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Pertamina to pay $601m in dividends to government

first_imgState-owned oil and gas giant Pertamina will pay US$601.3 million in dividends to the government, 7 percent more than last year, as the state looks to fund its COVID-19 expenditures.The dividends amounted to 24 percent of Pertamina’s net profit of $2.53 billion last year, the company announced in a statement on Thursday after an annual shareholders’ meeting.“We are fortunate that Pertamina made several achievements and maintained a stable net profit,” said Pertamina spokeswoman Fajriyah Usman on Thursday. The company attributed the lack of profit growth to low crude oil prices and a weak rupiah exchange rate against the United States dollar last year compared to the previous year. Indonesia Crude Prices (ICP) fell 7.5 percent year-on-year (yoy) to $62.37 per barrel in 2019, Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) Ministry data shows.The rupiah exchange rate, meanwhile, strengthened by 3.58 percent on a point-to-point basis in 2019 or by 0.76 percent on average, according to Bank Indonesia (BI) data.The government has been struggling to fund its state budget as it swells to Rp 695.2 trillion to accommodate COVID-19-related spending. Tax collection has dropped amid weakening business activity, and the government is now projecting that the 2020 state budget deficit will widen to 6.34 percent of gross domestic product (GDP), up from the 5 percent stated in the revised budget.Topics :last_img read more

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Gold Coast automotive boss Wade von Bibra and his family have designed the perfect family home

first_img49 Cabana Boulevard, Benowa Waters.“My favourite part about the home is how interconnected all the spaces are, there’s a sense of convenience about each space. “It’s a light and bright home and it lets in a lot of sunshine. The botanic gardens are also located down the street.” 49 Cabana Boulevard, Benowa Waters.“It was a very tired looking home when we found it and it belonged to an elderly man but it was in a great location and had a great feel about it when we stepped inside,” Mr von Bibra said. “We decided to put a lot of effort into it to bring it back to life.“There were trees blocking the view and it had an 80s style.” More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North7 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago 49 Cabana Boulevard, Benowa Waters.With magazine-style spaces Mr von Bibra said his wife was responsible for the design.“She loves interior design and she’s done a good job of making it family friendly for our four little ones,” he said. 49 Cabana Boulevard, Benowa Waters.GOLD Coast automotive identity Wade von Bibra and his wife Caroline are selling their stylish Benowa Waters home.Set on 902 sqm waterfront block, the von Bibra family spent more than $300,000 on redesigning the home after they bought it in 2015. center_img 49 Cabana Blvd, Benowa Waters.The four-bedroom home now has open-plan living and a seamless flow to the poolside entertaining terrace that captures wide water and skyline views. Stylish wallpaper and pedant lighting combines to create a modern design. 49 Cabana Boulevard, Benowa Waters.The property is close to Benowa Gardens Shopping Centre, schools and parks.last_img read more

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Brisbane’s property market is tipped to continue its steady growth in 2018

first_imgBrisbane’s property market is tipped to perform steadily in 2018. AAP Image/Claudia Baxter.PROPERTY price growth in Brisbane was subdued toward the end of the year, but expectations are for a positive 2018.The latest CoreLogic property value index revealed no change to Brisbane dwelling values in December and just 0.3 per cent growth in the last quarter of the year.Total growth for 2017 was 2.4 per cent, with the house market, accounting for 3.1 per cent of growth and units down 1.2 per cent.CoreLogic head of research Tim Lawless said the performance between Brisbane house and unit market was “stark’’.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach Northless than 1 hour agoNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by “The decline in unit values can be attributed to concerns around over supply in key sectors of the Brisbane market,’’ he said.Mr Lawless said the overall message in the Brisbane was “steady as she goes”.“You can see a pretty stark difference between houses and units in Brisbane, I think the unit oversupply does seem to be more pronounced in Brisbane than in other cities and that is leading to some caution amongst buyers, particularly investors,’’ he said.Mr Lawless said he had “reasonably positive expectations’’ for Brisbane.“Not that we think it is going to be another Sydney in terms of its growth rates hitting the 20 per cent mark or anything, but the fact is we are seeing the population growth improving across southeast Queensland with some jobs growth improving.“We are seeing affordability as nowhere near as high a hurdle as Sydney and Melbourne.“I think there are some factors that will help to keep a pretty decent floor under Brisbane pricing and maybe see a rate of growth pick up a little bit from here in 2018.’’last_img read more

