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PREMIUMAfter coalition splits up, PKS, Gerindra face off for Jakarta’s deputy governor post

first_imgFacebook Topics : LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Log in with your social account Linkedin Google city-council Two former coalition partners, the Gerindra Party and the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS), are set to duel over the long-vacant deputy governor post in Jakarta in a fresh race after their post-presidential election break-up.The two, which supported now-Governor Anies Baswedan in the 2017 Jakarta gubernatorial election, have both claimed control over the second highest position in the city administration and named their own members to compete in a selection process at the Jakarta Legislative Council (DPRD Jakarta).  Gerindra named lawmaker Ahmad Riza Patria as its nominee for the position while PKS backed former city councilor Nurmansjah Lubis. Both have begun to lobby political parties to back them in the voting at the council.  “As a candidate, my task is to communicate, to discuss [with the parties],” said Ahmad on Tuesday.He still has to tende… Forgot Password ?last_img read more

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Long road to full economic recovery as Jakarta PSBB returns

first_imgThe capital city contributed the most to the national economy compared to other regions in the country as Jakarta’s regional domestic product accounted for 17.17 percent of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) in the second quarter, Jakarta Statistics Indonesia (BPS) data shows. It was followed by East Java (14.6 percent) and West Java (13.45 percent), both also virus epicenters.The government will ramp up spending to increase the capacity of hospital beds and make vaccines available in the first quarter next year, Airlangga said.“Around 30 million vaccine [doses] will be available by the first quarter next year at the earliest, and the rest will follow in the second and third quarters,” he said, adding that the pandemic response and economic recovery efforts in 2021 would be supported by efforts to vaccinate people.The government will expand some social protection programs into next year, including cash aid for formal workers for the first three months next year and cash transfers for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) during 2021’s first half, Airlangga went on to say.The government still expects GDP to grow by 4.5 percent to 5.5 percent next year as the economy is likely to contract this year. It projects the economy to shrink by 1.1 percent at worst or grow by 0.2 percent at best this year.“The economy is more likely to contract than grow in the third quarter this year, even without other movement restrictions,” Bank Central Asia (BCA) economist David Sumual told the Jakarta Post on Thursday. “The economy has been losing steam since August as virus cases jump.”Indonesia’s economy shrank 5.32 percent in the second quarter as household spending and investment contracted.Although the country’s healthcare facilities are better now compared to during March and April, further restrictions by Jakarta administration will still take a heavy toll on economic activity, he went on to say.“The severity of economic contraction would depend on how long it would take to restrict people’s activities.”Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) deputy chairwoman Shinta Kamdani called on the government to pay more attention to small businesses and large corporations.“Although domestic demand has picked up gradually, the PSBB policy will heavily affect employment as businesses in transportation and [food and beverages], among other sectors, will be forced to furlough their employees again,” she told the Post.Shinta added that ensuring activity in sectors that were allowed to operate during the PSBB policy would be key to prevent further job losses, and the government should ensure the continuity of export-oriented manufacturing industry operations as global demand for Indonesian goods had risen gradually.“We are trying to keep the manufacturing industry operating amid rising global demand, and we want to ensure that their activities are not being affected by PSBB measures.”The association, Shinta added, would seek permission from the Industry Ministry and regional administrations, including Jakarta, to continue operations for companies that implemented strict health protocols.Topics : Indonesia expects a long road to full economic recovery after Jakarta brought back strict social restrictions measures amid a continued rise in the number of coronavirus cases.A full economic recovery would take at least two to three years, Coordinating Economic Minister Airlangga Hartarto said on Thursday following the Jakarta administration’s decision to reimpose large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) relaxed in early June.“If virus cases rise, then the economy will take a hit. The government expects that it will take until 2022 or even 2023 [for the economy] to return to pre-COVID-19 levels,” he told a virtual business forum held by Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin). “The economy is not only about the fundamental factors but also the sentimental factor, particularly in the capital market,” he went on to say, adding that “pulling the emergency brakes would need to be done by maintaining public confidence in the economy”.His statement comes as the capital is set to require non-essential industries to have their employees work from home, to limit the use of public transportation and to prohibit dining in restaurants starting on Monday, similar to measures imposed from April to June, Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan said in a press briefing late on Wednesday.Indonesian stocks fell by more than 5 percent at closing after hitting the circuit breaker on Thursday morning, following the announcement. The decline in the benchmark Jakarta Composite Index (JCI) stood in contrast with gains seen in most markets across Asia. The rupiah, meanwhile, weakened 0.38 percent against the United States dollar to 14,855.Jakarta has recorded a daily average of over 1,000 new cases this month and registered nearly 43,400 infections and 1,330 deaths from COVID-19 since the pandemic began, according to government data, as the city gradually relaxes its restrictions. Indonesia has recorded more than 203,000 cases as of Thursday with 8,336 fatalities.last_img read more

