Watch Indonesia for spread of Islamic extremism, outgoing Defence boss Dennis Richardson warns

The secretary of the Department of Defense, who was also chief of ASIO, ambassador to Washington and head of foreign affairs, also warned that any change in electronic voting would force Australia “heavy investments” to keep its election against piracy by the state.

In his speech at the National Press Club in Canberra, M. Richardson has mounted a strong defense of the United States alliance at the time of Donald Trump and gave a boost to commentators like former Prime Minister Paul Keating who argued that Australia You must distance yourself from the USA. As China increases.
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He said that such an opinion was “incompatible with facts and lack of logic or purpose.”

“Some, including the former manufacturers, suggest that we should keep the pact, but with the United States in more than one reservation scheme in the region, participate when necessary, especially if China surpasses too much. That runs an unrenounceable right to a response from the United States if things get difficult, but in the meantime, receive less and make the alliance? “He said.

Watch Indonesia for the Propagation of Islamic Extremism, Outgoing Chief Dennis Richardson Defense Warns
Outgoing Defense chief Dennis Richardson warned that the Jakarta governor’s denial of Christian blasphemy could be the first signs of extremist Islamist influence in Indonesian politics.

M. Richardson, who retired on Friday, after nearly half a century at the center of Australia’s foreign and security policy, said that it was too early to say whether extremism prevented the traditionally plural policy Indonesia, but said “the End of what we should see the video “.
Former condemned Costa Concordia captain was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 16 years in prison for his role in the loss of the giant distributor who left 32 people dead.
The secretary of the Department of Defense, who was also chief of ASIO, ambassador to Washington and head of foreign affairs, also warned that any change in electronic voting would force Australia “heavy investments” to keep its election against piracy by the state.

In his speech at the National Press Club in Canberra, M. Richardson has mounted a strong defense of the United States alliance at the time of Donald Trump and gave a boost to commentators like former Prime Minister Paul Keating who argued that Australia You must distance yourself from the USA. As China increases.

CONNECTING CONTENT
Fall of Ahok focuses on anti-blasphemy laws in Indonesia
He said that such an opinion was “incompatible with facts and lack of logic or purpose.”

“Some, including the former manufacturers, suggest that we should keep the pact, but with the United States in more than one reservation scheme in the region, participate when necessary, especially if China surpasses too much. That runs an unrenounceable right to a response from the United States if things get difficult, but in the meantime, receive less and make the alliance? “He said.

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He said the contribution of Australia’s alliance with the United States had always been more pragmatic and more difficult than many popular commentators, even if they were involved in the war in Iraq.

Australia should not reevaluate the alliance based on “emotional reaction to a person,” he said, referring to M. Trump.

It was “no secret that China is very active in intelligence activities against us”, but that “there is no reason to participate in anti-deflector decision-making.”

“It’s just the world we live in,” he said.

In Indonesia, M. Richardson said that extremism in the world’s largest Muslim country has historically been the margins of society, but as a result of the arrest of Governor Ahok for blasphemy, it was “a problem that must be continued with Very caref

The secretary of the Department of Defense, who was also chief of ASIO, ambassador to Washington and head of foreign affairs, also warned that any change in electronic voting would force Australia “heavy investments” to keep its election against piracy by the state.

In his speech at the National Press Club in Canberra, M. Richardson has mounted a strong defense of the United States alliance at the time of Donald Trump and gave a boost to commentators like former Prime Minister Paul Keating who argued that Australia You must distance yourself from the USA. As China increases.
CONNECTING CONTENT
Fall of Ahok focuses on anti-blasphemy laws in Indonesia
He said that such an opinion was “incompatible with facts and lack of logic or purpose.”

“Some, including the former manufacturers, suggest that we should keep the pact, but with the United States in more than one reservation scheme in the region, participate when necessary, especially if China surpasses too much. That runs an unrenounceable right to a response from the United States if things get difficult, but in the meantime, receive less and make the alliance? “He said.

Watch Indonesia for the Propagation of Islamic Extremism, Outgoing Chief Dennis Richardson Defense Warns
Outgoing Defense chief Dennis Richardson warned that the Jakarta governor’s denial of Christian blasphemy could be the first signs of extremist Islamist influence in Indonesian politics.

M. Richardson, who retired on Friday, after nearly half a century at the center of Australia’s foreign and security policy, said that it was too early to say whether extremism prevented the traditionally plural policy Indonesia, but said “the End of what we should see the video “.
Former condemned Costa Concordia captain was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 16 years in prison for his role in the loss of the giant distributor who left 32 people dead.
The secretary of the Department of Defense, who was also chief of ASIO, ambassador to Washington and head of foreign affairs, also warned that any change in electronic voting would force Australia “heavy investments” to keep its election against piracy by the state.

