Topics : Japan also imposed the TRQ policy on Indonesia’s tropical fruit products such as fresh pineapple and banana, with the latter providing free entry for up to 1,000 metric tons per year for five years, IJEPA Annex 1 shows.Besides greater market access for export products, Made said the government was also lobbying to include travel workers into an article on the movement of natural persons, which allows entry and temporary stay permits for Indonesians workers in Japan.“As the Japanese government is currently focusing on tourism, Japan needs workers that can provide services to their tourism. We do have trained workers that could cater to that,” she said.IJEPA currently only provides entry and extendable one-year stay permits for skilled medical workers such as nurses and elderly care workers, outside of professional services workers and businesspeople, according to the agreement’s Annex 10.Indonesia has sent 622 nurses and 1,494 elderly care workers during the first 10 years of IJEPA’s implementation, Trade Ministry data shows.The ad interim charge d’affaires of the Indonesia Embassy in Tokyo, Tri Purnajaya, hopes that IJEPA would boost trade and investment between the two countries. The embassy is currently vying to establish a travel corridor for Japanese businesspeople to travel to Indonesia.“We are currently working with the Japanese government to promote easing travel restrictions, so we could facilitate more business travel between the two sides,” he said.IJEPA was implemented by the two countries in 2008 and was reviewed in 2013 based on Article 151 of the agreement, which mandates a general review in the fifth year since the agreement took effect.However, IJEPA’s general review [GR-IJEPA] negotiation effort was stalled in 2016 due to disagreements over automotive products and steel tariffs. It was then resumed in the following year, with the GR-IJEPA report concluded in 2019. The government is seeking to expand access to the Japanese market, reduce tariffs and liberalize the movement of workers in tourism through Indonesia-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (IJEPA) renegotiations.According to the Trade Ministry’s bilateral negotiations director Ni Made Ayu Marthini, the government is focusing on expanding its market access and reviewing Japan’s Tariff Rate Quotas (TRQ) for Indonesia’s agricultural products.“In regard to market access, some of our fishery products still have higher tariffs to enter the Japanese market, including canned products. We would also like to secure the fruit market in Japan, and Japan currently implements the TRQ for Indonesia’s [products],” she said during an online webinar held by SSEK Legal Consultant on Tuesday. Greater market access for Indonesia’s products would boost trade between the two countries, Made said, as Japan is Indonesia’s third-largest export destination and second-largest import source.The total value of trade between Indonesia and Japan reached US$31.56 billion in 2019, a slight decrease from $37.44 billion in 2018, according to Trade Ministry data. Indonesia also posted a trade surplus of around $320 million in 2019.Under IJEPA, fresh and chilled fishery products from Indonesia, including salmon and trout, are excluded from tariff reduction commitments alongside canned tuna products. Meanwhile, other canned fishery products are subject to further negotiations, according to the IJEPA’s Annex 1.“We want 0 percent tariff on [canned fishery] products because we think it will be a win-win situation. Japanese consumers will have the products and there are many Japanese investors who are investing in Indonesia to produce them for the Japanese market,” Made said.
