Jokowi sets sights on economic recovery, structural reform in 2021 state budget

first_imgPresident Joko “Jokowi” Widodo aims to push the country’s economic recovery and structural reform amid the coronavirus-induced downturn in its proposed 2021 state budget draft.Jokowi said the policy was taken as the country was expected to face abundant challenges next year, such as global economic uncertainty, commodity price volatility and financial sector instability, among other things.“The 2021 state budget policy draft is being directed to accelerate economic recovery after the COVID-19 pandemic, to push for structural reform to boost productivity, innovation and economic competitiveness, to accelerate economic digital transformation and to make use of and anticipate demographic dynamics,” Jokowi said in his speech before the People’s Consultative Assembly (MPR) in Jakarta on Friday. Indonesia’s economy shrank 5.32 percent in the second quarter this year as all components of economic activity fell significantly amid the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 132,000 people and killed 6,000 in the country. The government expects the economy to contract 0.4 percent this year, or to grow 1 percent at best.The government, Jokowi went on to say, aimed to continue “fundamental reform” in education, health care, social protection and budgeting and taxation.It will spend more on priority programs next year namely food security, infrastructure development, technology development, education and health care.State revenue is estimated to reach Rp 1.77 quadrillion (US$119.79 billion) next year while state expenditure is expected at Rp 2.74 quadrillion. Therefore, the budget deficit is set at Rp 971.2 trillion or 5.5 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) next year, compared with an estimated 6.34 percent of GDP this year.The government expects the economy to grow between 4.5 and 5.5 percent next year, projecting the rupiah exchange rate to be around Rp 14,600 per United States dollar. The yield of the benchmark 10-year bond would be around 7.29 percent, while inflation is expected to hover at 3 percent.Oil lifting in 2021 is expected at 705,000 barrels per day, while gas lifting is expected to be 1 million barrels of oil equivalent per day. The government expects the Indonesia Crude Price (ICP) to be around $45 per barrel.Topics :last_img read more

Joe Willock reacts to Unai Emery celebrating his tackle in Arsenal’s win over Newcastle United

first_imgMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘So much passion,’ said Willock after he was shown Emery’s reaction.‘It shows how much passion the manager has for small things in the game.‘It’s not a goal, it’s not a chance but it’s a big thing for him and it shows.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Metro Sport ReporterThursday 15 Aug 2019 10:51 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Advertisement Unai Emery celebrated Joe Willock’s tackle like a goal (Picture: Willock couldn’t hide his delight after watching Unai Emery’s reaction to his recovery tackle in Arsenal’s win over Newcastle United on Sunday.The Gunners got their new Premier League campaign off to an excellent start as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s goal sealed a 1-0 victory at St James’ Park.Willock, meanwhile, was given a chance to impress in central midfield and one moment from the 19-year-old in the first half certainly caught Emery’s eye.Willock was barged off the pitch by Jonjo Shelvey but the Arsenal midfielder quickly got to his feet and raced back to put in an excellent recovery tackle to win back possession and start another attack.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTArsenal’s ‘Bench Cam’ footage caught Emery’s reaction as the Spaniard celebrated Willock’s tackle as if he had scored a goal.You’ve seen @UnaiEmery_ reacting to @Joewillock’s tackle at @NUFC…So here’s @Joewillock reacting to @UnaiEmery_ reacting to @Joewillock’s tackle at @NUFC 😅Wonder what our next video could be… 🤔— Arsenal (@Arsenal) August 15, 2019 Comment Joe Willock reacts to Unai Emery celebrating his tackle in Arsenal’s win over Newcastle United Advertisementlast_img read more

Granit Xhaka dedicates historic FA Cup win to Arsenal fans after season of ‘ups and downs’

first_imgGranit Xhaka dedicates historic FA Cup win to Arsenal fans after season of ‘ups and downs’ Advertisement Sean KearnsSunday 2 Aug 2020 4:27 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1kShares Granit Xhaka looked set to leave Arsenal in January (Picture: Getty)Granit Xhaka reflected upon a season of ‘ups and downs’ after Arsenal recorded a record 14th FA Cup win following their 2-1 win against Chelsea at Wembley.The Gunners battled back from a goal down in north London to get their hands on the trophy for the fourth time in six years. It’s Xhaka’s second in his time with the club but the win took on even greater significance for the Swiss midfielder after his turbulent campaign at the club.The Switzerland international looked set to leave the club in January after he was stripped of the club captaincy under Unai Emery earlier in the campaign.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTXhaka told supporters to ‘f**k off’ as he exited the field during a 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace in November and the midfielder was keen to leave the club in the January transfer market following talks with Bundesliga club Hertha Berlin.However, Mikel Arteta restored Xhaka to the starting line-up following his appointment and the Swiss has been a first team regular ever since.Xhaka capped off a difficult season by playing the full 90 minutes as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored twice at Wembley to gift Arteta his first silverware as a manager.And the midfielder reflected on a mixed campaign for himself by speaking of the ‘ups and downs’ following Arsenal’s win, which he dedicated to supporters. ‘What a season! With ups and downs! With faith in yourself and this team, you can do anything!!,’ said Xhaka.‘This trophy is very important for all of us, the whole club. But it is also for all who have supported us! Thank you’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityArsenal’s win means they will enter the Europa League group stages, in a boost for the club’s finances.It also means rivals Tottenham will have to play three games before they can secure their place in the group stages. Arteta’s priority this summer is to convince Aubameyang to extend his deal at the club as his current contract expires in less than a year’s time.MORE: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang wants big transfer signings from Arsenal before penning new deal Comment Advertisementlast_img read more

Fred Crentsil quit Hearts

first_imgHearts of oak Chief Executive Fred Crentsil has quit the club ahead of the start of the Ghana premier league on Sunday.Fred Crentsil’s resignation takes effect from Thursday October 4 after stating in his letter he wants to leave the club to concentrate on his new role as the Ghana Football Association vice president.His departure has created a vacuum at the club before their season’s opener against Tema Youth on October 7.JOY Sports understands Vincent Sowah-Odotei who stepped down as Chief Executive Officer of Kumasi King Faisal on Monday is likely to be confirmed as the new chief executive officer of Accra Hearts of Oak.last_img

WHS Daily Bulletin: District-wide selfie contest is Tuesday

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Submitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Monday, Oct. 26, 2015:Monday•9th/JV football at Mulvane, 5/6:30 p.m. .Tuesday- Thursday.No events scheduledFriday•4A State volleyball at Salina Bicentennial Center, 8:30 a.m.•Football at Wellington vs. Ulysses Senior Night.Saturday•State Cross Country at Wamego.•State Volleyball at Salina.Today’s Lunch–  Beef and Bean Burrito with Sauce, Romaine and Tomato, Golden Corn, Pears, Tortilla Chips with Salsa and Milk.Tuesday’s Lunch — Chicken Drummies, Mashed Potatoes with Gravy, Tossed Salad w/ Romaine, Applesauce, Hot Roll and MilkToday’s News: *Get yourself in the right frame of mind for Halloween! Classic Movie Club will be showing the movie “Psycho” on Tuesday at 3:30 in room 205. Come to the movie and bring a friend!*Wellington Choir will have their Fall showcase tonight at 7p.m. in the WHS Auditorium! The choir will perform songs from movies and musicals like Godspell, Hairspray, Mulan and more. Come on out and support the Wellington Choir!*Seniors:  For a full list of scholarships available at Friends University, please visit their website at  Nate Williams, the admissions counselor, said they offer an array of scholarships, grants and loans to help make a private education affordable.*This week is Red Ribbon Week:Did you know? In 2013, more high school seniors regularly used marijuana than cigarettes as 22.7% smoked pot in the last month, compared to 16.3% who smoked cigarettes.Tomorrow a district-wide selfie contest will take place- Take a selfie with your hero and use the hashtag # RedRibbonHero to be in a drawing for $25.00.Tuesday- Sock it to drugs– Wear silly socksWednesday- Don’t let drugs mess up your head– Wear crazy hair or hatThursday- Team up against drugs– wear your favorite team shirtFriday- Say Boo to drugs– wear your costume, orange, black or Crusader red*The WHS Cheerleaders are selling Subway Coupons for only $5. You can purchase one from a cheerleader, or in the office.*Seniors: There will be a meeting with all seniors on Tuesday, Nov. 3 at 2:00 p.m. in the auditorium. During this meeting you will receive information regarding the local scholarship application. Chris Curtis from Jostens will also be at the meeting to handout order packets for senior items.*Fort Hays State University wants to invite all juniors and senior students to spend a day on their campus and discover the reason why so many student are choosing FHSU. Students will receive a tour of the campus, a free t-shirt and a free ticket to FHSU Tiger athletic events for the day. The deadline to RSVP is Nov. 4. In order to RSVP you can go online at or call 1-800-628-3478.*ATTN JUNIORS:  The Kansas Star Casino has purchased ACT vouchers for all current Juniors.  If you are planning on taking the ACT stop by the counseling office for your voucher.Guidance office news:College visits during lunch:Thursday, October 29th- Bethel CollegeMonday, Nov. 2nd- Hutchinson CCThursday, Nov 5th- Kansas WesleyanFun Fact of the Day:The average potato produces 36 potato chips.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

