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October 19, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_img“During the Valentine’s Day celebration, sometimes people will lose control and commit acts that violate our ethics and culture, like consuming drugs or engaging in premarital sex. We should prevent this from happening,” Iqbal said.The Makassar administration also issued a circular letter to prohibit students from celebrating the day at school through the education and culture agency.In the letter, Iqbal requested that teachers refrain from organizing events related to Valentine’s Day at school, especially if the event disrupted the teaching process.  However, he also emphasized that the Makassar administration did not prohibit the public, including children, from celebrating Valentine’s Day as long as it did not go against the nation’s values, ethics and culture. “We are not prohibiting people from celebrating Valentine’s Day. We are only concerned if the celebration leads to people violating our ethics and culture, or disrupts the teaching process at schools. If people celebrate the day with positive activities we will support them,” Iqbal said. (dpk)Topics : Buyers who wish to purchase condoms are required to show their ID card to store assistants.Aside from distributing the letter, the agency will also conduct condom raids on convenience stores and drugstores to make sure that products are not displayed openly in the store. “Condoms are for married people. They are not supposed to be sold publicly, especially displaying them at the front of the store or next to children’s snacks. We always see stores putting condoms next to chocolates, hence we issued the circular,” Makassar Satpol PP head Iman Hud said on Wednesday. Acting Makassar mayor Iqbal Suhaeb expressed his agreement with the policy. In light of the celebration of Valentine’s Day, the Public Order Agency (Satpol PP) in Makassar, South Sulawesi, has urged stores to refrain from openly selling and displaying contraceptives. The agency has banned public condom sales in Makassar since 2015.In a circular letter issued on Tuesday, the agency now prohibits supermarkets, drugstores and grocery stores from selling contraceptives, especially condoms, openly. The letter also specifies a ban on sales of contraceptives to minors. last_img read more

October 19, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgPresident Joko “Jokowi” Widodo is set to award two former House of Representatives deputy speakers, Gerindra Party member Fadli Zon and People’s Wave Party (Gelora) politician Fahri Hamzah, with Bintang Mahaputera Nararya medals, one of the country’s highest civilian honors, a minister has said.Coordinating Political, Legal and Security Affairs Minister Mahfud MD posted Monday on his verified Twitter account, @mohmahfudmd, that the two would receive the medals in conjunction with the celebration of Indonesia’s 75th independence anniversary on Aug. 17 this year for their “struggle and merit”.According to the 2009 Titles, Honors and Awards Law, Bintang Mahaputera medals are bestowed on individuals who have demonstrated distinguished service in various fields that contribute significantly to the state and the nation’s development, welfare and prosperity. “The awarding of Bintang Mahaputera to Fadli Zon and Fahri Hamzah is in accordance with the applicable regulations. Former chairmen or deputy chairmen of a state institution, former ministers and those of the same level will receive a service star if they have finished their duty within one office term,” Mahfud wrote in one of his tweets.Bisa dijelaskan bhw pemberian bintang Mahaputra kpd Fadli Zon dan Fahri Hamzah adl sesuai dgn peraturan yang berlaku. Mantan ketua/wakil ketua lembaga negara, mantan menteri dan yang setingkat mendapat bintang jasa spt itu jika selesai tugas dlm satu periode jabatan.— Mahfud MD (@mohmahfudmd) August 10, 2020The President will also give the award this August to former Supreme Court chief justice Hatta Ali and former National Counterterrorism Agency (BNPT) head Suhardi Alius, among others. Twenty-two medical workers who died during the COVID-19 pandemic will also receive a service award star, he continued.Presidential Secretariat head Heru Budi Hartono also said on Monday that the decision to award Bintang Mahaputera Nararya to Fadli and Fahri had been made by following set selection procedures in accordance with prevailing laws, reported.The two politicians previously served as House deputy speakers in the 2014-2019 term, during which Fadli and Fahri represented the Gerindra Party and the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS), respectively. Both figures were, during the period, known as outspoken opposition figures and critics of Jokowi’s policies.Fadli is currently still serving as a lawmaker in the House for the 2019-2024 term, while Fahri cofounded Gelora after he left the PKS. Topics :last_img read more

