Govt to set up cash transfer mechanism before imposing quarantine

first_imgAccording to this year’s state budget plan, the government aimed to keep the state budget deficit at 1.76 percent of GDP – lower than the 2019 realization of 2.2 percent.The government is currently drafting a government regulation in lieu of law (Perppu) to allow a fiscal deficit exceeding the 3 percent ceiling.“We will put a provision in the upcoming Perppu allowing us to widen our fiscal deficit for three years starting from 2020. Therefore, the deficit will return to 3 percent by 2023,” said Luhut.Read also: Indonesia announces Rp 405 trillion COVID-19 budget, anticipates 5% deficit in historic moveOnce the mechanism has been completed, the government will impose health quarantines in the regions hardest-hit by COVID-19.“We won’t call it a lockdown because we only acknowledge a quarantine as stipulated in the 2018 Health Quarantine Law. We don’t want to be hasty about implementing the regulation. Everything has to be calculated thoroughly,” the coordinating minister said.Despite an increasing number of confirmed COVID-19 cases, the government has been adamant against calling a lockdown to prevent the disease from spreading further. Indonesian health authorities confirmed 1,528 COVID-19 cases across the country on Tuesday, with 136 deaths and 81 recoveries. (glh)Topics : Read also: Jokowi declares COVID-19 health emergency, imposes large-scale social restrictions“The finance minister is now calculating how much we should add to the budget for social-assistance programs for those who will be affected the most by the quarantine.”The government had previously determined that underprivileged citizens would receive cash transfers (BLT). However, Luhut said it was still deliberating whether the assistance would be given to 20 or 40 percent of the overall low-income families across the country.He went on to say that such disbursements might also cause the state budget deficit to surpass the 3 percent threshold of gross domestic product (GDP) as mandated by the 2003 State Budget Law. Regional quarantines to prevent the spread of COVID-19 will only be imposed when the government has prepared a mechanism to distribute social assistance for impoverished citizens, Coordinating Maritime Affairs and Investment Minister Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan has said.President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s Cabinet is currently deliberating such a mechanism to cushion the economic impact of the quarantine policy on the poor, who are prone to financial risk once the restriction takes place.“The President keeps saying that the poor should not endure additional difficulties, owing to the fact that the President himself was also less-fortunate when he was young,” Luhut said during a press briefing on Tuesday.last_img read more

Video Inspiration: The 12 Basic Principles of Animation

first_imgWhat makes a good animation? Follow the 12 basic principles outlined by the Walt Disney Company. This video illustrates them beautifully!The early animators at Walt Disney Studios (during the 1930’s) developed a list of 12 basic animation principles to give their project’s character and personality.Professional motion designer Cento Lodigiani took these 12 principles and demonstrated them using basic shape animations. The resulting video is executed with a charming simplicity. Cento used shape layers in After Effects to create the animation. Here’s hoping he comes out with a tutorial video to show us his process!Visit Cento’s Tumblr “The 12 Principles” to check out GIF animations of each principle.This is quick and worthwhile viewing for anyone interested in animation, motion graphics or design. Great work, Cento!last_img read more

