Government forms team with businesspeople, labor groups to discuss omnibus bill

first_imgCoordinating Economic Minister Airlangga Hartarto was scheduled to submit a presidential letter (Surpres) notifying the House about the deliberations over the bill, as well as the bill itself, on Tuesday, according to several lawmakers.The minister, however, failed to show up, prolonging the government’s failure to meet its own deadline for submitting the bill. He was then scheduled to submit the bill on Wednesday.Contacted separately, Confederation of Indonesian Trade Unions (KSPI) president Said Iqbal said the newly formed team did not involve the labor groups much; it instead had a tendency to divide them.”We rejected an invitation to join the team unless the team involved more labor groups and was tasked with discussing each of the articles in the omnibus bill before they are submitted to the House,” Said told the Post. “We do not want to only be a legitimation tool.” Secretary to the coordinating economic minister Susiwijono Moegiarso said that businesspeople and labor representatives had agreed to join the team.”We are planning to have a meeting on Thursday to talk about the schedule and work plan,” he told the Post without providing further details.Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) vice chairwoman for international relations Shinta Widjaja Kamdani said the team’s discussions on the bill would be held simultaneously with its deliberations at the House of Representatives.If passed into law, the omnibus bill on job creation is expected to amend more than 1,000 provisions in some 80 prevailing laws, including the Labor Law, which is deemed to have stifled investment. However, labor unions have expressed their opposition to the bill, saying it would undermine labor rights. The government has set up a team comprising government officials, businesspeople and labor representatives tasked with coordinating deliberations and public consultations over an omnibus bill on job creation.According to Coordinating Economic Ministerial Regulation No. 121/2020, a copy of which was obtained by The Jakarta Post on Tuesday, the ministry set up on Feb. 7 a team of 14 labor representatives, 12 business representatives and 19 government officials.”The team is tasked to discuss labor issues on the omnibus bill on job creation,” the regulation reads. “[It will also] consult with the public regarding labor issues.”center_img Topics :last_img read more

UK’s Johnson says reluctant to use national lockdown again

first_imgMeanwhile, its economy has been battered by a months-long lockdown that has only been gradually eased over recent weeks — and which Johnson is desperate to repair by avoiding another national shutdown. “I can’t abandon that tool any more than I would abandon a nuclear deterrent,” he told the Daily Telegraph in a wide-ranging interview to mark the end of his first year in Downing Street. “But it is like a nuclear deterrent, I certainly don’t want to use it.  And nor do I think we will be in that position again.”Johnson insisted health authorities were “getting much better at spotting the disease and isolating it locally” while also learning more about who it affects most and how it is spread. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said he will only impose another nationwide coronavirus lockdown as a last resort, comparing the tool to “a nuclear deterrent” in a Sunday newspaper interview.Johnson, who is hoping Britain can return to “normality” by Christmas despite fears of a second wave of cases over winter, insisted the country was getting better at tackling the virus. The UK has been among the worst-hit countries in the world by COVID-19, registering the highest death toll in Europe. The British premier on Friday sketched out a timetable for easing the remaining lockdown measures in England, including lifting homeworking guidance and reopening sports stadiums and live theatre.Current government advice is for employees to work from home where they can, but under the new proposals employers will have “more discretion” to urge staff to return.Despite Johnson’s optimism and desire for a return to normal, his chief medical officer, Chris Whitty, said on Friday that social distancing needed to continue “for a long period of time”.The government’s chief scientific advisor, Patrick Vallance, agreed, judging the risk of a second wave of infection to be “high”.Topics :last_img read more

Indonesia surpasses 200,000 COVID-19 cases

first_imgIndonesia surpassed 200,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, after consistently detecting record numbers of new infections in the past several weeks.According to government data released on Tuesday afternoon, the country’s overall tally is 200,035 after recording 3,046 new cases. As many as 8,230 people have died of the disease, while 142,958 have recovered.Jakarta detected the highest number of new infections with 48,393 cases and 1,317 deaths, followed by East Java with 36,342 cases and 2,608 deaths. Both the central and local governments have insisted on reopening the economy after enforcing large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) in several high-risk areas. Data shows that when these restrictions were relaxed, infections started to increase.President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has reminded his aides to prioritize health and COVID-19 mitigation over restarting economic activities, saying that health was the key to economic recovery.”Let’s not restart the economy before we have properly handled this COVID-19 issue,” the President said during a Cabinet meeting on Monday.Topics :last_img read more

