Topics : Wrapped in the traditional black and golden garb of the people of East Nusa Tenggara, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo made a big ask when he gave his annual state of the nation address in the chambers of the People’s Consultative Assembly in Jakarta on Friday.He asked the people to support his massive development drive, even in the midst of an unfurling multidimensional crisis.“Our current goal is not only to escape the pandemic but also to get through the crisis. We are taking measures to take a big leap by making the most of the ongoing crisis,” Jokowi said.In his speech, held to commemorate Indonesia’s 75th Independence Day that falls on Monday, the President acknowledged that, like most countries in the world today, Indonesia was facing one of the worst economic crises in history, due to a pandemic that has killed nearly 800,000 people g… Forgot Password ? Log in with your social account Linkedin State-of-nation-address Jokowi pandemic economic-crisis democracy intolerance structural-reform omnibus-bill Facebook Google LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here
The five largest Dutch pension funds saw their assets increase by several percentage points during the second quarter, following positive results on all asset classes. However, because their liabilities also increased as a consequence of falling interest rates – the discount rate fell by 21 basis points to 2.54% over the period – their funding improved only marginally.All of the larger Dutch schemes achieved good results on fixed income and equity, with several pension funds noting that emerging market equities were “making up” for their disappointing returns last year.The €325bn civil service scheme ABP reported a quarterly return of 5% (8.2% year-to-date) and saw its coverage ratio increase by 1 percentage point to 106.7%. But, according to vice-chair José Meijer, the slight improvement in the scheme’s financial position is “no reason for cheering yet”.She pointed out that, if interest rates remained at their current levels, ABP’s funding would decrease as a result of the three-month average approach for the discount rate.Emerging market equity, with an 8.4% return, was the best performing asset class, ABP said, adding that emerging market debt (5.9%) and property (6.5%) also performed well.Its investments in government bonds, credit and inflation-linked bonds (ILBs) generated 3.1%, 2.9% and 3.1%, respectively, while developed market equities returned 5.3%.The scheme reported returns of 4.7% for private equity, 4.8% for commodities, 2.9% for infrastructure and 1.8% for hedge funds.Meanwhile, €152bn healthcare scheme PFZW produced a quarterly return of 5.6% – and a return of 9% over the first six months – and said its funding had improved by 1 percentage point to 110%.The scheme attributed its 5.1% equity return to stimuli from central banks and an improved economic outlook.Its fixed income holdings generated 3.2%, benefiting from falling interest rates as well as from narrower credit spreads.PFZW further reported quarterly returns of 4.7% on property, 3.9% on high-yield/emerging markets debt, 2.5% on hedge funds and 2% on infrastructure.Its ILBs returned 3.5%. The healthcare scheme said its 4.8% profit on commodities was largely due to rising oil prices.The €53bn metal scheme PMT – the largest pension fund in the market sector – reported a quarterly return of 5.2%, and said its funding remained stable at 105.2%. PMT said its investments in equity, fixed income, property and alternatives returned 5.4%, 5.5%, 3.8% and 2.5%, respectively. Its year-to-date return was 11.6%.The metal scheme had to cut pension rights by 0.4% last May, following a funding shortfall at the end of 2013.The €43bn pension fund for the building sector, BpfBouw, returned no less than 6.9% over the second quarter, although the result included 3.1 percentage points from the interest hedge of its liabilities.BpfBouw’s funding increased by 2.2 percentage points to 116.4% at June-end.The building scheme also made clear that it was anticipating a funding drop during the third quarter, as a result of the three-month average of the discount rate for liabilities.It said it returned 6.1% on equity, 3% on fixed income and 1.9% on property.The €36bn metal scheme PME generated 4.9% on its investments and also closed the second quarter with a funding of 105.2%.It noted that it was able to benefit from falling interest rates due to its 59% fixed income allocation, which returned 3.4%, and that the 50% interest hedge on its liabilities added another 2 percentage points to its quarterly result.However, it also pointed out that its low-risk profile – with equity holdings of no more than 34% – also limited its ability to benefit from improving markets.Its equity investments returned 4.9%.
