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Govt promises nationwide 4G internet services by 2022

first_img“We will increase the ratio of internet access nationwide, decrease disparity of internet access between regions and [establish] a fast internet connection.”Johnny also vowed to develop the public’s digital literacy, especially for micro, small and medium enterprises, as well as farmers and fishermen.Previously, the ministry collaborated with more than 100 communities in the country to carry out digital literacy programs nationwide to educate the public on staying safe while navigating the digital world and understanding the signs of online fraud. According to the Global World Digital Competitiveness Index, which uses digital literacy as one of its indicators, Indonesia ranks 56th out of 63 countries in 2019, despite having 175.4 million internet users.Topics : The government is committed to accelerating a “national digital transformation” through five priority programs, including establishing and extending the geographic coverage of 4G services nationwide within the next two years, Communication and Information Minister Johnny G. Plate said on Saturday.“By the end of 2022 at the latest, 4G services will be available across the country which will enable all citizens to migrate and shift into a digital society era,” Johnny said during a public discussion in Jakarta on Saturday.Some 12,500 villages and subdistricts across the country currently do not have reliable access to the internet, he said.last_img read more

Theo Walcott backs former side Arsenal to beat Chelsea in FA Cup final

first_imgAdvertisement Walcott won two FA Cups at Arsenal (Picture: Getty Images)Everton winger Theo Walcott feels his former club Arsenal have the needed FA Cup experience to beat Chelsea in Saturday’s final at Wembley.Arsenal’s 2-1 win against the same opposition in 2017 took their tally of FA Cup wins to a record 13, overtaking Manchester United on 12.Both Mikel Arteta and Frank Lampard will have the chance to claim their first piece of silverware as managers when the two sides go to battle this weekend.Walcott – who won two FA Cups during his time at the Emirates – believes the Gunners will have the edge given their recent record of final victories at Wembley.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘You’re going to be judged on winning things and they’re both massive clubs that need to be winning things,’ Walcott told talkSPORT.‘I just feel that with the history that Arsenal have in this competition, the experience, they’ve been there done it. Theo Walcott backs former side Arsenal to beat Chelsea in FA Cup final Metro Sport ReporterFriday 31 Jul 2020 6:12 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.2kShares Arteta has a shot at his first trophy as a manager (Picture: Getty Images)‘Mikel obviously winning it and lifting it, for me, there’s only one winner there.‘I’m backing Arsenal, I’ll be cheering them all the way.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalWalcott says that the notion that the magic of the FA Cup has died out is nonsense and winning it has put him in an enviable position.‘People always say the love of the FA Cup is not there anymore and for me that’s complete rubbish,’ the ex-Gunner added.‘It’s a cup that every player looks back on and always wants to win. I’m one of the lucky ones that’s managed to win it.‘Some of the guys in the Everton dressing room would bite off my hand to be in that same situation.’MORE: Ray Parlour urges Arsenal to hijack West Ham’s transfer move for John StonesMORE: Mikel Arteta hails Frank Lampard ahead of Arsenal’s FA Cup final clash with ChelseaFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and InstagramFor more stories like this, check our sport page Comment Advertisementlast_img read more

IPE opens the London Stock Exchange

first_imgAs part of IPE’s 20th anniversary celebrations, publisher Piers Diacre and founding editor Fennell Betson this morning rang the bell to open the London Stock Exchange.Speaking afterwards, Diacre said: “It is a privilege for IPE and for Fennell and I to be ringing the opening bell at the London Stock Exchange. IPE is celebrating its 20th birthday today, and throughout that time we have been at the cutting edge of providing information for pension funds – and it is pension funds that are the key capital owners responsible for huge volumes of business transacted by the exchange.“Tomorrow, the prime minister triggers Article 50, and that may well – for better or worse – bring about significant changes to the role of this exchange and the place London holds in global finance. But I do hope that, in 10 and 20 years’ time, our successors at IPE will be in a position to say that IPE still does a great job in reporting the news, views, opinions, and trends of the pension industry in Europe and across the globe.”Look out for the special 20th anniversary edition of the magazine, landing on your desks in the coming days. See the LSE’s welcome announcement for IPE here.last_img read more

