Infrastructure development progressing as investment jumps, BKPM says

first_img“The base metal, metal goods, non-machines and equipment industry is interesting,” the agency’s head, Bahlil Lahadalia, said as quoted in a statement on Tuesday. “One of the programs of the President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo administration is economic transformation by increasing added value. The large investment in the sector is a signal that the downstream sector is growing.”Investment is the second-largest contributor to Indonesia’s gross domestic product after household spending.BKPM data shows that foreign direct investment (FDI) realization in the first quarter of the year declined 9.2 percent yoy to Rp 98 trillion as the COVID-19 pandemic hit business activity around the globe, including Indonesia. The coronavirus has had a massive impact on Indonesia’s main FDI sources, such as China, Japan, Malaysia and Singapore.Domestic investment was the primary driver of investment realization in first quarter with a yoy increase of 29.3 percent to Rp 112.7 trillion.Previously, Bahlil said the agency was looking to pull in Rp 886.1 trillion of investment this year. However, with the global economy taking a downturn due to the pandemic, he later said an option to lower this year’s target was on the table.Topics : Projects in the warehouse, transportation and telecommunications sector have contributed the most to total realized investment this year at around 23.4 percent as of the first quarter, indicating that the government’s infrastructure development plan has shown progress, according to the Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM).The sector had been one of the top five sectors for realized investment since 2016, the agency said, adding that its investment realization jumped 32 percent year-on-year (yoy) to Rp 49.3 trillion (US$3.1 billion) from January to March. The BKPM reported that total investment realization in the first quarter of the year rose 8 percent yoy to Rp 210.7 trillion.The base metal, metal goods, non-machines and equipment sector booked the second-highest investment realization at Rp 24.5 trillion – 11.6 percent of the total realization figure – followed by the electricity, gas and water sector with Rp 18 trillion, housing, industrial districts and office space with Rp 17.8 trillion and crops, plantations and animal husbandry with Rp 17.2 trillion.last_img read more

How much Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be paid by Manchester United compared to Jose Mourinho

first_img Metro Sport ReporterFriday 8 Mar 2019 7:19 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link603Shares Solskjaer will earn significantly less (Picture: Getty Images)Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has convinced Manchester United chiefs that he’s the man to lead the club forward – but he will earn significantly less than predecessor Jose Mourinho.The caretaker boss has done a remarkable job since replacing the Portuguese in the Old Trafford dugout and he’s set to land the job on a full-time basis.A sterling comeback against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League on Wednesday night confirmed the view of the club’s hierarchy that the Norwegian deserves the permanent post and they are willing to hand him a contract worth £7.5million-a-year, according to the Mirror.AdvertisementAdvertisementWhile it’s a good wage, it’s only half of what former United boss Mourinho was earning.ADVERTISEMENTThe former Chelsea, Real Madrid and Inter Milan manager commanded wages of £15m-a-year. Comment How much Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be paid by Manchester United compared to Jose Mourinho Advertisementcenter_img Solskjaer: ‘I wasn’t sure we were going to score’To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 8:09FullscreenSolskjaer: ‘I wasn’t sure we were going to score’ is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.He is, of course, far more experienced than the former United striker but Solskjaer’s record of just one defeat in 17 games in charge has somewhat shown up the Portuguese’s methods this season after a toxic end to his reign.After victories over Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, Chelsea and PSG, Solskjaer has pushed his only real rival for the post, Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino, out of contention.Left-back Luke Shaw believes it’s ‘certain’ he will get the full-time job. Shaw thinks Solskjaer has earned the job (Picture: AMA/Getty)‘We all love Ole and we love the job he’s done so far,’ he said after the rousing 3-1 win in Paris on Wednesday. ‘I don’t think I need to say much after all these results, it looks certain [Solskjaer will get the job].‘We’re enjoying everything that’s going on at the moment and the results have shown that.‘That’s nine away wins in a row now and that shows what Ole and his staff have done. Long may that continue.‘It sums up what the mood is like in the camp now and that’s a big plus for the boss and what he’s done in this period of time and how much he’s changed things around. We’ve got so much more to look forward to.’More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errorsDoes Solskjaer deserve the same wages as Mourinho?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your results Advertisementlast_img read more

