State fishery company Perindo to export 15 tons of octopus to Japan to boost revenue

first_imgState-owned fishery company Perum Perindo is set to export 15 tons of octopus to Japan to boost its revenue as trade activities weaken during the COVID-19 pandemic. Perum Perindo operational director Arief Goentoro said Thursday that the fishery products would be exported to an unidentified company in Japan, making them the third batch of octopus exports to the same firm.The first and the second batch were sent in November 2019 and February 2020. In every batch, Perindo has shipped 15 tons of octopus sourced from 100 fishermen in the Natuna regency off the northwest coast of Borneo. “This octopus is the product of our fish processing unit [UPI] in Natuna. From Natuna, the octopus is shipped to Jakarta before getting exported to Japan,” said Arief on Thursday. The octopus will be exported in April to Japan through Nizam Zachman fishery port in North Jakarta. One container of octopus is valued at US$ 75,150. State-owned fishery company Perum Perindo staffs load octopus for exports to Japan at the Nizam Zachman fishery port in North Jakarta in this undated photo. (Perum Perindo/Handout)Arief said the octopus export to Japan was part of a collaboration between the Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Ministry, the Natuna regional government and Perum Perindo. Octopus is among Indonesia’s aquaculture products favored by the international market. Since 2017, fishery products from the fish processing unit in Natuna, under Perum Perindo assistance, has been exported to several countries, such as Singapore and Japan.Apart from octopus, other exported products from the Natuna fish processing unit are snapper, anggoli and kurisi.  Read also: Government looks to revamp fisheries policies in NatunaPerum Perindo recorded $4.45 million export transaction value with Japan in 2018, with 298.7 tons in marine products shipped. Japan is one of Perum Perindo’s biggest shipment destinations apart from the United States and the Middle East, in addition to European countries.The export activities are expected to help Perum Perindo reach its revenue target of Rp 1.05 trillion, aiming to produce 28,500 fish and other sea products. Of the total production target, most are expected to come from the company’s trade line at 25,003 tons, 2,013 tons from its fishing line and 1,484 tons from its cultivation line. (roi)Topics :last_img read more

Swiss pensions industry awaits clarification on ‘low-risk’ strategies

first_imgThe Swiss government will now have to provide the pensions industry with a definition for ‘low-risk’ strategies after the obligation to provide guarantees when introducing individual risk choices in pension plans was dropped.Switzerland’s so-called 1e-plans – which allow further individualisation of investment risk for people earning more than CHF126,000 (€116,500) a year – were introduced in 2006, but many Swiss companies have avoided the vehicle due to its mandatory guarantee. More than a decade later, the guarantee has been dropped, yet the law states that a “low-risk strategy” must be offered from 2017.The government is now working on a decree defining the framework for this strategy. Adrian Jones, director at PwC Switzerland, said: “It’s easy to get confused between risk and return, and this is likely to be part of the challenge with the new law.”He quoted two of the most debated questions: “How do you define ‘risk’? And if something is negative, is that really low risk?”He also cited the challenge of implementing “new strategies such as this in the current environment”.However, he said he was convinced that the change in the law for 1e-plans would make them more attractive to companies in the long-run.Willi Thurnherr, chief executive at Aon Hewitt Switzerland, agreed, saying it would “mainly be companies that will ask providers about 1e-plans”.He said the model could help ease longevity and investment-risk pressures on Swiss companies.“The 1e-plans are very close to the 401k plans in the US – it is a global trend, and the question is to what extent Switzerland can [avoid those pressures],” Thurnherr said.In its survey, PwC argues that 1e-plans can “help companies reduce the risk of underfunding” and offer “potential defined contribution accounting under IFRS and US GAAP”. 
Both consultancies emphasised that, under Swiss law, individual choice can only be offered to people earning  CHF126,000 or more, around 20% of the population at the most.Around 100 companies offer 1e-plans, named after the legal paragraph by which they are regulated, although Thurnherr said many providers had prepared solutions and were simply “waiting for the government’s final decree”.For Jones, one hurdle for implementation has been Switzerland’s “tradition of collective pension plans”, with only limited or no individual choice – but he argued that “this is changing”.Thurnherr said the low-risk strategy was likely to be used as a default for people who did not make an active choice.And while members can switch between strategies, often on a monthly basis, the “admittedly very small data set in Switzerland suggests the vast majority will not change or only change once”, Thurnherr said.last_img read more

