“The continuing transport of LSIs will greatly contribute to the increase in coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases in the province,” according to LMP-Iloilo in a resolution approved yesterday afternoon. * maximize first the gains the LGUs have achieved thus far in battling the coronavirus Led by Mayor Mediatrix Fernandez of San Enrique town, LMP-Iloilo noted that of the 67 new COVID-19 cases that the Department of Health (DOH) Region 6 recorded on July 12, 52 were LSIs. ILOILO – The League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) – Iloilo Chapter appealed to the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-MEID) to temporarily halt the return of locally stranded individuals (LSIs) from Metro Manila. In her understanding, Mamon added, the moratorium on the return of LSIs would be until July 15, citing the conversation of Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr. and Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr., chief implementer of the national COVID-19 plan./PN The provincial government is supportive of the LMP-Iloilo’s position. Acting Provincial Administrator Suzette Mamon also cited the COVID-19 testing backlog of the Western Visayas Medical Center sub-national laboratory. She said some 1,000 specimens still waiting to be analyzed were from the province. * strengthen first hospitals and other medical facilities, and LGUs The other reasons it cited for seeking a halt to LSIs’ return were the following: LMP-Iloilo secretary Mayor Geefree Alonsabe of Alimodian town said local government units (LGUs) were running out of quarantine facilities. He cited his town as example. The moratorium was imposed on June 28. LMP-Iloilo stressed “there is a need to (first) build on the existing response measures of the government relative to the (coronavirus disease 2019) outbreak.” But the advisory also stressed that the “movement of LSIs from areas under enhanced and modified enhanced community quarantine is not permitted.” “This is part of the agreement by provincial governors, highly-urbanized cities’ mayors and members of the regional inter-agency task force,” read part of the DILG-6 advisory released by Officer-in-Charge Juan Jovian Ingeniero. The delay, said Mamon, has resulted to many quarantined people extending their stay in quarantine facilities beyond 14 days. Alonsabe also said his town’s healthcare workers were also running out of personal protective equipment (PPEs). “A prior coordination to their receiving local government units (LGUs) may be explored to ensure that (the LSIs’) travel will be properly arranged,” DILG-6 added. The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Region 6 has announced the lifting effective today (July 15) of the moratorium on the travel of LSIs back to Region 6.
An quick and safe way to test for coronavirus is coming to West Palm Beach this week.Drive-through testing for COVID-19 will begin Monday at FoundCare, Inc, located at 2330 S. Congress Ave.Residents must call before to make an appointment at (561) 967-0365. Those who meet the criteria for testing will be given an appointment and patient code.The phone line will be manned for screening and appointments weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.The patient will be instructed to self-quarantine at home while waiting for the test results, which can take from 48 to 72 hours. FoundCare staff will contact the patient with the results as soon as they are available.
Meanwhile, Iran’s government has never acknowledged arresting Levinson, who worked as a private investigator at the time of his disappearance.In 2016, four American hostages were freed from Iranian captivity in connection with money the Obama Administration sent to Iran as a weapons payment reimbursement.However, Levinson was not on that plane.Last November, Iranian officials sent a message to the United Nations, referring to Levinson’s case as “ongoing.”That occurred shortly after the U.S. government raised the reward for information leading to Levinson’s safe return to $25 million.Renewed Hope for Broward Family of FBI Agent Bob Levinson Held in Iran The family of Robert Levinson, an ex-FBI agent and Coral Springs resident who had been held captive in Iran for 13 years, says he has died in Iranian custody.Levinson’s family posted their statement on Twitter, adding that they recently received information from U.S. officials that has led them and the family to believe he passed away before the coronavirus pandemic.“It is impossible to describe our pain,” the statement reads. “Our family will spend the rest of our lives without the most amazing manwe have ever known, a new reality that is inconceivable to us. His grandchildren will never meet him. They will only know him through the stories we tell them.”Levinson was the longest held U.S. hostage in history.He was reportedly captured in the Iranian island of Kish in 2007.The family later admitted that he had been working for the CIA.
