PREMIUMIndonesia’s small banks still attracting investors despite growing risks

first_imgIndonesia’s small-scale banks are still attracting foreign investment despite rising concerns about the economic impacts of the emergency measures imposed by the government to halt the spread of COVID-19.Venture capitalist Patrick Walujo and former banker Jerry Ng, for example, have increased their stakes in publicly listed Bank Artos through a rights issue on April 2.Patrick’s stake in the bank through his Hong Kong-based Wealth Track Technology Limited was increased to 23.65 percent from 13.35 percent previously. In the meantime, Jerry’s stake in Bank Artos, owned through PT Metamorfosis Ekosistem Indonesia (MEI), rose to 66.7 percent from 37.65 percent.The moves were part of the investors’ plan to raise the bank’s classification from BUKU I, for banks with core capital below Rp 1 trillion (US$64.50 million), to BUKU II, for banks with core cap… Google Forgot Password ? Log in with your social account LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Indonesia banking-industry small-banks acquisition foreign-investors Maspion-Bank OJK bank-artos Linkedin Facebook Topics :last_img read more

Arsenal close in on Thomas Lemar transfer as Atletico Madrid sanction move

first_imgMari is poised to have a medical in London (Picture: Getty)‘We are looking at different positions, obviously since I joined we lost Calum [Chambers] and we had other circumstances and injuries in that position so it’s true that at the back we have been short.‘There are other positions as well, depending on what happens in the market that we might need to assess.‘At the moment I am 50/50 [on signings] because this transfer [window] is very complicated and I only want to bring somebody in if I’m convinced he can really improve the level that we have.’MORE: Flamengo star Pablo Mari pictured with Edu flying to London to complete Arsenal moveMORE: Mikel Arteta dealt transfer blow with Arsenal target Layvin Kurzawa set to join Juventus from PSG Arteta has made no secret of his desire for reinforcements (Picture: Getty)Arsenal are thought to be exploring loan deals with possible options to buy and could seal a double signing before the window closes next week.Flamengo star Pablo Mari has flown to London to complete a move to Arsenal.The central defender was accompanied by Arsenal chief Edu on the flight to London after a breakthrough in talks on Friday night.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityArteta was asked about potential signings in his press conference ahead of Arsenal’s FA Cup game this weekend, but refused to comment on any names.‘I’m not going to be discussing any transfer links publicly,’ said the Spaniard.‘It’s something we are trying to do internally and when we have news we will communicate with you guys. Advertisement Advertisement Arsenal are keen on Lemar (Picture: Getty)Arsenal are closing in on the signing of Thomas Lemar from Atletico Madrid, according to reports from Spain.Lemar has long been linked with a transfer to the Premier League and was once a primary target for Arsene Wenger.Atletico won the race to sign Lemar back in 2018, paying over £50million for the forward, but the Frenchman has struggled to live up to his price tag in Spain.El Chiringuito claim Ateltico want to offload Lemar to raise funds to sign Edinson Cavani from Paris Saint-Germain.ADVERTISEMENTArsenal were declared the frontrunners and are now ‘close’ to securing a deal for Lemar.AdvertisementAdvertisementMikel Arteta is keen for reinforcements this month, but the Arsenal board are restricted by a limited transfer budget after a busy summer window.center_img Arsenal close in on Thomas Lemar transfer as Atletico Madrid sanction move Comment Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 25 Jan 2020 12:40 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link14.6kShareslast_img read more

A stunning bushland home was made from recycled wharf timber

first_img36 Willow Tree Drive, Reedy CreekOther features of the property include a media room, wine room, kids’ retreat, 9ft square-set ceilings, 8ft glass stacker doors, walk-in showers in all bathrooms, split-system air conditioning and glass louvres.The main bedroom in the five-bedroom home has a large walk in robe. While the bathrooms have floor to ceiling tiles. 36 Willow Tree Drive, Reedy CreekHe said the house has a “great feel”, describing it as a “modern peaceful hideaway”.“It’s great sitting out on the decks, taking in the beautiful nature and wildlife at the back of the house, while out the front there’s stunning views of the ocean,” he said.“We really do have the best of both worlds.” 36 Willow Tree Drive, Reedy CreekMore from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North8 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago“We love how tranquil it is and also selected the area because of the schools in its proximity,” he said.“We have a business down the road so it’s close and it just made living so easy.”There’s nothing hard about life inside this two-storey home with a secure pool house, which has an ensuite and power.The in-ground salt water pool, with a water feature, is surrounded by landscaped gardens. 36 Willow Tree Drive, Reedy CreekDARREN Marek believes this home at 36 Willow Tree Drive offers the best of both worlds.It backs onto bushland and it also has ocean views.His contemporary family home would be recognisable to many within the area from the street because of its eye-catching raw timber slat exterior.center_img 36 Willow Tree Drive, Reedy CreekThe interior is of equal interest, particularly the kitchen and bathrooms where recycled wharf timber has been used in the island bench and vanities.Sustainability and property combined…Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:22Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:22 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis 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.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.All aboard this floating abode 01:22 Related videos 01:22All aboard this floating abode 00:38Opod: the low-cost micro home01:09Indoor plants to clean the air00:29Multi award-winning treehouse00:53Eco-friendly Aussie buys00:53Mod PoolsMarek fell in love with the elevated Reedy Creek location first, before finding and extending the home to suit his young family’s needs. 36 Willow Tree Drive, Reedy CreekMarek found it difficult to specify a favourite room or space on the property that he liked the most.“Everywhere is nice but I do like the pool house with the bushland,” he said.“There’s a large amount of walking tracks and fire trails. We might be high up but we’re not too far away from the coast, it’s only 5km to Burleigh beach.”last_img read more

