PREMIUMMinisters’ blunders may erode public trust in Jokowi

first_imgGoogle As President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s administration handles crisis after crisis in the first five months of his second term in office, some of his aides have been criticized for public statements that have caused anxiety and distrust in the government.Health Minister Terawan Agus Putranto has been criticized for his lack of transparency and sluggish efforts to test for and trace the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) while other countries have scrambled to improve public health measures to contain the global outbreak.While declaring the country virus-free and asking people to keep praying, the minister did not carefully trace potential cases despite reports that certain foreign travelers who had transited in the country had later tested positive for the virus.The first two confirmed COVID-19 patients, who are a mother and daughter, were discovered after bot… LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Facebook Log in with your social account Jokowi-second-term Terawan-Agus-Putranto health-ministry COVID-19 harun-masiku PDI-P Yasona-Laoly Muhadjir-Effendy marriage Fachrul-Razi niqab Linkedin Topics : Forgot Password ?last_img read more

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Teneriffe house with 270 degree views hits the market

first_imgCheck out the views from the rooftop terrace at 243 Kent St, Teneriffe.THIS house is the perfect mix between classic Queenslander and contemporary living.When Stephen and Nora Atkinson bought the 243 Kent St house at Teneriffe a decade ago, they knew whatever renovations they undertook, they would have to encompass the block’s incredible views. Upstairs is a more contemporary living space.On the middle level there is a shift to modern architecture, and while polished timber floorboards continue through the area, there is a more contemporary vibe, with a pane of glass in the floor to look down to the level below, and a gas fireplace surrounded by a stone feature wall. The front of the house at 243 Kent St, Teneriffe, is modest but charming.“It’s quite an interesting spot,” Mrs Atkinson said.“We loved its aspect.“You get 270 degree views, from the airport control tower to the Story Bridge.”To make the most of the city skyline, they built a rooftop terrace.“You feel like you’re on top of Brisbane when you’re on top of the roof deck,” Mrs Atkinson said. Take a dip on those hot summer days.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:51Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p432p432p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenStarting your hunt for a dream home00:51 Polished timber floorboards sweep through the kitchen.The house spans across several levels, including the terrace, and the lower level has the elements of a Queenslander, with polished timber floorboards, VJ walls, dado rails, stained glass windows and ornate fretwork. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus16 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market16 hours agoThis level has VJ walls, dado rails and decorative fretwork.Other elements of the renovations included an extension out the back, adding more entertainment areas, and building the property upward. This loft makes for a cool studio space.On this level is also a separate studio space, which follows pitched rooflines.“I practice my yoga or meditation in there, or the kids have music jam sessions up there,” Mrs Atkinson said.“We did have guests occasionally stay in there, it is extremely versatile.”Upstairs is the master suite and the pool.last_img read more

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Beach bargain: Noosa surf shack could be yours for just $15,000!

first_imgInside the former Noosa Surf Club building from the 1930s. Picture: Facebook.Seller Damon Bereziat declined to comment.The building was reportedly used as the ‘Tip Top Tip Shop’ at the Noosa Refuge Station prior to finding its way online.Despite its age, the timber floorboards, rafters and roof are in good condition. An aerial view of Noosa Main Beach and the current Noosa Surf Life Saving Club. Photo: Lachie Millard.A PIECE of Queensland’s surf life saving history has hit the market with a bargain basement price in one of the most expensive real estate markets in the state.The Noosa Surf Club of the 1930s is a far less grand affair than the one that now boasts a prime position on fashionable Hastings Street, but the original was built to stand the test of time and comes with loads of charm. RELATED: Amazing waterside homes for every budget The rafters inside the former Noosa Surf Club building. Picture: Facebook.The 5.3m x 7.3m x 4.2m shack, with rafters purpose-built for surfboard storage still intact, can be picked up from Doonan, where the median house price is $870,000, according to property researcher CoreLogic. The former Noosa Surf Club building from the 1930s is for sale for $15,000. Picture: Facebook.The simple structure that stood on stumps in the sand dunes nearly 90 years ago has ended up on Facebook Marketplace, where it is being advertised for sale for the price of a small car — just $15,000.It’s a measly amount compared to surrounding properties in the area.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours agocenter_img The timber floorboards of the former Noosa Surf Club building from the 1930s are still in good condition. Picture: Facebook. The view from the current Noosa Heads Surf Life Saving Club on Hastings St, Noosa.The advertisement describes the property as a “charming old Queensland surf shack seeking new custodian” and continues by saying it “would make (a) marvellous cottage, studio, guest room, et cetera”.last_img read more

