The green shoots of recovery

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Ministry asks KPK to supervise national economic recovery program

first_imgRead also: Government issues regulation on economic recovery program, focuses on SOEs, MSMEs“The minister explained the progress of each scheme, including the ones related to working capital assistance and state capital participation,” KPK spokesperson Ipi Maryati said in a statement on Wednesday.Erick asked the KPK to supervise every step of the program. He also asked for the antigraft body’s insight into formulating regulations and the program’s design and mechanism.Furthermore, Erick urged the KPK to evaluate the program immediately once it has started. The State-Owned Enterprises (SOE) Ministry is urging the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) to closely monitor the national economic recovery program, especially the distribution of funds for cooperatives as well as micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs).During a meeting on Wednesday, SOE Minister Erick Thohir updated the antigraft body’s commissioners on the program’s design and mechanism, which was still being formulated by the government.According to the latest draft, the government will carry out efforts to support the recovery of the virus-battered economy through capital injections and cash stimuli for certain banks, among other measures. The program will also regulate government investments, state guarantees and spending. Of the total Rp 318 trillion (US$21 billion) earmarked for the program, the government allocated almost half of it – Rp 152 trillion – for SOEs to use as working capital and accelerated compensation payments.Meanwhile, the government will support MSMEs with Rp 6 trillion worth of new loan guarantees, Rp 28 trillion in tax incentives and Rp 34 trillion in loan interest subsidies. Another, Rp 34 trillion has been allocated for corporate tax incentives.Read also: State banks to disburse $6.32b in loans to help businesses recover from COVID-19 hitThe antigraft body welcomed Erick’s request. “The KPK sees the minister’s request as an effort to strengthen coordination with relevant ministries in preventing corruption.”The meeting between Erick and the KPK took place days after the minister suggested that corrupt practices were still rampant in SOEs. Erick previously claimed he had identified at least 53 graft cases involving officials holding dual roles in SOEs as well as other institutions.Responding to Erick’s claim, KPK commissioner Nawawi Pomolango urged the minister to report them to the antigraft body to be investigated.Topics :last_img read more

RBA warns of dwelling risk if conditions deteriorate

first_imgConstruction and cranes have been a familiar sight over the inner city for the last three years. Picture: Richard WalkerTHE Reserve Bank has warned Australia risked an above average rise in dwellings being cancelled if market conditions deteriorate.The latest RBA board minutes, released Tuesday, expected to see a high level of dwelling investment over “the next year or so” but warned of “some risk” of above average cancellations.It said private dwelling investment had already “declined unexpectedly” in the September quarter, when “poor weather had disrupted construction”.“The large amount of work in the pipeline was expected to support dwelling investment at high levels over the next year or so, although there was some risk of more cancellations than usual if conditions in apartment markets deteriorated.”More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor8 hours agoRBA governor Philip Lowe arriving at a function in Sydney. Picture: James CroucherThe board, which is presided over by RBA governor Philip Lowe, has tread carefully in recent years in its attempts to prevent the housing boom from turning to bust. It found low interest rates and increased housing prices had driven a surge in dwelling investment nationally over the previous year, with Sydney and Melbourne pulling away from the rest of the market.RBA warned that increased supply and lower population growth had already depressed rents and apartment prices in Perth “and, increasingly, Brisbane”, while established housing markets in Sydney and Melbourne had picked up over the second half of 2016.The board noted “a small increase” in variable housing lending rates for investors but “little change in overall lending rates for owner-occupiers and in business lending rates”.The latest ASX RBA rate indicator was showing a 95 per cent market expectation of no change to the official 1.5 per cent cash rate at the next RBA board meeting on March 7.last_img read more