The use of social media in investment management is influencing decision-making according to research studying the impact of asset managers’ social media presence on asset owners.Research carried out by Greenwich Associates towards the end of 2014 showed nearly a third of asset owners made an investment decision or recommendation based on social media output.A third said information from social media also led to discussing a specific topic with their investment consultants.The survey showed receiving timely news and industry updates was the most common reason to use social media, with 44% suggesting they sought educational content to be better informed on investments. Some 36% used social media platforms to research asset managers, with a third seeking recommendations for investment products.Greenwich Associates managing director, Dan Connell, said asset managers should consider social media strategies given its impact on investment decisions and usefulness in distributing messages.“Knowing decisions can result in the allocation of hundreds of millions of investment dollars, it is certainly notable that social media platforms are more often playing a role in achieving institutional investors’ workflows,” he said.Overall, LinkedIn was the preferred source of information with 85% of those using it doing so at least once a week.The study showed geographies different on their use and consumption, as European institutions preferred LinkedIn, the plurality in US asset owners leaned more towards Twitter, while those in Asia Pacific preferred YouTube.Facebook, while growing in use as a news source, was still not deemed as a professional tool by investors.However, 78% of institutional investors in Asia Pacific said Facebook was used at least once a month as a source of financial information, compared to 23% in the US and 17% in Europe.“More investors in Asia cited using social media sources in the past month than traditional financially oriented news websites,” the paper said.There was a strong split between the type of institution engaging with social media, with public and private pension funds falling behind insurance companies and endowment funds.However, Greenwich put this down to a number of regulations restricting corporate pension fund usage of social media.“Social media was originally developed to help people communicate with one another,” the paper said.“While this still remains the primary goal of most major social media sites, the application of social media to financial services yields different priorities.“Asset managers looking to attract investment from [institutional investors] should consider the nature of their social media presence.”However, the research firm warned a social media-savvy asset manager would fail if content was sub-par.“While the importance of fund returns is paramount, the impact of content that is unique, insightful, and ideally, actionable can be significant,” it added.
SIMEC Atlantis Energy, a global developer of renewable and sustainable energy projects, is looking to recruit an operations engineer and a corporate finance associate.The operations engineer will lead the array performance monitoring, operation and maintenance for the company’s tidal energy project.The successful candidate is required to have a Degree in Mechanical Engineering or similar, or equivalent qualifications, the company noted.The closing date for all applications for this position is April 26, 2019.Furthermore, SIMEC Atlantis is looking for a corporate finance associate.The candidate will work closely with the chief financial officer, other employees across all our divisions, and third-party consultants to develop and maintain detailed financial models and assumptions books across the comapny’s portfolio.The candidate will also monitor key project financial management performance indicators, identify areas for improvement, develop solutions and adjust tactics, policies and procedures to improve project and portfolio financial outcomes among other things.SIMEC is looking for a candidate with at least 2 years’ experience in investment banking, funds management or financial advisory.The deadline for the application is May 17, 2019.
