City gov’t proposes P2.7B 2020 budget

first_imgFor 2020, the proposed budget for themayor’s office is P73.7 million for personnel services and P590,400, 957 forMaintenance and Other Operating Expenses./PN Of the P2.7 billion proposal, 57.21percent (P1,546,449,500) will come from local taxes while the remaining fromthe city’s Internal Revenue Allotment. Iloilo City Hall. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN But here’s one good news to citygovernment employees. “We have adjusted sangsweldo sang aton mga empleyado kag may saka man nga 10 percent across theboard per department para ka-functionsila properly,” said Treñas. Treñas said no city hall departmentwould get zero budget. It hurdled the SangguniangPanlungsod’s appropriations committee and is now set for deliberation by thelegislative body. His uncle, Mayor Jerry Treñas, previouslywarned that department heads absent in meetings he called won’t be gettingbudgets. ILOILO City – The city government’sproposed budget for 2020 is P2.7 billion. “It’s a conservative budget,” said CouncilorJay Treñas, chairperson of the appropriations committee, “kay indi kita segurado sang mga actual naton nga income.” The proposed budget, however, isaround P400-million higher than this year’s. Matters not covered by the proposed2020 budget may be funded via budget supplements, said Treñas.last_img read more

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Los Angeles Dodgers’ Zack Greinke treated rudely in return to Kansas City

first_imgKANSAS CITY, Mo. >> The Royals had scored just eight runs during a four-game losing streak, and were preparing to face former Cy Young winner Zack Greinke and the power-packed Dodgers.Perfect time to end that slump, eh?Jeremy Guthrie pitched into the eighth inning, Jarrod Dyson drove in two runs off Greinke and the Royals held on to beat the Dodgers 5-3 on Monday night in their first meeting in nine years.“Don’t ask me why we had success tonight,” Royals manager Ned Yost said drily. In his third start against his former team, Greinke (9-4) was battered for a season-high five runs and 11 hits in 5 2/3 innings. He had allowed two runs over 15 1-3 innings in his previous two starts against the Royals, one with the Brewers and the other with the Angels.“I thought he was OK,” Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. “There were a few balls where you could see where he was trying to go one place and it didn’t end up there. I know a couple of those were to Dyson. I think some of the balls were trying to get to a different part of the plate and didn’t get there.”The Royals pounded Greinke almost from the start, Perez belting the first pitch of the second inning over the wall in left field for a 1-0 lead. Then with two outs, Escobar singled and went to second on a wild pitch before heading home when Dyson dumped a single into left field.Dyson made it 3-0 in the fifth when he scored on Cain’s single to right.The Royals finally knocked Greinke from the game in the fifth, this time after Perez started the inning with a double. Greinke fought back to get two outs, but Escobar hit a triple into the right-field corner and Dyson tacked on another RBI single to make it 5-0.That hit ended Greinke’s night. As he departed the mound, fans showered him with a chorus of boos, clearly recalling how the right-hander once demanded to be traded from their team.“I was pretty rude on the way out. They have every right to be mad at me,” Greinke said. “It’s been awhile. It’s been four years, so it’s been awhile. They’ve moved on by now and so have I. At least team-wise. The fans might be different.”Meanwhile, those same fans were waiting to give Guthrie a standing ovation.The right-hander faced the minimum number of hitters through four innings, needing just four pitches in the second and five in the fourth. Gonzalez and Matt Kemp finally hit consecutive singles to start the fifth, but Guthrie calmly wiggled out of that jam.It wasn’t until Miguel Rojas and Justin Turner hit singles and Ramirez one-hopped a double over the outfield wall to make it 5-2 in the eighth that Guthrie finally left the game.Wade Davis finished the inning, and Holland cleaned up the ninth to preserve the win.“It’s a funny game. You go against a guy like Zack Greinke who’s had so much success this year,” Yost said. “We strung some hits together along with some outstanding pitching we’ve had the last five or six starts, it’s a big win for us tonight.”Also …The Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw was the NL player of the week after his no-hitter against Colorado. He starts tonight against Royals left-hander Danny Duffy. … Kemp extended his hitting streak to 11 games. … The Dodgers had won seven consecutive interleague games. Dyson, the Royals’ No. 9 hitter, went 3 for 3 and stole two bases. Salvador Perez hit a solo home run, and Lorenzo Cain and Alcides Escobar — two of the players acquired by the Royals in the trade that sent Greinke to Milwaukee in December 2010 — drove in a run apiece.It was an offensive outburst considering the Royals had lost three of their last four games by 2-1 scores, squandering solid pitching performances by their starting rotation.“There was never any panic,” said Guthrie, who gave up two runs and seven hits in 7 2/3 innings to win his third straight start. “We lost a couple of close games. We recognize a couple things go our way we would have won a couple of them.”Greg Holland served up a homer to Adrian Gonzalez in the ninth before earning his 22nd save.Hanley Ramirez drove in the other two runs for the Dodgers, who are visiting Kansas City for the first time since they were swept in a three-game set in 2005.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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Raiders mailbag: Your ideas on how to replace Derek Carr

