Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netFor coach Boyet Fernandez, San Beda’s 96-91 defeat to Lyceum on Friday should be a huge eye-opener that the Red Lions’ title retention bid this NCAA Season 93 won’t be a cakewalk.“There are very strong teams ahead of us. We know that they’re looking at us, but as I’ve said, there are so many teams that has gotten stronger right now,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT View comments The veteran mentor, though, believes that the Red Lions can move on from the humbling loss as they learned the hard way that games will be won on the defensive end.“We know that Lyceum is a really good team. Giving up 96 points is not our defense, so if we want to beat LPU, we can’t play them offense-on-offense. We have to make stops. They really scored at will and I take the blame for that,” he said.San Beda will next brace for St. Benilde on Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation PH volleyball team to avoid social media during Japan training camp End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano With CJ Perez leading the fight, the Pirates sent the Red Lions crashing back to earth as the former delivered on their hype to stun the defending champions.San Beda fell into Lyceum’s trap of letting Robert Bolick do everything for the squad and Fernandez said that supporting cast must do a better job of executing.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“I know they wanted Bolick to attack the basket, so for us, we really have to rotate the ball,” said the mentor.“We had 20 assists, it’s just a matter of making the shots for the other guys. We have to take those open shots when Bolick gives up the ball.” Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite
Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Castro, though, may have gotten away with just a little more than a quick inside pass as video replays showed he lifted his pivot foot when he made the pass to Rosario which should’ve been a travel call, but no whistles were blown and the KaTropa went on to claim an 80-75 win over the Hotshots in the PBA Philippine Cup.As for the alleged travel, Castro said it’s not his responsibility to count anyone’s steps.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“That’s not my job anymore, that’s the referees’ job,” said Castro in Filipino Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena.Castro’s wits and Roger Pogoy’s overtime heroics saw the KaTropa get to a 3-3 record and take sole possession of the fourth seed, something that the team would hold dear ahead of their three-week break. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? PBA takes two-week break to give way to Gilas Fiba qualifying games 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Jayson Castro. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—TNT’s overtime win against Magnolia wouldn’t have happened if not for the quick thinking of Jayson Castro at the end of regulation.With defenders swarming him at the top of the key, Castro had the wherewithal to hold his jump and instead pass to the open Troy Rosario in the pain that tied the game at 72 apiece with 1.8 seconds left in regulation.ADVERTISEMENT “This is a big win for us, and at least before we go on a break we got this confidence-booster of a win,” said Castro who finished with 24 points, four rebounds, five assists, and two blocks.Pogoy was able to rescue TNT in the overtime period hitting two clutch baskets that gave his team a 79-74 lead with 29.9 seconds to play.The timely baskets the third-year guard didn’t go unnoticed with Castro showing praise to his younger teammate.“I kept telling him that this is his time to shine finally,” said the 32-year-old Castro of Pogoy who’s six years his junior. “There were times before that he’d be scared to take the ball, but in the dying seconds of the game I told him to take the shot.”“He made it and he was able to read the defense.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View comments
… Govt expenses exceed monthly rental of .5MThe drug bond scandal continues to blow up in Government’s face, with the contract now confirming thatThe building was for a professional office, not a bondthere is no proof that the Sussex Street Bond is compliant with international health and safety requirements and that the landlord would be receiving exceedingly generous benefits.An unsigned contract (Agreement of Tenancy) between the Public Health Ministry and the controversial warehouse owned by Linden Holdings Inc was circulated to parliamentarians on Thursday.Among the number of red flags contained in the document, the most alarming is that the parties involved agreed that the building would be used for a professional office as opposed to a drugs