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PREMIUMSynergy with other state institutions a ‘new soul’ of antigraft body

first_imgGoogle KPK Corruption-Eradication-Comission corruption Code-of-Ethics supervisory-council Firli-Bahuri Joko-Widodo house-of-representatives National-Police Forgot Password ? LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has taken the popular phrase “prevention is better than cure” to a whole new level as it has now been ordered to build synergy with the state institutions it is supposed to watch.Catching politicians or powerful officials in the act during transactions – the hallmark of the past KPK in nabbing corruption perpetrators — will soon be a thing of the past under the new code of ethics for commissioners drawn up by the KPK supervisory board.The draft of the code, revealed by the supervisory board on March 5, includes “synergy” in place of “religiosity” as one of the values driving the work of the commissioners. This includes sharing information and data with other state institutions in fighting corruption.Board chairman Tumpak Hatorangan Panggabean said the new code had been drawn up to accommoda… Topics : Facebook Log in with your social account Linkedinlast_img read more

Gov. Wolf Highlights Efforts to Improve Workforce Development in Pennsylvania, Cuts Ribbon on Northeast Philadelphia Workforce Development Center

first_img March 05, 2020 Gov. Wolf Highlights Efforts to Improve Workforce Development in Pennsylvania, Cuts Ribbon on Northeast Philadelphia Workforce Development Center Jobs That Pay,  Press Release,  Workforce Development Governor Tom Wolf today helped cut the ribbon on Toben Center, Northeast Philadelphia’s first comprehensive workforce development center. He was joined by Sen. Christine Tartaglione, Rep. Jared Solomon and representatives from Toben Center tenants PhillyWorks, Harcum College, and Northeast Learning Center to celebrate this new piece of workforce development, which builds upon programs already established by the Wolf Administration and proposed as part of Gov. Wolf’s 2020-21 Budget.“Workforce development is one of my highest priorities because Pennsylvanians can’t get good jobs without the training they need, and businesses can’t succeed without trained workers,” Gov. Wolf said. “Last year, I signed an executive order creating the Keystone Economic Development and Workforce Command Center. I tasked a group of leaders from labor, business and government with identifying hurdles that prevent workers from finding good jobs, and businesses from finding good workers. The Toben Center will serve as a ladder up for residents of Northeast Philadelphia’s neighborhoods and it will strengthen the business community by creating a stronger pool of educated, skilled workers.”Gov. Wolf’s budget proposes $12 million for competitive grants to address employment barriers and a $2 million increase for WEDnetPA, which helps businesses with training to upskill existing employees. The investments will continue the progress already made on overcoming the hurdles the Command Center identified that can prevent workers from success, including transportation, child care, re-entry, licensure and training. Many of these are addressed by services offered at the Toben Center.The governor’s innovative workforce development initiative PAsmart launched two years ago and has invested $30 million to expand hands-on job training through career and technical education, registered apprenticeships and Next Generation Industry Partnerships. The number of apprentices registered with the Department of Labor and Industry annually has tripled since 2015 when the Apprenticeship and Training Office was created.The center houses the Northeast Learning Center, which provides high school equivalency preparation and exams; Harcum College, which offers course work for human services and business management degrees; and a PhillyWorks and PA CareerLink career and training facility. Many of these services were not previously available in the Northeast.“In today’s macro economy, employment opportunities are plenty,” said Sen. Christine Tartaglione. “Yet many Pennsylvanians find themselves unemployed or underemployed due to local economic conditions or business closings. I am thrilled that the Toben Center will offer the people of the Greater Northeast opportunities to enhance their education and skills, improve their marketability, and connect with potential employers. The Center will help folks advance their careers and create a better life for their families.”“Today is a great day in Northeast Philadelphia as we celebrate the grand opening of a new, innovative approach to job and career training,” Rep Jared Solomon said. “I am grateful to Gov. Wolf for visiting the Toben Center on Castor Avenue to re-affirm his commitment to help the people of Northeast Philadelphia build family-sustaining careers. The Toben Center offers a one-stop-shop for that we have never had before in my neighborhood, and with the Governor’s support, I believe this can be a model for other parts of Philadelphia and Pennsylvania.”“Thanks to my state representative, Jared Solomon, a vision that has been in the planning for several years has come to fruition,” said Bonnie Kaye, M.Ed., director of the Northeast Learning Center. “Our mission at Northeast Learning Center has always been success for people whose lives were at a standstill because they lacked a high school diploma. Now we have an opportunity to open new doors for our students to achieve further success by offering their next step of college or employment.”“Governor Wolf’s dedication to workforce is evident through these types of strategic partnerships, which he spoke of in his recent State budget address,” said H. Patrick Clancy, president and CEO at Philadelphia Works. “As the State’s largest workforce board, we strive to stay aligned with the Governor’s priorities. The location of the Toben Center directly addresses transportation access and gaps in workforce training. The services provided in the center ensure that education and workforce resources are accessible at the same time, in the same space, lessening the burden on career seekers. In workforce, we work better together.”center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Hamptons-style home sells for a record price

