Tripartite forum to deliver suggestions on labor issues in omnibus bill to House

first_imgHowever, Ida said that several items discussed had not yet received a unanimous agreement from the forum. “Regardless of whether or not a full agreement is reached, the forum had committed to finishing the discussion”.The bill seeks to revise 79 laws and more than 1,200 articles, from labor and mining regulations to business license and environmental laws. The bill aims to cut red tape and attract investment in the country, boosting the economic situation during the pandemic crisis. Previously, the ministry invited a total of 14 labor unions to the forum. However, seven of the unions decided to step out of the forum after expressing their objections over how it acted as a mere hearing session for the government with no guarantee that the feedback would be incorporated in the deliberation process.The government expects deliberation of the bill to be finished in August despite mounting pressure from labor unions and the World Bank over fears that it would negatively affect workers’ welfare.Topics : Manpower Minister Ida Fauziyah said on Sunday that a tripartite forum consisting of labor union groups, the Indonesian Employers Association (Apindo) and the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) has finished discussing labor issues in the omnibus bill on job creation and planned to soon deliver their suggestions to the House of Representatives. “All suggestions from the forum will be made into a completed draft of the bill and it would soon be proposed to the House of Representatives,” Ida said in a statement, adding that prior to being delivered to the House, the draft would first be sent to Coordinating Economic Minister Airlangga Hartarto.  Ida appreciated the efforts made by the forum, which offered a “dynamic” discussion. “Having different opinions is a common thing in discussion. It shows how everyone in the forum was given the same opportunity to express their different perspectives,” she said. The tripartite forum conducted at least nine meetings to discuss the bill from July 8 to July 23. As reported by tempo.co, the forum discussed 10 issues in the omnibus bill, namely foreign workers, temporary workers, outsourcing, work hours, rest breaks, employment terminations, severance pay, sanctions, unemployment benefits and job benefits.Read also: Lawmakers may drop labor cluster from Indonesia’s jobs bill to meet August deadlinelast_img read more

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BLOG: New Oil and Gas Drilling Regulations and a Government That Works

first_imgLike Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf June 16, 2016 Energy,  Environment,  Government That Works,  The Blog One of the key tenets of the Wolf Administration is that residents of the commonwealth deserve a government that works. When it came to the Department of Environmental Protection’s efforts to strengthen regulations on oil and gas exploration, a government that works was a government that listened.That’s why, during the course of writing and revising the Department’s Oil and Gas Surface Regulations, DEP conducted an unprecedented amount of engagement with the public, spanning multiple administrations.The Department’s new Chapter 78a regulations, which will update and strengthen rules governing the extraction of oil and gas from rock formations a mile or more below the surface of Pennsylvania, initially began under the Rendell Administration and have been in the process of being revised since 2011, and Act 13 of 2012, signed into law by Governor Corbett, added additional regulatory updates that have been incorporated.Over the last five years, DEP has engaged in one of the largest public participation efforts in the agency’s history. In 2013 and 2014, DEP held a 90-day public comment period on the first draft of the regulations. In addition, nine public hearings were held across the Commonwealth to ensure that Pennsylvanians would have the opportunity to make their voices heard on the regulations. Natural gas exploration is an important part of Pennsylvania’s economy, but also brings with it the potential for significant impacts to air, land, water and public health. It is vital that the people of Commonwealth are engaged on these issues.After the 2014 public participation – which drew more than 23,000 comments – the Wolf Administration went through an additional process in order to hear even more public comment. This step was voluntarily undertaken by DEP to solicit additional feedback from changes made after the initial comment period. Three more public hearings were held, and over a 45-day comment period, an additional 4,900 comments were received. DEP reviewed, evaluated and responded to each of the nearly 30,000 comments received throughout the development of this regulation.This process has now established new regulations for unconventional drilling, most commonly referred to as fracking, that set forth new standards to protect public resources, including water, land and places like parks and schools. The new regulations also improve landowners ability to express their concerns and modernize the regulatory program to recognize advances in technology.Public involvement in the policymaking process is one of the most important parts of good governance. DEP has already built on the positive feedback we’ve received in the course of development of this regulation and has applied lessons learned in other policy areas. DEP recently launched a new online comment system – eComment – to make it easier for Pennsylvanians to make their voices heard. And the Office of Environmental Justice, newly reconstituted by Governor Wolf, will be exploring new ways to engage communities that have been traditionally marginalized in the policy process.DEP continues to work with and for the people of Pennsylvania to protect the land, air, and waters of the Commonwealth. The most important voice that the Wolf Administration can hear when it comes to protecting the environment is yours. BLOG: New Oil and Gas Drilling Regulations and a Government That Workscenter_img By: Samuel Robinson, Deputy Secretary of Policy and Planning SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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The best Aussie party pads on the market