October 19, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgThe letter cited North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as saying he was “sorry” that the incident disappointed the South Korean public and should not have happened, Moon’s security adviser Suh Hoon said.The soldiers fired more than 10 shots at the man, a South Korean fisheries official who went missing this week, after he did not reveal his identity and tried to flee, Suh said, citing the letter.But the letter said they burned a floatation device he was using, according to their anti-virus manuals, and not his body.”The troops could not locate the unidentified trespasser during a search after firing the shots, and burned the device under national emergency disease prevention measures,” Suh told a briefing, referring to the letter.  Topics : North Korea expressed regret on Friday over the death of a missing South Korean, saying it shot him as part of measures to battle the coronavirus, the South’s national security adviser said.North Korea’s United Front Department, in charge of cross-border ties, sent a letter to South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s office a day after Seoul officials said North Korean soldiers killed a South Korean before dousing his body in oil and setting it on fire.The message came as Moon faced intense political fallout over the incident, which coincided with a renewed push for policy to engage Pyongyang.last_img read more

October 18, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgAubameyang has done it again!Arsenal absorb wave after wave of City attacks and catch them cold! Great ball through from Kieran Tierney 👌#EmiratesFACup— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) July 18, 2020 Advertisement Comment Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 18 Jul 2020 9:41 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link10.4kShares Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored twice during Arsenal’s FA Cup semi-final against Manchester City (Picture: Getty)Martin Keown compared Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to Arsenal legend Thierry Henry following his superb display against Manchester City in Saturday’s FA Cup final.The current Gunners skipper had already put his side into a deserved first half lead when he prodded home Nicolas Pepe’s deep cross, providing a fitting end to a flowing 18-pass move. Mikel Arteta’s side squandered further opportunities to extend their advantage before the break and were forced to mount a spirited rearguard effort in the second half as City pressed for an equaliser. Arsenal, however, always carried a threat on the counter and duly doubled their lead in the 71st minute when Aubameyang latched onto Kieran Tierney’s pass, outpaced Kyle Walker and slid the ball through Ederson’s legs. AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘This really reminds me of Thierry Henry when he’s running through there in full flow, he opens his body out,’ BT Sport pundit Keown said.center_img ‘I wonder if Arteta was saying in that last drinks break that team talk we might need to score again and we need to do better from our breaks.‘They couldn’t have done any better than that fantastic break and a great goal on the counter attack.’City hadn’t lost a domestic cup tie for two-and-a-half years and came into the contest as overwhelming favourites having won their last seven games against the Gunners, who were rated as rank 8/1 outsiders. Pep Guardiola still has one trophy left to aim for tis season with a Champions League last 16 second leg tie against Real Madrid on the horizon, while his former protege Arteta will lead Arsenal into the FA Cup final against either Chelsea or Manchester United next month. MORE: Villarreal confirm Santi Cazorla is leaving the club amid links with a return to Arsenal as Mikel Arteta’s coachMORE: Arsenal to trigger Sporting Lisbon teenager Joelson Fernandes’ £40m release clause ‘imminently’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisement Martin Keown compares Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to Thierry Henry after Wembley masterclasslast_img read more

September 29, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgSwiss pension fund Stiftung Abendrot has said it plans to review its investment strategy in the coming months.In a newsletter to members, the CHF1.3bn (€1.06bn) collective scheme said it wanted to determine whether its current asset allocation had to be adjusted to account for “economic developments”.The Stiftung Abendrot is to consider, among other things, whether stock markets are “already overheated”, as well as what to do about the impact of rising interest rates on fixed income holdings.As one of its “major challenges”, the pension fund cited a possible need to re-arrange its real estate portfolio, adding that it was already “well on the way” to increasing its exposure to the asset class. “In reviewing the investment strategy,” it said, “we are also interested to see whether we can achieve additional returns – without adding any major additional risks – by small shifts in the weighting of the individual asset classes.”As per year-end 2013, the pension fund had just over one-third of its assets in fixed income, almost 25% in equities and another quarter in real estate.The rest was invested in liquidity and mortgages, with no exposure to alternative investments.The Stiftung Abendrot, a member of the Ethos foundation, is committed to socially responsible investment.In 2013, the pension fund returned 6.34%, in-line with the Swiss average.However, the net return was slightly lower at 5.5%, with the Stiftung Abendrot citing approximately CHF10m in real estate investments “not yet generating profits”.For the first half of 2014, the pension fund reported a return of around 3%, 100 basis points below the Swiss average.However, the scheme managed to achieve a funding level of 109.9%.last_img read more

