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Fee earners 2000

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Indonesian urban consumers more optimistic than global peers: Survey

first_imgTopics : “Indonesian consumers are actually quite optimistic and intend to spend more in the future. And we can see that from a global perspective, that optimism is not shared,” PwC retail and consumer leader Peter Hohtoulas said during a webinar on Thursday. The COVID-19 pandemic has deeply affected Indonesian consumer’s purchasing power, as many have lost their jobs while businesses and factories ground to a halt. A significant decrease in consumer spending is evident by recently released data from Statistics Indonesia (BPS) that said household spending contracted by 5.51 percent year-on-year (yoy) in the second quarter of this year. The Indonesian government has rolled out programs to cushion the economic impact of the pandemic. Among others, it is subsidizing electricity fees to accelerate recovery in business operations and household spending. Indonesian consumers’ optimism is particularly unique as more consumers in Indonesia have been financially affected by the pandemic in comparison to global consumers.  According to the PwC survey, 65 percent of the Indonesian respondents said they had experienced a decrease in household income, meanwhile, only 45 percent of the global consumers reported likewise. The decrease in income is also accompanied by an increase in household bills, including expenses for food and electricity. Around 63 percent of Indonesian consumers say they have experienced an increase in household bills, while that figure is 41 percent for global consumers. Peter explained that the optimism was mainly driven by the country’s younger cohort, including millennials. Being a country with a relatively young population, the future of consumer spending looked good from an Indonesian perspective, Peter said. “Consumers will come back to the market and we have seen this in other markets as they have opened up,” Peter noted, adding that despite the positive signals, businesses would still need to plan with cautions as a rebound might be short-lived due to new outbreaks.center_img Indonesian urban consumers are more optimistic than their global peers despite more consumers being impacted financially as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, a survey has shown. According to the recently launched Global Consumer Insights Survey 2020 by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), 64 percent of Indonesian consumers say that they are going to spend more over the next few months, compared to 33 percent seen in the global survey results.Respondents in Europe, for example, are fairly more pessimistic, with 71 percent saying they will either spend around the same or less in the upcoming months. Meanwhile, the same survey said 19 percent of Indonesians would spend around the same and 17 percent of respondents said they would spend less.  last_img read more

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Human rights review session gets under way in Barbados

first_img Sharing is caring! Share Share 10 Views   no discussions Tweetcenter_img Share NewsRegional Human rights review session gets under way in Barbados by: – June 30, 2011 By Cathy LashleyBRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) — Barbados will continue to advocate for the protection and promotion of human rights and fundamental freedoms.This was emphasised by Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean, as she delivered the feature address on Tuesday at the opening ceremony of a regional seminar on the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), co-sponsored by the Human Rights Unit of the Commonwealth Secretariat.Reminding her audience that Barbados attached great importance to human rights issues, McClean disclosed “that in February 2011 we were able to enact the Transnational Organised Crime (Prevention and Control) Act, which seeks, inter alia, to give effect to the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, especially Women and Children.“Barbados supports the global fight against human trafficking which it sees as a human rights issue. It is a form of modern day slavery which has no place in the comity of civilised nations. For these reasons, Barbados is committed to employing the resources at its disposal in this important effort.”She, however, pointed out that human resource constraints remained the major impediment to Barbados being able to complete its human rights reporting “in a timely manner”. The foreign affairs minister noted that this was the main reason for the length of time it was taking to implement some of the recommendations arising from the UPR Review in 2008.“We remain unable to commit in the short-term to signing on to new treaties, primarily because of the human and financial obligations that attend thereto. However, as we have stated in other fora, Barbados will continue to give thoughtful consideration to signing and ratifying those treaties and optional protocols that are within the limits of its capabilities and where the reporting obligations are not excessively onerous,” McClean stated.Nevertheless, she said that Barbados had accepted 15 of the 21 recommendations of the Human Rights Council, with the others being under consideration.Regarding one recommendation of the working group that Barbados should establish an independent Human Rights Commission, in accordance with the Paris Principles, the senator mentioned that plans were in train “to strengthen the Office of the Ombudsman and review the extent to which the mandate of the Ombudsman may be expanded”.However, she added that in spite of the strides made in relation to human rights issues, she conceded “there is still much work to be done,” and expressed the hope that in the next few months concrete steps would be taken to implement many of the voluntary commitments.“While we were able to establish a Human Rights Unit within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade in April 2010, we have had to do so from existing resources and so far we have not been able to dedicate those resources exclusively to human rights issues,” she said.The minister indicated that Barbados remained committed to the Universal Periodic Review process conducted by the Human Rights Council, since it represented an opportunity for all states — large and small; old and new — to assess and address the state of human rights in their countries.Caribbean News Nowlast_img read more

