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PREMIUMKnock-knock: BPS to carry out door-to-door census despite pandemic

first_imgLog in with your social account Facebook Forgot Password ? LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Topics : Linkedin Statistics Indonesia (BPS) will carry out the 10-year national population census in person in September, despite the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.The BPS is scheduled to commence its door-to-door efforts on Sept. 1, when census takers will visit homes to conduct interviews or provide questionnaires, according to the agency’s head Suhariyanto during the kick-off ceremony on Monday.The effort will complement the online census that the BPS held earlier between February and May this year.“Population data is the key to planning in various sectors, including food [security], housing, education, health care and transportation, among others. There is unlikely to be any appropriate policy without accurate data,” Suhariyanto said on Monday. “It is not only significant for the present but also significant to anticipate the future of Indonesia.”This year mark… census population BPS offline COVID-19 online Googlelast_img read more


Cesc Fabregas picks Jose Mourinho over Arsene Wenger and Pep Guardiola as the manager he had the ‘best connection’ with

first_imgCesc Fabregas picks Jose Mourinho over Arsene Wenger and Pep Guardiola as the manager he had the ‘best connection’ with Fabregas played under some of football’s best ever managers (Picture: Getty Images)Cesc Fabregas has named Jose Mourinho as the manager he had the ‘best connection’ with over his illustrious career, snubbing Arsene Wenger and Pep Guardiola.The Spaniard has had the luxury of being tutored by some of the greatest minds in recent football history and won almost every major honour the game has to offer, apart from the Champions League.Fabregas was given his first chance by Arsene Wenger at Arsenal, who took a chance on a 16-year-old export from Barcelona’s La Masia academy.Wenger imparted his wisdom on the Spaniard and developed him into one of the finest talents in the Premier League, however, after eight years in north London, he eventually left to join boyhood club Barcelona in 2011.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTFabregas played under Guardiola in his first season at Camp Nou and went on to win La Liga and the Copa del Ray over four years at the Catalan club, before moving back to the Premier League with Chelsea in 2014.That first season at Stamford Bridge proved to be one of the most fruitful of the midfielder’s career, with his 19 assists helping fire the Blues to the Premier League title. Comment Mike StavrouWednesday 8 Jul 2020 12:18 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.7kShares Fabregas says he had a special relationship with Mourinho (Picture: Getty Images)And while Fabregas credited Wenger, Guardiola and Mourinho as his ‘best managers’, he admitted he built up a unique bond with the Portuguese boss in particular.‘I played under some of the best managers – not just in recent times but in history,’ Fabregas told BBC’s Match of the Day: Top 10 podcast.‘If I have to pick one or two: Pep Guardiola played the game in the style I love at Barcelona, same with Arsene Wenger at Arsenal, but under Jose Mourinho at Chelsea I had a really special year.‘He is probably the one I had the best connection with. The way he played with my mind was unbelievable.‘I would pick Guardiola, Mourinho and Wenger because I owe them all so much.’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 ArsenalGuardiola, however, did get a special mention as Fabregas’ football hero growing up.‘Pep Guardiola. We used to play in the same position,’ he added.‘In the Barcelona academy you would wear numbers depending on position. The number four was the player in front of the defender. Guardiola was playing there and I was number four.’MORE: Ashley Cole tells Tammy Abraham what he must start doing to get back in the Chelsea teamMORE: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang matches Thierry Henry Arsenal record with Leicester goalFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more


