Your Economy & Development news is made possible with support from: Brian Crandall “We evaluated the opportunity as it was an active listing, but concluded that it was not ideal for several reasons. First, Namdar intends to sell off the mall in pieces. Maguire would want to acquire the property in its entirety. Second, core retail sections facing Route 13 are currently occupied with long-term leases. Maguire is open to future expansion opportunities in Ithaca and Lansing, and we recognize that we can be a valuable solution to revitalizing retail spaces sitting vacant as a result of the Amazon Effect,” he said.It appears there was an ounce of truth to the pound of rumors. Maguire did check out the mall, but Namdar Realty has been trying to sell it off in pieces, which is part of their strategy to lock in existing tenants – retailers are less likely close up shop when they own the spaces they occupy. At last report, the only tenant that has expressed interest in buying out their space is Target, which likely isn’t interested in a large chain of car dealerships setting up shop next door. Maguire’s statement suggests that Dick’s, Ulta Beauty and/or Best Buy are also in there for the long haul as renters if not potential buyers, given that they face Route 13 and occupy recently renovated spaces.Namdar Realty did not respond to comment regarding the Maguire project and long-term plans for the mall.As for the Maguires’ plans, it’s as the Voice reported in January – after Nissan comes a renovation of the Chevrolet and Cadillac dealership on Cinema Drive, and scouting out sites for a new Hyundai dealership and a new Subaru dealership. As those plans come forth, the Voice will keep you posted. Just don’t expect them to be at the mall. Tagged: Ithaca Mall, Maguire Family of dealerships, Phil Maguire, retail, shops at ithaca mall, village of Lansing LANSING, N.Y. — Everyone likes a juicy bit of gossip. Sometimes it’s true, and sometimes, it’s not. It’s been a persistent rumor the past several weeks that the Shops at Ithaca Mall is being bought by the Maguire Family of Dealerships.As it turns out, that’s not happening.At a glance, it would seem plausible. The former Penn-Can Mall in suburban Syracuse had been bought and turned into a massive auto mall in the 2000s.Image Property of Namdar Realty.Certainly, the mall could use the investment as well – plagued with high vacancy and diminishing long-term prospects, the tax assessment for the Shops at Ithaca Mall decreased this year from $31 million to $19.35 million. It’s a good thing that the Village of Lansing has seen several other developments recently open or in the pipeline to supplement the loss in property taxes. One of the projects being reviewed right now is the new Maguire Nissan planned for Uptown Road.With the Maguires in expansion mode and the mall in need of some big tenants, it seemed like a good match – put those acres of parking and loop roads to use for a cluster of car dealerships. However, that’s not in Phil Maguire’s plans.“The Maguire Family of Dealerships has not made an offer, nor are we planning to make an offer to acquire the Shoppes at Ithaca Mall,” stated company president Phil Maguire. Brian Crandall reports on housing and development for the Ithaca Voice. He can be reached at [email protected] More by Brian Crandall
Read Full Story The Harvard Business School African-American Alumni Association has launched a website featuring weekly profiles of accomplished black female graduates who represent the broad mosaic of the HBS community. The site was launched to complement the School’s celebration in 2012-13 of 50 years of women in the full-time MBA program.The new site focuses on black women who are leaders in their fields and communities, and/or in their volunteer and philanthropic activities, showcasing the diverse ways that women of color exemplify HBS’s mission of developing leaders who make a difference in the world.
