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Ice disk on the Sandy River

first_imgHappy Winter greetings from Little Red and his snowperson. (Photo by Jane Naliboff)Little Red catching a better view. (Photo by Jane Naliboff)A very snowy day for Little Red. (Photo by Jane Naliboff)Merry greetings from chickadee. (Photo by Jane Naliboff)Blue jay waiting for the snow to let up. (Photo by Jane Naliboff)Red-bellied woodpecker hides his holiday treats for later. (Photo by Jane Naliboff)Post snow storm sunning for Little Red. Merry merry everything! (Photo by Jane Naliboff)Santa’s reindeer came to visit early in Farmington. (Photo by Susan Boyce Wiles)(Photo by Susan Boyce Wiles)An ice disk floats on the Sandy River in Farmington. I happened to see this on the way back to town from Titcomb Mt. this afternoon; pretty good size and rotating slowly. Just barely visible from Center Bridge, better to park at the DHHS lot and it was offshore of that. (Photo by Julia Daly)Winter Sunset: Cold but beautiful.  (Photo by Jane Knox)Summer’s gone, gone, gone: But still might try a fire in the pit and wrap up in blankets at water’s edge.  (Photo by Jane Knox)Winter Sunrise: Always good to see that low winter sun on the horizon after a raging blizzard has past.  (Photo by Jane Knox)Always check the ice before going on it.  (Photo by Dennis York)Walking on water. (Photo by Dennis York)Cold, water, wind and waves make shoreline ice sculptures. (Photo by Dennis York)Frozen. (Photo by Dennis York)Female cardinal. (Photo by Dennis York)Black-capped chickadee in Wilton. (Photo by Tom Oliver)Blue jays in Wilton. (Photo by Tom Oliver)Male hairy woodpecker in Wilton. (Photo by Tom Oliver)Female hairy woodpecker in Wilton. (Photo by Tom Oliver)last_img read more

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Spain looks to boost solar capacity, speed coal phaseout in new energy plan

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Montel:Spain’s new government has revised a climate and energy plan for 2021-2030, increasing the solar capacity target by 2.3 GW to 39.2 GW, deepening a cut in carbon emissions and speeding up a coal phaseout.The Iberian nation now plans to cut its emissions 23% below 1990 levels by 2030, up from the previous government’s target of 21%.By the end of the decade, Spain’s combined wind and solar capacity should reach 96.8 GW, accounting for nearly two-thirds of the country’s estimated installed capacity of 160.8 MW.The country also envisaged a faster exit from coal-fired generation, with just 2.2 GW of capacity remaining in 2025, compared to 4.5 GW in the previous estimate, the plan said.“According to the plan’s forecasts, coal-fired power plants will cease to be competitive by 2030 given the expected increase in CO2 prices in the European emissions trading system [to] EUR 35/t, the continuous cost reduction in renewable technologies and the relative price of gas,” it said.Nine out of the existing 15 coal-fired units in Spain could “possibly not be in operation” by 2021 if utilities decided to avoid the investment required to comply with tougher EU rules, the document said.[Pablo Bronte]More: Spain raises 2030 solar capacity goal, speeds up coal exit Spain looks to boost solar capacity, speed coal phaseout in new energy planlast_img read more

