PREMIUMBill ‘to protect’ President from impeachment

first_imgTopics : Linkedin Facebook Forgot Password ? Jokowi impeachment omnibus-bill omnibus-law government-regulation Jokowi-administration Amid debate over articles in the omnibus bill on job creation that would grant sweeping powers to President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, allowing him to override laws and bylaws, Coordinating Economic Minister Airlangga Hartarto has come to Jokowi’s defense, saying that the authority is important as it would protect the President from potential impeachment.”Who’s the one who can be impeached? The President. Can the President be impeached because of ministers’ mistakes? Can the President be impeached because of governors’ mistakes? […] This is the problem. So we give discretion to the President,” Airlangga said during a meeting with media leaders, including The Jakarta Post’s, on Tuesday.The bill, aimed at streamlining laws and regulations and bringing in more investment and creating jobs in the country, has come under fire, with the p… Log in with your social account Google LOG INDon’t have an account? Register herelast_img read more

COVID-19 to slash Indonesia’s growth to 2.1% as millions may slip into poverty: World Bank

first_img“We are looking at the best scenario, where the country only needs mobility restrictions for another month and things can start normalizing by June so the recovery could start in the third quarter,” Sander told a limited teleconferenced media briefing on Tuesday.“The downside risks, however, if the country has severe mobility restrictions even into the third quarter and [if there is] a deeper global recession, growth will surely move away from the baseline scenario.”Read also: World Bank warns China growth could screech to a haltThe bank estimated that government spending would grow by 5 percent this year, compensating for lost growth in other components as household spending growth was expected to drop to 1.5 percent, while exports and imports would contract by 2 percent and 7 percent, respectively. Indonesia’s economy grew by 5.02 percent last year, marking a slowdown from 5.17 percent in 2018. The government has prepared for the worst, including zero growth this year, as the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted business activity in the country.The pneumonia-like disease has infected more than 1,400 people and killed 122 in the country as of Monday afternoon, when the government decided to impose stricter rules on social distancing, coupled with so-called civil emergency measures.The Washington, DC-based bank expects the world economy to grow at 5.6 percent in 2021 as the outbreak subsides, according to its report East Asia and Pacific in the Time of COVID-19, published on Tuesday.The report projects that growth in the East Asian and Pacific region could slow to 1.3 percent in the baseline scenario or the region’s economy could contract by 2.8 percent in the bear case scenario. “The pandemic is profoundly affecting the region’s economies, but the depth and duration of the shock are unusually uncertain,” the report reads.The financial shock of the pandemic is also expected to have a serious impact on poverty, defined as a situation where an individual earns income of US$5.5 or less a day, the bank said.More than 11 million people could fall into poverty in East Asian-Pacific countries, the bank estimates. That is in stark contrast to its earlier forecast that growth would be sufficient to lift 35 million people out of poverty this year.Read also: Indonesia’s budget to fight COVID-19: What we know so farSander warned that millions of Indonesians, including those from poor families and informal-sector workers, were lacking economic security, adding that the situation would expose them to shocks caused by the outbreak.He added that the government should look into providing health insurance for more people, helping students from poor families study online and providing financial relieve for informal workers.“We are encouraged to see the priorities in the stimulus packages that include increasing transfers [to safety nets]; this is something the government should look at,” he said, adding that many firms in Indonesia were in need of liquidity, as business activities had been disrupted in many sectors.So far, the government has prepared a total of Rp 158.2 trillion ($9.77 billion) in funds to finance the healthcare sector and safeguard individuals, workers and businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes the first and second stimulus packages worth Rp 10.3 trillion and Rp 22.9 trillion, respectively.The government is finalizing a new state budget designed to battle the health and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, including widening the state budget deficit beyond its current legal limit of 3 percent of gross domestic product (GDP).Editor’s note: The article has been updated to revise baseline economic growth projection for Indonesia in 2020 to 2.1 percent, not 2.8 percent.Topics : The World Bank has estimated that the COVID-19 pandemic will significantly slow Indonesia’s economic growth this year and may throw millions of people into poverty.World Bank lead economist for Indonesia Frederico Gil Sander said a precise growth forecast was difficult to make, but the baseline scenario for Indonesia’s growth was 2.1 percent in 2020, down from 5.1 percent initially projected, if the situation started to normalize by June.last_img read more

