PREMIUMMiddle-class women work as much as their lower-class peers: World Bank

first_imgLinkedin Google Log in with your social account LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here The participation rate of women in the workforce has continued to increase in recent years, but the differences in participation rates between middle-class women and their lower-class and upper-class peers are relatively small.In 2016, labor participation rate of middle-class women, who spent between Rp 1.2 million (US$85.70) and Rp 3.2 million per person per month, reached nearly 60 percent, only slightly higher than women in the lower classes at around 50 percent, according the World Bank’s report on “Indonesia’s Aspiring Indonesia: Expanding the Middle Class” released on  Jan. 30.”Indonesian middle-class women do not work much more than non-middle-class women,” the report stated.President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo is seeking to upgrade Indonesia’s income status and escape the middle-income trap, a situation in which a country&r… Forgot Password ? Facebook Topics : Indonesia World-Bank middle-class labor-participation-rate Women rural-area urban BPS povertylast_img read more

Japan’s September service sector activity shrinks at slowest pace since pandemic’s start

first_imgActivity in Japan’s services sector contracted for the eight straight month in September but at the slowest pace since the coronavirus pandemic started wreaking havoc on the economy, a private business survey showed on Monday, in a sign that demand is starting to steady.The final Jibun Bank Japan Services Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) rose to its highest in eight months, coming in at a seasonally adjusted 46.9 from 45.0 in the previous month.The headline index, while still below the 50 neutral level, was higher than a preliminary reading of 45.6, suggesting conditions were moving closer to stabilisation. “Overall, there are signs of improvement in the sector, however recovery is far from secure,” said Shreeya Patel, economist at IHS Markit, which compiles the survey.“Demand across the country remains subdued, with tourism and travel restrictions impeding new work volumes across the service sector.”The main reading was pulled down by an accelerated decline in new orders from abroad, with surveyed firms citing depressed demand conditions in export markets as well as the closure of clients’ businesses.However, the survey also showed strong optimism in companies’ outlook for the 12 months ahead on hopes of a recovery in demand, pushing the business expectations sub-index to its highest level of the year.While job shedding continued for a seventh month, the pace of staff cuts was more modest and neared a neutral level.The results echo a key Bank of Japan survey from last week that showed business sentiment improved in the third quarter from a 11-year low hit three months earlier, in a sign of a gradual economic turnaround.The composite PMI, which includes both manufacturing and services, rose to 46.6 in September from the previous month’s final of 45.2.Topics :last_img read more

Patrice Evra trolls Arsenal fans as Robin van Persie retires from football

first_imgPatrice Evra trolls Arsenal fans as Robin van Persie retires from football Read More Top articles Robin van Persie hung up his boots on Sunday (Picture: Getty)Robin van Persie’s illustrious career came to an end on Sunday as he played for the last time with boyhood club Feyenoord.The Dutchman called time on his 18-year career at the very place in which it started with the Rotterdam club.Van Persie spent half of his career with Arsenal but ended his nine-year association with the Gunners in 2013 when he joined Manchester United in a controversial £22.5million move.The forward was tired of what he perceived to be ‘broken promises’ at the Emirates and he inspired United to their 20th league title in his debut campaign.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisement Read More by Metro Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Full Screen Video Settings 1/1 PLAY Read More Read More Read More Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Man United 0-2 Cardiff: Solskjaer post-match press conferenceTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 6:40FullscreenMan United 0-2 Cardiff: Solskjaer post-match press conference is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. SPONSORED Advertisement About Connatix V67539 ‘I remember the first day you joined Manchester United I say at that time welcome to a man club,’ tweeted Evra.‘Well done Robin van Persie, thanks for 20 title what a player.’That’ll go down well in north London…MORE: Atletico Madrid believe Antoine Griezmann will join Barcelona this summer Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling / Comment Skip Ad That van Persie inspired United to their final title under Sir Alex Ferguson was particularly cruel for Arsenal fans, who stood by the Dutchman through some horrific injury problems. Van Persie spent three years at Old Trafford (Picture: Getty)But even then, Van Persie probably wasn’t the most hated figure at Old Trafford with Arsenal fans as he played alongside pantomime villain Patrice Evra.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe Frenchman grated on Gooners during a trophy-laden era at the Theatre of Dreams and once famously said United’s win against Arsenal in the Champions League was ’11 men against 11 children’.And the former France captain has been at it again in his retirement message for Van Persie, claiming the Dutchman joined a ‘man’s club’. 1 min. story Metro Sport ReporterMonday 13 May 2019 9:29 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.2kShares Coming Next Skip last_img read more

