Majority of Indonesians no longer want PSBB

first_imgRead also: Jakarta ‘must do better’ as it extends PSBB transition“The public concern over health and the economy seems more balanced. Compared to the previous survey, there was a significant increase in the share of the public that wanted the government to prioritize the economy,” he said.Only 33.9 percent of respondents in July wanted the government to prioritize public health, a sharp decrease from the 60.7 percent in May.”The public, in general, wants the economic recovery from the pandemic to be the government’s top priority.”Responding to the survey, pulmonologist Erlina Burhan of the Indonesian Medical Association (IDI) COVID-19 task force said that although people no longer wanted restrictions, the number of cases was continuing to surge. She noted that Indonesia had surpassed China in officially recorded COVID-19 cases.”We see that as we relax the restrictions, the number has yet to drop. China has a population of 1.6 billion. Our population is 270 million, but the number of our confirmed cases is higher. This means we still cannot control the spread,” Erlina said.She added that the government had to oversee public activities to ensure that health protocols were carried out properly on public transportation, in entertainment centers and in offices, among other places.”Where there is a crowd, there is [the potential for] transmission of the virus. The community must be closely monitored. Don’t leave them alone with a mere appeal,” she added.Topics : Only 34.7 percent of the July respondents said they wanted the government to maintain the restrictions – down from 50.6 percent in the May survey.”Compared to previous findings, there was a significant decrease in groups that supported PSBB. Likewise, there was a significant increase in groups that wanted the government to stop PSBB,” the pollster’s executive director, Burhanuddin Muhtadi, said in a virtual press conference on Tuesday.Burhanuddin added that the majority of respondents – of all genders, ages, religions, educational backgrounds, incomes, ethnicities, locations and political alignments – wanted PSBB to stop.The survey also found that 47.9 percent of respondents wanted the government to prioritize economic issues over health. A sharp increase from 33.9 percent in May. Most Indonesians no longer want large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) to be in force as the country takes gradual steps to reopen the economy, a survey conducted by Jakarta-based pollster Indikator Politik Indonesia has shown.The survey, which was conducted from July 13 to 16 and polled 1,200 respondents from the country’s 34 provinces, found that 60.6 percent of respondents said PSBB should be stopped to support the economy, a significant increase from the 43 percent who responded in the same way in a survey in May.last_img read more

Oil giants’ production cuts come to 1 million bpd as they post massive writedowns

first_imgOf those five companies, only Exxon Mobil did not book sizeable impairments. But an ongoing re-evaluation of its plans could lead to a “significant portion” of its assets being impaired, it reported, and signal the elimination of 20 percent or 4.4 billion barrels of its oil and gas reserves.By contrast, BP took a $17 billion hit. It said it plans to re-center its spending in coming years around renewables and less on oil and natural gas.Weak demand means oil producers must revisit business plans, said Lee Maginniss, managing director at consultants Alarez & Marsal. He said the goal should be to pump only what generates cash in excess of overhead costs.“It’s low-cost production mode through the end of 2021 for sure, and to 2022 to the extent there are new development plans being contemplated,” Maginniss said.London-based BP has previously said it plans to cut its overall output by roughly 1 million barrels of oil equivalent (boepd) by the end of 2030 from its current 3.6 million boepd.Of the five, Exxon is the largest producer, with daily output of 3.64 million boepd, but its production dropped 408,000 boepd between the first and second quarters. The five majors, which include Chevron Corp, Royal Dutch Shell and Total SA, also cut capital expenditures by a combined $25 billion between the quarters.Crude output worldwide dropped sharply after the market crashed in April. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, led by Saudi Arabia, along with allies including Russia, agreed to cut output by nearly 10 million barrels a day to balance out supply and demand in the market.Topics : The world’s five largest oil companies collectively cut the value of their assets by nearly US$50 billion in the second quarter, and slashed production rates as the coronavirus pandemic caused a drastic fall in fuel prices and demand.The dramatic reductions in asset valuations and decline in output show the depth of the pain in the second quarter. Fuel demand at one point was down by more than 30 percent worldwide, and still remains below pre-pandemic levels.Several executives said they took massive writedowns because they expect demand to remain impaired for several more quarters as people travel less and use less fuel due to the ongoing global pandemic that has killed more than 700,000 people.last_img read more

