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Bank BCA injects Rp 1t into Bank Royal after acquisition

first_imgShares in BCA, trading on the IDX with the code BBCA, jumped 2.48 percent on Tuesday.”Given that the regulation only allows banks in the BUKU II category and above to provide electronic services, the injection is necessary to boost Bank Royal’s capital to realize BCA’s business plan,” Raymon wrote, referring to a Financial Services Authority (OJK) regulation. “The injection is in line with our business plan to allow Bank Royal to focus on serving as a digital bank.”Earlier in 2019, BCA concluded its acquisition process of Bank Royal for Rp 1.01 trillion in an effort to expand its business and focus on a certain customer segments.Following the corporate action, the country’s largest private bank by asset value announced in December that it had agreed to buy all of Rabobank International Indonesia’s 3.72 million shares from its shareholders. The acquisition of the local arm of Dutch bank Rabobank was worth Rp 397 billion. Publicly listed Bank Central Asia (BCA) has injected Rp 1 trillion (US$72.76 million) of capital into its newly acquired subsidiary Bank Royal Indonesia, boosting the latter to BUKU II bank category.Banks in the BUKU II category have a core capital of Rp 1 trillion to Rp 5 trillion.After the injection on Jan. 30, Bank Royal’s issued capital and paid-up capital jumped to Rp 1.29 trillion each from Rp 287.2 billion, BCA corporate secretary Raymon Yonarto wrote in a statement to the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) dated on Monday. Topics :last_img read more

South Sudan Peace Talks Fail

first_imgTalks between the South Sudan government and its political rivals have failed. Representatives of Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar have been negotiating in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa since August 6. The U.S. had urged the warring factions to reach a peace agreement by August 17 or face sanctions.Haile Michael, a spokesman for a regional bloc mediating the talks, had said Kiir and Machar will sign what he called a “compromise document” on Monday.Previous attempts at a negotiated settlement have failed. At stake were issues such as how to share power and the composition of a transitional government of national unity.Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta had earlier posted on Twitter images of the two men taking part in IGAD-led talks late Sunday ahead of the Monday deadline.In Addis Ababa Ethiopia to attend a special IGAD Summit on the Peace process in South Sudan— Uhuru Kenyatta (@UKenyatta) August 16, 2015Kenyatta took part in the talks along with Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, Ugandan President Yoweri Musevenei and Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn.Kiir’s presence in Addis Ababa came less than two days after he canceled the planned trip over concerns that rebel factions slated to participate in Monday’s talks had split apart and would not present a united front. He later reversed himself, voicing fear that his absence from the talks would be seen as opposition to the peace process.The makeup of the rebel delegation was not clear late Sunday, less than a week after two rebel generals said they were no longer allied with Kiir’s chief rival, rebel leader Machar.Machar said both sides were under intense international pressure to sign an accord.last_img read more

St Lucia government invites observer missions for general elections

first_img 17 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring! Tweet NewsRegional St Lucia government invites observer missions for general elections by: – September 20, 2011center_img Share Share Photo credit:, St Lucia — Prime Minister Stephenson King has invited internationally recognized and regional agencies to play a “watch dog” role in relation to the next general elections in Saint Lucia, which are constitutionally due no later than March 2012.The agencies written to by King were the Commonwealth Secretariat, the Organisation of American States (OAS) and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).In his letters of invitation, King requested that they formalize “observer missions” to monitor the conduct of the next general elections in Saint Lucia.In his invitation to the agencies in question, King noted that there was no history of misdeeds in the conduct of general elections in Saint Lucia. To date, positive responses have been received from both the OAS and CARICOM. By Caribbean News Now contributorlast_img read more

