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Indonesia’s productivity in the manufacturing industry is lower than that of its peers in Southeast Asia, a survey conducted by the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) has found. The survey captured Japanese companies’ perception of the business climate in 20 countries in Asia and Oceania, including in Indonesia, in which the companies have affiliations. According to the survey, Indonesia’s manufacturing plants productivity only scored 74.4 with an assumption that the respondents’ Japanese companies’ productivity was 100. The country’s score is lower than that of the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam of 86.3, 82.7, 80.1 and 80.0, respectively. Topics : One of the main reasons why Indonesia’s industry lags behind Thailand or Vietnam is the former’s dependence on commodities that hampers manufacturing sector development, Ueno explained further in a text message on Wednesday.“Due to free trade agreements, many industrial products are exported to Indonesia, so the private sector chooses to invest in the resources sector, not the manufacturing sector, and avoids competition with [Chinese products],” he added.He also highlighted the country’s lack of human resources, especially engineers.The survey also revealed that Indonesia had the best productivity only in precision machinery where it scored at 100.25. Indonesia’s productivity also exceeds Vietnam in only three industries, namely wood and pulp, general machinery and precision machinery, Ueno said. JETRO also surveyed the appropriateness of minimum wage set by the local government from the perspective of productivity. “More than half of the Japanese companies said they were not satisfied with the minimum wage from the perspective of productivity and this also happened in Cambodia. So as I explained, Cambodia and Indonesia’s productivity is very low, while the wage increase ratio is very high,” said Ueno. JETRO senior director Takenobu Yamashiro said the survey compiled answers from 13,458 respondents from Aug. 26 – Sep. 24, 2019. In Indonesia alone, 614 companies took part in the survey. Indonesia’s productivity is also lower than that of Laos and Malaysia, which stood at 76.7 and 76.2, respectively. “If we look at the figure, I also want to point out that Indonesia’s productivity is below the ASEAN [average productivity score] of 78.2,” said JETRO’s Jakarta senior director, Wataru Ueno, during his presentation on Tuesday. The government is striving to enhance the country’s workforce skills and productivity by developing vocational training centers, allocating more state budget funds for human resources developing and preparing a pre-employment card program to provide training incentives for workers, among other measures.Indonesia needs at least 113 million skilled workers by 2030 to achieve economic growth in priority sectors, such as manufacturing, infrastructure and agribusiness — almost double the current number of skilled workers, according to the Research and Technology Ministry’s calculations.
Advertisement Comment Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 12 Aug 2020 6:16 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.8kShares Arsenal have made a move to sign Dani Ceballos on loan once again (Getty Images)Real Madrid have rejected Arsenal’s latest offer to loan Dani Ceballos for another season, according to reports in Spain.The Spaniard formed a solid partnership alongside Granit Xhaka during the Premier League run-in and ended his season-long stint at Arsenal by helping the club beat Chelsea in the FA Cup final at Wembley.Mikel Arteta has made it clear that he wants Ceballos to remain at the club for another season and Arsenal had been confident about reaching a new agreement with Real Madrid.However, Onda Cero reports that Arsenal and Real Madrid held talks last week but the Gunners’ offer was not accepted by the Spanish champions.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTThe report claims that Real Madrid turned down Arsenal’s proposal as the Gunners refused to pay another €4 million (£3.6m) loan fee and asked to pay just half of Ceballos’ salary.During his season-long loan this term, Arsenal had been paying Ceballos’ wages in full. Advertisement Mikel Arteta wants Dani Ceballos to stay at Arsenal (Getty Images)Madrid have now told Ceballos to report for pre-season training, however Onda Cero claims that the 24-year-old is still not favoured by Zinedine Zidane and therefore the Spanish champions are willing to cash in if they receive a suitable offer.Reports in Spain on Tuesday had claimed that Madrid’s hierarchy had been impressed by Ceballos’ performances for Arsenal and will now use the pre-season campaign as an opportunity for the midfielder to impress Zidane.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 ArsenalCeballos, meanwhile, has already stressed that he wants regular football next season and wants to make a minimum of 35 appearances for Madrid, or be allowed to leave once again.Ceballos has made no secret of his desire to become a first-team regular at Madrid but knows he will need more playing time in order to win a place in Spain’s squad for the European Championship next summer.Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Real Madrid reject Arsenal’s new offer to sign Dani Ceballos
