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In vino veritas: Bali governor issues new decree to promote traditional liquor

first_imgBali Governor Wayan Koster has issued a gubernatorial decree regulating the province’s traditional liquors in a bid to preserve and promote the drinks in the region.Wayan said that the decree on traditional Balinese fermented and distilled drinks, ratified on Jan 29, would promote local liquors such as arak, tuak – both distilled from coconut palm flowers – and brem, a traditional rice wine, as part of the region’s many unique cultural traits.“I also hope that with this regulation, traditional Balinese fermented drinks can be part of our new economic power based on local people and local wisdom,” he said on Wednesday, as quoted by Antara news agency. Koster said the new regulation would require Balinese traditional liquor producers to hold licenses and pass food safety tests from the Indonesian Food and Drug Monitoring Agency (BPOM) to ensure that they met quality and hygiene standards.“This way, our traditional drinks can be served in hotels, sold at airports and served during dinner receptions at the governor’s official residence,” he said.He also encouraged the provincial research and innovation agency to safeguard farmers’ intellectual rights over the products. He added that he had also suggested to the Customs and Excise Office that the drinks receive tax incentives and even be excluded from export fees to support the industry’s development.Koster added that the new regulation could act as a “way out” from the government’s negative investment list that bars foreign investment in alcoholic drink manufacturing as it would regulate the promotion, branding and funding for the liquors’ production. Besides promoting and preserving the local drinks, the regulation also details the administrative sanctions for producers and sellers who violate its provisions.“We prohibit selling to underage children,” Koster said, adding that the administration also banned liquor sales among street vendors, on camping sites, around worship sites, schools, government offices and hospitals. (ris)Topics :last_img read more

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Australia moves to ban anti-racism protest citing virus

first_imgAustralian police on Friday moved to ban a Black Lives Matter protest planned in Sydney, citing the risk of spreading the coronavirus.Around 10,000 people are expected to march in Sydney on Saturday to express solidarity with US protestors and demand an end to frequent Aboriginal deaths in custody in Australia.On the eve of the protest, the police — backed by prominent local conservatives — launched legal action to ban the rally on health grounds. Several protests have already taken place across Australia and the planned march in Sydney is one among several due to take place on Saturday.Organizers hope to highlight the high levels of imprisonment for First Nations Australians and the large number of indigenous deaths in custody — more than 400 in the last three decades.The legal action was a U-turn for the police — who initially granted the Sydney event the green light — and follows heavy criticism of the protest in the country’s conservative media.Organizers were determined to go ahead, using a groundswell of public opinion to press for long-stalled reforms.”Tomorrow, we are going to march if they like it or not, because this is our land and nothing is going to stop any of us,” said Latona Dungay, whose son David died in prison in 2015.Green party parliamentarian David Shoebridge attacked the move as heavyhanded, calling for police to take a more nuanced approach.”This is not what’s needed. This needs cooperation and understanding, not force,” Shoebridge said.Protesters in Melbourne were similarly warned they could face fines for attending a rally in the city, with authorities urging people to stay home.Earlier on Friday, hundreds of protesters gathered in the nation’s capital Canberra even as Prime Minister Scott Morrison urged people to stay home.”Let’s find a better way and another way to express these sentiments rather than putting your own health at risk,” Morrison said.He admitted there was more to be done to address indigenous inequality but continued to reject parallels with the United States.”Australia is not other places, so let’s deal with this as Australians and not appropriate what’s happening in other countries to our country at this time.” Topics :center_img Australia has detected a sustained drop in the number of COVID-19 cases, but social distancing rules remain in force and mass gatherings are not permitted. The New South Wales Supreme Court was asked to declare the protest illegal.”We have commenced legal action on the basis that we don’t believe the protest can be conducted in a safe way,” NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller said.Civil rights protests shaking the United States have resonated with many in Australia — a country that also wrestles with the legacy of a racist past.last_img read more

