Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 “He may be out for two months. Most likely, he’ll be returning in the second conference,” said the fiery mentor.The 36-year-old big man sustained the injury in the Road Warriors’ 99-97 victory over the Alaska Aces last Friday before he underwent surgery a week after.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad AliStill, Guiao believes that NLEX has enough manpower to cope with the loss of the veteran center with Asi Taulava, Bradwyn Guinto, Raul Soyud, Eric Camson, and rookie Fonzo Gotladera still at his disposal.“We’re not really making it as an excuse or looking at it as a big letdown,” he said. “It’s an opportunity for other bigs to play.” As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise Senators to proceed with review of VFA Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND MOST READ Guiao also opted to look at the injury as a way to distribute the minutes to his young big men.“In a way, it’s a blessing because we can spread the minutes to these guys who we want to get more experience and get into the flow of the team.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PH among economies most vulnerable to virus View comments We are young Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes NLEX big man Enrico Villanueva (14) challenges a shot by Alaska rookie Carl Bryan Cruz (21). PBA IMAGESEnrico Villanueva has been ruled out of the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup after the veteran big man suffered an MCL tear on his left knee.NLEX team manager Ronald Dulatre bared the development, which was confirmed by coach Yeng Guiao.ADVERTISEMENT Compton proud of Aces reserves’ showing in close loss to SMB Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports EDITORS’ PICK Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine
In a video featured by the Department of Public Information on April 13th, 2019, the Director presented a very unprofessional propagandist series, which is at best erroneously ridiculous. He was himself pulling figures out of the sky, and has no clue of any of the contents of which he has spoken. It was indeed more laughable as the presenter seemed to be out of touch with reality.This article, therefore, is intended to counter the opinions he provided therein.To this end, it is worthwhile to examine, in the most simplified manner possible, or in “layman’s terms”, the theoretical underpinning of economic policies being pursued; especially those that are particularly designed to address, in a post-mortem way, the situation regarding the unemployed sugar workers within a pragmatic framework.The far-reaching economic implications of the largest retrenchment in Guyana’s economic history — that is, the 9,000 or 10,000 plus now unemployed sugar workers — shall be examined.Economic policies generally constitute two dimensions: demand side policies, which are policies aimed at stimulating demand for goods and services in an economy; and supply side policies, which are aimed at increasing the supply of goods and services produced by firms operating in an economy.It is important to note, at this point in our discussion, that ‘demand and supply’ constitute the very basic fundamental principles of economics. In the broad profession of economics, there are some economists who tend to subscribe to Keynesian economics, so called after John Maynard Keynes, a world-renowned economist who firmly believed in demand side policies being more effective to fuel economic growth; and there are also some economists who are firm believers in supply side policies. Thus, logically, one may ask which approach is more effective and, in this case, more sensible. Nonetheless, the answer to this question warrants extensive academic debates and/or discussions which are naturally beyond the scope of this article.Having said that, it must be said that in the budget 2018 presentation, a few measures were provided therein for the divestment or restructuring of GuySuCo – designed with the intent to cushion the effects on the retrenched workers. To this end, citing the Budget Speech (2018, pg.52): “In order to ensure the continued livelihoods, a skills re-training programme is anticipated to be offered for those who choose to pursue new opportunities. Those who wish to continue with a livelihood in agriculture may see an opportunity to own their own farmland”.In addition, there was an outreach programme held by a few key Ministers of Government with the sugar workers sometime in January of this year. In that meeting, one Minister stated that a range of foreign companies are interested in Guyana and the sugar industry — suggesting that there are going to be opportunities, as opposed to the general ideology that there is none, or limited opportunities, to absorb the sacked sugar workers.Another suggestion put forward by the Minister is that there are many opportunities for alternative employment – referring to a shortage of plantains for fast-food chain Pollo Tropical, and to the market available for soursop and other fruits.These policies are supply side policies, of course, and without getting into too much technicalities in regard to the underlying economic theories, is it really sensible to convey a message of hope to thousands of people to wait for companies to come invest in Guyana? A mere expression of interest by foreign companies does not mean that they actually manifest into reality.Hypothetically, even if one of those companies decides to invest in Guyana, with the series of protocols and bureaucracies that would have to be undertaken, it would take months — possibly a year or two, or even more time — before they reach to the operationalisation and employment phases.For example, since in 2013, and even long before then, investors were being sought after to invest in manganese mining in Matthews Ridge in the North West District; and only now, in 2018, four years after and possibly longer (if it was indeed long before 2013, when yours truly became aware of this development), the Chinese are now seeking to invest in manganese. So there will now be a manganese company in the North West District, but that, again, will take some time before the company is fully operationalised.Hence, while waiting on foreign investors to come, how long should these thousands of people sit and wait to earn? How will they pay their monthly bills and put food on their tables? How long will the severance pay last to meet their daily needs to survive?(To be continued next week).