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First tower opens in $1.2b racecourse precinct transformation

first_imgThe entire Eagle Farm masterplan is estimated at $1.2 billion, a substantial injection for the Brisbane racing precinct.DOWNSIZERS and families with racing stripes have moved in to the first of eight residential towers being created in the $1.2 billion transformation of Brisbane’s racecourse precinct which officially opens tonight.Ascot House, which has an 800 sqm roof terrace and elevated pool deck overlooking the racetrack, was the first milestone in the Ascot Green development by Brisbane Racing Club and Mirvac.Mirvac Queensland residential development general manager Warwick Bible said buyers were drawn to the trackside location and generous balconies overlooking the turf.“Many of our buyers are moving from Ascot and the surrounding areas from big family homes. They are seeking generous floorplans, extra-large balconies and open outlooks, making Ascot House incredibly attractive.“Local buyers from Ascot, Clayfield and Hamilton want to remain in the area, but reduce their home maintenance commitments without compromising on the space, style or privacy of a large residence.”More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus17 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market17 hours agoThe overcast evening was not enough to wipe the smile off the faces of Russell and Jenny Reed at their new home trackside at Eagle Farm. Picture: AAP/ Ric Frearson.New resident Russell Reed, who has been a race day ambassador entertaining winners at Saturday meetings, won’t have far to walk to catch all the action.Having been a member of QTC, BTC and BRC for almost four decades, he can’t wait to see horses running past his veranda.He and wife Jenny were among downsizers moving furniture into the building this week, in his case downsizing from a house in Brisbane’s north.Mr Reed has turf in his blood, coming from a cattle and crop farming family at Kingaroy that raced horses in Brisbane.“Both my grandfather and father raced horses in Brisbane. They had a bit of success with horses at Eagle Farm, Doomben and Albion Park trained by Merv Lewis at Gumdale but nothing major,” he said.“My parents served on the committee of the Kumbia Race Club right up to the time of their death. My grandfather was also a founding member of the big Burrandowan Picnic Race Club.’’last_img read more

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Dayboro market booms as people move to be close to upcoming uni

first_imgThe home at 29 Saddleback Drive, Dayboro, sold for $765,000.A “DREAM” Queenslander garnered more than 100 inquiries before selling three weeks after hitting the market.The property at 29 Saddleback Drive, Dayboro had 25 groups through at inspections and three written offers, the first of which was received within a week of being advertised, according to Belle Property’s Leigh Hutton. The kitchen has country style.The agent said the Dayboro market was strong, with acreage properties in demand.“I’m finding (the market) to be incredibly strong,” she said.“I could have sold 29 Saddleback Drive two or three times over.“With the uni going in at Petrie, I’m getting a lot of buyers and interest in the surrounding suburbs.” Inside 29 Saddleback Drive, Dayboro.center_img The replica Queenslander has polished timber floorboards. “It’s a dream Queenslander style home and it has a lot of street appeal,” Ms Hutton said.“There was a tremendous amount of interest, more than normal because of the style of home.”More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019Ms Hutton said the home sold to a couple for $765,000.“A lovely local couple secured the home and are over the moon,” she said.“I think it just really caught their eye and they had to come and see it.“It’s their first home.”last_img read more

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Gold Coast’s top 10 sales: take a look inside the best-selling properties