first_imgThe home at 35 Emma St, Kalinga.Mr Clarke said he had seen a rise in interest on character-style homes, too. “A lot of people are veering towards this style of home. “They like character, and this style highlights those by the way they are presented.“This is a great representation of things to come.” Inside the two bedroom Hamptons-style home.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus22 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market22 hours agoMarketing agent Tyson Clarke of Sotheby’s said this was a record sale for a two bedroom home in the suburb. The house at 35 Emma St, Kalinga.At 35 Emma St, Kalinga more than 120 spectators attended the auction, and watched on as a two hopeful buyers entered a bidding war to become the new owners of this two bedroom, single level, Hamptons-style home. The crowd at the auction of 35 Emma St, Kalinga. Pic Mark Cranitch.The opening bid was $850,000 and it sold to a young family for $1,270,000. Inside the two bedroom Hamptons-style home.“It’s a sensational result,” he said. “It’s one of the biggest auctions in the suburb.“That speaks volumes for the area.“Kalinga is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after suburbs in Brisbane,” he said. The recently renovated home is a de-elevated 1930’s character home. The house at 35 Emma St, Kalinga.It was a busy day for auctions, with some of Brisbane’s best houses going under the hammer.center_img Auctioneer Matthew Condon, The Auction Group. Pic Mark Cranitch.There were 14 registered bidders, however only two participated in the sale of the property. Inside the two bedroom Hamptons-style home.Mr Clarke said the result today was a great indicator of the future of real estate in the market.“Buyers know what they want, and they know what they’ll pay to get it.” Before the de-elevated renovation.Mr Clarke said he predicts this will become a popular style for renovators.“Over the next couple of years we’ll see a trend of this type of renovation,” he said. “It appeals to baby boomers, and young families. “Single level homes are big on the market now, and I predict that it will only grow more popular. Auction day at 35 Emma St, Kalinga. Pic Mark Cranitch.Mr Clarke said the property was the most clicked listing on realestate.com.au this week.last_img read more

Friday people roundup

first_imgAegon Asset Management, TKP Investments, Tikehau IM, Kames CapitalAegon Asset Management – The €240bn asset manager has appointed Eric van der Maarel as head of European operations as of 1 January 2015. In addition, he will be responsible for Aegon’s €21bn subsidiary TKP Investments, led by Roelie van Wijk. Under the leadership of board member Martin Davis, Kames Capital will continue to expand its activities in the UK, according to Aegon. Van der Maarel has 25 years of experience in financial services at Rotterdam-based asset manager Robeco, most recently as head of institutional sales and account management. Prior to this, he was general manager at Robeco for Japan and Korea. Van der Maarel’s appointment is still subject to regulatory approval.Tikehau IM – Emmanuelle Hsu has joined the sales team in Paris, covering asset managers, banks and multi-managers. She joins from Cedrus AM, where she spent one year as head of sales and marketing for France. Before then, she was at Global Financial Services in charge of the development of multi-managers and institutional clients.Kames Capital – Luc Simoncini has been appointed as a product specialist to work with the equity teams. He joins from Dublin-based Mediolanum International Funds, where he led its marketing efforts. He has also held positions at Schroders and Pioneer Investments.last_img read more