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Forum Launches eROV Simulator Training

first_imgForum Subsea Technologies has launched the latest version of its VMAX simulator to integrate with its electric remotely operated vehicles (eROV).The XLe Spirit was the first vehicle to be launched from the new range last year and Forum has now added the eROV to its choice of vehicles within the simulator. The new eROV Hand Controller console can also be interfaced to VMAX to allow pilots to be trained in the use of the new console.The VMAX software is a 3D ROV simulation system which is used for the training and evaluation of ROV pilots. It can also be utilized by subsea engineering teams for modelling and verification of procedures involving intervention tasks for subsea equipment.Andy McAra, VMAX product director, said: “Following the launch of the XLe Spirit vehicle last year, we recognized the need to integrate the system into our existing VMAX software to provide both training and evaluation capabilities for our customers.“The demand for our 3D simulator technology is continuing to grow as the industry recognizes the value of an immersive learning experience. VMAX eliminates the need to deploy a physical vehicle for training purposes and allows pilots to interact with the eROV in a safe and controlled environment, providing increased efficiencies and reducing overall operational expenditure.”last_img read more

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Give Thanks to Batesville School Employees

first_imgBATESVILLE, Ind. — The Batesville Community Education Foundation is sponsoring a “Give Thanks” campaign to honor Batesville School employees.As Thanksgiving approaches, they want to recognize those people who are making a difference in the lives of the students.For a minimum donation of $10, any employee (not just teachers), past or present, can be thanked for a job well done.The Deadline is November 14 in order to have a sign with the employee’s name placed outside the school before Thanksgiving.Donate online at http://batesvilleeducationfoundation.org/get-involved/honor-a-teacher/ or pick up a form at any of the schools.Contact Batesville Community Education Foundation Executive Director Anne Wilson at awilson@batesville.k12.in.us with any questions.last_img

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Spanish FA offer clubs €500m loan

first_imgRelatedPosts David Silva recovers from COVID-19 OurTV secures broadcast rights for Laliga matches Spanish Football Federation casts doubt over season opening match The Spanish Football Federation has made a fund of 500 million euros – approximately £450 million – available in loans to help clubs experiencing financial difficulties because of the coronavirus pandemic. The money, for LaLiga and Segunda Division teams, aims to guarantee the viability of clubs and ensure they are able to pay wages. The federation is also making four million euros (£3.6 million) available for non-professional clubs and offering the services of its psychologists and physiotherapists for national health efforts along with the Spain national team’s hotel. Federation president Luis Rubiales told a press conference: “Hopefully we can soon return to normality in all areas. “We are working with the magnificent work of the territorial federations to solve problems. The words to which I want to appeal are unity, hope, rigour and discipline towards the victims, the authorities and society as a whole. Together we will defeat the virus.” Football in Spain was suspended indefinitely earlier this week and the country’s death toll from the virus is now higher than any other except Italy. Rubiales said the intention remained to complete the current season, saying: “Many voices will emerge and we have a voice from the beginning that says health first, then you have to finish the competitions when they can be resumed and finally address what the next season will be like. “We feel comfortable like this and we have broadcast to the clubs. “We were quite cautious and not very optimistic about being able to play soon. We see it almost impossible to do so at the beginning of May – and I hope I’m wrong. We should consider starting to play games beyond June 30 and tackle the losses this causes with solutions.”Tags: laligaSegunda DivisionSpanish Football Federationlast_img read more

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Essequibo Eagles cricket club gets visit from Indian High Commission

first_imgCRICKET in the Cinderella County received a major boost with the support given by the Indian High Commission to the newly formed Essequibo Eagles U-15 side. A product of the Mahadeo Foundation and Harrischand Ramballi, the club which was formed last year has been growing from strength to strength.Last Sunday, the team was the beneficiary of a visit from H.E. Dr. K. J. Srinivasa who donated gear and spoke to the young cricketers.The high commissioner encouraged the youngsters to focus equally on academics and sport when approaching life, adding that they should focus as well on developing their talent.He was entertained during a small ceremony with dancing and singing before he interacted with the players.Ramballi, who spoke to Chronicle Sport, recounted the club started shortly after a tournament by the Guyana Cricket Board last year.From then to now, the club has gained some 31 members and has had two players selected for the National U-15 team, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the tournament never got going.Denesh Joseph, a former cricketer, has dedicated his time and energies as the coach of the team and according to Ramballi, there is more in store for the club.“We’ve had some senior players approach us to ask if we are interested in forming a senior team and we said yes; so as soon as the COVID-19 restrictions are lifted we will have that senior team.”last_img read more

