Tag: 爱上海EW

October 19, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgTopics : The government also added collective leave on Oct. 28 to commemorate the birth of Prophet Muhammad.“Shifting the collective leave to the end of the year was done in consideration that COVID-19 would be handled properly [by then]. In addition, at the end of the year, children will be on school break and families will have had enough time to plan vacations,” the statement continued.Two of Indonesia’s largest Islamic mass organizations, Nahdlatul Ulama and Muhammadiyah, have also advised people against participating in the mudik. The government, however, has not prohibited the mudik due to economic considerations. The government will instead disburse social aid to low-income families in hopes of dissuading people from taking part in the exodus. As of Thursday, the Health Ministry confirmed 3,293 cases of the pneumonia-like illness in Indonesia with 280 fatalities and 252 recoveries. Jakarta, the country’s outbreak epicenter, has confirmed 1,706 cases, with 142 fatalities and 82 recoveries. The government will push back Idul Fitri collective leave to December due to concerns that the annual exodus could cause further transmission of the novel coronavirus.Ramadan is expected to take place on April 23 to May 23. It has become customary for most Indonesians, especially those living in big cities, to visit their hometowns and gather with family during the long holiday near the end of the holy month.center_img The country expects some 20 million people to participate in the yearly tradition, with several having already left the capital for their hometowns despite the warnings of public health experts. While Idul Fitri will be observed, Coordinating Human Development and Culture Minister Muhadjir Effendy has moved the four-day Idul Fitri collective leave to Dec. 28-31, from May 26-29, nearing other year-end holidays.“This policy is a follow up to a directive from the President […] related to the no mudik appeal and the altering of the 2020 Idul Fitri collective leave,” Muhadjir said in a statement on Thursday.Read also: COVID-19: Jokowi considers adjusting Idul Fitri break, orders regions to be obedientlast_img read more

September 26, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_img 12 Views   no discussions NewsRegional NEW PARADIGM: Efforts to ease insecurity affecting Caribbean economies by: – May 26, 2011 Sharing is caring! Share Sharecenter_img Tweet Share PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – The Board of Governors of the Barbados-based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) began a two-day meeting here on Wednesday against the background for a new growth trajectory to help ease the insecurity affecting Caribbean economies.Newly appointed CDB president, Dr. Warren Smith said economic conditions in the region remained depressed, with only seven countries – The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Guyana, St. Lucia and the Turks and Caicos Islands – reporting growth in 2010.But he said demand for CDB financing was sustained, with approvals of loans and grants reaching approximately US$300 million compared with US$167 million in 2009. Net transfer of resources- which is  disbursements of grants and loans less repayments of principal, interest and charges – between CDB and its borrowing member countries amounted to US$180 million n in 2010, considerably in excess of net resource transfers of US$70 million in 2009.Smith, the fifth president of the region’s premier financial lending institution, said he expects most Caribbean countries to return to economic growth this year.“However, the weak fiscal position will continue to be challenging and will require sustained emphasis on fiscal consolidation and careful debt management.  Additionally, many of the gains made in the past decade in poverty reduction have been undermined or reversed.  There will be increased emphasis on restoring these gains,” he said.But Smith said that while the Caribbean has witnessed impressive improvements in socio-economic performance over the past five decades, issues about the quality of the education system remain a major concern; sustained growth and development continue to elude many countries; and poverty remains unacceptably high. He said the region is “displaying a distinct lack of agility in side-stepping the confluence of development challenges that give rise to anxiety amongst our people, that is,  a generalised sense of losing control of their destiny in a number of critical areas of social and economic life.“We can further classify this anxiety under the broad rubrique of “insecurity” – insecurity about their economic situation; insecurity due to the impact of climate change on their lives; and personal insecurity due to rising crime and violence”.The Jamaican-born CDB official said that the principal economic insecurities currently facing the region  have been exacerbated by structural weaknesses and extreme vulnerability linked especially to small size, openness, narrowness of the production base and proneness to potentially devastating natural hazards. “The economic structure has been further undermined and industry competitiveness challenged by volatile oil prices since the 1970s and the deeper integration of Caribbean economies into the international financial and economic systems through globalisation.“The signing of the 2008 Economic Partnership Agreement signalled the end of unreciprocated preferential access by Caribbean exports into the European Union (EU) market.  New insecurities were created as agriculture production, farm incomes and employment declined; small farmers, especially in banana and sugar producing countries were displaced; and poverty levels rose, and dramatically so, in rural communities.”Smith said that as the 2008 global economic and financial recession unfolded, and the Caribbean experienced its impact, vulnerability increased. He said the recent collapse of the Trinidadian conglomerate, CLICO and its subsidiary BAICO reverberated through the region, and resulted in major losses to both institutional and private investors despite rescue efforts of regional governments.Smith said the impact of climate change is another contributor to insecurity for many Caribbean countries, noting “it is perhaps our single most important environmental and developmental challenge, with worry-some implications for economic growth, development sustainability and our poverty reduction goals.“Its economic impact is already visible, with damaged and destroyed infrastructure being only one of the casualties.  We do not have the luxury of ignoring climate change, for the consequences of inaction are projected to far exceed our income-generating capacity by the start of the next century.”The CDB president said that another contributor to anxiety in the Caribbean, and which should be  given high priority on the development agenda is crime and violence, which he labelled “a growing and seemingly intractable problem.“The incidence of violent criminality has reached almost epidemic proportions in too many Caribbean countries,” he said, recalling figures cited by a World Bank that murder rates in the Caribbean, at 30 per 100,000 population annually, are higher than for any other region in the world. “The international trade in narcotics seems to be at the root of the upsurge in violent crimes.   Also, the economic and social consequences are enormous as rising crime levels generally demand an increase in public expenditures to strengthen the security forces; have a dampening effect on tourism as visitors begin to fear for their safety; stifle business development as new investment and access to financing become constrained; and decimate established communities abandoned by families escaping the effects of gangs, drugs and illegal arms.”.Trinidad and Tobago’s Finance Minister, Winston Dookeran, who also addressed the conference, said that the region should realize that it is no longer “business as usual” when it comes to socio-economic development.He said there was need for a “quantum leap” into the new global world in which changes are taking place and where economic space is now being fought over by countries that in the past felt they were outside that space.He advocated the need for a new paradigm in development, describing it as “drilling down” and that the old institutions may have lost their relevance, as he called for a “new realization between public, private and civil society sectors”.“The real challenge we face will be demonstration that development can’t be imported and a realization we must unearth the entrepreneurship talent of our people,” he said, adding that “drilling down for development forces us to find the right chapter to empower the capacity of our people and executing what has to be done”.Dookeran, a former Central Bank governor here, said that the much talked about Caribbean integration has become “somewhat elusive on two counts” including the inability to converge the various economies and confronting the new global space.“The limits of Caribbean integration in its orthodox definition may have been reached,” he said, urging the region to find the mechanisms to meet the challenges of the new regional and global environment.last_img read more

