Just 34% of Indonesia’s stimulus budget spent six months into pandemic

first_imgThe government has only spent around Rp 237 trillion (US$15.92 billion) of the funds earmarked for economic stimulus during the COVID-19 outbreak, representing just 34.1 percent of the allocated budget, six months into the crisis.Coordinating Economic Affairs Minister Airlangga Hartarto said Monday that the government would expand its aid programs until December and push to expedite spending. The government has allocated Rp 695.2 trillion for stimulus programs, focusing on health care, social safety net programs and economic recovery. “From the first half of the year until September, budget disbursement has increased significantly,” he told reporters, adding that the government had seen a 30.9 percent month-to-month (mtm) increase in stimulus spending. However, he did not go into details. The government was currently reviewing a plan to provide aid for honorary workers, he added, explaining that it would extend the cash aid program for workers until March next year and extend the cash aid program for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) until June next year to bolster domestic consumption.The government is struggling to revive the economy, which shrank 5.32 percent in the second quarter this year and is widely expected to shrink further in the third quarter. Gross domestic product (GDP) is expected to contract 1.1 percent this year under a worst-case projection.The Jakarta administration’s reimposition of large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) on Monday is expected to deal a further blow to the economy, with ministers saying assessments would be made on its implications for GDP.The capital makes the highest contribution to the national economy among all regions of the country, with Jakarta’s regional domestic product accounting for 17.17 percent of the country’s GDP in the second quarter, Statistics Indonesia (BPS) data show. The capital is followed by East Java (14.6 percent) and West Java (13.45 percent), which are both also virus epicenters.Topics :last_img read more

Busy summer ahead for Boskalis and NKT at Triton Knoll offshore wind project

first_imgThe consortium of Boskalis and NKT is set to work through the summer to install the offshore export cables at the Triton Knoll offshore wind farm in the UK. “It’s great to see the onshore and offshore assets coming together now, and its thanks to our teams and contractors that Triton Knoll is becoming an increasingly physical presence offshore. It’s also a big thank you to the local community that has worked with us throughout the construction works to date,“ said Julian Garnsey, Triton Knoll and innogy Project Director. As reported, an initial 25km stretch of export cable has already been installed from the landfall north of Anderby Creek in Lincolnshire, establishing a connection between the onshore and offshore electrical infrastructure for the first time. Once complete, each circuit will be capable of transmitting the high voltage electricity generated by the wind farm back to the shore 50km away. Inter-array cabling will also follow during the summer, ahead of turbine installation in early 2021. Boskalis and NKT will continue with cable installation throughout the summer in order to complete the full offshore circuit of two lengths of three-core export cable, linking the two offshore substations to the onshore electrical network. Triton Knoll will comprise 90 MHI Vestas 9.5 MW turbines set to be commissioned in 2021.last_img read more

Oven Sweet Potato Fries.

first_img Share 25 Views   no discussions Share Share Sharing is caring! Food & DiningLifestyle Oven Sweet Potato Fries. by: – July 21, 2011 Directions:Preheat oven to 450°F. Toss sweet potato wedges with oil, salt and pepper. Spread the wedges out on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake until browned and tender, turning once, about 20 minutes total.Recipe source: EatingWell.com Tweet Oven Sweet Potato Fries.Making oven fries out of sweet potatoes brings out their inherent sweetness.Recipe Nutrition:Per serving: 122 calories; 5 g fat (0 g saturated fat, 3 g mono unsaturated fat); 0 mg cholesterol; 19 g carbohydrates; 2 g protein; 3 g fiber; 323 mg sodium; 429 mg potassiumIngredients:1 large sweet potato, peeled and cut into wedges2 teaspoons canola oil1/4 teaspoon saltPinch of cayenne pepperlast_img read more

Mourinho in talks with Dortmund

first_imgRelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ EPL: Son fires four past Southampton EPL: Crystal Palace stun sloppy Man U Jose Mourinho is in ‘regular contact’ with Borussia Dortmund – and has reportedly even started learning German in anticipation of a move to the Westfalenstadion.Mourinho has been out of the dugout since December last year when he was axed by Manchester United after overseeing a dismal start to the campaign at Old Trafford.The former Chelsea boss is currently working as a pundit with Sky Sports but is keen to return to management and Dortmund are on his radar, according to German outlet Bild.Current Dortmund boss Lucian Favre is not understood to be in any immediate jeopardy – but the German giants have made an inconsistent start to the campaign and chiefs are looking at the long-term picture.The chance to challenge Bayern Munich’s Bundesliga dominance is something which could appeal to Mourinho, but he would be forced to take a significant drop in wages from the £24million-a-year he pocketed at United.Tags: Borussia DortmundJose MourinhoManchester Unitedlast_img read more

