first_imgIn an effort to facilitate seamless commutes in the city, Jakarta-owned transportation company PT MRT Jakarta, the operator of the country’s first subway system, expected to become the backbone of public transportation in the capital, will establish two new subsidiaries and a joint venture to develop an integrated public transport system.MRT Jakarta president director William Sabandar said the two new subsidiaries would focus on developing supporting facilities and transit-oriented development (TOD) projects, a concept that integrates residential, business and leisure space within walking distance of public transportation.The planned joint venture will involve MRT Jakarta and city-owned companies Transjakarta and Jakarta Propertindo (Jakpro). It focus on integrating the ticketing system of the MRT, the LRT, Transjakarta and angkot (public minivans) operated under the Jak Ling… Forgot Password ? Topics : LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Log in with your social account Facebook Linkedin Google #MRT MRT public-transportation #PublicTransportation #Jakartalast_img read more

first_imgWeb in crisis Online info portals are equally struggling with some 300 jobs lost in the US since the pandemic started, according to a Poynter media study. The Vice Media group is to fire 55 US-based and 100 foreign-based staff, according to a note sent by the group’s CEO Nancy Dubac to employees, which was published by US media.Beyond the problems caused by the health crisis, she also accused media tech platforms for “not just taking a larger slice of the pie, but almost the whole pie,” threatening online news streams and thousands of journalists’ jobs.Info and entertainment site Buzzfeed announced in late March it was cutting salaries by between five and 25 percent and would also end coverage of news in the UK and Australia.For some media, the coronavirus crisis is a chance to speed up the transition to a more stable, subscription-based publishing model.That is the case of financial news provider Quartz, whose Japanese owner Uzabase says it plans to cut some 40 percent of staff, mainly advertising posts. No escape for broadcastBroadcasting has not escaped the crisis cull. In the United States, NBCUniversal has lopped 20 percent off top salaries, says the Wall Street Journal.In France, TF1 television put one third of its staff on partial unemployment in April while BFMTV/RMC have just unveiled plans to slash use of freelancers and consultants amid fears there could also be non-voluntary redundancies among staff.Some nine in 10 independent radio stations in France had also furloughed staff by the end of last month, according to a study by their SIRTI union with around one third set not to bring them back before September.  First press victims  In France, several newspapers, including Le Parisien, have placed staffers on partial unemployment, notably in services where the virus has forced coverage to be stripped right back.Sports daily L’Equipe, which publishes a paper seven days a week as well as a website, has been particularly hard hit, furloughing staff as most of the world’s sporting competitions lie idle. Regional daily Paris-Normandie, already struggling to stay afloat, has been placed in judicial liquidation.In Britain, The Economist magazine has said it is laying off 90 people in support roles while The Guardian is furloughing 100 non-editorial staff in response to tumbling ad revenues. Media redundancies, partial layoffs and managerial wage cuts are on the rise as advertising markets implode, despite customers showing an ever stronger appetite for information on the coronavirus crisis. Staff with Italy’s state news agency ANSA meanwhile held a 48-hour strike to protest at an emergency plan to make a string of cuts.US media have likewise not been immune to the market consequences of the crisis.Conde Nast, publisher of the likes of Vogue, Wired, or New Yorker, has announced it is laying off 100 of its 6,000 staff and furloughing another 100.Fortune magazine has laid off 35 staff — around one in ten — while cutting managerial salaries by 30 percent.According to a New York Times analysis, the pandemic has seen 36,000 media workers either laid off, furloughed or forced to take a wage cut in a sector which had already endured years of belt tightening.The Los Angeles Times — which according to internal correspondence published by the New York Times, has lost more than one third of its advertising revenues and expects that soon to rise beyond half — is slimming its support payroll by around 40. Topics :last_img read more

first_imgThe Edge, Port DouglasSome would argue that the views alone are worth forking out the big bucks.The Charles Wright-designed home, constructed entirely of concrete, has one of the region’s most jaw-dropping outlooks over the ocean.Take a splash in the 10m infinity lap pool or recline on the balcony’s built-in daybed. There are two bedrooms so split the rent with friends and start planning your space-like holiday. The Edge at Port Douglas is available to rent.YOU may never be able to afford to buy it, but for a week you can pretend you’re the owner of ‘The Edge’ at Port Douglas.The futuristic award-winning home on Flagstaff Hill sold recently for $4.85 million to a New South Wales buyer.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor8 hours agoIt’s now available to rent at a cost of $6,300 per week through LJ Hooker Port Douglas, according to researcher CoreLogic.last_img read more