Most small businesses could shut down in six months due to COVID-19: UNIDO

first_imgThe majority of small businesses might have to shut down within six months, as the restrictions aimed at containing COVID-19 are bringing the Indonesian economy to a standstill and destroying their revenues, according to a survey by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).Some 60 percent of small businesses might only survive six months if the pandemic restrictions were still in place, according to the survey, which involved 147 small businesses and was conducted between June and July.“There is a set of relevant policies that can be drafted based on the findings of the survey, to help industries and SMEs [small and medium enterprises] to overcome the impacts of COVID 19,” Esam Alqararah, the UNIDO representative for Indonesia and Timor Leste said in a statement on Tuesday. UNIDO suggested that the government offer a wage subsidy to help small businesses retain their workers, while also doubling down on its collaboration with e-commerce platforms to help SMEs keep selling their products amid the pandemic restrictions.“Industry 4.0 can also enhance the SME supply chain, business performance, improve digital enterprise, open new manufacturing, technological career opportunities and integrate the human capacity in the digital world too,” Alqararah said, referring to the fourth industrial revolution.Indonesia’s small businesses, which employ the overwhelming majority of the national labor force and contribute around 60 percent to the country’s economy, have been battered by the COVID-19 crisis.While a Mandiri Institute study shows that digitalized small businesses are more resilient in the global health crisis, the number of small businesses on digital platforms only amounts to around 9 million, or 14 percent of all small businesses, according to the Cooperatives and SMEs Minister Teten Masduki, quoting data from the Communications and Information Ministry. Read also: Govt bootcamp to prep 30 startups to give SMEs a digital leg upThe government has also earmarked Rp 123.46 trillion (US$8.3 billion) for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) as part of its coronavirus relief package. As of Sept. 28, the government had disbursed Rp 79.06 trillion, 64 percent of the budget.Meanwhile, it has also disbursed nearly Rp 16 trillion, around 72.4 percent, of the budget to 6.6 million MSMEs under the government’s productive social assistance program, according to Budi Gunadi Sadikin, the head of the national economic recovery committee on Wednesday.“In line with the President’s order, we are paying attention to MSMEs because they were the support of Indonesia’s economy in previous crises,” said Budi, who also serves as deputy state-owned enterprises minister, in a separate virtual presser.UNIDO suggested the Indonesian government improve businesses’ awareness of access to its relief package.UNIDO’s survey also found that 92 percent of the surveyed micro enterprises were expecting a more than 50 percent year-on-year (yoy) fall in revenue, leaving them the most severely hit sector.The majority of the micro businesses told the survey they would support the government in issuing a policy that could reduce rent and utility costs to cushion the pandemic’s impact.However, around half of the surveyed small businesses were expecting to recover in a month as the pandemic ended, 27 percent expected two to three months, 14 percent four to six months and the remaining 5 percent, more than six months.Ikhsan Ingratubun, the chairman of Indonesian MSME Association (Akumindo), said that based on the facts he had gathered from his members, many could only survive for three months during the pandemic-induced revenue slump.“We have faced this since February or March. Many closed in June,” Ikhsan told The Jakarta Post in a phone interview on Wednesday,“If their revenue remains only 10 to 15 percent [of the normal levels], it will not be enough to fund their expenses. We therefore estimate they will only last three months,” Ikhsan added.However, how long small businesses can survive the pandemic may differ from one region to another, according to the chairman.Topics :last_img read more

Dominica Film Office implements filming permit for professional filming

first_imgLocalNews Dominica Film Office implements filming permit for professional filming by: – September 19, 2011 36 Views   one comment Film Commissioner, Mrs. Anita Bully. Photo credit: GIS NewsFilm Commissioner Mrs Anita Bully told the closing ceremony of the 2nd Film Editing Workshop last week that the Dominica Film Office has had to implement a permit for foreign film makers who wish to conduct professional filming in the country.The Dominica Film Office in collaboration with the Discover Dominica Authority held a two week Film Editing Workshop facilitated by Mr Oriel Rodriguez a tutor of the International Film and Television School in Havana, Cuba to assist in upgrading the skills of videographers in Dominica.Mrs Bully explained that the implementation of this permit has become necessary as in the past several companies have conducted filming in Dominica without permission from the site owners or the authorities.“To ensure that we receive maximum benefit from the foreign film makers, we have found it necessary to ensure that a person obtain a permit for professional filming in the country. In the past many companies have arrived here unannounced and have proceeded to film in our National Parks and other prime locations without permission from the Film Office or even the Division of Forestry and National Parks, or even the private site owners which they are filming; and of course they don’t pay any required fees, disregarding sometimes the rules governing the preservation of such sites,” she said.According to Mrs Bully this must be deemed inacceptable behaviour if any country that is serious about its film industry. Therefore the Dominica Film Office is working with the Customs and Excise Division to erect warning signs at all ports of entry into the island.“A sign is therefore being erected at all ports of arrival into Dominica and with the cooperation of the Customs and Excise Division; we have gotten their cooperation to ensure that persons adhere to the requirement of filming in Dominica and obtain the necessary permit.”The Film Commissioner further cautioned the participants to inform any foreign producer which they may be working with who intend to visit here to conduct filming as their equipment could be confiscated.“Those of you, who are working with producers coming in, make sure you get the permits. You come to the film office you make them apply before they come in otherwise their equipment will be confiscated or they have to pay the bond which is demanded by Customs,” Mrs Bully warned.Over twenty-five videographers and editors attended this two week workshop and were given participatory certificates at the closing ceremony.Dominica Vibes News Sharing is caring! Tweetcenter_img Share Share Sharelast_img read more