Renovated 1970s character home sells at auction for more than $1m

first_img71 Rosebery Terrace, ChelmerShe said there were a number of people who couldn’t attend the auction but might still be interested in buying the property.“(We’re) hoping that will all play out in the next few days,” Mrs Simons said. 71 Rosebery Terrace, ChelmerA contemporary home in the riverside precinct of Chelmer also went to auction on Saturday.Place Graceville sales agent Karen Simons said the property at 71 Rosebery Terrace was passed in at $1,170,000 but she hoped to have a buyer within the next few days.“We had a lot of interest there – we had a lounge room full of people going out onto the deck,” Mrs Simons said. Chief Place auctioneer Peter Burgin at the auction at 57 Oceana Terrace, Manly. Photo AAP/ Ric FrearsonPlace West principal Simon Wheelans said it was a good result considering the size of the block and its location.“It’s a very unique property – it’s one of the largest residential blocks of land in Manly,” Mr Wheelans said. 57 Oceana Terrace, ManlyA LATE 1970s architecturally designed home at Manly sold for more than a million dollars under the hammer on Saturday.The wet weather did little to deter people from attending the auction at 57 Oceana Terrace, with about 25 spectators watching on as negotiations played out between two keen bidders. The backyard with double trampoline at 57 Oceana Terrace, Manly“It’s a beautiful and well maintained property.”He said there were few homes like this left in the area, which was why it attracted so much interest in the lead up to auction. Inside the home at 57 Oceana Terrace, ManlyThe bidding started at $1.5 million and sold to a local couple for $1,675,000.The two-storey home sits on a 1368sq m block on Manly hill and has views of the marina. Inside the home at 57 Oceana Terrace, ManlyMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus21 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market21 hours agoIt has been fully renovated on the inside and has a large backyard with built-in double trampolines, vegetable garden and a chicken coop. last_img read more

Tanzania Elections: Observers hail smooth vote, call for peace after results

first_imgWell, the election was conducted peacefully in most areas despite fears that crowds would clash with police near polling stations.The European Union’s Chief Observer told CCTV that people had acted calmly and the majority of polling stations opened on time.Dan Ashby spent the day with the observers and voters, to see how the election passed off.last_img

COVID-positive LSI spotted with tanods; Dumangas mayor locks down brgy

first_imgCOVID-19 can spread from person to person through small droplets from the nose or mouth which are spread when a person with the disease coughs or exhales. * 56-year-old female “Siguro kumpiyansa, amigohay kag parintihanay, daw okay lang bala. Pero later on na-found out nga COVID-positive sia,” lamented Golez. The mayor also learned that on July 27 itself, the LSI was able to get out of the barangay’s quarantine facility (covered gym) to buy cigarette and had a chitchat with barangay tanods. The six tanods were quarantined at the barangay hall of Sulangan. They would be undergoing RT-PCR test. On July 24 he was swabbed for a reverse transcription – polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) COVID test. Golez said he was thinking of imposing sanctions on the LSI and the tanods for violating quarantine protocols. The tanods, on the other hand, knew beforehand that they must observe physical distancing with LSIs if they were not wearing personal protective equipment, said Golez. *42-year-old female *34-year-old female/PN *61-year-old male The drinking binge took place before the LSI’s COVID test result came out on July 27, according to Golez. The municipal government would shoulder the meals of locked down households.center_img The three-day lockdown would make contact tracing in the barangay easier, he stressed. The LSI was given a briefing before he was quarantined in Barangay Sulangan, he pointed out, but still violated instructions such as not leaving the quarantine area and not mingling with other people. *47-year-old male  “Ang daku nga problema ang mga tanod nga naka-contact sa LSI. Nagalibot ina sila,” said Golez. * 24-year-old-female Meanwhile, the COVID-positive LSI was transferred to the municipal quarantine facility. As of July 29, Dumangas had six COVID-positive cases, all LSIs. These were the following: The lockdown would run for 72 hours or three days , according to Mayor Ronaldo Golez. The LSI returned to Dumangas from Manila on July 18. He was immediately taken to the covered gym of Barangay Sulangan for 14 days of quarantine. ILOILO – Barangay Sulangan in Dumangas town was locked down by the municipal government beginning 5 p.m. on July 29.A locally stranded individual (LSI) there who later tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) was discovered to have participated in a drinking binge of six barangay tanods. Barangay Sulangan has 715 households composed of more or less 3,000 individuals. Family members, friends and colleagues of the six barangay tanods must observe home quarantine for three days.last_img read more

