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Dull property still outperforms falling stock market

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KPK’s new code of ethics promotes synergy with other institutions: Supervisory council

first_imgThe supervisory council for the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has finished drafting a renewed ethical code for the anti-graft body, which values include synergy with other institutions. Supervisory council chairman Tumpak Hatorangan Panggabean said that the synergy was in line with the new KPK Law, which was passed in October. The law stipulates partnership, coordination, supervision and joint operations with other national institutions.Previously, the KPK values included religiosity, integrity, justice, professionalism and leadership.“[Adding the] synergy as the latest value does not mean that we will compromise,” Tumpak said on Thursday, as quoted from synergy will underlie information, knowledge and data sharing with other institutions, with exceptions for confidential information. Read also: Backed by new regulation, KPK supervisory council readying for workSynergy replaces religiosity as the council believes that it is inherent and already encompasses the other values.The new code also specifies the council’s role to follow up public reports and hold a trial regarding any allegation of ethical code violations of the KPK leaders or employees. Any ethical violations within the council are to be settled in the KPK’s ethical code honorary council.KPK chairman Firli Bahuri said that the new code had been approved by the leaders and would be submitted to the Law and Human Rights Ministry for approval.The supervisory council, which was established through the new KPK Law, was also in charge of granting wiretapping, confiscation and raid permits and has the power to veto, which have been criticized by anti-corruption watchdogs for potentially slowing down investigations.In the recent investigation for an alleged bribe case involving General Elections Commission (KPU) commissioner Wahyu Setiawan and Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) politician Harun Masiku, the council was also criticized for delaying the raid permits issuance and lack of transparency. (mfp)Topics :last_img read more

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USS buys service station operator Moto

first_imgThe remaining 17.5% was owned by New Zealand-based Equity Partners Infrastructure Company (EPIC), which announced over the summer it was discussing the sale of its stake to an undisclosed bidder.In a statement to shareholders, EPIC said the sale resulted in a “very good” valuation but declined to disclose a price.In March 2012, EPIC has NZD92m (€56.5m) in assets under management, with its stake in Moto its only asset.At the end of March, USS had 21.4% in private market assets, including infrastructure, property and inflation-linked debt.It returned 17.9% over the course of the 2014-15 financial year.In July, it announced it entered a £130m direct inflation swap deal with Yorkshire Water, building on its past activities with regulated utilities that saw it in 2013 provide £100m in debt to Affinity Water.Its other infrastructure holdings include a stake in London’s Heathrow Airport and part of the rail line connecting Australian city Brisbane with its airport. The £49bn (€66.9bn) Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) has acquired the UK’s largest motorway service station operator for an undisclosed sum.USS said in a statement it reached two separate, definitive agreements that will see it acquire a 100% stake in Moto Hospitality, which comes only a few months after the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority and the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System were part of a consortium to buy Germany’s Tank & Rast.The acquisition of Moto comes after reports that Australian infrastructure fund manager Macquarie, the previous majority owner, was looking to liquidate its stake, bought in 2006 as part of a £1.8bn sale of the company.The UK’s largest pension fund said it acquired a 82.5% stake in Moto from an unnamed group of institutional investors.last_img read more

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Solskjaer: Liverpool have not eclipsed Man Utd’s greatest teams

first_img Promoted Content7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Art7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldAmazing Portraits Of Women As Zodiac Signs10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will not call Liverpool the greatest team in Premier League history until they have the trophies to prove it. He still thinks that honour should be bestowed upon Alex Ferguson’s treble-winning United side in 1999. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer isn’t ready to call Liverpool the Premier League’s greatest ever team Solskjaer scored the dramatic late winner against Bayern Munich in the Champions League final that year to cap United’s incredible campaign. Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool are on course for a historic season of their own, holding a huge lead in the Premier League as they chase a first English league title since 1990. They remain in the FA Cup and face Atletico Madrid in the last 16 next month as they try to defend their Champions League crown. But Solskjaer believes Liverpool have to demonstrate the ability to keep winning year after year before they deserve to be ranked alongside United’s best outfits. “I would say our 1999 team was the best, but let’s see when the season has finished,” Solskjaer said. “That showed we as a squad could cope with three tournaments. It was an amazing season, an amazing group, the personalities, the camaraderie. “I’m sure Liverpool can win all three, so I’m not going to say yes or no, but let’s see in May. “You have to do it again and again and again and Sir Alex is the only manager who has won it three times. “He had an exceptional way of motivating us and getting us ready, a way of just letting trophies be trophies, win them and move forward.” – ‘The spirit is there’ – After so many years of watching United rule English football, it now appears to be Liverpool’s turn again. As United manager, Solskjaer would not want to admit to copying their Merseyside rivals, but he would love to create a side like Klopp’s high-energy unit. Read Also: Guardiola won’t watch “unstoppable” Liverpool face Man Utd “Last time we played them, we were really under pressure from everywhere,” Solskjaer said. “We didn’t realise at the time but we were only a point off the bottom three. “The players must have felt under so much pressure, but we didn’t feel that, and I think they handled that game fantastically. And we are more confident now, definitely.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… He believes he has taken the first steps to doing so, but more time is needed to complete the job. “I can see a time when we have a team like Liverpool. The spirit is there, they are humble and they want to improve and that is a great starting point and foundation,” he said. “We know we need to sign a few players, but that’s the club and we all understand that. “We look at when Jurgen took over at Liverpool and he finished eighth in his first season so this is our first season together. “Of course we want to build step by step, and layer by layer and in the end you can just send them out without having to wait until Saturday to do the last preparations because you know what they are able to do. “If you look at Liverpool now with their front three, they all understand each other so they understand when he moves there and him there they drop and rotate. That’s where we want to get to but that takes time.” The 1-1 draw between the sides at Old Trafford in October is the only Premier League game Liverpool have not won so far this season. But Solskjaer is drawing confidence from how United acquitted themselves that day when they were at a low ebb as they travel to Anfield on Sunday.last_img read more