The International Accounting Standards Board has cleared an amendment to its lease accounting standard, International Financial Reporting Standard 16, that it says will ease the burden on lessees during the COVID-19 pandemic.Under the terms of the quick-fix amendment, which will apply to lease payments made up until 30 June 2021 and was issued today, lessees do not need to reassess their leasing contracts for accounting purposes – a potentially time-consuming and costly process – where a lessor varies lease payments to take account of the pandemic.The IASB published an exposure draft setting out the proposals on a shortened two-week comment period on 24 April. The board also decided during the 15 May meeting to take no further action in relation to lessor accounting. IFRS 16 requires lessees to assess each lease at inception in order to identify and recognise a separate lease liability and so-called right-of-use asset. The standard also tells lessors that they must effectively repeat this process where the terms of the lease contract change.With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, a number of lessees have negotiated reductions in their lease payments – potentially triggering a reassessment of their leases.The IASB amendment now means that they will be able to ignore lease payment forbearance where it is linked to COVID-19, subject to certain disclosures about the profit or loss effect. Reactions to the proposal were mixed in the comment letters submitted to the board, some 15 of which arrived after the end of the 14-day curtailed comment period. The CFA Institute noted that the nuances and potential implications of the proposed amendment were “[t]oo many to fully, robustly consider and evaluate in the two-week exposure period.”The group went on to remind the board that investors need to be able to understand the cash effect of the rent concessions. Another investor group, the Corporate Reporting Users Forum, however, broadly endorsed the changes. FRC chair departure news disappointsThe UK’s Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has announced that its recently appointed chairman, Simon Dingemans, is to step down from his role after serving just seven months in the role.The department for business, energy and industrial strategy is to begin the search for a successor, the audit watchdog said in a statement.According to the statement, it “had not proved possible” for Dingemans to manage potential conflicts of interest arising between the part-time role of FRC chairman and other appointments in the private sector that he was keen to pursue.“Surely the key thing was appointing someone with the passion and commitment to make the position their major job and forgo other job offers if there were a conflict?”Sharon Bowles, former MEP and ECON chairSharon Bowles, former MEP and chair of the European Parliament’s economic and monetary affairs committee, told IPE: “This is really disappointing news. “The remit was to lead the FRC out of the disaster it had become. Surely the key thing was appointing someone with the passion and commitment to make the position their major job and forgo other job offers if there were a conflict?”Bowles, who herself applied unsuccessfully for the role last year, added that it was important for the public to understand fully the details of the compromise reached over potential conflicts of interest. She added: “Meanwhile, this is another setback for the FRC that raises serious questions about the quality of the appointment process.”ESMA cautions over COVID-19 P&L presentation Separately, the European Securities and Markets Authority has issued a public statement addressing a number of issues relevant to half-yearly interim financial reporting during the COVID-19 outbreak.In a bulletin, the watchdog notes in particular that disclosures that would normally apply to full year-end accounts could also provide useful information to users of accounts in upcoming interim financial statements in light of the pandemic.It also reminds issuers of the importance of providing financial information under the Market Abuse Regulation on a timely basis – despite current difficulties.Further, the ESMA bulletin calls for “caution” in the presentation of COVID-19 related items in the profit or loss account. ESMA notes such presentation “may not faithfully present issuers’ overall financial performance, position and/or cash-flows, thus being to the detriment of users’ understanding of the financial statements”.Investors have recently complained that the so-called EBITDAC – Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortisation, and coronavirus – performance measure amounts to massaging financial results because it adds back in the economic impact of the pandemic.In an updated guidance document on so-called alternative performance measures, the UK FRC notes that such measures “are likely to be highly subjective and, therefore, potentially unreliable.”‘Integrated reporting’ council launches consultationFinally, the Integrated Reporting Council has launched a 90-day public consultation on an update to its Integrated Reporting Framework. The IIRC framework, unlike a financial reporting model, sets out to capture how a business manages six so-called capitals for success, which it has identified as financial, manufactured, intellectual, human, social, and natural capital. As such, its supporters say its remit is wider than any model focused more or less on a single metric such as the Carbon Disclosure Project or the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board model.The exposure draft is open for comment until 19 August.Read morePensions accounting: A matter of survivalIf there is one thing defined-benefit (DB) scheme sponsors and trustees can be sure of this year, the COVID-19 pandemic is going to affect not only their ability to fund schemes but also how they account for them. Integrated reporting: Accounting goes sustainableCombining conventional financial reporting with non-financial reporting in a single integrated framework presents challengesLooking for IPE’s latest magazine? Read the digital edition here.