Mourinho: Show us more respect

first_imgJose Mourinho believes Chelsea are being shown a lack of respect for their European dream as he considers selecting an alternate team for Sunday’s clash with Barclays Premier League leaders Liverpool. The Blues are five points adrift of Liverpool with three games to play. Coupled with the fact that goalkeeper Petr Cech (shoulder), captain John Terry (ankle), playmaker Eden Hazard (calf) and striker Samuel Eto’o (knee) are all injured and the proximity to next Wednesday’s Champions League semi-final second leg against Atletico Madrid, it has left Mourinho pondering wholesale changes at Anfield. It might take the gloss off a potentially decisive fixture in the title race and anger third-placed Manchester City, but the Portuguese is aggrieved Chelsea’s fixture has not been moved to give the Blues the best possible chance in Europe and insists he has the fans’ support. Press Association “I have to defend my club and I have to defend Chelsea supporters,” Mourinho said. “If we are not helped to try to follow our dreams and our objectives, (it is) one more reason for us to close (ranks), to try to think about us and only about us. “I think Chelsea fans would like Chelsea Football Club to be respected and to get the respect Chelsea Football Club deserves. “They know what Chelsea did, not just for Chelsea Football Club, but also for English football. “In the last 10 years, Chelsea was the most important club in this country, defending this country in European competitions. “It’s the last club to be European champion, it’s the last club to win the Europa League, it’s the club with the record of presence in semi-finals and Chelsea fans think Chelsea deserves more respect than Chelsea is getting.” Mourinho appears to have been evoking something of a siege mentality in recent weeks. Prior to the pre-match media conference Chelsea made it clear his Football Association charge for criticising officials after last week’s loss to Sunderland would not be discussed, nor would the Blues boss comment on charges levelled at his assistant Rui Faria. Both have until 6pm on Monday to respond. “Every time I speak there is a consequence,” Mourinho added. “Even if I say that a referee was amazing that was a reason to be with a charge. “I can’t say the truth. I don’t feel free at all. If you want a better press conference, speak with the FA.” Mourinho floated the prospect of wholesale changes after Tuesday’s first-leg draw at Atletico and suggested he would put his thoughts to the Chelsea hierarchy. Chelsea are unlikely to be punished by the Premier League for making numerous changes as clubs can select any player in their 25-man squad list without fear of sanction. Mourinho declined to reveal the content of discussions and whether he will go ahead and field a different starting XI, but the reality is the matchday squad will likely include Frank Lampard, John Obi Mikel (both suspended in Europe), Nemanja Matic and Mohamed Salah (both ineligible for Europe). Perhaps the greatest quandary is in goal, where Hilario could make a first appearance in more than three years for fear of injury to Cech’s replacement Mark Schwarzer. Along with the injuries, Brazil midfielder Ramires is banned for four matches for striking Sebastian Larsson in last weekend’s loss to Sunderland. “You wait for Sunday and Sunday you know our team,” Mourinho added. “We are going to try to win. That’s the simple and objective answer. Nobody goes to a game to lose.” Mourinho declined to comment on Liverpool or their manager Brendan Rodgers, who worked under the Portuguese during his first spell at Stamford Bridge before embarking on his own career as a manager. His message was clear and he believes Spanish footballing authorities are more accommodating of clubs’ European ambitions and it is only because Atletico play Valencia this weekend that their match is on Sunday. “The last weekend they played on the Friday and we played on the Saturday,” Mourinho said. “They play Sunday, luckily for us, they play against Valencia and Valencia played yesterday in the Europa League (against Sevilla) and Valencia cannot play on the Saturday. “Instead of Valencia, if they played another team they would be playing today and they would have 48 hours more than us to rest.” Mourinho suggested Chelsea would accommodate another club’s wishes if their future opposition is in the same position in future. “Next season if another club is in a Champions League semi-final, maybe we change that,” Mourinho added. Chelsea are bidding for a third European final in three years after winning the Champions League and Europa League in successive seasons. Terry and Hazard have a slim chance of being fit for the second leg with Atletico. On Terry, Mourinho said: “(He) doesn’t make this weekend and I don’t think he can make next week, but let’s wait.” last_img read more