Family serves region’s top price to nab acre block

first_imgTake a look inside.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus20 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market20 hours ago“Their daughters both play tennis,” she said. “I don’t usually have a lot of buyers actually looking for a home with a tennis court.”The home is one of the original lots of the Forestdale suburb, which has acreage properties near Heathwood and Browns Plains. The suburb has acreage properties in an area that is commutable to Brisbane and the Gold Coast.“There are a lot of young families that are looking for a bit of space,” she said. With a tennis court and a swimming pool on an acre block, 8 Nottingham Court would be ideal for people who enjoy an active lifestyle. The Forestdale home was the biggest sale of the week across the Albert and Logan region, going to a Brisbane family for $787,500.According to selling agent Melissa Verschuur, from All Properties Group, the family were especially interested in the full-size tennis court. center_img Perfect for an active lifestyle.“The previous owners had owned it for about 16 years,” Ms Verschuur said.“They were using it as an investment property and then they decided to sell.”Ms Verschuur said the suburb was popular with people around southeast Queensland who wanted acreage close to Brisbane. last_img read more

The Queensland houses with their own ‘pubs’

first_imgThe owner of this ‘pub’ clearly knows their state of origin!IS there anything more refreshing than cracking a cold one with some mates at the end of a hot summer’s day? There are plenty of swanky bars these days, but we thought we would take a look at home pubs that even your most occa mate could relax in.And with enough time to grab one of your own before Australia Day on January 26, let us all rejoice in these party pads.First up is five bedroom house that comes with its own mini-me Aussie pub. Located in its own shed, it has been set up as the ultimate entertaining space, with the current owner proudly shouting their state of origin. There is also a huge covered entertaining area with a wall-mounted TV and a barbecue range hood, an in-ground pool and views of Mount Neurum and the Glasshouse Mountains. At Wights Mountain, a six bedroom architecturally-designed house on 1.56ha is on the market for offers over $1.3 million. With that amount of space you could crank Barnsey and not bother the neighbours.There is also plenty of spaces to entertain your mates, starting with a tennis court to practice those moves learned whilewatch the Australian Open. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours agoAfter that, you can take a dip in the pool to cool off in what will no doubt be a typical summer stinker.From there, you can pour a drink at the bar, hop in the spa and watch Muriels Wedding on the mounted TV in the entertainmentarea. This house at D’Aguilar has its own “pub” Bar with water views? Other features include a gym/media room and ducted airconditioning. And in Buderim, a four-bedroom house on a 3319sq m block is on the market for offers over $1.35 million. Located on the lower ground floor is a pool room and a deck and bar area. Not a bad spot for a cyclone/rain party!And while you have missed out on this beauty, we can all sit back and appreciate just how ‘straya it is.With corrugated iron, exposed timber, XXXX and VB stickers, this quintessential Aussie bar at 72 Stanton Rd in Tingalpa now has new owners.It is located on the ground floor of a two-level Colonial house, which was built in 1993.Horse shoes and bits and bobs hang from beams, and stools are placed around a wine barrel next to a wood burner fire place.Its creators, a retired couple, sold up at auction at the weekend for $960,000.Ray White Wynnum-Manly agent Vicki Fraser said the vendors were leaving for a sea change, but we are almost sure they won’t have a bar like this there.last_img read more

