends to validate the point. Are you kidding me? And then a whole new generation of people that I would have never come in contact with. The 18-35 [age range]. I got three kids in the 18-35. And I get to talk to them? About what ever I want?”The hiring of Sanders is an interesting one for the controversial website, but it’s not the only splashy move the company has made in recent years. Barstool hired Pat McAfee after his NFL retirement, although that didn’t work out as McAfee said he “began being disrespected by the business people in the building,” and left the company.It’s not clear what sort of contract Sanders signed with Barstool in terms of length or salary. Sanders was with NFL Network for 14 years before leaving. On Tuesday, he hinted at a future move on Instagram.”Hey imma bout to shake some thangs up!” Sanders posted. “You’re gonna like it because I got u in mind because I love ya just that much. I need u to grow & go with me to that place Called “THERE”. When God says move I move just like that.”last_img read more

Ice make most of long northern road trip, take three points from Cougars

first_imgThe Kootenay Ice hasn’t had much to cheer about this B.C. Hockey Major Midget season.Until this past weekend in Prince George.The Ice came away with three of four points during a two-game set against the Cariboo Cougars.Kootenay took the opener 6-5 thanks to a game-winning goal by Nelson’s Aigne McGready-Bruce.Sunday, the Cougars rallied back to tie the Ice 4-4 with a third-period goal by Thomas Webster. “The bus broke down. We had to spend the night in Williams Lake . . .. It was a good old fashion road trip,” said Ice coach Rob Wright, who has experienced his share of crazy road trips during his long hockey career that spanned playing and coaching at the junior and senior ranks.Sunday, the Ice took a 4-3 lead into the third period on two goals by Nelson’s Sam Weber and singles from Logan Wullum of Creston and Nelson’s Austin Tambellini.Saturday, Weber continued his scoring weekend by netting another two goals to lead the Ice. Kadrian Klimchuk of Castlegar, Ross Armour, and Trevor Van Steinburg of Cranbrook added singles.Carson Schamerhorn and Jason Mailhiot, both of Trail, shared the netminding for Kootenay.“We had a great weekend,” Wright explained. “We want to get everybody on board, from parents to players and coaches, to prove this is a good playoff team — something that’s never happened before — and build the confidence of the team . . . it’s starting to get there.”Wright said the players are beginning to buy into his system.“We used our speed very well in both games,” Wright explained.“We got some good goaltending and stayed out of the penalty box the majority of the weekend and capitalized on some power plays which we haven’t done much of this season.”“We’re just starting to understand that if we work hard without the puck we’re going to be successful,” Wright added.Kootenay, 2-8-2 on the season, is back in the region this weekend to host Fraser Valley Thunderbirds in a two-game series at the NDCC Arena.Fraser Valley is just one point ahead of the Ice in league standings.The teams face off Saturday afternoon for a 12:30 p.m. puck drop.Sunday, game time is 10 a.m.“We’re really looking forward to these two games,” Wright said. “We took a couple of baby steps last weekend and now we want to take a few more (against Fraser Valley) and see if we can get some points from them.”last_img read more

BUDDING SUPERSTAR UNIQUE BELLA TOWERS OVER RIVALS IN SATURDAY’S GRADE III, $100,000 SANTA YSABEL STAKES; HOLLENDORFER FILLY FOLLOWING IN FOOTSTEPS OF MULTIPLE ECLIPSE CHAMPION STABLEMATE SONGBIRD