The Benefits of Working with 4K Footage in a 1080 Sequence

first_imgEven if your viewers aren’t watching your content in 4K, there are still benefits to shooting at this resolution. Here are five things to keep in mind.Sure, not everybody watches your work in 4K, even if that’s how you intend viewers to see it. But that’s no reason to stop recording in 4K. Here are five reasons why.1. Reframe the ShotThe first and most obvious reason to use 4K footage in your 1080p projects is that you can reframe your shot. With 4K you have more than double the working space. This gives you room to scale up and move your shot around to fine-tune the composition. Use this to get your eye-line in the upper third, get rid of any unwanted headroom, or turn a medium shot into a close-up.2. Use One Take Multiple TimesBeing able to change the framing of your shot from a medium to a close-up is like having two cameras. This means you can use one take multiple times. Naturally, this gives you added versatility in the editing room, allowing you to create a sequence of shots from one angle. Simply cut the clip and then reframe one of the shots. You can also use this method to avoid jump cuts in interview shots.3. Create Camera MovesWhile you can reframe your shot with the scale, rotation, and position properties, remember that all of these attributes are also keyframable. So not only can you change the composition of your shot, you can also create zoom and pedestal moves. I recommend that you keep these moves subtle — if you push it too far, it will start to look fake.4. Stabilize Your FootageWhen you use the Warp Stabilizer effect, it will automatically stabilize, crop, and scale your clip. It scales the footage up so that you can’t see the cropped edges of the frame. The beauty of the 4K to 1080p workflow is that you can stabilize your footage inside a native 4K sequence and then nest it inside a 1080p sequence. This will keep those pesky cropped edges from showing up. (At the time of publication, you can only stabilize footage in Premiere Pro if the resolution of the clip matches the sequence.)5. Perfectly Position GraphicsWhen you’re adding text to a video, it can be quite difficult to make the text stand out. Graphics can easily blend into certain parts of a shot or just look out of place due to the framing. Working with a 4K high-resolution clip allows you to scale and reposition, giving you total control over the positioning of the background. Having such tight control over the background will make working with text and other graphic elements easier. Looking for more video production tutorials? Check these out.What Else Can You Do with Your 360° and VR Video Footage?Everything to Know About Layer Styles in After Effects7 Reasons Why You Should Be Using Blackmagic’s URSA Mini ProFree Practical Lighting Techniques for a Cinematic LookVideo Tutorial: What Does “Dirtying the Frame” Mean?last_img read more

UST holds off Adamson in season-opening win

first_imgPH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss MOST READ Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Flora led the Lady Falcons with 14 points while Eli Soyud and Chiara Permentilla had 13 and 12 points, respectively.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants UST head coach Kung Fu Reyes was proud of what he saw in his team especially with the younger stars not only serving as support players to Rondina but matching up with their veteran star.“This was a test of character and this really is the team we’ve been searching for a long time,” said Reyes in Filipino. “Before Sisi would score 30 points on her own and we’d still lose, but now she has the support.”“Milena played softly early on but was able to ramp up the intensity in the latter periods and same thing for Eya. Even though Eya had some errors she was able to correct them and she was able to redeem herself in the end.”Laure and Rondina both had 17 points to lead all scorers for UST while Alessandrini added 15 points.Rookie Kecelyn Galdones also had moments for UST scoring eight points.ADVERTISEMENT Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—University of Santo Tomas’ comeback bid is off to a good start after fending off Adamson University, 25-21, 25-21, 24-26, 24-26, 15-6, in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena.The Golden Tigresses were abysmal in Season 80 after tallying a 4-10 record despite Cherry Rondina and rookie Milena Alessandrini’s stellar efforts.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Rondina scored a total of 296 points, the best mark in the league, to become the Best Scorer while Alessandrini had 105 points to become the Rookie of the Year.And it was truly a comeback for UST after it squandered a two-set lead to the Lady Falcons forcing a fifth set wherein the Golden Tigresses eventually showed their grit.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesThe Golden Tigresses ran to an early 5-0 lead after Eli Soyud touched the net and that lead developed into a 13-4 barrier for UST after rookie Eya Laure’s service ace.Alessandrini then finished off the match with UST’s final two points with game-clinching one being a block on Bernadette Flora. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Champion coach Obet Javier goes back to being a referee for a game in UAAP ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes View commentslast_img read more

15 days agoLiverpool boss Klopp: I would think about Germany job

first_imgLiverpool boss Klopp: I would think about Germany jobby Paul Vegas15 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp admits he would think about the Germany job if approached.Klopp has been mooted as a top target for the German FA to replace Joachim Low, when the World Cup winner’s contract ends in 2022. Klopp’s deal at Anfield also expires that summer, and the Liverpool boss has yet to ink an extension – despite Kop chiefs being keen.Asked about the possibility, he told Magenta TV: “I really can not say. I do not know if I would like to.”Now, as of today, I do not feel like it. Stand up now, I’m totally happy with what I do and that’s important in the whole story.”I also could not say one hundred percent if I was the right one [to replace Low].”If the question ever arises, I would think about it – but not now.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Video: Florida Kicker Eddy Pinerio Drills 62-Yarder During 1st Day On Campus