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Drones could help fight disease

first_imgHealthLifestyleNewsRegional Drones could help fight disease by: – July 12, 2018 36 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Tweet Sharecenter_img Share Share (Antigua Observer) The Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) representative in Antigua and Barbuda, Paul Lucas, has offered advice to mitigate the spread and effects of the lethal yellowing disease afflicting coconut trees.In an interview on OBSERVER AM yesterday, Lucas discussed how CARDI and International Trade Centre (ITC) will be teaming up to develop the coconut industry across the Caribbean.“For the larger trees it would be difficult to go up and spray for mites and such. We have proposed the use of technology like drones. There are parts of the world where they are used to spray. It reduces the risk of persons involved in the industry. It might not be safe to climb these trees in bad weather. We are looking at more holistic ways to reduce risk,” Lucas said.He added that until drones become available, his advice would be for individuals to remove trees from the field immediately when they recognise that there is an issue with the plant so that it does affect surrounding plants.Lucas explained that these mitigation strategies are important in developing the coconut industry. He said the general public needs to first understand the potential of the coconut industry, and even though there are challenges right now, once those challenges are addressed, there is the possibility for large profits.He stated that with the right management team, the future benefits to the farmers, consumers, the nation and the region will be tremendous.One of the areas of focus for the project will be in Barbuda where 95 percent of the trees that once flourished in the 250-acre coconut tree plantation were destroyed by the passage of Hurricane Irma in September of last year. The remaining trees are said to be struggling or dying because of the extremely high concentration of salt in the ground.The four-year project is funded by the European Union as a part of the 10th European Development Fund, and it focuses on the CARIFORUM coconut-producing countries in the Caribbean.The objectives of the initiative are to improve marketing linkages, increase coconut production in the Caribbean, increase food security and reinforce the incomes of small-scale farmers in the coconut sector.last_img read more

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Neymar ‘wants PSG’ to sanction transfer return to Barcelona

first_img Neymar’s summer antics saw him become the pantomime villain in the French capital when he returned at the start of the season. The PSG Ultras booed him at the start of the campaign, despite him scoring a last minute winner in his first game back. PSG paid £200m for Neymar back in 2017 Read Also: Ligue 1: PSG commence talks with ex-Juventus manager PSG boss Thomas Tuchel is in his second year at the Ligue 1 outfit and has had to deal with the Neymar saga throughout his tenure. But, despite leading the club to the last eight of the Champions League, there are doubts as to whether the German will still be employed by PSG come next season. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Neymar has once again looked to force the issue as he plots his Barcelona return. The Brazilian is looking to quit PSG after three years having done his best to manufacture an exit last summer, only for the Parisians to stand firm. Neymar is desperate to return to Barcelona Neymar became the world’s most expensive player when he joined the French side, but his time in Paris has been largely underwhelming. Through his stay he has been linked with a return to Spain, initially Real Madrid looked his likely destination but his former club have since emerged as his preference. He is once again ready to pressurise the Parc des Princes hierarchy in an effort to seal a return to the Nou Camp, reports Sport.Advertisement Loading… center_img Promoted ContentLaugh, Cry, Or Just Relax With The Best Series Streaming On HBOBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWhat Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?Why Go Veg? 7 Reasons To Do ThisPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Nowlast_img read more

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3 hurt in road crash

first_imgThe jeepney driver was identified asRicardo Capada, 54, of San Miguel, Iloilo. ILOILO City – Three persons were injuredwhen a passenger jeepney hit a fence in Barangay Q. Abeto, Mandurriaodistrict. Police reports showed Capada lostcontrol of his jeepney and crashed into a concrete fence of the Mandurriao NationalHigh School around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday’s crash landed James MichaelBayson, 25; Dennis Baaya, 37; and Maria Palmes, 54 at the Western VisayasMedical Center in Mandurriao district. They all sustained body injuries, policesaid. Capada, who escaped injury, was taken tothe Mandurriao police station./PNlast_img read more

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Tottenham chairman pens open letter to fans

first_img Promoted ContentWhy Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names & Voices?7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your Mind7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny8 Fascinating Facts About Coffee10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?The Best Cars Of All TimeWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime “One thing you can be assured of is the continuing ambition of everyone at this Club for success on the pitch. Right now, we shall be playing until the last minute of this season to achieve the best possible finish and hopefully a European spot. read also:Premier League TV fixtures confirmed as Man Utd visit Tottenham “Today sees our last home game of a season for the first time ever without any supporters in the stadium and it has been so evident how much the team has missed the ’12th player’. I have been part of the Premier League Club Advisory Group working with the Department of Culture, Media and Sport to ensure our game comes back stronger than ever with fans in attendance.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… center_img Tottenham chairman, Daniel Levy, has penned an open letter to fans. Spurs have not qualified for the Champions League and could still finish without European football for the first time in 11 years, and Levy has underlined the ambition of the club in light of the fall down the league standings. Levy wrote in part: “We have had bumps in the road this season on the pitch – as have many other top clubs at different times – it was our turn this season. Being competitive at the top of the game raises the challenge of delivering further improvements year on year and meeting the high expectations we all now have. We have certainly not seen the performances and results we all wanted at times and I know José and his coaches will be working with us in the coming months to ensure we hit the ground running for the start of next season.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Witten’s Warriors Shootout this weekend at Aztec