Charlotte’s Nursery School wins pillars of character poster competition

first_img 56 Views   one comment Share Sharing is caring! Tweet EducationLocalNewsPrimary Charlotte’s Nursery School wins pillars of character poster competition by: – March 26, 2012center_img Share Share Coordinator of Youth On A Mission For God, Mrs. Ellen Paul presenting the cheque to the students of the Charlotte’s Nursery School while the principal Mrs. Genda Bertand looks on.The Charlotte’s Nursery School in Newtown has emerged winner of the Youth On A Mission For God’s “Pillars of Character” poster competition.According to a press release issued by the Youth Group, the poster competition was organized with a view to promoting team building amongst teachers and students and to allow children to describe their understanding of the six pillars of characters through art. The six pillars are being promoted in schools to help build character and assist children in making sound decisions. These six pillars are; respect, responsibilities, trustworthiness, fairness, caring, citizenship. Youth on a Mission for God is a group of young people who engage in positive activities such as debates, concerts, evangelism, keeping the environment clean, panel discussions on the social ills affecting the youth, social and education skills. The group also hosts a weekly radio program on Voice of Life Radio on Saturday afternoons. Coordinator of Youth On A Mission For God Ellen Paul, presented the prize to the winning school on Monday 19th March, 2012. That prize money was the proceeds of last year’s “FOR HIS GLORY VARIETY CONTEST II”, a concert which the Group hosted in July 2011.The Group plans to visit the House of Hope at Delices on Saturday 31st March 2012.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Sara A. Slayback

first_imgSara Ann Slayback, 29, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away Saturday November 2, 2019.She was born February 27, 1990 in Lawrenceburg, IN, daughter of Timothy and Suzanne (West) Slayback.Sara was currently working for Conduent Insurance, and worked for Panama Pete’s in Aurora for 10 years.Sara had a passion for animals, PAWS and PETA were very important to her. She loved dogs and rescued many of them. She enjoyed going out to eat and loved time with her family, especially her nephew.Sara is survived by her parents, Tim and Sue; sisters, Kristina Slayback of Rising Sun, IN, Jessica West of Western Hills, OH; nephew, Carl “Jaxon” Frazier, nieces, Kiah and Emily Childress; grandfather, Robert (Kumchae) West of Carlsbad, CA; grandmother, Sandra West of Western Hills, OH; several, aunts, uncles, friends and cousins.Sara was preceded in death by her nephew, Noah Lawrence.Friends will be received Thursday, November 7, 2019, 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, 219 Mechanic Street, Aurora, Indiana.Services will be held Friday at 11:00 am.Interment will follow in the River View Cemetery, Aurora, Indiana.Contributions may be made to the PAWS. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more

Two new COVID-19 related deaths reported in Franklin County

first_imgStatewide—The Indiana State Department of Health has reported that 740 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 as of Wednesday. A total of 69,975 Indiana residents have tested positive for the coronavirus. To date, 792,225  individual tests have been reported to ISDH at an 8.8% positive rate and 12 new deaths were reported for a total of 2,805 Hoosiers have died to date.Locally Dearborn County has a total of 477 cases and 28 deaths reported (up 4 new cases), Decatur County has a total of 322 positive cases and 32 deaths (up 4 new cases), Franklin County has 231 positive cases and 13 deaths (up 2 new cases and 2 new deaths), and Ripley County has 194 positive cases and 7 deaths (up 4 new cases). This is an increase of 14 new positive cases and 2 deaths locally.last_img

Anyanwu’s Free-kick Goal Sends AS Racine into S’final

first_imgNATIONWIDE LEAGUE SUPER 8A free kick goal by Steven Anyanwu within two minutes of added time in the second half was all AS Racine needed to condemn Enyimba Feeders to a 1-0 defeat and to qualify for the semi- finals of the on-going Bet9ja Nationwide League Super 8 Tournament at the Agege Township Stadium in Lagos.Prior to the goal, both teams created several chances in front of goal, but could not find the back of the net. AS Racine were dominant through Olafimihan Gafar and Olawale Mutiu, who initiated attack after attack, but Andrew Azubuike and Chukwudi Nwagwu in the central defence of Enyimba Feeders, and goalkeeper Kelvin Ogunga, thwarted their efforts. Enyimba Feeders resulted to using quick counter attacks that rattled the defence of AS Racine, but Adeyemi Taiwo, the goalkeeper of the Agege-based team was equal to the task.As the clock continued to tick towards a barren draw, the referee awarded a free kick to AS Racine on the Feeders’ left side of the box and the resultant kick was beautifully curled into the net by substitute Anyanwu.The goal sent fans at the stadium into wild jubilation and great excitement filled the atmosphere as majority of the fans clamoured for AS Racine victory.A smiling Agali told “It was a good game of football. Enyimba Feeders are not a bad side but I am happy that we won.”On his part, Feeders’ tactician Lawrence Ukaegbu said: “Such is football. It was a game I believe we would have won. The players are very sad to have lost the game in added time.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Syracuse women’s lacrosse roundtable: Kayla Treanor, faceguards and more

