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West Yorkshire industrial: In with the old

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Offices: Reality bites

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State-owned INTI pays salaries in installments amid financial trouble

first_imgState-owned telecommunication company PT Industri Telekomunikasi Indonesia Persero (INTI) is paying its workers’ salaries in installments on the grounds of financial constraints faced by the company.The company has been partially delaying salary payouts since May last year. As of August this year, the company has paid the installment of Rp 1 million (US$67.28) for the delayed February salary. The scheme was part of efforts taken by the company to pay employees’ salaries in accordance with the company’s financial capabilities, INTI president director Otong Iip said. Salaries would continue to be paid out in installments until at least the end of the year.“This situation is caused by the company’s negative operating cash flow and equity,” he said in a statement on Thursday.Read also: SOEs in dark over fundraising despite government guaranteesHundreds of employees had protested in front of the INTI office in Bandung on Aug. 29, demanding information regarding the delayed salary from the company, which has 450 employees.  INTI has faced a declining financial situation since 2014. “One of the factors is past projects that have caused huge losses. The [financial pressure] continued until the company’s nonproductive debt reached 90 percent,” Otong explained.The management started transforming the business, finances, human resources and management by the end of 2019. They also performed debt restructuring and asset optimization following the company’s declining financial performance.“We are also supported by INTI’s entrance to the telecommunication industry cluster, so the company has a clear direction in business by focusing on Telkom Group customers,” Otong added. (dpk)Topics :last_img read more

Arsenal handed major boost in race for £13m Reims defender Axel Disasi

first_imgArteta is looking to strengthen his defensive options (Picture: Getty Images )Disasi may prove a cheaper alternative to RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano, who the Gunners missed out on signing last summer.The 21-year-old is wanted by Manchester United and Bayern Munich, but his agent Volker Struth warned the coronavirus pandemic has thrown a potential big-money move into doubt.‘I don’t believe large transfers will take place this summer,’ he told Sport 1 last week.‘And I think Upamecano is a player who will demand a large fee, so the statement has already been made.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalThe Gunners will be boosted by the early arrival of centre-back William Saliba, who will reportedly be allowed to train with the squad after the Ligue 1 season was cancelled due to the coronavirus crisis.Arsenal signed the highly-rated 19-year-old defender for £27m last summer and immediately loaned him back to Saint-Etienne for the season.MORE: Arsenal legend Ian Wright shares sickening racist messages he’s received on InstagramMORE: Arsenal have no plans for second Dani Ceballos loanFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Disasi is wanted by a number of top European clubs (Picture: Getty Images)Reims president Jean-Pierre Caillot has dropped a major hint Arsenal target Axel Disasi will be heading to the Premier League this summer.The Gunners reportedly had a bid rejected for the 22-year-old in January as their offer did not match the Ligue 1 club’s valuation.But according to RMC Sport, Reims will let their star centre-back leave for a fee of around €15m (£13m) in the next transfer window.The young defender has attracted interest from Southampton, Tottenham and La Liga side Sevilla, but Reims chief Caillot revealed English clubs have offered the most attractive terms.ADVERTISEMENTHe told L’Equipe: ‘At the moment that I am speaking with you, he has little chance of going to Spain.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘We have more interesting offers from other leagues, I suggest that you read the foreign press and specifically the English [press].’ Arsenal handed major boost in race for £13m Reims defender Axel Disasi Advertisement Advertisement Comment Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 12 May 2020 10:10 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link408Shareslast_img read more