first_imgAztec hosts Witten’s Warriors Stock Car Shootout on Aug. 31, Sept. 1 AZTEC, N.M. (Aug. 26) – Racing is the second most important aspect of the Witten’s Warriors Stock Car Shootout special at Aztec Speedway this Saturday, Aug. 31 and Sunday, Sept. 1.The event is a fundraiser for the Carrie Tingley Hospital Foundation in Albuquerque and helps raise awareness about cerebral palsy. Witten’s Warriors T-shirts, sweatshirts, hats and other souve­nirs will be sold at the track both days. Features for the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds will be held both nights, each paying $1,000 to win. Both Modified features are qualifiers for the 2014 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. Saturday’s Stock Car winner gets a $300 product certificate from Sybesma Graphics. The Stock Car winner on Sunday gets a set of EQ cylinder heads from J & J Engine and Machine.Hard chargers in each Stock Car feature earn $200. Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods complete the two shows; the Stock Car and Modified portions of the program will be draw/redraw.Gates open at 4 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5 p.m. Hot laps are at 7 p.m. with racing to follow.Pit passes are $30; the $15 entry fee for Stock Cars will be waived for any drivers towing 300 miles or more.Grandstand admission is $20 for adults, $18 for military personnel and seniors, $15 for youth ages 6-14 and free for five and under.A barbecue in the pit area begins at 5 p.m. on Saturday.last_img read more

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Wilder exposes Anthony Joshua

first_imgRelatedPosts Anthony Joshua wants Tyson Fury, Wilder fight Joshua: Tyson Fury won’t distract me Tyson Fury challenges WWE champion Deontay Wilder believes his “sixth sense” tells him the “secret” reason Anthony Joshua lost to Andy Ruiz Jr – and why the rematch will go the same way.Shockwaves were sent through the heavyweight division when Joshua was beaten by Ruiz Jr but he can regain the IBF, WBA and WBO titles when they meet again on December 7, live on Sky Sports Box Office.“I really don’t believe he is ready for that. I’m one of the people that he has to prove wrong,” WBC champion Wilder exclusively told Sky Sports about Joshua.“Many people have doubted me from the beginning and still do so. But I’m one of the people he has to prove wrong.“I understand body language, I am very smart when it comes to [these things]. What his body said in that ring showed me everything that I need to see. Only the fighter would know within himself.“The secret is still to be told. And that’s OK, because you want to keep people guessing. Was it this? Or was it that? That’s why the second fight is bigger. People don’t know what to think.“People will finally see what it really was.“If he’s not right, and people are saying one thing but he does another, then people will have their own perception of what they think about him afterwards.“People say ‘if he loses, it’s over’.“There is more pressure on him. When I talk about his situation I feel drained.“Trust me, I have a sixth sense.”An undisputed heavyweight championship fight could be resurrected if Joshua beats Ruiz Jr, and Wilder remains unbeaten in a rematch with Luis Ortiz on November 23.Wilder and Tyson Fury also plan a second fight for 2020, after they battled to a draw last year.Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn told Sky Sports this week: “I don’t see how the February fight [Wilder vs Fury] can happen.“The whole world is looking at Joshua-Ruiz Jr, and I don’t think anything will happen until that fight takes place. Ruiz Jr is with the [promoters] PBC and Al Haymon, and so is Deontay Wilder.“If Ruiz beats Joshua, they’ll be looking to make an undisputed fight [against Wilder], but obviously if Joshua wins, that throws everything out. Who can rule out Joshua against Tyson Fury at Wembley next summer?”Tags: Deontay Wilderlast_img read more

