President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo signed Government Regulation No. 25/2020 on the public housing savings program (Tapera) on May 20.The regulation provides further instruction for fund management body BP Tapera in collecting and organizing money for public housing intended for civil servants, military and police personnel, state-owned enterprise employees and private employees.Formal workers and individuals with monthly salaries equal to or surpassing the minimum wage, including foreign workers living in Indonesia for at least six months, are required to participate in the program. Its purpose is to accelerate the government’s program to build 1 million houses a year. “The public housing savings program will require its participants to pay a monthly deposit that equals 3 percent of an employee’s monthly salary,” says Article 15 of the regulation as quoted by kompas.com.Read also: Housing program exceeds 1 million target in 2018The 3 percent payment is split between the employer and employee, with the employee paying 2.5 percent and the employer paying 0.5.Tapera program contributions end when a participant reaches the age of 58. The participants can then draw their public housing savings after retirement.BP Tapera will replace the Housing Savings Advisory Board for Civil Servants (Bapertarum-PNS), with the latter expected to hand over its assets totaling Rp 12.3 trillion (US$861 million) to the former. The government has injected Rp 2.5 trillion into BP Tapera so far.Bapertarum-PNS has a total of 6.7 million participants, both active civil servants and retirees. (trn)Topics :
October 18, 2020
October 6, 2020
14 Westminster Court, Sovereign Islands.A TELSTRA outage may have slowed down proceedings but a Gold Coast mega mansion took centre stage when it sold under the hammer on Monday.The Sovereign Islands mansion has topped the list of sales at an auction event held by the team at Amir Mian Prestige Property Agents.The waterfront property at 14 Westminster Court sold for $3.8 million under the hammer at Versace.Bidding for the five-bedroom, six-bathroom mansion started at $3.4 million with multiple buyers fighting for it. 14 Westminster Court, Sovereign Islands. 14 Westminster Court, Sovereign Islands.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa17 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago14 Westminster Court, Sovereign Islands.Proceedings were briefly paused for negotiations before it sold for $3.8 million.It was among 16 properties on the auction block at the event, including mega mansions, waterfront residences and parcels of land.Agency principal Amir Mian said it was one of three to sell under the hammer while they were negotiating the sale of six more late into the afternoon.He said the Telstra outage made it difficult to communicate with both sellers and buyers, which slowed the auction process.“The outage was just at that time, I couldn’t believe it,” Mr Mian said.“We had no other choice from the sellers side (but) to just drag it on. About 50 people attended Amir Mian Prestige Property Agent’s auction event at Versace on Monday, May 21. 14 Westminster Court, Sovereign Islands.“Out of the six (being negotiated), two should have been gone, we just couldn’t do much because of the phones.”Despite the delays, he was happy with the results.“At the exception of (property number) three, all the others had bidders,” Mr Mian said.“We had good results.”The other two properties that sold under the hammer were 71 Sir Bruce Small Boulevard, Benowa Waters for $1.3 million and 76 The Peninsula, Helensvale for $1.4 million.The agency decided to wait until after the Commonwealth Games to hold their auction event.
September 28, 2020
The top spot was claimed by 6 Orion St at Coorparoo — an architecturally-designed five bedroom house on an elevated 620sq m block. Pass the popcorn!But it doesn’t stop there. Just a bit flash!Key features include a large open plan lounge, kitchen and dining area that opens on to an enormous undercover deck with a built-in barbecue and views of the city.Downstairs there is also another large living room/media room, complete with a kitchenette, that open on to a paved undercover outdoor area that overlooks the sparkling inground saltwater swimming pool, private tropical gardens and grassed lawn area. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:51Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p432p432p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenStarting your hunt for a dream home00:51JUST days out from the start of the State of Origin, Queensland is already reigning supreme — in the real estate stakes at least. Two Brisbane houses have taken out the top two “Most Viewed Residential Listings” in the nation this week, with NSW scraping in with one house in fourth spot. MORE NEWS: Baby boomer ‘house party’ goes off House prices bounce back after election Splash-tastic!In terms of the formalities, there are four bedrooms and four bathrooms, a well-appointed kitchen. The master suite has a large walk-in robe and ensuite, and the fourth bedroom combines as a guest wing with its own kitchenette, private lounge area and its own entry to the pool terrace and rear yard. ***FIND OUT WHY EVERYONE LOVES A QUEENSLANDER IN SATURDAY’S COURIER MAIL Chill out time!In second spot was 94 Minimine St at Stafford, a house designed for “young-at-heart adults”.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus12 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market12 hours agoAt this Stafford house, it is all business at the front but the party is out the back, and even behind a secret doorDescribed as the house “where you come first before children”, the real fun is hidden behind an inconspicuous hallway door that unveils a staircase that leads you down in to a suburban funland. Game on!Outside there is a large terrace which continues out to the rear yard where you will find a 23m pool, a separate heated spa and a dedicated golf putting green. Market set to lock in historic rate cut Bowled over!First up is the storeroom or wine cellar and then onto the enormous 10 car garage plus workshop area. There is also a dedicated Gold Class cinema room with tiered flooring and plush armchair seating, plus a combined rumpus/games room with full wet bar, authentic two lane professional standard bowling alley, pool table, air hockey table and pin ball machine.
