PREMIUMDigital adoption outside Java lags despite adequate infrastructure: Report

first_imgLog in with your social account Forgot Password ? Facebook Google LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Despite available infrastructure in provinces and cities outside Java Island, the digital implementation in those places is still behind their peers on Java, offering abundant opportunity for development in those regions in the coming years.A recent digital competitiveness survey shows the regions outside Java still lag in digital implementation in small and medium enterprises (SMEs) despite there being sufficient infrastructure.  According to a recent East Venture report, provinces such as Jakarta, West Java, East Java, Yogyakarta and Banten lead in its Digital Competitiveness Index (DCI), while provinces like East Nusa Tenggara, Central Kalimantan, West Sulawesi and Papua ranked low in the index.The report measures each province’s digital input, such as the amount of tech-savvy human resources and internet access, digital output such as the number of workers i… Topics : Linkedin digital digital-banking financial-technology P2P P2P-lending Java-island fintech BUMN SOEslast_img read more

Ashley Cole urges Chelsea to build on Liverpool display in Premier League top-four race

first_imgThe former Blues defender believes his old club can still finish strongly (Picture: Sky Sports)Ashley Cole has backed former club Chelsea to finish in the top four despite Sunday’s defeat to Liverpool if they can maintain the levels they showed at Anfield.Although the west Londoners were on the wrong end of a 2-0 defeat, they had chances to score against the Premier League leaders, with Eden Hazard hitting the post, and Cole felt there were encouraging signs to build on.However, the result means Chelsea would fall out of the top four if Arsenal win their game in hand against Watford – though Cole is backing them to finish strongly. Advertisement Ashley Cole urges Chelsea to build on Liverpool display in Premier League top-four race Chelsea lost their eighth Premier League match of the season at Anfield (Picture: EPA)‘It’s tough but like you see, they’re three points ahead,’ said Cole on Sky Sports, with Chelsea’s goal difference currently four worse than rivals Arsenal.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘Okay, Arsenal could overtake them, but I think they’ve got to take heart out of that performance. They played well.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘If they can keep playing like this, then I think they’ll be okay. But again, they’ve got difficult games as well.’Maurizio Sarri has come under fire for not playing Chelsea’s youngsters more often, though both Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ruben Loftus-Cheek started at Anfield, and Cole believes giving youth a chance could be key to Sarri keeping his job. Commentcenter_img Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterMonday 15 Apr 2019 8:10 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link455Shares Sarri has given more game time to Chelsea’s youngsters recently (Picture: Getty)He continued: ‘I think the fans are probably more pleased than before, you can see the younger kids getting chances and I think they’re good enough to play.‘But whether he [Sarri] stays at the end of the season… it’s a tough job to be in. But if he keeps playing the young kids and kind of investing in them, then maybe he’s got a chance. But to come top four is still difficult.’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 Arsenallast_img read more

