first_imgLinkedin BPIP Yudian-Wahyudi Jokowi-second-term UIN-Sunan-Kalijaga extremism radicalism radicalism-in-indonesia Pancasila Topics : Log in with your social account Facebook President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has appointed the rector of Sunan Kalijaga Islamic State University, Yudian Wahyudi, as the head of the the Agency for Pancasila Ideology Education (BPIP), which is expected to promote  the values of Pancasila – Indonesia’s state ideology – particularly with the younger generation.He succeeded Yudi Latif, who stepped down in June 2018. BPIP vice chairman Hariyono held the position as acting chairman for 20 months before Yudian’s appointment.Yudian attended a pesantren (Islamic boarding school) in Java and completed his undergraduate and graduate studies at Sunan Kalijaga University before obtaining his PhD at McGill University in Canada. As an Islamic scholar, he is known for progressive thinking that has challenged other intellectuals such as Nurcholis Madjid and Azyumardi Azra.Ujang Komarudin, the … LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Forgot Password ? Googlelast_img read more

first_imgSri Lanka made cremations compulsory for coronavirus victims on Sunday, ignoring protests from the country’s minority Muslims who say it goes against Islamic tradition.Of the seven deaths from the infectious disease so far in the island nation, three were Muslims. The bodies were cremated by authorities despite protests from relatives.”The corpse of a person who has died or is suspected to have died, of… COVID-19 shall be cremated,” Health Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi said Sunday. The World Health Organization has said victims “can be buried or cremated”.More than 200 people have tested positive for coronavirus so far in Sri Lanka, where an indefinite, nationwide curfew has been imposed.The cremations have been criticized by rights groups.”At this difficult time, the authorities should be bringing communities together and not deepening divisions between them,” Amnesty’s South Asia Director Biraj Patnaik said earlier this month. The country’s main political party that represents Muslims, which make up 10 percent of the 21 million-strong national population, has accused the government of “callous disregard” for religious rituals and the families’ wishes.Tensions between Muslims and the majority Sinhalese population came to a head last Easter after local jihadists were accused of suicide bombings at three hotels and three churches that killed 279 people.Weeks later, Sinhalese mobs attacked Muslims, killing one and wounded dozens more. Hundreds of homes and vehicles were destroyed and the authorities were accused of failing to stop the violence — a charge denied by Colombo.Sri Lanka’s Roman Catholic Church said Sunday it forgave the suicide bombers, adding that “we offered love to the enemies who tried to destroy us”.center_img Topics :last_img read more

first_imgA new regulation signed by President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has created a new position of undersecretary responsible for performing intelligence work related to the state apparatus within the State Intelligence Agency (BIN) structure.Enacted on July 20, Presidential Regulation (Perpres) No. 79/2020 on BIN replaced a previous regulation issued in 2012 on a similar matter.According to Article 28 of the new regulation, the undersecretary for the “Apparatus Security Intelligence” department, will be responsible and answer directly to the BIN chief. “[The undersecretary] will draft regulations and implementations for activities and/or the operation conducted by the Apparatus Security Intelligence,” the article read.The regulation also further stipulates the functions of the undersecretary, who will be responsible for drafting, implementing, coordinating and maintaining cooperation in daily operations in the department. The undersecretary will also be responsible for overseeing the screening and clearance of candidates for state positions.Read also: New regulation to have intelligence agency work directly under President Jokowi“[The undersecretary] will give advice and recommendations on government security,” the regulation states.It also stipulates that the new undersecretary will be given the status of a senior official equal to a BIN deputy chief, the agency’s secretary general and its inspector general.Earlier this month, Jokowi also issued a regulation stipulating that BIN was under the direct supervision of the President, arguing that the results of the agency’s work were directly needed by the country’s executive. With the new regulation, BIN is no longer placed under the supervision of the Office of the Coordinating Political, Legal and Security Affairs Minister.The President in 2017 also established an undersecretary for the Cyber Intelligence Division in the spy agency through the issuance of Presidential Regulation No. 73/2017.Topics :last_img read more