first_imgAn international tribunal has ordered Russia to pay EUR 5.39 million (USD 6.2 million) in damages to the Netherlands over the Greenpeace Arctic 30 dispute.The ruling comes on the back of a lengthy arbitration dating back to the boarding, seizing and detention of the Greenpeace ship, Arctic Sunrise, by the Russian authorities in September 2013.At the time, Greenpeace International (Stichting Greenpeace Council), the charterer and operator of the ship, used the vessel to stage a protest at the Russian offshore oil platform Prirazlomnaya, located in the Pechora Sea within the exclusive economic zone of Russia. In response to the protest, the authorities seized the ship and towed it to Murmansk.The 30 men and women on board, known as the Arctic 30, spent two months in prison, first in the Arctic city of Murmansk and later in St Petersburg, before being released on bail and finally freed by an amnesty adopted by the Russian Duma in December 2013. The Arctic Sunrise itself was returned to Greenpeace after nine months at port in Murmansk.Russia was held liable in August 2015 for the boarding, seizing and detention of the Arctic Sunrise and for subsequent measures taken against the vessel and the individuals on board.“Throughout the case, the Russian government refused to participate at any stage of the legal proceedings or to pay its share of the legal costs set by the Tribunal. It is therefore not yet clear whether Russia will comply with today’s binding ruling to pay damages,” Greenpeace informed.After a refit and refurbishment, the Arctic Sunrise set sail to campaign against exploratory oil drilling in the Barents Sea last week.last_img read more 21 Jan 2013The founders of the world’s “#1 Christian Porn Site” are looking to establish a New Zealand branch to take their message of love to adult entertainment expos. Co-founder Jake Larson, in New Zealand for the first time, is hoping his appearance at the weekend’s Parachute Christian music festival at Mystery Creek near Hamilton will be a springboard to establishing a branch in New Zealand. The 10-year-old organisation has helped counsel pornographic actresses out of the industry and treat addicts of pornography through its X3 watch internet accountability software. Its representatives have attended around 70 adult entertainment expos handing out Bibles in the past decade and will attend their first in Australia this year.…”Our mission is about love and not judgement,” Mr Larson said. “Real relationships require work, sacrifice, and mutual affection – porn turns women into objects and removes their humanity.” He said pornography had become sex education for this generation. “Kids are watching porn (90 per cent of 8-16 year olds have viewed porn online) and becoming addicted at a young age. “Porn is destroying relationships, breaking up families, and further confusing the next generation on healthy quality relationships.” read more

first_imgKenneth Shaw, 89, of Versailles, formerly of Osgood passed away at 9:10pm, Monday, April 2, 2018 at the Margaret Mary Community Hospital in Batesville. He was born at Flat Rock in Shelby County, Indiana on September 9, 1928 the son of Ernest and Edna Kraus Shaw. He was married to Viola Vornheder on September 23, 1969 and she survives. Other survivors include two sons Danny Halcomb of Milton, Kentucky, and Kenneth R. Shaw of California; two daughters Wanda (Raymond) Hoeppner, and Patricia (Roger) Truman both of Madison; one step-son Gordon (Linda) Hehe of Okeana, Ohio; three step-daughters Barbara Beach of Madison, Pamela (Gregory) Brandes of Milan, and Linda (Danny) Cyrus of Osgood; 14 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren; one sister Bernice Loveall of Madison. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his son Darrell Shaw. Mr. Shaw was a 1946 graduate of Dupont High School. Kenneth was a veteran of the Korean War and served as a private with the 5th Army Infantry. For service to his country Kenneth received the Combat Infantry Badge, the Korean Service Medal with three Bronze Stars, the United Nations Service Medal, and the Occupation of Japan Medal. In civilian life he worked for the Johnson Grocery in Greensburg and also at US Shoe in Osgood. He also was a self-employed trucker contracting with Lawrenceburg Trucking. Kenneth had an extensive electric train collection and he and Viola enjoyed camping. A big thrill for him was to participate in the Honor Flight to Washington, DC, accompanied by his daughter Linda. Kenneth was a member of the Cedar Creek Community Church and the Osgood American Legion. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 5th at 1pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Pastor Michael Miller officiating. Burial will be in the Washington Cemetery at Elrod with military graveside rites by the Osgood American Legion. Visitation will be on Thursday from 11am until time of services. Memorials may be given to the Cedar Creek Community Church or Rescue 69 in care of the funeral home.last_img read more

first_imgGreensburg, In. — Angie Messer, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional, has joined Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. as a financial advisor. She is joined by Greg Rust, financial advisor. Their practice is located at 107 S. Broadway Street in Greensburg.“In joining Ameriprise, we look forward to treating our clients to innovative financial planning and investment resources, more advanced technology, and a better all-around customer service experience,” said Angie Messer. “Our clients consist of families and individuals, as well as  business owners and nonprofits, We provide investment advice and comprehensive planning for asset protection, retirement, estate arrangements for their families and much more.”Greg Rust noted, “Ameriprise brings us deep resources in the planning and investing world.  A notable feature is a competitive cost structure and a user-friendly online platform for account tracking and stock trading.  We are excited to partner with Ameriprise in this service.”Messer graduated from Earlham College with a Bachelor of Science Degree, and the College for Financial Planning.  She has 11 years of experience in the financial services industry.Rust graduated from Notre Dame University with a Bachelor Degree in Arts and Letters.  He has 27 years of experience in the financial services industry.As financial advisors, Messer and Rust provide financial advice that is anchored in a solid understanding of client needs and expectations as provided in one-on-one relationships with their clients. For more information, please contact Angie Messer or Greg Rust at (812) 222-1930 or visit the practice’s website at or read more

