Labor groups plan nationwide rallies against jobs bill as deliberation continues

first_imgHe added that labor groups from several regions, including Banten, West Java, Central Java, East Java, South Kalimantan and Lampung, had confirmed their participation. Meanwhile, the protest in Greater Jakarta would be concentrated around the House of Representatives building in Central Jakarta.Apart from the omnibus bill, labor groups would also protest the wave of employment termination during the COVID-19 pandemic, Said went on to say.Previously, the KSPI and several other labor groups reportedly walked out from the technical team formed by the Manpower Ministry to discuss the labor section of the omnibus bill following mounting demands to involve those groups in the bill’s deliberation. The team also includes representatives of business associations, including the Indonesian Employers Association (Apindo) and the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin), which reportedly turned down the labor groups’ demands in the bill. Read also: Govt expects deliberations on job creation omnibus bill to finish in AugustThe omnibus bill, which contains 15 chapters and 174 articles on more than 1,000 pages and seeks to revise 79 prevailing laws and more than 1,200 articles, is expected to be fully deliberated by the end of July. Coordinating Economic Minister Airlangga Hartarto said lawmakers had finished deliberating “half of the chapters” in the draft.Opposition to the omnibus bill has been rising recently as religious minority groups and human rights defenders joined the campaign by arguing the bill would promote further discrimination and other human rights violations against minorities.A coalition including the Indigenous Peoples Alliance of the Archipelago (AMAN), the traditional faith group Sunda Wiwitan and the Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI) particularly condemned Article 82 of the bill, which grants the police the authority to prevent and contain the propagation of beliefs that are deemed to be undermining national unity. “Such a provision can be misused to limit the rights of religious minorities. It would only preserve years of stigma, alienation, discrimination and human rights violation against the minorities,” the coalition wrote in a statement on Tuesday.A group consisting 104 clerics from various churches across the country also expressed opposition to the omnibus bill, calling the deliberation “undemocratic”.”The deliberation is undemocratic, as it precludes public participation. The bill only prioritizes the interests of corporations rather than society and the environment,” the group’s spokesperson, Adventus Nadapdap, said in a statement on Tuesday.Read also: Guide to omnibus bill on job creation: 1,028 pages in 10 minutesThe group highlighted Article 19 of the bill, which allows companies with permits to use coastal areas for business activities without environmental impact considerations. “That would destroy the ecosystem of coastal area, the sea and small islands. Furthermore, it would disturb residents living in coastal areas.”Adventus went on to say that the bill would lead to the criminalization of farmers, workers, urban poor and fishermen voicing their opinions against corporations and investors.With the country facing an economic crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo is pushing for the omnibus bill to be passed to propel economic activity by attracting more investment to the country.Topics : Labor groups and activists are planning to take to the streets to protest the omnibus bill on job creation, which is currently under deliberation at the House of Representatives in a process the government hopes to conclude by early September.The Confederation of Indonesian Trade Unions (KSPI) announced on Tuesday a plan to hold massive nationwide rallies against the bill early next month, claiming that hundreds of thousands of workers across the country were willing to participate.”The KSPI is currently [coordinating] the matter with other labor groups to hold a nationwide massive protest in early August,” KSPI president Said Iqbal said.last_img read more

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New and Improved Cranes at Port of Felixstowe

first_imgHutchison Ports’ Port of Felixstowe has ordered two new gantry cranes for its Berths 8 and 9 from Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industry (ZPMC).The new cranes will have a 59.5 metre outreach from the quay, sufficient to allow them to handle future generations of container vessels with containers stowed up to 24-wide across the deck. The new cranes of the new cranes is scheduled for February 2018.Additionally, the port informed that it launched the operation of raising ten of the existing cranes on Trinity Terminal at the port. The maximum operating height of the cranes, also built by ZPMC, will be increased to 46.5 metres.The greater height will allow them to service vessels with containers stowed up to 11 high on deck unrestricted under all tidal conditions.The contract to raise the height of the Trinity Terminal cranes has been let to ZPMC’s Dutch subsidiary. Work is due to be completed in December 2018.“Increasing the total number of cranes on the port and increasing the height of 10 cranes on Trinity Terminal will give us greater flexibility to accommodate the largest categories of ship size. In total, we will have 22 cranes capable of handling the largest container vessels in service,” Clemence Cheng, Executive Director, Hutchison Ports, said.last_img read more

