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Indonesia says trade, investment deal with Australia takes effect

first_imgAn Indonesia-Australia deal that eliminates most trade tariffs between the two nations and aims to open up investment, took effect on Sunday, Indonesia’s Trade Ministry said.The Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA), signed last year and ratified by the Indonesia’s parliament in February, aims to boost bilateral trade that was worth $7.8 billion in 2019.”COVID-19 has resulted in economic slowdown in nearly all countries,” Trade Minister Agus Suparmanto said in a statement. “IA-CEPA momentum can be used to maintaining Indonesian trade and improve competitiveness.” In a signing ceremony last year, the two countries said the pact would eliminate all Australian tariffs on imports from Indonesia, while 94% of Indonesian tariffs would be gradually removed.Australia aims to boost exports including wheat, iron ore and dairy, while Indonesia hopes to increase automotive exports, textile and electronics. The deal opens up investment, including for Australian universities in Indonesia.The ministry said in the statement it has issued three regulations to allow for implementation of the deal.Topics :last_img read more

38 Pennsylvania Career and Technical Centers Receive Funding for Equipment Upgrades

first_imgA W Beattie Career Center$30,776 November 28, 2018 Lebanon County CTC$16,860 Parkway West CTC$24,080 Berks CTC$27,925 Bucks County Technical High School$50,000 SUN Area Technical Institute$40,850 Franklin County CTC$26,000 Eastern Westmoreland CTC$22,702 Eastern Center for Arts & Technology$8,813 Lehigh Career & Technical Institute$50,000 Crawford County CTC$45,585 CTC of Lackawanna County$16,733 Keystone Central CTC$3,720 North Montco Tech Career Center$50,000 Seneca Highlands Career and Technical Center$32,785 Lancaster County CTC$49,729 Greater Johnstown CTC$35,517 38 Pennsylvania Career and Technical Centers Receive Funding for Equipment Upgrades Schuylkill Technology Centers$23,977 Lenape Tech$7,248 Monroe Career & Tech Inst$42,835 Warren County AVTS$19,000 Fayette County Career & Technical Institute$48,329 Butler County AVTS$6,500 Mercer County Career Center$37,591 Middle Bucks Institute of Technology$44,290 Dauphin County Technical School$40,100 Susquehanna County CTC$13,355 Greater Altoona CTC$49,800 Upper Bucks County Technical School$43,226 Central PA Institute of Science & Technology$50,000 York Co School of Technology$45,000 Northern Westmoreland CTC$2,000 Central Westmoreland CTC$15,089 Clarion County Career Center$1,600 Economy,  Education,  Innovation,  PAsmart,  Press Release,  Schools That Teach Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) is awarding nearly $1.2 million in competitive grants to 38 career and technical centers and area vocational technical education schools to purchase new equipment that will give students hands-on training for careers needed by local employers.“There is incredible demand for skilled workers in communities throughout Pennsylvania,” said Governor Wolf. “This equipment will help students get the training they need for good jobs in their local communities. This will further strengthen our talented and educated workforce and continue to bring jobs to Pennsylvania while making our economy stronger.”The maximum grant allowed under the program is $50,000, and each grant must be matched dollar-for-dollar from a local source which could include local school funds or contributions from businesses and industry partners.“To prepare students for the 21st century jobs that are driving the Pennsylvania economy, schools need to offer students hands-on training on equipment that is consistent with industry standards,” Education Secretary Pedro A. Rivera said. “These grants, which require a local match, help institutions around the state train their students for the jobs that exist in their local community.”Investing in job training is a priority for Governor Wolf. In addition to these grants, the governor secured an additional $10 million for career and technical education in the 2018-19 state budget – the first increase in 10 years. The governor also launched PAsmart, a $30 million investment in science and technology education, apprenticeships and job training. Through competitive grants, PAsmart will help workers and students get the skills for good, middle-class jobs.Learn more about PAsmart and other programs helping Pennsylvanians get skills needed in the workforce at pa.gov/guides/working-training-pa.The recipients of a 2018-19 Competitive CTE Equipment Grant include: Career Institute of Technology$19,000 Venango Technology Center$21,255 Western Montgomery CTC$44,750 Reading Muhlenberg CTC$50,000 For more information about Pennsylvania’s education policies and programs please visit the Department of Education’s website at www.education.pa.gov or follow PDE on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest. SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Broadbeach Waters abode was once home to the late Dame Zara Bate