Scrap triple lock for UK state pension, says review

first_imgCridland’s report recommended an additional increase to 68 to be phased in between 2037 and 2039.The triple lock – which guarantees that payments increase by the higher of inflation, average earnings increases, or 2.5% – should be abandoned in order to reduce the impact on future government finances, Cridland argued.According to the review’s estimates, the UK would spend the equivalent of 6.7% of its GDP on the state pension in the 2066-67 financial year if it adopts the review’s age increase. Abandoning the triple lock and just linking pension increases to earnings data would reduce this figure to an estimated 5.9% of GDP.Cridland acknowledged that future increases in the state retirement age would be “harder to bear for the least advantaged, and for others like carers, who are less able to work for longer”.  He proposed re-introducing a form of means testing a year before retirement, once the pension age hits 68, “for a defined group of people who are unable to work through ill health or because of caring responsibilities”.“Working together, we have a duty to those who come after us to try and make the future both fair and sustainable,” Cridland said.A separate report from the Government Actuary’s Department (GAD), also published today, outlined two scenarios for the state pension age, one of which could see it raised to 70 by 2054. This was in part due to an expected doubling in the ratio of pensioners to people of working age by 2064.The Cridland review’s other recommendations included the introduction of a “Mid-Life MOT” (a reference to the UK’s annual testing regime for road vehicles). The proposal was aimed at helping workers to review their retirement prospects and provisions.The review also recommended that all employers introduce a “basic care policy” for retirees, and that the government introduce more support and flexibility for carers.Graham Vidler, director of external affairs at the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association, welcomed the review’s main recommendations but expressed concern that it would increase the state retirement age too quickly.“This proposal will hit people in their late 30s and early 40s – the very group who are too young to have benefitted from final salary pensions and too old to benefit in full from automatic enrolment,” Vidler said. “The government needs to fully consider the consequences of this early rise for those who cannot stay in work until their late 60s.”Gregg McClymont, head of retirement savings at Aberdeen Asset Management and a former shadow pensions minister, said increasing the state pension age “raises huge issues of fairness”.“For those who spend their working lives doing hard manual work, 50 years on the job will often be impossible,” he said. “It would be much better to set the entitlement to a state pension on the number of years a person has paid their National Insurance contributions, rather than on age. This would mean that those going to work straight from school will reach their retirement age earlier.”The government is set to consider the findings and recommendations of the Cridland review and the GAD’s report.Announcing both reports, the Department for Work and Pensions said: “No new changes to state pension age will come into effect before 2028 and the government is committed to maintaining a state pension that is fair for all generations and helps to provide for the cost of living in retirement. Part of this commitment to fairness includes providing 10 years’ notice of any changes to the state pension age.” The UK should increase its state pension age to 68 and scrap the so-called ‘triple lock’ that decides increases in payments, according to a report published today.The widely anticipated review of the taxpayer-funded state pension recommended that the age at which people can claim benefits should be increased further than the government has planned so far, wrote John Cridland, author of the review and former director general of the Confederation of British Industry, a business organisation.He said: “A sustainable state pension means a later retirement age together with a longer working life, so that on average going forward, people living longer spend the same proportion of time in work and retirement.”Under current plans, the state pension age will increase to 66 for both men and women by October 2020. It will rise again to 67 between 2026 and 2028.last_img read more

Old High School Gym

first_imgMy wife and I were watching an old Cagney & Lacey the other night, and a scene in that show took place in a police bathroom.  There was mold all over the walls.  The first thing I thought of was the shower room at the old gym.  I can’t even imagine what the State Board of Health would do today if they saw that shower room.  There was some kind of wooden slats on the floor of the shower room, and under those slats who knew what was living or growing there.  Anywhere that the shower water didn’t normally hit was covered with something.  We hope it was just mold.  There was no ventilation in this area of the gym and there were no safety devices to prevent slipping in the shower.  I won’t even attempt to describe the odor that came from the drain pipes.  Of course, there was no dressing area so during basketball season you dressed upstairs in the coaches’ office.During phys. ed. we did our best to find a dry spot for our clothes.  Added to the problem here was the number of kids trying to use the facility at the same time.  By the way, the ceiling was low so the one or two lights that were there were easily broken.  It was not only damp it was dark!  Through all of this, we survived to talk about it now.last_img read more

End of Discussion: Gomes to leave Old Trafford Tuesday!