Tweet 15 Views no discussions LocalNews Preparations ongoing for Dominica’s hosting of the 10th Caribbean Week of Agriculture by: – July 22, 2011 Share Share Sharing is caring! Share In photo: agricultural producePreparations are well underway for hosting the tenth annual Caribbean Week of Agriculture (CWA) in Dominica from October 9th to 15th 2011.A National Steering Committee and several subcommittees have been established to coordinate the events that will form part of the CWA. In addition, a secretariat, located on the ground floor of the former Dominica Banana Marketing Corporation (DBMC) building on Goodwill Road is expected to become fully operational next week, from which all activities for the week-long event will be coordinated. Delegations for the CWA will come from countries across the Caribbean as well as various regional and international organizations and agencies whose work are related to Agriculture. Nearly four hundred foreign participants will be in Dominica for the event. They are expected take part in discussions and activities as well as outline plans for further advancement of the agricultural sector.Members of the regional alliance who are hosting the CWA in collaboration with the Government of Dominica are expected in the country on Friday 22nd July to take look at preparations for the major event.While the main objective will be on advancing Caribbean agriculture and rural life, organizers also expect several sectors of the Dominica economy to derive both direct and indirect benefits from the CWA, chief among them, hotel and taxi operators. An official press launch of the Caribbean Week of Agriculture is scheduled to be at the end of July.Dominica Vibes News
Loading… ”Each and every one of the United players needs to be critical of themselves, when they are at home and alone they need to ask themselves ‘do I do enough for the club and for my teammates?”’. So far, Solskjaer has not been able to get any deals over the line but has several key players in mind. Bulgarian Berbvatov, who played for the Red Devils for four years and won six trophies, including two Premier League titles, claims that United are now the ‘last place’ top players would want to end up in the transfer window. Berbatov gave his take on the talk surrounding former United player Carlos Tevez, saying: ”I say why not?! When you have these loan deals it’s good to get someone who knows the place, knows the situation and knows the fans. ”In the dressing room, he was quiet, a bit like me, but that’s not always important. We all saw what he was like on the pitch, he would run like crazy, fight for his team, score goals and he would never give up until the final whistle and you could say that is what United need right now”. Read Also:After 11yrs, Man Utd move for Carlos Tevez return The two played alongside one another under Sir Alex Ferguson. Now, 35-year-old Teves resdies with South America’s Boca Juniors. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimePretty Awesome Shows That Just Got Canceled10 Actors Who Are Happy With The Type Of Roles They Got Hired ForWhat Disney Princesses Would Look Like In Modern Day RealitiesEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid Armageddon12 Stars You Would Never Recognize Without Their Signature LookWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Best Car Manufacturers In The World8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 African Actresses With Thick Skin Who Got Famous In Hollywood The current Betfair Ambassador has heavily criticised his old club and believes they will struggle to attract top players. United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is desperate to sign new players this month as he looks to bolster his squad. They are in the worst form in terms of points gained for 30 years. A 2-0 home loss to Burnley on Wednesday adding to boiling water they sit in, with half of their fans having walked out of the game before the full time whistle…booing on their way out. Speaking on the shock loss, Berbatov told Betfair: ”My reaction to the Burnley game was similar to everyone’s who supports the club, I was so disappointed. He went on to add: ”I’m not going to get involved with a blame game, but that match on Wednesday evening was a must win game. It was a major opportunity for some stability and more importantly it was a great chance to get closer to the top four… Former Manchester United striker, Dimitar Berbatov says Manchester United is probably the last place players want to go this transfer window, but that signing ‘quiet’ Carlos Tevez could be a good move.
Resident in one Palm Beach County community are on the lookout for some unwanted and dangerous visitors.People in Lake Clarke Shores are on high alert, after the University of Florida put up flyers warning of Nile monitor lizard sightings in that area.It is of concern because the lizards, which can grow longer than five feet, can eat small pets. They are known to have breeding populations in Lee, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach counties. They have also been observed in Broward County.Wildlife officials believe those populations were founded by escaped or released pets that originated in Africa.The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says the lizards are not usually aggressive towards humans, although they will get aggressive when they feel threatened. The FWC is working with UF to find and remove the lizards from the area.They typically have very sharp teeth and extremely strong jaws.Anyone who sees one of the lizards is asked to call 1-888-IVEGOT1.
