Draghi brings market savvy, gravitas to tame Italy’s crises

first_imgMILAN (AP) — The former European Central Bank chief credited with helping to save the euro has now been tapped to lead Italy out of the pandemic and the worst recession since World War II.  Draghi gained global respect as the head of the European Central Bank for eight years, managing monetary policy for the 19 countries that use the euro, with an economy worth 12 trillion euros, or $14.4 trillion. He not only has an insider’s grasp of the financial rule book that Italy must follow, but he has the respect of those whose forbearance Italy may require during the difficult months and years ahead.last_img read more

Golden Jaguars to play Grenada in St George’s on October 7

first_imgGUYANA’S Golden Jaguars will roar once again when they face Grenada in an International Friendly on October 7, at the Kirani James National Stadium in St George’s.President of the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) Wayne Forde confirmed with the Chronicle Sport that the country’s Men’s senior National Team will play their regional rivals in the federation’s ongoing attempt to revitalise their flagship brand.Since their exit from the Caribbean Cup last October, the GFF had vowed to revamp the senior men’s programme, which later saq the Golden Jaguars play a CONCACAF Gold Cup-bound Martinique team.The game which was played at the Mackenzie Sports Club ground, Linden, saw the two sides battle to an entertaining but scoreless draw.“Well, we’ll be rolling out everything as it relates to that match shortly, but yes, Guyana will be playing Grenada,” Forde told the Guyana Chronicle.The last time Guyana played Grenada was a bitter-sweet moment for both the Golden Jaguars supporters and players.Pernel Schultz had led Guyana to a 2-0 victory over Grenada on March 29, 2015 at the Guyana National Stadium, scoring both goals in the first half, but FIFA declared a loss by forfeit by Guyana (3-0), citing articles of the FIFA Disciplinary Code.The GFF was fined 4 000 Swiss francs (G$859 000) for playing Matthew Briggs, after FIFA’s Disciplinary Committee, had conducted an investigation in the England-based player’s participation in an International ‘A’ friendly match.According to the FIFA Disciplinary Committee “the GFF is liable for the violation of Article 5 of the Regulations governing the Application of the Statutes as well as Article 55.2 of the FIFA Disciplinary Code for having fielded the player Matthew Briggs without holding the Guyanese nationality.”Briggs, 26, the youngest player to feature in the English Premier League (EPL) with Fulham FC, who qualified to represent Guyana through his grandmother, had represented England at the U-16 through U-21 levels but never broke into the country’s senior national side.last_img read more

Disney’s Elsa Gets a Girlfriend in Frozen 3

first_imgDisney’s Frozen 2 is not out yet and we are already talking about Frozen 3.It appears that Elsa is getting a girlfriend in the third installment.Disney wanted her to have a girlfriend in the sequel but were afraid that some countries would ban the movie if they did.There was six years between Frozen 1 and Frozen 2 so clearly Frozen 3 is down the road.The hope is by the time Frozen 3 comes around Elsa having a girlfriend and being a lesbian won’t be perceived as a controversial topic anymore.Parents, get ready to do some explaining to your kids when this movie hits theaters.last_img read more