first_imgSyracuse (18-5, 5-2 Atlantic Coast) will face Southern California (20-0, 9-0 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation) on Saturday in the NCAA quarterfinals. USC beat Duke, Northwestern, Stony Brook and Notre Dame this season. The Trojans beat Stanford in the second round of the NCAA tournament on Sunday, 14-8, and SU beat Stony Brook, 7-6. SU and USC face each other at noon in the Carrier Dome.Amid SU’s postseason run, our beat writers answer three questions about the Orange.1. How can Syracuse counter when teams faceguard Kayla Treanor like Stony Brook did?Sam Fortier: You saw how Syracuse can counter on Sunday against Stony Brook. Syracuse has enough weapons to pull Treanor away from play for 95 percent of the game and still win. She still wins the draw and without her the Orange open up the offensive zone for its eight other double-digit goal scorers. Against SBU, five of SU’s seven goals were scored by midfielders, including one by Lisa Rogers who hasn’t started a game this season. It did take a while to get the offense in gear but while Treanor was faceguarded, SU beat the second-best defensive team in the country. There’s no reason they can’t beat the best.Tomer Langer: Obviously, Treanor is the engine that makes the Syracuse offense move — her team leading 46 goals and 38 assists make that clear. But this offense also features three other players who have scored 40 or more goals in Nicole Levy (44), Riley Donahue (42) and Halle Majorana (40). In the Atlantic Coast Conference championship loss to North Carolina, Treanor only scored once but Majorana scored four times. There have been times this season when Treanor has taken over and gone solo, but a lot of the Orange’s goals are predicated on good ball movement and cutting. If teams are pulling a defender to faceguard Treanor, it should open up holes for the rest of the talented offense to go to work.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textLiam Sullivan: Kayla Treanor, as good as she is, can’t be Syracuse’s end-all, be-all offensively. Syracuse needs to rely on its other weapons and trust that Halle Majorana, Riley Donahue and Nicole Levy can get the job done. Stony Brook didn’t reinvent the wheel by faceguarding Treanor. It’s time for the other players to step up, create in the open space and play like they did in the regular season.2. Going forward, what is Syracuse’s biggest weakness?S.F.: Syracuse has won, or had a good shot at winning, every game its played in for the last two months. The defense could cause a few more turnovers, but its limited opponents’ good looks on net. The best answer would be flipping the narrative from question 1 on its head. SU almost ran out of time against SBU to have its supporting cast step up. The offense looked discombobulated at times and it looked for a long while like the Orange wasn’t going to pull through. The role players and midfielders can score, yes, but relying on players who haven’t been looked to most of the season to carry that load could be a bit much to ask for two games in a row. They’ve shown they can do it, but the question remains: Can they do it again if needed?T.L.: Closing out games. In 4 of the 5 Orange losses this season, including the last two losses to North Carolina, SU held a lead at some point in the second half. In the first loss to UNC, Syracuse allowed 5 goals in just over 13 minutes to make a 3-goal lead a 2-goal deficit. In the second loss, SU let a two-goal lead disappear in the final five minutes of the game before a miracle play forced overtime in an eventual loss. SU will have to be able to hold onto it’s second-half leads if it wants to advance in the tournament.Jessica Sheldon | Photo EditorL.S.: Syracuse’s biggest weakness tends to arise in its biggest, and closest, games. A one-goal loss to North Carolina in the ACC tournament, a one goal loss in overtime to then-No. 3 Florida and a 14-9 defeat to No. 1 Maryland mark a few of the disappointments throughout the 2016 campaign. The Orange will need to gather its moxie and develop an ability to finish if its to accomplish its ultimate goal.3. Given that Treanor didn’t do much against SBU for strategical reasons, how do you think she comes back and plays against USC?S.F.: That’s the thing. She didn’t play poorly. One of the biggest reasons SU escaped the second round was because Treanor dominated the draw circle, 11-4, and gave SU plenty of chances on offense. She just wasn’t involved, and as long as Syracuse wins, she doesn’t care. Whether or not Treanor factors into the offensive zone — USC could very well copycat Stony Brook because of the Seawolves success for 50 minutes — her play will be crucial. If she has to step out and SU plays 6-on-6 offensively, so be it. There’s not much to come back from, just plugging away and doing whatever her team needs to advance to the next round … which she might notice could be against Maryland.T.L.: Well, if USC faceguards Treanor the whole game, she might not do much again. But if the Trojans don’t do that, she should perform as well as she has all season, which is as one of the best players in the entire country. Treanor isn’t interested in padding her own stats — her 46 goals this year are actually a career low. She doesn’t have anything individually left to prove. She’ll impact the game as much as Syracuse needs her to, and should still be a powerhouse in the draw circle.L.S.: Treanor will respond with a massive three-goal effort against USC. There’s simply too much at stake for Treanor not to put forth a great game and propel SU into the next round. If it doesn’t happen against USC, be ready for Treanor to have a massive game against UMD. If she doesn’t, the Orange are certain to fall to the Terrapins for the fourth year in a row. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on May 18, 2016 at 6:39 pmcenter_img Related Stories Syracuse women’s lacrosse opponent preview: What to know about Southern CaliforniaKayla Treanor and Halle Majorana earn IWLCA All-American honorslast_img read more