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Huisman Crane for Japanese Wind Turbine Installation Vessel

first_imgHuisman Equipment has signed a contract with Japan Marine United Shipyard (JMU) for the delivery of a 1,000mt SWL Pedestal Mounted Crane for an offshore wind turbine installation in Japan.Source: Obayashi CorporationThe end clients are Japanese construction companies Obayashi Corporation and TOA Corporation which signed an agreement to build the vessel in September. The crane will allow the jack-up to handle wind turbines with the capacity of 10MW or more. The vessel is expected to be completed by October 2020.The 1,000mt PMC will be built and delivered at Huisman China, and the installation will take place at JMU’s shipyard in Japan.Source: HuismanThe newly awarded design builds on the track record of Huisman’s previous crane for the Japanese market, but will be adapted to suit the specific requirements of Obayashi Corporation and TOA Corporation, the Netherlands-based company said.In 2016, Japanese Penta-Ocean Construction company awarded JMU a contract for the delivery of a Self Elevating Platform (SEP) including Huisman’s 800mt Pedestal Mounted Crane for offshore wind turbine installation. Now, the cooperation in Japan is bound to continue with a new contract for the delivery of a 1,000mt PMC, awarded by JMU.“As a positive track record is highly important in the Japanese market, we are extremely happy with the continuing trust that Obayashi, TOA and JMU have expressed in Huisman. After our initial market entry in 2016, we now retain our 100% market share in the region for Offshore Wind Turbine Installation Cranes with this second contract,” Timon Ligterink, Sales Manager at Huisman, said.last_img read more

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Venus, Clijsters bow out of US Open

first_imgVenus Williams and Kim Clijsters bowed out of the US Open at the first hurdle on Tuesday as seeded players dominated the women’s draw for a second straight day. Hours after younger sister Serena had battled into the second round, Venus, 40, was back in the spotlight in what was an incredible 22nd US Open appearance. But Williams, who reached the final of the US Open on her debut at the tournament in 1997, was beaten in the first round for the first time in her glittering career by Karolina Muchova of the Czech Republic. Read Also: Messi’s father lands in Barcelona for crunch talks “There’s always going to be rivalry between compatriots,” Konta said. “It’s always going to be that extra stressful. “There’s always going to be an element of people having more judgments and more of an opinion on the outside at home on a match like today,” added Konta, who will play Romania’s Sorana Cirstea in the second round. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Muchova, the 20th seed, had too much poise for Williams en route to a 6-3, 7-5 win. While Williams knows that time is running out on her career at the top level – she has not gone further than the third round at a Slam event since 2017 – she insisted afterwards that she plans to continue playing, starting with this month’s French Open at Roland Garros. “I love this game,” Williams said. “I’m good at what I do. It’s easy to stay motivated and excited about doing something so amazing. Not many people get to do this. “But I look forward to a few days off. It’s been a lot of work. Looking forward to just having a little bit of a rest before the clay courts.” Belgium’s Clijsters meanwhile, making the second comeback of her career and her first appearance at a Grand Slam since 2012, raised hopes of an upset after taking the first set of her match with Russia’s Ekaterina Alexandrova. The 37-year-old three-time US Open champion ran out of steam though as Alexandrova, seeded 21, completed a 3-6, 7-5, 6-1 win. This year’s women’s field in New York is more open than ever with world number one Ashleigh Barty, the second-ranked Simona Halep and defending champion Bianca Andreescu all electing to skip the tournament. One of the leading contenders for the title, second seed Sofia Kenin of the United States, got off the mark with a 6-2, 6-2 win over unseeded Yanina Wickmayer of Belgium. The 21-year-old, who won an emotional maiden Grand Slam title at this year’s Australian Open, later revealed she had cried to herself before the match in order to alleviate stress. “Crying. That’s what I did. I mean, I had to let it out,” Kenin said. “It’s fine. It worked.” Kenin will play Canada’s Leylah Fernandez in the second round. Fernandez opened her campaign with a 6-4, 7-5, win over Vera Zvonareva on Tuesday. Ninth seed Jo Konta meanwhile won the ‘Battle of Britain’ against compatriot Heather Watson, winning 7-6 (9⁄7), 6-1.center_img Loading… Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black Holes20 “The Big Bang Theory” Moments Only A Few Fans Knew About7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them8 Addictive And Fun Coffee Facts8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits EarthThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read Morelast_img read more

