Brac and Solta are connected by a boat line for the first time

first_imgFinally, the high-speed two-way line Split-Rogač (Šolta) -Milna (Brač) was introduced, which connected the islands of Šolta and Brač for the first time.As reported by the Split-Dalmatia County, the line will be co-financed by the County with one million kuna a year, and the fast ship with 253 passenger seats that has so far operated from Split to Rogač on the island of Šolta will continue sailing towards Milna on the island of Brač. in Split.This is the result of the initiative of the Split-Dalmatia County, which initiated communication with Jadrolinija and the leaders of the island’s local governments last fall, last year, in order to better connect the islands, extend the tourist regime of high-speed lines to October and the possibility of reducing transport prices on weekends. ”In addition to co-financing the line for the transport of students from Šolta to Split with 1,1 million kuna, the county will also co-finance Krilo shipping company, the concessionaire of the new high-speed line Milna – Rogač – Split, with a return in the evening from Split via Rogač. in Milne. This line will, among other things, during the tourist season allow tourists daily visits from Brac to the island of Solta and vice versaSaid Blaženko Boban, prefect of the Split-Dalmatia County.The carrier is the shipping company Krilo shipping company from Krilo Jesenice, and the line has been established since the beginning of this year. Sailing between Rogač on Šolta and Milna on Brač takes about 20 minutes and this traffic connection between Brač and Šolta will be extremely important in the summer months when many tourists will be able to leave from one island to another and return to their place of residence during the same day. The fast ship on the newly established maritime line will depart from the City Port of Split every day at 18.30 pm and sail to Rogač on Šolta to disembark passengers, and then continue sailing towards Milna on Brač. There, the ship will spend the night and set sail in the morning at 6.25 am to Rogač on Šolta and then towards Split.Source: HRT / HrTurizam.hrlast_img read more

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Hooliganism between Arema, Persebaya soccer fans causes Rp 250 million losses: Authorities

first_imgThe vehicles were burned and vandalized after supporters of the two opposing sides met at Jl. Kapuas – located around 1 kilometer from the stadium. The brawls also left six people injured.“We estimate the losses from damaged vehicles and injured people to be more than Rp 200 million,” he told journalists on Thursday.Financial losses also arose from damage inflicted on rice farms and food stalls. Hakim said 25 farmers in Bendo village lodged Rp 51 million-worth of claims over the damage to 6 hectares of rice fields. Eleven food stall owners also claimed losses from supporters who ate without paying.Read also: Two injured, four motorbikes burned in soccer hooliganism between Arema, Persebaya fans Clashes between supporters of Arema Malang and Persebaya Surabaya soccer teams in Blitar, East Java, on Tuesday caused a total of Rp 250 million (US$18,275) in material losses, local authorities have revealed.Several brawls between supporters of the two rival soccer teams were reported outside the stadium during and after the semifinal round match of the East Java Governor’s Cup, which ended with Persebaya beating Arema 4-2.Blitar National and Political Unity Office (Kesbangpol) head Hakim Sisworo said a fact-finding investigation into the clashes had been completed, which revealed that the losses were mainly caused as a result of the destruction of 13 motorbikes and a car during the brawls. East Java provincial secretary Hery Cahyono announced shortly after the semifinal match that the provincial administration would compensate losses inflicted in the clashes.The soccer competition was organized by the East Java administration, in collaboration with the East Java branch of the Soccer Association of Indonesia (PSSI). The final match between Persebaya and Persija Jakarta is scheduled for Thursday at Delta Sidoarjo Stadium in Sidoarjo, East Java.Acting Blitar mayor Santoro said the administration apologized to local residents over the inconvenience and losses endured following the brawls.He went on to claim that the administration had been in a difficult position in accepting the offer to host the match, given the long rivalry between the two team’s supporters.Arema’s fans are known as “Aremania” and Persebaya’s as “Bonek”. The rivalry between the two soccer teams is heightened by both being from East Java.Such hostile rivalry forced the competition organizer to move the semifinal match from Kanjuruhan Stadium in Malang to Blitar.Read also: Soccer a deadly game in IndonesiaBlitar Police chief Adj. Comr. Leonard Sinambela said the incident at Jl. Kapuas occurred because the police failed to block an Aremania group from approaching one of Bonek’s gathering points on the street.He admitted that the 1,000 security personnel deployed during the match day were far from adequate to control thousands of supporters coming to Blitar from various directions, meaning the initial plan to concentrate them in two separate venues failed.“There were some groups among the supporters egging each other on to get closer to their rivals,” he said, adding that the police had arrested one teen for possession of a bladed weapon.Topics :last_img read more

