UNY students can now pay tuition through Tokopedia

first_img“The university would still get the full payment, but the students would be subsidized by Tokopedia and OVO,” he added.Tokopedia and OVO are now used as a payment channel for students to pay their tuition fees.BTN Yogyakarta branch manager Donnie Iskandar said that apart from OVO, BTN and Tokopedia also offered other payment options such as payment via bank account, credit card or even through convenience stores like Alfamart and Indomaret.He said the funds collected through the different channels would be managed by the campus through BTN.“This definitely makes it easier for millennial students to pay their tuition and at the same time, improves UNY’s image as a university that supports digitalization,” Donnie said.To pay their tuition through Tokopedia, students only need to click the Biaya Pendidikan (Education Fee) category, then find Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta. Once they input their student ID number, the application will show their tuition fee along with a choice of payment methods.“Tokopedia is already connected to OVO. Students just need to type in their PIN. The balance will automatically be deducted and the payment is done,” Sutrisna said, adding that his institution was ready to collaborate with other digital platform and e-wallet providers. (kmt)Topics : Students at Yogyakarta State University (UNY) can now use e-wallets to pay their tuition and even get cashback, the university announced on Tuesday.University rector Sutrisna Wibawa, tongue firmly in cheek, made the announcement in a post on Twitter by posing like K-Pop group BTS in a recent advertisement for online marketplace Tokopedia. Bayar UKT di UNY sekarang bisa lewat Ovo dan Tokopedia.Salam dari Sutrisna, bukan personil BTS pic.twitter.com/zj611DgkTH— Sutrisna Wibawa (@sutrisna_wibawa) February 18, 2020“It’s just the rector’s spontaneous idea to inform our students of our newest tuition payment method,” UNY staff member Ilham Dary Athallah told The Jakarta Post on Wednesday. “The reason is simple: easy and at the same time beneficial, thanks to the cash back facility,” Sutrisna said in a statement.The program, he said, was offered in collaboration with Tokopedia, state lender Bank Tabungan Negara and e-wallet provider OVO.“With just few clicks, our students can now make their payments quickly and easily,” Sutrisna said, adding that if e-wallets could be used for high schools, then there was no reason they could not be used for universities, referring to homegrown startup Gojek’s recently announced partnership with education institutions.He added that in certain situations, the students could also receive cashback from either Tokopedia or OVO on their respective payment platforms.last_img read more

Bank Indonesia pledges to strengthen rupiah to Rp 15,000 per US dollar

first_imgRead also: Explainer: BI to throw lifeline to Indonesia’s economy to fight COVID-19The central bank and the government projected Wednesday that the rupiah would hover at around Rp 17,500 to Rp 20,000 against the greenback in the worst-case scenario, which would be the weakest in history, if the Indonesian economy contracted and the COVID-19 downturn was prolonged.The government and BI have also prepared for an economic contraction of 0.4 percent if the pandemic lingers. The baseline scenario was that the economy would grow 2.3 percent this year, the lowest in 21 years, Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati said on Wednesday.“This is only a what-if scenario and not a projection,” Perry clarified on Thursday, adding that the central bank saw room for improvement for the rupiah thanks to coordinated efforts among financial authorities. Bank Indonesia (BI) has vowed to continue with its intervention in the financial market to stabilize the rupiah exchange rate to Rp 15,000 per US dollar by year-end as Indonesia faces a worst-case scenario of the rupiah sliding to a historic low as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.BI Governor Perry Warjiyo said Thursday that the central bank would continue to stabilize the currency to build confidence among market players, adding that the central bank had maintained communication with foreign investors to prevent a selling spree of Indonesian assets.“With coordinated efforts between the central bank and the government, we are confident that the rupiah will not only be stable but also strengthen to Rp 15,000 per US dollar by year-end,” Perry told reporters during an online media briefing. The local currency, already the worst performer in Asia, is currently trading at Rp 16,525 per US dollar, according to Bloomberg data. It has depreciated around 15 percent since the beginning of the year. The rupiah touching Rp 17,500 to Rp 20,000 per US dollar would be a record low, surpassing the Rp 16,950 level recorded during the 1998 Asian financial crisis.Read also: Rupiah may slide to Rp 20,000 per US dollar in worst-case scenarioBI has been stabilizing the rupiah through its “triple market intervention” measures, focusing on the foreign exchange spot market, domestic non-deliverable forward market and secondary bond markets.The central bank has bought a total of Rp 172.5 trillion (US$10.3 billion) worth of government bonds, including Rp 166.2 trillion from foreign investors in the secondary market. It also saw signs of a capital outflow slowdown, which previously caused the rupiah to depreciate.Capital outflows eased from Rp 167.9 trillion during the height of the COVID-19 outbreak to Rp 145.1 trillion between Jan. 20 and March 30.Topics :last_img read more