warehouse.This would explain why the building, which critics and experts have since argued is not certified to properly store pharmaceuticals, is presently under renovation while simultaneously keeping drugs which will be distributed to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) and other public health agencies for usage by the public.Government was adamant that the building is certified by the Pan American Health Organisation/World Health Organisation (PAHO/WHO) for the storage of pharmaceutical supplies; however, the contract bears no such stipulation despite the criticalness of this bit of information.Additionally, the released contract shows that the landlord will be benefiting greatly from this deal, particularly with provisions to hold the property for three years along with a 12-month notice of termination.Exceeding expensesThe contract reveals that Government might have undervalued, whether deliberately or unintentionally, the expenses it will incur in renting the bond.In addition to the $12.5 million monthly rent which will be paid to Linden Holdings Inc for usage of the building, the contract outlines that Government will pay the required Value Added Tax (VAT) to the Guyana Revenue Authority. Inclusive of VAT, the rent would total $14.5 million instead of the $12.5 million that Government was touting.The contract stipulates also that Government would be responsible for paying utility bills to the Guyana Power and Light and Guyana Water Inc.While it was reported that Government made an upfront payment of $25 million to the company, it was demanded in the contract an advance of $37.5 million – representing two months’ rent in advance and one month’s rent as a security deposit.The Government also agreed to stand the expenses to maintain the building, including cleaning, regular and emergency repairs, the servicing of the air conditioning units, etc.The contract stipulates that if Government fails to execute the functions within a stipulated timeframe, the landlord will take up the responsibility and all costs incurred will be recoverable from Government as if it were rent in arrears.CorruptionCommenting on these revelations, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo charged that the deal is undoubtedly a blatant act of corruption on the part of the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) Government.“This scandalous corrupt act demonstrates the level of petulance, fickleness, lack of transparency and accountability, and irresponsible use of taxpayers’ money,” he expressed in a statement to the media late Thursday evening.Just the day before, the former President alluded to a possible major cover-up within Cabinet, among a number of senior Government officials in relation to the drug bond deal.He called for the contract to be terminated and that an external investigation be launched into the undertakings.NEW GPCFurther, Jagdeo asserted that Government is attempting to fool the public into believing they grabbed a better deal, when in reality, they are desperately trying to cover-up corruption.“Which competent and responsible Cabinet would approve a contract of $12.5 million VAT exclusive ($14.5 million) for a 6000 square foot residential building versus $19 million VAT inclusive for a 70,000 square foot modern internationally certified pharmaceutical bond? Per square foot the Government is paying $2416 for a 6000 square foot building versus $271 for a 70,000 square foot fully equipped and certified pharmaceutical bond! This can only be seen as an act of corruption,” he stated.Public Health Minister, Dr George Norton had told the National Assembly that the fees charged by NEW GPC INC at $19.2 million a month to store the pharmaceuticals were too exorbitant.Dr Norton also mislead the house when he indicated that Government had raked in exorbitant expenses by paying NEW GPC for the warehouse services. However, it was revealed that NEW GPC never received any rent from the Government of Guyana for use of its state-of-the-art storage facility for over a decade.ApologyNorton is expected to issue an apology to the Speaker of the National Assembly today.But, Jagdeo contended that the “crocodile tears” is nothing but a media gimmick to garner sympathy from the public.He also raised concerns about this apology coinciding with the People’s National Congress’ 19th Biennial Delegates Congress which begins today.“Coinciding with this ‘mea culpa’, the Government has moved into full PR mode; Cabinet Ministers have jumped into the fray to cover up the stench of this corrupt act!” he stated.The Opposition Leader also rejected sentiments expressed by AFC leader Khemraj Ramjattan that the entire situation is a human error.Linden Holdings Inc is a company whose majority shareholder is listed as Larry Singh.