Spanish pension funds return nearly 3% over 2015

first_imgAs of the end of December, total assets under management for the occupational pensions sector stood at €35.5bn, an increase of 0.8% over the past year.Total pension assets, including those in individual plans, now amount to €104.5bn, while the number of participants in the occupational system remains stable, at just over 2m.For Spanish pension funds as a whole, the recent shift towards domestic assets has halted; they formed 61.4% of portfolios at end-December 2015 compared with 64.8% at end-September 2015.Non-domestic holdings grew from 19.4% at end-September 2015 to 22.1% three months later.Fixed income investments make up 57.4% of portfolios, down 2.5 percentage points since end-September.This compares with 22.6% invested in equities, an increase of 2.1 percentage points over September.Of this, 8.6% is in Spanish shares, with 14% in non-domestic shares.The biggest single component of pension fund portfolios – 33.3% – is still invested in Spanish government bonds, with a further 15.9% in Spanish corporate bonds.David Cienfuegos, head of investment for Spain at Willis Towers Watson, said that, for company pension funds, the return distribution per fund for 2015 had been wider than usual due to three main factors.“Pension funds with better governance structures have been worried about equity valuations and economic growth over the past two years and have been gradually and marginally reducing exposure to equities to increase their alternative credit allocations,” he said. In addition, according to Cienfuegos, some large and medium-sized company pension funds have increased their overall strategy diversification in recent years, which implies a greater exposure to US dollar assets, among other things.This, he said, means they benefited from the US dollar rally in 2015.“Thirdly,” he added, “the more conservative pension funds continue to have larger local exposure, in terms of equity and fixed income. It hasn’t turned out too badly for them in 2015, as the European Central Bank continues to expand its monetary policy.”Cienfuegos concluded, however, that those corporate pension funds that fared better in 2015 might not be the best prepared to face the events of the next few years.“There’s still time to reassess the global risks and how those could affect their investments, as well as to determine what impact extreme events could have in their overarching goal for the corporate pension fund,” he said.“Governance is even more relevant in an uncertain and volatile environment.”Meanwhile, preliminary estimates from Mercer’s Pension Investment Performance Service (PIPS) confirm the INVERCO results, showing that Spanish pension funds returned 3% on investments over the 2015 calendar year.The PIPS covers a large sample of Spanish pension funds, most of them occupational schemes.Negative returns were experienced for all three main asset classes during December, with fixed income performing best, returning -0.8%.Non-EU equities returned -4.5% for the month, while EU equities performed worst of all, with a -6.7% return.The overall average return for the month was -2%.Over the calendar year, however, equities as a whole outperformed fixed income by a wide margin.Non-EU equities did best with a return of 8.9%, while EU equities made 7.8%.Fixed income returned 0.9%.Mayte Gonzalez, an investment consultant at Mercer, said: “Last year was a complicated one for pension plans in Spain, but the managers expected a year with high volatility, and they had prepared the portfolios with this in mind to mitigate market crashes.”But she added: “The falls in stock markets that happened during the last month of the year cancelled out the many gains accumulated until November.” Spain’s occupational pension funds made average returns of 2.88% over the 2015 calendar year, according to the country’s Investment and Pension Fund Association (INVERCO).The return is an improvement on the 1.58% for the 12 months to the end of September 2015 but lower than the 7.14% recorded for calendar 2014.INVERCO pointed out, however, that the 2015 performance was achieved against a background of increased market volatility, during which Spain’s IBEX35 equity index dipped 7%, while Spanish long-term government debt also fell in price.Average annualised returns for Spanish occupational funds were 5.96% for the three years to 31 December 2015, and 5.18% for the five years to that date.last_img read more


Gold Coast family secures dream home in snappy deal

first_img Clean lines in the designer kitchen.The property has continued to attract plenty of local and interstate interest post-sale, with 20 groups coming through the open home last Saturday.“They were all pretty disappointed that it’s under contract,” Ms Henley-Smith said. “It’s a very unique design.” The unique design made a strong first impression at 20 Park Avenue, Broadbeach Waters.The offer, which was just below the asking price of $2.195 million, was accepted — before any other potential buyers even had a chance to pick up the phone. Gold Coast’s top 3 relocation hot spots An outdoor area at 20 Park Avenue, Broadbeach Waters.Ms Henley-Smith said the buyers were instantly impressed by the unique design of the home and the land size, which measures 771sq m.“The home is still on the newish side and it’s on a big block with room for all the kids,” she said.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa8 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day agoMORE NEWS: Versace-inspired mansion for salecenter_img The stunning home sold within hours.When you know, you know as they say, and that was certainly the case for one Gold Coast family who secured their dream home hours after the property was put to market. The Miami family was the first to inspect the designer home at 20 Park Ave, Broadbeach Waters and made an offer of $2.1 million hours later. A striking entrance area.“They were the first buyers who came through before the property really had the chance to even hit the internet,” said agent Brooke Henley-Smith of John Reid Real Estate Broadbeach Waters, who handled the sale.“By the time the sellers came in that afternoon and everything was signed off, it wasn’t even 24 hours. It was a done deal.”last_img read more