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May 15, 2004 Notices

first_imgMay 15, 2004 Notices May 15, 2004 Regular News Pursuant to Rule 2.01(d) of the Local Rules of the United States for the Middle District of Florida, effective May 15 notice is hereby given of an annual renewal fee and an increase in attorney fee for admission and membership in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. All attorneys admitted to practice in the Middle District of Florida pursuant to the conditions prescribed in Rule 2.01, Local Rules of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, are required to pay to the clerk an admission fee of $65, and an annual renewal fee of $10 for each year after admission. All existing members of the Middle District Bar, as of May 15, do not have to pay the increased admission fee, but shall be required to pay annual renewals. All attorneys admitted to specially appear in a case pursuant to Rule 2.02, Local Rules of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, are required to pay a special admission fee of $10 per case.15th JNC seeks judicial applicants A number of times and locations for judicial campaign conduct forums scheduled May 24-28 have been changed. The forums, sponsored by the Florida Supreme Court and The Florida Bar Board of Governors, in conjunction with the Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee and the state’s trial court chief judges, cover requirements imposed upon candidates for judicial office by Canon 7 of Florida’s Code of Judicial Conduct and the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar. The forums will be conducted in all judicial circuits in which there will be contested judicial elections. The following judicial campaign conduct forums, previously listed in the April 30 News, have had some changes in time and/or location. • Sixth Circuit, Friday, May 28, 1 p.m., Pinellas County Criminal Justice Center, Courtroom #1 – Fourth Floor, 14250 49th Street N., Clearwater 33762. • Eighth and Third circuits, Tuesday, May 25, 1 p.m., Alachua County Courthouse, Criminal Justice Center, Jury Assembly Area, 220 S. Main Street, Gainesville, 32601. • 11th and 16th circuits, Monday, May 24, 1 p.m., Dade County Courthouse, Courtroom 4-2, 73 West Flagler St., Miami 33130. • 13th Circuit, Tuesday, May 25, 1 p.m., 800 East Twiggs St., Judicial Conference Room, 6th Floor, Tampa 33602. The forums will emphasize the importance of integrity and professionalism among candidates for judicial office and the consequent impact of campaign conduct on public trust and confidence in the judicial system. The presentations will further impress upon candidates and others in the community the seriousness with which the Supreme Court and the Bar view any abuse of the election process, according to a press release from the court. Questions regarding the forums may be directed to Susan Leseman or Cathy Brockmeier, Office of the State Courts Administrator, (850) 922-5079. names its board Pursuant to Rule 3-7.10, Richard Earl Trapp has petitioned the Florida Supreme Court for Bar reinstatement. Pursuant to an order of the Supreme Court, Trapp was suspended from the practice of law for three years, effective May 22, 2001, for intentionally converting clients funds for his own benefit; commingling attorney and client funds; engaging in a conflict of interest by advancing financial assistance to clients; failing to comply with the Rules Regulating Trust Accounts; and for engaging in conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit, or misrepresentation. Anyone having knowledge bearing upon Trapp’s fitness or qualifications to resume the practice of law should contact Kenneth H.P. Bryk, Bar Counsel, The Florida Bar, 1200 Edgewood Dr., Orlando 32804-6314, telephone (407) 425-5424.Some judicial candidate forums dates amended Bar reinstatement Five attorneys, a metropolitan city mayor, and two business executives have been named to the board of trustees of the University of Florida Levin College of Law Center Association. Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, business executives W. Michael Heekin of Atlanta and Lawton “Bud” Chiles III of Orlando, and attorneys Ladd H. Fassett and J. Thomas Cardwell, Orlando; Gene K. Glasser, Hollywood; Michael D. Min Ft. Pierce; and F. Wallace Pope Jr., Clearwater, each will serve a five-year term on the board of the law school’s major private financial and administrative services organization. They join with approximately 50 other executives throughout the state and Southeast in overseeing the 95-year-old law school’s facilities and programs needs. The association helped raise more than $20 million toward the school’s library expansion and new classroom facilities construction now underway, and is instrumental in helping the college fulfill its teaching, research, and service mission. • J. Thomas Cardwell is chair and CEO of Akerman Senterfitt, a Florida-based firm with more than 400 attorneys in eight Florida cities and Washington, D.C. He is a past chairman of the Orange County Housing Finance Authority • Lawton “Bud” Chiles III is chair of Florida Capital, a coastal property company. • Buddy Dyer, a three-term member of the Florida Senate starting in 1992 and Senate Democratic Leader for three years, was elected mayor of Orlando in February, 2003. • Ladd H. Fassett helped found the Orlando firm of Fasset Anthony & Taylor, P.A., and is a former president of The Florida Bar’s Young Lawyers Division. • Gene K. Glasser of Abrams Anton, P.A., Hollywood, specializes in estate planning and administration, and tax law. • Atlanta businessman W. Michael Heekin was founding chief operating officer of WebMD, a company that delivers Internet-based medical information and services to healthcare providers and consumers. • Michael D. Minton of the Treasure Coast office of the Dean Mead Minton & Zwemer business law firm, is past vice chair of the governing board of the South Florida Water Management District. • F. Wallace Pope Jr., is a senior member of the Tampa Bay firm of Johnson Pope Bokor Ruppel & Burns, LLP and a former member of The Florida Bar Board of Governors. advanced directive meetings U.S. Middle District ups its fees puts on Goodwill Gathering The Florida Bar’s Committee on Relations with CPAs has organized its first Miami-Dade County Goodwill Gathering to be held at the Miami City Club June 3. The Florida Bar Committee on Relations with Certified Public Accountants strives to create a forum to develop and exchange ideas concerning issues affecting both professions. The committee also functions as a source of information to members of The Florida Bar in matters related to certified public accountants. The Goodwill Gathering wine and cheese reception will be hosted by Merrill Lynch and is being co-sponsored by the Dade County Bar Association, the Florida Institute of CPAs Miami-Dade County and Miami-Downtown Chapters, and the Florida Association of Attorney-CPAs. The event will take place from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Parking is complimentary for the first 100 individuals to RSVP. “Our Goodwill Gatherings present a unique opportunity for attorneys and CPAs interested in working with each other to meet and exchange referrals on an informal basis,” said Eduardo “Ed” Arista, an attorney and CPA in Coral Gables who is chairing the event. For more information or to RSVP, visit www.AristaLaw.com.Florida law center The Florida Bar Elder Law Section is joining with the Department of Elder Affairs Statewide Public Guardianship to conduct free advance directives workshops at various locations throughout the state. The workshops will take place during the month of May, traditionally known as Elder Law Month, and are designed to educate groups of 50-100 people on advance directives. These presentations will run approximately one hour long with a brief question and answer period to follow. Topics of discussion will include: • What is an advance directive? • How advance directives assure that your preferences for medical treatment will be honored. • How to designate someone to make your medical decisions in the event you become incapacitated and are unable to do so. • Resources for creating advance directives. Presenters for these workshops will be elder law attorneys from Elder Law Section. In addition to the general public, social workers, geriatric care mangers, hospital case managers, support coordinators, and other health care professionals who deal with the elder and handicapped populations are encourage to attend. “With increased public awareness of the need for advance directives, due to the high profile Schiavo case last year, the Elder Law Section of The Florida Bar believes that these educational workshops will deliver an important and timely message,” said section Chair Stephanie L. Schneider. Relations with CPAs panel Miami attorney Benedict P. Kuehne has won a runoff race for an 11th Circuit seat on The Florida Bar Board of Governors. Kuehne defeated William Aaron 1,307 to 844 in results that were certified on April 23 in the contest for Seat 7 in the 11th Circuit. The two led a field of 10 in the March balloting, and runoff ballots were mailed around April. Kuehne will be sworn in, along with other new and returning board members, at next month’s Annual Meeting in Boca Raton.Trapp petitions for The 15th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission is now accepting applications to fill a circuit bench opening created by the retirement of Judge Mary E. Lupo. Applicants must be a member of the Bar in good standing for the preceeding five years, registered voters, and reside in Palm Beach County. Application packages are available at the law libraries of the main West Palm Beach and the South County courthouses, at the information desks of the North County and Belle Glade (West County) courthouses, and at the Palm Beach and the South Palm Beach bar associations. An application (without the letter of instruction) is available on the Bar’s Web site at www.flabar.org. Applicants are encouraged to read the letter of instruction that accompanies the application. Applications must be received at the Palm Beach County Bar Association, 1601 Belvedere Road, Suite 302E, West Palm Beach 33406 by 5 p.m., May 19. Interviews will be held during the week of June 7.Kuehne wins Miami runoff Elder Law Section conductslast_img read more

