first_imgTopics : “It means that some of us have not properly responded […] to this abnormal situation,” Jokowi said, adding that he expected the central government and local administrations to see eye-to-eye in regard to the current health crisis.Separately, Home Ministry spokesperson Bahtiar said around Rp 55 trillion (US$3.48 billion) in the APBDs had been reallocated for COVID-19 mitigation as of Sunday. The ministry has called on other regions to report their budgets, as the budget reallocation period mandated by the ministry and the Finance Ministry had been extended by to two weeks.“A total of around Rp 55 trillion had been reallocated by several provinces, regencies and cities for health services, financial reserves and social safety net programs. We expect the number to continue to increase as COVID-19 mitigation requires commitment and sufficient funding from regional administrations,” Bahtiar said in a statement on Tuesday.Jokowi has previously issued a decree on budget reallocations and “refocusing” toward COVID-19 mitigation efforts.The decree stipulates that ministers, agency heads, governors, regents and mayors must prioritize spending for mitigation efforts in accordance with protocols established by the COVID-19 task force. President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has urged local administrations to reallocate their respective regional budgets (APBD) to fund the ongoing COVID-19 mitigation efforts as the central government scrambles to slow the spread of the deadly disease across the archipelago.“I’ve gathered that the budgets in several regions [have yet to be adjusted]. I ask that the home minister and finance minister call them out,” Jokowi said in a Cabinet meeting Tuesday.He noted that 103 regions had yet to prepare any social safety net programs to help cushion the blow for those most financially impacted by the public health emergency. In total, 140 regions have yet to issue any policies designed to dull the economic impact of the global pandemic, while 34 other regions have not reported their latest budgets, he said.last_img read more

first_imgTopics : It is currently closed to Victoria state and Sydney, and Gunner said he expected other regions to be excluded.Australia, which has recorded almost 22,000 cases and 332 deaths from the virus, has also closed its international borders indefinitely. Australia’s Northern Territory will be closed to visitors from virus hotspots for a further 18 months to protect its large and vulnerable Aboriginal population, authorities said Tuesday.The sparsely populated northern region is home to roughly 250,000 people — 30 percent of whom are Aboriginal — according to government figures.”We’ll have our hard border controls in place for at least the next 18 months. And we’re resourcing so we can do that,” Chief Minister Michael Gunner told public broadcaster ABC.center_img Indigenous Australians are considered more at-risk to diseases such as COVID-19 because of socio-economic and cultural factors affecting access to medical care and underlying health.Many Aboriginal groups fear the virus could sweep through remote indigenous communities where healthcare services are limited.”This is what I think I need to do to make sure some of the most vulnerable people in the world stay safe,” Gunner said.The Northern Territory has recorded few virus cases and no deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.last_img read more

first_imgKolasinac made his way off the field before Saka could come on (Picture: Getty)Saka was criticised for not being ready but Ljungberg says the cold weather meant he had a number of clothing items to take off. Instead, the Swede says Kolasinac should have stayed down longer in order to give his side more time to make a change.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Sead went down and our player tried to get ready,’ said Ljungberg.‘With the weather, he had a lot of clothes on. That’s something we need to learn, [ok] get ready quicker but to stay down when you are injured so players can get ready.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalThe Swede was questioned further on the issue later on his press conference when it was put to him that the situation summed up the lack of organisation at the club.However, Ljungberg rejected the claim and repeated his belief that Kolasinac should have done more to help Saka.‘I think that’s a bit harsh. A player can’t get ready quicker. Of course you can say he shouldn’t have so many clothes on but we were in the first half when he probably didn’t think there would be a substitution.‘In my opinion we need to stay down.’MORE: Ben Stokes wins BBC Sports Personality of the Year after World Cup and Headingley heroics Freddie Ljungberg pins blame on Sead Kolasinac as Manchester City punish 10-man Arsenal Metro Sport ReporterSunday 15 Dec 2019 9:31 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.4kShares Freddie Ljungberg was unhappy with Sead Kolasinac (Picture: Getty)Arsenal interim boss Freddie Ljungberg blamed Sead Kolasinac for Manchester City’s third goal in the Gunners’ 3-0 defeat to Pep Guardiola’s men.De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling gave City a two-goal advantage after just 15 minutes at the Emirates but Arsenal were reduced to 10-men when Kolasinac went down with an ankle injury shortly before half-time.The Bosnian was unable to continue and made his way off the field. However, the timing of his injury just before the half-time whistle meant Arsenal had not prepared a replacement.Bukayo Saka eventually stripped down to his kit but the ball was already back in play, meaning he was unable to enter the action. City took full advantage of their numerical advantage with De Bruyne punishing Arsenal by scoring an all-important third goal.ADVERTISEMENT Comment Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgSee Governor Wolf’s Hanukkah Proclamation here.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: SHARE Email Facebook Twitter VIDEO: Governor Wolf Wishes Pennsylvanians a Happy Hanukkah Holidays,  Statement,  Videos Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Wolf delivered the following Hanukkah message:“Hanukkah is the Jewish Festival of Lights, an eight-day celebration commemorating the Jewish people’s successful rebellion against the Greek siege of ancient Jerusalem, said Governor Tom Wolf.“It is a time to both reflect on Jewish heritage with traditional fare, songs, and games and an opportunity to recommit to building a bright future.“The commonwealth is proud to reaffirm William Penn’s principles of religious freedom by honoring the Jewish people’s struggle for religious freedom as we celebrate the Festival of Lights.“Happy Hanukkah to all Pennsylvanians who are celebrating.” December 06, 2015last_img read more