COVID-19: West Java distributes cash, food to Greater Bandung residents prior to PSBB

first_imgRead also: Govt expands social aid for poor to prevent Idul Fitri ‘mudik’The social assistance funds from West Java administrations is only one of eight financial aid programs aimed to ease the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.Greater Bandung, which consists of Bandung and Cimahi cities, as well as Bandung, West Bandung and Sumedang regencies, will impose the PSBB policy for 14 days starting on Wednesday, following approval from Health Minister Terawan Agus Putranto to ramp up efforts in the fight against COVID-19.The area will join other regions in West Java, namely Bogor, Bekasi and Depok cities, as well as Bogor and Bekasi regencies — all satellite areas of Jakarta commonly referred to as Bodebek — in imposing the PSBB. Ridwan had previously said that Greater Bandung and Bodebek metropolitan areas had around two-thirds of COVID-19 cases in West Java.Prior to distribution, the central government had also set up the family hope program, staple food card, pre-employment card, and village funds assistance for families hardest-hit by the COVID-19 outbreak.President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and the Social Affairs Ministry had also distributed monthly cash funds worth Rp 600,000 to thousands of residents for the next three months.Bandung administration economy and development assistant Eric Mohamad Atthauriq said he welcomed the West Java administrations’ initiative to distribute cash funds to Bandung residents.Eric explained there were around 137,000 families in Bandung registered in the Data of Social Welfare (DTKS) database. Some 60,000 of them had received assistance through the family hope program and staple food aid program from the central government.”The Bandung administration is ready to distribute cash aid to the remaining 77,000 families minus the 4,668 families that have received assistance from West Java administrations,” he said.The West Java Industry and Trade Agency has also prepared 12,000 canned food packages for the residents in addition to the staple food and cash aid. (nal)Topics : West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil has decided to distribute social assistance to thousands of families in Greater Bandung before officially implementing large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) in the area amid efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19.Starting on Sunday, the governor distributed staple food aid worth Rp 350,000 (US$22.50) and Rp 150,000 in cash to 5,492 families in Bandung and Cimahi, West Java.”The sooner [we give the aid] the better. We decided to distribute the funds to residents, while we’re continuously collecting data on more beneficiaries,” Ridwan said in the Central Processing Office of state-owned postal company PT Pos Bandung on Sunday.Ridwan said his administration would distribute monthly assistance for the next four months.”There are 4,668 beneficiaries in Bandung and 824 beneficiaries in Cimahi,” Ridwan said.He also said the administrations would hand out similar aid to around 18,000 families in West Bandung regency gradually.”Our target is to distribute the funds in the first 10 days of every month. So some residents will receive the funds on the fifth day of the month while others will get it on the 10th,” Ridwan said.The administration cooperated with Pos Bandung to distribute the aid packages as well as online-based motorcycle taxi drivers.He said he had asked all regents and mayors who were planning to implement PSBB to renew their beneficiaries’ data.last_img read more

LGPS Central launches £2bn multi-factor equity climate fund

first_imgLGPS Central, the asset pooling vehicle for nine UK local authority pension funds, has launched a multi-factor equity fund with a climate tilt.It brings together £2.1bn (€2.3bn) of assets from two of the pool’s local government pension scheme (LGPS) funds, with West Midlands Pension Fund and Cheshire Pension Fund the initial investors.The fund tracks the FTSE All-World Climate Balanced Comprehensive Factor Index and is designed to take into account “the risks and opportunities associated with climate change” while pursuing long-term superior investment returns.It is tilted away from companies with greater carbon emissions and the most carbon-intensive fossil fuel reserves, and favours those with revenues from environmentally-friendly products and/or services. Mike Weston, chief executive of LGPS Central, said: “The LGPS Central pool is fully aware of the risks and challenges that climate change poses – not only for the planet but also for investment returns – and our new fund enables us to align our shared sustainable investment ethos with our long-term investment goals.”The new sub fund, which is the pool’s seventh, will be managed in-house. LGPS Central’s partner pension funds have around £45bn in assets under management between them.last_img read more