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Retirement village offers celeb chef perks with ‘crops in pots’

first_img RELATED: MORE: The company’s $140 million Halcyon Lakeside community at Bli Bli on the Sunshine Coast topped the category for Queensland in 2018.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours agoThe win qualified Halcyon Lakeside for a nomination in the 2018 UDIA National Awards.Halcyon joint managing director Bevan Geissmann said the Sunshine Coast had been a happy ground for the company in terms of market traction and industry recognition.“We are delighted that our ongoing efforts to deliver the best possible lifestyle options for over 50s on the Sunshine Coast have been recognised by the UDIA once again,” Dr Geissmann said.He said Halcyon Lakeside had enjoyed outstanding sales success and market acceptance. “In just over two years we’ve made over 200 sales totalling more than $120 million since the first homeowner moved into Halcyon Lakeside,” he said.In addition to winning awards, the community has also welcomed top quality events, with celebrity chef Matt Golinski dropping in for a demonstration last month.Mr Golinski and gardener Gary Hands from Kookaburra Organics presented a Paddock to Plate event on October 30.The pair presented a session to the residents on growing “crops in pots’’, which was followed by a cooking lesson using the freshly-grown produce from the community’s veggie patch.Mr Golinski said cooking with fresh, locally sourced produce required a different mindset — but the results were worth it. Inside Brisbane’s newest aged care community Built-to-rent takes out top gong at UDIA awards Caribbean-theme at over-50s resort “The diversity of dwelling types, landscaping and elevational treatments have created streetscapes that foster community engagement,” it said.“Halcyon utilised the topography to their advantage to open up view corridors and provide privacy for residents.”Halcyon Lakeside is the third project of Halcyon’s on the Sunshine Coast following the creation of its Halcyon Parks and Halcyon Landing communities, which have also been UDIA award recipients in a range of categories, along its sister Gold Coast projects Vision by Halcyon and Halcyon Waters. Lifestyle developer Halcyon has taken out the Seniors Living accolade at the annual Urban Development Institute of Australia’s Queensland Awards in Brisbane.center_img Fresh foods foraged from the veggie patch at lifestyle community Halcyon Lakeside were on the menu when celebrity chef Matt Golinski (pictured with Gary Hands and Sunshine Coast locals) dropped in for a demonstration. The win qualified Halcyon Lakeside for a nomination in the 2018 UDIA National Awards.“Growing your own ingredients is such a satisfying experience and gives you a different kind of respect for the way you consume them,” he said.Mr Hands said the workshops helped people productively create their own food gardens.“Anyone can do it,” he said. Halcyon’s Lakeside community at Bli Bli has won the Seniors Living category at the 2018 UDIA Qld Mitchell Brandtman Awards for Excellence this month. In a statement released by the UDIA, the community was recognised for addressing a challenging hillside topography to deliver a pedestrian friendly village that has an EnviroDevelopment certification. >>FOLLOW EMILY BLACK ON FACEBOOK<< “When you see the results — the photos from our participants who’ve actually gone home and created their own food-producing gardens — you know you are on the right track.”last_img read more