Buyers turn focus to elevated Brendale pocket

first_imgThe home at 17 Girrah Street, Brendale.A RESIDENTIAL enclave in Brendale with elevated home sites has been uncovered by affordability-driven buyers, according to LJ Hooker Albany Creek sales consultant Wayne Cornell.“They’ve been selling pretty much under 10 days there. We’ve been getting quite a few groups through the open homes and we’ve been getting multiple offers as well,” Mr Cornell said.Mr Cornell said 17 Girrah St, Brendale, which sold on November 7 for $457,000, demonstrated the level of demand.More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019The home at 17 Girrah Street, Brendale.“We took it to the first open home and we had 15 groups come through,” he said.Mr Cornell said the home sold just a few days after listing.He said a mix of first and second homebuyers dominated this patch of Brendale.“Because the prices are getting a bit higher in Albany Creek, some buyers are looking to Brendale. There are approximately 180 homes in that little area there and it’s a secret pocket,” he said.“You can see golf course views from some of the houses and you can also see some city glimpses as well.”Mr Cornell said he was looking forward to a strong market in 2018.last_img read more

Etera admits to ‘disappointing’ 2013 as annual returns plummet

first_imgBut because there were no strong market movements over the course of the year – unlike volatility seen in past years – no opportunity presented itself for Etera to add value by investing tactically, he said.Puhakka added that, as a result of the weak overall return, Etera amended its investment strategy and would now place greater emphasis on the optimisation of its strategic asset allocation rather than relying on tactical investments.Assets under management at Etera fell to €5.51bn at the end of 2013, down from €5.7bn in December the year prior and the lowest level since March 2012.Correspondingly, the provider’s solvency ratio continued its year-long decline from 21.3% to 15.2%, the lowest level since September 2011 – after it announced nine-month investment returns of -5.2%.Etera’s results are behind other mutuals, including Veritas Pension Insurance, which returned 7.4% on investments in 2013, aided largely by a 18.3% return on its equity holdings.Although the insurer’s head of investments Niina Bergring noted that fixed income holdings returned a more “moderate” 1.5%, real estate investments grew by nearly 6%.Veritas saw its solvency ratio increase by nearly 4 percentage points year on year to 27.8%, and said it had achieved a real return of 5.1% over the past five years. Finland’s Etera has seen assets under management dip to their lowest level in nearly two years after the pensions mutual admitted to “disappointing” returns of just 0.3% from investments, down from nearly 10% in 2012.According to preliminary results, Etera’s equity and fixed income returns were “weak”, although it did not disclose how the two asset classes fared.Chief executive Hannu Tarkkonen said its investment strategy did not work in 2013 and blamed the investment climate.Jari Puhakka, the provider’s CIO, noted that equities were the dominant force for growth in 2013.last_img read more

Medicinal cannabis products to be legalised

first_imgHealthInternationalLifestylePrint Medicinal cannabis products to be legalised by: – July 27, 2018 Share Tweet 23 Views   no discussions Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! Share (BBC) Specialist doctors in the UK will be able to legally prescribe cannabis-derived medicinal products by autumn, the home secretary has announced.Those that meet safety and quality standards are to be made legal for patients with an “exceptional clinical need”, Sajid Javid said.It follows high-profile cases involving children with severe epilepsy being denied access to cannabis oil.Others forms of cannabis will remain illegal.Mr Javid’s decision was made after the chief medical officer for England, Prof Dame Sally Davies, and the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs said patients with certain medical conditions should be given access to the treatments.Their advice was part of a review into medicinal cannabis launched by the home secretary following an outcry over Billy Caldwell and Alfie Dingley being denied access to cannabis oil.The parents of the boys, who have rare forms of epilepsy, say it controls their seizures.The Home Office recently granted them licences to access the treatments.Mr Javid said: “Recent cases involving sick children made it clear to me that our position on cannabis-related medicinal products was not satisfactory.“That is why we launched a review and set up an expert panel to advise on licence applications in exceptional circumstances.“This will help patients with an exceptional clinical need but is in no way a first step to the legalisation of cannabis for recreational use.”Billy Caldwell’s mother, Charlotte, said Mr Javid’s announcement had been made on her son’s 13th birthday.“For the first time in months I’m almost lost for words, other than ‘thank you Sajid Javid’,” she said.“Never has Billy received a better birthday present, and never from somebody so unexpected…“But, crucially, my little boy Billy can now live a normal life with his mummy because of the simple ability to now administer a couple of drops a day of a long-maligned but entirely effective natural medication.”Cannabis is classed as a Schedule 1 drug, meaning it is judged to have no therapeutic value but can be used for the purposes of research with a Home Office licence.The decision by the Home Office will put certain cannabis-derived products into Schedule 2 – those that have a potential medical use – and will place them in the same category as cocaine and heroin, among other drugs.The Department for Health and Social Care and the Medicines and Health products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) will now develop a clear definition of what constitutes a cannabis-derived medicinal product so they can be rescheduled and prescribed, the Home Office said.In the meantime, clinicians will still be able to apply to an independent expert panel on behalf of patients wishing to access these products.The home secretary said licence fees for applications made to the panel will be waived, and those already granted will not be charged.The home secretary’s decision was welcomed by campaigners and health experts.Donna Kinnair, from the Royal College of Nursing, said the decision was “very welcome”.Dr Tom Freeman, senior academic fellow at King’s College London, said Mr Javid’s decision would have a “substantial impact on research by facilitating the development of safer and more effective medicines”.Former justice minister Sir Mike Penning, who was among those appealing for Alfie Dingley to be given a special licence for medicinal cannabis, welcomed the announcement but said there were still unanswered questions about which treatments would be rescheduled.“Any move to restrict medical cannabis in the UK to a very narrow range of derived products, each requiring full pharmaceutical trials, thereby blocking out the many products available overseas, will lead to great disappointment and be a missed opportunity.”last_img read more

