Factbox: What has been agreed so far in Indonesia’s flagship jobs bill?

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia’s parliament is set to vote within weeks on a flagship job creation bill to improve the investment climate and streamline business rules in Southeast Asia’s biggest economy.

Some of its provisions have been controversial, especially regarding the environment and changes proposed to the 2003 labour law which trade unions view as being too pro-business.

Here are key elements of the bill agreed by parliament’s legislation committee, according to government presentations and lawmakers. They still need approval from ministers and further approval by parliament.

LABOUR REFORMS

Lawmakers approved a cut in mandatory severance benefits paid by employers, to 23 times monthly wages from 32 times, with the government funding the shortfall.The original proposal was for a cut to 19 times, and for workers losing employment to receive state insurance and skills training.

Minimum wage limits at city and district levels stay, with annual rises tied to economic

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Bill Gates says you would never confuse Elon Musk for Steve Jobs



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Bill Gates Says You Would Never Confuse Elon Musk For Steve Jobs

Check out how Microsoft’s founder set these two men apart.

A recent Bloomberg Technology interview with Bill Gates helped end a standard comparison you often hear involving Elon Musk and Steve Jobs. People see both men as very similar in the sense that they led very successful organisations and that both were innovators. Despite that, Bill Gates said anyone that knew the latter and knows the former would never confuse them.

The conversation was about climate change and the efforts to stop it. Gates recently warned that COVID-19 might be a piece of cake compared to how nasty climate change can be if we do nothing to stop it.



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Gates also mentioned that adopting electric mobility is probably the easiest part of getting the world

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How Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and Vince Lombardi Embraced Rule of Formidable Expectations

In the early days of Microsoft, Bill Gates was notoriously tough on his employees. Not only did he memorize license plates so he could tell who was still at work, he made a habit of sending 2 a.m. emails that started with, “This is the stupidest piece of code ever written.”

Steve Jobs could be an even tougher boss. According to one former employee: “Steve, like Napoleon, had two faces. On one side he was a brilliant genius and a true misfit. And the other side–his lack of care and sensitivity for people, his disrespect and dictatorial behavior–were all real.”

Then there’s Vince Lombardi, the Pro Football Hall of Fame coach for whom the Super Bowl trophy is named. Hall of Fame lineman Jerry Kramer said of Lombardi, “He shouted, bullied, drove us, underpaid us and refused to spoil us.” Henry Jordan, another Hall of Famer, famously said, “He treats

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PA. GOVERNOR VETOES school sports spectator bill

AND WHAT’S NEXT? BRIAN SCHOOLS ARE CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF THIS TUG-OF-WAR IN HARRISBURG. MOST ARE FOLLOWING THE CURRENT GUIDELINES THAT ARE IN EFFECT, BUT THAT COULD CHANGE IF THE LEGISLATURE OVERRID THE GOVERNOR’S PLAN VETO. I’M ALWAYS AMAZED AT POLITICIANS THINKING THAT THEY CA SOMEHOW WAVE A MAGIC WAND AND SUSPEND SORT OF REALITY GOVERNOR. TOM WOLF SAYS THE THREAT FROM CORONAVIRUS IS STILL HERE AND LARGE GATHERINGS INCLUDING THOSE AT SPORTING EVENTS POSE A HEALTH RISK, SO HE WANTS TO KEEP ATTENDANCE LIMITS AT 254 OUTDOOR. 725 FOR INSIDE EVENT VERY UNFORTUNATE THAT THE GOVERNOR DOESN’T TRUST OUR SCHOOL DISTRICTS ACROSS PENNSYLVANIA TO MAKE DECISIONS. AND WHAT’S THE BEST INTEREST FOR THEIR COMMUNITY AND THE STATE HOUSE AND SENATE OVERWHELMINGLY PASSED A SPECTATORS BILL GIVING SCHOOL DISTRICTS THE AUTHORITY TO DETERMINE ATTENDANCE THEY CAN NOW VOTE TO OVERRIDE THE VETO THE PEOPLE STICK TO THEIR COMMITMENT TO … Read More

Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf vetoes high school sports attendance bill, setting up possible override vote in General Assembly

Gov. Tom Wolf, as promised, vetoed a bipartisan-backed bill on Monday that would have given local officials’ authority this year to decide whether to hold K-12 sports and activities and set crowd limits at events.

