Real estate market’s fall now in its second week

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SOEs ministry to upgrade Benoa into cruise port

first_imgRead also: Pelindo III to welcome 153 cruise ship arrivals in 2019He added that developers would also be building supporting facilities, such as an exhibition hall for micro, small and medium enterprises, a cultural venue, a yacht pier and an urban forest.To support the harborfront development project, Pelindo III plans to move the 70-hectare container and cargo terminal at Benoa Port to another location.“This is an example of good governance, in which all stakeholders are involved in a transparent process from the outset. I want every SOEs [ministry] project to be done this way,” said the minister.In addition to developing Benoa Harbor for tourism, Pelindo III is constructing a designated venue for the Melasti ritual, a Hindu-Balinese purification ritual for cleansing and recharging the spiritual energy of sacred temple objects.Topics : The State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) Ministry plans to develop Benoa Harbor, through state-owned port operator PT Pelindo III, into the archipelago’s hub port for cruise liners to attract more tourists.The government is intent on developing the harbor as a tourism gateway for cruises as well as new destinations in Bali and other maritime destinations in the country, SOEs Minister Erick Thohir said in a written statement on Friday, following a coordination meeting in Bali on the Benoa Maritime Tourism Hub development project.“By holding a coordination meeting and visiting the port, related stakeholders will realize the obstacles Pelindo III will face [in developing the harborside], and what kind of support should be provided for the project,” said Erick.last_img read more

It’s a boy: Jokowi welcomes fourth grandchild

first_imgThe baby is the little brother of Jokowi’s second granddaughter, 2-year-old Sedah Mirah.Jokowi and Iriana also have a 4-year-old grandson, Jan Ethes Srinarendra, and 9-month-old La Lembah Manah from his eldest son Gibran Rakabuming Raka and wife Selvi Ananda.Jokowi and Iriana reportedly visited YPK Hospital on Tuesday evening without making a statement to the press.   The baby, who was delivered through C-section, was born weighing 3.4 kilograms and measuring 49.5 centimeters. Bobby expressed his gratitude to the team of doctors. However, he has yet to announce the name of his second child.The father said the baby would use Nasution, a Batak tribe name, as his last name.“We have the name already but I’ll announce his last name first. It’s Nasution,” Bobby said. The daughter of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and First Lady Iriana, Kahiyang Ayu, gave birth to her second child at YPK Hospital in Menteng, Central Jakarta, Monday night, making the baby boy the fourth grandchild in the First Family.”My wife gave birth to our second child. It’s a boy. I thank God he was born healthy,” Kahiyang’s husband, Bobby Nasution, said on Tuesday.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Pompeo vows to protect Hong Kong activists sought abroad

first_imgHong Kong police refused to comment on the charges.But China’s ambassador to the United States, Cui Tiankai, appeared to confirm and defend the charges.”All these law enforcement actions are taken according to the law,” Cui said in response to a question at the Aspen Security Forum.”Anybody, if they violate the law, they should be punished. That’s it. It doesn’t matter what kind of political views they might have.”China in late June passed a security law that bans subversion and other perceived offenses in the financial hub, sending a chill through a city that witnessed wide and occasionally destructive pro-democracy protests last year.The United States has denounced the law and said it would end special treatment for Hong Kong, to which Beijing promised freedoms before Britain handed back the territory in 1997. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday vowed to protect Hong Kong pro-democracy campaigners who have fled the city and denounced China after Beijing said that police had ordered the arrests of overseas activists.”The Chinese Communist Party cannot tolerate the free thinking of its own people, and increasingly is trying to extend its reach outside China’s borders,” Pompeo said in a statement.”The United States and other free nations will continue to protect our peoples from the long arm of Beijing’s authoritarianism.” In an accompanying tweet, Pompeo said that Washington “condemns the Chinese Communist Party’s attempt to prosecute pro-democracy advocates resident outside of China, including in the United States.”Chinese state media said late Friday that Hong Kong police had ordered the arrest of six pro-democracy activists living in exile on suspicion of violating a tough new security law.One of them, Samuel Chu, head of the Washington-based Hong Kong Democracy Council, wrote on Twitter that he has been a US citizen for 25 years.The most prominent person targeted was 27-year-old campaigner Nathan Law, who recently fled Hong Kong for Britain and called the charges against him “trumped up.”center_img Topics :last_img read more