This fall, the Jill and Frank Fertitta Hall will open its doors to students at the Marshall School of Business. Located at the corner of Figueroa Street and Exposition Boulevard, the new, five-story, 102,000 square-foot building will act as the new center for the school’s business and accounting programs.The hall will also act as an expansion to the school’s existing facilities such as Popovich Hall, Bridge Hall, Hoffman Hall and the Accounting Building. With various amenities and features, Fertitta Hall will play a major role in redefining the Marshall experience for many students.“The 50 breakout rooms sitting up to six people each and fully equipped for today’s high-tech devices, came as a result of undergraduates’ desire for more collaborative work spaces,” said Julie Tilsner, a spokesperson for Marshall. “Marshall and Leventhal students do a great deal of their work in teams, and they wanted ample, dedicated space to facilitate this mindset.”The entirety of the LEED-certified building will exclusively serve the undergraduate population of the school, as it was designed specifically to address the needs of these students. In addition to the breakout rooms, Fertitta Hall will be the home of 20 new classrooms that will seat 1,046 students in total. Among them are two large lecture halls and three state-of-the-art, interactive learning classrooms.Beyond new classrooms, the building also contains new office spaces for undergraduate programming, a business library located on the first floor, an Asian-themed food court-style cafe and a spacious courtyard connecting the building to Popovich Hall. The fifth floor will serve as the new home for the Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, which was ranked No. 3 by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation’s leading entrepreneurship programs.Fertitta Hall, which broke ground in September 2014, is now one of the most memorable structures on campus. With a windowed turret facing outward onto University Park, the cathedral-like building was designed by L.A.-based architecture firm AC Martin.The Marshall building was officially constructed through a generous gift from Jill and Frank Fertitta, who graduated from the University in 1984. A Marshall graduate, Frank Fertitta III has worked to establish three successful businesses — Fertitta Entertainment, a Las Vegas-based casino and resort management company; Station Casinos, a branch of casino networks in Southern Nevada; and Zuffa LLC, which owns the Ultimate Fighting Championship. The family has been reputed as major contributors to President C. L. Max Nikias’ $6 billion fundraising campaign.Many have praised the University’s efforts to provide more resources and opportunities to students.“A lot of us feel that the other undergraduate buildings like Hoffman and Bridge Halls are old and outdated,” said Crystil Quiroz, a junior studying business administration. “So with Fertitta Hall, it’s great knowing that there’s going to be new classrooms and facilities that we can use. I’m sure it will help us with our overall learning experiences because there’s more updated technology and resources in the building.”Fertitta Hall is scheduled to open on Aug. 22 for classes.
Francis Suarez is the New Mayor of MiamiThe City of Miami has a new mayor. He is Francis Suarez who was convincingly elected from a field of four candidates in mayoral elections held on Tuesday.Suarez who will replace Tomas Regalado who served as Mayor of Miami for the past eight years won convincingly with 86 percent of the votes cast, easily defeating his competitors Christian Canache, Cynthia Jaquith and Williams Alfred Armbrister Sr. Of the 13,754 votes cast Suarez, 40, won 11,790 votes.Young but experiencedAlthough a relatively young man Suarez is an experienced city politician, having represented the city’s District 4 for two terms. He is also from a political family. His father Xavier Suarez is a former City Of Miami Mayor.It is expected that Suarez will be sworn in on November 15.In Tuesday’s election, Suarez seems to have grasped the support of Caribbean Americans voters residing in Miami.Impressed by visionary approachLinda Hall, said she normally don’t participate in municipal elections, but she was impressed by “the youthfulness” of the new mayor and his visionary approach. “Miami is one of the world’s most famous cities, but enough is not being to make it a prosperous city, at least for the majority of people like myself who are from the Caribbean. WE need a young leader with vision, and I also like what Suarez said about improving the quality of life of the city’s residents.”As a City Commissioner Suarez also served as Vice-Chair of the Miami-Dade Metropolitan Planning Organization, tasked with approving federally required plans and transportation policies, and as President of the Miami-Dade County League of Cities.During his campaign for mayor said he is dedicated to elevating the quality of life of the residents he serves by way of focusing on transportation and connectivity issues within the city and beyond, nurturing the growth of a tech-based economy in the area and, by extension, job creation and international opportunities with Latin America and the Caribbean.For more on the former Mayor of Miami, visit the link: Miami Mayor and City Commissioner reaffirm commitment to immigrants