In his speech at the National Press Club in Canberra, M. Richardson has mounted a strong defense of the United States alliance at the time of Donald Trump and gave a boost to commentators like former Prime Minister Paul Keating who argued that Australia You must distance yourself from the USA. As China increases.

CONNECTING CONTENT
Fall of Ahok focuses on anti-blasphemy laws in Indonesia
He said that such an opinion was “incompatible with facts and lack of logic or purpose.”

“Some, including the former manufacturers, suggest that we should keep the pact, but with the United States in more than one reservation scheme in the region, participate when necessary, especially if China surpasses too much. That runs an unrenounceable right to a response from the United States if things get difficult, but in the meantime, receive less and make the alliance? “He said.

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He said the contribution of Australia’s alliance with the United States had always been more pragmatic and more difficult than many popular commentators, even if they were involved in the war in Iraq.

Australia should not reevaluate the alliance based on “emotional reaction to a person,” he said, referring to M. Trump.

It was “no secret that China is very active in intelligence activities against us”, but that “there is no reason to participate in anti-deflector decision-making.”

“It’s just the world we live in,” he said.

In Indonesia, M. Richardson said that extremism in the world’s largest Muslim country has historically been the margins of society, but as a result of the arrest of Governor Ahok for blasphemy, it was “a problem that must be continued with Very careful “.

“The question is: is it what we saw in Indonesia in the last 12 months … the first step of extremism in traditional Indonesian politics or not, we do not know the answer to that I think … it is too early to give an answer, but I think this is the end of what we should look out for. ”

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“The question is: is it what we saw in Indonesia in the last 12 months … the first step of extremism in traditional Indonesian politics or not, we do not know the answer to that I think … it is too early to give an answer, but I think this is the end of what we should look out for. “

My kind of community in Dubai: Indonesia

Some call it uncomfortable. I call it big. Whatever the judgment, world leaders at the annual Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit, representing more than half of the world’s GDP, are exotic sportswear for a signature event called “stupid image. ” Over the years, since 1993, the dress ritual showed American jackets bombardières, Star Trek suits China, Philippine barons, hanbok and ponchos from South Korea, Chile, among others. But note the APEC costumes is the batik candy as presented in Indonesia and Malaysia.

Of the two neighbors, Indonesia is artistically closer to my heart – for two reasons. In 2000, Hand Held, an ex-convicted drug rehabilitation center in Singapore, opened up the exotic world of Indonesian artifacts. First, it was furniture; Then batik. Gradually, as the popularity of Indon became large in me, where I live was becoming smaller with pieces of mattfinish teak wood fill all the available horizontal space, and batik paintings framed in the vertical space. It was love at first sight of batik, a form of works of art from centuries of acculturation. I am proud when I was appointed in private Mr. Teak and Mr. Batik. I had earned those names. Batik is a manifestation of the religious plurality and social cohesion of Indonesia. It joins the current Islamic culture of the nation and a Hindu and Buddhist past imposing.

One of the important heritage identities of Indonesia; Batik has been designated by UNESCO as a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity on October 2, 2009. The batik textiles of a resistant technical dyeing wax are found in many parts of Southeast Asia, the subcontinent and places With respect to Nigeria and Egypt, where the art form was supposedly used to wrap mummies in the fourth century BC. However, Indonesian batik is the most complex and sophisticated in design, engineering and manufacturing. For an esthete, Indonesian batik is not just a piece of colored cloth, but a fine fabric woven with the history and heritage of a nation. If I have not put on a custom batik shirt despite a small collection of art, it is because I am still illiterate about its statutes. Many batiks are specific to the occasion. It is believed that certain fabrics and patterns have mystical powers to ward fortune, while others may bring luck.

According to various Indon cultural vultures, babies are carried in batik slings decorated with symbols designed to attract good luck. Some models are reserved for brides and grooms, and the dead are wrapped in funeral batik. While the entire nation was a singular book, batik is also trapped in a system of classes, as shown by plans reserved for the sultan and his family and other elites.

They say that the style of the batik you wear is a determining factor of your social situation. Batik garments are customary for many rituals. According to history books, in naloni’s first mitoni pregnancy ceremony, the mother-to-be is wrapped in seven layers of batik before being endowed with blessings. When a child touches the ground first, batik is used in the Tedy siten ceremony to seek the blessings and protection of God and the ancestors. Batik is also part of the Labuhan ceremony where people throw offers at sea to satisfy people who diet Kanjeng Ratu Kidul. Although the batik command enormous respect in the world, the sense of humor of the clothing radiates a political depth in Indonesia.