first_img58 Monaco St, Broadbeach Waters.A wooden staircase leads to the second level where there is a main bedroom with a balcony and freestanding bath, and three more bedrooms. Other features include a media room, pontoon and kitchen with Bosch appliances. Address: 58 Monaco St, Broadbeach Waters Agent: Stuart Reeder, Ray White Broadbeach/ Mermaid WatersPrice: $2.395 millionInspections: Sat and Sun, 11.45am-12.15pm 58 Monaco St, Broadbeach Waters.Floor to ceiling windows allow the view to be fully appreciated when inside the house.“There’s a 6m void and as soon as you enter the front door you can see the view,” Mr Russo, a photographer said.The ground level features an open-plan design with concrete floors while the lounge and living areas open out to the pool and entertaining area. Dame Zara Bate resided at 58 Monaco St, Broadbeach Waters.Mr Russo said he stayed at the 850 sqm property with Ms Bate’s sons before buying the property.“We stayed there after Zara passed away and I remember catching a lot of fish out the back and thinking ‘that’s it I’m buying this house’,” Mr Russo said. 58 Monaco St, Broadbeach Waters.“You expect to see water and houses but you just see mangroves and trees,” he said. “It’s all natural and will never be built on – it’s just beautiful. I get mesmerised just looking at the water. If you want to live in paradise than this is the place.” center_img 58 Monaco St, Broadbeach Waters.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North4 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa23 hours agoHe eventually knocked the rundown residence down to make way for a modern five-bedroom house which was completed seven years ago. He said the vista – overlooking Cascade Gardens — was one of his favourite features. 58 Monaco St, Broadbeach Waters.IT has a colourful history but this Broadbeach Waters property is now home to a modern abode.Homeowner Emanuele Russo’s family bought the block in 1991.In the 1980s it was home to the late Dame Zara Bate, fashion designer and wife of Australian Prime Minister Harold Holt.last_img read more

Avon Pension Fund searches for hedge fund managers for £165m mandate

first_imgFive percent translates as approximately £165m at current levels, the fund said in the tender notice.The return target for the portfolio is three-month LIBOR plus 3%, or 6% – whichever is the higher – net of fees over rolling three-year periods.Volatility should be one-third to a half of equity markets, the pension fund stipulated.The contract is set to last for 60 months from the date of the award.The deadline for receipt of requests of documents or for accessing documents is midday on 22 December. The Avon Pension Fund is looking for managers to take on a £165m (€211m) mandate to run a portfolio of hedge funds.The UK local authority pension fund – run by Bath and North East Somerset Council – has put out an EU tender for companies to bid for the mandate to set up, implement and manage a diversified portfolio of hedge funds.The pension fund, which already has a 10% allocation to hedge funds, according to data from its website, says the proposed portfolio will equate to around 5% of its assets.No one at the pension fund was immediately available to comment on the tender.last_img read more