first_imgAustralian flagCHRISTMAS is over, New Years is done and dusted, and now thoughts turn to Australia Day. Held on January 26, our national day is a much more simple affair, with high heels and dress shoes kicked off in favour of a pair of comfy pluggers, suits make way for budgie smugglers and the barbecue reigns supreme.So Australians all let us rejoice … in these Aussie party pads.First up is five bedroom house that comes with its own mini-me Aussie pub. Located in its own shed, it has been set up as the ultimate entertaining space, with the current owner proudly shouting their state of origin. Queenslanderrrrrrrrr!There is also a huge covered entertaining area with a wall-mounted TV and a barbecue range hood, an in-ground pool and views of Mount Neurum and the Glasshouse Mountains. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus14 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market14 hours agoAt top spot for a frothy!At Wights Mountain, a six bedroom architecturally-designed house on 1.56ha is on the market for offers over $1.3 million. This Wights Mountain house has a bar, a spa and plenty of wide open spaces for a game of cricket. With that amount of space you could crank Barnsey and not bother the neighbours. How’s the serenity at Buderim? Located on the lower ground floor is a pool room and a deck and bar area. Yep, room to hit a six!There is also plenty of spaces to entertain your mates, starting with a tennis court to practice those moves learned while watch the Australian Open.After that, you can take a dip in the pool to cool off in what will no doubt be a typical summer stinker.From there, you can pour a drink at the bar, hop in the spa and watch Muriels Wedding on the mounted TV in the entertainment area. Other features include a gym/media room and ducted airconditioning. And in Buderim, a four-bedroom house on a 3319sq m block is on the market for offers over $1.35 million. And the house ain’t bad either.last_img read more

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Happy Holidays!

first_imgMerry Christmas and a Happy New Year!  Even though there are many sporting events through the next couple of weeks, don’t forget to spend quality time with you family and friends.I will be back on January 2 with a new year of Huddle Ups.last_img

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Mourinho: Ronaldo will stay put

first_img Mourinho left the Bernabeu to make a return to the Barclays Premier League for a second spell as Chelsea manager and there has been speculation Ronaldo would do the same. Manchester United seemed the most likely destination for the world’s most expensive player, for whom Madrid paid United £80million in 2009. “I know Ronaldo loves Man United and I know he loves the Premier League, but I think he is going to stay,” Mourinho said. “It’s just a feeling, no contact, nothing just a feeling.” Even if Madrid received a large offer for the Portugal forward, Mourinho would not expect them to accept. He said: “What I know is that Real Madrid is such a rich club they don’t need to sell. “It is such a rich club I think they can beat any offer a club can have on Ronaldo.” Mourinho’s feeling was backed up by his replacement at the Bernabeu, Carlo Ancelotti. After Sunday’s friendly win at Bournemouth, the Italian boss said: “His future is at Real Madrid, there is no question about this.” Jose Mourinho anticipates Cristiano Ronaldo will commit his future to Real Madrid.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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Update on the latest in sports:

first_img Associated Press — The French tennis federation will set aside $9.8 million for its players who financially struggle as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The money will come from a larger $38.1 million support plan for French tennis as a whole. It will go to the players ranked outside the Top 100 who won’t receive any compensation from tennis’ international governing bodies.— The Italian Winter Sports Federation (FISI) is making a formal request to postpone next year’s Alpine skiing world championships in Cortina d’Ampezzo until March 2022. Moving the worlds to March, 2022 would put the event one month after the 2022 Beijing Olympics.— Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says the swift development of vaccines and effective treatments for COVID-19 are priorities towards achieving the Tokyo Olympics next year. Abe says recovery from the coronavirus pandemic only in Japan would not be enough to hold the Games because it involves spectators and athletes from around the world. Japan and the International Olympic Committee have agreed to postpone the Games by one year to July 2021. Experts say developing an effective and safe vaccine by the Games next year will be difficult.GOLF-CHARITY MATCH RATINGSPGA, NFL stars attract nearly 6 million viewers in TV match Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-NHLNHL looks to take next step toward resuming playTORONTO (AP) — The NHL is hoping to move to Phase 2 of its return-to-play protocol early next month. That includes opening practice facilities and allowing small group workouts. Six players will be allowed in team facilities at one time for the voluntary workouts. No on-ice coaching or instruction is permitted.A 22-page memo detailing the plan stresses there’s no exact date for the start of Phase 2 or a timetable for how long it will last.The NHL season was paused March 12 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.JAPAN-BASEBALL RESUMESJapanese baseball season to start on June 19 without fans The elder Ewing became Georgetown’s coach in 2017.Here are other stories related to the COVID-19 pandemic:— The National Women’s Soccer League says players may start training in small groups, provided it is done under league protocols and meets the requirements of local authorities. Teams will be able to progress to full team training on May 30 once they complete five days of small group training. The NWSL season was originally scheduled to start April 18. The league allowed voluntary individual outdoor workouts on May 6.— Spanish league clubs are now allowed to train with groups of up to 14 players as the league stays on track to restart in less than three weeks. Only 10 players had been allowed in group training last week because of confinement restrictions that are gradually being lifted across the hard-hit southern European nation. Nearly 30,000 people have died with COVID-19 in Spain.— Europe’s top basketball league has canceled the remainder of its season because of the coronavirus pandemic. It says health concerns had to be paramount despite numerous attempts to find ways to resume play. The EuroLeague is composed of 18 teams across 10 European nations. It had been suspended since March 12. League officials say they “explored every possible option” in trying to find a way to resume the season. TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s professional baseball season will open on June 19 under a plan that excludes fans.League commissioner Atsushi Saito made the announcement Monday after an online meeting with representatives of the league’s 12 teams.He said, “I hope we can provide some guidance for sports other than professional baseball.The announcement came as the state of emergency was lifted in Tokyo and on the northern island of Hokkaido by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The state of emergency was lifted earlier this month for other parts of the country. Teams can being practice games on June 2.The season was to have begun on March 20 but the start was postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic. Japan has reported about 850 deaths from COVID-19. Update on the latest in sports: The Champions for Charity match was shown on TNT, TBS, truTV and HLN.The PGA Tour is set to return in two weeks at Colonial in Fort Worth, Texas, for the Charles Schwab Challenge.NASCAR-HAMLIN CREW SUSPENSIONSHamlin crew members suspended 4 races over tungsten dropCHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR on Monday suspended three critical crew members for Denny Hamlin’s team because a piece of tungsten fell off his car on the pace lap before the Coca-Cola 600.center_img May 26, 2020 The tungsten is required to meet minimum weight requirements on the car and the NASCAR rule book states if it is separated at any point it is an automatic four-race suspension for the crew chief, car chief and engineer.Chris Gabehart, the crew chief, was suspended through June 10 along with car chief Brandon Griffeth and engineer Scott Simmons.The piece of ballast added to the car weighs 35 pounds and costs $1,877 from the supplier. It fell off the Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota before the start of Sunday’s race and Hamlin went to pit road for additional weight to be added back to the car. He didn’t join the race until eight laps had been completed.HAITI-SEXUAL ABUSE ALLEGATIONSFIFA bans Haiti soccer official for sexual abuse allegations Japan joins South Korea and Taiwan whose leagues are open and playing largely without fans.SOUTH KOREA-KANG BANNEDEx-Pirates infielder Kang banned 1 year by Korean leagueSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Korean Baseball Organization has suspended ex-Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Jung Ho Kang for a year and ordered him to perform 300 hours of community service over a series of historical drunk driving cases.South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reports the suspension for Kang will come into effect when he joins a KBO team. He applied to come off the voluntarily retired list last week in a bid to return to the Korean league. Yonhap said the 33-year-old Kang was in the U.S. and didn’t attend Monday’s KBO disciplinary committee hearing. Kang was the first position player to jump directly from the KBO to the majors when he signed with Pittsburgh in 2015.  ATLANTA (AP) — Two of the biggest names from the PGA Tour and the NFL proved to be must-see TV.Turner Sports said the Sunday telecast of “The Match: Champions for Charity” attracted an average of 5.8 million viewers across four of its networks. Turner says it was the most-watched golf telecast in cable TV history.It said the previous record was 4.9 million viewers on ESPN at the 2010 Masters, the year Tiger Woods returned to golf for the first time since the scandal in his personal life.Woods and Peyton Manning scored a 1-up victory over Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady at Medalist Golf Club, a match that featured high entertainment with shots and with words, along with raising $20 million for COVID-19 relief funds.The peak was 6.3 million average viewers from 5:45 to 6 p.m. EDT. That was about the time Brady, who had been lampooned on social media for his golf skills, silenced analyst Charles Barkley by holing out from the fairway for birdie. VIRUS OUTBREAK-GEORGETOWN-EWINGPatrick Ewing released from hospitalUNDATED (AP) — Patrick Ewing’s son says the Georgetown basketball coach and former NBA great has been released from the hospital and is recovering from COVID-19 at home.The 57-year-old Hall of Famer who played for the Hoyas in college and the New York Knicks for 15 seasons announced Friday that he had tested positive for the coronavirus and was being treated at a hospital.Patrick Ewing Jr. said three days later on Twitter that his father was getting better and thanked the doctors and nurses who looked after him during his hospital stay. He also thanked fans for their thoughts and prayers. ZURICH (AP) — The president of Haiti’s soccer federation has been suspended from the sport while under investigation for alleged sexual abuse of young women players at the national training center.FIFA says its ethics committee investigators removed Yves Jean-Bart from duty for 90 days. That interim ban can be extended.Jean-Bart, who has led the federation for 20 years, has denied the allegations.,The Latest: Justin Thomas takes early lead at US Openlast_img read more