IPE Views: Talk-talk-talking in Brussels

first_imgAs experts themselves, they would have learned little. Few could not have known that the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) legislative proposal is planned to tune up €21bn into a €315bn investment fund, much to come from institutional investors.What the CoR Junker evening did give its audience was access to a palatial building, a state-of-the-art conference room and enticing food and drink to round off the evening. Also, items on the menu were, sadly, not atypical. There was an abundance of lecturing, some of it verging on pontification, and a plethora of generalisations.How’s this for a verbal jewel from someone who should know better? He would be “pleased to engage constructively with MEPs and civil society through this new structure about the Investment Plan for Europe and how it can help give the EU economy a boost”. Perhaps not drivel in itself, but relatively meaningless.Well, some sensible voices at the meeting did state one obvious truth. Potential investors in European infrastructure developments could not be forced to participate, they said. Investors should be free to judge projects on merit!So what do we get from the Committee? In fact, an “opinion”, drafted by its official CoR coordinator, who apparently disdains market-based principles. Claude Gewerc warned against the “risk of territorial concentration”. And he called for “greater attention to be given to weaker regions”.Politically correct? In Brussels, it would sail through! So how about another verbal gem related to EFSI, as a “push forward [to] a new wind of positive change; thus we will boost smart growth and create sustainable jobs”. Good on you, Markku Markkula, Mr CoR President, done at his inauguration into office, in February.However, the CoR did one thing well, to have invited as a speaker Christian Thimann, member of the executive committee at AXA. Thimann suggested EFSI could benefit from setting up a list of viable projects, preferably including a prediction of cash flow for each.  With Solvency II in mind, he would like to see a more rational categorisation of the relevant finance bonds. No doubt, he believes a better a status for EFSI bonds would add considerably to their market attractiveness as compared with simple ‘corporate bonds’.  The Juncker plan conference is, regrettably, not alone. In Brussels, one conference on a subject can follow after another. This talk-talk ‘industry’ achieves little, apart from spinning time away.Furthermore, the actual delivery of speeches is commonly pathetic. And audiences are too polite – or are they too “wet” – to protest at experts delivering incomprehensibly. Some speak at more than 130 words a minute.Talk-talk, indeed. Jeremy Woolfe is less than impressed with level of discourse among Europe’s bureaucrats Progress in the Juncker investment plan to boost the European economy is advancing in Brussels. Is it? In the European Parliament, yes, things look good. The Parliament’s relevant committees have recently voted support, subject to provisos on robbing R&D and transport budgets. And the European Investment Bank is making a racing start.But a conference organised by one of the 45 or so less prominent EU institutions brings to light a woeful Brussels feature. This is to seize any new initiative to feed into an un-stoppable Brussels industry, the talking shop … talk-talk-talk, for its own sake. For the Juncker plan, the EU’s Committee of the Regions (CoR) called in an audience of 300-plus as the victims. The guest list included representatives from fund management, insurance, pensions, political bodies and infrastructure interests such as from railways and other sectors.last_img read more