HMNZS Manawanui-Whitianga Plan Includes Dredging

first_imgThames-Coromandel District Council said in their latest announcement that the HMNZS Manawanui will pay a final visit to Whitianga from 30 January to 5 February for ceremonies and parades ahead of its official decommissioning on 23 February at Devonport.The ship will be berthed at the wharf for most of its visit and minor disruption is expected to wharf users during her stay. This is being managed with assistance from the crew and in discussion with commercial operators, said the council.To allow the ship to berth some wharf dredging will take place on the week of the 22 January to accommodate Manawanui’s 4.0m draft.Manawanui is the Royal New Zealand Navy’s diving and mine counter-measures ship and was commissioned into the Navy in 1988. She was built in the UK in 1979 as a diving support vessel, the Star Perseus, for North Sea oil rig operations.Manawanui is the third ship of this name to serve in the Royal New Zealand Navy. The name translates as “Big Heart”.[mappress mapid=”24747″]last_img read more

Revival of Iloilo-Guam sisterhood pushed

first_imgThe four-day business missionintroduced Western Visayas as a viable vacation destination for Guam residents,as well as Guam-based US military servicemen and their families. Oso together with Provincial TourismOfficer Bombette Marin and other Iloilo delegates presented the currenteconomic developments in the city and province of Iloilo which could attractmore investors. They also promoted the various heritage and tourismdestinations in Iloilo that Guam residents could visit. Oso noted that Filipinos comprisearound 40 percent of Guam’s population and there are many Ilonggos working andliving there. “There is a construction boom in Guamand with us having a good relationship with Guam we can send Ilonggo workersthere thus creating employment opportunities for our people,” Oso said. Iloilo and Guam established asisterhood relationship in 1989 by virtue of Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP)Resolution No. 91, Series of 1989 under then governor Simplicio Griño and ViceGov. Ramon Duremdes. Oso, vice chairperson of theSangguniang Panlalawigan committee on tourism, was one of the delegates in theFirst Western Visayas Agriculture, Trade/Investment, Tourism and CulturalMission to Guam held from Sept. 10 to 16. Oso said with recent developments inIloilo and in Guam, it is high time that the sisterhood agreement be revived toopen new opportunities. ILOILO – Fourth District ProvincialBoard member Domingo Oso pushes for the revival of the sisterhood agreementbetween this province and the US territory of Guam to open employment, tourismand investment opportunities in both areas. He said the visa waiver could boostthe chances of opening the direct flight from Iloilo to Guam and vice versawhich is being pushed by the American Association of Western Visayas./PN Oso added they are also pushing forthe waiver of visa requirement for Filipinos going to Guam so that Filipinoscould easily visit their relatives and friends there.  He said there have been initial talksbetween Iloilo’s Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr. and Guam’s Gov. Lourdes Leon Guerreroand both of them are amenable to the plan.last_img read more

Opening night Dakota Tour feature wins at Jamestown go to Marriott, Rogers

first_imgBy Mike SpiekerJAMESTOWN, N.D. (July 7) – The 29th annual Kupper Chevrolet Dakota Classic IMCA Modified Tour got underway Saturday at Jamestown Speedway with a familiar name in victory lane as two-time and defending champion Hunter Marriott, picked up the opening night win in convincing fash­ion.Marriott took the point as the race resumed after an early restart with Mark Dahl and John Corell in tow. Several cautions plagued the opening circuits, but once the race endured a green flag stretch, Marriott checked out.Seventh starting R.C. Whitwell quickly moved into the second spot as Dahl and Corell continued to battle. Marriott reached lapped traffic at the halfway point, but by then he had already estab­lished a full straightaway lead over Whitwell.Seeming effortlessly, Marriott sliced through the dense traffic before increasing his advantage in the final stages. Marriott cruised to the win over Whitwell, while Jeff Taylor came from 12th to round out the podium. Dahl and Corell rounded out the top five.“The car felt really good tonight. I’ve never won here in Jamestown … never actually ran well here at all,” Marriott said after the $2,454 checkers. “It was definitely a good night for us and a good start to the tour. I passed that first lapped car and I saw a nose under me and I thought it was R.C. (Whitwell) so I just held the bottom. I didn’t know if that was him or if he was right on me or not. It was just a great night of racing.”Eighty-one Modifieds were checked in for the lidlifter at Jamestown.In his first attempt at a Dakota Classic tour event, Jason Rogers made the haul from Kansas scored the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature win.After a nine-car pile up on the opening lap, Eric Harpole showed the way in the early going. Rog­ers grabbed the lead for Harpole on lap five and enjoyed the lead until a restart put Angel Munoz right behind him.Munoz put heavy pressure on Rogers for the lead on lap 11 of 25, but Rogers held a smooth and steady line around the low side of the speedway. Munoz pulled even with Rogers with 12 to go as Munoz became the only car in the top five to run the middle groove.The low side prevailed for Rogers as he held off Munoz’s charge and went on to score the victory.Munoz held on for second, while Joe Flory charged from 21st to finish third. Ricky Thornton Jr., who had to restart at the tail after being involved in an incident, rebounded to finish fourth, while 20th place starter Matt Speckman rounded out the top five.Feature ResultsModifieds –  1. Hunter Marriott; 2. R.C. Whitwell; 3. Jeff Taylor; 4. Mark Dahl; 5. John Corell; 6. Jason Wolla; 7. Marlyn Seidler; 8. Kelly Shryock; 9. Tim Ward; 10. Tyler Peterson; 11. Casey Arneson; 12. Ricky Thornton Jr.; 13. Dan Aune; 14. Jesse Skalicky; 15. Ethan Dotson; 16. Jordan Huettl; 17. Billy Kendall III; 18. Jason Beaulieu; 19. Aaron Turnbull; 20. Shawn Strand; 21. Jer­emy Keller; 22. Jamie Trautner; 23. Steven Pfeifer; 24. Drew Christianson; 25. Brad Hartigan; 26. Travis Ulmer; 27. Troy Girolamo; 28. Hank Berry; 29. Jesse Hoeft.Stock Cars – 1. Jason Rogers; 2. Angel Munoz; 3. Joe Flory; 4. Ricky Thornton Jr.; 5. Matt Speckman; 6. Andy Altenburg; 7. Kirk Martin; 8. Colin Heim; 9. Eric Harpole; 10. Scott Gartner; 11. Alan Bertsch; 12. Austin Daae; 13. Jake Nelson; 14. Beau Deschamp; 15. Justin Medler; 16. Jeremy Swanson; 17. Rob VanMil; 18. Chris Ellis; 19. Elijah Zevenbergen; 20. Scott Yale; 21. Dalton Flory; 22. Blake Adams; 23. Rob Stenvold; 24. Curt Lund.last_img read more

