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New survey finds Prabowo has highest name recognition, best job approval among ministers

first_imgA recent survey conducted by Jakarta-based pollster Indo Barometer has found Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto to be among the most well-known members of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s current Cabinet.In the poll, conducted from Jan. 9 to 15, 1,200 respondents were asked to name the first Cabinet member who came to mind, with 18.4 percent naming Prabowo. Finance Minister Sri Mulyani came in second, being named by 10.4 percent of respondents.“I think it’s only logical given that [Prabowo] was a two-time presidential candidate,” Indo Barometer executive director Muhammad Qodari said in a press conference in Jakarta on Sunday. Other ministers found to have high name recognition among respondents included State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) Minister Erick Thohir at 8.2 percent; Coordinating Legal, Political, and Human Rights Minister Mahfud MD at 7.9 percent; Education and Culture Minister Nadiem Makariem at 5.3 percent; and Coordinating Maritime Affairs and Investment Minister Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan at 5.2 percent.The least well-known ministers according to the survey are Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Minister Edhy Prabowo (2.5 percent) and Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung (2.2 percent).Prabowo also had the best job approval among Jokowi’s Cabinet members at 26.8 percent, followed by Sri Mulyani and Erick, at 13.9 percent and 12.6 percent, respectively.Qodari noted that Prabowo had maintained his political standing and relevance since taking office as a minister under Jokowi. (rfa/mfp)Topics :last_img read more

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Bayside babe blasts to $1M sale

first_img10 Grattan Terrace Wynnum Brisbane exceeded its auction reserve to achieve a $1 million auction result.For most owners, auction day bring churning butterflies in the stomach and tension so thick it has flavour.And for good reason. With hundreds of thousands of dollars on the line, sellers and their agents are keen to get a huge turnout with plenty of active bidding. Most of all they want a big result to finish off proceedings, which was certainly the script for 10 Grattan Tce, Wynnum last Saturday when this beautifully renovated bayside cottage managed to achieve a whopping $1 million sale. It’s not too hard spending time on the patio.Speaking after the event, Place Manly marketing agent, Danny Day, said he was never in doubt there’d be a great outcome given the quality of the home and rising demand in the suburb.“Today’s result is indicative of the Wynnum Manly area,” Mr Day said. The home had been beautifully renovated.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor3 hours agoThe sellers, Andrew and Keridee Bailey, were over the moon with the outcome.“It is well over what we were expecting,” Mr Bailey said.The couple bought the unrenovated home in October 2010 for $568,000 and put in plenty of hard work to create a beautiful three-bedroom home.Mr Bailey said with the sale secured, they can finalise plans and settle on the Sunshine Coast.center_img Sellers Keridee and Andrew Bailey with their agent, Danny Day, after the auction.‘Throughout the campaign, we saw huge interest from families and retirees, as it was a very rare find — 855sq m a street back from the waterfront,” he said.Follow Kieran Clair on Twitter at@kierancla irlast_img read more

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A home in Palm Cove has been transformed into a haven

