Indonesia has been a complex market for foreign investors to invest in, said British Chamber of Commerce (Britcham) Indonesia executive director Chris Wren, citing the many overlapping laws and regulations that made foreigners hold back their investment.“Corporates around the world are planning to diversify their supply chain and production to reduce dependence on a single market [in China],” Wren went on to say. “The passage of the omnibus bill can place Indonesia in a very strong position to compete for these relocations.”Wren said there had been continued interest in trade and investment with Indonesia, adding that simplification of regulatory structures could “accelerate that interest and land new investment” that would create long-term employment.Seven foreign companies, including South Korean industrial conglomerate LG, have confirmed plans to relocate production facilities to Indonesia, which is expected to bring US$850 million to the country and potential employment for 30,000 workers.However, several lawmakers at the House of Representatives Legislation Body (Baleg) said it would not be possible to pass the bill into law in a short time as the bill contained 15 chapters and 174 articles laid out in over 1,000 pages.Baleg deputy chairman Willy Aditya of the NasDem Party told the Post recently that the body had yet to discuss several crucial chapters of the bill, such as those related to labor and environmental issues.Reform on investment law to eliminate discrimination against foreign direct investment would bring capital inflow and create more jobs, while implementing a risk-based approach to export and import licensing would plug the country into the global value chains, World Bank lead economist for Indonesia Frederico Gil Sander said on Thursday.“The omnibus bill has the potential to turbocharge economic recovery, but some reforms could be detrimental to the economy and some pitfalls should be avoided,” he said.“But the bill also includes reforms that could be detrimental to the environment, health and safety and incomes of Indonesians – dropping them or modifying them will ensure the bill brings maximum benefits to everyone.”Observers have criticized the stronger role of the central government in the bill while environmentalists have warned that less stringent environmental impact analyses and building permit requirements will result in unsustainable growth. Labor unions also reject the draft as they fear it will jeopardize labor rights.“We joined the government’s technical team to provide protection for workers and their families, but they did not listen to us,” the Indonesian Worker Union Confederation (KSPI) president Said Iqbal told the Post. “We will now try to lobby lawmakers and will hold a nationwide protest with hundreds of thousands of workers in August.”Topics : Some 5.5 million people may lose their jobs this year, raising the total number of unemployed people to 12.7 million, according to an estimate by the National Development Planning Ministry.The omnibus bill seeks to revise 79 prevailing laws and more than 1,200 articles from labor and mining regulations to business license and environmental laws, among other things, to cut red-tape and attract investment to the country.President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s administration is expecting the bill’s deliberation to finish by early September to swiftly improve ease of doing business in Indonesia and attract investment, thereby boosting job opportunities and economic growth in Southeast Asia’s largest economy.Indonesia’s gross domestic product (GDP) is expected to shrink 0.4 percent this year in the worst case scenario, or grow only 1 percent in the baseline scenario as the coronavirus outbreak paralyzes business activity. Businesspeople are pushing the government and the House of Representatives to accelerate deliberation of the omnibus bill on job creation, saying the bill – if passed into law – would help businesses to stay afloat during the coronavirus-induced economic downturn.Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) deputy chairwoman Shinta Kamdani said the bill would be able to boost the country’s competitiveness, adding that it would create much-needed jobs after around 6.4 million workers were laid off or furloughed during the coronavirus pandemic.“The COVID-19 pandemic has made the bill even more relevant and essential to support economic recovery,” Shinta told The Jakarta Post in a phone interview on Wednesday. “We need structural reform and a greater amount of investment to offset the job losses caused by the pandemic.”
Bacolod City – Two persons were arrested in a buy-bust operation inBarangay Singcang-Airport. Six sachets of suspected shabu valuedat around P20,000 were seized from residents Wilson Alparito and Ian Moreno, apolice report showed. Alparito and Moreno were apprehendedafter they sold suspected illegal drugs to an undercover officer for P500 onNov. 3, the report added. The suspects were detained in thelockup cell of Police Station 8, facing charges for violation of Republic Act9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002./PN
Goalkeeper Joe Lumey makes his senior debut for QPR in the FA Cup third-round clash at the City Ground, where Rangers have never won.Lumley, who turns 21 next month, is a product of Rangers’ youth system and has had loan spells at Accrington and Morecambe.He plays because Alex Smithies, who had been lined up to replace Rob Green, has an elbow problem. Poland Under-18 international keeper Marcin Brzozowski is therefore on the bench.Meanwhile, Jamie Mackie, back after a hamstring injury, plays against his former club – his first start since the opening day of the season – and, as expected, Ben Gladwin starts after being recalled from his loan spell at Swindon.There are also starting places for Clint Hill, Massimo Luongo, Michael Doughty and Jay Emmanuel-Thomas.Nottingham Forest are captained by former QPR striker Dexter Blackstock and Chris Cohen makes his first start in 15 months after returning from injury.Nottingham Forest: De Vries, Cohen, Hobbs, Wilson, Mancienne, O Burke, Osborn, Tesche, Gardner, Ward, Blackstock.Subs: Evtimov, Lichaj, Jokic, Lansbury, Mendes, C Burke, Walker.QPR: Lumley, Onuoha, Angella, Hall, Hill, Tozser, Doughty, Mackie, Luongo, Gladwin, Emmanuel-Thomas.Subs: Brzozowski, Chery, Faurlin, Petrasso, Polter, Hoilett, Perch.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Golden Fresh Farms, a Canadian-based company, broke ground on a $22.5 million, 20-acre greenhouse yesterday in the West Central Ohio Industrial Center, in Wapakoneta near I-75 and U.S. 33. The groundbreaking represents just one phase of the project, which will expand over the next several years.Paul Mastronardi and Louie Chibante, principal owners of Golden Fresh Farms, announced a $100 million investment over the first four phases of the project. If all goes well, they will likely expand to 200 acres of greenhouses, with a $250 million investment over eight phases.They will start off producing three different varieties of tomatoes and expect to plant by Dec. 1. Golden Fresh Farms has already contracted with local groceries in Ohio. They will be producing their tomatoes in the “off peak” season of field tomatoes. They are currently doing business in America, already purchasing fertilizers from U.S. companies.The facility will use wastewater and drip irrigation — there will be no waste. They will also be set up to collect rainwater. Their technology is very cutting edge, and tours will be available whenever anyone wants to tour.The groundbreaking was held May 11 for the new Ohio Golden Fresh Farms facility.The manager for the Ohio facility — their first one in the U.S. — is Paul Mastronardi. He is moving to Wapakoneta. Construction on phase one will begin soon, and they hope to have the greenhouse up and running by December. Phase one will also add 52 new full-time jobs with an annual payroll of $1.9 million.The operation will be fully integrated from seeding through harvest, packaging and shipping. The Ohio facility will better allow Golden Fresh Farms to get a fresh end product to their U.S. customers.
