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Over at Huffington Post Mark Gongloff warns: That 'dramatic downgrade of U.S. economic growth in the first quarter revealed the economy's lingering weakness, exposed the folly of Washington's austerity obsession and slapped the Federal Reserve's newfound optimism right in the face.' And with politics deteriorating, it'll get worse.
Taken together, these events and strategic initiatives highlight the Chinese aerospace industry’s realization that, in order to become a globally competitive player, it will need depth as much as breadth. After getting their hands on both ends of the value chain—aircraft design and final assembly—the Chinese now understand that what will make or break their industry over the long term is what happens in the middle of the value chain, at the component and subsystem levels. And that is why China’s ambition to compete with Boeing and Airbus, as well as with GE and Rolls-Royce for aircraft engines, is now more credible than ever.
One key thing the best bosses seem to have in common is that they are all consummate problem solvers. They can not only spot them, but brainstorm successful and innovative ways to fix them。
Apple Chief Executive Officer Steve Jobs holds the new " iPad" during the launch of Apple's new tablet computing device in San Francisco, California, in this January 27, 2010
A police raid of an illegal food store in southern China has exposed tonnes of rancid, decades-old chicken feet being 'processed' to be sold to unassuming customers.
华尔街、大街上和华盛顿的每一个人都在不断地忘记市场周期的基本原理。请记住：《笑傲股市》(How to Make Money in Stocks)作者、《投资者商务日报》(Investors Business Daily)的比尔?奥尼尔(Bill O'Neill)说，市场的上行周期平均为3.75年，下行周期平均为九个月。
A member of staff at the Yizheng Museum told MailOnline that the bronze item had been found inside the tomb of an aristocrat in the West Han Dynasty (206 BC–8 AD) the first part of the Han Dynasty.
The Managing Director of The Nusa Dua, I Gusti Ngurah Ardita explained to the media on Monday (2/11), by the end of October 2020, the average room occupancy rate at ITDC reached 8.71%, almost doubled the occupancy rate in September which was only 4.63%. Between 27 to 30 October 2020, The Nusa Dua's average daily room occupancy rate was even higher, from 13% to 23.5%. This figure was the highest so far since the pandemic hit Bali in March 2020. "Since the island reopened for domestic tourist on 31 July 2020, the tourism business at The Nusa Dua has started to improve gradually. We are very grateful for this amazing progress," said Ardita.
29 October 2020 - Bali airport had received more than 6000 domestic tourists in one day (27/10), this is the highest number since the last seven months. Normally, there were about 3000 visitors landed daily in Ngurah Rai International Airport since the island opened its border for domestic tourists on 31 July 2020. So far, things have gone well, even much better than some pessimistic predictions which only 10% raise from the daily visit rates. "We estimate there might be up to 10% increase of domestic tourists will come during the long holiday, compared to the current daily average. But we will see it again later, as there is no significant improvement happened til now, "said Andanina Dyah Permata Megasari, the Communication and Legal Manager of Bali airport earlier on Tuesday (27/10).
Later on that day, the airport recorded 6,305 passengers had arrived via the domestic terminal, by Tuesday evening, 27 October 2020. This number has increased by 25% compared to the number of arrivals on Monday, 26 October 2020, with 5,047 passengers. The flights are mostly dominated from the Jakarta routes, either from Soekarno-Hatta Airport or Halim Perdanakusuma. Tourists from Surabaya, Makassar, and Lombok are also can be found on the island during this holiday season.
Still, according to Andanina, the airport authority has prepared several procedures to anticipate the possibility of delay and cancel flights, due to the bad weather conditions. Furthermore, the number of officers-on-duty have been increased to supervise the implementation of health protocols and promoting #safetravel campaign. They will inspect every area in the airport to encourage people wearing mask, wash hand regularly and keep a safe distance. Bali provincial government also has placed hundreds of officers from the National Search and Rescue Agency (BASARNAS) in several points on the island, Gilimanuk Harbour, Kuta, Legian, Tanah Lot and many more. To avoid traffic congestion, the Bali Transportation Department (Dishub) has assigned hundreds of officers to solve traffic problems that may occur in some areas during the holiday. All of these efforts will be continuously applied until the end of the holiday season on 1 November 2020.
