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Presidential Palaces to implement ‘new normal’ protocols

first_imgThe Presidential Palaces, the official residences and offices of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, will soon implement “new normal” protocols in day-to-day activities and official events in an effort to mitigate the risks of in-person activity during the COVID-19 outbreak.”The President has instructed us to carry out daily activities [in the palace] in accordance with the new normal measures,” Presidential Secretariat head Heru Budi Hartono said in a statement on Thursday.He explained that all four presidential palaces, which are in Jakarta, Bogor, Bali and Yogyakarta, would implement similar measures. Under the “new normal” protocols, the Baiturrahim mosque in the Jakarta Presidential Palace will resume mass prayers with strict health measures.”We will reduce the mosque’s maximum capacity to 20 percent of the original. Previously, the mosque could accommodate 750 people. Now it has become 150,” Heru said.Read also: MRT Jakarta resumes normal operational hours, with limited capacity during transition periodSeveral hand washing stations will be placed at the entrances to the mosque and at the area for wudu (ablutions). “By implementing the new normal measures, I think we will be able to worship comfortably,” Heru said.The presidential palace will also limit the number of attendees at formal functions.”For inauguration ceremonies, for example, we will limit the number of guests to 5 to 7 people,” Heru said, adding that the attendees would be required to maintain physical distance.The palace will also continue to conduct rapid tests on its guests. The guests, including ministers and their drivers, will be required to wear face masks.The annual flag-hoisting ceremonies, commonly carried out on the palaces’ grounds to commemorate Independence Day, will now be held online. The palace also aims to reduce the number of journalists reporting in person by providing livestreams of President Jokowi’s activities.Topics :last_img read more


Brisbane Broncos skipper signs new agent in bid to convert reno in to a sale

first_img Quade ready to let go — at any cost Ray White New Farm principal Matt Lancashire has gone to some extreme lengths to sell property, from riding a horse to jumping in pools in his suitThe house at 78 Harding Street was designed by Base Architecture and built for the Boyd family by award-winning development company, Graya Construction. More from newsNoosa unit prices hit new record high as region booms: REIQ12 hours agoParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus12 hours ago The Boyds are selling their house in HendraBut with the selling season heating up, the 32-year-old fullback has signed inner-city prestige agent Matt Lancashire of Ray White New Farm to convert the listing in to a sale.And Mr Lancashire is confident of a win.“This home takes inner city family living to new heights,” he said. RELATED: Darius Boyd’s next big project revealed Rugby league star offloads luxury house Mr Lancashire said the property “will sell” via an expressions of interest campaign.The first open house is scheduled for 10am to 10.30am tomorrow. Located in Hendra, which is fast becoming one of the city’s most sought-after millionaire suburbs, the striking residence sits on a 650 sqm block. Also on this floor is the dedicated media room with projector, a powder room and a two-car garage.Other features include oak flooring, timber ceilings and original woodwork, plus contemporary touches of stone, marble and European tiles. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:50Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:50 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenNRL stars tackling the property game00:50BRISBANE Broncos skipper Darius Boyd has made a captain’s call, trading real estate agents in a bid to sell his multimillion-dollar home.The architecturally-designed stunner, which is owned by Boyd and his social media influencer wife Kayla, was listed with another agency earlier this year, but failed to sell. MORE NEWS: Inside the most expensive house for sale in the US Spread over two vast levels, the house has four bedrooms including a huge master suite that is separated from the three other first floor bedrooms by a bridge and voids.It has a walk-in robe and a large ensuite.There is also a study and a family bathroom located on the first floor.It is on the ground floor that you will find the living areas, including the dining area, kitchen and living space, which opens on to an outdoor entertaining area with its own kitchen, sunken lounge, decks and pool. “We have already reached out to our extensive database, had some interested parties through the house, and received significant interest from people who want to inspect it,” Mr Lancashire said.“They include local Brisbane buyers and interstate and overseas buyers.“I did 19 transactions last quarter, and six were bought by people from overseas and interstate so there is still buyers looking for this type of high-end property in the Brisbane market.”Mr Lancashire said its location was also a drawcard for buyers looking to shift from other prestige suburbs like Ascot.“Hendra is quiet, close to the airport, has wide, tree-lined streets, is low density with low traffic, good schools and its family friendly,” he said.“In my opinion, Hendra is the suburb to watch.”last_img read more