Police: Scuba Divers Find Rifle In Osgood Quarry

first_imgProperty found at Osgood Quarry (Image: DNR)A law enforcement team of scuba divers assisted Osgood police by finding property believed to be from a residential burglary that occurred over a year ago.Indiana Conservation Officers SCUBA Dive Team recovered a rifle in the Osgood Quarry on Thursday.A witness to the burglary gave statements to Osgood Police of where several stolen items may be located and the rifle was one of the items.The Osgood Police Department then asked for assistance from the scuba team, who along with the Osgood Fire Department, cut a hole in the 4-inch thick ice covered quarry. They entered the 41 degree water and within minutes recovered the suspected rifle 9 feet underwater.“These gentleman helped us put closure on a year old burglary in our town, and we are very grateful for their risks and hard work,” Osgood Marshal Eric Roush said.Authorities did not release suspect or burglary details.Officers encourage those that have information on a crime or have discovered property to contact their local law enforcement agency.last_img read more

Tigers win after Barton low blow

first_img Press Association Barton was dismissed for the ninth time in his career when he aimed a low blow at Tom Huddlestone as players clashed following a foul by QPR debutant Darnell Furlong. It was a dereliction of duty from the midfielder and with his side already a goal down to Nikica Jelavic’s volley, it should have spelled the end of the strugglers’ chances. QPR captain Joey Barton added a red card and another moment of madness to his tainted CV as birthday boy Dame N’Doye delivered a dramatic 2-1 win for Hull. It was his 12th goal for the club, making him Hull’s top Premier League goalscorer, ahead of the club’s former Brazilian forward Geovanni. QPR went close to an instant reply, Barton crossing for Furlong whose looping header had Allan McGregor scrambling at the far post. There were further chances at both ends, Jake Livermore drilling over after a neat touch from Jelavic and Phillips causing panic with a curling cross into Hull’s six-yard box. Then came the sending-off. Furlong was culpable for setting events in motion, leaving his foot in on Jelavic, but Barton can only blame himself for what came next. As the players came together he pushed Alex Bruce and when Huddlestone moved towards him he lashed out inexplicably. His dismissal almost cost QPR immediately as Jelavic nodded a fraction wide, but instead the 10 men drew level inside six minutes. A fluid passing move ended with another superb cross from Phillips, with Austin flashing his header across McGregor and in at the far post. His celebration quickly turned into a tongue-in-cheek pop at Hull’s medical staff. The sides went in at 1-1 and manager Bruce waited just eight minutes after the restart to make an attacking change, defender Alex Bruce making way for Gaston Ramirez. It was increasingly tough going for the home side though, QPR committing numbers in defence and packing the final third. Hull were trying to build patiently, but after 66 minutes Tigers boss Bruce made a second aggressive switch – removing Livermore and bringing on £10million striker Abel Hernandez. When Austin left the field with 15 minutes to go, he was treated to a mild chorus of boos but the home fans were half-hearted in their catcalls and quickly resumed pleading for a winner. Hull had no shortage of possession but could not seem to fashion anything to test Rob Green, surprisingly underworked in the away goal. N’Doye thought his chance to win it had gone when his point-blank effort was beaten out by Green but the ball was still alive. Brady returned it to the danger area and this time N’Doye made no mistake as he powered a header into the net. But Charlie Austin glanced home Matt Phillips’ sumptuous cross in the 39th minute and that appeared to be enough for a hard-fought draw until N’Doye celebrated his 30th birthday with a close-range header in the 89th minute. Austin had marked his equaliser by hobbling away and clutching his knee – a none-too-subtle jibe referencing the failed medical that cost him a move to the KC Stadium in 2013. Manager Steve Bruce admitted on the eve of the match that he had missed out on a gem in the former Burnley striker, but with deadline-day signing N’Doye scoring for the second game in a row, he at least has a new match-winner to toast. The result sees Hull record back-to-back league wins for the first time in 17 months, while QPR suffered a major setback in their own relegation battle. Hull misplaced a series of passes in the opening minutes, Paul McShane setting the tone by hoofing a cross-field ball into touch after a matter of seconds. But the hosts quickly settled and began dictating the tempo, Ahmed Elmohamady threatening on the right and Huddlestone enjoying space at the base of the midfield. Jelavic had a couple of half-chances as he looked for space behind the Rangers defence and broke the deadlock after 16 minutes. Huddlestone fired a free-kick into the penalty area and when Steven Caulker’s tame header dropped for Jelavic, he buried it in the bottom corner with a clinical volley. last_img read more