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Investors question government’s transparency in handling COVID-19 crisis

first_imgInvestors are questioning the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Indonesia amid a selling spree on the domestic stock market as the country records rapid increases in the number of confirmed cases and death toll.They expect the government to take swift action in containing the novel coronavirus spread while demanding more data transparency.“The lack of a swift response from the government to the situation is what is causing investor confidence to decline right now,” Sucor Sekuritas head of business development Bernadus Wijaya told The Jakarta Post on Thursday. The government appeared to have changed gear following widespread criticism of its first response to the pneumonia-like illness. Jokowi had previously allowed his trusted Health Minister Terawan Agus Putranto and several other high-ranking officials to confidently declare that the country was “immune” to the virus, disregarding the 2 million Chinese tourists who visited Indonesia annually and the lack of testing in the country.Read also: Despite low airfares, people avoid travel as fears grow amid COVID-19 outbreakMarket players, however, seemed to take the statements with a grain of salt as they steadily abandoned the domestic stock market from late February,­­­ even before the first COVID-19 case in Indonesian soil was discovered.The Jakarta Composite Index (JCI) has lost almost 35 percent of its value so far this year as it closed Thursday’s session 5.2 percent lower at 4,105.42, the lowest level since September 2013. Foreign investors have recorded a net sell of around Rp 9.46 trillion (US$597.22 million) so far this year.Anugerah Mega Investama director Hans Kwee said the lack of confidence among investors was also caused by the government’s opaque COVID-19 data revealed to the public.“Some investors, like the public, are questioning the accuracy of the government’s data on the illness’ development in the country,” he told the Post over the phone.Read also: Indonesia scrambles to contain coronavirus as most hospitals not readyEven though the government updated the COVID-19 cases daily, not all analysts are entirely confident about the data. Moreover, the government is still reluctant to release detailed history of the places that patients have visited in the days before they contracted the virus, further complicating the public’s efforts to take precautionary measures to protect their health.The lack of transparency, Hans said, was worsening the already bad situation in the capital markets. Global investors have expressed concerns that the virus spread could trigger a global recession as it disrupts business activity worldwide, including in Indonesia.Read also: ‘We don’t want people to panic’: Jokowi says on lack of transparency about COVID casesFinance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati said the country’s economic growth might drop to just 4.5 percent in the first quarter, further slowing from the 4.97 percent recorded in last year’s fourth quarter.Bank Indonesia (BI) also revised down on Thursday its economic growth projection to between 4.2 and 4.6 percent this year, which would be the lowest levels since 2005. The figure is far lower than last month’s projection of between 5 and 5.4 percent.Faisal Nugraha, a 26-year old bank employee who has invested in the stock market for six years, admitted that the government’s lack of detailed information on the COVID-19 cases was what caused him to be reluctant to invest more money in the capital market.“It feels as if the government is only publishing data that will advantage them in some way, like increasing the number of cases to make the virus mortality rate decline,” he said.Read also: To buy it or not: Retail investors are torn amid volatile stock marketFaisal said he was pessimistic that the government would be able to handle the situation well and restore his confidence in the capital market.“I won’t invest my money in the capital market until the coronavirus is contained because looking at the external sentiment and the way the government is handling the issue, I’m not so sure that the capital market will recover anytime soon,” he said.Topics : The government, he went on to say, should act faster in preventing the infection spreading by testing more people for the virus to help restore investor confidence in Indonesian assets.Read also: Businesses call for transparent action in handling novel coronavirusIndonesia reported 82 new confirmed cases in a day, bringing the total infected number to 309 people as of Thursday afternoon. The fatality number, meanwhile, increased to 25.President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo ordered his subordinates on Thursday to perform rapid tests for COVID-19 across the country in a bid to accelerate detection of the disease.last_img read more