BPA: No-Deal Concerns Surface amid UK’s Resilience Planning

first_imgDespite ongoing resilience planning in the UK, concerns have arisen about the level of preparedness of the wider logistics sector and the possible impact of a ‘no-deal’ on the economy.British Ports Association raised concerns following the publication of the Government’s Brexit economic impact assessments. This week also saw the UK Prime Minister introduce measures in Parliament allowing for a possible short extension of the Brexit Article 50 deadline.Commenting on the developments in Westminster and following a meeting with Transport Secretary Chris Grayling and Ports and Shipping Minister Nusrat Ghani to discuss ports’ Brexit preparedness,“These are unprecedented times and the level of Government emergency planning in our sector is cranking up. We would hope that all parts of Government are working together and sharing information when it comes to resilience planning,” the British Ports Association’ Chief Executive, Richard Ballantyne said.He added that Local Resilience Forums are key organisations in bringing together commercial operators and public agencies to ensure that all are working together and with the same understanding.In attempts to avoid post-Brexit disruption, Government officials have made a laudable effort to put in place pragmatic processes that will help mitigate disruption in a ‘no-deal’ scenario but the wider impact assessments released by the Government include some stark warnings about the economy.“If the economy slows down, people and businesses buy, build, manufacture and invest less which typically leads to a slow down in trade. There are also concerns that the wider logistics industry and traders might not be ready and we welcome moves to allow them to prepare,” according to Ballantyne.The Government’s Brexit impact assessment estimates that the UK economy would be between 6.3% to 9% smaller, with significant variation across the UK, in the long term in a no-deal scenario.Regarding a Drewry study published on the matter, Ballantyne said that the study shows there is certainly resilience in UK-EU short sea market “but it highlights that while many of the Government’s mitigation measures should help Roll-on Roll-off ferry traffic flow, some of these customs arrangements and systems are untested.”“It also demonstrates that potential traffic peaks could need to be managed underlining the importance of the regional resilience planning exercises.”last_img read more


Ex-FEMA head takes blame, changing tune

first_imgMAMMOTH LAKES, Calif. – Ex-FEMA Director Michael Brown said Wednesday that he shared the blame for pre- and post-Katrina failures, saying he fell short in communicating the magnitude of the disaster and in calling for help. “I should have asked for the military sooner. I should have demanded the military sooner,” said Brown, the former head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. “It was beyond the capacity of the state and local governments and it was beyond the capacity of FEMA,” he told a gathering of meteorologists at a ski resort in the Sierra Nevada. Brown said he failed to communicate the extent of the devastation to the media and to the federal government. FEMA came under fire immediately after Katrina struck the Louisiana and Mississippi coastlines Aug. 29, killing more than 1,300 in five states and leaving some 3,200 unaccounted for. He was relieved of his on-site command and recalled Sept. 9 to Washington, D.C. Brown resigned three days later, saying he feared he had become a distraction. Asked on Wednesday if he felt he had been railroaded out of his post, Brown replied, “I’m moving on.” He said his biggest concern was the current emphasis on reorganizing FEMA, particularly in light of past budget cuts that had left hundreds of vacancies in an agency with 2,500 employees. “It’s time to stop organizing and get FEMA back to what it was before – get its budget back up to where it was.” 160Want 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 MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card His statements changed his version of the events stated during a congressional hearing Sept. 27. At that time, he blamed most of the government’s failure to properly respond to the hurricane on Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco and New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin – both Democrats. “I think it’s important to realize that all of us made mistakes,” he told The Associated Press in an interview after his speech. “After a while you get a different perspective. I still do believe that things weren’t working too well down there. I’m not into this whole thing of ‘let’s blame somebody for this or that.’ But let’s figure out what went wrong and what we can do to make it better next time.” He told attendees at the annual Operation Sierra Storm – a gathering of broadcast and National Weather Service meteorologists at snowy Mammoth Mountain Ski Area – that he failed to delegate responsibility and instead tried to attend to the details himself. “It was the largest natural disaster ever to strike the United States – 92,000 square miles. Logistics were falling apart,” he said. President George W. Bush appointed Brown to head FEMA in April 2003. He previously chaired the Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority, served on the City Council in Edmond, Okla., and practiced law in Oklahoma and Colorado. last_img read more


