SMRC survey finds local govts rated higher for COVID-19 response than central govt

first_imgThe survey also showed that respondents across all age groups, education levels and incomes felt that provincial administrations had generally responded more quickly to the COVID-19 outbreak than the central government.In terms of the central government’s overall performance by occupation, 65 percent of ride-hailing ojek (motorcycle taxi) drivers felt that it had not responded quickly, followed by the very poor (65 percent) and wage workers (45 percent).The survey also found that 67 percent of all respondents had experienced worsening personal finances following the outbreak’s emergence – slightly more than double the 38 percent that was reported in a similar survey two weeks ago.Around 70 percent of respondents across all provinces reported a slump in income after the outbreak emerged in the country. Of this figure, 33 percent – or 25 percent of all respondents –said they could no longer meet their basic needs without taking out a loan.Meanwhile, 15 percent of all respondents said that their savings had declined to levels that could sustain them for a week at most, while another 15 percent said that they had only enough savings to sustain them for a month at most.Read also: Jakarta’s poor at risk as city drags feet on COVID-19 social assistanceThe SMRC survey found that low-income workers, especially those on daily wages, were the group most affected financially during the large-scale social restrictions (PSBB). It also said that this group had the greatest potential of violating the PSBB policy in order to make a living and survive financially during the outbreak.The pollster also found that 34 to 37 percent of respondents objected to banning ojek from transporting passengers. Applying this percentage to the population would indicate that around 60 million Indonesians might violate the PSBB.The report suggested that the government immediately offer financial assistance for these vulnerable groups through subsidies and other forms of aid to ensure the enforcement of the PSBB to “flatten the curve” of COVID-19 transmission.Topics : The results of a recent survey suggests that the public believes that the central government has been slower at responding to the outbreak of COVID-19 in the country than regional administrations.The telephone survey on COVID-19 pandemic, which Saiful Mujani Research & Consulting (SMRC) conducted between April 9 and 12, involved 2,230 respondents aged 17 and above across Indonesia.The majority of respondents (59 percent), felt that provincial administrations had responded quickly in implementing COVID-19 prevention and control measures. In a separate section regarding the central government’s response, only 52 percent of respondents felt that it had responded quickly. The survey also revealed that 61 percent of all respondents were satisfied with the performance of municipal and regency administrations in managing the outbreak. In the section on COVID-19 response at the district and village levels, 65 percent of respondents felt that lower-level administrations had responded quickly.The majority of respondents in the X provinces surveyed across the nation, excepting those in South Sulawesi and Banten, felt that the central government had responded more slowly than their provincial administrations. However, respondents in South Sulawesi and Banten generally felt that the central government had responded to the outbreak more quickly or just as fast as their provincial governments.Respondents in Bali and East Nusa Tenggara topped the survey at 82 percent each in terms of crediting their provincial administrations with responding more quickly than the government. They were followed by respondents in Central Java (73 percent), Maluku and Papua (69 percent each), East Java (68 percent) and Jakarta (62 percent).Read also: ‘Puskesmas’ move up to COVID-19 front lines amid overburdened health systemlast_img read more

