SOE Ministry appoints Bukalapak cofounder as new Telkom director

first_imgThe State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) Ministry has appointed e-commerce unicorn Bukalapak cofounder Fajrin Rasyid as a director of state-owned telecommunication firm PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Telkom), as the company eyes a digital business expansion.Fajrin, who held the position of president in Bukalapak, has replaced Faizal R. Djoemadi as the state enterprise’s digital business director effective on June 19. “I’m very thankful for the trust given to me. Now is the time to make a greater contribution to the advancement of Indonesia and focus on developing Indonesia’s telco industry with Telkom,” Fajrin said in a statement.Following his departure, Fajrin planned to hand over his daily functional duties and responsibilities as Bukalapak’s president to the company’s board of directors and management, the e-commerce firm said in a statement on its website.SOEs Minister Erick Thohir said in a statement that Fajrin was the best fit to lead Telkom’s digital business development because of his track record and achievements in the digital sector especially in the post-COVID-19 economy.“With bigger challenges ahead, every member of Telkom’s board of directors has a certain key performance index they need to follow and they should be ready to be dismissed when they fail to fulfil it,” said Erick.Fajrin founded Bukalapak in 2011 with his partner, Achmad Zaky. Before taking on the role of president, the Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) alumnus was the chief financial officer (CFO) of the e-commerce platform. He also previously worked in consulting firm Boston Consultant Group (BCG).Bukalapak currently has 92 million users, around 6 million sellers on its platform, as well as 5 million online-to-offline partners known as Mitra Bukalapak after more than 10 years of operation.Topics : “Fajrin’s appointment is in line with our plan to develop our digital platform and services, so we need to have a board of directors member who is competent in that field,” Telkom president director Ririek Adriansyah said during a virtual press briefing on June 19.Telkom announced earlier this year that the company would transform its business strategy to focus more on digital services, following criticism from State-Owned Enterprises Minister Erick Thohir in February about the company’s overreliance on its cellular operator subsidiary Telkomsel, which contributes 70 percent of its income.The firm has then been striving to develop various digital services based on smart platforms, such as cloud, big data and the internet of things (IoT).Fajrin said he hoped he could use his experience in the start-up business to contribute to the development of Telkom.last_img read more

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Seaside penthouse hits the market on Redcliffe peninsula

first_img Suburbs where backyards are shrinking The penthouse apartment at 902/6-12 Oxley Ave, Woody Point. Picture: supplied.THIS waterfront penthouse sits on the tip of Woody Point and has ocean and city views.Owners Mike and Alex Lehner snapped up the property at 902/6-12 Oxley Ave as an investment.“We loved the closeness to the ocean’s edge,” Mrs Lehner said. “The property is quite private and has uninterrupted views of the water. You can see the waves crashing on the beach.”Set on the top floor of Infinity Blue, the penthouse has about 200sq m of internal space and almost 46sq m of outdoor living across two balconies. The master bedroom faces the water and has a luxurious ensuite. Picture: supplied. RELATED: Post war home snapped up as Brisbane gentrifies What’s inside a $16M penthouse?center_img “It’s much more spacious than a normal unit and, because of the high ceilings throughout, you don’t feel hemmed in,” Mrs Lehner said.“It has quite a large main room and you can open the doors (to the balcony) wide open and let the outside in.”The property has an open-plan living, dining and kitchen area with ocean views and stacker doors opening to a balcony. The kitchen has stone benchtops and high end appliances.The main bedroom faces the ocean and has a walk-in wardrobe and an ensuite with shower, dual basins and a bathtub set beside stacker windows that open the ensuite to the bedroom and views. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours agoInfinity Blue sits on the water opposite the Woody Point jetty.The two remaining bedrooms have built-in wardrobes, water views and balcony access. There is also a second bathroom, powder room and laundry.The property comes with three car spaces and a large storage area. Mrs Lehner said being on the penthouse level meant the home was quiet and private.She said the property could suit families, buyers who liked to entertain or travellers looking for a place they could lock up and leave. The complex has a pool and lift with restricted floor access. It is opposite Woody Point jetty and near shops, cafes and the waterfront walking path. The penthouse is on the market through Jonathan Gordon of Ray White Redcliffe.last_img read more

