PREMIUMExecutive column: Infrastructure Asia chief shares investors view on RI projects

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PREMIUMExecutive column: Infrastructure Asia chief shares investors view on RI projects

first_imgFacebook Indonesia has a huge appetite for private capital to fund its infrastructure projects, especially in President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s administration, which puts infrastructure as his economic policy centerpiece to boost the archipelago nation’s connectivity and economic output.The National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas) has estimated that the country will need infrastructure investment worth US$429.7 billion between 2020 and 2024 to achieve the government’s National Medium-Term Development Plan (RPJMN) targets.Infrastructure Asia (IA), a Singapore-based infrastructure financing advisory group, understands the opportunities and plights of Indonesia’s infrastructure ambition, as the institution has been working alongside the government to attract private investors.The Jakarta Post’s Farida Susanty and Mardika Parama talked … Topics : executive-column Infrastructure-Asia infrastructure-development Jokowi Seth-Tan Singapore investment Google Log in with your social account Linkedin LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Forgot Password ?last_img read more

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Cricket News Uncapped Sam Curran called up for second test against Pakistan as cover for Ben Stokes

first_imgHe was called up for the England’s T-20 squad for the Tri-series in Australia and New Zealand, but did not play a single match. However, his brother Tom Curran, who was recently seen playing for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the Indian Premier League 2018, played two tests in England’s recent Ashes defeat in Australia.After losing the first test at Lord’s by a humiliating margin of nine wickets, veteran pacer James Anderson called on the team to show more fight in the final test of the series, which is set to be played at Headingley on Friday.”It’s going to take some special individual performances this week,” Anderson told a leading English daily. “If you get one or two individuals standing up, then people can piggyback on that and take confidence as well.”It’s quite easy for the confidence of the team to take a hit when you have a defeat like that. So we’ll try, as well as using our skill, to use our heart, to use the fight we have in the dressing room to show people what we can do.” New Delhi: Uncapped all-rounder Sam Curran has been given a debut call-up in to the England squad for the second test against Pakistan as a cover for injured Ben Stokes, the England and Wales Cricket Board said on Wednesday.Earlier, Stokes suffered a hamstring straing during fielding practice, but has not yet been ruled out of the second test match against Pakistan.The 19-year-old Curran, a left-arm seamer plays for English club Surrey and has taken more than 100 first-class wickets, and has an average of 27.18 with the bat.  For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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Madison native brings leadership, skill to UW

first_imgGREGORY DIXON/Herald photoWhen it comes to soccer, Taylor Walsh does it all.The junior forward has been a leader offensively for her hometown team, the Badgers, this season. Statistically, Walsh leads Wisconsin with three goals and six points in 10 games played this season. She also leads by example and exudes confidence, which rubs off on the rest of the team.”Taylor is awesome,” freshman forward Darcy Riley said. “She is a leader on and off the field and has the best touch [on the ball] that I have ever seen. She leads well by showing what to do, and her calmness with the ball gets us everywhere.”Walsh’s excellent touch led the team to a 1-0 victory Sunday against Ohio State as she scored the Badgers’ only goal on a difficult shot over the charging Buckeyes’ goalkeeper early in the first half.”She brings composure and the ability to finish,” head coach Paula Wilkins said. “That is a tough goal to hit with the goalkeeper running at you. She did very well to finish and give us that early lead.”The win for Wisconsin was its first since Sept.16 at Northern Arizona and the goal by Walsh was the team’s first since winning the same game against the Lumberjacks 1-0.”We were in a bit of a slump,” Riley said. “[However], we have been playing better and better, and we have not gotten down on ourselves. [Taylor’s goal] pumped us up.”For Walsh, the goal was her second game-winner of the season and her third goal overall. What makes it even more special for Walsh is that she is a Madison native and grew up watching the Wisconsin women’s soccer team when she was young.”The best part is that I am from Madison,” Walsh said. “I have grown up loving the women’s soccer team. They were my idols when I was a kid, and now I get to do what I have always wanted to do.”Walsh is not the only member of the team that hails from Madison. Senior co-captains Katy Meuer and Ann Eshun are also Madison natives. The three have grown very close over their years at Wisconsin, something that has helped Walsh.”I knew Ann and Katy pretty well growing up through soccer,” Walsh said. “They especially helped me my freshman year when I was hurt. They even brought me peanut butter M&Ms when I could not really do anything, and I was stuck in my dorm room.”Another major influence on the team for Walsh has been the addition of Wilkins this season. Wilkins has helped Walsh expand her game and become more confident in her abilities.”Paula has definitely seen things in me that I kind of lost sight of,” Walsh said. “Paula has taken me to a different level. She believed in me and believed that I am capable of even more than I am doing this year.”As Walsh has grown more confident and improved her level of play, she has in turn helped her teammates improve and become more confident in their own abilities. In particular, Darcy Riley is among those that have learned from Walsh.”I have learned how to keep myself relaxed,” Riley said. “[Taylor] makes my confidence go up. If I am just anxious about something, she settles me down and gives me a few little pointers.”Even with her recent success and her ability to raise her teammates’ level of play, Walsh still feels as though she can continue to improve before she leaves the University of Wisconsin.”I definitely need to keep scoring goals,” Walsh said. “I just want to expand my game. I think I can do a lot more than I am even doing now. I want to work on doing everything I can to help the team.”last_img read more

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I Wish There Can be a Replay of Algerian Free Kick,…

first_imgSuper Eagles goalkeeper, Daniel Akpeyi, has said that he wished for a replay of the free kick by Algerian Riyad Mahrez which halted Nigeria’s dream of a fourth Africa Cup of Nations title in Egypt on Sunday.Speaking with Nigerian journalists covering the tournament in Egypt shortly after the 1-2 loss to Algeria, the Kaizer Chief goalkeeper said now he knows what to in similar situation in future.“I wish there can be a replay but it’s over now and we have to look up to the third-place game,” he noted without any regret. Akpeyi defended his teammates from criticism.The Super Eagles looked to be in with a great chance of beating Djamel Belmadi’s men to reach the competition’s final after dismissing South Africa in the quarter-final.However, a Mahrez last-minute free-kick sent Gernot Rohr’s men crashing after Odion Ighalo had erased Willam Troost-Ekong’s own goal.Rohr’s team faced the wrath of fans for offering precious little in Cairo, but Akpeyi believes otherwise.“It’s very tough and very sad that we have to lose in that manner, to have conceded through that kind of free-kick,” Akpeyi stressed.“So far, it doesn’t matter whatever anyone would say about the team. These players have actually tried.“A lot of teams have been knocked out of this competition but we are still here.“We have very young talent and I’m very sure if this team can be given a chance, we’ll be able to fix things.”Nigeria will battle Tunisia in Thursday’s third-place encounter. The Super Eagles have won each of their six third-place games in AFCON, while keeping a clean sheet in four of these ties.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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