Paul John Wiegand was the youngest of three children born to the late Rev. J.C. Wiegand and his wife Laura. Paul was born on Nov. 16, 1921 in Celina, Ohio. In 1926 the Wiegand family moved from Ohio to Dillsboro, Indiana. Paul attended and graduated from Dillsboro High School in 1939. After High School he attended Barber College in Indianapolis. From 1942 to 1946 he served his Country in the U.S. Navy. Most of his service time was spent in the Pacific theatre. After returning home from the war he continued his Barber skills working in Aurora, Indiana. Paul was employed at Indiana Michigan Electric Co. from 1955 until he retired in 1983. He remained a part time Barber until he closed his shop in 2005. Paul has been a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Aurora since the 1950’s. He also served as a board member for River View Cemetery Association for a number of years.On April 26, 1950 Paul married Adelyn Lorraine Brauer, she precedes him in death. Surviving sons, Terry Wiegand (Tammy) of Osgood, IN; John Wiegand (Kristy) of Newburgh, IN; Vance Wiegand (Connie) of Taylor Mill, KY; Paul also has five grandchildren, Kimberly (David) Penrod, Nicholas Wiegand, Noelle Wiegand, Corey Green, Alison Wiegand, and great grandson, Robert Green.He was preceded in death by parents, John Christian Wiegand, Laura Wiegand.Friends will be received Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, Aurora, Indiana.Services will be held at St. John Lutheran Church Aurora, 223 Mechanic Street, Aurora, IN., Wednesday at 11:00 am with Pastor Edward Davis, officiating.Interment will follow in the Riverview Cemetery, Aurora, IN. Military graveside services will be conducted by members of local Veterans Service Organizations.Contributions may be made to the Aurora Life Squad, St Johns Lutheran Church or Our Hospice of South Central Indiana. If unable to attend, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Our family would like to thank the staff of Ridgewood Health Campus, and Our Hospice of South Central Indiana for the care and compassion they have given Paul.Visit: www.rullmans.com
The 25-year-old midfielder moved to Villa Park from Crewe in 2012 and has gone on to establish himself in the first-team picture. And having played all of Saturday’s opening day win at Bournemouth, Westwood has now committed himself to Villa for the foreseeable future. Ashley Westwood has penned a new five-year contract at Aston Villa, the Barclays Premier League club have announced. “I am extremely pleased to sign a new contract and commit my future to Aston Villa,” he told the club’s official website. “I was made to feel very welcome from the moment I first walked through the door and I’m very happy at the club. “I believe I’m now entering what I hope will be the peak years of my career and I look forward to spending them here.” Tim Sherwood’s side welcome Manchester United to Villa Park on Friday night, with the winners guaranteed to top the Premier League table heading into the remaining weekend fixtures. Press Association
Officials in Miami are reporting that a Repo man was shot while sitting in his vehicle after repossessing a vehicle moments earlier.The incident occurred around 5:30 a.m. Friday on Northwest 11th Court.According to the report, the victim, 31-year-old Petr Cherepanov, was sitting in the tow truck with his assistant 23-year-old Cristian Fernandez nearby when a suspect driving a dark gray Ford Fusion pulled into the parking lot and began shooting at the tow truck. The suspect or suspects then fled in a black Infinity Q50 which had been repossessed earlier.Cherepanov was struck by a bullet fragment but was able to drive himself to a nearby hospital. He has since been listed in stable condition. Fernandez was uninjured during the incident.Authorities are now searching for the suspects.