first_imgIndonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has expressed his hope for a stronger relationship with China during a phone call with Chinese President Xi Jinping, as the two countries commemorate 70 years of bilateral relations.Jokowi made the phone call on Monday after Xi had sent a letter to mark the long-lasting bilateral relationship.“Thank you for the letter, President Xi. Regarding the commemoration of 70 years of our bilateral relations, I hope the relations and cooperation between [our] countries can grow stronger and more mutually beneficial,” he said, according a press statement released by the Presidential Office on Tuesday. During the phone call, Jokowi also expressed his appreciation to the Chinese government for recently welcoming Foreign Affairs Minister Retno LP Marsudi and State-Owned Minister Erick Thohir to discuss several cooperation deals in health care and the economy.“I appreciate the Chinese government’s efforts to strengthen strategic health cooperation, including in the coproduction and provision of COVID-19 vaccines,” Jokowi said.The President further asserted that economic cooperation should not stop despite the current pandemic, as seen in the arrangement of a travel corridor between the two countries on Aug. 21 in order to facilitate essential and urgent business trips.Furthermore, during the phone call, Jokowi also thanked Xi for stronger investment cooperation between Indonesia and China.Topics :last_img read more

first_img April 22, 2019 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter York City Council Urges the General Assembly to Support Gov. Wolf’s Aggressive Infrastructure Plan, Restore Pennsylvaniacenter_img Press Release,  Restore Pennsylvania Harrisburg, PA – Leaders of the City of York have publicly urged the General Assembly to support Restore Pennsylvania, Governor Tom Wolf’s aggressive infrastructure investment plan.“Pennsylvania must position its communities for success and position itself as a leader in the 21st century by investing in critical infrastructure needs that for too long have been neglected,” York City officials declared in a resolution. “Restore Pennsylvania projects will be driven by local input about local needs, and projects will be evaluated through a competitive process to ensure that high-priority, high-impact projects are funded and needs across Pennsylvania are met.”Restore Pennsylvania will inject $4.5 billion over the next four years in significant, high-impact projects selected by local officials who are best situated to determine need. In the City of York, potential projects include flood prevention and recovery, blight remediation, green space development, broadband access expansion, and brownfield redevelopment.“There is excitement and momentum building in York,” said York City Council President Henry Nixon. “With Restore Pennsylvania, we can amplify the success we’re seeing and make our vision of a strong, vibrant York a reality for all residents.”“I’m grateful that the City of York has recognized the positive impact Restore Pennsylvania will have on the already strong revitalization efforts,” said Gov. Wolf. “I have yet to visit a community in Pennsylvania that can’t be assisted by Restore Pennsylvania. It’s essential that we pass this initiative quickly, so we can start helping communities.”In March Gov. Wolf visited York to discuss how Restore Pennsylvania can assist with remediating blighted buildings. York County has an estimated 500 to 700 blighted properties, and the municipalities where these properties are located are not able to fund the demolitions themselves.Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency Acting Director Randy Padfield visited nearby Hellam Township to talk about how Restore Pennsylvania can assist the survivors of disasters, like floods, with getting back on their feet. Currently, few programs offer financial support to victims of disasters and federal assistance has a damage threshold that is difficult for small communities to meet.Restore Pennsylvania is a statewide plan to aggressively address the commonwealth’s vital infrastructure needs. Funded through a commonsense severance tax that the Independent Fiscal Office has determined will be primarily paid for by out-of-state residents, Restore Pennsylvania is the only plan that will help make Pennsylvania a leader in the 21st century.View the full Restore Pennsylvania plan.last_img read more

first_imgSunday Star Times 18 Dec 2011A childhood spent in front of the box leads to an adulthood spent in the dole queue, new research from Otago University suggests. In a world-first study, researchers have found a correlation between the number of hours spent watching television as a child with the amount of time an adult spends unemployed. It has been known for some time that increased television-watching is associated with lower educational achievement and lower attentiveness.The study of 1037 children born in Dunedin between 1972 and 1973 showed that of those who watched less than two hours of television a day, about 18 per cent would spend 12 months of their adult life to age 32 unemployed. Of those who watched more than three hours a day, about 32 per cent would spend more than a year jobless. When it came to longest period of unemployment, of the less-than-two- hours-TV group, about 10 per cent would spend more than a year continuously unemployed. Of the over-three-hours-TV group, about 22 per cent would fall into the same category. The effect was stronger statistically for males, which the authors suggested may have come from women reporting their roles as home-maker or child-carer rather than unemployed. read more

