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Mystery of Life decoded by Canadian Non-Profit

Initiatives for a Utopian world based on Science & Technology

Everything Is One

Everything Is One

Everything is One – New Documentary for scientists & Technologists released worldwide on Vimeo.

SURREY, British Columbia, May 14, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Center for Introspection & Enlightenment, Canada has released a new documentary film called Everything is One as a part of its outreach program for a Utopian world.

The documentary film meant for scientists & technologists is available worldwide on Vimeo.

Everything is One has 2 parts, each with duration of 90 min.

Origin, Evolution & Nature of life® is the Journey of Life as it evolved through time. The film describes the design & architecture of the human body system.

Purpose of life. Connecting the dots…® is a journey into the human brain. The film describes the functional specifications & application axiom of the human system.

The Center’s initiatives are aimed at enlarging the human vision, redefining the purpose of life and evolving into an advanced species.

The Center aims to bring scientists & technologists together on the same page.

Ramesh Kulkarni, the author of these films, has worked in IT industry for 25 years.

According to Mr Kulkarni, “Understanding the schematics of the complete human system would make it easier to identify problems, segregate issues and troubleshoot the subsystems without adversely affecting and harming the whole.”

The author expects that the film Everything is One will help scientists & technologists in the areas of Cellular Development, Bio Technology, Embryo Science, Medical Oncology, Human Biology, Bioinformatics, Medical Engineering, Genomics Science, Immunology, Neuro-Sciences, Humanities & Artificial Intelligence, and especially in Medical & Healthcare.

Mr Kulkarni feels the film would provide new insights and open up new areas for research & development in these disciplines.

In 2006, the Center had launched The American Way. Connecting the dots…®, a film for eradicating global poverty.

The American Way explores how the US creates & distributes material wealth.

It provides a road-map for poor & developing countries for eradicating poverty through systemic changes.

The American Way was screened to the Planning Commission & Govt of India in 2006.

All 3 documentary films are available worldwide on Vimeo.

The Center is a non-profit foundation based in British Columbia, Canada.

Website is www.ci-e.com

Email- rk@ci-e.com

Center for introspection & enlightenment

Unit 202 – 15388 24th Avenue

Surrey, B.C. V4A 2J2

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Tel – 604-357-7525                                                                                                            

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NU empowers community to make masks

Jakarta The country’s largest Muslim organization, Nahdlatul Ulama (NU), has been working with the wider community to produce masks, as one of the steps to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, through its task force for COVID-19.


“The pandemic has also had an economic impact, so we have empowered around 200 people to make cloth masks,” chairman of the NU’s task force for COVID-19, Muhamad Makky Zamzani, said during an online discussion on the theme “Support of Religious Organizations and Volunteers of the United Indonesia”, held on Thursday in Jakarta.


In addition, the Islamic organization has helped create an economic network by providing around 20,000 staple foods, with a target of increasing it to 100,000 staple foods.


“At present, there are only 20,000 staple foods (that we have distributed), and we hope that in the next few months, (the requirement for) 100,000 staple foods can be met (by us) to help the government in general,” Zamzani said.


NU is implementing programs related to handling COVID-19 with the help of its task force. The task force can disseminate information more quickly, both to islamic boarding schools and the wider community, including Islamic study groups, according to the organization.


The NU Task Force for COVID-19 has released 91,729 posters, five guidebooks, 10 videos, and various other media.


In addition, it has conducted 614 training sessions for a total of 10,478 people, 5,912 socialized villages, 1,336 village action plans, and 1,092 volunteers.


“There are 1,092 national volunteers registered in our database. But, there are also those in the regions who have not submitted their numbers in general, I am sure there are more than 10,000 people,” he said.


The Ministry of Communication and Informatics had earlier appealed to the Indonesian public to continue spreading positive messages related to COVID-19 and remain optimistic and united in the fight against the pandemic.


“We must spread positive knowledge, and the foundation for that is we have to maintain optimism,” director general of Public Information and Communication at the Ministry of Communication and Informatics, Widodo Muktiyo, said at a virtual discussion forum on Wednesday in Jakarta.


The COVID-19 pandemic, he said, needs to be tackled with positive thoughts, without pointing fingers at anyone. Self-discipline also needs to be practiced while using social media, and, at the same time, people must work together to help each other during this difficult time, he added.


“Let us set aside our ego because we are facing one common enemy which is the coronavirus. So, we should not put the blame on anybody, especially among ourselves,” he urged. Aside from spreading positive messages, the Ministry believes that it is important to build people’s participation in following the protocols that have been laid down by the government.


“In this public communication, we must build orchestration, where each of us has a part, and we must be united against COVID-19,” the director general said.


He also urged the public to follow personal protection methods, such as maintaining physical distancing, wearing masks and washing hands, as well as staying home.


