The Marist F.C boys: David Muta, Tommy Semmy, Koriak Upaiga and Daniel Joe, have flown in today after the return of Michael Foster last week.Foster was the first to return after his club, Malaita Kingz FC, bowed out of the league at 4th placing, which was the best ever placing for the club.The boys have greatly impacted the respective teams they played for.For the four Marist FC boys, the Solomon soccer fans saluted them off with honour as they aided Marist Fire FC to be crowned the champions of the Telekom S-League once again after 6 years.PNG acting High Commissioner to Solomon Islands, Tommy Angau, praised the five men for valiantly waving the red, black and gold colours high in the Telekom Super League.
But fares account for a tiny part of the agency’s revenue stream – just $279 million of more than $3 billion in the current fiscal year – and the long-term cost of such a hike could be catastrophic to ridership. Indeed, the agency gets nearly two-thirds of its revenue from sales taxes. Increasing costs for consumers means a revenue bump for Metro – not to mention even more incentive for the public to look for cheaper commuting alternatives. Right now, a Metro day pass costs $3, less than a gallon of gas, and is a pretty good deal. But at $5 in July and $8 by 2009, which is the proposal, a day pass isn’t much of a savings, if any at all. Is this the future the agency board really wants for L.A.? Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has proposed a much more modest fare increase, as well as other revenue-gathering suggestions. That’s part of the answer, but it’s just the beginning. The real solution is for California to make a substantial investment in practical public-transportation projects. And not just in overpriced Westside subways. Freeways will always be a part of California’s landscape. But they do not have the ability to serve as the backbone of the state’s transportation system throughout the 21st century. And until elected officials and policymakers understand that, they will continue to go the wrong way.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SOUTHERN California sits at a figurative crossroads for public transportation. Gas prices are soaring, a traffic-weary populace is clamoring for alternatives to the daily commutes, and the state has billions of transportation dollars to spend. It’s the perfect time for elected officials to set a sound agenda for public-transportation projects over the next two decades. So why are policy leaders running off in the other direction? Instead of blazing the way toward innovative ways of moving people around, elected officials from the governor down to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority board seem intent on placing barriers to a transportation revolution. On Thursday, the Metro board will consider a fare increase over the next couple of years so steep that it is sure to drive down ridership. Meanwhile, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger – the self-professed green governor – has proposed stealing $1.3 billion from a fund for public transportation. He is focusing on fixing freeways, which, while important, is not the answer to the state’s transportation crisis. Nor is it very green. Metro officials are legitimately worried about the expected gap of $1.8 billion between revenues and costs. Even while investing in new buses, the agency was barred by a court consent decree from raising fares for more than a decade.
Most of the Fed see rates staying on hold for all of 2019 Some economists see rate cut later this year if the economy slows more U.S. Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell. Some economists believe the Fed could actually start cutting rates later this year if the economy slows more.Associated Press WASHINGTON — A majority of Federal Reserve officials last month believed that economic conditions would likely warrant keeping the Fed’s benchmark policy unchanged for the rest of this year.Several officials said their view could shift in either direction based on incoming data, according to minutes of the meeting.A shift to a view of weaker growth and lower inflation could prompt the Fed to cut rates, while a shift to a view of faster growth and rising inflation could prompt the Fed to resume raising rates.The Fed at its March 19-20 meeting left its key policy rate unchanged and trimmed its expectations of rate hikes this year from two to none.Some economists believe the Fed could actually start cutting rates later this year if the economy slows more.Related Stories:CORRECTED-WRAPUP 3-Fed officials face weak inflation, but split over what it meansMany Fed officials saw near-term rate cut, not all convinced -minutesFed chief likely to focus on trade-inspired policy shift in testimony Featured Stories April 10, 20192:22 PM EDTLast UpdatedApril 10, 20192:39 PM EDT Filed under News Economy Facebook ← Previous Next → Recommended For YouChina says it will ‘never surrender’ as trade row with America heats upCanada teams up with tech giants to counter extremist content onlineU.S.-China trade talks in ‘quiet period’ -White House adviser NavarroFacebook slammed for breaching Canadian privacy laws — and then refusing to fix itCORRECTED-UPDATE 6-In victory for Trump, U.S. House Democrats back down on border aid bill demands The Associated Press Twitter Sponsored By: What you need to know about passing the family cottage to the next generation More Martin Crutsinger advertisement Reddit Comment 0 Comments Email Join the conversation → Share this storyMost of the Fed see rates staying on hold for all of 2019 Tumblr Pinterest Google+ LinkedIn