Fugro to pay $26.8 million after losing in arbitration case with Tasik

first_imgThe article has been updated with a statement from Tasik Subsea. Dutch contractor Fugro has lost its arbitration with Singapore’s Tasik Toba Subsea related to an early termination of a six-year charter for the Southern Star vessel. As a result, Fugro has been ordered to pay $26.8 million to Tasik.Southern Star vessel. Source: TasikThe vessel started its charter with Fugro in June 2017 and it was supposed to remain with the Dutch company for the following six years. However, Fugro in March 2019 decided to terminate the deal and returned the vessel to its owner.According to Tasik, the vessel had been almost continuously employed by Fugro on some 11 projects in DP3 mode, in Australia, New Zealand and Malaysia during its charter.Following the termination, Fugro has been involved in arbitration proceedings with Tasik regarding the handing back of the long-term chartered DP3 diving support vessel, the Southern Star, to Tasik.According to Fugro, the arbitration tribunal delivered its decision in which it determined that the charter party should not have been terminated and thus Tasik was awarded a sum of $26.8 million.Fugro added it still had a number of counterclaims against Tasik which had not yet been deliberated or decided by the arbitration tribunal and which would be addressed at a later point this year.The Southern Star is equipped with a DP3 dynamic positioning system, 300msw Saturation diving system, and 150-tonne SWL active heave compensated subsea crane.In a separate statement on Wednesday, John Giddens, Tasik CEO, described the award to his company of $26.8 million as a ‘victory for the little guy.’Giddens said: “The press release from Fugro correctly stated that Tasik has been awarded $26.8 million but it failed to mention that we have significant deferred claims against the Dutch company’s Singapore-based subsidiary, which dwarf the counterclaims to which Fugro has referred. These claims are expected to be heard later this year and we’re demanding that Fugro issue balanced and accurate press releases (if any) in connection with our vessel in future.”Offshore Energy Today StaffSpotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Also, if you’re interested in showcasing your company, product, or technology on Offshore Energy Today, please contact us via our advertising form where you can also see our media kit.last_img read more

Dominicans asked to take make early preparations for 2012 hurricane season

first_img Sharing is caring! Share Tweet LocalNews Dominicans asked to take make early preparations for 2012 hurricane season by: – April 5, 2012 Sharecenter_img 11 Views   no discussions Share Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit (file photo).Dominicans are being asked to make early preparations ahead of the upcoming 2012 Hurricane Season.That call has been made by the country’s Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit.He told the ninth inaugural meeting of the Mahaut/Jimmit/Tarreau Village Council last night that precaution is better than cure.“Every time this hurricane season comes around I get very anxious and nervous because I know that we do not have the resources to respond to any damages caused by any natural disasters. I am urging us while we cannot prevent a hurricane from hitting us, we can prepare for it and minimize the impact on our properties and communities”.He warned that citizens must take action now in ensuring that their homes are secured ahead of time.“Start preparing for the season. Ensure that we can look at all the older persons who need improvements in their homes. Do not wait for the disaster to hit. We saw what the flashfloods did to our homes in the constituency. When I saw the extent of damages and individual loss, I am saying we need to take heed of the change in climatic conditions”.The government assisted over 120 families who were affected by flooding due to Tropical Storm Ophelia last year.“Thank God government was able to locate resources to help over 120 people in these communities where we gave you 60% of what you claimed you loss. We have done so in a very difficult economic environment. Dominica is not immune to the global crisis but because of the commitment of government, we had to look deep into our reserves to assist you,” he said.Meanwhile he announced that funds have already been approved for the construction of river defenses to mitigate against future disasters.“Soon we shall start actual construction of river defense walls in Massacre and Mahaut,” he added.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Batesville Boys Soccer Award Winners