Quarter-final PreviewSochi, July 6: A strong and compact Croatia will fancy their chances against surprise package and hosts Russia when the two sides clash in a FIFA World Cup quarter-final tie here on Saturday.Croatia, basking in the afterglow of their golden generation of footballers, will be targeting the World Cup semi-finals for the first time since 1998 — when they made their debut as an independent nation on football’s biggest stage.In 1998, Croatia finished third in the World Cup with a team considered to be their best-ever side. If they win against Russia, this Croatian team will join them in the history books.In Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic, Croatia have arguably the best midfield in Russia and Mario Mandzukic and Ante Rebic mean they will be more forceful in attack than the Russians. Rakitic and Rakitic have also been protecting defenders Dejan Lovren and Domagoj Vida.Rebic, along with Andrej Kramaric and Ivan Perisic may feature ahead of the midfield duo of Modric and Rakitic. Mario Mandzukic will lead Croatia’s attack. In case, Croatia go with three-man midfield, one of Mateo Kovacic and Marcelo Brozovic may get a place.Until their dramatic penalty shootout win against Denmark in the last round, the Croatians hadn’t progressed past the last 16 since 2008. They will believe now they that can equal the ‘Class of 98’.Zlatko Dalic’s side showed what they got by dismantling Lionel Messi’s Argentina 3-0 during the group phase.”We have shown in this World Cup that we have the right to hope for big things. We are playing really well and we have such players that we certainly should believe can go to the very end,” defender Domagoj Vida was quoted as saying by various media outlets.Croatia will pin their hopes on Real Madrid star Modric who has possibly been the best midfielder at the tournament.Sixteen of Dalic’s squad play in Europe’s big five leagues, with Monaco goalkeeper Danijel Subasic the hero against Denmark when he saved three penalties. IANS
Associated Press February 18, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditTCU (14-11, 5-7) vs. Texas (14-11, 4-8)Frank Erwin Special Events Center, Austin, Texas; Wednesday, 8 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: TCU looks to extend Texas’s conference losing streak to five games. Texas’ last Big 12 win came against the Iowa State Cyclones 72-68 on Feb. 1. TCU knocked off Kansas State by 11 at home in its last outing. Texas looks to end streak vs TCU SAVVY SENIORS: TCU’s Desmond Bane, Jaire Grayer and Edric Dennis Jr. have collectively scored 44 percent of the team’s points this season, including 44 percent of all Horned Frogs scoring over the last five games.SPARKING THE OFFENSE: Bane has either made or assisted on 54 percent of all TCU field goals over the last three games. The senior guard has accounted for 17 field goals and 12 assists in those games.PERFECT WHEN: The Longhorns are 5-0 when they record eight or more steals and 9-11 when they fall shy of that mark. The Horned Frogs are 7-0 when they make 10 or more 3-pointers and 7-11 when the team hits fewer than 10 from long range.COLD SPELL: TCU has lost its last six road games, scoring 55 points, while allowing 78.3 per game.DID YOU KNOW: Both TCU and Texas are ranked at the top of the Big 12 when it comes to 3-point shooting. The Horned Frogs are ranked first in the conference with 8.6 3-pointers made per game this season while the Longhorns are ranked second at eight per game. ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com
Photo courtesy of USC NewsThe Center for the Digital Future at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism released its 15th annual report detailing technology’s footprint in the United States this month.The study explores how digital technology is changing American lives, and has two objectives: to explore actions and opinions related to the use or non-use of online technology, and to chronicle the emergence of changes as they occur.92 percent of respondents in the 2016 report’s claimed to be internet user, compared to 67 percent of respondents in 2000. Similarly, weekly internet use has increased. In the the newest report, respondents claimed to spend an average of nearly 24 hours per week on the internet. In 2000, respondents spent less than 10 hours per week on the internet. Internet use at home has grown nearly sixfold since the initial study was conducted, jumping from 3.3 hours per week to 17.6 hours per week. Students in particular have utilized the internet more in recent years. In 2009, only 32 percent of students claimed to do schoolwork on the internet. By 2016, that number more than doubled to 65 percent. Much of this has been gradual and organic, but in some cases, such as many Annenberg classes, laptops are required in class.Respondents who claimed to be technology users seemed to see these trends toward digital connectivity as either benign or positive influences on society. In each study, the majority of respondents answered that they believe that communication technology makes the world a better place. However, non-user respondents have leaned further in the opposite direction as the years have passed. 43 percent of respondents claimed that it has a negative impact and only 35 percent said that it has a positive impact, according to the 2016 report.In contrast, in 2000, 49 percent of non-users believed that communication technology makes the world a better place, with only 17 percent believing that it makes the world a worse place.