COVID-19 helps create new normal in online shopping: Survey

first_imgTopics : “E-commerce platforms are receiving a new cohort of consumers during the pandemic which enables such growth,” Redseer Southeast Asia partner Roshan Raj Behera told The Jakarta Post on Monday.He went on to say that around 30 percent of the survey respondents said they were new to online marketplaces, 40 percent of whom said they would keep using e-commerce after the outbreak was over.“Even when the macroeconomic situation still looking bad but the pandemic is under control and there is no second wave, people have hope and are more likely to continue to spend,” Behera said.He added that the number of e-commerce users may decline within the next few weeks as the government began to ease social distancing measures, enabling people to go out including to shop. However, consumers will use e-commerce platforms again in the fourth quarter due to events such as Online Shopping Day (Harbolnas), which falls in December.  Similarly, Redseer Southeast Asia director Marigank Gutgutia said the fourth quarter was very important to Indonesian e-commerce as more online shopping events would be held to attract new users, which rolled out to the first quarter of 2020.“Our interviews with consumers reveal that there are also a lot of new consumers in groceries e-commerce,” he said, adding that more than half of the respondents had tried an e-groceries platform during the pandemic.Homegrown e-groceries marketplaces have been thriving since the COVID-19 outbreak in March as people avoid shopping in supermarkets.Gutgutia went on to say that electronics had been a key growth contributor across e-commerce platforms, but during the first quarter of 2020 categories such as beauty, fashion and personal care had been on the rise.Redseer forecast that household appliances and personal care products were expected to be the leading growth categories over the short to medium term driven by the impact of COVID-19.It further calculated that e-groceries gross merchandise value (GMV) would grow 400 percent this year, while beauty and personal care would grow 80 percent, fashion 40 percent while electronics would grow 20 percent.“We are also seeing market behavior changes. People usually use online marketplace to buy electronics but now they are buying daily needs such as personal care and food,” said Bukalapak’s display marketing head Anugrah Mardi Honesty during a webinar on Tuesday.He went on to say that in an attempt to leverage the demand and increase profitability, Bukalapak has been partnering with fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) brands.Similarly, unicorn e-commerce firm Tokopedia noted that health and personal care sales had tripled in March and the number of sellers within that category had more than doubled in the same month.Tokopedia’s external communication senior lead Ekhel Chandra Wijaya said that health, household supplies and food and beverages had been the top selling categories since March.“Hand sanitizer, vitamins and face masks are definitely the most sought-after health products during the pandemic,” he said.The Redseer survey also showed that 70 percent of online sellers in Indonesia expect the effect of COVID-19 on the industry to last less than two months, or until around July.A similar survey by the Mobile Marketing Association also showed that e-commerce and the FMCG sectors were among the most optimistic about their industry’s ability to recover rapidly from the outbreak.center_img The COVID-19 outbreak, which has disrupted almost all business sectors in the country, has had a positive impact on the e-commerce sector as the virus has created a new normal in online shopping habits, a survey indicates.A recent survey by management consulting company Redseer showed that Indonesia’s e-commerce growth trajectory would remain positive with an expected 50 percent year-on-year growth to reach US$35 billion this year from $23 billion in 2019.The e-Conomy SEA 2019 report by Google, Temasek and Bain & Company even predicted that Indonesia’s internet economy was well on track to cross the $130 billion mark by 2025.last_img read more

Arteta: Why we lost against Chelsea

first_img Arteta said: “It was very cruel the way we lost it, in the first half we saw a lot of positives and saw what we are trying to implement. But the way we conceded was disappointing. “It was clear why it was disappointing, I don’t need to say any more. Read Also:Arsenal vs Chelsea: Late Leno error deny Arteta first win as Gunners boss “Our reaction was right, we were doing the right things, it is hard to dominate all periods of the game against this team. We started to defend too deep and our energy levels are in a different place to Chelsea’s. “We need to sustain those periods for longer periods in the game and against top sides. Individual errors cost you games but I can’t fault the effort, commitment and for putting in place what we practised.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime7 Gadgets & Inventions That Could Save Our PlanetA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of Art20 Facts That’ll Change Your Perception Of “The Big Bang Theory”The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang put Arsenal in front in the 13th minute with a fine header, a lead which they deservedly maintained for the vast majority of the game. The Gunners were relatively comfortable until Bernd Leno flapped at a Mason Mount free-kick in the 83rd minute to allow Jorginho – who came on and changed the game – to sidefoot into an empty net. Tammy Abraham then nicked all three points for Chelsea four minutes later after a wonderful touch and finish after Willian broke away and crossed for the English frontman.Advertisement Loading… Arsenal boss, Mikel Arteta, believes his side started to “defend too deep” in their 2-1 defeat to Chelsea at the Emirates, and admitted, “the way we conceded was disappointing”.last_img read more