Chicago man waiting for $1,700 stimulus payment finds $8.2 million instead

first_imgA Chicago man received his first stimulus check from the federal government on Friday, but got a little more than he expected.On Friday, Charles Calvin who is a volunteer firefighter in New Chicago, Indiana, went to withdraw $200 and noticed his account had $8.2 million in it.Calvin was only supposed to receive $1,700.Calvin called his bank first thing Monday morning and they said the only saw the $1,700.“It kind of sucks,” he said. “You go from being a millionaire one second then back to being broke again. But hey, once you’re poor you don’t have anywhere else to go but up.”It is still unclear if this was an error on behalf of his bank or the federal government.last_img

Gaurav Gill, Amittrajit Ghosh favourites at Indian National Rally Championship (INRC) Round 2

first_imgCoimbatore: India’s top rallyists Gaurav Gill and Amittrajit Ghosh will hope to extend their lead in the MRF Rally of Coimbatore, Round 2 of the MRF FMSCI Indian National Rally Championship 2018, here over the weekend.The Mahindra Adventure teammates were at their dominating best in the first round, grabbing the first two positions and gliding to the top of the table.Gaurav Gill, who finished 12th (RC2 cars) in the Finland round of the World Rally Championship last month, will begin as firm favourite along with co-driver Musa Sherif. He claimed nine out of the 10 stages in the season opening round to underline his class.Amittrajit Ghosh (co-driver Ashwin Naik), who made a dramatic comeback in the final three stages of the last round to jump to the second place, will be high on confidence. He scored a spectacular victory (ERC 3 class) in the European Rally Championship round in Greece and will be eager to carry that momentum here too.Team Mahindra Adventure will be wary of former INRC champion Karna Kadur & his co-driver Nikhil V Pai of Arka Motorsports though. Karna was quick and on Gill’s tail all through the stages in Round 1 until he faltered at the end.He took the third place on the podium and will strive to recover lost ground. He is, however, leading in his INRC 2 category, with Rahul Kanthraj and Vivek Y Bhatt (Arka Motorsports) right behind him.Aroor Vikram Rao (Falkon Motorsports) is the current leader in the INRC 3 category. IANSlast_img read more

ICC World Cup ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: India vs South Africa past encounters

