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PREMIUMGovernment aims to certify all state lands by 2022

first_imgFacebook Google Indonesia finance-ministry National-Land-Agency state-assets land-certification land-dispute State-Asset-Management-Agency land-acquisition Log in with your social account LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here The Finance Ministry expects all government land to be certified by 2022 in an effort to protect state assets from legal disputes and to maximize their use for financial purposes.According to the ministry, 46,725 tracts of land covering about 275,000 hectares – more than three times the size of Singapore – have not been certified.“There are many state assets that are currently being disputed, and it could [all] be resolved if we have proper ownership certificates,” the ministry’s state assets director, Encep Sudarwan, said on Feb. 14, 2020 at a press briefing.Aside from preventing land disputes, certifying state land was also necessary to enable the ministries or agencies that owned them to use the land for purposes such as collateral for raising funds.The ministry has set a progressive target, with 15,426 state lands to be certified this yea… Linkedin Topics : Forgot Password ?last_img read more

What is the point? Kia Joorabchian slams farcical Mesut Ozil situation at Arsenal

first_img Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 8 Sep 2020 6:31 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.1kShares What is the point? Kia Joorabchian slams farcical Mesut Ozil situation at Arsenal Advertisement Comment Advertisement Mesut Ozil has entered the final year of his Arsenal contract (Picture: Getty / talkSPORT)Kia Joorabchian has slammed Arsenal’s treatment of Mesut Ozil and believes they are guilty of wasting two years of the playmaker’s career.The former Germany international committed his long-term future to the Gunners in February 2018, signing a new contract worth a club-record £350,000-a-week.Ozil, however, fell out with Arsene Wenger’s replacement Unai Emery before appearing to get his career back on track under the management of his former Arsenal team-mate Mikel Arteta.The ex-Real Madrid star failed to feature at all during ‘Project Restart’ with Arteta failing to provide a detailed explanation. ADVERTISEMENTThe 32-year-old remains intent on seeing out the final year of his deal, however, and looks set to be handed a lifeline having featured in last weekend’s pre-season friendly defeat against Aston Villa. Mesut Ozil didn’t feature during Arsenal’s run-in last season (Picture: Getty)Joorabchian, who represents three members of Arteta’s first team squad, believes the current Arsenal manager needs to find a role for his highest earner.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘The Ozil situation should have been resolved two years ago,’ he told talkSPORT. ‘What is the point of a player sitting and not playing? Who gains from that?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 Arsenal‘The club doesn’t gain from that. The player is ageing, he doesn’t gain from that. The agent doesn’t gain from that. ‘I mean, I’m not exactly sure other than the fact the player has maybe a monetary gain from getting an income I don’t think anybody really gains from such a situation.‘I can’t really remember us no trying everything to resolve a problem with a player. I just don’t see the point of it.’MORE: Arsenal offered Paris Saint-Germain keeper Alphonse Areola on loan as Emiliano Martinez replacementMORE: Arsenal fans giddy as William Saliba and Gabriel train together for the first timeFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.last_img read more

Ridiculously cheap island on sale for half Brisbane’s median house price

first_imgWorthington Island has hit the market for $385,000 — one of the cheapest islands to hit the market in Australia.A 28-hectare island that’s just hit the market is one of the cheapest in Australia, priced at just six figures that come to only half the median house price in Brisbane.Remote but within a 30-minute boat ride to the nearest city, the island off the Queensland coast was described as a place where fishermen hide behind trees to bait lines so the fish don’t spook, where beehives are empty because the bees prefer the bush, and where you pick a crab off the beach for brekkie.The island, used for fishing and gardening by the seller, was listed for sale at $385,000 — and even that may be negotiable for cashed up-buyers ready for a quick transaction. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK How you can live like a millionaire for $20k The buildings were described as “rustic”. Parents hope $5 lottery gets kids into property market More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus12 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market12 hours agoThe seller indulged his love of gardening and fishing on the island but now lives on the mainland.“It only just came on the market,” he said. “It’s in the last 20 per cent or so of that lease and they will renew the lease for another 25 years.”He described it as a “fairly unique island”, located a 30 minute boat ride from Gladstone Harbour — “remote but fairly close to all facilities”.The fishing was so good, he said “you have to hide behind a tree to bait your hook for fish”.“Formerly it was a working farm, with mangoes and all sorts of trees. One tree there is Carambola, there were beehives, veges and other things. In the early days it was quite an active island when it came to fruit and vegetables.” Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58 Crabs can be picked from mangroves and beaches.Private Islands Australia agent Richard Vanhoff told The Courier-Mail that he’d never seen anything like it.“It’s easily the cheapest island I have ever seen,” he said. “The owner just wants to sell the island and move on. He’s had it for many, many years and he doesn’t visit the island all that often now. When he was a keen fishermen and gardener he used to but these days he rarely gets to it.”He said Worthington Island was leased from the Department of Natural Resources and Mines — with eight years left to run but a 25-year renewal could be sought.center_img A dream site for fishermen. The island covers 28 hectares big. MORE: House earns owner $200k a year Worthington Island had in the past been used for vegetable and fruit farming. Tropical mangrove habitat — perfect as a natural fish nursery and home for crabs.Among other islands on the market in Queensland right now were Temple Island — back on the market off the coast of Central Queensland for $1.5m — and Quoin Island, a freehold estate off Gladstone for $1.9m.According to Mr Vanhoff the buildings on Worthington were “rustic” including an old packing shed.“It’s ideal for family or a bunch of fishermen that love the outdoors,” he said. “There’s an abundance of crabs and fish. The current owner tells me he can live off the back door for a whole month just eating fish and crabs — and mangoes.”“The location is fairly remote, It can be accessed via the Port of Gladstone by a small boat. It used to have a jetty years ago when it was a commercial operation that allowed deepwater vessels to access the island — there’s only remnants of that remaining.” Rainwater keeps tanks filled and there’s also a well.Among income generation ideas, Mr Vanhoff said, were “orchids scattered all over the island”. “To resurrect the orchard would help generate an income, offsetting any costs”.As well, “the house has bee boxes but no bees, however the bees are on the island and have been seen, so it’s a matter of finding them and bringing them back home.”“The island is east facing so the beaches are a little rougher than usual but what we’ve done in the past (in the area) is imported the sand from Gladstone and created the beach within the bay, everything’s possible.”The island has a 240 volt generator, plus a 12 volt solar system as well as a rainwater system and a well created in the 1800s.“It hasn’t been used for a long time but on inspection it has fresh water still within. Most islands have an aquifer with ample fresh water.”last_img read more