Stanford defense tips result of Rose Bowl

first_imgWide receiver Kenzel Doe had just one reception for five yards, but no Wisconsin receiver caught more than three balls against a relentless Stanford defense.[/media-credit]PASADENA, Calif. -There weren’t any surprises New Year’s Day at the Granddaddy of Them All. Two teams, two old-school styles of football and two relentless defenses graced the field in a low-scoring, smashmouth affair that many already saw coming.But, on one particular afternoon, No. 6 Stanford’s defense (12-2, 8-1 Pac-12) shined brighter than anything Wisconsin (8-6, 4-4 Big Ten) could put on the field, dictating the tempo of the game and batting down critical passes in a 20-14 Cardinal win.“We were defeated by a very good Stanford football team,” interim head coach Barry Alvarez said. “They didn’t surprise me how they played, as you saw that on films, they’ve been a very consistent all year.”Stanford’s talented front seven in the 3-4 defense constantly bruised Wisconsin’s run game and never allowed much of an offensive tempo, as the Badgers allowed the Cardinal to record four tackles for a loss and five running plays for no gain.One of those plays was a fourth and goal for Wisconsin at Stanford’s 1-yard line, a play where Mequon native and Cardinal senior defensive end Ben Gardner slipped off of a block from Badger left tackle Ricky Wagner and stuffed running back James White in the backfield. One of the few key moments of the game, the play resulted in a turnover on downs in the opening drive of the second quarter and robbed the Badgers of a critical touchdown at a juncture of the game where they were down 14-0.Perhaps the biggest difference in the game was the height of the Cardinal’s down defensive linemen in the game, as defensive ends Gardner and Henry Anderson each recorded a pass breakup and got their hands in the passing lanes when they weren’t harassing Badgers quarterback Curt Phillips.Gardner (six tackles on the game) and Anderson (three tackles) had perhaps the best height of any defensive end duo UW had faced the entire season, with Gardner standing at 6-foot-4 and Anderson at 6-foot-6.“They are very tall,” Phillips said. “I don’t think I have a low release, but I think it’s almost a credit to our offensive line because they didn’t allow those guys to get in. The only thing you can do whenever you get stoned at the line is to jump up and try to tip balls and that’s really the only chance they had.”Phillips point was valid, as Wisconsin’s offensive line never allowed Stanford to sack their quarterback. The Cardinal’s lone sack came thanks to an intentional grounding penalty on Melvin Gordon on an attempted trick play on a jet-sweep in the first quarter.But while Stanford recorded just three total pass breakups, those numbers don’t reflect the total times the Stanford defensive line was able to get its hands on Wisconsin passes. Numerous passes were deflected, including a lucky bounce for UW that saw a deflected ball fall into the hands of wide receiver Jared Abbrederis for 22 yards and a first down, as the next play ended in a Montee Ball touchdown run and brought the score to 14-7 in the second quarter.The most important tipped ball of the day came when Stanford defensive end Josh Mauro lined up at nose tackle. With the score 20-14 in Stanford’s favor with just a little over two minutes remaining in the game, Phillips stepped back to pass. Even though he was double-teamed and stalemated by Badgers center Travis Frederick and left guard Ryan Groy, Mauro extended both his hands and was able to jump up, catching his left hand on the ball as Phillips targeted an open Jacob Pedersen.As the ball changed trajectory it found the awaiting arms of Stanford’s Usua Amanam. And when the Cardinal nickelback stood up to show the crowd his prize to screaming roars of approval from the team’s fans, it was all but over for Wisconsin.