DTC outperforms rival Savills with French aid

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Govt to proceed with logistics system reform amid high costs

first_imgThe government is going ahead with the plan to implement the so-called National Logistics Ecosystem (NLE) platform, expected to cut red-tape, reduce high logistics costs and boost the country’s competitiveness, a senior minister has said.The platform is expected to reduce logistics costs from the current 23.5 percent of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP), the highest among Southeast Asian nations according to the World Bank, to just 17 percent of GDP, said Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati.“We are hoping that this initiative will make businesses more resilient as we know that the national logistics system plays a huge role in determining the competitiveness of Indonesia’s economy,” she told reporters in a press briefing on Sept. 24. “We aim to reduce logistics costs by 6 percent of GDP, which would be very significant going forward.” According to several ministers, the reform in the logistics system will include simplifying business processes related to logistics and payments for state revenue, as well as improving the management of ports and distribution routes, among other measures.To do so, the government will integrate the information from various databases, including the government’s export-import licensing website the Indonesia National Single Window (INSW) with Indonesia’s port system (Inaport), the Trade Ministry’s online trade system (Inatrade), and the Customs-Excise Information System and Automation (CEISA), to name a few.President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s administration has been aiming to cut the staggeringly high logistics costs in the country for years, including by making infrastructure development one of the top state budget allocations every year.Indonesia’s ranking on the World Bank’s Logistics Performance Index (LPI) 2018 rose 17 places to 46th out of the 160 countries surveyed. It remained below its neighboring middle-income countries of Thailand (32nd), Vietnam (39th) and Malaysia (41st). The NLE initiative is a follow up to Presidential Instruction (Inpres) No. 5/2020 regarding the management of the national logistics ecosystem issued by the President in June.The government has projected that it will be able to save Rp 1.5 trillion (US$100.75 million) per year through the reform, according to Coordinating Maritime and Investment Minister Luhut Pandjaitan, adding that the reform will cut the number of licensing processes from 17 to just one.According to a report by the World Bank, involvement in global value chains, which rely on a country’s ability to import raw materials and to export products of higher value, can boost economic growth, create better jobs and reduce poverty.However, Indonesia’s role in the global value chains has diminished as the country exports more commodities but fewer manufacturing goods.Indonesia’s inability to take advantage of global value chains is also partly the result of high transportation costs due to distortionary port pricing and burdensome regulations, according to the report.“Indonesia charges high prices for international trade, with port services in Indonesia being five times as expensive as in Singapore,” said World Bank East Asia Pacific chief economist Aaditya Mattoo.Read also: Reforming logistics systemThe country’s “excessive” port protection has hurt businesses and makes it harder for them to import products, he added, citing national standard (SNI) compliance, pre-shipment inspection and import approval as examples.Indonesian Logistics and Forwarders Association (ALFI) chairman Yukki Nugrahawan lauded the government’s move, saying that this would be a positive catalyst for the country’s logistics system going forward.“Businesspeople are fully committed to supporting the government in implementing the NLE platform, we are hoping that we can give our best to support the economy,” he said on Sept. 24.Topics :last_img read more

Wolf, Casey Oppose White House CHIP, Health Care Cuts

first_imgWolf, Casey Oppose White House CHIP, Health Care Cuts Healthcare,  Human Services,  National Issues,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf and Senator Bob Casey today spoke out against the White House’s plan to cut billions of dollars from the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).“CHIP provides high-quality health insurance for over 180,000 children across the commonwealth and it is absolutely appalling that Republicans in Washington would put families at risk,” Governor Wolf said. “Instead of cutting health care funding to appease special interests and extremists, we need the White House and congressional leaders to work towards better health care for our kids and families. Thousands of families rely on CHIP and we shouldn’t be diverting one dollar from this important program.”“This proposal is a shameful betrayal of children,” Senator Casey said. “This Administration and congressional Republicans passed a massive tax giveaway to their donors and big corporations and now they want vulnerable children to pay for it. This is absolutely unacceptable. I will continue to fight for CHIP funding and I hope Republicans will join me.” May 08, 2018center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Tower Awards Seismic Data Reprocessing Deal to DMT Petrologic

