What’s covered by the latest state budget revisionThe new budget aims to strengthen the health care system, direct more spending toward social protection to boost consumption and provide incentives to rescue Indonesian businesses from bankruptcy and workers from layoffs.The government will spend Rp 87.55 trillion in the health care sector, Rp 203.9 trillion to strengthen social safety net programs and Rp 123.46 trillion to provide incentives for micro, small and medium businesses, according to the new budget.About Rp 120.6 trillion will be allocated for tax incentives for larger entities, and Rp 97.11 trillion has been designated to support ministries and regional administrations. Rp 44.57 trillion will be used to provide a stimulus for state-owned enterprises (SOEs) and labor-intensive businesses. Stimulus too small to handle economic fallout: ObserversEconomists and businesspeople have long agreed that the government will need a much bigger stimulus to counter the economic impact of the virus.Center of Reform on Economics (CORE) Indonesia research director Piter Abdullah said the government’s stimulus was “far from ideal” to counter the virus’ blow.“The country needs bigger health care budget to manage the outbreak […] If we are not ready, then there is a possibility of a second wave of the virus crisis,” Piter said in a statement. “Meanwhile, the proposed budget for social protection is too small amid the threat of rising poverty.”The government estimates that 1.8 million to 4.8 million people may fall into poverty this year, while 3 to 5.2 million may lose their jobs because of the severe economic impact of the pandemic.Meanwhile, the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) called on the government last month to boost its budget to fight the pandemic.According to Kadin chairwoman Shinta Kamdani, the government will need Rp 400 trillion for health care, Rp 600 trillion for social safety net programs and Rp 600 trillion for economic recovery.“Demand for stimulus is increasing even after the latest package,” Bank Danamon economist Wisnu Wardana said. “The government must now focus its resources on making the spending more productive and cutting unnecessary spending.”Meanwhile, World Bank senior economist Ralph van Doorn has called on the government to take steps to maintain market confidence as debt mounts during the outbreak.“The government must [provide assurances about its] fiscal strategy to raise revenue back to at least the 2018 level to flatten the debt curve,” said van Doorn.It should unwind “exceptional measures” taken to battle the pandemic after the virus subsides, including by reinstating the deficit ceiling of 3 percent of GDP and ending Bank Indonesia’s partial financing of the deficit, he added.Indonesia’s debt-to-GDP ratio will rise to 37 percent this year from 29.8 percent at the end of last year, van Doorn predicted.Indonesia’s economic futureThe government remains hopeful that the economy will not shrink sharply in the second quarter and will begin to recover in the subsequent quarters, said Finance Ministry Fiscal Policy Agency head Febrio Kacaribu on Thursday.“There is a possibility of a severe economic crisis and recession. We are currently revising the state budget to ensure that negative growth does not happen,” Febrio told reporters.Indonesia’s economy grew 2.97 percent in the first quarter, the weakest since 2001, as household spending and investment growth slowed in response to the outbreak.The World Bank now expects zero percent growth for Indonesia if large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) last for two months amid a severe global economic slowdown and falling commodity prices. Under the organization’s worst-case scenario, which allows for four months of PSBB, Indonesia’s economy may shrink 3.5 percent.Topics : Indonesia’s 2020 budget deficit will widen further to accommodate a larger stimulus package announced on June 3, but economists and business representatives say it will still not be enough to prevent the economic consequences of the COVID-19 crisis.Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati said she expected the budget deficit to swell to 6.34 percent of gross domestic product (GDP), an increase from earlier estimates of 6.27 percent in May and 5.01 percent at the end of March.The state budget to fight COVID-19 is now Rp 677.2 trillion (US$48 billion), higher than the Rp 641.17 trillion allocation in May and the Rp 405.1 trillion initial allocation. This was the third alteration to the state budget in just over two months. The rapid changes underscore the ferocity with which the virus has torn through the economy.“We are hoping that this stimulus will keep our economic growth above zero percent,” Sri Mulyani said during the latest budget announcement on June 3. The government expects Indonesia’s GDP to grow by 2.3 percent this year under the baseline scenario or contract by 0.4 percent under the worst-case scenario.The government now expects the total state budget in 2020 to be 2.74 quadrillion. State revenue is expected to be Rp 1.69 quadrillion, leaving a budget deficit of about Rp 1.05 quadrillion. Debt financing is expected to swell to Rp 1.22 quadrillion this year to cover the widening budget deficit and to pay for the government’s investments, which will be covered mostly by the issuance of bonds.“We will treat the widening budget deficit carefully in terms of sustainability and financing,” Sri Mulyani added.
Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 9 Feb 2019 11:17 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.1kShares Rabiot stayed at PSG in January after a family tragedy (Picture: Getty)Tottenham fear Liverpool will hijack their move for Adrien Rabiot after Spurs narrowly missed out on signing the midfielder in January, reports say.Rabiot was on the verge of a switch to Tottenham from Paris Saint-Germain before his father died and his transfer plans took a backseat.Liverpool, Barcelona and Arsenal have been linked with Rabiot, while Manchester United are the latest Premier League side thought to be considering a move.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 CityThe Mirror claim Spurs believe they are in danger of losing Rabiot to either Liverpool or Barcelona in the summer, despite coming so close to signing him in a £20million deal last month.AdvertisementAdvertisementRabiot is thought to favour a move to Liverpool over Tottenham, and could be convinced to snub Spurs so he can work under Jurgen Klopp.PSG are furious to have missed out on a fee for Rabiot in January as the 23-year-old will now run down his contract and leave a free agent at the end of the season. Tottenham concerned Liverpool will lure Adrien Rabiot away from Spurs transfer Rabiot is a free agent in the summer (Picture: Getty)Rabiot has even been suspended by PSG for refusing to sign a new deal and has not played since December for the French side.Tottenham see Rabiot as a major target and were keen to end their transfer drought by signing the Frenchman.Spurs have not added any new additions to their squad in the last two transfer windows and expect a battle for Rabiot at the end of the season.MORE: Jurgen Klopp and James Milner heap praise on Georginio Wijnaldum after Liverpool win Advertisement Advertisement Comment
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Indianapolis, Ind. — Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson has been named to serve on the bipartisan Presidential Advisory Committee on Election Integrity. President Donald Trump formed the committee Thursday through an executive order and appointed Vice President Mike Pence to be the chairman.The committee will be made up of 15 members appointed by the president with experience with election operations, fraud detection and voter integrity efforts. The mission of the group will be to study the federal registration and election process.The committee will advise the president on strategies and practices to increase confidence in federal elections, identify rules and policies that undermine voter confidence and isolate vulnerabilities in the voter registration and the voting process.
O’Mahony trained on Tuesday as he continues his recovery from hamstring trouble suffered against England. The Munster captain is another who will be reassessed on Thursday. Plumtree conceded the call on Sexton will come down to Thursday’s session. “I think he’ll be pretty good for the weekend, just as long as Joe [Schmidt] makes that call on Thursday, and I think that’s positive news,” said Plumtree. “It looks like the scan is clear, so again it’s just how that thumb feels. “I guess there are certain aspects of the game, like tackling and grappling that will give it a true test. “So we’ll give all that a bit of test on Thursday.” Fly-half Sexton is now expected to be fit for selection for Ireland’s RBS 6 Nations clash with Italy in Dublin on Saturday. Ireland assistant coach Plumtree revealed the latest scans on Sexton’s thumb problem show no lasting damage. The Racing Metro playmaker must prove his full recovery in “tackling and grappling” on Thursday, said Plumtree. Sexton damaged his thumb in Ireland’s 13-10 defeat to England at Twickenham on Saturday, February 22. Racing Metro last week predicted the former Leinster star could miss between 10 days and six weeks, with Ireland bosses quickly downplaying that estimation. Sexton took part in Ireland’s training session on Tuesday, and could now be fully fit in line with the IRFU timescale, not Racing’s wide-ranging suggestions. “Jonny trained today and he did really well,” said Plumtree. “He was sort of in and out with Paddy [Jackson] and Mads [Ian Madigan], so we’ll make that final call on Thursday but he didn’t look in too much discomfort at all.” Sexton’s fitness will prove a moot point if head coach Joe Schmidt chooses to rest him in any case, with one eye on a potential title-decider in France on Saturday, March 15. Schmidt has already admitted he could opt to give several regulars a breather against the Azzurri, with flanker Peter O’Mahony falling into the same category. Johnny Sexton will face the “true test” of fitness on his thumb ligament problem in Ireland’s training session on Thursday, according to John Plumtree. Press Association