LATEST STORIES Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Van Gundy will finish his fourth season as coach and president of basketball operations on Wednesday night at Chicago. He’s failed to lead Detroit to the playoffs for the third time.Gores says changes need to be made, but insists no decisions will be made until he speaks with Van Gundy. The two are expected to meet next week.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC MOST READ Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Detroit Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy, top, talks with guard Luke Kennard in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies, Sunday, April 8, 2018, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)DETROIT — Detroit Pistons owner Tom Gores says he’s undecided about Stan Van Gundy’s future with the franchise.Gores met with reporters during halftime of Monday night’s game against the Toronto Raptors.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident 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 Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay agree on 2030 World Cup bid Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
RELATED ARTICLESHousing Lab Moves ‘From Project to Product’Low-Income Housing: Problems and SolutionsThe Uneven Burden of Energy CostsSolving Energy Poverty Can Low-Income Housing Be Energy-Efficient and Affordable?An Off-Grid Affordable Housing ProjectThe Global Boom to Come in New HousingWhat Does ‘Sustainable’ Mean?3-D Printing Could Help Solve a Housing Crisis An architectural program at Auburn University that developed a model for building affordable housing is hoping to share what its students and faculty have learned on a national level in a collaboration with the government-backed mortgage lender Fannie Mae.Rural Studio, an undergraduate program in the university’s School of Architecture, began building small, simple houses for low income people in rural western Alabama in 2005. They called the houses “20K Homes” because they were designed to be built for $20,000 in as little as three weeks.“We looked at the omnipresent American trailer park, where homes, counterintuitively, depreciate each year they are occupied,” the authors of a book about the program wrote in 2014. “We wanted to create an attractive small house that would appreciate in value while accommodating residents who are unable to qualify for credit.”Until now, Rural Studio’s work has been in rural western Alabama, centered around its home base in Hale County. But a new partnership with Fannie Mae and a cash infusion of $1.25 million from Auburn University is promising to deliver its message to a national audience. Fannie Mae is working with Rural Studio in a three-year effort to address a national shortage of affordable housing under its Duty to Serve program that benefits under-served housing markets, Fast Company reports. As part of the new initiative, Rural Studio is working with a number of building industry partners around the country, spanning the design, construction and finance industries. The studio will share its designs and experience in hopes others can develop their own, equally successful programs, not necessarily clones of what it has done in Alabama.A comfortable house for $20,000Rural Studio arrived at the $20,000 target by determining what someone living on a median Social Security check of $758 a month could afford. Hypothetically, the total included $12,000 for materials and $8,000 for labor. A contractor building 16 of these houses per year could earn $61,000, while three workers would make $22,000, much more than they would at minimum wage.The first 20K Home was built in 2005. Many of the houses are built on piers, not full foundations, and while architectural styles have changed over the years the basic formula has evolved into practical one- and two-bedroom designs that include porches where people can relax, and high ceilings to make the small spaces seem spacious.Rural Studio was launched in 1993 and encompasses more than the 20K Home initiative. In a phone call, Rusty Smith, its associate director, said students have designed and built more than 200 structures over the last quarter-century — not only houses, but animal shelters, libraries, town halls, and buildings for parks and recreation programs.But the 20K Home program has become the face of Rural Studio. The houses are considered “academic experiments” and given away to people who need them.Students design and build a couple of new houses each year and so far have produced about 30 of them since the program began. If the original target was $20,000 in total costs, Smith admits that 13 years later that’s really not possible. The cost of materials alone has probably doubled since then.Spreading the wordRural Studio’s work with Fannie Mae is bringing the program into contact with a variety of players in the housing industry, including the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Energy, the National Institute of Building Sciences, Habitat for Humanity, the Healthy Building Network, and the Insurance Institute for Business & and Home Safety.The goal is to produce a model for affordable housing that can be adapted to different markets in different parts of the country. “We’re in a test and learn phase with Fannie Mae,” Smith said.One thing Rural Studio brings to the table is its experience with small, inexpensive homes that come in well below Habitat for Humanity’s typical build. Smith says that Habitat’s typical house is now in the $100,000 to $200,000 range and may have as many as four bedrooms, while the Rural Studio model tends toward the one- or two-bedroom, one-bath model of less than 1,000 square feet.At the end of the three-year collaboration with Fannie Mae, Smith said the result should be a comprehensive set of documents that organizations around the country can use to produce affordable homes in their own service areas. The documentation will include much more than construction drawings that can be turned over to builders or non profits.