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PFI ‘bank’ could be shunned

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Bukalapak launches fintech arm for mutual funds product

first_imgBukalapak set up BukaReksa, a mutual fund investment platform, in 2016. The company said BukaReksa’s target market includes people in the underserved segment, as it aims to help boost financial inclusion in the country.“BukaReksa is our starting platform to understand the best approach in presenting technology-based micro investment solutions,” said BIB COO Dhinda Arisyiya.“Along the way, we continue to innovate and expand access, improve operations and security as well as regulatory oversight, which are very important to increase investor satisfaction and comfort.”The number of retail investors in Indonesia has continued to increase over the last few months due to growing awareness about the importance of investing.The number of retail investors in the country had risen to 1.2 million as of June 30, an increase of around 12 percent from December last year, according to data from the Indonesian Central Securities Depository (KSEI). (eyc)Topics : E-commerce platform Bukalapak announced on Monday the launch of its financial technology arm, PT Buka Investasi Bersama (BIB), aiming to attract 500,000 Bukalapak users to become mutual fund investors in 2021.BIB has secured a mutual fund selling agent (APERD) license from the Financial Services Authority (OJK), making Bukalapak the first marketplace with such a license.“We hope this new service can provide accessible investment solutions for everyone, so that it will change the impression that investment is only for certain groups of people,” Bukalapak president and BIB CEO Teddy Oetomo said in a press statement.last_img read more

Lawmakers vow to get ABS-CBN back on air

first_imgThe National Telecommunications Commission’s (NTC) decision has puzzled many lawmakers and commentators, prompting allegations by Duterte’s critics that his allies are exploiting a strict lockdown and trying to intimidate the media using legal and regulatory processes. “Bring it to the Senate, we will approve it!,” he said on Twitter. “We can’t depend on the NTC anymore. We have to make sure in this one month we are in session, we can give a provisional franchise,” said Rodriguez, who filed a resolution on Wednesday to get ABS-CBN an interim license. The NTC had in March indicated that ABS-CBN could remain on air pending its license renewal by the lower house of Congress, which only returned from recess on Monday and has been criticized for dragging its heels on the renewal. There was no indication why the regulator changed its stance, but the office of the solicitor-general said it had cautioned the NTC against allowing ABS to broadcast without a license. The NTC said on Wednesday it stood by its decision and that ABS-CBN could seek a temporary restraining order from a court Activists hold slogans outside the headquarters of broadcast network ABS-CBN Corp. on Tuesday May 5. AARON FAVILA/AP Aides to President Rodrigo Duterte sought to distance him from Tuesday’s move against ABS-CBN Corp., insisting his office was as surprised as anyone and the mercurial leader no longer had an axe to grind with the station, despite past grievances.center_img MANILA – Legislators pushed on Wednesday to get the country’s biggest broadcaster back on air, amid widespread shock and dismay over an order by the industry regulator for the station to cease operations after its 25-year license expired. Celebrities, entertainers and fans expressed sorrow on social media and labour, business and media groups urged intervention to spare thousands of jobs, protect free speech and guarantee access to vital public information amid the coronavirus epidemic. Rufus Rodriguez, a pro-Duterte congressman, said it was pointless asking the NTC to change its mind. Senate President Vicente Sotto said that if the lower house failed to do that, his chamber could get the job done. ABS-CBN has been on tenterhooks for several years because of Duterte’s repeated threats to thwart its renewal bid, his anger stemming from its failure to air some of his paid election campaign commercials, for which it recently apologized. (Reuters)last_img read more

