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19Oct/20

PREMIUMState-owned companies promise higher dividends, stock buyback to help economy

first_imgState-owned companies have come to the rescue against the backdrop of a crashing domestic stock market and cash-strapped state budget by promising share buybacks and disbursing higher dividends earlier to cushion the economic impacts of COVID-19.All four state-owned banks have allocated larger dividends earlier than last year as the government struggles with low tax collection and the need to disburse more money to stimulate a cooling economy.The country’s largest bank by assets, publicly listed Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BRI), announced in February its plan to distribute Rp 20.6 trillion (US$1.5 billion) in dividends to its shareholders this year. The dividends are equal to 60 percent of the bank’s profits in 2019, higher than its previous payout ratio of 50 percent.Bank Mandiri also decided to give out bigger dividends this year, with plans to distribute Rp 16.49 tr… Linkedin LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Topics : Log in with your social account Google Facebook Forgot Password ? state-owned-enterprises bank-mandiri Bank-Rakyat-Indonesia Bank-Negara-Indonesia bank-tabungan-negara dividend profit Sri-Mulyani-Indrawati tax-collection state-budget deficitlast_img read more

18Oct/20

WWE fans loved Arsenal coming out to Triple H’s theme song during Liverpool win

first_imgWWE fans loved Arsenal coming out to Triple H’s theme song during Liverpool win Time to play the game (Photo: WWE)After picking up the three points, another fan suggested: ‘Triple H theme song should be Arsenal’s home theme song our defenders should spit out water before entering the pitch.‘I swear we would be untouchable with Arteta look what spirit that song gave us. What a win.’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 ArsenalHowever, what Arsenal fans don’t seem to have realised yet is Triple H himself has actually gone on record in the past and revealed he supports London rivals West Ham.He’s even compared the Hammers to WWE itself, previously insisting: ‘West Ham is probably the closest to what we do, with the passion of their fan base and their loyalty, right? That’s the closest to what we do.’Got a story?If you’ve got a celebrity story, video or pictures get in touch with the Metro.co.uk entertainment team by emailing us celebtips@metro.co.uk, calling 020 3615 2145 or by visiting our Submit Stuff page – we’d love to hear from you.MORE: Mikel Arteta sends message to Arsenal board and points out ‘big concern’ after Liverpool winMORE: WWE’s Nikki Cross on Bella Twins dream match and channelling New Day with Alexa Bliss Alistair McGeorgeThursday 16 Jul 2020 1:30 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link12Shares The Gunners got a boost from The GameIt’s all about the game, and how you play it!WWE fans are used to seeing Triple H step out as the legendary star’s theme music plays – and they couldn’t get enough of it as Arsenal came out to the track during Wednesday’s clash with Liverpool.The Gunners were leading 2-1 at the break during last night’s match with the Premier League champions, and as the team took to the pitch for the second half they were accompanied by a familiar tune.The players jogged back onto the pitch with the sound of WWE legend Triple H’s entrance music blaring out of the Emirates PA system – which has become a regular occurrence over the past few years.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTNot surprisingly, fans were delighted by the move with Arsenal blasting out The Game by Motorhead – which was recorded specifically for the wrestling superstar – as the Arsenal side got ready for the next 45 minutes. Advertisementcenter_img Comment Triple H has arrived in the Emirates pic.twitter.com/bv6PyNppGp— MR10x ✨ (@MR10__x) July 15, 2020One supporter quipped: ‘Anyone else hear Triple H theme tune before the second half of the Arsenal v Liverpool game.‘Was expecting him to come storming down the tunnel spitting water every where.’Some fans figured the song had done the trick as the Gunners secured a big win over Liverpool, who have been dropping points since securing their first ever Premier League title. Advertisementlast_img read more