Keating Amendments Focus on Plymouth Harbor Dredging

first_imgMassachusetts Congressman Bill Keating has attached several amendments to the new Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 that has passed both houses of Congress and is headed to President Donald Trump’s desk for signature, the NewsCenter reports. The second of the five amendments gives the Army Corps of Engineers the authority to repair or replace any of New England’s federally owned bridges that are necessary for evacuation during extreme weather or natural disasters.Also included in the Bill is an order directing the Corps of Engineers to prioritize dredging of Plymouth Harbor ahead of the celebration of the 400th anniversary of the pilgrims landing in Plymouth.“These five provisions will have a great impact on our district. First, the much-needed Plymouth Harbor dredging project will prepare us for the anticipated increase in marine traffic due to the Plymouth 400 celebrations, as well as make way for the Mayflower II to return home,” Congressman Keating said in a statement.After passed, the law will become part of the nation’s fiscal year 2019 budget.last_img read more

ICC World Cup Bangladesh Team unveiled jersey for World Cup 2019

first_imghighlights Bangladesh team will play with new jersey in the upcoming World Cup. Mashrafe Mortaza will lead the side in World Cup. Bangladesh will play first game against South Africa. New Delhi: The Bangladesh cricket board announced its 15-man squad for the World Cup a few days ago. Mashrafe Mortaza will lead the side into the World Cup and will look to end stint on high. The announcement of jersey unveiling was made public on Monday. Bangladesh will play their first game of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 against the Proteas.On this, the board member said, “It looks good. Gives feel of 1992 World Cup, and I hope we do well.”Here;s Bangladesh;s 15-member squad for World Cup:Mashrafe Mortaza (capt), Liton Das, Mohammad Mithun, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahmudullah, Shakib Al Hasan, Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Mohammad Saifuddin, Abu Jayed, Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Sabbir Rahman, Mosaddek HossainRELATEDHere’s the tweet:center_img For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Gwamna: In Pursuit of a Desire to Improve Gombe People’s Welfare Â

first_imgSome of the aspirants claim to have the ears of some political bigwigs in the state, particularly the incumbent governor and his predecessor, Senator Danjuma Goje. The political bigwigs on their own part want to assert their strength and supremacy by ensuring that they install the next governor or that whoever that emerges, is their own making.Among the big names that have already made their ambition known is Gwamna, an aspirant on the platform of PDP described by many as a silent servant of the people, who has impacted heavily on the development of his state. Gwamna has also been described as a source of inspiration to many, especially, people of his age and the younger generation.His humanitarian services have touched many indigent students who benefit from his scholarship scheme at the secondary and tertiary levels.Enumerating some of the humanitarian works of the aspirant, an indigene of Gombe State, who preferred anonymity and said he was a beneficiary of Gwamna’s philanthropy, said, “Over 20 students are on scholarship at the Kebbi State Yamasa Science and Technical School in Zaur town and many more students are also in the university on his scholarship scheme. Also his contributions to the sustenance of his party, PDP, cannot be quantified.“Alhaji is a detribalised Nigerian in all its ramifications. He employs his staff based on qualification and merit, not on religion or tribe. He has given employment to over 2, 000 graduates from all over the country in his capacity as a loyal servant of this country.”Recently, he distributed six vehicles to different religious groups in Gombe State.Gwamna is currently the managing director and chief executive officer of Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO). He has promised Gombe people a new lease of life. Although he commends the efforts of the past and present administrations in the state, he believes that Gombe is a work in progress.On his Facebook wall, the businessman-turned politician, notes, “Success comes to those who are too busy to look for it.”Gwamna believes his aspiration to become the governor of the state cannot come on a platter of gold, despite his past achievements, but through conscious effort to tell people what he has in stock for them. He has also urged Gombe indigenes to get involved in the politics of the state in order to bring the desired development.“Politics is too important to be left to politicians alone, get involved,” he says.Gwamna holds the national honour of Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR) and the traditional title of Sardaunan Gombe. After his graduation from the Ahmadu Bello University he started his working career with the Nigerian Bank of Commerce and Industry in Abeokuta. He later switched from finance to industry, when he joined Kaduna Aluminum Limited from where he moved to Kaduna Machine Works as Group Chief Accountant. While he was preparing for an executive position, he was initially promoted to the post of Marketing Manager before being appointed the general manager of Kaduna Machine Works.In 1990, having gained ample experience as a result of his commercial and managerial exposure at the executive and board levels in the utility, heavy equipment distribution and manufacturing businesses, Gwamna left to manage his own business, the Amstrade Ventures Limited, a company which imports and sells heavy duty, earth-moving equipment.Gwaman was also Managing Director and co-founder of Jamen Consultancy.In 2000, he started work in the utility sector when he accepted the position of first Executive Chairman of Gombe State Water Corporation. He had also served as Managing Director of Sahelian Energy and Integrated Service Limited before taking up the position of Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of KEDCO.KEDCO is one of the 11 distribution companies that emerged from the privatisation exercise in the Goodluck Jonathan administration as part of the electricity power sector reform programme implementation. It is located in the North Western geopolitical zone of Nigeria. The company has the licence to distribute and market electricity in the three states of Kano, Jigawa, and Katsina. The geographical coverage of the company is 67,128 km2.The KEDCO boss obtained his doctorate degree from the London Metropolitan University in 2008.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram By Chinemelum IgbokweThere is an old cliché in Nigeria that politics is too important to be left to politicians alone. That thinking is the driving ambition behind the governorship bid of Dr. Jamilu Isyaku Gwamna ahead of the 2019 general election in Gombe State.  With less than one year to the poll, the governorship race has begun in earnest. Many contenders are declaring their interest in the seat currently occupied by Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo. Aspirants, especially those from the two major parties in the state, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC), are not leaving anything to chance.last_img read more