Late Super striker Rashidi Yekini in Oliseh’s mind 8 years on

first_img One would have thought that worry over the rampaging effect of the coronavirus that has locked up all sporting and indeed all businesses into the cooler will distract some from remembering the great Yekini, but that was not the case. Oliseh who incidentally was part of the 1994 world cup squad and who eventually went to coach the Super Eagles, remembers his former teammate saying “8 years ago Today, we lost Nigeria’s greatest striker of all time in Rashidi Yekini. May his blessed soul rest in Peace” even as he accompanied it with a memorable picture of the late former Sporting Gijón ace being remembered. Former Super Eagles coach Sunday Oliseh Oliseh who made 54 appearances for the Eagles as a player, coached the team between 2015 and 2016. The former Fortuna Sittard manager it will be recalled parted ways with the Nigeria Football Federation under controversial circumstances after the 2016 Championship of African Nations (CHAN) in Rwanda. Read AlsoI have nothing against Oliseh, Enyeama declares Only recently he frowned at the preferential treatment accorded to foreign coaches who manage the Super Eagles adding that so long as the condition remains the same he would not be interested in a second chance with the team. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… The Italians will say Tempus Fugit which simply translates ‘time flies’. Indeed time flies or who would have believed that eight years have already rolled bye since the great Striker Rashidi Yekini passed on. His records remains a ginger to many up and coming strikers and those who played with him find it very difficult to forget in a hurry even in the midst of changes in the game and challenges as well. Former Super Eagles coach Sunday Oliseh like many Nigerians go through the ritual of remembering this spectacular striker who scored Nigeria’s first ever world cup goal at the 1994 edition in USA every year. That of course was just one of his 37 goals for Nigeria in 58 appearances.  Even his celebration of the said goal in 1994 against Bulgaria remains a must watch and a hit whenever it is beamed on television. Late Yekini celebrated his famous goal in 1994 The energy was simply infectious and those who were fortunate to watch it live then constantly recall every bit of it in their mind’s eye whenever discussions center on strikers and goal scoring business.Advertisementcenter_img Promoted Content13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hootWhat Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?7 Mysterious Discoveries Archaeologists Still Can’t Explain10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueDid You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?The Highest Paid Football Players In The World10 Stargazing Locations To ‘Connect With Nature’Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalBest Car Manufacturers In The Worldlast_img read more

20th NIPOGA opens in Ilorin

first_imgRelatedPosts Saraki to Kwara Governor: Call those encroaching my land led by your SA to order FG hails Kwara Governor over social investment programme COVID-19 taught us to be closer to God – ex-NAN Director No fewer than 3,040 athletes from across the country have converged on Ilorin to participate at the 20th edition of Nigeria Polytechnics Games holding in the Kwara State capital from February 5 to 16. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the biannual Polytechnic games will feature not less than 51 institutions that will compete for honours in 14 sporting events. Declaring the games open at the Kwara State Polytechnic sports complex, the state Deputy Governor, Kayode Alabi, urged the participating institutions to abide by the rules of the games. He added that through sacrifices, perseverance and hard work, the games would play a significant role towards boosting the Federal Government’s efforts in nation building. Alabi restated the state government pro-activeness in bringing change to the sport sector through active participation in sporting activities. He advised all participating institutions, athletes and officials to display high level of discipline and tolerance during and after the games as he assured them of peaceful stay in the state of harmony. The deputy governor also stressed that the games will further foster unity and create mental alertness among the participating institutions. The Rector, Kwara State Polytechnic, Dr. Abdul Mohammad, implored the athletes to demonstrate the spirit of sportsmanship, especially at difficult situations. Mohammed noted that the host institution has excelled in several fields of endeavour, especially in the areas of sports and entrepreneur, and stand out as an institution to beat in the comity of institutions. The climax of the opening ceremony of the biannual polytechnic games was the unveiling of the mascot, lighting of the touch of unity and match past by participating institutions. As at the time of this report, a match between host institution, Kwara State Polytechnic, and Federal Polytechnic, Oko, Anambra State, which was part of the opening ceremony, remained goalless. Other top government officials and top dignitaries that graced the occasion were the Speaker, Kwara State House of Assembly, Yakubu Danladi; Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Zulu Gambari; Chief of Staff to Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, Alhaji Issa Logun, among others.Tags: IlorinKayode AlabiKwara StateNigeria Polytechnic GamesNIPOGAlast_img read more

District 10 poised to claim fifth consecutive title as ‘Nationals’ wraps up today

