Property developer Sinar Mas Land, through PT Bumi Serpong Damai, has formed a partnership with Singapore-based Mitbana Pte Ltd to build transit-oriented developments (TODs) in BSD City, South Tangerang, Banten.Mitbana, established in March 2019, is a joint venture company of Mitsubishi Corporation from Japan and Surbana Jurong from Singapore.“With this commitment, Mitbana will become Sinar Mas Land’s largest development partner in BSD City, and we look forward to having our partnership bring even better value to our residents and becoming a model for TOD developments in Indonesia,” said Sinar Mas Land group chief executive officer Michael Widjaja.Mitbana will work with Sinar Mas Land to transform over 100 hectares of greenfield land in BSD City into TODs comprising residential units, commercial properties, living amenities and public transport nodes. This undertaking will enlarge BSD City’s existing development footprint and expand on its current population of 200,000 residents, Sinar Mas said in a statement. According to data from the Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM), Singapore was Indonesia’s top foreign investor in the first half of 2020, with a total of US$3.4 billion in realized investments comprising 5,348 projects. During the same period, Japan was the second-largest with investment of US$2.4 billion comprising 3,708 projects, the statement read.Mitbana CEO Gareth Wong said, “The future growth potential of TODs in Indonesia presents many scalable development opportunities for Mitbana, and we are very excited to make this first step toward realizing our vision of becoming a leading urban development fund that transforms communities through smart, sustainable and social development thrusts.”BSD City is Sinar Mas Land’s flagship town development that encompasses a total land area of approximately 6,000 hectares.Topics :
He died on the spot, police said. Officers of the Sagay City police stationhave yet to identify the suspects and the motive in the incident./PN BACOLOD City – A businessman was shotto death in Barangay 1 Poblacion, Sagay City, Negros Occidental. The 36-year-old resident JoemarPendaliday died of gunshot wounds on the body, a police report showed. According to police investigators,Pendaliday was washing a passenger bus when unidentified motorcycle-ridingassailants peppered him with bullets around 6:45 a.m. on Tuesday.
Shane Carden hadn’t yet played a full game of junior varsity football, and he was already faced with a tough decision.Injured while fielding a punt, Carden had to choose between competing in the final six games with a cast on his wrist, or playing it safe and letting the bone heal.He didn’t need to think twice.“The first thing going through my mind is, ‘How long until I can get back out there,’” Carden said. “I just hate being off the field. I don’t know how to describe it. I just hate not being out there with my teammates.”Now the starting quarterback at East Carolina, Carden has experienced a prolific beginning to his season, leading the offense to 83 points and two blowout wins.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHe set an ECU record with 447 passing yards in the team’s 52-38 opening-week win over Old Dominion.Despite an overbearing father, being overlooked by coaches and more time than he wanted on the bench, Carden has become, statistically, one of the best quarterbacks in college football. His success stems from wanting to be the best athlete in a family full of them.“I was very competitive with my older brother,” Carden said. “He was two years older than me, and he was a very good athlete. I wanted to be as good as he was at that time, even though I was two years younger. Whether it was backyard basketball or whatever, it’d usually end up in a fight with him kicking my ass.”Along with his baseball-playing brothers, Carden lived in a household where playing sports was the norm. His father Jay had an eight-year professional baseball career playing in the farm systems of the New York Mets, Atlanta Braves and Montreal Expos. His mother, a volleyball player, was the first female athlete ever to earn a scholarship to California Polytechnic State, and his uncle was the starting quarterback at Southern California.Carden’s attitude toward athletics didn’t deviate. He grew up playing many sports, but stuck with baseball and football more seriously in high school.So when Carden told his father that he was officially quitting baseball to focus full time on football, his father wasn’t happy.“I bet he had more ability than both of my other two boys that both played college baseball,” Jay Carden said. “When he said he wanted to concentrate full time on football, I didn’t know why necessarily. I hated to see him not playing a sport he was really good at.”Worried that his son might spend afternoons during the spring season at home on his couch, Jay Carden devised a daily workout schedule to help make sure he kept in shape for football season, said Shane’s mother, Scoti Carden.Although Carden wasn’t playing baseball, his father said he encouraged his son because he saw a lot of potential in him.“He would get the team out there working out in middle school in the summer in 100 degrees,” Jay Carden said. “He did the same thing all throughout high school. He always got better. You see a lot of kids in sports, they will reach a plateau, and they won’t ever get any better. I never saw that plateau in Shane.”Throughout Carden’s career, there were several moments that it appeared his plateau had been reached. In his sophomore year of high school, he was called up to the varsity team, but only to play cornerback. He finally earned an opportunity behind center when the starting quarterback got hurt for the year.“He never played (cornerback) before, but he wanted to do whatever it took to get on the field,” said Steven Leisz, his football coach at Episcopal High School in Bellaire, Texas. “He’s a gamer. That’s who he is.”At East Carolina, Carden was faced with a similar situation. He redshirted his freshman season and only appeared as a wide receiver once the next year. He lost the starting quarterback job before the start of his sophomore year.But when his competitor faltered, Carden stepped in. He completed 273-of-413 passes en route to 3,116 yards and 23 touchdowns. He was named the school’s offensive player of the year.Carden said even with the accolades and recognition he has been receiving since his ascent at ECU, there is still more to prove.“When you’re kind of underrated, to get over that and show people that you missed out on me, it’s always a good feeling,” Carden said. “There will always be people that say it’s lucky, but we’ve got to continue to prove those people wrong. I’ve always had a chip on my shoulder.” Comments Published on September 12, 2013 at 1:00 am Contact Sam: [email protected] | @SamBlum3 Facebook Twitter Google+