first_img … Rather than have a flood of “Dump Derek Carr” or “Keep Derek Carr” questions, this week’s mailbag posed the question of coming up with a replacement if you want him gone.For the record, I think the most likely scenario is Carr stays and a young quarterback arrives in the draft with one of the five of the top 90 picks the Raiders have in the draft.Some submissions on the Carr question below, plus a few other questions:@paulinwaban: Tom Brady? He wants out here is word on the street.last_img

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Fly the Flag for Football!

first_img8 April 2009Thousands of South African flags will be handed out to travellers and holidaymakers over the Easter weekend as part of “Fly the Flag for Football”, a national campaign to build public support and excitement leading up to the 2009 Fifa Confederations Cup and 2010 World Cup.The 2010 National Communication Partnership, a partnership of organisations involved in communicating about the soccer showpieces being hosted by South Africa, aims to distribute over 47-million South African flags through various campaigns by the time the World Cup kicks off in June 2010.“Our national Flag is a powerful symbol of unity and pride, and we would like to play our part by encouraging South Africans to proudly fly the flag as the eyes of the world are upon us,” Margaret Dingalo of the International Marketing Council of South Africa said in a statement on Monday.“The 2009 Fifa Confederations Cup is starting in less than 100 days, and excitement is building,” Dingalo said. “We need to help drive enthusiasm and patriotism, garnering support among South Africans for Bafana Bafana and the event as a whole.”Dingalo said the Easter long weekend had been chosen to launch the campaign as it was traditionally one of the busiest holiday periods in South Africa, with thousands of people travelling across the country.Colourful face-painted figures wearing South African flag t-shirts and makarapas, the football fan hat that is unique to South Africa, will be handing out free flags at tollgates, garages and airports across the country.Stand to win Confederations Cup tickets for yourself and three friends: visit www.flythesouthafricanflag.mobi on your mobile, or SMS ‘FLAG’ to 41929 (R2 per SMS).State-of-the-art digital “shoot-outs” will take place at a number of airports and garages along busy holiday routes, where members of the public will have a chance to win prizes by taking shots at a virtual goal.Zakumi, the 2010 Fifa World Cup mascot, will also be spotted around the country interacting with people and encouraging support.For South African football great Mark Fish, the campaign’s official spokesman, the Confederations Cup and World Cup are about more than football, representing “the opportunity of a lifetime, for South Africa and Africa as a whole.“Let us raise our flags in unity, joining together to make the 2009 Fifa Confederations Cup and 2010 Fifa World Cup joyful, unforgettable events,” Fish said. “Fly your flag and show the world the warmth and spirit of South Africa.”The Fly the Flag for Football! campaign will include an interactive mobile website, www.flythesouthafricanflag.mobi, where members of the public can find more information and enter competitions.Members of the 2010 National Communication Partnership include the International Marketing Council of SA, South African Tourism, the 2010 Fifa World Cup Local Organising Committee, the Department of Arts and Culture, South African Airways, Proudly South African, and several other private sector and civil society groups.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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Women stand tall at Mining Indaba