Monaco to host 2020 World Squash Federation AGM

first_img Promoted ContentWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?6 Stunning Bridges You’ll Want To See With Your Own EyesTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way6 Most Unforgettable Bridges In The World8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?18 Cities With Neverending Tourist-Flow It was decided at a WSF Board meeting in London that Monaco would host the AGM for the first time. “I am delighted that the Board selected Monaco’s proposal to host our AGM this year,” said WSF President Jacques Fontaine. “Monaco is one of the most historic members of our Federation and I’m confident it will be remarkably organised, as Monaco has had a long experience with hosting major corporate events for international sporting organisations.” Monaco hosts the annual Monte Carlo Classic, one of the most established events on the women’s Professional Squash Association Tour. The competition is set to celebrate its 25th anniversary this year.Advertisement “We are thrilled to be invited to host the 2020 WSF AGM,” said Monaco Squash Federation President Bruno Fissore. “Monte Carlo is an international hub for numerous sporting events and a city world-renowned for hosting major corporate events. “We will immediately start working on the organisation to ensure a memorable experience to all our colleagues who will attend this AGM.” Read Also:World Squash Championship: Team Nigeria secures first win against Korea The AGM is scheduled for December 1 to 5, with further details set to be confirmed soon. Last year’s AGM took place in the South African city of Cape Town. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Monaco is set to host the 2020 edition of the World Squash Federation (WSF) Annual General Meeting (AGM).last_img read more

Inter star set to remain on loan at Bayern

first_imgInter and Bayern Munich will have to agree on the future of Ivan Perisic within the end of May and ideas of another loan deal in Bavaria have emerged.Advertisement Loading… Promoted ContentThe Best Cars Of All Time7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black HolesCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread ArtThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldWhat Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day?10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Best Car Manufacturers In The WorldBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWorld’s Most Delicious Foods10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By Odeithcenter_img The Bundesliga giants have an option to sign the player on a permanent deal for around €20m but, according to the Corriere dello Sport, the two clubs have to reach an agreement within the month.Another loan deal could be in the making and the Croatian forward’s positive performances for Die Roten, contributing five goals and eight assists in 22 appearances, seemed to have secured him a permanent switch this summer.Read Also: Zlatan Ibrahimovic set for Milan returnBut the coronavirus pandemic has changed the situation and Inter are not interested in taking back the the €4.6m a year salary and the 31-year-old’s contract expires in June 2022.If Bayern are not willing to pay the €20m buy out clause, the newspaper claims Inter would be open to other solutions, like extending Perisic’s loan deal in Germany.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

SFA denies FAI ticket request

first_img The FAI has called on the SFA to increase its allocation with Ireland supporters now buying tickets in the home areas of the stadium. A spokesman said: “The association regrets that the SFA has not increased this allocation to date. It is particularly disappointing that the Scottish FA is continuing to sell tickets on its website after they had told us that the match was sold out. “Many of these tickets are now being taken up by Irish supporters out of desperation, a situation that could be resolved easily by providing adequate numbers of away tickets in a designated Irish section of the stadium.” However, a statement released by the Scottish FA to Press Association Sport read: “The Scottish FA wishes to clarify reports regarding away ticket allocation for the forthcoming European Qualifier against Republic of Ireland at Celtic Park. “We have fulfilled our obligated allocation of away tickets to the Football Association of Ireland of 3,200, in compliance with UEFA regulations. “The match is now approaching a sell-out and we are releasing the last remaining restricted view seats via public sale to home fans. “Given the demand for tickets from Scotland supporters, and the need to comply with UEFA’s safety and security regulations, we will be unable to increase the Republic of Ireland’s away allocation. “We will have the appropriate measures in place to ensure that both sets of fans – renowned and revered around the world for their impeccable behaviour – enjoy what will be a hugely entertaining qualifying match, played before a full house at Celtic Park.” Irish supporters, many of whom travel regularly to watch their team overseas, have reacted angrily over the ticketing process for the game on November 14 after the Football Association of Ireland was given a minimum five per cent allocation. That amounts to 3,209 seats, while applications totalled four times that. The Scottish Football Association will not give Republic of Ireland fans extra tickets for the upcoming 2016 European Championship qualifier at Celtic Park. Press Association Of the tickets allocated to date, 1,700 have gone to supporters’ clubs, season ticket holders, Club Ireland members and known away supporters, a further 700 to clubs and leagues and 600 to sponsors and contracted travel partners with the remaining 200 set aside for players, backroom team, FAI staff and team management. The FAI spokesman added: “Although many tickets were provided for known away supporters, the Association recognises that there are supporters who expected tickets and did not receive them. “So far, the Association has secured an additional 150 tickets from companies in Scotland for corporate €160 seats that will be given to supporters who missed out at the general admission price of €60. The FAI regrets any situation in which supporters remain without tickets. “We continue to call on the SFA to provide adequate numbers of seats for Irish supporters, and in the meantime will strive to find remedies for ticketless supporters where possible.” last_img read more

