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PREMIUMOmnibus bills submitted to House, public remains in dark


first_imgomnibus-bill job-creation taxation DPR Airlangga-Hartarto Sri-Mulyani-Indrawati transparency public-scrutiny labor-union demonstration Topics : Forgot Password ? Facebook Linkedin Log in with your social account The government submitted on Wednesday the controversial omnibus bill on job creation to the House of Representatives but without releasing the document for public scrutiny, as thousands rallied outside the House complex against the bill’s potential detrimental effect on labor rights.“Now that the government has submitted the omnibus bill to the House, deliberations must start to involve the public and they must be more transparent for it to become inclusive,” Center of Reform on Economics (CORE) Indonesia research director Piter Abdullah said.The omnibus bill on taxation has also been submitted to lawmakers, but again no official draft has been made available as yet for public discussion.“The closed nature of the government’s drafting of the omnibus bill is difficult to comprehend,” said Indonesian Parliament Watch (Formappi) analyst Lucius… Google LOG INDon’t have an account? Register herelast_img read more

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang dodges questions over Arsenal future during Instagram live with Kevin-Prince Boateng


first_img Comment Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang dodges questions over Arsenal future during Instagram live with Kevin-Prince Boateng Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 28 Mar 2020 11:18 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2kShares VIDEO: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s reaction to being asked about signing a new deal at Arsenal. “Sure”. [@taraAFCx].pic.twitter.com/LIIoY5w4Mn— TheAFCnewsroom (@TheAFCnewsroom) March 28, 2020 Boateng told Aubameyang that he was getting loads of comments from Gooners asking if he would stay at the club and the forward’s reaction was rather telling.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe transcript….Boateng: ‘They’re [Arsenal fans] all saying you should sign a new deal with Arsenal’Aubameyang: ‘Ah…yeah. I know’.Boateng: ‘How long do you have left?’Aubameyang: ‘One year’.Boateng: ‘Ohhh okay…Okay I cannot ask you ‘Will you stay at Arsenal?’ [because] that’s a stupid questionAubameyang [laughing]: ‘Sure, sure’.Boateng: ‘He’s going to come to Besiktas’.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityArsenal’s chances of keeping Aubameyang will be all but over should they fail to qualify for the Champions League.The Gunners are currently outside the top four and Mikel Arteta has admitted a fourth season outside of the competition would have sizeable implications on the club’s finances.Aubameyang is the club’s highest earner and is valued at around £55m by the club.He arrived in 2018 for a then-club record fee of £57m.MORE: Cristiano Ronaldo, Aaron Ramsey and Maurizio Sarri to take pay cuts to help Juventus survive Covid-19 crisiscenter_img Advertisement Advertisement Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang [bottom] is stalling on a new deal at Arsenal (Picture: Instagram)Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang sidestepped questions about his future at the club during an Instagram live chat with former Tottenham winger Kevin-Prince Boateng.The Gabon international has around 15 months to run on his existing deal at the Emirates and he’s believed to be keen on an exit this summer.Arsenal have not given up hope of keeping the striker but Barcelona are interested in his services and Aubameyang is thought to be keen on a move to the Camp Nou,Supporters are still praying that he stays at the Emirates and thousands tuned in as Aubameyang went on Instagram live with ex-Barcelona man Boateng.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Teledyne Marine Launches 2018 Photo Contest


first_imgSubsea technology provider Teledyne Marine has announced the return of its annual photo contest.All Teledyne Marine customers and product users are invited to submit their favorite photos showing any of Teledyne Marine’s over 400 products in action in their office, laboratory or deployed in the field.Nine awards will be given out this year via a series of new categories.Customers and users are encouraged to submit their photos and/or cast their vote(s) for their favorite images before the August 18, 2018 deadline.Submissions and voting opportunities found here​.Source: Teledynelast_img read more

Webster Edmond sentenced on possession of marijuana and firearm charges.


