Ashtenne chalks up 24% rise in profits

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PREMIUMIndonesia’s strict laws on foreign researchers lead to deportation of sailing enthusiasts

first_imgA group of sailing enthusiasts attempting to conduct a rafting expedition from the Timor Sea to Darwin, Australia, has been deported from Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT), in the latest wave of stricter measures applied by the government on research conducted by foreign nationals in Indonesia.The Kupang Immigration Office in NTT ordered an expedition team consisting of five Australians and one Dutchman to return to their countries of origin on Feb.12, putting a halt to their journey.They departed on Lion Air flight JT 925 from El Tari Airport in Kupang to I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport, Bali, at 1:30 p.m. local time. They continued flying to Darwin from Bali on Jet Star flight JQ 082.Project director Robert Hobman, who has since 1998 engaged in an expedition to explore on how humans walked out of Africa to become the world’s first community of sea people, was shocked by the… LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Facebook Forgot Password ? Google foreign-researcher Kupang NTT Darwin Australia Dutch BRIN Linkedin Log in with your social account Topics :last_img read more

Listed equities drive record earnings at Sweden’s AP4

first_imgThe fund said this strategy had been a large component in the outperformance for 2013.Another factor was the emphasis on active management.The fund outperformed the benchmark index by 0.5 percentage points before expenses, although last year the outperformance had been 1%.AP4 has now outperformed its benchmark index for a tenth consecutive six-month interim period, which means it has delivered a better return than passive management.The return for 2013 takes the annual nominal total return after expenses over the past 10 years to 7.2%, or 5.9% adjusted for inflation.This comfortably overshoots the board’s real return requirement of 4.5% on average, and has also outperformed the income index.Meanwhile, management expenses remain low, with a total expense ratio of 0.11%, slightly above last year’s 0.10%.Foreign exchange exposure has slightly increased over last year, reaching 28.6% as at 31 December 2013. Fjärde AP-fondens, the Fourth Swedish National Pension Fund (AP4), has announced record earnings of more than SEK37bn (€4.1bn) for calendar year 2013, a total return of 16.4% after expenses.This compares with a total return of 11.2% for 2012.The fund is now worth SEK260bn.AP4’s brief is the achieve the best possible return over time, and its board considers this is best approached by holding a large proportion of publicly quoted equities, both Swedish and non-Swedish.last_img read more

Ministry of Health launches maternal and child health manual

first_img Sharing is caring! Share 56 Views   no discussions Tweet Sharecenter_img Share LocalNews Ministry of Health launches maternal and child health manual by: – March 1, 2012 The Ministry of Health has launched a Maternal and Child Health Manual; a revised edition which was first published in 1992, will provide guidelines for efficient administration of health care for mothers and children, in keeping with current trends, and in addressing emerging needs of mothers and children.Director of Primary Health Care Dr. Martin Christmas receives a copy of Manual from Maternal and Child Health Coordinator Nurse Carol Jno. Baptiste.The objectives of the manual are three fold to facilitate decision making for health care providers at all levels most specifically at primary health care levels, to facilitate the early identification/detection of high risk cases, abnormal or pathological conditions, their accurate diagnosis and institute appropriate course of action and; to standardized norms and procedures, calculate needed resources, improve quality care and strengthen efficiency of the health system.Senior Community Health Nurse and Maternal and Child Health Coordinator, Carol Jno Baptise in delivering the overview of the manual, stated that the manual is divided into three sections, namely, Maternal/ Neonatal Care; Child Care and Guidelines for the Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV.She affirmed that during the period 2007 to 2009 there were three maternal deaths, and having one maternal death is reason for concern. She stated further that it requires the health worker and the client to do all in their power to prevent maternal death.The Director of Primary Health Care, Dr. Martin Christmas, who represented the Minster for Health read the Minister’s remarks. The Minster called on health care worker to put the guidelines to good use and follow them diligently. If this is done we expect to see some of the kind of improvement in health care indicators which will surely make this venture worth the while.” He continues “We know that change is a difficult condition to accept, but these are the changes deemed necessary to keep the Maternal and Child Health Programme effective and efficient in a changing Dominica.The manual is intended for use by skilled providers including midwives, doctors and nurse, working at any level of the health care system which caters for woman during pregnancy, childbirth and post partum period to include newborns.last_img read more

Late challenge helps secure Bengals win in Tampa Bay

first_imgMarvin Lewis threw a challenge flag late in the final quarter. (Image: Cincinnati Bengals)TAMPA — A challenge flag may have been the difference between a Bengals win or loss Sunday afternoon.Tampa Bay completed a 21-yard pass putting the Buccaneers in field goal range with less than a minute remaining in the 14-13 game.Bengals coach Marvin Lewis noticed there were 12 men on the field and asked for a challenge. Although NFL rules do not allow a coaches challenge in the last two minutes, it was enough to warrant a referee challenge.The play was reversed and Cincinnati’s defense eventually put a halt to the Buccaneer drive. Andy Dalton kneeled down to secure the Bengals one point victory.It wasn’t the best game in Dalton’s career as the quarterback ran for one touchdown and threw three interceptions.Dalton connected to receiver A.J Green for a 13-yard touchdown in the third quarter.Cincinnati’s defense held Tampa Bay to 263 total yards forcing an interception late in the first half.The Bengals keep a narrow lead in the the AFC North with an 8-3-1 record. Division foes Baltimore, Cleveland and Pittsburgh all lost Sunday and each record falls to 7-5.The Bengals host rival Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday at 1 p.m.last_img read more