The estimated poverty rate is based on CORE’s projection in its quarterly economic review that the country’s economy could grow by anywhere from minus 2 percent to 2 percent under an “optimistic scenario”. Current quarantine efforts could also tighten the pinch being felt by low-income workers who depend on daily wages for a living, Faisal said, making such aid crucial.Read also: World Bank calls for safety net, drastic action in Indonesia’s fight to contain COVID-19Some 1,528 people in the country had contracted the pneumonia-like disease with fatalities numbering 136 as of Tuesday afternoon. The Institute for Demographic and Poverty Studies (IDEAS) projected on Friday that COVID-19 cases would reach a total of 10,000 by April 20 and 50,000 cases by May 1 without any significant policy changes.Indonesia’s GDP growth is expected to significantly weaken this year as the spread of the novel coronavirus disease has disrupted business activity and slowed demand. The government has prepared for the worst-case scenarios, including zero growth this year, while the World Bank in its latest report projected Indonesia’s economic growth could slow to 2.8 percent. Economists and researchers are calling on the government to swiftly and accurately disburse its social aid for the underprivileged to prevent a sharp increase in the poverty rate as the COVID-19 pandemic is expected to hit the economy hard.Center of Reform on Economics (CORE) director Mohammad Faisal estimated on Monday that the poverty rate could jump beyond 10 percent, perhaps even to 15 percent, of the population from the current 9.22 percent if the government was late in rolling out aid for the poor. He compared the situation with the 1998 financial crisis when the poverty rate leaped to around 24 percent.“We worry that if unemployment and poverty increase, it could cause social unrest because of people’s anxiety and hunger,” Faisal told The Jakarta Post. “If we’re not careful in handling this, it could lead to unrest and crime.” Initially, the government targeted achieving 5.3 percent growth this year after recording sluggish expansion of 5.02 percent last year.The World Bank projected that slowdowns in the tourism, hotel, catering and manufacturing sectors in Indonesia could temporarily increase poverty during the first half of 2020.Read also: COVID-19 to slash Indonesia’s growth to 2.1% as millions may slip into poverty: World BankBroadly speaking, it estimated that more than 11 million people could fall into poverty in the East Asia-Pacific region, a stark contrast to its earlier forecast that growth would be sufficient to lift 35 million people out of poverty this year. The Washington, DC-based institution expects the region’s economic growth to plunge to a baseline scenario of 2.1 percent or in the worst instance a 0.5 percent contraction this year from 5.8 percent in 2019.The government has prepared a total of Rp 158.2 trillion (US$9.77 billion) in funds so far to finance the healthcare sector and safeguard individuals, workers and businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes two stimulus packages worth Rp 10.3 trillion and Rp 22.9 trillion, respectively.The government has also previously determined that underprivileged citizens would receive cash transfers (BLT). However, Coordinating Maritime Affairs and Investment Minister Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan said on Tuesday it was still deliberating whether the assistance would be given to 20 or 40 percent of the overall low-income families across the country.The SMERU Research Institute wrote on Monday on its Twitter account that the government needed to diversify its data collection and distribution methods to ensure ease of access to the cash transfer given that poverty characteristics between regions vary.It said the government could source its data from the Social Affairs Ministry and ride-hailing platforms in addition to independently registered beneficiaries. The government could verify its applicants through their citizenship identity number (NIK) on identity cards and family cards.The government then could work with major telecommunications providers to spread text messages detailing the program’s criteria and registration process for those who have independently registered for the program, it added.Read also: More cash aid, stimuli needed to soften economic shocks of COVID-19: EconomistsAnother way to distribute the aid is to work with digital wallet financial technology (fintech) firms and minimarkets for urban residents while using conventional methods for rural ones, given the digital literacy and infrastructure gap between the two. Authorities could also disburse the aid through the government-backed branchless banking program Laku Pandai.“The COVID-19 pandemic can be a starting point for the central government and local authorities to become more serious in updating data, especially data on recipients of social protection,” the institute wrote. “Quoting President Jokowi’s statement, ‘data is a new form of wealth’.”Topics :