first_img It represents a reversal from the situation 11 days ago, when Solskjaer said a new deal between the club and Gomes was ‘not too far away.’ Gomes made his first-team debut in 2017 at 16 years of age, coming on as a substitute for Wayne Rooney against Crystal Palace at Old Trafford. From that appearance, Gomes became the first player born in the 2000s to feature for the club. But that emergence has failed to result in a breakthrough to the first-team squad – he has made just a total of 10 appearances for the club in all competitions. Read AlsoSolskjaer hopeful Gomes will stay at Man Utd And though talks over a new deal have been longed out over 18 months, a renewal has seemingly not been agreed and the 19-year-old will be unattached from tomorrow. Gomes is also an England Under-20 international and was captain of the Three Lions side which won the Under-17 World Cup in 2017. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Midfielder Angel Gomes will exit Old Trafford from tomorrow after he failed to agree on a new contract with Manchester United Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits Angel Gomes is likely to leave after failing to agree terms over a new contract. The 19-year-old midfielder, who has been linked with Juventus and Chelsea, will be a free agent on Tuesday and Solskjaer confirmed that there is no sign of him penning a new deal. Gomes made his first-team debut at the age of 16 as a substitute for Wayne Rooney in 2017 The United manager said last week that he was hopeful of Gomes – United’s young player of the year in 2017 who has been training at the club since the age of six would agree to stay. But asked on Monday morning if Gomes, a Golden Boy nominee, will leave, Solskjaer said: ‘To be honest, I’ve not heard from them last night or this morning so it seems like they haven’t managed to agree. ‘The answer is probably short and yes. I’ve got no news. Nothing. It doesn’t look like it.’Advertisementcenter_img Promoted Content8 Weird Facts About Coffee That Will Surprise YouPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayThe Best Cars Of All TimeWhat Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?Top 9 Scariest Haunted Castles In Europe6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesMind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It Appeared10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Madelast_img read more

NBBF mourns ex-D’Tiger, Peter Aluma

first_imgRelatedPosts Serbia-based Nigerian basketballer slumps, dies after training NBBF celebrates Nigerian Arizona Women Basketball player of the Decade Pray for Nigeria during Ramadan — NBBF The Nigeria Basketball Federation is saddened over the death of former Nigerian international, Peter Atuma, at the age of 46. Reacting to the news of the former Comets Basketball Club player and Liberty University Hall of Fame member, the NBBF President, Engr. Musa Kida. described the death as shocking and heart-rending. Kida said: “We are once again saddened by this unfortunate incident which has thrown the basketball family into a state of mourning as we never expected that the basketball world would be mourning so soon after the demise of Kobe Bryant.” A member of the D’Tigers squad to the 1998 FIBA World Cup, Aluma helped the Liberty University capture their first Big South Conference title and automatic NCAA Tournament bid during his freshman season in 1994 as he finished his career with 1,715 points and still held  the programme record for career number of 366 blocked shots. Commenting further, Kida said: “Peter Aluma was one of the best ever centres that ever graced the Nigerian basketball scene during the golden era of Comets before traveling to the United States of America in search of greener pastures”. A distraught Kida prayed that the good Lord will grant the soul of the departed player eternal rest. A one minute silence in honour of Aluma and Kobe Bryant was observed before the final of the Total Basketball League between Impressions and Reformers on Sunday at the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium. Kida added: “Our thoughts are with his family members and his loved ones. We can assure them that they are not alone during this trying period. We mourn with them.” Aluma had stints with Sacramento Kings and Phoenix Suns before playing in Venezuela with Toros De Aragua and Gomel Wildcats Sozh in Belarus.Tags: Musa KidaNBBFPeter Atumalast_img read more

Anita’s back

first_imgNewcastle midfielder Vurnon Anita has made a “miraculous” recovery from the back injury which saw him carried from the field on a stretcher on Sunday. Press Association “But it was a real concern at the time because he took a really heavy, awkward landing in his fall. I’m going to have to give credit to the medical team – they’ve laid their magic hands on him and he’s made a really good recovery. “He joined in training – hopefully there’ll be no reaction from that and we’ll have a clean bill of health going into the Swansea fixture.” Head coach Steve McClaren has also been boosted by the return to training of defender Paul Dummett and midfielder Remy Cabella after hamstring and thigh injuries respectively. However, both are still some way away from being available for first-team selection. center_img The 26-year-old Holland international left the pitch in agony during the 2-2 Barclays Premier League draw with Southampton but was back on his feet soon after the final whistle and appears to have made a full recovery. Assistant coach Paul Simpson told the club’s official website, www.nufc.co.uk; “He’s had a little bit of grief about that because it’s been a proper miraculous recovery – stretchered off on Sunday and fit to train on Wednesday. last_img read more

ICC World Cup Stream Live Cricket, New Zealand vs Sri Lanka 3rd ODI: Watch NZ vs SL ICC World Cup at Hotstar and Star Sports TV