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UCSB looks to extend streak vs Cal Poly

first_imgLEADING THE CHARGE: UC Santa Barbara’s Amadou Sow has averaged 14.1 points and seven rebounds while JaQuori McLaughlin has put up 13.2 points and 4.1 assists. For the Mustangs, Junior Ballard has averaged 13.2 points while Colby Rogers has put up 8.9 points.CREATING OFFENSE: McLaughlin has either made or assisted on 46 percent of all UC Santa Barbara field goals over the last three games. The junior guard has accounted for seven field goals and 18 assists in those games.WINLESS WHEN: Cal Poly is 0-16 when scoring fewer than 69 points and 7-6 when scoring at least 69.TWO STREAKS: Cal Poly has dropped its last 14 road games, scoring 65 points and allowing 78.5 points during those contests. UC Santa Barbara has won its last five home games, scoring an average of 66 points while giving up 59.8.DID YOU KNOW: UC Santa Barbara has committed a turnover on just 18.4 percent of its possessions this season, which is the second-best percentage among all Big West teams. The Gauchos have turned the ball over only 11.8 times per game this season. Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditCal Poly (7-22, 4-11) vs. UC Santa Barbara (20-10, 9-6)Thunderdome, Santa Barbara, California; Saturday, 10 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: UC Santa Barbara looks for its sixth straight win in the head-to-head series over Cal Poly. In its last five wins against the Mustangs, UC Santa Barbara has won by an average of 17 points. Cal Poly’s last win in the series came on Jan. 4, 2018, an 80-79 victory. March 6, 2020center_img UCSB looks to extend streak vs Cal Poly ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.comlast_img read more

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Digicel Schools Football semi-finals playoff:

first_imgRedemption for Linden or dominance from Chase? THE Digicel Schools Football tournament moves into the semi-final round today with a pair of matches. The air is heavy with a possible shot at redemption for Linden’s Mackenzie High School as they play defending champions Chase Academic Foundation.The four-time champions who were on course for a repeat last year but were stubbed by a Chase unit that was star-studded. But they now have an opportunity to repay what is owed to a team who have developed as their arch rivals.While many on the final day just under a year ago wanted a change in dominance, there were those who wanted to see a winning streak live on. But a coin has two sides.On the first side, we see a Linden team determined to find a way through to the tournament by hook or crook.They may not be playing the same brand of football that they were known for over their past four titles, but they have team spirit and community backing and those are major factors in any sport.Their reliance on natural talent has also been at the forefront of their arsenal and coming through the ranks of the team has made them something to be feared, even when they misfire.Can Linden’s Christianburg/Wismar Secondary (red and green) stop the rise of a giant? (Delano Williams photo)On the flip side, there is the highly organised and clinical Chase Academic Foundation. They are assembled with one goal, to win trophies and they are as good as Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga.Boasting several national players and potential national players all uniting under one banner was no easy task and getting them to gel was an even harder undertaking for Henry Chase and his team, but they have done this, or seemingly so.Their victories have been outright and they have trampled everything they have come across football-wise and as much as those from the mining town may not want to admit it, Chase are the favourites.Still, the Linden-based side relish the underdog tag and must use it to find a way through their biggest hurdle yet; the unstoppable force against the immovable object.One thing is certain; once the dust settles, there will be broken hearts, damaged dreams and one spot less in Sunday’s final. That game is billed for 16:00hrsThe other semi today will ensure that a hinterland team make a trip to the final, with Region 9 champions Annai playing Waramadong in another close contest.Two of the better technically-correct teams in the tournament clash and it will come down to who have the skills to take that decisive spot.Both games will be played at the Leonora Stadium.last_img read more

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Inside Kamal Miller’s rise to college soccer stardom

