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WB tags better jobs as economy’s ‘missing link’

THE WORLD BANK said that better quality jobs and faster real wage growth are the “missing link” to reducing poverty and inequality in the country, even as the government pursues more aggressive infrastructure development. “The key challenge facing the government is not unemployment, but rather the poor quality of jobs in the labor market, as […] The post WB tags better jobs as economy’s ‘missing link’ appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource: bworldonline bworldonlineApr 16th, 2018

WB tags better jobs as economy’s ‘missing link’

THE WORLD BANK said that better quality jobs and faster real wage growth are the “missing link” to reducing poverty and inequality in the country, even as the government pursues more aggressive infrastructure development. “The key challenge facing the government is not unemployment, but rather the poor quality of jobs in the labor market, as […] The post WB tags better jobs as economy’s ‘missing link’ appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 16th, 2018

Asia under water: How 137 million people’s lives are being put at risk – CNN News

Khorsheeda Khatun had been left with nothing &'8212; then that too was washed away. The 28-year-old fled her home country of Myanmar in January with her two daughters, escaping the latest outbreak of violence, and was living in the Kutupalang Makeshift Settlement in Bangladesh when cyclone Mora arrived five months later and displaced up to 500,000 people. &'8220;My house was shattered. It broke the wooden planks supporting my hut and blew away the polythene rooftop. The wind and water destroyed whatever little possessions we had,&'8221; she told UNICEF workers in June. Several weeks later, across the Himalayas in South China, over 12 million people were forced to flee their homes as flood waters rose for yet another year. In China's southeastern Jiangxi province alone, flooding this year has so far caused $430 million in damages and economic losses. In neighboring Hunan province, 53,000 homes have been destroyed &'8212; and the flooding has yet to fully recede. Increasingly severe weather, triggered by climate change, is putting hundreds of millions of people at risk across the rapidly developing countries of southern Asia. &'8220;In the next 30 years, it is projected that heavy rainfall events will be increasing &' in Asia, by about 20% for sure,&'8221; climate scientist Dewi Kirono at Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) told CNN. Southern Asia is already the wettest area on the continent and one of the wettest regions in the world,receiving an average of at least 1000mm of rainfall a year. As the rains fall harder, more than 137 million people in India, Bangladesh and China will be put at risk of coastal or inland flooding, more people than in the rest of the Asia-Pacific combined, a study in 2012 found. Aggravating flooding through poor drainage and short-sighted planning is the sprawling, rapid urban growth across South Asia, built to accommodate the millions of rural residents moving to cities. &'8220;You still have to have proper draining. It was a green field and now it's an urban area. Quite often, if you don't do that, (because) you've concreted everything the flood run-off is so much higher and the deaths are much worse,&'8221; Oxford University visiting fellow and WWF advisor Paul Sayers told CNN. The majority of flood-related deaths and injuries worldwide since 1950 have been in three countries: China, India and Bangladesh. According to statistics from Belgium's Universite Catholique de Louvain's Emergency Events Database, since 1950, more than 2.2 million people in these countries have been killed by flooding. That includes the estimated two million people who died during the disastrous 1959 floods in China. The world's leading authority of climate change, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), wrote in its latest report the Asia region was already suffering &'8220;huge economic losses&'8221; from weather and climate disasters, with one quarter of the entire world's economic losses from disasters in Asia alone. As flood swept through central China in July 2017, leaving devastation in its wake and almost 90 people dead or missing, locals took to Weibo to express their horror. &'8220;The road is blocked, the electricity is downed, water is polluted, no phone signal is detected, elderly (people) and children are waiting for food,&'8221; said one user living in Shilong Village in Hunan province. Photos accompanying the post showed cracked walls, piles of trash and mud everywhere. &'8220;The major district has turned to a dead city,&'8221; another user said. Almost every year in the past decade, more than 1,000 people have died in China, India and Bangladesh from flooding, according to the Database, and millions of dollars in damage has been done. The problem centers around three of the great Himalayan rivers of South and East Asia: The Ganges, Brahmaputra and Yangtze. About 500 million people, or 50% of the population in India and Bangladesh, and about 300 million people, or about 25% of the population of China, live within the flood basins of these three rivers. Taken together, the three waterways support an estimated 14% of the world's total population. In China alone, the enormous Yangtze flood plain, full of fertile soil and easy river access, is responsible forabout 40% of China's GDP. &'8220;Many Asian cities, and especially some megacities, have been built in the deltas of major rivers where ports could link the cities to the global economy,&'8221; a report by the Asian Development Bank in 2012 said. When the heavy rains higher up in the flood plains flow into these rivers, water levels rise dramatically &'8212; and floodwaters pour into the surrounding cities and towns. For example, this year, torrential rains caused a Yangtze tributary in Hunan to rise a record 3.2 meters above the warning level, bursting its banks and swamping crops and houses. Still, these factors have been here for years. Why is the danger growing now? Flooding in urban environments is more costly in terms of lives and loss of property because without a natural way to disperse the floodwaters they can cause damage &'8220;beyond the scope of the actual (flood),&'8221; experts say. &'8220;A lot of the urbanization &' has happened in a largely unplanned matter. For instance they don't have risks adequately taken into account, they don't invest enough in sustainable drainage,&'8221; Abhas Jha, the World Bank sector manager for Transport, Urban and Disaster Risk Management for East Asia and the Pacific, said. Of course the huge rush of rural residents to China and India's cities hasn't helped, as cities expand deeper into floodplains and build hurriedly to accommodate their citizens. [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsJul 25th, 2017

2018 growth goal likely missed – poll

The economy likely slowed as 2018 ended, analysts polled by The Manila Times said, with the full-year result lower than the previous year’s and also missing the government’s downwardly-revised target….READ The post 2018 growth goal likely missed – poll appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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Antetokounmpo leads the way, Bucks win Budenholzer s return

By George Henry, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 33 points, Eric Bledsoe added 24 points and 10 assists, and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Hawks 133-114 on Sunday (Monday, PHL time) in Mike Budenholzer's return to Atlanta. Khris Middleton finished with 17 points and 11 rebounds to help the Bucks improve to 30-12, second-best in the NBA. Coming off a loss at Washington that Antetokounmpo missed with injuries, Milwaukee is 12-0 following a defeat and remained the league's only team not to drop consecutive games. Budenholzer, making his first appearance at State Farm Arena since leaving the Hawks after last season, said before the game that he wished his former team well as it rebuilds with youngsters John Collins, Trae Young, Kevin Huerter and Omari Spellman. The Bucks are soaring, thanks mostly to the 6'11", 242-pound Antetokounmpo, who scored 14 on free throws and had two dazzling assists early in the fourth. He first smothered Young to steal the ball and feed George Hill for a three-pointer that made it 104-90, before adding a no-look drop pass on D.J. Wilson's layup for a 16-point lead. He later hit a couple of jumpers to make it a 15-point advantage. Milwaukee has won 12-of-15 dating to Dec. 14 (Dec. 15, PHL time). The Bucks began the day outscoring opponents by an NBA-leading 9.1 points per game. Antetokounmpo showed no ill effects after sitting out Friday (Saturday, PHL time) with right quadriceps soreness and a left hip contusion. Young finished with 26 points, and DeAndre' Bembry added 18 for Atlanta, which dropped to 13-30. The Hawks have dropped 6-of-8. Their 24 turnovers led to 34 points for Milwaukee. TIP-INS Bucks: Antetokounmpo did a postgame jersey exchange with 41-year-old Hawks F Vince Carter. ... G Malcolm Brogdon scored 14 points and missed just his second free throw in 86 free-throw attempts this season. ... Middleton began the day averaging 20.4 points over his previous eight games. Hawks: F Taurean Prince, the team's third-leading scorer, returned after missing the last 18 games with a left ankle sprain. On a minutes restriction, Prince had seven points and five rebounds in 11 minutes. ... G Kent Bazemore, the team's second-leading scorer, has missed eight straight games with a right ankle injury. NO REGRETS Budenholzer said "change and moving is part of life" when asked before the game about leaving the Hawks. Calling it "a heck of a five years," Budenholzer wasn't looking back with animosity following a 24-58 finish last season. He was the NBA Coach of the Year in his second season, leading Atlanta to 60 wins and its first appearance in the Eastern Conference finals. When principal owner Tony Ressler bought the team and Danny Ferry was out as general manager, Budenholzer added president of basketball operations to his title, but the Hawks made three bad moves that set the organization back and precipitated the rebuild. Al Horford and Paul Millsap, two model team leaders, left as free agents after the Hawks decided not to trade them. In between those gaffes, the team signed mercurial center Dwight Howard to a three-year, $70.5 million contract and was dealt away after one ill-fit season. Budenholzer said he loves his job with the Bucks and wishes the Hawks well. "A rebuild — it's a tough job to be the owner in a rebuild, to be a GM to be a coach. These are tough jobs, and so I don't know who the right coach is," he said. "And I think they feel great about where they are and that's important for them. They have their direction they know where they're going. I'm obviously very happy with our team, our front office and our roster. I'm very excited about where I am." UP NEXT Bucks: Host Miami on Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time). Hawks: Host Oklahoma City on Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time)......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 14th, 2019

Two fishermen from Bacolod still missing

Almost two days after their fishing boat sank, two fishermen from Bacolod City, Negros Occidental province are still missing. Two fishermen from Bacolod still missing Source link: Two fishermen from Bacolod still missing.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 5th, 2019

SM to push expansion amid cautious optimism

The SM Investments Corporation continues to be cautiously optimistic about the prospects of the Philippine economy and intends to pursue its expansion programs as planned. SM to push expansion amid cautious optimism Source link: SM to push expansion amid cautious optimism.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 5th, 2019

Service Crew for SM Valenzuela – WORLD OF FUN – Valenzuela – Manila Jobs

Must be smart, with pleasing personality, and can relate well with all kinds of people. Job Type / Category*….From Indeed – Wed, 02 Jan 2019 10:56:04 GMT – View all Valenzuela jobs Source link link: Service Crew for SM Valenzuela – WORLD OF FUN – Valenzuela – Manila Jobs.....»»

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Service Crew for SM Valenzuela – WORLD OF FUN – Valenzuela – Manila Jobs

Must be smart, with pleasing personality, and can relate well with all kinds of people. Job Type / Category*….From Indeed – Wed, 02 Jan 2019 10:56:04 GMT – View all Valenzuela jobs Source link link: Service Crew for SM Valenzuela – WORLD OF FUN – Valenzuela – Manila Jobs.....»»

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Service Crew for SM Valenzuela – WORLD OF FUN – Valenzuela – Manila Jobs

Must be smart, with pleasing personality, and can relate well with all kinds of people. Job Type / Category*….From Indeed – Wed, 02 Jan 2019 10:56:04 GMT – View all Valenzuela jobs Source link link: Service Crew for SM Valenzuela – WORLD OF FUN – Valenzuela – Manila Jobs.....»»

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Service Crew for SM Valenzuela – WORLD OF FUN – Valenzuela – Manila Jobs

Must be smart, with pleasing personality, and can relate well with all kinds of people. Job Type / Category*….From Indeed – Wed, 02 Jan 2019 10:56:04 GMT – View all Valenzuela jobs Source link link: Service Crew for SM Valenzuela – WORLD OF FUN – Valenzuela – Manila Jobs.....»»

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Comment on Families considering themselves mahirap by Fermin Perez

If the poor couple can only feed themselves and if they have no capability to raise an offspring, it is better to remain childless for the meantime until economic capacity to support and sustain an offspring is attained. Poverty is a choice, there are many available jobs and small-scale business opportunities in the Philippine economy. The government agencies and institutions are existent and functioning to assist and train the people with manpower skills necessary for employment. Proper planning, logical thinking, and hard work today will give a good result in the future. Finally, have faith in God who provides an abundance of blessings to everybody......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJan 3rd, 2019

Line Maintenance Technician – Valenzuela – QC Styropackaging – Valenzuela – Manila Jobs

*Job Summary* * Conducting routine inspections of machines and equipment. * Performing preventative maintenance. * Handling basic repairs and maintenance. *…From Indeed – Tue, 01 Jan 2019 14:26:52 GMT – View all Valenzuela jobs Source link link: Line Maintenance Technician – Valenzuela – QC Styropackaging – Valenzuela – Manila Jobs.....»»

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Line Maintenance Technician – Valenzuela – QC Styropackaging – Valenzuela – Manila Jobs

*Job Summary* * Conducting routine inspections of machines and equipment. * Performing preventative maintenance. * Handling basic repairs and maintenance. *…From Indeed – Tue, 01 Jan 2019 14:26:52 GMT – View all Valenzuela jobs Source link link: Line Maintenance Technician – Valenzuela – QC Styropackaging – Valenzuela – Manila Jobs.....»»

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Line Maintenance Technician – Valenzuela – QC Styropackaging – Valenzuela – Manila Jobs

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Service Crew for SM Valenzuela – WORLD OF FUN – Valenzuela – Manila Jobs

Must be smart, with pleasing personality, and can relate well with all kinds of people. Job Type / Category*….From Indeed – Wed, 02 Jan 2019 10:56:04 GMT – View all Valenzuela jobs Source link link: Service Crew for SM Valenzuela – WORLD OF FUN – Valenzuela – Manila Jobs.....»»

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Service Crew for SM Valenzuela – WORLD OF FUN – Valenzuela – Manila Jobs

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Service Crew for SM Valenzuela – WORLD OF FUN – Valenzuela – Manila Jobs

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Line Maintenance Technician – Valenzuela – QC Styropackaging – Valenzuela – Manila Jobs

*Job Summary* * Conducting routine inspections of machines and equipment. * Performing preventative maintenance. * Handling basic repairs and maintenance. *…From Indeed – Tue, 01 Jan 2019 14:26:52 GMT – View all Valenzuela jobs Source link link: Line Maintenance Technician – Valenzuela – QC Styropackaging – Valenzuela – Manila Jobs.....»»

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