He added, however, that given the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, such mass rallies posed a large public health risk. “We do not want you who feel like warriors to go home sick. Everyone should be healthy,” he said. “We have heard you. Now everyone, you and I, should go home to our respective homes and follow the developments from there.”He closed his remarks by asking the protesters to sing the patriotic song “Padamu Negeri” (To You, My Country) with him.Read also: Facilities set ablaze as clashes break out in Jakarta during jobs law protest Thousands of protesters, mostly university students and laborers, held rallies at two main points in Central Jakarta: near the State Palace and at the House of Representatives compound in Senayan.Protesters who were trying to reach the State Palace clashed with police on Thursday afternoon as police closed the main access points to the landmark.The Transjakarta station at the Hotel Indonesia traffic circle was also set on fire.Students and workers in other regions across the country have also staged large demonstrations as part of a three-day national strike in protest against the Job Creation Law, which started on Tuesday.All the protesters demanded that the law, which many experts and activists have said is detrimental to labor rights and environmental protections, be revoked immediately. The government, meanwhile, has insisted that the law is necessary to improve bureaucratic efficiency and cut red tape, particularly in regard to business permits and investment. (sau/kmt)Topics : Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan called on those protesting against the controversial Job Creation Law to disperse on Thursday evening, shortly after meeting with protesters at the Hotel Indonesia traffic circle in Central Jakarta.Anies said that every citizen had a right to express their opinion and that he would pass on the protesters’ demands to the central government in a meeting scheduled for Friday. “I guarantee that what you said will be passed on tomorrow,” Anies told a crowd of rallygoers.
RelatedPosts Tyson Fury to Anthony Joshua: Don’t risk fighting Usyk Femi Otedola gifts his daughters Ferrari Portofino + Photo Anthony Joshua, Okolie plot world title double Tyson Fury believes Andy Ruiz Jr. buying a new Ferrari could be an indication of where the former world heavyweight champion’s head is at. Speaking to Sirius XM recently, Fury was asked about the possibility of Ruiz reaching the pinnacle of the sport again. Touching on the money Ruiz made from two fights with Anthony Joshua, Fury told The AK and Barak Show the cash may have turned his head. “I’ve just seen him on Instagram. He’s in front of a brand new Ferrari. I’m not sure he wants to come back. “I’m sure $15 or $20 million has something to do with that.” Ruiz recently stated his comeback is on the horizon, with several opponents from Premier Boxing Champions in line. Dillian Whyte has now turned to Alexander Povetkin. The snubs came after both claimed the other turned away from negotiations. Meanwhile, Fury has also revealed there are now only two fighters he’s interested in facing at any point in the future. Once he fights Deontay Wilder for a second time next week, Fury only wants the American again or Brit rival Anthony Joshua. “I wanna see me vs. Wilder. Me vs. Joshua and Joshua vs. Wilder. That’s it. There are no other players,” Fury told The AK and Barak Show. The likes of Ruiz and even Whyte himself have seemingly been pushed aside as Fury bids to seal his legacy over the next few bouts. Fury has stated previously that only three outings may remain before his career ends. The Gypsy King has said this before, though. A win against Wilder could be the beginning of something huge on US soil for Fury, who has been hammering the PR machine since signing with Top Rank.Tags: Anthony JoshuaBarak ShowFerrariSirius XMTyson Fury
Young B&H basketball representation marked the second victory at the European Championship B-division for players up to 20 years old in Sarajevo.B&H young basketball players in the second round won against Cyprus with 104:56 (20:12, 29:14, 27:9, 28:21).The most efficient players of the B&H representation were Haris Delalić with 18, Ermin Dedić with 15 and Jusuf Nurkić with 14 points.B&H representation will play against Romania in the third round on Saturday.(Source: Fena)
SANDY HOOK – Cadets from the drill team of the Marine Academy of Science and Technology (MAST) Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (NJROTC) took first place overall at Manchester High School’s recent Pearl Harbor Day drill competition. The Sandy Hook-based school competed against cadets from 12 other NJROTC units from New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Delaware in eight events, including academics, athletics, uniform inspection and precision marching.MAST placed first in Armed Platoon (commanded by Cadet Liam Kile of Tinton Falls), New Cadet Color Guard (commanded by Cadet Zachary Mansfield of Monmouth Beach), and Academics (commanded by Cadet Caroline Davidson of Brielle); second in New Cadet Basic (commanded by Cadet William Hurley of Monmouth Beach), Unarmed Platoon (commanded by Cadet Emily Fuller of Brielle), Varsity Color Guard (commanded by Cadet Jake O’Donnell of Tinton Falls) and Personnel Inspection (commanded by Cadet Shane McCutcheon of Manasquan); and third in Athletics (commanded by Cadet Liam Hoagland of Colts Neck).