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! As new housing tracts bring more students, Antelope Valley school districts are building new schools, planning others and thinking about asking voters to approve more taxes and bond issues. Antelope Valley Union High School District and Westside Union School District are contemplating putting bond measures before voters within the next two years, though none have made final decisions yet. Muroc Joint Unified School District has hired a financial consultant to study whether the district should pursue a bond measure. Voters in the high school district and Westside have previously passed tax measures, but those funds have been or will soon be exhausted by building other schools. The high school district is completing construction on the new Eastside High School, whose first class started in 2005 in temporary quarters, and has started planning for a ninth high school in southeast Palmdale. Lancaster School District has a middle school under construction, will break ground for an elementary school in late spring, and is in the planning stages for a second elementary school. Westside plans to start construction on an elementary school this year. ANTELOPE VALLEY PUBLIC SCHOOLS Acton-Agua Dulce Unified Schools: Two elementary, one middle, one high school in Acton and Agua Dulce Traditional calendar Pupil-teacher ratio: 23-to-1 Credentialed teachers: 95.2 percent One-year dropout rate: .2 percent Average SAT scores: 477 verbal, 441 math Web site: aadusd.k12.ca.us Antelope Valley Union High Schools: Eight comprehensive high schools, two continuation, two community-day, one adult school in Palmdale, Lancaster, Quartz Hill and Littlerock Traditional calendar Pupil-teacher ratio: 25-to-1 Credentialed teachers: 76.8 percent One-year dropout rate: 1.8 percent Average SAT scores: 473 verbal, 472 math Web site: avdistrict.org Eastside Union Schools: Three elementary, one middle in east Lancaster Traditional calendar Pupil-teacher ratio: 20-to-1 Credentialed teachers: 92.1 percent Web site: eastside.k12.ca.us Hughes-Elizabeth Lakes Union Schools: One K-8 school in Lake Hughes Traditional calendar Pupil-teacher ratio: 21-to-1 Credentialed teachers: 94.7 percent Web site: www.heluesd.org Keppel Union Schools: Five elementary, one intermediate in Littlerock, Pearblossom and Palmdale Year-round calendar with one track Pupil-teacher ratio: 21-to-1 Credentialed teachers: 98.9 percent Web site: www.keppel.k12.ca.us Lancaster Schools: Twelve elementary, five middle, one alternative in Lancaster Traditional and year-round calendar Pupil-teacher ratio: 21-to-1 Credentialed teachers: 92.9 percent Web site: www.lancaster.k12.ca.us Mojave Unified Schools: Two elementary, two middle, one high, one alternative, one continuation in Mojave, Cantil and California City Traditional calendar Pupil-teacher ratio: 24-to-1 Credentialed teachers: 90.4 percent One-year dropout rate: 2.6 percent SAT scores: 485 verbal, 511 math Web site: mojave.k12.ca.us Muroc Joint Unified Schools: Three elementary, one middle, two high, one continuation at Edwards Air Force Base, Boron and North Edwards Traditional calendar Pupil-teacher ratio: 20-to-1 Credentialed teachers: 94.8 percent One-year dropout rate: .9 percent SAT scores: 506 verbal, 523 math Web site: www.muroc.k12.ca.us Palmdale Schools: Fifteen elementary, five intermediate, four K-8, one alternative, one special-education in Palmdale Traditional calendar Pupil-teacher ratio: 25-to-1 Credentialed teachers: 88.9 percent Web site: www.psd.k12.ca.us Southern Kern Unified Schools: Three elementary, one middle, one high, one alternative, one continuation in Rosamond Traditional calendar Pupil-teacher ratio: 22-to-1 Credentialed teachers: 92.6 percent One-year dropout rate: .6 percent. SAT scores: 461 verbal, 454 math Web site: skusd.k12.ca.us Westside Union Schools: Nine elementary, two middle in Quartz Hill, Leona Valley, west Lancaster and west Palmdale Year-round calendar with one track Pupil-teacher ratio: 27-to-1 Credentialed teachers: 92.3 percent Web site: www.westside.k12.ca.us Wilsona Schools: Two elementary, one middle, one community-day in Lake Los Angeles Traditional calendar Pupil-teacher ratio: 21-to-1 Credentialed teachers: 88.5 percent Web site: N/A ANTELOPE VALLEY PRIVATE SCHOOLS Accelerated Learning, 1661 W. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster, (661) 940-1636, Grades K-12. Antelope Valley Adventist School, 45045 Date Ave., Lancaster, (661) 942-6552, K-8. Antelope Valley Christian, 3700 W. Ave. L, Lancaster, (661) 943-0044, Preschool-12, Web site: www.avcs.edu. Bethel Christian School, 3100 W. Ave. K, Lancaster, (661) 943-2224, Preschool-12, Web site: www.bethelchristian.net. Desert Christian Schools, 44662 15th St. W., Lancaster, (661) 948-5071, Preschool-12, Web site: www.desertchristian.com. Desert Vineyard Christian School, 1011 E. Ave. I, Lancaster, (661) 948-3766, Preschool-6. Lancaster Baptist School, 4020 E. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster, (661) 946-4668. Grades K-12. Lancaster Christian School, 44339 Beech Ave., Lancaster, (661) 942-2137, K-8, Web site: www.lancasterchristianschool.org. Paraclete High School, 42145 N. 30th St. W., Lancaster, (661) 943-3255, 9-12, Web site: www.paraclete.pvt.k12.ca.us. Pearblossom Private School, P.O. Box 847, Pearblossom 93553, (661) 944-0914, K-12. Pinecrest Schools, 2110 W. Ave. K, Lancaster, (661) 723-0366, Preschool-8, Web site: www.pinecrestschools.com/lancaster. Pinecrest Schools, 2320 E. Ave. R, Palmdale (661) 265-0045, Preschool-8, Web site: www.pinecrestschools.com/palmdale. Sacred Heart Catholic School, 45007 N. Cedar Ave., Lancaster, (661) 948-3613, K-8, Web site: www.sacredheartlancaster.org. St. Mary’s Catholic School, 1600 E. Ave. R-4, Palmdale, (661) 273-5555, K-8. Westside Christian School, 40027 11th St. W., Palmdale, (661) 947-7000, K-8. CHARTER SCHOOLS Desert Sands, 701 W. Ave. K, Lancaster, (661) 942-3357; 3030 E. Palmdale Blvd., Palmdale, (661) 272-0044, grades 9-12. Guidance Charter School, 1125 E. Palmdale Blvd., (661) 272-1701, K-8. Opportunities For Learning, 2505 E. Palmdale Blvd., Palmdale, (661) 265-1957; 1160 Commerce Center Drive, Lancaster (661) 951-3646, 7-12.
She was responding to a question about the “kids of the Olympics” – referencing the claim that there was a spike in births of mixed-race children in Russia after the 1980 Summer Olympics.Ms Pletnyova said that these children were “abandoned” by their foreign fathers.“It’s not so bad if the fathers are of the same race,” she said. “But if they are of a different race, then that’s it.“[The children] are abandoned, and they stay here with their mother. We should be giving birth to our children.”Pletnyova has been widely condemned online, with some people drawing parallels between her comments and Fifa’s Say No to Racism campaign.Recalling how a former ice skater defended a racist tweet by claiming her Twitter account had been hacked, radio presenter Tayana Felgengauer wondered if Ms Pletnyova might claim something similar had happened to her.“I wonder what Pletnyova will say when they remind her of Say No to Racism,” she tweeted.Further critics of Ms Pletnyova have included one who called for her to be “thrown out of the Duma” (Russian parliament).One Twitter user wondered if the Russian MP intended to “monitor the behaviour of female Russians of reproductive age”, while another pointed out the irony in the fact Ms Pletnyova had previously been “the head of the Committee for Nationalities”.But not all the comments have been negative.Some people have agreed with Ms Pletnyova that “we should bear our own Russian children”. And one asked: “What is wrong with what she said?”While others have come forward to defend her right to free speech, with one person saying: “I believe that everyone can freely express their views, including MP Pletnyova.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Female volunteers, seen here at Mordovia Arena in Saransk which will host four World Cup matches, are among those to have been warned about having flings with fansLONDON, United Kingdom, June 14 – A prominent Russian MP has been heavily criticised after urging women not to have sex with foreign men during the World Cup.Communist Party MP Tamara Pletnyova told a Moscow Radio station that she was “not a nationalist” but believed Russian women should avoid sex with people “of a different race” because “their children suffer”.