Local farms recognized in ‘Hoosier Homestead’ program

first_imgUnionGavin-Beck Family Homestead1823Centennial & Sesquicentennial LaPorteLloyd & Helen Steinke1855Sesquicentennial TiptonLeisure1907Centennial PulaskiWestphal1915Centennial MontgomeryOppy1898Centennial ClintonBradburn-Strain-Ceo1895Centennial FranklinKolb1917Centennial DeKalbHook1848Centennial & Sesquicentennial WellsLaymon1918Centennial FultonWalters-Duffey1904Centennial KosciuskoWaldbeser1906Centennial MarshallJohn Gibson1851Centennial & Sesquicentennial SpencerSinger/Scott1918Centennial ShelbyDake1918Centennial WabashMerrick1835Centennial & Sesquicentennial GrantKing1878Centennial DaviessRyan1867Sesquicentennial SpencerLee1855Centennial & Sesquicentennial MarshallMotz Family Farm1915Centennial RipleyTimke1888Centennial RandolphHobson1917Centennial DuboisMerkel1885Centennial HowardSchafer/Gingerich1865Centennial & Sesquicentennial HowardHollingsworth1853Sesquicentennial HuntingtonHosler1906Centennial FranklinMeyer Family Farm1867Centennial & Sesquicentennial JacksonTape Family1863Centennial RushFrancis Graham Farms Inc.1846Sesquicentennial JenningsFunke1867Sesquicentennial RipleyKohlman1867Sesquicentennial LakeHuseman1883Centennial LaPorteBrooks – Bartmess1860Sesquicentennial WabashWalters-Duffey1888Centennial WhitleyKerch1853Centennial & Sesquicentennia HuntingtonKillen1918Centennial ShelbyLinville1911Centennial FountainThomas1918Centennial FranklinRosfeld1855Centennial & Sesquicentennial CarrollReiff1918Centennial PulaskiChristensen1867Sesquicentennial RipleyHuber1867Centennial & Sesquicentennial WabashWalters-Duffey1915Centennial MadisonWright1917Centennial JayHutchens1861Sesquicentennial ElkhartCobb Family Farm1909Centennial FultonHendrickson1900Centennial GibsonKennedy Hill Farm1865Centennial & Sesquicentennial RipleyCrum1868Sesquicentennial WarrenAndrews1907Centennial ParkeWilkey1872Centennial HamiltonMarion E. House Farms, Inc.1917Centennial PutnamKenneth Wayne Mason1882Centennial DecaturThe Oesterling Homestead1909Centennial AllenVan Horn1911Centennial MiamiKendall1862Centennial & Sesquicentennial SteubenSugar Grove Farm1913Centennial RandolphThe Huffman Family Farm1918Centennial CarrollMills1861Sesquicentennial DuboisSchroeder1845Centennial & Sesquicentennial DecaturWilliam S. Emly1837Sesquicentennial SwitzerlandRomerill1917Centennial SwitzerlandCrandell1908Centennial Indianapolis, In. — At the Indiana Statehouse, Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch and Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) Director Bruce Kettler presented 65 families with a Hoosier Homestead Award in recognition of their commitment to Indiana agriculture.“Indiana agriculture keeps our economy thriving, and each year we are reminded of how rich our history is by the long list of award recipients,” Crouch said. “Because we have such a thriving farming community, Indiana is at the top of the nation for production and these long-standing farms keep us moving forward.”To be named a Hoosier Homestead, farms must be owned by the same family for more than 100 consecutive years, and consist of more than 20 acres or produce more than $1000 of agricultural products per year. Indiana farms may qualify for three honors: Centennial Award for 100 years of ownership, Sesquicentennial Award for 150 years of ownership and the Bicentennial Award for 200 years of ownership.Since the program’s inception in 1976, more than 5,000 families have received the Hoosier Homestead Award.“For more than a century, these farming families have been providing Hoosiers and Americans with the food, fuel and fiber they need for their everyday lives,” Kettler said. “Each generation has learned to adapt and evaluate how to keep their farm successful with changing times and technology. It was an honor to celebrate them at the Statehouse.”Below is a list of the Hoosier Homestead Award recipients honored during the spring 2018 ceremony: Farm CountyAward NameHomesteadDateType of Award WarrenInez F. McDermond1904Centennial WabashSwihart Long1907Centennial TippecanoeClaude, Harold, & Ruth Boesch1917Centenniallast_img read more