first_imgThe Batesville Boys Soccer team had their post season awards banquet on Thursday, November 6th to celebrate another successful season.The Varsity team finished the season 15-2 and undefeated EIAC Conference Champions. The Varsity team broke a school record for fewest goals conceded in a season giving up only 9 goals in 17 games and also tied a school record for most shutouts in a season with 11.Seth Parker broke an individual school record with 20 career shutouts.The Reserve team finished the season 8-3-1 and 4-1-1 in EIAC matches.Individual winners were:Reserve Team: Golden Boot Justin PuenteGolden Glove Kevin KouryReserve Most Valuable Player Justin PuenteReserve Bulldog Kurtis KouryVarsity Team:Golden Boot Austin MeyerGolden Glove Seth ParkerOutstanding Offense Austin MeyerOutstanding Defense Seth ParkerBulldog Jacob Meyer Most Valuable Player Luis Davalos & Ben LockerEIAC All-Conference Luis Davalos (MVP), Ben Locker (MVP), Josh Keith,Austin Meyer, Jacob Meyer, Seth ParkerIndiana Soccer Coaches Association (ISCA)All-District 1st Team Luis Davalos2nd Team Seth Parker Honorable Mention Ben Locker All-Academic Seth Parker, Austin Meyer, Wade Volk ISCA Top Team Player Jacob MeyerCourtesy of Bulldogs Coach Chris Fox.last_img read more

Marriott takes Arizona IMCA Modified Tour finale, crown at Canyon Speedway Park

first_imgHunter Marriott secured the Arizona IMCA Modified Tour title by winning the sixth and final fea­ture Friday at Canyon Speedway Park. (Photo by Cheryl Sluka)By Mike SpiekerPEORIA, Ariz. (Feb. 17) – Hunter Marriott claimed the inaugural Arizona IMCA Modified Tour champi­onship in style Friday night as he topped a 29-car field to win the 25-lap series finale.Marriott drove his way from the fourth starting position to capture his first $1,250 feature win of the tour. He was already on the ballot for the upcoming Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational.“I really liked the car. We had some good runs and we’ve been trying hard all week. The races and tracks have been tough but we prevailed on this one,” said Marriott in victory lane. “I’m just thankful to be here.”Marriott used the second attempt at a lap nine restart to drive around the outside of Curt Lund to take the lead down the back straightaway. Once out front, Marriott withstood a couple late race restarts, holding off Cody Laney and Lucas Schott, to become the sixth different winner in as many races.“I saw Lucas get up [to the outside] once before and [Lund] slowed up going into turn one too much,” said Marriott. “I was able to get down and take his line away and I figured after that I needed to back to the bottom and it worked out.”On the first lap nine restart, the leaderboard was shaken up as Jimmy Gustin, Lund, and Jeff Tay­lor went three wide for the lead. As they exited turn four, Gustin was spun in front of the field, which caused several cars to get stacked up in the incident. As a result, Gustin was among five other drivers who were unable to continue.Laney was one of the big movers, advancing nine positions to finish second after starting 11th. After making his way into the top three on lap 12, Laney rode in the tire tracks of Schott, trying to size him up.