first_imgTower Resources has awarded DMT Petrologic a contract to reprocess 3D seismic data over and around Tower’s Thali license in Cameroon.The contract covers merging and reprocessing data from five existing surveys, to cover an area of approximately 500 km2.The area includes Thali block and the surrounding region, encompassing both the three discovery wells on the Thali block itself, and additional key wells which will provide further data control, the company explained.The reprocessing work will achieve higher resolution imaging and obtain additional information to upgrade the existing prospect inventory on the Thali block, which is located in the Rio del Rey basin, offshore Cameroon in water depths ranging from 8 to 48 meters.Jeremy Asher, chairman & CEO of Tower Resources said: “This work will allow us to make a more detailed evaluation of the many prospects on the Thali block, including the existing discoveries at Njonji and Rumpi. We expect to crystallize greater confidence in the volumetric estimates of existing leads and prospects as well as identifying new ones. This will form the basis for our drilling plans, to be confirmed via a Competent Person’s Report (CPR) next year. We look forward to working with DMT Petrologic and will update shareholders as the work proceeds. We are also finalizing our plans for an environmental survey in advance of drilling on the Thali block, and will advise further when those arrangements are complete.”last_img read more

Franklin County Sheriff Releases Monthly Report

first_imgSheriff Ken Murphy released a monthly report of activity in August for the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department.Deputies responded to 891 calls for service which is a 2% increase from August of 2012.191 calls for service were for traffic stops last month. The Sheriff’s Department also received 75 calls for suspicious activity, 33 for theft and 29 for residential and business alarms.9-1-1 was accidentally dialed or hung up on 55 times.Franklin County Deputies made 50 arrests in August.Police made 11 OWI arrests, six arrests for marijuana possession, and served nine warrants. Other arrests were made for a variety of reasons; ranging from minor consumption to public indecency.There was an average of 58 prisoners housed in the Security Center throughout the month of August. The maximum capacity at the jail is 75 inmates.Murphy also noted that deputies drove a total of 27,953 miles last month. A transport officer drove a total of 3,447 miles by making 13 prisoner transports to and from the Department of Corrections facilities in both Indiana and Ohio.Eight pieces of real estate were sold at the Sheriff’s auction and there were 90 civil process papers served.last_img read more

Edward A. Strohmier, age 59, Brookville

first_imgEdward Alan Strohmier, 59, of Brookville, Indiana, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, November 4, 2019 after a hard-fought battle with pancreatic cancer.He was born on September 1, 1960 in Vicenza, Italy, where his father was stationed during his United States Air Force service. After graduating from Kaiserslautern American High School in Germany, Eddie continued his education at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, earning a Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 1984.Eddie and Jenni met while volunteering for Brookville EMS 2 and were married at St. Michael Church in Brookville in 1989.   Eddie served the Brookville and Connersville communities as a pharmacist for over 35 years.  In addition to pharmacy, Eddie had a diverse number of hobbies from day trading to making videos with his drone.  He enjoyed showing the family the planets through his telescope and watching NASA video feeds using a satellite dish he configured himself.  In 1996, Eddie was a founder of Bonwell Global Net, the first internet service provider in Franklin county and one of the first Linux based, open source internet providers in the country.Eddie is survived by his wife Jennifer (Geis) Strohmier; three children, Sam, Celena, and Brayden Strohmier; his parents, Alan and Mary (Burkhart) Strohmier; siblings, Nadine and Steve Simmermeyer, Tamra Schmid, and David and Glenda Strohmier, all of Brookville Indiana.Eddie requested to be memorialized privately; however, memorial contributions can be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, at www.pancan.org.  The staff of Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home are honored to serve the Strohmier family, to sign the online guest book or send personal condolences please visit www.phillipsandmeyers.com .last_img read more


