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PREMIUMCustoms and excise office adopts blockchain tech to cut logistics costs

first_imgLog in with your social account LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Forgot Password ? Topics : Google Indonesia ibm Maersk TradeLense customs-and-excise logistics shipping-industry blockchain Facebook The Directorate General of Customs and Excise has adopted blockchain technology for information sharing in an effort to reduce shipping costs and eliminate inefficiency resulting from paper-based processes.The directorate general announced on Tuesday that it was using IBM and Maersk’s TradeLense–one of the most popular open supply chain platforms based on blockchain technology that enables real-time end-to-end information sharing and collaboration.The office’s information and technology director, Agus Sudarmadi, said a digital transformation was needed to bring down logistics costs and ease document processing at the customs and excise directorate general.“This technology allows us to use single documentation where everyone involved in the supply chain can see the data,” he said during a press conference on digital transformation. “As such, there … Linkedinlast_img read more

New data reveals Brisbane’s singles hotspots and why you might need to move for love

first_imgAverage rents also sit at $620 for houses and $440 for apartments. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:55Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:55 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis 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.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenWhere are all the singles?00:56 Certain locales dished up the highest percentage of unattached adults – St Lucia and the Brisbane CBD – while other proved to be skewed more towards one sex. Dutton Park was a hotspot for single men, with 44 per cent of male residents being unattached, while Albion had the highest number of single ladies, at 39 per cent. Where you can buy a city pad in Australia for less than a luxury SUV But if all the single ladies threw their hands up, they would outnumber the solo fellas by 44,000. MORE NEWS: Qld suburb tops the nation Townsville residents are sitting on property gold after Adani coal mine approval Singles Brett Wilson, 30, Albion, Tom Quinn, 25, Nundah, and Carla O’Brien, 36, Wooloowin, Collingwood Black Espresso & Bar, Albion. Picture: Liam Kidston.Finder money expert Bessie Hassan said for those keen to relocate to find their match, certain suburbs offered better odds coupled with affordable real estate.“Singles in the market for a partner should check out Bowen Hills, with one of the more affordable entry prices – with an apartment costing $382,500 on average,” she said. “It’s a stone’s throw from the CBD, has fantastic train service and a high rate of singletons.”The median rent for an apartment in Bowen Hills is $430 a week, according to Core Logic data. Albion not only made the top 10 singles hotspots list, but also has an average apartment price of $340,000 and a median rent of $400 a week.“A suburb like St Lucia may be a single’s paradise but the property prices are more than double the Brisbane average so you need to ask yourself whether you’re willing to compromise financial security for love,” Ms Hassan said. 31/9 Durham Street, St Lucia, is on the market for offers over $350,000More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus12 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market12 hours agoKangaroo Point also has a decent percentage of single adults but with a average house price of $3.8 million, many Brisbanites may find their budget only allows them to pop in to one of the local bars to check the Tinder goods, rather than forking out for a riverside abode. Professional matchmaker Linda Prescott, from Ideal Introductions, warned living in a suburb full of singles wasn’t necessarily the best way to find love. “It really depends on if you go out or not,” she said. “If you’re quite social and you’re out walking your dog, then for sure, but if you’re a bit of a homebody it doesn’t have any relevance at all.” And 1/421 Sandgate Road, Albion, could be yours for offers over $275,000Ms Prescott said in her experience people may also want to avoid dating someone who lives close by.“If you meet someone who goes to the same coffee shop as you or the same dog park and you go out on a few dates but you decide they aren’t the one for you, you then have to see them all the time,” she said. “It can be a bit challenging in that way.” Albion local Brett Wilson, 30, said judging by what he had seen on Tinder, there were quite a few single women in his suburb. The former sailor said it was likely the demograhic helped to create a lively feel in the area. “There always seems to be something happening in Albion, like live music on Fridays,” he said. Horticulturist Carla O’Brien, also unattached, said she wasn’t concerned that her suburb, Wooloowin, wasn’t one of Brisbane’s singles hotspots. Ms O’Brien said the marital status of potential neighbours wouldn’t influence where she chose to live in the slighest. Singles Brett Wilson, 30, Albion, Tom Quinn, 25, Nundah, and Carla O’Brien, 36, Wooloowin, Collingwood Black Espresso & Bar, Albion. Picture: Liam Kidston.IF YOUR suburb has more loved-up couples than potential love matches, a change in address could be all you need to find ‘the one’, with new research highlighting Brisbane’s singles hotspots. Analysts from comparison website Finder trawled through census data like a lonely Millennial on Tinder and found there were 689,000 singles in the river city. This one is listed at 1004/8 Lochaber St, Dutton Park for offers over $349,000“I think it is more age than relationship status that changes the vibe of an area. And kids defintely change the vibe,” she said. Single chef Tom Quinn lives in Nundah but works at the Collingwood Black cafe in Albion.“Albion seems popular with singles. There’s often that first date vibe going on at the cafe,” he said. “I wouldn’t move to be closer to singles. I’m close enought that I can commute in. If I lived in somewhere like Ipswich, for example. I would probably move.”last_img read more

