Indonesia’s 2020 state budget deficit may further widen to 2.8 percent of gross domestic product (GDP), much higher than the government’s target, as tax reforms would result in lower revenue collection, economists say.Institute for Development of Economic and Finance (Indef) economist Tauhid Ahmad said the budget deficit may reach Rp 486 trillion this year, compared with the government’s target of Rp 307.2 trillion, which represents 1.76 percent of GDP.“The government is being too optimistic because the [tax revenue] growth assumption of 13 percent is too high considering realized tax revenue grew by only 8 to 9 percent each year,” Tauhid told reporters in Jakarta on Thursday. The tax office collected Rp 1.33 quadrillion in tax revenues last year, 84.4 percent of the full-year target, causing a shortfall of Rp 245.5 trillion, the worst in at least the last five years.Read also: Indonesia’s 2019 budget deficit widens to 2.2 percent amid tax revenue short fallSeparately, Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati said that the sweeping tax reforms through the omnibus bill, which is to reduce corporate income taxes and make internet giants pay taxes, would await approval by the House of Representatives before full implementation.“Though we cut the corporate tax rate, we will widen our tax base and maximize our spending so that there is no economic shock,” Sri Mulyani told reporters on Wednesday. “This must be maintained due to the global economic slowdown.”Sri Mulyani previously said the government would reduce corporate income tax from the current 25 percent to 22 percent in 2021 and then to 20 percent in 2023.Read also: Indonesia plans sweeping tax reforms for ‘expatriate’ income, dividends, penalties Global economic uncertainties and the government’s planned tax reforms through an omnibus bill on taxation – which would lower and relax taxes on corporations and individuals – would lead to lower-than-expected tax collection.Risks stemming from the rapid spread of the Wuhan coronavirus, which has closed businesses and cities temporarily in China, the United States’ economic stagnation and geopolitical risks from climate change to Middle East conflict would affect global demand and commodity prices, economists said.Domestically, the government’s planned tax reform through the omnibus bill and super tax deductions, among other things, could widen the nation’s tax revenue shortfall, Tauhid said, adding: “This will cause the country to compensate for the lost tax revenue with debt.”The state budget deficit in 2019 totaled 2.2 percent of GDP, higher than the government’s 1.8 percent target because of a revenue shortfall of about Rp 207.9 trillion. The government collected Rp 1.96 quadrillion in state revenues last year, less than its target of Rp 2.16 quadrillion. The proposed changes would also make internet companies operating in Indonesia pay a 10 percent value added tax (VAT) regardless of where they are based. The government’s planned tax reforms in the omnibus bill on taxation also include relaxing income tax for Indonesians and foreign expatriates, as well as eliminating dividend taxes.Topics :
The Jakarta administration is reporting a worsening trend in the number of funerals using the protocols for people who died from the fast-spreading COVID-19.Between March 6 and Wednesday, 401 corpses were buried using the protocols: They were sprayed with disinfectant, covered in plastic and put inside coffins, according to Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan.Anies said the number of COVID-19-related funerals began to pick up on March 12, nearly a week after the first such funeral.On Thursday before 12 p.m. alone, the administration reported 38 bodies were buried using the protocols.Read also: Jakarta extends COVID-19 state of emergency to April 19“We were looking into data not only from the Health Ministry but also from cemeteries because some people with COVID-19 had not finished their test processes […] before they died,” Anies said during an online video conference with Vice President Ma’ruf Amin on Thursday. “Hence, we could not declare them COVID-19 patients.”Jakarta, the national epicenter of the outbreak, has started to conduct rapid tests across the province as the recent wave COVID-19 cases showed no signs of slowing down. It had performed rapid tests on 18,077 people by Tuesday, according to the Jakarta Health Agency’s head of disease control and prevention division, Dwi Oktavia Handayani.The test, which analyzes blood to detect whether a person has contracted the virus, found that 299 people were positive for COVID-19 while the remaining 17,778 people returned negative results.As of Thursday, the COVID-19 coronavirus, first discovered in December in Wuhan city in Hubei province in China, had infected 885 people in Jakarta — nearly half of the country’s confirmed cases.Read also: COVID-19: Jakarta awaits certainty from govt on quarantineOf the confirmed cases in the capital, 90 people had died of the disease while only 53 had recovered.“The situation is very concerning,” said the governor. “This was the reason we wrote a letter to the President proposing an extreme restriction measure.”Speaking with the Vice President, Anies requested support from the government in the form of testing kits that use throat swabs to detect whether a person has contracted the coronavirus.“Jakarta badly needs support to speed up the testing so we can detect people with the disease earlier,” said Anies. “Many cases were treated late. It has severe consequences if we are late in detection. They may already transmit the virus to others.”Ma’ruf said he would recommend the government support Jakarta in improving its testing.Topics :
