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Bank Mandiri to assist, provide loans to young entrepreneurs

first_imgState-owned Bank Mandiri is seeking to provide loans and financing to young entrepreneurs from various sectors through its entrepreneurship program in a bid to help boost the country’s economic recovery.Corporate secretary Rully Setiawan said on Wednesday that the publicly listed bank would provide the loans to promising young entrepreneurs from various sectors that participated in this year’s Wirausaha Muda Mandiri (Mandiri Young Entrepreneur) competition.“We’re not only seeking winners for this competition. We are also looking for entrepreneurs that we think have huge potential,” he said during the program’s virtual kick-off. He expressed hope that the loans would not only help the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) owned by the entrepreneurs to thrive, but also help in supporting national economic recovery efforts amid the pandemic.The Indonesian economy contracted 5.32 percent annually in the second quarter, the worst result since the first quarter of 1999, as pandemic restrictions paralyzed business activity and hit household demand.MSMEs, which account for around 60 percent of Indonesia’s gross domestic product, have been among the hardest-hit businesses during the coronavirus outbreak as demand weakens and bank loans become harder to access.President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has ordered a Rp 123.47 trillion (US$8.35 billion) stimulus for MSMEs, which includes fund placements in banks to boost working capital loan disbursements, loan interest subsidies and cash transfers for unbanked businesses. Diwangkoro Ratam, Bank Mandiri’s head of corporate social responsibility, said that the Wirausaha Muda Mandiri competition was open for entrepreneurs aged between 18 and 35 years old with businesses from various sectors such as the culinary arts, creative industry, technology, and trade and services.The competition’s business plan category this year will help entrepreneurs realize their ideas for new businesses, which could contribute to the country’s economic recovery.“This year’s competition will also be different because we will provide prizes for 84 winners instead of seven,” he said, adding that the competition would be conducted virtually until Oct. 30 to comply with COVID-19 protocols.Diwangkoro said the prize, amounting to a total of Rp 2 billion, would be given out to both regional and national winners.“We hope that these prizes can help them to develop their businesses so that they can play a part in the national economic recovery,” he said.Topics :last_img read more

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Granit Xhaka hits back at Arsenal legends after criticism of his north London derby display

first_imgGranit Xhaka hits back at Arsenal legends after criticism of his north London derby display Comment Granit Xhaka believes he has been unfairly criticised for his role in Tottenham’s penalty on Sunday (Picture: Getty)Granit Xhaka has responded to criticism of his performance after Sunday’s north London derby by suggesting that missed chances had a bigger bearing on the result than his penalty concession.An entertaining clash at the Emirates ended 2-2 after Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubemeyang struck to cancel out an early Christian Eriksen opener and a Harry Kane penalty.Kane’s penalty put Spurs 2-0 in front in the first half and it was Xhaka who conceded it following a needlessly rash challenge on Heung-Min Son.A number of pundits piled into Xhaka after the game, including Paul Merson who questioned what he brings to the team and Ian Wright who took a subtle dig at his tendency to mistime slide tackles.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisement Both Paul Merson and Ian Wright criticised Xhaka after Sunday’s match (Picture: Getty)Wright was less damning but while praising Matteo Guendouzi for winning a tackle, he commented: ‘If you’re going to ground, win it. People in his team can learn that to be honest.’Gary Neville and Graeme Souness were also critical of Xhaka but one former Arsenal star who defended the former Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder was Ray Parlour.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘Xhaka is good on the ball, he’s decent! He can spray passes 25 or 30 yards no problem, he’s very good at doing that,’ he said.‘Sometimes he fits in and keeps it simple, but at the weekend he didn’t have a good game.’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 Arsenalcenter_img Xhaka was penalised for a foul on Heung-Min Son (Picture: Getty)Xhaka responded while on international duty with Switzerland, by saying: ‘Of course, critics are always there.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘In the London derby, I think we had a good game, I made a mistake with the penalty, yeah, but if you see the game we could have won.‘We had a lot of chances, but this is football, nobody speaks about the chances, how many we missed, always they speak about mistakes. That’s a part of football.’Only Crystal Palace’s Luka Milivojevic with 16 has committed more fouls than Xhaka (10) in the Premier League this season and seven of those came during Sunday’s game against Spurs.Merson slammed his overall game afterwards, saying: ‘He doesn’t score a goal, he doesn’t have assists, he gets booked, he makes rash challenges, he gives away cheap penalties, he doesn’t sit in front of the back four as a number six to break things up.‘If you asked me what has he got, I’d say he’s got a hard shot. I don’t want to be disrespectful but I’ve got to say I don’t know what he brings.’ Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 4 Sep 2019 5:30 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.2kShares Advertisementlast_img read more