IMCA Modified Madness 50 at Davenport Speedway this Friday

first_imgDAVENPORT, Iowa – The long-anticipated and twice re-scheduled IMCA Modified Madness 50 is up next at the Davenport Speedway this Friday, July 14.Drivers will be competing for the $2,000 first-place prize along with a 2017 Fast Shafts All-star Invitational ballot berth.This is the seventh straight year DRT TRAK Racing Inc. has offered a $2,000-to-win race for the IMCA Modifieds. Kyle Brown of Madrid is the defending champion race winner. Last year, 49 Modi­fied drivers representing four states competed.Also racing will be the Petersen Plumbing & Heating IMCA Late Models, Koehler Electric Street Stocks, and the Hawkeye Auto IMCA SportMods, competing for weekly track points. All racing will be on the quarter-mile dirt oval.Davenport Speedway is located at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, on West Locust Street in Davenport. Pit gates open Friday at 4:30 p.m., the grandstand opens at 5 p.m., hot laps are at 6:15 p.m. and racing starts at 6:45 p.m.For additional information on DRT TRAK Racing events, visit our website at davenportspeedway.com or call 563 652-5302.Modified Madness was originally scheduled for May 19 but was rained out twice in the month of May.last_img read more

Roger A. Brewsaugh, 70

first_imgRoger A. Brewsaugh, 70, passed away on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.  Born, November 18, 1949 in Decatur County, he was the son of Orville C. and Lucille (Moulton) Brewsaugh.  Roger was retired from working at Cummins in Columbus for most of his life.  He was a member of the Sandusky Methodist Church in Decatur County and the Moose Lodge in Columbus.  He lived the last few years of his life in Muncie.  Roger was married to Barbara J. (Graves) Brewsaugh on October 25, 1975 and she preceded him in death on September 30, 1997.  He is survived by one son; Jason Brewsaugh, Columbus, granddaughter; Navaeh DeLynn Jean Brewsaugh, two brothers; Jack (Maureen) Brewsaugh, Jerry Brewsaugh, four sisters; Shirley (Dale) Schwering, Janice Johnston, Ruth Flack, Sara (Greg) Myers, and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, son; Eric C. Brewsaugh, and three brothers; Richard, Don, and Robert Brewsaugh.  Visitation will be at Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home on Monday, August 24, 2020 from 9-11 am following CDC guidelines for social distancing.  Funeral Services will start at 11am on Monday at the funeral home with Rev. Margaret Lowe officiating.  Burial will follow at South Park Cemetery.  Memorials can be made to the American Heart Association or JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation).last_img read more