“I got to third and I saw Lucas was following [Marriott],” said Laney. “I was pretty good around the bottom and was able to get by Lucas. I could reel in Marriott a little bit, but then the corner started getting slick and I kept messing up my entry. But we had a really good car coming from 11th.”Schott, Lund and Taylor rounded out the top five.Marriott claimed the points championship by 25 markers over Spencer Wilson, followed by Schott.Robbie Conway wheeled his way from 14th to take the lead at the halfway point of the 18-lap Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod feature. Conway used lapped traffic to his advantage as he got by Miles Morris to take the lead out of turn two. Conway went on to take the win by over six seconds over Morris Morris.Brady Bjella was disqualified in post-race tech. That handed the point championship over to Mor­ris.The IMCA Sunoco Stock Car main event was dominated once again by Brendon LaBatte. The Saskatchewan driver led all 20 laps en route to his second consecutive feature win. He was fol­lowed to the line by Aaron Spangler, Troy Jerovetz, Jason Rogers and Elijah Zevenbergen.With his fourth place finish, Rogers secured the Stock Car points title.With the high probability of precipitation forecasted for the rest of the weekend, Arizona Modified Tour officials elected to scratch the remaining two rounds scheduled at Central Arizona Speedway.Feature ResultsModifieds – 1. Hunter Marriott; 2. Cody Laney; 3. Lucas Schott; 4. Curt Lund; 5. Jeff Taylor; 6. Chase Allen; 7. Ethan Dotson; 8. Jason Wolla; 9. Josh McGaha; 10. Spencer Wilson; 11. Bryson Curry; 12. Ryan Roath; 13. Shawn Strand; 14. Jesse Williamson; 15. Paul Stone; 16. Tripp Gay­lord; 17. Bricen James; 18. Ryan Gaylord; 19. Joey Price; 20. Trent Guest; 21. Norman Uptain Jr.; 22. Austin Kuehl; 23. Jason Briese; 24. Jimmy Gustin; 25. Troy Gemmill; 26. Jesse Sobbing; 27. Justin Zeitner; 28: Scott Sluka; 29. Tim Ward.Northern SportMods – 1. Robbie Conway; 2. Miles Morris; 3. Eric Folstad; 4. Jason George; 5. Austin Kiefer; 6. Dwayne Melvin; 7. Ron Poe; 8. Kyle Smith; 9. Dylan Schriner; 10. Mike Tanner; 11. Mike Goodwin; 12. Dale Kunz; 13. Dennis Gates; 14. Cory Hemphill; 15. Terry Bahr; 16. Brian Roode; 17. Mark Madrid; 18. David Harrington; 19. Tommy Wyman; 20. Brady Bjella.Stock Cars – 1. Brendon LaBatte; 2. Aaron Spangler; 3. Troy Jerovetz; 4. Jason Rogers; 5. Elijah Zev­enbergen; 6. George Fronsman; 7. Cody Center; 8. Andrew Altenburg; 9. Race Fisher; 10. Tony Hill; 11. Manny Baldiviez; 12. Joe O’Bryan; 13. Jay Jensen; 14. Richard Veralrud; 15. Larry Brigner; 16. Jody York; 17. Lonnie Foss.last_img read more