Comments As Aidan Tooker rounded into the final 200 meters of the mile, his eyes glanced up to where they’d been for much of the race: the clock. It was against his better judgement, but he couldn’t help himself. The clock read 3:30, and Tooker knew all he needed to do was break 30 seconds on his final lap to join the elusive sub-four-minute mile club.When Tooker sprinted across the finish line, he immediately looked for his name on the scoreboard to see if he’d done it. The three runners who had finished ahead of him popped up on the board, but Tooker’s name was nowhere to be found.“I literally stood on the side of the track not celebrating anything just watching the board,” Tooker said. “I’ve been there before where it had been close and not happened.”Tooker’s time popped up: 3:59.39. Tooker, his parents and Jay Navin, Tooker’s mentor and former-Northeastern runner, celebrated the career milestone in the center of the track.At the Boston University John Thomas Terrier Classic, Tooker became just the fifth Syracuse runner to achieve a sub-four mile, joining Justyn Knight, Joel Hubbard, Martin Hehir and Adam Palamar in the sub-four mile club. While Syracuse’s goal is to win during the Atlantic Coast Conference Championship this Thursday through Saturday, Tooker’s personal achievement represented the next step in the junior’s development.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I think the mile is such an understood distance, to non-runners and runners alike, that when people ask you how good of a runner you are, I think they always resort to how fast is your mile time,” junior Joe Dragon said. “The four-minute barrier is incredible. Not that many people have done it.”For Tooker, the journey to running a sub-four mile has been as much mental as it has been physical. His freshman year, on the same track in Boston, Tooker was in the exact same position. With 3:30 on the clock and only 200 meters to go, he simply needed to continue the pace he was on to break the four-minute barrier. He faltered, though, and ran the final 200 meters in 32 seconds.The next year, Tooker had a similar opportunity and the same thing happened on the same track again in Boston, as he finished the mile with a time of 4:02.85.“I guess it just speaks volumes to how much of a mental game it is, it’s such a weird number,” Tooker said. “Like you literally run 60 seconds for every lap, and you’re supposed to have one spot in there that you go under.”Tooker didn’t get discouraged. As he grew physically stronger each year, his mindset developed with his body. On the day he finally broke the four-minute barrier, Tooker’s mental approach to the race differed from the two years prior, focusing on just giving his best effort rather than obsessing on the milestone.Tooker, who doesn’t consider himself a miler, believes the sub-four mile is symbolic of the progress he’s made as he aims to run at Nationals and score points for the team at the Conference Championship.“I just stopped being scared of it, on that day I realized I either do it or I don’t,” Tooker said. “I’ve not done it plenty of times, and if it happens today it happens today.” Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 18, 2019 at 9:20 pm Contact Alex: firstname.lastname@example.org | @alexhamer8
Marketing responsibly and using AI to unlock esports’ potential April 21, 2020 Related Articles Submit Andrew Dagnall – BettorlogicAs Industry platform and software developers seek to deliver the next level of betting consumer engagement and functionalities, seasoned sector technology veteran Andrew Dagnall (CEO – Bettorlogic) believes that betting’s product journey should begin with entertainment giants – Spotify and Netflix…__________________SBC: Andrew, thanks for the catch-up. As a tech consumer, why are Netflix and Spotify recommendation engines so appealing and engaging? Andrew Dagnall: Accessibility, customer experience and choice. An ability to access either engine from any device, navigate the console before choosing is a big factor in why Netflix and Spotify are dominating the market. Another element of their success is the way they understand the customer using data and historical selections. Not only will they suggest certain films or music to engage with, but they will share additional ideas on what other users may have gone onto listen to or watch. The consumer is first in every element of the user experience.SBC: In 2018, how should betting operators be approaching the management and display of their betting market inventories? AD: Operators are currently delivering a betting experience which falls short of what it can be, especially when compared to the likes of Netflix and Spotify.Sportsbooks are in a slightly different situation as most are limited in what they control because they rely on third-party providers. Even sportsbooks using proprietary platforms don’t do enough to create a truly intuitive experience for bettors. Technology is growing at such a pace that we expect our digital interaction to make any transaction simpler.Our research shows that the majority of bettors have a pretty good idea of what they want to bet on before they open an app or go online and yet they will go through several stages to get to where they want to be and execute a bet. If the user experience doesn’t match up to expectations, the player will just go to wherever the easiest execution is, even if you’re best priced.Those industries that are solely digital, wouldn’t survive if the product didn’t deliver and I think Spotify is a good example. They are in a competitive marketplace with the likes of Apple music and rather like betting, both are selling