Former Eagles coach Chukwu lauds Nworgu over coaching progress

first_img Promoted Content12 Iconic Actors Whose Careers Were Stunted By A Single Movie6 TV Characters Whose Departures Have Made The Shows Better6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love With9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of Art14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World Legend of the round leather game and former captain and coach of Nigeria’s senior national team, Christian Chukwu (Mfr), has showered praises on one of his former players, Chukwudi Nworgu over his progression in the managerial aspect of the game. Chukwu, in an exclusive chat in Enugu, described the news of Nworgu’ success in the game and further progression in the management of the game was heart-warming while challenging him to be steadfast in his application of the rules of the game to achieve great success. Coach CHUKWU who worked with Nworgu’ in the senior national team described him in nice words stressing, “Chukwudi, during his time in the national team, showed signs of leadership both on and off the pitch. He does whatever task that was assigned to him with diligence. Since he left the shores of the country, I never knew he was quietly building himself in the game. I am happy to see his progress.” The vastly travelled gaffer further said, “At least we have more qualified hands that can take over from the current crop of coaches and help discover and develop budding football talents that abound the length and breadth of our country.”Advertisement Loading… center_img ‘Chairman’ as coach Chukwu is fondly referred to by his admirers stated that he still remembers some of the games Chukwudi featured for the Super Eagles of Nigeria as the international friendly encounter against Brazil in Abuja, the CAN 2004 qualifier against Malawi in Blantyre where the game ended in a draw just as the encounter against Angola was also memorable stressing, “Chukwudi displayed his rugged self in these games and really impressed and I am not surprised he is where he is now.” read also:Osimhen thrilled by Gattuso’s coaching style Nworgu’ who featured for such clubs as Bendel Insurance and Enyimba International F.C in Nigeria’s domestic league before exporting his talents to Europe where he now manages a team in the first division of the Swedish Female football league. It should be noted that the combative attacking sensation in his playing days featured for such European clubs as, Beita Jerusalem in Israel, Metalog Donesk of Ukraine, Poltava of Ukraine, Degefors of Sweden, Syrianska in Sweden and a host of others. He is currently the vice president of a Swedish division 4 male football club, Afrikansk FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Lambert keen on Albrighton talks

first_imgAston Villa manager Paul Lambert is willing to sit down with young midfielder Marc Albrighton in a bid to keep him at the club. Albrighton has been with Villa since he was a trainee, signing his first professional contract in the summer of 2008, although he has only made 91 appearances in total over the past five and a half years. The 24-year-old, who was loaned out to Wigan earlier this season, has been hampered by injuries over the past two seasons. Villa are now just four points above the relegation zone, yet Lambert is confident the club will avoid the drop, as they did last year when they were in a far more precarious position. “There are two ways to look at it – (the situation) will either take you under, or you thrive on the challenge,” said Lambert. “It’s the same as last year. You either meet it head-on or it takes you under. “We came through last year when we were in a worse position than now, so we will come through this one. “If you look at it everybody is capable of beating everybody else, with one win taking you up the table, one defeat dropping you down. That is the way it is at the moment.” The one downside for Lambert in visiting Cardiff is that close friend and fellow Scot Malky Mackay is no longer in charge after he was sacked just after Christmas. Despite getting Cardiff promoted to the top flight last summer, Mackay found himself at the mercy of controversial owner Vincent Tan. “I’ve spoken to him, but it’s not something where I’ve sat and asked ‘What happened?’,” said Lambert. “The job he did was excellent, getting promoted, which is never an easy thing to do, and he had the crowd right behind him. “But football is a strange game at times. “It’s still going to be a really good atmosphere, and whether Malky was in charge or not, it was always going to be a hard game.” Lambert has doubts over defenders Ryan Bertrand (ribs) and Ron Vlaar (hamstring). Press Association But not for the first time Albrighton showed on Saturday the talent he possesses after coming on as a 56th-minute substitute soon after Villa had gone 2-0 down to West Ham. Although it was a situation Villa failed to recover from, Albrighton did enough to suggest he should start what is another key Barclays Premier League relegation clash at Cardiff on Tuesday, and be handed a new deal soon. Asked whether he was planning to thrash out a new deal with Albrighton, Lambert said: “I’ll definitely sit down and talk to him. “It’s just the way things have worked out with games, his injuries, one after the other, but I know he’s out of contract, so I’ll sit down with him. “Every time he has come on for me he has done well. He’s just been really unlucky with his injuries which have kept him out for a long spell. “But he was excellent on Saturday. He put some great balls in, he hit the post and set up the chance for Christian (Benteke) when he hit the bar. “He was a plus point, the one really bright spot for us.” Albrighton aside, Villa’s performance against the Hammers proved to be another dismal home affair which has increased the pressure on them to get a result at Cardiff. last_img read more