“Traditional architectural communication documents show a contractor what to build,” Smith said, “but they don’t necessarily show how to build it, or why it’s built that way. In some ways, that’s a significant barrier to affordability and performance.”More complicated than it seemedAs the 20K Home program evolved, Smith said, it became obvious there are many obstacles to building houses that poor people can afford, and that to focus on the initial cost of construction is to see only part of the picture.“There’s that old saying, whenever you have a hammer in your hand everything in the world is a nail,” Smith said. “When you’re an architect, you think every solution in the world is just how you design a building. A lot of issues about affordable housing can be addressed by architects. But by and large, there are broad-based, systemic barriers to affordable home ownership that are really not brick and mortar problems.”Those include issues of credit, zoning, communication, energy costs, insurance, and maintenance. “It’s a pretty complex issue,” he said.One of the most important benchmarks, however, is the monthly cost of living in the house. Lower monthly energy costs mean homeowners can spend more on the house upfront without inflating their mortgage payments. Reducing energy costs by just $25 a month translates into an extra $5,000 for construction, Smith said, while making the house a better risk for the mortgage lender.Rural Studio is working with Habitat for Humanity on a new house in Alabama built to the Passive House standard. Energy bills will add up to an estimated $20 to $35 per month, rather than the $125 to $135 that a built-to-code house would cost the owner. Just down the street, they plan a similar house that will be built to the zero-energy ready performance standard of the U.S. Department of Energy. Designers will be able to compare first costs vs. the costs to the homeowners on the back end.Smith emphasizes the interconnected nature of the issues that Rural Studio and its partners are trying to address. For example, building to the Fortified Home standard of the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety means lower insurance payments and higher value, an advantage for both the homeowner and the lender. Building houses that are healthier to live in may reduce unexpected medical expenses that can unravel a family’s monthly budget and make“The cost of the house is a great question, but when you drill through that question what we are really trying to find out is how much that costs per month,” Smith said. “What we’ve really come to understand is what a homeowner can afford on the back end. That’s what we’ve got to tackle.”
You always try to be everything to everyone. – EverclearYou aren’t everything to everyone. And they aren’t everything to you either.You have limited time: You don’t have enough time to call on–or win–every prospective client you might serve. You have to ruthlessly prioritize your time if you are going to generate the results you are capable of. Time spent with some prospects means time denied to other prospects. You have to make decisions.You have limited resources: You don’t only have limited time; you also have limited resources. If you need your technical team, your operations team, or some other overlay group’s help, you have to make tough decisions as to where to apply those resources. Apply them where they can make a difference and where it makes sense.You aren’t the right choice: There is no reason to pretend you are something you are not. There are some prospective clients who really should be doing business with someone else. The sooner you make the decision to let them have each other the sooner you can focus on your dream clients.Some prospects don’t perceive your value: There are some people who not perceive the value that you create. You’re better than your competitor. You can help this prospect produce better results. They don’t care, and they don’t value those greater results right now. Move on and sell to prospects who do perceive the value you create.Some prospects won’t pay for your value: A Rolls Royce is a better car than most other cars. But you likely don’t perceive enough value to pay just over $400,000 for a Rolls. The price difference between you and your competitors isn’t this great, but there are some people who will never believe it’s worth paying more–even when you can show them the ROI. Go back to number 1, you have limited time.Bad cultural fit: Sometimes you just don’t fit. Sometimes a company’s values clash with yours. Sometimes their management or leadership styles make it difficult to gain any traction internally.Energy vampires: Some clients are abusive to their “suppliers.” They don’t see you as a peer or a partner. Instead, they see you as a necessary evil, someone to be bullied, or someone who is disposable. These are nightmare clients. You discover this in the sales process, if you are open to seeing the evidence. Disqualify energy vampires and work with grown ups.QuestionsWho are you presently pursuing that falls into one or more of these categories?What do you need to do to upgrade to a better prospective client, a dream client?
