first_imgAccording to Article 16 of Chapter III in the omnibus law, which is about improving investment ecosystems and business activities, businesses can submit a request for the use of space with the central government if the local administration does not have a detailed spatial plan (RDTR).However, Herman said that from the 514 regencies and cities in the country, only 53 had an RDTR. This means that the central government will handle the approval of Amdal documents for more than 400 regencies and cities.“The central government will also decide the risk level of businesses, although it is actually the local governments that understand the risk and impact of business activities in their areas.”The bill will also revise Law No. 26/2007 on spatial planning, allowing the central government to issue a presidential decree when there is an overlap in the use of land, forest areas or permits.The bill will also amend Article 23 of Law No. 32/2009 on environmental protection. The omnibus bill states that only businesses that have “a major impact on the environment, social, economic and culture” will require an Amdal.Further criteria regarding what constitutes a “major impact” will be determined by a government regulation (PP).Environmental impact assessments will also be conducted by the central government and it can delegate certified institutions or experts to carry out the job, replacing the role of Amdal assessment committees, which comprise the environment agency, related technical institutions, environment and technical experts, environmental organizations and public representatives.“We are not sure that Indonesia has enough certified Amdal assessment institutions,” Herman said.Meanwhile, KPPOD executive director Robert Endi Jaweng said the omnibus bill on job creation would reduce regional governments’ power to manage their own regions.Furthermore, he said, the central government usually did not understand the situation that occurred in the regions.“What is left for the regional government to do?” he asked during the seminar. “With Indonesia’s vast territory, it will be difficult if all matters related to licensing are taken over by the central government.”He expressed doubts that the central government had the capacity to handle all the tasks stated in the bill.Robert suggested that during the bill’s deliberation in the House of Representatives, legislators should make changes that would distribute the responsibilities between the central and regional governments to ensure decentralization.“I think there is no need for a target on when this bill should be passed if it means sacrificing the quality of the regulations,” he said, adding that he predicts the bill would be passed later this year.The omnibus bill on job creation will amend 73 laws and consist of 15 chapters and 174 articles. Businesspeople have long complained about Indonesia’s overregulated business environment, which involves 43,511 central government regulations. Eisya A. EloksariThe Jakarta Post/JakartaThe omnibus bill on job creation will weaken regional administrations by taking away their authority over the use of space and environmental impact analyses (Amdal) and putting in solely in the hands of the central government. According to Jakarta-based think tank Regional Autonomy Watch (KPPOD), instead of improving the process for starting a business, the bill will confuse prospective entrepreneurs.“These new regulations obscure the role of local governments,” KPPOD researcher Herman Suparman said during a seminar on the omnibus law as seen through the perspective of regional administrations on Feb. 20.“At present, potential business owners go to the regional government to approve their Amdal. Later, it would have to coordinate everything with the central government.”He added that this would only complicate bureaucracy and lengthen the process of creating a business.center_img Topics :last_img read more

first_imgThe bathrooms have been recently updated.He said he will miss the home, but hopes another family will enjoy it as much as his did.“You can’t have that many years of memories and not always have a soft spot for it,” he said.“Hopefully it’s taken up by a younger family who can experience what we did.” There is direct access to Cabbage Tree Creek.When they’re not on the water, the Kearneys spent a lot of time landscaping.“The house is designed and built around outdoor living,” Mr Kearney said.“We designed and commissioned the backyard, upgraded the pontoon and the access, built an outdoor barbecue and fire pit area, and built a pergola and children’s playground.” The family spent extensive time and money investing in landscaping.More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019Mr Kearney said the home had seen many celebrations, from 21st and 60th birthdays, and his son even had his wedding there.“My son’s wedding was held in the gardens and they arrived by boat,” Mr Kearney said.The two-level home has two large bedrooms on the upper floor, along with a kitchen, living, and dining area, and a bathroom. The home at 3 Central Ave, Deagon is up for sale.Terry Kearney spent 40 years sailing Cabbage Tree Creek, so it was only natural he would buy along the water.Mr Kearney and wife Leonie bought the property at 3 Central Ave, Deagon, 17 years ago and love to spend time out on their boat.“I’ve sailed the creek for 40 years and the person I sail with lives at the property next door,” Mr Kearney said. Look out from the balcony over the pool, gardens and creek.The ground floor has three bedrooms, a massive family room, a laundry and a second bathroom.Both floors have stacks of outdoor entertaining space, with a huge wraparound deck at the front of the house, and another large deck out the back.Mr and Mrs Kearney are selling to retire at Bribie Island.“We’re boaties and we love living on the water, so it will be nice.”last_img read more