28 October 2020 - Indonesia is progressing on handling Covid-19 pandemic in the last few weeks. The National Task Force has reported significant developments for the better in recovery rates in several regions. The head of experts team for Indonesia Covid-19 task force, Prof. Wiku Adisasmito informed the recovery rate per 27 October is 81.3% from the total number of infections in the country or as much as 322,248 people. Meanwhile, the world recovery rates is 73.49%. "The world's recovery rates lately tend to decrease. While in Indonesia, the percentage tends to increase. This is a good progress that must be maintained so that the recovery rate keeps increasing and hopefully no more fatalities," said Wiku during an online press conference on official BNPB YouTube channel, Tuesday 27 October 2020.
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Wade was probably a little easier to stop back in high school before he had filled into his 6'4'' frame that makes him so unstoppable today.
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In one example, Christie’s was offering the mid-18th-century canvas “Rebecca and Eliezer at the Well” by the Venetian artist Francesco Fontebasso at a low estimate of 120,000. The pleasant piece of rococo decoration had been bought at auction in 1990 for $286,000, according to Artnet. At the Dec. 8 sale it fell to a single telephone bid of 115,000, about $170,000, before fees. Investors do not expect to incur a loss of about 40 percent a quarter century after buying a Warhol or a Basquiat. Reselling an old master can be even harder when that painting has been languishing in a dealer’s gallery.
Anna comes from a mob family and her hair, sometimes matched with large sunglasses or wide-lapel Armani trench coats, indicates both a degree of class and no-nonsense power.
"China is Australia's most valuable tourism market, with the potential to be worth more than $13 billion by 2020."
Companies that cut support roles during the downturn, the report notes, will be "adding staff to help make departments more productive and efficient." That trend may herald a happy new year for job hunters.
Similarly, Katy Perry was initially granted a visa to perform at the show in Shanghai but Chinese officials soon changed their mind. This, it has been claimed, is because the singer carried a Taiwanese flag and wore a dress covered in sunflowers during a 2015 concert in Taiwan.
27 October 2020 - The Indonesian Police's Traffic Corps (Korlantas-Polri) is holding the annual "Zebra Operation" for the next two weeks. This operation is scheduled from 26 October to 8 November 2020. Traffic polices on every region in the country, including Bali, will stand-by on the roads and give penalties to those who are not following the rules. Authority aims to improve the traffic discipline of the community amid the Covid-19 Pandemic.
Unlike other places in Indonesia, Bali's traffic is somewhat less controlled. Foreign tourists are easily rent a scooter from a rental and ride the engine recklessly; some even don't possess experiences on riding two-wheelers before. Underaged locals are also easily be found riding a scooter while joking around and not wearing helmets. All these and the condition of the roads in Bali are the perfect combination for unfortunate incidents. The number of reported traffic accidents in Bali is 1,350 cases from January 2020 to September 2020; it is a serious problem. To learn about essential information on driving in Bali read here.
There are several checking points have been set-up for this event: Intersection near Badung police department in Mengwi, T-junction on Petitenget street, Intersection near police department in Abianbase street, Lukluk Intersection on Darmasaba street, and Padang Luwih Intersection near Dalung - North Kuta. However, you may find a group of polices do the checking in other places as they got many reports of violations on specific areas.
26 October 2020 - The provincial government of Bali continues to intensify efforts to create a greener Bali. INKA, a state-owned train manufacturing company (BUMN) and Bali Regional Company (Perusda) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Friday, 23 October 2020. The agreement signifies the development of an integrated electric-powered transportation system on the island of gods.