first_imgThe following incidents were reported in the USC Dept. of Public Safety crime/incident summary on Sunday, Feb. 10.Crimes against propertyAt 9:45 A.M. on Feb. 10, the       Dept. of Public Safety reported that surveillance cameras caught four suspects spray painting graffiti on a wall outside Delta Chi fraternity house.At 3:21 P.M. on Feb. 10, a suspect entered an unsecured laboratory at the Eileen and Kenneth                    T. Norris Dental Science Center and removed three unattended dental tools.Miscellaneous incidentsAt 8:55 A.M. on Feb. 10, officers respond to a staff member on Childs Way who was having difficulty breathing. A rescue unit was dispatched and transported him to California Hospital for medical treatment.At 1:26 P.M. on Feb. 10, DPS officers responded to a staff member at Stonier Hall who reported her eyes and mouth burning after an unknown substance sprayed her face while she was picking ice out of a freezer. She was transported to the Engemann Student Health Center for treatment.At 6:07 P.M. on Feb. 10, DPS responded to a student who fell while running near 30th Street and University Avenue. The student chipped two teeth and sustained abrasions to his face, arms and legs, and was transported to California Hospital for medical treatment.At 9:18 P.M. on Feb. 10, a staff member backed a University tram into a newspaper stand at 30th Street and Figueroa Street. The staff member caused unspecified damage to the newspaper stand and the tram.last_img read more

Syracuse men’s lacrosse: Former Denver midfielder Brendan Bomberry will reportedly transfer to Syracuse

first_img Related Stories Attack/midfielder Henry Grass to transfer to Syracuse men’s lacrosse from Johns HopkinsSyracuse men’s lacrosse’s Dylan Donahue named 1st team All-American, 4 others honored Published on August 18, 2016 at 11:17 am Contact Paul: pmschwed@syr.edu | @pschweds Denver midfielder Brendan Bomberry will transfer to Syracuse and play in 2017, according to Casey Vock of 3dRising.com. Bomberry received his release from Denver, a DU spokesman confirmed.Bomberry joins Henry Grass (Johns Hopkins) as the second transfer from a marquee program this offseason.Bomberry recorded 19 goals and 14 assists in 2016 without starting any games. His 11 man-up goals ranked first in the nation. He was also the 2015 Minto Cup MVP while playing for Six Nations in Canada’s junior men’s box lacrosse league, recording nine goals and eight assists in the six-game series.The 6-foot-1, 200-pound Ohsweken, Ontario native had four goals and four assists in eight games as a freshman. He missed the last 11 games, including Denver’s national title run, due to academic suspension, according to the Denver Post.Syracuse lost two of its top four scorers — attacks Dylan Donahue (61 points) and Tim Barber (43) — due to graduation. Midfielders Sergio Salcido (53), Nick Mariano (46) and attack Jordan Evans (35) are the Orange’s top three returning offensive threats. Bomberry would likely compete for a starting spot.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

SU’s motto for defensive success: ‘Protect the house’