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Nigeria Professional Football League… Emodi Joins COD United

first_imgFormer CAF Champions League winner, Okey Emordi, has been appointed as head coach of City Of David (COD) United.The Nigeria National League (NNL) club announced the appointment of Emordi on Wednesday and explained their decision to hook the experienced trainer. The Lagos club added that landing Emordi as their head coach is “another demonstration of our ambition as a club to keep moving forward.”“Okey Emordi’s knowledge, experience and record shows clearly that he has been the outstanding coach in the Nigerian football space in the past decade or so and we are very delighted he has decided to join us. His appointment is yet another demonstration of our ambition as a club to keep moving forward and never rest on our oars.“We want to play in the NPFL (Nigeria Professional Football League) next season and we believe Okey’s appointment gives us a massive opportunity to do that. Once we shared our vision with him, he decided to take up the challenge and we are delighted he was convinced to join us having seen our vision for the club. We expect him to sustain and improve on all that we have achieved as a football club on the pitch and help our players and young coaches become even better,” COD Utd CEO, Shola Opaleye, said.Emordi is ready for the challenge of working in the second tier. He said he had to carefully make the decision to return to coaching and accepted the role at COD United because they are “a very organized club with big ambitions.”“I have joined a very organised club with big ambitions. As you know, I have worked with some of the biggest clubs in Nigeria and even Africa and so I had to carefully consider this. Having spoken to the club and seen what they have done so far, I am excited to take on the challenge of ensuring the club plays in the NPFL next season,” said Emordi, whose last coaching role was in 2015 at former Nigerian champions, Kano.Emordi, who guided Enyimba to win the 2004 CAF Champions League, will take charge of his first competitive in the second tier with COD United against Abia Comets at the Onikan Stadium in Lagos on May 7.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Grades: Offense fails for 1st time