Israel’s new Ambassador to Dominica presents credentials

first_img Sharing is caring! H.E. Moshe Sermoneta, Israel’s new Ambassador to Dominica presents credentials to His Excellency, the President, Dr. Nicholas J. O. LiverpoolH.E. Moshe Sermoneta is Israel’s new Ambassador to Dominica. The Ambassador presented his letters of credentials to Dominica’s head of state H.E. Dr Nicholas Liverpool on Wednesday.“Throughout the years, Dominica and Israel have maintained friendly relations that were reflected principally in Israel’s commitment to the development of Dominica. This was done through technical assistance extended either directly by the Centre of International Cooperation of the Israeli Foreign Ministry or in cooperation with CARICOM and the OAS’s Young Americas Youth Business Trust (YABT). As recently was last month, for example, Israeli experts participated in a YABT Rural Tourism Business Lab that took place here in Dominica. In the same vein, we are now coordinating a visit of an agricultural expert to the country with a view to expanding our development assistance activity on the ground in accordance with the priorities of the Government of Dominica.”President of Dominica H.E. Dr Nicholas Liverpool welcomed the new ambassador to Dominica.He is confident that there will be continued cordial relations between Dominica and Israel“I have no doubt that you will continue the work of your predecessors in strengthening the bonds of friendship and cooperation which already exist between our two countries and will explore new and better means to improve and deepen bilateral cooperation as we strive for the development of our people.Dominica has not been able to take full advantage of the numerous training courses offered by your country because of the high cost of air travel. It is Dominica’s wish to discuss with your country the possibility of fully funding a few of the courses, in order to encourage broader participation, and also to explore opportunities in areas such as energy, food security, health and education, which could form part of a technical cooperation agreement between our two countries.Our cooperation with your country in the regional and international arena can be counted upon and we look forward to providing continued support for the candidacy of the State of Israel on various international bodies in appropriate circumstances.”The Israeli Ambassador also met with Hon Acting Prime Minister Rayburn Blackmoore.By: Mervin MatthewGovernment Information Service Share Share 15 Views   no discussionscenter_img Tweet LocalNews Israel’s new Ambassador to Dominica presents credentials by: – August 11, 2011 Sharelast_img read more

La Liga: Trippier undergoes hernia operation

first_imgEngland fullback Kieran Trippier has undergone a hernia operation, Atletico Madrid said on Tuesday and so is unlikely to play in the first leg of the Champions League tie against Liverpool.Advertisement The English player had initially tried to overcome the problem without surgical intervention, which did not work.“The operation has been completed without complications and the English international will begin a process of recovery with physical therapy and work in the gym,” said Atletico Madrid without specifying any dates. Loading… Promoted Content9 Talented Actors Who Are Only Associated With One RoleBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemHere’s What Everyday Objects Look Like If Cut In HalfThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Here Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Topcenter_img Read Also: Carrasco returns to Atletico on loan from Dalian YifangAccording to the Spanish press, the right-back could be out for nearly a month. Atletico face holders Liverpool in the Champions League round of 16 on February 18 in Madrid with the return leg at Anfield on March 11.Trippier has been a regular starter at Atletico since arriving from Tottenham in the summer. He missed Atletico’s last three Liga matches in which the club picked up just one point. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Tom J. Niedenthal – Brookville

first_imgMemorial contributions can be directed to Hospice of Cincinnati at 4360 Cooper Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45242 or hospiceofcincinnati.org, the Brookville American Legion, the Brookville Knights of Columbus or to Alzheimer’s Association.  To sign the online guestbook please visit www.cookrosenberger.com.  The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Tom Niedenthal. Tom J. Niedenthal, of Brookville, was born on March 15, 1944 in Batesville, a son to Frank and Martha Meyer Niedenthal.  He served his country during the Vietnam War Era with the United States Air Force. On April 23, 1971 he married Karen Brackney at St. Michael’s Church in Brookville.  Tom worked at Risch Implement Company and later General Electric in Cincinnati.  Together with Karen, he owned Four Seasons Florist in Brookville from 1990 through 2010.  Tom was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church and a 4th Degree Knight with the Brookville Knights of Columbus.  He was active with the Bernard Hurst, Brookville American Legion and performed graveside military honors for many years with their firing squad.   Tom loved all sports but was especially fond of playing cards and golf.  He also enjoyed gardening and rabbit hunting with his beloved beagles, Lizzy, Casi and Jax.  On Sunday, December 23, 2018 at the age of 74, Tom passed away at Bayley in Cincinnati, Ohio Those surviving who will cherish Tom’s memory include his wife of 47 years, Karen Niedenthal; daughter, Mandi (Devin) Bennett of Cincinnati; one sister, Diane Niedenthal of Fairfield, OH; one brother, Robert (Karen) Niedenthal of Oxford, OH; grandchildren, Gavin, Brooklyn, and Hailey; one niece, Jenifer Niedenthal of Chicago, IL; one nephew, Jonathan (Shannon) Niedenthal of Orlando, FL, and one great-niece, Kiera Mae Niedenthal.  He was preceded in death by his parents.center_img Friends may visit with the family on Friday, December 28, 2018 from 5 until 8 p.m., beginning with Rosary at 4:30 at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 929 Main Street, Brookville.  Fr. Vincent Lampert will officiate a Mass of Christian burial on Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Michael Church.  Burial with full military honors provided by the Brookville American Legion, Bernard Hurst Post #77 will conclude services at St. Michael cemetery.last_img read more