“The cadets really went above and beyond preparing for this meet,” said retired Navy Commander Tracie Smith-Yeoman, MAST’s Senior Naval Science Instructor. Students attending MAST are required to be active members of the NJROTC program during their high school years, but there is no requirement for military service after graduation. The program focuses on citizenship development and leadership.Cadets from the Marine Academy of Science and Technology Navy Junior ROTC drill team took home three firsts, four seconds and a third on their way to an overall first place finish at the Pearl Harbor Day drill competition at Manchester High School.Smith-Yeoman commended the cadets for their dedication. “Since we don’t have an indoor facility here on the Hook that’s large enough for drill practice, the cadets must practice outside in all kinds of weather,” she said.“We also don’t have late buses like many other schools, so the parents must arrange for transportation for the cadets when they finish after-school practice,” explained Smith-Yeoman. Many of the cadets live quite a distance away from the school, so the support of family and friends is integral to the program’s success. “This win belongs to the entire MAST family,” she said.Colts Neck High School’s NJROTC unit, headed by retired Marine Corps Major Gregory Penczak, took third place at the event. Atlantic City High School took second place.MAST’s next competition will be at Linden High School’s Martin Luther King Jr. meet on Jan. 15. They are hoping to qualify for the 2018 NJROTC Nationals Academic, Athletic & Drill Championship in Pensacola, Florida in April.This article was first published in the Jan. 4-11, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times.
The All Star Game selection committee evaluated players on their on-ice and off-ice performance during the season.The game begins at 7 p.m.Some notable players to have appeared in the All Star game include, Griffin Reinhart of the Edmonton Oil Kings (Team Blue 2010), Ryan Nugent-Hopkins of the Edmonton Oilers (Team White 2009), Brett Connolly of the Tampa Bay Lighting (Team White 2008) and Evander Kane of the Winnipeg Jets (Team White 2007).The soon to be 16 Percival, had four goals and five assists on the season while Sookro, turning 17 in February, currently leads the Ice in scoring with ten goals and eight assists.The All Star game previews the Showcase weekend for the BCMMHL in Langley as 10 of the 11 teams play games at the Events Centre.Junior scouts from numerous teams in Canada and United States are expected to be in attendance to watch the action.The Ice, 3-21-2 on the season, faces Valley West Hawks Saturday and Sunday. Two Kootenay Ice players will be front and center Friday as the B.C. Hockey hosts the annual Major Midget League All Star game at the Langley Events Centre.Forwards Nolan Percival and Brandon Sookro join 40 other players in the contest that showcases the top talent in the Major Midget League.A total of 12 defensemen, 24 forwards and six goaltenders) have been selected, with at least one player representing each of the 11 Major Midget League teams.
“Players are beginning to understand Major Midget is very highly recruited and very highly scouted.”“(And in the BCMMHL) they’re playing against players their own age and not against young men,” he added.After experiencing the pitfall in year one behind the bench, Wright, joined by a host of interest hockey personal, decided to re-work the program beginning in the off season.“We’ve done a massive amount of (offseason) work,” Wright said, with players on the roster from Cranbrook, Castlegar, Montrose, Trail, Rossland, Nakusp, Crescent Valley and Nelson.“We’ve recruited, we promoted . . . we have a lot of good people involved this year. We have a non-parent manager in Kari Carr, we have a great coaching staff in myself and Brian Jones and (former Nelson Leafs coach) Bill McDonnell is helping us out this year with our goaltenders so everything is looking really good.”The Ice, finishing last season out of the playoffs with 6-28-6 record, open the regular season Saturday in Richmond with a two-game set against Greater Vancouver Canadiens.The games are part of a Showcase Weekend where all teams play at one location, giving junior and college scouts a chance to watch all players.The other Showcase is scheduled for January 24-25.Both Showcases will be held at the world-class Richmond Oval facility in greater Vancouver.Wright said this season Ice officials are trying to make the program a win-win for midget-aged players throughout the Kootenays.“We’re trying to open the team up to the KIJHL where players will play and practice with teams and in part the KI is trying to open itself up to the BC Junior so we’re all trying to work together,” Wright said.“I’m a big fan of the KIJHL having coached in it, but this is a fantastic league for the 15-16-year-olds and some 17-year-olds as well.” There is more than a few changes coming to the Kootenay Ice Major Midget team.Not only is the team now based out of the Heritage City but the hockey club is getting the finishing touches put on their own dressing room — the old Nelson Leafs digs — in the Civic Centre Arena.“It is definitely going to be different this year,” said Ice head coach Rob Wright on the eve of the BC Major Midget Hockey League season.“Our whole program is based out of Nelson, we have a new dressing room here and all of our games will be played here in Nelson.”“So instead of what I call in the past a “Gypsy Team” we’re based out of one community.”The BC Hockey Major Midget League was established in 2004 to give the elite 15, 16 and 17 year old players in the province an opportunity to play within their own age group at a high level and be developed for the next level of hockey.Unfortunately, the plan doesn’t work so well here in the Kootenays where there’s the opportunity for many of those same elite players to play in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League having fives franchises based in the area.“We’re trying to build a professional program and I believe that is a main reason why we’ve been able to get our 16-year-olds back,” explained Wright, who has won the KIJHL title with the Nelson Leafs.