first_imgJunior wide receiver Isaac Anderson hurt the receivers grade with two big drops against the Buckeyes.[/media-credit]Every week Herald Sports will take a look back at the Wisconsin football game and grade the position groups on a scale of zero to five.Here is how they fared in week six against unbeaten Ohio State:Quarterbacks — 1.5 of 5What a weird stat line for junior quarterback Scott Tolzien’s worst game of the season. Completing 60 percent of his passes (on 45 attempts) Tolzien moved the ball fairly effectively finishing with 250 yards — nearly three times as many as his OSU counterpart Terrelle Pryor. Several drops from the wide receiver corps also hurt him. However, Tolzien threw two interceptions the Buckeyes returned for touchdowns, putting the Badgers in a hole they couldn’t recover from. For the first pick Tolzien should have gotten the ball out sooner, and the second interception was a ball that should not have been thrown at all with double coverage on the route. Tolzien also took six sacks, having taken just two in the previous five games.Running Backs — 2 of 5Trailing by 15 points heading into the fourth quarter, UW’s backs found their role severely diminished with the offense taking to the air. Still, John Clay finished with only 59 yards at 3.0 per carry and the only rushing touchdown came from safety/holder Chris Maragos. The running backs did chip in with a season-high of six total catches.Wide Receivers — 3 of 5Starters Isaac Anderson and Nick Toon combined for 10 catches and 106 yards, while David Gilreath and Kyle Jefferson had their best games of the season with 39 yards and 22 yards, respectively. Gilreath also kept the OSU defense off balance with offensive coordinator Paul Chryst’s favored end around, taking the ball four times for 36 yards. Anderson had two costly drops, however: one for a first down and a tough but makeable catch for a touchdown. In a game where Tolzien had little time to set and throw, the wide outs could have provided more support.Tight Ends — 1.5 of 5In their worst game of the season, UW tight ends combined for six receptions and 43 yards. Senior Garrett Graham picked up several penalties and had a long of merely 13 yards. As a tight end, he could have been better utilized as a security blanket to help check the pressure OSU kept bringing. Lance Kendricks and Mickey Turner were mostly invisible on the field.Offensive Line — 1.5 of 5Coming off their best game of the season at Minnesota, the O-line took a step back against an athletic, aggressive Ohio State defense. Dubbed as the best defensive line rotation head coach Bret Bielema has seen in the Big Ten, OSU left Tolzien bruised and battered. Reaching Tolzien for six sacks, the Buckeyes knocked him down several other times, winning one-on-one battles repeatedly with the UW line. Left guard John Moffitt summed it up best when he said, “we didn’t really give [Tolzien] a chance.”Defensive Line — 4 of 5With the exception of one long drive for the OSU offense, UW’s D played their best game all season. Senior O’Brien Schofield once again competed like a man possessed, registering two sacks and 3.5 tackles for a loss. The Buckeye rushing game was held under 100 yards with most of the yardage coming on two big plays. The one blemish was when J.J. Watt blew containment on Pryor’s 27 yard scramble with less than two minutes in the first half. Linebackers — 4.5 of 5Freshman Mike Taylor continued his dynamic play this season, leading the team in tackles with eight including 1.5 for a loss. Aside from his seven tackles, Culmer St. Jean also showed off deft hands and perception reading Pryor’s eyes for the Badgers’ only interception of the game. As a group, they contained the running game and kept Pryor scrambling in the backfield.Secondary — 4.5 of 5With an inaccurate quarterback, the secondary did their job holding Pryor to a measly 87 yards passing. The corners stuck to receivers and the safeties helped in the run game. Maragos picked the perfect time to call a fake field goal and showed some burst to find the end zone. The touchdown given up by Antonio Fenelus wasn’t due to poor coverage but a well-thrown ball. The only factors preventing the grade from being a five is OSU’s lack of talent at receiver and an inconsistent Pryor posed little threat.Specialists — 2.5 of 5Punter Brad Nortman averaged a decent 48.8 yards in four punts but failed to land any inside the twenty. Kicker Philip Welch inexplicably missed from 33 yards but made from 50, proving every kick with him is still an adventure. He continues to miss to the right, a problem that may be correctable.last_img read more

