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19
Oct
2020

Grace Natalie appoints musician Giring Ganesha as acting PSI chairman

first_imgGiring reportedly intends on pursuing presidential candidacy through the PSI for the 2024 election. Several “Giring for 2024 president” billboards were seen in Jakarta bearing his image.https://twitter.com/infojakarta/status/1294637442142633986However, Grace declined to comment on the matter. “Be patient. We’ll explain it when the time is right.”Giring decided to take a hiatus from his musical career to focus on politics in late 2018.He was a legislative candidate during the 2019 election. However, he failed to obtain a seat at the House of Representatives after the party failed to meet the legislative threshold at the national level of 4 percent of total votes. (ggq)Topics : Indonesian Solidarity Party (PSI) chairwoman Grace Natalie has appointed Giring Ganesha as the party’s acting chairman while she goes abroad to pursue a master’s degree.Grace said on Monday that Giring, who is also vocalist of pop band Nidji, represented “young and creative” people and was capable of leading the party. The PSI has billed itself as a political party for young people and has a strong social media presence. It has declared its support for President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s administration.“Among my considerations was our experience working together over the past several years. Giring can represent the young and creative people,” Grace said, as quoted by kompas.com.She will reportedly pursue a master’s degree in public policy and public affairs at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy in Singapore for one year.Read also: PSI hit but not knocked out as it looks to new round in 2024 electionlast_img read more

06
Oct
2020

Investors’ favourite loans have crashed to a historic low

first_imgGenerous tax conditions and record low rates sparked a rise in buyer numbers across the country.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus20 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market20 hours agoRateCity.com.au money editor Sally Tindall said the fall was “complete vindication for APRA” though the banks were “making hay out of the APRA intervention” charging 39 basis points more for owner occupiers paying interest-only and 30 basis points more for investors paying interest-only.“Now the banks have proven to APRA they can remain well under the cap, they’re looking to loosen the screws. Over the last month we’ve seen the big four and a range of challenger banks drop rates for fixed rate interest-only lending, some to pre-March 2017 levels,” she said.“This is only the beginning. The banks have overshot the mark by half so we expect they’ll continue dropping interest-only rates to rebalance their books.” AVERAGE RATES: Owner-occupiers, principal & interest 4.31 per centOwner-occupiers, interest-only 4.7 per centInvestors, principal & interest 4.76 per centInvestors, interest-only 5.06 per cent (Source: RateCity.com.au, March 2018) FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK The interest-only loans floodgates could soon be reopened. Picture: Janine Eastgate.INTEREST-only loans have crashed to a historic low, a precursor that could spark the next big investor boom in the property market.The dramatic decline came off an Australian Prudential Regulation Authority edict for lenders to slash the loan category to below 30 per cent of all new loans they write.Lenders have gone even further than APRA required, halving the category within a year to make up just 15.22 per cent of new lending in the December quarter (compared to 36.26 per cent in the three months to March).That responsiveness means APRA — which holds power over banks, credit unions, building societies, insurance and superannuation industries — is well satisfied and it’s already issued soothing words promising an end to interest-only hostilities soon.Coupled with generous negative gearing provisions, the loans helped fuel housing investment borrowing to levels not previously seen in the Australian market.last_img read more