first_imgThe six-bedroom house fetched $5.225 million.The stone mansion, known as the Mandalay residence, sold in a $5.225 million off-market deal. The sprawling mansion at 79-81 Commodore Drive, Paradise Waters sold in June. The five-bedroom home at 1A Yacht St sold for $7 million.The impressive Hamptons-style mansion sold for the hefty figure under the hammer in June, more than a year after it hit the market. Several agents tried their hand at offloading the property but Ray White Prestige agent Jackson Paradise managed to ink the deal. 4. 45 Knightsbridge Pde West, Sovereign Islands — $6.98 million This Southport house came it at No. 3. It was once owned by Max Christmas.The waterfront mansion, once owned by Gold Coast property kingpin Max Christmas, sold under the hammer last month. At 45 Knightsbridge Pde West, it sold for $6.98 million.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa10 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day agoThe Sovereign Islands mansion fetched $6.98 million after spending almost 200 days on the market. The buyers bought the six-bedroom house in March as a holiday home. Amir Mian Presitge Property Agents’ Ivy Wu and Isaac Kim marketed the property. 5. 20-22 Parklane Tce, Sovereign Islands — $6.3 million It had several failed attempts at selling through different agencies, before Ray White Prestige Gold Coast agent Jackson Paradise relisted it in May. 10. 5724 Observation Cres, Hope Island — $5.225 million The sale of 311 Monaco St, Broadbeach Waters, was the first big deal made for the year.The six-bedroom mega mansion kicked off the eye-watering sales for 2019 when it changed hands for $7.5 million in January. Ray White Prestige agent Matt Gates handled the sale of the property which featured a fully equipped gym, expansive formal and informal living areas, an outdoor kitchen, double pontoon and state-of-the-art technology throughout. 3. 1A Yacht St, Southport — $7 million Placed fourth was this Sovereign Islands mansion. The four-storey mansion at 34 Admiralty Drive, Paradise Waters, sold in April. Two apartments from the Sea complex are in the top 10 sales for the year.The three-bedroom luxury apartment sold in April, with Kollosche director Michael Kollosche penning the deal. The beachfront skyhome sits two floors below this year’s top sale, the penthouse of the Main Beach Sea building. 9. 79-81 Commodore Drive, Paradise Waters — $5.3 million The luxury apartment sold for $8.25 million.The luxurious Main Beach penthouse sold in February through Michael Kollosche of Kollosche Broadbeach. The four-bedroom apartment notched multiple records, including being the highest sale for the first half of 2019, the third highest apartment sale and highest beachfront apartment sale on the Gold Coast. The two-storey residence tops the boutique Sea building and was designed by acclaimed architect Bayden Goddard. MORE NEWS: Half price sale on mansioncenter_img A home to the stars at 5724 Observation Cres, Hope Island, sold earlier this year in an off-market deal. MORE NEWS: Parents hope $5 lottery gets kids into property market The property was designed by internationally acclaimed architect Ralph Bailey and has been the backdrop for photo shoots and a temporary home to Hollywood stars. The deal was inked through Ray White Surfers Paradise. Other eye-watering sales at the premium end of the Gold Coast market have been notched, however not all prices or off-market deals have been entered into property records. 1 Rowes Court, Sorrento, sold in April.Ray White Broadbeach duo Sam Guo and Julia Kuo notched the big sale of the Sorrento house in April. The award-winning, five-bedroom, eight-bathroom mansion featured marble, granite and porcelain finishes as well as a cinema, study and multiple entertainment areas. 7. 34 Admiralty Drive, Paradise Waters — $5.7 million It fetched $5.7 million.The towering riverfront mansion was snapped up by local buyers before it was set to head under the hammer. The four-storey residence sold through Ray White Prestige agent Jackson Paradise. The statement home has five bedrooms, seven bathrooms and a range of luxury features.8. 5/3533 Main Beach Pde, Main Beach — $5.5 million 16-22 Parklane Terrace, Sovereign Islands sold for $6.3 million. 2. 311 Monaco St, Broadbeach Waters — $7.5 million It is a six-bedroom, six-bathroom mansion.Ray White Sovereign Islands agent Edin Kara sold the mega-mansion in Parklane Tce earlier this year. It had been on the market with other agents since September 2018. 6. 1 Rowes Court, Sorrento — $6.2 million Have a look through the properties which have notched the biggest sales so far for 2019.WE have hit the half way mark for 2019 and despite cooler market conditions, there have still been some massive property sales on the Gold Coast. Take a peek inside some of the Glitters Strip’s flashiest pads that have notched the top 10 sales for the year thus far. 1. 7/3533 Main Beach Pde, Main Beach — $8.25 million The Penthouse at 3533 Main Beach Pde, Main Beach, tops the list of 2019 sales.last_img read more