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Evolutionists get away with ridiculous stories because Big Science and Big Media are intolerant of opposing views. Healthy science requires open debate.Darwinians have their own blasphemy laws. Try criticizing Darwin, natural selection, universal common ancestry or any of his core precepts and you will feel the heat of wrath and mockery, if not expulsion. Darwin skeptics have been relegated to their own institutions outside of Big Science and Big Media, where many in the public never hear that answers to Darwinian claims even exist. In the vacuum of debate about the origin of life’s amazing diversity and complexity, charlatans have rushed in with no shame or conscience, presenting themselves as reliable spokespersons for ‘science.’ Take a look at these recent examples out of hundreds we have reported over the years.Evolution might favor ‘survival of the laziest’ (Science Daily). So malleable is Darwin’s Stuff Happens Law (i.e., “whatever happens, it evolved”), anything can count as ‘fitness,’ even laziness. Look how this article begins: “If you’ve got an unemployed, 30-year-old adult child still living in the basement, fear not.” Whoever wrote this has just given slackers a new excuse for irresponsibility: ‘Darwin made me this way.’ According to champion Darwin storytellers at the University of Kansas, lazy slackers are just as fit as cheetahs, peregrine falcons and pronghorns— maybe more so!“Maybe in the long term the best evolutionary strategy for animals is to be lassitudinous and sluggish — the lower the metabolic rate, the more likely the species you belong to will survive,” Lieberman said. “Instead of ‘survival of the fittest,’ maybe a better metaphor for the history of life is ‘survival of the laziest’ or at least ‘survival of the sluggish.’”Laziness May Have Driven Homo Erectus to Extinction (Live Science). This article illustrates how Darwinians can use their vacuous theory to ‘explain’ opposite things. We just heard one argue for survival of the laziest, and now another argues for extinction of the laziest. Stuff happens! What kind of ‘law of nature’ is this? A house divided against itself cannot stand. Can we laugh out loud at this writer’s folly, or will that risk arrest by the Darwin enforcers?It turns out laziness existed long before couches and takeout. The “why bother?” attitude not only existed hundreds of thousands of years ago, but may also have led to the decline of an ancient human ancestor.The illogic of this explanation presents itself if you ask the question, “Did natural selection make Homo erectus lazy, or did they choose laziness by intelligent design and free will?” If the former, then natural selection not only evolved extinction (the opposite of survival); it also evolved the lazy reporter who believes it. If the latter, then how could natural selection come up with its opposite, intelligent design? That’s not the only illogical aspect of the story. Are we to accept the either-or fallacy that every individual in the H. erectus population was lazy, and every individual in the modern human population was not? That is clearly not the case by observation of modern humans today. The story also commits the fallacies of glittering generalities, post hoc, non-sequitur, and other blunders (see Baloney Detector). Where are the peer reviewers who should have tossed this idea into the circular file, or submitted it to the IgNobel Prize contest?Why war evolved to be a man’s game – and why that’s only now changing (The Conversation). This politically-correct argument by Alberto Micheletti (PhD Candidate in Evolutionary Biology, University of St Andrews) may please liberals who decry ‘toxic masculinity’ but deserves laughter, not serious consideration. Why? Because if “the evolution of war” is a result of evolutionary biology instead of mental activity, free will or intelligent design, so is “the evolution of evolutionary just-so storytelling.” Short circuit!Evolution and the concrete jungle (Phys.org). Evolutionists from the University of Toronto are finding that birds or plants that inhabit cities show variations from those in the wild. That much is not controversial; even the most ardent young-earth creationists accept variation within kinds. But these evolutionary biologists bring in Darwin:“These papers greatly advance our knowledge of urban evolutionary biology,” says Marc Johnson, an associate professor of biology at UTM and director of the Centre for Urban Environments. “These are the same evolutionary mechanisms first identified by Charles Darwin more than 150 years ago and the findings from these studies will be increasingly important as more and more of the world’s population flocks to urban environments.