Video: Boskalis to Dry Dock Carnival Vista for Azipod Repairs

first_imgThe Netherlands-based Boskalis will deploy a transport vessel as a first of its kind “floating dry dock” facility to complete the repairs to Carnival Vista’s two azipods, the ship’s main propulsion system.The procedure will see the company lift the Carnival Cruise Line ship out of the water and onto a semi-submersible heavy transport vessel, Boka Vanguard, off the coast of Freeport, Bahamas.The unit would then be transported to the Grand Bahama shipyard where the repairs will take place whilst the cruise ship is resting on the heavy transport vessel.This is a world first operation that will take place in the coming weeks in Freeport, Bahamas, according to Boskalis.Animation BOKA Vanguard dry docking Carnival Vista from Boskalis|Dredging&Marine Experts on Vimeo.“This groundbreaking procedure made possible by Boskalis is a revolutionary way to ensure Carnival Vista’s repairs are completed in a safe, timely and efficient manner, so the ship can resume its popular seven-day schedule from Galveston later this month,” Lars Ljoen, executive vice president of marine operations for Carnival Cruise Line, said.Boka Vanguard is expected to arrive in Bahamian waters on July 5 to prepare for Carnival Vista’s arrival on July 12. The loading, transport and repairs are expected to take two weeks, allowing Carnival Vista to return to Galveston in time for its July 27 voyage and continue with year-round seven-day Caribbean itineraries.last_img read more

Labour Minister says Government continues to seek employment for unemployed.

first_img Share 76 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring! LocalNews Labour Minister says Government continues to seek employment for unemployed. by: – April 30, 2011center_img Share Tweet Minister for Labour, Hon. Charles Savarin. Photo credit: GIS News.Labour Minister Honourable Charles Savarin says Government is continuing to seek employment for those who are unemployed. Mr. Savarin’s remarks come ahead of May Day celebrations on Monday.He says the challenges brought about by the global recession have consequences for Dominica.“At the moment we are enjoying what one could refer to as industrial pay both in terms of the private and in the public sector and we certainly wish to build on that as the challenges internationally brought by world economic melt down has its own consequences with regards to the jobs we have which we want to keep and we want to encourage others to invest in our society, in our economy so as to create additional jobs for those of us who are not employed and industrial pay is one of the contributing factors, although not the only factor but one of the contributing factors that can assist in employment creation. There is also the question of self employment the Government as you know has established a number of agencies to support entrepreneurship, self employment and things of that nature. I believe that we need to focus on all of these things and how we move forward in the period ahead.Mr. Savarin also said the rights which workers are enjoying now were fought for years ago.“It may be a very good time for reflection. The Trade Union Movement has a long and colorful history, persons did not always have a right to organize themselves so as to be able to bargain collectively for terms and conditions of employment. These are rights which were fought for and achieved as a result of struggle. We now have May Day which is an internationally recognized day for countries, first of May, in Dominica it would be the first monday as a special day that commemorates the struggles of organized workers, organized labour to seek to give to the workers a voice in determining the terms and conditions of employment. We in Dominica have had our own struggles in the industrial area, we have had turbulent times and we’ve had times of peaceful co-existence.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Police investigate stabbing incident at Pierre Charles Secondary School

first_imgEducationLocalNewsSecondary Police investigate stabbing incident at Pierre Charles Secondary School by: – March 30, 2012 Share 233 Views   21 comments Share Tweetcenter_img Vice Principal of PCSS Francis Jno Lewis. Roseau, Dominica – March 30th, 2012…Police are investigating an incident at the Pierre Charles Secondary School (PCSS) on Friday that left the security guard and one student nursing stab wounds.According to Vice Principal of the PCSS Francis Jno Lewis, at about 12:30 p.m. during the annual Fun and Frolic day at the school, a security officer was stabbed in “his back and stomach area,” and a male student who tried to assist him was also injured. The student and security officer were taken to the Grandbay Hospital for treatment.“At about 12:30 p.m. the principal’s office was informed that there were persons loitering on the school compound. The vice principal instructed the security officer to escort the loiterers out of the school compound. About five minutes later the security guard returned to the office and informed the vice principal that he was attacked by two persons,” Jno Lewis reported.“A young man involved in the attack had fled the scene and a young lady, from another secondary school was detained in the office by school personnel and the police was called in to investigate. The police detained the young lady and she was taken to the Grandbay Police Station” he stated.He said following the incident, a brief assembly was held and the school continued its normal activities without further incident.Jno Lewis has since submitted a report to the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development. By: Dionne DurandPublic Relations Specialist, Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development Sharing is caring! Sharelast_img read more