first_imgNew Delhi: Live Streaming Cricket and Score Updates, New Zealand vs Sri Lanka at Hotstar and Star Sports: New Zealand won the toss and chose to bowl against Sri Lanka. Matt Henry bowled the opening over and trapped Lahiru Thirimanne LBW for 4 as they made a good start. Sri Lanka rebuilt through Kusal Perera’s aggressive knock but Matt Henry put New Zealand back on top by getting rid of Kusal Perera and Kusal Mendis in quick succession. New Zealand struck in quick succession and Sri Lanka were in danger of being bowled out for a score of under 100 but Dimuth Karunaratne and Thisara Perera have steadied the ship with a solid partnership. Mitchell Santner broke the solid stand by getting rid of Thisara Perera for 27. Dimuth Karunaratne smashed his third fifty but New Zealand continued to take wickets at regular intervals as Sri Lanka were bowled out for 136. In response, New Zealand started brilliantly with Colin Munro and Martin Guptill smashing fifties as New Zealand secured a 10-wicket win against Sri Lanka. Here are the details of When and Where to watch New Zealand vs Sri Lanka World Cup 2019 live cricket match online and on television. You can watch live New Zealand vs Sri Lanka opening match of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 on Star Sports Network and online on Hotstar. You can get details such as Live Cricket Match Streaming, Hotstar live cricket match today, live cricket score, Star Sports 1 Hindi Live Match, live cricket New Zealand vs Sri Lanka match, World Cup match live today, cricket scorecard and much more. (SCORECARD)World Cup 2019, 3rd match: New Zealand vs Sri LankaWhat time does the live coverage of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 clash between New Zealand and Sri Lanka start?The ICC World Cup 2019 clash between New Zealand and Sri Lanka at Sofia Gardens will start at 03:00 PM IST. New Zealand have chosen to bowl against Sri Lanka.Where will the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 clash between New Zealand and Sri Lanka be played?The clash between New Zealand and Sri Lanka in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will be played at Sofia Gardens, Swalec.Where to watch online live streaming of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 game between New Zealand and Sri Lanka?You can watch the live streaming of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 clash between New Zealand and Sri Lanka on Hotstar from 03.00 PM onwards.When is the game between New Zealand and Sri Lanka in ICC Cricket World Cup 2019?The game between New Zealand and Sri Lanka in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will be played on Saturday, June 1. Where can I check the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 clash between New Zealand and Sri Lanka?You can follow Live updates and Live Score on english.newsnationtv.com. You can watch the live cricket match on Hotstar.Where can I watch the  ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 clash between New Zealand vs Sri Lanka?The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 clash between New Zealand and Sri Lanka will be broadcast live on Star Sports 1, Star Sports Select HD. Hindi commentary will be available on Star Sports 1 Hindi.What are the teams for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 clash between New Zealand and Sri Lanka?Sri Lanka (Playing XI): Dimuth Karunaratne(c), Lahiru Thirimanne, Kusal Perera(w), Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Thisara Perera, Jeevan Mendis, Suranga Lakmal, Isuru Udana, Lasith MalingaNew Zealand (Playing XI): Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson(c), Tom Latham(w), Ross Taylor, James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Trent Boult For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

The Latest: NHL reports no positive tests from active teams

first_imgThe team was traveling to New York to resume its schedule against the Yankees in a night game.The Phillies (1-2) have not played since July 26. Their opponent in that opening series, the Miami Marlins, had at least 18 players test positive for the coronavirus. Although the Phillies didn’t have any players test positive, their games last week were postponed as a cautionary measure.___Danish organizers say the Tour de France start due to take place in Copenhagen next year has been moved to 2022 to avoid being held in the same month as the rescheduled Tokyo Olympics and the European Championship soccer tournament.Copenhagen Mayor Frank Jensen says the move means the three-stage Tour start in his city will now be planned for July 1-3, 2022, adding that he hopes the coronavirus pandemic will have passed by then. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___ The Raiders will play their first season in Las Vegas without any fans at their home games because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The National Hockey League says there have been zero positive coronavirus test results since 24 teams entered quarantined bubbles in Toronto and Edmonton, Alberta.The league announced it had administered more than 7,000 tests to players, coaches, staff and officials over the past week. Teams with 52-member traveling parties entered the bubbles July 26.There were also zero positives the previous week when teams were still in their home cities for training camp.___Results of Covid-19 testing conducted Sunday show there were no new positive results for the Philadelphia Phillies. August 3, 2020 Associated Press center_img The team sent a letter to season-ticket holders on Monday saying that after discussion with healthcare officials and local leaders that the decision was made not to allow fans.Officials last week declared “substantial completion” of 65,000-seat Allegiant Stadium after nearly 1,000 days were spent building the $2 billion home for the Raiders.Both the New York Jets and Giants had previously announced they would play without fans this season. Most other teams are hoping to be able to have at least limited crowds.The Raiders relocated from Oakland, California after last season.___ The Latest: NHL reports no positive tests from active teams The 2021 Tour was scheduled set to start on July 2.The Tour’s French organizers have yet to announce a replacement city for Copenhagen, although there have been reports that the three-week event could start from the French region of Brittany in 2021.This year’s Tour, which was supposed to start in June, will now be held Aug. 29-Sept. 20 — starting in Nice.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sportslast_img read more