Mourinho ignores Pellegrini taunt

first_img “It was not once or two or three times that he said he doesn’t speak about referees. He killed Mark Clattenburg (after City’s draw at Arsenal). “It was not one, two, three, four times, he said he doesn’t speak about me or my team’s opponent. “He did it once more. I think it’s for you to comment. When I said I don’t want to speak about him. That’s what I try to do. “If you want the story you have to speak with him not with me. I keep in my place. I follow my line.” Mourinho, sticking to his line, refused to speak about the prospect of Chelsea’s record goalscorer Frank Lampard returning to Stamford Bridge on January 31 if his Manchester City loan from New York City FC is extended. Mourinho said: “I don’t speak about players from other clubs. That’s not my problem. “We have lots of former players. I don’t want to speak about Frank, (Samuel) Eto’o, (Romelu) Lukaku, Ashley Cole. “If Ashley Cole wins the group or finishes second in the Champions League group (with Roma) and if we do the same can Ashley Cole be back to Stamford Bridge to play against Chelsea? Pellegrini was critical of Chelsea’s style of play in last Sunday’s Premier League draw at the Etihad Stadium, likening it to Stoke. Mourinho said: “I don’t have a reaction. I think you (the media) should, not me. Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho declined the opportunity to respond to Manuel Pellegrini’s “small team” taunt, but suggested the Manchester City manager should commit to his own vow of silence when it comes to discussing rivals. Press Association “I don’t have to speak about players from other clubs.” He also refused to comment on his relationship with Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert, who will be in the opposite dugout at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. The Blues boss would not discuss Roy Keane’s impact as Villa assistant boss or the struggles of Louis van Gaal’s Manchester United. Diego Costa, scorer of seven Premier League goals this term, will start for Chelsea against Villa despite his hamstring travails. Mourinho has revealed Costa can play only one game a week at present, but the Chelsea manager insists he is powerless to stop Spain calling up the striker for next month’s international break. “He plays and he starts the game without problems,” Mourinho said. “The question is always the same: can he finish the game and be in conditions to play in Lisbon 48 hours later? It’s a question that in this moment I don’t know. “In this moment I don’t think about Sporting or the Champions League, I think about Aston Villa in the Premier League. He starts the game.” Ramires remains out with his abductor groin injury and Mourinho hopes the Brazil midfielder can have an extended rest to recover. “It’s a muscular injury. It’s not to play Tuesday or even to play against Arsenal (on October 5). “He needs the international two weeks break. He needs that time. Maybe he can be back after that.” Villa boss Lambert is already preparing his January shopping list after holding talks with the club’s hierarchy. The Villa Park chief has spoken to new chief executive Tom Fox about his transfer plans for the New Year. Lambert will be backed in the transfer market by chairman Randy Lerner. The American watched Villa lose 3-0 to Arsenal last week, his first home game for almost two years, and will continue to support Lambert with funds. “I’ve spoken to Tom Fox about January and whether we need to do something. It depends on personnel and injuries and ultimately the decision will come from the chairman,” Lambert told reporters. “He’s never once said: ‘you can’t do x, y and z’. You put it to him and if he thinks it’s too dear he says no. If he thinks it’s fine then fine. “If the chairman thinks it’s right he tells me I can if not he tells me no. That’s how it should be. “Randy’s been great, really supportive. “He came last week and I’m pretty sure he will get over to more games. “I don’t get any indication he will take the club off the market. I still think if someone comes in and makes an offer to make Aston Villa stronger and it is right for the chairman it will happen.” Villa go to Chelsea on Saturday after suffering their first Premier League defeat of the season to the Gunners. Jack Grealish played 45 minutes of the game and the club are in contract talks with their midfield starlet. Villa have high hopes for the 19-year-old academy graduate and are speaking to Grealish, along with Fabian Delph and Ron Vlaar, about a new deal. Lambert said: “Jack is developing. He’s nowhere near the finished article. He’s at the best place because he can get near the first team. “He’s playing little bits here and there but he’s still far from being an established player. Hopefully something will be done. “You have to put your best foot forward but we’re talking. Delph and Vlaar are different to Jack as they are seasoned professionals and we will see what happens.” Vlaar is likely to miss the trip to Stamford Bridge with a calf injury but Delph has recovered from the illness which affected the Villa squad last week. Nathan Baker, Darren Bent, Ashley Westwood and Andi Weimann are all available after sickness. last_img read more

Syracuse turns in 2nd straight winless weekend

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ For the second weekend in a row, Syracuse couldn’t post a win, tying Robert Morris 1-1 on Friday night before dropping Saturday’s game 2-1 on a late goal in the third period at Tennity Ice Pavilion.On Friday, the Orange got on the board first when Nicole Ferrara scored the first shorthanded goal of the season for Syracuse with 14:41 left to play in the second period.Less than 10 minutes later, the Colonials answered. Ashley Vesci pushed a shot past SU goalie Kallie Billadeau to tie the game.Syracuse held Robert Morris to just two shots attempted on 7:28 while shorthanded.  Through Saturday, the Orange has allowed just eight goals on 67 power play attempts, an 89.1 penalty-kill percentage.Billadeau had 26 saves for SU, while Jessica Dodds finished with 25.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textOn Saturday, a Rebecca Vint goal with just 1:13 remaining in regulation proved to be the dagger in the Colonials’ win at Tennity.Ferrara scored for the second straight game. With 6:48 remaining in the second period, she snuck the puck past Dodds to give SU a 1-0 lead for the second straight game.But again, the lead didn’t hold. Twenty-eight seconds later, Thea Imbrogno tied the game against Billadeau.Billadeau made 26 saves compared to just 17 for Dodds of Robert Morris.Syracuse mustered only two goals on the weekend slate, compared to six last weekend. In its last seven games before this weekend, the Orange scored an average of 3.6 goals per game.—Compiled by Sam Blum, staff writer, sblum@syr.edu Comments Published on November 23, 2013 at 6:05 pmlast_img read more