Jokowi to resume regional working visits starting Thursday

first_imgHeru, however, did not reveal the remaining schedule for the President’s trip to Central Java.Read also: Jokowi jogs with military chiefs, reasserts their role in enforcing ‘new normal’The President and his entourage would apply strict health protocols during the visits, he said.Jokowi was previously limited to working from the State Palace in Jakarta and Bogor Palace in West Java as the government had imposed restrictions on intercity travel, including for the Idul Fitri mudik (exodus), to prevent COVID-19 from spreading from the country’s epicenter of Jakarta to other regions.The President attended several virtual meetings with Indonesian officials, as well as international partners, during the restrictions. (aly)Topics : President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo is scheduled to restart his working visits to regions across the country on Thursday as the government transitions into the so-called “new normal” period.Presidential Secretariat head Heru Budi Hartono confirmed the first visit.“[Jokowi] plans to visit Central Java [on Thursday],” he said on Wednesday as quoted by kompas.com.last_img read more

Arsenal struggling to agree new contract with Bukayo Saka who could leave next year

first_imgBukayo Saka has less than 18 months left on his current Arsenal contract (Picture: Visionhaus)Arsenal are at risk of losing Bukayo Saka on a free transfer at the end of next season as they struggle to agree a new contract with the teenager.The 18-year-old’s current deal expires in the summer of 2021 and there has been no breakthrough in talks over a new contract with an agreement still a long way off, reports the Telegraph.Saka has been a regular in the first team since Mikel Arteta took over as manager in December, filling in at left-back with Kieran Tierney and Sead Kolasinac out injured.His performances have been impressive and other big clubs are aware of his progress and his contract situation, which would allow him to move next year with only a compensation fee applicable.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTLiverpool, Manchester United and Bayern Munich have all been credited with an interest in the exciting youngster, who would have a wealth of options open to him if he decides to run down his contract.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityArteta will be keen to keep hold of one of his most promising young prospects, and a player who has impressed him with his versatility.Saka’s favoured position is on the left wing, but has played well at left-back, where Arteta sees a future for the teenager.‘I think he could (have a future at left-back) because he’s willing to learn, he is applying himself big time he is someone that’s has never played (that position) before but he’s really trying to do it as well as possible,’ said Arteta in January.‘You can see that he’s got many strengths to play in that position. Obviously he needs games, he needs experience and he needs to improve in some areas but that’s very good.’Kolasinac and new loan signing Cedric Soares are pushing for returns from injury ahead of Arsenal’s clash with Newcastle at the Emirates on Sunday, but Saka is expected to start.MORE: Chelsea v Manchester United prediction made by Arsenal legend Charlie NicholasMORE: Arsenal braced for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang transfer exit and expect offers for Bernd Leno and Alexandre Lacazette Advertisement Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterFriday 14 Feb 2020 8:24 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link13kSharescenter_img Arsenal struggling to agree new contract with Bukayo Saka who could leave next year Commentlast_img read more

Tidal kite’s controls up for update

first_imgSwedish tidal energy developer Minesto is tendering for the procurement of Kite Control Modules for its Deep Green tidal energy technology.Minesto is looking for a supplier of hardware for an updated version of the first generation Kite Control Module (KCM), run by the company for a number of years.The scope of supply includes design and fabrication of a number of prototype units for test and evaluation in test rigs and Minesto devices, the company said.Minesto plans to integrate and verify the updated KCM in the DG500 device to be installed in Holyhead Deep, Wales.“We want the next-gen KCM to be designed for production in high volumes,” Minesto’s spokesperson said.The deadline to apply to the tender has been set for April 14, 2018.The installation of the 500kW Deep Green device, the DG500, and the surrounding test setup infrastructure is expected to begin this April off North Wales.last_img read more