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3 fees you should never pay again

first_imgBills. They sure can be a headache. No, not the Buffalo Bills. Although, if that’s your team, sorry to bring it up. We all have bills to pay, and most of us are used to a good chunk of our paychecks not sticking around too long. Those bills provide us with stuff that we need and stuff that we love. But what about fees? Is there anything more annoying than paying fees? Fees aren’t doing anyone any good. Here are three fees we should eliminate so we can keep a little more cash in our pockets.ATM fees: It’s nice when you need cash to be able to use a nearby ATM, but what’s it costing you? If your financial institution isn’t anywhere close, you’re probably going to pay at least one fee when using another FI’s ATM. Remember to stop by your favorite branch on your way to your destination and get enough cash to cover your trip or night out. You can also get cash back from most retailers, so take advantage of that. If you find yourself in a pickle, get a friend to pay and hit them back with Venmo or PayPal.Credit card fees: Maybe your credit card doesn’t have an annual fee, but if it does, is it really worth it? Compare credit cards and try to find the best rewards or cash back card you can get that won’t charge you an arm and a leg just to have the card. A credit card is a nice tool to have (especially if the rewards are really paying off) but make sure you’re not keeping a balance from month to month. Pay those things in full each month, and pay on time!Late payment fees: If you’re living paycheck to paycheck, it can be a delicate process to make sure each bill is covered on time in each pay period. Don’t let anything slide through the cracks. Paying a bill a few days late isn’t worth an added fee or a damaging hit to your credit report. Make a strict budget and save a little from the previous pay period so you can cover each bill when it’s due. Start saving and as long as you’re not spending more than you make, you won’t run into the same problem again. 26SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: www.cuinsight.com Detailslast_img read more