first_img… Skeete, Tyndall complete sprint doubleWITH the 59th National Schools Swimming, Cycling, Track and Field, and Teachers Championship in its final day, current overall title-holders, District 10 (Upper Demerara/Kwakwani) remain on pace to reclaim their ‘Champion of Champions’ trophy. The 16-time champions lead the table with 526 points, while District #4 (East Coast Demerara)  are second with 309 points and West Coast Berbice (District 5), on 292 points, round off the top three.Over in the teachers’ championship, District 10, head into the final day one point (165) behind leaders South Georgetown (District 13) with 166 and District 11, North Georgetown 162 points.With District 10 running away with the track and field title, placing second behind North Georgetown in the pool and behind District #6 (Corentyne) in the cycling, it would take some sort of act from God to prevent them from hoisting the Champions of Champions trophy for the 17th time in the game’s history, and the fifth consecutive time.North Georgetown, from 1980 to 1984, was the last time a district won five consecutive ‘Nationals’ title.Meanwhile, the penultimate day of the championship saw more records fall, as Attoya Harvey, Wesley Tyndall, Shaquka Tyrell, Loneil Marks, teacher Jonathan Fagundes led the way.Anisha Gibbons, Guyana’s 2019 CARIFTA Games gold medallist reset her record in the Girls’ Javelin, and Chenille Bowen, a teacher, dismantled her own Discus record.Tyndall from District 11, after claiming the Boys’ U-16 100m title, clocked 22.74s to win the 200m, beating Osa Blair’s 22.91s which was set last year.Deshana Skeete ran 25.12s for a photo-finish against Brianna Charles (25.16s) to win the Girls’ U-18 200m.Marks (West Coast Berbice), after being disqualified in the Boys’ U-20 100m, returned yesterday to clock 21.36s, finishing ahead of District 10’s Jennis Benjamin who had to settle for second in 22.32s.Marks’ time was good enough to replace Titus Webster’s 22.14s which was also set last year.Over in the U-18 1500m, Tyrell from District 10, winner of the 800m from the previous day, smashed Joanna Archer’s record of five minutes, 20.26 seconds (5:20.26) with a time of 5:03.99.Harvey of West Demerara, broke her own U-14 1500m, clocking 5:07.47 to win ahead of Rupununi’s Vannytta Francis (5:14.60) and Upper Demerara’s Hannah Joseph (5:17.39).Gibbons of East Coast Demerara, the holder of the Girls’ U-16 Javelin record of 26.64m, which she set last year, had a jaw-dropping throw of 45.33m to claim gold.Bowen destroyed her own female teachers’ 31-40 Discus record, erasing the old 21.27m with a distance of 24.46m.last_img read more

Tour de France 2020: Alaphilippe wins stage two to take yellow jersey

first_imgJULIAN Alaphilippe won stage two of the Tour de France in a sprint finish to claim the yellow jersey in Nice.The Frenchman held off Marc Hirschi to edge home by half a wheel after leaving Britain’s Adam Yates behind in a final dart for the line.He leads Yates, who finished third, by four seconds in the overall standings.It was a fifth stage victory at the Tour for the 28-year-old, after the riders faced a 186km mountainous second stage, with two climbs above 1,500m.The stage had seemed set for Alaphilippe to light up the race on a hilly course around Nice that played to his strengths.And in typical fashion the French puncheur delivered one of his trademark attacks on Sunday’s final ascent up the Col des Quatre Chemins.Yates and Switzerland’s Hirschi both worked with the Deceuninck-QuickStep rider to distance the main bunch, before Alaphilippe claimed his first win of 2020.“I’ve always remained serious with my training despite the difficult moments I went through – I dedicate this victory to my father [who passed away in June],” Alaphilippe said.“I asked my team to make the race hard.“There weren’t many riders left in the last climb. I gave it all – I had nothing to lose. It was nerve wracking but Adam Yates cooperated.“I wanted to maintain the gap until the flamme rouge [which marks the last kilometre]. I’m kind of used to the pressure. To finish it off makes me feel good. This is the victory that I was missing. The yellow jersey is the icing on the cake.”Alaphilippe, who wore the yellow jersey for 14 stages in the 2019 edition of the Tour, now leads the race by four seconds ahead of Yates because of time bonuses.Earlier on Sunday the peloton had safely negotiated the steep slopes of the Col de la Colmiane and Col de Turini, in contrast to Saturday’s chaotic opening stage.However, it was a tough day for the sprinters, with Saturday’s yellow jersey winner Alexander Kristoff among those to finish over 28 minutes down on Alaphilippe.Stage three today sees the race travel 198km from Nice to Sisteron.(BBC Sport)last_img read more

