NEW YORK, April 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The Paley Center for Media, the entertainment industry’s leading nonprofit dedicated to celebrating the cultural, creative, and social significance of media and its impact on society, today announced the addition of prominent leaders in the fields of media, entertainment, tech, and advertising to its prestigious Board of Trustees and Los Angeles Board of Governors.

Joining the Paley Board of Trustees will be Andy Bird CBE, CEO, Pearson; Wade Davis, Chief Executive Officer, Univision Communications Inc.; Alberto Ibargüen, President and CEO, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation; Dawn Ostroff, Chief Content & Advertising Business Officer, Spotify; Marc Pritchard, Chief Brand Officer, The Procter & Gamble Company; and Ricardo B. Salinas, Founder & Chairman, Grupo Salinas

Joining the Paley Los Angeles Board of Governors will be Agnes Chu, President, Condé Nast Entertainment; Channing Dungey

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Rully Arya Wisnubroto (The Jakarta Post)


Jakarta   ●  
Tue, May 4, 2021

The Indonesian banking industry has gone through one of the most challenging times since the monetary crisis in 1998/1999 and it is showing a healthy and stable condition. The capital adequacy ratio (CAR) continued to increase and liquidity remained ample, while the loan to deposit ratio remained at multi-year lows. Asset quality has been improving with nonperforming loans (NPL) relatively stable at 3.2 percent. Banks’ loans-at-risk have improved as the outstanding restructured loans impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic have decreased as some impacted debtors started to recover.

Monetary and fiscal policy have been very accommodative. The policy rate, Bank Indonesia’s (BI) seven-day reverse repo rate, is currently at a historic low of 3.5 percent. To ensure sufficient liquidity in the financial system, BI has provided as much as Rp 798.9 trillion (US$55.37 bill…

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Isaac stalking his chairs

  • Isaac Mpofu rents chairs to people queueing outside the Department of Home Affairs in Bellville.
  • He started his business to earn a living and to pay off his university debt.
  • Mpofu said he rents the chairs, R5 for 2 hours and R15 for the whole day, but the elderly and those with disabilities can sit free of charge.

In a bid to pay off his student debt, a 25-year-old has started a chair renting business outside the Home Affairs offices in Bellville, Cape Town and is now looking to expand to other government departments where people queue for hours.

Isaac Mpofu, who completed his BCom Financial Accounting degree at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) last year, is desperately trying to pay off his outstanding debt so he can obtain his qualification, which has been withheld due to outstanding student debt.

Speaking to News24,

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