Syracuse rallies to beat Boston College 3-1 despite Shemanova leaving mid-match

first_imgOn Wednesday night, Syracuse faced one of its worst fears: an injury to its star player.Late in the second set, leading scorer Polina Shemanova was forced to the sidelines with an injury and didn’t return. However, behind 20 kills from Ella Saada, 12 from Christina Oyawale and eight from Kendra Lukacs, the Orange (14-7, 10-3 Atlantic Coast) still produced on offense and dispatched Boston College (13-12, 3-10) in four sets, 3-1 in the Women’s Building.“I still played my game and tried to do my best,” Saada said of taking on a larger role in Shemanova’s absence. “All of us, Polina is a good player, she can’t play now. We all had to step up and do our job.”Head coach Leonid Yelin said Shemanova hadn’t been feeling “good” for the last few matches. Upon arriving in Louisville Saturday, she couldn’t do anything other than work out with a trainer. She recovered for the game Sunday, but Yelin believes it took a toll on her.The five-set match Sunday lasted about three hours. Shemanova played her usual large role, leading the way for SU with 19 kills.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Coming, flying back after playing three hours, flying back didn’t help,” Yelin said. “Monday we had all day off and Tuesday we didn’t use her. It’s not enough time to recover. It looks like this time it’s, I hope it’s she’ll recover and maybe just get taped a little bit more. I don’t know.”Still, the Orange played well enough to win in four sets. SU won the first set 26-24 with Shemanova, but she didn’t look herself finishing with a -.154 hitting percentage and only two kills. Upon her leaving in the second set, Syracuse finished on a strong 7-5 run to win 25-21.In the third set, however, Syracuse lost 25-22 to Boston College despite once holding a 22-21 lead. The Orange came out firing in the fourth set, however, easily putting the match away with a 25-13 win.“Third set, we got a little comfortable knowing we could take this team,” Amber Witherspoon said. “I think in the fourth set we realized how we didn’t want to be in a position where they got the lead and they could really take flight on us. The fourth set was ‘Okay, put it away. No more playing. Let’s get it done.’”Witherspoon and her seven blocks helped Syracuse dominate Boston College at the net, as the Orange finished with 15 blocks to the Eagles five. Syracuse was also able to outhit Boston College .333 to .149 and forced 32 attack errors while only committing 14.Yelin was pleased with his players who took on bigger roles.“When it’s a situation like that and we lost [Shemanova] and we don’t know how long, Ella, definitely, it’s her best match of the season she played,” Yelin said. “She definitely stepped up. And Kendra came and she’s really better than I expected with her not playing this position the whole season. We got to be happy.”The complete team performance comes in the middle of a hectic travel week for the Orange that Yelin said has left his team “extremely tired.” After coming back from a road trip this past weekend, the Orange had to play their only Wednesday game of the season. On Thursday morning it will leave for Virginia Tech who it plays Friday, followed by a trip to Georgia Tech for a game Sunday.Yelin emphasized he wants his team to try to get as much rest as possible but said: “Unfortunately we don’t have it.”Although players like Saada, Lukacs and Witherspoon were able to carry the load on Wednesday night, the Orange hope its star player will return soon.“We saw the doctor and he had some suggestions and our trainer’s working with her,” Yelin said of Shemanova. “So we’ll see how we’re going to come, how she’s going to feel and if not she will definitely see the doctor and maybe he will come up with something for her. Because we need her.” Published on October 31, 2018 at 9:04 pm Contact Eric: Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Nick Bosa-Trent Williams matchup highlights 49ers camp