Modern house sets street record in Underwood

first_imgThe home at 17 The Concourse, Underwood, sold at auction.A two-storey home on The Concourse in Underwood set a new street record when it sold at auction last Saturday. The five-bedroom home at 17 The Concourse sold for $777,000.The previous street record was set in May 2015, when a similar home sold for $750,000. Harcourts M1 marketing agent Sam Ayass said the auction of 17 The Concourse attracted two registered bidders. “The auction took quite some time — there was a lot of back and forth between the two buyers,” Mr Ayass said. However, in the end, a family of five were the successful bidders. “The buyers fell in love with the property as soon as they saw it and they weren’t going to lose the property to anyone,” Mr Ayass said. More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020“The sellers were really happy with the result and they are planning to move on to the Wishart area.” He said the Underwood market was “on fire” with demand driven by owner occupiers. “We have lots of buyers and not enough properties,” Mr Ayass said. “People want to live near the M1, Sunnybank and Garden City.” Mr Ayass said buyers were chasing everything from affordable entry level homes through to prestige property in sought after streets. He said he expected demand to continue through all levels of the Underwood market.According to CoreLogic, the median house price in Underwood is $512,000, up 2.4 per cent in 2016 and 10.9 per cent in the past three years.last_img read more

Arteta denies Arsenal squad needs an overhaul

first_img Loading… The Gunners were defeated by Manchester City and Brighton in their first two games back after the restart. But Arteta is confident he can work with his squad to improve for this season and beyond, whilst acknowledging how the coronavirus pandemic will impact his spending in the transfer market. “At the moment we cannot do anything,” Arteta said in response to Neville’s comments. “We are playing the players we have, my job is to make them as good as possible.Advertisement Mikel Arteta has dismissed Gary Neville’s suggestion that the Arsenal squad needs to be overhauled this summer. “They are players that have kept a lot of clean sheets under me, they were undefeated in 12 games and done really well. “I don’t like to judge players just when they lose but I know overall where we can strengthen the team but as well that we have some players that are very valuable, performing under me very well that I trust.” read also:Fuming Arteta angry with his players’ lack of focus On adding to his squad, Arteta continued: “We have to assess the financial situation we have and the results and where we finish in the season will dictate whether we have a narrow gap or a bigger gap to do any deals. “I think we are going to have to wait another 4-6 weeks to see what we are able to do.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentTop 10 Disney Male Role ModelsPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksCare To Try A Glow-In-The-Dark Doughnut?9 Iconic Roles That Could Have Been Played By Different ActorsBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?How Traditional Wedding Outfits Look Around The World6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?The Absolute 10 Greatest Shows In HBO HistoryThe Highest Paid Football Players In The Worldlast_img read more

Duke makes significant donation to winter heating assistance program

first_imgPlainfield, In. — It’s been a cold start to the winter season, and Duke Energy is once again assisting qualifying customers who may struggle to pay their winter energy bills.The company is contributing $500,000 for low-income customer energy assistance through its Helping Hand program.In addition, Duke Energy Indiana customers and employees have contributed about $93,000 through November, raising this year’s total to almost $600,000.“Each year our shareholders and customers contribute to help families and individuals who may be struggling to pay their winter energy bills,” said Duke Energy Indiana President Stan Pinegar. “Last year, we were able to help approximately 4,340 Hoosiers who needed assistance paying their electricity bills.”Duke Energy works with the Indiana Community Action Association and the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority’s Energy Assistance Program, which determines eligibility and distributes the company’s assistance funds.For more information on how to cut costs and stay warm this winter, visit duke-energy.com/home/savings/winter-heating-energy-savings. Duke Energy also offers energy efficiency products, services and information to help customers save energy and money. For more information, visit duke-energy.com.last_img read more

Elsie J. Hedinger, 84

first_imgElsie J. Hedinger, 84, Greensburg, passed away on October 27, 2018 at Aspen Place Health Center in Greensburg.  Elsie was born August 21, 1935 in Huntingburg, Indiana to Floyd and Alice (Dillin) Trobaugh.  Elsie was married to Ralph H. “Red” Hedinger on October 17, 1953 and he preceded her in death on July 31, 2016.  Red and Elsie moved to Greensburg in 1970 from Jasper, Indiana.  Elsie loved traveling, reading, needlepoint, and spending time with her grandchildren. She is survived by one son; Tim (Becky) Hedinger, Greensburg, one daughter; Sarah (Kirk) DeMoss, Laguna Vista, TX, and four grandchildren; Patrick Hedinger, Rachel Hedinger, Erin DeMoss, and Kyle DeMoss.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother, Merle W. Trobaugh and two sons, Mark and David Hedinger.  A private graveside service will be held for the family.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg.  Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.comlast_img read more