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Buyers return home for familiar slice of family life

first_imgThe home at 4 Kancoona St, Rochedale South, sold under the hammer.ROCHEDALE SOUTH is proving popular with former locals, says agent Ben Ive. The Elders Loganholme agent said he had seen a good amount of “return buyers”.“These are buyers who grew up in the area, know the area and now want to move back to raise their family in the area like their parents did,” he said. “They like the easy access in and out of the suburb, the good parks and the shops nearby.” Mr Ive said he was also seeing first-home buyers, downsizers, the budget-conscious and investors looking in the Rochedale South market, though buyers were predominantly owner-occupiers.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020“Anything from Rochedale South to Springwood is gold for us,” he said. “If it’s priced right, it will sell. Buyers still want the most for their dollar but when the competition is there they have to move on what’s available.” Mr Ive recently sold a three-bedroom home at 4 Kancoona St, Rochedale South for an undisclosed amount at auction. The auction attracted two registered bidders and about eight groups of onlookers. “There was a bit of to-ing and fro-ing … but it was being auctioned to sell. We had a very motivated vendor,” Mr Ive said.He said the property attracted “solid numbers” during the open house. “People liked the idea of doing more to it. It could probably be extended. It was a good-sized home with two living areas plus a dining area and the three bedrooms and one bathroom,” he said.last_img read more

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Allianz GI head of pensions Hilka departs after five years

first_imgAt AGI, Hilka was also a member of the company’s European executive committee, while his role as head of pensions was created on is arrival.Tobias Pross, who has been with the group since 1999 and was named head of EMEA at AGI last summer, will take on Hilka’s responsibilities, a spokesman said, explaining that a decision on whether to appoint a permanent replacement had yet to be reached.Hilka’s departure comes only a few months after Elizabeth Corley announced she would step down as AGI’s chief executive in April, instead taking on the role of non-executive vice-chair.Andreas Utermann, her co-chief executive and AGI’s CIO, is set to succeed her. Andreas Hilka, European head of pensions at Allianz Global Investors (AGI), has departed the German asset manager.A spokesman for AGI confirmed Hilka’s departure but declined to comment further.Hilka joined the asset manager in 2011 from Credit Suisse, where he was head of multi-asset class solutions for Austria, Germany, Luxembourg and Poland, as well as head of EMEA pension solutions.He has also worked at chemicals company Hoechst, where he spent eight years as a member of the pension fund’s board.last_img read more

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Djokovic sizzles into Dubai second round

first_img Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWhy Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names & Voices?9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo10 Greatest Disney Female Villains We Love Anyways2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By Odeith Read Also: Federer targets Wimbledon after knee surgery blow “I’m really happy I could get the win. I have another match, another opportunity to play better, like always, to improve.” Khachanov’s compatriot Andrey Rublev, ranked 14 in the world, also moved into the second round following a 6-4, 6-4 win over Italian Lorenzo Musetti, while France’s Richard Gasquet beat South African qualifier Lloyd Harris 7-6 (7⁄5), 6-4. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Novak Djokovic continued his hot early season form on Monday, cruising past Tunisian wild card Malek Jaziri 6-1, 6-2 into the second round of the Dubai Championships. Novak Djokovic saw off Malek Jaziri in little more than an hour The top seed and four-time champion made short work of Jaziri, who is ranked 260 in the world. Djokovic owns a perfect 14-0 record this season after winning a title for Serbia at the ATP Cup followed by a record-extending eighth Australian Open crown. The world number one crashed seven aces past Jaziri in a match that lasted little more than an hour. “A one-hour match.. .I did everything as well as I imagined it to be for the first match. Of course, there’s things that always can be improved, things that can be better. “But I have to be satisfied with the performance.” He reeled off the opening set in less than half an hour, broke twice in the second set and served out the win on his first match point. He will face Philipp Kohlschreiber in the next round after the German veteran advanced past Egyptian Mohamed Safwat 4-6, 6-4, 6-0. “It’s a great way to start out the tournament,” Djokovic said who is playing the event for the first time since 2016. “I missed playing here. I really enjoy it. I enjoy night sessions. “Philipp can deliver his best game in these kind of matches. He’s very capable. I’ll try to be ready.” French third seed Gael Monfils, winner of back-to-back events this month in Montpellier and Rotterdam, beat Hungarian Marton Fucsovics 6-4, 7-5 in a match that lasted two hours. “It was a battle for me, I didn’t play my best and I’m disappointed about that.” Monfils said. “I was just running to cover the court, I still believed even if I was playing poorly. I’m not so happy about tonight.” Earlier, Karen Khachanov earned a 7-6 (7⁄2), 6-1 win over Kazakhstan’s Mikhail Kukushkin to reach the second round. The world number 17, who lives in the emirate, twice hit back from a break down in the opening set before cruising through the second. “The first round is pretty tough, I always try to get used to it,” said Russian Khachanov. Loading… last_img read more