Men’s hockey: Tony Granato’s hockey journey comes full circle

first_imgThere aren’t many people who have more experience and exposure to the game of hockey than Tony Granato.He has skated with Wayne Gretzky, and coached legends like Joe Sakic and Patrick Roy. But he has not only dealt with stars, he has been one himself. He has seen it all in the industry as a player and coach, being injured, traded, fired and promoted.So where else is there left for him to go? For Granato, the answer is the place where it all started: Wisconsin.“I get the opportunity to come back to the program that means a lot to me and gave me a chance to have a life after college,” Granato said. “I never really left the program.”From Downers Grove, Illinois, Granato came to Wisconsin as a freshman student athlete in 1983. He played all four years of his college career in red and white and eventually landed himself a spot in the UW Athletics Hall of Fame. Granato had success every year he was at Wisconsin, but his final season as a Badger was the most impressive campaign by far.In his senior season, Granato netted 28 goals and dished out 45 assists, finishing with a career high 73 points. Over his four-year stint as a Badger, he totaled 100 career goals and 220 assists, ranking third and fourth respectively in the program’s history. He was also a finalist for the Hobey Baker Memorial Award his senior year and finished as a two-time All-American. Granato undoubtedly made a mark on Wisconsin hockey.Following his college career in Madison, Granato’s next stop was the Big Apple after the New York Rangers selected him 120th overall in the 1982 National Hockey League draft. He continued his prolific play in New York, scoring 36 goals in his rookie season, which still stands to this day as a Rangers’ team record.After two years with the Rangers, he headed to Los Angeles where he would spend seven years playing alongside arguably the greatest hockey player of all time, Wayne Gretzky. In the Los Angeles Kings’ playoff run to the 1993 Stanley Cup finals, Granato recorded 17 points in 24 games. It was a fitting performance to tie the bow on his best year as a professional, headlined by 82 regular season points.In 1996 Granato headed to San Jose to play for the Sharks in what would prove the final stop in his 13-year career as a player. Five years later, he retired after the 2001 season.In 2007, Granato traded his jersey for a suit and made his return to the ice as the assistant coach of the Colorado Avalanche. There he would coach hockey greats such as Joe Sakic and Patrick Roy, while bouncing back and forth between the head and assistant coaching positions.“I think the biggest thing [in coaching in the NHL to college hockey] is the fact that the recruiting side of things has so many more things involved that are more than just coaching,” Granato said. “You have to be good on the practice side of things and the administrative side of things.”Two years later, he was fired as the Avs’ head coach, but he wouldn’t be out of hockey for long. Later that year he signed on as the assistant coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins, who were led by star center forward Sidney Crosby. By the time 2014 had rolled around, he left Pittsburgh for Detroit to claim his last assistant coaching position with the Red Wings.Now in 2016, his hockey journey has ultimately come full circle, returning to where it all began at UW.“When I came here I knew I wasn’t just coming here to coach a team,” Granato said. “I didn’t realize all the things that come along with it, and every one of them is exciting. It’s being part of somethings that’s bigger than just coaching hockey; it’s being party of a community, a university and the city of Madison.”For someone with such an incredible career as a player and a coach, some might find it incredibly challenging to leave the top of their profession. Granato, however, is a fan of opportunity and loves Madison for what it is — a place he has viewed as a second home that gave him the chance to pursue his professional career.Madison is also the home for many of his family members too, including his brother Don Granato, who returned to Wisconsin to coach alongside his brother this year as well.“When the opportunity presented itself to get the chance to work with Mark and Donny and come back here and be a part of this staff and part of this athletic department, I said ‘Why wouldn’t I?’” Granato said.The Wisconsin coach has his work cut out for him in his pursuit to bring the Badgers back to their winning tradition. The team has won only 12 games in the last two seasons, but Granato is optimistic and ready to get to work.For Granato, that even means taking classes at UW to finish off a bachelor’s degree in human development and family studies. In order to keep a head coaching job in college hockey, the coach must have a degree or be able to complete a degree within a 12 month period.Badgers look to begin Granato era on a high note against WildcatsThe University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team will kick off their 2016-17 season in Green Bay Friday and Saturday for Read…After Wednesday’s practice before his first regular season game as the Badger’s head coach, Granato shared some of his thoughts on upcoming challenges.“I think there’s a lot of pieces in place, the group that was left here has a lot to offer … I think we’re going to have a really exciting team to watch,” Granato said.There’s no doubt that coach Granato will put everything he has into the team that helped him become everything he is today. It’s hard to argue with a list of accomplishments and success in the hockey world as long as Granato’s, but what separates him from other coaches is his dedication, knowledge, and most importantly, his passion for the team and city that he loves.last_img read more

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