Irving donned what happened to be the first Celtics-inspired colorway of his third Nike sneaker and it featured shamrocks on the green toebox.Kyrie Irving laces up the “Shamrock” Nike Kyrie 3 PE during @celtics shootaroundFEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout🎥 @NBA pic.twitter.com/tP0DRdeWcs— B/R Kicks (@br_kicks) October 17, 2017 CLEVELAND, OH – OCTOBER 17: Kyrie Irving #11 of the Boston Celtics tries to get around Derrick Rose #1 of the Cleveland Cavaliers during the first half at Quicken Loans Arena on October 17, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFPKyrie Irving has fully embraced the Boston lore.In the Celtics’ season opener against Irving’s former team, the Cleveland Cavaliers, a new player exclusive of the Nike Kyrie 3 emerged.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president San Sebastian forces three-way tie for last Final 4 berth BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP View comments Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City A gold Swoosh brings the pop on the primarily black shoe while electric green pods appear on the outsole.Irving once said that Boston is a “real, live sports city” as per the Associated Press.“A lot of different cultures, food, and people. You get it all, especially in Boston. You would go to Cleveland, and it would be at nighttime, and things would be going on, but you just see a vast difference.”ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa MOST READ LATEST STORIES
Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA The Sixers also play games at Sacramento, Golden State and the Los Angeles Clippers and Lakers. All teams on the trip except for the Kings have at least a .500 record. Embiid is expected to play against the Kings.The Sixers have won four straight games for the first time since January.“That means we’re growing and we’re learning,” Embiid said.J.J. Redick scored 31 points and hit eight 3s in Philly’s win over Indiana on Friday and suddenly seemed worth every bit of the $23 million the Sixers will pay him this season. The Sixers tied a team record against the Pacers with 18 3s.They will need more of that on the road from Redick — and there’s little reason to expect Simmons won’t continue to play like a top candidate for rookie of the year.Simmons had 14 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists against the Pacers for his second triple-double of the season. He joined Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson as the only rookies with multiple triple-doubles in the first nine career games. Simmons also has five double-doubles.Embiid and Simmons are each averaging at least 18 points and nine rebounds per game and are two of nine NBA players with such averages. The only other pair of teammates on the list is the New Orleans Pelicans’ DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis.“When everyone’s scoring, doing their thing, I think it’s hard to stop us,” Simmons said.They’re much harder to stop with Embiid in the lineup.Brown and the Sixers would like to try that out on a more regular basis. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Something called “load management.”Oh, Sixers fans think the excuse to sit Embiid is a load of something, for sure.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutEmbiid hasn’t been hurt in months and has dominated so far, averaging team highs with 20.5 points and 10.1rebounds. His big numbers on the stat sheet finally draw more headlines than his social media posts.Embiid can just about do it all — except shed the “handle with care” sticker the Sixers seemed to have stamped on his uniform. Yes, Embiid has a medical chart as thick as a playbook, but the Sixers have decided to rest him Tuesday against the Utah Jazz as they monitor his number of games and minutes. Embiid has averaged 27.6 minutes and played in eight of nine games. He’ll miss the one four days after the Sixers beat Indiana. F1 champion Hamilton avoided taxes on luxury jet – leaked docs Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Joel Embiid of the Philadelphia 76ers warms up prior to the game against the Boston Celtics at the Wells Fargo Center on October 20, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Mitchell Leff/Getty Images/AFPPHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia 76ers are the only team that can stop Joel Embiid.Perhaps the best center in the East starts a West Coast road trip on the bench.