Director of PT Perusda Bali Province, I Nyoman Kami Artana, explained to the media that after the signing of the MoU, a feasibility study (FS) would be carried out first by PT Inka. "Everything will be outlined in the FS (feasibility study). Whether it will be an electric train, cable car, or what model, PT Inka will do the study first. This is only the signing of the MoU," said Artana. It will take at least two years for this project to be executed.
Budi Noviantoro as the main director of PT INKA explained that the funding for this project came from foreign loans by the Islamic Development Bank (IDB), a multilateral development finance institution based in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The budget plan is around IDR 2.6 trillion and will be used for workshops, manufacturing of battery components and infrastructure.
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This was the biggest monthly drop in imports since last September and also means shipments have contracted year-on-year for the past 15 months straight.
The office predicts the number of football schools will increase to 20,000 this year and reach 50,000 by 2025.
'How do I explain the fact that I got a GQ Man of the Year award and no women's magazines and no women's organisations have supported me?
The third gunman, Amedy Coulibaly, who stormed a kosher supermarket on Friday,never left for such training, said Valls.
International visitors with urgent purposes are also starting to come back to Bali. Though Indonesia still not allow foreign visitors to enter for tourism purposes and free visa on arrival is deactivated until further notice; applying for a B-211 Social Visa Culture can be a solution for international visitors to come back at the island of gods. Read this article for details.
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21 October 2020 - October is slowly coming to an end, normally Bali starts getting busy during this time. Many bars, restaurants and hotels would have decorated their properties with Halloween decorations, invitation for costume contests also should have been announced, but this year will not be the same. Most of the places are struggling to keep their business opens, while some lucky workers must sufficiently manage their money to survive. Last year, there were more than 500,000 thousand international tourists visited Bali in October, and accumulatively more than five million visits from January to October. Nonetheless, life must go on; Indonesia and Bali government are preparing an anticipation measures to welcome domestic visitors for the upcoming holiday to celebrate the Prophet Mohammad's Birthday, from 28 October to 1 November 2020.
President Jokowi has instructed his cabinet to intensify the implementation of safe travels protocols in tourism destination throughout the country, especially Bali. "We had the experience of surge cases during a long holiday last time, maybe one and a half months ago. Therefore, we need to discuss this so that long holiday will not cause the increase of Covid-19 cases," said Jokowi during a meeting at the Merdeka Palace-Jakarta on Monday, 19 October 2020.
The minister of home affairs Tito Karnavian also joined in the meeting and explained to the media that travelling to other regions and visiting popular tourist destinations are potentially will expose the tourists to the transmission of the coronavirus. He also encouraged the public to spend the holiday at home with family instead.
16 October 2020 - Bali has been trusted to host several global events for years, and we are so delighted to find out that the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GPDRR) meeting is to be held in Nusa Dua-Bali in 2022. The President of Indonesia, Joko Widodo, has confirmed and delegated his cabinets to prepare everything for this big event, yesterday 16 October 2022 at the Bogor Presidential Palace, West Java during a limited virtual meeting.
GPDRR is a biennial event established by the United Nations (UN), through United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) to review the progress of various knowledge, developments, and the latest trends in the international disaster management. Indonesia is considered the perfect place to host the event as the country is situated between three tectonic plates and also sits on the Circum-Pacific Belt known as the Pacific Ring of Fire.
Only Kobe Bryant had played in more games by age 32, and did so with fewer minutes, and that's just including regular-season games.
Few of the Fed's forecasts have proceeded according to plan over the course of the sharp economic downturn and choppy recovery, a fact that Fed officials now openly acknowledge. 'We have been disappointed in the pace of growth, and we don't fully understand why,' Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke said at his final news conference last month.
A Method to the Madness
Foreign visitors with purposes for humanitarian activities, volunteering, family reunion and business or investment now can apply for an Indonesia 211 e-VISA. While doing your projects or meeting a family, you can enjoy many ridiculous "Corona" discounts given by most hotel resorts and restaurants on the island. Yes, do yourself some researches online to see 5-star accommodation and restaurants published their irresistible offers on their website and official social media accounts.