This is how to live at the beach. Picture: Realestate.com.au 13/4 Hastings Street, Noosa Heads, is a one bed, one bath unit — which are in the same room. Picture: Realestate.com.auA ONE bedroom unit has sold for $1.48m over the weekend and it doesn’t even have a separate bathroom — cramming that into the bedroom.Listed as a one bedroom, one bathroom, single car space home, 13/4 Hastings Street in Noosa Heads fetched a whopping $1.485m on Saturday.Even the fact that the unit did not have a separate bathroom was not enough to put off buyers, with a glassed-in shower literally at the foot of the bed in the one bedroom unit. The kitchen was more of a kitchenette — nothing at all like those in other $1m-plus homes. At least you don’t have far to go for the loo in the night. Picture: Realestate.com.au It’s like a boutique club in one of the best spots in the world. Picture: Realestate.com.auThe unit was recently renovated and has beach and ocean views with a spacious front courtyard and spa, returning over 4 per cent to the owners.It’s a far cry from other unit sale prices in the swanky holiday/retirement zone. In the same week that this one bedder sold for $1.485m, a three bedroom unit at 144/61 Noosa Springs Drive, Noosa Heads, sold for almost half that at $717,000. A two bed unit at 2/30 Grant Street, Noosa Heads, sold for even less at $455,000 a week earlier. Those two sales were below the median price for units of that type in Noosa Heads, with the suburb’s two bedroom unit median at $535,000 and three bedroom at $910,000.Agents expect the area to continue to see a rise in demand from cashed up buyers amid continuing low interest rates and surging property values down south, but clearly it will be the ones that have the dream views and location that snatch the big dollars. More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor1 hour agoThe “kitchen” is understated. Picture: Realestate.com.au It’s certainly cosy. Picture: Realestate.com.auBut the drawcard goes back to the old real estate mantra of location, location, location. Buyers were prepared to pay a premium for the right setting — which in this case was absolute beachfront views in a building that sits beside white sand in Noosa’s hottest precinct.R & W agents Frank Milat and Shane McCauley marketed it as having “breathtaking views of the ocean and Noosa’s main beach” — a major drawcard in an area that has seen a surge in southern interest.“Apartment 13 and for that matter the whole complex have been recently renovated and share a calm air of opulence in a commanding position right on Hastings Street, close to the finest restaurants and exclusive shopping.” Render your guests speechless with this view. Picture: Realestate.com.au
Liam Talbot. Picture: Jerad Williams“I have only started to appreciate the beauty of this place,” Ms Robinson said.“In the past I was out the door before the sun came up and back after it went down so I never saw how stunning the view really was.“Wine and cheese on the balcony is one of my favourite hobbies. “I haven’t lived anywhere but Broadbeach for a really long time. Even my radio team used to joke about me never setting foot outside the suburb. I figure if it’s comfortable, why leave?” While their relationship is in the fast lane, Ms Robinson made no mention of marriage. The presenter said the timing was right to try something new. Charli Robinson and her partner Liam Talbot are looking to buy property on the Southern end of the Gold Coast. Picture: Jerad WilliamsIt has been a blissful 18 months for the former Hi-5 performers who met millionaire race car driver Talbot. Ms Robinson said the Gold Coast Bulletin brought her and the race care driver together after she opened up about her split with Justin Kirkpatrick. Within 48 hours, the under-the-radar bachelor asked her out. “Liam is my best friend in many ways,” Ms Robinson said. Charli Robinson. Picture: Jerad Williams“My family love race car driving and I grew up watching it, so finding Liam who is part of that sport feels a bit surreal.“Especially when I get to interview him for television shows but it’s also the little things like cuddling up on the couch and watching the sport together.” More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North3 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa22 hours ago173 Old Burleigh Rd, Broadbeach.The 37-year-old’s “bachelorette pad” — a Broadbeach apartment — hit the market this week.Luke Henderson and Cindy Katene from Professionals John Henderson Real Estate are marketing the two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment. The residence has a stylish open-plan setting with a boho coastal-inspired setting.Decorated with pops of bright colours the apartment reflects Ms Robinson’s personality including a bright blue wall, Bali-inspired bed and artwork with the words “love” on the wall. 173 Old Burleigh Rd, Broadbeach.undefined Charli Robinson and her partner Liam Talbot are looking to buy property on the Southern end of the Gold Coast. Picture: Jerad WilliamsTHINGS are getting serious for Gold Coast glamour couple Charli Robinson and Liam Talbot.The former Sea FM radio host, who works on Channel 9’s Getaway, and her race car driver boyfriend are on the hunt for a new house.“We have our eye on the southern end of the Coast, a beachside house preferably with a lot of garage space for Liam and his new Audi,” Ms Robinson said. “We share very similliar tastes and we are both crazy about the beach so I know we won’t have trouble deciding on a place together.” 173 Old Burleigh Rd, Broadbeach.Ms Robinson left her Gold Coast radio job last year to pursue a career in TV and said she loved jet setting around the globe filming segments for travel show Getaway, attending Talbot’s races in between. 173 Old Burleigh Rd, Broadbeach.“Liam lives in Brisbane and our schedules always work out especially when I need to go to Brisbane to work at Mount Cootha or when he needs to come to the Coast for training,” she said.“It’s funny because we even have time for each other when we are both overseas.”