first_img10 Talpa Cl, Palm Cove“What we liked about it is it’s very secluded, the block backs onto a rainforest gully which we didn’t know about until we started the renovation,” Ms Ploetz said.“The idea was it was very connected to nature, you can hear the ocean, the seasonal creek, you cansee the mountains. The design picked up on those natural elements and bushland setting.“Surprisingly, my favourite place is one of the smallest little nooks, the breakfast deck, which faces out into the forest. From there we sit and have breakfast and look at the birds in the morning. Cool, sunken living spaceMore from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms2 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns2 days ago“We tried to use a lot of local materials for elements — around the garden are gabion retaining walls filled with Herberton pink granite and we have used ironbark hardwood throughout the house and in the upper flooring.“The marble in the bathroom and in the kitchen bench is from a local Cairns supplier who gets the stone from quarries in the Pilbara area.”The couple said new life circumstances meant they were selling their pride and joy.“I love Cairns and our quality of life in that house improved enormously,” Ms Ploetz said.“You could be in the house with a monsoon downpour and all the doors completely open — it just made living in the tropics easy.”Reed Realty principal Darren Reed said the cul-de-sac was on an impressive 1218sq m block and offered plenty of privacy. The shower“There are so many different zones — another favourite zone would be the shower area and the big oval window looking out onto the forest. Sometimes you’re showering and a wallaby jumps by and it feels as if you’re showering in the forest.” Tony Lawson won the Building Designers Association of Queensland’s 2017 Regional Design Award in renovations for the home which he excavated underneath to create another level.Ms Ploetz said the unique decision meant she kept the original house and remained connected to both levels.“Downstairs is an entertaining space, it is a very cool space,” she said.“When we lifted up the tiles, they were horrible tiles but now the polished concrete floor looks spectacular and we did the walls with the colour in the render. 10 Talpa Cl, Palm Cove10 Talpa Cl, Palm CoveOffers over $995,0003 bed, 2 bath, 2 car, poolContact Darren Reed at Reed Realty on 0418 774 734center_img 10 Talpa Cl, Palm CoveFROM beach shack to luxury living, 10 Talpa Cl has a tale to tell.Maree Ploetz and Cosimo Di Maggio bought a two-bedroom, one-bathroom, 1980s brick home 10 years ago.It may not have exuded the style of what currently sits on the site, but within five minutes walk of Palm Coves restaurants, cafes and bars, the pair fell in love with the block immediately. Open kitchen and deckThere are three bedrooms on the ground level including a bespoke master suite with stunning ensuite, walk-in rob and access to a private deck.The second level extension incorporates elegant curved ceilings, a gourmet kitchen with marble benchtops and second living or dining space, all leading out through full height glass sliders to the wraparound deck overlooking the rainforest and seasonal creek which borders the rear of the property. “The pool area is private and secure, and the entertaining ‘grotto’ under the house offers a cool escape from the heat of the day,” Mr Reed said. “There is ample undercover and off street parking for several vehicles and generous storage throughout. “If required, there is copious flat usable land to further develop the property with the addition of a guest pavilion for example.“This is a totally unique property offering — the location, individual design and build, and the lifestyle benefits these things deliver are one in a million.”last_img read more

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Oceanteam boss and co-founder to step down

first_imgOceanteam chief executive, Haico Halbesma, has decided to step down from his position, as the company battles internal issues, which ensued following the termination of its financial auditor. Oceanteam, a Dutch/Norwegian Offshore service provider, said on Thursday that Halbesma’s resignation is effective from March 30, 2018.While respecting Halbesma’s decision, the board also requested that he will remain available as an advisor to the company and the board.Haico Halbesma, co-founder and major shareholder of Oceanteam, has been leading the company since 2005.According to Oceanteam, Halbesma’s decision follows a series of successful financial restructurings over the past years and at the same time ongoing negative publicity regarding the company’s governance.Haico Halbesma“Now the company is ready to accelerate its performances, Oceanteam needs to enter into quieter waters. It will be much easier for a new leadership to make this happen and secure the future of the company in the interest of all our stakeholders,” commented Halbesma.The board has started searching for potential candidates to succeed Haico Halbesma.Oceanteam board member, Diederik Legger, said: “We respect Haico’s decision and view to create room for change. We are well aware of the challenges and opportunities that the company faces in today’s dynamic and challenging environment.”Legger further stated: “The company is now brought into position to turn the corner and build, in the coming period, a sustainable financial structure to weather the pro-longed downturn in the oil and gas market. We truly thank Haico for his hard work, entrepreneurial spirit and energy to challenge tough market conditions and we are grateful that he has agreed to remain on as an advisor.”To remind, Oceanteam’s troubles started in November 2017 when it suspended its auditor in Norway, following the discovery of audit costs that were charged for work not performed. KPMG, then withdrew its services as the company’s auditor in Norway.On February 9 an investigation was launched into the company following a request by its shareholders.The lack of auditor triggered problems with the Oslo Stock Exchange due to the company’s breach of the duty to disclose inside information to the market and other continuing obligations for stock exchange listed companies.To resolve its listing problems, Oceanteam in February announced its intention to perform a cross border merger with its Dutch subsidiary which would solve the auditor situation and the associated risk of a value destructive forced liquidation.The company’s board will propose this plan at the extraordinary general meeting to be held on April 10. If the plan gets approved, the company will be deleted in the Norwegian Register of Enterprises when the merger enters into force and its shares delisted from the Oslo Stock Exchange.Also in February, Oceanteam terminated agreements for purchase and bareboat chartering of the vessel Tampamachoco 1, writing off $11 million in its 2017 accounts as part of its investment in the newbuild vessel.When it comes to its financial performance, Oceanteam recently posted a profit of $11.7 million for 2017 compared to a loss of $23.3 million in 2016. The company’s revenues dropped to $35.5 million in 2017 from $41.9 million in 2016.Offshore Energy Today Stafflast_img read more