LIME to launch 9th annual CITP on Wednesday

first_imgEntertainmentLocalNews LIME to launch 9th annual CITP on Wednesday by: – October 3, 2011 Share Sharing is caring! Share Sharecenter_img Tweet 36 Views   one comment Crowd at a previous Creole in the Park event. Image via: LIMERoseau, Dominica – October 3, 2011: Dominica’s leading telecommunications provider LIME, will on Wednesday unveil an exciting, sizzling performance line up for this year’s 9th annual LIME Creole in the Park. LIME will host a media launch event at 3pm on Wednesday October 5th at its Roseau Conference facilities.Patrons of the LIME flagship CITP event will have the opportunity to listen live on all three local radio stations to gain insight on this year’s much anticipated line-up. LIME’s General Manager Jeffrey Baptiste promises patrons that his company will not disappoint. “This year we will maintain or even better the standard of event we have presented to locals and the thousands of visitors who come to the LIME CITP over the last several years” commented Baptiste. He added that all the top local bands will be on display including the return of some prolific local artists who have not graced the Creole in the Park stage in a number of years. He also confirmed that LIME willcontinue the legacy of a major soca and reggae act at this year’s event. The new band feature will continue along with some new and upcoming budding artists, while the calypso segment will be maintained and Dominica’s local cultural attributes will continue to be highlighted.Described as an explosion of Creole food, Creole Music, Arts & Craft and Culture, this marquis event has more than lived up to its expectations bringing together thousands of persons in one location to enjoy local cuisine, local and international entertainment while getting the opportunity to socialize. This family friendly event also caters for children providing an entertainment area with bouncy castles, other fun games and eats and drinks. Minister for Tourism, Ian Douglas, Chief Cultural Officer Raymond Lawrence, CEO of Discover Dominica Authority Colin Piper and LIME’s General Manager Jeffery Baptiste will address Wednesday’s Press Conference. Entertainers at the launch will include former calypso Monarch and LIME artist King Dice, reigning calypso Monarch Tasha P and overseas based Dominican poet RASMO.The LIME Creole in the Park will be held from 12 noon to 7pm daily from October 24th to 27th at Dominica’s scenic Botanic Gardens. Press ReleaseLIME Dominicalast_img read more

WV people can’t travel to Luzon under “No Sail Policy” – PCG

first_imgMANILA – With the implementation of the“No Sail Policy” already taking effect, people from Western Visayas will haveto wait until April 14 to travel to Luzon, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG)said. “Crew of cargo vessels shall be allowedto disembark for the purpose of ships operations not beyond 50 meters fromtheir ship, in reference with the guidelines issued by the Philippine PortsAuthority,” Garcia said. Only cargo, fishing and governmentvessels are allowed to sail to deliver goods and basic supplies, Garcia added./PN The “No Sail Policy” covers thenon-entry of domestic passenger vessels, motorized passenger boats, privatewatercrafts, and pleasure yachts to seaports in Luzon, including Batanes,Catanduanes, and Palawan.center_img Photo by TED ALJIBE / AFP PCG chief Admiral Joel Garcia saidyesterday that the policy was declared after Luzon was placed under “enhancedcommunity quarantine” by President Rodrigo Duterte.last_img read more

Local Schools Analyzing ISTEP Results

first_imgAfter months of delays, ISTEP scores from last spring were released to the public Wednesday.School administrators are now examining the results and focusing on ways to improve scores for this year. Despite some students locally and statewide experiencing delays during computerized testing in the spring, scores across the state went up.The data released by the Indiana Department of Education showed 79.5 percent of students passed the English portion of the test and 82.7 percent passed math, which is up from 79.4 percent for English and 81.2 percent for math in 2012.73.5 percent of students passed both sections statewide.Batesville Community Schools were near the top in both sections of the test. Students in 3rd through 8th grade at Batesville scored 91.4% in English and 95.6% in math. Batesville’s math score is ranked 2nd best in the state.89.3 percent of Batesville students passed both sections of the test, which results in the 6th best score in the state.Superintendent Jim Roberts, Batesville Community School Corp., said, “Across the board we are in the top ten which is certainly a goal of ours.”“Also a goal is to have the best scores in Indiana. So we will continue to improve,” he added.South Ripley School exceeded the state average this year. Students excelled above last year’s marks in both sections of the ISTEP by scoring 91 percent in the English portion; and 90.6 percent in math.“It is a combined effort. Students, parents, community members, administrators and teachers, everybody working together to meet the needs of our individual students,” said South Ripley Supt. Rob Moorhead.58 percent of students receive free or reduced lunch at South Ripley. The corporation is not letting that affect student performance.“We continue to break down barriers and look for opportunities to overcome obstacles,” Moorhead said, “I think our results are speaking for themselves.”Above average scores in the area were not limited to Batesville and South Ripley.Students at St. Louis School in Batesville passed both sections of the ISTEP at a 90.4 percent rate.Administrators are seeing positive results at Greensburg Elementary. In 2012, 81.7 percent of students passed both portions of the ISTEP. This year, 90.4 percent of students succeeded in both sections.2013 ISTEP scores from around the area include: Franklin County at 69.7 percent; Jac-cen-del with 75.3 percent; 70.1 percent for Lawrenceburg; Milan at 71.5 percent; South Dearborn scored 76 percent; Sunman-Dearborn at 79.9 percent; and 78.6 percent of students at St. Nicholas passed both portions of the test.last_img read more

