The minister explained there would be “support for business activity from the informal sector to micro, small and medium enterprises and the business world. Because this is related to layoffs and social repercussions.”The IMF on Tuesday released its new World Economic Outlook titled “The Great Lockdown”, estimating Indonesia’s economic growth to plunge to 0.5 percent this year from a four-year low of 5.02 percent in 2019.The IMF also projects that the country’s unemployment rate will rise to 7.5 percent this year, from last year’s 5.3 percent as the pandemic has upended supply chains, forcing companies to lay off employees, and crushed demand for goods as consumers stay at home.Read also: Indonesia braces for recession, activates crisis protocol The government estimates that up to 3.78 million Indonesians will fall into poverty and 5.2 million lose their jobs during the coronavirus pandemic, while the International Monetary Fund (IMF) projects the worst global recession since the Great Depression.Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati said Tuesday that, with economic growth projected at the lowest level since the 1998 financial crisis, 1.1 million to 3.78 million people could fall into poverty and 2.9 million to 5.2 million workers could lose their jobs.“COVID-19 has resulted in the global economy entering a recession,” Sri Mulyani said in a teleconferenced briefing, reiterating the government’s use of state funds to increase spending on health, social safety and support for businesses. As many as 2.8 million people have lost their jobs as of Monday, according to data from the Manpower Ministry and the Workers Social Security Agency (BPJS Ketenagakerjaan). More than half were furloughed and placed on paid or unpaid leave.“The significant downward revision to the 2020 growth projection reflects large anticipated domestic disruptions to economic activity from COVID-19,” the report says. The IMF expects the virus to hit Indonesia’s economy as the country relies heavily on the export of commodities rather than finished goods.“Among developing economies, all countries face a health crisis, severe external demand shock, dramatic tightening in global financial conditions, and a plunge in commodity prices,” the report says. “They will have a severe impact on economic activity in commodity exporters.”However, the IMF expects that recovery will take place in 2021 as the country’s economy may expand by 8.2 percent, the highest since 1995 during former president Soeharto’s leadership.The global economy is projected to contract by 3 percent this year, but growth is expected to recover in 2021 with a projected rate of 5.8 percent.“It is very likely that this year the global economy will experience its worst recession since the Great Depression, surpassing that seen during the global financial crisis a decade ago,” IMF chief economist Gita Gopinath said. “Worse growth outcomes are possible and even likely.”“This would follow if the pandemic and containment measures last longer, emerging and developing economies are even more severely hit […] or if widespread scarring effects emerge due to firm closures and extended unemployment,” she added.Read also: Avoiding quarantine will inflict greater economic harm, says surveyThe highly contagious novel coronavirus has infected more than 1.9 million people and killed over 119,000. In Indonesia, more than 4,500 people have tested positive for COVID-19 so far, while at least 399 have died.President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has declared a public health emergency and a national disaster as large-scale social restrictions are in place in several regions with high numbers of confirmed cases.“The economic growth target for 2020 will be corrected sharply, but this will not happen only in Indonesia but also in other countries,” Jokowi said on Tuesday. “We must prepare ourselves for every scenario and work very hard for public health recovery and economic recovery.”The government’s baseline scenario is for Indonesia’s economic growth to drop to 2.3 percent, the lowest in 21 years, with a worst-case scenario of an economic contraction of 0.4 percent.Topics :
FROM recycled concrete to the latest in technology and droughtproof gardening design, North Shore’s new building innovation display home is hoped to set a new benchmark for smart and sustainable living in the tropics.With construction set to start in June, Innovation House 2.0 will become Townsville’s second 10-star energy efficiency rated home, with concept plans hoped to become the norm for future housing construction across North Queensland.Builder Darren Finlay, who owns and designed North Shore’s first Innovation House in 2014, will again spearhead the project.Director of Innovation House Darren Finlay and Stocklands Project Director Andrew Astorquia at the North Shore Innovation House project site. Picture: Shae Beplate.“A big part of this project is also to ensure the concept is affordable … so we’ve come up with a model that’s based on good solar principals,” Mr Finlay said.“We also want to ensure we implement healthy home design. Not a lot of people are aware of all the chemicals that go into a home.“That ‘new home’ smell you often hear about is actually the chemicals put into your home and to smell those isn’t a good thing.“We’re also considering disconnecting the house from the grid and instead run it over a battery system.”North Shore project director Andrew Astorquia said the project was also an opportunity for community groups, businesses and individuals to bring their ideas forward.Darren Finlay’s original Townsville Innovation House, which was completed three years ago, features a water tank, a chicken coop, vegetable beds and vertical gardens, a brick oven, an outdoor shower, compost bins, low watering grass, a patio and a basketball court.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020“More than 10,000 people are expected to visit The Innovation Home Project when it is opens at North Shore early next year,” he said.“That is a fantastic opportunity for anyone who has innovative and sustainable building products, lifestyle applications or smart home technologies to generate local exposure.”Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:22Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:22 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenAll aboard this floating abode 01:22 Related videos 01:22All aboard this floating abode 00:38Opod: the low-cost micro home01:09Indoor plants to clean the air00:29Multi award-winning treehouse00:53Eco-friendly Aussie buys00:53Mod PoolsMr Astorquia said North Shore was working with Innovation House Australia research institutions, suppliers and Townsville City Council.“We want to create the best possible model for not only innovation, but livability, style and function,” he said. “It is important that we continue to look for smarter ways to build and live.”Stockland North Shore is seeking expressions of interest from relevant researchers, suppliers, manufacturers or installers of innovative building products, home technology, furniture and homewares to be involved in the project.To get involved contact Andrew Astorquia on 0434 182 658 or Innovation House Australia on 0437 220 631.