first_img Like he did in the ’60s, Noel Paul Stookey sings out in troubling times – December 27, 2017 ELLSWORTH — The George Stevens Academy Eagles, the Bucksport Golden Bucks and the Mount Desert Island Trojans all advanced in Eastern Maine girls’ soccer playoffs this week.GSA 1, Dexter 0At Dexter on Tuesday, the GSA Eagles got the only goal of the game from Morgan Dauk to nip the host Tigers 1-0 in Class C quarterfinal action.The fifth-seeded Eagles upped their record to 10-5-0 with the win and the four-seeded Tigers finished the season at 10-5-0.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textBucksport 4, Calais 1The Golden Bucks got a pair of goals from Jasmine McDonald as they rolled to a 4-1 upset over the Calais Blue Devils in a Class C preliminary playoff on Monday in Calais.Zoe Erickson and Casey Coombs also scored for the 5-9-1 Bucks, who outshot the Blue Devils 21-12.Maddy McVicar had the lone goal for Calais.Goalkeeper Bree Coombs made eight saves for Bucksport and Anna Jean McClure had 10 stops for the 8-7 Blue Devils.Bucksport was scheduled to face the second-seeded 11-1-2 Orono Red Riots yesterday (Wednesday) at 3 p.m. in quarterfinal play in Orono.MDI 4, Old Town 2Opal Curless scored twice to lead the MDI Trojans over the Old Town Coyotes in Class B preliminary playoff action on Saturday in Bar Harbor.Katie Guarino and Paige Mason also scored for the fourth-seeded Trojans, who upped their record to 11-3-1 with the win.Rachel Martin and Lauren Martin each scored for the 13th-seeded Coyotes, who finished their season at 4-8-3.Goalkeeper Keely McConomy made six saves on eight shots for MDI, and Kayla Madden had six saves on 12 shots for the Coyotes.MDI was scheduled to host the fifth-seeded Camden Hills Windjammers in quarterfinal action yesterday (Wednesday) at 4 p.m. in Bar Harbor.Madawaska 10, Sumner 0The eighth-seeded Madawaska Owls got a five-goal performance from Aspen Cote as they routed the ninth-seeded Sumner Tigers 10-0 in Saturday’s Class C preliminary playoff in Madawaska.Desiree Belanger also scored twice and Alexis Cote, Hannah Nadeau and Gabby Cyr had single tallies for the Owls.The Madawaska defense shut down the Tiger offense completely, with Alexis Levesque stopping the single shot she faced in goal for the 9-5-1 Owls.Madeline Bierman made 14 saves on 29 shots in goal for the Tigers, who finished with a record of 5-8-2.Schenck 5, DI-Stonington 2The seedings held as the number six Schenck Wolverines downed the number 11 Mariners 5-2 in a Class D preliminary playoff on Saturday in East Millinocket.Anna Laure-Kling had three goals and Emma Alley added two for the Wolverines.Allison Cormier scored the game’s opening goal and Morgan Shepard notched the second goal for the Mariners, who ended their season with a record of 4-9-2.Goalkeeper Taylor McLaughlin had eight saves on 14 shots for the 7-5-2 Wolverines, and Logan Eaton made nine saves on 18 shots for the Mariners. Latest Posts Is this the kind of government we deserve? – July 10, 2017 GSA surges in 4th to win Northern Maine title – February 26, 2017center_img Hugh BowdenExecutive EditorHugh writes editorials, covers Hancock County sports and helps out where needed in The American’s editorial department. When he’s not on the sidelines, he enjoys playing jazz and tennis. Bio Latest posts by Hugh Bowden (see all)last_img read more