first_imghighlights Game 3: India vs South Africa, 2011 World Cup, Nagpur. Result: South Africa wonIndia again chose to bat and they got a great start thanks to Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag. Sehwag and Tendulkar’s opening stand was 142 and despite Sehwag falling for 73, Tendulkar notched up his 99th international century and Gautam Gambhir chipped in with 69. However, a collapse of nine wickets for 29 runs restricted India to 296 all out with Dale Steyn taking 5/50. South Africa was boosted by fifties from Hashim Amla and Jacques Kallis but AB de Villiers’ 52 off 33 balls was key. Johan Botha’s 23 off 15 balls and a seven-ball 18 from Robin Peterson helped South Africa over the line by three wickets with two balls to spare.Game 4: India vs South Africa, 2015 World Cup, Melbourne. Result: India wonIndia finally broke their jinx against South Africa in the World Cup clash at the MCG. Shikhar Dhawan blasted 137 and was aided brilliantly by Ajinkya Rahane who blasted 79 off 76 balls as India reached 307/7. Ravichandran Ashwin took 3/41 and was well backed up by Mohit Sharma and Mohammed Shami’s two wickets as India won by a comprehensive margin of 130 runs. For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. India has three out of four World Cup clashes against South Africa.South Africa have lost their first two games in ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.India lost and won their warm-up games against New Zealand and Bangladesh. New Delhi: Virat Kohli’s Indian cricket team finally start their ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 campaign against South Africa at the Rose Bowl in Southampton. In recent clashes, India has held the upper hand when it comes to ODI contests in South Africa. In January 2018, India registered a comprehensive 5-1 win series win in the six-match ODI series and in 2017, they had gotten the better of South Africa at The Oval in the ICC Champions Trophy. In the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, South Africa hold a 3-1 head-to-head advantage but on current form, India is favourites to get their campaign off to a great start. South Africa, on the other hand, are low on confidence after losing to England and Bangladesh. Here are the past encounters between India and South Africa in the World CupGame 1: India vs South Africa, 1992 World Cup, Adelaide. Result: South Africa wonThe first meeting between the two sides took place in the 1992 World Cup clash in Adelaide. India was already out of the reckoning for the semi-finals while South Africa had a chance. Rain in Adelaide reduced the clash to a 30-overs-per-side affair. India batted first and was boosted by a splendid knock of 79 off 77 balls from Mohammad Azharuddin. Kapil Dev blasted 42 off 29 balls as India reached 180/6. In response, Andrew Hudson’s 53 and a brilliant 84 off 86 balls from Peter Kirsten gave South Africa a six-wicket win with five balls to spare.Game 2: India vs South Africa, 1999 World Cup, Brighton. Result: South Africa wonIndia chose to bat in the second match of the 1999 World Cup held in England and they were boosted by a 130-run stand between Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid. Ganguly’s 97 and Dravid’s 54 helped India reach 253/5. In response, South Africa was in trouble at 116/4 but Jacques Kallis’ awesome 96 and a calm knock of 39 off 42 balls from Jonty Rhodes prolonged India’s agony as South Africa won by four wickets.last_img read more