There are a lot of people who are happy to offer you the advice that you should never cold call. Here is a list of the people whose bad advice on cold calling you should ignore:Anyone who profits from your adopting the belief that cold calling doesn’t work. These charlatans are putting their financial interests over your own. They are preying on your fears and weaknesses.Anyone who has never sold professionally. The person suggesting that you abandon the phone has never carried a bag or had to make a number; they do not have the requisite experience to give you this advice. They are simply parroting what they hear other people say without no personal knowledge.Anyone who tells you that cold calling did not work for them. The fact that the person offering this advice wasn’t good at cold calling does not mean that that is a universal experience. A lot of diets work for people who follow them but not for people who don’t. Do not allow yourself to be infected by other people’s beliefs or limitations.Anyone who gets paid to create content for companies that sell services to sales people and sales organizations. The fact that someone is a writer for a blog belonging to a company in the sales space is no evidence that they have the expertise or credibility to speak about cold calling. A writer isn’t a salesperson, sales manager, or sales leader. They don’t make cold calls.Anyone who sends emails offering you lead generation services and promising to build your funnel using email. The email that you received is this company’s exact approach. How effective was their approach when they used it to obtain your business?Confirmation bias is looking for information that supports what you believe and refusing to entertain information that conflicts with your beliefs. It can be dangerous. If something makes you uncomfortable, it usually means that it is an idea worth exploring further.
Lees, who is a Sydney Uni Touch member as well as the Varsity Women’s Premier League coach, will referee the Melbourne Rebels versus the Bulls match at AAMI Park at 7.40pm on Friday night. Lees will be making his Super Rugby debut with the whistle in tonight’s match. He was named as one of five debutants picked in the SANZAR referee team last November. Touch Football Australia would like to wish Lees the best of luck for tonight’s game.
John Calipari Brought His Daughter To The NBA All-Star Game, And She Is Having A Blast Photobombing Him
Kentucky head coach John Calipari, of course, is on-hand at the NBA All-Star Game tonight to cheer on a few of his former players. But it looks like he’s also brought his daughter Erin along for the experience. She seems to be having a grand old time too, for other reasons than just the game.Calipari, who is clearly a bit bored, claims that she’s been photobombing her father all day. The irony? She’s worried about embarrassing him.W/ @UKCoachCalipari standing far enough away that I don’t have to talk to anyone but close enough that he can’t forget I’m here and leave me— Dr.SicilianoCalipari (@TheErinCalipari) February 15, 2015Every once in awhile he’ll introduce me to someone and then wait to see what I say. Pretty sure he’s thinking “you better not embarrass me”— Dr.SicilianoCalipari (@TheErinCalipari) February 15, 2015If you’ve taken any selfies with @UKCoachCalipari today better check the background. Yup.That’s me making that weird face. You’re welcome— Dr.SicilianoCalipari (@TheErinCalipari) February 15, 2015You think I’m kidding. I have this down to a science. About 6ft away is perfect. pic.twitter.com/hb8fzy0CjQ— Dr.SicilianoCalipari (@TheErinCalipari) February 15, 2015We can’t wait to see if any of these supposed photos pop up. Most people never get a chance to get the best of Coach Cal.
Could Tennessee win the national title in 2016? One college football analyst believes so.The Tennessee Volunteers are a popular pick to win the SEC East and represent the division in the league’s title game this coming fall, but one college football analyst is taking it a step further. CBS Sports’ Brian Jones is picking the Vols to win the national title over Florida State.Jones has Tennessee, Florida, Michigan and Stanford in his College Football Playoff. Obviously, he has the Seminoles and the Vols advancing to play for it [email protected] pic.twitter.com/6mNEAcUgra— Frank Abby (@FRANKtheTAU) August 27, 2016Butch Jones has certainly done a nice job rebuilding Tennessee, but many are hesitant to mention the Vols as a national title favorite until they prove they can beat rival Alabama. If that happens this year, expect everyone to jump aboard the bandwagon.[Saturday Down South]