A host of European nations, including the UK, France, Spain and Italy, are on lockdown as the killer bug strengthens its grip on the continent. But Portugal still has a “voluntary lockdown” in force from its government, allowing people to leave their houses as long as they are respectful with personal space. Ronaldo – now back in his native Madeira after escaping Northern Italy – took his kids and partner Georgina out for some fresh air in Funchal. But they weren’t able to grab a bite to eat while out for a stroll, with bars, cafes and restaurants all too affected in Portugal, as with the rest of Europe. And Georgina looked uncomfortable when they were approached by a fan, as she tried to cover her face with her hoodie.Advertisement One person who didn’t join the happy family for the walk was Cristiano’s mum Dolores, who is now back at home as she recovers from a stroke. Ronaldo recently revealed he’s “feeling very thankful” to have her home, as he posted a sweet family picture on social media. Meanwhile, Juventus star Ronaldo has been doing his part to help out with the coronavirus pandemic – recently donating five ventilators to hospitals in need. He’s also offered to slash his massive wages by £3.5million in order to help his club survive the financial repercussions of the killer bug. It has also been revealed Ronaldo has now bought all of his Juve team-mates and iMac each to apologise for his Champions League red card against Valencia earlier this season. Read Also:Juventus teammate claims Ronaldo text him for 11pm workout But that’s not to say he hasn’t splashed out on himself during the lockdown, with the Portuguese star buying himself an £8.5m, limited edition Bugatti Centodieci. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted Content6 TV Characters Whose Departures Have Made The Shows BetterWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By Odeith10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest PocketMeghan And Harry’s Royal Baby: Everything You Need To Know10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical8 Best 1980s High Tech Gadgets Cristiano Ronaldo and Georgina Rodriguez took a walk through the centre of Madeira with the children despite the ongoing fears of coronavirus.
ILOILO – For 2020, Gov. ArthurDefensor Jr. is proposing a P4.080 billion executive budget. * economic services (P482 million) Social services are for marginalizedsectors while the special purpose appropriations are for the following: 20-percentdevelopment projects, five-percent disaster fund, aid to barangays, terminalleave benefits, and local economic enterprise advances. Under the proposed budget, the GeneralFund has an allocation of P3.029 billion while for Local Economic Enterprise(LEE), P1.060 billion. The 11 district hospitals and oneprovincial hospital are the following: * Iloilo Provincial Hospital inPototan * special purpose appropriations(P1.16 billion) * Ramon Tabiana Memorial DistrictHospital in Cabatuan * social services (P469 million) General public services cover programsthat promote order and public safety, and for the judiciary, administrativeoverhead and regulatory functions of the province. Ang proposed General Fund is P282.417million (9.32 percent) higher than this year’s. The allocations under it arebroken down into the following: This will be sourced from collectionsand service incomes of 11 district hospitals and one provincial hospital, plussubsidy from the General Fund. * Dr. Ricardo Y. Ladrido MemorialDistrict Hospital in Lambunao * Aleosan District Hospital inAlimodian Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr. PNA * Jesus M. Colmenares MemorialDistrict Hospital in Balasan * Rep. Pedro G. Trono MemorialDistrict Hospital in Guimbal * Barotac Viejo District Hospital inBarotac Viejo * Dr. Ricardo S. Provido MemorialDistrict Hospital in Calinog The Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP)already received the proposal. The appropriations committee is expected tocalendar it for hearings. * general public services (P917million) * Don Valerio Palmares Sr. MemorialDistrict Hospital in Passi City * Federico Roman Tirador Sr. MemorialDistrict Hospital in Janiuay Defensor expressed hope there would beno delay in the budget’s approval. * Ramon D. Duremdes District Hospitalin Dumangas Economic services cover agricultural,veterinary, natural resources, engineering, and tourism services, among others. The proposed LEE fund, on the otherhand, is P209.425 million (19.74 percent) higher than this year’s. * Sara District Hospital in Sara/PN
UG loans– concerns raised over access to tertiary education In light of the Ministry of Finance’s move to ensure that student loans are repaid, persons have become hesitant in signing on as guarantors. This situation has led to the disapproval of many student loans, which in turn prevents some students from advancing their studies at the tertiary level.Student Loan AgencyAt a post-cabinet press briefing on Thursday, Minister of State Joseph Harmon responded to concerns over students being disallowed educational advancement due to financial constraints. He explained that guarantors are indeed liable for loan payments should students neglect their obligations.“The question of guarantors has always been there but I believe what is happening now is that the guarantors recognised that it is not that you just sign a piece of paper and you get away scotch free, that when you sign as a guarantor, if there’s any default on the part of the student is that you are liable to pay that money back,” Harmon indicated.However, the Minister said that Government will assess the situation prospective students are facing.Harmon explained: “I think it is something which the Student Loan Agency and the Ministry of Finance will have to look at very carefully just to ensure that it does not affect the education of our young people… it is something we’ll have to look at but the important thing is that we want our young people in school… whatever we need to do to ensure our young people are in classrooms, then we’ll have to remove any irritants.”Meanwhile, responding to questions over students not being able to afford the loan payments, Registrar of the University, Dr Nigel Gravesande, stated that he believes that “someone must not be deprived of a tertiary education on the basis of economic considerations.”“The facility available through the student loans facility, through the Ministry of Finance, attempts in real measure, consistent with the Act established in UG, not to have cost being an impediment to access,” Dr Gravesande opined.A Financial Audit of UG conducted this year revealed that during the period 1994 to May 2015, the Government of Guyana approved $9,489,453,973 through the National Budget for student loans at UG. It was also noted that there was no receipt of funds from the Government in 2015.The Audit pointed out that loans issued during the academic years 2011-2012 and 2014-2015, amounted to $1,581,422,277 of which $1,432,669,005 was issued to students at Turkeyen Campus and $148,753,272 to students at Tain Campus. It further stated that as of December 31, 2014, some 25,335 students had received loans with a total value of $9,159,644,463. Of the 25,335 students, 1776 or seven per cent repaid their loans, totalling $679,918,794, including principal and interest.In September, government opted to grant reprieve to indebted students of the UG, by slashing accumulated arrears by as much as 75 per cent if the monies are repaid by the end of this month (October).The Finance Ministry had noted that the extension of the waivers had been approved for those indebted, but currently, with payment schedules for their student loans, the Ministry had cautioned that “if, however, a borrower defaults, subsequently, the interest waived will be restored in full to the account.” The Ministry also indicated that borrowers whose accounts were current for at least three years at July 31, 2016 would benefit from a 50 per cent reduction on all future interest once the account does not go into arrears, but cautioned too that in this instance “if the account lapses into arrears, all interest waived will be restored.”The reduction was recommended by the audit of the UG Student Loan Agency among other interventions, “to streamline the agency and set clear conditions for loan application guarantees and repayment.”