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The Big Read: Return of the (porn) king Steve Crow

first_imgNZ Herald 7 October 2015Pornographer Steve Crow was meant to be on the comeback trail.Instead, it turned out to be a dead end road.Just hours after the first Queen Street Boobs on Bikes parade in four years, Crow was told he would have to resign as a director of the company which organised the parade.Then Herald inquiries revealed the parade wasn’t even a formal parade – the motorbikes carrying topless porn stars pelted past thin crowds at 40km/h after stern warnings from police not to hold up traffic.By day’s end it appeared a case of emperor’s’s new clothes and Crow seemed just a little, well, premature.For years, Crow has been a controversial New Zealand figure. It was he who signed up a pregnant woman for a porn film called Ripe. He has 33 convictions for distributing objectionable material.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11525423last_img read more

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Anjorin appreciates Chelsea youth coaches on Lampard staff

first_imgTino Anjorin has revealed that having former youth coaches Joe Edwards and Jody Morris as part of manager Frank Lampard’s staff has been a huge boost. He  made his debut in victory over Everton last week. “They prepared you for the mentality of first team football. It can be brutal but it helps massively. With Jody and Joe being there now, it makes it still have that academy feeling. It doesn’t feel like a first team and an academy, it feels like one club. Read Also:Anjorin to ink new Chelsea contract “I’m always pushing to do more, to be better and try to expand my game. I want to feel ready and be the best I can be. I just need to keep working. I want to try and make a statement to Frank, Jody and Joe, and show I belong there.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Edwards has worked with the Poole-born youngster from his pre-teen years, while Morris oversaw his integration into the full-time youth team programme back in 2017/18. “They demand so much more of you,” Anjorin told chelsreafc.com of working with the pair. “You couldn’t have days when you stroll around. If you didn’t train hard, you didn’t play.Advertisement Loading… Promoted Content7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body7 Non-Obvious Things That Damage Your PhoneBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?Look Up At The Most Fascinated Ceilings In The WorldWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Why Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names & Voices?Contemplate Life At These 10 Stargazing Locationslast_img read more

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Andrea Johnson to head Women’s Football Association

first_imgTHE Guyana National Association for Women’s Football (NAWF), a member of the Guyana Football Federation (GFF), held their election at the GFF’s Boardroom on Saturday, December 16, when Andrea Johnson was elected president.Johnson, a former secretary of the said association, replaced Charmine Wade who did not seek re-election.Following the NAWF election, Johnson said among her priority areas is the development of women’s football in the hinterland.“I’m enthusiastic about the newly-elected Executive in terms of working with the Federation for the betterment and development of women’s football in Guyana.“The areas that we will be looking at are the outlying areas of Guyana – Regions 1, 7, 8 and 9 – because we feel that for too long those areas have been exempted from major football development,” said Johnson.The newly-elected president added, “We know those areas have very talented persons when it comes to sport and women’s football, in particular, so we will seek to maximise this.”Other elected members of the executive with a two-year mandate include First vice-president – Magazene Stewart; Second vice-president – Ayla Kenyon; secretary – Rowena Williams; treasurer Denneze Lovell; assistant secretary/treasurer – Samantha Johnson and Lawrence Griffith, who is an Ordinary member.Other positions to be voted on are Assistant secretary and two additional Ordinary members, nominated members who were unavoidably absent. These will be voted on at a later date as allowed in the NAWF’s Constitution.The NAWF’s primary mandate is to develop women’s football in Guyana, and to date, they have executed projects including the ‘Women’s Revival Football Tournament’ and partnered with the GFF to execute the Women’s Development League and CONCACAF Women’s Football Day.last_img read more