Offshore services player Oceanteam and its Mexican partner Diavaz have reached an agreement to terminate the joint venture structure, DOT Group.DOT was set up by the two groups in 2014 in order to service the Mexican offshore market.Oceanteam held 40 percent which will be taken over by Diavaz.The decision is in line with the revised strategy of the company to divest non-controlled business. This transaction does not have a material impact on Oceanteam’s financial and market position, the company said.Following financial restructuring, Oceanteam said it is revisiting its portfolio of activities by positioning itself as an offshore services investment platform and will be pursuing new business opportunities in the subsea, renewables and oil & gas sectors.
Share 31 Views no discussions HealthLifestyle Lack of running water may fuel dengue fever in Bahamas, says PAHO by: – September 12, 2011 Sharing is caring! Tweet Share Share Photo credit: topnews.inNASSAU, Bahamas — The lack of running water in some households in New Providence in The Bahamas could be fueling the dengue fever outbreak, according to a specialist with Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).However, Dr Homero Silva, PAHO’s environmental health engineer, said he was not certain if that was the case, as tests are still being conducted.The Ministry of Health in conjunction with the Ministry of the Environment held a press conference last week, where representatives from PAHO revealed their initial findings on the dengue fever outbreak in The Bahamas.One of the key long-term recommendations offered by PAHO is to ensure continuous water supply to all houses to prevent people from collecting water in their backyards.“Our experience in other countries relates dengue with the lack of water or non-continuous water service,” Silva told The Nassau Guardian on the sidelines of the press conference at the Ministry of Health.“So people tend to accumulate water in tanks and they become mosquito breeding sites. Septic tanks have been found as mosquito breeding sites.“We need to do a deeper analysis in the sewer system here in New Providence to see if there is any relationship, but at this moment we don’t draw any conclusion, but I think there may be.”PAHO officials have been in the country for several weeks now and Silva said he will remain until October 5.“We need to do some site visits, look at the map, look at the composite map in a way that would give a better picture. This to me is a medium-term activity. At this moment what we need to do is have some vector control now. This activity that we are doing is for vector prevention in the future,” Silva added.PAHO representative Dr Gerry Eijkemans also pointed out that the collection of water in buckets by residents who don’t have running water opens up a number of challenges in the prevention of dengue.Southern and eastern New Providence and Bain and Grants Town have been identified as the areas where the most cases of dengue fever have been found.Minister for the Environment Earl Deveaux noted that these areas have certain things in common.He noted that some residents in those communities store water in buckets.“[As a result of Hurricane Irene] you would have had certainly in the last two to three weeks considerable rationing of water and the stoppage of the Titus (the barge that delivers water to New Providence). That’s three million gallons of water per day lost,” Deveaux said.“So even in the higher income households where people have wells, they would have been storing water in buckets and within seven days we would have had a manifestation of the outbreak.“We also know from [preliminary] information that there are a number of popular swimming pools in abandoned homes. Now the extent to which those harbour mosquitoes, I don’t know.”He added that specialists are investigating those to determine if mosquitoes are harbouring in such areas.PAHO made several long-term recommendations: Review the dengue prevention and control program annually and involve the whole population in preventing mosquito breeding in their backyards.Eijkemans said it is important for the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of the Environment to continue to work closely together.In the short-term, she said PAHO also recommends that the government improve surveillance, data analysis and use of data to support the vector control response; embark on aggressive preventive measures in the Family Islands; assess effectiveness of insecticides in use and strengthen the monitoring of the impact of fogging activities by tracking mosquito populations.Health Minister Dr Hubert Minnis said he supports the recommendations and will work to ensure they are implemented.There have been nearly 4,000 confirmed cases of dengue fever in New Providence, according to health officials. However, officials said there has been a steady decline in the number of cases in the last two weeks.By Krystel RolleNassau Guardian Staff Reporter