Former Sunderland goalkeeper Keiren Westwood has committed his future to Sheffield Wednesday by extending his deal until 2018.Westwood, who arrived from Sunderland last summer, had entered the final year of his contract and it was unclear where his long-term future lay.However the 30-year-old, who kept 17 clean sheets last term, has now drawn a line under speculation by penning a two-year contract extensionThe Republic of Ireland international, who came through the ranks at Manchester City, played 45 times for Wednesday last season. 1 Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper Keiren Westwood
ADVICE Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Most popular football news possible standings Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won silverware Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move BEST OF RANKED Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures MONEY Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Scotland and Liverpool defender, Andy Robertson recently revealed the players are more switched on when it comes to throw-ins.“We have all bought into it and are all improving. Since he came I’ve gained about six metres,” he said.And it was the perfect chance to watch this amazing throw from Fresno State’s Chloe Chedester, who was credited with the assist when Tori Nicolo scored against Sacramento State in August.“I focus on everything you can imagine,” Gronnemark has said. “It is not just the technique of the throw, but how to receive it, how to make the right runs, the positioning, creating space.” impact Since Liverpool introduced a specialist throw-in coach, some have taken delight in mocking.Thomas Gronnemark joined during the club’s pre-season training camp and appears to have already made a difference.“To be honest, I’d never heard about a throw-in coach,” manager Jurgen Klopp said when asked about the Dane’s role. “But when I heard about Thomas it was clear to me I wanted to meet him.“And when I met him it was 100 per cent clear, I wanted to employ him.” REVEALED highlights smart causal 1 Gronnemark has been hired by Liverpool to help the likes of Trent Alexander-Arnold improve their throw-ins at Liverpool
Erik Lamela was our best player. Fight, passion and no fear together with a few good aggressive runs at the Barca defence.— Reubs (@ReubsJ1) October 4, 2018 REVEALED Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Latest Premier League News deals Best Lamela performance I have seen from him despite the result #COYS— Nik M (@NIKHILM07) October 3, 2018 Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card All for Lamela starting every game now— TottenhamTalk (@tottenhamtalk1) October 3, 2018 England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won The Argentine has had three injury hit campaigns while in north London and many supporters struggled to take the player to their hearts following his £30million move, which is surprising given the player’s already clear dislike for Arsenal and Chelsea.His finest year came in 2015/16 when Mauricio Pochettino’s side finished third and Leicester City won the Premier League title as he notched five league goals and made nine assists.But his electric start to the current season has got Tottenham supporters all in a lather with five goals and three assists in all competitions after just three starts and three substitute appearances.And after a thrilling display against Barcelona some fans on Twitter were full of praise for Lamela. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won tense Lamela gives 100. For all those that disagree pick another team to start slating. He’s a million percent Spurs and you can’t buy players with his passion these days.— Samuel Leon Powell (@sammylpowell) October 3, 2018 It’s an absolute disgrace that Erik Lamela isn’t universally beloved by Spurs fans everywhere— guillotinho (@ComradeYouSpurs) October 3, 2018 1 Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City silverware Erik Lamela appreciation tweet. He is an absolute lad. Plays with the heart of the biggest Spurs fan you can find and really puts others to shame when standing up to the top teams.— TMinch (@TobyFMinch) October 3, 2018 Slated lamela for a while, tonight could do with a few more like him— yiddo75 (@craigalmondyido) October 3, 2018 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? huge blow REVEALED Blessed to have seen the Argentine GOAT score such an incredible goal. Fair play, Erik Lamela. #COYS 👏🐐— Kerry 💙⚽️ (@KerryCOYS) October 3, 2018 Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars no dice Lamela has turned into the player we thought we bought. Ran his socks off tonight and now he’s added goals to his game. So happy to see him like this at last— kieran (@kkirschy23) October 3, 2018 shining Tottenham Hotspur star Erik Lamela continued his good form against Barcelona. It hasn’t been easy for Erik Lamela at Tottenham Hotspur but against Barcelona he produced brilliant display full of guts and guile.He played a huge role in Spurs’ excellent first goal in the 4-2 Champions League defeat and then scored the second with a deflected effort from range. Gave it a good go lamela was our best player. Lloris was a disaster class. Still a reasonable chance with Psv double header coming. Just need to hope Barcelona beat inter both games. 