the same product – a piece of music. Spotify has invested heavily in research and development to keep a big share of the market, they have over 200 million customers of which nearly 50% are subscribers. A major reason is Spotify recognises me as an individual and uses my data to personalise my experience. The cumulative effect of the Spotify experience around suggested songs, playlists and navigation enhances the scope of my listening all from my activity.This is achievable through a betting app and it can start by a few simple amends like keeping people logged in the whole time – currently only an option on some providers. Operators should give bettors a means to modify or build their own homepage with favourite sports, best markets and relevant content ahead of particular events. A popular bets section should show what others are doing, winning bets flagged to show successes, a countdown to your next event and better navigation.SBC: Spotify & Netflix platforms are driven by ‘inter-connectivity’, across digital verticals. How can this dynamic be developed for betting platforms? AD: Being logged into Spotify reminds me that they are working for me, unlike with a betting app. I am kept in the loop with updates and about brand partnerships that have been signed. It’s vital to make the communication relevant and in betting it could be about my horse which is no longer running or my usual first scorer option being injured. If I was made aware I am far more likely to back another.Spotify successfully profiles with far more generic data. Creating betting profiles of players is doable using historical actions, even post GDPR. Bettorlogic receive anonymised data from clients and the history creates a profile – it tells us what they like to bet on from the sport, propensity and how far in advance of an event. This can go further in tracking how people react when doing well or conversely when on a losing run, are they or likely to be a problem gambler and if so, how best to deal with that situation. A bettor’s homepage can take on a new identity that reflects my interests and even without data, a way to redesign the page to reflect my interests. This can be as simple or detailed as I want, choose the sports and how I want bets displayed, set notifications so I know when events I’m interested in are about to start or be notified of changes in match situations. It could go further if the bettor wished to place auto bets on a particular match situation and a price.Betting is a social experience too and being able to share opinions, successes and ill luck should be an important feature. Again, Spotify is very good at letting me interact with friends by sharing playlists and betting can do the same especially if a customer has been profiled and therefore can be matched to like-minded bettors. I’m so embedded in Spotify that it would take something monumental to make me switch to Apple Music, sportsbooks should surely do the same because currently we are actively encouraged to switch operators.SBC: Do you worry that betting recommendation engines are perhaps intrusive to the end user? How should this delicate engagement be handled? AD: The sheer volumes of data that betting companies have at their disposal means they can create an extremely accurate picture of customers. Successful operators will use this to tailor the offering to enhance the individual experience by only showing relevant and useful suggestions. If we know a certain bettor only becomes active on Friday as they look to the weekend, then the communication should reflect that and not on a Monday morning.Tracking is key to monitoring what changes are working and what isn’t. Delivering an intuitive and flexible offering avoids the issue of being too intrusive and you are responding to user habits. Giving bettors the power to shape their experience is the vital ingredient.SBC: At a product level, the benefits of effective ‘recommendation engines’ are quite clear. However, how do these engines help further operational functions such as marketing, customer services, etc… AD: Marketing and customer services should mirror the intuitive personalisation model to deliver what bettors are interested in. Understanding what markets a bettor likes, does well on and when they tend to place a bet means you can be more pertinent with notifications. Spotify will let me know when my favourite artist is playing a live gig, so why not the same with tickets for a football or cricket match.This is also the case with customer service when monitoring behaviour, whether it be handling issues or working with bettors who may be displaying early signs of problem gambling. Operators are better placed to encourage responsible betting.Aggregated data is also useful for discovering the expectations of new customers which is crucial for a sportsbook when typical acquisition costs mean they need to recoup that expense. Bettorlogic data revealed that if a customer didn’t have a winner in their first 5 bets, the chance of a sixth bet dropped to 19% compared to 46% for those who did – these went onto place 10 bets, 65% of those had 20 bets and 30% would reach 110 bets.All aspects revolve around delivering a personal experience at each touch point and developing a genuine customer relationship. Operators who invest in this strategy will build a brand people relate with and put themselves in the best position to succeed as a business.______________Andrew Dagnall – CEO – Bettorlogic Share StumbleUpon Share National Lottery reimagines ‘It Could be You’ for a new century June 24, 2020 Paddy Power – Too Hot To Handle vs Love Island will be lockdown’s biggest market April 21, 2020