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Future uncertain for Suarez

first_imgStriker Luis Suarez admits he does not know what his future holds and while he insists he is very happy to be at a “spectacular” club like Liverpool he also considers the time may be right for “change of environment”. With the Reds’ failure to qualify for the Champions League again, the Uruguay international’s future has been the subject of much speculation. That increased when the 26-year-old gave an interview to a radio station in his homeland in which he suggested he could not ignore approach from Spanish giants Real. His agent Pere Guardiola has intimated the striker was content at Liverpool and the player has reaffirmed that himself, although he has far from ruled out an Anfield exit. “I do not know when I’m going and I do not know if I’m staying,” said Suarez at a national team press conference ahead of a friendly against France on June 5 in Montevideo. “Obviously the club want me to stay, but I’ve talked to the coach (Brendan Rodgers) and he knows what I want. He was a player and my team-mates understand that my situation is difficult. It’s a good moment for a change of environment because of all I’ve been through in England, where I haven’t been judged as a player but based on other things. “I have only words of thanks to the club, the fans of Liverpool, but the treatment I received from the rest of England in recent weeks has been tough. It (Liverpool) is a spectacular club, but they are aware of the way that the press treats me”. In his radio interview on Wednesday, Suarez complained about what he perceives as harsh treatment by the British media. He has rarely been out of the headlines since his move to Anfield in January 2011 – but it has all been of his own making. Firstly for his eight-match ban after being found guilty of racially abusing Manchester United’s Patrice Evra, then after admitting diving to try to win a penalty and then in April his bite on Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic which resulted in a 10-game suspension, six of which must be served next season. “I had a hard time, very hard, in the things that have been said are lies. One has limits and the family also suffers,” he added. “They treated me bad and it would be understandable if one day I go to my club (and the media are waiting) but I cannot walk my baby, the paparazzi are always there.” Madrid would obviously offer an escape from that but Suarez insists his reference to Real was an understandable but not yet tangible one. “England and Spain are the best leagues in the world,” he said. “It is normal that it is impossible to say no to big teams for which one always dreams. Yet I have nothing, I have not spoken with Real Madrid nor with Liverpool.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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Long nets brace in Saints victory

first_imgThe Gortnahoe man, who came into the team in place of the injured Graziano Pelle, netted after 55 and 90 minutes and was named Man of the Match by BT Sport pundit Robbie Savage.Southampton are 12th in the Premier League table after securing the three points against an Arsenal side hoping to leapfrog Leicester City in the title race.The Saints next match is away to West Ham on Monday.last_img

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‘Embracing everybody’ – Commonwealth boss signals Games rebranding

first_img“I think every other event should be trying to do the same so they have to make the programme, they have to look at scheduling and make sure that the male events don’t dominate the female events.“So we’ve managed it and other sports can do it too.”Netball level ?Unreal atmosphere here.#GC2018 #ShareTheDream pic.twitter.com/rD2hdnJ5u1— 7CommGames (@7CommGames) April 15, 2018– Duel in the Pool –The Games also featured their first transgender athlete, New Zealand weightlifter Lauren Hubbard, who was warmly welcomed by the crowd and also endorsed by organisers.“As far as I’m concerned we’re fully inclusive,” Martin said.Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2 Commonwealth Games Federation president Louise MartinGold Coast, Australia | AFP | Commonwealth Games Federation president Louise Martin urged all multi-sports tournaments to follow its lead and have equal medals for men and women as she insisted the competition still had a role in the modern era.Martin said a rebranding exercise is under way for the Olympic-style event, which started as the British Empire Games in 1930 but is now keen to stress its promotion of “humanity, equality and destiny”.The just-concluded Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in Australia had medal equality between men and women for the first time and a para-competition was integrated into the main programme.Hands up who loved the #GC2018TableTennis competition?! So many great moments! #SHARETHEDREAM Presenting Partner Table Tennis @Longines pic.twitter.com/KrwWWudpEq— Gold Coast 2018 (@GC2018) April 15, 2018Asked about the image of the Games as a relic from bygone times, Martin told AFP: “Those who come from that era still think of it like that but now where we are in the modern Commonwealth, we are moving forward and we’re embracing everybody.“We’re becoming more relevant than we’ve ever been before and what we’re trying to do is ensure that everybody else in the world sees exactly what we’re trying to do,” she said in an interview.“(We promote) our values of humanity, equality and destiny and encourage everybody else to do the same.”Martin said other multi-sports events should also shift to medal parity between men and women, although this year’s Pyeongchang Winter Olympics had a record number of women and close to a 50-50 split between the sexes.“Wake up, we’re all in this together,” she said, asked about the importance of having an equal number of medals.last_img read more