Syracuse’s shot clock history rooted in Le Moyne’s library

first_img Published on October 30, 2018 at 11:43 pm Contact Matthew: | @MatthewGut21 Facebook Twitter Google+ Commentscenter_img Basketball’s first shot clock broke through the silence of Le Moyne’s Noreen Reale Falcone Library on Oct. 19.The second floor was noiseless until Inga Barnello, the director of the library, unboxed the original basketball shot clock and plugged it into a wall. The horn went off, sending a quick, sharp ring echoing off bookshelves. Now, the 64-year-old aluminum clock is tucked away in the special collections department of the library.“No one knows it’s here,” Barnello said. “But it’s here to stay.”The 24-second shot clock consists of a weathered aluminum box with 44 red and white light bulbs screwed into it. The clock — now a staple in most levels of basketball — is embedded in Syracuse sports history. On Wednesday night, Syracuse tips off its final exhibition game against Le Moyne, the Division II school which holds the original clock.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textPaul Schlesinger | Staff PhotographerThe shot clock, invented in Syracuse, accelerated the pace of play, making the sport more attractive for fans. The clock has altered the game of basketball at every level since its inception on Aug. 10, 1954, inside a gym on Syracuse’s Westside.That summer day, a series of the game’s leading players filed into Blodgett Vocational High School, a 10-minute drive from the Carrier Dome. They included Boston Celtics legend Red Auerbach and Eddie Gottlieb, known as “Mr. Basketball.” All of them attended a Syracuse Nationals scrimmage, during which the shot clock was utilized for the first time.Chaos ensued from the beginning of the game, as players rushed shots in a panic over whether they’d have enough time to generate a shot. The new rule limiting shooting time had come into full effect: People worried if it would damage the game, then ruled by methodic, slow offenses, according to the NBA book “Tall Tales,” by Terry Pluto.“We thought we had to take quick shots — a pass and a shot was it — maybe 8-10 seconds,” said Syracuse star Dolph Schayes, in Pluto’s book. Schayes played in the exhibition game and told Greater Syracuse Sports Hall of Fame board member John Rathbun the “old guys were freaked out” at the prospect of shooting in less than 24 seconds.The NBA adopted the shot clock the next season, and NBA scoring average went from 79.5 points per game to 93.1 in the first year, Rathbun said. That season, the Syracuse Nationals won the NBA title.“People forget, but Syracuse has a rich basketball history,” said longtime Syracuse resident Bruce Laidlaw, who graduated from SU in 1955, after the shot clock was introduced. He said there was a buzz around Syracuse when the clock debuted.The modern college shot clock counts each possession down from 30 seconds. Alexandra Moreo | Senior Staff PhotographerThis spring, Laidlaw walked into Blodgett Vocational High School on Oswego Street for a youth basketball game. He looked around. Nowhere inside or outside of the gym could he find any sort of display, replica or plaque honoring the gym’s historic moment. When asked about whether they knew the shot clock originated in the gym, several people said they didn’t know the gym’s significance.The shot clock replica downtown is as equally overlooked as the original at Le Moyne. Last month, as a few men were walking out of Starbucks in Armory Square, they passed the shot clock replica, erected in March 2005. “The clock was founded here?” one man asked another. “Yes, hard to believe.”Syracuse Nationals (now the Philadelphia 76ers) general manager Leo Ferris and team owner Danny Biasone spearheaded the implementation of the clock, which aimed to reduce stalling tactics that bogged down the game. Ferris sat at a bowling alley in Syracuse’s Eastwood neighborhood, jotting potential shot clock formulas onto napkins. Then he found a winning formula.Ferris and Biasone decided on 24 seconds by taking the number of seconds in a 48-minute game (2,880) and dividing it by the average number of shots in a game (120). Today, the NBA, FIBA and WNBA use the 24 seconds Biasone and Ferris envisioned.The NCAA did not implement a shot clock until the 1985-86 season, and it started at 45 seconds. It was eventually reduced to 35, then 30, and many experts, including ESPN college basketball analyst Jay Bilas, call for another reduction.“There’s no reason why we shouldn’t have it now,” Bilas said. “All these players have played at the 24, and they’re fully capable of it.” He called the 24-second shot clock the “natural progression.”Paul Schlesinger| Staff PhotographerSyracuse basketball head coach Jim Boeheim, now in his 43rd season, “wouldn’t mind” a switch to the 24-second shot clock. He points to how last year’s SU team played at one of the slowest paces in the country and still took only “17 or 18 seconds” to shoot.According to, SU played with the ninth slowest pace in the nation last year based on adjusted tempo, a statistic that measures possessions per 40 minutes, adjusted to opponents.Before the implementation of the shot clock, college basketball was full of stall tactics and low-scoring games. Dean Smith patented the “four corners offense,” which entailed holding the ball for minutes at a time when his Tar Heels had the lead. In 1973, Tennessee beat Temple, 11-6, in a game that has been called the worst sporting event of the 20th century.The metal box that made basketball the fast-paced game it is today, unsettled Schayes and killed the four corners offense, will not be on display Wednesday night, when Syracuse hosts Le Moyne. Instead, it’ll be retired in a cardboard box in special collections.last_img read more