From airport to auction win

first_imgBrisbane auctioneer, Phill Broom, is about to declare 31 Addison Road, Graceville “SOLD!” to the highest bidder.‘Move fast’ must be the mantra for the buyers of this beautiful property at 31 Addison Road, Graceville. 73 Goodwood Street, Hendra’s raw, beachy look helped bring in buyers.The five-bedroom home had a distinctly raw but appealing finish to its renovation.Ray White Ascot marketing consultant, Ian Cuneo, said while the event didn’t yield a sale under the hammer, post-auction negotiations eventually saw the home sold for $890,000. 11 Panorama Street, Ashgrove also had a cracking result with six registered bidders fronting up to help achieve an $875,000 sale price. 22 The Anchorage, Noosa Waters was the perfect picture of prestige canal-front living.This was a classic Noosa canal-front home with five-bedroom, five-bathroom accommodation, open plan living, stunning outdoor entertaining and a pontoon.Mr Macdonald said the event was spirited.“There were actually four registered bidders in the end with an opening bid of $2.5 million — it was active bidding all the way.”Mr Macdonald said the level of activity among cashed-up buyers in the Noosa area has been on the rise.“If you’ve got money and you’re heading to Queensland, then you’re heading to Noosa,” he said.You can follow Kieran Clair on Twitter at @kieranclair or Facebook at Kieran Clair – journo 54 Agnes Street, Auchenflower was hotly contested.This was a beautifully renovated five-bedder that was stunningly finished with a fine balance between contemporary upgrades and traditional features, and with picture-perfect suburban views from its deck.Space property agent Judi O’Dea oversaw proceeding and reports were it took an hour to get from the opening bid of $1 million to the final price as four registered bidders tussled it out.The new owners, who were originally from Perth, brought their kids along to the event and decided a quick game of backyard footy during the proceedings would be a handy diversion.A deal was also inked on 73 Goodwood Street, Hendra today. You won’t go wrong with an Ashgrove renovator.A modest little number in an absolutely cracking location, this two-bedroom cottage was always going to bring in buyers looking to add their special touch to the home.The Auction Group’s Gordon Macdonald oversaw a mega outcome at 22 The Anchorage, Noosa Waters as well, with the hammer falling at $3.27 million. 31 Addison Road, Graceville was bursting with beautiful architectural features.The five bedroom home, which had a touch of ‘industrial modernism’ about it, offered a seriously good standard of workmanship throughout. Apart from its striking internal features, there was also a pool with a detached studio available to the new owners.Belle Property Sherwood marketing agent, Nikala O’Brien, said the design certainly brought in the buyers.“We’ve had 39 groups through in four weeks,” Ms O’Brien said.“The initial home was just the area above the now three-car garage, so most of this home is a whole new wing to the property,” she said.Ms O’Brien said the owner designed it with Ziegler Build — the creative minds behind Graceville’s well-known shipping container home. When the auctioneer, Phill Broom, called for opening bids, the silence was deafening. Then one brave soul raised the paddle and called $1.2 million to get things underway. Brisbane auctioneer, Phill Broom, keeps things moving at 31 Addison Road, Graceville.Three bidders tussled for pole position until a pause in proceeding at $1.58 million.It was a bit of negotiation that saw the highest bidder raise their offer to $1.675 million and the home was officially on the market. No other contenders stepped forward and Mr Broom declared the home, “Sold!”The new owners, who asked not to be named, are Australian expats coming home from a stretch in Hong Kong.“I only saw it this morning. I just flew in,” said the buyer.The buyer said he, his wife and four children will be overwhelmed by space after living in a tiny home overseas that saw the kids sharing one bedroom.“We’ve been living in a place that’s only this big,” he said, gesturing to just the open plan kitchen and lounge of his new acquisition.With over 344sq m of living to explore, there will be no end of hide and seek for the family.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor1 hour agoIn other results 54 Agnes Street, Auchenflower found a buyer at $1.445 million.last_img read more

