Jakarta prepares for possible baby boom in coming months

first_imgJakarta Governor Anies Baswedan has instructed his subordinates to prepare for a possible baby boom in the capital in the next few months as a result of the stay-at-home policy and social restrictions following the COVID-19 pandemic.“There’s an increase in pregnancies all over the world [due to the pandemic]. We need to prepare to anticipate [a similar situation],” Anies said in a meeting at City Hall on Aug. 7, which was then streamed for the public on the Jakarta administration’s YouTube channel a week later.In the meeting, Anies told the Jakarta administration’s assistant for public welfare, Catur Laswanto, to collect pregnancy data in the city between March, when the pandemic began to hit Indonesia, and August to estimate the number of beds for deliveries needed in the coming months. He also instructed relevant officials to get midwives, obstetricians and birthing centers across the capital ready for the possible baby boom. “Ask them to coordinate with us to anticipate the growing birth rate,” Anies said.Read also: Pandemic-fuelled baby boom has many Indonesians worriedSeparately, the National Population and Family Planning Board (BKKBN) has found that in March, about 10 percent of its beneficiaries faced difficulty in accessing birth control. The BKKBN has 28 million beneficiaries of its family planning methods nationwide.The one-month decline in contraceptive use could push pregnancies up by 15 percent, or around 420,000 pregnancies, within three months, according to the BKKBN. A further decline is likely to see the number of pregnancies rise by up to 30 percent within another few months.Indonesia, home to nearly 270 million people, annually welcomes 4.8 million births.”With the pandemic, the access to contraception has shrunk. Many clinics have shut, while those that remain open limit the number of people they serve,” BKKBN chief Hasto Wardoyo said recently, as quoted by The Straits Times.To anticipate the change, the BKKBN has deployed its family field officers to give out free condoms and contraceptive pills to low-income families. It has also launched a campaign to recruit 1 million new family-planning beneficiaries in June.Topics :last_img read more

Governor Wolf Provides Update on Pennsylvania Efforts to End Veterans Homelessness

first_img Government That Works,  Human Services,  Press Release,  Results,  Veterans Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf and Brigadier General Anthony Carrelli, acting adjutant general with the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA), today announced that Pennsylvania exceeded its 100-day goal with 629 homeless veterans in Pennsylvania were placed in permanent housing between Sept. 23 and Dec. 31, 2015 as part of the Governor’s challenge to significantly reduce veteran homelessness. The 100-day challenge was announced on Sept. 22 with a goal of serving 550 homeless veterans by the end of 2015.The commonwealth’s efforts continued in 2016 with 243 veterans being placed in housing in January, bringing the total to nearly 900 homeless veterans served from the end of September until the end of January. Numbers for February 2016 are still being tabulated.“I am extremely proud of the commonwealth agencies, local governments and community partners who have banded together to identify and provide homeless veterans with stable housing and access to the programs and services that will help them rebuild their lives,” said Governor Wolf. “While we exceeded our goal, we know that there are still many homeless veterans on our streets and we remain committed to reaching out to these brave men and women who served our country.”The commonwealth along with local officials, community housing and homeless service providers, federal agencies, and corporate and philanthropic organizations are committed to effectively ending veteran homelessness; this means having the programs and systems in place so that future homeless episodes will be rare, brief and non-recurring.“Over the past several months it’s been exciting to see that the city of Lancaster/Lancaster County, Philadelphia and Reading/Berks County have formally announced they have the systems in place to successfully meet the needs of homeless veterans in their areas,” said Gen. Carrelli. “It’s also been rewarding for the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs to coordinate and rally the efforts of all of the stakeholders in this effort and we will continue to advocate for Pennsylvania’s homeless veterans.”General Carrelli will be available for media interviews today following his testimony in front of the House Appropriations Committee at 11:00amThe challenge, officially known as the Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness, is an initiative of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that was launched in June 2014. It was conceived as a means for local leaders to create and coordinate strategies to curb veteran homelessness. In early 2015, HUD conducted a point-in-time count which identified approximately 1,400 homeless veterans in Pennsylvania. Across the United States, 859 mayors, governors and county executives are currently participating in the challenge. For more information about the challenge, visit the Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness.To read Governor Wolf’s September 22 proclamation, click here. To keep up to date on programs and services benefitting Pennsylvania veterans, follow DMVA on Facebook or Twitter.# # #Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf March 03, 2016 Governor Wolf Provides Update on Pennsylvania Efforts to End Veterans Homelessnesscenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Subsea 7 Sets Up Maria Pipelines

first_imgSubsea 7’s installation vessel, Seven Oceans, has landed the last production pipeline on the seabed at the Maria field in the Norwegian Sea, the operator Wintershall informed through social media.The subsea umbilicals have also been recently installed, utilizing the capabilities of the Seven Arctic vessel.Wintershall has now finished laying almost 100 kilometers of underwater pipelines for its flagship development in Norway.Located in the Haltenbanken area of the Norwegian Sea, the Maria reservoir will be linked via subsea tieback to three existing platforms in the area.The Maria well-stream will go to the Kristin platform for processing while supply of water for injection into the reservoir will come from the Heidrun platform and lift gas will be provided from Åsgard B via the Tyrihans subsea template.Processed oil will be shipped to the Åsgard field for storage and offloading to shuttle tankers. Gas will be exported via the Åsgard Transport System to Kårstø.First oil is expected in 2018, with a possible acceleration into the first half of the year.Wintershall Norge holds 50% share, Petoro has a 30% share and Centrica Resources (Norge) owns the remaining 20% in Maria licence.Subsea World News Stafflast_img read more

Let Your Content Bring in Leads

first_imgContent creation directly links you to qualified leads.  But companies aren’t entering this arena for formality’s sake or for participation points. Instead, many companies have implemented a contentment marketing strategy as a lead generation system. They’ve created a knowledge base filled with thought leadership. Here’s what you should strive to incorporate strategically if you intend to get prospects through content:Filtering the content you create through the bigger picture – Don’t go off on a tangent; you need to stay focused on the predetermined goals you established.Stay inspired – You’ll need to be steadfast and in your content creation. Not only that, but you’ll need to be original.Incorporate outside content into your site – This content will combine with yours, fortifying your current offerings.Without a doubt, every company is either looking to launch a content marketing effort or already doing so. And the bounty of prospects content attracts seems to be the obvious appeal. Read the full article by John Jantsch for more information on using content to get leads.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to PrintPrintShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more