first_img Share LocalNews Salisbury Reunion:Building Community with Pride and Unity by: – April 27, 2011 Share Sharing is caring! Mr Curth Charles receiving donation from Mrs Delia Frederick of B&C Bakery in SalisburyThe Salisbury Commitee held its Media Launch for the Salisbury Reunion at the National Development Foundation of Dominica Conference Room at 10:00am today. Residents and others gathered as Mr Robert John hosted the event, informing listeners of their objectives in enhancing the village of Salisbury. In the past nine to ten months, the commitee has been holding a reunion friday night bar, as means to raise funds for the upcoming events that are to be held from July 23rd to August 7th 2011.Listen to Mr. Curth Charles on an overview of the Reunion to be held. During the ceremony of the media lauch, the commitee received a sponsor from Mrs. Delia Frederick of B&C Bakery of $1000, who was sitted in the crowd. They also received a second sponsor who was viewing the live streaming on BawiTV, from Fortuno Cuffy of another $1000.The Commitee is also soliciting sponsorship from other Business with different categories being:Platinum Sponsors (cash and kind amounting to $40,000 or higher)all benefits of the Gold Sponsorship and:Exclusive rights, no competing products or services at the reunionfull page advertisment in the Reunion MagazineLogo placed on all promotional items such as banners, T-shirts, mugs, chains, etcGold Sponsors (cash and kind from $20,000 to $39,999)all beneifts of the silver Sponsorship and:a sales booth in Reunion Village at all the activitiestickets (amounts negotiable) available to all the showshalf page advertisment in the Reunion MagazineLogo placed on selected promotoional items such as banners, T-shirts, etcSilver Sponsors (cash and kind from $5,000 to $19,999)all beneifts of the Bronze Sponsorship and:a sales booth available at reunion village for selective activitiesadditional branding through out the entire community of salisburyQuarter page advertisment in the Reunion MagazineBronze Sponsors (cash and kind from $500 to $4,999)Residents encouraged to patronize our sponsorsbranding at the reunion villageextensive marketing coverage through local media outletsadvertising on, BawiTV , and FacebookLogo placed on all Reunion Banners.Click here to listen to Mr. Curth charles    Click here to listen to Ms. Golda Scotland singing Wonderful World The event was well attended and the Opposition Leader Hon. Hector John was present to support the commitee. We wish them well and every success in their up coming events.Dominica Vibes Newscenter_img Tweet Share 59 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

first_img Promoted Content6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hoot2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her Grandson9 Celebrities Who Look Older Than They Really AreWhat Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?You’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Playing Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body10 Largest Cities In The World Former Nigerian player Mutiu Adepoju has called on the national team technical adviser, Gernot Rohr, to make the Super Eagles a competitive market’ where players will fight for shirts. The former Super Eagles midfielder believes there are quality players outside the country who are aspiring to play for the national team. In a chat with, Adepoju stated that there are a lot of good players out there doing well in most of the obscured league that wants a call up to the national team but inviting them depends on the decision of the coach.Advertisement Loading… center_img read also:Lure Ighalo back into Super Eagles, Esin tells Rohr “I believe Rohr must have seen any player(s) he wants to invite for the national team,”“Every player’s playing anywhere will clamor to be part of the National team but it is now left for him to decide if the players are good for him to be called into his team”. ”But definitely any player doing well should be given a chance but the coach has that power to ascertain that for his team.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