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Syracuse earns national rankings in 2 polls

first_img Published on September 8, 2014 at 3:53 pm Contact Sam: sblum@syr.edu | @SamBlum3 Facebook Twitter Google+ After posting four straight wins to open the season, Syracuse has garnered national recognition.The Orange is now ranked No. 17 in topdrawersoccer.com’s poll and No. 22 in College Soccer News’ top 30 poll. Junior goalkeeper Alex Bono was named to CSN’s National Team of the Week for posting shutouts against Rutgers and St. John’s.In the four games that SU has won, it has outscored its opponents 8-0. Coming into the season, Syracuse received eight votes in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America poll and tied for the 38th ranking.Syracuse hosts No. 1 Notre Dame, the defending national champion Saturday at 7 p.m. at SU Soccer Stadium. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

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Playtech ups fraud & risk capabilities with Featurespace

first_img Jason Ader – No Boogeyman… Activism will play a vital part in reshaping gambling August 20, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Share Retail closures have ‘severe’ impact on Playtech August 5, 2020 Playtech goes live in the US with bet365 August 7, 2020 Submit Related Articles Shimon AkadLeading industry platform and technology provider Playtech Plc (Playtech) has confirmed that it has entered a strategic partnership with behavioural and machine learning analytics provider Featurespace.The partnership will focus on optimising Playtech assets fraud prevention and risk management capabilities, with the gambling technology firm integrating Featurespace ARIC systems within its current player management network.Featurespace’s real-time, machine learning ARIC™ platform detects fraud and risk management anomalies in individual player behaviour, and will allow Playtech’s customers to detect any unusual activity in their player base. This will enable Playtech’s customers to strengthen their risk management, further reduce fraud losses, and increase revenue.Playtech development teams stated that Featurespace technologies would give them company an ‘enhanced layer’ of fraud and risk management tools, as Playtech rapidly grows its international customer base.Commenting on the partnership Shimon Akad, COO of Playtech, said: “Playtech has a proven track record in delivering the most advanced fraud prevention and risk management software and services to our licensees. We are therefore delighted to be partnering with Featurespace in order to offer our licensees access to an additional, sophisticated, best-of-breed fraud prevention solution. This arrangement further enhances our commitment to our customers and their players with the best gaming experience in the industry.”Martina King, CEO of  Featurespace, welcomed the agreement, stating; “We are proud to partner with Playtech. Both companies are committed to providing innovative solutions to the gaming sector, and this partnership will enable real-time access to an enhanced level of protection for Playtech’s customers.”last_img read more

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Death of Tyler Skaggs is latest in long list of Angels tragedies