Press Association Chelsea, who agreed a 10-year kit deal with adidas worth in the region of £300million in June 2013, said the size of the deal with tyre manufacturer Yokohama Rubber was commercially sensitive. But it has been reported the five-year contract is worth £40million per season, second only in the Premier League to Manchester United’s deal with United States car manufacturer Chevrolet, which is worth a reported £47m per season. Yokohama Rubber replaces Korean electronic giants Samsung, which has sponsored Chelsea since 2005 in a deal which was re-signed in 2013 and worth a reported £18m. A Chelsea statement read: “Chelsea Football Club is delighted to unveil The Yokohama Rubber Company Ltd as our new official shirt partner in our largest-ever commercial deal. “This places Chelsea right at the top of European football, with one of the biggest shirt sponsorships ever signed. “This partnership with one of the world’s leading tyre manufacturers is for an initial term of five years and begins at the start of the 2015/16 season. “It will see the Yokohama brand appearing on all of our shirts from our first team to our youth teams.” The agreement was concluded on Thursday, four days before Chelsea play Tottenham in the Capital One Cup final. Yokohama Rubber chairman Tadanobu Nagumo flew to London from Tokyo to appear in an official launch photoshoot with Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck, manager Jose Mourinho and captain John Terry. Terry’s contract expires at the end of the season and his presence suggests his standing remains strong at the Blues, who are likely to extend his deal for a further year. Chelsea hope the shirt deal will help the club, owned by Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich, in their bid to be self-sufficient. Chelsea plan “to be one of Europe’s leading football clubs with a self-financing model which is fully compliant with the UEFA Financial Fair Play rules”, the statement added. Former Liverpool chief executive Christian Purslow was influential in the deal after joining Chelsea as head of global commercial activities last October. Buck said: “We believe that Yokohama will play a key role in helping us drive our global expansion in international markets such as the US, where they have operated with distinction for many years. “Also, of course, Chelsea having such an esteemed and historic Japanese company as our partner enables us to accelerate our development in their home market too.” Nagumo added: “This shirt partnership with Chelsea will give Yokohama an opportunity to showcase our company to a huge worldwide audience thanks to Chelsea’s ever-growing popularity. “We look forward to launching our iconic new Chelsea Yokohama shirt this summer.” Chelsea will likely make Japan a key future destination on pre-season tours, although the arrangements for the 2015 summer tour are understood to already be in place and do not include a trip there. Buck added: “I would also like to express my sincere gratitude to Samsung, with whom we have had a successful and rewarding relationship since 2005. “Chelsea has demonstrated through that 10-year partnership that we can play a critical role in helping our partners achieve their global growth objectives. We look forward to accomplishing similar success with Yokohama.” Chelsea have announced The Yokohama Rubber Company Ltd as their shirt sponsor from next season in a five-year deal which is the Premier League leaders’ largest commercial deal to date.
The three-year-old’s only defeat in three outings this term came in the Irish 2,000 Guineas when he was seventh to Gleneagles. The Aidan O’Brien-trained War Envoy completes the Irish party. Since being beaten a length by Convergence at Dundalk in April, the War Front colt struggled in both the French 2000 Guineas and Prix du Jockey Club. Dropped in class at Royal Ascot, War Envoy lifted the Britannia Handicap but was only fourth to Sovereign Debt when meeting his elders in the Celebration Stakes at the Curragh in late June. Hugo Palmer is happy to put Home Of The Brave back into battle after his emphatic success at the Curragh. The Newmarket handler reports his classy three-year-old to have taken his victory over proven Group One campaigner Gordon Lord Byron in the Minstrel Stakes in his stride. All roads now lead to the Group Two over seven furlongs at the Berkshire track after 24 horses were left in at the confirmation stage. “The intention is to run Home Of The Brave in the Hungerford Stakes. He has taken his trip to Ireland remarkably well,” said Palmer. “He is a horse who needs a little bit of time between his races and the one day under four weeks between Ireland and Newbury is perfect for him. The progressive three-year-old filly Ainippe is on a hat-trick having notched up Group Three successes in the Ballyogan Stakes at the Curragh and the Brownstown Stakes at Fairyhouse on her last two starts. Convergence is also a winner at that level thanks to his Ballycorus Stakes triumph at Leopardstown in June. “He is a very clear-winded horse who does not need a vast amount of work in between runs and I am as happy with him now as I was 10 days before Ireland.” One-time Classic hope Richard Pankhurst could return to action following an absence of 420 days. The son of Raven’s Pass looked a colt full of potential when winning the Chesham Stakes at Royal Ascot in June 2014 and was subsequently bought by Godolphin but has not run since. After missing the Qipco 2000 Guineas and this summer’s Royal meeting, connections of the John Gosden-trained three-year-old now have their eyes on a campaign for the second half of the season. Godolphin also could run Safety Check and Toormore, who is generally favourite with bookmakers at around 7-2. His trainer Richard Hannon could also look to Coulsty, Emell, Estidhkaar and Tupi. Breton Rock is on course to try to repeat last year’s victory for trainer David Simcock. “He’s a good horse when he gets his conditions. He’s very beatable on ground good