UW’s senior day doesn’t end quite right

first_imgAlthough the Wisconsin women’s hockey team is not accustomed to losing, with Saturday’s loss to Ohio State (16-14-4) only UW’s third this season, there is not a sense of defeat anywhere among the team. Rather, the Badgers (29-3-2) admire their ability to fight back and remain competitive in the game, as they honor the five players who have led the way.The senior class dominated both games, racking up nine points in Friday’s 7-1 victory, including three goals, and led the effort to come back after falling behind by three goals early on Saturday.Friday’s victory gave Wisconsin sole custody of a top place finish in the WCHA, making Saturday’s game meaningless in terms of ranking.Recognizing the team’s mentality may not have been solely on the game Saturday, as it was also Senior Day at the Kohl Center, head coach Mark Johnson was pleased with his team’s ability to fight back, led by his senior players.“We were on TV and had Senior Day … it was what it was and you forget about it,” Johnson said. “Obviously the frame of mind of our players next Friday will be a lot different then it was at the start of [Saturday’s] game.”Senior forward Brooke Ammerman continued dominating for the Badger offense. After almost two periods without a goal, Ammerman finally put one in Saturday while UW was on a power play with 2:29 left in the second period. The goal gave the Badgers the momentum they needed to attempt a comeback.Friday, Ammerman had a four-point game with a goal and three assists.Ammerman finished the regular season with 68 points, second on the team, and led the Badgers with 41 assists.Saturday’s second goal for UW came from senior forward Carolyne Prevost with five minutes to go in the game, making it possible to try and tie the game up.“We dug ourselves a hole really quickly and if anything I think we are extremely proud of our perseverance throughout the game and being able to try and dig ourselves back out,” senior forward and captain Hilary Knight said. “Unfortunately we ran out of time.”While only assisting on one goal in the series, Knight was a key component of bringing Wisconsin back Saturday. Knight had 15 shots on the weekend, with eight coming on Saturday and Johnson has said all season long that creating opportunities is what is important because it helps get the rest of the team going.On defense, senior forward Brittany Haverstock led the effort to shut down Ohio State’s offense. OSU had just six shots in the first period and four in the last. It was just four fatal minutes midway though the first period that put UW down 3-0.“In the three minutes they scored three goals and that was the difference in the game – you take those three minutes out of there and it’s not too bad,” Johnson said.Senior goal tender Nikki Kaasa also earned a start for the Badgers Saturday.Ending the season with a loss isn’t how anyone pictured Wisconsin’s weekend going, but it serves as a wake-up call to the team. Knight said that she was happy with a loss because it will make her team more focused going into playoffs.With playoffs starting next weekend, the senior class now sees its time in Wisconsin uniforms being determined by the team’s success going forward. After an emotional Senior Day, Knight is pleased with how her team is coming together.“I was just reflecting on my entire career here and it’s just game by game now, its scary but I think I’ve had a wonderful four years here, and I couldn’t ask for a better group to go forward with,” Knight said. “I’m thankful that we have great leadership group and some younger players stepping up, and hopefully we will be victorious in the second season.”last_img read more

Packers’ Turner criticizes Jones’ idea for pregame protest

first_img First Published: 29th August, 2020 08:41 IST LIVE TV Green Bay Packers offensive tackle Billy Turner believes Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones’ suggested alternative to kneeling during the national anthem would defeat the purpose of the message players want to send.Jones spoke during a radio interview this week about how during a 2017 game he and his players knelt before the anthem but then stood during the anthem. Jones added that he “thought that was good” and “that’s the kind of thing we’ll be looking to see if we can implement.”“That’s not what protesting is about,” Turner said Friday. “Protesting the national anthem is to get a point across that society and everyone watching football games every Sunday has a chance to see so you get your point across. The idea of protesting is to make people that are higher up — like our President — notice what we are doing. We understand that he doesn’t like that. Why do you think we continue to protest? Because nothing has changed.”The Packers returned to the field Friday, one day after canceling practice along with eight other NFL teams to discuss social justice issues following the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a 29-year-old Black man.The shooting occurred Sunday in Kenosha, Wisconsin, about 150 miles south of Green Bay. An attorney for the family has said Blake is paralyzed.Turner said the Packers spent part of Thursday discussing what they could do as a team and speaking with team CEO Mark Murphy, general manager Brian Gutekunst and executive vice president Russ Ball. Turner said it would be important for players to hear from every owner.“We would love for all 32 NFL owners to get out there and make meaningful statements, to speak from the heart about what they truly believe,” Turner said. “Whether they believe the hype or they don’t believe the hype, at least we’d know where they stand.”Turner said plenty of ideas on how to protest during the season have been mentioned. But when the idea of boycotting games was brought up during a Zoom session Friday, he expressed skepticism.“You know, everything has been thrown out there, as far as what to do, how to protest, how to make change,” Turner said. “Yeah, we can go out there and boycott football games. Sure, we can do that. That’s easy. What change is that going to bring initially and right away? Football fans across the country and the world (ticked) off because they can’t watch football. What is that negativity going to bring to the world because we’re not out there playing this game?”Also on Thursday, Packers safety Adrian Amos and linebacker Christian Kirksey criticized a comment made by Kenosha police chief Daniel Miskinis after two people were shot to death Tuesday during protests that followed the shooting of Blake.Miskinis said that if people hadn’t been violating Kenosha’s curfew order, “perhaps the situation that unfolded would not have happened.” Kirskey tweeted out a video clip of Miskinis’ news conference and added that “you’re a part of the problem. Point, blank, period.” Amos tweeted that “people like this in positions of power are a problem.”Asked about the tweet Friday, Kirksey said he considered Miskinis’ comments a “slap in the face.” Amos offered a similar opinion.“Two people died, and you’re focusing on whether people were out past curfew,” Amos said. “I just feel as though there was another way to handle that.”Image credits: AP Written By Associated Press Television News COMMENTcenter_img Last Updated: 29th August, 2020 08:41 IST Packers’ Turner Criticizes Jones’ Idea For Pregame Protest Green Bay Packers offensive tackle Billy Turner believes Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones’ suggested alternative to kneeling during the national anthem would defeat the purpose of the message players want to send WATCH US LIVE SUBSCRIBE TO US FOLLOW USlast_img read more