“It’s pretty remarkable. For years, biologists ignored cities, seeing them as ‘anti-life’, and only recently biologists began to realize that cities are agents of change, driving evolution of organisms living around us and even some living on us.”Clarity about terms is essential for seeing through this equivocation fallacy, which confuses microevolution with macroevolution. Darwin argued that the entirety of life, from bacteria to humans, arose by natural selection. Creationists back to Adam have known about small-scale changes, such as in flower color or plant height. There is no Darwinian evolution or ‘origin of species’ then or now. Notice:The clovers are still clovers.The Daphnia are still Daphnia.The burrowing owls are still burrowing owls.The Brachypodium sylvaticum grass is still the same species.Nothing has ‘evolved’ in a Darwinian sense. The evolutionists only observed very small-scale changes within species. Ken Ham would yawn at this. He believes even greater changes have occurred in just the last few thousand years since the Flood, so much so that we might not recognize the animals that came off Noah’s Ark. If these evolutionists cannot distinguish between Darwin’s theory and creationist baraminology (variation within created kinds), the actual data could be adduced by creationists in support of their view. Unfairly, Big Science and Big Media forbid them to make their case. Readers get the impression that Darwin’s macroevolutionary theory has been vindicated by the observations.What is nothing? Q&A with Martin Rees (The Conversation). If you don’t believe that highly-educated people can say stupid things, watch the Astronomer Royal of Great Britain flub up the definition of ‘nothing’ by making it something. This ardent materialist and evolutionist says, “empty space isn’t really empty – there’s a mysterious energy latent in it which can tell us something about the fate of the universe.” Dr Rees, please: if the vacuum of space has energy and properties, then it is not nothing. He admits, “everyone who ponders these mysteries should realise that the physicist’s empty space – vacuum – is not the same as the philosopher’s “nothing”.” OK, then answer the question: What is nothing? He commits a major sidestepping blunder by talking about something instead of nothing. A child could have noticed this.Evolutionists would be ashamed to make such arguments if creationists had a chance at the podium. Whenever an ID advocate or creationist has a fair opportunity to debate an evolutionist (something Darwin himself stated was essential to get a fair result), the evolutionist usually gets voted down by the audience. Silliness thrives in the absence of debate. Darwinist totalitarianism, enforced by Big Science and Big Media, must be overthrown!C.S. Lewis pulled the rug out from everything evolutionary materialists say by pointing out how it is self-refuting. The moment an evolutionist speaks or writes to ‘explain’ nature in material terms, he shoots himself in the foot. Here are Lewis’s inimitable words. Learn these ideas well.Unless you start by believing that reality in the remotest space and the remotest time rigidly obeys the laws of logic, you have no ground for believing in any astronomy, any biology, any paleontology, any archaeology. If my own mind is the product of the irrational— if what seem my clearest reasonings are only the way in which a creature conditioned as I am is bound to feel – how shall I trust my mind when it tells me about Evolution? They say in effect ‘I will prove that what you call a proof is only the result of mental habits which result from heredity which results from bio-chemistry which results from physics.’ But this is the same as saying: ‘I will prove that proofs are irrational’: more succinctly, ‘I will prove that there are no proofs’.” …A theory which explained everything else in the whole universe but which made it impossible to believe that our thinking was valid would be utterly out of court. For that theory would itself have been reached by thinking, and if thinking is not valid that theory would, of course, be demolished. It would have destroyed its own credentials. It would be an argument which proved that no argument was sound—a proof that there are no such things as proofs. 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Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises “We all eye to make it to the Final Four before we get to what we all want: the championship.” Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netFor Will Gozum, University of the Philippines will always be his home.And a week after making his college commitment, the NCAA Season 93 Juniors MVP has experienced nothing but love in his homecoming to Diliman.ADVERTISEMENT PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers AFP official booed out of forum Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES “It warms the heart that they accepted me again,” he said in Filipino after spending the better part of the last two years with the Mapua Red Robins.Gozum reunites with former UPIS teammates Javi and Juan Gomez de Liaño as they all seek to complete an unfinished business they built from their days in UPIS.AdChoices广告inRead invented by TeadsFEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutREAD: NCAA jrs MVP Will Gozum commits to UP“Since high school, we’ve always talked about being champions together in college. That was always part of our plan,” the 18-year-old said, baring how big of a factor the Gomez de Liaño brothers had in his decision to join the Fighting Maroons. “Even when I was in Mapua, they were still watching me. Regardless if I had a good game or not, they always motivate me. They really were the reason why I returned to UP.”Gozum’s arrival further boosts the Fighting Maroons’ aspirations of finally making it to the Final Four for the first time since 1997.READ: Perasol not putting too much pressure on prized recruit GozumBut the 6-foot-6 slotman who is part of Gilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes’ “23-for-23” cadet list is tempering everyone’s expectations but vowed to follow coach Bo Perasol’s orders and work as hard as he can.“We’ll just do our roles. I’ll adjust with the help of our coaches and I know that I should improve my game everyday,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Marinero pounds Wangs-Letran for 1st back-to-back wins View comments