Tigers Hammer Mariners

first_imgThe Tigers jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first three innings en route to an 8-2 win over the Mariners on Monday at Sullivan.Sarah Leighton went all the way to third on a single and ensuing error in center field, then scored on a groundout by Lona Sargent to give the Tigers a 1-0 lead in the first inning.They added two more in the second as Katelyn Hodgkins walked and scored when Morgan Whitten reached on an error, and Whitten scored on a single by Emily Leighton.The Tigers struck again in the third when Sargent doubled, went to third on a passed ball and scored on a wild pitch.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textSargent finished with a double and a single and two RBI, Ashley Pennartz tripled and singled with two RBI and Sarah Leighton had two singles with an RBI for the Tigers.Janelle Ciomei singled three times, driving in the Mariners’ two runs in the seventh inning. Latest posts by admin (see all) Bio Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 admincenter_img House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014 State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 Latest Postslast_img read more

Robbie Henshaw expected to stay with Connacht

first_imgThat means he’ll definitely miss the game against England on Sunday week. The centre has been linked with a move to Leinster all this season but according to the Irish Independent he will stay at least until his current contract ends at the end of next season.The paper report that Munster will make a move next year for the 20 year who has featured in Irelands two Six Nations wins so far.Meanwhile it’s been confirmed that Jamie Heaslip fractured three vertebrae in his back and will around a month.last_img read more

