Treasury reviews planning policy

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Gerindra politician Soepriyatno dies of COVID-19

first_imgEditor’s note: This article is part of a public campaign by the COVID-19 task force to raise people’s awareness about the pandemic.Topics : Gerindra politician Soepriyatno died on Friday at Pertamina Central Hospital, South Jakarta, as a result of COVID-19.“It’s true [Soepriyatno passed away]. On behalf of the Gerindra family, I want to convey condolences at the passing of a senior Gerindra figure,” Gerindra’s deputy chairman Sugiono confirmed on Friday as quoted by“Hopefully he [died] khusnul khotimah [with blessings ahead],” he added. He went on to say that Soepriyatno, a member of House of Representatives Commission IX overseeing health care, had been admitted to the hospital after his COVID-19 test came back positive a few weeks ago.Soepriyatno was head of Gerindra’s Regional Representatives Council (DPD) from East Java. He was born on Oct.19, 1966.He will be buried near his home in Depok, West Java.On Wednesday, more than 40 staff members of the House had tested positive for COVID-19, 18 of whom are lawmakers, House secretary-general Indra Iskandar said. He said that in addition to the 40 listed cases, some lawmakers with the virus had asked not to be included on the list.Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan demanded that House legislators stop working at the compound for three days following the cluster of diagnoses, in accordance with the capital’s large-scale social restrictions (PSBB).Read also: IDI warns of new COVID-19 clusters from jobs law protestsHe noted that Jakarta City Hall had closed down for three days last month after several administration officials had tested positive for COVID-19. He said the House did not need to close the entire compound but only the areas where the lawmakers worked.Indra, however, said that instead of closing the compound the House would sterilize the building every day.”There are things that we must decide at hearings […] So we can’t just close it down,” he said, adding that the House was in recess until Nov. 8.He said the 18 lawmakers and 22 other staff members who had tested positive for COVID-19 and had elected to be represented on the list were self-isolating at home and none had been hospitalized.COVID-19 has been no respecter of government rank with several senior officials testing positive for the disease.In March, Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi was treated at Gatot Subroto Central Regional Hospital in Jakarta for COVID-19. Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Minister Edhy Prabowo was also admitted to the ICU at the same hospital after contracting the virus earlier on September.On Sept. 21, Religious Affairs Minister Fachrul Razi announced he had tested positive for COVID-19.On Friday afternoon the Health Ministry announced 4,094 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of infections nationwide to 324,658.According to data released by the ministry on Friday, 97 more people have died of the disease, bringing the death toll to 11,677.The total number of recovered patients has also increased to 247,667. (iwa) #covid19taskforce #mothermessage #wearmask #avoidcrowd #washyourhand #usesoap #socialdistance #keepyourdistancelast_img read more

Celtic defender Kieran Tierney wants Arsenal move despite low-ball £15m offer

first_imgAdvertisement The Scottish left-back wants to test himself at a higher level (Picture: Getty)Celtic defender Kieran Tierney is ready to leave the Scottish champions and join Arsenal after the Gunners made a £15million offer – though they will need to increase their bid.Arsenal have begun talks with Celtic over a deal for the left-back and made an audacious opening bid that included four players in part exchange, though the Scottish giants value Tierney at closer to the £25m mark.Despite Arsenal’s modest opening offer, the Daily Mail report that Tierney is keen to join Arsenal and personal terms will not be a problem. Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 22 Jun 2019 10:25 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.2kShares Comment Emery wants as many as five new signings this summer, including a left-back (Picture: Getty)‘Celtic don’t want to sell besides that in this current market £15m is an embarrassment to the player and his ability.’Arsenal manager Unai Emery is keen to bring in a new left-back to replace the ageing Nacho Monreal – who could leave this summer – while he also wants a new centre-back, right-back, winger and box-to-box midfielder to replace Aaron Ramsey.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenalcenter_img Celtic defender Kieran Tierney wants Arsenal move despite low-ball £15m offer Tierney was used sparingly last season due to a number of injury niggles (Picture: Getty)Although Tierney is a boyhood Celtic fan, he believes the time has come to test himself at a higher level in the Premier League and Arsenal represents an excellent club to continue his development.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTHe has asked Celtic to let him speak to interested clubs, while his teammates believe Tierney has played his last game for the Scottish champions.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 CityCeltic have already begun identifying possible replacements, and Arsenal are hopeful they can negotiate a fee under the £25m valuation.John Hartson, who played for both clubs, criticised the opening offer on Twitter, writing: ‘My old club Arsenal testing the waters with reported £15m bid for Kieran Tierney. Advertisementlast_img read more