WDFA’s GFF/Stag Beer Football League

first_imgWales record second win over Jetty GunnersWALES recorded their second victory when the West Demerara Football Association(WDFA)/Guyana Football Association/Stag Beer League continued on Saturday at the Den Amstel ground, West Coast Demerara.According to reports, The West Bank Demerara side edged Jetty Gunners 1-0 through a Seon Lynch 39th minute goal;during a hard-fought and bruising affair,and this allowed his team (Wales) to move to sixth place in the points standing, with seven points from an equal number of matches.To date, Wales have played seven matches:losing three, drawing two,and winning two.With eight goals for and nine against,they have a goal difference of minus one.Jetty Gunners on the other hand is at eight in the points standing, after playing six matches. They won one game, lost four and drew one. They have so far scored five goals and conceded 14 for a minus nine goal difference;and currently has four points.During the course of the game, Jetty Gunners were reduced to nine men as Brian Rodrigues and Ryan Haynes were both issued red cards, in the 65th and 70th minutes respectively.Meanwhile, Den Amstel with 16 points continue to lead the points table after playing six matches. They have so far won five and drew one, with 15 goals to their name and six against, for a goal difference of plus nine.Pouderoyen is second with 13 points from five matches. They have so far won four of their matches and drew one, with 20 goals for and six against.Young Achievers is next with 12 points from eight matches. They won four and drew an equal amount and to date, have scored 16 goals and conceded eight.The fourth place team in the points standing is Eagles ,with 10 points from five matches. They won three, lost one and drew one.Uitvlugt,who is currently in fifth with 10 points, also won three of their four matches and drew the other.However Eagles have scored 19 goals and conceded 8,for a goal difference of plus 8.Uitvlugt has so far scored seven goals and conceded one for a plus six goal difference.The League was scheduled to continue yesterday with a double-header at the same venue where Stewartville was scheduleto face Vegae Boys in the feature match.Den Amstel was slated to tackleEagles in the opening fixture.last_img read more