Nigeria U-23 Team Threatens to Boycott Q’final Match Over Allowances

first_imgRIO OLYMPICS FOOTBALLNigeria’s quest to win tomorrow’s quater final match against Denmark has suffered a major set back as players threatened to boycott the match unless their outstanding allowances are paid in Brazil.Reports on Thursday indicate that the team skipped training in Salvador to further butteress their stand against the authority. The country was in similar situation at the last World Cup finals in Brazil two years ago when the Super Eagles players boycotted trainning session before the crucial second round match against France insisting on collecting their share of FIFA wind fall after qualification to play at the mundial.The U-23 team arrived Salvador in good time yesterday but chose to skip training and now left with only today to perfect their match plan for tomorrow’s tie against Denmark at *pm Nigerian time.The team are now ready to make history for the wrong reasons by staying away from the match against Denmark unless their remaining monies are paid.According to competent sources disclosed that “the players said that their level of patriotism has already dwindled because of the way they have been treated by the government officials prior to the Olympic Games.“Now they said they won’t step out to train until the remaining balance of their training and camp allowances are paid.“Not only that, they have threatened not to play the quarter-final against Denmark on Saturday until all the monies owed them are paid.“As we speak now, the only money that the players have received was the $150 dollars per day for 11 days, while there are more than that 11 days still to be paid and no extra money was received for the matches played so far”, the source also disclosed.The coach Samson Siasia-led team have already been overtaken by drama and controversies in the last few weeks, from the players stopping their coach from quitting his post to the team being stranded for several days at their training base in Atlanta, Georgia.In yet another fresh scandal, Chelsea star Mikel Obi has had to shell out $4,000 to ensure the Nigeria Olympic team caught their flight to Salvador after the hotel in Sao Paulo held the entire team to ransom over the bills incurred by additional officials.Organisers have insisted on a team of 25 players, made up of 18 players and seven officials, and even sports minister Solomon Dalung has ordered this rule be strictly adhered to.An impeccable source close to the team revealed that it took the intervention of the Chelsea star, who is also the team captain, who paid over $4, 0000 before the players and officials of the team were allowed to leave the hotel.According to the source this time around it was the responsibility of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to settle the hotel bills of the extra five officials.“We just arrived Salvador now (5.20pm Nigerian time) from Sao Paolo. We nearly missed our flight because of unpaid bills in the hotel. The hotel held us to ransom,” a team official told“The problem is that all the additional officials here in Brazil are the responsibility of the Nigeria Football Federation, who said they will pay for them, but they did not pay for them again.“The affected officials included the team’s media officer, the team coordinator, the kits manager in charge of players and officials’ kits and the accompanying assistant director technical.“A call was put across to the honourable minister of youths and sports, he said we should put the bill in the (credit) card but the card didn’t work. They tried and tried but the minister said that only 18 players and seven officials should be captured as regards payment according to the rules of the Olympic Games.“So, the hotel bills of these other officials, about five of them cost the sum of over $4,000. They held us hostage for more than one hour and we nearly missed our flight. It was Mikel (Obi) who rescued us by paying the money.“I can tell you honestly speaking that this incident is not the fault of the minister because the minister listed the people to be accommodated which were 18 players and seven officials”, the source disclosed last night.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Week 14 FanDuel, DraftKings Picks: Sleepers, advice, strategy for NFL DFS contests