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Photo library: Buildings and structures 17

first_img{loadposition tc}Click on a thumbnail for a low-resolution image, or right-click on the link below it to download a high-resolution copy of the image.» Download Buildings & Structures contact sheet (1.1MB) » Download full image library contact sheet (10.5MB) Durban, KwaZulu-Natal province: The Durban International Convention Centre. Photo: Hannelie Coetzee, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Durban, KwaZulu-Natal province: The Durban International Convention Centre. Photo: Hannelie Coetzee, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Durban, KwaZulu-Natal province: The Durban International Convention Centre. Photo: Hannelie Coetzee, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Durban, KwaZulu-Natal province: The Durban International Convention Centre. Photo: Hannelie Coetzee, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Durban, KwaZulu-Natal province: The Durban International Convention Centre. Photo: Hannelie Coetzee, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Durban, KwaZulu-Natal province: Inside the Durban International Convention Centre. Photo: Hannelie Coetzee, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Durban, KwaZulu-Natal province: Inside the Durban International Convention Centre. Photo: Hannelie Coetzee, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Durban, KwaZulu-Natal province: Inside the Durban International Convention Centre. Photo: Hannelie Coetzee, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Durban, KwaZulu-Natal province: Inside the Durban International Convention Centre. Photo: Hannelie Coetzee, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image BUILDINGS AND STRUCTURES 17: {loadposition bd}Having trouble downloading high-resolution images? Queries about the image library? Email Janine Erasmus at [email protected]last_img read more

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Threat to South African archeological treasure

first_img30 July 2015By Lyn Wadley, University of the WitwatersrandSibudu, a rock shelter above the uThongathi River in KwaZulu-Natal, is one of South Africa’s most important archaeological sites. Its recent nomination for World Heritage status demonstrates that it is of universal value, with heritage that belongs to all humanity.A housing development has been approved next to the rock shelter, threatening the fragile archaeological site.The fate of the cave has drawn global attention with international scientists and scientific associations offering to help support its survival. For South Africans, the site creates tensions between a desire to save a precious heritage site and the sensitive issue of providing homes for the poor.Why Sibudu deserves to be preservedThe ancestors of all humanity evolved culturally at sites like Sibudu. Early modern humans developed complex thought patterns and symbolic behavior in southern Africa. Among its prolific finds, Sibudu has some of the earliest examples in the world of sea-shell beads, a wide variety of bone tools, bone arrowheads for hunting, use of herbal medicine, and preserved plant bedding – all about 70 000 years old.Archaeobotanists have identified seeds and charred wood from trees not found in the area today, and some plants that are valued for their medicinal properties. This establishes the antiquity of South Africa’s profound indigenous knowledge. Hunters brought the remains of many animals including extinct giant horse and buffalo to the shelter. It is therefore an environmental as well as a cultural archive.Recently, chemical and protein analyses identified a mixture, probably from powdered red ochre mixed with wild bovid milk. This may have been body paint or something for decorating clothing or objects. The site is well-dated and has large collections of stone tools.Between 1998 and 2011, Wits University directed the excavations, and since 2011 excavations have been directed by a German university.Sibudu is on the Unesco list as part of a serial nomination for World Heritage status together with five other South African Stone Age sites. These sites inform us about the way early modern humans developed complex behaviour of the kind performed by people today. The South African Heritage Resources Agency nominated Sibudu as a National Heritage site. It was further nominated by the South African national government for World Heritage status.The Unesco document of July 2013, the Operational Guidelines for the Implementation of the World Heritage Convention, defines a World Heritage site thus:“The cultural and natural heritage is among the priceless and irreplaceable assets, not only of each nation, but of humanity as a whole. The loss, through deterioration or disappearance, of any of these most prized assets constitutes an impoverishment of the heritage of all the peoples of the world.”There is a considerable contradiction between South Africa’s national nomination of Sibudu as a World Heritage site and the provincial granting of development rights nearby.Development threatens SibuduA South African development company plans to build on sugar cane fields which it owns. The KwaZulu-Natal department of economic development, tourism and environmental affairs has authorised the building project. A low income subsidy housing estate with approximately 370 homes will be built on about 32 hectares within 300 metres of the centre of Sibudu.Archaeologists are concerned about the effects of an increased footprint at the site because its dry, loose sediments are located on a slope and are susceptible to damage by trampling.Other archaeological sites have been destroyed or heavily vandalised when housing developments were built nearby. Peers Cave in the Western Cape is an example. People perceive it as a secret area within a public place, where they can hold unnoticed parties or meetings. Fencing is an unsatisfactory option. Experience elsewhere suggests that intentional exclusion of people causes curiosity and invites vandalism.The most sustainable way to protect archaeological sites is to have caretakers who see them as resources. If Sibudu becomes a World Heritage site, there will be full- time custodians. If wisely cared for, it can become an important archaeo-tourism destination and educational centre. A site museum and theme park could be of economic benefit to the local community.When deciding on a course of action, South Africans must be cognisant that Sibudu cannot be moved in order to preserve it. It also has a non-renewable heritage resource that is only ours for as long as we cherish and protect it. Lyn Wadley is Honorary Professor, School of Geography, Archaeology and Environmental Studies at University of the Witwatersrand. She receives funding from the National Research Foundation.This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.last_img read more