Dutch children could have three or more parents

first_imgAFP 24 Oct 2012Dutch kids may soon be able to have three or more mothers or fathers after the government said it was seeking to enshrine parenting rights for the Netherlands’ 25,000 children in gay families.“The justice ministry is going to investigate and see what the possibilities are for recognising three parents or more per family,” ministry spokesman Wiebe Alkema told AFP on Wednesday.The left-wing Green party, but also the Liberal VVD and the Labour PvdA parties that won last month’s parliamentary election, requested the report with a view to amending a lesbian parenting bill currently before parliament.The Netherlands was the first country to legalise gay marriage in 2001 and when a gay or lesbian couple has a child, another parent is by biological necessity involved.But, said Green MP Liesbeth van Tongeren, it is also essential to recognise the rights of non-biological parents, including step-parents.“Currently parenthood in the eyes of the law is almost always the consequence of biological parenthood,” her party said in a statement, stressing that “this does not represent the diversity of families in the Netherlands.”“Often enough, the father of a child with lesbian parents also plays a role in the life of the child,” she said.http://www.afp.com/en/node/616941last_img read more

Olympic Eagles begin training in Asaba

first_imgRelatedPosts CAF gives date for resumption of AFCON 2021, Qatar 2022 qualifiers NFVCB, Stakeholders hold dialogue on funding for film industry COVID-19: 87 stranded Nigerians arrive from Sudan Nigeria’s U23 boys have started intensive training sessions in the city of Asaba, Delta State ahead of Tuesday’s make-or-break Africa U23 Cup of Nations final qualifying clash against Sudan. Thursday’s first leg encounter at the Al Merriekh Stadium in Omdurman ended 1-0 in favour of the Sudanese, whose contingent flew into Abuja on Sunday afternoon, on their way to Asaba. The Imama Amapakabo charges had their first feel of the Stephen Keshi Stadium on Sunday morning, and were scheduled to train again on Sunday evening and Monday evening. Cup holders Nigeria have now welcomed to camp midfield lubricator Kelechi Nwakali, who missed Thursday’s opening leg, and Amapakabo is happy to have the former U17 World Cup-winning captain strengthen his squad for Tuesday’s battle. Nigeria, who overturned a two-goal deficit against Libya in the earlier round, winning 4-0 at the same venue, is confident of erasing the one-goal deficit from Omdurman and soaring over Sudan to the 3rd Africa U23 Cup of Nations holding in Egypt, November 8 to 22. The two finalists in Egypt will fly Africa’s flag at the Men’s Football Tournament of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.Tags: Africa Cup of NationsAsabaImama AmapakabomOlympic EaglesStephen Keshi StadiumSudanlast_img read more

Munster and Ireland full-back Felix Jones retires

first_imgMunster and Ireland full-back Felix Jones has been forced to retire aged just 28 after a neck injury. Munster confirmed Jones was advised to retire from the sport after a neck problem suffered in the 23-21 Pro12 clash win over Glasgow Warriors on October 2. Jones made 90 Munster appearances and won 13 Ireland caps, missing the final selection cut ahead of the World Cup. Press Association “It is still unthinkable to believe I will never play another game of rugby,” said Jones. “I’ve always had one driving purpose in my life and that was to play rugby. “I’m grateful I could do that in Munster. “That feeling of walking out in front of a packed Thomond Park is something I will never forget. “To accept I will not play with my team-mates again is beyond upsetting. “The guidance I have received from the medical teams in Munster and Ireland has been unfaltering.” Head coach Anthony Foley paid tribute to Jones for his “immense contribution” at Munster. “We are all hugely disappointed for Felix,” said Foley. “He was a leading example in the way he applied himself through his commitment, work-rate and attention to detail. “For a player to come in, embody everything that is Munster and have such a presence within the group, he will be sorely missed on and off the field. “We are very grateful for Felix’s immense contribution over the last six years and wish him all the best for the future.” last_img read more