first_imgTwo Florida Gators helmets sitting on the field.KNOXVILLE, TN – SEPTEMBER 15: Florida Gators football helmets on the field before the game against the Tennessee Volunteers at Neyland Stadium on September 15, 2012 in Knoxville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Sommers II/Getty Images)Your kicker woes may be over pretty soon, Florida fans. This season, the Gators kickers really struggled, converting on 36-of-41 extra points and just 7-of-17 field goals. In steps junior college star Eddy Pineiro, who promises to take care of that important spot. During his first day on campus in Gainesville, Pineiro messed around and drilled a 62-yarder.62 yarder in my new home pic.twitter.com/CQ6nDQ6k3P— Odell Kickem Pineiro (@eddypineiro1) January 6, 2016Based on Twitter, Pineiro is having a pretty good first day overall.Finally moved in— Odell Kickem Pineiro (@eddypineiro1) January 3, 2016All the hard work paying finally got my locker pic.twitter.com/9iNQTSJ1Xs— Odell Kickem Pineiro (@eddypineiro1) January 5, 2016People sleep on the impact having a great kicker has, but expect this to be a very big deal for the Gators next season.last_img read more

Energy board to hear traditional Indigenous evidence in Trans Mountain review

first_imgThirty-one Indigenous groups or individuals from Canada and the U.S. are scheduled to participate and the hearings will be held in Calgary the week of Nov. 19, in Victoria the week of Nov. 26 and in Nanaimo, B.C., the week of Dec. 3.Some First Nations that won the court battle in August, including British Columbia’s Tsleil-Waututh and Squamish Nations, say the new process is too rushed and they’re considering filing fresh court challenges after the board issues its report.The energy board responds to concerns about the timeline in documents released Wednesday, saying there’s already significant evidence on the record and legislation requires it to conduct proceedings within the time limit set by the federal government.The board includes oral traditional evidence because it “understands that Indigenous peoples have an oral tradition for sharing knowledge from generation to generation,” it says in the documents.“This information cannot always be shared adequately or appropriately in writing,” it says.The traditional evidence previously provided in the first Trans Mountain review remains on the record, it says, and board members will read transcripts prior to the new hearings. VANCOUVER, B.C. – The National Energy Board will hear oral traditional evidence from Indigenous groups in the coming weeks as part of its new review of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.The Federal Court of Appeal struck down the federal government’s approval of the project in August, citing inadequate Indigenous consultation and the energy board’s failure to review the project’s impacts on the marine environment.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government ordered the energy board to review the marine impacts and submit a report no later than Feb. 22, and on Wednesday the board unveiled its schedule for oral traditional evidence. The board adds that Indigenous interveners should file any scientific evidence or expert reports as written evidence.Those scheduled to participate include the Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh, the pro-pipeline Cheam First Nation, a coalition of U.S. tribes and B.C. Green party member of the legislature Adam Olsen, who is Indigenous.The project would increase tanker traffic seven-fold in Burrard Inlet off Metro Vancouver’s coast, raising concerns about impacts on salmon and endangered southern resident killer whales.(THE CANADIAN PRESS)last_img read more