Premier League TV schedule: Fixtures on BBC, Sky, BT Sport and Amazon

first_imgAdvertisement The Premier League returns on June 17 (Credits: EPA)The Premier League is now less than two weeks away from a return and the provisional fixtures for the first three rounds of matches have been released.We knew that things would get back underway on June 17 as Aston Villa host Sheffield United and Manchester City welcome Arsenal to the Etihad.We now know that there will be a huge clash between Tottenham and Manchester United in north London just two days later on Friday night.The TV details are now confirmed up until July 2 and the first live game on the BBC will be Bournemouth vs Crystal Palace at 7.45pm on Saturday June 20.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAmazon don’t get their first live game until Monday June 29 when Crystal Palace host Burnley. Advertisement Comment All matches will be played behind closed doors and broadcast on TV, with the top-flight clubs agreeing to the use of neutral venues if necessary.MORE: Premier League restart: Provisional fixtures revealed for Liverpool, Manchester United, Chelsea and ArsenalMORE: How Timo Werner stats compare to Chelsea’s current forwards this seasonFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.center_img Metro Sport ReporterFriday 5 Jun 2020 8:59 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Premier League TV schedule: Fixtures on BBC, Sky, BT Sport and Amazon Premier League provisional fixtures and TV schedule Wednesday, June 17Aston Villa v Sheffield United 6pm (Sky)Manchester City v Arsenal 8pm (Sky)Friday, June 19Norwich v Southampton 6pm (Sky)Tottenham v Manchester United 8pm (Sky)Saturday, June 20Watford v Leicester 12.30pm (BT)Brighton v Arsenal 3pm (BT)West Ham v Wolves 5.30pm (Sky)Bournemouth v Crystal Palace 7.45pm (BBC)Sunday, June 21Newcastle v Sheffield United 2pm (Sky)Aston Villa v Chelsea 4.30pm (Sky)Everton v Liverpool 7pm (Sky)Monday, June 22Manchester City v Burnley 8pm (Sky)Tuesday, June 23Southampton v Arsenal 6pm (Sky)Tottenham v West Ham 8.15pm (Sky)Wednesday, June 24Manchester United v Sheffield United 6pm (Sky)Newcastle v Aston Villa 6pm (Sky)Norwich v Everton 6pm (BBC)Liverpool v Crystal Palace 8.15pm (Sky)Thursday, June 25Burnley v Watford 6pm (Sky)Leicester v Brighton 6pm (Sky)Chelsea v Manchester City 8.15pm (BT)Wolves v Bournemouth 8.15pm (BT)Saturday, June 27FA Cup QF: Sheffield United v Arsenal 5pm (BT)FA CUP QF: Norwich v Manchester United 8.15pm (BBC)Sunday, June 28Aston Villa v Wolves 12pm (BT)FA Cup QF: Leicester v Chelsea 2.30pm (BT)Watford v Southampton 4.30pm (Sky)FA Cup QF: Newcastle v Manchester City 6pm (BT)Monday June, 29Crystal Palace v Burnley 8pm (Amazon)Tuesday June, 30Brighton v Manchester United 6pm (Sky)Sheffield United v Tottenham 8.15pm (Sky)Wednesday, July 1Bournemouth v Newcastle 6pm (Sky)Everton v Leicester 6pm (Sky)West Ham v Chelsea 8.15pm (Sky)Thursday, July 2Arsenal v Norwich 6pm (BT)Manchester City v Liverpool 8.15pm (Sky)last_img read more

‘Exceptional costs’ sees 888 record $17 million losses for H1 2017

first_img 888 appoints VC expert Limor Ganot as a corporate advisor July 20, 2020 Playtech offloads casual games subsidiaries  July 16, 2020 Submit Share A turbulent first half of 2017, has seen FTSE-listed online gambling group 888 Holdings declare pre-tax losses of $17.3 million (H1 2016: £21.5 million), with the company impacted by ‘exceptional costs’ of +$50 million recorded during the period.Updating investors, 888 governance reported that the costs would offset a ‘record’ H1 performance for the company, as 888 recorded key metric growth and KPI gains across its product verticals.The firm would record H1 2017 corporate revenues of $270 million, up 3% on corresponding H1 2016’s $262 million, driven by the strong performance of its B2C casino division within regulated markets.The firm’s strong revenue performance would see 888 declare a period Adjusted EBITDA of $47.6 million representing a 8% increase on H1 2016: $44 million.Nevertheless, 888’s growth would be impacted by exceptional charges of $50.8 million booked during the period, of which the gambling firm has prioritised $45 million to cover “potential past VAT matters” relating to the German market.Adding to 888 earning woes, last week the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) ordered the operator to pay a record £7.8 million fine relating to social responsibility failures relating to vulnerable customers.In it H1 interim results, 888 governance detailed that it had set aside £4.2 million in preparation for its UKGC fine.Closing a turbulent H1 2017 period Itai Frieberger, Chief Executive Officer of 888, commented on company performance“888 has delivered further revenue growth and operational progress in the first half of 2017 resulting in a 9% increase in revenue at constant currency. This pleasing outcome was driven by continued growth in 888’s core Casino vertical, strong momentum in the fast-growing 888Sport and a good performance in Poker.The Group’s strong strategic momentum continued as 888 developed its positions in regulated geographies, achieved greater diversification across products and markets and further enhanced operational efficiencies.Our progress was driven by 888’s technology, leading CRM capabilities and cutting-edge marketing expertise. 888 is an agile business with an adaptable and entrepreneurial culture and team. Whilst the industry will continue to face regulatory headwinds in the second half of the year as further described below, trading in Q3 has started well and in line with the Board’s expectations. Underpinned by this momentum as well as the proven strengths of the Group’s business model the Board remains confident that 888 will achieve further progress and deliver its expectations for the full year.” StumbleUpon Related Articles GVC hires ‘comms pro’ Tessa Curtis to re-energise media profile  August 25, 2020 Sharelast_img read more