Red Bank Coalition Launches Bilingual Health Program at Bodega

first_imgRED BANK – Shaping Red Bank, a coalition working to prevent obesity and improve health and well-being, introduced a bilingual consumer health program today at El Guero Grocery, a bodega on the Westside of Red Bank.Twenty third-grade students from Red Bank Charter School were the first to get a lesson on the coalition’s “Healthy Pick” program, which includes a visual system to assist consumers in selecting foods and beverages that are lower in salt, sugar and fat, and to encourage lean meat and poultry, whole grains and fresh fruits and vegetables.“Through the Healthy Pick program, the Shaping Red Bank Coalition aims to make the healthy choice the easy choice for Red Bank families,” said Sandra Van Sant, health officer for the Monmouth County Regional Health Commission, a leader in organizing the coalition.Yellow “Healthy Pick” stickers in Spanish and English readily identify the healthier options on the store shelves at El Guero and shoppers are also receiving bilingual healthy tip cards when they check out as part of the education program.The program piloted by El Guero, is one of three healthy living initiatives developed by Shaping Red Bank and funded with a $7,500 grant from the New Jersey Partnership for Healthy Kids. In addition to Healthy Pick, the coalition is working with faith-based communities to improve their members’ knowledge of good nutrition and with the borough Parks & Recreation Department to improve and promote walking in Red Bank.The Coalition got its start over a year ago when the health commission, The Community YMCA, the Parker Family Health Center and the Red Bank Department of Parks and Recreation began working on the obesity prevention grant. Since then, several more local organizations have joined the local effort to prevent obesity and encourage healthier lifestyles among borough families.“By working together, community organizations can better address the growing dual health crises of diabetes and obesity,” Van Sant said, noting that New Jersey has the highest rate of obesity in the country among children 2-5 years old.The Shaping Red Bank Coalition is part of Shaping New Jersey, a statewide obesity prevention partnership of over 150 organizations dedicated to curbing obesity in New Jersey. Local organizations and businesses that comprise Shaping Red Bank are: the Brookdale Network, El Guero Grocery, Juanito’s, the Monmouth County Regional Health Commission, the Parker Family Health Center, Pilgrim Baptist Church, Red Bank schools, Red Bank Borough Department of Parks & Recreation, the Red Bank Library, the Red Bank Resource Network, Riverview Medical Center and The Community YMCA.last_img read more

Vikings overcome stingy Mates to capture fourth straight Flag title

first_imgBy Bruce Fuhr,The Nelson Daily SportsThe loss early in the season may have been a blessing in disguise for the Castlegar Vikings.Because ever since the defending champs dropped the opener the Vikes have been perfect, continuing the trend right on through to capturing the West Kootenay Men’s Flag Football League title Sunday at Mount Sentinel Field.The Vikes overcame below zero temperatures, and a stingy Dam Inn Mates squad, to claim its fourth straight title with a 26-12 victory.The game was a rematch of the 2009 final won 16-4 by Castlegar.“Defence was clearly the key for us,” said Castlegar receiver/defensive back Steve Mota. “Our defence gave them nothing. (Dam Inn) had us first and goal twice and didn’t score.”After intercepting Dam Inn on the goal line late in the opening quarter with the game scoreless, the Vikes drove the length of the field. The long drive down the field was capped off in a major score when Castlegar quarterback David Kravski connected with John Lloyd from inside the red zone making it 7-0.
Castlegar then went up 14-0 when Mota intercepted a short pass before out running the Mates into the end zone for a pick-six.Dam Inn rallied back to close the gap as Griffin Augustine found the end zone for the Mates. However, the two-point conversion fell short keeping the Vikes in control.In the second half Jason Trower scored for the Vikes to increase the lead.Bryan Lauzon and Lloyd also had interceptions for Castlegar. Augustine had one of the two interceptions for Dam Inn.”Dam Inn was definitely our (toughest) competition,” Mota explained. “We had to come ready to play each and every time we played them. We match up well. Our go to guys made plays, their go to guys made plays.”Castlegar had an easy time advancing to the league final after the regular season champs disposed of Nelson Impact in one semi final.In the other contest Dam Inn Mates needed a late touchdown to knock off Hume Brewers.sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more