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Schneiderlin hints at Saints exit

first_img The France international had looked set for a move away from St Mary’s last summer, only for the club to refuse to let him leave. Saints have made a fantastic start to the Barclays Premier League season under new boss Ronald Koeman and are second behind Chelsea. Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin has hinted he could leave the club next summer if they do not qualify for the Champions League. Schneiderlin, though, is unsure how long he will remain at the club. In an interview on the France Football Federation’s official website, the 25-year-old said: “A career passes quickly and I want to play for a big club. “Today I am at Southampton. We are second in the Premier League, it is going well. We’ll see at the end of the season what will happen if we are still in the Champions League places and I will make the choice. I will see with my club.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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Eaton wins second straight decathlon gold medal

first_img… ties Olympic recordRIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil — Ashton Eaton won his second straight Olympic decathlon gold medal on Thursday after finishing third in the last event — the 1500 metres.He becomes just the third athlete to win back-to-back titles, joining Daley Thompson (1980, 1984) and Bob Mathias (1948, 1952).The 28-year-old American finished with 8 893 points to match the Olympic mark set by Roman Sebrle of the Czech Republic in 2004. He dug deep through the final lap of the 1500 metres to cross the line third, incredibly matching exactly the Olympic record after 10 events over two days.How can’t there be one stinking point in there somewhere?” Eaton quipped.Kevin Mayer of France was 59 points behind to take silver, and Damian Warner of Canada took bronze with 8,666 points.Eaton made it back-to-back Olympic and world titles in the decathlon, an event the American has ruled since he rebounded from silver at the worlds in 2011 to claim the next four major gold medals available. From throwing to jumping to running, Eaton can do it all.Eaton had briefly darted away from the decathlon to congratulate 400-meter-hurdles gold medalist Kerron Clement as his teammate knelt exhausted in the midday sun after winning the event, an indicator of the feel-good emotion surging through the U.S. track team right now.(ESPN)last_img read more

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Kyle Turris jumps to NHL after only 1 year as a Badger

first_imgJEFF SCHORFHEIDE/Herald photoWith the quickness and decisiveness he often displays on the ice, Kyle Turris wasted little time signing an entry-level contract to play for the Phoenix Coyotes, the team’s general manager Don Maloney announced Monday.Less than 24 hours after the University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team’s season ended with a 3-2 overtime loss to North Dakota in the Midwest Regional Finals, the freshman made the decision to leave UW and play in the NHL. He becomes the first Badger since Ryan Suter in 2004 to go pro after just one season with the team.Turris, 18, was an integral part of Wisconsin’s run to the regional final, leading the team in scoring with 35 points — 11 goals and 24 assists — in 36 games. For his efforts, Turris was named to the All-WCHA Third Team and All-WCHA Rookie Team. He was also ranked as the second-best NHL prospect in The Hockey News’ annual “Future Watch” issue earlier this month.While the 6-foot-1, 180-pounder struggled at times during the grueling conference season, managing three points during one 10-game stretch, Phoenix looks forward to reuniting with its first selection (third overall) in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.“We are very excited to sign Kyle and have him join the Coyotes organization,” Maloney said in a Coyotes press release. “He is a very talented player and is a big part of our future.”The plan, Maloney said, is for Turris to get some NHL experience — as early as Thursday against the Dallas Stars — before the Coyotes’ season concludes April 6 against Anaheim. Turris is then expected to return to UW to complete the spring semester.“By adding him to the roster, we hope to give him valuable experience that will help him heading into next season and beyond,” Maloney said.In addition to skating for the Badgers this season, Turris played in the 2008 World Junior Championships in the Czech Republic in January. His team-leading eight points, including four goals, helped Team Canada win the gold medal.With the signing, Phoenix now has each of its last three first-round picks under contract. Peter Mueller — the eighth selection in 2006 — and Martin Hanzal — the 17th pick in 2005 — are the other two.last_img read more