first_img Share Accused Webster Edmund being escorted handcuffed by police from the magistrate’ court photo credit: Dominica centralThirty seven year old Webster Edmond of Layou has been sentenced to two years four months in prison for the unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition.He received a five week sentence for possession of marijuana. Edmond was charged last week in connection with 15 year-old Shanice Jemmot who was missing for forty days.According to a report filed by Curtis Matthew of DBS News, “ten charges were brought against Edmund but only four were expected to be dealt with on April 7th, the drug and gun related matters. Magistrate Ossie Lewis told the court that the case has gained tremendous national interest but each matter would be dealth with according to law.”He further filed “Edmond pleaded guilty to all four charges; possession of 67 grams of Marijuana, and possession of marijuana with intent to supply, the unlawful possession of a firearm, and the unlawful possession of ammunition. He was sentenced to twelve months each for possession of ammunition anda firearm and five weeks for possession of marijuana.”Defence counsel Peter Alleyne asked the court to consider several factors before sentencing.”He said his client co-operated all through with the police and he was the one who showed the police where the missing girl could be found. Alleyne said; “even in court he did not waste the court’s time by pleading guilty.”Edmond has been charged in the past for battery on police, theft, throwing missles, malicious damage but Alleyne said these were not serious matters.Superintendant of Police, Claude Weeks told the court; “On March 28th, 2011 at seven in the evening Edmond entered a certain house in Clarkhall. He was disarmed swiftly, arrested and found with a fully loaded 12 guage firearm.”The firearm was described the firearm as one of the deadliest pieces of weapons. The ammunition and marijuana were found on arrival in the spot where the missing girl was found and were seized. Weeks said the accused told the police that he got the gun at Pointe Michel.A crowd at the St. Joseph playing field watched as Edmond took a five minute walk with police from the court to the waiting police bus.The preliminary inquiry into the six other matters including kidnapping is set for August this year.Dominica Vibes News Tweet 27 Views   no discussions LocalNews Webster Edmond sentenced on possession of marijuana and firearm charges. by: – April 8, 2011center_img Sharing is caring! Share Sharelast_img read more

8 Bacolod UPV students finish quarantine


first_imgThe students, along with a couple who were also quarantined in the same facility, tested negative in the real-time reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction. BACOLOD City – Eight Bacolodnon students of the University of the Philippines Visayas (UPV) were sent home after completing their mandatory 14-day quarantine at a school facility in this city. Eight students from the University of the Philippines Visayas and a couple – all residents of Bacolod City – show their certificates of completion after finishing their mandatory 14-day quarantine at a school facility on May 18. They were all transported safely to their respective homes. CINDY TAN-ROJAS The students, stranded at the UPV main campus in Miagao, Iloilo during the enhanced community quarantine, were assisted by the city government in their return here on May 5. “They all completed their 14-day mandatory quarantine (on May 18) with flying colors. All (of them) yielded negative test results for COVID-19,” councilor Cindy Rojas, chair of the action team for non-OFW returning residents, said on her Facebook post. Rojas then gave reminders to the students and the couple during the send-off which was also attended by Dr. Karen Gensoli, barangay health workers and police personnel. The second batch included 15 Bacolodnons who traveled on a special flight of the Philippine Airlines from Manila on May 9. The UPV students were part of the first batch of non-OFW returning residents assisted by the city government. Immediately after their arrival, they were brought to the Mariano G. Medalla Integrated School, which has been set up by the city government as a coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patient care center for non-overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). On May 13, a total of 53 non-OFW residents of Bacolod stranded in Cebu also came home via Escalante City. Each of them received a copy of their result and a certificate of completion from the City Health Office. “Team Department of Social Services and Development prepared dinner for them, and they were all individually dropped off to their respective homes,” she added. The latest group was picked up by the city government bus and brought to the Education and Training Center School extension campus in Barangay 16 to undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine,too.(With a report from PNA/PN)last_img read more