Relax and unwind in this beautiful home right by the lake

first_img24 Tarrabool St, Westlake.Linda and David Clayton have made the decision to downsize from their single-level lakeside masterpiece.Their property at 24 Tarrabool St, Westlake, has hit the market and Mrs Clayton said it would be perfect for a family.“The home is just too big for us,” Mrs Clayton said.“We are selling to downsize and are looking at an apartment at this stage.” 24 Tarrabool St, Westlake.While the media room is her favourite part of the home, Mrs Clayton said she enjoyed relaxing in the spa, sometimes with a glass of wine.“The spa overlooks the lake, so it’s the perfect view,” she said. 24 Tarrabool St, Westlake.The Claytons have lived in the five-bedroom, two-bathroom home since 2005.Set on a 704sq m block, Mrs Clayton said they chose to live at Westlake to be closer to their daughter.“We came from Sydney and it was her turn for us to be close by,” she said.Mrs Clayton said she loved living by the lake.“It’s just magic, it’s so relaxing,” she said.More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019“After the hustle and bustle all day, it’s just nice to step on the back deck. It actually feels like you are on holidays.” 24 Tarrabool St, Westlake.Mrs Clayton said the property had been renovated over the years with a garage being built and an office added.She said there was the option to add another level to the home. 24 Tarrabool St, Westlake.Mrs Clayton said the next owners would no doubt enjoy the property and the wildlife around the lake.“We see all sorts of wildlife around here,” she said.“Before the floods, we used to have swans, but we haven’t seen them since.”The home is close to the Brisbane River, public transport, shops and local schools.last_img read more

​ATP’s bonus potential swells after €1.9bn bond gains in Q2

first_imgAssets in the investment portfolio – which consists of the bonus potential plus borrowing from the hedging portfolio – stood at DKK337bn at the end of June.More than half of the DKK24.9bn return generated by the investment portfolio in the period came from government and mortgage bonds, which produced DKK14.4bn. ATP said this was one of the highest quarterly returns it had ever made on fixed income investments.In its interim report, the pension fund said: ”The government bond portfolio, which included exposure to European and American government bonds, returned DKK12.6bn, primarily as a result of positive contributions from European and American government bonds as a result of falling European and American interest rates.”Other strong returns came from listed international equities, which produced DKK5.9bn, and Danish equities, which added DKK4.4bn.The bonus potential also benefited from a transfer of DKK3.2bn from the fund’s guaranteed benefits pot in the second quarter of this year, after ATP adjusted its long-term life expectancy development prognosis after a small drop in life expectancy in Denmark.Data published by ATP showed that, within the investment portfolio, risk increased slightly over the first half of 2019 in absolute terms.However, in relative terms, risk levels fell down over the period as the portfolio’s asset values increased.Bo Foged, chief executive of ATP, told IPE: “We are being a bit more prudent in the current macro environment, where the economic cycle is at at late stage and so the likelihood of a recession is increased.”ATP said in its interim report that during the first half of the year nearly all assets classes had produced positive returns in the investment portfolio. “This is exceptional and a development that ATP is keeping a close eye on,” the fund said.Only inflation-linked instruments made a loss in the period, declining by DKK2.7bn.Foged said the pension fund was making progress in its search for a new CIO following the announcement in June that Kasper Ahrndt Lorenzen was set to join PFA Pension next month.“We have started the process and we have drafted the brief, and now we are looking for a long list of candidates,” he said. Denmark’s ATP reported a significant increase in the size of its bonus potential after making one of its highest-ever quarterly fixed income returns.The labour-market supplementary pension fund’s bonus pool swelled to DKK120bn (€16bn) at the end of June, the fund reported this morning. This compared to DKK109bn at the end of March and DKK92bn at the end of December 2018.Including the fund’s DKK766bn hedging portfolio, which backs ATP’s pension guarantees, the fund’s overall assets grew to DKK880bn at the end of the first half from DKK785bn six months before.last_img read more

