Over 500 candidates shortlisted for Pertamina Foundation’s 2020 grants

first_imgBeasiswa Pertamina Sobat Bumi (Pertamina Friends of the Earth Grant) has shortlisted more than 500 candidates for this year’s Pertamina Foundation grants. The candidates are set to carry on with interviews in the next stage of the selection process.“We’ve learned that many of the top achieving students, both academically and non-academically, are genuinely concerned about environmental and social issues. The high quality of most applications is due to such values. “We therefore did our best in shortlisting the candidates in order to deliver the grants to the most suitable ones,” Pertamina Foundation president director Agus Mashud S. Asngari said in a statement on May 9.  The judges are Pertamina Foundation advisory board chief Heru Setiawan, supervisory board chief Narendra Widjayanto, advisory board member Syahrial Mukhtar, actress and education and women’s empowerment activist Dian Sastrowardoyo, Tjitra and Associates founder and managing partner Hora Tjitra, HOPE Worldwide Indonesia senior adviser Charles Ham and The Jakarta Post editor-in-chief Nezar Patria.“Through the Pertamina Friends of the Earth Grant, we expect the students to become future leaders that are capable of collaborating to find solutions for social problems,” said Heru.Dian, who is passionate about equality in education for women, said she hoped the grants would help create wise and hard-working women.“The scholarship can contribute to the future of women. There are many women who do not have enough money for their education, but they do have dreams. They are the hidden gems […]. I am looking for bright Indonesian women who are independent, talented and have the ability to bring themselves and Indonesia to a better place,” Dian said.Topics : Sobat Bumi is offering three types of financial support this year, with the shortlist consisting of 275 candidates for the regular bachelor’s degree grant, 222 candidates for the affirmation grant and 49 candidates for the vocational studies grant. The aid falls under the PF Prestasi program, which belongs to the Pertamina Foundation, launched in 2011. This year, the scholarship received online applications from 6,848 students between April 18 and May 5. Read also: COVID-19: Pertamina Foundation provides housing for medical workers at referral hospitalIn the upcoming interview phase, the candidates are to make their cases before six judges.last_img read more

2017: The next ‘shareholder spring’?