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Syracuse falls to No. 2 Florida State, 2-0, on the road

first_imgFlorida State recorded its first shot just 45 seconds into the game.And the Seminoles didn’t stop. FSU outshot Syracuse 15-0 in the first half and 24-2 in total. Florida State’s goalie, Cassie Miller didn’t even touch the ball for the first 40 minutes of the game.The Orange (5-6-3, 2-3 Atlantic Coast) allowed two goals in its futile first half performance, leading to a 2-0 loss against No. 2 Florida State (12-1, 5-0) on Thursday evening at Seminole Soccer Complex. SU played defense for most of the game and struggled maintaining possession.In the 25th minute, FSU’s Marta Bakowska-Mathews passed the ball from the left sideline into the middle and Berglind Thorvaldsdottir headed the ball in from 4 yards out.Ten minutes later, Bakowska-Mathews received a pass with her back to the goal, turned around and slipped the ball into the goal from inside the 18-yard box.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSU’s best chance to score came in the 51st minute when Alana O’Neill had a one-on-one opportunity against Miller. O’Neill beat her defender, but dribbled the ball right into Miller, who pressed forward to make the easy save.Though Syracuse began to connect on more passes in the second half, FSU still had complete control of the game.With about 20 minutes remaining in the second half, Syracuse had all 11 players within 50 yards of its own goal. The defensive shift in the Orange’s positioning reflected the Seminoles’ dominance.In the loss, Syracuse goalie Courtney Brosnan made 11 saves.In the 25th minute, a Florida State shot forced Brosnan to jump up and tip the ball above the crossbar. Her body landed on the ground and she allowed a corner kick, but she also preserved the scoreless game.Brosnan made a similar kind of save in the 83rd minute. Though the ball was within reach, the game was not.Syracuse’s next game is against No. 24 Clemson on Sunday at 1 p.m. at Riggs Field.Compiled by Paul Schwedelson, staff writer, pmschwed@syr.edu. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 9, 2014 at 10:40 pmlast_img read more

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Domenico uses experience playing under Flanagan to help Syracuse on ice, in recruiting

first_imgAlison Domenico was shocked when Paul Flanagan left St. Lawrence to become the first-ever women’s ice hockey coach at Syracuse in 2008.After her first three seasons playing forward for Flanagan, two of which included Frozen Four appearances, she couldn’t believe he was leaving. Flanagan brought her to St. Lawrence to play college hockey and became her role model, and he wouldn’t be around for her senior season. “I had come to love him and I loved playing for him,” Domenico said. “I didn’t understand it at all. (St. Lawrence) had been so good with him at the helm.”Since, Domenico has graduated from St. Lawrence, moved into coaching and is reunited with Flanagan in her fourth season as an assistant coach for Syracuse (3-4-5, 2-1-1 College Hockey America). With an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament going to the CHA winner for the first time this season, the pair will try to recreate the success they enjoyed at St. Lawrence and propel SU into the national tournament for the first time in program history.After achieving success under Flanagan, Domenico will try to utilize her experience in coaching and recruiting to help the program do so. AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I knew her as a player and as a person but you don’t know how someone will be (as a coach) until you work with someone,” Flanagan said. “Finding someone like Ally who’s so committed is rare, which is a big part of why I brought her on board. She’s all in.”Domenico worked as an assistant coach under fellow SU assistant coach Brendon Knight at Hamilton College for a season after graduating. The next season she coached at Ohio State University before rejoining the coach who taught her college hockey.Her roles as assistant coach for Syracuse include coaching the defense on gameday, but it’s typical to see her running shooting drills on the ice before practice starts and getting in extra work in with the team’s forwards.Domenico is only six years removed from playing and is very much in-tune with the way women’s ice hockey players operate, on and off the ice, Flanagan said. X’s and O’s aside, Flanagan said that her recent experience is something that makes her a valuable asset to the program. “It’s really nice she’s a woman coach who’s close to us in age,” SU defender Nicole Renault said. “All the girls on the team feel like we can talk to her.”Domenico said that Flanagan was more than just a coach for her with the Saints. Now, she hopes be a role-model for the SU players while teaching them the nuances of the collegiate game.Her age, gender and experience playing for Flanagan also helps the Orange in recruiting. Domenico is often on the road recruiting, even missing games at times, and Knight and her split the recruiting tasks. Both assistant coaches email and call recruits, tour players around campus, watch lots of high school hockey and visit recruits’ homes.This year-round responsibly of bringing high-quality talent into Syracuse from Vancouver to the east coast is what Domenico said she really enjoys because it means being around the game she loves. “She did anything as a player to help her team be successful,” Flanagan said. “Now, she’s doing the same thing as a coach.” Comments Published on November 12, 2014 at 12:10 am Contact Liam: lpsull01@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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