Baby killer verdict: Manslaughter ‘doesn’t do justice’ says Bob McCoskrie

first_imgNZ Herald 22 July 2016Family First Comment: Children deserve the fullest protection of the strongest law we can give them. When adults thrash, bash and shake little children, they should not be able to hide behind the lesser manslaughter charge. It’s murder.Anyone inflicting violence against children should be charged with murder, rather than manslaughter, a family safety advocate says.Tawera Wesley Wichman, 24, was sentenced at the Wellington High Court today to three years and 10 months in prison for shaking his 11-month-old daughter Teegan Tairoa-Wichman to death in 2009.Family First national director Bob McCoskrie said this was a tragic case which involved a vulnerable family.“He [Wichman] was young and it seemed like there was support to start with and it dissipated over time.“The support lessened over time but it was pretty evident the family weren’t out of the woods yet,” he said.He thought a manslaughter charge shouldn’t apply when extreme violence was inflicted on babies and toddlers.“Children are vulnerable. To argue that injury or death was not intentional, so therefore murder can’t be applied … it doesn’t do justice.”McCoskrie said in this case, the parents were told of the dangers of shaking a baby.“They knew they couldn’t shake a baby.“When dealing with children and babies, you should be able to foresee shaking or treating a baby or toddler roughly or with violence could result in injury or death,” he said.He said it was clear Child Youth and Family (CYF) had high concerns for the twins when they were discharged from the special-care baby unit.“To me, this shows the whole issue of when the red flags are raised and when it is clear these are the ones we need to put time and resources into.”He said it didn’t matter whether the act of violence was just one-off or over a long period of time.READ MORE: read more

Bacolod gov’t orders closure of erring hotels

first_imgBACOLOD City – The local government unit of this city issued closure ordersagainst three establishments for operating without a mayor’s permit. “They have applied for a mayor’spermit and the status is on process. But they were inspected two times na and during the third inspection theywere served with closure orders,” Rayos told Panay News. “The closure order was upon therecommendation of the PLD and the CLO acted upon it,” said Bayatan. An establishment needs to secure OBOand BFP inspection certificates before they could apply for a mayor’spermit.  “Angmga hotels nabudlayan mag-secure sang permit kay karikot, damu pa na nga compliance. Pero indi naman related sa safety, more naman sa health,” he said. City Legal Office (CLO) head JoselitoBayatan, however, requested to withhold the names of the establishments.  “We found out that they were lackingin fire safety equipment such as fire alarms, sprinklers and fire exits,” saidBayatan. Bayatan also said the threeestablishments did not comply with relevant firesafety laws. Joint forces of the Office of theBuilding Official (OBO), Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), City Legal Office,and the PLD served the order. These three establishments will remainclosed until they have secured necessary permits./PN Permits and Licensing Division (PLD)head Stela Rose Rayos said these businesses – two hotels and a pension house –were temporarily shut down yesterday. last_img read more