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UPDATE: Salybia villagers report ‘ball of fire crash into sea’

first_img Share Tweet Share Share 23 Views   4 commentscenter_img LocalNews UPDATE: Salybia villagers report ‘ball of fire crash into sea’ by: – May 21, 2012 Sharing is caring! Coast guard officials, Fire officers and officers of the Dominica Air and Sea Port Authority are still combing the Salybia area trying to figure out what occurred there early Monday night.Last evening villagers reported that they had seen a “ball of fire crash into the sea” in the vicinity of the Barana Aute in Salybia.While speculators claimed that it could have been an aircraft, Police spokesman sergeant John Carbon who spoke to Dominica Vibes News late Monday evening could not confirm that this had occurred.He explained that there were no reports of any missing aircrafts from the Air Traffic Control Centre in Guadeloupe; however, they have deployed police officers to Salybia to investigate.Chief Executive Officer of the Dominica Air and Sea Ports Authority reported this morning that after an evening search was conducted with assistance from French authorities, nothing had been found. “Up to this present point we have no reports of anything being found. Once the report was made it triggered our response system; we notified the French authorities and our local coast guard and we responded along with the fire service and searches were carried out last night. Up to very late last night nothing was found”.Bardouille also confirmed sergeant Carbon’s earlier report that all aircrafts were accounted for.“In terms of the official traffic coming into Dominica last night, all traffic reported based on our counterparts in the French territories; all traffic that they had was accounted. So officially all the traffic was accounted for so up to this point we have nothing missing”. According to Bardouille, another search will be conducted this morning to ensure that they have covered all their bases.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

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Carl D. Grieshop

first_imgCarl D. Grieshop, age 78 of Batesville, died Monday, March 27, 2017 at Margaret Mary Health.  Born September 15, 1938 in  Morris, Indiana, he is the son of Eleanor (Nee: Druhman) and Walter Grieshop.  He married Dolores Ziegler June 18, 1960 at Holy Family Church in Oldenburg.  Carl served in the Navy from 1956 to 1959.  He worked at Walsman Supply for 25 years, maintenance for the Batesville School Corporation 19 years and as a substitute bus drive 15 years.Carl loved being outdoors, so taking the family camping was something he truly enjoyed doing.  The kids teased that in the early years, the camper was pretty basic.  As the years went by, each camper kept adding more creature comforts until at some point it was no longer “roughing it.”  He could spend hours in the woods chopping wood or hunting for ginseng.  Every morning started with doing the word search in the paper and reading it from cover to cover.  Carl was a long time league bowler at Oldenburg and also liked frying chicken and bartending at the Fireside Inn.  Other interests included woodworking, playing poker and 500, jig saw puzzles and relaxing on the deck letting the squirrels entertain him.  Carl apparently collected or horded, depending on whom you talk with, screws, nuts and bolts.  If you needed something, he had it.  His family would nickname him the Ace Hardware guy.He is survived by his wife Dolores; daughter Deb Ertel of Osgood; son David Grieshop of Batesville; brother Bob Grieshop of Oldenburg; eight grandchildren; one step grandchild; three great grandchildren and one more on the way.  In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by brothers John, Tom and Don Grieshop and sisters Mary Alice Borchelt, Juanita Metz and Marjorie Siefert.Visitation is Friday, March 31st, from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home with a rosary service at 4 p.m.  Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 1st, at Holy Family Church with Rev. David Kobak O.F.M. officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  The family requests memorials to Margaret Mary Health Hospice Foundation or Phi Beta Psi Sorority Cancer Research.last_img read more

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13-year-old charged with first-degree murder in FL shooting

first_imgA 13-year-old boy is facing first-degree murder charges in the shooting death of a Florida man.The boy, identified as Vamari Bostic, is accused of fatally shooting 25-year-old James Anthony Bacon following an ongoing dispute, early Thursday.Winter Garden police say the suspect turned himself in after a warrant was issued for his arrest.Authorities previously released a photo of the boy, saying he was “armed and dangerous.”The victim’s mother says that she forgives the young murder suspect.He is expected to face a judge on Friday around 1:30 p.m.This story is developing.last_img read more