SA ends Netball World Champs on a high

first_imgSouth Africa, though, had other ideas and hit back hard in the second quarter as they took over control of the midcourt. By the break, Amanda M ynhardt’s team led 28-26. In a tight match, South Africa capitalised on Irish errors to run out 46-41 victors and set up a clash with African champions Malawi for fifth place. “I’m over the moon,” Burger told Netball South Africa after winning the prestigious award. “It was really unexpected. I don’t have words to express how proud I am.” ContrastThe South African side’s fifth place finish and the sense of optimism that came with it was in stark contrast to how the team performed and how it felt after its opening Pool C game against Jamaica on 4 July. Back footThe loss in their opening encounter set South Africa’’s challenge on the back foot, and meant they needed to win their next two pool matches to reach the quarterfinals of the tournament. The Proteas’ early loss to Jamaica left them with a very tough quarterfinal showdown against world number one New Zealand. NemesisThe Malawians had finished fifth in the previous edition of the World Championships and had proven to be South Africa’s nemesis in recent times. It appeared that story would continue when the Malawi opened up a 15-10 lead after the first quarter in the battle for fifth. Shut downSouth Africa started brightly and led 11-10 after the opening quarter. After that, however, they were shut down by the Silver Ferns, with former South African star Leana de Bruin performing brilliantly on defence on her way to a player of the match winning performance as the Kiwis went on to a 58-28 victory. FinalAustralia successfully defended their world title in a scintillating final against New Zealand, which went to extra time. In front of a very loud crowd, the Diamonds edged it 58-57. The Jamaicans were ranked just above South Africa in the world rankings and the sides appeared well matched as the game got under way. It was goal for goal until the end of the first quarter when the Jamaicans managed to open up a four-goal advantage at 15-11. They then dominated the next quarter 19-9 to go into the half 34-20 ahead. From there they pulled well clear to record a big 72-45 win. Narrow leadBotswana, ranked 10 places below South Africa, came out of the blocks strongly and led 11-9 after the first quarter. South Africa won the next quarter 14-7 to take a narrow 23-18 lead into half-time.center_img As a result of their loss to New Zealand, South Africa was left to battle it out for fifth to eighth places with Northern Ireland, Malawi, and Trinidad and Tobago. First up for the South Africans was Northern Ireland. Former South African Irene van Dyk starred for New Zealand, scoring 34 points on 34 out of 35 shooting. With Jamaica having defeated Botswana and South Africa’s neighbours having beaten Singapore in the tournament opener, it came down to South Africa versus Botswana to decide which Pool C team joined the Jamaicans in the quarterfinals. In their next game, hosts Singapore were well supported by a patriotic crowd and started strongly to lead 15-13 after the first quarter. South Africa’s netball team finished the World Netball Championships in Singapore on a high on Saturday when they claimed first place in Africa and fifth place in the world rankings. Putting the cherry on the top, Erin Burger was named Player of the Tournament. After the restart South Africa took charge and two 17-10 quarters saw them to a convincing 57-38 victory. They continued their dominance in the third quarter, taking it 17-9 to lead 45-35, which looked like a comfortable margin, but the Malawians were not yet done. Their goal shooter Mwayi Kumwenda and goal attack Sindi Simtowe were in fine form and ultimately missed only one of 50 shots in the game, and they combined to bring Malawi within breathing distance of South Africa in the final quarter. However, it was too little too late for Malawi as they came up two goals shy, with South Africa claiming a 52-50 victory. 11 July 2011 South Africa turned the contest on its head in the second quarter, however, dominating it 19-6 to take a 32-21 lead into the break. They continued to put space between themselves and the hosts in the remainder of the game and triumphed 70-33. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more


Garage Door Openers Are Always On

first_img Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details. If your home has a garage, there is a good chance that you have an automatic garage door opener. Because these electrical appliances operate for only a few minutes per day, they don’t use much electricity to open and close your garage door. But there’s a catch: most garage door openers use three to five times more energy during the 1,437 minutes per day when they are “off” than they do during the 3 minutes per day when they are on.Like any appliance that has a remote control, a garage door opener is always on. Even when it isn’t operating, it is warm and humming, listening for the radio signal that will tell the machine to spring into action. This type of electrical draw is called a “phantom load.”Back in the 1950s, electrical appliances didn’t have phantom loads. When you turned them off — by flipping a toggle switch or knob that made a satisfying click — they were really off. Since then, however, appliance manufacturers have gotten sneaky. Even though the switch position may be marked “off,” the appliance is still warm. The only way to really turn it off is to pull the plug out of the wall.Appliances with phantom loads include anything with a remote control, as well as any appliance that has a clock display or glowing LEDs. Appliances with phantom loads include a few obvious candidates, like set-top cable boxes, and several less obvious ones, like some washing machines and kitchen ranges.In 2002, Mark Pierce, an energy expert at Cornell University, estimated that phantom loads cost the average U.S. household $200 per year. Other estimates are much lower, ranging from 329 to 569 kWh (about $40 to $70) per year. According to a web page on phantom loads maintained by the… This article is only available to GBA Prime Memberscenter_img Start Free Trial Already a member? Log inlast_img read more