first_imgNorges Bank Investment Management, which manages the Norwegian sovereign wealth fund, Europe’s largest institutional investor, has also waded into the debate. It called for CEOs to be paid in shares that were locked-in for 10 years.“Companies are clearly looking for investors to engage on pay,” said Michael Herskovich, head of corporate governance at BNP Paribas Investment Partners. “Issuers are coming to us outside of voting season to hear what investors think.”In 2012, significant proportions of investors voted against pay packages at Aviva, Barclays, UBS, and Citigroup. At the time, such opposition was almost unprecedented.Iain Richards, head of responsible investment at Columbia Threadneedle, said it was “very, very likely” that the UK would see another shareholder spring this year as investors react against executive pay packages – and the people responsible for them.“If you have an issue with executive pay, shouldn’t you have an issue with the remuneration committee chair?” Richards said. “One of the characteristics I expect to see is a focus on the chairs of remuneration committees – taking responsibility for culture and approach, and being held to account for it.”Columbia Threadneedle voted against 23% of the remuneration proposals it saw last year, Richards said – and he expected a “marked uptick in voting action” in 2017.Hans-Christoph Hirt, co-head of Hermes Equity Ownership Services (Hermes EOS), added that this year was “probably as active as I’ve seen it”.“There’s a lot going on and a strong direction of travel,” Hirt said. However, he added that activity was unlikely to just focus around company AGMs as boards attempted to address shareholder concerns “behind the scenes”.Not just the shareholdersOther factors have also driven the uptick in engagement activity. Many companies in the UK face a binding vote on remuneration policy for the first time this year, after a rule requiring one every three years was introduced late in 2013.In addition, the Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) committee – a group of politicians from the UK’s lower house of parliament – earlier this month published a green paper on corporate governance. In it, they called for a new approach to executive pay and for new rules to be implemented by the Financial Reporting Council (FRC).The BEIS committee said: “It is hardly consistent with [prime minister Theresa May’s] vision of an economy that works for everyone to see levels of pay for those at the top increasing at a rate that vastly exceeds increases for ordinary employees and which seemingly is at odds with the value created in the company.”The committee also called for boards to face a binding vote on pay within 12 months if more than 25% of shareholders voted against an initial proposal – an idea Columbia Threadneedle has supported.“If 25% of shareholders dissent on the remuneration report, you should then require it to be put to a binding vote next year,” Richards said. “They would then have 12 months to get their act together before a very public vote.”Linking pay and strategyCatherine Howarth, chief executive of ShareAction, said there was a “huge disconnect” between corporate profits and corporate pay.“In the last 20 years, particularly in the FTSE 100, pay has leapt ahead of shareholder returns,” she said.ShareAction’s activities this year will focus on the link between remuneration and corporate strategy, Howarth added. Major UK listed companies such as Shell and BP face “significant challenges” regarding climate change and carbon emissions in the next 10-20 years and “really need to prioritise their business strategies”, she said.The BEIS committee’s paper recommended that bonuses be aligned with “broader corporate responsibilities and company objectives”, and tasked the FRC with incorporating it into their forthcoming corporate governance work.“We’re saying shareholders should be engaging with boards of directors to see how they’re going to be successful investment in a low carbon world,” Howarth said.“The remuneration policy should be encouraging directors to focus on that. At the moment pay is linked to selling more oil and gas. We think that’s out of line with long-term strategy and requirements. We don’t think they are presenting to shareholders a plan that is long-term resilient.”The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association last year set out tough new guidelines for voting on executive pay, while the Social Democrats party in Germany has made executive pay an important part of its election manifesto. The European Union is also considering introducing binding vote rules for remuneration at European listed companies.“The shareholder spring showed that investors overall are ready and do not hesitate to say ‘no’ or to put forward shareholder proposals,” said BNP Paribas’ Herskovich. “I would expect more and more markets to get binding votes on pay.” The public debate over executive pay at BP could be just the start of another ‘shareholder spring’, according to engagement experts.Listed companies are seeking investors’ feedback more than ever in a bid to avoid unfavourable headlines regarding executive pay, several investors told IPE.While headlines have trumpeted uprisings among disgruntled shareholders for each of the past five years, co-ordinated activities led by groups such as ShareAction in Europe and International Shareholder Services in the US indicate that 2017 could lead to significant results.At BP, CEO Bob Dudley has agreed to a pay cut this year following criticism of previous remuneration.last_img read more

Francis O. Webster

first_imgFrancis Orville Webster, 84 of Batesville, formerly of Lawrenceburg, passed away on Tuesday, May 19, 2020. The son of Howard and Elsie (nee: Lucas) Webster was born on June 23, 1935 in Columbus, IN.Francis worked as an antique dealer and in furniture restoration business for many years. He was a US Army Veteran having served in Korea.  Francis was a member of the VFW and Lawrenceburg American Legion Post #239.He is survived by his daughters, Sandra Callec (Gilles) and Gayle Hacker (Jeff); son, Dr. Brian Webster (Addison); 10 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren; along with his brother, Timothy Webster and sisters, Prudence Croft and Kay Ballard.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife JoAnn Webster (nee: Frey).Graveside services will be Friday, May 22, 2020 at 2:00pm in the Greendale Cemetery, Greendale, IN with military honors by the Vietnam Veterans Chapter #71.We also encourage you to leave a message at www.meyersfuneralhomes.com on Francis’ obituary page for the family in the online guestbook.last_img read more