or faster. On soft ground he takes a bit of beating,” Simcock told At The Races. The Rod Collet-trained Majestic Mount may fly the flag for France. The five-year-old captured a Listed race at Deauville in December and was last seen out when fourth in the Group Three Prix de la Porte Maillot over seven furlongs at Longchamp last month. Collet is no stranger to big race success in Britain, having sent out Sahpresa to a hat-trick of wins in the Group One Sun Chariot Stakes at Newmarket, but will not make up his mind for a couple of days. “There is a 95% chance Majestic Mount will run at Newbury, although I am not going to make a final decision until Wednesday. “The two options for him in France around this time are the Maurice de Gheest and Jacques le Marois, which both would have been too tough in my opinion. “The Newbury race looks a better option for him. It is still a Group Two but Majestic Mount is a nice horse and always gives his all. “The British style of racing should suit him better and I am told Newbury is a real nice track. It will be my first runner there so it will be a good experience for me as well.” Ger Lyons is responsible for two of the Irish-trained possibles in the Betfred Hungerford Stakes at Newbury on Saturday.with Ainippe and Convergence standing their ground. Press Association
“The school district is sending out an email to all juniors and seniors in high school because if you’re pre-registered or registered to vote, you can be a poll worker,” says Sartory Link. “Those students tend to be very tech-savvy, and they need hours and money.”So far, about 200 students have indicated they want to train to be poll workers. The office has already 4,300 committed poll workers.The goal is to train more poll workers than are needed, in an effort to prepare for any unforeseen circumstances.All poll worker jobs are paid positions.If you are interested in working the polls, visit www.pbcelections.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Palm Beach County Elections Office at (561) 656-6200 and ask to speak with the Poll Worker Department.Meanwhile, Palm Beach County is still urging the public to vote by mail. Ballots must be requested by Aug. 8 for the next month’s primary election.There have been more than 280,000 requests for mail-in ballots for the August and November elections. With the primary and general elections inching ever so closer, local officials are looking for some extra help.Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Wendy Sartory Link says her office needs poll workers for both the primary on Aug. 18 and the general election on Nov. 3.“The virus does make things uncertain because it’s one thing we don’t have control over,” Sartory Link explains.It takes around 4,000 poll workers to staff more than 400 Election Day polling locations and phone banks, according to elections officials.“We are hoping to keep as many locations open as possible. We have replacement sites for most of the polling locations that have pulled out, but we need poll workers to staff those and others,” Sartory Link adds.She goes on to say that the more locations they can keep open, the fewer lines and wait times voters will experience on Election Day.“We have PPE and are instituting many safeguards to protect our poll workers and voters,” according to Sartory Link.Many people who typically work at the polls are in the age group of those who are most vulnerable to coronavirus, prompting the demand for workers.To that end, the elections office is also recruiting younger poll workers, after more than 1,500 poll workers failed to show up for last March’s primary, as the outbreak started.Are you Ready to Vote? Register to vote or update your party affiliation by July 20th! Request your vote by mail ballot by 5 pm on August 8th! #BeElectionReady https://t.co/v4XPc42wcv pic.twitter.com/FWJylvhpZ3— Wendy Sartory Link, PBC Supervisor of Elections (@pbcelections) July 1, 2020
The All England Club says a decision regarding this year’s Wimbledon will be made next week.In a statement on Wednesday, the club said postponement and cancellation of the event, scheduled between 29 June-12 July, because of the impact of coronavirus were possible outcomes.Playing behind closed doors has been formally ruled out.Earlier this month, the French Open, due to have begun in May, was rescheduled to 20 September-4 October.The ATP and WTA Tours were already off until 27 April and 2 May respectively and last week that suspension was extended until 7 June.The club’s sites at the All England Club, Wimbledon Park Golf Club and Raynes Park are currently closed with physical operations reduced to a minimum to maintain the grass courts and the security of the sites.Postponing the only Grand Slam grass court event until later in the year “is not without significant risk and difficulty” the statement added.Chief executive Richard Lewis said: “The unprecedented challenge presented by the Covid-19 crisis continues to affect our way of life in ways that we could not have imagined, and our thoughts are with all those affected in the UK and around the world.“The single most important consideration is one of public health, and we are determined to act responsibly through the decisions we make.“We are working hard to bring certainty to our plans for 2020 and have convened an emergency meeting of the main board for next week, at which a decision will be made.”(BBC Sport.