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Heartland Park open again with Sunday shows for four IMCA divisions

first_imgTOPEKA, Kan. – The green flag flies again this season at Heartland Park, with four IMCA sanc­tioned divisions running Sunday nights on the 3/8-mile dirt oval located on the south side of To­peka.Now owned by Chris Payne, the facility will be promoted by brothers Larry and John Lowrey. Weekly race programs will feature Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks.“We have a lot of drivers in all these divisions in the area,” Larry Lowrey said. “Our decision to sanction the Modifieds speaks for itself. They’re the class everyone wants to see and we’ve got a lot of the best Modified drivers around this area.”Track officials are putting the finishing touches on the 2016 schedule at Heartland Park, which also includes events on the ¼-mile asphalt drag strip and 2.5-mile asphalt road course.Tentative opening night on the dirt track is April 24. The IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing point season would continue into September.The Lowreys had promoted Heartland Park in 2006.“We had a lot of success operating this track. I’ve worked at Thunder Hill Speedway in Mayetta as an­nouncer and run the website In The Pits. My brother and I have taken notes from all the tracks we’ve been to over the years,” said Lowrey. “We’ve been carrying that notebook around since 2001 and we’ve learned a lot from other promoters. We’ve compared IMCA’s rule package and affordability to outlaw tracks and we like their philosophy.”A single event was held at the Heartland Park oval last season. Work to get the surface race-ready will start as soon as weather allows this spring.“We will get the track into race shape. The surface is good now, but we’ll assess it again before deciding how much we have to do,” Lowrey explained. “We’re going to work at getting more driv­ers back into racing IMCA or coming back into the sport.”“We have a goal to bring in the hard core fan and new race fans. You can go to other tracks that charge $12 for admission and a family of four has spent almost $50 just to get into the stands. Our adult admission is going to be $8,” he continued. “We want to bring in a whole new genera­tion of race fan.”Lowrey anticipates sharing drivers with another new northeast Kansas venue, Atchison County Raceway, as well as Thunder Hill.Atchison County sanctions its Modifieds and Stock Cars with IMCA beginning this season. The Modifieds, Stocks, Hobbies and Northern SportMods return to Saturday shows at Mayetta.Local points earned at all three tracks will apply in IMCA’s Jet Racing Central Region for Modi­fieds and in the EQ Cylinder Heads Northern Region for Stock Cars. ThunderHill and Heartland Park are both part of the Big Daddy Race Cars Northern Region for Hobby Stocks.last_img read more

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Whitman captures checkers at Outagamie

first_imgSEYMOUR, Wis. (May 24) – Johnny Whitman led the last three laps before making his way to victory lane Friday night at Outagamie Speedway.  Whitman worked through the field to the runner-up position after starting in row six. Wilson and Whitman worked the low groove until Wilson left the door open just enough to allow Whitman to sneak by for the lead.  Josh Mroczkowski measured his margin of victory over Trent Nolan by half a car length in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car main.  By Edward Anschutz   Jordan Bartz took the lead from Ryan Schmidt on lap seven and dominated the remainder of the event to score the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod win in a green to checkered contest. center_img Whitman led the remaining three laps while Wilson settled for second at the pay window. Mike Mullen rallied to place third after sliding back to last on the first lap.  Brekken Kleinschmidt paced the opening laps of the IMCA Modified headliner until Mark Schuene­mann raced by on lap four. A series of cautions before midway kept the field bunched up. Tyler Wilson used this to his advantage, snagging the lead down low on lap 10.  Matt Brehmer was victorious in the Mach-1 Sport Compact feature.last_img read more

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Long way to go in title race – May