Southern California officially ruled the real ‘SC’

first_imgAffectionately referred to as ’SC by its students, alumni and fans, the University of Southern California is the rightful owner of the interlocking “SC” trademark, a court announced last week, despite the University of South Carolina’s latest attempt to trademark a similar symbol.Trojan pride · South Carolina has challenged the Trojans’ rights to the SC trademark, but Southern California continues to win out. – Mike Lee | Daily Trojan When South Carolina initially came out with the interlocking “SC” logo in 2002, Southern California challenged its application to register it as a trademark. The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board denied South Carolina’s logo, saying it was confusingly similar to USC’s.In the recent counter appeal by South Carolina after the initial dispute was settled in USC’s favor, the school argued that “SC” is tied with the state of South Carolina and that the university is an agency of the state. The court, however, felt that South Carolina did not adequately demonstrate its case.“What South Carolina tried to do is register the interlocking ‘SC’ logo for baseball helmets and merchandise related to their baseball team,” said Matthew Curran, USC’s director of Trademark Licensing & Social Responsibility. “Basically, the net result was the  [Patent and Trademark Office] came out with the ruling that the interlocking ‘SC’ was a mark that was too close to what was already registered,” said Curran.The ruling was handed down by the federal court of appeals, which has been the most recent court to hear the case, which began in 2002. Although the ruling does not require South Carolina to immediately discontinue its use of the logo, it does give Southern California the open ability to legally challenge South Carolina’s use of the interlocking “SC” logo.If South Carolina chooses to continue efforts to trademark the interlocking “SC” logo, the next step will be to take the case to the Supreme Court, a move that Curran said is highly unlikely.“At this point it is a remote hypothetical,” said Curran of a continuation of the appeal process. “Our mark has held up pretty well through this process. Hypothetically, if an appeal was lost, it puts our registration to the interlocking ‘SC’ at risk, but that hasn’t happened,” Curran said.The recent announcement of the rights to the interlocking “SC” logo looks to be a decisive victory for Southern California.“This last judgment was pretty clear that the logo for the University of Southern California is registered for and strictly unique,” said Curran of Tuesday’s ruling.The “SC” logo is seen daily here on the USC campus, where students can be found sporting the distinctive mark.“I think, in terms of what it means to the school, the interlocking has a lot of national prominence for USC as opposed to South Carolina,” said John Major, a senior majoring in biological sciences. “It’s important because it’s another form of school pride.”The confusion about the similarities in symbols between South Carolina and Southern California has been noted by many students at USC.“I think it’s interesting that whenever you are on the East Coast, and you say ‘I go to USC,’ they always ask, ‘South Carolina?’” said Renee Edgren, a junior majoring in communication. “In the bicoastal sense, we are two different schools, but I don’t think they should have our interlocking ‘SC.’ If they were to have a similar symbol, it would confuse people even more.”last_img read more