CMC – Assistant coach Roddy Estwick believes West Indies are better poised now than three years ago to carve out a positive series result on their proposed tour of England.On their last tour of the United Kingdom in 2017, the Caribbean side pulled off an astonishing victory in the second Test at Leeds, but suffered heavy defeats in the two other Tests to go down 2-1 in the three-Test series.However, Estwick said players had gained significant experience since then and with several other players coming through to give the Test squad greater depth, the Windies could prove a serious threat for their higher-ranked opponents.“For me, I think we might be a better team when we go to England this time,” Estwick said while overseeing training sessions at Kensington Oval for the Barbadian group selected in the 30-man provisional squad.“Three years ago in 2017, it was a very, very young unit. Now we’ve got seasoned Test players, we’ve got players with 50 Test matches so I think once we can hit the ground running and get the preparation in, get some match practice under our belts … we can be a lot better.”.“We’ve got youngsters coming through. We’ve got Rahkeem Cornwall who could be a big threat in England especially if the weather stays the way it is. We’ve got Chemar Holder who just had an outstanding first class season and we’ve got Alzarri Joseph who’s improving all the time.“So we’ve got backup for the first time in a long while – we’ve got Keemo Paul another exciting all-rounder so we’re quite solid bowling wise.”He added: “If we can get scores on the board we can really challenge England because I know the bowling will be good, and the three big men (Jason Holder, Kemar Roach and Shannon Gabriel) are all in the top  in the world and that tells you our bowling unit is really improving.”West Indies will travel with 25 players to the UK for the proposed three-Test series in July, which will mark cricket’s first ever tour played in a “bio-secure” environment due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.The squad is expected to depart the Caribbean on June 8 and will be placed in a two-week quarantine following their arrival in England, before moving to “bio-secure” stadia for the duration of the series where they will be isolated from the public.Replacement players will be chosen from among the travelling contingent, which will also form the opposition for any tour matches.“You can understand why they’ve done it because once you’re in a secure system you can’t leave so if players get injured, you can’t come into the secure area. [So] we had to do it that way,” Estwick explained.“But it’s going to be a challenge because keeping 15 players who are not going to be involved happy is going to be a challenge but it’s something you’ve got to do.“As coaches we’ve got to put our heads together, we’ve got to come up with plans, we’ve got to make sure they stay sharp, make sure they stay ready if they get an opportunity to come in to replace whoever.”Estwick said intense planning for the tour was already underway and noted he had been in “constant contact” with head coach Phil Simmons who is currently based in the UK.“He’s been having Zoom meetings with all the management team. He’s trying to keep everybody upbeat – that’s the first thing he’s trying to do,” he said.“We’re having Zoom meetings sometimes two, three times per week … we had a meeting [last week] Saturday just to sit down and plan how we’re going to prepare what is needed to be done – the workload for the bowlers, the workload for the batters.“We’ve sorted that out now; it’s up to people to go and prepare, prepare properly, adhere to the protocols that are in place and try and stay as safe as possible.”West Indies are holders of the coveted Wisden Trophy after upsetting England 2-1 in a three-Test series in the Caribbean last year.