29
Sep
2020

NAPF bemoans IORP II lobbying after cross-border funding fiasco

first_imgThis went against the legislation set out in IORP I, which requires all schemes operating across borders to be fully funded, at all times.The proposal from the European Commission to relax this was widely welcomed by industry experts across Europe, who said it was a step towards enhancing cross-border pensions activity within the EU, one of the stated aims of the Directive.However, yesterday, it emerged that the IORP II Directive, which is due to published on Thursday, has once again changed, with the original wording from IORP I reinstated.Walsh said if the Commission did not amend the cross-border rules, it would be because the Directive in its current form did not include any other legislation on funding, and instead solely focused on governance and transparency.“It’s not an argument we endorse,” he said.The reason other solvency regulations for pension schemes were not currently included was due to significant political opposition, Walsh said.“On the other hand, the relaxation of cross-border scheme rules would be straightforward,” he said. “It would command a lot of support from stakeholders – they could easily get it through. It’s a very different matter.”However, Francesco Briganti, director of the European Association of Paritarian Institutions of Social Protection, jumped to the defence of the Commission.He warned of a race to the bottom should cross-border schemes be allowed to match national regulation.“If a particular jurisdiction allows lax funding, you could get schemes based on that situation,” he said.“In other words, an honest regime requiring high or full funding would be penalised. The Commission has no choice but to stick to the status quo seen from IORP I. There would be unfair competition, and countries with strict regimes would lose schemes to the more lax ones.”Views from Ireland, however, fell more in line with that of the NAPF.Chief executive of the Irish Association of Pension Funds Jerry Moriarty said it was a strange decision that went against the purported aim of IORP II.The UK and Ireland are home to a significant amount of the EU’s cross-border pension schemes, with 27 schemes domiciled in the UK operating in Ireland, and 16 the reverse. The UK’s National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) has criticised the lobbying faced by the European Commission, after it appeared to reverse its decision to allow cross-border pension schemes to be unfunded.James Walsh, the organisation’s lead on European Union policy, told IPE the NAPF would be very disappointed if the IORP II proposal did not include the relaxation of funding rules, as expected.He said he suspected stakeholders had lobbied the Commission “with different views from those held in the workplace pensions area”.In a leaked draft of the Directive, wording was included that allowed a defined benefit pension, spread across more than one EU member state, to be funded according to regulations in the home state.last_img read more

28
Sep
2020

Damen to Open Service Hub in Novorossiysk

first_imgDamen Shipyards Group plans to establish a service hub in the Russian port of Novorossiysk as it has signed a letter of intent (LOI) with Delo Group of companies.The LOI was inked during the NEVA 2017 trade fair in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Under the terms of the agreement, the cooperation between the duo regarding the new service hub will commence before the end of 2017.As explained, the primary aim of the service hub will be to optimize services provided to the growing number of Damen vessels operating in the Black Sea area. Currently, more than 30 vessels that Damen built are operating in the region. This is set to increase in the coming months as Delo Services will take delivery of three Damen tugs in November. In addition, the handover of the fourth tug is scheduled for 2018.“Having a service hub here will allow Damen to react very quickly to any service or maintenance issues, by which Damen ship owners can increase the uptime of their vessels. Moreover, an ongoing service programme can also lengthen the entire lifetime of a vessel while reducing the total cost of ownership,” Damen said.In addition to providing service support to vessels in the area, the new service hub will also have relevance to operations at Aleksino Port Marina Shipyard, according to Damen.Part of DeloPorts, Aleksino Port Marina Shipyard is a ship repair facility located in the Port of Novorossiysk, on the north-eastern coast of the Black Sea.last_img read more

23
Sep
2020

Commissioners Declare Level Orange Travel Watch

first_imgBROOKVILLE, Ind. – The Franklin County Board of Commissioners announced today the declaration of a level orange travel watch. The declaration is in conjunction with Governor Eric Holcomb’s “Stay-at-Home” order which took effect March 25 th , at 12:00 a.m.A level orange travel watch means that conditions are threatening to the safety of the public. During the “watch” only essential travel such as:  obtaining groceries/food, necessary medical supplies/prescriptions, medical appointments, to and from work, or emergency situations, is recommended.  The level orange travel watch goes into effect Wednesday evening at 6:00 p.m. Everyone is encouraged to do their part to slow the spread of the virus and protect those in our community who might be more vulnerable. Including Franklin County, twenty-two Indiana counties are under a travel advisory.  For information on which counties are under a travel advisory go tohttps://www.in.gov/dhs/traveladvisory/.last_img read more