Tabcorp eyes joining the National Lottery’s hot pursuit

first_img FDJ’s ParionsSport launches sponsorship programme for French amateur football August 24, 2020 StumbleUpon Related Articles Senet Australia appoints Paul Newsom as new client advisory lead  August 27, 2020 Australia ASX-listed Tabcorp Holdings will renew an ambition to establish its presence within UK gambling, as it prepares to bid for the 2023 National Lottery operating contract.The Daily Telegraph reports that Tabcorp governance has held discussions with investment bank Rothschild, one of four strategic advisors forming the UKGC’s tender evaluation body.A turbulent 2019 saw Tabcorp governance criticized by investors for failing to deliver value on the firm’s AUS $11 billion merger with main market rival Tatts Group.Furthermore, an embattled Tabcorp was forced to fend off rumours that the firm’s biggest investors had demanded for the ASX firm to split its lucrative keno and wagering assets into a separate business entity.Countering criticism, Tabcorp has underlined that 2020 will be the year in which its Tatts enlargement showcases its true capacity – a National Lottery tender win would, therefore, act as the panacea for its investor anxieties.To date, Tabcorp carries a blighted record within the UK, having co-founded the Sun Bets joint-venture in 2017 alongside News UK.A costly and embarrassing chapter for Tabcorp governance, the ASX operator would terminate the Sun Bets property in 2018, absorbing £50 million losses and having to further reward News UK £40 million in compensation for exiting its JV contract.Tabcorp joins a stable of high-profile firms seeking to dislodge Camelot UK as the operating firm the UK National Lottery. Confirmed suitors include Sir Richard Branson’s ‘Peoples Lottery’ and billionaire publisher Richard Desmond’s Northern-&-Shell Group.The UKGC’s 2020 tender also carries an international appeal with Czech gambling conglomerate SAZKA Group and French lottery operator FDJ confirming in December that they had approached Rothschild with regards to launching bids. Share Tabcorp raises $371m through institutional entitlement offer August 24, 2020 Share Submitlast_img read more

Ghana Armwrestling Federation calls for more support as they mark 3 years

first_imgThe Ghana Armwrestling Federation is 3 years!Since it’s inauguration in September 2016 GAF was mandated by the National Sports Authority as the 40th recognized sporting federation to be solely responsible for the development and promotion of Armwrestling in Ghana.As the fastest growing sport and the most talk about today apart from football, Ghana Armwrestling Federation within the period has chalked many successes and still counting, making Armwrestling rank amongst the top active federations in Ghana.The Ghana Armwrestling Federation can proudly boast of 17 products aimed at the development and encouraging participation by many in schools, institutions and the communities. The institution of Armwrestling Clubs, the Athletes Brigade, Coaches Chamber and the Referees Commission with active website and interactive social media platforms also has been a major achievement.Affiliated to the Ghana Olympic Committee, World and Africa Armwrestling Federations, the national team, The “Golden Arms” have been to all major competitions organised by the international bodies winning a record medal haul of 128 continental medals with 57% being gold medals. It is worthy to note that the highest achievement is the hosting of the Africa Armwrestling Championships which was touted as a mini-world championship and the introduction of the sport in 7 regions, trained 47 coaches and 29 referees drafted from Schools, Security Services, Tertiary Institutions and the communities. Ghana Armwrestling in 3 years is considered the best in Africa in terms of development boasting of having 11 Senior referees (the best on the continent), the only Female Referee in Africa, a World Certified Junior Referee and the Director for Training in Africa. As the major challenge is sponsorship and financing, the Federation in the years ahead will continue to engage its partners in development ie the National Sports Authority, Tertiary Institutions, GES, Gyms the Communities, our sponsors and corporate Ghana to combine forces in making Armwrestling a sport of Choice covering the entire nation.As we prepare for the World Championship in Romania, we appeal for financial support/sponsorship to enable the “Golden Arms” win a World Championship medal.On this occasion of our 3rd anniversary, we appreciate the great support from the media and friends, Kofikrom Pharmacy, T.T Brothers, Twellium Industries, Awards Center, ABL’s Eagle Extra Stout, GTV Sports+ and the many, who have in diverse ways towards the fast growth of the Armwrestling and call for support from institutions willing to build brands to consider the Ghana Armwrestling Federation brands.GAF salutes the hardworking board and the working team of Husseini Akuetteh Addy, Charles Binney, Nii Otoo Lankyn, Kenneth Odeng Adade, Osei Tutu, Thomas Boakye Agyemang, Frank Osei Wusu, The “Golden Arms”, MOYS  and the many others. We’re open to ideas, partnership and investment support as we outdoor our new logo today.Armwrestling is the Next Big Thing…..Let’s build together.#Armwrestlinggh—last_img read more