Dynatech delivers IMCA Modified awards

first_imgInformation about the complete line of Dynatech-manufactured exhaust systems and headers is available at, on Facebook and by calling 800 848-5850. BOONVILLE, Ind. – Dynatech delivers product certificate awards to IMCA Modified drivers for a 16th consecutive season.  The national champion receives a $500 award from the Boonville, Ind., manufacturer. The runner-up gets $350, with $250 for third and $100 for seventh.center_img “Dynatech is one of a quartet of great companies in the AFCO Performance Group and their support has been a part of our IMCA Modified plan for a long time,” IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder said. “It is great to be able to renew this program for another season.”last_img

PBSO: Self-proclaimed “Warrior” Opened Fire, Threatened to Kill Officers

first_imgA 43-year-old West Palm Beach man who referred to himself as a “warrior” and “sniper” is in jail for allegedly opening fire, threatening police and holding an animal control officer hostage, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office.Brian Tran faces charges of aggravated assault with a firearm, false imprisonment while armed, and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.According to the Sheriff’s Office, an Animal Control Officer visited a home on Okeechobee Boulevard on October 8, to investigate an anonymous complaint that Tran was neglecting his dog by lack of proper shelter. When she pulled into the home’s driveway, she saw that the gate was open, but did not enter the property.Shortly after she arrived, a white minivan sped toward her, coming to a stop near her front bumper. Tran exited that vehicle and approached her.The officer rolled down her window and Tran asked her, “What do you want?”When the officer told him about the complaint, Tran explained angrily that his neighbors called law enforcement and Animal Care and Control, according to the sheriff’s office.Tran then said he was “going to kill his neighbors and the cops and he hated the cops.” the sheriff’s office says. He then described himself as “a warrior, a police officer, a soldier, and a sniper.”At that point, Tran brought the officer into his home, and said he was “going to kill his neighbors if they want to be his enemy and that he is going to kill all of his enemies.” He pulled out a black pistol, faced the officer, and started rapidly firing the pistol into the ground.The officer, who feared for her life, put her hands up and yelled, “Sir, sir I don’t need to see the dog that bad. I need to leave now.”“No, no, no,” Tran responded, as he took the magazine out of the gun and placed it on a table. “You are going to see this dog.”Tran lifted his shirt and, with a smirk, showed her a knife that was tucked into his waistband, the sheriff’s office says. He grabbed the officer by the shoulders and forced her to walk with him to see the dog.The officer looked at the dog and told Tran that was satisfactory “because she didn’t want to be his enemy.” Tran began yelling again that he wanted to kill his neighbors, enemies, and police.The officer returned to her vehicle and contacted the Sheriff’s Office.Tran later admitted to detectives that he was upset with his neighbors and had shot his gun into the ground, but added that he did not touch or threaten the officer, the sheriff’s office report states.He was taken into custody on October 25 and was released the next day, after posting bond.last_img read more