What dangers does the Fed present to EMs today? One of the biggest risks, says Mr Koepke, is that it might “get behind the curve” and delay raising rates for too long. This would result not only in a surprisingly big hike when it came, but also a higher terminal interest rate than would otherwise be the case.
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There is a salary gap of nearly 22 per cent between male and female graduates three years after they finished their courses, $90,000 compared to $73,000. That gap had been 17 per cent whenstudents first graduated, so thisdifference has widened over time(see chart).
The Head of BMKG (Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency) Region III Denpasar, M. Taufik Gunawan, explain that Bali is entering a period of transition from the dry season to the rainy season. The ENSO index (El Nino-Southern Oscillation) is at NINO 3.4: -0.72, meaning there has been a significant increase in daily rainfall in Bali. Besides, MJO is currently in quadrant 5, which affects the rain cloud formation process. "We urge the public to remain vigilant as severe weather warnings continue," add Mr Gunawan.
However, 2016 saw the rise of Chinese mobile phone-makers. Huawei shipments grew 30.2 percent year on year to 139.3 million units, and the company retained its No. 3 position globally.
“温总理的讲话重点提到了经济和社会发展。中国政府为实现建设繁荣社会这一目标付出了巨大的努力。”Irene Giner-Reichl, Austrian ambassador
Companies are always looking to save money, and outsourcing some roles to freelancers can help. Virtual assistants can perform many of the duties of full-time staffers, but with less commitment. These workers could help expand a business, or just encourage things to run more smoothly.
There are 15 Chinese brands in the top 100, one more than last year and a sharp rise on a decade ago, when China Mobile was the only Chinese brand.
Turkey’s ministers have been rallying Turkish expat communities across Europe to win support for Erdogan-backed constitutional changes, which will be voted on in a referendum next month.
自从2015年，唱作人杜阿·里帕就持续发表了一系列单曲，从最初的那首轻佻的《Be the One》（《成为你的唯一》）到最后那首大获成功的《Hotter Than Hell》（《热得过火》），这两首歌都被收录到她的首张专辑中。
The occupancy rate of hotels in Bali is still below four percent until August 2020. "Hotel occupancy per August is only 3.68 percent compared to last year's 67 percent," said the Executive Director of the Indonesian Hotel and Restaurant Association (PHRI) Bali, Ida Bagus Purwa Sideman. The updates were delivered through an online seminar discussing Tourism Destination Readiness in the Era of New Normal on Friday, 9 October 2020.
Furthermore, Mr Sideman also mentioned that international tourists pretty much dominate the tourism industry in Bali; when there are many countries imposing travel restrictions, automatically the sector will be severely impacted. Within two months, from August to September 2020, at least 3,327 people were losing their jobs due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Head of Bali Manpower and ESDM Office Ida Bagus Ngurah Arda informed, by the end of August the number of workers who had been sent home was 76,940, and this number will certainly continue to increase until everything back to normal. Restaurant and hotel owners are struggling with the current situation, while on the other hand, they couldn't afford more financial losses any longer.
9 October 2020 - In addition to Bali splendid underwater beauties in Northwest, Tulamben, Penida, Padang Bai and Benoa; other coral reef gardens will be built in five different regions of the island. Indonesian Minister of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Edhy Prabowo has prepared several programs called Indonesia Coral Reef Garden (ICRG) to build and restore all the good potentials hidden under Bali waters. This program has been officially declared to the public virtually on Wednesday, 7 October 2020.
This coral reef garden will cost about 111.2 billion Rupiahs, covering 50 hectares of underwater landscape in Nusa Dua, Sanur, Serangan, Pandawa, and Buleleng. ICRG is currently the largest coral reef restoration project in Indonesia. It is a fully labour-intensive project, with a target of employment up to 11,000 people. The minister believes this program will revive the economic situation in Bali coastal villages that have been severely damaged by the coronavirus pandemic. In the future, this coral reef garden will not only function as an underwater tourist attraction but also for education and research purposes.
