Great Portland offers £96m for Pollen Estate

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House demands investigative audits on all state insurers

first_imgThe House of Representatives has called for the Supreme Audit Agency (BPK) to conduct investigative audits on state-owned insurers to assess their investment management.Members of House Commission VI, which oversees trade, industry and state-owned enterprises (SOEs), are especially eager for the BPK to conduct an investigative audit on state-owned pension insurance company PT Taspen and social insurer Asuransi Angkatan Bersenjata Republik Indonesia (Asabri). The move is meant to prevent the insurers from mismanaging their investments as they manage pension funds for civil servants, police, military and Defense Ministry employees.An audit differs from an investigation as the former assesses financial statements and forms independent opinions about them. Meanwhile,  an investigation is a comprehensive study of financial reports.  Topics : House Commission VI members are also calling for the Development Finance Comptroller (BPKP) to conduct a large-scale investigative audit on Taspen and Asabri, as well as other state-owned insurers, including PT Jasa Raharja, PT Asuransi Jasa Indonesia (Jasindo), PT Asuransi Kredit Indonesia (Askrindo) and PT Reasuransi Indonesia Utama.The commission’s member from Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P), Evita Nursanty, said the House suggested that audits focus solely on the insurer’s investments to assess their prudence in managing their funds. “They are managing the public’s funds so they need to be able to manage it in a prudent manner and free from the interests of any parties,” she said.In the meantime, Taspen president director ANS Kosasih said he was confident that the company would pass the investigative audit smoothly as it had applied independent investment decisions based on the company’s analysis.“We also asked the BPK to conduct an annual audit on our earnings report to assure that our business is run according to the code of conduct,” Kosasih said.center_img Commission VI member Mukhtarudin from the Golkar Party also said on Wednesday that the move aimed to prevent the insurers from repeating mismanagement conducted by ailing state-owned insurer PT Asuransi Jiwasraya, which led to negative equity and the inability to pay its policyholders’ claims of Rp 17 trillion.The Attorney General’s Office (AGO) last month instructed the Financial Services Authority (OJK) and the country’s bourse authorities to block 800 securities accounts as it investigated Jiwasraya’s investment mismanagement, having named five people suspects, including three former Jiwasraya executives and two business tycoons allegedly involved in the corruption case.Although Asabri could still pay for its claims, its investment mismanagement led the state firm and the government to suffer losses of around Rp 10 trillion.“The government has to intervene to prevent the same thing from happening again. So, I’m suggesting that Taspen and Asabri undergo investigative audits just like Jiwasraya,” Mukhtarudin said during a hearing with state-owned insurers in Jakarta.last_img read more

Citizens urged to care for elderly relatives

first_img Share 16 Views   no discussions Share LocalNews Citizens urged to care for elderly relatives by: – May 1, 2012 Sharing is caring!center_img Hon. Gloria ShillingfordOne government minister has underscored the importance of and issued a call to citizens to ensure that their elderly relatives are properly cared for and not left as the sole responsibility of the state.Community Development, Social Services and Gender Affairs Minister Gloria Shillingford told a national consultation organized by the Dominica Association of Persons with Disabilities (DAPD) on Monday that families who have disabled elderly relatives should play a greater role in assisting them.The DAPD ended its public education campaign drive with a national consultation to garner support from the public in their quest to urge the government to ratify United Nations Convention on the rights of persons with disabilities.Shillingford made particular reference to Article 9 of that Convention which alludes to accessibility for people with disabilities by “enabling them to live independently and participate fully in all aspects of life”.She appealed to citizens to treat their elderly relatives with the respect and dignity which they deserve. “I wish to single out the elderly among us who acquire disabilities associated with age and illness. I am therefore appealing to families to take care of their elderly; cherish them, love them and ensure that they enjoy their latter days in the comfort and dignity which they deserve”.According to Shillingford, although the government has initiated a program to ensure that its elderly citizens are cared for, family members should provide the love, care and attention which all humans require.“I urge them not to leave their elderly to the government’s Yes We Care Program only or the Dominica Infirmary, mindful that they deserve a better life”.She noted that the families should work in partnership with the government to ensure that their loved ones receive the best care possible.“Let me quickly say that the government’s Yes We Care Program is a program of partnership with the families all aimed at giving back to our elderly persons who in their productive years made a significant contribution to national development”.Dominica Vibes News Tweet Sharelast_img read more