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Watch out for Wampas* — Big Four Ice Caves (GC1575A) — Geocache of the Week

first_imgSo cool. Literally. It’s really cold there. Photo by Bethany_B[ANOTHER WARNING: Please use extreme caution and think twice before entering the caves.]Which Earthcache is your favorite and why? Tell us in the comments.Continue to explore some of the most engaging geocaches around the globe. Check out all the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog.If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, leave a comment below with the name of the geocache, the GC code, and why you think we should feature it. SharePrint RelatedThe Ice King’s palace. — Eisriesenwelt – Giant Ice World (GC18G08) — Geocache of the WeekOctober 9, 2014In “Geocache of the Week”New country souvenir, Montenegro, with Geocache of the Week: Ledena pecina / Ice cave!February 20, 2019In “Community”Explore the hidden underground. – Grotte de L’ Observatoire (GC2HC3E) – Geocache of the WeekNovember 6, 2014In “Geocache of the Week” *Wampas are creatures that live on the planet Hoth in the Star Wars universe. Luke is attacked by one in The Empire Strikes Back.Share with your Friends:More From the mouth of the cave. Photo from the Geocaching Instagram: @GoGeocachingGeocache Name:Big Four Ice Caves (GC1575A)Difficulty/Terrain Rating:1/4Why this is the Geocache of the Week:Uhhh, did you see the photos? This location is amazing! And if you’re in the United States and celebrating Thanksgiving, the hike to this geocache is a great way to work up a hunger or burn off some of the food you just ate. Geocaching often takes us to amazing places that we never would have known about otherwise. In fact, I had no idea these caves existed until a fellow Geocaching HQ staffer visited them. In addition to taking you to such a beautiful place, this Earthcache will teach you about the  unique weather and geology that comes together to form these caves.[WARNING: If you venture out to find this Earthcache and see the ice caves, be EXTREMELY careful. Watch for avalanches, falling rock and ice, and collapsing caves.]# of Finds:173# of Favorite Points:32What geocachers are saying:“AH! Words cannot express how AMAZING this location is. Honestly, it felt like we stumbled onto the set of the Lord of the Rings…or the moon…or another fake world.” – Bethany_B“Wow, what an amazing place. We couldn’t believe the cold air that was blowing from the cave, it was like someone had the air conditioner on full blast. We had a beautiful hike here and really enjoyed our visit. TFTC” – G.O. John and Carol“Thanks for bring me here. I haven’t seen the ice caves in probably 25 years. Back then we went in. Now I am older and wiser.” – Smiley CacherRead More LogsPhotos/Video: Ice caves from a distance. Photo from the official Geocaching Instagram.Unique geology and weather come together to create these caves. Photo from the official Geocaching Instagram.last_img read more

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‘Mourinho obsessed with staining his legacy’

first_imgUnder-fire Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is “obsessed” with tarnishing his reputation, according to former Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon.The 55-year-old tactician has established a standing as one of the finest coaches in world football, with league titles and European success having been tasted in Portugal, England, Italy and Spain.Mourinho has, however, countered his many highs with a number of lows, with it in his nature to come out fighting when questions are asked of his methods and ability to deliver results. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! He currently finds himself in that position at Old Trafford, after overseeing United’s worst start to a season in 26 years, and Calderon believes it is an inability to steer clear of controversy which will be concerning the Red Devils board.The ex-Madrid supremo, who got a close look at Mourinho during his time at Santiago Bernabeu, told talkSPORT: “Undeniably his track record speaks for itself, it’s the one of a winner and a very successful coach.“And because of that he could have had the football world at his feet, in my opinion.“But it appears he’s obsessed with staining it with so many controversies and problems.“And then he blames the world for everything when he loses. It’s a pity.Jose Mourinho Manchester United 2018-19“His track record is very, very difficult to get and it’s something he is now staining continuously.“I remember the great Alfredo Di Stefano [the Real Madrid legend, former player and coach], he used to tell me that a great coach could never complain about referees, injuries, bad luck or any other circumstance – that was reserves for the mediocres.“That was very self-explanatory about what a great coach must do. It’s clear that Mourinho is having many problems, even I’m sure among his followers.“Maybe they don’t understand what he’s doing or what he’s saying. And on top of that – the results.“When you win, everything can be acceptable. But when you’re losing, and when you’re coaching a team so great as United, then fans can be disappointed and at the start of the season with only three points out of nine – that can be a problem.“I don’t know what the owners think about that, but of course they must be worried.”Mourinho is certainly dividing opinion at present, with former United stars such as Bryan Robson, Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs calling for him to be given more time.Others have questioned his ongoing presence, with Lee Sharpe expecting the Portuguese to be gone by Christmas and Paul Parker suggesting that he is dragging underperforming Red Devils players down with him.last_img read more

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