Railways booking counters to remain closed at most centres on Holi

first_imgNew Delhi: The passenger reservation counters (PRS) under Northern Railways will remain closed at majority locations during morning hours of March 21 on the occasion of Holi.According to Northern Railway, on the occasion of Holi festival, only skeleton services will be available from 8 am to 2 pm at PRS ticket counters at IRCA Reservation Complex New Delhi, Delhi Junction and Hazarat Nizamuddin. However, these locations will function as usual in the evening shift. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderThe PRS Counters at Sarojini Nagar, Lajpat Nagar, Okhla, Karkardooma, Delhi Shahadra, Adarsh Nagar, Kirti Nagar, Tughlakabad, Shakurbasti, Rohini, AIIMS, International Tourist Bureau, Ghaziabad, NOIDA, Subzimandi, Anand Vihar Terminal, , Sahibabad, Naya Ghaziabad, Gurgaon, Palam, Delhi Cantt., Delhi Sarai Rohilla, Faridabad, Ballabhgarh, Palwal, Narela, Sonipat, Panipat, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Kaithal, Jind, Mansa, Rohtak, Bahadurgarh, Nangaloi, Shamli, Muradnagar, Modi Nagar, Meerut Cantt., Meerut City, Muzaffarnagar, Khatauli, Darul Uloom Deoband, Baraut, Gohana, Pataudi Road, Jhajjar, Greater Noida,Noli, Mahem Town ,Saket Court, Dwarka Court , CAT, Shakurbasti, Samalkha, Gannaur, Shahabad Markanda,Jakhal, Tohana, Julana, Narwana and Chaudhry Charan Singh University ( MTC ) will remain closed in the Morning Shift (8 am to 2 pm). All these PRS olcations will function as usual in the Evening Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsShift. “The PRS counters at Parliament House, Press Club of India, Supreme Court, Delhi University, Jawaharlal Nehru University, IIT, Tis Hazari, High Court, Kashmiri Gate and Railway Board will remain closed for the whole day on Thursday,” said the press statement of Northern Railway. Current Reservation Counters at New Delhi (Paharganj and Ajmeri Gate side), Delhi Junction, Hazrat Nizamuddin, Anand Vihar Terminal, Meerut City and Delhi Sarai Rohilla Railway stations will work at usual timing.last_img read more

DMA opposes Niti Aayogs notice of allowing modern medicine practice to BDS

first_imgNew Delhi: The Delhi Medical Association (DMA) has opposed the recently issued meeting notice by the Niti Ayog that talks about allowing dentists to practice modern medicine by doing a bridge course.The doctors said that government should provide more job opportunities to the dentists in dental care rather than allowing them to practice modern medicine. The doctors were speaking to the media at the DMA office in Delhi over the a recent notice by the Health and Family Welfare Division of Niti Aayog that talks of exploring the option of allowing dentists to practice family medicine/mainstream medicine following a bridge course to tackle the shortage of doctors across the country. Also Read – Odd-Even: CM seeks transport dept’s views on exemption to women, two wheelers, CNG vehiclesThe meeting notice was issued by Jyoti Khattar, Senior Research Officer, Health of Health and Family Welfare Division of Niti Aayog, on April 18, 2019. Dr Girish Tyagi, President, DMA said: “We oppose government’s any attempt that allows dentists to practice medicine. Government is not creating enough job opportunities for doctors. Doctors are recruited on contract basis and they are exploited. If government comes up with any such notice or ordinance, we will strongly oppose it.” Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: JavadekarDr Tyagi added that every allied profession to medicine has a unique identity and serves a specific purpose. “Dentists, nurses, optometrists and pharmacists have a role and should contribute their services in the respective field. To baptize them as mid-level medical practitioners through a six month bridge course is being indifferent to the need for patient safety and patient care,” explained Dr Tyagi. The DMA will also urge local medical associations of other states to oppose the government’s proposed move.last_img read more

Youre still the sexiest woman ever

first_imgMumbai: On Sunny Leone’s 38th birthday on May 13, her husband Daniel Weber penned a special message for his wife and said the actor is still the “sexiest woman” ever. Daniel posted a photograph of himself along with his wife Sunny and captioned: “Sunny – So many things to write and so much that comes to mind that it’s impossible to express in a post!!! You are the greatest, warmest, kindest human I have ever met.” He added: “I have watched you do more for others than yourself over and over in life. I have been by your side through every crazy journey and road we choose to travel on. Happy Birthday and Happy Mother’s Day to the greatest women on earth. I love you forever. You are still the sexiest woman ever.” Also Read – ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ has James Cameron’s fingerprints all over it: Arnold SchwarzeneggerSunny married Daniel in 2011. The two have three children. The former adult film star and her husband adopted a girl child, Nisha, in 2017 from Latur and announced the birth of her twins Noah and Asher via surrogacy last year. Daniel then took to Twitter and wrote: “Happy Birthday baby. I love you!” On the acting front, Sunny will be seen in the Tamil language historical period drama and war film Veeramadevi directed by Vadivudaiyan. The film marks Sunny’s Tamil debut as the eponymous character. She will also be seen in a horror-comedy titled Coca Cola.last_img read more