Share Tweet Sharing is caring! Hikers leaving Bellevue ChopinOur reasons for participating may have varied – to view the scenery, for exercise, to be with friends, soul searching, to take up a challenge, to support the cause, for solitude, to experience nature, just for the walking…However on that overcast Saturday, June 16th, 2012 under the 2012 Public Service Day theme “Our Public Service: Transforming, Modernizing, Positively Changing!” 130 of us – Public Officers, NBD Associates, our family members and friends were united to face the challenges of Segment 2 of the Waitukubuli National Trail Soufriere Estate to Bellevue Chopin in reverse or “Back to Front” as coined by the Calypsonian, Vigilante. We began at Bellevue Chopin about twenty minutes to seven, with 260 feet eager to cover 13000 steps (11.7 km) towards Soufriere Estate and more specifically to reach and enjoy the warm sulphur springs. Clad with our hiking gear, water, bag packs, caps, cameras and yes, some cell phones, we traversed the hills and valleys of Morne Plat Pays, onto the village road ending at the Morpo junction. Then we meandered uphill through an old 200 year old slave route into the windy upper parts of the mountain community of Tete Morne and then descended into the slopes of the sulphuric valley of Soufriere. In the depth of the forest we were embraced by the mist that clothed us with oxygen and cooled our bodies. The trail provided a glimpse of Dominica’s thick rain forest and opportunities to view a variety of flora, fauna and farm lands producing vegetables, trees and root crops. Participants at the end of the hikeWe saw ferns, wild anthurium, birds, several cows, large pigs, fields of bay leaf trees, cacao trees, nutmeg trees, lots of pawpaw trees, calabash trees, banana and plantain fields. That walk was exciting and stimulating. It provided stunning views of our mountain ranges, views of parts of the southern coast against a hazy Atlantic Ocean and a panorama of the community of Soufriere and the Caribbean Sea at a height where the houses looked like toys – exquisite! Beautiful! Striking! The topics of discussions moved from stories of women fright of cows, to soukouyan, roads, agriculture, and also on how gutsy our ancestors were to traverse that hard long trail. Why they needed it? How they used it? All this on a walk, Yes! Participants varied in their abilities. There were the walkers, the runners, the joggers, the strollers and the slackers. There were slides and falls, water breaks and rest stops. There were groans and moans of pain, leg cramps and back aches, threats to stop and turn back. The trail was unkind to some foot wear and a few people abandoned the trail. The majority moved on with chants of encouragement that echoed through the trails, Let’s go.. keep moving.. we’ll make it, with each group helping its members to remember the final goal ‘that warm bath and the fish broth and fig and cod fish … key motivators’. The runners who got there first, clocked in at 9:45 a.m., followed by the walkers and then the joggers who clocked in at 10:25 and about 10:40 and then there were the others— the real hikers, the nature lovers, the picture takers, the cacao eaters, the plantain carriers who started filing in from 11:20 to 12:30 p.m. and then the last man reported “trail clear all accounted for”… six hours well spent! It culminated with a gathering of exhausted souls at Soufriere during which time some enjoyed a sulphur bath at the hot spring and lunch was eaten. I echo the sentiment of all “it was good we” the walk was good, the views were stunning and the camaraderie was great with a high level of participation and support for Public Service efforts towards creating opportunities to heighten awareness of the public sector’s role in the country’s national development and to forge greater linkage and relationships with stakeholders.See you on the next trail- next month maybe? Press Release LocalNews Hiking with the Public Service by: – June 19, 2012 Share 22 Views one comment Share
BHS swim results at Shelbyville High School.Girls Results. BHS 58, Shelbyville 40. BHS 74 E Hancock 19.Batesville is 11-1 on the season (3-0 EIAC), 8-1 non-conference).Boys Results. Shelbyville 85 BHS 15. BHS-45 E Hancock 42.Batesville is 3-5 on the season.Event Winners: (G) Mary Poltrack (200 free/100 free), Emily Gutzwiller (100 fly/500 free), Allison Storms 200 IM). (B) JV Event Winners: Gwen Martin (50 free/100 free), Jenna Ertel (100 breast).Career Best Times. (G)Audra Brewer 100 breast, Jenna Ertel 100 free, Marisa Fullenkamp 100 back, Emily Gutzwiller 100 fly/500 free, Gwen Martin 50 free/100 free, Mary Poltrack 200 free/50 free, Halle Renk 100 free, Hannah Simpson, 50 back, 50 free, Allison Storms 200 IM, 100 breast, Maria Wilhelm 50 free/100 breast. (B) Joseph Choi-100 free, Spencer Johnson 50 free/100 back, , Drake Main 200 free, Elliot Main 50 free, Skylar Simpson 50 back/500 free.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach T. J. Greene.