Jack Carroll Jr. April 4, 1953 – August 19, 2020

first_imgJack Carroll Jr., age 67 of Bright, Indiana passed away Wednesday, August 19, 2020 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Born April 4, 1953 in Hamilton, Ohio the son of Jack and Rosella (Ziegler) Carroll.Jack worked for Wallick Properties in Cincinnati, Ohio for over 36 years as a Maintenance Supervisor. Married Beverly Scott April 26, 1975 in Harrison, Ohio.Jack is survived by his loving wife Beverly Carroll of Bright, Indiana. Devoted son of Rosella Carroll of Harrison, Ohio. Father of Billy (Andrea) Carroll of Bright, Indiana. Grandpa of Bradly (Becca) Carroll, Samantha (Tyler Estridge) Carroll, Justin (Brittany Dees) Carroll, Evelyn Carroll and Grace Carroll. Great grandfather of Jaxon, Knox and Aubrey. Brother of Mike (Sue) Carroll, Ronnie (Beulah) Carroll, Bonnie (Bill) Fultz and Kathy (Joe) Lykins. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.Jack is preceded in death by his father Jack Carroll and brothers Chris and Jay Carroll.Visitation will be held Tuesday, August 25, 2020 from 5:00 P.M. until time of funeral services at 7:30 P.M. with Father Ben Syberg officiating all at Jackman Hensley Funeral Home 215 Broadway Street Harrison, Ohio 45030.Memorials are suggested to American Cancer Society and or Hospice of Cincinnati c/o the funeral home.last_img read more

D’Arcy makes case for defence

first_img He added: “We have the chip on our shoulder that you need to be a really good defender. “That was epitomised last Saturday when Brian stopped one of Wales’ second rows dead in his tracks five metres from our line. “When you see stuff like that it’s inspiring in its own right. “A mantra in this squad is ‘no matter what it takes to get it done, just do it’. That’s come across in the way Brian and I have played down the years.” D’Arcy is expected to recover from his dead leg in time to feature in the starting XV named on Friday, and line up alongside O’Driscoll in midfield for a 48th Test. Gordon D’Arcy has warned England that his record-breaking centre partnership with Brian O’Driscoll excels in defence because they “enjoy tackling and the confrontation”. Ireland are hoping to take a significant step towards repeating their RBS 6 Nations title triumph of 2009 when they host the championship favourites at Aviva Stadium on Sunday. “Brian’s been great to play with for all these years. We’ve been in and around teams together since we were 16 or 17,” he said. “We’ve always played together and he’s so easy to play with, whether it’s in attack or defence. One of the things that stands out for both of us is that we enjoy tackling and the confrontation.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Kansas State looks to end streak vs Texas

first_img___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com February 20, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditTexas (15-11, 5-8) vs. Kansas State (9-17, 2-11)Fred Bramlage Coliseum, Manhattan, Kansas; Saturday, 2 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Texas looks to extend Kansas State’s conference losing streak to seven games. Kansas State’s last Big 12 win came against the Oklahoma Sooners 61-53 on Jan. 29. Texas took care of TCU by 14 at home in its last outing. SENIOR STUDS: Kansas State’s Cartier Diarra, Xavier Sneed and Makol Mawien have collectively accounted for 54 percent of the team’s scoring this season, including 57 percent of all Wildcats points over the last five games.CREATING OFFENSE: Courtney Ramey has directly created 41 percent of all Texas field goals over the last three games. The sophomore guard has 15 field goals and 10 assists in those games.SIGNIFICANCE OF 69: Kansas State is 0-8 when opposing teams score 69 or more points. Texas is a perfect 9-0 when its offense scores at least 69 points.ASSIST DISTRIBUTION: The Wildcats have recently converted baskets via assists more often than the Longhorns. Kansas State has an assist on 30 of 66 field goals (45.5 percent) over its previous three matchups while Texas has assists on 25 of 61 field goals (41 percent) during its past three games.DID YOU KNOW: The Kansas State defense has forced opponents into turnovers on an impressive 24.4 percent of all possessions, which is the 13th-highest rate in the country. Texas has turned the ball over on 20.2 percent of its possessions (ranked 257th among Division I teams).center_img Associated Press Kansas State looks to end streak vs Texaslast_img read more