Man City open new Adarabioyo contract talks

first_imgRelatedPosts Aguero could be out of action until November, Guardiola says David Silva recovers from COVID-19 Man City top players test positive for coronavirus Manchester City is eager to hold onto young defender Tosin Adarabioyo.Reports claimed City will open talks with Adarabioyo over a new contract after a second impressive season on loan in the Championship. Adarabioyo was a regular for Blackburn this season, with his loan ending at the end of the Championship season last week.He will return to City for talks over a contract extension.The report said City would then look to send him out on loan to a Premier League side next season.Tags: BlackburnManchester CityTosin Adarabioyolast_img read more

Van Wolfswinkel rescues Canaries point

first_img But Norwich’s club-record signing Van Wolfswinkel produced a fantastic header with a little under 20 minutes remaining to earn his new side a point. The majority of the first half was dominated by Everton as Martinez stuck to the tried and tested Everton formation and familiar players with none of his summer signings starting in Norfolk. The visitors only had a tame header from captain Phil Jagielka to show for their dominance in possession in the early exchanges before Whittaker lost the ball after needlessly dawdling inside his own penalty area, but Steven Pienaar could not capitalise and bent his shot over the crossbar. The home side finally came to life after 15 minutes when Bradley Johnson’s pass was knocked into the path of Elliott Bennett by Wes Hoolahan, but £8.5million summer signing Van Wolfswinkel’s header was deflected behind for a corner. Van Wolfswinkel was involved again moments later as he latched on to a fine long ball by Russell Martin and crossed towards Hoolahan, only for Sylvain Distin to make a diving clearance in front of the Republic of Ireland international. That period of domination for Norwich seemed to stir Everton and they again took control of proceedings with Kevin Mirallas firing just wide of John Ruddy’s right-hand post after a neat interchange with Nikica Jelavic. Mirallas again came close to opening the scoring just before the half-hour mark as his effort from Coleman’s cross was defected behind off Martin. The Toffees started to dictate the tempo as the first half drew to a close but they still could not truly test their former goalkeeper Ruddy. The Belgium international was on the end of a free-flowing move by Everton early in the second half which saw him thrash an effort in to the side netting following good work down the right by Leon Osman and Coleman, but it was Norwich who took the lead shortly afterwards courtesy of right-back Whittaker. Debutant Ricky van Wolfswinkel’s header secured a point for Norwich as four goals in 20 second-half minutes saw Everton share the spoils from a 2-2 draw at Carrow Road on the opening day of the Barclays Premier League season. After commanding much of the game Everton found themselves a goal down at Carrow Road through an unlikely Steven Whittaker goal early in the second half. Two goals in four minutes just after the hour – the first a stunning effort from Ross Barkley before Seamus Coleman converted a tap-in – looked like putting Roberto Martinez on course for a win in his first game in charge of the Toffees. Press Association The Scotland international stumbled his way through a couple of Everton challenges before opening up his body and curling a left-footed effort past Tim Howard and against the post. Whittaker then reacted quicker than any of the visitors’ defenders and was on hand to roll the rebound in to the empty net and give the Canaries the lead just six minutes after the interval. Everton responded well to falling behind and equalised in superb style just 10 minutes later as Barkley hammered in his first goal for the club, arrowing an effort past Ruddy and deservedly levelling for the visitors. It did not take Everton long to establish the lead their play for much of the game had warranted. Pienaar slipped a smart ball in to Jelavic, whose shot was well-saved by Ruddy, but Coleman was following up and had the simple task of rolling home the rebound to turn the game on its head. Everton, however, had even less time to enjoy their lead than Norwich had done earlier in the game as the hosts refuse to lay down, pulling level after 71 minutes. Whittaker was again heavily involved as his speculative left-foot strike from the edge of the area turned in to the perfect cross for Van Wolfswinkel to direct a header past Howard and level the match once more. Visiting substitute Steven Naismith forced a smart save out of Ruddy from close range with Martin making a superb block from Jelavic on the follow-up and Coleman saw a late drive fly just wide as Everton did more to find a winning goal that never came. last_img read more