Wisconsin track to compete in Iowa Open

first_imgOn the heels of the announcement that their coach Ed Nuttycombe will be inducted into the Madison Sports Hall of Fame, a group of Badgers will be heading to Iowa City, Iowa to compete in the Iowa Open on Saturday, April 19. The news of their coach’s induction into the Hall of Fame as a member of the 2008 class is just the latest in a plethora of good news from the runners, jumpers and throwers of the team.“We had a lot of good marks this past weekend, (and we) qualified a lot of guys for regionals,” junior Brennan Boettcher — a runner, long jumper and javelin thrower — said of the team’s recent successes. “We’ve had a lot of good marks in only a couple meets so far, so we’re kind of looking forward to the next meets.”At the recent meet in Auburn for the Tiger Track Classic on April 4, Wisconsin tracksters also met success. In the 800-meter race particularly, the Badgers succeeded, with freshman Zach Beth taking third place, senior Eric Hatchell taking sixth, freshman Luke Rucks taking seventh, junior Steve Ludwig taking eighth and senior Joe Pierre finishing 10th. Badger sophomore Pat Nichols tied in second for the high jump, and sophomore Nate Larkin took eighth place in the 110-meter hurdles.The Badgers’ next round of success came at the Sea Ray Relays the next week, when senior pole vaulter Derek Thiel tied for first place in his event, clearing the bar at 16 feet, 6.75 inches. That mark qualified Thiel for regional championship competition. Also, Wisconsin won the 4×110-meter shuttle hurdle relay under the power of Peter Dykstra, Adam Pischke, Boettcher and Larkin. James Groce and Chas Demers, 400-meter racer and 200-meter racer respectively, also achieved regional times in their events.After all this success, the Badgers are looking to move into the meet in Iowa and continue the momentum they’ve had lately while continuing to prepare for the middle part of the season.“(The Iowa Open) is a good meet particularly for the type of meet we need for this weekend,” Nuttycombe said. “We’ve been to two big meets at Auburn and Tennessee, and then the following week we go to the Drake Relays, which is a huge meet in Iowa. So, it’s a lower-key setting where a lot of guys can get a lot of good work in.”The Iowa Open focuses mostly on sprint races and field work. According to Nuttycombe, roughly three-quarters of the team will make the trip to compete.Though the team is coming off a wildly successful indoor season in which they won the Big Ten Championships, everyone is bearing down for this outdoor season. The Iowa meet will be used as a competition to hone skills and train for larger meets down the road, ultimately working toward the Big Ten Championship, something that all Wisconsin tracksters know is not won lightly.“You’ve got to approach the indoors and outdoors as two separate seasons,” Larkin said. “You’ve got to start fresh. Everyone is pretty excited to get after it.”Though the team has mentally moved on, it has been difficult to physically accept there is a separation in the seasons with such little time between the two. That is also coupled with the fact that a large number of practices have still been held in the Shell.“It’s kind of depressing to know that indoors has been done for five weeks now, and you’re still training indoors and running all of your intervals on an indoors track,” Boettcher said with a smile.The Badgers will be facing about eight teams, most from the Midwest region, at the Open.  Though most of the runners will consider it a training meet, the competition will not be easy. Both Larkin and Boettcher expressed their desire to achieve regional marks in their events. Ultimately, the meet will be another stepping stone for a young team climbing the Big Ten and national rankings.“The glow of the (indoor championship) has kind of worn off, and we’re trying to work and prepare to try to do it again outdoors,” Nuttycombe said.last_img read more

Follow live: Dino Babers’ introductory press conference

first_img Published on December 7, 2015 at 9:44 am Contact Paul: pmschwed@syr.edu | @pschweds Facebook Twitter Google+ Related Stories Dino Babers named Syracuse football’s next head coach5 quick facts about new Syracuse football head coach Dino BabersPoll: Is Dino Babers the right football coach for Syracuse?Storify: Social media reacts to Dino Babers being hired as Syracuse’s next football coachSyracuse football recruits react to Dino Babers hiringcenter_img Syracuse University Chancellor Kent Syverud, Director of Athletics Mark Coyle, football legend Floyd Little and football head coach Dino Babers are all scheduled to speak Monday at 10 a.m. at Babers’ introductory press conference. Follow along for live updates. Commentslast_img