Arneson’s first Arizona win comes in finale at Cocopah


first_imgStock Cars – 1. Aaron Spangler; 2. Steffan Carey; 3. Chanse Hollatz; 4. Jody York; 5. Leslie Grill; 6. Troy Jerovetz; 7. Cody Center; 8. J.C. Parmeley; 9. Tony Hill; 10. Andy Altenburg; 11. Loren DeArmond; 12. Gene Henrie; 13. Jake Smith; 14. Raymond Doyle; 15. Brock Hamilton; 16. Wayne Dotson; 17. Austin Daffern. After finishes ranging from a solid third to a not-so-sweet 16th in his first five outings at Somerton, Arneson drew the pole start and led all 25 times around the oval. Feature Results  “It was good to be able to get that first win,” said Arneson, $1,000 richer and already on the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. “We had a good car and everything worked out for us.”  Fellow North Dakota driver and family friend Don Gumke, who’d raced with Arneson’s father “back in the day” was honored with the empty pole position during parade laps. And Cody Thompson sped from ninth at the green to first at the finish of a Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod main hotly contested by hard charger candidates. Aaron Spangler scored the Jan. 18 IMCA Sunoco Stock Car victory at Cocopah Speedway. (Photo by Bobby McMorris) SOMERTON, Ariz. (Jan. 18) – Casey Arneson’s first IMCA Modified feature win in Arizona came on the final night of Cocopah Speedway’s Winter Nationals. Modifieds – 1. Casey Arneson; 2. Jake O’Neil; 3. Tim Ward; 4. Kollin Hibdon; 5. R.C. Whitwell; 6. Jason Noll; 7. Zane DeVilbiss; 8. Marlyn Seidler; 9. Alex Stanford; 10. Joey Price; 11. Mark Carrell; 12. John Parmeley; 13. Austin Kuehl; 14. Spencer Wilson; 15. Jeff Taylor; 16. Justen Yeager; 17. Michael Thing; 18. Russell Allen; 19. Tyson Evans; 20. Anthony Hofbauer; 21. Randy Havlik; 22. Tom Berry Jr.; 23. Austin Kiefer; 24. Bobby Horton; 25. Lance Mari. Hobby Stocks – 1. Tim Gonska; 2. Joshua Cordova; 3. Brad King; 4. Jim Robinson; 5. Scott Tenney; 6. Jason Duggins; 7. Jason Beshears; 8. Jason Penny; 9. Oscar Duarte; 10. Francisco Cordova; 11. David Callis; 12. Jeffrey Callis.center_img Aaron Spangler outran Winter Nationals titlist Steffan Carey to the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car checkers for his first Somerton victory. The second-row starters crossed the stripe ahead of Friday winner Chanse Hollatz, Jody York and Leslie Grill. Joshua Cordova, Brad King, Jim Robinson and Scott Tenney finished second through fifth, respectively. Casey Arneson got his IMCA Modified career first feature win in Arizona on the final night of Winter Nationals. (Photo by Bobby McMorris) Completing the top five were Tim Ward, Kollin Hibdon and 16th starting R.C. Whitwell. The win by Arneson came in an El Dorado ride he and Riley Hatfield built. Thompson’s second Winter Nationals win came in front of eighth starting Ty Rogers, 12th starting and Winter Nationals king Chris Toth, Chase Alves and 11th starting Taylor Kuehl. A couple yellows kept Arneson out of lapped traffic. Jake O’Neil, in the hunt for a fourth straight Winter Nationals victory, started fifth and got to within a couple car lengths. Tim Gonska motored from the outside front row starting spot to a fourth Winter Nationals IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock victory and put the wraps on a Winter Nationals crown of his own. Northern SportMods – 1. Cody Thompson; 2. Ty Rogers; 3. Chris Toth; 4. Chase Alves; 5. Taylor Kuehl; 6. Miles Morris; 7. Bill Lundock; 8. Chris Theodore; 9. David Pitt; 10. Cody Daffern; 11. Justin Brierley; 12. Brock Rogers; 13. Manny Baldiviez; 14. Wayne Dotson; 15. Jimmy Davy; 16. Javier Navarro; 17. Slade Pitt; 18. Kyle Sato; 19. Mike Wells; 20. Camron Spangler; 21. Shelby Frye; 22. Brian Carey; 23. Ron Schreiner.last_img read more