September 28, 2020
Still fueled by the overwhelming attendance and success from the 2017 meeting in Vancouver, Canada, the Western Dredging Association (WEDA) is ready to begin planning for its 2018 Dredging Summit and Expo.The conference will be held at the Hilton Norfolk The Main Hotel in Norfolk, Virginia from June 25-28, 2018.The theme for this year’s conference is “Navigating the Future in Dredging“, which will focus on dredging presentations with an emphasis on research, technology development, and pilot-scale projects within academia, government, and industry.“We are pleased to make the Call for Papers for the technical sessions at the 2018 Dredging Summit and Expo, the premiere venue to discuss the science, engineering and practice of dredging. Interested authors are invited to submit one-page abstracts (less than 400 words along with a descriptive title and author(s) contact information),” WEDA said.The deadline to submit abstracts is January 15, 2018.WEDA also added that the Technical Papers Committee will review all abstracts and notify authors of acceptance and provide final manuscript instructions for production of the Dredging Summit & Expo ’18 proceedings.
September 28, 2020
Image Courtesy: APM TerminalsThe first three of twelve remote-controlled ship-to-shore (STS) cranes have departed China and are en route to the new APM Terminals MedPort Tangier terminal in Morocco. The three cranes are expected to be delivered to APM Terminals on February 15, according to the terminal operator.Manufactured by ZPMC in Shanghai, the super post-Panamax cranes will be able to accommodate 20,000 TEU vessels, giving the facility an annual container throughput capacity of five million TEUs. As explained, the STS cranes will be fully automated, including a remote crane operator located in an office building near the quay, and will feature a second trolley, and Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology.APM Terminals ordered the twelve cranes as well as thirty-two Automated Rail-Mounted Gantry Cranes (ARMGs) for the MedPort Tangier facility in 2016.Scheduled to become operational in 2019, the new deep-water terminal at the Tanger-Med 2 port complex will be equipped with both conventional and fully-automated operations and an automated truck gate system.APM Terminal already operates a facility at Tanger-Med 1 port.
September 24, 2020
Batesville, Ind. — The Vintage Motor Car Club of America will tour Southeastern Indiana this week.About 25 vintage cars, built between 1955 and 1975, will go to Milan Tuesday the group will visit the Milan ’54 Hoosiers Museum, then host a car viewing at the Batesville Area Historical Museum from 1 to 4 p.m.The group includes the Hoosier Hills Auto Club and local enthusiasts with their cars.“Car enthusiasts are encouraged to bring their car to the historical museum as we will have a lot of automotive history on display,” said Bill Flannery, vice president of the Batesville Area Historical Society.Wednesday the cars will be in Sunman at McPherson’s, the Lawrenceburg Speedway for lunch then to historic Verastau in Aurora.On Thursday the group will make several stops in the Madison area.Friday the group returns to Batesville for a stop at Weberding’s Carving Shop, the town of Oldenburg, Metamora and a closing ceremony in Batesville at The Sherman.The Vintage Motor Car Club of America is intended to encourage the preservation, restoration and use of antique and historically significant automobiles. For more information call 816-298-6412.