However, those that have delayed implementing their AE pension were “putting themselves at risk of a fine”, Aviva warned. They were also potentially limiting their choice of providers as not all providers would take on “late stagers”, the insurer added.TPR can issue non-compliant firms with an Escalating Penalty Notice, giving a deadline for meeting requirements. If the company fails to meet this deadline, TPR can begin to fine it every day until it complies with AE. The fine for small employers with up to four staff is £50 (€59) a day, and those with between five and 49 employees can be fined £500 a day.Andy Beswick, managing director for business solutions at Aviva, said: “As an industry, we’ve been talking about auto-enrolment since the early 2000s and implementing it for over four years now. But to thousands of employers and employees, it is still a brand new concept and we need to make sure people aren’t getting left behind.”DB funding improves in Q1The aggregate deficit among the UK’s private sector defined benefit (DB) schemes shrank during March as equity markets climbed, according to the Pension Protection Fund (PPF).The PPF’s 7800 index of DB schemes reported an aggregate shortfall of £226.5m at the end of March, compared with £242m a month earlier. The aggregate funding ratio increased to 87%. The deficit and funding ratio figures have remained at a broadly similar level since November 2016, the PPF’s data showed.Other estimates of DB funding have demonstrated an improvement since the start of this year. JLT Employee Benefits reported a £434bn shortfall across all private sector DB funds at the end of 2016, but by the end of the first quarter of 2017 this had fallen to just £172bn, in part down to a change in mortality assumptions.Mercer’s estimate of the funding of FTSE 350 schemes was more in line with the PPF’s findings: The aggregate deficit improved slightly from £137bn to £133bn in the first three months of the year.Joint venture between actuarial services providersActuarial firms Barnett Waddingham and Milliman have established a joint venture.Barnett Waddingham’s UK business will combine with the international Milliman under the MBW International banner, the groups announced this week.For Barnett Waddingham, which only serves the UK, the joint venture would allow the group to improve its services to multi-national companies, said Nick Salter, senior partner. The nature of the deal also allowed the company to keep its partnership structure, he added.Steve White, Milliman CEO, said: “The establishment of MBW International enhances the range of retirement consulting services Milliman can offer its multinational and UK-headquartered clients. The obvious synergies between Milliman and Barnett Waddingham are built on our shared values: independence, quality, and dedication to superior client service.” An increasing proportion of small UK companies are establishing auto-enrolment pension schemes after their deadline, according to data from Aviva.The insurer and auto-enrolment (AE) pension provider said 16% of companies that set up their arrangements with Aviva in the first quarter of 2017 were late.The Pensions Regulator (TPR) announced this week that half a million employers had now complied with their AE requirements, meaning 7.6m people were now invested in a defined contribution pension scheme.Another 600,000 employers are due to begin the AE process this year, the regulator said.