Culasi woman falls in drug sting

first_imgFive more sachets of suspected illegaldrugs, P3,100 cash, a cellphone, a coin purse, and a sling bag were recoveredfrom her, the report added. Drug suspect Hazel Joy Villavert sits handcuffed after police officers arrest her in an entrapment operation at a bar in Culasi, Antique on Jan. 16. STEPHEN LOUIE CHECA/PN SAN JOSE, Antique – A woman was nabbedin a buy-bust operation at a bar in Culasi, Antique. According to Captain Bryan Alamo ofthe municipal police station, Villavert was first arrested on March 9, 2016 fordrug charges but has availed of a plea bargaining agreement on June 19, 2018.center_img The 37-year-old Hazel Joy Villavert ofBarangay Malacañang, Culasi was arrested after she sold a sachet of suspectedshabu to an undercover officer for P1,000 around 8 p.m. on Jan. 16, a policereport showed. Villavert was now detained in thelockup cell of the Culasi police station, facing charges for violation ofRepublic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002./PNlast_img read more

Cadiao to brgy officials: Assist in enrollment of students

first_imgIn a recent press conference, DepEd-Antique superintendent Dr. Felisa Beriong expressed her gratitude to barangay officials who continue the house-to-house distribution of the enrollment forms. SAN JOSE, Antique – Village officials in this province have been requested by Gov. Rhodora Cadiao to assist in the enrollment of pupils in public schools as the June 30 deadline of the Department of Education’s modified regular enrollment nears.“I am requesting the barangay officials to help explain to parents that they should not fear about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) when they enroll children this school year,” said Cadiao on June 24.According to the governor, one way village officials could help DepEd is to make sure that enrollment forms are available for parents to fill in. “I am appealing to the other barangay officials if they could also distribute the forms house-to-house,” she added.(With a report from PNA/PN) CADIAO. PROVINCE OF ANTIQUE FB “DepEd will be having the lessons aired over the radios without the face-to-face classroom instructions yet,” she said. Jeffrey Gabucay, 4Ps provincial link, said 29,744 school-age children have enrolled while 19,754 are yet to do so as of June 24.center_img Difficulty in accessing online registration, lack of information on the enrollment process and health security are among the reasons why 4Ps members have yet to enroll their children, he added. She also requested personnel of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) to assist school-age children of beneficiaries in the enrollment. “We have enrollment forms made available in the barangay halls,” said Beriong. Cadiao said the provincial school board has allocated P5 million for the purchase of the transistor radios which are to be distributed to poor families with school-age children.last_img read more