8 October 2020 - Indonesia is making very good progress in terms of vaccine development for Coronavirus pandemic. Mr President Joko Widodo has signed and issued a Presidential Decree No. 99/2020 on 5 October 2020 at Jakarta; this regulation explains about the roles of the Health Ministry in provisioning, distribution and manage the whole vaccination process in the country. The decree also assigns state-owned pharmaceutical company PT Bio Farma to procure the vaccine in cooperation with other international institutions. However, before massively distributed to everyone in the country; medical workers, military and law enforcement personnel, will be prioritized for vaccination.
Luckily, Bali has been chosen as one of the first regions in Indonesia to receive the first badge of vaccines once available. A simulation for Covid-19 vaccination was conducted in Bali’s state-own health clinic Puskesmas Abiansemal I for two days, 5-6 October 2020. This simulation aims to test the procedures and to prepare medical workers for the actual event most likely by the early of 2021. All things went well during the trial; all authorities are optimistic that Bali will be a good sample for other regions in Indonesia.
As a result of the country’s strict policies, some of the underwear brand's most famous models are unable to appear in its biggest event of the year with Gigi Hadid announcing that she won’t be attending on Twitter last week.
Holders of expired ITAP, ITAS, and few types of ITK staying in Indonesia must leave Indonesia and not stay after 5 October 2020, or an onshore application can be made for a new Visitor Visa or Temporary Stay Permit on https://visa-online.imigrasi.go.id/ without leaving Indonesia. Official letter can be downloaded here.
Dirk Philippa, portfolio manager of Fidelity International’s global property fund, has also cut investments in Hong Kong from a 6-8 per cent overweight two years ago, relative to benchmarks, to a 1 per cent overweight position.
Bali governments are planning new strategies to prevent a larger spread of Coronavirus. During the three-hour meeting in Jaya Sabha, Denpasar; I Wayan Koster, the governor Bali declared thirteen points of measurements to be implemented soon:
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The government of Bali finally provides a new public transportation called Trans Metro Dewata. I Wayan Koster-Bali Governor has officially marked the release of more than a hundred public transport bus service in Badung market; Monday, 7 September 2020. This project is a part of a program from the Indonesian Ministry of Transportation.
Other big cities in Indonesia like Solo - Central Java and Palembang - South Sumatra also have already implemented the same public transportation system. In Solo, there are more than 500,000 people have used the new buses within two months its been introduced to their city. Bali expects more people will be interested in using this modern public transportation soon, and for that reason, everyone has been granted FREE of charge for using Trans Metro Dewata until December 2020.
So far this year, companies have announced 376 share-repurchase initiatives for a total of $261 billion, according to data from Birinyi Associates. That's nearly 72% higher than 2012, though slightly lower when compared to the same period in 2013, which was a record year for buybacks.
"It's not sustainable growth because they're not being rented out and they're pricing people in the local market out of buying."
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The programme focuses on the early careers of the children that are enrolled in the Abby Lee Dance Company in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
瑞茜·威瑟斯彭（Reese Witherspoon）刚出道时大胆尝试不同戏路的演出，据报道，她曾努力将因影片《一往直前》（Walk the Line）获得的最佳女主角的奖杯制成门环或项链。但这两种方案都没能得以实现，现在，小金人就站在她的客厅里。
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Tongzhou was designated as the site of a new administrative center for the municipal government to help relieve the current heavy pressure on public services in downtown Beijing, where the central government is located.
Will the S&P 500 finish the year above 2,650
Joko Widodo has declared a COVID-19 public health emergency on Tuesday (Mar, 31st 2020) due to the increasing numbers of infections and deaths across the country. The president said during the press conference that the restrictions are based on the 2018 Law on Health Quarantine, which allows cities and provinces to shut down non-essential services and limit religious and social activities.
