Thursday saw the third day of nationwide protests against the controversial Job Creation Law, which was passed on Monday amid mounting opposition from activists who claim that it threatens workers’ rights and the environment.Thousands of workers and university students staged rallies near the State Palace in Central Jakarta and urged President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo to issue a regulation in lieu of law (Perppu) to annul the contentious law.The escalating tensions have led to restrictions on transportation services in Jakarta.PT Transjakarta spokesperson Nadia Diposanjoyo said the city-owned bus service had stopped all operations at 4:30 p.m. to ensure the safety of its passengers and employees, as well as to protect its vehicle fleet.“To anticipate any trouble, Transjakarta is stopping its services on all corridors, non-corridor services, health worker services, social assistance services and micro trans at 4:30 p.m.,” Nadia said in a written statement.MRT operator PT MRT Jakarta also stopped its services to Bundaran HI MRT Station and Dukuh Atas Station, with the service only operating from Lebak Bulus Station in South Jakarta to Setiabudi Astra Station in Central Jakarta.Kamaluddin also reported that two mini excavators for the MRT construction project were torched and a project fence was pulled down during the riots.“The fires have been put out by the Jakarta Fire Department. We are waiting to remove the debris,” he said. (aly)Topics : It is not yet clear who set the facilities on fire.As of 7 p.m., the police were still making attempts to disperse the mobs by firing tear gas around the Bundaran HI traffic circle.Clashes between police personnel and protesters reportedly erupted again at the Harmoni intersection and the conditions remained tense as of 7 p.m. There had been trouble previously in the afternoon, with protesters hurling stones at police officers and the police firing rubber bullets, tear gas and water cannon to disperse the crowds. Protests against the controversial Job Creation Law descended into riots in some parts of the capital city on Thursday, as a number of facilities were set ablaze by unidentified mobs and clashes between the police and protesters continued.According to media reports, at least two Transjakarta bus shelters in Central Jakarta, at the Bundaran HI and Tosari stops — located near the location of rallies at the Arjuna Wijaya monument, also known as the Horse Statue — were damaged and burned on Thursday afternoon.The building of the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry on Jl. MH Thamrin was also damaged by stone throwers. At least two police posts, one located near the Horse Statue and another one at the Harmoni intersection near the State Palace, were also set ablaze, kompas.com reported.
Greek shipowner Euroseas handed over its final drybulk vessel, the M/V Monica P, to the ship’s new owner on June 28.The 1998-built ship was put up for sale on March 31, 2018, and was finally sold at a price of USD 6.45 million.With the delivery of the 46,667 dwt ship, Euroseas’ fleet consists of 10 feeder and one intermediate containership with a total carrying capacity of 25,473 TEU making the company the sole US-listed feeder containership company.“We are pleased to announce the delivery of our last drybulk vessel to its buyers. This sale marks the completion of the separation of our containership and drybulk fleets following the spin-off of our other six drybulk vessels in a separate US-listed public company, EuroDry Ltd, on May 30, 2018,” Aristides Pittas, Chairman and CEO of Euroseas, said.“We can now pursue growing Euroseas as a pure container company focused on feeder containerships, a sector with very strong fundamentals as the orderbook to fleet ratio is near the lowest levels of the last 20 years and demand growth prospects appear strong,” Pittas added.Furthermore, based on recent filings made with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the company informed that its shareholder Friends Investments Inc (FIC) has purchased 275,309 common shares of the company in the open market for a total of 4,033,004 common shares, or approximately 35.8% of Euroseas’ outstanding common shares.
Horizon Geosciences has recently mobilized its K3 offshore geotechnical site investigation spread on its first project offshore Poland.The rig has been mobilized to DP2 vessel Kommandor Susan owned and operated by Hays Ships.Horizon’s K3 geotechnical drilling system is the fourth offshore heave compensated rig to be brought into service by the company.The rig has the ability to switch to a nested coring system whereby 100mm Geobor S triple tube coring is conducted through a riser casing to provide larger diameter and higher quality core samples in a wide range of soil and rock conditions.The rig can be used for deep boreholes as well as to deploy Horizon’s 200kN seabed CPT unit for acquisition of deep push cone penetration data also in combination with seismic CPT as required.