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Oldenburg hosts ‘Maverick Challenge’

first_imgOldenburg, IN – The Maverick Challenge, a business planning competition was hosted at Oldenburg Academy on December 14, 2017. Community judges adjudicated the 14 students based on the business plans and products they created for the competition. Oldenburg Academy and South Ripley both participated in the program from Ripley and Franklin County. Oldenburg Academy had five teams participate and South Ripley had one team.The Maverick Challenge was started in 2008 by the Columbus Indiana Chamber of Commerce, and has been a growing program since. The competition is intended to simulate the real-world process of entrepreneurs soliciting start-up funds from early-stage investors, successful entrepreneurs and community leaders. Oldenburg Academy Assistant Principal Jonathon Maple is the head of the Franklin/Ripley County competition and leads the challenge at the school, “I’m so proud of the students – they challenged themselves to go through a process that is preparing them for any career they choose.” Students had the opportunity to work with business and community mentors as well as experience feedback from professional judges.The winners were announced and they received cash prizes. Third place winner, which received $150, was 2 Fresh 2 Go, a food truck that would utilize locally grown foods to produce foods; this business plan was created by Stuart Lamping and Dalton Mooney. Second place winner receiving $250 was Kitten’s Jerky Company, a locally-owned jerky company that plans to grow into a large manufacture of jerky; this business was planned by Kyle Kline and Levi Stenger. The first place winner received $150 and went to Three Scoops, a high end dessert bar with catering service. “A lot of food companies this year, which was very interesting – all of the teams did a wonderful job planning their business and going through the process,” Maple commented. The top three teams will move on to the Spring Maverick Challenge Regional Competition, where nine counties will compete against each other, hosted by Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce.Ripley County Genesis Pathways To Success, Ripley County Community Foundation, Franklin County Community Foundation, Oldenburg Academy and the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce all sponsor the challenge. “We truly cannot have this without their support and assistance, we are so grateful to live and work in such a supportive community,” Maple commented.Anyone interested in getting involved with the 2017 Maverick Challenge can contact Jonathon Maple at jmaple@oldenburgacademy.org, Maple encourages involvement, “it is a great opportunity to work with some truly innovative and inspiring students in southeastern Indiana.” Maple was encouraged by the growth of the challenge, “it was great to see South Ripley join us this year – they truly did a fantastic job, for their first year. We hope other schools recognize the opportunities the Maverick Challenge provides and will join us in the future.”last_img read more

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FIFA stands by Infantino despite criminal proceedings

first_imgWorld football governing body, FIFA, is standing like a rock behind its president Gianni Infantino despite criminal proceedings already launched against him. According to FIFA  there “was and is absolutely no reason to open an investigation” after criminal proceedings against Infantino were launched in Switzerland earlier this week. The proceedings followed an investigation by a special federal public prosecutor, Stefan Keller, into complaints about meetings in 2016 and 2017 involving Infantino, attorney general Michael Lauber and the chief public prosecutor for the Upper Valais region, Rinaldo Arnold. Keller has concluded there are “indications of criminal conduct” in connection with those meetings. Infantino and FIFA have said they will co-operate fully with the investigation, with Infantino insisting he was trying to assist Lauber with the attorney general’s investigation into historic corruption. Nothing remotely criminal has happened and there is nothing at all to suggest any form of criminal wrongdoing. In June, when asked about the meetings with Lauber, Infantino had said: “To meet with the attorney general of Switzerland is perfectly legitimate and it’s perfectly legal.” In a statement released on Sunday, FIFA said of Keller’s opening of proceedings: “There was and is absolutely no reason to open any investigation because nothing remotely criminal has happened and there is nothing at all to suggest any form of criminal wrongdoing.” Promoted Content6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesThe Top 9 Oddest Underwater Discoveries No One Can Explain2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo11 Greatest Special Effects Movies Of All Time6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her GrandsonThe Most Exciting Cities In The World To VisitThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them FIFA stressed that meeting a prosecutor was not illegal and that it was “entirely logical for the FIFA president to be meeting the Swiss federal prosecutor” at that time given the Office of the Swiss attorney general was conducting investigations in over 20 cases in FIFA-related matters. Infantino attended the meetings “to offer FIFA’s full support in the investigations”, with it being “part of his fiduciary duties” to be there, and FIFA was “trying to restore trust in the institution at that time”, the statement said, adding that the meetings had not been held in secret. FIFA said Keller has “presented no serious elements or legal basis for the opening of any investigation and lacks any detail as to the substance of the case”. And the governing body added: “For the record, FIFA and the FIFA president categorically deny any implication or suggestion that the FIFA president would ever have attempted to exert any form of improper influence on the Swiss federal prosecutor.” read also:FIFA hails Osimhen for breaking African transfer record It was noted that the meetings had already been investigated by another special prosecutor, in an investigation concerning Arnold which was closed with no charges being brought. And the statement said that this investigation had been opened “basically because some anonymous complaints were filed in the canton of Bern”, which have “caused considerable damage to FIFA and to its president Gianni Infantino, despite the fact that they have no merit whatsoever”. It concluded: “The FIFA president will continue to fully assume his functions within FIFA and fulfill his duties and will continue to cooperate with the authorities in Switzerland and around the world.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Loading… last_img read more