Knowing and Doing

first_imgDan Pink is one of my favorite writers. To Sell Is Human should be required reading, especially for non-salespeople who have to sell. His book Drive should be required reading for leaders and managers.I love Malcolm Gladwell, too. Like Pink, he is a tremendous writer and storyteller. The Tipping Point should be required reading for entrepreneurs and marketers. Blink should be required reading for salespeople. And Outliers should be read by all success-minded people.Both Pink and Gladwell are intellectuals. They both intellectualize the topics about which they write. You can learn a lot by reading them. But you can’t learn what you need to learn to be successful by reading intellectualized accounts of any subject.I have never played tennis, nor have I ever been on skis. I have never hit a tennis ball over a net, and I have never once made my way down the side of a mountain or a hill on two slick pieces of plastic. I could right now read a dozen books on tennis or skiing and still be completely unable to play tennis or ski better than I could by taking a couple of lessons. But having taken some lessons and spending some time on a tennis court or a hill, reading could help me understand my experience and how to improve it.You produce the best results in areas you are working to improve by coupling your experiential learning with your intellectual learning.If you read any good book on investing, that book will surely tell you that you must not be emotional about the investments you make. When you start losing in a position, you sell that position and protect yourself from losses. But you won’t know what it feels like to sell a stock that is down 10% when it is being hyped on television and when other people are building their position.You can read a good book on selling, and you will almost invariably find something about closing, or asking for commitments. You can read the words, you can understand the script, but until you ask a prospective client sitting across from you to sign an agreement, you won’t have any idea what that experience feels like (especially when they refuse to sign).You can read books about success and personal development, all of which have valuable messages and even more valuable guides to the actions you must take in order to succeed. But reading about personal development and success won’t make you successful. Only taking action will. (But if you take in enough success-oriented content, I promise you will start to take action.)There is a difference between an intellectual understanding of a subject and actually knowing the subject matter. Knowing something alone doesn’t produce any measurable results. Knowing something, having some chops, only works if you couple it with action (and if it’s something important to you, massive action). You will learn much of what you need to be successful by doing.You know enough already. But are you taking enough action?last_img read more


Dera head treated like any other convict: Rohtak Deputy Commissioner

first_imgRohtak Deputy Commissioner Atul Kumar on Saturday said that Dera Sacha Sauda (DSS) chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was being treated as an ordinary inmate in Sunaria Jail in Rohtak, and was being provided the same food that is provided to other inmates.With the CBI judge to be flown to Rohtak to pronounce the quantum of sentence in the case, the Deputy Commissioner said that the situation in the district was under control and that the police was prepared to tackle any situation.Appeal to peopleMaking an appeal to the people to not to enter the district without specific or urgent reasons, Mr. Kumar said that barricades have been set up at several places to check every person entering Rohtak and that a Duty Magistrate has also been deputed.If during the check, any person fails to produce proof of identity or specify a sound reason for visiting the district, then he would be taken into custody.The police have so far taken seven persons into custody, he added.As many as 10 companies of paramilitary forces have been deployed.Mr. Kumar added that 18 columns of the Army had been requisitioned, and these would soon reach the district and carry out a flag march.Section 144 imposedApart from this, the District Administration, Rohtak, has imposed Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC), prohibiting assembly of five or more persons and the carrying of firearms and other weapons.The administration has also directed the gram panchayats to deploy youth to carry out ‘thikri pehra’ (a vigil by the community for peace) for maintenance of law and order in their villages.last_img read more