first_img6 February 2013Susan Shabangu, South Africa’s minister of mineral resources, chose to highlight the role of women in the mining industry in her keynote address at the 2013 Investing in African Mining Indaba, currently under way in Cape Town.“Nothing is impossible for women,” she said on Tuesday. “We are here – we don’t need favours.”Shabangu paid tribute to Cynthia Carroll, the outgoing chief executive of Anglo American, saying she had been “an inspiration to women everywhere”.Acknowledging the need to develop skills and improve training in South African mining, Shabangu said she had been encouraged by the “substantial increase” in the number of students enrolling for engineering qualifications. Female enrolment had doubled since 1996.“This suggests that the base skill requirements for the sustainability of the industry are being built, but these skills must be nurtured and protected.”Susan Shabangu: standing for womenShabangu has been minister of mineral resources since 2009. Soon after leaving school, she became involved in politics, working as an activist and freedom fighter.She served as deputy minister of minerals and energy between 1996 and 2004. She spent the next five years as deputy minister of safety and security, before being appointed minister of mineral resources in 2009.She is a member of the national executive council of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) party, and has repeatedly rejected the policy of nationalisation. In her Indaba address, she reiterated: “Nationalisation is not a policy of the ANC or the government” and that it would not be helpful or necessary to resuscitate the debate.Shabangu, Carroll and Bridgette Radebe are three women standing tall in an industry that has been dominated by men for centuries.Cynthia Carroll: Anglo’s first woman CEOCarroll is stepping down from her job as the head of Anglo American, one of the world’s biggest mining companies, in April. She was ranked as the 55th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes Magazine in 2012.An American, she is the first Anglo “outsider” – and the first woman – to reach the top. She is also the chairperson of Anglo Platinum.With a masters degree in geology as well as an MBA, Carroll started working as a geologist in North America in the early 1980s. She swiftly moved into management, taking up her first CEO post in 2002 with Canadian mining company, Alcan.In her keynote address at the Mining Indaba on Tuesday, Carroll said she remained passionate about South Africa and about mining, which was so critical to South Africa’s prosperity.Carroll quoted figures that show that mining directly contributed 9.2% of South Africa’s gross domestic product (GDP), and helped to generate 18.7% of GDP in 2011. Around 13.5-million South Africans are dependent on mining-generated jobs.Acknowledging that “mining is an industry in crisis”, Carroll identified what she called “four truths” she believes are necessary for South Africa to face if it is to progress:There is no future without law and order: public order is the bedrock without which civilisation collapses.Anarchy benefits no one: the rule of law is as important in the workplace as it is in every other aspect of society.No one can defy economic reality: the need to be competitive is as applicable to countries as it is to companies.No country is an economic island: South Africa will only succeed if it fosters an environment that is conducive to business and attractive to international investors.Carroll’s resignation leaves only two female CEOs of FTSE 100 companies. She told the Guardian in October last year that she was against quotas: “You can’t … appoint women just to appoint women, just to satisfy a particular condition. What you want more than anything is to develop women in the organisation who will, when they get to the top, be fully capable of delivering and doing the job effectively.”Bridgette Radebe: champion of junior minersAnother high-profile pioneer in the industry is Bridgette Radebe, who started her career as a miner. Radebe now owns her own mining company, Mmakau Mining, and is a vocal champion for the rights of junior and emerging miners.Radebe was the first black South African deep-level hard rock mining entrepreneur in the 1980s. Her upbringing groomed her not only for entrepreneurship, but also for activism. In 1976 she joined a march on a mine to demand her family’s royalty payments for mineral rights leased to a Canadian mining company.She defied legislation which prohibited women from working as miners or owning mining rights and worked to build her career as a miner, and her company, Mmakau Mining, which has interests in platinum, coal and chrome. She is now one of Africa’s richest women.As president of the South African Mining Development Agency, Radebe represents the interests of junior and emerging miners. She is a founder and director of the New African Mining Fund, which has raised millions for the junior mining sector.At a panel discussion hosted by Brand South Africa on the eve of this year’s Mining Indaba in Cape Town, Radebe said it was essential that legislation be more strongly implemented if it was to give meaning to transformation. It was time that investors “comply with the rules of the game”.She said that her research had shown that only 2.7% of South Africa’s mining wealth is black-owned.Radebe was part of the team that drew up the Minerals and Petroleum Development Bill, and she was key in developing the Empowerment Mining Charter, along with the government, business and unions.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

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Sciatic nerve

first_imgThe main nerve traveling down the leg is the sciatic nerve. Pain associated with the sciatic nerve usually originates higher along the spinal cord when nerve roots become compressed or damaged from narrowing of the vertebral column or from a slipped disk. Symptoms can include tingling, numbness, or pain, which radiates to the buttocks legs and feet.Review Date:4/16/2013Reviewed By:C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.last_img