7th and 8th grade basketball tournament brackets released

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The year-end Pioneer League Division 3 basketball tournament brackets have been released, and three of the four Wellington Middle School teams have high seedings as a result of a successful seasons.  Wellington will be hosting the seventh grade tournaments for girls and boys.See seventh grade bracket here and eighth grade bracket here.The tournaments start Saturday. The second round games are Monday and the championship games are Thursday.In the seventh grade tournaments, the first two round games will be in the Wellington High School main gymnasium for the boys and the WHS auxiliary gym for the girls. The first round is on Saturday morning. The second round is on Monday afternoon. The Championship games will be on Thursday. These are single elimination tournaments.Seventh Girls: First round – Saturday#1 Wellington vs. #8 El Dorado – 1 p.m.#4 Rose Hill vs. #5 Circle – 11:45 a.m.#2 Winfield vs. #7 Clearwater – 10:15 a.m.#3 Mulvane vs. #6 Prairie Hill – 9 a.m.Second round – Monday:Wellington-El Dorado winner vs. Rose Hill-Circle winner, 6:30 p.m.Winfield-Clearwater winner vs. Mulvane-Prairie Hills winner, 5 p.m.Championship – ThursdayWellington Middle School gymnasium at 5 p.m.Seventh Boys: First round – Saturday#1 Circle vs. #8 Clearwater – 1 p.m.#4 Winfield vs. #5 Rose Hill – 11:45 a.m.#2 Wellington vs. #7 El Dorado – 10:15 a.m.#3 Prairie Hills vs. #6 Mulvane – 9 a.m.Second round – Monday:Circle-Clearwater winner vs. Winfield-Rose Hill winner, 6:30 p.m.Wellington-El Dorado winner vs. Mulvane-Prairie Hills winner, 5 p.m.Championship – Thursday Wellington Middle School Gymnasium, 6:30 p.m.The Mulvane Middle School will host the eighth grade basketball tournaments. The girls will be in the auxiliary gym and the boys in the main gym.The schedule is as follows:Eighth girls: First round – Saturday#1 Rose Hill vs. #8 Clearwater, 1:15 p.m.#4 El Dorado vs. #5 Winfield, 12 p.m.#2 Wellington vs #7 Prairie Hills, 10:45 a.m.#3 Circle vs. #6 Mulvane, 9:30 a.m.Second round – MondayRose Hill-Clearwater winner vs El Dorado-Winfield winner, 6:30 p.m.Wellington-Prairie Hills winner vs. Circle-Mulvane winner, 5 p.m.Championship game – ThursdayMulvane Middle School gymnasium at 5 p.m.8th boys: First round – Saturday#1 Rose Hill vs. #8 Wellington – 1:15 p.m.#4 Mulvane vs. #5 Winfield – 12 p.m.#2 Prairie Hills vs. #7 El Dorado – 10:45 a.m.#3 Clearwater vs. #6 Circle – 9:30 a.m.Second round- MondayRose Hill-Wellington winner vs. Mulvane-Winfield winner, 6:30 p.m.Prairie Hills-El Dorado winner vs. Clearwater-Circle winner, 5 p.m.Championship- ThursdayMulvane Main gymnasium at 6:3o p.m.last_img read more