Indianapolis, In. — College Board, a nonprofit organization that connects students to college success, will soon launch College Board Opportunity Scholarships, a national scholarship program that guides students through the college planning process and rewards them for the tasks they complete.To qualify, students in their junior and senior years of high school take part in six actions that prepare them to apply for college. These include building a college list, practicing for the SAT, improving their SAT score, strengthening their college list, completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and applying to colleges.After completing each step, students are entered into monthly drawings to win scholarships. Those who complete all six steps become eligible to win a $40,000 scholarship.Through the program, College Board will award $5 million in scholarships each year over the next five years, beginning with the class of 2020. The program is set to launch in December.Click here to learn more about College Board Opportunity Scholarships.
The Batesville track and field displayed some incredible performances last night to run away with two victories as they hosted a 4-way meet between Hauser, Jac-Cen-Del and North Decatur. Boys won by almost triple bringing in 119 points! North Decatur was second with 44, JCD just outscored Hauser 38-37. For the girls, they won by just over twice as many points with 111.5 to North Decatur’s 52.5. JCD and Hauser tied as they both had 37 points. It was a pretty beautiful night with very little wind and it only started to get a little chilly as the sun went down and many athletes took advantage of it. The Bulldogs took home many blue ribbons and capture many 1st and 2nd place finishes. Our four blue ribbon winner for the night was Stephanie Nobbe as she had season personal bests in all her individual events. And again, there were many Bulldogs receiving personal bests for the night as I will list at the bottom. But first, for the ribbon winners. The top 5 earned ribbons and points for their team at this meet and for Batesville, they went to the following…1st place winners (which is quite a list) were:Adam Bedel-DiscusKent Meyers-Pole VaultSam Haskamp-100m dash and 200m dashBenjamin Moster-1600m runJJ Kuisel-400m dashTyler Myers-300m hurdlesAdam Moster-800m runGabby Gibbs-high jumpStephanie Nobbe-pole vault, 100m dash and 200m dashLilly Meyer-long jumpLiz Loichinger-1600m runCarley Pride-400m dashKatie Olsen-800m runLily Pinckley-3200m runBoth 4 x 100m relays: Tyler Myers, Justin Heiser, Charlie Laymon, Sam Haskamp and Gabby Gibbs, Lilly Meyer, Roxie Hund and Stephanie NobbeBoth 4 x 400m relays: Adam Moster, Tyler Myers, Johnathon Lynch and JJ Kuisel and Carley Pride, Liz Loichinger, Gabby Gibbs and Katie OlsenBoth 4 x 800m relays: JJ Kuisel, Johnathon Lynch, Benjamin Moster and Adam Moster and Liz Loichinger, Trysta Vierling, Marai Lopez and Katie Olsen2nd place finishes went to:Charlie Laymon-long jumpAdam Bedel-shot putZach Gutzwiller-pole vaultChase Hamilton-110m hurdles and 300m hurdlesJohnathan Lynch-800m runIsaiah Riffle-200m dashDillon Murray-3200m runGabby Gibbs-shot putKatie Bedel-pole vaultRoxie Hund-100m hurdlesLily Pinckley-1600m runKatie Olsen 400m dashTrysta Vierling-3200m runEarning 3 points with the 3rd place finish are:Sam Sittloh-shot putKent Meyers-high jumpJustin Heiser-100m dashNathan Villani-1600m runKavin Saravanan-400m dashAdam Hollowell-3200m runMaria Lopez-800m runLilly Meyer-200m dash4th place were:Gabe Gunter-high jumpFaith Teckulve-discusKatie Bedel-long jumpLilly Meyer-100m dashRoxie Hund-300m hurdlesAnd finishing out the scoring earning 1 point for the team and the 5th place ribbon were:Justin Heiser-long jump and Carley Pride-high jumpTaking advantage of the weather and earning personal bests for the night by event were:100m dash: Isaiah Riffle, Sam Haskamp, Charlie Laymon, Justin Heiser, Jacob Wuestefeld, Manav Patel, Lilly Meyer, Michaela Nobbe and Taylor Townsley200m dash: Isaiah Riffle, Sam Haskamp, Charlie Laymon, Justin Heiser, Ben Schebler, Jacob Wuestefeld, Lilly Meyer andTaylor Townsley110/100 hurldes: Chase Hamilton and Katie Bohman300m hurldes: Roxie Hund800m dash: Johnathon Lynch, Adam Moster, Joshua Myers and Will Nuhring1600m run: Benjamin Moster3200m run: Adam Hollowell, Daren Smith, Trysta VierlingDiscus: Adam Bedel, Sam Haskamp and Carlie SchrankShot Put: Connor Batchelor, Jack Forbeck, Chase Hamilton, Levi Lowery and Will MesserschmidtPole Vault: Kent Meyers, Zach Gutzwiller, Kasin Hughes and Maria LopezLong Jump: Charlie Laymon, Isaiah Riffle, Tyler Myers, Jacob Wuestefeld, Lilly Meyer, Callie Main, and Shalee Harrington4 x 800m split: Dillon Murray, Kavin Saravanan, Alex Livers and Daren Smith4 x 400m split: Joshua Myers, Nathan Villani, Quinn Rasncik, Carley Pride, Ava Ralston and Katie Bohman4 x 800m relay team: of Daren Smith, Nathan Villani, Alex Livers and Dillon Murray4 x 400m relay teams of: Joshua Myers, Elliott Mertz, Nathan Villani and Quinn Rasnick and Maria Lopez, Shalee Harrington, Katie Bohman and Ava RalstonAs you can see their are many names that you see multiple times! Hard work is definitely paying off! Congratulations to all!The Bulldogs have two more meets this week both at East Central. The JV will travel to EC tomorrow for the JV Invitational and the Varsity on Friday. Good luck Dogs!Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Lisa Gausman.
Mrs. Virginia Louise “Jenny” (Bailey) Turner, age 85, of Florence, Indiana, entered this life on December 13, 1933 in Switzerland County, Indiana. She was the loving daughter of the late, Alfred and Lula Ellen (Beach) Bailey. Jenny was united in marriage on September 2, 1966, in Vevay, Indiana to Larry Gene Turner. Jenny and Larry shared nearly 53 years of marriage together until her death. She was employed as a machine operator for the US Shoe Factory in Vevay, Indiana, for 44 years. Jenny was a member of the Vevay American Legion Post #185 Ladies Auxiliary and the Vevay VFW Post #5396 Ladies Auxiliary. She resided in Florence, Indiana most all of her life and was a wonderful homemaker and enjoyed gardening. Jenny passed away at 10:40 a.m., Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at the Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay, Indiana.Jenny is survived by her husband. Larry Gene Turner of Florence, IN; her daughters, Shelby Armstrong of Corydon, IN and Sue and Gary Brooks of Madison, IN; her son, John and Rita Jones of Quercus Grove, IN; her grandchildren, Stephanie, Amanda, Jimmy, Jeremy, Ryan, Timmy, Mindy, Brittany, Breanna, Jessica and Shannon; her great-grandchildren, Robbie, Courtney, Ella, Alec, Austin and Brooklyn and her several nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her parents, Alfred and Lula Ellen (Beach) Bailey; her son, Jerry Wayne Jones; her brothers, Woodford and Leland Bailey and her sisters, Pansy Bradon, Thelma Elza and Mary Freeman.Friends may call 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Saturday, June 15, 2019, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana 47043.Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, June 15, 2019, at 1:00 p.m., by Rev. Mike Jones at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana 47043.Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery, Vevay, Indiana.In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to the Vevay American Legion Post #185 Relief Fund or the VFW Post #5396 Relief Fund. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.com
