PREMIUMAfter breaking 1 million passenger record, Transjakarta dreams big in 2020

first_imgLinkedin Log in with your social account Topics : LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Facebook Forgot Password ? After recording 1 million passengers this year, city-owned bus operator Transjakarta is dreaming big in 2020 with a vision of doubling the figure. The company’s acting president director, Yoga Adiwinarto, expressed his optimism that the country’s first bus rapid transit (BRT) service could unlock even more achievements this year.“Yes, it took us 16 years to transport 1 million passengers a day, but we’re confident that we can reach 2 million in a year,” Yoga told The Jakarta Post in an exclusive interview on Thursday.Transjakarta reached the 1 million passenger mark on Feb. 5, 16 years after the service was introduced to the capital’s streets in January 2004. At the time, it was the first BRT system in Southeast and South Asia.Yoga said he remained optimistic that the ambitious target was feasible this year with netw… Google transjakarta Transjakarta-lanes BRT bus-rapid-transit public-transportation Jakarta-traffic Jakarta-transportationlast_img read more

​WTW: Passive managers ‘disappoint’ as stewards of fixed income

first_img“We find this disappointing, given the considerable amounts of money in passive fixed income mandates, and also surprising, given the increasing number of ESG-tilted fixed income strategies,” Hollis said.Additionally, she said, some of these large managers were making great efforts to tout their stewardship credentials.In the paper, WTW said that what had been accepted wisdom for many years – the belief that equity shareholders had all the power to exert influence over company management and corporate strategy – had been dispelled in recent times.It cited a number of changes that had shifted the balance of power towards bondholders and creditors, including the consistent increase in leverage at corporates over the last 30 years, and the significant amounts of money many entities had borrowed from governments, banks and the market as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.DB asset allocation implicationsWTW said defined benefit (DB) pension schemes were selling return-seeking assets and reinvesting the proceeds into credit as they reached maturity.“At the moment, this means stewardship activity is likely to decrease as these schemes switch to fixed income, particularly if they invest in passive strategies or those with high exposure to issuers without listed equity,” WTW argued in the paper.Hollis said the consultancy recommended investors raise the issue of stewardship with managers before investing in fixed income mandates and during regular update meetings to ensure the overall level of oversight and care was not diminished.Earlier this month, the Pensions & Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) and the Investor Forum published a toolkit to help pension schemes assess the effectiveness of their asset managers’ delivery of stewardship.The PLSA said that while some schemes sought to deliver engagement directly themselves, most looked to their appointed fund managers to do this on their behalf.Morten Nilsson, chief executive officer of BT Pension Scheme Management Limited, spoke at the IPE Summer Pensions Congress 2020 in mid-July on the issue of ESG in fixed income, saying his pension fund was very keen to have a significant voice in this area.Looking for IPE’s latest magazine? Read the digital edition here. Asset owners should hold managers running their fixed income investments via passive strategies to account on the issue of stewardship, according to consultancy Willis Towers Watson (WTW), which found index managers falling short in this regard. Kate Hollis, director, manager research at WTW, said: “Stewardship in fixed income is a position of significant influence, which most active fixed income managers have recognised for some time.”But she told IPE that conversations over the last year with the index tracking businesses of many large asset managers had revealed that none of them regarded themselves as long-term stewards of fixed income capital.In a recent WTW paper entitled ‘The rights of perpetual creditors’, the consultancy also said these managers appeared to conduct little to no engagement with bond issuers that did not have listed equity.last_img read more

USACE Meeting on Flood Risk Solutions in Fremont, Nebraska

first_imgThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, will hold an information meeting on Monday, July 24, 2017 in Fremont to discuss potential nonstructural flood risk management solutions. The meeting will be held, in cooperation with the City of Fremont, Village of Inglewood, Dodge County and Lower Platte North Natural Resources District, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Christensen Field in Fremont, NE.There will be a brief presentation around 6:30 p.m. followed by an open house where people will have the opportunity to ask questions about what nonstructural flood risk solutions are, how they reduce damages from flooding and how they affect flood insurance premiums, USACE said.BackgroundThe City of Fremont, Village of Inglewood and the Dodge County Industrial Park lie in the floodplain of the Platte River in eastern Nebraska.Fremont, adjacent Inglewood, and unincorporated areas of Dodge County are subject to the threat of ice-affected flooding, flooding from snowmelt runoff, and flooding from rainfall runoff from the Platte River.Flooding due to ice jams constitute the majority of the flood risk in the area.[mappress mapid=”24284″]last_img read more