TENNIS : Drop shot: Jensen sees most cohesive unit in 5-year tenure despite loss of key trio


first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments Published on January 26, 2011 at 12:00 pmcenter_img Emily Harman walked off the court without finishing her match.Notre Dame had clinched a victory over the Syracuse tennis team in the second round of the 2010 Big East tournament, and there was nothing Harman could do about it. She left the court with the empty, disappointed feeling because her match could not make a difference.After congratulating her opponent, she and the Syracuse team trudged through the inclement weather to the van. The players and coaches piled in for the long drive that would conclude their season. Before they made their way back to Syracuse, however, the team had a talk.Head coach Luke Jensen congratulated his team on its hard work to get to the tournament. Every girl spoke about what the season had meant to her.‘It was a very emotional moment for all of us,’ Harman said.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThat was just the start of a whirlwind, emotional offseason for SU. In the nine months since the loss to Notre Dame, three key players have dropped off the roster, including C.C. Sardinha, a freshman last season who moved up to the No. 1 singles spot, and Eleanor Peters, who had the most collective wins of any member of the Orange.Despite this, however, Jensen thinks the Orange has solidified into a more cohesive team. And in his fifth year at the helm of a Syracuse program he built from the ground up, Jensen will rely on the seniors of his first recruiting class, combined with a mix of youth, to get over the loss of those two players and departing senior Chelsea Jones. And to aim for his No. 1 target: Notre Dame.‘Notre Dame is our target,’ Jensen said. ‘It’s got to be our target.’That won’t be easy with the losses. Sardinha transferred to Oklahoma State shortly after SU’s loss in the Big East tournament. She was a highly touted recruit who quickly worked her way up from the bottom of SU’s singles lineup to the top. She went 16-5 in singles play last season.Sardinha informed the coaching staff of her decision shortly after the Big East tournament. Jensen said she left to be closer to her grandmother. But Harman thought she was considering the move even before the tournament.‘I didn’t know personally from her,’ Harman said. ‘I had my suspicions, but you never know with collegiate teams.’Peters was unable to return to the team because she wasn’t granted a redshirt year, Jensen said. Peters hovered around the middle of the lineup but had the most wins of anyone on the team.Jensen said Peters is playing in professional tournaments near her home in Washington, D.C. Harman and Jensen also said Peters is another huge, unexpected loss to the team.And the last part of those losses is Jones, a departing senior who walked on to the team the year before Jensen took over as the head coach. Jones hadn’t been on the professional circuit, unlike all of SU’s younger players. Despite being a strong doubles player, she was unable to provide the same experience on the court.With those three important pieces gone, SU will rely on three freshmen to fill the void: Maddie Kobelt, Aleah Marrow and Eva Raszkiewicz. The time they’ve spent playing professional tournaments has put them in a good position to do so.‘They’ll fight their tails off to the very end, and that’s what we need,’ Harman said. ‘No negative energy at all. It’s great to be with them. It’s great to have them on the team. They make me better every day.’This group of recruits contributes to the cohesiveness of the team because they buy into what the team is doing, Jensen said. College has more of a team aspect than playing on the pro circuit, and Jensen tries to emphasize that with his players.Each of those recruits brings something unique to the Orange. Jensen thinks Marrow is the best athlete he has had in his five years at SU. Raszkiewicz came over from Europe after much convincing from Jensen. And Kobelt has one of the best all-around games Jensen has seen at Syracuse.But the attitude of cohesion is what stood out most to Kobelt when she visited SU.‘What stuck in my mind was the attitude that the girls had,’ she said. ‘All the girls on this team — even though they were dead in the battle of their matches — they were all cheering for themselves and cheering for their teammates and being supportive.’And the second part of replacing those players includes Jensen’s first recruiting class — now seniors — stepping up. Seniors Christina Tan and Simone Kalhorn, who were already captains last year with the absence of more experienced seniors, will lead the way. Tan said beyond their ability on the court, however, it is their familiarity with SU tennis in particular that has helped the recruits.‘We’ve been through the program for three and a half years now, so the experience is there,’ Tan said. ‘In terms of knowing exactly what’s going on and really helping the newer ones with everything, with on-court stuff and off-court stuff.’The cohesion of the team also leads to an even playing field and tight competition. Tan said the entire team has a pretty even skill level, so anyone could end up at No. 1 on any given week.After close challenge matches, Alessondra Parra earned that spot for this weekend’s matches. This will be the first time in her two and a half seasons at SU that Parra will move above No. 3.‘I think we have a team that is very equal,’ Jensen said. ‘Usually on a team you get one, two, maybe three players that set themselves apart from everybody else. But this year we truly have the deepest team, the most solid across the board.’The defeat in the Big East tournament and the loss of Jones, Peters and Sardinha set SU back. At the beginning of the fall, there was no knowing what would become of the eight players who showed up for fall tennis. Yet after just a few months of playing together, the team has become a single unit. And despite the losses, Jensen thinks he has a better squad than last season.Jensen said if the 2011 team were to play the 2010 team, the former would win simply because it’s a ‘better collective.’This collective now has one objective: beat Notre Dame. Jensen said this is the goal. Harman should not have to walk off the court mid-match unless it is for a Syracuse victory.Not individual glory. Not wins against lesser teams. Notre Dame.‘They’re the dominant team in our conference,’ Jensen said. ‘They’re a dominant team in the nation. If we can beat Notre Dame, we can beat anybody.’alguggen@syr.edulast_img read more