first_img Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros 2009 – Just hours after pitching six shutout innings in a loss to the Oakland A’s, Nick Adenhart and two friends were killed in a car accident in Fullerton.2018 — After spending most of the 2017 and 2018 seasons with the Angels, infielder Luis Valbuena returned to his native Venezuela and was playing in the winter league there when he and teammate Jose Castillo and Carlos Rivero were ambushed by highway robbers. The driver of the car carrying the three players tried to evade the robbers but crashed the car. Valbuena and Castillo were killed.2019 – Tyler Skaggs was found dead in his hotel room in Texas on Monday, July 1.Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The death of pitcher Tyler Skaggs on Monday, July 1, 2019 is the latest in a long line of tragedies that have marked the Angels’ history:1965 – Rookie reliever Dick Wantz made his major-league debut with the Angels on April 13, pitching one inning in a 7-1 loss to the Cleveland Indians. It was his only major-league game. One month later, he was dead from a brain tumor.1968 – Reliever Minnie Rojas was paralyzed in a car accident that also took the lives of two of his three children. Rojas, his wife and three children were traveling in Miami when they were struck by a hit-and-run driver. Rojas set the Angels’ franchise record with 27 saves in 1967. The club record stood until it was broken by Donnie Moore in 1985.1972 – Backup infielder Chico Ruiz was killed in a car accident in San Diego on Feb. 9. Ruiz, 33 at the time of his death, had an eight-year major-league career with the Reds and Angels. The highlight came in 1964 when his improbable steal of home during a game against the Phillies contributed to that team’s famous pennant-race collapse. 1974 – During spring training, promising left-handed pitcher Bruce Heinbechner died in a car accident in Palm Springs. Heinbechner, 23, was 10-5 in Triple-A in 1973 and was competing for a spot on the Angels’ roster at the time of the accident.1977 – Infielder Mike Miley was killed in a car accident in Louisiana on Jan. 6. Miley, 23, made the majors with the Angels in 1973 and 1974, splitting time between the majors and Triple-A.1978 – Outfielder Lyman Bostock was a rising star when he signed with the Angels as a free agent. He endeared himself to Angels fans forever when he offered to return his paycheck to Angels owner Gene Autry after getting off to a bad start. Bostock, 27, was visiting family and friends in his hometown of Gary, Ind. following an Angels game in Chicago on Sept. 23 when he was shot and killed while sitting in the back seat of a car stopped at an intersection.1989 – Reliever Donnie Moore shot his wife then turned the gun on himself and committed suicide on July 18. Three years earlier, Moore had allowed a memorable home run in the American League Championship Series, blowing a save that could have sent the Angels to their first World Series. Lingering depression over that game and the subsequent descent of his career is believed to have led to his suicide.1992 – During an East Coast road trip in May, the Angels were traveling by bus from New York to Baltimore when the driver fell asleep at the wheel. The bus drifted off the New Jersey Turnpike and crashed. Thirteen members of the Angels’ traveling party were injured including manager Buck Rodgers who spent three months in the hospital, recovering. Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter last_img read more

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Djokovic battles through to Qatar semi-finals

first_imgHowever, Djokovic’s fortunes changed in the second set when he broke the Georgian in the fifth game and slowly took control of the match.Twice a previous tournament winner in Doha, Djokovic now has a 15-1 record overall in Doha.The irrepressible Djokovic is set to play his sixth match of the week later on Thursday when he continues his doubles partnership with his brother Marko.Also through to the semi-finals is Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic who brushed aside France’s Pierre-Hugues Herbert, one of the surprises of the tournament, 6-2, 6-4.The other semi-final also takes place on Thursday between Dusan Lajovic of Serbia and Italy’s Marco Cecchinato.Share on: WhatsApp Doha, Qatar | AFP | World number one Novak Djokovic won another gruelling battle in Doha on Thursday to continue his unbeaten start to the year and progress to the Qatar Open semi-finals.The Serb came from a set down, just like in his previous match, to beat Georgia’s Nikoloz Basilashvili 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 in a match lasting almost two hours.Djokovic will play Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut in Friday’s semi-final, who beat three-time Grand Slam winner Stan Wawrinka in straight sets 6-4, 6-4.It is the first time Djokovic has won back-to-back matches from a set down since Cincinnati in August last year, a tournament he went on to win.As on the previous evening, where he struggled against Hungary’s Marton Fucsovics, the Serb started slowly.He lost his first service game and never recovered the break as Basilashvili, the number five seed, powered by a blistering forehand took the first set.last_img read more

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New Zealand Football to lodge appeal over expulsion from Olympic qualification tournament