By Julien PretotVAL THORENS, France (Reuters) – Climbing phenomenon Egan Bernal was poised to become the first Colombian to win the Tour de France and the youngest race champion in 110 years when he retained the overall lead after Saturday’s 20th stage, a 59-km ride from Albertville.The Team Ineos rider, 22, finished fourth in the stage won by 2014 champion Vicenzo Nibali, the only man to interrupt the British outfit’s reign on the Tour since 2012.His teammate and defending champion Geraint Thomas is second overall, ahead of Dutchman Steven Kruijswijk after France’s Julian Alaphilippe cracked in the final ascent to the ski resort of Val Thorens.Today’s final stage from Rambouillet to Paris is a largely processional ride with only the final sprint being contested.Bernal, who claimed the yellow jersey when he was the first at top of the Col de l’Iseran in yesterday’s truncated 19th stage, was never bothered in a stage that had been shortened due to landslides on the initial course.“It’s incredible to think that I have won my first Tour,” he said. “I just want to get to the finish line in Paris tomorrow and after I’ll be calmer. Colombia is on the verge of winning its first Tour – I feel this is not only my triumph but the triumph of a whole country. ADVERTISEMENT“My dad couldn’t talk at first but when he managed, he congratulated me. He was about to cry. For us, it’s a dream. We used to watch the Tour on TV and we thought it was something unreachable. As a kid, you think ‘how cool it would be to be there one day’, but it looked so far away. Here we are and I’m very emotional.”Three Colombians will feature in the top 10 as former podium finishers Rigoberto Uran and Nairo Quintana lie seventh and eighth overall, respectively.Alaphilippe cracked with 14km to go in the final 33-km climb ending 2,365 metres above sea level and slipped from second to fifth overall.Bernal is 1:11 ahead of Thomas, who was always bested by the Colombian in the mountains and never looked in a position to threaten him on his favourite terrain.Kruijswijk is 1:31 off the pace. FIRST OF MANYThe Dutchman’s Lotto Jumbo-Visma team set a high pace at the foot of the climb to Val Thorens and Laurens De Plus stepped up a gear to trim the peloton as the breakaway riders’ advantage melted.Sensing the main pack breathing down the neck of the breakaway, Nibali, looking to salvage a poor campaign with a stage win, went solo with 12.5km left.He never looked back and held off world champion Alejandro Valverde, who took second place 10 seconds behind, with his Movistar teammate and fellow Spaniard Mikel Landa finishing third.“It was a difficult Tour for me but I never gave up and finally I win again on this race,” said Nibali, who had no huge expectations after finishing the Giro d’Italia second overall this year.Bernal, who will also win the white jersey for the best Under-25 rider in the race, crossed the line 17 seconds off the pace to Thomas’s accolade.In the absence of four-time champion and teammate Chris Froome, Bernal rose to the challenge after winning the Paris-Nice and Tour de Suisse weeklong races.He will become the youngest rider to win the Tour de France since the end of the Second World War and the third youngest in its history.As he crossed the line he was congratulated by his teammate and 2018 champion Thomas. Asked what words he used, Thomas replied: “I said to him, ‘Just enjoy it. Soak it all up. And don’t worry about crying, because all real men cry.’”Team Ineos principal, Dave Brailsford, said: “It’s the most exciting Tour de France that we’ve taken part in. A lot of people may have questioned having two leaders; were we hedging our bets and whether it was going to work. It’s worked to perfection and you can’t get better than second and first.”Frenchman Romain Bardet, who dropped out of overall contention early in the race, is set to snatch the polka dot jersey for the mountain classification and Peter Sagan is expected to win a record seventh green jersey for the points classification.