After centuries of foreign influences, batik has been reinvented in the 1960s on the islands as a means of protest. Indonesian fashion designers, who have tried to innovate in women Kebaya adjusts adding new colors, fabrics and prints, took a hand in the arm while the government was taking steps to preserve the tradition. The value of batik exports rose to 340 million in 2014 is expected to grow 300% to $ 1.5 billion over the next four years

Going global for green shoots

 

“There are certain environmen­tal factors that affect innovation and favour start-ups,” says Dave Feller, co-founder & CEO of the Redwood City-based Yummly. “Large com­panies have difficulty replicating these. Some of those are: being small, having technology-focused teams, efficiency and effectiveness of inter­nal communications and rapid decision-making.”
Multinational corporations, by their very nature, end up as large bureaucracies. The cor­porate culture is codified; risk-taking, innovation and entrepreneurship are in short supply. Yet there is a grow­ing realisation that in an innovative age, if you don’t join the crowd, you are dead. Companies in fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) and allied sectors, where innovation needs to straddle several dimensions – prod­uct, packaging, distribution, market­ing – are trying to solve the problem by funding external start-ups.

Yummly, which describes itself as “the most powerful way to search 1 million-plus recipes”, was funded by Unilever Ventures, amongst others. “Unilever Ventures was started to give Unilever a window into the start-up world and find early-stage compa­nies that it could collaborate with, or young brands that it could help to grow and one day integrate into the Unilever portfolio,” says Christopher Sponiar, investment principal with Unilever Ventures, the venture cap­ital fund of the Anglo-Dutch MNC. “Yummly (and others like it) can offer speed and innovation which can be valuable learnings for larger companies,” says Feller.

Unilever is one of the early
a second fund of €90 million and Uni­lever Ventures recently started investing out of a third fund of €350 million. “All the money is from Unilever,” clarifies Sponiar. Success stories include Snog frozen yoghurt, which began life in Lon­don and now has outlets in Kuwait, Pakistan, Columbia and Dubai. “Uni­lever has licensed the brand to create a take-home product,” says Sponiar.

Feller explains what Unilever brought to the table: “Yummly has several other investors including Uni­lever Ventures. They provide guidance and resources.” What’s so innovative about a directory of recipes? Yummly is different from other food sites, says Feller, because of its ability to ‘under­stand’ a recipe. “We can look at a recipe and determine a lot of things about it: whether it’s applicable to

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Feller: valuable learnings

specific diets or allergies, the nutri­tion, the price per serving, the taste… Because Yummly ‘understands’ reci­pes at such granular levels, it can also provide excellent recommendations (similar to a Netflix or Pandora).”

Some Unilever Ventures’ invest­ments have given handsome returns. Brainjuicer is a market research con­sultancy using psychology, behav­ioural economics and social sciences to create tools that better under­stand and predict human behaviour. Unilever Ventures invested in Brainjuicer in 2003. The company was listed on AIM in 2006. Unilever divested its stake through a series of share placements in 2010 and 2011, generating a 17x multiple on its investment.

Unilever is not the only big fish sniffing around the start-up pond. In Europe, in 2006, Nestle tied up with Inventages Venture Capital to set up a new fund styled W. Health. At the launch, Nestle explained that “this fund will invest in companies active in health, well-being and nutrition as an external complement to Nestle’s own internal R&D competencies”. Says Nestle spokesperson Meike Schmidt: “Nestle has invested in the W. Health fund, managed by Inventages, and not in the company itself. The invest­ment is ongoing and is showing positive results.”

Among the companies backed by Inventages are Xolution, which has
developed re-closable ends for bever­age cans; Accera, whose portfolio con­sists of novel therapeutic drugs and medical foods for neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkin­son’s, and Age Associated Memory Impairment; and Phytomedics, which is developing innovative phar­maceutical and food products from traditional plant remedies.

Wolfgang Reichenberger, former global CFO, Nestle, is a general part­ner at Inventages. In an interview with PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Retail & Consumer World, he explained the difference: “As an independent venture capital fund, Inventages can make independent decisions and par­ticipate in the supervision of portfolio companies in a very different fashion from any large corporation… We are not averse to small and sometimes more risks investments than Nestle or any other large corporation. Next, we seek participation, whereas large corporations seek control. Finally, corporations integrate and normally realise synergies. We, however, side with our companies in the years of highest growth rates, and negotiate the modalities of an exit in a couple of years.”

Kartik Hosanagar, professor of Internet commerce at The Wharton School, says he prefers the Reichen­berger approach rather than compa­nies making direct investments in start-ups. “Within their sectors, these investors can be very strategic,” says he. “The biggest concern that entre­preneurs have about investors is whether they add value beyond pro­viding money. These strategic inves­tors know the market well, can make customer introductions, and help with all kinds of business development.

The flip side is that taking a lot of money from a strategic investor can at times limit exit options for entrepre­neurs. Competitors of your investor may hesitate to buy you because they are worried that your investor has already acquired a lot of proprietary information about the start-up. So, at times, taking money directly from a strategic partner, such as a large com­pany in the market, can backfire. For this reason, I like models wherein these MNCs do not invest directly but instead join as limited partners in an independent venture vehicle. That model has some of the benefits that a strategic investor can provide without many of the downsides.”