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Opportunistic DNC Fundraising off Mass Shootings

first_img(Washington, DC) — The Democrat Party sees the latest mass shootings as an opportunity. The DNC is focusing on preventing gun violence by fundraising off of the mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton. A shooting victim herself, Former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords made a fundraising plea for Democrats running for office after the deadly mass shootings in Texas and Ohio. The Arizona Democrat was critically injured in a mass shooting in Tucson in 2011. The Democratic National Committee sent out a request from Giffords for donations to “prevent gun violence and save lives.” How come @kamalaharris you didn’t mention that 50% of donations to Gabby Giffords PAC against gun violence go directly to the DNC??? So you are fund raising for the DNC!!— colleen sutton (@cuds95) August 5, 2019 The request seeks donations from 10-to-200 dollars, split between the DNC and Giffords’ political action committee.last_img read more

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GFF expresses condolences to former assessor

first_imgTHE Guyana Football Federation (GFF), through the Guyana Football Referees Council (GFRC), has expressed condolences to the wife, children and friends of the late Phillip Gibbons.Gibbons was a former National Referee and Assessor.He was also actively involved in the administration of the Mackenzie Sports Complex (MSC) until he passed away a few days ago.In a brief statement, president of the GFRC and executive committee member of the GFF, Dion Inniss, said the fraternity is saddened by the loss of the former match official.“All referees mourn the loss of a very hardworking, passionate and committed servant of the game. This is especially felt in the mining town of Linden where he resided up to the time of his passing. We hope that in some way our words of support may help bring a little bit of peace and solace in this time of sadness.”last_img read more

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Leuer stars in 1st half, Taylor finishes for Badgers

first_imgThe superhero set the tone early, and the sidekick finished it late. Together, they combined for 49 points, 20 rebounds and 11 assists.That was the story for the Wisconsin Badgers (5-2) Saturday afternoon, as forward Jon Leuer scored 20 of his game-high (and career-high) 29 points in the first half against South Dakota. In the next half, point guard Jordan Taylor cemented the Badgers’ 76-61 win by contributing 14 of his 20 points in the game’s final 15 minutes. Taylor missed the first triple-double in UW history by one assist, finishing with nine and 11 rebounds.“How about that performance”? UW head coach Bo Ryan said of Taylor’s game. “Jordan was definitely the difference-maker.”In the first half, Leuer and the Badgers came out on fire on the offensive end. Against a South Dakota team that it knew would frequently push the ball up the court and take quick shots, Wisconsin took advantage of the many opportunities it saw on the offensive end. The Badgers shot 48.5 percent from the field in the first half, taking three more shots than South Dakota did en route to shooting 46.7 percent.Leuer converted seven of his 13 first-half shot attempts, including five of eight from behind the arc. The 6-10, 228 lb. senior also pulled down three rebounds in the first half, finishing with nine, and equaled his career-high with four blocks.“I definitely worked on [my shot] in the offseason, just trying to improve my shot and make it more consistent,” Leuer said. “But basically, just taking the looks that the defense gives me and trying to make the right reads. Jordan was finding me in some spots, and he penetrates the lane so well that a lot of times, the defense has to collapse on him. It’s mainly just spotting up and getting my feet set and getting down ready to shoot it. I think that’s the biggest difference.”Each team had seven turnovers in the first half, but the Badgers had only two in the second half and the Coyotes had five. Wisconsin also finished with 20 assists, and as a result, the Badgers’ assist-to-turnover ratio of 1.80 on the season surpassed Kansas’ 1.78 as the nation’s best.“We haven’t been one of the best teams in the country as far as taking care of the ball by accident,” Ryan said. “You just follow the rules.”While Ryan was unhappy with the Badgers’ first-half turnovers, the defense surely assuaged those concerns in the second half. The Coyotes scored only 24 points in the second half, and they shot a poor 28 percent from the field and 28.6 percent from three-point range. For the game, South Dakota finished 38.2 percent from the field and 38.9 percent from behind the arc.Taylor was also a big reason for the Badgers’ second half improvement. After shooting 3-6 from the field and 0-2 from behind the arc, Taylor continued his hot shooting with 4-9 and 2-4 in the second half, respectively. The 6-1, 195 lb. point guard also finally got to the foul line in the second half, sinking all four of his attempts.“I was trying to be aggressive and trying to create other opportunities for myself and for my teammates, whatever the defense allows,” Taylor said. “I think we were attacking a little bit.”For Leuer, Taylor’s complete game effort was remarkable.“He showed tonight just how he runs the show,” Leuer said. “Like I said, he’s just able to get in the lane, just cause so many different problems for the defense that they have to help on him. He just makes great decisions with the ball, too. He finds the open guy; he’s just a fun point guard to play with. I’m glad we have him on our side.”last_img read more