Ronald Foster Jr.

first_imgRonald Foster Jr. 57 of Dillsboro passed away Sunday June 10, 2018 at Highpoint Health at Lawrenceburg.  Ron was born Monday April 24, 1961 in Cincinnati the son of Ronald and Suddie (Hyde) Foster Sr.  He married Sheila (Helton) Foster October 4, 1998 and she survives.  Ron was a self employed truck driver.  He enjoyed fishing, working on model cars, art, drawing, and camping.Ron is survived by wife Sheila of Dillsboro, daughter Crystal Foster of Florence, Ky; father Ronald Foster Sr. of Big Creek, Ky; brother Bill (Dedra) Foster of Big Creek, Ky; sister Shirley Sellman of Dillsboro, 1 grandchildren Mariah Griggs.Funeral services will be at the convenience of the family.  Memorials may be directed to the Humane Society or the Lung Association. Filter-DeVries-Moore Funeral Home, Dillsboro in charge of arrangements.  Go to FilterDeVriesMoore Funeral Home to leave an online condolence message for the family.last_img read more

Single mother in Michigan gets $2,020 tip on $23 bill ahead of new year

first_imgDanielle Franzoni, a single mom with three children and one on the way, received a $2020 tip on a $23 tab while waiting tables at Thunder Bay River Restaurant.Danielle recently moved to Alpena to “start over” with her family as she is recovering from drug addiction.According to reports the receipt read  ‘Happy New Year Danielle, 2020 challenge.’Franzoni never got the chance to thank the people responsible for the generous gift, but hopes they know that they’ve helped change her life heading into the new year.last_img

Spanish soccer league allowed to resume in June

first_img“Of course, play will resume under conditions that guarantee the maximum health security for all the competitors,” Sánchez said. Spain has confirmed more than 28,000 deaths from COVID-19. ___More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/Soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Spanish soccer league allowed to resume in June Teams have recently returned to training at club facilities, but with players practicing individually. Players are also undergoing tests for the coronavirus. The interruption to the season forced several clubs, including Barcelona, to reduce player salaries because of a drop in revenues. Barcelona is top of the league with a two-point lead over Real Madrid after 27 of 38 rounds.The German league resumed last week with teams playing in stadiums without fans. Spanish authorities have yet to announce what health measures will be in place when play restarts. May 23, 2020center_img Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditBARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez announced Saturday that the soccer league in Spain will be allowed to resume from June 8. While the top tier, La Liga, can play from this date, it has already said it wants to resume play on June 12. It is unclear when the first games will be held.There has been no play in the top tier since March 12 due to the coronavirus crisis. last_img read more

Cooney’s 25 points, late-game reliability lead Syracuse to narrow 71-69 win over Louisiana Tech