first_img Published on August 28, 2017 at 11:42 pm Contact Matthew: mguti100@syr.edu | @MatthewGut21 Facebook Twitter Google+ Teammates mobbed Kamal Miller when he evened the score late in Syracuse’s final regular season game of 2016. The then-sophomore had anchored the SU backline throughout the season and, in the game, stopped several runs. In the 36th minute, Miller chopped a low liner in the back of the net. He ran away from the goal and blew a kiss to his mother, crying in the stands.“This one’s for you,” he mouthed to her, because before the game, Miller told her in his apartment that he’d score for her.Miller is the core of Syracuse’s three-back defense, and he has emerged as one of the best players in college soccer. It is likely that the junior, who may play with the Canadian Under-20 National Team at points this fall, will be selected near the top of the first round in the 2018 MLS SuperDraft.The 6-foot, 185-pound Toronto native has started in all 47 of Syracuse’s games since arriving to campus in 2015. In high school, his grades and school attendance slipped, and he didn’t have serious college aspirations until the 11th grade. Now, he’s focused. He’s driven to win, to prove himself on college soccer’s biggest stage, to play professionally, and it all powers him in what he said is almost surely his final season for No. 8 Syracuse (2-0).“Looking back on where I’m from, it’s a place where a lot of guys tend to go to waste,” Miller said. “I’ve seen good talents go (to waste) due to stuff they shouldn’t have been involved with. I’ve stayed in a good spot.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Finally getting in touch with a school that believed in me in Syracuse,” he added, “it really pushed me to do well. It put a light in my head.”The SU proposal forced him into becoming a better student. When he recognized playing professional soccer in Europe right out of high school was a stretch, he realized the quickest path to earning a salary in professional soccer would be through college. That, he figured, would give him the best opportunity to help out his single mother.Bryan Cereijo | Staff PhotographerThe first indication of Miller’s dominance came one morning when he was 4 years old. In the 10 minutes it took his parents to grab Tim Hortons coffee, Miller netted two goals. Over the next 14 years, he bounced balls off the walls and floors in the house, spending most weekend nights either at soccer games or in his room watching the sport.“Kamal’s from the ‘hood and he could have made excuses,” Carmine Isacco, Miller’s club coach who is also the head coach at York University, said. “But he went out of his way to make soccer and school a priority.”The driving force behind Miller is the woman who at times worked two or three jobs to provide for his soccer aspirations.His mother, Sauzette, paid for Kamal’s club soccer teams, where he stood out enough to gain interest from about 50 colleges, his coaches said. He turned down offers from Penn State and Michigan to play for Ian McIntyre at Syracuse. This way, his mother would be within driving distance. At SU, he calls her every day.As a little boy, Miller refused to go to bed until his mother got home, about 9:30 p.m. Miller camped at the door with a blanket and waited for her to walk through the doors. He didn’t budge, because he needed a hug before bed.“I don’t want you to work two jobs,” he told her. “I want to … help you one day.”One of Miller’s former coaches, Patrice Gheisar, introduced him to the possibility of playing collegiately. Before he started the 11th grade, Miller’s grade average stood around 50 on a Toronto grading scale, equivalent to a GPA well below 2.0. “Bad attendance, no desire,” Gheisar said. In 10th grade, a former SU assistant saw him play. It was then that Miller recognized grades could prevent him from playing college soccer.SU offered Miller as a junior, but Miller said he was unsure whether he’d be eligible academically. He retook ninth and 10th grade math and English classes to gain eligibility. He missed practices to take night classes twice per week. Because he bounced from class to practice to class some evenings, he showed up to practices and games hungry. When he arrived to practice, he grabbed the first snack available.“I looked at Kamal one day and the kid barely had any water,” Gheisar said. “He said, ‘That’s all I’ve had: bread and baloney.’ There were pains in him.”McIntyre, SU’s eighth-year head coach who has turned the program around, visited Miller about once per month his senior year. He came to his practices to check on the lefty whom he envisioned would turn into a looming wall in front of the 18-yard box. McIntyre asked about his family, but Miller and his coach said that McIntyre mostly wanted to check in on Miller’s grades. Many times, he visited without a heads-up.“For Kamal, especially under Patrice, there was a light at the end of the tunnel,” Isacco said. “Playing at Syracuse and in the MLS became real. He had every chance to fail and he didn’t.”During Miller’s senior year, his club team played Syracuse in a friendly inside the Ensley Athletic Center. Miller found himself taking a penalty kick with the score knotted at one. He grooved the shot to beat the Orange.That initial impression did not fade. Miller proved himself early, breaking into the starting lineup by the 2015 season opener. Amid the program’s first-ever College Cup run, he rendered Clemson’s top striker a non-factor in the national semifinal. The past two summers, he took classes at SU. Last year, on an SU team ranked as high as No. 1 in the country, he teamed up with Miles Robinson for what teammates called, “The Beasts of the Back” because opposing forwards rarely found space behind them.Miller said he does all this for his mother. He has a promise he intends to keep.“She is his heartbeat,” Kameshia Broome, his older sister, said. “Everything he does is for her.” Commentslast_img read more

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