September 27, 2020 | |Post a Comment

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September 27, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgFox News 6 January 2019Family First Comment: So true…“Many of the same folks who have been pushing for healthier school lunches, soft drink bans, lower salt content in food and calorie disclosures at restaurants suddenly don’t care about legalising a substance that has been scientifically proven to worsen our national public health crisis.”If you had a nickel for every time a Democrat used arguments about “science” in discussions about climate change, you’d be rich. Scientific studies about the existence of climate change – be it man-made or naturally occurring – are often used as cudgels against opponents of the left’s radical environmental agenda or international regulatory regimes like the Paris Climate Accord.However, when it comes to legalizing recreational marijuana, Democrats sing a much different tune. Many of the same folks who have been pushing for healthier school lunches, soda bans, lower salt content in food and calorie disclosures at restaurants suddenly don’t care about legalizing a substance that has been scientifically proven to worsen our national public health crisis.The “Big Pot” legalization crowd willfully ignores decades of scientific research that provides clear and convincing evidence that frequent recreational marijuana consumption has a range of lasting negative health consequences.Major medical associations overwhelmingly agree that sustained marijuana usage – particularly of today’s more potent forms of pot – can have both physical and neurological impacts, including reduced motor function and cognitive impairment, along with a range of other health risks.A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that adverse health effects include addiction, impacts on brain development, possible mental illness and impaired driving ability.A National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine study found there is substantial evidence linking cannabis smoking and chronic bronchitis, development of schizophrenia and other psychoses.The American Academy of Pediatricians has raised alarm bells about the dangers for younger users on brain development. The Royal College of General Practitioners in Britain and the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction have also come to the conclusion that frequent use of marijuana has negative physical, psychological and neurological impacts.READ MORE: read more

September 26, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_img Share Sharing is caring! Share 45 Views   no discussions Tweetcenter_img Share LocalNews Child Abuse Raises Alarm by: – March 3, 2011 The alarm is being raised again on the issue of child abuse in Dominica. After setting aside one week in January to draw greater attention to the problem, welfare officials are now revealing that 27 cases of child abuse were reported in February alone, a month which comprised 28 days this year. What is worse is that most of the cases are sex-related, the welfare division has confirmed.“We have children right now in the month of February as young as five, with sexual abuse, both boy and girl,” Jemma Azille, child abuse coordinator at the welfare division told DBS radio’s “Talking Point” program this week. Officials believe the latest figure worsen an already increasing rate of child abuse here. Last year, the Welfare Division labeled sexual abuse as the highest form of abuse committed against children in Dominica in 2010, and has launched an “intense” public sensitization drive geared at curbing child abuse, and protecting children considered at risk.Azille wants the community to be more unified in its approach to tackling the “very serious” concern of child abuse. Findings of a UNICEF study in Dominica, released last year, also emphasized a great need for Dominica to address its child abuse problem. However, the group conducting the study commended Dominica for its interest in dealing with the issue, by being the first of the six countries studied, to start drawing up a national plan of action against child abuse.  Source: DBS Newslast_img read more