“I really thought we were going to be able to go down (on that last drive) and move the ball,” Frederick said. “The pass protection was pretty decent, especially since it was against a great Stanford defense that had so many sacks.“They got a hand on the ball and tipped it up and that’s the story.”But Stanford’s style of play on the defensive line also allowed room for Phillips to break the contain defense and escape the pocket, plays that kept several key Wisconsin’s drives alive. He finished with 64 yards on five carries in his first career Rose Bowl start.Maybe that’s what kept a healthy Joel Stave on the sideline for the Badgers was Phillips’ ability to extend the play, as the veteran used a crafty move – faking a step out of bounds on the left sideline – to create a 38-yard gain on a first and 10 during the waning two minutes before halftime, setting up the Badgers’ tying touchdown pass to Jordan Fredrick six plays later.Though the Badgers’ offensive line kept the Cardinal at bay early, Stanford adjusted to Wisconsin’s 14-point second quarter to hold their opponent scoreless for the entire second half. Like many cases this season, it ended up being a tale of two halves for UW, as the team gained 219 total yards on offense in the first half, but recorded just 82 yards in the second half.“We just weren’t able to produce what we needed to produce as an offensive line,” Frederick said. “We didn’t play the way we needed to in the second half.”last_img read more

K8 chooses EveryMatrix software for UK casino relaunch

first_img Submit StumbleUpon K8 Gaming cited the “large experience” and “solid background” built by EveryMatrix, after choosing the industry provider to drive the re-launch of its casino brand in the UK.The UK-K8 brand will also offer multiple sports betting options via EveryMatrix’s fully-managed sportsbook solution, while the site will also utilise EveryMatrix payment and affiliate platforms.David Williams, K8 Gaming Manager, said: “We are happy to re-launch our brand into the UK on an EveryMatrix platform. Their large experience and their solid background convinced us to choose EveryMatrix as the provider of choice in building this great website that is particularly designed for British players and their appeal for better gaming.”Ebbe Groes, CEO of EveryMatrix, commented: “After a long period of continuous investment in our gaming platform, we are quite satisfied to launch another Tier One operator in the UK. Introducing K8 to the British players represents another great opportunity for us to further increase our presence in this competitive region.”The principal shirt sponsor for West Bromwich Albion FC, K8 offers a large portfolio of popular slots, table and live dealer casino games from Microgaming, NetEnt, NYX, Play’n GO, Evolution Gaming, and Playson, all of which are featured on EveryMatrix’s CasinoEngine aggregator. PartnerMatrix drives user engagement with two new deals August 13, 2020 MoneyMatrix boosts wire transfer options by integrating Klarna’s Sofort August 24, 2020 Erik Nyman joins EveryMatrix as US lead August 6, 2020 Share Share Related Articleslast_img read more