Resistance to trade-in proposal
Resistance to trade-in proposal EVs dubbed poor option for buyersThe proposal to have motorists trade in their cars for new vehicles, including electric vehicles (EVs), has automakers warning of resulting sluggish sales, with EVs unsuitable for the authorities’ target to help the industry.Prospective buyers will delay their purchases until the trade-in incentive is approved by the government, while most local output uses internal combustion engines, said Pongsak Lertruedeewattanavong, vice-president of MG Sales Thailand.The proposal will offer individual car owners trade-in coupons valued at 1...
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Proposal for better internet governance
China Daily | Updated: 2020-11-23 07:05The Organizing Committee of the World Internet Conference issued a proposal on the building of a cyber community with a shared future before the Internet Development Forum from Nov 23-24 in Wuzhen, Zhejiang province.The proposal stresses joint efforts to advance the development of the internet, protect cyber security, participate in cyber governance, and share the development bonuses.The divide-and-rule of cyberspace has made the internet a new front of international conflicts. Although it has brought great convenience to people's lives, its potential to ...
Lorenzana backs proposal for NDRRMC to control dam gates during storms
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana on Tuesday expressed support for the proposal to put the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) in control of whether to open dam gates during typhoons after massive flooding in Cagayan and Isabela provinces had been blamed on the release of water from the Magat Dam reservoir during Typhoon Ulysses.Lorenzana told reporters that he found the proposal to be a good idea so there would not be any blame game. “We will take the responsibility if we make a mistake,” he said in Filipino.Interior Secretary Eduardo Año made the recommendation....
Philippines Daily Inquirer
Quarantine debate next week
A proposal to reduce the mandatory quarantine period for foreign tourists from 14 to 10 days will be put forward to the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) for consideration next week amid Public Health Ministry advice that the infection is usually detected during the first 10 days.Speaking at the seminar entitled “Smart Living with Covid-19” to address concerns about the government’s policy to open up the country, Deputy Prime Minister and Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul said on Friday that details of the proposed 10-day quarantine were being prepared for submission...
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US blasts WADA proposal to penalize member countries that fail to pay
Montreal (AFP) - Tensions between the World Anti-Doping Agency and the United States flared Thursday as a US government representative called a proposal to sanction countries that withdraw agreed upon funding "a direct attack on the United States."A virtual meeting of WADA's Foundation Board saw officials from both the global watch-dog and the United States voicing the need for cooperation.But Anthony Jones, representative of the US Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), bristled at a proposal to punish member countries that opt out of funding.That's just what the ONDCP recommended US...
Edo Gov Presents N153.4bn Budget For 2021
Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has presented a budgetary proposal of N153.4 billion to the Edo State House of Assembly for the 2021 fiscal year.The budget, christened “Making Edo Great Again (MEGA)” represents 9.7 percent increase from the 2020 revised budget.Obaseki said the budget comprises of N94.8 billion for recurrent and N58.6 billion for capital expenditure.He noted that the N94.8 billion recurrent expenditure for 2021 fiscal year represents a 24 percent growth from the N76.6 billion in the 2020 fiscal year.“The main driver of this growth is increase in allocation for salary paymen...
FTI supports shorter tourist quarantine
The Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) plans to support a proposal to reduce the mandatory quarantine period for foreign tourists from 14 to 10 days during the Centre for Economic Situation Administration’s (CESA) meeting this week.This measure would improve business activities, said Supant Mongkolsuthree, the FTI’s chairman.“New ideas are needed to push the economy forward as the world will likely be dealing with the pandemic for years,” he said.CESA is scheduled to discuss the proposal this week after cancelling its meeting last Friday.“The proposal will be discussed this week and the FTI h...
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With Christmas nearing, quarantine enforcers back proposal to ban caroling
With Christmas nearing, quarantine enforcers back proposal to ban caroling(Philstar.com) – November 8, 2020 – 12:23pmMANILA, Philippines — Silent nights could await Filipinos once the holidays come around, with the quarantine enforcement task force announcing that it backed calls to ban caroling ahead of the forthcoming Christmas season, it disclosed Sunday.In a statement sent to reporters, the Joint Task Force COVID Shield said this was due to the danger of coronavirus infection, especially for children who may be encouraged to go out in areas whose local governments would be allowing the pra...
New Zealanders narrowly reject legalisation of marijuana
WELLINGTON: New Zealanders have narrowly rejected a proposal to legalise recreational marijuana, according to official referendum results released on Friday.The “no” vote gained 50.7 percent support, compared to 48.4 percent in favour of legalisation, the New Zealand Electoral Commission said.The figure for those opposed to recreational pot narrowed from the 53.1 percent recorded in preliminary data released last week, but still maintained a slim majority.It also said final results from a second referendum to introduce euthanasia confirmed overwhelming support for the move, with 65.1 percent i...
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Jamaican govt studying Rivada 5G proposal, report says
6 Nov 2020The Jamaican government is considering a proposal from US firm Rivada Networks, which would see the vendor deploy a 5G network free of charge, in exchange for a share of the eventual revenues. According to the Jamaica Observer, which quotes remarks by Donald Tapia, the US Ambassador to Jamaica, the proposal has been on the table for some time, but the authorities remain undecided.According to its website ‘Rivada has been in the business of providing tactical communications solutions to the federal government since before our involvement with Hurricane Katrina in 2005’. It says that i...