first_imgDavid May refuses to accept Manchester United’s Barclays Premier League title challenge would be over if they lost Sunday’s crunch Old Trafford encounter with Arsenal. As May pointed out, challenging from seemingly impossible situations is part of the club’s DNA. And they underlined with their recent comeback win over Stoke that a change of manager will not alter that. “From a very early stage in your United career it is instilled in you that you fight for every cause,” he said. “They have shown that with the last few results when they have had to dig in and grind out results. “The players deserve credit for that. They are just getting used to the way David Moyes runs his ship.” After taking time to adjust to the greater demands of being at a club the size of United, Moyes has shown signs of getting to grips with the job. The Scot is rotating his squad far more than he did at the start of his reign. He has shown an admirable willingness to speak out against his players, even if he backed Ashley Young over the diving furore that overshadowed Tuesday night’s 0-0 Champions League draw at Real Sociedad. Most importantly, he has won round Wayne Rooney, whose United career seemed to be over when he was dropped by Ferguson amid some rancour towards the end of last term. “David addressed it the way it needed to be and people are seeing the best of Wayne now,” May said. “Wayne will admit he is probably playing the best football he has done over the last few years. “He is back on form. He looks hungry, is scoring goals and creating chances as well.” May, who was supporting the Manchester United Foundation Chevrolet Trax eBay auction, made it clear he does not agree. “We were 12 points behind Newcastle a few years ago and we managed to claw that back,” he said. “It’s about whether Arsenal can sustain it. “Everybody is beating each other at this particular time. “There have been some funny results already and there are a hell of a lot of games to go. “Arsenal still have Chelsea to play, they must go to Liverpool, they have Manchester City twice. “Everyone is going to drop points. For United it is just a matter of hanging in there.” In the wake of Chelsea’s surprise loss at Newcastle last weekend, May’s former Red Devils team-mate Gary Neville claimed the vibe around the United dressing room would be that all their rivals were expecting them to make a move. Press Association The Red Devils, as they adapt to a new regime under David Moyes, have slipped eight points adrift of the Gunners, who have confounded pessimistic expectations of their own this campaign. It has led to suggestions that, if United fall any further behind, they will have no chance of retaining the championship they won by a massive 11 points during Sir Alex Ferguson’s final season in charge. last_img read more

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South African players to undergo self-quarantine after returning from India

first_imgJohannesburg: The South African cricket team, which returned home on Wednesday following their canceled tour of India, has been asked to self-quarantine for the next 14 days in the wake of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.“We’ve recommended that all players self-isolate and social distance themselves for a minimum of 14 days because I think it’s proper guidance to protect people around them,” Sport24 quoted CSA’s Chief Medical Officer Shuaib Manjra as saying.“In that period, should any of them have any symptoms or any other factors of concern, we will ensure we investigate appropriately and manage it accordingly,” he added.The Proteas were scheduled to play three ODIs against India from March 12 to 18. However, after the first match got washed out in Dharamsala, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) decided to call off the two remaining ODIs in the wake of the coronavirus which has infected over 140 people in the country till now and claimed three lives.The two teams were in Lucknow when both the cricket boards decided to call off the tour. The Proteas had halted in Kolkata before heading back home via Dubai. (IANS)Also Read: Coronavirus: South African cricket team leave for DubaiAlso Watch: KMSS leader Akhil Gogoi granted bail as NIA fails to submit charge-sheetlast_img read more

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SERIE A: Ancelotti Faces Old Team Milan in Home Debut

first_imgHe went on to collect trophies around Europe, winning domestic league titles in England, France and Germany, plus the Champions League with Real Madrid.Milan, on the other hand, fell on hard times as they struggled to adapt to the new financial realities of Italian football.In Ancelotti’s absence, they have changed owners twice, suffered several seasons of midtable mediocrity and are enduring their fifth season without Champions League football. Gennaro Gattuso is their ninth different coach since his departure.Ancelotti also spent five years of his playing career at Milan and he said in a recent interview with La Repubblica that it was a match at the San Paolo in 1988 when he first began to think of a career in southern Italy.“It was a unique show and the passion of the crowd in the stands left me speechless,” he said, adding that Saturday’s game would be a “reunion between friends”.“It must have been from that magical afternoon that I really began to cultivate my dream of working in the South, which then became reality at the beginning of this summer with the offer of (Napoli president) Aurelio De Laurentiis.”Even so, it was a huge surprise – and boost for Serie A – when he accepted the offer to replace Maurizio Sarri who had turned Napoli into the most entertaining side in Serie A and led them to second place last season with a club-record points haul.Ancelotti’s debut last Saturday, which was overshadowed by Cristiano Ronaldo’s first game for Juventus, was notable for his idea to reinvent team captain Marek Hamsik as a deep-lying playmaker rather fielding the Slovak in his more familiar position on the left of midfield.Playing alongside Allan, Hamsik quickly adapted to the position left vacant by Jorginho’s move to Chelsea, one of two major departures in the close season along with goalkeeper Pepe Reina’s move to Milan.“This is a quality squad, despite what some might say,” said Ancelotti after the win over Lazio. “I’m here to give satisfaction to the Napoli fans who have been waiting a long time.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Carlo Ancelotti will make his home debut on the Napoli bench on Saturday against the team he turned into world beaters during an eight-year spell as coach.In one of the delightful twists that football has a habit of providing, AC Milan will be Napoli’s first opponents of the season at the San Paolo as last season’s runners-up aim to build on their opening 2-1 win at Lazio.Ancelotti, who ended a nine-year exile from Serie A when he agreed to take over at Napoli in May, won the Champions League twice and Serie A once as AC Milan coach before leaving in 2009.last_img read more