Nasarawa United snaps midfield maestro

first_imgRelatedPosts We stand by elections we conducted, Anambra FA Electoral Committee says Anambra FA elects executives through e-voting Anambra FA: Ubah, 64 others get clearance for board, LFC elections As the preparation for the Nigeria Professional Football 2020/2021 hots up, after the disruption of 2019/2020 season by the COVID-19 pandemic, Lafia-based Nasarawa United on Thursday announced the signing of the midfield maestro, Sadeeq Abdulrazaq, to their fold.Abdulrazaq, a former FC Ifeanyi Ubah, Niger Tornadoes and Gombe United midfielder, will now lace boots for the Solid Miners side for the NPFL 2020/2021 season. The Media Officer of the Club, Amos Eche, in a statement in Lagos said the mercurial midfielder got the recruitment nod based on the recommendation of the management of the team.Eche said: “Following the recommendations of the two committees set up by the Management of Nasarawa United FC ahead of the new football league season, we have secured the services of Sadeeq Abdulrazaq.“The mercurial midfielder is expected to formalise his move to the Lafia-based Club in few days to come after undergoing his medical fitness test.“The club’s management has agreed terms with the player’s agent and the Nigerian Football Federation’s intermediary agent, Shuaibu Yakubu, to fast- track his release.”The Chairman, Isaac Danladi, said the decision to bring the energetic player to the club was to add depth and dominance in the midfield of the Governor Abdullahi Sule’s wards and make a statement in the new league season. Tags: Gombe UnitedIfeanyi UbahNasarawa UnitedNiger TornadoesSadeeq Abdulrazaqlast_img read more

Pardew still in striker hunt

first_imgNewcastle boss Alan Pardew admits he is still desperate to sign a new striker as the Magpies approach their daunting Barclays Premier League season-opener at Manchester City on Monday night. Press Association Pardew said: “It’s important we get another striker in. Last year we were shy of strikers especially after Demba Ba left, and we need to make sure we have a sound back-room in terms of strikers. “It’s always frustrating in the transfer market but we’ve got a strong squad and we did some business last January which put us in good fettle because the six months of experience they got will stand them in good stead. “I think the figures the top clubs are paying out is ridiculous. We can’t compete with them on a financial level so we have to be as clever and shrewd as we can, and get players in of the same quality but for a lot less money.” Despite plenty of summer speculation to the contrary, Pardew maintained he is happy with the set-up at St James’s Park following the controversial appointment of Joe Kinnear as Director of Football. Pardew added: “Joe’s position here is to make sure the transfers come in and he’s working hard to do that. He’s taken over Derek Llambias’ job and so far it’s working okay.” center_img Pardew’s summer has been one of frustration in the transfer market with only Loic Remy arriving on a season-long loan from Queen’s Park Rangers – and the Frenchman is ruled out until next month with a calf injury. Pardew revealed the club had been “close” to landing Aston Villa’s Darren Bent before he opted for Fulham, and insisted the lack of success in the transfer market was not for want of trying. last_img read more