Vice President’s XV victorious in simulation match

first_imgRUGBY action continued at the National Park yesterday when a president’s XV team took on a vice-president’s XV in a simulation match.The match filled the gap left by the postponement of the Guinness Sevens (7s) which was scheduled to start yesterday with the two teams following a similar combination of national players along with the youngsters.When the dust settled, it was the vice-president’s VX that emerged victorious,with Osaie McKenzie scoring twice while Daniel Anderson and Carlton Barrow each scoring one;Kevin Wills scored a conversion.On the president’s XV side, Jason Tyrell, Rondel McAurther and Rickford Cummings each scored one while Ryan Gonzalves scored a conversion.last_img

Uche Hands Falcons AWCON Win against Bayana Tonight

first_imgFormer Super Falcons head coach Eucharia Uche has said the Banyana Banyana of South Africa cannot stop the side’s podium dance at the on-going 10th Africa Women Cup of Nations (Awcon) in Cameroon.The Falcons will square up against the South Africans in tonight’s second semifinal clash at Stade Municipal de Limbe, Limbe. The title holders finished top of group B, while the South Africans were runners-up behind hosts and leaders Cameroon in group A.Uche said the Falcons will be confronting known opponents and are certain to come up with their best performance in the championship.“Nigeria are destined to play in the final as well as retain the title at the end of the day so it does not matter whether they are playing South Africa, Cameroon or Ghana.“I believe that the Falcons have played the South African side several times in the past to know them better, as well as fashion out a winning programme to unsettle the side.“The Falcons have the experience, exposure and knowledge to understand that the knock-out stage is winner takes all to avoid complacency or underrate the opponents.“The semis teams are angling for the top prize so the Falcons are expected to have the thought at the back of their minds to take the chances as well as play as a team, not caring who scores the goals.“A cursory look at the matches and players showed we have an array of foreign-based players in the Falcons, from the first 11 to those on the bench.“The Falcons, too have equally profited from the exposure of the under-20 players so they have what it takes to come back home with the title.“The Falcons had not been poor though not 100 per cent against Mali, Ghana and Kenya. I know the challenge of South Africa will certainly bring out the best in them.“The Falcons will subdue South Africa to take their rightful position to successfully defend their title in Cameroon,” said the former Nigerian lethal finisher and Bayelsa Queens coach to supersport.com.The Nigerians are eyeing their eighth Africa Women’s Cup of Nations title in Cameroon.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Tufele opts out of potential spring season

first_imgTufele has been pegged as a potential first round pick in the draft and ranks at No. 22 on football analyst and draft expert Mel Kiper’s Big Board.  Tufele appeared in all of USC’s 25 games across his redshirt freshman and redshirt sophomore seasons, totaling 65 tackles — including 7.5 sacks as well as 11 tackles for a combined loss of 47 yards. He also returned a fumble for a 48-yard touchdown against Utah and blocked a potential game-tying field goal toward the end of a win over Washington State in 2018.  USC’s staunch defensive line will have a key loss to overcome if there is Pac-12 football this spring. Redshirt junior defensive lineman Jay Tufele announced Wednesday via Twitter that he will opt out of the upcoming season and declare for the 2021 NFL Draft.  “I have come to the point where it is time for me to do what is best for my career and family,” Tufele wrote in the Twitter statement, also thanking his family, academic staff, coaches, teammates and fans for their support. “Although it pains me to leave all the people who have become so instrumental in my life, know that I will carry all of you with me in my heart as I embark on the next phase of my journey.” He is the first USC football player to opt out of a potential 2021 spring season, a move which may become common across the NCAA over the next several months due to both coronavirus concerns and the timing of the season just before the late-April draft.  USC led the Pac-12 South in 2019 with 35 sacks, 4.5 of which came courtesy of Tufele. He added two more tackles for loss on the season en route to earning a spot on the All-Pac-12 First Team and winning USC’s Defensive Lineman of the Year award for the second straight season.  Redshirt junior defensive lineman Jay Tufele has decided to opt out of the upcoming football season and will declare for the 2021 NFL Draft. (Daily Trojan file photo) “When I reflect on my time at USC, I think of all the memorable interactions with you all that have helped me grow,” Tufele’s statement read. “USC and Los Angeles have forced me to stretch myself physically and mentally and I am forever thankful. I will always cherish the positive memories made.”  Tufele’s decision leaves sophomore Drake Jackson as the likely centerpiece of the Trojans’ defensive line efforts in 2021. Jackson led the team in sacks and tackles for loss last year with 6.5 and 11.5, respectively.last_img read more