Newcastle to end striker’s rot with Real Madrid swoop

first_img What’s more, Newcastle officials have told Bruce that he must prepare for a transfer window without the added investment a successful takeover would bring. The proposed takeover by a Saudi-backed consortium has continued to hit roadblocks in recent weeks. The Premier League are yet to make a final decision on whether to sanction the move. Bruce, meanwhile, said last weekend that he could look to sign another striker before next season. “” I’ve always said with Joelinton, I think he’s better playing to a side, that suits him, so it’s quite possible that a centre-forward could be on the list, yeah,” he said (via the Shields Gazzette). read also:Newcastle’s  takeover £300m Saudi deal stalls indefinitely He also claimed ahead of that match that the impact of the coronavirus pandemic will hamper his side’s budget. Newcastle finish their season on Sunday by hosting champions Liverpool. The Magpies will finish in at least 14th regardless of other results if they lose. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Albino Animals: A Rare Kind Of Ultimate Beauty12 Stars You Would Never Recognize Without Their Signature Look7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterTop 10 Tiniest Phones Ever MadeWhat Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now6 Mysterious Things You Do Not Know About China7 Breathtaking Train Stations Around The GlobeShocking Robots That Exist And Function Very Similar To HumansThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth Newcastle are considering a loan move for Real Madrid striker Luka Jovic to put an end to their current struggle for goals up top, according to a report. The Magpies spent big on Joelinton and brought Andy Carroll back to the club from West Ham last summer. However, the pair – along with Dwight Gayle and Yoshinori Muto – have only managed five Premier League goals between them this season. Indeed, Jonjo Shelvey is their top scorer in the league while Miguel Almiron, with eight, has the most goals overall. As such, the Shields Gazzette claims Newcastle are looking at Jovic to put an end to their problems. The Serbia international moved to Madrid from Eintracht Frankfurt last summer but has struggled to settle. Amid a tussle for starts, he has only scored two goals in 26 appearances. Jovic, though, has had to watch on for large parts, with Zinedine Zidane picking the likes Karim Benzema and Rodrygo. Nevertheless, Magpies scouts believe the potential is there to be exploited, potentially at St James’ Park next season.Advertisementcenter_img Loading… last_img read more

Gambhir guides Knight Riders past Sunrisers at 01:30hrs

first_imgGAUTAM Gambhir kept Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League and knocked Sunrisers Hyderabad out, as the defending champions were beaten by seven wickets in a rain-affected eliminator which finished at 01:30hrs local time.KKR were set 48 to win off six overs following a long delay due to the weather at the end of Sunrisers’ innings at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium yesterday.Captain David Warner top-scored with 37 as Sunrisers could post only 128-7, largely due to outstanding spells from Nathan Coulter-Nile (3-20) and Umesh Yadav (2-21).Gambhir was unbeaten on 32 from 19 balls after the Knight Riders were reduced to 12-3 in a frantic run chase, the skipper ensuring his side reached their revised target with four balls to spareKKR will now face Mumbai Indians at the same venue tomorrow, with the winners taking on Rising Pune Supergiant in the final in Hyderabad two days later.Yadav had Shikhar Dhawan caught behind in the fifth over after Gambhir put Sunrisers in, but KKR had plenty of cause for concern with Warner – who blasted a 59-ball 126 against KKR in the regular season – and Kane Williamson at the crease.Sunrisers were 61-1 at the halfway mark after Williamson hit Coulter-Nile to the midwicket boundary for four and the next ball for six before Warner launched Sunil Narine into the top tier over long-on in the following over.But Williamson (24) brought a stand of 50 for the second wicket to a tame end by slapping Coulter-Nile straight to extra-cover and Piyush Chawla struck a huge blow by removing Warner’s middle stump only two balls later.The holders were 75-3 in the 13th over when Warner departed and Sunrisers were unable to come up with a flurry of late runs thanks to some tight bowling by Yadav, Coulter-Nile, Narine and Trent Boult.A long delay followed after the heavens opened, but the game finally resumed with a huge crowd hanging around to see a dramatic conclusion.Chris Lynn launched Bhuvneshwar Kumar over point for six second ball, but went from the following delivery and Yusuf Pathan was run-out off the next ball in a frantic opening over which went for 11.Robin Uthappa was dismissed by Chris Jordan and KKR were 27-3 after Rashid Khan conceded only six from the third over, but Gambhir held his nerve by striking two sixes and as many fours to see Kolkata through. (Omnisport)last_img read more