Russian Athletes to Compete as Neutral in Doha Athletics World C’ships

first_imgDoha: Russian athletes are permitted to attend the upcoming Doha athletics World Championships as Authorized Neutral Athletes as the IAAF was yet to reinstate the status of the Russian Athletics Federation (RusAF). In the council meeting of world athletics governing body IAAF which took place on Monday, Rune Andersen, the independent chairman of the IAAF Taskforce, said there was “a recurring problem” of banned coaches working with athletes, reports Xinhua news agency.Rune Andersen said for now it was hard “to tell if the reported measures taken by RusAF will work, therefore the associated conditions for reinstatement have not been met.”Therefore in Doha, 30 Russian athletes will take part in the competition as authorised neutral athletes.The Doha world championships run from September 27 to October 6. IANSAlso Read: Jyoti Randhawa, Rashid Khan among many at Jaipur Open Golf MeetAlso Watch:Public protest against Prateek Hajela in Dhekiajuli | The Sentinel News | Assam Newslast_img read more

T-Time: G-League could be alternative to NCAA

first_imgTrevor Denton | Daily TrojanLast Tuesday, Andre Ingram played in his first-ever NBA game after spending 10 years in the G-League. The 32-year-old “rookie” forward didn’t waste his opportunity debuting for the Los Angeles Lakers. He dazzled the Staples Center crowd, scoring 19 points on a hot 4/5 3-point shooting. Ingram went undrafted out of American University in 2007 and has spent the last decade toiling to make his NBA dreams a reality. In order to supplement a roughly $25,000/year G-League salary, Ingram took on a side job tutoring kids in math. On Tuesday, his years of hard work finally paid off, with Lakers head coach Luke Walton presenting Ingram with a game ball. Lakers legend (and Oscar winner) Kobe Bryant even toyed with the idea of making a movie about his life. “Dude, (the story is) ridiculous. Like, are you kidding me?” Bryant told USA Today. “I mean to have the courage and resolve to stick with that dream, and to now get your shot and to come through in that way? I mean, that’s impressive, man.”Ingram’s debut represented one of the best feel-good moments of the 2018 NBA season. It also illustrated what the NBA’s developmental league players are capable of. In addition to Ingram, another un-drafted G-League player has made waves in recent weeks. Golden State Warriors guard Quinn Cook stepped up to replace an injured Stephen Curry in March and has performed up to the lofty task. Over the final 20 games of the regular season, Cook averaged 13.8 points and four assists per game, eventually earning a two-year contract to stay with the team. Cook is now playing significant minutes in the NBA Playoffs, the same season he received first-team All-G League honors. Ingram and Cook have proven that G-League players can make an impact on the highest stage. Now, it’s time for more to get a shot in the NBA. Instead of functioning as a distant, alternative league for basketball’s journeymen, the league should operate more as a feeder for big-league teams, similarly to baseball’s minor league system. Two-way contracts are a huge step toward this reality. Introduced last season, two-way deals allow NBA teams to sign two extra players (roster sizes increased from 15 to 17), who can play in both the G-League and the NBA — the latter for a maximum of 45 days. Before signing his new NBA-exclusive contract, Cook played on one of these contracts, which allowed him to move back and forth between Golden State and their G-League affiliate, the Santa Cruz Warriors. The two-way deal has been successful at creating more ties between NBA teams and their G-League counterparts, allowing for closer development of raw prospects, like Cook.They also give undrafted players incentive to choose the G-League over more lucrative leagues overseas. Players can earn up to $300,000 a year on two-way deals. Still, the G-League has a lot of work to do. Two-way deals have their limitations — they allow players little freedom of movement during seasons, and the 45-day cap on time spent in the NBA is far too low in giving prospects a taste of the big leagues. But it continues to make strides in the right direction. The D-League’s rebranding as the G-League in 