Fans can submit names using the hashtag #sallyssister, by email to [email protected] or in person at Santa Anita with one of the customer service representatives who will timestamp the entry. The fan who submits the winning name will receive lunch for four in the FrontRunner restaurant, a picture with Sally’s Sister and a Carriage Ride at Santa Anita; or a $200 gift certificate from Champions! Gifts & Apparel. In cases of multiple submissions of the same name, the winner will be the first entry received. Arcadia, CA (Dec. 31, 2015) – Sally’s sister needs a name and Santa Anita is asking fans for their help. Entries will be accepted through 5:00 p.m. PT on Thursday, Jan. 7 and the winner will be announced Saturday, Jan. 9, which is also the day the Secretariat Vox Populi (Voice of the People) Award will be presented. The winning name will be chosen by Rickerd. The contest is also open to employees of Santa Anita, many of whom make a daily stop by the carriage barn to visit Sally, her sister and the other carriage horses. The 5-year-old Clydesdale filly, a half-sister to the popular ‘Sally,’ who pulls the carriage in the afternoon for racing officials, arrived at The Great Race Place from her home in Iowa just before Christmas with the name ‘Betsy.’ Santa Anita, however, doesn’t feel the name quite fits the blazed-face gentle giant. “She’s just not a ‘Betsy’,” explained Paige Rickerd, owner of Paige’s Horse & Carriage, who owns Sally and the other carriage horses at Santa Anita. “Sally has so many fans that we are hoping one of them has the right name for her sister.”
A poultry farmer was on Saturday morning electrocuted a short distance from his Garden of Eden homeMajayid Muhammedwhile pumping water into several tanks leading to his chicken pens.Dead is Majayid Muhammed of Lot 50 Garden of Eden, East Bank Demerara (EBD). He was found dead at about 05:30h by his father-in-law, Hassan Insanally. This newspaper was told that the 30-year-old man was found in a trench with the electrical cable in his hands. Immediately after the discovery, the Police were summoned and in turn, rushed the man to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre, EBD, where he was pronounced dead.His wife, Sarika Insanally-Muhammed told Guyana Times that she and her husband woke up early on Saturday to start prayers since they are observing Ramadan. After prayers, she recalled going back to bed with one of her daughters since she was not feeling well.After sometime and she did not hear her husband’s voice or any movements so she called out to her father and they started to look for the man. During their search they found him in the trench and from all indications it appeared as though he was electrocuted.She noted that her father phoned the Police and within minutes they arrived and launched an investigation. They then took her husband to hospital.When Guyana Times visited the home of the dead man, several relatives were expressing condolences to the family. As the mourning wife sat on the chair with her baby in hand, she related that her husband’s death is a major blow to her and the two children, ages six years, and seven months old.Her husband, the woman stated is a chef by profession but at the time of his demise he worked with Mohamed’s Poultry Establishment in the village.Guyana Times was told that the dead man was originally from Jamaica but moved permanently to Guyana four years ago.The wife noted that although they were married eight years now, they travelled to and from Jamaica for four years before settling here. His parents and siblings who reside in Jamaica have been notified of the incident.She described her husband as a hardworking individual who was family oriented. His body is at Lyken’s Funeral Home awaiting post mortem. (Bhisham Mohamed)
Declining enrollment is troubling Garvey School District officials, but leaders say there are no plans to close any schools. Williams Elementary School in Rosemead and Marshall Elementary School in San Gabriel have suffered the most drastic enrollment losses and officials are scrambling for ways to make the schools financially viable. “What we’ve told all the parents, because they’re really scared, is we have no immediate plans to close any schools,’ said Bob Bruesch, president of the Garvey School District Board of Education. After only one year, the district will have to disband its kindergarten through eighth-grade program at Hillcrest Elementary School in Monterey Park due to lack of enrollment. Only 17 students were signed up for the eighth-grade level class this year, so Hillcrest will return to kindergarten through sixth grade. The kindergarten through eighth-grade program at Dewey Elementary School in San Gabriel