Denmark Kicks Around US, 3-2

first_imgThe pattern since last spring is familiar: The United States does well in the first half and fades as the final whistle approaches.Nicklas Bendtner took advantage of a defense that gave up two more late goals to score his first international hat trick, and Denmark rallied to beat the United States 3-2 in an exhibition game at Aarhus on March 25.“It’s very disappointing because it’s not the first time we let a game get away from us in the last few minutes,” Michael Bradley said after his first start as American captain. “It’s something that we’ve got to start to learn from.”Jozy Altidore scored in the first half and set up former club teammate Aron Johannsson’s goal in the second.But Bendtner tied the score for the hosts in the 83rd minute and got the winner in the first minute of stoppage time. Christian Eriksen looped a ball over the defense and Bendtner ran onto it, took a touch and beat goalkeeper Nick Rimando from about 15 yards for his 29th goal in 65 international appearances.Altidore was frustrated the No. 32 Americans “gave a game away like that.”“The goals we gave up were just soft,” he said. “We’re not hard enough to play against.”The U.S. is 2-6-3 since beating Ghana in its opener at the World Cup, where it was knocked out by Belgium in the second round. The Americans have given up 12 goals from the 80th minute on in their last 12 games.John Brooks had a chance to tie it in the third minute of stoppage time but put an open header wide off Bradley’s pass. The 28th-ranked Danes outshot the U.S. 12-4.“We have to step it up in terms of managing the game all 90 minutes,” U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann said. “Maybe you’re just losing the focus for a second, just losing your marker because of heavy legs, getting tired a little bit.”Klinsmann changed seven starters from last month’s 2-0 home win over Panama, keeping only Rimando, midfielders Bradley and Gyasi Zardes, and Altidore.On a cool, 41-degree evening, Klinsmann changed his entire back line, starting Timmy Chandler on the right, Michael Orozco and Brooks in the center and Greg Garza on the left. Alejandro Bedoya and Fabian Johnson also were in the midfield of a 4-4-2 formation, and Johannsson was up front.Club America defender Ventura Alvarado, eligible to play for the U.S. and Mexico, made his international debut when he entered in the 80th minute.Altidore put the Americans ahead in the 19th minute with his 27th international goal. After an unmarked Bendtner tied the score in the 33rd, Johannsson gave the U.S. the lead in the 66th off a pass from Altidore, who played with him on the Dutch team AZ Alkmaar during the second half of the 2012-13 season. Johannsson made his first national team appearance since the World Cup.Before Johannsson’s goal, the U.S. had been outscored 9-0 in the second half of games since the World Cup while outscoring opponents 9-2 in first halves.Wearing its new navy road jerseys, the U.S. was missing regular captain Clint Dempsey and defender Jermaine Jones because of injuries. Klinsmann bypassed No. 1 goalkeeper Brad Guzan and defenders Matt Besler, Geoff Cameron and Omar Gonzalez.Altidore’s goal, his fourth in six games, came against the run of play. Chandler lofted a 40-yard cross from the right flank, and Altidore got by Daniel Wass. Running onto the ball after a bounce, Altidore took a left-footed shot from 8 yards that deflected off sliding defender Simon Kjaer and beat goalkeeper Stephan Andersen.Bradley created the second American goal when he played a 30-pard pass over the defense to Altidore, who burst past Wass. Altidore took a touch and laid off the ball to Johannsson, who scored from 8 yards on the field of AGF Aarhus, the club he played for from 2010-13.The Americans next play Switzerland on April 1 in Zurich. “We have to sit down tomorrow and in the coming week to figure out what we did wrong and fix that,” Johannsson said.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more