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Calinog closes border with Lambunao

first_imgILOILO – The municipality of Calinogclosed its border with Lambunao town. There are, however, exemptions. Theseare the following: The municipality of Calinog, Iloilo has closed its border with Lambunao town following the confirmation that a resident of Lambunao tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019. The municipality, and the whole province of Iloilo for that matter, is under an enhanced community quarantine to stop the spread of the disease. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN The goal is to keep Calinog free fromCOVID-19. * bantayor caregivers of patients at the Dr. Ricardo S. Provido Sr. Memorial DistrictHospital, but they must undergo disinfection He had no history of travel to an areawith COVID-19 cases but may have been exposed to someone with such travelhistory. According to the World HealthOrganization (WHO), people can catch COVID-19 from others who have the virus.The disease can spread from person to person through small droplets from thenose or mouth which are spread when a person with COVID-19 coughs or exhales. “Gustonaton proteksyonan ang aton mga constituents,”Calvo told Panay News. * delivery of basic needs andfacilities Mayor Francisco Calvo ordered theborder closed beginning yesterday morning in Executive Order (EO) No. 029“until further notice.” Calinog also shares borders withBingawan town and Passi City. Calvo said people from these areas wanting toenter Calinog must present an enhanced community quarantine pass. * humanitarian and emergency service * healthcare workers As of last night, Iloilo province hadfive confirmed cases. * government officials and employees These droplets also land on objectsand surfaces around the person. Other people then catch COVID-19 by touchingthese objects or surfaces, then touching their eyes, nose or mouth./PN The Department of Health (DOH)confirmed the other day that a 70-year-old resident of Lambunao tested positivefor the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), Under EO 29, vehicles and people fromLambunao – or have passed by Lambunao – are barred from entering Calinog.Also,anyone is free to leave Calinog but would be barred from returning. “Due to the increasing number oflocalized transmission of COVID-19 in the country, the local government unit ofCalinog sees the need to raise the level of quarantine procedures and controlmeasures in the municipality,” read part of Calvo’s EO. * peace and order officers As of March 30, Western Visayas has atotal of 18 confirmed COVID-19 cases. The 70-year-old Lambunao man withCOVID-19 died on Sunday night, according to DOH Region 6. Calinog has five barangays borderingLambunao (Carvasana, Tabucan, Ipil, Badu, and Tigbayog). Officials there havebeen told to seal their areas from the adjacent town. last_img read more

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Revenue debate to continue as Senate adjourns to Thursday