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Nepalese Long Islanders Seek Donations For Earthquake Victims

first_imgThe 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Saturday, sending buildings rumbling to the streets and leaving precious historical sites in tatters. More than 5,000 people have died, but that number is likely to rise, possibly to 10,000, officials said.Three days after the quake, the United Nations released an update on the conditions in Nepal, reporting that 8 million people in 39 districts have been affected.“According to early indications, 1.4 million people are in need of food assistance,” the UN said. “Of these, 750,000 people live near the epicenter in poor quality housing. Impact on agriculture based livelihoods and food security is expected to be extremely high.”The UN said Nepal desperately needs medical tents, medication and surgical kits to help the wounded.Also included in its wish list: body bags.Prashant Gami, 28, of Selden, moved to the US from Nepal seven years ago. His brother and other relatives still live there. He was fortunate that he didn’t have to wait breathlessly to get in contact with relatives, but the tragedy has been difficult to comprehend. It’s also nearly impossible to maintain conversations because cell phone service is spotty.“We grew up in Nepal,” Gami said by phone. “It was very emotional to see all the destruction. It’s going to take a long time. We need everyone’s help to rebuild Nepal.”Gami and Shah are doing their best to help that effort.“I really want to go,” Shah said over the phone. He wants to be on the ground in Nepal. He wants to help rebuild. But, he said, he’s more useful here—selling t-shirts, collecting donations and coordinating the local relief effort. Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York When Chandan Shah of Coram awoke on Saturday to images of destruction in his homeland of Nepal, he was overcome with shock.He immediately thought of his parents, who live in the Nepali capital of Kathmandu—a sprawling city particularly hit hard by the massive earthquake. The 28-year-old man called his parents, but was unable to get in touch with them. Hours had passed, and still nothing. Finally, after 24 hours, he heard their voices. The Long Island Nepalese Society is accepting clothing donations at 6 Rustic Court, Plainview. View image | gettyimages.comShah’s parents were safe. Like many others, they took up residence in a humanitarian aid camp and were living under a tent out of fear of going inside due to countless nerve-rattling aftershocks. Many people haven’t returned to their vulnerable homes since the quake, but do so to use the bathroom or to quickly cook meals.“It’s like a nightmare for me,” Shah said over the phone Tuesday, as he and a friend prepared to sell dozens of shirts in Queens and Manhattan to raise money for quake survivors.The duo was armed with 50 “Pray for Nepal” shirts and were hoping to sell them for $15 each. The money would go toward relief efforts in Nepal. Shah is also coordinating relief efforts through the Long Island Nepalese Society, which is accepting clothing donations in Plainview. View image | gettyimages.com View image | gettyimages.com What quake victims need most, Shah said, is clothes, tents, medical supplies, and food.“The international organizations are helping,” Shah said, but added, “more things need to be done.”“So many people are missing,” he said.last_img read more

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InterContinental Ljubljana became a member of the Virtuoso network. How is Croatia?