first_img Press Association Jessica Harrington has given Bocca Baciata the green light to contest the Irish 1,000 Guineas at the Curragh on May 24. “She’s absolutely perfect, we took her out for a canter, she was so well in herself, and we’re going to go for the Irish 1,000 Guineas with her,” Harrington told At The Races. “That means bringing her back two furlongs in trip but I think she showed enough speed the other day. “We’ve lots of options and you’d imagine, being the size she is, that she will improve as the season goes on. “She did well from two to three, I’m not sure if she grew but she filled her frame out and looks a lot stronger.” center_img The Big Bad Bob filly won her final start at two and handled the step up in class at the weekend when landing the Salsabil Stakes at Navan. That was over 10 furlongs but Harrington feels she showed the requisite pace to handle the drop down to a mile. last_img read more

first_img(REUTERS) – The Toronto Raptors defeated a shorthanded Golden State Warriors squad 123-109 in Oakland on Wednesday night to take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven NBA Finals.The Raptors won behind 30 points from Kawhi Leonard and a balanced attack that saw five other players score in double digits.The Warriors were able to cut the lead to as little as seven points at some stages but the Raptors always had an answer as sharpshooter Danny Green made six three-pointers and Serge Ibaka blocked six shots.The Raptors overcame a 47-point performance by Stephen Curry – a playoff career high for the Warriors point guard – but it was not enough for the two-time defending champions.“They never make anything easy and Steph is a two-time MVP,” said Raptors point guard Kyle Lowery, who tallied 23 points and nine assists.“For us, we need to just stay locked into the game plan. We can’t have any mental lapses; that’s what hurts us. We’ve just got to continue to work, play hard and stay level-headed.”The Warriors were forced to play without starting shooting guard Klay Thompson, who was a game-time scratch after he injured his hamstring in Game Two, and two-time Finals MVP Kevin Durant, who has been sidelined with a calf strain since May 8.The Warriors were also without back-up big man Devon Looney, who suffered a fracture in Game Two and has been ruled out for the remainder of the series.Warriors coach Steve Kerr responded to the absences with his 10th different starting line-up of the playoffs but the team’s defence suffered as the Raptors shot 52 percent from the field and 45 percent from deep.The Warriors’ offence also suffered with Curry outscoring the other four starters combined.The Raptors led by as many as 14 points in the first half before the Warriors stepped up their defence in the last six minutes of the second quarter to go into the break trailing by just eight.But Green got hot for the Raptors in the third quarter and the visitors were able to extend their lead to 13 heading into the fourth quarter, where a rainbow three-pointer by Fred VanVleet with 1:37 remaining put the game out of reach.The Raptors are trying to win a first NBA title while the Warriors, winners of three of the last four championships, are attempting to cement their legacy as one of the sport’s greatest dynasties.Game Four is today in Oakland.last_img read more

first_imgDebbie Lee, current USG Senator, and Mai Mizuno, USG director of community and external affairs, are both running for USG President. Photos from official campaign websites.Undergraduate Student Government Senator Debbie Lee and Director of Community and External Affairs Mai Mizuno announced their candidacies for USG President on Thursday night. The two presidential tickets and 15 senatorial campaigns were launched on the USC USG Elections Facebook page and websites for the specific campaigns.Lee, a sophomore majoring in political science, is one of the two presidential candidates, with USG Senator Blake Ackerman, a sophomore majoring in business administration, as her running mate. Lee worked with USG Director of Wellness Affairs Marina Hrovat on a recently passed resolution that called for free menstrual products to be distributed throughout all restrooms on the University campus. Ackerman worked on several other initiatives throughout his term as a senator, including the creation of a first-year student development course for freshmen to enhance their adjustment to college. Lee and Ackerman’s platform runs on increasing overall safety and wellness on campus through several initiatives including the establishment of rest and meditation spaces on campus, as well as an official system for ensuring student safety at Greek life events. Additionally, the pair plans on proposing a Transfer Resource Center, increasing collaboration between USG and other student organizations and monitoring the launch of the first year student development course.The other presidential ticket consists of Mizuno, a junior majoring in international relations and philosophy politics and law, and vice presidential candidate Brianna Bozek, a junior majoring in business administration. Mizuno also took part in finalizing the resolution concerning the distribution of free menstrual products, introducing the Health Sciences Campuses into the initiative while Bozek served as the Vice President of Service and Philanthropy on the USC Panhellenic Executive Board. Their platform focuses on community outreach through the expansion of the USC Good Neighbors Campaign, which funds community-based organizations like Jumpstart at USC, as well as implementing more events and outreach initiatives at USC Village. They also plan on increasing transparency between USG and the student body, as well as facilitating the implementation of the eligibility requirement in Greek life. The 15 senatorial candidates are hoping to fill the vacancies of 12 positions on the USG Senate. None of the current USG Senators are running for reelection. The candidates include Manda Bwerevu, Amy Chong, Matt Crane, Cody Ela, Max Geschwind, Diviya Gupta, Jillian Halperin, Shayan Kohanteb, Meagan Lane, Andre Luna, Michaela Murphy, Gabriel Savage, Will Sherman, Neal Sivadas and Jacquelyne Tan. Chong, Murphy and Savage; Bwerevu, Halperin and Tan; and Crane and Gupta are running together on joint platforms. The first debate between the two presidential and vice presidential tickets will occur on Jan. 31. The second debate will be on Feb. 6. Students can cast votes from Feb. 6-13.last_img read more