Advertisement Comment Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 24 Jun 2020 10:09 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.8kShares Saka has established himself as a first team player (Picture: Getty)However, after giving a positive update on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s future a fortnight ago, Arteta now says progress is being made with Saka’s representatives. AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘I am very positive that everything is going to be done with Bukayo very shortly,’ said Arteta.‘The communications between the club, agents & the family has been going on for months & is very fluent.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityLike Saka, Aubameyang is out of contract in 2021 and talks are underway with his representatives.Arsenal had put a £50m price tag on the Gabon international before the pandemic hit but they’d be looking at a figure closer to £30m if they choose to sell him this summer. MORE: Graeme Souness criticises Anthony Martial after first Manchester United hat-trick Mikel Arteta confident Bukayo Saka will sign new Arsenal deal Bukayo Saka is out of contract in 12 months time (Picture: Getty)Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta says he’s ‘very positive’ that Bukayo Saka will sign a new deal at the club.The 18-year-old is out of contract in a year’s time and negotiations over a new deal have been ongoing throughout 2020 without resolution. Saka has broken into the first team this term and Arsenal are willing to raise his wages to recognise his status as an established part of Arteta’s first team.Saka’s entourage are pushing for a bigger deal and cited the £100,000-a-week deal that Chelsea handed to Callum Hudson-Odoi as proof of what the winger could earn elsewhere. Advertisement
LocalNews Kryolan prefessional make-up introduced to Dominica by: – August 31, 2011 Share Tweet Regional Agent and Make-up Artist of Kyrolan, Miss D’borah Blenham.Professionals working in the theater production, film and television sectors in Dominica are being advised to exercise prudence when purchasing make-up for their various sets.The advice came from Kryolan Regional Agent, D’borah Blenman who conducted a workshop for participants at the Old Mill Cultural Center on Tuesday.Miss Blenham says for over 65 years Kryolan Professional Make-up has been a specialized manufacturer of professional make-up serving theater, film and television around the globe.Kryolan is also engaged to establish their products more towards the beauty sector.“Kryolan has been around for over sixty-five years but it has only been in the region for the last three years or so. Initially I was the make-up artist and there was a different agent but now I am the Regional Agent and Make-up Artist. I normally travel the region doing training, promotions, sales in the make-up line just basically educating the public about Kryolan Professional make-up and what it has to offer.”Today Kryolan Professional Make-up delivers to customers in more than eighty countries on all continents of the world and is an acknowledged trademark for professional make-up artists.According to Miss Blenman, the name Kryolan and its other trademarks stand for professional competence, high product quality, exceptional diversity, professionalism, flexibility and tradition.Miss Blenman also noted the difference between Kryolan professional make-up as opposed to everyday beauty make-up which we are all familiar with, is that it a very fine make-up that will not appear bulky particularly on high definition cameras.“As you know we’ve moved in a direction of high definition and digital camera now and we have moved right along with it in that we have HD make-up. It is a very fine make-up, micro meaning that when you put it on and the camera is spot on you, the lights and stuff you will not see a bulk of make-up. There is also a line called derma-color that is used to cover any blemish on the face and the body and it gives you a flawless finish. Under the lights you will not get excessive sweating and shinning and stuff like that the make-up was designed for those types of conditions and to stay on for a very long time.”Kryolan has a range of more than 16, 000 items in 750 shades covering every need any professional make-up artist may have.Persons wishing to familiarize themselves with the product can contact Miss Blenman via emao; which is email@example.com or visit the Kryolan website which is www.kryolan.com .Participants of the workshop were given a demonstration on how the products works as well as assist Miss Blenman in applying make-up on a participant Miss Yamika Ben-saada.Dominica Vibes News Share Share Sharing is caring! 146 Views no discussions
EducationLocalNewsSecondary Orion Academy represents Dominica in International PeaceQuilt Project by: – May 18, 2012 Sharing is caring! Water colour painting of Orion Academy students. Fourth Form students; Marissa Norris and Samara Burton, represented Orion Academy and in fact, the Commonwealth of Dominica, in an international effort to highlight the thoughts of children world-wide, on the issue of peace. The International PeaceQuilt project whihc was conceptualized as a celebration of the London Olympics 2012; aims to stitch together into one tapestry, the thoughts and pictorial illustrations on peace, by children from every country of the globe.The purpose of each drawing was to include the completed sentence, “We all wish for peace because…………”. It is hoped that the completed quilt will be chosen to be displayed at the games but is currently on display at various museums and other institutions that will accommodate it.Orion’s view on the subject of world peace is beautifully captured by the colourful, nationalistic images that the students wove together. Their drawing depicts the island of Dominica on the globe, in all its mountainous majesty, with child-like figures, representing our Kalinago and predominantly Negro populations, standing close to our coastline (where settlements – villages, have been established). Doves of peace fluttering around, while our Dominica flag is proudly held by the child of our indigenous race. The two hands that traverse the painting portray the different races throughout the world, reaching forward to clasp in a demonstration of goodwill, harmony, togetherness and ultimately, PEACE. The students chose to complete the sentence as follows: “We all wish for Peace because Harmony is not beyond our Reach”You will agree with me that Marissa and Samara have indeed represented Dominica well and are great Orion Ambassadors. Press Release Tweet Share Share Share 389 Views no discussions
DODGE CITY, Kan. – The IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified driver winning Dodge City Raceway Park’s Saturday, July 19 Stampede special earns $1,200 and one of the first berths on the 2015 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. The feature pays a minimum of $150 to start and IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Jet Racing Central Region, Allstar Performance State and local track points will be awarded.Pit gates open at 3 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5 p.m. Hot laps are at 6:45 p.m. and racing begins at 7:30 p.m.There is no entry fee; pit passes are $30. Grandstand admission is $15 for adults and free for kids 11 and under when accompanying a paying adult. Other sanctioned divisions on the card are IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and IMCA SportMods.More information is available on the www.dodgecityraceway.com website.
State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 admin House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014 Latest Posts WESTBROOK — The girls’ team from Springers had two members compete this past weekend at the Maine Academy of Gymnastics in Westbrook. Ellie Mason, a Level 8 gymnast, had her state championship.At the same time, Taylor Wardwell, a Level 7 gymnast, had her second sectional meet of the year.The Level 8 State Meet is held separately from the other levels in the state because Level 8’s are able to qualify for the Region 6 Championships.There is no regional USAG championship for levels under 8. This is Mason’s first year as a level 8.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textWardwell was required to obtain her second qualifying score of over 31 in order to secure her spot at the USAG State Meet on April 9 in Waterville.Wardwell did manage to achieve a score over 31 to secure her spot in the state meet.For more sports news, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American. Latest posts by admin (see all) Bio Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015
Bhubaneswar: India’s fastest woman Dutee Chand said she will take legal shelter against people blackmailing and criticising her over the revelation of being in a “same-sex” relationship. “I will take shelter of the law against persons and organisations,” Dutee told reporters, alleging that some media organisations were on “overdrive” to harm her by intruding into her private life. The Asian Games silver medalist said she had kept the identity of her partner a secret, but still, some channels had dug it out and revealed the name and picture. “One should not poke their nose into the private life of other persons,” said Dutee. Asked whether she will initiate legal action against her sister, whom she accused of “blackmailing” over the relationship, Dutee said, “The person may be my blood relation, but I will not spare anyone intruding into my privacy.”RELATED Dutee, 23, who holds the 100m national record (11.24 seconds), became one of the few athletes in the world to openly admit being in a same-sex relationship. Dutee’s elder sister Saraswati said, “My sister is being misled by some people. She is not