Music therapy ‘helps cancer young’

first_imgYoungsters made their own music video to show family and friendsMusic therapy can help teenagers and young people cope better when faced with treatment for cancer, a study in Cancer journal suggests.American researchers followed the experiences of a group of patients aged 11-24 as they produced a music video over three weeks.They found the patients gained resilience and improved relationships with family and friends.All the patients were undergoing high-risk stem-cell transplant treatments.To produce their music videos, the young patients were asked to write song lyrics, record sounds and collect video images to create their story.They were guided by a qualified music therapist who helped the patients identify what was important to them and how to communicate their ideas.When completed, the videos were shared with family and friends through “premieres”.Positive effectAfter the sessions, the researchers found that the group that made music videos reported feeling more resilient and better able to cope with their treatment than another group not offered music therapy.Also, 100 days after treatment, the same group said they felt communication within their families was better and they were more connected with friends.These are among several protective factors identified by researchers that they say help teenagers and young adults to cope in the face of cancer treatments.Lead study author Dr Joan Haase, of Indiana University School of Nursing, said: “These protective factors influence the ways adolescents and young adults cope, gain hope and find meaning in the midst of their cancer journey.“Adolescents and young people who are resilient have the ability to rise above their illness, gain a sense of mastery and confidence in how they have dealt with their cancer, and demonstrate a desire to reach out and help others.”When researchers interviewed the patients’ parents, they found that the videos also gave them useful insights into their children’s cancer experiences.‘Feel connected’Sheri Robb, a music therapist who worked on the study, explained why music was particularly good at encouraging young people to engage.She said: “When everything else is so uncertain, songs that are familiar to them are meaningful and make them feel connected.”Cancer Research UK says music therapy can help people with cancer reduce their anxiety and improve their quality of life. It can also help to reduce some cancer symptoms and side-effects of treatment – but it cannot cure, treat or prevent any type of disease, including cancer.Previous studies looking at the effects of music therapy on children with cancer found that it could help reduce fear and distress while improving family relationships.A spokesperson for Teenage Cancer Trust said getting children with cancer to co-operate and communicate was most important.“Every day in UK, around seven young people aged between 13 and 24 are diagnosed with cancer. We know that being treated alongside others their own age makes a huge difference to their whole experience, especially if it’s in an environment that allows young people with cancer to support each other.”BBC News Share Tweet Share Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! HealthLifestyle Music therapy ‘helps cancer young’ by: – January 27, 2014 26 Views   no discussionslast_img read more


Hulbert Brewer Sr., 86, Holton

first_imgHulbert C. Brewer, Sr., 86, of Holton passed away at 8am, Saturday, October 5, 2019 at his home. He was born near Rogers in Wolfe County, Kentucky on September 8, 1933 the youngest of 12 children born to William and Laura Bryant Brewer. He was married to Ruby King on January 19, 1952 and his wife of 67 years survives. Other survivors include three sons William (Linda) Brewer, Hulbert C. Brewer Jr. and his companion Hallie Silverthorne, and Frank Brewer all of Holton; two daughters Teresa Sandlin of Louisville, Tennessee, and Kim (Chuck) Klein of Indianapolis; 14 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, son-in-law Ace Sandlin, 6 sisters, and 5 brothers. Mr. Brewer was an Army veteran of the Korean War where he served from 1954 to 1956 in the 101st Airborne as a paratrooper. In 1962 he and Ruby settled on their farm east of Holton where spent the remainder of his life. Hulbert was a brick mason where he worked independently as well as union. He also farmed and in retirement he spent eight years as a driver for Catch-a-Ride. Hulbert played the mandolin and he enjoyed collecting knives and watches. Hulbert was a 58 year member of the Naomi Primitive Baptist Church in Wolfe County, Kentucky, a 52 year member of the Holton Masonic Lodge, 58 year member of the Bricklayers Union, and was also a member of the Shriners and the Indianapolis Valley Scottish Rite. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, October 9th at 11am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. Ty Choate of the Hopewell Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Cliff Hill Cemetery in Versailles with military graveside rites by the Versailles American Legion. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 5pm to 8pm with the Holton Masonic Lodge conducting services at 8pm. Memorials may be given to the Cliff Hill Cemetery or the Holton Masonic Lodge in care of the funeral home.last_img read more


Black Cats sign up Ba

first_imgSunderland have confirmed they have completed a deal for Le Havre midfielder El-Hadji Ba. A product of Le Havre’s youth set-up, Ba broke into the first team set-up at the beginning of 2012 and went on to make 12 league appearances. He follows Valentin Roberge, Modibo Diakite, Cabral, Jozy Altidore, David Moberg Karlsson and Duncan Watmore into the club, and the list of newcomers could be boosted further within the next 24 hours. Argentinian club Velez Sarsfield have confirmed full-back Peruzzi is also set to join the Black Cats. In a statement on their official website,, they revealed they have finally agreed a deal with the Premier League club for the 21-year-old’s signature. The statement said: “Velez Sarsfield and Sunderland Association Football Club have reached an agreement to transfer the player Gino Peruzzi.” Velez say the player and two club officials will head for the Stadium of Light on Thursday in a bid to finalise the transfer. The news will come as a major boost to Di Canio after it appeared that the proposed deal had stalled earlier this week The France Under-20 international has signed a three-year deal at the Stadium of Light and becomes the seventh man to join the club since the end of last season. He has already joined up with his new team-mates and manager Paolo Di Canio at their training camp in Italy. Velez Sarsfield full-back Gino Peruzzi will also head for England on Thursday with a view to completing his move to Sunderland. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more