first_img Share Sharing is caring! 33 Views   no discussions NewsRegional Levi Roots cooked up more than sauce, court case reveals by: – November 17, 2011 Tweetcenter_img Roots has lied to the viewing public and consumers of his wildly popular Reggae Reggae Sauce, so a London court case has revealed.LONDON, the United Kingdom, Thursday, November 17, 2011 – The secret recipe for Reggae Reggae Sauce was not inherited from Levi Roots’ Jamaican grandmother; and the successful British-based entrepreneur has a gangland past.These were two startling revelations that came to light this week during an ongoing High Court case wherein Roots’ former business partner, Chef Tony Bailey, 52, has accused him of stealing the coveted recipe while the pair ran a jerk chicken stall at the popular Notting Hill Carnival. Bailey and financial advisor Sylvester Williams are suing Roots for more than £600,000 after they claimed he cut them out of an agreement to launch the sauce together.Roots – real name Keith Valentine Graham – appeared on Dragons’ Den in 2007 and became the most successful contestant on Dragons’ Den and a millionaire to boot on the strength of his popular condiment.But the former reggae star, 53, has admitted he lied on the BBC show when he said the secret recipe was handed down by his grandmother and the Reggae Reggae Sauce proprietor also confessed that another claim – that the sauce had been the taste of the Notting Hill Carnival for 15 years – was a marketing ploy.Questioned in the court about the sauce being his grandmother’s recipe, Roots admitted that was untrue. He said: ‘I was trying to create the flavour my grandmother used to cook for me. How she used to do what she called relish.’However, the former reggae star says he created the sauce from a basic recipe, and was trying to ‘recreate’ the flavour of his grandmother’s original jerk chicken seasoning.He also claimed that while the sauce wasn’t sold at the Notting Hill Carnival, he and Bailey sold jerk chicken and people came to their stall just to see Levi Roots himself.Roots claimed his story about his sauce being ‘the taste of Notting Hill Carnival’ was in reference to his reputation at the Caribbean street celebration.Reading from the sauce label, Ian Glen QC, acting for the claimants, said: ‘On the bottle of sauce, it says “Our family in Jamaica have been blending home-made jerk sauce since way back, and for years it’s been the taste of London’s Notting Hill Carnival.” Is that true?’Roots replied: ‘No, that’s not true. It’s a marketing ploy.‘When I was trying to market the sauce, I thought of every conceivable way that I was connected with music and the Notting Hill Carnival.I cooked all that in a bag together and tried my best to make a story about it.’When Glen asked about the claim that it was his grandmother’s recipe, he admitted that this was also untrue.Roots said: ‘My way of trying to market the sauce when I started out was to put in all my experience with people in my life and my family.‘I was trying to create the flavour that my grandmother used to cook for me. How she used to do what she called relish.‘I was trying to recreate that flavour and that is the reason why my grandmother is on it. I thought it apt to put her legacy in there.’Glen also read from the transcript of Roots’ appearance on Dragons’ Den, which convinced entrepreneurs Peter Jones and Richard Farleigh to invest in the product to the tune of £50,000.He said: ‘You were saying that you had been successfully selling Reggae Reggae sauce for 15 years, is that right?’Roots replied: ‘It’s my connection to Notting Hill Carnival was more what I was talking about. This was my marketing ploy.’Glen said: ‘But the sauce didn’t have a 15-year reputation?’Roots said: ‘It’s not about sauce, it’s about Levi Roots. It [the carnival stall] was only popular because it was a Levi Roots stall.’He also admitted lying in his first cookbook by denying his gangland past.But he said: ‘I was desperately trying to tell my story in a cookbook, which was totally unrelated to what I was now, and I found it very difficult to tell the story.‘I wouldn’t say it was a lie – I was trying to market myself at the time. I was trying to market myself as Levi Roots.’He admitted having a business agreement with Williams, but said it had been abandoned before his appearance on Dragons’ Den.Roots added: ‘Since Dragons’ Den I realised what I have become to the public. It’s become much more than just a sauce.‘The whole thing about Levi Roots has become so important, especially for black African Caribbean people.’Bailey and Williams claim breach of confidence, over the sauce recipe, and breach of contract. Roots denies their claims and insists the pair have no rights in the sauce or the business. The hearing continues.Caribbean360 News Share Sharelast_img read more

