US UCT 2, Philippine NAVSOG Finish Construction Project

first_img View post tag: News by topic View post tag: asia View post tag: NAVSOG View post tag: Philippine Seabees from Underwater Construction Team (UCT) 2 and sailors from the Philippine Naval Special Operations Group (NAVSOG) gathered for a ribbon-cutting ceremony of a joint reconstruction boat ramp at Naval Base Heracleo Alano in Cavite City, Philippines, Nov. 5.The ceremony marked the culmination of a six-month collaboration between the Philippine navy and U.S. Navy to increase interoperability and hone construction and mission-critical skillsets, said U.S. Navy Seabee Chief Equipment Operator (SCW/DSW) James Igoe.Continuing to work together on construction projects such as these will not only keep all our mutual technical skills sharpened but will further enhance our lasting relationship.Igoe, officer-in-charge of an 11-member unit from UCT 2 stationed at Port Hueneme, California, worked with Philippine engineers to reconstruct a ramp, originally built in 2005, to place boats in the water from the NAVSOG compound.The reconstructed ramp will enable NAVSOG to enhance their land-sea based training and operations.Rear Adm. Caesar Taccad, vice commander of the Philippine navy, was the keynote speaker and thanked the U.S. Sailors for their efforts.The boat ramp will be used for training and operational NAVSOG requirements.[mappress mapid=”14401″]Press release, Image: US Navy US UCT 2, Philippine NAVSOG Finish Construction Project View post tag: construction November 11, 2014 Back to overview,Home naval-today US UCT 2, Philippine NAVSOG Finish Construction Project center_img View post tag: finish View post tag: US UCT 2 View post tag: Navy View post tag: project Authorities View post tag: Naval Share this articlelast_img read more

Indonesia adds 8 more ‘VAT collector’ tech firms, including Alibaba Cloud, Microsoft

first_imgIndonesia has added eight more technology companies to a list of  “VAT collectors” – businesses that must charge 10 percent value-added tax (VAT) on all goods and services sold in the country – following the implementation of a digital tax policy earlier this year.The Finance Ministry’s Taxation Directorate General on Friday added Alibaba Cloud (Singapore) Pte. Ltd., Microsoft Corporation, Nexmo Inc. and Microsoft Regional Sales Pte. Ltd. to the list, along with GitHub Inc, UCWeb Singapore Pte Ltd, To The New Singapore Pte. Ltd. and Coda Payments Pte Ltd.“With these appointments, the companies will start to charge VAT for the products and services they sell to Indonesian consumers on Nov. 1, 2020,” the tax office said in a statement. The country collected Rp 1.03 quadrillion in state revenue in August, or 60.8 percent of this year’s target, marking a 13.1 percent year-on-year (yoy) decrease from a drop in both tax and non-tax revenue.Tax revenue, the main income source for the government, fell 15.6 percent yoy to Rp 676.9 trillion due to a sharp fall in corporate tax and import tax amid slowing economic activities.Indonesia was a huge market for digital products and services, and state revenue was expected to increase gradually as the government appointed more tech firms as “VAT collectors”, said Bawono Kristiaji, a research partner at the Danny Darussalam Tax Center (DDTC).“State revenue will also increase significantly from [collecting] corporate income tax from these digital firms,” Kristiaji told The Jakarta Post. He added that the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) was due to release a digital tax “blueprint” for countries soon.“This would be considered the global consensus and has the potential to benefit Indonesia going forward. Taxing tech firms is one of the best tax policy options to boost state revenue amid the coronavirus pandemic,” he said.Topics : Since July, the Taxation Directorate General has appointed 36 companies as “VAT collectors” to charge VAT on their goods and services in the country and pay it to the government.Non-resident digital service providers that generate minimum sales of Rp 600 million (US$40,851) per year or Rp 50 million per month from at least 12,000 users in Indonesia are required to charge VAT under the Law No. 2/2020.Technology behemoths Google Asia Pacific, Netflix and Facebook are among the “appointed VAT collectors”. Meanwhile, LinkedIn Singapore, two subsidiaries of Twitter, Skype Communications, Zoom Video Communications, McAfee Ireland, and Microsoft Ireland Operations started charging 10 percent VAT on Oct. 1.Governments around the world have been trying to ensure that tech giants pay their fair share of taxes in the countries where they operate, albeit without a physical presence. Indonesia’s move to do the same have come amid falling state revenues and an increasing shift to online platforms and remote work during the coronavirus health emergency.last_img read more