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USC Upstate seeks revenge on High Point

first_img February 14, 2020 For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com Associated Press FAB FRESHMEN: High Point’s John-Michael Wright, Eric Coleman Jr. and Caden Sanchez have combined to account for 44 percent of the team’s scoring this season, including 43 percent of all Panthers points over the last five games.EXCELLENT EVERETTE: Everette Hammond has connected on 28.7 percent of the 101 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 3 of 16 over his last five games. He’s also made 85.5 percent of his foul shots this season.WINLESS WHEN: South Carolina Upstate is 0-11 when scoring fewer than 64 points and 11-4 when scoring at least 64.ASSIST RATIOS: The Panthers have recently used assists to create buckets more often than the Spartans. High Point has 45 assists on 66 field goals (68.2 percent) across its past three outings while South Carolina Upstate has assists on 29 of 65 field goals (44.6 percent) during its past three games.DID YOU KNOW: High Point is rated second among Big South teams with an offensive rebound percentage of 32.8 percent. The Panthers have averaged 11.6 offensive boards per game.___center_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditSouth Carolina Upstate (11-15, 6-7) vs. High Point (7-19, 4-9)Millis Center, High Point, North Carolina; Saturday, 7 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: High Point goes for the season sweep over South Carolina Upstate after winning the previous matchup in Spartanburg. The teams last went at it on Jan. 20, when South Carolina Upstate made just eight free throws on 14 attempts while the Panthers went 18 for 25 en route to an eight-point victory. USC Upstate seeks revenge on High Pointlast_img read more

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Maddi Doane looks to use hitting journal, toughness to continue success at plate for Syracuse

first_img Published on April 8, 2015 at 9:37 pm Contact Matt: mralex01@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+ Maddi Doane almost had no choice. Sandwiched between two brothers, there was always a sense of competition. She remembers competing against them in wrestling matches, and it only made sense she would have a future in sports. “Having those two brothers has kind of made me a tomboy,” Doane said. “I think that had a lot to do with me playing (softball).”The freshman said it was here that her toughness really began to build, something she needed as she pushed through recent struggles at the plate. As she worked to rebuild her confidence, Doane focused less on trying to do too much and more on just staying relaxed, which she is able to do by logging her feelings in a hitting journal.Doane started the season batting .359 through her team’s first 11 games, but her average has since dropped to .284. Her first career home run came April 1 against Fordham, and she had four hits against North Carolina last weekend. Doane looks to build off her recent success when Syracuse (14-19, 1-7 Atlantic Coast) travels to Buffalo, New York to face Canisius (14-10, 4-0 Metro Atlantic) on Thursday afternoon.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I’m able to know what that feels like,” Doane said.”… know what that home run feels like and almost recreate it so that I’m feeling confident in the box.”Doane said she was feeling anxious. She was pressing too hard at the plate, thinking too much and not relying on the techniques that led her to a successful start at the beginning of the season.To combat this, Doane began to log her feelings — whether her thought process, timing or adjustments she wants to make — in a journal, an idea suggested by assistant coach Matt Nandin. Here, she can write and forget. “You want to get to a point where you’re feeling good at the plate,” Nandin said. “It’s important to write it down, what you did, what you were feeling, what your approach was, so when you do start struggling again you can look back.”Nandin acknowledged that hitters need to think. It’s when they start to grapple with a hundred thoughts before the pitch comes that it starts to become dangerous. Head coach Leigh Ross said Doane tries too hard to be perfect and needs to “just go back to having fun.” As soon as the freshman starts to think about the hits she isn’t recording, things start to fall apart. A quick look in the journal, however, can provide the confidence needed to pick things back up.“She likes to think she has a short-term (memory) but sometimes she’ll get really down on herself and that doesn’t help her,” AnnaMarie Gatti, a former high school travel teammate of Doane’s, said. “She just needs to be able to see it because she gets lost sometimes.”Gatti remembers the beginning of the school year when Doane would come into her dorm room. They would talk about missing home and support each other. If their close friendship offered a reprieve from the stresses of moving away, Doane’s hitting journal offers a similar reprieve from the doubts she is facing more of now than at the beginning of the season.After she hit her home run, Doane wrote it down. She said she made note of who it was against and that it felt good coming off the end of the bat. Now when she looks back on her home run, Doane will be able to relive what it felt like and what she did to make it happen. It’s a technique she’s used to get back on the right track at the plate, and one she’ll continue to rely on no matter her results at the plate. “It makes me a lot more relaxed also after the game,” said Doane. “If I have a bad game I’m able to get it out if I have a good game I’m also able to get it out. Just writing down… however I’m feeling in the box.” Commentslast_img read more

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