2017, under a new long-term partnership with Gatorade, was a wise marketing decision for an organization with little existing brand value. It’s already paid dividends, with the league announcing on Tuesday a 35 percent salary increase for players.Personally, I’d like to see the G-League compete with NCAA programs for high-profile recruits on a more frequent basis. Pay-for-play scandals dominated headlines for most of the 2017-18 college hoops season, slowly breaking down the facade of amateurism in collegiate sports. By playing in the G-League, prospects can develop their skills against decent competition and get paid for it, without having to go under the table. The G-League may not compare to playing for college basketball heavyweights like Duke or Kentucky in terms of competition, but for athletes who would rather jump straight to the pros, the G-League allows them to do so without going overseas. One high-profile prospect has already made this decision, potentially creating a blueprint for many to come. A few weeks ago, five-star recruit Darius Bazley decided to join the G-League instead of Syracuse, where he originally committed. He’s not the first to choose the G-League over college, but he might be the most high-profile recruit to do so thus far. “In the G-League, which I’m about to go into, you’re preparing for the NBA,” Bazley told the Cincinnati Enquirer. “When you’re in college, they prepare you a little bit, but for the most part, you’re preparing for your opponent, preparing for that game.”This season, Ingram and Cook have proven G-League players can shine when given the chance to play on NBA rosters. They may just be the tip of the iceberg. Here are a couple of things I enjoyed in sports this week:USC baseball shines on SaturdayJunior second baseman Chase Bushor is currently riding a five-game hitting streak. Wanting He | Daily TrojanFor most of this season, USC baseball has been incredibly inconsistent. Defensively, they’ve held their own, but the batting order has struggled mightily against upper-tier Pac-12 competition. Last year’s standouts juniors left fielder Lars Nootbaar and third baseman Brandon Perez were supposed to take the Trojans to another level. Unfortunately, both have regressed dramatically in 2018. For all of their faults, USC is still capable of the occasional high-scoring performance. On Saturday, they destroyed 21-12 Arizona 12-2 on 14 hits. Nootbar, who’s currently batting .232, went 2-4 with an RBI single. While USC is far from being a contender in the Pac-12, games like these offer reminders of their potential. Hopefully, they can put it together more often during the final stretch of the season. NBA PlayoffsI always find myself enjoying the NBA Playoffs, with its more physical style of play and heightened stakes compared to the regular season. But this year’s Playoffs has a chance to really stand out — there’s a sense of uncertainty unseen since the Warriors dynasty began in 2015. In the Western Conference, the No. 1 seed Houston Rockets offer a direct threat to the Warriors, especially with Curry still out due to injury. The Eastern Conference is even more wide open with the Toronto Raptors, Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers looking like legitimate threats to keep LeBron’s James’ Cavaliers from a fourthstraight NBA Finals appearance. Sit back and enjoy the ride, because this could be the most unpredictable NBA post-season in recent memory. If the Warriors and Cavs still end up facing each other in the Finals, well then I give up. Trevor Denton is a sophomore majoring in journalism. He is also the sports editor of the Daily Trojan. His column, “T-Time,” ran Wednesdays.last_img read more

Upperchurch Drombane and JK Bracken’s win in county senior football championship

first_imgSpeaking to Tipp FM Sport Bracken’s manager Jim Mullen was thrilled with a superb performance by his charges. Photo © Tipp FM In the county senior football championship Upperchurch Drombane were too strong for Cahir last night in Cahir as the Church ran out 3-13 to 3-9 winners.Killenaule registered another victory as they hit 2-22 against a Drom Inch side who registered 2-9 on the night.In Boherlahan, the JK Bracken’s overcame a big first half deficit to beat Kilsheelan Kilcash by a single point 1-14 to 2-10.last_img