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games “I follow the instruction of our medical people, and there is completely a thought-out plan why this plan has been recommended,” coach Brett Brown said Monday at the Sixers’ practice facility in Camden, New Jersey. “If it requires more information, they will be the ones to explain why they decided to make this recommendation.”Translation: Brown says the decision to rest Embiid is out of his hands.Embiid’s matchup against 7-foot-1 Jazz center Rudy Gobert would have been one reason for Sixers fans to stay up late on Tuesday. Without Embiid, Philadelphia will be challenged to keep its four-game winning streak alive. The Sixers (5-4) open a nine-day, five-game road with their first winning record in November since 2012 and first time overall since Nov. 13, 2003.Richaun Holmes, Amir Johnson and maybe even Jahlil Okafor will get minutes against the Jazz.Embiid and rookie Ben Simmons have made the Sixers an early season surprise, and their record is a boost for a franchise that underwent one of the more painful NBA rebuilding efforts in decades.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort MOST READ
Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. 2020 Olympics2020 tokyo olympicsAbhinav Bindrabfi First Published: October 19, 2019, 3:41 PM IST MC Mary Kom on Saturday said boxing is not Abhinav Bindra’s “business to interfere”, expressing her displeasure at the Olympic champion’s backing of Nikhat Zareen’s demand for a trial bout against her.On Thursday, Bindra backed Zareen’s demand for a trial bout against the six-time world champion before India’s squad for next year’s Olympic Qualifiers is decided. That did not go well with Mary Kom, who is also an Olympic bronze medallist.”Bindra is an Olympic gold medallist but I too have multiple golds at World Championships. This is not his business, to involve in boxing, to interfere. I don’t talk about shooting, so it is better for him to stay quiet on boxing. He doesn’t know the exact rules of boxing,” Mary Kom said.She added, “He doesn’t know anything about boxing. It is better to be quiet. I don’t think Abhinav would also go for trials before every shooting tournament.”Earlier, former junior world champion boxer Zareen, who was refused a trial by the Boxing Federation of India (BFI) for the World Championships, had written to Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju, demanding a “fair chance” to make it to the team for the Olympic qualifiers to be held in February next year.”While I have all the respect for Mary Kom, fact is, an athlete’s life is an offering of proof. Proof that we can be as good as yesterday. Better than yesterday. Better than tomorrows man/woman. In sport, yesterday NEVER counts,” Bindra wrote on his twitter handle on Thursday.Both Bindra and Zareen are associated with JSW group in different capacities.Mary Kom (51kg) claimed her eighth world medal at the recently-concluded championships in Russia and the BFI now plans to send the Manipuri boxer for the Olympic qualifiers in China, moving away from the previous decision to give direct selection only to the gold and silver winners.The BFI criteria for men made it possible for even the bronze-winners to get direct selection.Zareen had lost to Mary Kom at the semifinal of India Open in May this year.
Southampton midfielder Ward-Prowse baffled by ref call: He admitted contactby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton midfielder James Ward-Prowse says he left baffled by the ref’s decision to wave away a penalty claim in defeat to Manchester City.With the scores level and half time approaching, Ward-Prowse was denied a penalty when he was nudged by City left-back Oleksandr Zinchenko in the box, before cruelly deflecting Raheem Sterling’s low cross past Alex McCarthy just moments later.“I was disappointed not to get it,” he said of the spot-kick. “It was a good ball from Jack (Stephens) and I knew that if I took my first touch across him I could get into the box.“When there was contact and it’s impeding my chances of scoring, I had to go down. “The referee says there was contact but didn’t give the penalty, which didn’t make any sense. He’d have to book me for simulation, which he didn’t, so no decision was made.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say