Brady learning new playbook, excited to get started in Tampa

first_img LIVE TV Last Updated: 7th August, 2020 08:04 IST Brady Learning New Playbook, Excited To Get Started In Tampa Tom Brady isn’t content with making the Tampa Bay Buccaneers relevant again. The six-time Super Bowl champion is hungry to win another title FOLLOW US Associated Press Television News Written By SUBSCRIBE TO UScenter_img WATCH US LIVE First Published: 7th August, 2020 08:04 IST COMMENT Tom Brady isn’t content with making the Tampa Bay Buccaneers relevant again. The six-time Super Bowl champion is hungry to win another title.And the Bucs, who’ve missed the playoffs 12 consecutive seasons, feel they have a supporting cast talented enough to help the 43-year-old quarterback accomplish that mission.“Everybody sees football a little bit different. It’s about how we all see it together and how we can all be on the same page as we move forward,” Brady said Tuesday, speaking for the first time since reporting to training camp with his new team.The three-time NFL MVP talked among other things about the challenge of learning a new playbook for the first time in 19 years, as well as doing it without the benefit of a normal offseason routine due to the coronavirus pandemic.“Ultimately, my goal is to go out there and do what I’ve always done, (which) is to be best the best I can possibly be for the team,” Brady added during a video conference call. “I’ve tried to catch passes in my career, I’ve tried to make blocks, I’ve had a few runs, but I’m not very good at any of those. I think my best ability is reading defenses and throwing the football.”Brady, who turned 43 this week, signed a two-year, $50 million deal in free agency after leading the New England Patriots to nine Super Bowl appearances, 13 AFC championship games and 17 division titles over the past 20 seasons.He’s not the only high-profile addition to an offense that led the NFL in passing last year with talented but mistake-prone Jameis Winston at quarterback.At Brady’s urging, coach Bruce Arians and general manager Jason Licht also traded for tight end Rob Gronkowski, who ended a year-long retirement from the Patriots.Six-time Pro Bowl running back LeSean McCoy is onboard, too, agreeing to a one-year contract after winning a Super Bowl as a backup with Kansas City last season.The returning cast is impressive, too, beginning with Pro Bowl receivers Mike Evans and Chris Godwin, and tight ends O.J. Howard and Cameron Brate — easily the best collection of targets Brady has had to throw to in more than a decade.“It’s a good, hard-working group, really smart players,” Brady said. “Again, it’s going to be up to all of us to come together to see how we can make it all work.”McCoy, who’s 32 and entering his 12th season, worked out with the Bucs for the first time Tuesday. He’s been on some teams that have scrimmaged against New England in the past. Actually practicing with Brady was different.“As he’s throwing the ball, I heard a couple of the guys whispering, ‘Dang, how many years do you think he’ll play?’ That’s how good he looked, seriously,” McCoy said. “Me and Gronk talked about it — his will to win, his will to go out there and still keep doing it. … He’s like a coach with a helmet on.”With NFL training facilities shut down and normal offseason programs canceled because of the pandemic, Brady got a head start on getting to know some of his teammates by organizing small group workouts at a local high school. The sessions continued even after the NFL Players Association advised players to not participate in informal practices.The 67-year-old Arians, who has also worked with Peyton Manning, Ben Roethlisberger, Andrew Luck and Carson Palmer during a long coaching career, noted that’s just one of example of what makes Brady such a strong leader.“I think the desire to excel every single day, every play. If the ball is not where he wants it or the receiver’s not where he wants him, it’s nonstop grind with him. It was the same way with Peyton,” Arians said.“I think they all have the same qualities of willing themselves on other people to win and making them accept it quickly,” Arians added. “All the good ones, they all had it. When they talked, everybody listened, and Tom has that for sure.”Winston threw for a league-leading 5,109 yards and 33 touchdowns in 2019. But the 2015 No. 1 overall draft pick also undermined the team’s chances of making the playoffs by tossing 30 interceptions, seven of which were returned for TDs. Winston’s 35 turnovers overall were 12 more than any other quarterback.Brady, a four-time Super Bowl MVP, has never thrown more than 14 interceptions in a season. He had 29 combined over his last four years with the Patriots.“The reality is the clock is ticking on everybody, and we’re going to have to work as hard as we can and not waste any minutes of any day trying to get used to one another, embrace the challenge and see it as an opportunity to see what we can become,” the quarterback said.“Mentally I feel like I have all the ability. … There’s no play I haven’t run, there’s no defense I haven’t seen. It’s just physically are you still able to execute your job,” Brady added. “I’m very fortunate to still be able to do that.”I know it’s a contact sport, and there are things that are out of your control, but that’s a pretty good lesson for life, too.”Image credits: AP last_img read more