Richie Gustin checks out on IMCA Harris Clash foes

first_imgRichie Gustin reigned at Tuesday’s Harris Clash, earning $2,000 for his IMCA Modified victory at Hamilton County Speedway. (Photo by Barry Johnson)WEBSTER CITY, Iowa (Aug. 8) – Richie Gustin made sure the race was for second Tuesday night at Hamilton County Speedway.Gustin led all 25 laps of the Harris Clash for IMCA Modifieds, earning $2,000 for a dominating performance. Tim Ward took over second late in the contest but didn’t have enough laps left to reel in Gustin.Ryan Ruter chased Gustin early and ended in third while Hunter Marriott was fourth. Kelly Shryock and Joel Rust came out of “B” features to finish fifth and sixth, respectively.Gustin had started outside Todd Shute on the front row and quickly moved into the front spot, run­ning the extreme lower line with Ruter.A couple cautions were all that slowed Gustin as he pulled away from the rest of the field after each restart. Ward found success on the high side in working his way to the runner-up spot.Shryock started 16th, Rust 18th. Already on the ballot for next year’s Fast Shafts All-Star Invita­tional, Gustin had previously won the Harris Clash in 2010.Rust, the defending Clash winner, topped the 10-lap dash for feature winners on designated nights at 10 area race tracks. He passed Chris Abelson and took the $500 checkers ahead of Gustin.Jared VanDeest was the $1,000 Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod winner, pulling away from Cur­tis Van Der Wal in the late going in that 20-lapper.After working his way past Austin Luellen for the lead, VanDeest had checked out on everybody while the 11th starting Van Der Wal began his drive toward the front.Jake McBirnie, Luellen and 16th starting Jack Sachau completed the top five.Fifty-two Modifieds and 38 Northern SportMods competed at the 26th annual Clash. The pole posi­tion was left empty during a SportMod parade lap in honor of the late Robbie Conway, who had competed at last year’s event.“He was one of those guys you couldn’t help but like,” said Event Promoter Bob Harris. “He did so much for so many people, plus he was a great racer.”Feature resultsModifieds – 1. Richie Gustin, Gilman; 2. Tim Ward, Harcourt; 3. Ryan Ruter, Clear Lake; 4. Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo.; 5. Kelly Shryock, Fertile; 6. Joel Rust, Grundy Center; 7. Kyle Strickler, Mooresville, N.C.; 8. Chris Abelson, Sioux City; 9. Mike Mashl, DePere, Wis.; 10. Tyler Droste, Waterloo; 11. Todd Shute, Des Moines; 12. Ethan Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif.; 13. Jeremy Mills, Garner; 14. Tad Reutzel, Burt; 15. Jon Snyder, Ames; 16. Jon Plowman, Woodbine; 17. Paul Stone, Winton, Calif.; 18. Chase Ellingson, Williams; 19. Nate Hughes, Humboldt; 20. Tom Berry, Medford, Ore.; 21. Clay Money, Penokee, Kan.; 22. Racer Hulin, Laurel; 23. Shane Swan­son, Forest City; 24. Kyle Brown, Madrid.Clash Dash – 1. Rust; 2. Gustin; 3. Plowman; 4. Mashl; 5. Shryock; 6. Reutzel; 7. Marriott; 8. Abelson; 9. Mike Jergens, Plover; 10. Jeff Aikey, Cedar Falls.Northern SportMods – 1. Jared VanDeest, Holland; 2. Curtis Van Der Wal, Oskaloosa; 3. Jake McBirnie; 4. Austin Luellen, Minburn; 5. Jake Sachau, Denison; 6. Ty Griffith, Webster City; 7. Doug Smith, Lake City; 8. Sam Wieben, Dysart; 9. Ethan Braaksma, Newton; 10. Dan Drury, Eldora; 11. Rocky Caudle, Ellsworth; 12. Cory Pestotnik, Boone; 13. Cody Thompson, Sioux City; 14. Jesse Skalicky, Fargo, N.D.; 15. John Watson, Des Moines; 16. Lucas Lamberies, Clinton­ville, Wis.; 17. Cory Rose, Boone; 18. Jack Housley, Des Moines; 19. Dan Paplow, Dundee, Minn.; 20. Bryan Johnson, Roland; 21. Austin Schrage, Cresco; 22. Taylor Musselman, Urban­dale; 23. Robert Moore, Maxwell; 24. Christopher Elliott, Webster City.last_img read more