first_imgDubrovnik and the USA will be connected from June 7, 2019 to September 27, 2019, three times a week with the American city of Philadelphia, and the world’s largest airline “American Airlines” will operate. Also, in mid-2018 this direct was established line Toronto – Zagreb via Air Canada, and negotiations are underway with other airlines to better connect America and Croatia with direct flights, which is the first prerequisite for the growth of guest arrivals from the USA. Croatia with two hotels in the Virtuoso network  Thus, InterContinental Ljubljana and the Kempinski Palace Portorož hotel are currently the only hotels in Slovenia in the prestigious Virtuoso network.  InterContinental Ljubljanaand, the only five-star hotel in Ljubljana, recently became a member of a renowned luxury hotel association Virtuoso.  Virtuoso is a leading international network specializing in the tourism industry of boutiques and luxury travel. Also, Virtuoso’s network of the world’s best luxury travel agencies has more than 17.500 travel advisors in more than 1.000 agencies worldwide, and has contracts with exclusive and world-leading hotels, resorts, spas, cruise companies and other travel companies. Photo: Pixabay.com Croatia currently has only two hotels in this network – Hotel Villa Dubrovnik and Boutique Hotel Alhambra – Losinj Hotels & Villas. However, the number of Croatian hotels in the Virtuoso network should soon expand. Namely, in 2016, it was founded at the Croatian Chamber of Commerce A group of unique luxury hotels (GJLH), which has 17 luxury hotels in Croatia.  The first step has already been made, and so since 2019 from Dubrovnik has direct flights to the USA which means that Croatia will again be directly connected to the United States via Dubrovnik Airport after 28 long years. For both Ljubljana and the hotel, this is a great achievement and a turning point that puts Ljubljana on the map of luxury destinations on the side of world capitals and prestigious resorts, points out Sasha Zor, director and sales of the InterContinental hotel in Ljubljana and adds: “I believe that membership in Virtuoso will contribute to the recognition of Slovenia and its placement on the global map of luxury destinations, because we will attract new targeted guests with the highest purchasing power.Zor points out. On the other hand, in the last few years the CNTB has intensified cooperation with the Virtuoso network, and in the coming period the focus is on strengthening air transport with the USA to make our country even more accessible to American tourists. An important fact that tourism professionals must make much better use of and brand because it is a “holy grail” in marketing and a strong advantage over the competition. Thus, our country took a high second place in the category of the most popular emerging destination, sixth place in the category of the best destinations for the so-called. millennials, ie young travelers and an excellent eighth place in the category of the world’s most popular destinations.  Vituoso Luxe Report: Croatia is ranked among the top 10 destinations Recently, the president of the Group of Unique Luxury Hotels at the Croatian Chamber of Commerce and the owner of the Vestibul Palace hotel, Nenad Nizić, announced that the GJLH group is actively working to become members of the Virtuoso network. According to the results of the research “Vituoso Luxe Report”. for 2019, Croatia is ranked among the top 10 destinations in as many as three categories.  Finally, one important fact when we talk about the American market. As in fact America does not have a rich history, especially compared to Europe, and they are strongly attached to their country and flag, it is important to know that as far back as 1783. The Republic of Dubrovnik was the first country in the world to be recognized by the United States.  The goal of Virtuoso, ie the promise through the slogan “A Virtuoso offers what you cannot see, but will feel forever”Behind which is the creation of partners who offer an unforgettable experience for a luxury trip, and therefore through credibility it is very difficult to become a member of Virtuoso. The annual turnover of the Virtuoso network amounts to more than 21 billion US dollars, which certainly ranks them among the most important organizations in the luxury travel segment. Marketing activities with Virtuoso are one of the key priorities for the promotion of Croatia on the American market, said Ina Rodin, director of the CNTB Representative Office in New York as part of last year’s Virtuoso Travel Week, and added “The popularity of Croatia and the growth of demand for our country within the Virtuoso network recorded a growth of about 28 percent. The excellent position of Croatia is further confirmed by the annual survey of Virtuos, according to which Croatia is ranked among the top 10 destinations in as many as three categories, ie in the category of fastest growing destinations, the most popular destinations for the so-called. millennials travelers and in the category of the most popular international destinations”, Said director Rodin. By the way, last year in the first 11 months there were 578 thousand arrivals and 1.6 million overnight stays, which compared to the same period last year represents an increase of 23 percent in arrivals and 18 percent in overnight stays.last_img read more