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JUST-IN: Barcelona confirm Koeman appointment

first_imgRead Also: Barcelona in suspense over Lionel Messi futureKoeman had been boss of the Netherlands national side most recently, guiding them to last year’s Nations League final and the European Championships, which have been delayed until next summer.It was reported this week that Barcelona had to pay the Dutch FA between €4m-5m to secure his appointment.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The latest Barcelona news has centred on the replacement for Quique Setien, who was sacked as Barcelona boss on Monday after just seven months in the role. Koeman delivered one of the Catalan club’s most famous moments as he hit the winning goal in the 1992 Champions League final against Sampdoria – Barcelona’s first ever triumph in the competition. The Dutchman began his coaching career at the Camp Nou as assistant coach to Louis Van Gaal before taking charge of Barcelona’s B side. He then went on to enjoy managerial roles at nine different clubs including at Valencia in 2008, but despite guiding the side to the Copa del Rey title he collected just 18 points from 22 league games and was sacked after less than six months. Advertisement Loading… center_img Barcelona have confirmed the appointment of Dutchman Ronald Koeman as their new coach on a two-year contract. After a great deal of speculation, the Catalan giants confirmed his appointment until June 2022. Promoted Content11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much12 Countries With Higest Technology In The WorldThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her GrandsonThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World9 Talented Actors Who Are Only Associated With One RoleTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldThe Biggest Cities In The World So FarDid You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?You’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Timelast_img read more

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Annual shootout is coming!

first_imgSOUTHWEST HARBOR — The weather might be stuck between winter and spring but the basketball action heats up on Mount Desert Island this weekend with the 16th Annual Great Harbor Shootout (GHSO). Once again the event has a record number of entrants, with 70 teams slated to pound the boards at Pemetic, Trenton, and Mount Desert Elementary schools, MDI High School and the MDI YMCA from March 20 through 22. Though initially intended to generate money for the non-profit Harbor House, it has grown into something much larger than that. This year’s sponsors include: Doug Gott & Sons, W.S. Emerson, EBS, Geoffrey Knowles, Wight’s Sporting Goods, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, Cadillac Mountain Sports, Carroll Drug Store, The Ciomei Family, Coston & McIsaac CPA, County Physical Therapy, Dr. Walter Dickes, Elmer’s Discount, H.G. Reed Inc, Machias Savings Bank, Moosabec Marine, Presque Isle Bonanza, Skowhegan Driving School, Snow Bears AAU Girls’ Basketball, South Street Market. This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textThe GHSO organizers would also like to thank the 2009 Community Builders Council who support the Great Harbor House Shootout and many other programs and events that Harbor House does throughout the year: EWA Information & Infrastructure Technologies, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, Stephen Stanley Electrical Contractor, Snow2 CPA’s, L.S. Robinson Insurance, Camden National/Union Trust, Carroll Drug Store, Claremont Hotel, Granite Payment Alliance, JB Drilling, Morrison Chevrolet, Red Sky & Sierra Communications. For more details pick up a copy of The Mount Desert Islander. Latest Posts Latest posts by admin (see all) State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014center_img Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 Bio adminlast_img read more

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