14Jan/20

Ebola, Elections, and Christmas

first_imgMonrovia- Three major events are happening almost simultaneously in Liberia.  In March of this year, the deadly Ebola virus had hit Liberia. By August, the outbreak was almost uncontrollable bringing the entire nation to a standstill. With international goodwill, heroic efforts of healthcare workers and a change in attitude towards the virus by Liberians, the trend is slowing. While Liberians are trying to shake off the dust from their feet and look ahead, there is a challenge of elections.Traditionally, Elections have been a source of enormous crowd pulling and tension, with supporters of political parties and Independent candidates negating the issues at bay and thriving on trivialities. Due to the outbreak of Ebola, the initial date for elections was postponed to December 16. A writ of prohibition by some citizens further pushed the date to December 20, just five days short of the Christmas Celebration.  The Christmas festivities are marred by huge influx of people from across the country, descending on the capitol to shop for the holidays.  Elections and Christmas combined would mean a double effect of citizens’ amalgamation hustling and bustling for competing needs.There are genuine fears that the mass movement of people as an effect of elections and shopping for the Christmas holidays might reignite the outbreak that took tears, sweat, blood and lives to reverse.As the effect of the Ebola outbreak showed, it has the proclivity to bring an entire nation to its knees and shatter every single gain made.  Ebola has proved to be a serial killer that has successfully preyed on its victims. It brought to near collapse an already frailed healthcare system, nearly wrecked an economy, shut down schools, cut off a nation from most parts of the world and exposed a people to great stigmatization. These are scary signals that need not relapse. The downward trigger effect of another outbreak is synonymous to the effects of a civil war. We simply cannot afford it. Policy makers and politicians must realize that the common interest of the nation rests in its political stability, resuscitated economy and the health of its citizenry. Everything else is secondary.  As Ebola has shown, great gains can be reversed in days and months when caution is left to uncertainty. Another outbreak is suicidal and we cannot afford the shock. There are reports of supporters of political parties marching in streets, hanging on jammed parked vehicles and huge gathering of people in a show of numerical strength. Rival groups have engaged in street fighting thus exposing each other to unnecessary touching and sharing of bodily fluids.  This is foolhardy for a nation that has shut down schools across the country, instructing every home to keep a bucket of clean water for regular washing of hands and asking the world to help us out.Politicians are obliged to caution their supporters to see the effect of Ebola not only as a health epidemic, but also a national security concern. It could possibly undermine the purpose for which they are striving to get elected. Significant gains seem to be made in the fight against Ebola in Liberia, thus making us a model and a success story in the region. Liberian health care workers and care givers were amongst the 2014 personalities of TIME magazine, with Dr. Jerry Brown of the ELWA hospital named personality of the year .In her reason why the Ebola fighters are TIME’s choice for the person of the year, Editor Nancy Gibbs is quoted as saying, ‘They risked and persisted, sacrificed and saved.’ She quotes a proverb that ‘Not the glittering weapon fights the fight, says the proverb, but rather the hero’s heart’.  She goes on ‘But 2014 is the year an outbreak turned into an epidemic, powered by the very progress that has paved roads and raised cities and lifted millions out of poverty. This time it reached crowded slums in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone; it traveled to Nigeria and Mali, to Spain, Germany and the U.S. It struck doctors and nurses in unprecedented numbers, wiping out a public-health infrastructure that was weak in the first place. One August day in Liberia, six pregnant women lost their babies when hospitals couldn’t admit them for complications. Anyone willing to treat Ebola victims ran the risk of becoming one’.We have to sustain the fight. The war is still on. The effect of Ebola has left several kids orphaned, families completely broken, rise in unemployment, cultural adjournment, and emotional scars.When the dust settles on December 20, elections would be over, politicians would go on holidays and we will wake up to a nation that had rendered itself vulnerable to a virus that takes no prisoners.  Ebola, Elections and Christmas seem a lethal combination when mixed in the same pot. Each has its own challenge and needs to be dished separately. Ebola is the toxic to the mix. Let’s get it out completely. When Ebola flees, we can all laugh aloud and tell a story. Until then, everyone stay put.About the Author:Lekpele Nyamalon is a Liberian and lives in Monrovia. He can be reached at nyamalon@yahooo.comReferencehttp://time.com/time-person-of-the-year-ebola-fighters-choice/Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more