by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow â€” The following are a list of criminal court complaints recently filed by the Sumner County Attorney’s office.These are formal charges introduced into the Sumner County District Court system. The suspects listed in the complaint have not been tried by a judge or jury unless specified otherwise. All citizens are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢Michael Valentine, born in 1976, of Caldwell was charged with assault, a Class A misdemeanor; disorderly conduct, a Class C misdemeanor; interference with a law enforcement officer, a Class A misdemeanor; and criminal damage to property, a Class B misdemeanor.According to an arrest warrant affidavit, at 1:47 a.m. on Jan. 1, Caldwell Police responded to a disturbance at 310 S. Chisholm St., in which one subject had allegedly been hit in the head with a broom handle. Valentine, who is a registered sex offender in the state of Kansas, was standing on the front porch. He allegedly was visibly agitated and angry, and accused another person in the house had hit him in the head with a broom.Allegedly, people at the party were hiding in the bedroom because they were scared of Valentine, who was cursing at them. When he walked into the bedroom he threatened he was going to hurt them, and one of the people in the bedroom took a broom and hit his left cheek, allegedly.He allegedly would not stop causing a disturbance and was then arrested. He was transported to Sumner County jail. When the officer returned to the scene, the victims said that Valentine got mad because of a cigarette butt was in a glass of water he allegedly had been drinking and that was what created the disturbance.Â He then allegedly went outside and threw a chair into the van windshield causing the window to crack.â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢Michael Harbison, born in 1982, of Wellington was charged with theft, a Class A misdemeanor.Harbison is accused on Nov. 9, 2014, of taking a 1995 Ford Taurus. He allegedly took the keys from a girlâ€™s purse inside her vehicle without anyoneâ€™s permission and later took the Taurus from where she left it parked in the Sumner Regional Medical Center parking lot where she was being hospitalized. He allegedly let another person use the vehicle in Hutchinson during her stay.His arraignment is set for Feb. 5, 2015.â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢Donel Gaddie, Jr., born in 1982, of Wellington and Patricia Reyes, born in 1988, of Wellington were charged with interference with law enforcement, a level 9 felony; and obstructing apprehension of a felon, a level 8 felony.Gaddie is accused on Jan. 4, 2015 of falsely providing misinformation to an officer that Joshua Bodner was not in the residence at 123 E. 19th in Wellington when in reality he was hiding in the bathroom of the residence trying to avoid being arrested for felony arrest warrants from Sumner County District Court.â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢Richard Cabrera, born in 1967, of Milan and Casey Williams, born in 1990, of Wellington were charged with theft, a level 1 felony.Cabrera and Williams are accused on Jan. 6, 2014 of stealing a 1996 Nissan Maxima at Michigan Apartments in Wellington.â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢Jeremy West, born in 1991, of Wellington and Joseph McMahon, born in 1991, of Wellington were charged with four counts of burglary of a non-dwelling, a level 7 felony, four counts of theft, a Class A misdemeanor; and one count of criminal damage to property, a Class B misdemeanor.West and McMahon are accused of breaking into a storage unit at 2001 North A Street in Wellington and stealing tools and a box speaker sometime between Jan. 8-11, 2014. Then they allegedly broke into another storage unit and stole a 60-inch flatscreen TV. In a third storage unit, they were accused of stealing saddles, a sump pump and pressure washer. In a fourth unit, they allegedly stole aÂ lighting control and display.They are also being charged with breaking locks off of nine storage units.â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢Dustin Stuber, born in 1977, of Belle Plaine was charged with criminal damage to property, a Class B misdemeanor; assault, a Class C misdemeanor; and disorderly conduct, a Class C misdemeanor.Stuber is accused on Dec. 20, 2014 of destroying a Volkswagon Jetta car window when he angrily punched the car window and broke it. He then allegedly punched the wall next to a family member and used profanity.â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢ Nicholas Lucas, born in 1982, of Wellington was charged with disorderly conduct, a Class C misdemeanor.Lucas is accused on Jan. 11 of using profanity at other bar patrons, insulting them into a fight and scuffle which resulted in a broken table while being intoxicated.