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this week urges you to take a step back, do your homework and form an actual social media marketing do and its ability to filter and organize clutter. InboundMarketing.com 2. Mashable Is Twitter hinting at a cure for information overload, Pete wonders? He discusses the possible opportunity for a new job position based on content organization – the real-time Web curator. Should journalists assume this new role and capitalize on this trend? In any event, Pete’s sure a “curation” economy is starting to take shape. Optimize This Lesson: Author: Keep your message simple Developing a Social Media Marketing Strategy Lesson: Stop Building Microsites? let your content go on of Learn how to use social media for lead generation. ProBlogger of Todd Defren 3. Describe your idea in a concrete, tangible way CNN.com Author: Think PR Squared Does your company have a Among Bernie’s recommendations are to listen first and define your objectives, whether they be geared toward competitive differentiation, market share growth or the expansion of your brand. His final words of wisdom are to ” Appeal to and evoke readers’ emotions Look at how others are using social media, but evaluate what works best in your particular industry and for your own company before trying the same things. Lesson: Lesson:Attract readers to your business blogby creating content with “sticky” properties. for social media marketing. What are your objectives? What are the opportunities? What are your competitors doing? After all, there’s more to social media marketing than tweeting and Facebooking… Marelisa Fábrega Originally published Nov 6, 2009 7:11:00 AM, updated July 18 2013 Want to learn the best social media marketing advice from expert in-house marketers? Read Lee’s post, which includes tips on social media strategy (oh how we’ve come full circle!), how to decide on tactics, and measuring success. . strategy? If you’re inclined to answer “yes” because you have a Twitter handle and a Facebook page, you may want to re-think your answer. to leverage Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites to generate leads and customers. Lately, I’ve been noticing that content overload on the Web is becoming quite a popular topic. To this point, Pete’s article discusses Photo by Anil Jadhav Tell a story Author: of on Create Twitter lists using your company Twitter account to organize leaders/content in your industry. Our top article on Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die How to Write a Blog Post That’s Stickier than Velcro While he doubts the majority of microsites has an ROI worth your time/investment, he does however share his thoughts on when one might make sense – when your company is part of a highly regulated industry that needs to be cautious with content, disclosures and consumer engagement. 4. before you ,” sharing it with and promoting it to your community. .” Bernie’s main message is that, for a business, a social media strategy serves one simple purpose: “enabling your company to engage in authentic conversations with your community so you can improve your ability to attract, retain and serve your customers.” Still, he encourages readers to stop to do some research first — inside the company and out — to gain valuable insight that will drive their strategies. Video: How to Use Social Media for Lead Generation Author: Illustrate that your message is credible by quoting statistics, studies, etc. Author: Lesson: Find inspiration to get started in the social media-sphere from experienced marketers. 5. “Sticky” ideas are those that are spread, remembered, and that people act upon. Marisela’s guest post explains the six common traits of sticky ideas, a concept originated by the bestseller, ” Use an unexpected approach to capture readers’ attention Lee Odden Twitter’s new list function Twitter Lists: Journalism Becomes a Real-Time Job strategy One thing’s for sure – the benefit of social media involvement is hard to ignore. of Online Marketing Blog 1. Wondering if creating a microsite might be a good idea for that new campaign you’re promoting? Exploring the topic of campaign microsites, Todd questions their worth and whether they generate any real traction. Bernie Borges Download the free video Pete Cashmore 25 Must Read Social Media Marketing Tips Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack