The towns of Caluya and Pandan declared a state of calamity on Dec. 26, 2019, while the town of Libertad was placed under a state of calamity last Dec. 27. “Since the retailers are being monitoreddaily, they should not sell the basic necessities beyond the APC. Otherwise,they will be given notice of violation by the DTI,” Cardinal added. Lynna Joy Cardinal, provincial office information officer of DTI Antique, said Wednesday the municipalities of Caluya, Pandan and Libertad carried out the APC in order to secure prices of the basic necessities to not go up. The typhoon hit the three cities the hardest. The price of basic necessities, with the implementation of the APC, is based on the prevailing prices of goods being sold in the municipalities. 155 grams of Lucky 7 sardines in tomato sauce for example, the APC is P15.50 in Pandan; P19 in Caluya, and P15.50 in Libertad. 300ml Alaska sweetened condensed milk is being sold for P57, P65 and P60 in respective places based on the APC. Negosyo Center counselors also conductdaily monitoring as for the other towns when the province was placed understate of calamity last Dec. 31. SAN JOSE, Antique – Business retailersfrom three northern municipalities hit by typhoon Ursula inwere reminded toobserve the Automatic Price Ceiling (APC). The APC was approved by their respectiveMunicipal Price Coordinating Councils (MPCC) with assistance from theDepartment of Trade and Industry (DTI) in the province. “Retailers in the three municipalities Caluya, Pandan, and Libertad are being reminded to adhere to the APC,” Cardinal said. “The Negosyo Center counselors in thethree municipalities conduct daily monitoring of the prices of the basicnecessities to make sure that the retailers adhere to the APC,” Cardinal added. She said the prices of the goods varyalso because of the transportation cost of retailers in transporting basicnecessities. The Provincial Price CoordinatingCouncil will meet this coming Jan. 13. (Witha report from PNA/PN)
There has been a sharp rise in the number of footballers reporting symptoms of depression or anxiety since the sport was brought to a standstill by the COVID-19 outbreak.The global players’ union, FIFPRO, says 22 per cent of women players and 13 per cent of men players who took part in a survey reported symptoms “consistent with a diagnosis of depression”. It listed symptoms such as lack of interest, lack of appetite, lack of energy and self-esteem.This compared to 11 per cent and six per cent respectively in a similar survey conducted in December and January.It said 18 per cent of women players and 16 per cent of men reported symptoms of generalised anxiety such as worry or tension.There was some crossover with 11 per cent of women players and 7.5 per cent of men reporting both sets of symptoms, FIFPRO said.“In football, suddenly young men and women athletes are having to cope with social isolation, a suspension of their working lives and doubts about their future,” said FIFPRO’s chief medical officer Vincent Gouttebarge. “It is a time of huge uncertainty for the players and their families due to the insecurity of their future and the social isolation.”FIFPRO said the survey included 1,134 male players, with a mean age of 26, and 468 female players, with a mean age of 23, in 16 countries.It was conducted with the Amsterdam University Medical Centre.On a more positive note, Gouttebarge said nearly 80 per cent of players surveyed reported that they had access to sufficient resources and support for their mental health.They said this was often through their national player associations. FIFPRO general secretary Jonas Baer-Hoffmann said they were not trying to make a special case for footballers.“We are very conscious that this is a reflection of a problem in broader society and there is no suggestion that it is more severe for our members,” said Baer-Hoffmann.“Footballers are more similar to average society than most people think, and that is simply because of the misconceptions about how players live.”He stated that many footballers lived a precarious financial existence at the best of times.RelatedPosts COVID-19: NCAA to revoke erring airlines licence over non-compliance FRSC to Schools: We’ll arrest, prosecute drivers who flout COVID-19 rules Sanwo-Olu: We’re committed to fulfilling promises to Lagosians “The average contract length is under two years and the average income is close to that of the general public,” he said.“Many are incredibly dependent on their footballing skills and are not prepared for what would come after.” Reuters/NAN.Tags: COVID-19depressionFIFPro
Ghana and Los Angeles FC forward Latif Blessing has attributed his standout performance against Seattle Sounders to motivation from his head coach Bob Bradley to lead with his attitude on the pitch.He has been in remarkable form since the MLS is back tournament kicked off.The tournament is a cup competition which is expected to serve as a mini preseason for the new campaign as well as an interest raiser.Blessing scored and assisted as Los Angeles beat Seattle by 4 – 1 to progress to the next round of the competition.“My performance was good and I feel like I had a great game.“Before the game Bob just called me up and told me that he needs my energy.“I told myself that I have to work myself out and step up for the team,” he shared at the post game presser.Los Angeles will now take on Orlando in the quarter finals of the MLS is back tournament.