saying (the) right things.” Dutee’s mother also did not approve of her relationship. Earlier, Dutee had said, “I am having a relationship with a 19-year-old woman from my village for the past five years. She is studying B.A. second year in a Bhubaneswar college. She is a relative of mine and whenever I come home, I spend time with her. She is a kind of soul-mate for me and I want to settle down with her in future.” Dutee came down heavily on her elder sister, saying, “She (elder sister) has thrown out my elder brother from home because she does not like his wife. She has threatened me that same will happen to me. But I am also an adult who has individual freedom. So, I decided to go ahead with this and make it public.” The landmark judgement of the Supreme Court last year had made a same-sex relationship between consenting adults a non-criminal act though marriage between such individuals is still not legal in India. Dutee Chand holds the national record in the 100m race.Dutee Chand is one of the few athletes in the world to openly admit she is in the same relationship.Supreme Court had struck down Section 377. highlights For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
New Delhi: Live Streaming Cricket, England vs Sri Lanka at Hotstar and Star Sports: Sri Lanka have chosen to bat against England in Leeds. England got off to a great start with Jofra Archer and Chris Woakes removing Dimuth Karunaratne and Kusal Perera cheaply. Avishka Fernando stroked some glorious hits as he thumped the England bowling to all parts of the ground. However, Avishka departed for 49 and it was left to Kusal Mendis and Angelo Mathews to stitch a solid stand. Kusal Mendis looked good to reach his fifty but he fell to Adil Rashid while Jeevan Mendis departed for 0. Angelo Mathews held the key as they eyed a big score and Sri Lanka looked set for a big total after he slammed his 38th fifty. Mathews remained unbeaen on 85* as Sri Lanka ended on 232/9. (LIVE SCORECARD) (LIVE UPDATES)ICC World Cup 2019, 27th match: England vs Sri Lanka What time does the live coverage of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 clash between England vs Sri Lanka start?The 27th match of the ICC World Cup 2019 between England vs Sri Lanka will start at 03:00 PM IST.Where will the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 clash between England vs Sri Lanka be played?The clash between England vs Sri Lanka in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will be played at Headingley in Leeds.Where to watch online live streaming of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 game between England vs Sri Lanka?You can watch the live streaming of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 clash between England vs Sri Lanka on Hotstar from 03.00 PM onwards.Also Read | ICC World Cup 2019: England vs Sri Lanka Dream11 Prediction | Fantasy Playing XIWhen is the game between England vs Sri Lanka in ICC Cricket World Cup 2019?The game between England vs Sri Lanka in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will be played on Friday, June 21.Where can I check the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 clash between England vs Sri Lanka?You can follow Live updates and Live Score on english.newsnationtv.com. You can watch the live cricket match on Hotstar.Where can I watch the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 clash between England vs Sri Lanka?The match between England vs Sri Lanka will be broadcast live on Star Sports 1, Star Sports Select HD. Hindi commentary will be available on Star Sports 1 Hindi. For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
ST JOHN’S, Antigua – West Indies male and female players will be involved in several camps in Antigua in the coming weeks as they prepare for various international assignments.Starting Thursday, February 23, the West Indies Men’s team will be in camp under the guidance of new Head Coach Stuart Law as they prepare for the three-match One-Day International Series against England.These matches will be played at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground, Antigua (March 3 and 5) and Kensington Oval, Barbados (March 9).The West Indies Women’s squad of 20 players will have a camp from March 7 to 20, under the guidance of Head Coach Vasbert Drakes. This is part of their preparation for the ICC Women’s World Cup in England later this year.Later this year, West Indies Women will have a two-week camp in England to get them ready for the tournament.The Windies are the most improved team in women’s cricket and will look to add the 50-over title to the ICC World T20 title they won in India last year. They were runners-up to Australia when the 50-over World Cup was played in India four years ago.Following the Women’s camp, the West Indies Under-19 players will arrive on the island for an assessment camp from April 1 to 10, under Head Coach Graeme West. The Under-19s are preparing for the ICC Under-19 World Cup in New Zealand in January, 2018.West Indies are the defending champion. Later in the year they will travel to South Africa for a five-match 50-over series. The matches will be played in Durban from June 30 to July 27.