Private investment contributes 77 percent to economic growth, says Jokowi

first_imgRegional leaders and one-stop services, he went on to say, should fully serve all investors and the services should be extended to all investors, big or small, as small and medium enterprises (SMEs) also created jobs that could help boost economic growth.Read also: Foreign investment rules may be issued before omnibus laws: Senior ministerThe country’s gross domestic product (GDP) grew 5.02 percent last year, lower than the 5.17 percent recorded in 2018. Investment, which is the second-largest contributor to GDP after household spending, expanded 4.06 percent in the fourth quarter, slower than 6.01 percent growth booked in the same period in 2018, Statistics Indonesia data shows.Jokowi also instructed one-stop services to approach businesses. Topics : President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has called on regional administrations to fully cater to investors’ needs in starting businesses to boost investment, which plays a major role in the country’s economic growth.He said the state budget contributed only 16 percent to the country’s economic growth. The figure increases to 23 percent if the state budget is combined with the regional budget.“This means that private businesses and investment contributed 77 percent to our economic activity. This shows how important businesses and private investment are to our economy in creating jobs,” Jokowi said in his remarks at the National Investment Coordination Meeting in Jakarta on Thursday.center_img “One-stop services should visit small shops, warungs and auto repair shops and give them business permits so they can gain easier access to financing,” he said.He instructed regional administrations and one-stop services to help investors resolve issues so projects did not stall, as the realization of Rp 708 trillion (US$51.7 billion) worth of investment was halted last year.“They can create so many new jobs for our people,” he said.last_img read more

Stephen Collins

first_imgPoppy. We invite you to celebrate a funeral mass at 11:00 AM on Friday, October 18, 2019, at St. Charles Catholic Church, 213 W Ripley Street, Milan, IN 47031.  The family will receive friends and family for a reception 12pm – 5:00 pm in the church hall after mass.  The family requests an offering of mass for the repose of Steve’s soul; or memorial contributions to Dearborn and Ohio County Right to Life. Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, 707 South Main Street Box 243, Milan, In 47031, (812)654-2141.  You may go to www.lawscarrmoore.com to leave an online condolence message for the family. Man of God.center_img Stephen E. Collins, 77, of Moores Hill, beloved husband of Judith Collins, died unexpectedly on Friday, October 11, 2019 aboard the USS Yorktown, in Charleston, SC, while attending the Naval Nuclear Power Training Command commencement ceremonies for one of his treasured grandchildren.Husband. Father. Grandfather. Brother. Uncle. Son. Friend. Electrician. Gardener. Woodcrafter. Photographer.Outdoorsman. Train Enthusiast. Fisherman. Traveler. Camper. Baker. Bibliophile. Grill-master. Knights of Columbus. Son of the South. Tinkerer. Mr. Fixit. Patriot.last_img read more

Badgers end indoor season on top, finishing 3rd at NCAAs

first_imgAfter predicting his team to place somewhere between fourth and sixth place in the NCAA Men’s Indoor Track and Field Championships, head coach Ed Nuttycombe isn’t complaining about bringing home the team’s third-place hardware after competing in Fayetteville, Ark., March 8 and 9.“It feels good to be wrong,” Nuttycombe said. “That was about as complete of a team effort at the highest level of collegiate track and field that you could have.”The team placed third behind the three-time champs, Florida, and the No. 1 Arkansas. The Badgers scored 33 total points and Florida and Arkansas racked up 59 and 74 points, respectively.“We wanted to get third really bad and everyone was able to execute. We performed very well, so it was a good day,” sophomore Zach Ziemek said.Ultimately, Nuttycombe knew it wasn’t likely Wisconsin would be able to beat teams like Arkansas and Florida due to the amount of athletes they had qualify. The Badgers sent just seven athletes.Nonetheless, they fought their way to the podium after six of the seven qualifying athletes scored points for the Badgers.“We took seven guys [and] six guys scored – that’s like sending seven people to the batter’s box and six of them get hits,” Nuttycombe said. “On top of that, they set four school records, tied an American record and did it all at the most important meet of the year.”These points came from sophomores Austin Mudd and Ziemek, juniors Japheth Cato and Danny Block and seniors Maverick Darling and Mohammed Ahmed.Nuttycombe said what really got the team’s energy going was Block’s third-place finish in the shot put. Block threw a massive 65 feet, 7.5 inches – the best throw of his career.“I don’t think you can dismiss how important something like that is at that point in the meet,” Nuttycombe said.From there, the records started breaking.Mudd found himself an automatic qualifier in the preliminary mile run after placing third with a time of 4:02.10. The next day in the finals, Mudd ran a new personal best and broke the school record with a time of 3:57.93.In the heptathlon, Cato finished with 6,165 points, just 10 points behind champion Kevin Lazas of Arkansas who scored 6,175 points. This was the closest finish in NCAA history. Cato’s score broke the school record, his personal best and was also the highest nonwinning score in NCAA history.Also in the heptathlon, Ziemek found himself finishing in fifth place after breaking three of his personal bests in day one. By day two, the sophomore tied the collegiate record in the pole vault with 17 feet, 8.5 inches. He also nearly broke the world record of 18 feet, 0.75 inches.“Hopefully I can match that again and maybe go a little bit higher,” Ziemek said.As for the 5,000 meter-run, Darling and Ahmed tag-teamed to place themselves in fourth and fifth place after going in ranked sixth and ninth, respectively. Ahmed finished in 13:41.84, while Darling finished in 13:25.38.“[Ahmed] and I, we’ve been doing this for years now, feeding off of each other. We kind of go back and forth; one race it’s him, one race it’s me. We just work together so well,” said Darling.Ahmed is redshirting in the outdoor season, making this his last race with Darling wearing the Wisconsin uniform. For Darling, it was bittersweet.“Of all the things we’ve been through and all the races we’ve done together, it was just really fantastic to go four and five,” said Darling.Senior Elliot Krause also raced in the 5,000-meter run and placed 12th overall.Darling also found himself competing in the 3,000-meter run, just a day after running in the 5,000.“I wish that race would have gone a little bit better,” Darling said. “At the end of the day, I went out there and gave it my all and tried picking up another team point. [I] just wasn’t able to do it.”Nuttycombe said that a multitude of athletes tried to come back the second day after competing in the 5,000 and did not fair nearly as well as they should have. He said both races were just extremely fast races, but Darling held on as much as he could.“He was doing everything he could because he really wanted to try to score a point or two for the team,” said Nuttycombe. “He came up short point-wise but didn’t come up short effort-wise.”The Badgers wound up finishing with six of seven athletes placing in the top five of their respective races, breaking school records and personal bests, tying collegiate records and nearly breaking world records.“We had a legitimate chance to go and get a trophy because each one of us was capable of scoring,” said Darling. “To take seven guys and be able to do that is pretty significant.”last_img read more