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first_imgRitsumeikan University, Japan’s third largest private university, offers a wide range of courses in advanced studies. By Sonali AcharjeeThe history of Ritsumeikan University dates back to 1869 when Prince Kinmochi Saionji, an eminent international statesman of modern Japan, founded Ritsumeikan as a private academy on the site of the Kyoto,Ritsumeikan University, Japan’s third largest private university, offers a wide range of courses in advanced studies. By Sonali AcharjeeThe history of Ritsumeikan University dates back to 1869 when Prince Kinmochi Saionji, an eminent international statesman of modern Japan, founded Ritsumeikan as a private academy on the site of the Kyoto Imperial Palace. Today, Ritsumeikan University offers a wide range of courses in advanced studies at its Kinugasa Campus in Kyoto and Biwako-Kusatsu Campus (BKC) in Shiga. The university currently has a student population of 35,000 and is Japan’s third largest private university. Students can opt for courses in a variety of disciplines such as law, social science, international relations, image arts and sciences, economics, business, engineering, sports and health care, pharmaceutical science and humanities. Aside from the excellent facilitites on campus, students at Ritsumeikan also have the opportunity to experience the culture and sights of Kyoto.”Japan by itself is so rich in heritage and culture. Kyoto takes this one step further. It’s such a student-friendly city – safe, fun and engaging,” says Mahima Roy, 19, a geography student from Kolkata. While many know Kyoto as the cultural epicenter of Japan, most are surprised to find that it is also the country’s foremost university town. With 25 universities operating in the city, Kyoto’s 1,40,000 students account for nearly 10 per cent of the overall population.This diversity creates a unique atmosphere where ancient culture, values, and tradition exist side-by-side with contemporary culture, cutting-edge research and industry, and the latest technology. Kyoto is unique in the fact that you can meditate in a Zen temple, shop for the latest fashions, visit the headquarters of Nintendo, walk through various UNESCO World Heritage Sites, or dance the night away at one of the city’s nightspots.advertisement”I was in Kyoto to tour various universities last year. People were very helpful. I not only made new friends but also picked up a lot of interesting information regarding my course,” adds Roy. And when you need to take a break from studying, Kyoto provides a multitude of sanctuaries, beginning with the nearly 2,000 temples and shrines that make it famous. While everything a university student could need is available in the city itself, when you are ready for a change of scenery, Kobe and Osaka are both located within a 60 minute train ride. The Tokaido Shinkansen Line also makes travel to Tokyo, Nagoya, Hiroshima, and Hakata easy and convenient.Active learning is keyKiyofumi Kawaguchi, chancellor of Ritsumeikan University talks about the highlights and benefits of education reforms in JapanToday, reform at Japanese universities are focused on a ‘shift in the quality of education’. That is to say, a shift from university as a place where professors teach students uni-directionally to a place where students learn among themselves; the ultimate goal of which is to prepare our students for a world of lifelong learning. To realise this, it is important that we place active learning at the center of the curriculum. Specifically, this means introducing education techniques centered on team-oriented problem solving, project-based learning, debate, and presentations. On the other hand, society, in particular, the world of business, is looking to universities in Japan seeking what are called ‘global human resources’. These are described as individuals who possess not only foreign language skills but also the capacity to take initiative and tackle problems within foreign and multicultural contexts. In other words, our shift in education must occur alongside the globalisation of education.Until recently, international partnerships in higher education primarily took the form of student exchange wherein the premise is that the participants study within the curricula of the host university. The next step is to shift the quality of such education, and to actualise this we must develop together programmes centered on active learning. At Ritsumeikan University we are currently implementing two such global joint programmes. The first is the ‘Campus Asia Programme’. In this programme a total of 30 students made up of groups of 10 each from three universities – Guangdong University of Foreign Studies in China, Dongseo University in South Korea, and Ritsumeikan University – spend three months at the campus of each university living and studying alongside each other over the course of two years. The second programme is a joint course that started this academic year involving several member universities of the ASEAN International Mobility for Students Program or AIMS programme, namely the University of Indonesia, Gadjah Mada University and the Bandung Institute of Technology of Indonesia as well as Mahidol University and Thammasat University in Thailand. The course utilises ICT such as video on demand and online technology and is centered on project-based learning PBL.advertisementWhile there remain many issues, such as differences in credit systems and academic calendars across countries, students remain eager and we have high hopes for the educational value of this shift. Going forward, Ritsumeikan University plans to take such efforts to greater heights, and furthermore, to see the realization of joint programs with universities in Europe, America and Asia.last_img read more