Cashman/Dutra JV Wins Boston Harbor Dredging Contract

first_imgThe Joint Venture comprising of Cashman Dredging Inc. and Dutra Group was awarded last week a $122.2 million Boston Harbor dredging contract.According to FedBizOpps, the project includes dredging of approximately 11,700,000 cubic yards of silt, blue clay, till and weathered rock from the harbor area.The Federal Navigation Project for Boston Harbor consists of the following components: deepening and widening the Broad Sound North Channel to -51 feet Mean Lower, Low Water (MLLW), deepening and widening the Main Ship Channel (MSC) to the Conley Terminal including the turning basin or “MSC Notch” to -47 feet MLLW, deepening the President Roads Anchorage and deepening the lower Reserved Channel to -47 feet MLLW.The improvement depths noted above are required to be an additional two feet deep in areas of hard material like till and weathered rock.The Army Corps reported that the material dredged to create the federal navigation project improvements will be placed at the Massachusetts Bay Disposal Site (MBDS) approximately 20 miles offshore of Boston Harbor with the exception of a small fraction of the material being placed as a cap to the Main Ship Channel Confined Aquatic Disposal cell, just downstream of the inner confluence of the Chelsea and Mystic Rivers.The contractor will be required to bring equipment to accomplish all dredging by mechanical means for the material types previously noted with strength characteristics less than fast rock. Dredging operations will be permitted 24 hours per day and 7 days per week and are expected to take up to 3½ years to complete, said USACE.[mappress mapid=”24885″]last_img read more

‘Three people, one baby’ public consultation begins (UK)

first_imgBBC News 16 Sep 2012A public consultation has been launched to discuss the ethics of using three people to create one baby.The technique could be used to prevent debilitating and fatal “mitochondrial” diseases, which are passed down only from mother to child.However, the resulting baby would contain genetic information from three people – two parents and a donor woman.Ministers could change the law to make the technique legal after the results of the consultation are known.About one in 200 children are born with faulty mitochondria – the tiny power stations which provide energy to every cell in the body.Most show little or no symptoms, but in the severest cases the cells of the body are starved of energy. It can lead to muscle weakness, blindness, heart failure and in some cases can be fatal.Mitochondria are passed on from the mother’s egg to the child – the father does not pass on mitochondria through his sperm. The idea to prevent this is to add a healthy woman’s mitochondria into the mix.Two main techniques have been shown to work in the laboratory, by using a donor embryo or a donor egg. read more

Vacant building fire could be deemed arson

first_imgShelbyville, IN—A fire that heavily damaged a Shelbyville building Wednesday and left two firemen with minor injuries may have been arson.Lieutenant Michael Turner of the Shelbyville Police Department says detectives have been questioning four juveniles who may have been involved in the fire.  And stated that At this time, they are investigating it as a criminal investigation. No arrests have been made.The blaze, on Webster Street, was a challenge for firefighters. Interior floors were collapsing and portions of the roof caved in. The property owner arrived at the scene and said a boat and some vehicles were inside a portion of the building that was not on fire. Those items were removed.last_img

Reports: Jeffrey Epstein dead via suicide

first_imgJefferey Epstein has reportedly committed suicide inside a manhattan jail.Epstein was found this morning hanging from his jail cell at Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan around 7:30 a.m according to the New York Times.Last month, Epstein was charged by Manhattan prosecutors for sex-trafficking girls as young as 14 years of age.This story is developing and will have more information.last_img