Lady Bulldogs Fall To Lady Cubs

first_imgThe Batesville Lady Bulldogs (6-2) fell to a talented Benjamin Rush team 34 to 23 Thursday night in Rushville.The Bulldogs found themselves down 22-11 at half, but battled back to in the third quarter to cut the lead to 25-23. However, it wasn’t enough as the Lady Cubs pulled away in the fourth quarter for the win.Timbre Davies and Jadyn Harrington led the way on defense, while Makayla Granger was the leading scoring with 8 points. Granger was followed by Emma Weiler (7 points), Ava Hanson (6 points), and Harrington with 2 points.The Bulldogs continue their mid-season marathon as they play their 5th game in 9 days Monday night at BMS vs. South Ripley. Come out and support the 7th Grade Lady Bulldogs who look to stay undefeated at home this season.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Chris Weiler.The 8th Grade Lady Bulldogs traveled to Rushville and were defeated by the Benjamin Rush Lady Cubs 51-17.The Lady Bulldogs could not get anything going from the opening tip, and saw their seasonal record fall to 6 wins against 2 loses. Breanna Wells led the Lady Bulldogs with 9. Others scoring for the Lady Bulldogs were Ashley Nobbe, Sarah Ripperger, Gabby Elston and Called Kaiser with 2 apiece.The Lady Cubs were led by Annika Marlow with 16, Olivia Yager had 10, and Lexi Morris with 9.The Lady Bulldogs will return to action on Monday as they host the South Ripley Lady Raiders. The 7th grade game will tip-off at 5:30.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Jack Smith.last_img read more

NNL Super 4: Adamawa United, Akwa Starlets FC qualify for final

first_imgRelatedPosts Cleric urges Christians to avoid ill-gotten wealth to attain greatness in life It’s unfair to discuss 2023 election now, opposition tells Enugu PDP After 13 years of enmity, Enugu ex-Governors in closed door meeting Adamawa United Football Club of Yola and Akwa Starlets FC of Uyo have qualified for the final match of the Nigeria National League 2019 Super Four Tournament in Enugu. Adamawa United defeated Jigawa Golden Stars 8-7 after penalty kicks, following a 1-1 draw in the first match of the tournament holding at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium in Enugu. In the second match, Akwa Starlets FC overpowered Warri Wolves FC 3-1 also on penalty kicks after a goalless draw. Later on, Adamawa United’s coach Bello Muhammad expressed joy at his team’s victory over the Jigawa Stars. Muhammad said the competition meant a lot for his team and that he would correct the lapses he discovered in their play before the final match on Sunday. He said: “This justified our play-off performance and it showed that we merited to play in the Nigeria Professional Football League. “My team gave its best and we are ready to play against the big teams in the premiership.” Also, Akwa Starlets’ coach Caleb Osu said their victory was not a fluke as his team fought hard for it. Osun said: “It is not easy, but my boys have played to instructions and that was the key to our victory. “Hopefully, we must now win the competition because our greatest threat had been Warri Wolves. “Our objectives are to now go on to win the final match and go on to do well to avoid the drop from the forthcoming NPFL season.” The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Jigawa United will now face Warri Wolves in the third-place match on Sunday by 2pm. The final match of the tournament between Akwa Starlets and Adamawa United will start by 4pm.Tags: Adamaw UnitedAkwa StarletsEnugu StateJigawa Golden StarsNnamdi Azikiwe Stadiumlast_img read more

Lampard: Title race still alive

first_img “But I enjoyed it. I have to give my best when I come on the pitch and I was delighted with my reception. “City fans have been brilliant since I’ve been here. I appreciate that. “They might not have known what to expect from me when I came here. Would I come here and just jolly up for five months and then go away to America? “They can see when I play I try to give everything and then I came back here after 13 years and got a great reception at the end. “When you play for a long time it is nice to have that rapport and I’m lucky to have two sets of fans that were very good. “I’m pleased for that moment because I didn’t get it at the end of last year. I’m very thankful for that.” City captain Vincent Kompany has no doubts his side can overcome the deficit, with 45 points to play for. Kompany said: “That’s probably the hardest away game we’ll have this season. It gives us enough confidence to carry on and push for the league. “Five points is not too much. Experience tells us that five points is nothing so for us it’s time to start a good run again and to put everything behind and play at the level that we can again.” Chelsea took the lead four minutes before half-time through Loic Remy, only to see David Silva swiftly equalise. Remy was deputising for Diego Costa after the Brazil-born Spain striker was suspended for treading on Emre Can as Chelsea advanced to the Capital One Cup final at Liverpool’s expense. Costa will miss the matches with Aston Villa and Everton, too, and Remy has been backed to fill the void created by the absence of Chelsea’s top scorer. Midfielder Nemanja Matic told Chelsea TV: “Remy did a good job. He scored a goal and did exactly what the coach wanted from him. “He gives us more confidence now for the next game. I’m very excited for the next game, how he’s going to play. “Now people will see he’s a very good player and he’s going to be very important for us.” The Blues, who were also without Cesc Fabregas (hamstring) and Filipe Luis (calf), could also be boosted by the imminent arrival of Juan Cuadrado from Fiorentina. The Colombia forward was at Stamford Bridge on Saturday in a transfer which is likely to be financed by the sale of Andre Schurrle to Wolfsburg, with Mohamed Salah also moving on. Meanwhile, Mourinho again opted out of media duties and could face a fine from the Premier League. The draw meant City remain five points behind Chelsea with 15 games to go. “You lose and it’s eight points difference and the league will become a bit more clear,” Lampard told “Now it’s very much lots of points to play for and it’s on. It’s important to keep focused. “The draw keeps the league bubbling. Chelsea are obviously the favourites as they’re five points ahead. “It doesn’t change anything and Chelsea will be happy with that but we can’t be too upset.” Lampard joined City ahead of a move to New York City FC, having previously said he would never play for another Premier League club. He might have expected a muted reception from Blues supporters, but, bar the odd dissenting voice, he was well received from fans who held him so dear for so long. “I was excited but also a bit nervous to come back here,” said Lampard, who came on as a substitute 13 minutes from time. Lampard, Chelsea’s record goalscorer, scored the equaliser in September’s clash with the Blues but was unable to force a winner in the return fixture as Jose Mourinho’s men survived a City siege to draw 1-1 on Saturday. The 36-year-old midfielder scored a club record 211 goals in 13 years at Chelsea and won three Premier League titles, but could be a key figure in City’s title defence after leaving Stamford Bridge last May. Frank Lampard has told Chelsea the title race remains on as he targets a fourth Premier League winners’ medal and a first with Manchester City. Press Associationlast_img read more