â€¦unveils TomTom as Super Eagles official candyÂ TomTom and the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) yesterday signed a three-year contract that confers TomTom as the official candy of the Super Eagles. TomTom, a product from the stables of Cadbury Nigeria Plc has supported the Super Eagles for a decade.At a joint media parley to announce the partnership and official signing of the contract, the Managing Director of Cadbury Nigeria Plc. Mr. Amir Shamsi said, â€œwe are delighted to announce TomTom as the official candy of the Super Eagles. This year makes it the 10th year since we first announced this valued partnership in 2008. We are proud to say our partnership with the NFF and by extension, the Super Eagles of Nigeria is not a coincidence. It remains a deliberate effort by Cadbury and TomTom to connect with Nigerians and their passion for the beautiful gameâ€.Speaking further, Shamsi reiterated that â€œwe promise to continuously support the Super Eagles and seize this opportunity to enjoin Nigerians to give their full support to the team. TomTom believes in the Super Eagles and Nigerians too should believe in the Super Eagles â€“ they are poised to make us proudâ€ Shamsi said. According to the Category Marketing Lead, West Africa, Mrs Uwadiae Chidinma, â€œTomTom is a candy with a purpose. It delivers soothing relief and mental invigoration. It has remained relevant over the decades despite other competitive offerings in the market. TomTom is undisputedly one of the most ubiquitous brands in the countryâ€.The President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Mr. Amaju Pinnick, lauded Cadbury Nigeria and revealed that the NFF will work in tandem with TomTom and leverage on the partnership to bring glory to the national teams at every tournament. Pinnick said, â€œwe are grateful to TomTom for being a backbone of all our national teams. TomTom is a premium brand from Cadbury Nigeria Plcâ€.On his part the Brand Manager, Candy West Africa, Mr Aruleba Olumide said â€œCadbury Nigeria Plc, are happy to support the Super Eagles. We urge all Nigerians to go all out and support the Eagles cheering them to victory. TomTom loves the Super Eaglesâ€.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Liverpool opened up the biggest lead by any team at the end of a day in English top-flight history with an emphatic victory over Southampton – but manager Jurgen Klopp says his side are “not even close to being perfect”.The Reds extended their advantage in the Premier League to 22 points over second-placed Manchester City, with a 4-0 win against Southampton at Anfield.They have also equalled City’s record of 20 consecutive Premier League wins at home and only Bill Shankly’s Liverpool team in 1972 had a longer winning streak on home soil in English top-flight history. “We’re not even close to being perfect. We just look to use our skills in the best possible way. The boys have done that for a while pretty good and that’s why we have these numbers,” said Klopp.“We didn’t want a 22-point lead. We wanted 73 points at the end of today.”Four second-half goals gave Liverpool a victory that extends their unbeaten run in the league to 42 games and means they have picked up 100 points from the last 102 available.Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain scored the opener against Southampton just after half time – his second goal in as many league matches – when he drilled the ball low into the bottom corner.Reds’ skipper Jordan Henderson made it 2-0 on the hour mark with a calm finish after being set up by Roberto Firmino.Henderson then played in Mohamed Salah for Liverpool’s third and the Egypt forward added a fourth from close range in the last minute.The scoreline was harsh on the visitors, who matched Liverpool for much of the first hour with Danny Ings going close in the first half and Shane Long also denied by home keeper Alisson.It was Southampton’s first away defeat in five games and they fall to 11th place.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
“I always remember back-to-school season as a kid, but l don’t ever remember going out to purchase a backpack. I didn’t get books, so for me, it was important to come and provide things that I knew were a necessity for these kids,” Jackson said. “The community should feel as if USC is its home.”When marketing the event, SOLID reached out on social media and email but wanted to make sure that even people who didn’t have access to technology at the event still felt welcome. Volunteers walked the streets handing fliers out to homeless individuals.Jackson’s mother Ida Herroan said she has lived in South Los Angeles for many years, but this type of community outreach is in many ways a new phenomenon signaling positive change.“What I see here is a great improvement on society,” Herroan said. “It gives [people] that boost in life. They can say, ‘I don’t have to stay in one place. I can move around in this universe.’”For DPS Chief John Thomas, this type of cooperation and community outreach is also a welcome change.“As someone who’s lived through the 1965 riots in L.A. and the 1992 riots in L.A., I didn’t see too many efforts that at the end of those traumatic and tragic incidents people worked with police and the community to bring about better working relationships,” Thomas said.Thomas stressed that DPS is accountable to the public and has a responsibility to prevent issues of mistrust.