Giggs calls time on playing career

first_imgRyan Giggs has announced his retirement as a player following his appointment as assistant manager to new Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal. The 40-year-old made public his decision to hang up his boots in an open letter published on United’s website. Giggs is the most decorated player in United’s history having won 34 trophies in a career which saw him make 963 appearances for his only club. Press Association United’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward said: “Ryan Giggs has been one of the greatest players ever to wear the red shirt of Manchester United. “What he has achieved will never be equalled in the English game. “In the way he played, he was the embodiment of a Manchester United player – fast, skilful, entertaining and determined to win by playing exciting football. “His progress from the ranks of the famous ‘Class of ’92’ to the most decorated player in this or any club’s history is down to his hard work, ability and attitude. “He is at the start of an exciting new chapter in his and the club’s life but now is the right moment to reflect on the achievements of the finest British player of the last 25 years.” Giggs, who made his first-team debut at the age of 17 in 1991 and also earned 64 caps for Wales, said: “My dream was always to play for Manchester United, and although it saddens me to know I won’t be pulling on a United jersey again as a player, I have been lucky enough to have fulfilled that dream playing with some of the best players in the world, working under an incredible manager in Sir Alex Ferguson, and most of all, playing for the greatest fans in world football.” Giggs’ honours included 13 Premier League titles and two Champions League successes. He has served as a player-coach over the past year and took over as interim manager for the final four games of last season after the sacking of David Moyes. United were thought to be keen to retain his services in a coaching capacity and his future is believed to have been a key part of negotiations with Van Gaal. Giggs said: “For me, today is a new chapter filled with many emotions – immense pride, sadness, but most of all, excitement towards the future. “United fans I hope will share and echo my belief that the club, the management and owners, are doing everything they can to return this great club to where it belongs, and I hope to be there every step of the way. “To the greatest fans in world football, thank you, I have loved every minute of playing for you and representing the biggest and best club in the world.” Giggs, who came through United’s youth ranks and was a member of their famous ‘Class of ’92’ group of FA Youth Cup winners, was one of the finest players of his era. last_img read more

Steve McClaren: Newcastle survival bid will go to the wire

first_img Newcastle remain engaged in their pursuit of top transfer targets Saido Berahino and Andros Townsend – McClaren declined to comment on either – but their hopes will recede as time runs down. However, they are equally determined to hold on to their big-name players – Cheick Tiote is still hoping to complete his move to Shanghai Shenhua – with speculation suggesting Moussa Sissoko and Ayoze Perez in particular are attracting attention. Asked if Perez was a player he intended to retain, McClaren said: “Absolutely. We are not losing our best players in this window. “He has been great. There is a lot more to come. He needs to be more consistent, but he has great potential. It is his second year. “He scored a great goal last week. He needs to score more and get more assists and be more consistent, but he is not going anywhere.” The Magpies climbed out of the relegation zone as a result of last Saturday’s 2-1 win over West Ham, but were dumped back into it by Swansea’s victory over Watford two days later. They will attempt to drag the Hornets back down when they head for Vicarage Road on Saturday, hoping to inflict a fifth successive league defeat on their hosts. Steve McClaren has admitted Newcastle’s fight for Barclays Premier League survival could run to the bitter end of a difficult season. Press Association But head coach McClaren is predicting a tense conclusion to Newcastle’s campaign whatever happens this weekend. He said: “It’s going to go all the way. You’re never out of the mire, even if you’re up there on 29 or 30 points, it’s still the prospect of another three or four wins and it’s difficult. “The league is tough this year, really, really tough. From the start of the season, the teams who have come up have done well and adapted well to the Premier League. Just the quality from top to bottom – save for the top four who have the bigger squad – the level is very close. “There is a thin dividing line between winning and losing.” McClaren’s men have taken 21 points from their opening 22 games, and that ratio will have to increase significantly if they are to avoid a late scramble. Forty points has traditionally been regarded as the finishing line, although the total has sometimes been lower and on rare occasions, significantly higher. Asked if 40 would be enough this time around, McClaren was non-committal. He said: “Could be. Might not be.” last_img read more