first_imgUnique Bella–Mike Smith–124Tap It All–Santiago Gonzalez–120Spooky Woods–Flavien Prat–120Mistressofthenight–Corey Nakatani–120What What What–Rafael Bejarano–120Noted and Quoted–Martin Garcia–124Abel Tasman–Joe Talamo–124First post time for a 10-race card on Saturday is at 12:30 p.m.  Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m. For scratches, changes and complete morning line information, please visit http://www.santaanita.com/live-racing/. ABEL TASMAN: Like Unique Bella, she’s on a three-game winning streak as she approaches her first start of 2017.  Owned by her breeder, Clearsky Farms, this Kentucky-bred daughter of Quality Road got an 84 Beyer Speed figure in winning the Starlet and has demonstrated a solid turn of foot in all three victories.  With Joe Talamo set to ride her for the fifth consecutive time, Abel Tasman will have to hope for a lively pace in which someone can engage the favorite early.  With three wins from four starts, she has earnings of $247,860. UNIQUE BELLA: Owned by Don Alberto Stable and ridden in all four of starts by Mike Smith, she’s been heavily favored in three of them, with her only loss coming in her debut going five furlongs here on June 23.  Although pressured by some observers to face males this spring, Hollendorfer has consistently stated that his Pennsylvania-bred filly will remain with her own gender through the April 8 Santa Anita Oaks and on to the Grade I Kentucky Oaks on May 5.  She made her 3-year-old debut in the Grade II, seven furlong Santa Ynez Stakes on Jan. 8, winning by 7 ½ lengths, and like Songbird, she followed that up with an easy score in the Grade II, one mile Las Virgenes Stakes on Feb. 5, winning by   8 ¾ lengths while having amassed a 26 ½ length collective cushion in her three wins dating back to her maiden triumph at Del Mar on Nov. 26.  With an overall mark of 4-3-1-0, Unique Bella has earnings of $282,400. NOTED AND QUOTED: Idle since well beaten here in the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies on Nov. 5, this Florida-bred daughter of The Factor pressed the pace and won the Grade I, 1 1/16 miles Chandelier Stakes two starts back on Oct. 1.  Trained by Bob Baffert and owned by Speedway Stable, LLC, she’ll be ridden for the first time by Martin Garcia and could prove a menacing pace presence to Unique Bella.  With two wins from five starts, she has earnings of $259,580. GRADE I WINNER ABEL TASMAN WILL HOPE TO RUN WELL FRESH IN HER 3-YEAR-OLD DEBUT THE GRADE III SANTA YSABEL WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDERRace 6 of 10 – Approximate post time 3 p.m. PT ARCADIA, Calif. (March 1, 2017)–Jerry Hollendorfer’s budding superstar filly Unique Bella towers over six rivals in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Santa Ysabel Stakes, to be contested at a mile and a sixteenth over Santa Anita’s main track.  With the Grade I Santa Anita Oaks set as her next local objective, the flashy grey daughter of Tapit will again be attempting to follow in the footsteps of her two-time Eclipse Award Champion stablemate Songbird, who waltzed home victorious in the 2016 Santa Ysabel en route to victory in the Santa Anita Oaks.Idle since winning the Grade I, 1 1/16 miles Starlet Stakes at Los Alamitos Dec. 10, trainer Simon Callaghan’s Abel Tasman seeks her fourth consecutive win in what will be her first encounter with Unique Bella.last_img read more