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on December 14, 2014 at 6:21 pm Contact Jacob: jmklinge@syr.edu | @Jacob_Klinger_ Trevor Cooney was the first Syracuse player to score. He was the only SU player trusted to take the ball down the court at the end of Sunday evening’s game. And afterward, he was the last left in the locker room.Cooney scored a season-high 25 points on 8-of-18 shooting and a 4-of-8 3-point effort in a contest where his complete effort gave Syracuse some semblance of control, one that was lost before being permanently recovered by Cooney himself. Fellow Syracuse vets sat and the Orange’s young players littered the game with turnovers, fouls and basic miscues that had Jim Boeheim all but flapping out of his jacket.On a day when Rakeem Christmas, Kaleb Joseph and Chris McCullough were inconsistent, it was one of Syracuse’s (6-3) old inconsistencies that carried it to a narrow 71-69 win over Louisiana Tech (7-3) in front of 19, 156 in the Carrier Dome on Sunday evening.“Trevor played the way he has to play,” Boeheim said. “He was a player, he wasn’t a shooter.”With 4.7 seconds left and the game tied, Cooney stood at the baseline to the left of the hoop, tucked an overhead pass into Christmas and watched as the senior hooked in the game-winning shot.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTwenty seconds into the game Cooney was slapping Christmas’ hand, celebrating a lay-in that opened the scoring for the Orange. At the time they were playing a game they were working their way into, but one that Syracuse was expected to dictate.But what they ultimately celebrated was a survival.“Two of our best players were in foul trouble, Mike Gbinije’s hurt, so yeah I mean I had to dig down deep and keep pushing, keep going on,” Cooney said. “And I did that.”Christmas had been out of the game for 10 minutes when Cooney sunk a 3 from just inside the left wing with 48 seconds left in the first half to give SU a 32-28 lead.Gbinije had left the game with 3:59 left in the first half with a back injury. He didn’t return, leaving lost underclassmen and Cooney — with some help from Christmas — to get a grasp on a game where SU turned the ball over 11 times in the first half.“Everybody is in a new position except Trevor Cooney and he’s being asked to do things he never was asked to do,” Boeheim said.Boeheim spent much of the game physically explaining basketball fundamentals with his hands. He was raising them above his head for defending shots, flashing them in front of his chest for passes or throwing them out and together for how to catch a ball.With just under 14 minutes left in the game, Cooney was cracking a smile as he slapped Tyler Roberson on the chest. The sophomore forward missed several putbacks during the game and drew criticism from Boeheim afterward for failing at basics like catching and not fouling on open 3s.But at that moment the Orange held a 43-34 lead and Cooney calmly held one finger in the air to call out the defense. Six fouls and five turnovers in the next 11 minutes though, brought Louisiana Tech within five points.With Joseph committing eight turnovers on the day, it was the junior shooting guard bringing the ball up with the game on the line.“I think the ball was in my hand because I’m pretty much a senior,” Cooney said. “I’ve been in tough situations before and I know what Coach wants.”For the game’s final three minutes, Cooney ran the point. His teammates deferred to him as an outlet under pressure. And with 2:52 to play he dribbled three-quarters of the floor, blowing past his man as he slashed into the lane before finishing left-handed to give SU a 67-60 lead with his final points of the night.His final pass of the night gave the Orange the game and two seconds of game time and post-game handshakes later he led his teammates down the tunnel, just as he led them to a narrow victory.Said Christmas: “We know Trevor can do this all the time and we’re just happy to have him in there.” Commentslast_img read more

Women’s hockey: Desbiens sets Wisconsin shutout record with 40

first_imgNo. 1 University of Wisconsin women’s hockey goalie Ann-Renee Desbiens set the school record and moved into second on the all-time NCAA list for most shutouts in a career last week with her 40th in a 3-0 rout of Ohio State University.Desbiens sits only three shutouts behind the all-time leader, University of Minnesota’s Noora Raty, who set the record back in 2013, and already holds the all-time record for most shutouts in a single season with 21 last year.The senior goaltender has been dominant her entire career at UW, and is finally reaping the benefits in awards with plenty more to come throughout the season. Despite the pressure of her highly touted career, Desbiens is as dominant as ever, sitting at second in the nation this year in goals against per game (.98) behind only No. 10 University of North Dakota’s Lexi Shaw (.97).Following a tough stretch against Shaw and North Dakota this week, Desbiens and the Badgers will have ample opportunity to continue their success and put her over the NCAA record of career shutouts before mid-November. Even with the possibility of another impressive record looming this early in the season, the Quebec native has only one objective — to win the national championship.The team that prevented Desbiens from tasting championship glory a year ago is the team that has been looking up at the Badgers all season, the No. 2 Gophers. After winning the Western Collegiate Hockey Association championship over Minnesota and getting all the way to the Frozen Four, Wisconsin lost the rematch to UM a season ago in agonizing fashion and left the tournament empty handed.In their current campaign to bring a title back to Madison, Wisconsin currently sits atop both WCHA and NCAA polls at 5-0-1 and 3-0-1 in conference, with their lone tie coming against the Buckeyes in which they won the shootout, 1-0. Desbiens put up a dominant 24-save performance at then-No. 7 Clarkson University and helped the Badgers steal an overtime win en route to their weekend sweep of their first real test of the season.Women’s Hockey: Badgers sweep Golden Knights in another dominant displayThe Wisconsin women’s hockey team continued their successful 2016-2017 season this weekend, defeating the Clarkson University Golden Knights 3-2 and Read…That weekend in New York was also significant for the program in that head coach Mark Johnson notched his 400th career win, the third coach in D1 women’s hockey history to do so. Johnson has been named WCHA coach of the year seven times in only 14 years at Wisconsin and was one of the leading candidates this offseason to replace Wisconsin men’s hockey head coach Mike Eaves.With Johnson and Desbiens returning, the only goal for the team this season is a national championship. If their start to this season is any indication, they’re headed in that direction.last_img read more