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Goalie platoon of Richardson, Costantino continues improvement heading into Boston College

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 27, 2013 at 1:12 am Contact Phil: pmdabbra@syr.edu | @PhilDAbb After allowing 14 goals combined in Syracuse’s loss to Florida on March 2, Alyssa Costantino and Kelsey Richardson both needed to redeem themselves.On March 9 against Towson, they responded, allowing just three goals combined, then turning in another strong performance against Connecticut on Friday.“I’d say it was definitely necessary,” Richardson said. “Obviously, we struggled in the Florida game. It was really important for me to get my confidence back and be able to make saves when my team needed them.”As the Orange’s two-goalie platoon, Costantino and Richardson struggled when Syracuse played three consecutive top-10 teams from Feb. 17 to March 2. But head coach Gary Gait switched up the system against Towson, starting Richardson in Costantino’s place with the latter coming off of the bench. The goalies have enjoyed success since.Regardless of who is starting – something Gait doesn’t tell the players until game day – the pair looks to maintain their improved play when No. 6 Syracuse (4-2, 1-0 Big East) plays Boston College (4-5, 1-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) on Wednesday at 4 p.m. in Newton, Mass.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe goaltenders hit their low point of the season against the Gators, allowing seven goals each as Florida dropped the Orange to 2-2.At Towson a week later, Richardson allowed just three goals in the first half and earned the win in her first career start. But Costantino was even better – making four saves and not allowing a goal in her confidence-boosting 30 minutes in the cage.“She played awesome that game,” Richardson said. “She was definitely focused in that game and I could tell that right from when she was getting warmed up. I think that she was just determined to save everything and she did.”But even with Costantino’s stellar outing, Richardson earned the start at home against Connecticut and put in her best game of the year. In more than 44 minutes, Richardson made six stops and allowed just one goal.“She’s playing great. I don’t know what she’s doing (specifically),” Costantino said with a laugh. “But she’s doing awesome. It’s really great to see her doing that well.”In Costantino’s 15-plus minutes in the cage against UConn, however, the Huskies came away with six goals. Gait said the coaching staff is partially at fault for Costantino’s difficulties against Connecticut because Syracuse emptied its bench and played almost every single player on the roster. Surrounded by inexperienced teammates, Costantino faced too many one-on-one situations against the Huskies’ starters.“Those are tough to stop,” Gait said. “We kind of hung her out to dry last game.”But the junior refused to blame her teammates.“I take responsibility,” Costantino said. “I could’ve had a few saves, but it’s a team effort and we all could’ve done better as a group. It’s not one person’s fault.”Considering the Orange prevailed by 11 goals against UConn, Costantino’s six allowed goals are only a slight drop-off from an otherwise encouraging two-game stretch for SU’s goalies.Gait’s goalies are playing as well as they are, he said, partially due to the Orange’s defensive adjustments. Syracuse’s style of defense, he said, has evolved from a man-to-man scheme to a zone.With SU defenders playing a zone now, they’re able to collapse on opponents who work the ball into the middle. The shooter then faces additional pressure and doesn’t have time to focus and pick her corners of the cage.“We’re not giving them open shots, and that’s helped the goalies get in their rhythm,” Gait said.As of Monday, Gait and his assistants had not yet decided which goalie would start against the Eagles on Wednesday.To win back the starting job, Costantino needs to continue working hard in practice and maintain her confidence, she said. For Richardson to keep her job, she said, she has to stay focused on the ball and simply make the saves she’s supposed to.“We have two goalies, and we’ve said that’s the way it’ll go,” Gait said. “And it’s kind of gone that way. One game, one goalie will step up and play great and in other games, someone else will. We’re looking to get some consistent play from them.” Commentslast_img read more

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