20
Sep
2020

Jamie Vardy and the best Premier League scoring streaks

first_imgJamie Vardy became only the eighth striker to score in at least seven consecutive Premier League games as Leicester beat Crystal Palace 1-0 at the weekend. MARK STEIN: Seven games, Chelsea, run finished February 1994 Stein starred for Chelsea at a difficult time. Despite his seven-game streak, the Blues only claimed three victories during that time. IAN WRIGHT: Seven games, Arsenal, run finished November 1994 Wright was simply sensational for Arsenal as he plundered 18 Premier League goals in 1994-95, with his scoring run including a win against his old club Crystal Palace. ALAN SHEARER: Seven games, run finished Newcastle November 1996 In his first season as a Newcastle player, Shearer hit the ground running with a remarkable scoring run that included a goal in a 5-0 win over Manchester United. THIERRY HENRY: Seven games, Arsenal, run finished May 2000 Despite struggling initially in the Premier League, it did not take long for Henry’s immense class to shine through. His run of scoring in seven consecutive games towards the end of the 1999-2000 campaign gave Arsenal fans a glimmer of what was to come. EMMANUEL ADEBAYOR: Seven games, Arsenal, run finished February 2008 Before Adebayor was skidding on his knees to goad Arsenal fans, he was leading the line for them. His tally of nine goals in seven games helped the Gunners to six wins in that time, with Arsenal en route to a third-placed finish. The Foxes marksman now stands shoulder to shoulder with the likes of Alan Shearer and Ian Wright amongst others, but he remains three games off matching Ruud van Nistelrooy’s hot streak in 2003. Here Press Association Sport looks at the longest individual scoring runs in Premier League history. Press Association RUUD VAN NISTELROOY: 10 games, Manchester United, run finished August 2003 The prolific Dutch striker scored in the final eight games of the 2002-03 season as United clinched the title, before prolonging his run into the first two games of the 2003-04 campaign. RUUD VAN NISTELROOY: Eight games, Manchester United, run finished January 2002 Around 18 months before his 10-game streak, Van Nistelrooy enjoyed a fruitful festive period in the 2000-01 season, notching in eight successive games. That run also included his first hat-trick for United as they hammered Southampton 6-1 at Old Trafford on December 22, 2001. DANIEL STURRIDGE: Eight games, Liverpool, run finished February 2014 Luis Suarez stole a lot of the headlines as Brendan Rodgers’ Liverpool challenged for the league title in 2013-14, but Sturridge notched against Everton and Arsenal as he scored in eight successive games. JAMIE VARDY: Seven games, Leicester, August to October 2015 (not finished) Man-of-the-moment Vardy has catapulted himself into illustrious company with nine goals in his last seven matches. The 28-year-old leads the Premier League goalscoring charts with 10 strikes and is bound to draw admiring glances from other clubs if he can keep this up. last_img read more

20
Sep
2020

Brooksville runner takes first in Darrell Fowler 5K

first_img Latest posts by (see all) Donald Trump Jr. to host Holden campaign event – September 18, 2020 Bio Drive-thru flu shot clinics scheduled – September 18, 2020 Real Estate Transfers Week of Sept. 17 – September 18, 2020 Latest Posts BROOKSVILLE — Brooksville runner Pheobe Markle placed first for the women in the first Darrell Fowler 5K held on Sunday in memory of a late Brooksville resident.Darrell Fowler was raised in Brooksville and served on the Fire Department for more than 30 years. More recently, he served as a selectman.Markle finished the 5K course, which began at the Brooksville Elementary School, in 19 minutes and 47 seconds.Elijah Colby of San Francisco placed first for the men in 18:52.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textOther race results include:Female age 12 and under: Maranda Pert of Brooksville (35:40).Male age 12 and under: Drew Mozinski of Hingham, Mass. (35:34).Female age 55+: Pamela Beam of Seal Cove (29:10).Male age 55+: Skip Feldman of Brooklin (26:53).Click here for more results.last_img read more

18
Sep
2020

Calderon Hosts Final Real, Atletico Derby

first_imgBreaking Atletico Madrid’s recent stranglehold on a fixture that used to be a foregone conclusion for Real Madrid is the challenge facing Coach Zinedine Zidane ahead of today’s Madrid derby, the last at the Vicente Calderon stadium.Real enjoyed utter domination over their rivals for 14 years but the tables have turned and they have not won a league derby since Jose Mourinho oversaw a 2-1 win at the Calderon in 2013. Atletico have won four and drawn two of the last six league derbies, just one demonstration of how charismatic Argentine coach Diego Simeone has transformed the fortunes of the sleeping giant he took over in December 2011.“He is a coach with a unique capacity to communicate, that’s why he has got where he is and why he was able to dig us out of the trouble we were in,” said Atletico captain Gabi, who has won the La Liga title, King’s Cup and reached two Champions League finals under Simeone.“With one look or gesture he’s able to speak to any player, and that’s why at the moment the most important thing for this club is the fact we have Simeone with us.”Real still have the upper hand on their neighbours in European competition and Saturday’s game is the first meeting between the teams since Real’s penalty shootout victory in the Champions League final last May.The game takes on extra significance for being the last league derby at the Vicente Calderon stadium with Atletico due to move from the 50-year-old ground to a new 67 000 capacity arena next year.“That it will be the last derby at the Calderon makes it exciting and special. It will be strange not to experience it there again, as we have had unforgettable moments there,” Gabi added.The game will have plenty of significance in the title race. Real top the La Liga standings on 27 points, two above Barcelona in second and six clear of Atletico in fourth.A Real victory would stretch their advantage over their city rivals to nine points and severely dent Atletico’s hopes of repeating their La Liga triumph of 2014.Atletico are hopeful top scorer Antoine Griezmann will be able to start despite returning early from international duty with France due to a foot injury,Real welcome back captain Sergio Ramos after five weeks out with a knee problem but the European champions will be without midfielders Toni Kroos and Casemiro and striker Alvaro Morata due to injury.Champions Barcelona host Malaga hours before the derby and will be looking to capitalise on any slip from Real. Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