Wellington’s Robert “Sam” Wasson finally received his high school diploma at the age of 94.Wasson started high school at the young age of 12.At just 16 years old, Wasson was set to graduate high school in Illinois in 1941 when he was called off to war.Wasson says a Wellington High School teacher introduced him to a program that allows school districts to grant high school diplomas to honorably discharged veterans who served during World War II.Fast forward to this week: the principal at Wellington High School personally delivered his diploma on Monday.Superintendent Donald Fennoy II shared this special moment on Twitter.Today I salute 94-year-old WWII Veteran Sam Wasson, seen here with @PrincipalHayden after receiving his long-overdue diploma from @WellingtonHSFL ! #ThankYouForYourService #greatestgeneration pic.twitter.com/QsXCdLSWCZ— Donald E. Fennoy II (@SuptFennoy) July 1, 2019
ELLSWORTH — Ellsworth/Sumner and Bucksport football players were among those named All-Little Ten Conference selections Tuesday.For Ellsworth/Sumner, senior Javon Williams was named a second-team selection on both offense and defense. Malcolm Svec was named to the second-team offense, and junior Connor Crawford was selected to the second-team defense.David Gross, Cameron Soper, Carter Tolmasoff and Luke Wardwell were named to the first-team offense for Bucksport, and the Golden Bucks had a big presence on the second team as well with Jacob Ames, Gavin Billings, Tyson Gray, Nate Russell and Logan Stanley selected. The Golden Bucks had the conference’s highest-scoring offense this year with an average of 48.2 points per game.Gross and Soper were also named to the defensive first team for the Golden Bucks. Gray, Brody Gaslin and Skylar MacNair were also defensive first-teamers, and Stanley and Wardwell were named to the second team.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textCrawford, Svec, Williams and Jacob Morton were also named to the LTC’s All-Academic team for Ellsworth/Sumner. Gaslin, Gray, Gross, Soper, Russell, Wardwell, Elden Brown and Brady Findlay earned All-Academic selections for Bucksport.The LTC All-Star banquet, at which the Player of the Year will be named, is scheduled to be held at noon next Sunday, Dec. 2, at Jeff’s Catering in Brewer. Bucksport will be holding its team awards banquet Dec. 16.
Barcelona suffered a fresh injury blow on Monday as left-back Jordi Alba is a huge doubt for Saturday’s showdown clash with Real Madrid after suffering knee and ankle knocks.Alba battled on to finish the 90 minutes in Sunday’s 1-1 draw at Real Sociedad despite suffering the injuries before half-time.“The tests carried out this morning reveal that Jordi Alba has heavy bruising on his right knee and a strain of his left ankle,” Barca said in a statement.“How he evolves will determine his availability for the next few games.”Barca desperately need to end Madrid’s 31-game unbeaten run at the Camp Nou after falling six points behind their eternal rivals at the top of La Liga.Should Alba not recover in time, French international Lucas Digne will deputise at left-back.The Catalans also hope to recover Samuel Umtiti and captain Andres Iniesta from injury in time for Madrid’s visit.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Comments Kaci Wasilewski | Senior Staff WriterBetween the Syracuse triumphs in 2019 lie the imperfections that couldn’t allow the Orange to stand out, instead to go silent and seem helpless as the opponent imposed its will. It was aimless in the first half against Notre Dame, blindsided in the fourth quarter against Virginia and outplayed in the final minutes of its ACC tournament loss to North Carolina. For the tail end of the year, it looked as if SU’s best cancelled out the worst, that the Orange — despite their shortcomings — could beat any team in the country as they proved with a comeback win over then-No. 2 Duke. But as Loyola mounted a 7-1 run to end the game, SU had no way of figuring out its issues.“They had all the possessions when they needed them most,” Syracuse head coach John Desko said. “They were able to run the clock down and, you know, we had to watch.”With 2.7 seconds left in the game, Solomon grabbed the ball one last time and fired a shot to end his Syracuse career. Stover saved it, and Solomon turned away from the action. “These goodbyes, they’re definitely going to be the hardest,” Curry said and buried his head to shield tears that flowed down his face. On the field, Solomon buried his head for a brief moment too, and unbuckled his helmet. Published on May 11, 2019 at 2:22 pm Contact Michael: firstname.lastname@example.org | @MikeJMcCleary BALTIMORE — In the play that shifted the momentum, SU goalkeeper Drake Porter leaned back, tried to scoop the ball, but just missed. It got through. Three quarters into the game, Syracuse led by as many as four goals. It