May 31, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgSparky Ville–Jorge Velez–121Bound for Nowhere–Julio Garcia–121Murad Khan–Rafael Bejarano–121Cistron–Victor Espinoza–123Surrender Now–Flavien Prat–116Voodoo Song–Umberto Rispoli–121King of Speed–Geovanni Franco–121First post time for a nine-race card on Saturday is at 12:30 p.m.  Due to local, state and national health concerns regarding the Coronavirus, there is no public admittance to Santa Anita Park.  For updates, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE. COMEBACKERS CISTRON & BOUND FOR NOWHERE HEAD SATURDAY’S GRADE III, $100,000 SAN SIMEON STAKES AT 5 ½ FURLONGS ON TURFORIGINALLY SCHEDULED FOR MARCH 14, RACE IS PART OF NINE-RACE CARD WITH 12:30 P.M. POST ARCADIA, Calif. (March 18, 2020)–A pair of top class sprinters, John Sadler’s Grade I winning Cistron and Wesley Ward’s Kentucky-based Bound for Nowhere come off extended layoffs as they head a field of seven older horses in the Grade III, $100,000 San Simeon at 5 ½ furlongs on turf this Saturday at Santa Anita. Originally scheduled to be run this past Saturday, March 14, the San Simeon will be contested for the 53rd time.An impressive winner of the Grade I Bing Crosby Stakes going six furlongs on dirt July 27 at Del Mar, 6-year-old Cistron, who was a close second in last year’s San Simeon, which was run at 6 ½ furlongs down the hillside turf course, looms strictly the horse to beat in what will be his 28th career start.The leading money earner in the field, Grade II stakes winning Bound for Nowhere, idle since demolishing a tough allowance field at seven furlongs on turf Oct. 25 at Belmont Park, has been supplemented to Saturday’s race by owner/trainer Wesley Ward and will be ridden by popular Puerto Rican veteran Julio Garcia.A recent allowance winner over the course, Doug O’Neill’s French-bred Murad Khan fits nicely as does Peter Miller’s Surrender Now.  The lone distaffer in the field, Surrender Now, idle since Aug. 4, might be the quickest of the quick, while Linda Rice’s Grade I winning eastern invader Voodoo Song lends considerable depth to a competitive lineup.CISTRONOwner:  Hronis Racing, LLCTrainer:  John SadlerIdle since taking last summer’s Bing Crosby in gate to wire fashion, Cistron, a 6-year-old full horse by The Factor, has trained well for his return and has impeccable credentials, with three stakes wins to his credit from an overall mark of 27-5-7-6.  With an overall turf record of 19-2-6-5, Cistron is well positioned as the horse to beat on Saturday.BOUND FOR NOWHEREOwner:  Wesley WardTrainer: Wesley WardA lightly raced 6-year-old full horse by The Factor, Bound for Nowhere, idle since cruising to a  4 ¼ length victory in a third condition allowance last October at Belmont Park, has trained in impressive fashion for Ward at Turfway Park in Northern Kentucky, as he has six consecutive bullet moves on his tab, the most recent a five furlong drill in 59.20 on Monday, the best of five at the distance over a synthetic surface. A Grade II winner at age four, he has six wins from 12 starts and earnings of $844,857. Although he hasn’t ridden at Santa Anita in some time, veteran Julio Garcia is well know to Southern California racing fans and has guided Bound for Nowhere to five of his six wins.THE GRADE III SAN SIMEON STAKES WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDER Race 5 of 9  Approximate post time 2:30 p.m. PTlast_img read more