This action shows his determination to urge Pennsylvanians to adhere to his 25-person limit for indoor events and 250 for outdoor contests to control the spread of COVID-19, even though a federal judge has declared those limits along with other pandemic-related restrictions the governor ordered as unconstitutional. The Wolf Administration has requested a stay on that order while appealing U.S. Western District Court Judge William Stickman IV’s ruling.

In his veto message, the governor said, “We have been confronting extraordinary challenges with the COVID-19 pandemic. As we continue the fight against COVID-19, we need to continue to prioritize the health and welfare of Pennsylvanians and minimize public health risks. However, this bill does nothing to

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Is Elon Musk The New Steve Jobs? Bill Gates Says No

Many people see a likening between Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA) CEO Elon Musk and Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL) co-founder Steve Jobs, but Bill Gates isn’t one of them.

What Happened: “You wouldn’t walk into a room and confuse them with each other,” the co-founder of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) remarked in an interview with Bloomberg on Thursday, when asked if Musk was the new Jobs.

“Elon is more of a hands-on engineer,” the billionaire philanthropist added. “Steve was a genius at design and picking people and marketing.”

Gates acknowledged that Musk and others have made great contributions to the electric car and therefore to the “climate change effort.”

“He did it with quality,” Gates said on Musk’s efforts. “It’s still a little premium-priced but fine. You know he’s got that initial market,” he observed.

The former CEO of Microsoft said he was not trivializing in any way the need to

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School Funding Bill To Get New Look Under New Speaker



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A school funding bill originally sponsored by new Ohio House Speaker Bob Cupp is getting a fresh look and hopefully time in front of legislative committees before year’s end, according the legislator now heading up the bill.

The other original sponsor of the proposed legislation, state Rep. John Patterson, said a substitute bill is in the works that should touch on longstanding concerns the Ohio Supreme Court had about the constitutionality of the state’s education system.

“We’re taking a more balanced approach in the new bill,” Patterson, D-Jefferson, said.

The state’s contribution to education budgets has stagnated over time, while private schools have benefitted from the EdChoice scholarship program, in which some state funding for public school districts has been redirected to religious, charter and community schools.

EdChoice scholarships were frozen at current levels in

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Senate Bill Would Pump More Funding into Rural Transit


Without the Rainbow Rider program in Lowry, Minnesota, Bob Matchinsky wouldn’t be able to get around. 

The public transit system that serves West Central Minnesota is Matchinsky’s lifeline. Wheelchair-bound because of multiple sclerosis, Matchinsky has used the service for the past year and a half to get to doctor’s appointments, his sister’s house, even to DJ’s Taproom down the street from his apartment in Grand Arbor assisted living facility. 

“If it weren’t for Rainbow Rider, I’d just stay at the care center,” he said. “I’m in a power wheelchair. You can’t just go in any vehicle to get somewhere. I need someone with a lift to lift me up (into the vehicle) and drive me around. I can’t come out of the chair because if I come out of it, I have to be lifted back in.” 

Matchinsky said rural transit systems are worth the investment. In his opinion, they

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Senate coronavirus relief bill to extend PPP loans, target health care, education: Kudlow

White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow on Tuesday said he expects the Senate GOP’s latest coronavirus relief proposal to target small businesses, health care and education.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., on Tuesday announced that he and other GOP leaders will be introducing a more “targeted” coronavirus relief package after Senate Democrats rejected their $1.3 trillion HEALS Act proposal in July.

“Targeted areas … could be very helpful. Maybe even make the recovery even stronger. For example, the Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell is coming out with a package today. It’s going to be targeting healthcare, education and the economy,” Kudlow said on Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom.”

Kudlow added that he thinks the Small Business Administration’s Payment Protection Program aimed at helping small businesses retain employees “will be extended” in McConnell’s bill.

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