first_imgThe house adjourned last week to give Senators time to deliberate on the matter, which has left the house extremely divided.Get breaking news on your Mobile as-it-happens. SMS ‘NEWS’ to 20153 Speaker Kenneth Lusaka has ordered that the Senate reconvenes on Thursday to look at the two amendments pending and to make a voting on the main motion which is revenue sharing formula for the Ksh 316.5b allocated to Counties.Lusaka said it was not practical to conclude the matter today (Tuesday).“We have before us a very important debate that we are having. Looking at the requests here and given that we have two more amendments to go, and given the ruling I gave 2 weeks ago. It’s not practical that we can be able to conclude this matter.” He said. In one of the many sittings, the House rejected an amendment by Majority Whip Irungu Kang’ata to adopt the new formula recommended by the Commission on Revenue Allocation (CRA) but delay its commencement date.Also Read  2/3rd gender headache: Maraga calls for dissolution of ParliamentAt the time of the adjournment, the Senate was debating an amendment by Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja to maintain status quo.The new formula will see some Counties lose money while others will gain something Sakaja says is unfair and shouldn’t be adopted.Also Read  COVID-19: Kenya records 98 new cases, 62 recoveries, 2 deathsReports indicate that the House is still divided on which formula to adopt even though the Constitution is clear that in case of such a disagreement the existing formula should take effect.Kang’ata has not shied away from warning Senators aligned to Jubilee that they will face disciplinary action if they don’t support the party’s position.Earlier today, the Senate adopted Meru Senator Mithika Linturi’s amendments of Ksh.270B to be shared equally among 47 counties & Ksh.46.5B subjected to third basis revenue allocation formula.25 senators voted to approve the amendments while 20 opposed them.Also Read  Women leaders welcome CJ’s decision to dissolve ParliamentThe motion on approval of the Third Basis for revenue allocation among the County Governments will now be debated with amendments.In the Linturi proposal, 19 counties will lose Sh1.8 billion down from Sh17 billion contained in the disputed formula proposed by the House Finance committee.In the Linturi amendment, the equal share reduces from Ksh316.5 billion as proposed by Sakaja to Ksh270 billion.In the Sakaja proposal, all the baseline fiigure was to be shared equally but with Linturi’s amendments, the balance, which is 46.5 billion, is to be divided depending on individual county’s needs.last_img read more

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Derek Giltner

first_imgDerek Giltner, 27 years old of Brookville, passed away Wednesday, May 13, 2020. An East Central High School 2011 graduate, Derek was a vibrant young man who loved to play and have a good time. Growing up he enjoyed playing football, baseball, and track and, in high school, focused on soccer. His soccer talents took him to Holland to play in the Friendship games. He loved to be outside hunting and fishing or riding dirt bikes and quads about anywhere he could get away with it. Derek shared a love of music with his dad, Rick, and enjoyed watching his dad’s band play around town. They loved to go to concerts together and saw Alice Cooper, Motley Crew and Cheap Trick just to name a few. He loved making silly videos with his brother Jake. He thoroughly enjoyed scaring people and would patiently wait for hours for the perfect moment to grab and scare the heck out of someone. He was very specific about the treats he wanted and always made sure his mom had them on every grocery list…Flamin’ Hot Doritos, Oreos, cereal, and peanut butter & jelly snacks could always be found on that list. Another favorite that couldn’t be found at the grocery store was his cousin Hannah’s famous chocolate peanut butter milkshakes. He made going to the Cyclones game for his birthday a tradition. He rooted for the Green Bay Packers. He would help others in an instant. But his biggest love was for his nieces, River & Reign. He was the perfect uncle that would take them fishing, play with them in the creek, pick on them, and, of course, wrestle with them.Derek will be deeply missed by his parents Pat & Rick of Brookville, brothers Jake of Aurora, Ryan of Brookville, and Aaron of Brookville; his grandparents Cliff & Suzanne Giltner of Bright and Rene Fette of New Alsace; his nieces River & Reign Giltner and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Derek is preceded in death by his grandpa Ray Fette and great-grandma Lucille Miller.Visitation for Derek will be on Sunday, May 17, from 2:00pm – 4:00pm at Andres-Wuestefeld Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held on Monday, May 18 at 10:00am at Andres-Wuestefeld Funeral Home followed immediately by burial at St. Paul’s Cemetery, All Saints Parish, in New Alsace. Memorial contributions can be made for a trust fund that will be set up for River & Reign Giltner. Please visit to offer online condolences.To keep everyone safe & healthy, and to comply with Indiana’s COVID-19 guidelines, a maximum of 25 people will be allowed in the funeral home at one time. Funeral home staff will be assisting with this so that everyone has a chance to pay their respects in a safe and reverent manner. People wishing to only attend the graveside service can do so by practicing social distancing or by remaining in their car.last_img read more

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Bruce sorry for striker speculation