Iheanacho Ready to Fight for Place at Man City

first_img“Sergio Aguero and Gabriel [Jesus] are really really great players that we need in our team. As a young player, I’m happy playing alongside these fantastic players because I learn and get better every day.“It’s a big thing for my career to compete with these players. I’m okay with the way things are going and I wish Gabriel a quick recovery to return and help the team.”Iheanacho scored 14 times and produced seven assists last season even though 25 of his 36 appearances were as a substitute. That feat saw him finish as City’s third-highest scorer in all competitions, behind Sergio Aguero and Kevin de Bruyne.At international level, Iheanacho has scored five goals in eight appearances for Nigeria since making his senior debut against Swaziland in November 2015.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Manchester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho says he is ready to fight for his place in the team, amidst competition from Gabriel Jesus and Sergio Aguero. The Nigeria international, 20, has scored seven goals this season but has found first-team chances harder to come by than during his debut campaign.Despite only five Premier League starts this season, Iheanacho welcomes the extra competition and insists he is improving by playing alongside great players.“I cannot pretend that I don’t hear what people back home [in Nigeria] say about my lack of regular football but I will continue to fight,” Iheanacho told BBC Sport. “I don’t worry about those comments. All I need to do is to keep working, keep doing well and keep improving every day.last_img read more

Hidden camera found in St. Mary’s Medical Center bathroom, WPB police investigate

first_imgAn investigation into how a hidden camera was placed in a bathroom at St. Mary’s Medical Center is underway.West Palm Beach Police recovered the small hidden camera from an employee bathroom at the hospital on Oct. 3.Police found digital images on the camera, and have shared the pictures in hopes that someone will recognize them and help identify who placed the camera in the West Palm Beach hospital’s bathroom.The images do not match any of the bathrooms at St. Mary’s, and police do not have any other information at this time.“As soon as we discovered the camera, we notified the police. “The hospital said in a statement. “We are fully cooperating with their investigation, and we have notified all employees who work in the area where the camera was found.”Police are asking anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at 800-458-TIPS.“You will remain anonymous and could receive a cash reward if your tip leads to an arrest.”last_img read more

Westport Winery Wins 2015 Best of the Northwest Wine Tour

first_imgSubmitted by Westport WineryWinemaker Dana Roberts gives a Backstage Wimemaker’s Tour at Westport Winery. Photo by Mike CoverdaleFor the fifth time Westport Winery won the King 5 Evening Magazine Best of the Northwest Competition. This time they won the Best Wine Tour category. The fun and interesting Backstage Winemaker’s Tour is offered every Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m. with Director of Winemaking Dana Roberts. Additionally, guests are invited to do their own self-guided tour every day through the winery’s many display gardens that include over 40 sculptures by local artists. Extensive signage is provided to make this a truly memorable and fulfilling experience.When you visit be sure to explore the resort’s unique sculpture garden, lavender labyrinth, musical fence, 9-hole executive golf course, giant chess set, outdoor scrabble game, and grape maze, all located on the corner of Highway 105 and South Arbor Road halfway between Aberdeen and Westport. You will see why Westport Winery was voted Best of the Northwest Wine Tour and Destination.Westport Winery Garden Resort’s award-winning wines are exclusively available at the resort. The tasting room, gift shop, produce market, plant nursery, bakery and gardens, are open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The restaurant is open for lunch daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and for dinner on Friday and Saturday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more information contact Westport Winery at 360-648-2224 or visit the website at www.westportwinery.com. Facebook0Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

