New York's Met Opera to host virtual concert series

Several of opera's biggest stars beamed in from around the world on Saturday to announce the Metropolitan Opera's latest virtual initiative amid the coronavirus outbreak.The New York opera house, which suspended live performances in March, p

Traditional tableware adds whimsy with Line Friends - Lifestyle

On the surface of white pottery is an illustration of a bear and a duckling playing surrounded by mokbuyong flowers, a type of lotus. The illustration is painted with blue pigments.The bear is a character named Brown and the duckling is Sally, both

'Money Heist' part 5 now being written, creator reveals

The creator of the hit Spanish series La Casa de Papel, called Money Heist in English, has revealed that he is currently writing the show’s fifth part.Just a little over two months since part four’s release on Netlflix, &Aacute

Promoting regional stability in a time of uncertainty

As the devastating impacts of COVID-19 have shown us all this year, the international environment confronting Indonesia and Australia is more complex, contested and uncertain than ever before.The Indo-Pacific, the region in which we both live, is i

Why skills development is even more imperative for Indonesia

In its most recent update, the World Bank officially upgraded the status of Indonesia from low- to upper-middle income country. While the upgrade offers a positive impact by building trust and attracting better investments, improving the quality of

Eliminate transnational organized crime in fishing industry

The ocean provides humans with many valuable live-sustaining resources. Its global economic value of US$24 trillion dwarfs the largest sovereign wealth funds owned by Norway, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and China, which total $3.1 trillio

Equality of opportunity matters

On Aug. 17 this year it will be a mere 75 years since the Proclamation of Indonesian Independence from the Dutch. In contrast, it has been 239 years since the Declaration of American Independence from British colonial rule.For America’s black

BP Tapera to manage Rp 60 trillion by 2024

The management body of the public housing savings program (BP Tapera) has estimated that it will collect and manage Rp 60 trillion (US$4.1 billion) by 2024, mostly to fund housing for people working for government institutions.BP Tapera commissione

Indonesians opt for secondhand cars amid slowing economy: Report

Indonesian consumers are opting to buy used cars instead of new ones as the COVID-19 pandemic dampens people’s spending power.Muhammad Rizqullah, who goes by Kiki, said he bought a used car last week after trying to find one since April. The

MDIF invests $750,000 in Indonesian digital media company Arkadia

Nonprofit investment organization Media Development Investment Fund has invested US$750,000 in publicly listed digital media company PT Arkadia Digital Media.The funds, channeled through MDIF’s private equity fund Emerging Media Opportun