first_img Scientific Games bolsters virtuals portfolio with Legends Racing addition July 29, 2020 The yearly media rights revenues received by the 37 British racecourses affiliated to Racecourse Media Group (RMG), have increased by 9%  from the previous year to £93.1million.These payments, which are paid via licence fees and dividends, were derived from: Turf TV – betting shop service provider to licensed betting offices (LBOs), Racing UK (multi-platform subscription channel), digital (bet-to-view streams), GBI Racing (international TV betting and pictures service), International (non-betting TV sales overseas) and terrestrial TV (ITV agreement).Simon Ellen, Chairman of RMG, commented: “RMG produced another very strong performance across all its businesses in 2017, resulting in £93.1m being paid to our 37 racecourses, a £7.6m increase on 2016’s payments.“In 2017, we welcomed Leicester, Stratford and Taunton racecourses to RMG. The fixtures they bring across both codes have further improved the scope and number of meetings broadcast by our direct-to-home (DTH) channel, Racing UK.“2017 also marked the last full year’s trading of our LBO business Turf TV. The creation of Turf TV just over 10 years ago underlines what can be achieved through collective enterprise and ownership of content and was a game-changer for betting shop broadcasting. I would like to add my thanks to the team, past and present, who have made a major contribution at Turf TV.“The revenues generated from 2017 enabled our racecourses to increase executive and sponsorship contribution to prize-money by £4.2m to £53.8m, an 8% increase on 2016.”He added: “These revenues could not be generated without the successful businesses of our racecourses, and the tremendous support they offer RMG. We are delighted to have completed agreements with 34 racecourses, so far, for their media and data rights with RMG through to the end of 2023. The racecourses’ collective ethos underpins the RMG business and we aspire to deliver further improvement to those courses in the years ahead.“There is much to look forward to, especially for our members, when racing from all 26 Irish racecourses, plus Chelmsford City, joins the Racing UK output in 2019. The content set is of the highest quality and, for the first time, the full narratives of the British and Irish seasons can be told on one definitive horseracing channel.”The end of the Turf TV business on April 1 heralded the start of RMG’s new LBO agreement with SIS, which distributes audio-visual and data content from RMG’s racecourses into nearly 10,000 betting shops in the UK and Ireland.The new arrangement provides additional economic benefits to both parties over the five years of the contract and is an important element of a wider collaboration with SIS. In February, RMG extended its relationship to encompass DTH and streaming rights to all 26 Irish racecourses, plus Chelmsford City in the UK, from 2018.That news was announced on the back of the two organisations partnering to encompass international pool betting and fixed odds rights (including retail and online). The partnership with ATR that underpins the GBI Racing relationship will end on the expiry of the current term in December 2018 and from that point RMG’s content will be broadcast internationally in conjunction with SIS. Submit Share ITV Racing begins contract renegotiations with UK Racing  May 21, 2020 Richard FitzGerald steps down as RMG CEO August 6, 2020 Related Articles Share StumbleUponlast_img read more

first_imgDanish side Brøndby IF have announced that their esports players will soon be sitting comfortably after the club reached an agreement with Vertagear for the latter to become its official Gaming Chair Partner.This arrangement will see Vertagear produce branded gaming chairs that will become official merchandise of the club to be made available to Brøndby fans in the near future. The Californian company, which recently signed a similar partnership with Team SoloMid, will also equip the Brøndby IF Gaming Area at Brøndby Stadium.Brøndby IF entered esports by way of FIFA and a partnership with Qwatti Esports Agency back in February of this year. They followed in the footsteps of fellow Danish club and neighbours FC Copenhagen who, with Nordisk Film, formed the now successful org North. Jesper Larsen, Esports Coordinator at Brøndby IF said of the partnership: “We are very pleased that we have signed the deal with Vertagear as our official Gaming Chair Partner. Partnering up with Vertagear gives us an unique opportunity to provide our eSport players and our fans with one of the best gaming chairs on the market, which will also come in use at the newcoming Gaming Area at Brøndby Stadion.“Vertagear is an important and genuine brand in the esport world, and we look forward to work them.”Fans will be able to make use of the gaming area and chairs at the club whilst Brøndby’s esports pros will also use these branded gaming chairs during ‘training, streaming and content creation activities’. Vertagear is a known entity in the esports world with alliances with the likes of Echo Fox, Virtus Pro, Misfits, the Capcom Pro Tour, Evo and more. James Vo, Director of Esports at Vertagear, noted: “We’re very excited to venture into what is a first for us: a partnership with a successful and historical football club. It will be an honour to provide Brøndby IF and their fans ergonomic chairs that are built for the very best with Brøndby’s signature logo. “We’re looking forward to equipping Brøndby Stadium with our chairs and hope the fans and esports players enjoy the Gaming Area more comfortably on our products.”Any of those interested in the crossover between sports clubs and stakeholders and the world of esports should look to our next major event; the ESI Super Forum on March 22nd 2018 at Chelsea FC’s Stamford Bridge home in London. This one day conference will explore the current state of affairs here, the challenges and the potential via a series of panels, workshops, an exhibition zone and ample opportunities for networking between those from both worlds. Esports Insider says: This is excellent news for Brøndby IF with a recognised and award winning gaming chairs supplier now partnered up in the form of Vertagear. It’s equally a fantastic chance for the US company to reach a new market and demographic with the fans of one of Scandinavia’s top football clubs. Kudos to Qwatti for making the deal happen too.last_img read more