Women of Troy triumph in PKs to advance to next round of NCAA Tournament

first_imgBrian Ji | Daily TrojanThe women’s soccer team is on to the next one.The Trojans defeated Cal State Fullerton on penalties after a 3-3 draw in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. It was a thriller of a contest at McAlister Field as entertaining as it was tense.Fullerton took the lead at 19 minutes on a lovely far-post header off of a long throw in. The Titans then doubled their lead with 11 minutes remaining in the half off of another header, this time from a corner kick.The Women of Troy were in unfamiliar territory at the interval, trailing 2-0 and looking a bit out of sorts. However, the second half turned out to be an entirely different story.“Offensively I thought we were doing a great job,” head coach Keidane McAlpine said of his team’s first-half performance. “And so the message was kind of to continue to be aggressive and be assertive going forward.”Just minutes into the second half, center midfielder Morgan Andrews cut the visitors’ lead in half when she hit an absolute rip from outside the area. Unfortunately for the Titans, she was just getting started.Andrews brought USC level in the 54th minute, finishing a cross by right-back Kayla Mills.But, Fullerton quickly responded, regaining the lead immediately after Andrews’ equalizer. The ball bounced into the box and took a hop over the head of Trojan netminder Sammy Jo Prudhomme.USC continued to dominate possession even after falling behind 3-2, never looking flustered despite what the scoreboard said. Then the hat trick came for No. 3 in red. Mills once again fed Andrews, who steered the ball past goalkeeper Jennifer Stuart and into the bottom corner.It was 3-3 for the remaining 23 minutes of regulation, meaning overtime was on the way. Neither team was able to find the back of the net in overtime, though, and so the match had to be decided by a penalty shootout.Prudhomme stopped two of Fullerton’s spot kicks, helping the team to victory with a pair of massive saves. Each Trojan penalty-taker did her job, as USC went four for four from 12 yards out in the shootout.One of Prudhomme’s stops came on the first kick of the shootout.“I think making a save on the first one was really important for the team cause I think it just calmed everybody down,” she said.Despite only winning on a penalty shootout, USC certainly had the better of the play against Fullerton. The Women of Troy logged 33 shots and nine corners and, in the first half alone, hit two posts and a crossbar. The Titans made the most of their few opportunities and played with tremendous fight, but USC could have run away with the game.The Women of Troy kept fighting, even when the ball refused to go in. They matched Fullerton’s pace up top and had the lion’s share of possession in the middle of the park. Mandy Freeman’s physical presence at center defensive mid ensured that Fullerton did not have long spells of possession, while workhorse Nicole Molen played a sound game and was battling all over the pitch.Though Andrews was the hero with her three goals, center-backs Ally Prisock and Dominique Randle were also outstanding in this game. Randle and Prisock have noticeable chemistry and came up with a number of last-ditch challenges to win the ball back when Fullerton came with offensive pressure.After allowing two goals in the first half, USC managed to take the game by the scruff of the neck rather than losing its flare. This team’s ability to bounce back is admirable, and much of the credit goes to McAlpine.“Their character showed through,” McAlpine said of his team’s performance. “They could have given up and quit in the first half, but they stayed with it.”The team exploded after the break and put Fullerton under a great deal of pressure.“They got after it,” McAlpine said. “And it was absolutely fantastic the way they finished the game.”The team’s camaraderie helped them to an emotional win over Fullerton. Andrews has lauded her team’s spirit this season and knows the group has something special.“I’ve worked really hard this entire season,” Andrews said. “I’m doing what I have to do for the team, and they’re doing the same thing for me. So as long as we’re working hard together, we’re going to keep winning.”The Women of Troy fell to Pepperdine in the first round of the NCAA Tournament last season. Ironically enough, USC lost that game on PKs. This is a different team, though, one that looks more than capable of contending for the national title this season.USC now prepares to take on either Boston College or Princeton in the Round of 32.last_img read more