Sarah Geronimo’s ‘Tala’ enters Billboard’s world digital song sales chart P260,000 each in aid to displaced Marawi folk released by US Tim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’ BACOLOD CITY—Spanish striker Bienve Maranon kept his impressive scoring run to propel Ceres Negros past Persija Jakarta, 1-0, on Wednesday night in the AFC Cup before close to 6,000 fans at Panaad Stadium here.Maranon got behind the Persija defense to head home a teasing ball from Martin Steuble in the ninth minute as the Busmen opened up a five-point gap at the top of Group G.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college ‘Duterte legacy:’ Gov’t boasts achievements so far Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The two teams meet again on April 23 in Jakarta, but Ceres midfielder Stephan Schrock stressed the importance of taking maximum points at home against Indonesia’s biggest club.“It’s a massive win for us, especially considering that we only play every three weeks as our league has not started yet,” said Schrock.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“To stay undefeated at the top of the group is very, very good. What we need to improve on is our match fitness but that’s hard because the league has not started. It’s a big challenge to get match fitness and get 90 minutes of hard competition.” Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Sarah Geronimo’s ‘Tala’ enters Billboard’s world digital song sales chart Read Next MOST READ Chicano thumps duathlon field Comelec assures no disruption in operations with retirement of execs View comments
LATEST STORIES LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruption Guiao was first tapped to call the shots for Gilas in the 2018 Asian Games where he guided the country to its best finish in 16 years before being appointed to officially replace Chot Reyes in time for the fourth window of the Fiba World Cup Asian Qualifiers.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo to visit Batangas families displaced by Taal erruption SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold00:50Trending Articles01:45Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone01:52Phivolcs: Cloud seeding in ashfall affected areas needs study01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash View comments LOOK: Kryz Uy, Slater Young expecting first son La Salle blows lead, escapes NU for first win on Kurt Lojera winner Residents rescue horses, farm animals left on volcano island Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Yeng Guiao. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Al Panlilio, president of the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas, said the governing body for basketball in the country has accepted Yeng Guiao’s decision to step down as head coach of Gilas Pilipinas.Panlilio also lauded Guiao for not backing down from the challenge when he took on the head-coaching role for the national team last year despite the timing and circumstances.ADVERTISEMENT No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist “Coach Yeng Guiao had the unenviable task of picking up the pieces for Gilas Pilipinas Men. Even if the odds were stacked against him from the start, he took on the challenge head on and gave it his best shot,” Panlilio said in a statement Wednesday. “His selection to take over was unanimous and it spoke volumes about the respect that he has gained throughout his career from all members of the Philippine basketball community.”“It is with a heavy heart that we accept coach Yeng’s resignation as the head coach of Gilas Pilipinas men. The SBP thanks him for his contributions and wishes him well in all his future endeavors.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4READ: Guiao steps down as Gilas head coachGuiao resigned just three days after the Philippine team went winless in the 2019 Fiba World Cup in China. Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down Teen dead, another hurt in vehicular collision in Santiago City MOST READ Heart Evangelista, Kim Chiu, more celebs appeal for animal rescue after Taal eruption
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160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.The need for an agreement with the Marines “is very evident. When we have emergencies like this and you want to put those assets to work, you want to make sure they can easily blend into the operation,” Padilla said. Under current rules, he said, Marine helicopters are not available during the early stages of fires, when quick action can mean the difference between limited damage and potential tragedy. State firefighters want the Marines to strike a formal agreement to battle wildfires in California, after confusion over the availability of military aircraft and flight rules left some helicopters grounded in the early days of last week’s deadly blazes. The California National Guard and Navy train each year with state firefighters, and the drills pay off when aircraft are called in to fight fires, officials say. But the Marines have no comparable agreement, even though the state for years has recognized the need to make improvements in the way its military aircraft are deployed in wildfires. The Marines’ Camp Pendleton base was close to the worst of the recent fires. “It would take time and effort, but it’s a commitment the Marine Corps should make,” said Mike Padilla, aviation chief for the state Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.