Environmental Commission in Transition

first_img“Since then, we’ve haddiscussions and it seems likethey’d like us to keep going,”Broege added. “The environmental commission is an integral part of this community, like every other community in this area. As long as the authorities remain the same, we owe it to our neighbors to keep going.” Borough councilman Robert Proto said the council plans to adopt a resolution at its April 3 workshop meeting to direct the borough’s planning board secretary to submit all site plan applications to the environmental committee for review. The resolution will also make a recommendation to Oceanport Mayor Jay Coffey that he appoint a member of the environmental committee to the township planning board, ensuring that it will be business as usual for the volunteer group of environmental specialists. Thomas Cox, the environmental commission vice chair said that not commenting on the amended campus site plan should not be held against the commission. OCEANPORT – Council officials hope to quell a storm of protest by residents upset over the decision to change the municipal environmental commission to a committee, which could curtail its authority. Council president Stephen Solan said the decision to transition from a commission to a committee was because the group had “not been acting as a commission for a very long time.” “It’s a fruitless effort because they have the votes to override it, but it was more of a statement if nothing else,” Coffey said. “The way people are being treated at these meetings is wrong. When you have 50 residents show up to oppose you, and so many of them speaking passionately and intelligently against an ordinance, read the room and table it for further discussion.” Solan added that as acommission, the volunteergroup is expected to act asan arm of the government,but had not been providingmeeting agendas, minutesor annual reports. “One of the arguments we heard was that we should want an extra set of eyes on things like site plan applications coming before the planning board. Then we solicit comments from all of our professionals concerning the site plan amendment and never hear anything from the environmental commission? Shouldn’t they want to be heard on something as important as this?” Solan asked. center_img Broege said after thatMarch 21 meeting severalmembers of the volunteergroup said they were readyto step down from their postson the commission. Thosedecisions to potentially walkaway came after severalmembers of the commissionand other residents spokeout against the governingbody’s decision to adopt anordinance that appeared tobe stripping the group of itsoversight permissions. Broege said that, duringthe meeting, it seemed likethe council intended to “takeauthority away from thecommission, in terms of thesite plan review process.” Another resolution on the docket at Thursday’s workshop meeting is one that, if adopted, would override that veto. But what prompted the adoption of the ordinance was when the commission failed to provide comments on a controversial amendment to a site plan that proposed the construction of a satellite campus for New Jersey City University on a parcel of land located in the Oceanport section of Fort Monmouth. “The council heard two main concerns from the commission members. They wanted continued representation on the planning board and the ability to review plans going in front of the planning board. We’re putting these two into a resolution to assuage the concerns of our volunteers,” added Proto, who said he and other council members met with environmental commission chair Robert Broege following a heated public meeting March 21. Proto said the transition from a commission to a committee is a move that will relieve the group of regulatory burdens, such as providing minutes, agendas and annual reports, and merely formalize how the group has been regularly operating. Despite the public push-back, the borough council unanimously adopted the ordinance, leading Coffey to invoke a mayoral veto for the first time since winning the seat in the 2015 general election. last_img read more