High court pick Gorsuch is harsh critic of assisted suicide

first_imgNBC 18 March 2017Family First Comment: Speaking common sense…“Legalizing the practice, he said, could be a slippery slope. Doctors, insurance companies and the healthiest in society might wind up looking for ways to shorten the lives of the frail and the elderly to preserve resources for those with more promising futures. Doing so, he said, would have a disproportionate impact on the poor, the powerless and minorities who sometimes do not receive the same quality of medical care and pain-control management when they are ill.”Good nominee, Donald!Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch made it clear in a book and other writings what he thinks about assisted suicide and euthanasia: He’s not a fan.His reasoning is not based on religious conviction but rather stems from his investigation of the subject stretching from ancient Greece to modern times.In his 2006 book, “The Future of Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia,” Gorsuch derided the idea that a person could take their own life as a way of achieving “death with dignity.”He wrote, “Human life is fundamentally and inherently valuable, and that the intentional taking of human life by private persons is always wrong.”Gorsuch, whose nomination is to be taken up by the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday, favors the power of the states and sticking closely to the texts of laws and Constitution as they were understood when written. But his views on some controversial subjects, such as how widely the Second Amendment applies or whether abortion should be legal, are not known. Assisted suicide is a different matter.Legalizing the practice, he said, could be a slippery slope. Doctors, insurance companies and the healthiest in society might wind up looking for ways to shorten the lives of the frail and the elderly to preserve resources for those with more promising futures. Doing so, he said, would have a disproportionate impact on the poor, the powerless and minorities who sometimes do not receive the same quality of medical care and pain-control management when they are ill.READ MORE: read more

Bahamas minister touts benefits of single regional airspace

first_img Share Share Tweet Sharing is caring! 37 Views   no discussionscenter_img LifestyleTravel Bahamas minister touts benefits of single regional airspace by: – April 9, 2011 Share Bahamas tourism and aviation minister, Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace NASSAU, Bahamas — Transportation linkages with neighbouring countries could be better facilitated by the establishment of one regional airspace, said Bahamas tourism and aviation minister, Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace.The Bahamas, he said, is now well on its way to regaining control of its airspace.“Effectively right now we are doing it, but there is a way for us to do it even better, which we are moving towards,” Vanderpool-Wallace told Guardian Business on Wednesday. “We want to make sure we identify and control our specific airspace, but also to the degree that what one regional airspace does is it makes it easier for airlines to move around the region… the two of them are not mutually exclusive.“If you got rules at every single country determining whether somebody’s going to fly there, you make it much more difficult to provide the transportation services that you need to put in place.”Vanderpool-Wallace is now lobbying for the relaxing of the capacity to fly in the region through one regional airspace, as opposed to having the current multiple points of consideration and discussions before getting anything complete.According to Roscoe Perpall, president of the Bahamas Air Traffic Controllers Union, The Bahamas has been talking for about 15 to 20 years about controlling its airspace.“If we have control, it will create employment opportunities for Bahamians,” he told Guardian Business earlier. “While we have not rationalized the extent of employment opportunities, I know for certain we employ in the vicinity of 100 persons and it’s anticipated we can triple or more the staff requirement to control the airspace.”He said the money earned from greater control of the airspace can go towards the general maintenance of the aviation system. As a signatory to the Chicago Convention, The Bahamas risks a category rating downgrade once again by the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) International Aviation Safety Administration (IASA) if it does not reform the sector in order to comply with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards, according to a recent IDB report.In 2001, The Bahamas’ rating was downgraded from a category one to a category two, based on its Department of Civil Aviation’s lack of compliance with ICAO standards.Source: Caribbean News NowRepublished with permission of the Nassau Guardianlast_img read more

Saudi Arabian takeover interest in Newcastle now intensifying

first_imgNewcastle takeover talk re-emerged over the weekend with fresh claims a deal could be in the offing. No more handshakes says Newcastle Yasir Al-Rumayyan, the chairman of the Public Investment Fund being linked with a £300million takeover of Newcastle, registered a new company with Companies House in January – just before the first reports of a deal being close for the Magpies. The firm was registered on January 21, four days before the Wall Street Journal claimed Saudi interest was ramping up.Advertisement Loading… The consortium fronted by Amanda Staveley and with input from the billionaire Reuben Brothers is in advanced discussions with United. Read Also:Ex-Newcastle winger Solano arrested over virus offence The firm – NCUK Investment Ltd – is a shell company similar to PZ Newco Limited, which was set up by Amanda Staveley at the start of the year. Although the PiF are yet to comment on the Newcastle takeover talk and it’s unconfirmed whether it is directly related to Newcastle, a takeover broker has confirmed that these are commonly registered before a possible takeover to transfer shares in the event a deal is completed. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouMeghan And Harry’s Royal Baby: Everything You Need To Know12 Iconic Actors Whose Careers Were Stunted By A Single Movie10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By Odeith6 TV Characters Whose Departures Have Made The Shows BetterWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Awesome But Ridiculously Expensive Things Bought By Keanu ReevesBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Fantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Art6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricaneslast_img read more