Players speak out against women’s tennis head coach

first_imgSeveral members of the University of Wisconsin women’s tennis team have come forward to The Badger Herald illuminating issues with the team’s head coach, saying his actions have put the players’ health at risk.According to phone interviews with four players, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, head coach Brian Fleishman places strict limitations on what they eat and how they train, which has forced several girls to surrender to unhealthy lifestyles.“Honestly, we’re controlled through fear, which is a coaching mechanism that a lot of coaches can implement successfully, but the bigger issue here is that it has been decided on our team that [Fleishman] has issues with food,” one of the women said.According to several members of the team, Fleishman has instilled fear into his players, which has afflicted serious physical and mental damage on many of them. Through his behavior, certain players have battled with anorexia because of Fleishman’s constant focus on their diets.Associate Athletic Director Justin Doherty said the athletic department was not aware of the situation and that every head coach goes through a rigorous review process each year by senior members of the athletic department. He also reiterated the university’s commitment to its athletes’ safety.“The welfare of student athletes is and always will be one of our most top priorities,” Doherty said. “That remains to this point.”The players say several team members have sought out psychological treatment to heal the wounds inflicted on them and that players have started taking antidepressant and anti-anxiety medications due to the stressful environment created by Fleishman. One member of the team remembers watching a teammate deteriorate right before her eyes.“I saw emotionally how her relationship with Brian took a toll on her,” she said. “She started getting anxiety attacks after he sent her an email that her game wasn’t up to par. He threatened that she had to do a lot of extra workouts and from that she got an eating disorder, she became bulimic and got worse and worse throughout the year.”According to several members of the team, in addition to players, Fleishman’s actions have affected assistant coach Audra Cohen.Members of the team approached Cohen after they had noticed a change in her health and appearance.“She was going through a very difficult time dealing with how Brian was running the program,” one player said.Cohen declined to comment on the matter.Several players believe Fleishman himself has an eating disorder. They say he is “obsessed with working out” and that he won’t eat in front of the team on road trips. They insist, because they are around the coach and his lifestyle on a daily basis, that his eating habits are forced on the team.“He’s always looking for someone to put in his doghouse,” one player said. “There was never a time when he wasn’t trying to go after an individual.”The players say they are afraid to reach out to university officials in fear they might lose their scholarships, especially because Fleishman has demonstrated that he is not afraid to dismiss players from the team. According to one player, Fleishman kicked a player off the team for failing to cheer on a teammate and that Fleishman has revoked another player’s scholarship for failing to pass a fitness test.“We were devastated that we were losing part of our team,” one player said. “We did not talk about it to Brian because he’s very unapproachable. … We didn’t have a whole team meeting about it, but the general consensus was we weren’t happy.”“In most programs, you’re told when you’re recruited that the only way you lose your scholarship is by breaking a serious rule in terms of stealing, drugs, doing something illegal,” another member of the team said. “But he’s created a rule called ‘the zero tolerance policy’ that can get anyone off the team in a second, and in this fearful environment, he has 100 percent control over everything we do on a daily basis.”Players say the situation became so ridiculous that one player created a comic book for her teammates depicting the lifestyle Fleishman leads.The comic, which ends with Fleishman’s daily itinerary titled “Brian’s Schedule,” includes Fleishman’s many “policies,” his controlled lifestyle and the way he “yells” at certain members of the team on a regular basis. The comic also included satirical meal suggestions given to the players, such as “three pieces of lettuce.”The creator of the comic recounted how Fleishman had once talked to one of her teammates.“He actually commented to her about her weight and threatened her with it. He used anything that he saw her eat against her in the future when she’d lose her matches.”Fleishman has been head coach at Wisconsin for four years. Prior to being hired at UW in 2007, he was head coach at Wake Forest from 1999 to 2005. He coached four individual national champions there and was named the 2000 ACC coach of the year, 2002 Wilson/ITA national coach of the year and the 2011 Big Ten co-coach of the year. Fleishman resigned from his position at Wake Forest in 2005.Kyle Gibson, one of the team’s trainers, declined to comment on this matter due to confidentiality laws. Several calls made Wednesday to Fleishman were not returned.last_img read more

First period update: Wisconsin down 2 against top ranked Minnesota

first_imgNo. 1 Minnesota leads No. 8 Wisconsin 2-0 through one period of play in LaBahn Arena.The Golden Gophers started the scoring early in the first period with a goal from freshman forward Hannah Brandt from the right circle with less than five minutes off of the clock.Junior forward Amanda Kessel picked up her WCHA leading 38th assist on Brandt’s goal.The Badgers had plenty of opportunities to even the game, outshooting the Gophers 5-2 halfway through the first period.With 3:57 left in the period Wisconsin junior defenseman Natalie Berg picked up a penalty for tripping giving Minnesota a power play. Just one minute later UW senior forward Alev Kelter was called for roughing giving UM a two man advantage with just three minutes left in the period.Wisconsin’s goaltender Alex Rigsby did her best to hold off the Minnesota power play racking up several consecutive saves until finally giving up a goal to Mira Jalosuo from the left circle with just one second left in Minnesota’s 5-3 advantage.The Golden Gophers ended the first period outshooting the Badgers 12-7.last_img read more