1K Negros households on 14-day lockdown

first_imgThe patient, he said, has been going out of his residence for seven days already before his test result came out on June 19. BY DOMINIQUE GABRIEL BAÑAGA Mayor Renato Gustilo announced this move in his Executive Order No. 145, citing the closure of portions of Zone 6 of Barangay 5 and 6 in the city. A total of 1,000 households were affected. “He is an undocumented and returned to Negros Occidental via the Tabuelan Port crossing to Escalante City,” the mayor added. “We will transfer the patient to the Provincial Healing Facility in E.B. Magalona while contact tracing is ongoing,” he said. BACOLOD City – To avert possible transmission of coronavirus disease 2019, local authorities in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental placed portions of two barangays under a 14-day preventive lockdown after a resident there tested positive for the viral disease. Mayor Renato Gustilo. San Carlos City, Neg. Occ. – LGU Information Page According to Gustilo, the 36-year-old patient was a locally stranded individual (LSI) from Cebu and was classified as the province’s Patient No. 31. The city government has already provided food packs to the affected families in the area. Meanwhile, Gustilo said he will write the national Inter-Agency Task Force to allow local government units to enforce health protocols on returning LSIs in their jurisdiction./PN Gustilo further said the patient is now under home quarantine because the quarantine facility of the city government is already full housing more than 80 LSIs.last_img read more

Newcastle resume talks with Dede Ayew again

first_imgNewcastle United have resumed negotiations with Marseille over the transfer of Ghana international Andre Ayew.Ayew, 25, is out of contract at the end of the season, but has been linked with a number of sides following his performances at the Africa Cup of Nations earlier this year.The Magpies have already spoken to his representatives to make an offer ahead of this summer’s transfer window.Roma, Tottenham Hotspur and Everton have also been linked with Ayew, who has scored six goals for Marseille this season.Wolfsburg and Borussia Dortmund have also shown ineterst in Ayew, but Newcastle are convinced they can lure the forward to the north east.Ayew has scored two goals in his last three games for Marseille. –last_img read more

OOCL Most Reliable Carrier in Q3

first_imgzoom In the third quarter of 2017 Hong Kong-based container shipping company Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) was the most reliable carrier with a schedule reliability score of 83.3%.Evergreen and Wan Hai were the second most reliable carriers scoring 82.5% each, followed by APL and HMM with 82.3% and 82.0%, respectively, according to the data provided by SeaIntel.During the quarter, 11 of the top-18 carriers saw a quarter-on-quarter improvement in their reliability scores, while the scores declined for 6 carriers, albeit by small margins, and Hapag Lloyd recorded no change from Q2, 2017.No carriers saw a positive year-on-year change in schedule reliability with the biggest year-on-year decreases recorded by MOL, UASC and K Line, with drops of 15.1, 14.4, and 13.8 percentage points, respectively.On-time performance was based on 38,595 separate vessels arrivals, SeaIntel said.Schedule reliability in Asia-USWC improved by 4.3 percentage points Q/Q, reaching 80.8% in Q3, 2017, recording a Y/Y decline of 7.6 percentage points.Niche carrier Matson recorded schedule reliability of 100%, followed by ZIM and HMM with 97.3% and 91.4%, respectively.In Asia-USEC on-time performance decreased from 72.4% in Q2 to 70.4% in Q3, deteriorating significantly by 16.9 percentage points on a Y/Y level. During the quarter, Evergreen, CMA CGM, COSCO, and APL were the most reliable carriers on this trade lane with reliability scores of 83.2% each.On-time performance in Asia-North Europe continued improving, increasing by 2.4 percentage points in Q3 to 77.5%, bringing it closer to the on-time performance of 80.6% recorded in the same quarter in 2016. The most reliable carriers were OOCL, Evergreen, and APL, all with a score of 87.7%.In Q3, schedule reliability in Asia-Mediterranean increased to 77.2%, which corresponds to a Q/Q increase of 5.1 percentage points, 5.7 percentage points below 82.8% recorded in Q3, 2016.ZIM was the most reliable carrier on this trade lane with schedule reliability score of 85.6%, followed by Maersk Line with 84.3%.Global schedule reliability improved marginally by 0.2 percentage points from 74.5% in Q2 to 74.7% in Q3.On a year-on-year level, schedule reliability recorded in Q3 was 10.6 percentage points lower than last year.last_img read more