17
Sep
2020

Winter Olympics Live on Kwesé TV

first_imgKwesé will give African sports lovers a front row seat to cheer on our phenomenal winter sports athletes a Kwesé exclusive Olympics pop-up channel which be available on channel 306. The channel will provide 24 hour coverage of the games and will be available on the go through Kwesé’s multiple device viewing options.Kwesé Free Sports will provide live coverage of certain sports, the channel will also broadcast two 60 minutes highlights shows which will help viewers catch up on the day’s scores and memorable moments. The Olympic News and Highlights Shows will air at 8am and 3pm local time, daily.As the exclusive free-to-air broadcaster of the Winter Olympics, Kwesé Free Sports audiences will also be able to watch the opening and closing ceremonies of PyeongChang 2018 as well as all competitions featuring African athletes including the Nigerian Bobsled and Skeleton team as they make history at PyeongChang 2018. Kwesé Free Sports can be accessed by tuning to UHF 32 on analogue TV in Lagos or channel 285 on Kwesé TV whether or not you have an active subscription.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Pay tv channel, Kwesé TV, has promised to broadcast the Olympic Winter Games, PyeongChang 2018, live to its subscribers between February 9 and 25, 2018.The Winter Olympics will see 90 teams participating in different games including; figure skating, freestyle skiing, snowboarding, ski jumping, and bobsled, and Kwesé TV subscribers will be able watch the Nigerian bobsled team – Seun Adigun, Akuoma Omeoga and Ngozi Onwumere and skeleton athlete, Simi Adeagbo as they make history at PyeongChang 2018.Kwesé TV signed a multi-year deal with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for the broadcast of the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018, the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 and the Olympic Games Paris 2024. Kwesé TV’s broadcast rights include exclusive free-to-air (FTA) rights for sub-Saharan Africa (excluding South Africa) as well as non-exclusive pay-TV rights for the same markets.Kwesé TV’s broadcast of the games will kick-off with the opening ceremony at the PyeongChang Olympic Stadium on February 9 on Kwesé Free Sports.last_img read more

17
Sep
2020

Eagles Return to Training as Mikel Doubtful for Clash with Ghana

first_imgThe former Chelsea star was substituted after 59 minutes of the better to be forgotten 2-0 loss to the Islanders.Eagles medical team will determine whether Mikel will be able to play in the Round of 16 tie.Bursapor defender Abdullahi Shehu is yet to recover from a hamstring complaint.The Franco-German gaffer who admitted at Sunday’s post-match press conference that there were injury concern in the Nigerian team was quick to say that SC Paderborn 07 full back Jamilu Collins has recovered and will likely get a starting shirt.Ola Aina was deployed as a left-back in all the group matches only because Collins had been on the sidelines after suffering a training ground injury on June 21.”I am still confident because we have everybody now fit only Shehu perhaps. We have recovered Collins, our left-back with a left foot,” said Rohr.”We will be able to have Ndidi in good fitness after 45 minutes of rest, Iwobi is very fit, one more match today for Ighalo, ninety minutes and Musa also, we’ll have more rhythm in the offensive department.”Now we are waiting for our opponent, we don’t know yet. We are preparing very well for the next match, I am still confident because I have a team who can play much better than they did today.”The Super Eagles recovery session on Monday lasted for about one and a half hours.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram After Nigeria suffered an embarrassing 2-0 defeat to debutants Madagascar in their last Group B match of the ongoing AFCON 2019, Rohr led Eagles back to training yesterday to begin plotting how to make amends.However, Captain of the team John Obi Mikel who suffered a knock during the clash with Madagascar on Sunday is not likely to be fit for Nigeria’s next game of the tournament on Saturday in Cairo.There is no confirmation yet even as speculations are rife here that Nigeria is likely to take on Ghana’s Black Stars in the Round of 16.last_img read more