Euro 2020: Germany pull-out could leave England bid unopposed

first_imgEngland’s bid to host the semi-finals and final of Euro 2020 at Wembley could be unopposed, with Munich thought to be considering dropping its rival bid.The German football association (DFB) may only bid for Munich to host group games in order to strengthen Germany’s bid to host Euro 2024.”Our decision is open,” said DFB president Wolfgang Niersbach.”We have an excellent relationship with the FA and we are thinking about how we can support the other association.”Euro 2020 will be held in 13 countries across Europe to mark the 60th anniversary of the tournament. Only Munich and London have bid to stage the final matches.Uefa’s executive committee will vote on the host cities for the 2020 tournament on September 19. Nineteen cities have bid to host the early-round fixtures, including Glasgow, Cardiff and Dublin.Niersbach confirmed that Germany would bid for Euro 2024, with Turkey likely to be the country’s main opponent for the staging of that tournament.last_img read more

Rio 2016 qualifier: Basigi rues missed chances in Cameroon draw

first_imgThe Queens however failed to capitalise on the situation and got punished nine minutes into second half. A free-kick awarded the Lionesses was expertly converted by captain Christian Marie.  Cameroon could not secure nine players from the squad that impressed at the recently ended Fifa Women’s World Cup in Canada for the encounter due to club obligations and had looked short of confidence especially in the first half. Ghana shot themselves in the lead against a their depleted hosts through captain Mercy Myles in the 25th minute and went on two squander a couple of very open chances in the first half at the Yaouned Omnisport Stadium. Black Queens coach Yusif Basigi has rued his side’s inability to nail Cameroon in the first leg of their Olympic Games tie on Saturday. ”We were not afraid of them, but respected them. We came with the intention of winning but failed to score more when the chances came our way in the first half. We are still happy with the 1-1 outcome.”center_img “We saw them play at the World Cup were abreast with the performance that they displayed. We also played against them in Namibia before they went to the World Cup so we knew a lot about how they play. Ghana will host Cameroon in the second of the 2016 Olympic Games qualifier at the Accra Sports Stadium in two weeks.Starting Line-ups:Cameroon: Ngo Ndom – Manie Christine, Awona Marie, Mendoua Bibi Balbine, Meffometou Falone – Yango Grace, Ngani Agathe, Ngo Mbeleck – Akaba Edoa Henriette, Aboudi Onguene, Ngono Mani Ghana: Patricia Mantey – Hillia Cobblah, Cynthia Adobea, Linda Eshun, Janet Egyir – Mercy Miles (C), Juliet Acheampong, Safia Abdul Rahman, Portia Boakye, Samira Suleman, Agnes AduakoCLICK HERE to read full match report –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySports Speaking at post-match, Ghana coach Yusif Basigi said: “we came here with the intention to win because we knew that Cameroon is a very good team.”last_img read more