first_imgFollowing a 2-0 semi-final win against Vanuatu on Friday (July 10), New Zealand’s opponents protested the eligibility of South African-born Deklan Wynne.The protest was upheld at a disciplinary hearing Sunday as Vanuatu were handed a 3-0 walkover, putting them through to the final against Fiji later in the day. Vanuatu lost 4-3 on penalties here following a goalless draw after extra-time at the Sir Hubert Murray Stadium.The OFC Disciplinary Committee ruled Wynne was ineligible to compete due to him acquiring a new nationality under Article 7 of the Regulations Governing the Application of the FIFA Statutes.New Zealand Football insisted it was not aware of the disciplinary hearing, claiming they had been told the matter would be referred to FIFA.They also claimed to have taken advice from the OFC on the rules for the competition and received confirmation of the eligibility of the squad from the Pacific Games Council in advance of the tournament.New Zealand Football chief executive Andy Martin confirmed today the national body will be lodging a formal appeal. “New Zealand Football has acted in good faith at all times and we would have expected any issues on player eligibility to have been raised in advance, through the process we were given, so that they could have been dealt with properly in a timely fashion,” said Martin.“Our lawyers are working on the appeal currently and are reviewing both the process followed and the OFC Disciplinary Committee’s interpretation of the Regulations Governing the Application of the Statutes and how this has been applied in similar cases.”New Zealand Football are due to reveal more details at a press conference in Auckland tomorrow. Wynne has already represented New Zealand at under-20 and senior level after becoming a naturalised Kiwi.The left-back, 20, who was not born in the country and does not have a New Zealand parent or grandparent, would have to have lived in the country for five years from the age of 18 to be eligible, but is not old enough to have done so.“It is a highly regrettable situation particularly for the athletes concerned,” a New Zealand Olympic Committee spokesperson told insidethegames.last_img read more

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Varfley Urges Teachers to Remain Committed

first_imgOn Sunday, October 5, 2014, a cross-section of Liberian teachers was unable to join their professional colleagues worldwide to participate in this year’s World Teachers’ Day celebration due to the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the country. They Day is set aside each year in October by the United Nations (UN) to pay honor to teachers around the world for their meaningful contributions in educating the people of the world for them to positively shape the destiny of the globe in all aspects of life. As the day pass-off through the spirited eyes of Liberian teachers, the president of the National Teachers’ Association of Liberia (NTAL), Rev. Ellen Fartu-Varley, has called on countries of the world to retrospect on the commitment they made to enroll all children in school or have access to education facilities by 2015.  Reflecting on this year’s global theme: “Unite for Quality Education, Rev. Varfley said, education stakeholders must re-cannon their quest that the Liberian children are watching all of them, “because their failure to provide the children quality education will be a disgrace.” “We need to double up to meet this challenge on time because from October, we are left with two months to usher in 2015,” Rev. Varfley noted. She then reassured United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon that teachers and education workers in Liberia remain ever supportive of quality services in the sector for all, which according to the NTAL boss, is a post—2015 Millennium Development Goal Agenda on the global education campaign to get all children into the classrooms. She further expressed gratitude to all the teachers, adding that their individual and collective efforts are being acknowledged by the leadership of the NTAL. She then challenged the teachers to continue to put their energies together pro-actively so that quality education will prevail. The NTAL president also extended thanks to the association’s international partners, especially education international partners for forging unity in promoting quality education in the country.“As we reflect on the theme, Unite for Quality Education, we should be mindful that the children are watching us. Our failure will be a disgrace to us. Hence, we need to double up to meet this challenge on time,” the female clergy told her teachers in her message. “We want to say on this World Teachers Day, to the United Nations Secretary General Ban KI Moon that we the teachers and education workers of Liberia, support quality education for all a Post – 2015 Development Goal on Education and Global Campaign to get all children into school,” she assured the UN family particularly those on education.“To all our teachers and education workers, we say thank you. We know that without you, not a single wheel can turn in education. Continue to put your energies together proactively so that quality education will prevail.” According to her, the NTAL was unable to fully celebrate this year’s World Teachers Day in Grand style as usual, “because of the outbreak of the deadly virus that has hit our nation. Therefore, she on behalf of the association expressed deepest sympathy to all teachers and education workers who have died, and to those who have lost their love ones and family members as the result of the Ebola outbreak. The NTAL president also extended thanks and appreciation to all who have assisted Liberia in her fight against the EVD, adding that everyone striving to eradicate Ebola from the nation was on the right trajectory.“Thanks to our entire international partners especially Education International (EI) for the unity in promoting quality education. Let us all use the preventive measures and together we can fight this virus and kick it out of Liberia.” She however cautioned the teachers, not to give up, but to unite for quality education, and not to allow the chain of education to be broken, nothing that together they can make it in solidarity and unity.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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