These regulations will allow the national police “to take proportionate law enforcement steps" in order to keep the large-scale social restriction measures running smoothly and effectively prevent the spread of Covid-19 outbreak.
31st March 2020
The Governor of Bali has released a new public advisory letter. In this statement the government extends extend some of the already existing regulations to April 21st, 2020:
30th March 2020
That pushed the state share of total investment for the year to date down marginally to 36.6 per cent, still the largest share since 2011 and reflecting the outsize role of government spending in sustaining economic growth during 2016.
The fastest growing start-ups tend to be global in their outlook. The immigration restrictions already imposed by President Trump in the US and those under consideration as part of the UK’s separation from the EU are likely to be a hindrance in the coming year for hiring.
March 27th, 2020
The governor of Bali, Wayan Koster, announced stronger measures in handling the issue of Coronavirus outbreak in Bali. His letter to the public from Friday, March 27th 2020 instructs everyone to remain at home, asks all officials and leaders to cancel all cultural and religious events, enforces travel restrictions to and from Bali, and asks for an increase of security and control at Bali's borders.
March 26th 2020
Bali Provincial Government has published another governor's letter on Thursday.
The letter advises everyone in Bali to stay at home until Monday, March 30th 2020.
Following this instruction, on its official Instagram account the Bali Provincial Government once again has emphasized that this measure is not considered as a lock down. It's important to understand, that people in Bali are still able to go out buying food and other important items, that are needed to manage the daily life.
Some businesses started to open their services already again, after being closed for two days since Nyepi on March, 25th 2020.
The Governor of Bali, I Wayan Koster has published a new announcement in order to reduce the spread of Covid-19 in Bali.
Here is the unofficial translation of the letter which has been released on Wednesday, March 23rd 2020:
On Wednesday, March 26th 2020, all the people in Bali are strongly advised to stay at home or in their booked accommodation.
This regulation is made based on the directions given by the President of Republic of Indonesia on his speech at March 15th 2020 regarding the outbreak of disease caused by Corona (Covid-19) in Indonesia; and Notes from the Head of Police Department of Republic Indonesia, Number: Mak/2/III/2020 dated March 19th 2020 regarding the regulatory submissions to Government’s policies in handling the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19)-
25th March 2020
Finally, Automatic Stay Permit Extension granted for stranded tourists in Bali,
This Tuesday morning, March 24th 2020 through its official social media accounts The Directorate General of Immigration Indonesia has automated the extension process of emergency stay permit for all the stranded foreign travelers in Indonesia.
This regulation has been implemented after the immigration offices were overrun by travelers who needed to extend their visa.
This regulation is valid for foreigners who cannot return to their country due to Covid-19 outbreak, details are as follows:
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这是两部后自语核(post-mumblecore)喜剧，讲述自我认知及其边界的故事。布西内斯克的影片是完美的怪人三角，三条边分别是盖·皮尔斯(Guy Pearce)、寇碧·史莫德斯(Cobie Smulders)和凯文·科利根(Kevin Corrigan)，以德克萨斯州奥斯汀怪人们轻松胡混的伪装出现。皮文的影片探索精神病以及日间电视节目的的黑暗疆域。由于克里斯汀·韦格(Kristen Wiig)的精彩演出（她饰演一个名叫爱丽丝·克里格的彩票得主），《欢迎来到我的世界》成了关于美国梦想者的精彩肖像，既令人不安，也鼓舞人心。
Total net profit for China’s commercial banks grew by 2.4 per cent last year, according to data from China’s bank regulator. Smaller banks saw increases in profit growth, while bigger banks slowed down.
Starbucks, up 49 per cent to 21 in the ranking, has evolved from a café to a place where people can hang out all day since it now sells breakfast, lunch and evening meals, accompanied by alcohol in some places.