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Syracuse prepares to face No. 13 Duke almost a year after falling to Blue Devils by 33

first_img Published on January 8, 2015 at 1:41 am Contact Josh: jmhyber@syr.edu Almost a year ago to the day, Syracuse fell to Duke by 33 points inside the Carrier Dome. The Orange shot 27.9 percent from the field that day, and scored just 19 second-half points.“We’ve got to find a way when we play great teams to come out hard, to be competitive, and to win,” SU head coach Quentin Hillsman said after the Jan. 9, 2014 game. “ … You won’t see a product like this on the floor again from a Syracuse women’s basketball team, ever.”Having proved in the past year it can compete with top-tier opponents, the No. 21 Orange (10-4, 0-1 Atlantic Coast) now gets a chance for revenge when it battles the No. 13 Blue Devils (10-4, 1-0) on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at Cameron Indoor Stadium.When reached by phone after the team’s practice in Durham, North Carolina on Wednesday, Hillsman pointed to two second-half runs in the game against Duke last year that the Orange couldn’t answer. SU junior Brianna Butler pointed to the Blue Devils’ athleticism in the paint, where the Orange was outscored 56-20.But against Duke last year, Alexis Peterson, now SU’s starting point guard and leading scorer, played just five minutes. Do-it-all guard Cornelia Fondren played nine. Diamond Henderson, Syracuse’s third-leading scorer, was on the roster of Tennessee Tech.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“We’ve come a very long way since that game,” Fondren said.Just 21 days after the abysmal loss, the Orange upset then-No. 6 North Carolina 78-73 on the road — what Hillsman called the biggest victory in program history — and eventually reached the second round of the NCAA tournament.Earlier this season, the Orange held a 10-point lead against No. 1 South Carolina with 6:43 to go in regulation, but eventually lost by four to the Gamecocks. At the Florida Sunshine Classic in Winter Park, Florida on Dec. 19, the Orange fell to then-No. 9 Baylor by two points.On Sunday, SU held a first-half lead but fell by 11 points to No. 4 Notre Dame, a team it lost to by 37 last year.“It’s bittersweet,” Henderson said on Dec. 21 after SU fell, 89-76, to then-No. 18 Michigan State in its second game of the Florida Sunshine Classic.But Hillsman and the team recognize their continuing ascent into national contention.“It’s about our athleticism,” Hillsman said on Sunday. “We’re a little bigger. We’re more athletic at some spots … We’re a little quicker.“I thought our kids competed at a high level. So you do take that as a positive. But obviously the biggest positive (would be) winning these basketball games.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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The Final Word: Beat writers discuss Syracuse’s 24-0 win over Liberty

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments Published on September 1, 2019 at 12:59 amcenter_img LYNCHBURG, Va. — Syracuse dominated Liberty in its first season-opening shutout since 2015. The Orange forced three turnovers and eight sacks, and when the Flames reached the red zone, SU forced a fumble in the first half. All three of SU’s touchdowns came on the ground and the Orange spoiled Liberty’s first game in the FBS, 24-0.Here’s what our beat writers had to say after the victory.last_img

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