first_imgBRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Without Barbadian national Rihanna, music in the last decade would not have sounded the same. Rihanna’s signature style and sound has defined her as one of the most successful artists of this decade and bred a new generation of artists that attempt to take from her blueprint.The 31-year-old Bajan ended 2019 on Billboard’s Top 10 list of musicians with the most number-one hits. Rihanna, who has had a total of 14 number one hit songs, was ranked third, behind The Beatles (20) and Mariah Carey (19). She has had more number ones than legendary acts like Michael Jackson, Madonna, Whitney Houston and Stevie Wonder.This year, she was also named as the world’s richest female musician, creating a $600 million fortune from music sales, a luxury fashion brand aptly named “Fenty” and her own makeup brand, “Fenty Beauty”.Despite her personal brand being largely focused on makeup on fashion these days, Rihanna still has an extremely loyal music fanbase. It’s been almost four years since she released an album, but fans are still anxiously waiting to her next project. For her ninth studio album, Rihanna has said that she will return to musical roots, describing the yet-to-be-released album as “reggae-inspired”.“Reggae always feels right to me. It’s in my blood.. Even though I’ve explored other genres of music, it was time to go back to something that I haven’t really homed in on completely for a body of work”, she said in an interview with Vogue Magazine.She has also began working with Reggae producers like Supa Dups and Steven McGreggor. There is also buzzing rumors about a collaboration with another female rising reggae star, Koffee from Jamaica.HOW RIHANNA BECAME THIS DECADE’S TOP FEMALE MUSICIANRobyn “Rihanna” Fenty has spent almost her entire career at the top of the record charts. In any arena, her name needs no introduction as the dynamic island girl that took the world by storm.Rihanna was born in Saint Michael, Barbados, to Monica (née Braithwaite) and Ronald Fenty. The couple raised Rihanna and her two brothers in Bridgetown, where their home life was marred by domestic violence and substance abuse. Ultimately, Ronald’s addiction to alcohol and crack cocaine led to the couple’s divorce.Rihanna was described as a “tomboy”, growing up in Bridgetown. During Primary School, she was part of the cadet club and during her years at Combermere High School, was an army cadet in a sub-military program.Her typical high school life was interrupted when she met American record producer, Evan Rogers at 16 years old. Rogers, who saw star potential in Rihanna, invited the teen (along with her mother) to the United States to record demo tapes that could be sent to record labels.In 2005, 17-year-old Rihanna met rapper Jay-Z who was president and CEO of Def Jam Recordings. Jay-Z and his boss, LA Reid, were so impressed with her demo tapes and audition that they offered her a recording contract immediately.She earned significant recognition following the release of her first two studio albums Music of the Sun (2005) and A Girl like Me (2006), both of which were influenced by Caribbean music.Rihanna’s third studio album, Good Girl Gone Bad (2007), incorporated more elements of pop music and catapulted her to greater stardom, establishing her status as a sex symbol and a leading figure in the music industry. The album’s chart-topping single “Umbrella” earned Rihanna her first Grammy Award.In 2009, Rihanna’s then-boyfriend, musician Chris Brown, physically assaulted her the night before the Grammy Awards in February. He was arrested and charged with assault and making criminal threats.Rihanna’s level of fame and her work ethic only intensified following her abusive relationship with Brown. The media became even more fascinated with the Caribbean beauty as she went on to release five more albums, dabble in on-screen acting, and released several clothing lines and beauty products. She also raised millions of dollars for various humanitarian causes through her Clara Lionel Foundation, named after her grandparents, Clara and Lionel Braithwaite.Throughout her career, Rihanna has received nine Grammy Awards and surpassed more than 100 million Gold and Platinum song certifications. In doing so, Rihanna has the most digital single awards and is the first and only artist to surpass RIAA’s 100 million cumulative singles award threshold.She is the tenth best-selling artist and the second best-selling female singles artist in the United States, behind Madonna.Rihanna has an honorary title of Ambassador for Culture and Youth in Barbados. In 2008, former Barbados Prime Minister, David Thompson, launched the national “Rihanna Day” in Barbados; and in 2017, Westbury New Road, the street Rihanna lived in St. Michael, was officially renamed “Rihanna Drive”.last_img read more