needed just one clean quarter to see a second round for the first time since 2017, but the Orange fell apart in the final quarter.Against one of the best offenses in the country, the Orange abandoned their usual game plan, improvised and still outplayed their opponent. But just as quickly as it led, Syracuse lost it and its season followed. Brendan Curry couldn’t explain it, Loyola attack Pat Spencer said there wasn’t even a singular moment, but Syracuse fell in a similar way it’s lost many of its games this season: with little opportunity to come back.Syracuse (9-5, 2-2 Atlantic Coast) ended its season with a 15-13 loss against No. 8-seed Loyola (12-4, 7-1 Patriot). With the loss, Syracuse failed to win a postseason game for the second-straight year, the first time since 1981 and 1982 that the Orange fell in the first round of both the conference and NCAA tournaments. Just like the remainder of the Orange’s losses, the collapse came at a time that was seemingly inexplicable.“That’s just the way a lot of games go,” Stephen Rehfuss said. “Obviously stinks towards the end there we just had a couple of turnovers, myself included. We couldn’t really gather ourselves.”After a tumultuous start to the season peppered with mishaps — a season-opening blunder against unranked Colgate, a late collapse against Virginia and a failed comeback against Notre Dame — Syracuse worked its way back into NCAA tournament hosting territory only to fall in the first round of the ACC tournament to the worst-seeded team in the ACC, North Carolina. The Orange tumbled to an away matchup with the Greyhounds, who spent the second and third weeks of the season as the No. 1 team in Inside Lacrosse’s Division I college poll. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFor parts of the game, Syracuse’s usual strategy — dodges from behind the net and quick passes to the inside — worked. The Greyhounds identified SU’s leading scorer Bradley Voigt’s ability to score in front of the net prior to the game, and flanked a short stick on him, pushing their long poles out to the midfield. Voigt didn’t score all game, but Loyola goalkeeper Jacob Stover said the Greyhounds were hesitant in the first half and often bit when Syracuse improvised. SU gained a 31-19 ground-ball advantage in the first half, and the shots kept coming.Kaci Wasilewski | Senior Staff Writer“We needed to rectify that if we wanted to continue to go forward,” Loyola head coach Charley Toomey said.Curry tried to create separation with a dodge from the top in the second quarter. He has been reliable for SU all season, even as the Orange haven’t been. But his point-blank shot ricocheted off the goal. The Orange reverted to creating on the outside and Syracuse made three tight passes just past the extended reach of Loyola’s long poles. With a few outside shots from Syracuse in recent memory, Loyola jumped out and Jamie Trimboli saw a free Nate Solomon in front of the net.Syracuse’s offense took advantage of the early indecisiveness, but LU is an offensive juggernaut. Spencer ranked third in the country in points with 94 prior to Saturday, and he’s excelled as both a scorer and a distributor. Behind Spencer, Kevin Lindley was the second-best goal scorer in the country before the game, and leads an offense that scores 14 goals per game. SU kept its pace early on in the matchup, and, after gaining a two-goal cushion, Syracuse was trying to stop the barrage from Loyola that equalized the score.Spencer darted diagonally toward the crease, and the Orange tried to cut him off on the inside track to the goal, so Spencer flipped the ball behind his head. He pounded his chest and screamed at the goal that gave Loyola a 4-3 lead. But Brett Kennedy maneuvered through the Loyola defense off a ground ball pickup on the ensuing face-off and scored a quick goal to answer.“It is what it is,” Rehfuss said. “We went on a run, they went on a run. They just had (it) last.”The Greyhounds stuck to the original plan in the second half, packed the inside and cut off a series of SU inside feeds. Syracuse still scored from the outside, but Stover’s play and a tighter approach on the interior robbed the Orange of goals that typically jumpstart runs. Trimboli broke in, and it looked like SU had figured it out. He caught and fired toward the goal. But Stover got there first. The crowd at Ridley Athletic Complex let out a collective sigh. Saves that led to ground ball pickups for Syracuse in the first three quarters of the game were controlled by Loyola. It scooped 25 ground balls to SU’s 13 to end the game. It won 10 of the final 13 faceoffs. In the final quarter, the Orange — having one of their best offensive performances of the year with 12 goals through three quarters — were held to one score.“It started at the X for us,” Spencer said. “More possessions means more chances.” Facebook Twitter Google+