Audubon Society Hosts Trip to Forsythe Wildlife Refuge

first_imgOCEANVILLE – The Monmouth County Audubon Society will host a trip to Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in Atlantic County on Sept. 21.The refuge, known as “Brig” (short for Brigantine) to local birders, is one of the most active flyways for migratory water birds in North America. The refuge contains fresh and saltwater habitats, which attract shorebirds and waterfowl that spend the winter months here.The trip will be led by Rob and Lisa Ann Fanning, as well as other volunteer leaders.“Brigantine is one of my favorite places for birding,” says Lisa Ann Fanning, “because of the great diversity of habitats. You can see quite a variety of birds there, and you stand a good chance for spotting some of the rarer species. If the tide is right you can get fairly close to the birds.” Because of the variety of habitats the bird life is varied as well: shorebirds, waterfowl, raptors, gulls, terns and land birds can all be found here.Anyone interested in observing the birds of Forsythe can meet in the parking lot of the refuge at 8:45 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21. Forsythe is located off Exit 48 of the Garden State Parkway (Port Republic exit). Pack a lunch, as neither food nor beverages are available inside the refuge. The event should end around noon.The trip is open to both members and nonmembers of the Monmouth County Audubon Society; participation is free, but there is a $4 per car admission fee to the refuge. Advance registration is not required. Participants should bring binoculars and field guides and should dress appropriately for the weather, including clothing suitable for rain if necessary. Pets are not permitted.The Monmouth County Audubon Society, a chapter of the National Audubon Society, is dedicated to the enjoyment and study of nature, wildlife conservation, habitat protection and education. Meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month September through May at Church of the Nativity, 180 Ridge Road, Fair Haven; guest speakers address a wide variety of nature-related topics, and refreshments are provided. In addition, the group sponsors at least one field trip per month, and members receive The Osprey, the club’s bi-monthly newsletter.For more information visit, or email read more

A Year Of Classic Photographs From Dorn’s

first_imgWith its third annual calendar, Wheels & Wings, Dorn’s Classic Images (DCI) selected photographs that capture the Two River area’s good old days of planes, wagons, skates, classic autos, bikes and trolleys. The calendar has two “front” covers, both of them featuring shots of Red Bank Airport, which was actually in New Shrewsbury—now called Tinton Falls.Kathy Dorn Severini said, “Everyone seems to have a story about working at or flying out of the airport or dining at the Airport Inn next door. So the calendar’s proving to be very popular. I’m on one of the covers with my mom and dad, back in 1971, when the Dorn’s Tripacer (in the background) was the last plane to fly out of the airport on the field’s final day of operation.”The calendar includes memorable shots from its 10,000-image archive, of Red Bank, Fair Haven, Rumson, Highlands, Atlantic Highlands, Little Silver, Oceanport, Sea Bright, Long Branch, and Asbury Park. “We don’t always know the identity of all the persons depicted in the photos, but every year our customers get the satisfaction of recognizing friends and relatives and providing us with names,” says George Severini co-archivist with his wife Kathy and the calendar’s designer. He adds that, “This year, I again included more than one photo per month. There are so many beautiful photos to choose from.”“We’re proud that our calendar publication has become a tradition around the holidays. For six years our photos were featured in the Prown’s calendar as well as our independent version for the past three years. David Prown has always been a big civic booster for the area, and though he is not publishing his own calendar with Dorn’s images this year, he will be selling the calendars at his new location, Prown’s Doors and Windows, in Middletown,” Severini said.The calendars, which retail for $10, are available directly from DCI in Fair Haven and through the DCI Facebook page and on at They are also available at: Sickles Market, Little Silver; Bain’s Hardware, Sea Bright; Red Bank FrameWorks; Renaissance, Atlantic Highlands; Fair Haven Hardware, Fair Haven; New Corner Restaurant, Red Bank; and Monmouth Museum’s Holiday Boutique on the Brookdale Community College Lincroft campus.last_img read more