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PREMIUMClimate change already affecting food production, expert warns

first_imgGoogle Log in with your social account food food-supply food-production agriculture climate-change crop farmers farming DPR Indonesia LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Linkedin Agricultural experts have called on the government to introduce programs in response to climate change, which has begun to affect food production in parts of the country.Bustanul Arifin, a professor of agricultural economics at the University of Lampung (Unila), said on Tuesday that the government should, for example, establish a mitigation or adaptation plan with concrete measures to minimize the impacts of climate change.The senior economist said rising temperatures caused by climate change made plants like rice and wheat ripen faster and dry quicker, resulting in a fall in production. With an effective mitigation and adaption plan, the impact of changing weather patterns on farming could be minimized, Bustanul said.He warned that Indonesia could suffer food scarcity if the government failed to address the impact of climate change.Read also: Awaiting a morsel of hope, 2… Forgot Password ? Facebook Topics :last_img read more

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Small businesses get subsidies, loan relief

first_imgThe government will subsidize and ease loan interest payments for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), the backbone of the Indonesian economy, as they struggle to stay afloat amid the COVID-19 pandemic.The subsidies will cover loan interest ranging from 2 to 6 percent for up to six months for millions of borrowers in the MSME category. The government will also roll out working capital credit for MSMEs, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo announced on Wednesday.“The emergency working capital assistance will need to be carefully designed so MSMEs can really access this emergency capital assistance scheme,” Jokowi told an online briefing after a Cabinet meeting. Around 41 million MSMEs have access to credit from financial institutions while 23 million are not bankable. Indonesia’s more than 60 million MSMEs, which account for 60 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP) of Southeast Asia’s largest economy, are struggling to stay afloat with travel and social restrictions to contain the coronavirus severely affecting their income. Their operations are either closed or limited and many workers have been laid off or furloughed.Read also: ‘Jamu’ to protective gear: Producers of most-wanted products facing business disruptionFinance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati said the government would cover 6 percent of the interest and suspend loan repayments, for six months, for ultra-micro businesses under the government’s UMi and Mekaar programs, as well as state pawnshop Pegadaian customers.Micro businesses and government microloan program (KUR) borrowers with loans between Rp 10 million and Rp 500 million will also get interest subsidies covering 6 percent for the first three months and 3 percent for the next three months. SMEs with loans between Rp 500 million and Rp 10 billion will get interest subsidies covering 3 percent for the first three months and 2 percent for the next three months. Both categories will also be able to delay their loan repayments for six months.Government subsidies for MSMEs. (JP/Hengky Wijaya).Usage: 0 (JP/Hengky Wijaya)“This program is part of the government’s efforts to defend MSMEs’ financial capabilities,” Sri Mulyani said after the Cabinet meeting. “If this can work, then the COVID-19 economic impact on society can be minimized.”The government will help micro businesses to pay their loan interest for businesses borrowing up to Rp 500 million from rural banks and for those borrowing Rp 500 million to RP 10 billion from conventional banks. It will also relieve interest payments for MSMEs that borrowed from the KUR program, Sri Mulyani said.The government has allocated Rp 150 trillion for business recovery programs within its Rp 405.1 trillion extra spending for COVID-19 efforts, focusing on health and social spending as well as economic stimulus packages. The earlier stimulus packages covered tax waivers and deferrals for almost all business sectors and individual taxpayers.“The government will push for transparency, accountability and professionalism to avoid moral hazard,” Coordinating Economic Minister Airlangga Hartarto told reporters during the same press briefing. “This stimulus is prioritized for those affected by the coronavirus pandemic.”There are several prerequisites for MSMEs to be eligible for the new stimulus package, including a good track record on loan repayments and tax payments. They must be verified by banks and not included in the Financial Services Authority’s (OJK) black list.Read also: Medicine prices could soar 60% on raw material disruptionThe Association of Young Indonesian Businesspeople (Hipmi) head for micro, small and medium businesses Rano Wiharta said that the government must oversee the regulation tightly, calling for banks to be “more serious” in helping MSMEs.“We appreciate the government’s stimulus measures but the most important thing is that the implementation process needs to be in line with this policy,” Rano told The Jakarta Post, adding that MSMEs often found difficulties in restructuring their loans.“We are bleeding right now especially entering the Ramadan month,” Rano said, referring to the Islamic fasting period between April 24 and May 22. “We are hoping that this policy will be followed by better implementation, especially in banks.”Rano said that many MSMEs could not get new loans from banks during the virus crisis, adding that the government must examine the issue to help save local companies.The Indonesian Travel Agents Association (Astindo) secretary-general Pauline Suharno voiced a similar view, saying that previous government’s credit incentives were not effective because of botched implementation, calling for the government to ensure that businesses could receive the incentives.“We think that this could be good, but only if the government and private lenders can implement it,” Pauline, who works in the badly hit tourist sector, told the Post.Contacted separately, Perbanas Institute economist Piter Abdullah welcomed the government’s decision to roll out such incentives for MSMEs but said that “it would not be enough” to help businesses’ cashflow.“This will help them to survive, but the government still needs to formulate stronger incentives to really boost their negative cashflow.”Topics :last_img read more