USC vs. Ohio State tickets at a premium


first_imgWhat do you bring to a football stadium to go watch a game?If you’re talking about the Sept. 12 matchup between USC and Ohio State, you’ll need seat cushions, drinks and a grill for tailgating — and a whole lot of cash. Tickets for the game will cost at least four times the average face value of $63 — and those prices are strictly for the nosebleed seats.Main event · The Trojans must travel to Columbus, Ohio, to face the Buckeyes in one of their most highly touted games this season. Fans trying to buy tickets now, however, will be have to pay large sums. – Leah Thompson | Daily TrojanWith a capacity of 102,000 in Ohio Stadium, you might think that finding reasonably priced tickets for the game would be a none-too-strenuous feat. Not so, it turns out. Field-level seating, available only in the long-sold out contest, starts at $1,000. Seats on the 50-yard line — only two are advertised for purchase — are being offered on resale site StubHub.com for no less than $5,000 apiece.“Unfortunately, that’s the way of the world,” said Bill Jones, assistant athletic director for ticketing at Ohio State, in an interview with the Columbus Dispatch. “We don’t have a whole lot of control over it.”It makes sense that the game would draw a crowd. OSU and USC boast two of the most storied legacies in all of college sports, and the pair’s on-field rivalry is legendary. Having played 22 times in the last 70-odd years, the matchup is a close one, with USC just barely holding the edge, 12-10.Of course, fans will recall that last year’s game was a blowout, with USC dominating an overmatched Buckeye team 35-3 at the Coliseum. The losing team in this year’s match is likely out of the national championship picture, so it’s understandable that the Buckeye faithful would demand a premium price for parting with their tickets to next Saturday’s game.Still, those familiar with ticket resale admit that the prices being charged for seats are becoming excessive.“Ohio State fans [just] don’t often part with their tickets,” said StubHub spokesman Sean Pate. “You’re seeing some serious advantage for the seller.”Southwest Airlines, anticipating a crush of USC fans to attend regardless of cost, has added a flight to its regularly scheduled service, going so far as to offer a nonstop weekender that runs directly between LAX and Columbus.With game ticket prices that almost demand a second student loan, it seems likely that much of the Trojan faithful will spend this game rooting from the cheapest seats they can get: the ones in their living rooms.last_img read more