JoAnn Milam

first_imgJoAnn Milam, 62, of Aurora, IN, passed away Thursday, February 18, 2016 in Cincinnati, OH.She was born Saturday, September 12, 1953 in Batesville, IN, daughter of Lois Lewis Craft and the late Thelmer Craft.She worked at Lowes in the home and garden department, for 10 years.JoAnn was a lover of the outdoors. She enjoyed keeping her yard nice for the deer, squirrels and wild birds that she loved to feed. In her spare time she enjoyed crossword puzzles and word searches, but more than anything else, she loved playing and spending time with her granddaughter Rebecca.Surviving are her husband of nearly 45 years, Ronald and daughters, Amy (Shawn) Hall of Aurora, IN, Brandy (Jeff Ober) Milam of Bright, IN; mother, Lois Lewis Craft of Brookville, IN; sisters, MaryAnn (late, Russell) Moore of Brookeville, IN, LeeAnn (Jeff) Lee of Gainesville, FL; brothers, Larry (Debbie) Craft of Aurora, IN, Terry (Carol) Craft of Crawfordsville, IN; grandchild, Rebecca Ober; as well as several nieces and nephews. She will be sadly missed.Friends are invited from 4:00 – 7:00 PM, Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at Rullman Hunger Funeral HomeServices will be held at the convenience of the family.Contributions may be made to the American Lung Association. 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

Cricket News Superman Trent Boult’s Jonty Rhodes-like athleticism awes fans in Wellington ODI vs India

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. highlights Pandya miscued a high full toss from James Neesham to deep backward square leg, Boult ran back and had to go from sun to shadow in the region. However, he kept his eyes on the ball and took a stunning catch. The left-armer ended the innings in style in the final over when last man Yuzvendra Chahal tapped a full ball back to Boult, Mohammed Shami set off for a non-existent run and was sent back mid-pitch. Boult ran to the bowler’s end and flew like superman to break the stumps and run-out Shami.The image of Boult running and throwing himself onto the stumps to un-out a batsman evoked memories of Jonty Rhodes, the ace South African fielder’s effort against Inzamam-ul-Haq in the 1992 World Cup clash between Pakistan and South Africa in Brisbane. Inzamam looked to slog pacer Brian McMillan to square leg but the ball hit his pad and ballooned to point. Inzamam wanted a run but was sent back mid-pitch. The batsman turned but Rhodes ran like a hare from point and threw himself at the striker’s end to demolish the stumps and run-out Inzamam.Brilliant athleticismThis is not the first time Boult has displayed such athleticism at international level. In the 2013 Test against West Indies at the Basin Reserve, Wellington, Denesh Ramdin cut a short ball from Corey Anderson but Boult at point dived to his left and plucked a stunning one-handed catch to dismiss Ramdin. In 2014 against India at the same venue, Ajinkya Rahane miscued a full ball to extra cover off Tim Southee but Boult ran forward and dived to take a catch with one hand.In a Twenty20 match against the West Indies in Dominica, Kieron Pollard pulled Anderson to deep midwicket but Boult took a one-handed catch but lost his balance, he jumped over the ropes while tossing the ball up, he came back in and took the catch diving parallel to the ground. In the Delhi Daredevils vs Royal Challengers Bangalore game in Bangalore, Boult took a stunning catch near the boundary to catch Virat Kohli. Kohli flicked a full toss from Harshal Patel to deep square leg but Boult turned around and took a catch over his head to complete a brilliant catch near the boundary.Boult can bowl marvellously. Boult can field like Superman. Trent Boult is indeed a master. Trent Boult picked up his fifth five-wicket haul in the Hamilton ODI.Boult snapped up MS Dhoni cheaply for 1 in Wellington.India have won a series in New Zealand for the first time since 2009. New Delhi: Trent Boult is well-known as a world-class bowler and his 5/21 in the Hamilton ODI was testament to his great skills. However, not many are aware that Boult is one of the best fielders in the world as well. In the Wellington ODI against India, Boult was on fire not just with the ball but also in the field and his athleticism helped New Zealand restrict the damage after Ambati Rayudu’s brilliant 90 and a magnificent 22-ball 45 from Hardik Pandya which propelled Indian cricket team to 252 all out. Boult continued his great run by getting rid of Shikhar Dhawan for 6 but it was his delivery to MS Dhoni that provided the fans at the Cake Tin with a memorable moment.Boult angled a full ball across on off stump and the delivery straightened on off stump, the former India skipper missed it to be cleaned up for 1. However, Rayudu’s 98-run stand with Vijay Shankar (45) and 74-run stand with Kedar Jadhav (34) laid a solid platform for India and Hardik Pandya’s blitz off 45 off 22 balls put India on course for a big total but it was in the 49th over that Boult’s fielding took precedence.last_img read more