Jakarta (ANTARA) - Just a day after hosting a High-Level Dialogue on Indo-Pacific Cooperation themed "Towards a Peaceful, Prosperous, and Inclusive Region", the Indonesia-South Pacific Forum (ISPF) 2019 was organized in Jakarta on March 21, 2019. The ISPF, themed "Connecting Peoples for Sustainable Growth", was aimed at strengthening economic cooperation in the region and saw the participation of representatives from the private sector from Indonesia and the South Pacific countries. The meeting was attended by officials from the South Pacific countries, including Australia, New Zealand, Micronesia, Fiji, New Caledonia, Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Tonga and Tuvalu. South Pacific is not only geographically close to Indonesia, but Indonesia also comprises at least 11 million people of the Melanesian race spread across the provinces of Papua, West Papua, Maluku, North Maluku and East Nusa Tenggara (NTT), he said. “Indonesians and the people of the … [Read more...] about Entering a new era of the Indonesia and South Pacific relationship
Dawning of a new era
Jake Coyle, Ap Film Writer Updated 4:06 pm CDT, Tuesday, March 19, 2019 The Fox Studios sign is pictured at the entrance to the lot, Tuesday, March 19, 2019, in Los Angeles. Disney's $71.3 billion acquisition of Fox's entertainment assets is set to close around 12 a.m. EDT on Wednesday. less The Fox Studios sign is pictured at the entrance to the lot, Tuesday, March 19, 2019, in Los Angeles. Disney's $71.3 billion acquisition of Fox's entertainment assets is set to close around 12 a.m. EDT on ... more Photo: Chris Pizzello, AP Photo: Chris Pizzello, AP Image 1 of / 5 Caption Close Image 1 of 5 The Fox Studios sign is pictured at the entrance to the lot, Tuesday, March 19, 2019, in Los Angeles. Disney's $71.3 billion acquisition of Fox's entertainment assets is set to close … [Read more...] about In end of 20th Century Fox, a new era dawns for Hollywood
.......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... Producer Kristen Acevedo in studio while Alisha Marie and Remi Cruz record their Ramble Network podcast show, “Pretty Basic” at Cadence13 on Jan. 10, 2019 in Los Angeles. (Gary Coronado/Los Angeles Times/TNS) Some are calling it the second golden age of audio. Podcasting, once viewed as a niche industry that catered to public radio fans, got a major boost this month when Swedish streaming giant Spotify agreed to pay around $230 million for Gimlet Media, the New York producer of such audio dramas as “Homecoming” and the documentary series “Crimetown.” ADVERTISEMENTSkip The deal — the largest to date — comes during a period of rapid growth in podcasting and could transform the industry in much the same way that Netflix changed television, … [Read more...] about As Spotify gets into podcasts, industry readies for a new era
MELBOURNE -- At the start of every year the talk at the Australian Open is of the "new kids on the block," the "NextGen," the "young guns." And every 12 months as the first Grand Slam heralds a fresh season they come... and they go. Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic's stranglehold on the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup has been interrupted just twice since the Swiss master first lifted it in Melbourne in 2004. Marat Safin (2005) and Stan Wawrinka (2014) managed to interlope into the trio's private sanctum -- and they were 25 and 28 years old respectively at the time, hardly fresh-faced youths. But this year seems different. The simple truth is the big three cannot halt Old Father Time and one day soon will retire from slugging it out around the world. We may have already seen the last of stricken Andy Murray. So when young Stefanos Tsitsipas sent third seed Federer packing Sunday at the tender age of 20, after giant-killer Frances Tiafoe also reached the last eight, it seemed … [Read more...] about Rise of Tsitsipas and Tiafoe: A new era or false dawn?
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc met with representatives of foreign businesses, many of whom are planning to invest more in Vietnam, Photo: Duc Thanh After years of indecision on whether to revive its investment in Vietnam, Compal Electronics Inc. might soon reopen its Vietnamese plant to mitigate effects from the escalating US-China trade war. Compal has announced that its plant in Vietnam could be put back online in four to six months’ time. The leading Taiwanese electronics manufacturer built the plant about a decade ago, but the facility was put in reserve due to changes in the firm’s business strategy. Compal president Martin Wong said that the firm is now awaiting the final list of affected products, and remains tentative about Vietnam. According to Wong, moving to Vietnam would be less costly compared with the firm’s home market. Vietnam would offer the quickest solutions in terms of wages and workforce. Compal is among many foreign investors who maintain … [Read more...] about Taking advantage of the new era