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ After two-straight losses in which Syracuse allowed a combined 32 goals, top defender Nick Mellen reflected on the rough patch.“We are kind of shying away from the fundamentals,” Mellen said on March 22. “I think we have to get back to executing the simple things we are taught, specifically defensively, just getting back in the hole.”At each practice over the two-week stretch of losses, coaches asked players in the team huddle to state a basic rule of the defense. The SU defensemen highlighted tactics such as getting back in the hole, meaning retreating toward their own goal, or fighting over picks. All little things adding up to the defense’s overall goal: “protecting the house,” a term Syracuse uses to refer to the dangerous scoring area right outside the crease.On Saturday, No. 10 Syracuse (5-3, 3-0 Atlantic Coast) limited the No. 7 Notre Dame (5-3, 1-1) offense to its lowest goal output of the season (six) and denied all eight UND man-up opportunities. Syracuse goalkeeper Dom Madonna notched 13 saves while the defense caused nine turnovers. After not holding a team to fewer than 10 goals since its season opener against Binghamton, Syracuse’s defense protected its cage better than it has all season.“Our guys did a great job,” Madonna said. “Especially inside, there was three or four times when they were trying to cram it inside and guys came down on sticks and didn’t allow them to even get a hand on it.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse had given up at least a four-goal run in every game against a ranked opponent prior to Saturday. When it looked like the Fighting Irish started a scoring spree, Syracuse didn’t allow it.In the second quarter, after a save by ND goalkeeper Matt Schmidt and outlet pass to midfielder Timmy Phillips, Syracuse’s Ryan Simmons started running. Standing behind the goal line at the time of the shot, Simmons was the furthest SU player from the Orange cage. Still, he darted down the hashes.Seconds later, more than 60 yards down field, Simmons hustle turned into a trail check. As Phillips neared the SU cage, the ball popped out of his stick, and Notre Dame’s scoring chance was dead.Anna Henderson | Digital Design EditorLater in the game, it was Mellen who collapsed back to the hole. With Syracuse man-down for the second time in just more than two minutes, ball movement had sucked Syracuse’s defense up. Mellen had rotated up from his spot in the bottom right of the zone, leaving attack Brian Willetts alone on the crease. When the pass zipped down to Willetts, Mellen took off. The redshirt sophomore launched himself at Willets, forcing the attack inside the crease. Again, SU protected its house.“All year we’ve kind of been trying to work to prevent those big waves that other teams have on us,” Mellen said, “and we were kind of noticing throughout the game that a lot of the calls weren’t in our favor so we just kind of said look we have to bear down here.”Syracuse’s defense moved fluidly, sliding when necessary while staying compact in the middle and challenging passes. In the fourth quarter, UND trapped Brett Kennedy with a pick near the restraining box. Before UND midfielder Brendan Collins attacked the cage, Grant Murphy filled Kennedy’s spot. Collins settled for a shot from the 25-yard line which Madonna denied low.Still, Notre Dame held possession off the rebound, and Ryder Garnsey pressed inside from goal-line extended. Mellen denied access to the crease, pressed his stick down on Garnsey’s hands and forced a pass to go wide of attack Mikey Wynne.Repeatedly, Syracuse forced Notre Dame to send risky passes. One resulted in the first goal of the game, when a failed Notre Dame feed from the X trickled past midfield, leading to an SU fastbreak. Another came on the man-up when Garnsey threw to the only place an SU defender wasn’t, roughly 20 yards from ball. The gutsy pass didn’t connect with Willetts, and another Notre Dame man-up opportunity fell short.“Fortunately, our man down did a good job of staying tight and knowing who they were,” Desko said. “Notre Dame does a really nice job of moving their people and getting some skip passes, and I think our defense understood that and took away the skip passes today.”By game’s end, it had become obvious. Notre Dame had little room to maneuver offensively.In Syracuse’s best defensive performance of the season, the Orange played by its defensive rules. Comments Published on April 1, 2018 at 9:48 pm Contact Josh: jlschafe@syr.edu | @Schafer_44last_img read more

Busy weekend for Thomas MacDonagh players

first_imgPreparations at both clubs have been winding down heading into their titanic clash on Sunday.Thomas-MacDonaghs manager Eamon Kelly says many of his squad are in intermediate action for Borrisokane on Saturday in a county semi-final.Throw-in for is 2 o’clock in Templetuohy, with Loughmore-Castleiney’s semi-final against Aherlow Gaels throwing in at 1.30 in Boherlahan.Tipp FM will bring you live updates from both games. The manager of one of this weekends County Senior Football semi-finalists has hit out at the amount of games his players are having to play at this stage of season.The nine club combination of North Tipperary’s Thomas-MacDonaghs take on Cahir on Sunday in an effort to reach the final.Thomas-MacDonaghs last won the Senior County Championship in 2011. The amalgamated club beat Killenaule in the quarter-finals last weekendlast_img read more