“I think if nothing else this was a genuine effort on the part of DPS and LAPD to work with the students to build a stronger relationship, and I hope at the end of the day that’s accomplished, and we start working toward the second annual fair.” Follow Kate on Twitter @km_guarino This Saturday marked the first Unity Street Fair organized by USC’s Students Organizing for Literacy, Inclusion and Diversity.Bridging gaps · The Unity Fair welcomed more than 300 people at a park located at the intersection of Hoover Street and Adams Boulevard on Saturday. – Dasha Kholodenko | Daily TrojanThe event brought together USC students, community members, the Dept. of Public Safety and the Los Angeles Police Department. The event was hosted partly in response to allegations of racial profiling and misconduct after LAPD broke up a party of predominantly black students on May 4 of last year.The fair welcomed more than 300 people to the park at the Hoover Recreational Center at the intersection of Hoover Street and Adams Boulevard and was part of a summerlong collaboration among law enforcement, SOLID and multiple student organizations including the Black Student Assembly, the Black Social Work Caucus and USChange Movement.The fair featured a raffle of donated items, a disc jockey and various food options. The park housed different booths set up by organizations including SOLID and the Black Student Assembly. LAPD University Park Task Force also had a booth of uniformed officers who spoke with community members. DPS officers in uniform patrolled the event while others, including Chief John Thomas, came in plain clothes and mingled with guests.SOLID Executive Director Paul Young, a second-year graduate student in the School of Social Work, said the event coordinators hoped to emphasize a spirit of collaboration between law enforcement and the community that went beyond fighting for the students affected on May 4.“We wanted to have a different response,” Young said. “Instead of just advocating for that group we wanted to advocate for the neighborhood, for other students of color. We wanted to put together an event where we can show something positive can come out of the situation.”Selam Kidane, a second-year graduate student at the School of Social Work and member of the Black Social Work Caucus, said there is often a culture of fear surrounding law enforcement, but that dialogue is the key to making lasting changes.“I’d hope that more candid conversations can take place with the community and LAPD and DPS around some of the things that have happened that have scarred the community,” Kidane said.LAPD and DPS have been meeting with student organizations and have worked to change party protocol so that DPS officers will be the ones to act as first responders.Sergeant Jon Pinto of LAPD Southwest Division and the University Park Task Force said the task force, which patrols the area surrounding USC, has also held weekly meetings with DPS to create a unified set of policies to close parties and issue warnings.“We’ve been working with several organizations at USC to heal some of the concerns that the community has and to show the community and university that we’re working in partnership,” Pinto said.Makiah Green, a first-year graduate student in the master of professional writing program and student leader of the USChange Movement, said the purpose of the event reached further than just addressing the issue of parties.“There’s a huge misconception that this is about the party and it’s really not; it’s about the underlying racial biases,” Green said.Green said it was nice to see law enforcement interacting with the community, particularly children that came to the fair, but she still believes fostering a culture of trust will take time.“I feel like the officers and community members have been kind of segregated,” Green said. “I don’t necessarily know if the kind of communication we wanted to occur did but this is only the first event and a lot of people aren’t comfortable with the police, so I think as time goes on, we’ll be able to build those relationships.”SOLID co-founder Jacqueline Jackson, a second-year graduate student in strategic public relations and business fundamentals, said that demonstrating USC could care and provide for the surrounding community was key to the event’s success. Growing up in the Inglewood community not far from USC, Jackson said education was not readily available to her, and she took extensive steps to seek it out. In August of 2012, Jackson and Rikiesha Pierce founded SOLID with the goal of expanding the mile-and-a-half radius that USC serves.“We wanted to build an organization that reached out into the community and brought educational resources and that also brought opportunities to get closer to campus and meet USC students,” Jackson said.Community outreach also became a large part of Saturday’s fair. Jackson estimates the fair cost upward of $5,000, but various donors, including community members, alumni and DPS contributed funds, as well as raffle prizes, including more than 40 backpacks full of school supplies and 30 bikes.