Lukaku in action for Everton this season Everton boss Ronald Koeman expects ‘a lot’ from Romelu Lukaku this season, who he feels is nearing a return to top form.After netting twice on international duty for Belgium on Tuesday, Lukaku will be keen to break his domestic duck soon having failed to score in 13 games in all competitions for the club.The 23-year-old, who was a rumoured target for former club Chelsea this summer, reportedly told Koeman he would stay “at least one more season” on Merseyside.And heading into their Monday night trip to Sunderland, the Dutchman admitted he ‘expects a lot’ from the Belgian hitman this year.“He is a very good player and knows that he can improve,” Koeman said.“Of course, he is an important player because he is normally the top scorer of the team – he showed that with Belgium on Tuesday. And I hope he will score next on Monday.”Lukaku’s form over the last three seasons led to reported interest from Juventus this summer, yet his manager believes the striker will soon be back to his best at Goodison Park.Koeman added of Lukaku: “Always strikers need goals for their confidence.“But don’t forget he had a difficult pre-season – he was coming (back to Everton) late (after Euro 2016).“I think now he is close to his best performance level and we will see that.” 1
1 Real Madrid have joined Arsenal in the hunt for Juventus midfielder Miralem Pjanic.The 26-year-old has been in fine form for the Italian champions since joining them from Roma last summer and he is on the Gunners’ radar.Arsenal reportedly view the Bosnian as a long-term replacement for Santi Cazorla, while he has also been touted as being part of a swap deal with Alexis Sanchez.But now, according to Fichajes, Real Madrid have also joined the race to try and sign Pjanic this summer.The Spanish side are in the market for a new playmaker as they are reportedly ready to show James Rodriguez and Isco the door at the end of the season.Manager Zinedine Zidane is now drawing up a list of targets and Pjanic is said to be one of the names high on his shortlist.For your chance to win £100K, sign up to play Dream Team Europe Fantasy Football The 26-year-old has been in fine form for the Italian champions
Weather related crashes first started being reported to the Indiana State Police Toll Road Post around 9:15 this morning. The Indiana Toll Road continues to be affected by reports of white-out conditions along with sub-zero temperatures.The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a ‘Blizzard Warning’ for Elkhart, LaPorte, St. Joseph, Fulton, Kosciusko, Marshall, and Starke Counties until 10:00 p.m. Sunday, February 15th. The Indiana Toll Road passes through each of these counties. The NWS advisory warned visibility will be reduced to near zero at times with whiteout conditions. Blowing and drifting snow can be expected along with bitterly cold wind chills, from 10 to 25 below zero. Moderate to heavy lake effect snow accumulations are expected during the span of the warning.Separate from problems on the Toll Road there have been other crashes reported across northeastern Indiana. Some of the more significant traffic related incidents included a crash involving around 20 vehicles that occurred earlier this afternoon in Whitley County. This crash was on US 30, west of Columbia City and resulted in the closure of the east and westbound lanes of US 30 near West Lincoln Way. As of 3:30 this afternoon all lanes were reopened.The foul weather also impacted traffic on I-69 early this afternoon. State police officers, along with county sheriff deputies from Delaware and Grant County, responded to numerous reports of crashes and slide offs on I-69 and adjacent State and County roads. The high winds and snow in this weather system created hazardous driving conditions through the afternoon. These conditions can be expected to continue.State police troopers from the Pendleton and Peru Posts originally responded to the report of a vehicle crash involving 30 or more vehicles in the southbound lanes of I-69, near the 249 mile marker, which is just four miles north of the US 35 / State Road 28 exit. Deputies from the Delaware County Sheriff’s Department also responded and investigated a four vehicle injury crash in the north bound lanes of I-69. Among the vehicles involved in the crash there was one school bus, five semi-tractor trailer vehicles and more than 20 passenger vehicles involved in clusters of crashes over a quarter mile area around the 249 mile marker.At least six people were transported to IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital, in Muncie, with unknown injuries. Though not injured, all the students aboard the school bus were transported to the hospital to remove them from the crash scene and get them out of the inclement weather.INDOT and Delaware County EMA responded to shut down both directions of I-69, northbound at State Road 28 and southbound at State Road 26. The northbound lanes opened after 3:30 this afternoon and one southbound lane was reopened late this afternoon with expectation that all southbound lanes should be open by 9:00 this evening. The major complication at this scene has been the lengthy time required to offload a crashed FedEx truck.All told, the Indiana State Police report that from 6:00 this morning until 6:00 this evening there were 48 personal injury crashes, 150 property damage crashes, 50 reports of vehicles sliding off the road and 82 motorists received some form of assistance from state police personnel. Fortunately, thus far, there has been no loss of life. The majority of the reported incidents have been along the Toll Road and Northeast I-69, as well as State and County RoadsPeople living in the area of the NWS Blizzard Warning are encouraged to avoid travel except in the case of an emergency.Avoid calling local law enforcement or the state police to ask about road and weather conditions. Public safety phone lines need to be kept clear for true emergency calls. The BEST source for local weather condition reports and safety recommendations is from your local radio and TV news service.If you MUST travel, check road conditions by visiting INDOT’s website at www.in.gov/indot before you start your trip.