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Indonesia’s Q1 economic growth the weakest since 2001, slows more than expected

first_imgIndonesia’s economy grew 2.97 percent in the first quarter, the weakest since 2001, as household spending and investment growth slowed amid the coronavirus outbreak, which has started to wreak havoc on the economy, Statistics Indonesia (BPS) announced on Tuesday.The first quarter figure had decreased from 5.07 percent recorded in the first three months last year.“All of the economic sectors still grew in the first quarter despite slowdown in economic activity due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” BPS head Suhariyanto said on Tuesday. “This is far lower than many projections as it is not easy to make one with uncertainties surrounding the economy.” Investment, meanwhile, grew 1.7 percent in the first quarter, a far cry from the 5.03 percent recorded over the same period last year.However, despite the pandemic, exports grew 0.24 percent from last year’s contraction of 1.58 percent. Meanwhile, imports contracted 2.19 percent, slightly better than the 7.47 percent contraction in the corresponding period last year.Government expenditure grew 3.74 percent in the first quarter, lower than the 5.22 percent recorded in the first quarter last year, as the government halted business trips and event spending as it refocused the budget on funding the fight against COVID-19.The government has allocated Rp 436.1 trillion (US$28.9 billion), mainly for healthcare spending, social safety nets and tax incentives for almost all economic sectors, as well as incentives for small and medium firms as it works to cushion the pandemic impacts.It expects a massive drop in economic activity in the second quarter as more regions impose PSBB. Overall, the government expects the economy to grow 2.3 percent this year under the baseline scenario. However, under the worst-case scenario, the economy may shrink 0.4 percent.Topics : The government expects the economy to grow between 4.5 percent and 4.7 percent in the first quarter, while Bank Indonesia (BI) has projected gross domestic product (GDP) to expand by 4.3 percent. Economists surveyed by Bloomberg also expect 4 percent growth in the quarter.The GDP report reflected the early impact of widespread disruptions to the economy as the government called on people to implement physical distancing measures to contain the virus spread, forcing businesses and factories to shut down and consumers to stay home.As many as four provinces and 22 regencies/cities nationwide have implemented large scale social restrictions (PSBB), including business hub Jakarta, to curb the spread of the virus.Household spending, which accounts for more than half of GDP, grew sluggishly by 2.84 percent in the first quarter – far lower than 5.01 percent recorded over the same period in 2019 – led by a drop in vehicle sales and retail sales as people increased spending on health care.last_img read more

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Honda to focus on digital racing this year

first_imgPT HPM’s business innovation, sales and marketing director Yusak Billy said the company had pledged a commitment to popularizing car racing in Indonesia by expanding its virtual racing activities.“We believe that the virtual racing activities will bring joy to more people, especially during this pandemic that has restricted people from doing many outdoor activities,” he said.The two racing platforms add to the collection of the manufacturer’s virtual races. Meanwhile, a virtual competition of a different type, the Honda Brio virtual modification #3, has been running since May.  More than 700 gamers have sent their works of modification for the competition, which is being held for the third time and takes the theme “racing garage” this year.Topics : Car manufacturer PT Honda Prospect Motor (HPM) has developed a digital platform, Honda Racing Simulator Championship (HRSC), which has been serving as the stage for the first simulator race in the country. More than 200 racing and gaming enthusiasts participated in the qualifying round held from June 15 to July 4.Currently, as many as 60 virtual racers are left to participate in the race’s second round, which was held virtually at the Suzuka and Sepang international circuits in Japan and Malaysia, respectively. The final stage will be held on Aug. 29.Honda also plans to introduce an app-based drifting race game dubbed “Brio virtual drift challenge” that uses Honda Brio as its car model. The game is to be introduced in August.last_img read more

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Wolf Administration Launches Loan Program to Help Older Pennsylvanians and Those with Disabilities Live Where They Choose