Guinness Greatest in the Street Football Tournament

first_imgMatches in the Georgetown leg continue tonightMATCHES continue this evening in the Georgetown leg of the Guinness Greatest in the Street Football Tournament.This evening’s opening fixtures, set to take place at Demerara Park will see Alexander Village against Up Like Seven while North Ruimveldt take on Jamoon Drive.Albouystown A play Upsetters this evening as well, with Back Circle taking on Hope Street Tiger Bay, Broad Street Ballers opposing Howes Street, North East La Penitence facing Island All Star B, Albouystown B challenging West Back Road and West Front Road clashing with Stevedore Baller.Last Monday evening, two-time defending champions Sparta Boss squeezed through the opening round with a tense 3-1 penalty win against Hardina Street.In the opening fixture of the evening, Queen Street Tiger Bay overcame Fruit Stand 2-0 thanks to a brace from Deon Alfred in the 4th and 6th.Camp Street All-Stars booted Railway Kitty from the competition, compliments of a 3-1 score line; goals coming from Wendell Austin (15th), Dwayne Christopher (17th) and Steve Bacchus (27th) while Shane Cooper scored his team’s lone consolation goal.Bent Street were also victors on Monday night as they dispatched Holmes Street Tiger Bay 2-1 with goals from Anthony Abrams (23rd) and Stellon David (28th). Akeem Saul (4th) was on target early for the losers.Game four saw Leopold Street also move on to the next round after goals from Sheldon Profitt (7th) and Orandel Williams (14th) downed South Ruimveldt 2-0.Game five was laden with goals as Festival City Warriors beat Norton Street Ballers 5-2. Festival City had Eon Alleyne on target from the whistle in the16th second and 5th minute while Cecil Williams (15th), Dwayne Lawrence (21st) and Daniel Favourite (24th) each registered wins. Norton Street scorers were Joshua Parvatan (20th) and Nigel Decamp (30th)Tucville needled Island All-Stars A 1- 0 thanks to Delon Williams (24th) while Channel 9 Warriors downed Shopping Plaza 2-1 thanks to Kevin Barrow (2nd) and Joshua Fiffee (26th) while the Plaza had Stephen Dolphin (6th) on target.The first round of the tournament will be straight knockout while the round of 16 which begins on Saturday will take a round-robin format. The winners of the leg will cart off $500, 00, second-placers $200 000, third-placers $150 000 and fourth-placers $75 000.There are also legs billed for the West Coast Demerara, West and East Coast Berbice, Linden and Bartica.last_img read more

St. John’s looks to knock off No. 12 Nova

first_imgFor more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditSt. John’s (14-13, 3-11) vs. No. 12 Villanova (21-6, 10-4)Finneran Pavilion, Villanova, Pennsylvania; Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: No. 12 Villanova looks to give St. John’s its sixth straight loss against ranked opponents. St. John’s’ last win vs a ranked opponent came against the then-No. 16 Arizona Wildcats 70-67 on Dec. 21, 2019. Villanova is looking to extend its current four-game winning streak. Associated Press February 25, 2020center_img LEADING THE WAY: Villanova’s Collin Gillespie has averaged 15.7 points and 4.6 assists while Saddiq Bey has put up 15.8 points and five rebounds. For the Red Storm, LJ Figueroa has averaged 14.8 points, 4.4 rebounds and 2.1 steals while Rasheem Dunn has put up 11.2 points.LOVE FOR LJ: Figueroa has connected on 36.3 percent of the 168 3-pointers he’s attempted and has gone 9 for 23 over the last three games. He’s also made 69 percent of his foul shots this season.SCORING THRESHOLDS: St. John’s is 0-9 when its offense scores 68 points or fewer. Villanova is a perfect 15-0 when it holds opponents to 69 or fewer points. The Wildcats have allowed 64.6 points per game over their last five.UNDEFEATED WHEN: The Wildcats are 15-0 when they hold opposing teams to 69 points or fewer and 6-6 when opponents exceed 69 points. The Red Storm are 5-0 when the team blocks at least seven shots and 9-13 when they fall short of that total.DID YOU KNOW: The St. John’s offense has recorded a turnover on only 15.9 percent of its possessions, which is the 20th-best rate in the nation. The Villanova defense has forced opposing teams to turn the ball over on just 17.4 percent of all possessions (ranked 290th among Division I teams).___ St. John’s looks to knock off No. 12 Novalast_img read more

Third round of UK Championship in York

first_imgAli Carter and John Higgins go head-to-head in one of the stand-out ties.Joe Swail plays Michael Holt this evening.last_img