first_imgLesley Williams, chair of the PLSA, delivering the opening address at the conference:“If we all mix with people of the same background, who like the same things, have similar political views and who look the same, then we will work and socialise with self-regarding groups whose biases are confirmed by one another.“There’s been plenty written about how ‘group think’ and a refusal to contemplate the perspectives of other people has led to financial crisis, and even war and atrocity. We are not the rational beings that we like to think we are. If we are to build sensitivity to different perspectives and an appreciation for what they bring we need to seek out diversity.”And on the closing day of the conference:#*#*Show Fullscreen*#*# “One of the criticisms thrown at me has been that I might be in danger of excluding male perspectives. That isn’t what I want to do at all.“I will conclude by saying we are 25 years behind the curve – thank you to whoever said that – but we’re there now, we’re starting.”Gillian Tett, US managing editor at the Financial Times and a keynote speaker:“The one thing we know is that we don’t just need to hedge our portfolios in asset classes but also with perspectives. In a fragmented world, one of the best ways to join up the dots is to make sure you have different perspectives from different pools of the world. Diversity of perspectives, of opinions, is really important. It’s hard to get but more important than ever.”Margaret Heffernan (pictured), business author and former CEO, and a keynote speaker:“I think it’s really tremendous that this conference has put diversity as its headline topic because it signals that at last, maybe, we are finally moving beyond the notion that this is about political correctness and we are embracing the idea that collective intelligence is about harnessing multiple kinds of thinking, attitudes, experience, ways of tackling problems – and that’s what you need for really robust decision-making.”Lesley Titcomb, chief executive of The Pensions Regulator, speaking on a panel about diversity:“I used to be one of those people who never filled out diversity questionnaires, because to my mind I would succeed on my own merits, people would judge me by the quality of the work and the quality of my leadership. Over the years I became persuaded that being a leader in an organisation you have to show the way and one of the ways you showed the way was by contributing to things like diversity questionnaires so you could get accurate data. What I would say to leaders in organisations, chairs of trustees, is ‘get the data’… It is hugely valuable and it helps you deal with the sceptics.”On that same panel, Chris Hitchen, chief executive at RPMI, the in-house investment manager for the UK’s £25bn (€29bn) Railways Pension Scheme, gives an example of what RPMI is doing about diversity“It’s quite a small thing but when we’re recruiting now we ensure CVs are de-genderised”Chair of a trustee board, speaking from the audience after the diversity panel on the closing day of the conference:#*#*Show Fullscreen*#*# Diversity as a route to “collective intelligence” was one of the key ideas presented at the 2017 investment conference of the UK pensions trade body, the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association, held in Edinburgh last week.Panels and talks covered various aspects of diversity under the strapline, “Diverse Investments, Diverse Perspectives”.There was talk of gender and investment diversity, but also a reframing of the issue as “cognitive diversity”.Several keynote speakers and panellists shared their thoughts over the course of the conference.center_img “When we last did our trustee elections we took the names off the CVs when we sent them round to the members to vote on candidate A, candidate B, candidate C etc… We had quite a significant backlash from members about that, formal complaints about it because people wanted to know whether candidates were male or female, because they wanted to vote for men or they wanted to vote for females, which was exactly the reason why we didn’t [name candidates]. It was interesting how strong some people felt… it is quite difficult to hold your line”Saker Nusseibeh (pictured), chief executive, Hermes Investment Management, when asked by a delegate about “the extent to which lack of diversity ultimately has led to Brexit, Trump, the end of this era of political stability because siloed thinking by the educated elite has allowed us to forget that critical link between the capital allocation process and socio-economic outcomes”:“This disconnect between the financial system and the real world is harmful. And the reason it’s happened is because we are not diverse. And diversity is not just about gender diversity, although it is still appalling that we are still talking about it. But also diversity of background. One of the ways we should break out of this is to encourage diversity of thought.”last_img read more

first_imgUUV Aquabotix has sold a Hybrid underwater vehicle to the Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources (KIGAM). The government-supported geological marine institute will utilize the Hybrid and its technology for ongoing geoscience and energy research in the Korean waters, the company informed.“We are excited to provide KIGAM with the means to achieve its research goals and uncover vital energy resources hidden under the sea, particularly given the organization’s deep history and dedication to protecting the earth,” said David Batista, CEO of Aquabotix. “We are eager to see how the functionality and brain power of our Hybrid vehicle benefits KIGAM in their quest to create a brighter future for both the Korean peninsula and the world.”Aquabotix’s Hybrid vehicle can search wide areas using AUV mode (untethered) while conducting detailed inspections using ROV mode (tethered). Users can switch from AUV mode to ROV mode by attaching the tether to remotely control the vehicle’s six degrees of freedom of motion.“The lightweight feel and ease-of-use of Aquabotix’s Hybrid vehicle will be instrumental in helping us fulfill our research and tasks over multiple missions,” said Jung Kyun Shin, KIGAM senior researcher. “Having the capacity to operate this vehicle in both untethered and tethered modes also allows us to properly explore underwater areas that have previously proved difficult to navigate. We look forward to leveraging the power of hybrid as we work to promote Korea’s sustainable future.”last_img read more