first_imgWolf Administration Launches Loan Program to Help Older Pennsylvanians and Those with Disabilities Live Where They Choose May 09, 2017 Human Services,  Press Release,  Results,  Seniors Harrisburg, PA – Governor Wolf announced that the departments of Human Services (DHS) and Community and Economic Development (DCED) are now accepting applications for the Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) loan program.The loans are intended to support long-term care providers as they position themselves to successfully transition to managed care in Community HealthChoices, Governor Tom Wolf’s plan to improve the quality of care for seniors and individuals with disabilities through managed long-term services and supports.“HCBS will allow seniors and individuals living with disabilities to transition from living in long-term care facilities to residing in the community, ensuring that people have choices about where they live and receive services,” Governor Wolf said. “My administration is committed to serving more people in the community – where they want to live.”It’s expected that loans – for startups, reconfiguration, or expansion – will range from $50,000 to $200,000.“These loans will support projects that help the commonwealth to improve the quality of care for seniors and people with disabilities by building infrastructure so individuals will have more choices available to them,” DHS Secretary Ted Dallas said. “Through these funds, individuals will be served in the right setting with the proper amount of services and supports to help all Pennsylvanians live full, independent lives on their own terms.”DHS can receive loan applications at any time of the year and will process them on a first-come, first-served basis. DCED will then work with DHS to process the loans.“The collaborative effort necessary to launch this program is a demonstration of our commitment to Governor Wolf’s government that works initiative for a common goal of creating a better Pennsylvania,” said DCED Secretary Dennis Davin. “DCED is proud to be a part of such an important program.”Visit here for more information on the HCBS loan program, or here (PDF) for the loan application.center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Inside Emily Palmer’s property empire

first_imgAll the properties have been fetching good rental, including the one that’s currently on the market for sale in Corinda. That home’s rent was appraised at $640 week, and sits across from Dunlop Park, the Oxley Football Club and Dunlop Pool with the 18-hole Oxley Golf Course a five-minute walk away. In 2010 she had it listed for rent at $450 a week, which went to $495 two years ago and this month raised further to $640 a week. PALMER PRINCESS PROPERTY PORTFOLIO: (Homes listed to E Palmer) More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market19 hours ago Paradise Point, QLD, 4216 House: 4 bed 4 bath 828sqm Sale Price: $1,600,000 Sale Date: 26 Oct. 2012 Yaroomba, QLD, 4573 Unit: 3 bed 2 bath 282sqm Sale Price: $928,500 Sale Date: 19 Apr. 2006 819 Oxley Road Corinda, QLD, 4075 House: 4 bed 3 bath 405sqm Sale Price: $120,000 Sale Date: 4 May 2003 Little Mountain, QLD, 4551 House: 3 bed 2 bath 2,099sqm Sale Price: $100,000 Sale Date: 12 Mar 1990 Taringa, QLD, 4068 House: 3 bed 2 bath 407sqm Sale Price: $75,000Sale Date: 29 Jul. 1982 Broadbeach Waters, QLD, 4218 House: 3 bed 2 bath 817sqm Sale Price: $0 Sale Date: ? (Source: CoreLogic) Ms Palmer is also fortunate enough to own a great rental property in university suburb Taringa, which of course is on the same river peninsula as the University of Queensland. It’s a beautiful art deco home that the young lady has had upgraded. It was bought for $75,000 in 1982 — 13 years before she was born.But by far the most luxurious of them all is a four bed mansion in Paradise Point on the Gold Coast — a stunning four bedroom, four bathroom home that was bought for $1.8m on her 18th birthday. The outlook at her Paradise Point property. Clive Palmer holding Mary, his baby daughter with second wife Anna (far left), and flanked by Emily and Michael, his son and daughter from his first marriage in this file picture supplied by Clive Palmer. Picture: SuppliedBEING the daughter of embattled businessman Clive Palmer does have its perks, like being able to sell off one of your six residential properties to raise some cash.Emily Palmer, Clive’s 23-year-old daughter from his first marriage, is listed as owning six properties — five of which she ended up with after the untimely death of her mother, Susan over a decade ago.It’s one of those homes that she’s decided to sell — a four-bedroom house at 819 Oxley Road in Corinda, 8.8 kilometres from the Brisbane CBD. The property had been bought three years before her mother passed away for $120,000 and the land alone was last year valued at $300,000, according to CoreLogic records.The list of titles have set her up so comfortably, she doesn’t need her father’s finances. INSIDE CLIVE PALMER’S NEWEST BRISBANE MANSION MICHEAL PALMER NEVER HAS TO WORK A DAY IN HIS LIFE NOW PAT RAFTER LOSES MILLIONS IN PROPERTY DEAL Emily Palmer’s Paradise Point mansion is the jewel in her property crown. Picture: Realestate.com.au Her titles include a three bedroom, two bathroom house on a large 817sqm block in popular Broadbeach Waters on the Gold Coast.She also owns a three bedroom unit at Coolum on the Sunshine Coast that was listed as having sold to the family for $928,000 over a decade ago, and is now in her name.There’s also a three bed house on a massive 2099sqm block in Little Mountain that was bought for $100,000 four years before she was born. That one’s a three bedroom, two bathroom home. Quite an iconic view from her Broadbeach Waters investment.last_img read more