September 23, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgLate arrival Werkmeister, Temeyer top Stock Car qualifiersBOONE, Iowa (Sept. 5) – He got to town late but Casey Werkmeister joined Justin Temeyer as a Stock Car qualifying feature winner at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Ca­sey’s on Friday night. A high school football coach, Werkmeister was on the sidelines when his team won on Thursday, drove part of the way to Boone after the game and completed the trip the next morning.He promptly won his heat, started third in the opening qualifier and sped to the win ahead of Rick Mahlberg, Michael Jaennette and Stefan Sybesma. Temeyer made his way to the front after starting 10th in the nightcap. John Heinz, Jake Masters and 13th starting Scott Pippert were next across the stripe.Werkmeister and Temeyer will play a game of roshambo to determine who starts on the front of the outside row of Saturday’s main event, with the rest of the top four drivers in each qualifier complet­ing the row.Temeyer will take the green in his career 10th Stock Car main event. Heinz and Sybesma are both in for the third time, Masters for the third. Second-time qualifiers are Werkmeister and Jaennette. First-timers are Mahlberg and Pippert. 1st qualifying feature – 1. Casey Werkmeister, North Platte, Neb.; 2. Rick Mahlberg, Denmark, Wis.; 3. Michael Jaennette, Newton; 4. Stefan Sybesma, Sanborn; 5. Jesse Brown, Nashua; 6. Calvin Lange, Humbolt; 7. Michael Dancer, North Platte, Neb.; 8. Ned Kalis, Wells, Minn.; 9. Ca­sey Woken, Ogallala, Neb.; 10. Jordan Lathram, Hobbs, N.M.; 11. Allan Schmidt, Holstein; 12. Bruce Wickman, Emmetsburg; 13. Roger Verdoorn, Sibley; 14. Tristan Carman, Killeen, Texas; 15. James Richert, Comfrey, Minn.; 16. Norman Chesmore, Rowley; 17. Travis Prochaska, Iowa Falls; 18. Donavon Smith, Lake City; 19. Bob Chalupa, McCook, Neb.; 20. Jason Rogers, Selden, Kan.; 21. Gene Stigall, Winston, Mo.; 22. Norman Belew, Granger; 23. Nick Tubbs, Colby, Kan.; 24. Jason Minnehan, Churdan; 25. Luke Lemmens, Kewaunee, Wis.; 26. Dave Plowman, Omaha, Neb.; 27. Derek Green, Granada, Minn.; 28. Russell Damme, Waterloo; 29. Nathan Burke, Minot, N.D.; 30. Jason Batt, Hatcher Heights, Texas.2nd qualifying feature – 1. Justin Temeyer, Independence; 2. John Heinz, Green Bay, Wis.; 3. Jake Masters, Graettinger; 4. Scott Pippert, Elberon; 5. Robert Stofer, Jefferson; 6. Troy Woelber, Hull; 7. Michael Pepper, Lakin, Kan.; 8. Jim Lynch, Kahoka, Mo.; 9. Jeff McCollum, Mankato, Minn.; 10. Les Lundquist, Sioux City; 11. Dennis Bissonnette, Stephenville, Texas; 12. Tom Killen, Des Moines; 13. Kevin Rose, Waterloo; 14. Matt Speckman, Sleepy Eye, Minn.; 15. Jer­emy Christians, Horicon, Wis.; 16. Wayne Gifford, Boone; 17. Rodney Richards, Madrid; 18. Ben Walding, Des Moines; 19. Brad Whitney, Trenton, Mo.; 20. Don Vis, Marshalltown; 21. Matthew West, Kellerton; 22. Bob Hoing, Overton, Neb.; 23. William Wade, San Angelo, Texas; 24. Roger Ciesielski, Waterloo; 25. Jeff Tubbs, Colby, Kan.; 26. Casey Jones, Sioux City; 27. Jeff Holstein, New Ulm, Minn.; 28. Dean Wray, Jamesport, Mo.; 29. Dustin Larson, Worthington, Minn.; 30. Jim Hendricks, Council Rocks.***Whitman, Strickler take Friday Modified qualifying checkers BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 5) – Johnny Whitman and Kyle Strickler starred in Friday night Modified qualify­ing features at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. Whitman topped the first qualifier at Boone Speedway while Strickler, winner of the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational earlier in the evening, paced the nightcap. They’ll determine who starts at the front of the outside row in the main event during a Saturday afternoon roshambo session. Five states were represented by the top four finishers from the two qualifiers. Twentieth starting Hunter Marriott, 16th starting Jeremy Mills and ninth starting Jason Cummins chased Whitman across the stripe in their 25-lapper.Tyler Droste – a qualifier for Monday’s Deery Brothers Summer Series main event – Adam Lar­son and Adam Johnson were next in the second qualifier. Corey Lagroon was disqualified from fourth place in post-race tech inspection for failure to meet frame specifications. Mills and Larson both will start career fifth Super Nationals Modified main events, Cummins and Strickler both their second and Whitman, Marriott, Droste and Johnson each their first.last_img read more

September 22, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgRelatedPosts COVID-19: NCAA to revoke erring airlines licence over non-compliance FRSC to Schools: We’ll arrest, prosecute drivers who flout COVID-19 rules Sanwo-Olu: We’re committed to fulfilling promises to Lagosians UEFA will discuss the fate of this season’s Champions League and its other competitions that have been suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic in a video conference meeting on Wednesday, European soccer’s governing body said in a statement. All UEFA competitions have been halted because of the flu-like virus that has killed around 34,000 people, while this year’s European Championship has been pushed to 2021. “UEFA has invited the general secretaries of its 55 member associations to a video conference on Wednesday, April 1… to discuss options identified with regards to the potential rescheduling of matches,” UEFA said. Player transfers and contracts will also be discussed at the meeting, it added. UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin said over the weekend that the current season could be lost if it is unable to re-start by the end of June, although he did not rule out extending it into the next season. Reuters/NAN.— Tags: Aleksander CeferinCoronavirusCOVID-19UEFAUEFA Champions Leaguelast_img read more