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Wisconsin’s offense finds championship form

first_imgTaylor Frechette / The Badger HeraldOn a weekend when senior forward and team captain Brianna Decker stole the show, the Wisconsin women’s hockey team continued to pound the net with a momentum-gaining offensive attack.Wisconsin (19-9-2, 15-9-2 WCHA) left St. Cloud, Minn., just over a week ago in the midst of an offensive outburst that resulted in 11 goals in just two games against St. Cloud State – a statistic reminiscent of last season’s Frozen Four team.It would have been easy to attribute UW’s offensive success in St. Cloud to the Huskies’ inability to slow down opposing offenses – allowing an average of 3.09 goals per game. But the Badgers put their doubters to rest over the weekend with another offensive surge against Minnesota-Duluth (14-3-3, 13-12-1).The Badgers went on to score three goals in each of their games against the Bulldogs, bringing the weekend total to six.Six goals pales in comparison to the 11 goals the team scored a week ago, but UW’s six scores came against a UMD defense that has given up the third-least amount of goals in the WCHA. It’s even more impressive given the fact Duluth has given up three goals only twice in its last 15 games.Wisconsin head coach Mark Johnson is happy with the way the offense is coming along and attributes some of the success to the seniors’ determination to leave UW in style.“We’re playing well,” Johnson said. “Kids are probably a little more confident in the end of the game than maybe earlier in the season, but one thing about being a senior, you can see the light at the end of the tunnel where [their] career is going to be done and usually that ramps them up a little bit.”Decker fit Johnson’s bill Sunday with a seemingly refuse-to-lose attitude that resulted in a two goal performance – one of which was the game-winning goal in overtime.Wisconsin’s goals did not come easily Sunday, though, with an outstanding performance from Minnesota-Duluth’s freshman goaltender Kayla Black, who racked up 42 saves.Despite UW’s barrage of 11 shots on goal in the first period, Black held the Badgers scoreless until the second period, when Decker was finally able to break through on a one-timer from the right circle that sailed between Black’s legs.Wisconsin was not disheartened by Black’s ability to stop the puck and continued to take shots on net, ending the night with 45 shots on goal.Senior defenseman Saige Pacholok said the coaching staff has been stressing the importance of taking shots and is happy with the number of chances UW’s offense has taken lately.“We struggled with goal scoring kind of throughout the season, so I think getting as many shots and getting as many opportunities will help us throughout the season and in the rest of the playoffs,” Pacholok said. “We emphasize getting shots and outplaying them, so I think we did a really good job of that the last couple of weekends.”UW applied constant pressure to the UMD defensive unit, seemingly always controlling the puck in its offensive zone.“I think we kept the offensive pressure on really well and our fore-check,” Decker said. “We sustained a solid one the whole six periods this weekend and that was huge for us.”The unrelenting pressure of the Wisconsin fore-check may have been just enough to catch Black out of position at the end of the third period. UW sophomore forward Blayre Turnbull was able to score the game-tying goal while Black was still skating back to the crease.In overtime, Decker continued to pepper the Duluth goaltender with shots until she finally created a breaking point, beating Black one-on-one from the face-off with just 2:32 left in the extra period – cementing her legacy as one of the most prolific scorers in program history.Decker hasn’t been the only offensive threat lately for a Wisconsin attack that has steadily been gaining confidence. Junior forward Madison Packer has been a spark plug for the offense since the second game of the Minnesota series Jan. 27 when she scored the Badgers’ only goal on a power play.Since that game, Packer has scored during three of the team’s last five games, including Saturday’s game when she scored a point on all three of the Badgers’ goals against the Bulldogs. Packer, among others, made Duluth pay for their lack of discipline in the weekend series, as the UW offense benefited from 10 power plays on UMD penalties.Packer says UW struggled to find any rhythm in the beginning of Saturday’s game with the constant stopping and starting of play due to penalties, but the team was able to settle down and find an offensive strength that has emerged late in the season.“We were shooting pucks into them a little bit in the beginning so we talked about it,” Packer said. “We opened things up a little bit and I think [scoring three goals] is a big confidence booster for us and also to have a good power play. It’s a good tool to have.”The Badgers seem to have found their offensive attack that resembles championship teams of old, as Pacholok says the offense finally seems comfortable with itself. “We built up some chemistry throughout the year and now it’s just putting the puck in the net,” the alternate captain said. “Our young ones are getting used to getting scoring chances and feeling what it’s like to score a goal. I think it’s really good for us to have the feeling of goal scoring.”last_img read more

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Man Utd and Spurs hoping to avoid cup upsets

first_imgHolders United will look to continue their trophy charge on all four fronts when they travel to Blackburn at 4.15pm.Jose Mourinho’s men have lost just one of their last 23 games in all competitions.First up, Tottenham are at Championship side Fullham at 2.00pm. The most recent meeting – a fourth-round tie in 2011 – ended 4-0 to Fulham, their biggest win against Spurs.last_img

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