first_imgEducation Aotearoa 1 Oct 2014The current boom in large-scale for-profit early childhood centres is shaping up as a disastrous experiment in the care of the very young. Jane Blaikie investigates.Key points A boom in industrial- scale childcare centres is pushing high-quality, small-scale centres to the brink.Reports are emerging of vulnerable children being subject to poor quality care and education in large, for- profit centres.Hundreds of millions of dollars of public money is going to private-sector operators who put profit first.Some 43 percent more children are attending early childhood services than a decade ago, according to the latest Ministry of Education figures. But more striking is that all this growth has been in for- profit, all-day services.A total of 91,207 children now attend for-profit services, while the number of children in kindergartens run by non-profit associations has fallen slightly to 24,949. Since 2011, when regulations that limited the size of centres to 50 children were changed, 124 centres have been licensed to cater for up to 150 children. One for- profit operator owns 28 of these large centres.EA’s investigations found that this radical experiment is leading to dire outcomes, including reports of very poor quality practice with young children, despite the best efforts of overworked and underpaid staff…..Big-screen TVs In South Auckland, two former professional rugby players are opening centres. A parent visited one and found that each year-age room features a big screen TV. A teacher later visited to confirm the report and found there were relatively few other resources or activities for children.To entice parents to enrol in the new centres, the operators ran events outside a supermarket offering free food to families and large free toys to the children. Parents at the new centres pay no fees and their children get free nappies, formula and lunches. A door-to-door pick up service for children means parents do not have to go to the centres – breaking a cardinal rule of good practice in the sector: positive, ongoing, daily relationships with parents.But even with no fees, government funding means the new centres are very profitable, says Monteith, who’s done some back-of-the-envelope calculations – if you employ a minimum of qualified teachers and plenty of low-paid, unqualified relievers….Adding salt to the wounds is that the new centres are believed to be opening with millions of dollars of government set-up money as part of the “targeted assistance for participation” (TAP) programme, which is meant to encourage participation in early childhood education in areas of low participation.The idea of TAP seems good but the reality is that some licences are being given to new operators to open centres without regard to local need. New centres are opening where good centres already exist and where these have capacity….How then has this situation has been allowed to develop? For most of last century, progressive groups promoted ECE while conservatives tended to resist the idea of ECE, preferring a more traditional model of at-home mothers. However, when the Labour government introduced the  20 hours free policy, with the intention of not offering the funding to for-profit services, it came under immediate and intense pressure to do so, and it succumbed.In turn, the National-led government elected in 2008 swallowed any remaining doubts it might have had about mothers in paid work and now appears to see the sector as a good business opportunity. read more

first_imgCharges for violation of Republic Act9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 and the violation of ExecutiveOrder No. 20-20, series of 2020 will be filed against him./PN Gayaran was detained in the custodialfacility of the E.B. Magalona municipal police station. Recovered from his possession were threebig plastic sachets of suspected shabu around 11 p.m. on March 30, it added. BACOLOD City – A curfew violator wasnabbed with suspected shabu in Barangay San Jose, E.B. Magalona, NegrosOccidental. The 29-year-old resident Ricky Gayaranyielded the suspected illegal drugs, a police report showed.last_img

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first_imgRichard D. Hildebrand, age 83, of Connersville, Indiana and formerly of Metamora, died Monday, April 6, 2020 at Majestic Care of Connersville.Born March 8, 1937 in Whitcomb, Indiana he was one of three children born to the late William & Edna (Willhite) Hildebrand.He was retired from the former WCI in Connersville where he had worked for many years.Survivors include a brother & sister-in-law, Clifford & Audrey Hildebrand of Greensburg, Indiana, a sister-in-law, Susie Hildebrand of Hamilton, Ohio; a niece and five nephews.In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Earl Hildebrand.Services will be private with burial in Maple Grove Cemetery in Brookville.Memorial contributions may be directed to Hospice.  The staff of Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home are honored to serve the Hildebrand family, everyone is encouraged to sign the online guest book or send personal condolences to the family via .last_img read more

first_imgA Florida pastor is under arrest for holding massive church services during the coronavirus outbreak. Pastor Rodney Howard-Browne was arrested Monday after ignoring social distancing orders, and holding a packed service at his Tampa Bay megachurch the day before. The Hillsborough County Sheriff said his “reckless disregard for human life” put hundreds in his congregation at risk. The county had prohibited gatherings of ten or more. Howard-Browne was charged with unlawful assembly and violation of public health rules.The preacher was arrested, processed, posted bail and is now at “safe at home.”last_img