PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC):A leading international coach has expressed an interest in assisting the Trinidad and Tobago team in their attempt to dominate world netball, the country’s netball chief has disclosed.Dr Patricia Butcher, the president of the Trinidad and Tobago Netball Association says former Australian netball and New Zealand assistant coach, Vickie Wilson is interested in becoming technical director for netball in T&T.Dr Butcher and Wilson discussed the idea on the margins of the 14th Netball World Cup which concluded in Sydney Australia on Sunday.”So while in Australia my discussions were with people like Vickie Wilson, a former top Australian netball captain and player, who served as the assistant coach of the New Zealand team at the just concluded World Cup,” Dr Butcher disclosed.”She is willing to come down here and assist us.”Trinidad and Tobago, led by Joelisa Cooper, placed ninth in the 16-team tournament while the highest placed finishers from the Caribbean were Jamaica who secured fourth spot.Australia emerged the champions, beating New Zealand in the final.”Our team possesses the necessary netball talent to get back at the top, but the association does not even have the technical person that can take us there,” said the netball association president.”I’m not saying this to pull down anyone in T&T, but if we as a sport have to advance in terms of modern and scientific techniques, we need assistance at the highest level”.
Share On Wednesday, January 24, at 10 a.m. EST, the National Association of Realtors will release its data on existing home sales for December 2017. The NAR report tallies the number of previously built homes that sold during a given month. Since existing home sales account for a large percentage of overall home sales, the NAR report is an important snapshot of the state of the housing market at any given point.In November 2017, existing home sales were up 5.6 percent month-over-month, spiking for the third month in a row and showing the strongest performance in almost 11 years. The West was the only national region that didn’t see a significant increase in existing home sales during November.Here’s what else is scheduled for The Week Ahead:Chicago Federal Reserve Bank President Charles Evans to speak at Chicago Council of Global Affairs conference on “The Future of Monetary Policy: Embracing the Unconventional” in Chicago, Illinois, Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. ESTMBA Mortgage Applications, Wednesday, 7 a.m. ESTFHFA House Price Index, Wednesday, 9 a.m. ESTJobless Claims, Thursday, 8:30 a.m. ESTBloomberg Consumer Comfort Index, Thursday, 9:45 a.m. ESTNew Home Sales, Thursday, 10 a.m. ESTFed Balance Sheet, Thursday, 4:30 p.m. ESTGross Domestic Product, Friday, 8:30 a.m. EST in Daily Dose, Featured, News The Week Ahead: Checking in on Existing Home Sales January 21, 2018 559 Views Existing-Home Sales NAR National Association of Realtors The week ahead 2018-01-21 David Wharton