November 25, 2020
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first_img Kick off 4:30pm The north London club underwent significant upheaval on and off the pitch over the summer as 55 staff were made redundant, with the financial impact of the coronavirus cited. On the field, Thomas Partey and Gabriel Magalhaes were notable additions to Arteta’s playing squad.Despite the gloom with which Arsenal entered the international break, before the loss to Villa there had been a rare win over Manchester United at Old Trafford, with a gritty performance earning a 1-0 victory. – Advertisement – However, an inconsistent start to the new campaign – including a 3-0 home defeat to Aston Villa in the last game before the international break which left Arsenal 11th in the table – has dented some of the optimism surrounding the club.“We’re a long way, I’m afraid,” Arteta told the club’s official website. 2:56 – Advertisement – preview image Mikel Arteta during Arsenal's defeat to Aston VillaImage:Arteta says Arsenal have faced a ‘challenging’ time over recent months “It’s part of a process. The results have to be immediate, and the challenge we have with the club we are representing is that we have to win as quickly as possible every game in every competition.“So far we have played 14 games in all competitions this season, we won 10 and lost four and the four of them have been in the Premier League, so it is a little bit imbalanced.” FREE TO WATCH: Highlights from Aston Villa’s win over Arsenal in the Premier League Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta has admitted his side are a “long way” from achieving the level of performance he is targeting.Arteta replaced Unai Emery at the Emirates last December and was credited with improving several elements of Arsenal’s play as he guided the club to an FA Cup triumph, as well as an impressive Premier League victory over champions Liverpool.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Sunday 22nd November 4:00pm Arsenal return to Premier League action at newly promoted Leeds on Sunday, live on Sky Sports, and Arteta says he is firmly focused on what he sees as a “really bright” future.“There are a lot of things to do, short term and medium term, we have seen a lot of changes not only on the pitch but structurally as a club as well,” he said.“It has been difficult, it has been a challenging time in the last three or four months, a lot of things have happened.“We have to settle and everyone has to realise where we are now, but I see the future as really bright. I am a really positive person and I tend to learn much more when things don’t go well and we have a defeat like we had the other day that really hurt after the performance we had at Old Trafford.“We have to understand why it happened, be really critical first of all with myself and try to understand the players better and give them more solutions to win more football matches.”last_img read more

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first_imgILIRIJA dd, a tourist company from Biograd na Moru, conducted an educational project in Marina Kornati called “Biowaste” for students of the Medical School “Ante Kuzmanić” from Zadar, all with the aim of developing knowledge about the types of biowaste and composting. Ilirija dd, as a socially responsible business system is aware that its business activities affect the environment, so preserving the environment, preserving biodiversity, preventing pollution or minimizing it and reducing harmful effects on the environment is our obligation since without a preserved environment, as a fundamental resources of Croatian tourism, there is no survival of Croatian tourism, they point out from Ilirija dd. Nicely defined, but most importantly, in Illyria they stick to it, and it’s not just about PR. Following the above, Ilirija, as the first Croatian company to receive the award for socially responsible business INDEX CSR, with monitoring and implementation of all legal regulations, implements international criteria and environmental standards, which are not a legal obligation, but which contribute to additional conservation and protection of nature and environment. .”Ilirija pays significant attention and activities to environmental education aimed not only at its own employees and guests but also at the community in which we operate and operate, so this project is Illyria’s contribution to the development of wider social awareness of the importance of environmental protection and reducing environmental impact. ” conclude from Illyria.Thus, in Illyria they are especially proud of: Blue flag, whose Marina Kornati has been the holder since 2004, the international ecological program for the protection of the marine and coastal environment, whose primary goal is the sustainable management and administration of the sea and the coastal zone, ISO 14001 as the most widespread international standard for environmental management implemented and certified in Ilirija since 2014, Green key which is assigned to accommodation facilities that reduce the negative effects on the environment. Ilirija’s camp “Park Soline” was awarded this international certificate in 2013, when it was only one of two camps in Croatia, and Ecocamping within which there are camps, among them the camp “Park Soline” which promote ecology, sustainable development and environmental protection.A company friend of healthIlirija dd is recently the second tourist company in the Republic of Croatia to hold the award “Friend of Health”The Ministry of Health and the Croatian Institute of Public Health have developed a module called “Friendly Health Company” within the National Program “Living Healthy”, related to the economy and the preservation and promotion of health in the workplace. In order for a company to be labeled a “Friend of Health Company”, it is necessary to meet certain criteria, such as: availability of meals in accordance with the principles of healthy eating, promotion of fruits and vegetables, availability of drinking water, co-financing physical activity for employees, stimulating walking or bicycle, preventive examinations of employees, etc.…CSR is the responsibility of all companies, especially the largest ones, which must be a positive example.last_img read more

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first_imgVon Doorn said Indonesia should reform subsidies, especially abolishing diesel fuel and fertilizer subsidies.Read also: KPK highlights inefficiency, mismanagement in preemployment card programHe went on to say that by abolishing diesel fuel subsidies, the government could channel the spending into helping the lower-income half of the population, as he pointed out that the subsidy was mostly enjoyed by the wealthier sections of the population.He also suggested the government replace the fertilizer subsidies program by providing farmers with new research and technology or new seed types to help them be more productive in the long run.Meanwhile, van Doorn also said that the government should utilize data and technology in other subsidies, such as those for electricity and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), to prevent leaks and improve disbursements.“Reform of subsidies will have many benefits besides fiscal ones, including reducing poverty, improving productivity and reducing the environmental impact of the subsidies,” he said.The country recorded a total of Rp 1.96 quadrillion (US$137.94 billion) of state revenue realization last year, equal to only 90.4 percent of the 2019 state budget as a result of lower tax revenues, and last year’s state budget deficit widened to 2.2 percent of gross domestic product (GDP), higher than the 1.8 percent target.As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to ravage the economy, von Doorn predicted that Indonesia’s fiscal space would become tighter post-pandemic as state revenues were unlikely to recover for some time, given sluggish commodity prices and reduced corporate income tax returns.“To increase revenue and efficiency, Indonesia now needs to implement tax measures so that post-COVID, it can offset those impacts and restore tax to pre-COVID levels,” he added.The measures should include efforts to widen the country’s tax base, introduce taxes to meet environmental and health objectives, as well as improving tax compliance to help restore tax revenues to pre-COVID-19 levels.Read also: Govt expects unemployment to worsen, continue into next yearNational Development Planning Agency (Bappenas) state finance and monetary analysis director Boediastoeti Ontowirjo said the measures that the World Bank suggested were included in the country’s “core tax administration system” program that would be implemented by 2024.The core tax administration system is one of the key pillars of Indonesia’s ongoing tax reform, kicked off by the Finance Ministry in 2016, aimed at overhauling operations at the tax office and improving services to taxpayers.The reform of the tax administration is expected to increase Indonesia’s tax-to-GDP ratio by 1 to 1.5 percentage points, according to an International Monetary Fund (IMF) study. In 2017, the ratio stood at 10.7 percent, one of the lowest in the Asia Pacific region.Finance Ministry special staff member Masyita Crystallin said the government was currently working on the World Bank’s suggested subsidy reforms, such as implementing cash-based transfers for several social assistance programs.Despite the moves toward reform, she acknowledged that the government still faced hurdles in disbursing the assistance programs.“We still have challenges in the data set and data connectivity with other ministries that are not yet synchronized with the [Social Affairs Ministry’s integrated data on social welfare] DTKS,” she said.She gave an assurance that the government was working to update the data regularly so that it could move toward targeted subsidies, especially at a time when many vulnerable people were in dire need of assistance to pull through the pandemic.Topics : “We found that Indonesia has a limited space for development spending due to low revenue, as well as systemic constraints across sectors such as coordination challenges and inadequate data and information systems,” said World Bank senior economist Ralph von Doorn.He said that despite Indonesia’s robust economic growth, subsidy reforms and increased spending on infrastructure, health and social assistance, public spending remained inadequate.The report also found that the spending was not always directed at the right interventions, while that which was directed at the right intervention was found to be inefficient and ineffective at achieving the desired pro-equity outcomes, added van Doorn.Given such a situation, the World Bank recommended that the country conduct reforms, especially in tax and subsidies, to increase state revenue. The recommendations were also aimed at ensuring spending would be more efficient and effective. The World Bank has called on Indonesia to carry out reforms, especially on tax and subsidies, to improve the quality of its public spending.In its “Indonesia Public Expenditure Review” report published on Monday, the global financial institution said the country currently faced several constraints that prevented it achieving quality spending to close the gap between human capital and infrastructure.Read also: Indonesia increases COVID-19 budget again amid soaring deficitlast_img read more

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first_imgA study by the 10 November Institute of Technology (ITS) in Surabaya shows that Indonesia’s sea transportation sector has recorded Rp 12.2 trillion (US$821.9 million) in output losses in the first half of the year, due primarily to the drop in passenger demand as a result of government restrictions imposed to contain COVID-19 transmission.The ITS study evaluated the impacts on the sector from the Transportation Ministry’s ban on mudik (exodus) from April 24 to June 1 during the Idul Fitri holiday season. The ministry imposed the travel ban as part of the government’s coronavirus response in an attempt to halt the disease’s spread.Among the losses to the sector that the study attributed to the mudik ban are an estimated loss of Rp 862 billion for state-owned shipping company PT Pelni and combined losses of Rp 44 billion for inter-island ferry companies. These include ferries operating the Merak-Bakauheni route between the provinces of Banten and Lampung, as well as those operating the Ketapang-Gilimanuk route between East Java and Bali. “We’ve seen a huge decline in passengers during the pandemic, especially at three main ferry ports and routes. On the Merak-Bakauheni route, the number of passengers dropped around 80 to 95 percent,” ITS rector Mochamad Ashari said on Tuesday, during a webinar held by the ministry.The decline in economic activities in the transportation industry had contributed to the 5.32 percent year-on-year (yoy) contraction in gross domestic product (GDP), according to Statistics Indonesia (BPS).BPS data for the second quarter also show that the transportation and warehousing sector contracted 30.84 percent yoy, with the sea transportation sector suffering a 17.48 percent yoy decline.During the webinar, ITS researcher Ardi Adji said that the contraction in the sea transportation sector in turn caused a ripple effect in local economies, with the provincial economy of Bali suffering the worst blow. “Bali is highly dependent on its tourism sector and tourist flows by sea transport. Therefore, the decline in the sector caused the island [province] Rp 824 billion losses in the regional GDP, making it the worst-affected province,” Ardi said.He suggested that the government provide fiscal incentives for shipping lines to cushion the economic impacts of the COVID-19 health crisis.“The government could roll out several alternative incentives for sea transportation operators, such as interest subsidies and payment deferrals,” he said.Read also: Port operator Pelindo III records decline in ship trafficCarmelita Hartoto, who chairs the Indonesian National Shipowners Association (INSA), expanded on Ardi ’s statement, saying that the government had still not responded to the association’s request for non-tax revenue (PNBP) waivers.“We have to cushion the severe income decline caused by the pandemic. It’s hard to sustain our operations if the economy continues to worsen, and this could [in turn] lead to a wave of layoffs,” she said.State-Owned Enterprises Minister Erick Thohir, who also chairs the COVID-19 Handling and National Economic Recovery Committee, made assurances during the webinar that the government would maintain steady distribution of its stimulus funds until next year to boost the economy.The government has allocated Rp 695.2 trillion to stimulate the economy, focusing on healthcare, social protection and economic recovery programs. Six months into the crisis, however, it had disbursed only 34.1 percent of the funds, or around Rp 237 trillion.Topics :last_img read more

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first_imgThe parliamentary committee is made up of 11 MPs from across the three main parties.In other news, the Merchant Navy Officers Pension Fund (MNOPF) has rolled out a new payroll service that incorporates members’ other pension sources into one, ensuring members only receive one simplified payment.The system was introduced after the scheme formally wound up its Old Section of the defined benefit scheme with a £25m insurance buy-in. The £1.3bn Old Section is now fully insured with Rothesay Life and Legal & General.MNOPF said, as a result of the insurance buy-ins and buyout, some members will have had three separate insurance policies, leading to the new payroll system’s rollout.Lastly, the pension scheme for the British Medical Association (BMA) has appointed Buck Consultants to provide investment consultancy servies.The trustees of the BMA Staff Pension Scheme has around £300m in assets, servicing roughly 1,300 members.Buck is expected to provide the fund with investment advice, fund manager research and manager selection. The UK’s parliamentary backbench policy-scrutinising committee is to hold an inquiry into the progress of auto-enrolment. The Work & Pensions Select Committee, chaired by Labour MP Dame Anne Begg, will gather information and industry views on the progress of the policy.The committee’s last inquiry was in 2012, as the policy was rolled out among the UK’s largest employers.This latest inquiry will look into the lessons learned, issues for smaller employers, progress with automatic transfers, improving governance and administration and the implications of tax changes and introducing defined ambition.last_img read more

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first_imgA UK pension fund has tendered a £150m (€171m) global diversified credit mandate via IPE Quest.According to search QN-2336, the investor is seeking broad exposure to different credit instruments with restricted absolute volatility.Management should be active and the style unconstrained.The benchmark is 1-month Libor plus around 400bp-600bp. Applicants should have a track record of at least three years for the asset class, but ideally five years.The investor also requires weekly liquidity up to 25% of the fund, which it said can be gated.Applicants should state performance net of fees in sterling to 31 May. The closing date for applications is 20 July.Separately, an Asian pension fund is seeking ideas for a global commodities allocation via IPE Quest Discovery.According to search DS-2337, the fund is looking to invest $50m (€44m) from January 2018.The mandate could be active or passive, and the investor is agnostic on using a pooled fund or segregated mandate.Managers pitching ideas should have at least a five-year track record.The IPE news team is unable to answer any further questions about IPE Quest, Discovery, or Innovation tender notices to protect the interests of clients conducting the search. To obtain information directly from IPE Quest, please contact Jayna Vishram on +44 (0) 20 3465 9330 or email jayna.vishram@ipe-quest.com.last_img read more

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first_img Share Share Tweet HealthLifestyleNewsRegional Consume less salt, PAHO advises by: – March 13, 2013 Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! Consume less salt, PAHO advisesThe Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has joined the call for a reduced intake of salt in observance of World Salt Awareness Week under the theme “Less salt, please!”The March 11–17 campaign urges everyone to help reduce dietary salt, with a focus this year on chefs, caterers, and others who prepare food for consumption outside the home. “Restaurants and caterers often add excessive salt to foods because they think that’s what customers want. But people can in fact change their tastes for salt over time. If you gradually consume less salt, you will gradually want less salt. The same is true of sugar. Chefs and caterers can help consumers choose this better path,” PAHO/WHO’s Branka Legetic noted in a press release.While salt is recognized as an essential part of the human diet, most people consume more than they realize and more than is healthy. Consuming excess salt contributes to high blood pressure, a major risk factor for heart attacks and strokes, as well as other health problems, including kidney disease, osteoporosis, obesity and Alzheimer’s.High blood pressure is the focus of this year’s World Health Day (April 7), and reducing dietary salt will also be one of the key recommendations of that campaign.It is recommended that adults consume less than 5 grams of salt per day. Most of the excess salt people consume comes not from the salt shaker but from processed foods such as bread, snack foods, “instant” meals, processed meats and condiments. Restaurant foods are also major contributors, hence the focus this year on chefs and caterers.According to PAHO/WHO’s nutrition expert Enrique Jacoby, choosing “low-salt” versions of processed foods is not always the best solution, because processed foods tend to be less healthy than fresh foods for other reasons.Salt reduction efforts are under way in countries including Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Cuba, Mexico, Suriname, Uruguay, and the United States. They include efforts ranging from mass media and educational campaigns to collaboration with food makers to improve nutrition labels and reformulate products to contain less salt.World Salt Awareness Week, organized by the World Action on Salt Health, began in 2007.It seeks to highlight the importance of reducing salt intake in all populations throughout the world, and all countries are invited to participate; be it holding an event, creating media interest or generating awareness within local communities.Dominica Vibes News 29 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

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first_imgChilean international Arturo Vidal headed the visitors in front after less than two minutes, as Setien’s side look to extend their lead at the top of La Liga to five points.Despite chances at the other end for Real Madrid loanee Takefusa Kubo and Ante Budimir, Barcelona have been in control throughout the first half.Braithwaite’s goal will give them some vital breathing space in the second half, as the likeable Norwegian rocketed home Lionel Messi’s nod down from six yards.Meanwhile, Braithwaite has spoken of his delight at scoring his first La Blaugrana goal in their 4-0 win at Real Mallorca.Quique Setien’s side returned to La Liga action in style, with goals from Arturo Vidal, Braithwaite, Jordi Alba and Lionel Messi sealing all three points.Braithwaite controversially secured an €18m move to Catalonia in February, after La Liga ratified an emergency transfer due to Barcelona’s injury problems.Despite some all action displays prior to the suspension of Spanish football in March, he had not found the net for his new club.But the Danish international reacted smartly inside the box to power home Messi’s knockdown on 37 minutes, to open his account for the defending La Liga champions.“It is incredible to score my first goal for Barcelona. But it’s more important to restart the season with a win,” he told an interview with El Chiringuito after the game.مارتن برايث وايث, مايوركا 0-2 برشلونة #MallorcaBarca pic.twitter.com/NQcBfyRb8A— Fcbw Media (@FCBW_xMedia01) June 13, 2020Read Also: Messi caps Barcelona win over Mallorca on La Liga return“We are pleased with the result, but we have to continue to play like this and win games.”Braithwaite played the full 90 minutes in Mallorca, but Setien is expected to rotate for their home tie against Leganes on June 16.Luis Suarez replaced Antoine Griezmann on 57 minutes, as the Uruguayan international looks to edge himself back tino full fitness.Suarez could replace Braithwaite against his former side, with Ansu Fati also potentially coming in, as Setien shuffles his pack.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Barcelona striker forward Martin Braithwaite has his first ever La Blaugrana goal, as Quique Setien’s side stretch their lead to 2-0 at Real Mallorca.Advertisementcenter_img Promoted ContentWhat’s Up With All The Female Remakes?Fantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread ArtA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsWhat Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeCare To Try A Glow-In-The-Dark Doughnut?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreReal World Archaeological Finds That Would Stump Indiana JonesA Little Cafe For Animal Lovers That You Will Never Want To LeaveThe Best Cars Of All Timelast_img read more

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first_imgRelatedPosts Mane double eases Liverpool to win over 10-man Chelsea EPL: Chelsea, Liverpool in cagey duel Chelsea sink Brighton to make winning start Watford vs. ChelseaVenue: Vicarage RoadKick off: 5:30PMChelsea make the trip to Watford in the Premier League this evening looking to strengthen their hold of fourth position in the top-flight standings.Chelsea head into the game having put together four successive wins on the road in the Premier League, which includes last weekend’s 4-2 success at Burnley.Christian Pulisic contributed a perfect hat-trick at Turf Moor, although the United States international may have to remain patient in his bid to hold down a regular spot in this team.The same could be said of Tammy Abraham who, despite being the club’s top goalscorer, has only contributed two strikes from nine outings in all competitions.As for the Hornets, they remain in bottom spot having failed to record a win in their opening 10 matches.Having recorded three successive draws in the Premier League, there is a feeling that Watford are improving under the guidance of the recently-appointed Quique Sanchez Flores.However, the club now sit four points adrift of safety, and the urgency to get their first top-flight win on the board will intensify with each game that passes without success.The big plus for Sanchez Flores is that his players have managed to shake off the humiliation of conceding eight goals at Manchester City on September 21, with just three goals being shipped in their last four league outings.Nevertheless, the Hornets remain short of strikes in the final third, and Flores is aware that they must begin to show a clinical side to their game going forward if they are to get themselves out of trouble.Their upcoming fixtures are somewhat favourable, with Norwich City, Burnley and Southampton to come after the showdown with the Blues, but Watford would benefit significantly if they can take the scalp of their in-form opponents.Just one victory has come from their last 16 Premier League fixtures, a period which began in the aftermath of their dramatic FA Cup semi-final success over Wolverhampton Wanderers in April.Few could have predicted that Watford would lose their way in such fashion, although the majority of the same players remain at the club to turn their fortunes around.With back-to-back clean sheets coming in home games to Sheffield United and Bournemouth, Sanchez Flores may encourage his team to seize the moment this weekend, aware that only the most optimistic of fans will feel that they can prevail over the 90 minutes.Despite the disappointment of losing to Manchester United in the EFL Cup fourth round on Wednesday night, Frank Lampard was quick to highlight that Chelsea are still looking at the long-term picture, rather than becoming fixated on their short-term progress.Nevertheless, the West Londoners ultimately under-performed at Stamford Bridge, and it reiterated that this group of players are far from the finished article.The result, in some way, justifies Lampard’s efforts to prevent too much praise being given to his team in light of a seven-match winning streak in all competitions.With that run having now been ended, Lampard may feel that his players can get back to going about their business with fewer expectations, something which can arguably only benefit them in the coming months.That said, an away game at the bottom-placed team will be viewed as an excellent opportunity to strengthen their grip on a top-four spot in the table, with some of their direct rivals having struggled for consistency in recent weeks. Watford possible XI: Foster, Kabasele, Dawson, Cathcart, Janmaat, Capoue, Chalobah, Doucoure, Holebas, Deulofeu, Pereyra.Chelsea possible XI: Arrizabalaga, Azpilicueta, Zouma, Tomori, Alonso, Jorginho, Kovacic, Willian, Mount, Pulisic, Abraham.Tags: ChelseaEPLWatfordlast_img read more

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