will continue. Williams and Marshall were hit the hardest, Bruesch said. For the 1993-94 school year, 341 kids enrolled at Marshall. This year, 274 students are enrolled. At Williams, 474 kids enrolled for the 1993-94 school year. This year, 343 students are enrolled. School officials are looking to work with community groups and corporations to generate money. Leasing out classrooms to training programs and alternative schools could balance the books, Bruesch said. Board member Henry Lo said the district is reluctant to close schools and sell off property because its been through this before. “Demographics are cyclical,’ Lo said. “In the 1970s, the district had a decline in enrollment, but in the ‘ 80s there was a surge in growth, and now here we are again.’ Bruesch said the district sold off too much land during the last slump in enrollment, which led to overcrowding in Garvey schools. Nancy Eng, 37, of Rosemead moved into her community five years ago. While her son is only 3 years old, she is already researching what the district has to offer her boy. In learning about the district she discovered a glaring oversight. Voters in the school district have approved two bond measures over the past four years to make improvements to the schools. She said district officials are not using it as a marketing tool to lure potential students. “Nothing is being done to promote this fact,’ Eng said. Jason Kosareff can be reached at (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2717, or by e-mail at [email protected] local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Garvey School District controls 11 elementary and two intermediate schools in Rosemead, San Gabriel and Monterey Park. Changing demographics are fueling the decline in enrollment. Young families are moving into Rosemead as the housing market changes the way homes are built in the city. Old, deep lots are being developed with multiple homes often purchased by families with fewer children, Bruesch said. “And that’s going to continue,’ Bruesch said. “We have no control over that.’ Larger families are moving out of Rosemead in search of more affordable housing taking their kids with them, and in turn taking millions of state dollars. The district will have to make $600,000 to $1 million in cuts to its $33.7 million budget to cover gaps, school officials said earlier this year. In the 1993-94 school year, Garvey saw 7,339 students enrolled at its schools, according to the California Department of Education. This school year, 6,455 students enrolled in the district.
Warning systems on two 747 planes over Scotland have averted what would have been aviation’s worst collision disaster.It could have killed almost 800 passengers and crew after pilots accepted the other plane’s air traffic control instructions to turn away.A report from the UK Airprox Board reveals that in June the 747s came within 100m vertically and 4km laterally on a converging course and were just 30 seconds from each other.The planes, a 344-seat 747-400 and a new 386-seat 747-8, were about to enter air lanes to cross the Atlantic Ocean when air traffic controllers realised they were headed for each other at the same altitude — 34,000ft.The report said an air traffic controller issued timely warnings to the pilots but it was apparent both crews took the other’s instructions and the board found it hard to determine why.“The board was surprised that all four pilots misheard or misinterpreted the avoiding action instructions despite at least one of the crews reading them back correctly,” it said.The traffic collision avoidance systems on both 747s activated and issued opposite climb and descend instructions to the crews, which were followed.One pilot assessed the severity of collision risk as “high”.Last year, the board investigated 161 near misses in British airspace, of which 28 per cent were assessed as risk bearing.There were 14 assessed as a collision risk and a further 36 deemed as “safety not assured”.The worst midair collision occurred on November 12, 1996 in India when a Saudi 747 with 312 aboard and an Air Kazakhstan Ilyushin 76 with 37 passengers and crew collided.The IL-76 dropped below its assigned altitude before landing and hit the 747. Neither had the TCA system which became mandatory worldwide after the incident.But that did not stop midair disasters. In 2002, a Bashkirian Airlines Tupolev 154 hit a DHL 757 over Germany, killing 69.Both received Traffic Collision Avoidance System (TCAS) instructions once the risk was detected but the Bashkirian pilot ignored the climb alert and followed last-minute air traffic control directions to descend.It then became mandatory to follow TCAS alerts.To see how a TCAS works see here.