Ripley Co. Community Foundation Awards 20 Grants

first_imgBATESVILLE, Ind. – The Ripley County Community Foundation is announcing the 20 recipients of its fall granting cycle.Grantees include community organizations including schools, a food bank and non-profits.Organizations that received funding from the Foundation this cycle:Angels of Giving is receiving $3000 for yearly support.Batesville Area Historical Society is receiving $2,300 to install a security system.Batesville Youth Football is receiving $2,500 for an equipment refresh project.Gleaners Food Bank is receiving $5,000 for the “BackSacks: Weekend Food for Kids” program.Historic Hoosier Hills is receiving $5,000 for “Take the River” 60 minute film airing on PBS.Indiana Youth Institute is receiving $3,000 for a Ripley County youth worker café.Lifetime Resources is receiving $5,000 to replace a Catch-A-Ride vehicle.Milan ’54 is receiving $4,000 for a technology project with the player lockers.Moving MES Forward is receiving $2,500 for renovation of the Nurse’s station.Oldenburg Academy is receiving $740 for improving customer service at Twice Blessed.Ripley County Probation Department is receiving $5,000 for an intensive outpatient substance abuse program.Southeastern Indiana YMCA is receiving $4,300 to update fitness equipment.Southeast Indiana Health Center is receiving $2,778 for charity/emergent use medication supply.Versailles Fire & Rescue is receiving $2,880 for a hose testing machine and accessories.Batesville Community Church is receiving $2,145 for conference tables.Explore 2 Learn Children’s Museum is receiving $5,000 for promotional materials.Margaret Mary Health is receiving $2,500 for green fees at the First Tee program.Safe Passage is receiving $5,000 for educational materials.Town of Osgood is receiving $5,000 for Osgood Trails fitness equipment project.Versailles Lions Club is receiving $5,000 for Tyson Activity Center programs and activities.The Foundation has granted over $115,000 to Ripley County organizations this year. There is one more granting cycle this year, for grants limited to $500 or less. Applications can be turned into the RCCF office by November 7.RCCF Executive Director Sally Morris is retiring at the end of the year and a reception will be held at the foundation office located at the Romweber Building in Batesville on Friday, Nov. 7. The community is welcome to attend the show scheduled for 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.last_img read more

Nuno proud of ‘special’ Wolves squad ahead of UEL quarter-final

first_img Read Also: Abramovich to boost Chelsea’s transfer plans with £200m funds But the determined boss added on his group ahead of the big game in Duisburg: “We’ve been able to take care of each other really well, with the help of all the medical staff. “The respect we have for each other is huge. It can never stop.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Nuno Espirito Santo has applauded his ‘special’ Wolves squad members as they look to pick up a monumental victory over Sevilla on Tuesday night. Having started out in the Europa League more than a year ago, they are aiming to beat the decorated Spanish outfit in the quarter-finals in Germany. And Nuno said on his players’ efforts to get to this point: “They’re resilient, strong characters. “They know that football has both good moments and bad moments, and it is about how you react to them. “It’s about how you deal with your daily tasks, and there hasn’t been a day where our players haven’t been committed to improving and becoming better. “This is the special factor about this group. It is a special group of players, no doubt about it.”Advertisement Nuno will be without Jonny Castro Otto because of injury and Daniel Podence due to suspension. Promoted ContentBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way6 Most Breathtaking Bridges In The WorldBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Non-Obvious Things That Damage Your PhoneWhat Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?The 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe Loading… last_img read more

Linda L. Cornn, 79

first_imgLinda Lee Cornn, 79 of Greensburg, passed away on Tuesday, July 14, 2020, at her residence. Linda was born on March 7, 1941 in Greenfield, Missouri, the daughter of Leon and Ruby Saffeels Dill. She was a 1958 graduate of Greensburg High School. On March 7, 1959, Linda married Edgar Dale Cornn at the First Christian Church in Greensburg; they were married for 57 years before he preceded her in death on June 3, 2016.Linda over the years had worked at Apple’s Grocery Store, Decatur County Bank, and retired from Greensburg Milling. Linda enjoyed watching her grandchildren play sports and especially enjoyed watching basketball and baseball and listening to Gospel music. She was a member of the First Christian Church, where she sang in the choir and was the CYF youth leader for many years.Survivors include: her Daughters, Verna Cornn and Kay (Mike) Sefton; Sons, Mike Cornn and Glenn (Rebecca) Bennett; Brother Charles (Lisa) Dill; Sister, Phyllis Murrill; Sister in Law, Rita Cornn; Grandchildren, Mitch (Courtney) Sefton, Brad (Savannah) Sefton and Alex Sefton and Breanna (Kyle) Menkendick and Bryce Bennett; Great Grandchildren, Ayden, Eliyah, Niam, Remi, Everly, Berlin, and Mckechnie; Great Grandchildren, Paizly and Lucas Menkedick; and her dog, Reagan. She was preceded in death by her Parents, Leon and Ruby Dill, Husband, Ed; Siblings, Mary Bennett, Owena Campbell, Glenn Dill, John Dill, Dewey Dill and William Dill.Visitation for family and friends will be held on Saturday, July 18, 2020 from 10:00 am until 11:00 am at the Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home. Please use CDC precautions and bring and wear a mask to protect the family. A Facebook Live Funeral will be Saturday, July 18, 2020 at 11:00 am. Pastor Ray Sweet will be officiating. Burial will follow at the Union Baptist Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church or to the Family. Online condolences may be made to the family at read more