Fran Alcoy stops being coach of Talavera

first_img“It has been an unbelievable six years,” Alcoy stated in a farewell letter launched by the membership. “I’ve labored in a membership as acquainted in lots of issues, as nice in others, and each me and my household have felt half of a metropolis and of a beautiful society that welcomed us on the time and over time made us theirs “The coach has led Talavera in 142 video games in Segunda B, with a stability of 45 wins, 37 attracts and 60 losses. In complete, 234 official nationwide class matches (80 within the Third Division, 6 within the Copa del Rey and 6 within the RFEF Cup), along with 2 different matches within the JCCM Trophy. CF Talavera de la Reina has introduced at midday on Saturday that Fran Alcoy is not going to proceed subsequent season as coach of the Blue and Whites group. The Valencian coach had been on the Talabrican bench for six years, from the 2014-2015 marketing campaign, and was the second coach who had been coaching the identical group in First, Second and Second B for the longest time, behind Cholo Simeone. After the 28 days performed in group IV of Segunda B earlier than the suspension of the competitors, and contemplating the aim common normal, Talavera was in 17th place, tied on factors with Algeciras and Recreativo Granada within the battle for the place of promotion of permanence. Fran Alcoy arrived at El Prado in the summertime of 2014, when the membership was making ready to face its third season in group 18 of the Third Division. He was the third coach within the membership’s historical past, after the disappearance of Talavera CF and the founding of the present entity in 2011 ensuing from the merger between CD San ​​Prudencio and Actual Talavera CD. In his debut marketing campaign, he was promoted on to the primary try. He was first within the Castilian-La Mancha group and beat Portugalete within the championship tie (0-Zero and 2-0). A 12 months later he survived the descent. With a really tight funds, Talavera couldn’t save the bronze class, however the Directive that José Antonio Dorado chairs renewed its confidence in that of Massanassa. A 12 months later, the Blue and Whites returned to Second B once more on the first change, on this case eliminating the Xàtiva Olympic within the champions part (1-Zero and 3-1).The fourth season was essentially the most profitable. After eliminating Toledo and Antequera, a aim from Cartagena in further time at El Prado disadvantaged his group of dealing with a Primera within the Copa del Rey. Even if participation within the KO event weighed down the league begin, the group overcame, reached the ultimate stretch two with choices to achieve the playoff and completed the championship within the seventh place of group I, which gave him a brand new ticket for the Copa del Rey. The next marketing campaign (2018-2019), in group IV, Talavera completed the ninth League, attaining the aim of permanence with a number of days upfront.last_img read more

Pres. Sirleaf Pushes Economic Diversification Policy

first_imgPresident Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has underscored agriculture, energy, mining, health, infrastructure, among others, as priority areas for foreign investment in the country.Other areas she named include tourism, manufacturing, and information and communication technology.President Sirleaf made these remarks yesterday at a one day Liberia-UK Trade and Investment Forum organized by the National Investment Commission (NIC) in collaboration with the British Embassy and Developing Markets Associates.According to her, with Liberia recovering from the twin shocks of the health crisis and the sharp decline in the world commodity prices, which led to some business closures, including mines, job losses and reduced fiscal revenues, it is urgent for the government to reengage international investors and partners.The forum, she said, offers the platform for re-engagement with the international business community for her government to lay out its economic agenda in the post-health crisis environment, and highlight opportunities for foreign investors.“Times have changed and so has our economic focus. The harsh realities of the global economy have compelled us to recalibrate our economic focus away from the previous one. “Our government is now keen on adopting an economic diversification policy which I believe will serve as a cushion against both internal and external shocks,” President Sirleaf said.She used the occasion to specifically appreciate the role of the British Embassy, Developing Markets Associates (DMA), the NIC and other institutions.“We have made it a point to invariably reach out to international investors to test their confidence level in the progress and potential of our country. Feedback received has helped to shape and reform our investment climate. Today, I can proudly say that our investment climate is immensely improving,” President Sirleaf said.She further told the investors that Liberia will be making a case for the much needed investments in priority sectors of the economy.Also speaking, the chief executive officer of Developing Markets Associates (DMA), Atam Sandhu, said the forum is Liberia’s first ever international, in-country summit that aimed to build on the successes of previous meetings and reflects Liberia’s impressive growth in business.Mr. Sandhu told the gathering that Liberia is once again back on track to regain the success it achieved prior to the 2014 Ebola outbreak.Much of the credit for progress, according to him, must be given to President Sirleaf, who has been in government since 2006. It was her government that established a prudent macro-economic environment which underpins socio-economic development in the country, he said.“As you will hear from ministers today, the government is building an ambitious plan of reconstruction, not only to win back the losses of two-year growth (due to Ebola epidemic) and put the country back on the growth trajectory it was experiencing prior to the outbreak, but also build an economy which will be resilient to future shocks whenever they occur,” he said. The ceremony was graced by senior government officials, including Central Bank Governor Milton A. Weeks, Commerce Minister Axel Addy, investors, among others.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more