When the Fun Stops, Stop campaign celebrated in new promotional video

first_img SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 Share Share StumbleUpon Submit William Hill accelerates transformation agenda to overcome COVID realities August 5, 2020 Following last month’s move by the Senet Group to waive copyright restrictions on its ‘When the Fun Stops, Stop’ campaign, the independent body has released a new video extolling the virtues of the responsible gambling promotion.The video, which sets out the rationale behind the main message ‘When the Fun Stops, Stop’, includes commentary from industry thought leaders giving their reasons as to why the campaign has been an unprecedented success.Appearing in the video, Philip Bowcock, Chief Executive Officer of William Hill PLC, said: “I think the campaign has worked because of the simplicity of message and because all of the industry has been behind it.”Joining him in the video was Richard Flint, chief executive of Sky Bet, who noted: “The most pleasing thing about the campaign is hearing people use it in general conversation. There have been quite a few examples where I have heard people say to their friends, or on TV, ‘when the fun stops, stop’.”Adele Duncan, chief executive of the Gordon Moody Association, which runs residential treatment programmes for gambling addicts, said: “I think [the campaign is] getting [a] message across that isn’t too doom and gloom, a message which is quite thought-provoking, without being scary. If people are joking ‘if the fun stops’, I don’t think that’s a bad thing. A bit of humour doesn’t hurt.”The campaign is almost a ubiquitous part of the gambling landscape in the UK and is already carried by about 40 per cent of UK gambling companies. And there’s potential for that to grow more according to Gillian Wilmot, chairman of the Senet Group, who said: “Since the launch, advertising space devoted to the messaging has had an equivalent advertising value of £16m each year. This figure could double under a more widespread use of the campaign material across the gambling sector.”According to independent research conducted last year, the When the Fun Stops, Stop campaign has reached an estimated 82 per cent of regular UK gamblers, with 33 per cent, or an indicative 5 million adults confirming that it has helped them gamble more responsibly since it was launched in 2015.The Senet Group has held the copyright to the: When the Fun Stops, Stop campaign since 2015, however it announced last month that it was waiving certain of these rights to ensure the entire gambling industry can make use of the material. Wilmot said: “We are now making the material available to everyone without copyright restrictions, and with that we hope to dramatically increase the scale of consumer engagement.” Matthew Hickey, Gordon Moody Association: Using lived experiences to tackle problem gambling July 13, 2020 Related Articleslast_img read more

Aaron Rodgers gives injury-preventing advice to Ravens’ Lamar Jackson

first_imgThe short touchdown run was eventually reversed after an illegal block, but it led to some sound advice from the veteran signal-caller.”I love watching you play, man,” Rodgers told Jackson after Baltimore’s 26-13 win over Green Bay. “That was pretty spectacular.” Related News Lamar Jackson impressed Aaron Rodgers on Thursday.The young Ravens quarterback strutted his stuff literally when he hurdled over a Packers defender in an effort to reach the end zone.  Robert Griffin III injury update: Ravens expect QB (thumb) to return for Week 1 “It was pretty cool,” he told reporters after game. “I was like, ‘What’s up GOAT?’ as soon as I saw him. There are a lot of GOATs out here, but it is Aaron Rodgers, so I have to show my respect.”Jackson added, regarding Rodgers’ message: “I was like, ‘Yes, I know where you are coming from.’ I understand.”center_img Ravens QB Lamar Jackson says team’s offense this year will be ‘totally different’ He added, “Have a great season. Slide a little bit.”​Juke man, Juke man, yeah that’s @Lj_era8‼️pic.twitter.com/tvC7mkVqiX— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) August 16, 2019It’s not bad advice for the Ravens’ top quarterback. Even Jackson took it in stride.He smiled and responded with, “I got you, baby.”What a moment between Lamar and Rodgers. 🙏💯 @Lj_era8 @AaronRodgers12 pic.twitter.com/wlLSBonIUN— The Checkdown (@thecheckdown) August 16, 2019Jackson is entering his second season in the NFL, where his mobility has been discussed since taking over for an injured Joe Flacco last year.He led the Ravens to the AFC North championship and averaged 17 carries per game on his way to a single-season record for rushing attempts by a quarterback (147).So far this preseason, Jackson has been dialing in on his arm. After appearing in both exhibition games, he’s 10 for 16 with 117 yards and one touchdown. Jackson’s only yards on the ground came Thursday (14 yards on two carries).last_img read more