Jokowi asks for prioritization of state spending on domestic products in Q3

first_imgPresident Joko “Jokowi” Widodo reiterated his instruction to the Cabinet members to accelerate government spending to restore the national economy, asking them to prioritize spending on domestic products in the third quarter of 2020.“We should put the brakes on spending overseas. Buy, shop and get our own products, so it can trigger the economy and spur our growth,” the President said in a limited Cabinet meeting at the State Palace in Jakarta on Tuesday.Jokowi said as an example that the Defense Ministry should prioritize spending in state-owned companies such as aircraft manufacturer PT Dirgantara Indonesia, weapons manufacturer Pindad and shipbuilder PT PAL Indonesia.He said Indonesia was now able to produce much of the medical equipment needed to handle COVID-19 domestically, including medical substances, polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test kits, rapid test kits and personal protective equipment (PPE).Read also: Work faster, think smarter, Jokowi tells Cabinet“Don’t spend anything outside, let alone masks, which we produce a lot of. We produce 17 million units of PPE per month, compared to 4 to 5 million units that we actually use,” Jokowi said.The President hoped his Cabinet could accelerate state spending with simpler procedures, especially those with big budgets, such as the Defense Ministry, the Social Affairs Ministry and the National Police.“I am now monitoring ministries’ spending on a daily basis — by what percentage it increases. The third quarter is key. Once it can leverage the growth, the fourth quarter will be easier and next year will also be easier,” he said.Closing his instruction, the President reminded his Cabinet to work above and beyond to meet the needs of the wider community, stressing that distribution of stimulus packages must be accelerated.“Don’t assume that we are in a mediocre situation. I see that social assistance has been good, but economic stimulus to both small-to-medium and big businesses and that in the health sector need to be improved,” he said.Topics :last_img read more

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El Gobernador Wolf enmienda la declaración de emergencia para sumar asistencia a los condados de Erie, Delaware y Montgomery durante las protestas

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter El Gobernador Wolf enmienda la declaración de emergencia para sumar asistencia a los condados de Erie, Delaware y Montgomery durante las protestas Español,  Press Release,  Proclamations,  Public Safety El Gobernador Tom Wolf enmendó esta tarde su declaración de emergencia por desastre del 30 de mayo para sumar a los condados de Erie, Delaware y Montgomery con el fin de brindarles toda la asistencia necesaria mientras responden a la escalada de protestas. Estos condados se unen a los condados de Philadelphia, Pittsburgh y Dauphin, que estaban en la declaración original.“La población tiene todo el derecho de alzar la voz y manifestarse, pero es inaceptable aprovechar las protestas para incitar a la violencia, dañar a otros y destruir propiedades”, dijo el Gobernador Wolf. “Enmiendo esta declaración para sumar más condados afectados por la violencia que estalló luego de protestas pacíficas en los condados de Erie, Delaware y Montgomery durante el fin de semana”.La declaración autoriza al Estado y sus organismos a colaborar con los municipios en su respuesta para reducir la violencia y garantizar la seguridad pública.El sábado, el Gobernador Wolf anunció la activación ampliada del Centro de coordinación de respuesta del Estado en la Agencia de manejo de emergencias de Pennsylvania (PEMA, por sus siglas en inglés). Esa activación, junto con esta declaración, autoriza a PEMA a dirigir operaciones de emergencia en estos seis condados, asignando todos los recursos y el personal que se consideren necesarios para afrontar la situación.Asimismo, la declaración original asigna $2 millones en fondos asignados no utilizados a PEMA para gastos del Pacto de asistencia para la gestión de emergencias relacionados con esta emergencia, para que se aumenten o disminuyan según lo exijan las condiciones, y transferir hasta $4 millones en fondos asignados no utilizados, para que se aumenten o disminuyan según lo exijan las condiciones, a PEMA en concepto de gastos autorizados e incurridos relacionados con esta emergencia. Los fondos no utilizados serán devueltos al Fondo General.La declaración autoriza al Ayudante General de la Guardia Nacional de Pennsylvania y al Comisionado de la Policía del Estado de Pennsylvania a activar al personal y a utilizar los recursos necesarios para aliviar el peligro para la salud y la seguridad pública causado por esta emergencia.Lea la declaración enmendada aquí.View this information in English.center_img June 01, 2020last_img read more

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COVID-19: Beko donates to Adentan Health Directorate

first_img Tags: BekoCOVID-19 Electronic giant, Beko has supported Adenta Health Directorates with a number of brand new Ice Chest freezers and gallons of alcohol-based hand sanitizers.The items worth thousands of Cedis was to help fight the Coronavirus pandemic.Head of Beko electronics, Business Development of Forewin Ghana Limited Anthony Yared during the presentation today stated “The idea came from beko headquarters in Turkey in collaboration with our local entity Forewin Ghana to help fight the coronavirus pandemic.Turkey took the initiative from the beginning of the pandemic to innovate solutions through research and development in their highly technological facility and tasked us to support nursing homes and government entities.“We thought it prudent to support with Chest Freezers because it is the best option since it will help in the refrigeration of children’s medication under hygienic conditions. We will be supporting nine other families under Adentan Health Directorate.”The Deputy Director of Nursing Services in Adentan Municipality, Naomi Blankson expressed gross gratitude to Beko for the gesture saying, ” The Chest Freezers will indeed help us a great deal. It will save mothers from coming all the way from their various places to gather here. We can now freeze our Ice Packs in our freezers, meaning we don’t have to pay and freeze the vaccines for the kids. We can now take it to the fields for our community nurses to provide health services for our kids. We are grateful for this wonderful gesture. ”A public health service nurse Cyndi Ofori Appiah, who played a key role in contacting the donors for the gesture mentioned ” No doubt this gesture will help our community nurses stay longer on the fields, and that will prevent mothers from coming to gather at the facility. WHO and UNICEF have stated that children are vulnerable due to the fact that they may miss immunization during this COVID-19 period because mothers are scared to visit health centers, so this support will help a lot. We are most grateful to Beko. “last_img read more

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic says MLS playoff ‘system is s—’

first_imgZlatan Ibrahimovic is not a fan of the MLS playoffs as the LA Galaxy captain labeled the system “s—.”Unlike Europe, where Ibrahimovic has played for the likes of Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona, Inter, AC Milan and Juventus, MLS uses a playoff system to crown a champion. Wayne Rooney to leave D.C. United for Derby at end of MLS season That @Ibra_official & @96Kichan combination pic.twitter.com/i0yHWhrNh2— LA Galaxy (@LAGalaxy) August 8, 2019″I think the system is s—,” Ibrahimovic told reporters in Los Angeles. “How can you learn mentality if you only have to reach the playoffs?””You just need to win the playoffs, and that’s it. The results in each game are important, but here, if you come in seventh place, you make the playoffs and win, you are champion,” the 37-year-old added. MLS on Alejandro Bedoya’s anti-gun violence moment: ‘We understand’ “For me, the mentality is every day, training the way you train is the way you play a game, and with the MLS system, how do you create that mentality to be in your toes 24 hours?”The Galaxy, who missed the playoffs last season, are fifth in the Western Conference and 15 points adrift of leaders Los Angeles FC.Ibrahimovic — an All-Star this term — has scored 16 goals in 18 appearances for the Galaxy. DC United captain Wayne Rooney’s MLS career by the numbers so far The top seven teams from the Western and Eastern Conferences — which consist of 12 teams in each division — progress to the MLS Cup playoffs.Ibrahimovic, however, does not like the postseason system after voicing his disapproval following Thursday’s training session. Related Newslast_img read more

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