first_img Bruce is certainly interested in Long, who travelled to Hull by private jet on deadline day in the summer only for the Baggies to pull the plug, but insists there is nothing concrete as yet and is unhappy with inaccuracies being spread. “First and foremost I really want to try and apologise to West Brom as a club, nothing has come from us and the same goes for another ‘bid’ for another striker. We haven’t bid for anyone yet,” he said. “I don’t mind speculation but I would be disappointed if I was manager of West Brom or Sunderland because it’s simply not true. “The way Twitter is, the way the media is, it happens. But to be so far wide of the mark is ridiculous and it causes us a big problem because we’ve spent half the morning apologising to the respective clubs and we’ve got nothing to do with it. “Two days before Long it was an £18million for Fletcher, another load of nonsense. What can I do but sit here and apologise to everyone concerned?” Despite Bruce’s frustration, he will surely be making contact before the window expires about Republic of Ireland international Long. He was hugely frustrated when Albion pulled out of the deal last time and is still firmly in the market for a centre forward. But the issue was muddied slightly by tweets attributed to Long’s wife Kayleah, suggesting he would not be leaving the Midlands club. In a message on her account, she said: “Not going anywhere! Told Shane happy here & with baby on way it not worth the stress when still in contract! He agreed?? #happydays.” Bruce added: “Make no mistake I’m not one for Twitter, it’s not on my scene. But we’d all be lying if we said our wives didn’t have an influence. “But there’s been a lot of talk about Shane because we were close in the summer. “We have a couple of irons in the fire but at the moment we haven’t made any bids for any players. “The window’s only been open a week so let’s see how things develop in the next few weeks.” Hull skipper Curtis Davies was more forthright about the position Long may soon find himself in, suggesting a player’s long-term future was the primary concern when potential transfers were being discussed. “It’s between Shane Long and his missus,” said the central defender. “I wouldn’t have my missus telling me what to do. This is football. What I would say to any wife or girlfriend is ‘this is what’s paying the bills’. “If this is the right move for him and this is the right contract, I’d say she’d have to move because that’s what’s best for him and his family. “Would she rather stay in Birmingham hoping for a new deal or would you rather go somewhere else and get a three or four-year contract?” The only transfer activity so far at the KC Stadium has seen winger Cameron Stewart depart for Leeds, while Bruce remains open to offers for fringe men such as Aaron McLean, Nick Proschwitz, Gedo and Matty Fryatt. Bruce, meanwhile, revealed that defender Paul McShane will be missing for up to a month after injuring his ankle in the FA Cup third-round victory over Middlesbrough on Saturday. “Paul is out for three to four weeks. He turned his ankle badly at Boro and he’s not in the picture,” he said. With the January transfer window now open, speculation is rife over potential deals involving Barclays Premier League sides, but Bruce insists recent reports about the Tigers’ hunt for a striker have been wide of the mark. There were suggestions earlier this week that Bruce had lodged a bid for Sunderland’s Scotland international Fletcher, while the club issued a formal statement on Thursday morning dismissing reports that West Brom’s Long – who was close to becoming a Hull player in September – was due in East Yorkshire for a medical after terms had been agreed. Steve Bruce has apologised to West Brom and Sunderland for reports linking his club Hull with moves for Shane Long and Steven Fletcher. Press Associationlast_img read more

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What to Do with Thousands of Embryos Abandoned by Couples At Fertility Clinics?

first_imgFertility clinics across the nation are struggling with a growing number of embryos abandoned by couples who successfully conceived and don’t need the rest of their fertilized eggs. This, however, presents an ethical dilemma, what to do with the life forms?Dr. Craig Sweet, who heads a fertility clinic in Fort Myers, Florida, says one in five embryos has been left in limbo.Often it’s because patients have been successful on their journeys to become parents, but sometimes it’s because storage fees for embryos can cost $1000 a year.Dr. Sweet thousands of embryos are left in the cold freeze at more than 500 fertility clinics in the U.S.They simply cannot be destroyed because the embryos are fertilized eggs and have a potential for life.last_img read more

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Palm Beach County 97-year-old World War II veteran receives Quilt of Valor

first_imgA local World War II veteran from Tequesta was honored for his service on Friday.Robert “Bobby” Hallock, 97, accompanied by his family, was given a Quilt of Valor during a ceremony held at the Tequesta Terrace Assisted Living facility, where he currently resides.He said having his family by his side was “the best thing that has ever happened to me in a long while,” and that he plans to pass the Quilt of Valor on to his grandchildren.The high honor was presented by The Palm Beach Patriotic Quilters, a chapter of the Quilts of Valor Foundation.The Quilts of Valor Foundation is a non-profit charity organization dedicated to all service members and veterans.The Foundation’s mission is to cover service members and veterans touched by war with “comforting and healing” Quilts of Valor.Hallock who served overseas in the U.S. Army Air Corps as a gunner and radio operator said it was the first time he was recognized for his service.Watch the ceremony below.The local chapter who regularly handcrafts and presents heirloom-quality quilts to local veterans as thanks for their service are recipients of the 2019 Tequesta Terrace’s Good Neighbor Award which comes with a $1,000 check.The award acknowledges the significant work of local organizations that give back to the greater community.The Palm Beach Patriotic Quilters were chosen for the award as a result of the group’s dedication to carrying forth the mission of the Quilts of Valor Foundation.To request a quilt visit the Quilts of Valor website.last_img read more

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