The contiguous United States set a temperature record in 2012, a year of scorching heat waves and drought. But, mostly because of the unusual chill in the East, 2014 was only the 34th warmest year on record for the lower 48 states.
19th March 2020
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has asked to perform rapid tests for Sars-CoV-2 infections across the country.
“I ask for rapid tests to be carried out across Indonesia for early detection of infection,” the president announced during a meeting in Jakarta. “I also want more test kits to be distributed to medical laboratories and more laboratories [to be prepared] to conduct the tests.”
“Hospitals must determine who can isolate themselves at home and who requires advanced treatment in hospitals,” he added.
“I am instructing hospitals to form a clear contingency plan while we accelerate construction of the COVID-19 hospital on Galang Island (Riau) Islands,” the president said.
17th March 2020
The COVID-19 Prevention Task Force on behalf of the Provincial Government of Bali has updated the numbers of suspected patients of COVID-19 in the island. As per Tuesday, in Bali 78 people were tested and treated, while only 1 patient so far, was diagnosed with CoVid-19. This information was delivered during a press conference at Jayasabha, Denpasar.
17. March 2020
Additional Measures of the Indonesian Government in Relation to Covid-19 will be effective 20. March 2020.
The Government continues to follow closely WHO situation reports on the spread of Coronavirus and keeps adjusting its policies in order to reduce the spread of the virus. Indnonesia still faces an increasing number of people affected by the Corona Virus in Indonesia. In this latest announcement, more countries are added to the "banned" list and the issue of Free Visa and Visa on Arrival is suspended for one month.
14th March 2020
As reported in the Bali Post, the government has updated the number of COVID-19 positive patients in Indonesia - to 96. Government Spokesman for Corona Virus Handling, Achmad Yurianto, said that until Saturday (3/14) afternoon there were 96 positive cases of COVID-19. "Today's update, the number of positive cases totals to 96 per day today from the last yesterday we reported 69, now to 96. "
(Date: Friday 13th 2020, Bali)
In a DPRD Plenary Meeting the Governor of Bali, I Wayan Koster, shared his confidence that the government is well prepared and has implemented strong efforts to prevent the uncontrolled spread of the coronavirus. He stated, that Bali is economically and in terms of infrastructure ready to overcome the virus outbreak. "When it comes to our budget, we are ready," he said.
He added that he would gather all delegations from each hospital in Bali to discuss further about how to handle patients and to ensure the availability of isolation rooms. "In total, there are about 44 rooms that will be prepared as a place of isolation.... So far the number of infections is still small and still can be managed in Sanglah Hospital." stated the Governor.
At the moment Sanglah Hospital has four isolation rooms that have been developed into 18 rooms. Additional rooms are available at Tabanan Hospital, Sanjiwani Hospital, Gianyar, and Buleleng Hospital. More isolation rooms are now being prepared also at Bali Mandara Hospital and PTN University Udayana Hospital.
Koster also added, the need for medical support of doctors, nurses, as well as facilities for the personal safety of doctors and medical support, is being coordinated by the Provincial Secretary of Bali who is also appointed as the Chair of the CoronaVirus Disease Task Force, Dewa Made Indra.
Further he said, "Bali is not adding further restrictions or regulations". .... "We advise the public to remain calm, the government is working to mitigate this case according to standard procedures set by the central government," The Governor said.
(Jakarta March 12th 2020)
Finance Minister of Indonesia Sri Mulyani Indrawati announced that Indonesia will grant a six-month tax break for employees, manufacturers, and importers, starting as soon as next month (April), as part of its second fiscal stimulus to help support and stimulate the economy which has been strongly afected by the corona outbreak crisis.
She said the government would suspend collecting employees' income taxes, also known as PPh 21. The ministry's tax office would waive the income tax paid monthly (PPh 25) by entrepreneurs in the manufacturing sectors.
Indonesia and particularly Bali, whose economy depends on tourism has been hit hard by the corona crisis. The shutdown of China stopped all visitors coming from China. The Chinese tourists are now the largest group, while the Australians are now second.