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Queensland and New South Wales Levelled

first_imgBy BEN HARRIS Queensland and New South Wales have claimed two series each in the earlier Game Two matches of the 2012 State of Origin series at Port Macquarie.The Maroons clinched the men’s 50’s and women’s 30’s divisions, and New South Wales have got the Women’s 20’s and Men’s 45’s in the bag.There were tight matches all round in today’s 9.50am time slot of the State of Origin series.The Men’s 50s match went into a drop-off and it was the fourth time in the series Queensland have won in extra-time.After scoring a double in the first half, Phil Evans scored the match-winner for Queensland to give his team a 6-5 victory.There was only one touchdown in it between the two states in the Women’s 30’s competition.After Queensland won game one in a drop-off, they claimed the second game 2-1.Like she did in game one, Maroons’ Lana Curry scored the winning touchdown.Queensland made it a clean sweep in the 30’s age group with their Men’s team winning the second match 9-8.In another heart-stopping encounter, both teams traded touchdowns but it was Queensland who were able to rejoice as they hit the lead in the final two minutes.But New South Wales got some of their own back by winning the Women’s 20s and Men’s 45’s divisions.Up 3-1 at half-time, New South Wales went to sleep in the second half, allowing Queensland to score two touchdowns.However, a touchdown to Simone Smith got the girls in blue the series win.New South Wales went for the jugular in the second half of the Men’s 45’s as they scored six touchdowns to claim a 8-5 win.Craig Nicholls scoring a double in the match. Queensland levelled the series in the Men’s 40’s with a hard-fought 6-4 win. Make sure you stay up to date with these websites for all the State of Origin action: State of Origin – www.soo.mytouchfooty.comTouch Football Australia – www.austouch.com.auTouch Football Australia’s YouTube channel – www.youtube.com/touchfootballausTwitter: www.twitter.com/touchfootyausFacebook: www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustraliaRelated LinksState of Orgin game twolast_img read more

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10 months agoLiverpool attacker Shaqiri: Friends call me man who finished Mourinho

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Liverpool attacker Shaqiri: Friends call me man who finished Mourinhoby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool attacker Xherdan Shaqiri has revealed friends have labelled him as the man who got Jose Mourinho sacked. The Swiss scored two goals to help Liverpool beat Manchester United 3-1.Mourinho was subsequently fired as United on Tuesday and Shaqiri has received some messages from his friends about the impact of his goals.”I had a lot of messages from my friends when it happened,” Shaqiri said in an interview with The Guardian.”There were a lot of good messages about the United game at first and then, when the news came out about Mourinho, I had messages saying: ‘That’s your fault!’ But this is football sometimes.”I don’t think it was just because we won that game that United wanted to change their manager.”There were other reasons but it means the game goes down in history. It will always be in my history too.” last_img read more

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Kentucky Basketball: John Calipari Tells Colin Cowherd He Has To “Go To Church, Ask For Forgiveness” For His John Wall Criticism

first_imgJohn Calipari talks to Colin Cowherd about John Wall.John Calipari Colin Cowherd John WallColin Cowherd likes to criticize John Wall. The ESPN personality does it often on his radio show. For an in-depth look at Cowherd’s distaste for the Washington Wizards’ star point guard, you can read this by the Washington Post‘s Dan Steinberg. This morning, Wall’s college coach, John Calipari, went on Cowherd’s ESPN radio show. During his appearance, Calipari discussed Cowherd’s criticism of his former player. He doesn’t like it. The 56-year-old Wildcats’ coach joked that Cowherd has to “go to church” and “ask for forgiveness” for his Wall hate. Calipari to Colin Cowherd on John Wall hate: “You’ve gotta go to church, ask for forgiveness, let it go.”— Dan Bodner (@DanBodnerKSC) June 5, 2015Here’s video of the interview, courtesy of Sports Grid.This is why Kentucky fans love Calipari so much.last_img read more

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Video: Here Is Your First Look At Cardale Jones In A Full Buffalo Bills Uniform

first_imgA closeup of Cardale Jones warming up for an Ohio State football game.COLUMBUS, OH – SEPTEMBER 19: Quarterback Cardale Jones #12 of the Ohio State Buckeyes warms up before the game against the Northern Illinois Huskies at Ohio Stadium on September 19, 2015 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Andrew Weber/Getty Images)Today is the NFLPA Rookie Premiere, which gives fans the opportunity to see recent draftees in their new uniforms for the first time ever.Here’s a look at former Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones, a fourth-round selection of the Buffalo Bills. The Bills haven’t had a long-term solution at quarterback since the Jim Kelly era. It may take Jones some time to acclimate himself to the professional level, but Rex Ryan and company are hoping he can eventually prove himself worthy of being a starter.last_img

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