Government prepares cash aid, production subsidies for farmers in need

first_imgRice farmers were projected to produce 5.6 million tons of rice at the peak of the harvest season this month, said the President, twice the country’s monthly consumption.With travel and social restrictions in place to contain the COVID-19 outbreak, food supply chains are somewhat disrupted, causing delays in deliveries. The fast-spreading coronavirus has infected more than 9,500 people in Indonesia and 3 million people worldwide, hurting domestic distribution and shipments of imported products.“Make sure the distribution is going smoothly so that provinces facing staple food deficits can source the supplies from provinces with a surplus,” said Jokowi. “The transportation of goods between provinces and islands should be free of any disruption.”Read also: Government disburses $4.5m in village funds as cash aid for poor familiesTravel and social restrictions had hit farmers hard, because they kept them from finding alternative sources of income outside the harvest season, said Institute for Development of Economics and Finance researcher Bustanul Arifin. Therefore, they needed the assistance to survive.“I think they need more cash assistance in this pandemic,” Bustanul told The Jakarta Post via text message on Tuesday. “Some farmers probably have received seeds and fertilizer.”The government has allocated Rp 110 trillion for social safety nets out of its Rp 405.1 trillion extra COVID-19 spending. That budget includes cash aid for citizens within and outside of the Family Hope Program (PKH) as well as conditional cash transfers for staple foods within and outside of the Staple Food Card Program, on top of cash transfers for villages and villagers.Topics : The plan emerged as the Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) recently warned against the disruption in the food supply chain on top of the likelihood of a prolonged dry season until June in Southeast Asia, which might have adverse effects on agricultural output.Read also: Rice stock in check despite lower production, higher demand: MinistryPresident Joko “Jokowi” Widodo wants to aid farmers to keep them harvesting and thereby prevent the country’s staple food stocks from depleting further. National stocks for commodities such as onion, rice, corn, cayenne pepper, eggs, chili, sugar and garlic are low in several provinces across the country, government data show.“Make sure farmers keep producing while complying with the health protocols and the economic stimulus to reach farmers related to our rice production,” Jokowi told an online briefing on Tuesday. The government plans to provide cash and production subsidies for 2.4 million poor farmers to help them maintain their harvest and survive the COVID-19 crisis.Coordinating Economic Minister Airlangga Hartarto said on Tuesday that the aid comprised of Rp 300,000 (US$19.45) a month in cash assistance and production subsidies such as fertilizer and seeds worth another Rp 300,000.“We hope we can provide it for a three-month period,” Airlangga told an online briefing, without providing further details. “The Agriculture Ministry will lay out the details later.”last_img read more

Read this checklist before you even turn up on auction day

first_imgHaesley Cush in full auction action. Picture: AAP/David ClarkAN agent recently asked me whether a buyer needed to have the deposit at the auction.I was a little surprised at the question given the experience of the agent. But it reminded how specialised auctions are within the industry.The simple answer is yes, you need the deposit at the auction, unless the owner allows for something different, in which case that would apply.For example the standard terms of an auction call for a 10 per cent deposit. But almost every modern auction accepts a five per cent to ten per cent deposit.This reduction is approved by the owners and then offered to the buyers.It made me think about the basic things buyers, and some agents, need to know when bidding at an auction. Some basic auction information: — The name you register in, is the name that goes on the contract. You must know the entity you are buying the property in. Is it your name, your partner’s name, is it a trust fund? More from newsNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Parks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus18 hours ago— Take your drivers licence or passport when registering.A good tip is to register with the agent before the auction date, it saves confusion and leads to less errors on the day. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:28Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:28 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p270p270p180p180pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenElizabeth Tilley talks prestige property07:29 — Unless you have a personal cheque book, then ask the agent if you can transfer your deposit within 48hrs or ask for a set dollar amount that you can get as a bank cheque.— Settlement can be altered, shorter or longer, but only if the owner accepts. You should ask your agent before the auction day.— You can only sign for yourself, unless you have a written letter from someone else stating you can sign for them eg power of attorney or bidding authority. So if the property has joint owners they must attend or give you a letter.— It is not law on Queensland that a property is announced “On the Market”, it is simply a local traditional. To avoid missing out, you should bid or ask your agent.Getting your terms and bidding entities right is an essential part of a binding contract. To avoid disappointment ensure you speak to your agent before the auction and have all your information in order.last_img read more

Proserv invests in new Great Yarmouth tech center

first_imgEnergy services company Proserv is investing into a new, £7 million worth, purpose built technology center for subsea controls and communications in Great Yarmouth, England. Proserv said on Monday that the move would see around 190 employees consolidate from two sites in the area into the new 65,000 square feet Beacon Park site in Gorleston-on-Sea.The facility will consist of an office, manufacturing and yard space and provide the flexibility to add a further 20,000 square feet of workshop capacity, Proserv explained.The company further added that the construction would begin next month with the building expected to be completed during March 2018.David Lamont, Proserv CEO, said: “Investing in this new facility firmly underlines our long-term commitment to Great Yarmouth and plans for growth in the area.“The center will serve as a global hub and center of excellence for our subsea communication and controls activities and ensures we remain at the forefront of our field. I would also like to extend my sincere appreciation and gratitude to Great Yarmouth Borough Council for their unwavering support over the years in getting us to this exciting stage.”Beacon Park is part of the Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft Enterprise Zone, which focuses on attracting and supporting energy-related businesses within the East of England. Great Yarmouth Borough Council has invested £4.5 million ($5.8 million) in the base, which the council is also developing, with £1.5 million ($1.9 million) coming from New Anglia LEP’s Growing Places Fund. Proserv will fund the remaining sum.In a joint statement, the council’s political group leaders, Graham Plant, Kay Grey, Trevor Wainwright, and Adrian Myers, said: “This landmark development on the Enterprise Zone reflects Great Yarmouth long-standing position as a global offshore energy capital and Beacon Park’s reputation as the location of choice for energy investment and growth.“The borough council is committed to supporting any businesses with aspirations to relocate to or expand within the area.”News of the latest development comes after Proserv recently secured over £12 million ($15.5 million) in contract awards for its new-build, after-market, and decommissioning services.In May, Proserv’s Great Yarmouth team won another project award for the engineering, supply, and installation of a subsea control system for the Finlaggan gas condensate development operated by Zennor Pathway in the Central North Sea. The control system will include Proserv’s Artemis 2G subsea electronics module.last_img read more

BW Gas Gets Financing for BW Integrity FSRU

first_imgCredit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank (CA-CIB) and KfW-IPEX Bank (KfW) have provided a USD 191.8 million post-delivery financing to a subsidiary of BW Gas regarding the company’s second FSRU, BW Integrity, law firm Watson Farley & Williams (WFW) informed. CA-CIB and KfW acted as mandated lead arrangers and lenders which were advised by WFW on the export credit agency-backed financing.Named in January this year, the FSRU has a storage capacity in excess of 170,000 cubic meters and a peak regasification capacity of 750 meters standard cubic feet per day and will serve Pakistan’s second LNG terminal at Port Qasim. It is currently employed by PGP Consortium Limited, a subsidiary of Pakistan GasPort Consortium Limited.BW Integrity will provide 600 meters cubic feet per day of regasification to state-owned Pakistan LNG Terminals Limited under a 15-year contract.As explained, this transaction is significant as the FSRU will play a vital part of Pakistan’s plan to reduce the country’s gas deficit.“This transaction highlights BW Gas’ commitment in providing … LNG shipping and regasification solutions, this being their second FSRU after BW Singapore. It also shows the support of the lenders towards BW Gas and the energy space,” Madeline Leong, Partner at WFW Hong Kong, commented, adding that Pakistan’s current LNG regasification capacity will be more than doubled with the transaction.last_img read more

Lady Bulldog MS VB’ers Win Against Lady Eagles

first_imgThe 7th grade BMS volleyball team picked up their first win of the season defeating Jac-Cen-Del by the scores 25-6; 25-15.Abigail Westerfeld was an impressive 19 for 20 serving earning 19 points. Macy Prickel chipped in offensively with 8 service points and 2 kills at the net, while Alyssa Butler earned 2 points and had 1 kill in the front line. Ellie Cassidy and Sarah Ronnebaum played strong games in the back row for Coach Waechter.The 8th grade BMS volleyball team also was victorious vs. Jac-Cen-Del in 2 games. Scores were 25-22; 25-20.Maggie Walsman was the top server connecting on all 13 of her serves earning 10 points including 6 aces. Jennifer Speer and Katie Bohman eachcontributed five service points, while Kelsey Shupe earned 4 points from the service line for the Lady Dogs. Hattie Westerfeld notched 3 kills to lead the team, while Tori Kurtz and Speer each had 1 kill at the net.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Shelly Prickel.last_img read more

Bulldogs Sweep Cubs In Boys Soccer

first_imgThe Batesville Bulldogs Varsity Soccer team defeated The Madison Cubs 2-0 and The Bulldogs JV were also 6-0 winners.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Chris Fox.last_img

Health Markets open for business in Batesville

first_imgBatesville, In. — Health Markets is open for business in Batesville. Health Markets serves the tri-state area with a variety of insurance needs.A wide selection of insurance products are offered in the following categories:Individual & Family Health InsuranceMedicare, Medicare Advantage PlansMedicare Supplement, Medicare Prescription Drug Plans,Small Business Health InsuranceLife InsuranceDental InsuranceVision InsuranceCritical Illness InsuranceDisability Insurance Accident InsuranceLong-Term Care InsuranceWellness ProductsJosh Hountz and Alex Meer have experience and working knowledge in finding the right individual, group or business plan. On-site visits and evaluations are available at no charge.For more information call 812-212-3016 or 812-655-2987.last_img read more

Daisy’s Doggie Daycare open for business

first_imgBatesville, In. — Local leaders, members of the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce recently gathered for the ribbon cutting at Daisy’s Doggie Daycare, “A Happy Place For Your Furry Friends” on Huntersville Road.Here is a description of their services from their website.last_img

Four arrested in $1 billion-plus cocaine seizure in Uruguay

first_imgFour people have been arrested for in alleged connection to the more than $1 billion worth of cocaine seized in Uruguay.Drug traffickers have used Uruguay as a transit point to move cocaine from Latin America to Africa and Europe as worldwide demand for the drug has increased.According to reports, the bust was the largest in the history for Uruguay.Authorities seized 5.9 tons of cocaine, 4.4 tons of which was packed in cargo containers in the South Atlantic port of Montevideo.last_img

Windies coach banned from first 2 ODIs for ICC code breach

first_imgDubai: West Indies coach Stuart Law has been suspended for his team’s first two One-day Internationals (ODI) against India – on October 21 and 24 – following a breach of the ICC Code of Conduct during the second Test in Hyderabad.Besides the ban, Law was penalised 100 percent of his match fee and slapped three demerit points. This means his accumulated demerit points reached four within a 24-month period leading to the two-match ban.Law had previously received a 25 percent match fee fine and one demerit point in May 2017 for a similar transgression during the Dominica Test against Pakistan.“Law was found guilty of breaching Level 2 Article 2.7 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to ‘Public criticism of, or inappropriate comment in relation to an incident occurring in an international match or any Player, Player Support Personnel, Match Official or team participating in any international match, irrespective of when such criticism or inappropriate comment is made,” an ICC statement read.The incident took place on Sunday afternoon when Law, following the dismissal of Kieran Powell, went to the TV umpire’s room and made inappropriate comments.He then walked to the fourth umpire’s area and in the presence of the players, again directed inappropriate comments at the fourth official.“On Monday, Law admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by ICC match referee Chris Broad and, as such, there was no need for a formal hearing,” the statement further read.The charges were levelled by on-field umpires Bruce Oxenford and Ian Gould, third umpire Nigel Llong and fourth official Nitin Menon. (IANS)last_img read more