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Lady of Fair Haven Feast to be celebrated in August

first_imgChair of the Joint Committee, Val Cuffy (left) and Dean of the Roseau Cathedral, Fr. Nigel KaramInformational and education sessions, a triduum, a fair and a concert have been announced among activities to commemorate the Lady of Fair Haven Cathedral Parish Feast.The Feast will be celebrated for one week beginning on 12 August 2018 with a grand fair and climax on Sunday 19 August – the feast day – with a breakfast immediately after mass has been celebrated.The Parish includes the Roseau Cathedral, and chapel communities of Laudat, Trafalgar, Morne Prosper and Wotten Waven.A triduum, which is three nights of prayer and praise, will be held from 14 August as part of preparations for the feast.According to Dean of the Roseau Cathedral, Fr. Nigel Karam, as important as the feast day is the preparation is equally important.“We’re inviting our community members, our parishioners and also parishioners from other parishes to join us for that preparation, in order to celebrate the feast well, to prepare our hearts, to prepare our minds, to prepare our souls,” Fr. Karam said during a press conference on Thursday 12 July 2018.Sister Loreen Royer, an accomplished theologian who has taught at the regional seminary in Trinidad, will be the featured speaker for the triduum. She will be speaking about three components of stewardship; communion, conversion and covenant.“These are three important biblical themes that help to support stewardship, as we think about ourselves as God’s stewards in the world, as we think about ourselves as disciples of Christ; people who have been entrusted with a mission,” Fr. Karam explained.This year, the feast celebrations will begin with the fair, for the first time, Chair of the Joint Committee, Val Cuffy told the press conference.The Fair is scheduled for Sunday 12 August from 2PM and will be a hub of activity including games, food, bazar, and entertainment. Tickets cost ten dollars for adults and five dollars for children.“We’re also going to be including areas for the fair where you can come and speak to insurance agents as it relates to your coverage for your hurricane preparedness so that is a new aspect,” Cuffy informed. “We’re also going to be working with one of the medical institutions so that you can come and check on your health; get your blood pressure checked, get your blood sugar checked,” he added. There will be games, activities and giveaways for children as well as adults, while DJ Mix, DJ Snow, the Swinging Stars, Signal and Triple K Bands will provide entertainment.On Friday 17 August there will be a celebration of song (concert) to which a number of choirs have been invited to participate.A community outreach, which will take the format of a T20 softball cricket match, is scheduled to take place in the Roseau Valley on Saturday 18 August. It will be the Bishop’s eleven competing against the Dean’s eleven.On Feast Day – Sunday 19 August – there will be a procession from the Old Market commencing at 8:30AM while the mass will commence at 9AM. All attendees for the procession and mass are encouraged to wear Kweyol attire.“Don’t prepare any breakfast on that Sunday, you come to church,” Cuffy said because immediately following mass, there will be a community breakfast.“We’ll be having packages of ten dollars, fifteen dollars that you can take to go home with,” he said.There will also be a VIP set-up where persons can purchase a twenty-five dollars ticket in advance “and sit and have your breakfast just as if you are at Fort Young Hotel”.The proceeds from the Fair and concert will go towards completing the Roseau Cathedral and Fr. Karam is therefore urging all Catholics, all Christians and the general public to support these activities which will assist the Church in securing resources to reach out and preach the gospel.“We have to be creative in raising those resources because the Church depends on the generosity of the people,” Fr. Karam noted.“So the feast is about prayer, praise but also celebration of who we are as God’s people, and promotion of the Kingdom of God in the end; this is the ultimate goal, the promotion of God’s kingdom and God’s reign and to help to unify the parish, to help to celebrate God’s saving deeds in our community,” he added. 394 Views   no discussions Tweet EntertainmentFaithLifestyleLocalNews Lady of Fair Haven Feast to be celebrated in August by: – July 16, 2018 Sharecenter_img Share Share Sharing is caring!last_img read more

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March 26, 2018 Police Blotter

first_imgMarch 26, 2018 Police Blotter052618 Decatur County Fire Report052618 Decatur County EMS Report052618 Decatur County Law Report052618 Decatur County Jail Report052618 Ripley County Jail Report052618 Ripley County 911 Reportlast_img

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