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Sri Mulyani recalls meeting furniture maker Jokowi during 1998 crisis

first_img“Pak Jokowi used the ‘windfall profit’ wisely by increasing production capacity, taking advantage of the crisis to develop his business,” she said.Twenty-two years later, after Jokowi took the Presidential seat and asked her to become his finance minister, another crisis struck, she added.“Under the leadership of President Jokowi, we are overcoming it,” she said.In facing the current difficult times, Sri Mulyani said the government had encouraged economic recovery programs to help people, revive small and medium enterprises as well as to regrow economic activities.“Twenty-two years from now, what can you become?” she asks her followers at the end of the post.“[Build] your future by continuously learning, working hard, being honest and being resourceful. Have a steel mentality; don’t give up when facing trials and tests. Always pray,” she added.Topics : Indonesia’s economic growth, she recalled, had fallen sharply to minus 13.7 percent, while the exchange rate of the rupiah against the US dollar dropped from Rp 2,350 to Rp 16,000 per US dollar, causing many companies and banks to go bankrupt. On Aug. 14, 1998, Sri Mulyani said, she had been invited by Jokowi to speak at a seminar in Surakarta, in her capacity as an economist from the University of Indonesia, to explain why the financial crisis occurred and how Indonesia could save the economy.She said the seminar had been sponsored by Jokowi, who was at that time a businessman exporting furniture.She said Jokowi had been “tremendously blessed” during the crisis, because export revenue in US dollars jumped more than sixfold at the time.center_img Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati shared a throwback post on social media of her meeting with President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo when he was a furniture maker in Surakarta, Central Java, during the 1998 Asian financial crisis.After recalling how Jokowi overcame and advanced his business during the economic crisis 22 years ago, Sri Mulyani encouraged the Indonesian people to work and study harder for a better future in 22 years to come.A photo collage that Sri Mulyani posted on her Instagram account, @smindrawati, on Thursday showed a black and white poster revealing her and businessman Jaya Suprana as speakers at an event, also a picture of young Jokowi giving a speech.last_img read more

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Mermaid Beach home has an industrial style rarely seen on the Gold Coast

first_imgYou’ll never miss it with a bright blue door like that.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa12 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago Raked ceilings and feature lighting are among the house’s defining features.The three-bedroom home on Cronulla Ave, which is on a 405sq m block, was built about five years ago.Custom designed pop-art by Australian artist Matt Stewart gives the home a creative edge while detailed features like the bright blue front door and shell emblazoned street number above the letter box add character. MORE NEWS: What $1.4 million buys you around the world The Mermaid Beach home has an industrial style rarely seen on the Coast.IT looks more like a house that would be found in the heart of Melbourne rather than one of the Gold Coast’s most popular beachside suburbs.From polished concrete floors and neutral tones with texture highlights to 14ft raked ceilings and feature lighting, the Mermaid Beach property has an industrial style rarely seen on the Coast. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p360p360p216p216pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), 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 Rate1xFullscreenWhy location is everything in real estate01:59 It looks more like a Gold Coast house on the outside. The shells add a quirky touch.The house has a narrow floorplan with an open kitchen, living and dining area on one side and all three bedrooms on the other.It also has an office with built-in desk as well as a deck overlooking the pool in the backyard.The property is listed with an asking price of more than $1.895 million. The polished concrete floors are a standout feature.Marketing agent Ludovic Mahu, of Belle Mason Realty, said the property had attracted a lot of interest in the two weeks it had been on the market.Its unusual design blended with the Coast’s renowned beachside lifestyle was what Mr Mahu said was attracting house hunters.“The feedback we’ve been getting is really positive,” he said.“It’s pretty unique and so close to the beach.” MORE NEWS: Beach home flip: before and after It has some pretty impressive artwork.last_img read more

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