Bishoo re-routes Pakistan

first_img(ESPNCricinfo) – A 16-wicket day brought the Dubai day-night Test to life as Pakistan’s 400th Test swung one way and then the other. After Yasir Shah’s three wickets – which brought him a five-wicket haul and his 100th Test scalp – helped Pakistan secure a 222-run first-innings lead, Devendra Bishoo hit back with a career-best 8 for 49 to skittle Pakistan for 123 and leave West Indies with an outside chance of victory.Devendra Bishoo is all smiles after his eight-for, Pakistan v West Indies, 1st Test, Dubai, 4th day, October 16, 2016 ©AFPDevendra Bishoo is all smiles after his eight-for, Pakistan v West Indies, 1st Test, Dubai, 4th day, October 16, 2016 ©AFPWest Indies lost Kraigg Brathwaite early in their chase of 346, before Leon Johnson and Darren Bravo shared a 60-run stand to lift the team. But Johnson’s late dismissal and Marlon Samuels’ early struggles against the legspin of Yasir served as a reminder that West Indies still have an uphill task on the final day.Having declined to impose the follow-on, Pakistan chased quick runs and lost two early wickets before tea. Sami Aslam and Babar Azam added 57 off 70 balls after the interval to steady the innings and swiftly build the lead. But Bishoo then benefitted from some ambitious shots, and some good, spinning deliveries to rip through Pakistan, taking seven of the eight wickets that fell either side of the dinner break.With the score at 77 for 2 and the lead at 299, Azam played a loose cross-batted shot onto his stumps off Bishoo. Aslam played a late cut into the hands of Jermaine Blackwood at first slip and Misbah-ul-Haq was bowled after missing a slog sweep. The left-handed Mohammad Nawaz shouldered arms to his third ball, only to see a fizzing leg break cannon into his off stump. When Wahab Riaz miscued a slog sweep to Brathwaite at deep midwicket, Bishoo had his sixth of the innings. Jason Holder then had Yasir caught and bowled off the last ball before dinner.Bishoo wrapped up the innings within five balls of the resumption, getting Sarfraz Ahmed stumped, before hitting Mohammad Amir’s middle stump, his fourth bowled dismissal of the innings. That capped a collapse of eight wickets for 46 runs. Bishoo’s plunder and Pakistan’s slump still left West Indies with a daunting target, but they could hardly have dreamed of a better outcome at the start of the day.Day four had begun much as day three had done – with an early wicket for Yasir. A very full leg break pitched just in line with the stumps and spun in before hitting the batsman’s pads. Dowrich had played across the line and missed.Bishoo and Holder then survived a stern short-ball examination from Amir and Wahab, putting on a 21-run stand that raised West Indies’ hopes of extending their resistance. That was not to be – Yasir got through Holder’s defences with a tossed-up googly and then bowled Miguel Cummins with a big-spinning leg break that evaded the batsman’s wild swipe. That was Yasir’s 100th Test wicket, in his 17th match, making him the joint-second fastest bowler to the mark. Nawaz finished the job in the next over. It had taken Pakistan just 14.5 overs to take the remaining four wickets, bowling West Indies out for 357.While a wicket-filled day brought West Indies back into the match, they will require the balance to shift back in favour of the batsmen if they are to score the 251 more runs needed for victory on a fifth-day Dubai pitch.ScorecardPakistan 2nd inningsS. Aslam c Blackwood b Bishoo 44Az. Ali lbw b Gabriel 2A. Shafiq lbw b Bishoo 5B. Azam b Bishoo 21Misbah-ul-Haq b Bishoo 15S. Ahmed st Dowrich b Bishoo 15M. Nawaz b Bishoo 0W. Riaz c K. Brathwaite b Bishoo 5Y. Shah c&b Holder 2So. Khan not out 1M. Amir b Bishoo 1Extras (b-10 nb-2) 12Total (all out, 31.5 overs) 123BowlingS. Gabriel 7 – 1 – 23 – 1(nb-1)M. Cummins 7 – 0 – 29 – 0(nb-1)D. Bishoo 13.5 – 1 – 49 – 8J. Holder 4 – 0 – 12 – 1West Indies 2nd innings (Target: 346 runs)K. Brathwaite b Amir 6L. Johnson lbw b Amir 47Da. Bravo not out 26M. Samuels not out 4Extras (lb-5 nb-2 w-5) 12Total (for 2 wickets, 31 overs) 95To bat: J. Blackwood, R. Chase, S. Dowrich, J. Holder, D. Bishoo, M. Cummins, S. GabrielBowlingM. Amir 8 – 1 – 26 – 2(w-1)So. Khan 2 – 1 – 4 – 0Y. Shah 13 – 2 – 40 – 0M. Nawaz 4 – 1 – 7 – 0W. Riaz 4 – 0 – 13 – 0(nb-2)last_img read more