Wexford clinch last minute equaliser

first_imgWexford equalised with a controversial late free.Tipp manager Shane Ronayne admits they have work to do ahead of the replay.This afternoon it’s the turn of the Tipp minors as they take on Clare in the Munster Minor B final.Throw-in is at 3 o’clock in Bruff, County Limerick. Photo © @TippLadiesFB Tipp and Wexford will face off again in a fortnights time to decide the destination of the Division 3 Ladies Football League title.The sides finished all square following a thrilling game in Clane yesterday.Tipp 12 points Wexford 2-6 the final score in a game which saw the sides level on a number of occasions.last_img

winmasters Romania launches digital betting & casino products with SBTech

first_imgShare Submit Related Articles Romania’s ONJN adds 20 sites to blacklist August 14, 2020 Share Superbet doubles down on Lucky7’s challenger investment  July 27, 2020 StumbleUpon Kambi takes control of Churchill Downs BetAmerica sportsbook August 28, 2020 Industry technology SBTech has confirmed that it has agreed terms with Romanian operator winmasters (winmasters.com) to provide the enterprise with its digital provisions for sports betting and igaming platforms.Updating the market, SBTech governance informed that winmasters would become its latest clients for its full-service sports betting platform and its best-in-class Chameleon 360 igaming system.Confirming the partnership, winmasters governance declared that SBTech provisions were needed in order to meet new consumer demands in the newly regulated market of Romania.Further to its partnership announcement with SBTech, winmasters detailed that the company would soon undertake a significant marketing investment in sponsorship and TV Advertising.Richard Carter, CEO of SBTech, commented on the partnership “We are delighted to be supplying winmasters with our complete tier-1 solution, and have very high expectations for their continued success, given winmasters’ proven capabilities and highly knowledgeable marketing partners. This new relationship further consolidates our position as the preferred technology partner of operators in regulated markets”Christos Protopapas, Sales & Operations Director of winmasters said: “We are happy to announce that winmasters has joined forces with SBTech, an industry-leading provider globally recognised for deep sports betting expertise and technical excellence. This strategic alliance heralds a new era for winmasters, defined by a fresh, enhanced and unique gaming portal.“Our goal is to fulfil and exceed our customers&; expectations by providing customised services in an exciting and secure gaming environment. winmasters will continue to invest in technology, improving customer experience and establishing product superiority, advancing our strategic mission of expanding our business into regulated markets with a viable taxation model across Europe.”last_img read more

The quest for the ‘holy grail’ of shipwrecks in the Great Lakes

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisAlpena, Mich. — It’s one of the oldest and most sought after shipwrecks in the Great Lakes.On Thursday, you can learn more about the quest for one of the Great Lakes most infamous ships. State maritime archaeologist Dean Anderson will talk about the quest for the discovery of the Griffon. The ship went missing in September of 1679 after setting sail from Green Bay in western Lake Michigan. The mystery and folklore surrounding the ship make it one of the most interesting shipwrecks in the world.“Its sort of been deemed as the ‘holy grail’ of shipwrecks in the Great Lakes because of it’s antiquity and because of it’s association with [René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de] La Salle, so a lot of people have been looking for it over the years for hundreds of years even,” said Wayne Lusardi, state maritime archaeologist. “Since I started here in 2002, there have been 27 Griffon discoveries reported, and none of which are the Griffon.”Catch this fascinating lecture on Thursday night at the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and Anderson will begin the presentation at 7:00 p.m. For more information, visit www.thunderbayfriends.org.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Great Lakes, GREAT LAKES MARITIME HERITAGE CENTER, Green Bay, Griffon, Lake Huron, Lake Michigan, Maritime Archaeology, Mystery, René Robert Cavelier de La Salle, Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary, Wayne LusardiContinue ReadingPrevious Let’s Talk: Mental health awarnessNext Photo of the Day for Tuesday, May 21last_img read more