September 23, 2020
Lawrenceburg, IN—On Sunday evening the Lawrenceburg Police Department responded to 515 River Drive for a complaint of gunshots. The caller stated that she believed someone had fired a gun and the bullet came through the wall of her apartment. At the time, the caller’s apartment was occupied by her boyfriend and her 4-year-old child. The boyfriend went outside to see what was going on and heard what he believed to be additional shots coming from 513 River Drive.Officers from multiple area law enforcement agencies responded to the call. Upon arrival, the male occupant of 513 River Drive pointed a firearm at the responding officers. The remaining building occupants were evacuated safely, and no injuries were reported. The male was identified as Brandon McKnight, 37. Lawrenceburg Police were able to initiate verbal contact with McKnight who eventually agreed to leave the apartment, where he was taken into custody. McKnight was transported to Highpoint Health, where he is currently receiving medical treatment.
September 19, 2020
By Sudipto GangulyMUMBAI, India (Reuters) – The $385 million acquisition of TEN Sports is set to make Sony Pictures Networks a major cricket broadcaster in Asia as it seeks to expand its Twenty20-dominated portfolio.Sony Corp-owned SPN holds broadcast rights for the annual cash-rich Indian Premier League Twenty20 cricket tournament while also having the rights for the domestic leagues in South Africa and the West Indies.TEN sports will now add all three formats of international cricket to the network with the broadcast rights of boards in South Africa, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, West Indies and Zimbabwe.SPN’s biggest competitor Star Sports, a unit of Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox, owns rights to cricket giants India’s home matches, Australia, England and also the International Cricket Council-organised World Cups.“We have IPL which is the biggest cricket property. That will now be complemented by the rights of five cricket boards that TEN Sports has rights to,” SPN chief executive N.P. Singh told Reuters in an interview.“We are already the home of international football. We will now get the UEFA Champions League and the Europa League.”Besides broadcasting the NBA and the NFL in India, SPN also holds rights for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, the Under-17 World Cup, and soccer leagues such as Spain’s La Liga, Italy’s Serie A and the English FA Cup.With TEN also holding rights for football’s UEFA Champions League, Europa League, French League and English Football League Cup among other sports, it will be a strong mix.STRATEGIC IMPORTANCETEN Sports also operates in several countries in South Asia, as well as the Maldives, Singapore, Hong Kong, Middle East and the Caribbean, and will help SPN become a household name in those regions.“It’s a deal of strategic importance for Sony. It’s a step in the direction of consolidating our position in sports broadcasting,” Singh said by phone.“TEN comes with a very strong brand and has been in the market for over a decade now and has been successful. The network of channels also has a very strong portfolio of rights which complement our existing sports channels.“They have a strong footprint outside India as well. All this put together, it made perfect sense for us to make the acquisition.”SPN, which last year struck a deal with sports broadcaster ESPN to launch new channels and foray into digital market, a Walt Disney unit, will continue to retain all the three brands — Sony SIX, Sony ESPN and TEN — as of now.Singh said growth in advertising revenue in India was dependent on events and an event like the IPL has seen a year-on-year growth of upwards of 15 percent.They are also focusing their efforts on growing their digital platform Sony LIV.“If there are big events like the FIFA or the Cricket World Cup during the year you will see a surge in ad revenues,” he said. “We are looking at upping our ante on original content creation exclusive for our digital platform.”
September 18, 2020
By Simon EvansMANCHESTER, England (Reuters) – Premier League clubs will vote today over whether to move to the second phase of Project Restart as they intensify efforts to return to full action.Clubs began training in small groups last week under strict limitations and no contact but Wednesday’s meeting opens the door to a gradual return towards contact training.Phase Two, if approved, would allow up to 10 players to work together and would ease the time restrictions on training sessions and allow players to be closer.It would then be hoped to move to a more typical form of training in the third phase, with tackling returning in the build-up to actual games.The league was consulting with players and managers on Tuesday and then plans to hold a vote on the next step during a conference call today.All plans remain contingent on the number of players testing positive for the coronavirus staying low.The second round of testing returned two positives — with Bournemouth saying one of their players was now self-isolating. The first batch returned six cases.No matches have been played in the Premier League since March, but the government has given the green light for elite sport to resume from June 1, including the top-flight football.The league had signalled June 12 as a potential start date but it now looks likely to be much later in the month.On Thursday the shareholders will discuss the business aspects of Project Restart, including a possible broadcast rebate and what to do if the season has to be curtailed.Once games do restart, they will be held behind closed-doors but the league has yet to decide whether they will be played in the normal home and away fashion or at neutral venues.