The minister has earlier projected that the largest economy in Southeast Asia could see its growth slowing down to 4.70 percent this quarter, from the 4.97 percent pace in the last quarter as the Covid-19 outbreak disrupted China's economy, Indonesia's largest trading partner. The country has so far 34 confirmed cases of the corona, with one fatality which occurred in Bali.
Also, Indonesia's stock market stopped trading for 30 minutes on Thursday 13th March, the first time since the market installed the 5 percent circuit breaker to slow panic selling amid worries of a widespread Covid-19 outbreak in the country.
The Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) halted trade at 3:33 p.m. local time after the index fell more than 5 percent to its lowest level since June 2016.
"It's not sustainable growth because they're not being rented out and they're pricing people in the local market out of buying."
"It's a goal that's right here and now and it's something that we want to experience," Curry said. "It'd be a huge accomplishment because doing something that hasn't been done in the history of the league is special. You never know if this opportunity will come back again. There are so many variables that go into winning this many in a row, especially the start of the season."
The banks' ability to return money to shareholders have declined. The slowing earning growth, high nonperforming loans and required deposits on the reserve have placed pressure on the banks in regards to capital supplement, said Guo Tianyong, director of the China Banking Research Center at the Central University of Finance and Economics.
Over the summer, the bubble in the Chinese stock markets burst, wiping out trillions of dollars in valuation. Despite extensive efforts to contain the plunge, the Shanghai Composite Index had declined 43 percent on Aug. 26 since its peak on June 12.
One of the main strengths of the LBS programmes is the wide range of students from different countries. More than 90 per cent in its 2015 MBA cohort were from overseas, coming from about 60 different countries.
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London Business School (LBS) performed strongly across all five rankings. All of its programmes are in the European top 10, including its full-time MBAs, ranked second, and its joint EMBA programme (taught with Columbia Business School in the US) and customised executive education courses, both in fourth place.
Yes. The government hasn’t won a vertical merger case in decades. According to the Department of Justice’s own review guidelines, “vertical mergers” between content owners like Time Warner and distributors like AT&T are much less worrisome than horizontal ones. Meanwhile, the Fang companies — Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google — now dominate the digital entertainment landscape, which makes the government’s argument that the merger of two old-media firms would fundamentally alter competition even harder to make.
There is even is a standard demagogic playbook.
Most remittances ($117 billion) came from the United States, followed by Europe ($115 billion) and the Gulf states ($100 billion).
TextPride was a fine business, but a tiny one. Meanwhile, the market for messaging apps was exploding. Facebook FB 0.61% bought WhatsApp for $19 billion; that service now has 700 million monthly active users. Tango, an app with 250 million registered users, is worth $1.5 billion. Kik has 200 million registered users. Snapchat, worth $10 billion, has 100 million users. A new study, commissioned by Kik, shows that U.S. users now spend more time on average in messaging apps than they do on social networking apps. The only problem? These messaging apps need ways to make money, and there’s no reasonable way for advertisers to wedge themselves into conversations between friends.
(5th Feb 2020)
It was 8.9% in 2015 and 9.9% in 2014. The expenditure accounted for 2.11% of last year's total GDP, compared with 2.06% in 2015.
At the time of the third presidential debate in October both candidates churlishly refused to greet or bid farewell to the other in the custom of the handshake.
A disturbing and often bleak analysis of the automated future of work has been named 2015’s business book of the year.
Yu Xiuhua, born with cerebral palsy, lived a quiet village life. She is now a literary sensation whose vivid, erotic poems are “stained with blood.”
The Indonesian authorities have ordered preventative procedures to prevent an outbreak of the Corona Virus in Bali and actually all over Indonesia, which will have to be carried out at 135 entry and exit points including international airports, seaports and border areas. The government installed thermal scanners and medical check-up posts to examine travelers who might be infected with the corona virus.