Julian Buescher accepts Generation Adidas contract and becomes eligible for MLS SuperDraft

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse midfielder Julian Buescher has accepted a Generation Adidas contract offer from Major League Soccer and will be eligible for the 2016 MLS SuperDraft, he announced via Instagram. He is just the second player to leave Syracuse early for the MLS. Former goalkeeper Alex Bono became the first last year.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe 2016 draft will be held on Jan. 14.Buescher had a breakout sophomore season in 2015 leading the Orange to its first Final Four appearance and was named to the College Cup All-Tournament team. He was also a semifinalist for the Hermann Trophy — college soccer’s top individual honor.The German native led SU with 11 assists on the season and was second on the team with 27 points after recording just five points on five assists his freshman year.Buescher is projected by SBI Soccer to go No. 13 overall to D.C. United.Syracuse forward Ben Polk is also eligible for the draft and will be participating in the MLS players combine from Jan. 7 to Jan. 12, according to Comments Related Stories Julian Buescher thrives at college level after leaving career in GermanyJulian Buescher named semifinalist for award honoring nation’s top playerJulian Buescher assists on both Syracuse goals in NCAA tournament winFormer Syracuse goalie Alex Bono lives professional dream after training with United States national teamHeavy lifting: Ben Polk carries aspects from turbulent childhood into SU career Published on January 7, 2016 at 3:01 pm Contact Jon: | @jmettuslast_img read more

ACC to relocate neutral site championships from North Carolina, keep campus site events

first_img Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Related Stories NCAA to relocate championships from North Carolina in 2016-17 because of House Bill 2 The Atlantic Coast Conference is relocating all eight of its neutral site championships that were going to be held in North Carolina in 2016-17, including the football championship game, the conference announced Wednesday. It will keep all the championship events held on ACC campuses, though.The new locations will be announced at a later date.“As members of the Atlantic Coast Conference, the ACC Council of Presidents reaffirmed our collective commitment to uphold the values of equality, diversity, inclusion and non-discrimination,” the conference council of presidents said in a statement. “Every one of our 15 universities is strongly committed to these values and therefore, we will continue to host ACC Championships at campus sites. We believe North Carolina House Bill 2 is inconsistent with these values.”The move comes two days after the NCAA announced it will relocate its seven championship events from North Carolina because of House Bill 2, which most notably forces everyone to use the bathroom of the sex listed on their birth certificate and prevents transgender people from using the bathrooms of their associated gender.“Today’s decision is one of principle, and while this decision is the right one, we recognize there will be individuals and communities that are supportive of our values as well as our championship sites that will be negatively affected,” ACC commissioner John Swofford said. “Hopefully, there will be opportunities beyond 2016-17 for North Carolina neutral sites to be awarded championships.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse University’s chancellor Kent Syverud and director of athletics John Wildhack both expressed their support of the conference’s decision in statements.“Syracuse University is committed to the core values of diversity, inclusion and respect,” Syverud said. “The University studied this issue and supports the decision of the ACC.”“Diversity and inclusion are hallmarks at Syracuse University and within Syracuse Athletics,” Wildhack said. “We support the decision by the ACC presidents.”Below is the list of ACC championships that will be moved:Women’s SoccerFootballMen’s and Women’s Swimming and DivingWomen’s BasketballMen’s and Women’s TennisWomen’s GolfMen’s GolfBaseball Published on September 14, 2016 at 1:34 pm Contact Jon: | @jmettuslast_img read more