Personal Computer Security Expert to Speak

first_img Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Public invited to learn from personal computer security expert.Apopka resident, Robert Samson, retired professional business security expert, will be the guest speaker at next week’s  Northwest Orange Republican Women, Federated, luncheon.  The meeting is on Thursday, July 21st at Apopka Golf & Tennis at Errol Estate, 1335 Errol Parkway at 11:00 AM.Samson serves on the board of Central Florida Crime Prevention Association. Members of CFCPA help share crime prevention trends and solutions to the law enforcement agencies within local communities.” Hearing Robert Samson speak is a great opportunity to seek direction or advice to protect our own data from such a knowledgeable and informed source,” said Joyce Brocker, NORWF president. “NORWF invites everyone in the Apopka community to attend our meeting since this is such a vital opportunity for those in our community whose information has been hacked.”Samson will bring literature that he has written to help the average computer user learn how to protect their sensitive financial  information found on their personal sites. As a volunteer with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office developing consumer oriented privacy and security brochures and assisting community officers in their efforts to educate the public about personal computer security and data protection.To make a reservation for the luncheon meeting may be made either by emailing Joyce Hayward, NORWF reservation chairman: [email protected] or by phone: 407-463-7266, by July 18th.The cost of the meeting which, includes lunch, is $20. If reservations are made after July 18th, the cost is $25. Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 TAGSNORWF Previous articleMiss Apopka Wins Two State Pageant AwardsNext articleInteresting North Orange Library events for the week Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Please enter your name here UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address herelast_img read more

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Gongadze case and the Council of Europe

first_img Crimean journalist “confesses” to spying for Ukraine on Russian TV February 26, 2021 Find out more Consult the press release called “Call for the creation of an international commission of inquiry on the assassination of Georgiy Gongadze” January 28, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Gongadze case and the Council of Europe RSF_en March 26, 2021 Find out more On 25 January 2002, during an interview with Interfax, Alexeï Baganets, deputy general attorney of the court, announced that the Council of Europe had decided not to create an international investigating commission on the disappearance and murder of the journalist Géorgiy Gongadze, under the pretext that such a commission would be contrary to the Ukrainian law. News And yet, that declaration is a fallacy. Reporters Sans Frontières regards that announcement as another stratagem used by the Ukrainian authorities to delay the identification of Georgiy Gongadze’s murderers. If Antanas Valeonis, President of the minister Committee of the Council of Europe and Lithuanian minister of Foreign Affairs, acknowledged that the Ukrainian law did not allow, as things are at present, the creation of an investigation commission, he did not say it would not occur. Indeed, three deputies of the Ukrainian Parliament are presently working at a bill designed to become the legal framework enabling foreign investigators to search in Ukraine. Moreover, Hanne Severinsen, Ukraine rapporteur at the Council of Europe sent, on January 24, a letter to the minister Committee of the Council of Europe asking to speed up the creation of the independent investigation commission.Reporters Sans Frontières reminds that on 27 September 2001, the Council of Europe had issued a recommendation for the creation of that investigation commission and that to be effective, this latter has to be ratified by the minister Committee of the Council of Europe.Besides, Alexeï Baganets announced today that he would ask the German authorities to let a third expertise of the body found in Tarachtcha be carried out, without stipulating the day nor who would perform the autopsy.Reporters Sans Frontières considers that would a new expertise of the body be useful it will not replace a genuine investigation carried out independently on what caused the disappearance and the murder of the journalist. UkraineEurope – Central Asia Ukraine escalates “information war” by banning three pro-Kremlin media to go further Newscenter_img Follow the news on Ukraine Receive email alerts News UkraineEurope – Central Asia News Help by sharing this information Organisation Attorney general’s new stratagem to delay the investigationContrary to the attorney general’s statement, the Council of Europe still considers creating an independent investigating commission on the disappearance and murder of Georgiy Gongadze. Ukrainian media group harassed by broadcasting authority Attorney general’s new stratagem to delay the investigation September 7, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

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Holden Bill to Recognize President Obama in California Textbooks

first_imgHome of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Business News Make a comment Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Including President Barack Obama in California textbooks seems like a no-brainer. But, it’s not necessarily so. That’s why Assemblymember Chris Holden’s legislation would include recognizing the historical significance of President Obama as the first African American President.AB 1912 had its first hearing in Senate Education Committee today and unanimously passed with bipartisan support and a vote of 7 to 0.“This presidency should not be relegated to a footnote in textbooks,” said Assemblymember Holden. “There has been a long history of minimizing the accomplishments of African Americans in this country. We want to make sure that future generations will understand the significance of our nation’s first African-American President by giving him respect and recognition in our school history books.”AB 1912 would encourage the Instructional Quality Commission (IQC) and the State Board of Education (SBE) to develop, and recommend for adoption, curriculum on the significance of the United States electing its first African-American President.California curriculum is based on content standards that are developed by the IQC and approved by the SBE. The history-social science standards were developed in 1998 and were last revised in 2005. A review and update of this framework was almost complete until the state suspended its continuation in 2009 due to the state’s fiscal crises. Therefore, the SBE specifically prohibited the Commission from adopting instructional materials until the 2015-16 school year. First Heatwave Expected Next Week faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimescenter_img Government Holden Bill to Recognize President Obama in California Textbooks AB 1912 Passes Key Senate Committee Published on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 | 1:23 pm Top of the News Subscribe HerbeautyA 74 Year Old Fitness Enthusiast Defies All Concept Of AgeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyEverything You Need To Know About This Two-Hour ProcedureHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat’s Your Zodiac Flower Sign?HerbeautyHerbeauty Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuff Community News Community Newslast_img read more

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Food Pantry

first_img Facebook Pinterest By admin – May 22, 2018 Facebook Twitter OC employee of the year always learning Pinterest Home Local News Food Pantry Westminister PresbyterianWestminster Presbyterian Church, 4901 Maple Ave., has scheduled the monthly food pantry from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the last Saturday of each month.Call 366-1321. Local News Food Pantry WhatsApp ECISD undergoing ‘equity audit’ Previous articleGIRLS GOLF: Andrews holds 21-shot lead after first round of state championshipNext articleTEXAS VIEW: Don’t always bet on state’s rights admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Foolproof Roasted Pork TenderloinFruit Salad to Die ForSlap Your Mama It’s So Delicious Southern Squash CasserolePowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay Twitter 2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Permian High School last_img read more

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Capitol Watch: Breaking down the state budget

first_img “Tax-and-spend government has been a disaster for New York State in the past and it’s about to make a mess of things again. We needed to stop taxing, spending, regulating, and mandating New Yorkers to death.  Yet here we go again with a tax-and-spend approach to government that’s bad news for taxpayers, job creators, and workers, especially upstate,” said O’Mara, noting that the last time state government fell under one-party, Democratic control for two years beginning in 2009, taxes and fees were increased by $14 billion to support upwards of $14 billion in new state spending.Barbara Lifton (D-Ithaca): Barbara Lifton“This was a difficult budget because of an unexpected $2.6 billion drop in revenues that the state has faced, but despite these challenging financial circumstances, we worked hard and did the best we could, and in the end, managed to secure some significant accomplishments in the final budget. On PreK-12 Education, I continue to be concerned that the state is underfunding our schools and failing to fulfill its constitutional obligation to provide every child in the state with a sound and basic education, but I am pleased that we were able to get a $618 million increase in Foundation Aid to our schools. On Higher Education, I am pleased that the final budget included a funding boost for community colleges, which increases the base aid rate to $2,947, an increase of $100 per full-time student. We were also able to restore funding for critical opportunity programs, such as the Education Opportunity Program (EOP) and the Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP).     Other areas of the final budget that saw improvement include a restoration of critical Medicaid funding to hospitals, nursing homes, and other healthcare organizations, an increase of $8.8 million for upstate transit, landmark critical justice reforms, additional funding for opioid treatment, funding for electronic polls books and early voting, a restoration of library aid, a statewide ban on plastic bags, and a restoration of state aid for cities, towns, and villages.The final budget had its share of disappointments as well. In particular, I wasn’t happy about the creation of a new commission that will make a recommendation on the public financing of elections, as I believe this is something that should be handled through the standard legislative process. But overall, given the difficult circumstances that were presented to us, I believe this is a budget that moves the needle forward for New York State’s working families.”The Legislature is taking a break this week after their marathon sessions leading up the budget. Check in next week for a detailed analysis of what both O’Mara and Lifton thought of some of the legislation passed with this year’s budget.Rep. Tom Reed (23rd Congressional District)Democrats pushed through a resolution last week to oppose President Trump’s proposed ban on transgender troops in the military. Rep. Reed was one of five Republicans who joined with Democrats in opposing the ban when it came to the floor for a vote, but he originally voted to oppose its introduction in the first place.Tom Reed. (File Photo/The Ithaca Voice)Reed also crossed the aisle to vote for the final passage of Connecticut Democrat Rosa DeLauro’s Paycheck Fairness Act which would close loopholes in the 1963 Equal Pay Act in an attempt to close the wage gap between different gendered earners. Despite being hailed as bipartisan by DeLauro, the legislation has failed to gain support from most Republicans since she started introducing it in 1997. Reed first voted in favor of a Republican maneuver that would legislatively tank the bill, but was one of seven Republicans to vote for the bill’s final passage.The Supreme Court heard oral argument in two cases from North Carolina and Maryland over partisan gerrymandering last week. Reed joined activists in front of the court, calling on justices to strike down the practice of drawing electoral maps that give precedence to one political party.House Democrats tried to override President Trump’s veto of their disapproval of a declaration of a national emergency on the southern border. Reed voted with the majority of Republicans not to buck the President thus keeping the national emergency in place.Last week the House was divided, but not along party lines, over a normally routine measure of approving the chamber’s Journal — the specific document keeping track of actions on the House floor. Votes on the journal are a House mechanism used by both minority and majority parties to force members who don’t want to be viewed as missing House business, to stay in Washington usually to make sure they stay for a separate vote. Last Thursday, a Journal vote came up. Forty-five Republicans voted for it, but Reed joined the 128 against the measure.U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer & U.S. Senator Kirsten GillibrandLast week, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) brought up Bronx Freshman Democrat Alexandria Ocasio Cortez’s Green New Deal legislation in an attempt to target Democratic senators who may not be in favor of the bill. In response, all but four Democrats voted “present” on the Senate floor including Senators Gillibrand and Schumer.The move by McConnell was meant to use the rising star of Ocasio-Cortez to put Democrats on the record whether they support her progressive environmental policy. This includes six senators running for president in 2020, including Gillibrand. By voting “present,” the Senators are affirming they were in the chamber for the vote, but didn’t vote yes or no on the measure. Had Schumer and the leadership not whipped the caucus into mostly voting present, the block could’ve split, drawing attacks and criticism from Republicans.Both New York senators also voted in favor of former National Highway Transportation Safety Administration Administrator, Nicole Nason, to head the Federal Highway Administration. Nason is a native of Suffolk County. ALBANY, N.Y. — Early Monday, lawmakers signed off on the 2019-20 fiscal year budget setting a deluge of Democratic-leaning legislative deals like additional funding for education and a permanent cap on property taxes. The budget was considered “on time” by the State Comptroller meaning legislators will get an additional bonus to their pay this year, but they’re not the only ones. Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul were given a pay raise in a last-minute addition to the budget. What else got scrapped and what made it into print?And separately in Washington, Rep. Tom Reed made some moves across the aisle to back Democrats’ legislation on the gender pay gap and transgender individuals serving in the military. Democratic senators also thwarted a move to put them on the record about the Green New Deal.New York State Budget BreakdownProperty Tax CapDespite opposition from Assembly Democrats, the budget includes a measure to institute a permanent 2 percent property tax cap. This would prevent local municipalities and school districts from raising property taxes more than two percent each year unless they vote to override the cap. Cuomo said the cap could save taxpayers $24.4 billion.Aid and Incentives to MunicipalitiesGov. Cuomo caught many legislators and local officials by surprise when he proposed cutting Aid and Incentives to Municipalities funding to local governments that use less than 2 percent of the state money as part of their budget. Every town and village in Tompkins County would’ve seen a total cut in state funding, but the proposal was scrapped last week after vehement opposition from both parties.Related: State funds for towns and villages at risk in Gov. Cuomo’s proposed budgetPublic Campaign FinanceThe Legislature was unable to reach its own agreement on the topic of publicly funded campaigns, instead choosing to charge a small commission with working out the details. The governor’s office said the commission is charged with laying out a system that would allow local and statewide candidates to receive $6 from the state for every $1 they receive in small donations.Republicans flat out opposed the measure due to its increase in spending, but some progressive Democrats also had qualms. They argue that a commission could misconstrue the original spirit of the legislation to support grassroots candidates. The commission will make a recommendation by Dec. 1, after which the Legislature can vote to repeal its findings. Unless they do so, the commission’s recommendation will become law.Education FundingThe budget provides for an additional $6 billion to be allocated in aid to school districts. According to a release from the governor’s office, that’s a record for the state. About 70 percent of that aid is earmarked for poorer districts.Prison ClosuresLegislation in the budget deal will give the authority for Gov. Cuomo to close two prisons in New York within the next year. He had originally proposed closing three prisons after what he claims is a decreasing prison population across the state. No specific prisons were named to be closed. No state prisons are in Tompkins County, but other in the region include Elmira, Southport, Five Point, Cayuga and Auburn Correctional Facilities.Legislator ReactionsBoth Ithaca legislators, Democratic Assemblywoman Barbara Lifton and Republican State Senator Tom O’Mara released statements about their reaction to the budget during the day Monday. Both representatives had qualms with certain parts of the agreement. O’Mara took particular issue with funding for the DREAM Act to fund college scholarships for undocumented students and other spending initiatives he said unfairly raise taxes on New Yorkers. Lifton wasn’t happy with the creation of a commission to decide the future of public campaign financing, arguing this should’ve been handled by the legislature. She also praised the additional funding for foundation aid, but said the state should put more funding towards k-12 education in general.Tom O’Mara (R-Big Flats):O’Mara speaks about Medicaid reform in 2012. (Courtesy of O’Mara’s website) O’Mara speaks about Medicaid reform in 2012. (Courtesy of O’Mara’s website)State Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C,I-Big Flats) said the 2019-20 state budget approved by Cuomo and the Legislature’s Democratic majorities welcomes back, “a tax-and-spend approach to government that’s bad news for taxpayers, job creators, and workers.”Since the beginning of the year, O’Mara has been calling for state leaders to make tax relief a priority in the new state budget.  Instead, he said the budget adopted today relies on more than $1 billion in new taxes and fees to support significant new short- and long-term state spending.  The new taxes will include a new sales tax on internet purchases that will affect all consumers.O’Mara said that the budget also sets in motion new state spending commitments that will become increasingly expensive, including a system of public campaign financing, electoral reforms like early voting, tuition assistance for illegal immigrants, and others.And while O’Mara has long supported making the state’s 2 percent local property tax cap permanent, which the new budget does, he said that New York continues to ignore the urgent need to roll back unfunded state mandates in order to give the cap any hope of ever producing property tax cuts for local taxpayers. Your government news is made possible with support from: Tagged: Albany, andrew cuomo, capitol watch, chuck schumer, ithaca, kirsten gillibrand, new york state budget, Tom Omara, tom reed, tompkins county Vaughn Golden is a freelance radio and print reporter covering politics around the southern tier and central New York. He authors the weekly “Capitol Watch” watchdog report on Ithaca’s representatives… More by Vaughn Golden Vaughn Golden last_img read more

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2-year-old accidentally shoots, kills himself with gun he took from grandma’s purse: Officials

first_imgwsfurlan/iStock(GREENVILLE COUNTY, S.C.) — A 2-year-old boy died after he took a gun from his grandmother’s purse and accidentally shot himself, authorities said.Kayden Stuber, a 2-year-old from South Carolina, died Thursday afternoon from a gunshot wound to the head, Kent Dill of the Greenville County Coroner’s Office told ABC News.Kayden’s grandmother and aunt had been watching him while his parents were at work, Dill said.“Apparently he went into the grandmother’s purse that was sitting on the bed and in some way retrieved, was handling the gun when it discharged,” Dill said.Deputies and EMS rushed to the scene. Kayden was pronounced dead on the way to the hospital, according to the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office.No charges have been filed at this time but the investigation is ongoing, Greenville County Sheriff spokesman Lt. Ryan Flood said on Friday.No one else was hurt, Flood said.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Yandow-Dousevicz Construction Corp now Dousevicz, Inc.

first_imgYandow Dousevicz Construction Corporation, located in South Burlington, Vermont, has changed its name to Dousevicz, Inc. The name better reflects the companies expanding real estate development division. The company, founded in 1990, has developed some of the State’s most recognized properties including; The Westlake complex in Burlington, VT, Hawks Nest Senior Housing in St Albans, Eagle Crest and Falcon Manor Senior Housing in Williston, Autumn Knoll Condominium Development in Essex, and the Bay Creek Neighborhood in Colchester. Dousevicz Inc is in the process of developing a 150+ unit residential and 50,000 sq feet of commercial mixed-used complex in Essex, known as Town Meadow. The company is also persuing permitting for future residential and commercial projects in St Albans, South Burlington, and Essex Junction.The company is also actively involved with various construction management projects throughout Chittenden County.Please visit www.Dousevicz.com(link is external) for additional information.last_img read more

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11 easy ways to save money

first_imgThere are few things better than realizing that an easy habit you picked up landed you an extra couple hundred dollars by the end of the month. Maybe it was finally ditching that morning cold brew from the funky coffee place down the street. Maybe it was scouring the below-eye-level shelves for some major deals from the grocery store.Because you can never have enough tips on being smarter about saving money, we’ve rounded up a few creative ways to help loosen up your wallet.1. Save those LincolnsI try and save every $5 bill I receive. I have an envelope full of fives that I hide away so I forget about it. I’m currently at about $900 in fives!Stephanie2. Grab coffee from the officeFor the first few months of the year, I promised myself I wouldn’t spend more than $1 on coffee. I was spending about $4 a day at local coffee shops, and instead bought street coffee or grabbed a cup of joe from the office. I spent less than $90 — versus the ~$360 I was spending before. KA-CHING!Jessica continue reading » 58SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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2,000 without power following Thursday storms

first_img8 P.M. UPDATE — Less than 100 customers still left without power in the Town of Union. According to NYSEG, the cause of this outage is still under investigation. Over 2,000 customers are without power, according to the NYSEG Power Outage Map. The map can be viewed by clicking here. ENDICOTT (WBNG) — NYSEG is reporting multiple power outages as storms roll through our area Thursday afternoon. According to NYSEG, power is expected to be restored by 5:45 p.m. Stay up to date with the forecast by downloading the Storm Track 12 weather app and by clicking here. 12 News will have more on the forecast in its 5, 5:30 and 6 p.m. newscasts.last_img

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ADB projects Indonesia’s economy to grow 2.5% in 2020

first_img“If decisive actions to contain the health and economic impacts of the outbreak, particularly to safeguard the poor and vulnerable, can be effectively implemented, the economy is expected to gradually return to its growth trajectory next year,” he added.Indonesia GDP growth forecasts by Asian Development Bank (ADB). (ADB/Asian Development Outlook 2020)ADB is among a slew of institutions predicting that the COVID-19 pandemic will significantly slow Indonesia’s economic growth this year. The World Bank, for instance, predicted that growth will sit at 2.1 percent in 2020, down from 5.1 percent initially projected, if the situation starts to normalize by June.This compares with the government’s expectation of 2.3 percent economic growth in its baseline scenario this year, the lowest since 1999, which could deteriorate to a 0.4 percent economic contraction in a worst-case scenario. Indonesia’s economy is expected to grow by only 2.5 percent this year, from a four-year low of 5.02 percent in 2019, according to a new Asian Development Bank (ADB) report. The situation, caused largely by the COVID-19 outbreak, is expected to gradually improve in 2021.ADB’s flagship annual economic publication titled “Asian Development Outlook 2020” indicates that the COVID-19 pandemic, along with lower commodity prices and volatile financial markets, will have severe implications for the global economy and Indonesia this year, with the economies of the country’s key trading partners expecting to suffer. “Despite Indonesia’s strong macroeconomic fundamentals, the COVID-19 outbreak has changed the course of the economy, with the external environment deteriorating and domestic demand weakening,” ADB country director for Indonesia Winfried Wicklein said in a press statement released Friday. Read also: Indonesia’s economy may contract 0.4% in worst case scenario: Sri MulyaniThe ADB report says domestic demand is expected to weaken, as business and consumer sentiment wanes. However, as the global economy is poised to recover next year, Indonesia’s growth is expected to gain momentum, with recently introduced investment reforms providing an additional impetus.Inflation, which averaged 2.8 percent last year, is forecast to edge up to 3 percent in 2020, before declining to 2.8 percent in 2021, the report reads. Inflationary pressure from tight food supplies and currency depreciation is expected to be partially offset by lower prices for non-subsidized fuel, as well as additional subsidies for electricity and food.Meanwhile, export earnings from tourism and commodities are projected to decline, leading to a current account deficit of 2.9 percent of GDP in 2020. As exports and investment resume in 2021, a higher volume of imported capital goods will keep the current account deficit at the same level as 2020.ADB says the government and financial authorities have deployed “well-coordinated” and “targeted” fiscal and monetary measures to mitigate the impact of a pandemic on the economy and people’s livelihoods, including the “timely” disbursement of social transfers for the poor and vulnerable, as well as tax cuts and loan-payment relief for workers and businesses.”Externally, risks to Indonesia’s economic outlook include an extended outbreak of COVID-19, further declines in commodity prices, and increased finance market volatility. Domestically, the outlook will depend on how quickly and effectively the spread of the pandemic can be contained. Constraints in the healthcare system, along with the challenges of imposing social distancing, could worsen the impact on the economy,” the press release reads.Topics :last_img read more

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