first_imgThe East Central Trojans were defeated by The #1 Ohio Division 2 and #12 Nationally Ranked LaSalle Lancers 43-20 at Trojan Field on Saturday after being postponed Friday Night due to lightning.The Lancers scored 23 unanswered points in the 3rd Quarter to put the game away after The Trojans cut the lead to 20-14 early in the 3rd Quarter.EC vs LaSalle Football Report (9-5)EC falls to 2-1 while LaSalle remains unbeaten at 2-0.The Trojans start off EIAC play this Football Friday Night as they travel to Brookville to battle The Franklin County Wildcats.Kickoff is scheduled at 7 at Wildcat Field.  Countdown To Kickoff on will be at 6.last_img

first_imgStatewide—An artificial tree, on average, is used for 7 years before it is disposed. So if a tree is displayed for 1 month per year, it will have served as a Christmas tree a total of 7 months while remaining in a landfill indefinitely. Even if it were to be used for 20 holiday seasons, it’s still going to end up in a landfill far longer.Live Christmas trees, however, are both a renewable and biodegradable natural resource. On average it takes about 7 years to raise a Christmas tree to marketable size. During that time, it is absorbing carbon dioxide and filtering the air of particulate matter and releasing oxygen. Live Christmas trees are also providing watershed protection and excellent habitat for songbirds and other wildlife.Learn more about the live trees, how to select them and how to keep a live tree fresh and safe, click here.last_img read more

first_img Asked how he felt about the situation now, he said in the Daily Mail: “A close shave. They are a great club and one of the things I looked at was the history. “They’d had 11 managers in 18 years there so for someone like myself, I needed to create something; I needed to go to a club that was going to give us that opportunity. “It’s difficult…they have had a good couple of years, they were up there under Harry Redknapp. “Obviously there have been difficulties from Bale leaving. There are many good players but very few who perform week in, week out to that level. “I am more than happy with the choice I made to come here and hopefully in time it will prove to be the right one.” Rodgers also sprung to the defence of Cardiff counterpart Malky Mackay, accusing the Welsh club’s owner Vincent Tan of “knowing nothing about football”. The Bluebirds visit Anfield on Saturday after a week in which there has been a public fallout between Mackay and Tan over transfers. Press Association Sport understands Mackay has been told to resign or face being sacked by Tan. Brendan Rodgers is relieved he ended up as manager of Liverpool and not Tottenham. The former Swansea boss was in the mix to succeed Harry Redknapp but instead ended up at Liverpool while Andre Villas-Boas took over at White Hart Lane. And he believes the dismissal of the Portuguese this week is indicative of the short-termism which means he got the better end of the deal. “I find it incredible all the talk about Malky, who I know well from working with him at Watford,” said the former Swansea boss. “I find it astonishing what he has had to go through. “This is a guy who walked into Cardiff after they had lost in the play-off semi-finals and they waited two weeks to sack the manager Dave Jones on the day we (Swansea) were in the final – which I found strange. “Malky walked into the club with 10 players that summer and he totally transformed the mentality of the club. “He took them to the Carling Cup final, to a play-off place and just lost out and the following season took them to the championship and promotion. “He has had great results this season and is going to go on and be a great manager at a big club and I find it absolutely astonishing there is talk about him leaving there.” He continued: “My only conclusion is you have a business guy operating the club who knows absolutely nothing about football.” Press Associationlast_img read more