😬⚽️— TAS🔵⚪️ (@coys100) October 3, 2018 Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT REAL DEAL Also, this Erik Lamela is the one I thought we’d bought 5 years ago.— Paul O Keefe (@pokeefe1) October 3, 2018 Tax payer funded Lamela statues to be erected in leave voting constituencies imo.— tehTrunk (@tehTrunk) October 3, 2018 Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star gameday cracker Lamela was absolutely top notch. Well deserved standing ovation for when he went off.— Ryan (@ryangoldy8) October 3, 2018 I’m not sure how Lamela hasn’t been starting most other games because he basically scores every game and shows more passion for the club then any other player. https://t.co/sW6dUpBgHC— spursRANTZ (@RantzSpurs) October 4, 2018
• Our prudent fiscal management and monetary policies have created macroeconomic stability.• According to the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Index 2015/16, South Africa improved by four places to stand at 85 out of 140 countries in terms of its macro-economic environment.• South Africa is a competitive business and investment destination.• The country recently climbed seven places to take a spot in the top 50 out of 140 countries in WEF’s Global Competitiveness Index. South Africa stands at number 49.• South Africa is also ranked fourth out of 54 African countries in the Ibrahim Index on African Governance.• Changing global economic conditions will necessitate the strengthening of our policy framework to ensure we can respond effectively.• South Africa is cognisant of the impact of the falling commodity prices, on our economy. The weakness in commodity prices is a concern for major commodity exporters such as South Africa. The fall in commodity prices is unlikely to reverse and will have a sustained impact on emerging market economies. This will serve as an impetus to prioritise the further diversification of our economy away from an over-reliance on commodities.• The depreciation of the rand occurs within a broader international context which is currently characterised by a fair amount of turbulence• The implementation of the National Development Plan (NDP) remains the cornerstone of our economy.• The NDP is supported by the Nine-Point plan for economic renewal.• In supporting the NDP government is acting to alleviate the most binding constraints to growth and has set out a series of urgent economic reforms to build a more competitive economy. These include:1. Continued investment in economic infrastructure2. Reforming the governance of the State Owned Companies, rationalising state holding and encouraging private-sector participation3. Expanding the independent power producer programme4. Encouraging affordable, reliable and accessible broadband access5. Promoting black ownership of productive industrial assets6. Finalising amendments to the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act (2002), and continuing dialogue with the industry; and7. Reviewing business incentive programmes in all economic sectors to ensure that resources support labour-intensive, job creating outcomes.Operation Phakisa is a national response to unlocking constraints to economic growth and development.
Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Tags:#Facebook#NYT#twitter#web A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Facebook just announced that administrators of Facebook Pages will be able to publish their updates to their Twitter accounts automatically. Administrators will decide which info to share from a Page including status updates, photos, notes and events. A number of well-known groups and celebrities are already using the feature including Dane Cook, Livestrong and the World Wildlife Fund.According to the Facebook blog post, “If you have multiple Pages, you will have the option to link each of those Pages to different Twitter accounts. This new feature will only link Facebook Pages to Twitter, not your individual profile.” This separation between Pages and profiles ensures that users don’t have to worry about muddying their business-related updates with their personal ones. The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Related Posts Said feature developer Michael Gummelt, “Twitter was a natural next step to link with Facebook Pages because it is a powerful tool for broadcasting short messages widely.” Bands, companies, non profit organization and celebrities are likely to benefit from this new feature as their updates will be more widely distributed and Twitter followers are likely to retweet and redirect new audiences to Facebook Pages. To try out this new feature visit facebook.com/twitterVisit the new and improved ReadWriteWeb Facebook Page! dana oshiro