Cleverley: We won’t let heads drop

first_imgManchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley insists the club have no intention of feeling sorry for themselves over their present plight. United are reeling from Sunday’s 3-1 defeat at Chelsea, which left them six points adrift of a Champions League berth and without skipper Nemanja Vidic for three games following his red card for a lunge on Eden Hazard. It means the Serbian will be suspended for Wednesday night’s Capital One Cup encounter with Sunderland, when United must overcome a first-leg deficit to reach the final and a probable showdown with in-form rivals Manchester City. Former United defender Gary Neville accepts Mata does not fit the usual tactical template for United purchases. But he knows the 25-year-old could bring an injection of positivity at a time when United appear to be enveloped in gloom. “Does he fit in with what I would call the typical philosophy of Manchester United? I would say no,” said Neville on Twitter. “Positives of signing a player like him are obvious-lift everyone (spark) creativity, knows PL, 4th place chances go up – fantastic player.” Mata would certainly bring additional competition to an area of the field where so many feel the Red Devils are deficient. After falling 14 points adrift of leaders Arsenal, it is now widely accepted United will not retain their title. Yet Cleverley feels if any club can achieve the impossible, it is his. “You can never rule Manchester United out,” he said. “This club has come from some mad positions in the past to go on and win things. “It is going to be very tough. I would say we will need to win every game from now until the end of the season to do it but you should never rule us out.” Press Association Neither Wayne Rooney nor Robin van Persie are likely to start given they have only just returned to training following groin and thigh absences respectively, although David Moyes must be tempted to include them given the avalanche of negative publicity that would accompany yet another setback. Little has gone right for new boss Moyes this season, but Cleverley is adamant United will not let their heads drop. “We can’t let it get our heads down,” he told Sky Sports News. “You have to feel for the new manager. He has had no luck at all. “But we are not going to feel sorry for ourselves. “We have to stand up and be counted. That starts with the Capital One Cup.” Moyes is already clocking up the air miles in a bid to make the additions so obviously required. The latest player to be linked with a move to United is Chelsea midfielder Juan Mata, who has failed to impress Jose Mourinho sufficiently to claim a regular starting berth and is beginning to fear for his World Cup place. last_img read more


San Francisco, Gonzaga meet in WCC finals

first_imgSan Francisco, Gonzaga meet in WCC finals March 8, 2020 Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditSan Francisco (22-11, 11-7) vs. No. 1 seed Gonzaga (29-2, 15-1)West Coast Conference Tourney Championship, Orleans Arena, Las Vegas; Monday, 8 p.m. EDTBOTTOM LINE: San Francisco and Gonzaga are prepared to face off in the Championship of the WCC tourney. Gonzaga won both of the regular season matchups earlier this season. The teams last met on Feb. 20, when the Bulldogs shot 50 percent from the field while limiting San Francisco to just 33.3 percent en route to a 17-point victory.center_img SUPER SENIORS: San Francisco has benefited heavily from its seniors. Charles Minlend, Jamaree Bouyea, Jimbo Lull and Jordan Ratinho have collectively accounted for 64 percent of the team’s scoring this year and 65 percent of all Dons points over the team’s last five games.MIGHTY MINLEND: Minlend has connected on 31.1 percent of the 148 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 4 of 16 over his last five games. He’s also made 64 percent of his free throws this season.PERFECT WHEN: The Bulldogs are 29-0 when holding opponents to 51.8 percent or worse from the field, and 0-2 when opponents shoot better than that. The Dons are 12-0 when they make 10 or more 3-pointers and 10-11 when the team hits fewer than 10 from long range.BEHIND THE ARC: San Francisco’s Bouyea has attempted 124 3-pointers and connected on 31.5 percent of them, and is 5 for 18 over the last five games.DID YOU KNOW: Gonzaga is ranked first among all Division I teams with an average of 87.7 points per game.___ For more AP college basketball coverage: and was generated by Automated Insights,, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.comlast_img read more