first_imgTypically I look to really spend down at tight end, but with how much value there is at running back this week we can look to spend on Ertz, who might be the best mid-range value on the slate at $6,400 on DraftKings. Ertz has been simply dominate this season and has commanded a huge share of targets in the Eagles offense. Ertz has one of the safest target floors on the slate, having seen eight or more targets in 11 of 13 games and has posted an excellent plus/minus of plus-6.4.The icing on top is that Ertz has a great individual matchup against the Cowboys, a team that he lit up for 43.5 DraftKings back in Week 10. There is no way Ertz should be sub-$7,000 on DK given his production and you should be able to get him at decent ownership given Eric Ebron and Travis Kelce are two other high-priced tight ends who are also in great spots that will garner attention.Other TE Values: Vance McDonald, David Njoku We’ve typically seen the majority of DraftKings/FanDuel value this season come in with the wide receivers, but Week 14 has blessed us with one of the most interesting NFL DFS slates of the year for value running backs. The backfields of the 49ers, Steelers, and Chargers are all in flux, and each has players who are extreme value picks and should see 15-plus touches in great matchups. However, as usual there are still plenty of great high-end options at both running back and wide receiver in daily fantasy football contests, so nailing the value options is going to be as important as ever.Finding good value plays is usually more important in cash times, as you often don’t need to overthink rostering values in GPPs if diversify your lineup in other areas. Check out the RotoQL Trending Players Tool to quickly identify the top values are each week. ​WEEK 14 DFS CASH LINEUPS: Yahoo | FanDuel | DraftKingsPlease remember that this article should be just one stop on weekly daily fantasy football research journey. The top DFS players always look at numerous sources before putting together lineups. We might be biased, but the best place to start is RotoQL’s NFL lineup optimizer, which, as always, played a major role in the picks below. RotoQL’s industry-leading fantasy football packages are packed with stats and user-friendly DFS tools.Check me out on Twitter (@DFSBenj) for more great NFL, NBA, MLB, and PGA DFS advice.Week 14 Rankings:Quarterback | Running Back | Wide Receiver | Tight End | D/ST | KickerNFL DFS Picks Week 14: QB sleepers, valuesDeshaun Watson, Texans vs. Colts (DK: $5,900 | FD: $7,800)The quarterback position is interesting this week in that you can easily spend up over $6,000 on DraftKings; Patrick Mahomes is priced down in a home game against the Ravens, Philip Rivers has an elite matchup, and Jameis Winston is in what projects to be the best scoring environment of the week against the Saints. However, for tournaments you can get a ton of leverage by choosing to save a little bit on QB and dipping below $6,000.The main player I’m looking at in the range is Watson, who has a great matchup against the Colts at home. Watson is finally back to rushing the ball seven-to-10 times per game after recovering from a rib/lung injury that hampered him in the beginning of the season and has shown great upside playing at home in his career, posting a plus/minus of plus-5.7 over his last 10 games played in Houston.Other QB Values: Andrew Luck, Josh Allen, Cody KesslerWEEK 14 DFS GPP LINEUPS: Yahoo | FanDuel | DraftKingsWeek 14 DraftKings, FanDuel Picks: RB sleepers, valuesJeff Wilson Jr., 49ers vs. Broncos (DK: $3,800 | FD: $5,600)The running back position this week is the most loaded in terms of value that it has been all season. There are legitimately four players below $4,000 on DraftKings who are in play at the position, and deciding between them is going to be a critical decision this week. For me, the top value running back is Wilson Jr., who will take on the primary running back role in a home matchup against the Broncos. Wilson entered the game last week for injured Matt Breida and made a huge impact in the passing game; catching eight balls on nine targets for 73 yards. Now it should be noted that we can’t expect that kind of passing game usage as the 49ers got behind early and opted to air it out last week against the Seahawks, but with that in mind, Wilson should be a near lock for around 75 percent of the snaps on offense against a Broncos defense that is middle of the road against the run and will now be without their best corner in Chris Harris Jr.Jaylen Samuels, Steelers @ Raiders (DK: $3,700 | FD: $4,600)I personally prefer Wilson Jr. as the top value at running back, but Samuels is right there and is also perfectly viable option as he steps in for the injured James Conner. Samuels is an excellent pass catcher out of the backfield, so he should see the vast majority of the passing down work in a great matchup against the Raiders. Steelers coach Mike Tomlin has already come out and said that this will be a backfield committee with Stevan Ridley mixed in, which is the primary reason why I favor Wilson over Samuels, but make no mistake the upside of Samuels is massive with the Steelers projected to blow out Oakland as 10.5-point road favorites.  Other RB Values: Justin Jackson, Kerryon Johnson (if active)MORE WEEK 14 DFS: Last week’s perfect lineup | Stacks | Lineup BuilderFanDuel, DraftKings Picks Week 14: WR sleepers, valuesChris Godwin, Buccaneers vs. Saints (DK: $4,900 | FD: $5,600)Last week the Bucs finally unleashed second-year wideout Chris Godwin with DeSean Jackson out with a hand injury. Godwin went off (5-101-1) and has a chance for a repeat performance against a Saints defense that has had trouble with WR2s all season. Godwin’s viability at his $4,900 price point on DraftKings is heavily reliant on the status of Jackson, but with the Bucs out of playoff contention it would make sense for them to give Godwin as many reps as possible with Jackson being a free agent in the offseason.Godwin has also been excellent at home this season, with or without Jackson in the lineup; posting a plus/minus of plus-7.0 through six games. There is so much value at running back this week that you shouldn’t need to drop very far below $5,000 on DraftKings, so it’s very possible to make Godwin the cheapest wide receiver in your lineup.  Other WR Values: Larry Fitzgerald, Dante Pettis, Curtis SamuelWEEK 14 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endWeek 14 NFL DFS Picks: TE sleepers, valuesZach Ertz, Eagles @ Cowboys (DK $6,400, FD: $7,400)last_img read more