Meru man hits betPawa jackpot with Sh10

first_imgDubbed Sunday Million Jackpot, where betPawa offers the lowest entry stake of just 10 shillings, Munene, a Business Administration graduate hit the jackpot at first attempt predicting all 12 matches correctly.With one match cancelled from the jackpot, he was lucky to get all his selections on point to claim the six figure pay out.Munene recalled how he placed his bets on Saturday afternoon, moments after the launch of the jackpot.“When I saw that betPawa had launched the new jackpot, and that they were also giving out free entry tickets, I immediately made my selections. I had missed out on their weekly jackpot, so I decided to give this Sunday Million Jackpot a try,” Munene said.“On my first ticket, I missed out the big prize by just one match. However, on this second one everything was on point. I received the dream call on Monday morning and I thought it was a hoax,” he explained, adding that,” he added.“I decided to confirm the number first and indeed it was betPawa. I shared with my mother who was in the farm, and she ran into joy.”Lucky punter Lawy Munene from Meru displays his winner’s cheque after winning betPawa jackpot last weekendSpeaking during the ceremony, betPawa country manager Dos Kariuki congratulated the winner and hailed betPawa’s innovative market products.“Over the years, our tagline has been ‘bet small win big.’ As betPawa, our goal is to convert our clients passion for sports into money, by them betting on their favourite teams and personalities for small amounts starting from one shilling,” he said.“betPawa continues to innovate new and exciting products and this time, we have launched two jackpots, The weekly 10 million jackpot and the Sunday million jackpot that has Sunday matches only. For both jackpots, you play with just 10 shillings and could win either 1 million or 10 million,”Kariuki added.The ecstatic winner said that he would invest his winnings in a new Pharmacy shop, and also in agribusiness. He encouraged other bettors to also pick betPawa where they bet small and can win big just like him.0Shares0000(Visited 7 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Lawy MuneneNAIROBI, Kenya, May 16 – A lucky punter turned Sh10 into a million by making 12 correct football predictions on gaming site betPawa.Lawy Munene, 25-year old from Meru County, won the inaugural jackpot on betPawa barely 24 hours after it was launched.last_img read more

GAA NEWS: GLENSWILLY GET THEIR DUCKS IN LINE FOR BINGO NIGHTS!

first_imgThe next monthly meeting will take place Tuesday 28th Oct in Clubhouse at 9pm. Lotto numbers this week are 1,5,10,14. Match 2 winner is Padraig Ferry from Annagry. This weeks sellers are Tommy Marley and Seamus Callaghan. Congratulations to our Girls Under13s for reaching the County Final on Nov 8th. They defeated Convoy in the Semi Final by a margin of two points.Our Seniors had a fantastic victory over Termon in the County Quarter Final at O Donnell Park last Sunday afternoon and now await the winners of the replay between Glenties and Ardara. The semi is scheduled for 3pm Sunday 26th in O Donnell Park.The Club is delighted that Bingo is back at the club on Wednesday nights at 9pm. This should be a fantastic evening for all the community and everyone is welcome, prizes on the night are approx €2000 so well worth attending. Please pass on the news to all your contacts and hopefully we get alarge crowd. Circuit training is now starting in the Clubhouse every Monday and Wednesday at 7pm under the Tuition of Brian Crossan.This is a mixed class so all are welcome. The first class starts tonight at 7pm.Sunday 26th of October is the night of the Boxing-Battle of The Swilly 2, all our fighters are now primed and ready to do battle. There is also an opportunity to see our Two County stars Neil and Michael strut their stuff in the half time fashion show hosted by Michael Murphy Sports. Tickets are on sale at either of the two Sandwich Co shops, in Michael Murphy Sports and The Silver Tassie. You can also pay at the door on the night.Tickets are €20 each.Last years event turned out to be a great nights entertainment and no doubt this years will be even better, so come along and enjoy a great nights craic.Any queries regarding the night or for tickets contact Bryan or John on 086 7887774.GAA NEWS: GLENSWILLY GET THEIR DUCKS IN LINE FOR BINGO NIGHTS! was last modified: October 22nd, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Glenswilly GAA noteslast_img read more