Report: Taylor Swift’s Dad Fights off Burglar in his Florida Penthouse

first_imgTaylor Swift’s dad is reportedly not hurt after he recently fought a burglar who broke into his $4 million Florida penthouse, according to the Tampa Bay Times.The paper reported that Scott Swift returned to his home in the Vinoy Place Towers in St. Petersburg on Jan. 17 just moments after 30-year-old Terrence Hoover allegedly used an emergency escape stairwell to climb 13 floors and broke in.The men reportedly fought before Hoover ran away, according to police records. Hoover has a lengthy arrest record that includes domestic violence by strangulation, aggravated battery, burglary, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and kidnapping and false imprisonment, the paper said.Swift picked Hoover out of a photo lineup and police say Hoover called them to report the altercation. Hoover could not be found, however, until last week, when he was arrested on burglary charges. He was being held Monday on $50,000 bond.Taylor Swift was not with her father and it is unclear whether the intruder targeted the home. The 30-year-old singer lives elsewhere.Taylor Swift’s father ‘safe’ after fight with intruder in his Florida penthouse.While Taylor Swift was not with him at the time of the burglary, she herself has experienced a number of break-ins in recent years.— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) February 18, 2020 Hoover’s mother told the newspaper that her son got lost while searching for his estranged wife and should only be charged with trespassing.The penthouse encompasses the entire top floor of one Vinoy tower and includes 5,359 square feet, three bedrooms and three full baths.last_img read more

Army Corps of Engineers revokes permit for Extension of State Road 7

first_imgWEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — The extension of State Road 7 north in West Palm Beach has been stopped in its tracks.Monday, the city of West Palm Beach said the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers revoked the permit for the project. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers had previously approved construction of the extension in 2017.According to the city, the Corps said this week’s action was in the public interest because the Florida Department of Transportation had not achieved necessary state water quality certification since the permit was first issued in July 2017.Environmentalists and city officials have said building the road would impact the nearby Grassy Waters Preserve, a 23-square mile wetlands ecosystem that serves as the freshwater supply for West Palm Beach, South Palm Beach and Palm Beach Island.“I am quite pleased with the decision of the Corps to revoke its permit,” said West Palm Beach Mayor Keith A. James in a written statement. “This decision will ensure the protection of our very valuable water supply source at Grassy Waters Preserve, which is of great importance to the public health and safety of our citizens and which, as we have consistently contended, would be threatened by the construction of this road.”In July 2019, FDOT withdrew its state permit application. FDOT later said it plans to resubmit an application to the South Florida Water Management District with minor design changes.However, the city of West Palm Beach said Thursday that FDOT has not refiled its application.The city says FDOT needs to reapply and obtain both federal and state permits in order to move forward with the project after the permit was pulled.This week, West Palm Beach initiated conflict resolution procedures to resolve issues with the Palm Beach Transportation Planning Agency regarding its decision to re-include the State Road 7 project earlier this year.The city says the Corps revoking their permit resolves federal litigation initiated by the city concerning the matter.People who have supported the extension have said it would ease traffic in the county and save time for drivers going north and south.The extension of the road in the western area of the city has been a point of contention for years, leading to a lawsuit by the city and millions in legal fees to stop the construction.In February, the Palm Beach Transportation Planning Agency approved adding a four-lane extension of State Road 7 from 60th Street to Northlake Boulevard to its long-range 25-year transportation plan.last_img read more

Liberty meets Stetson in Atlantic Sun semis

first_imgLiberty meets Stetson in Atlantic Sun semis For more AP college basketball coverage: and was generated by Automated Insights,, using data from STATS LLC, Associated Press SUPER SENIORS: Liberty has relied heavily on its seniors this year. Caleb Homesley, Scottie James, Georgie Pacheco-Ortiz and Myo Baxter-Bell have combined to account for 62 percent of the team’s scoring this year and 72 percent of all Flames points over the last five games.POTENT PERRY: Rob Perry has connected on 43.2 percent of the 155 3-pointers he’s attempted and has gone 4 for 10 over the last three games. He’s also made 70.1 percent of his free throws this season.STREAK SCORING: Liberty has won its last 15 home games, scoring an average of 68.7 points while giving up 49.1.PASSING FOR POINTS: The Flames have recently used assists to create baskets more often than the Hatters. Liberty has an assist on 37 of 73 field goals (50.7 percent) across its past three contests while Stetson has assists on 35 of 75 field goals (46.7 percent) during its past three games.DID YOU KNOW: The Liberty defense has allowed only 53.5 points per game to opponents this season, ranking the Flames second among Division I teams. The Stetson offense has averaged 63.8 points through 32 games (ranked 294th, nationally).___center_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditStetson (16-16, 10-7) vs. Liberty (28-4, 14-3)Atlantic Sun Conference Tourney Semifinals, Vines Center, Lynchburg, Virginia; Thursday, 7 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: A ticket to the Atlantic Sun championship game is ready to be punched as Stetson and Liberty are set to do battle. The teams split the regular season series at one win apiece. The teams last played on Feb. 22, when the Flames outshot Stetson 50.9 percent to 34.1 percent and recorded six fewer turnovers en route to a 77-49 victory. March 4, 2020last_img read more