UFC 243: Robert Whittaker vs. Israel Adesanya fight date, PPV price, how to watch and live stream

first_imgIsrael Adesanya record, bioName: Israel AdesanyaNationality: NigerianBorn: July 22, 1989Height: 6-4Reach: 80 inchesTotal fights: 17Record: 17-0 UFC 243 fight cardMain CardRobert Whittaker vs. Israel Adesanya for the undisputed Middleweight championshipAl Iaquinta vs. Dan Hooker; LightweightSergey Spivak vs. Tai Tuivasa; HeavyweightLuke Jumeau vs. Dhiego Lima; WelterweightYorgan De Castro vs. Justin Tafa; HeavyweightPreliminary CardRostem Akman vs. Jake Matthews; WelterweightMaki Pitolo vs. Callan Potter; WelterweightMegan Anderson vs. Zarah Fairn dos Santos; Women’s FeatherweightJamie Mullarkey vs. Brad Riddell; LightweightNadia Kassem vs. Ji Yeon Kim; Women’s StrawweightBruno Silva vs. Khalid Taha; Bantamweight A battle between neighboring countries highlights UFC 243 as middleweight champion Robert Whittaker meets interim titleholder Israel Adesanya at Marvel Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.Whittaker, born in New Zealand but currently residing in Australia, last competed at UFC 225 in June of 2018 when he defeated Yoel Romero by split decision. He was set to return to fight at UFC 234 in Australia against Kelvin Gastelum. Hours before the bout, though, Whittaker (21-4) was forced to pull out as he had to have dual surgery to repair an abdominal hernia of the intestine and a twisted and collapsed bowel. Enter the Nigerian now living in New Zealand in Adesanya. When Whittaker had to bow out of UFC 234, Adesanya’s (17-0) match against the legendary Anderson Silva got bumped up to the main event. The dynamic striker won by unanimous decision.He didn’t stay out of the Octagon long — the UFC put him in an interim title fight vs. Gastelum at UFC 236. In one of the best fights of 2019, Adesanya and Gastelum went toe-to-toe for 25 minutes, leaving their blood, sweat and tears in the cage. But there had to be a winner, and that was Adesanya by unanimous decision, earning him his first UFC belt.Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearIf you are looking to watch a grappling match, then Whittaker-Adesanya isn’t for you. Whittaker has heavy hands with nine knockouts, and Adesanya is arguably the most dynamic striker in the UFC with 13 of his wins by KO.UFC 243 is a one-match show, but that’s all you need because of the magnitude of the main event.When is UFC 243?UFC 243 will take place Saturday, Oct. 5. Pay-per-view coverage begins at 10 p.m. ET. Robert Whittaker and Israel Adesanya should enter the Octagon around 12:15 a.m. ET.How do I watch UFC 243?The main card on pay-per-view can be purchased for $59.99. Every PPV can be seen exclusively through the end of 2025 on ESPN+. Where is UFC 243?UFC 243 will be held at Marvel Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.UFC 243 betting oddsAccording to sportsbookreview.com (as of Oct. 2), it is practically a pick’em fight. Robert Whittaker is a -110 favorite, which means you’d need to bet $110 to win $100. Israel Adesanya is a -120 favorite, meaning if you were to bet $120, you would net $100.Robert Whittaker record, bioName: Robert WhittakerNationality: AustralianBorn: December 20, 1990Height: 6-0Reach: 73 1/2 inchesTotal fights: 25Record: 21-4last_img read more