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The Franklin County Girls looked strong on their home course against Lawrenceburg, taking 4 out of the 5 top spots. Sophomore, Lauren Kelley, took 1st place, followed by junior, Katelyn Meyer. Meyer’s time of 23:04 is closing in on her best time, which was 22:14. Senior, Taylor Stewart, took 4th place, and junior, Kairee Hodapp, took the 5th place spot. The girls are staying consistent with fast times and are looking forward to the South Dearborn invitational on Saturday, September 15th.The Franklin County boys took the first 8 places in the meet against Lawrenceburg . Sophomore, Drew Grant, was first place finisher. Kyle Seibert, Tanner Lainhart, Ben Maze, and Adam Grant finished out the top 5 for a perfect score of 15. Junior, Tanner Lainhart, continues to increase his speed with a career PR of 20:21. Freshman, Ben Maze, had a PR with a time of 21:06. Freshman, Eric Schwab, had a PR of 22:11. That is over 5 minutes faster than his first meet of the season. Junior, Jackson Brumback, had a PR of 23:13. The Wildcat boys have had a great week and are looking forward to the South Dearborn invitational on Saturday, September 15th.Courtesy of Wildcats Coach Stacey Nobbe.
A frustrated Poyet lambasted Sunderland’s defensive lapses and profligacy in possession, admitting he will take his squad to task ahead of their next league clash, at home to Tottenham on September 13. “To lose that control and momentum, in those 15 minutes before the break; they made us suffer,” he said. “It’s got to be a wake-up call for us really. There’s no place for this. “We put ourselves under pressure, giving the ball away cheaply in our own half.” Adam Johnson produced two perfectly weighted through-balls for Patrick van Aanholt and Steven Fletcher as Sunderland took the early initiative at QPR. Both men failed to provide a finish to match the approach play, however, and the Wearsiders paid the ultimate price in defeat. Austin blasted home just before half-time to break the deadlock, and despite several further half-chances Sunderland were unable to claim any points. Poyet is still chasing several new recruits ahead of Monday night’s transfer deadline, to add to his stand-out summer capture of Jack Rodwell. The Black Cats are still searching for their first league win of the new season after slipping up 1-0 against QPR on Saturday. Charlie Austin fired the hosts’ first goal of the new term, denying Poyet’s men the chance to get off their first league win. Once the transfer frenzy subsides, though, the former Chelsea midfielder will relish an extended run with his squad on the training pitch. “The timing of the goal didn’t help,” said Poyet. “I don’t know if it was overconfidence after a decent start, but there’s no place for that at all. “We know the numbers we’ve got to work with, so we’ve just got to get on with it now.” Gus Poyet has warned Sunderland to heed their Loftus Road “wake-up call” in the international break to jump-start their Barclays Premier League campaign. Press Association
Ander Herrera never thought he had made a mistake by joining Manchester United. Press Association Although he started just six league games before the middle of February, the Spaniard, speaking to El Pais, was convinced he had made the right decision in moving to England. “Manchester United are the second wealthiest club in the world, and they continue looking for talent. Everyone takes time (to adjust),” the United midfielder said. “Now I am playing more, but when I wasn’t playing I always knew in my head that I came here to play five years minimum, not just a few months.” Herrera discussed many topics in the interview with the Spanish newspaper. The 25-year-old said David de Gea had told him there was less of a hierarchy in the squad with the likes of Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs and Rio Ferdinand having retired. Herrera also revealed Wayne Rooney has been picking up some of the language used by the Hispanic members of the squad. When asked about any jokers in the camp, Herrera said: “Rooney leads because he is very open and he insults us in Spanish.” Herrera poked fun at the United skipper for his shadow-boxing celebration against Spurs. “I’d rather talk to him about football because he likes boxing and could try with me,” he added. Herrera also gave his backing to Van Gaal, although he is wary of getting too close to the Dutchman. “I keep my distance with Van Gaal,” the midfielder said. “But he’s a good guy with a strong character. “He likes discipline and doesn’t believe in egos in the squad. “He loves possession and he doesn’t like risking losing the ball. “At the beginning he used to tell me off because I always looked for the ball, I wanted to have it, and I must wait for it.” Herrera also revealed he was nearly moved to tears by Lionel Messi’s performance against United’s local rivals Manchester City. “The last time I cried?” he said. “I almost cried watching Messi against Man City. He’s so good! But anyway, I get emotional very easily. “But hey, I get excited easily and not only with the major teams. I’m a classic man and I was delighted when we played vs Yeovil Town in front of 8,000 standing people yelling at me: “Who are you?”” Herrera has become a regular in Louis van Gaal’s team of late, starting the last seven games in all competitions. It was a different story earlier in the season though. Despite impressing on the club’s pre-season tour of the United States, the £29million summer signing from Athletic Bilbao could not hold down a first-team place.