“These are still being enforced and are the protocols that need to be carried out, considering there are no vaccines available (for COVID-19) yet. Otherwise, there could be a latent danger that can arise at any time,” he warned. (INE)



Source: Antara News



Government prepares Rp3.1 trillion subsidy for BPJS participants

Jakarta The government has prepared Rp3.1 trillion in subsidy for participants of two schemes offered by the Health Care and Social Security Agency (BPJS Kesehatan), director general of Budget at the Ministry of Finance, Askolani, said.

The subsidy will cover members of BPJS Kesehatan’s third-class non-wage recipients (PBPU) and non-employee (BP) schemes, he added.

“The government has committed and included in the 2020 budget (subsidies) worth Rp3.1 trillion,” Askolani stated at an online discussion on Thursday in Jakarta.

Askolani stated the government regulation (Perpres) No. 64/2020 on the second amendment of Perpres No. 82/2018 on health insurance stipulates that the third-class service premium for non-wage recipients (PBPU) and non-employee (BP) schemes has increased to Rp42,000, and will take effect in the month of July this year.

However, participants of the schemes would only be obliged to pay Rp25,500, and the rest would be subsidized.

Askolani said the subsidy was being given after the government had considered and adjusted for current conditions in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Not only that, under Perpres 64/2020, the central and regional governments would provide subsidies for next year’s contributions to the participants in the amount of Rp7,000, Askolani stated.

As a result, participants will only have to shell out Rp35,000.

Askolani stressed that the policy would promote the common good by maintaining the continuity of Indonesia’s national health insurance (JKN) program in the short and long term and improve services.

“The government is in the front to protect people who are unable to get healthcare from the state. The management of BPJS funding in 2020 will be much better compared to 2019,” he declared.

Meanwhile, he said, public participation in the JKN program would be carried out through a single door, under the purview of the central government.

The premiums of contribution assistance recipients (PBI) will be covered by the central government.

The premium charged by BPJS Kesehatan for participants of class II non-wage recipients (PBPU) and non-employee (BP) schemes has been set at Rp100,000, and for class I members at Rp150,000, which would be effective starting July, 2020, as noted in the Perpres 64/2020. (INE)



Source: Antara News


Bulog to supply 22,000 tons of sugar from India

Jakarta The State Logistics Agency (Bulog) will supply 22,000 tons of sugar imported from India to ensure the availability of the commodity in the market ahead of Idul Fitri.

Bulog president director Budi Waseso said the agency recently imported 22,000 tons of white crystal sugar from India and would soon supply it to traditional markets to meet the demand for sugar, especially ahead of Idul Fitri.

“The main purpose of this activity is to fulfill the demand for sugar in the people’s markets during Ramadhan and Idul Fitri, so that there is no concern in the community,” Budi Waseso said on Thursday in Jakarta.

Waseso explained that the sugar import was only part of the total import permit of 50,000 tons granted to Bulog. The agency has been tasked with importing granulated sugar by the Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs to stabilize the price of the commodity.

Based on data from the National Strategic Food Price Information Center (PIHPS), the average national sugar price as of Thursday (May 14, 2020) is pegged at Rp17,500 per kilogram. This price is higher than the reference price of consumer level, which is Rp12,500 per kilogram.

Therefore, intervention from the government through sugar imports was found to be necessary. With the controlled stock, the price of sugar is expected to go back to the highest retail price (HET) of Rp12,500 per kilogram.

Other food stocks, namely rice, managed in the entire work area of the State Logistics Agency, have now reached 1.4 million tons.

Bulog is also continuing to procure domestic rice from farmers in the current harvest season. As of mid-May, the realization of farmers’ rice uptake has reached 290,000 tons.

“We are optimistic that our business core will not be interrupted during the COVID-19 pandemic, and we are always ready to carry out the task of the state to meet the basic needs of the community and absorption of domestic rice during the main harvest,” the Bulog head said. (INE)



Source: Antara News


95,102 Indonesians have returned from abroad: minister

Jakarta A total of 95,102 Indonesians have returned from abroad as of May 13, 2020 in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi said on Thursday.

“Most of them returned from Malaysia and were working for cruise ships,” she said during an online press conference at the Presidential Palace in Jakarta.

She said 74,817 Indonesians have returned from Malaysia, and 64 percent of them travelled by sea.

By May 13, 2020, a total of 15,820 Indonesian crew members of cruise ships have also returned from 21 countries, she added. Most of them returned home via the Soekarno-Hatta Airport in Banten Province and the Ngurah Rai Airport in Bali Province.

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, many Indonesian migrant workers, particularly those employed in the informal sector in Malaysia, have lost their jobs.

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has instructed the ministries to take precautionary measures for the return of 34 thousand Indonesian migrant workers, whose work contract will end in the months of May and June this year.

“Precautionary measures must be taken against this, and adequate preparations must be made. We should handle their arrivals through certain entry gates and monitor their movements to their hometowns,” Jokowi stated during a videoconference on the acceleration of COVID-19 handling at the Merdeka Palace here on Monday. (INE)



Source: Antara News