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C-NS’s Dupell earns boys tennis sectional Class A title

first_imgFor a long time, area high school boys tennis teams had difficulty earning Section III Class A titles since programs such as Fayetteville-Manlius would sweep their way to the top.Things changed in 2019, though, and Cicero-North Syracuse earned a victory when Wyatt Dupell prevailed in third singles in last Saturday’s sectional Class A tournament at Fayetteville-Manlius, while Baldwinsville and Liverpool both had strong finishes, too.Dupell beat Loc Huynh (Utica Proctor) 6-0, 6-2 before a semifinal where he fell behind West Genesee’s Ben Paoli and was two games from defeat, but rallied to win 3-6, 7-5, 6-0. Here, again, B’ville had a semifinal appearance, from Eric Smith, who handled Proctor’s Evan Lyga 6-2, 6-0 before losing to Joyce 6-3, 6-0. But in the third-place match, Smith beat Bennett 6-2, 6-4.But the Bees’ best finish came from Antonio Marsallo in first singles. Marsallo handled CBA’s Shivam Nanavati 6-1, 6-0 and then met C-NS’s James Corl in the semifinals, defeating him 6-2, 6-2.However, in the finals Marsallo could not keep up with Fulton’s Eric Shear, who beat him by those same 6-2, 6-2 scores as Corl went on to fourth place with a 6-2, 6-1 loss to Auburn’s William Clark.B’ville’s Phil Fiorentino and Connor Tutor had to go three long sets, and two tie-breakers, to edge Syracuse East’s Kyle Giardine and Devin Murphy-Stanley 6-7, 6-4, 7-6 and finish third.Giardine and Murphy-Stanley had defeated C-NS’s Ryan Gallagher and Edwin Hirsh 6-1, 3-6, 7-5 in the quarterfinals after Gallagher and Hirsh swept Sam Cabonaro and James Mock (Auburn) in the first round.Head-to-head in the first doubles quarterfinals, the Northstars’ Johnathan Corl and Brandon Millias held off the Bees’ Max Funicello and Nick Licciardello 7-6, 4-6, 6-2, before a semifinal defeat to CBA’s Ben and Dean Vlassis.Liverpool also had, in second doubles, Brayden Cabrey and Jon Kline fall in the quarterfinals to Fiorentino and Tutor 6-1, 6-4. In first doubles, Eli Barbour and Adam Ritter met the Vlassis brothers before Corl and Millias did, dropping a 6-0, 6-0 decision.The Warriors’ Aiden Barbour lose in the first round of third singles to Lukasik 6-3, 6-2, while in first singles Aaron Alejo nearly won, but fell 5-7, 7-6, 6-3 to Nanavati.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Compared to that, the final against F-M’s’ Cameron Lukasik was a breeze, Dupell earning a first-set tie-breaker victory and then working past Lukasik 7-6, 6-4.To reach the final, Lukasik had defeated B’ville’s Leonardo Vona, who was on the brink of a quarterfinal defeat before coming back to beat Oswego’s Sasha Loayza 4-6, 7-6, 6-3. Ultimately, Vona finished fourth.C-NS’s Ryan Hill nearly won in second singles, beating Colin Bennett (Fulton) 6-0, 6-3 in the semifinals and breaking out in front of West Genesee’s Ryan Joyce in the finals before taking a 1-6, 6-2, 6-3 defeat.center_img Tags: BaldwinsvilleBoys tennisC-NSliverpoollast_img read more

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