Pond Case missing teen found

first_img Share Sharing is caring! LocalNews Pond Case missing teen found by: – October 27, 2011 Tweet 31 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share Share River Luke of Pond CasseMissing mentally ill nineteen year old River Luke of Pond Casse who went missing yesterday has been found.River’s mother Christine Luke reported yesterday afternoon that her daughter who went on her regular morning walk had vanished. Mrs Luke has reported this morning that her daughter has been found safe and was not injured. Villagers and family members assisted in conducting a search of the Pond Casse area yesterday.The family members are grateful for the assistance they received from members of the public.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Duquesne player who nearly died earns degree

first_imgPITTSBURGH (AP)—Fittingly, Sam Ashaolu was standing on the court at a pregame shootaround, wearing his Duquesne University basketball sweats, when he received the best news of his life.The former player who has inspired a college campus with his determination to graduate despite being the most seriously wounded of the five Duquesne basketball players shot in September 2006 was going to receive his college diploma Dec. 17. Ashaolu nearly died of head wounds in the horrific shootings that followed a dance, rocking an urban campus that had just been chosen as one of the nation’s safest.He needed multiple operations to save his life, endured seizures and recurring hospital stays and, months after his recovery was under way, was told he couldn’t play again because it was too risky to remove bullet fragments lodged in his brain.“At any given moment, I was told, I could go to sleep and not wake up,” Ashaolu said Dec. 16.Many athletes might have become angry, given up, quit school and begun their adult life with a grudge that would last a lifetime. Instead, Ashaolu told Duquesne athletic director Greg Amodio and coach Ron Everhart he wanted to stay with the team in any role and return to as normal a college life as possible.Then, remarkably, he did exactly that.“If somebody would have told you while he was in that hospital bed, battling for his life, that he would have a college degree in three years, most people would have said that’s not possible, that’s unbelievable, that can’t happen,” Everhart said. “It’s a modern-day miracle.”Another player who was seriously wounded, Stuard Baldonado, left school without playing. Two others, Shawn James and Kojo Mensah, turned pro before their senior seasons in 2008-09 and didn’t graduate. Ashaolu and Aaron Jackson, who received a minor wound, became close friends and helped turn around a Duquesne program that was 3-24 in 2005-06.Jackson did it on the court as an all-Atlantic 10 guard who led the Dukes to a 21-13 record last season, the A-10 championship game and the NIT, where he scored 46 points during a double-overtime loss at Virginia Tech.Ashaolu did it off the court, serving as a team manager, a teammate in pickup games and a role model for every college player who has experienced adversity.“I overcame a lot,” said Ashaolu, a 6-7 power forward who played at Lake Region State College in North Dakota before transferring to Duquesne. “I hope it inspires some other kids who go through the same thing I went through to keep fighting.”Everhart and Amodio said every new Duquesne student quickly learned about Ashaolu’s relentless commitment to graduate. He went to school in the fall, spring and summer, rarely missed class, worked daily with speech therapists and at the school’s learning lab, and nearly became like a son to assistant director of student services Kevin Deitrick.“He’s so resilient, so determined,” Everhart said.Jackson, now playing in Turkey’s top pro league, said Ashaolu’s perseverance made him realize the minor problems in his own life were exactly that—minor.“It’s remarkable seeing the things he does, seeing him wake up and take his medicine and go to class, come back, take his medicine and then go to night class,” Jackson said. “It makes you want to pray to God, ‘Thank you for giving this man another chance and everyone another chance.’ It’s going to be truly remarkable to see him walk across that stage and get that degree. It’s going to be a lot of tears, a special day.”Deitrick and Amodio gave Ashaolu big hugs upon delivering the news at about 3 p.m. EST last Wednesday that he had passed his final class and could take part in Duquesne’s winter commencement 24 hours later.Ashaolu and his family sued the university 15 months ago in a still-unresolved case, saying better security should have been offered to prevent the shootings, yet he never considered transferring. And Duquesne never took him off scholarship.“You talk about somebody who’s overcome the ultimate obstacle,” Amodio said. “A little over three years ago, we didn’t know what the future held for Sam.”That future could be in—yes, basketball. Ashaolu, whose older brother, John, is the director of basketball operations at East Carolina, wants to stay in the sport and work with youngsters. He will travel to his Toronto home for the holidays—he turns 27 on Christmas—but will return to Pittsburgh after Jan. 1 to begin searching for a job and to follow the Dukes.“I’m close to a lot of the guys,” Ashaolu said.Those Dukes players—and their coach—look to Ashaolu as a source of motivation.“It’s the biggest win of my basketball career,” Everhart said. “I can’t think of many things in my life that have been a whole lot more special than Sam handling the adversity that he’s had to handle through the shooting, and putting himself in a position now to graduate. I think that’s about as good as it gets.” AN INSPIRATION—Sam Ashaolu, one of five Duquesne University basketball players shot in September 2006, sits in the school gymnasium as the team goes through some drills during practice at the A.J. Palumbo Center Dec. 16. last_img read more