Injured Danilo Gallinari closer to returning to Clippers’ lineup

first_imgIn addition, Williams was 22 3-pointers away from passing J.J. Redick for the franchise’s single-season record of 201, set in 2016-17. Williams averages 2.5 3-pointers in 6.9 attempts this season, his first with the Clippers after an offseason trade from the Houston Rockets.Williams’ long-distance shooting and his scoring have come without forcing matters, according to Rivers. Williams’ game doesn’t fit into the same category as Redick’s because he’s more of a threat to score from near and far, unlike the former Clippers guard, who is now with the Philadelphia 76ers.“The fact that he’s still doing all that, driving to the basket, and getting ‘and-ones’ and yet he still has a chance to break the 3-point record, Lou is just a great scorer,” Rivers said. “I’ve had a lot of scorers in my coaching career, and he’s as good as maybe all of them.“He’s an unbelievable scorer.”QUOTE, UNQUOTERivers didn’t know there was a “60 Minutes” feature Sunday on Bucks standout forward Giannis Antetokounmpo until a reporter told him. Rivers said he was impressed and then asked longtime Clippers play-by-play announcer Ralph Lawler if he had ever been on “60 Minutes.”“I’ve been on 30 minutes,” Lawler cracked without missing a beat. LOS ANGELES — Danilo Gallinari shot baskets Tuesday for the first time since suffering a fractured right hand during the Clippers’ loss to the Golden State Warriors on Feb. 22. He didn’t participate in any contact drills during the team’s shootaround and couldn’t play in Tuesday’s game against the Milwaukee Bucks.Gallinari said he also wouldn’t play Wednesday against the Suns in Phoenix, but might rejoin the lineup for Friday’s game against the Trail Blazers in Portland. He has played only 19 games this season because of hand and gluteus maximus injuries.“We’ll try something on this trip,” Gallinari said of joining his teammates for their two-game trip to Phoenix and Portland. “I’ll go with the team and try something (Wednesday) or try something on the day off (Thursday) before the Portland game.”Gallinari wore a black wrap on his hand while shooting Tuesday, which he said was not comfortable. He also said there was some pain associated with catching, dribbling and shooting the ball in his first extended workout since Draymond Green injured him with an accidental elbow to the hand. “The fracture has not healed 100 percent,” Gallinari said.It remains to be seen how much impact Gallinari, a forward, can have when he returns to the lineup. He averaged 15.9 points, 4.9 rebounds and 2.1 assists before he was injured in the Clippers’ first game after the All-Star break last month. He sat out for the 17th time because of the hand injury.An effective Gallinari certainly could aid the Clippers in their quest for a playoff berth. They went into Tuesday’s game against the Bucks in 10th place in the Western Conference, two games behind the eighth-place Minnesota Timberwolves in the battle for the final playoff spot.“We need him,” Coach Doc Rivers said. “It would be really nice (to have him back).”TEAM RECORD WATCHLou Williams cemented his status as the favorite to win the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year Award months ago, his All-Star Game snub notwithstanding. He went into Tuesday’s game leading the Clippers with a career-best averages of 22.9 points and 5.5 assists.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more