first_imgLast Updated: 21st August, 2020 07:12 IST Nick Bosa-Trent Williams Matchup Highlights 49ers Camp As much as they might miss retired left tackle Joe Staley, quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo’s blind side will be well protected thanks to the addition of seven-time Pro Bowler Trent Williams After just a few days of practice, Nick Bosa is ready to make at least one conclusion about the San Francisco 49ers.As much as they might miss retired left tackle Joe Staley, quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo’s blind side will be well protected thanks to the addition of seven-time Pro Bowler Trent Williams.“I’ve definitely told him he’s going to have some time on the left side,” Bosa said he told Garoppolo. “Jimmy’s been spoiled with Joe, and now Trent. It doesn’t get much better.”After sitting out last season in a dispute with the front office in Washington, Williams expected to have a little rust when he returned to the practice field.But he’s quickly gotten up to speed and shown why the Niners were so excited to be able to acquire him during the draft after Staley informed them of his plans to retire after 13 seasons.“Trent’s been everything we’ve expected,” coach Kyle Shanahan said. “Trent is as talented of a football player that I’ve ever been around. I was fortunate to be with him his first four years in Washington and you never know how much a guy’s going to change, not seeing him in person and practice and stuff for about seven years, but he’s the exact same guy. Still the same athlete. Still moves the same, a very aggressive player. This has been his first time playing football in about a year and a half. Came in in great shape and, like our entire football team, is still continuing to get in football shape, but I’ve been very pleased with the athlete and I’ve always loved the guy.”One of the highlights in practice so far has been seeing Williams and Bosa face off during one-on-one drills. Williams is one of game’s most accomplished pass protectors and Bosa is emerging as one of the top edge rushers after winning Defensive Rookie of the Year last season.Williams got the best of the matchup Thursday but both have said the opportunity to face a top competitor each day in practice will only help once the season starts.Bosa said he has encountered few tackles with the combination of size and athleticism that Williams possesses, comparing him to Seattle’s Duane Brown.“He’s honestly not as tall as I thought he was going to be, which kind of makes him more difficult because he’s got a really low center of gravity,” Bosa said of Williams. “It’s tough to power him and get underneath him, which is something that I like to use to my advantage. He plays so low to the ground and he can bend so well that he’s never really up high and exposing himself to power. On normal moves that I would usually be happy about and probably beat other offensive linemen with pretty cleanly, he’s right in your hip pocket when you’re making the burst to the quarterback. Just his ability to recover and get back in front of you is elite.”NOTES: DT D.J. Jones left practice early with a shoulder injury. There was no immediate word on his status. … Shanahan said he expects C Weston Richburg (knee), DL Jullian Taylor (knee) and WR Richie James Jr. (wrist) to miss at least the first six weeks of the season on injured lists. … WR Deebo Samuel (foot) and DL Ronald Blair (knee) still have a chance to be active for the opener. … C Ben Garland (ankle) and CB K’Waun Williams (calf) are expected to miss a couple of weeks. … DL Arik Armstead (back) practiced for the first time this summer but was limited. … The Niners signed WR Jaron Brown, S Johnathan Cyprien, OL Hroniss Grasu and DB Evan Foster. To make room on the roster, the team placed WR Jalen Hurd (knee) on IR and waived CB DeMarkus Acy and LB Jonas Griffith.Image credits: AP First Published: 21st August, 2020 07:12 IST LIVE TV FOLLOW US WATCH US LIVEcenter_img SUBSCRIBE TO US Associated Press Television News Written By COMMENTlast_img read more

Guyana’s Jagdeo issues warning on 2020 elections

first_imgGuyana’s opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has warned of “consequences” that could seriously “disrupt the kind of peace that we have now” if the 2020 general and regional elections are rigged resulting in the incumbent A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) administration of President David Granger being re-elected to office.There’s be consequences “There will be consequences if they think that they can rig the elections and have the kind of peace that we have now, they’re wrong; very, very wrong. I hope they are not thinking that in their calculation,” Jagdeo told a news conference.“I am making it clear about that and it is not coded language,” said Jagdeo, a former head of state, adding “the nature of the struggle changes.He told reporters “when you have a legitimate government, a government you accepted as legal there are acceptable forms of struggle. You know you can protest peacefully, you can go to the parliament, you use the rules.“But if they don’t live by the rules, they come to power without observing the rules then the other side should not be bound by any rules because it is a freedom struggle. It changes from struggle within a democracy, an established democracy to one of fighting for freedom…”Preparing to launch challengeThe statement by Jagdeo comes as the main opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) gears up to challenge the ruling of Acting Chief Justice Roxanne George-Wiltshire, who earlier this month dismissed an application that had called on the High Court to declare that the appointment of retired Justice James Patterson to chair the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) violated the constitution and is “accordingly unlawful, illegal, unconstitutional, null, void and of no effect.”last_img read more