â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢James Mersman, born in 1975, of Whitewater, Kans. was charged with a tag not assigned to a vehicle, a misdemeanor; possession of methamphetamine, a level 5 drug felony; and possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor.Merman was accused of having a stolen license plate on a Dodge Stealth that he was driving on Jan. 15, 2015 at the Kansas Star Casino. He also had a small baggy of methamphetamine in the central console of his car.â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢Lorin Davis, born in 1996, of Wichita was charged with possession of marijuana, a Class A misdemeanor; and possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor.Davis is accused on Dec. 12, 2014, of having a baggy of marijuana and some in her pipe found in the vehicle she was in as a passenger. She allegedly was involved with in a traffic accident on K-15 highway when the arrest was made.â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢Amber Dorsey, born in 1975, of Wellington was charged with burglary, a level 7 felony; and theft, a level 9 felony.Dorsey is accused of breaking into a storage unit at 301 South C in Wellington on July 8, 2014 and taking a Samsung 55-inch Smart TV, silver dollars, golf clubs, tools and other property. Dorsey and Stewart Erwin are accused of breaking into the storage unit and stealing listed property. She allegedly pawned the television for $200 at A-OK Pawn Shop on Sept. 16, 2014.â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢Zachary James Myers, born in 1988, of Wellington was charged with possession of marijuana, a Class A misdemeanor; and possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor.Myers is accused on January 5, 2015 of having a marijuana cigarette in his center console and a marijuana pipe in a bag in his vehicle.â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢Zachary Deffenbaugh, born in 1991, of Wichita was charged with possession of firearm by convicted felon; a level 8 felony; an possession of concealed firearm, a Class A misdemeanor.Deffenbaugh is accused on Jan. 19, 2015 of having a pistol revolver in his pants pocket when he was arrested for a probation violation stemming from feloniously trafficking contraband in a penal institution in Sumner County in 2013.â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢Joshua Ledesma, born in 1986, of Wellington was charged with theft, a Class A misdemeanor; disorderly conduct, a Class C misdemeanor; assault of a law enforcement officer, a Class A misdemeanor; trespass on railroad property, a Class A misdemeanor; and interference with law enforcement, a Class A misdemeanor.In an affidavit submitted by Sumner County Attorney Kerwin Spencer with the criminal complaint, Ledesma came to the Wellington Police Department at 8:13 p.m. Jan. 11, wanting to confess to some crimes because allegedly his conscience was bothering him. He claimed to have pawned or sold another personâ€™s class ring. But the WPD officer said since the crime was not reported, he could not arrest Ledesma. He left disappointed, according to the affidavit.Less than an hour later, WPD officers were dispatched to a shoplifting incident at Jumpstart Conoco where a manager accused Ledesma of consuming two Mountain Dew Code Reds, one 5-hour Energy Drink, beef jerky, candy and gum and said he wasnâ€™t going to pay for them. He was then arrested and transported to jail, the affidavit said.He was later released on his own personal recognizance bond by City Judge Frank Korte.On Jan. 16, the affidavit said at about 9:14 p.m., police responded to a disturbance in the WPD foyer. Ledesma was allegedly wanting to be arrested because he claimed he had committed thefts and narcotics violation. He said he was cold and had no place to sleep. A WPD officer said he could stay at the police foyer. Ledesma, then allegedly used profanity and said he was going to jump in front of a train and took off running. The WPD officers pursued him.The affidavit said they caught him and took him to a hospital for evaluation. The door was locked and he screamed profanity and acted like he was going to hit the officer. The medical staff opened the door, and they got inside, but Ledesma allegedly started kicking equipment when he was told he would have to talk to a person on a TV monitor to do a mental health assessment.He was arrested for disorderly conduct and assault of a LEO and taken to jail.The next day he was again released on his own personal recognizance.Then on Jan. 19 at about 9:30 p.m., another officer was dispatched to report that someone was lying on the railroad tracks in the 600 block of South C in Wellington. Upon arrival, they found Ledesma was allegedly lying on the railroad tracks. An officer asked him what was going on. Ledesma allegedly told the officer to call his brother to find out.Ledesma was then charged with disorderly conduct and criminal trespass charges. When being booked, Ledesma allegedly gave him the wrong middle name and social security number