2 arrested in drug raid at Batesville apartment

first_imgBATESVILLE, Ind. – Two Batesville men are facing drug charges after police say they found marijuana and paraphernalia during a search of an apartment.Batesville police obtained a warrant through the Franklin County Circuit Court authorizing them to search a residence at Canterbury apartments on Arlington Drive.Officers raided the apartment Sunday night and it resulted in the arrest of Austin Garland and Jacob Ferguson, both 21-years-old.Ferguson was booked into the Franklin County Jail on suspicion of dealing marijuana (class A misdemeanor) and Garland was charged with possession of marijuana (class B misdemeanor).last_img

Gustin and Gustin dominate at Marshalltown

first_imgMARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (July 14) – The Central Iowa Fair provided the background for blue rib­bon outings Friday night for Jenae Gustin and Richie Gustin.Jesse Belez led the first 10 laps of the IMCA Modified main as Jenae Gustin began reeling him in. Gustin made the move to first on lap 11 and then distanced herself from the rest of the field, taking the checkers by a comfortable margin.The 20 lap IMCA Late Model feature was dominated by Richie Gustin.  Gustin started seventh, and was leading when lap one was scored.  The only caution of the race came at lap two when Joe Zrostlik and Curtis Glover tangled on the front stretch, closing out their night and mangling a couple of infield sponsor signs.  When the race restarted, Gustin rocketed off, racing around the rim of the track and was never seriously challenged.Sam Wieben made it to victory lane for the first time this season at Marshalltown by winning the 18-lap Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod feature. Wieben started 10th, passed last week’s winner Shawn Cooney on lap 11 and then sailed away to the win in the final laps.Shannon Anderson got back to his winning ways in the 15-lap IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock event. It took Anderson less than two laps to take over the lead, as he raced from his 10th start­ing spot. From there on, Anderson never looked back on his way to the checkers. His father Jeff chased his son the final handful of laps but could muster no better than the runner-up spot.After a near-photo finish last week…and a loss by inches, Damon Murty got to stand in the win­ner’s circle following the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature. Murty started eighth, moved to the top­side early, and stayed there, on his run to the flying checkers.The features were run with only a total of three yellow flags.last_img read more

Farmers Fair canceled for 2020

first_imgAurora, IN — After months of planning for the 112th Aurora Farmers Fair, the Aurora Lions Club has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 fair due to the Covid-19 pandemic.They hope everyone will come out for next year’s event scheduled for September 29 – October 2, 2021.last_img

Double strike from Rodriguez ends Antigua & Barbuda’s CONCACAF Championship bid

first_imgBRADENTON, Florida – Antigua & Barbuda failed in the bid to qualify for the 2019 CONCACAF Under-17 Championship, when the Dominican Republic (DR) took them down 2-0 in Sunday in the deciding match of Group B.The DR became the 20th and final team to qualify for the Championship following two goals early in the second half from Franklin Rodriguez which floored the Antiguans.The result earned the DR the top spot in Group B with nine points, three points ahead of the Benna Boys.It was a tense first half between the two sides, with things still undecided and scoreless at the break.Rodriguez however, broke the deadlock in the first minute of the second half, and extended the DR’s lead 10 minutes later.From this point, the DR pratically parked the bus, although making a few counter-attacking moves, and saw out the rest of the match to book their tickets to the Championship.Play will resume for the Championship Round from May 1 to 16last_img read more

Don’t make Diack a scapegoat, defence pleas

first_imgPARIS, France (AFP) – Former global athletics supremo Lamine Diack should not be made a “scapegoat” in a corruption trial in which he stands accused of accepting bribes to cover up positive dope tests by Russian athletes, his defence lawyer pleaded on the last day of the trial in Paris.Simon Ndiaye called on the judges to “ignore appearances, be wary of purely moral judgements” and “resist the temptation to make this case an exemplary case…and Lamine Diack a scapegoat to purify the IAAF”.Diack, who led the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) from 1999 to 2015, faces charges of “giving and receiving bribes”, “breach of trust”, and “organised money laundering”.The 87-year-old Senegalese is accused of delaying punishment for Russian athletes who failed doping tests in return for payment and in order to ensure that prospective sponsors were not discouraged.Prosecutors have called for Diack to serve five years in prison and be fined a maximum of 500,000 euros ($560,000).But another of Diack’s lawyers, William Bourdon, called yesterday for empathy should the judges get “carried away by the swell of the ‘judicially correct’” and find his client guilty.Bourdon asked that the judges “do not take a decision that stops him from dying with dignity, surrounded by his loved ones, on his native land”.Diack, he continued, had “already been very heavily punished, chastised”, recalling that he had been unable to leave France since his arrest in November 2015.Diack has told the court he agreed to delay bans for 23 Russian athletes, but denied he knew that officials from the body had directly or indirectly asked those athletes for hundreds of thousands of euros to hush up their cases.He said he was acting to safeguard “the financial health of the IAAF” because the federation – since renamed World Athletics – was negotiating major sponsorship contracts with Russian bank VTB and a Russian broadcaster at the time.The court has heard that several of the Russian athletes concerned went on to win medals at the 2012 London Olympics.Diack’s son Papa Massata Diack, a former marketing consultant for the IAAF, is also on trial but he remains in Senegal where the authorities refuse to hand him over to French authorities.The court has heard that World Athletics is claiming 41.2 million euros ($46.3m) compensation from the Diacks.It says the doping scandal led major sponsors Adidas and Nestle to sever ties with the federation.A verdict is not expected for weeks.last_img read more