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  • Leeds’ double vision

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  • Jokowi inaugurates first toll road in Riau

    first_imgPresident Joko “Jokowi” Widodo inaugurated the Pekanbaru-Dumai section of the trans-Sumatera toll road through a virtual ceremony carried out from the Bogor Palace in Bogor, West Java, on Tuesday.”Thank God, construction of the Pekanbaru-Dumai toll road has been completed. The toll road can now be fully operational and used for productive activities for Riau residents or people crossing Sumatra Island,” Jokowi said during the event, which was broadcasted through the Presidential Secretariat’s official YouTube channel.Spanning 131.5 kilometers and consisting of six sections, the Pekanbaru-Dumai toll road is the first in Riau province.Construction kicked off in 2017 with a total cost of Rp 12.18 trillion (US$818.25 million).The Pekanbaru-Dumai toll road is part of the trans-Sumatra toll road, which will extend 2,987 kilometers through Sumatra island connecting Lampung to Aceh.Read also: Jokowi inaugurates first toll road in AcehJokowi said its construction had increased interest in investments around the area.”The toll road has brought investment interest around the area, such as the development of industrial areas, housing complexes and tourist spots that would create,” Jokowi said.”Investors’ interest to support the development of the local economy should be responded to quickly, so the regional administration and local residents could reap the benefits of infrastructure built by the government.”The Pekanbaru-Dumai highway includes five tunnels specifically designed to allow wildlife to cross as the fourth section is located near the Balai Raja and Siak Kecil wildlife conservation areas, home to endemic Sumatran elephants.Jokowi expressed hope that the highway could be used as a tool to boost welfare equality.”I urge the local administration and Pekanbaru and Dumai residents to use this [toll road] as a tool to create more business opportunities and a facility to increase welfare equality.” Topics :last_img read more

  • Dissatisfied MEPs give Jonathan Hill ‘second chance to convince’

    first_img“He failed to provide concrete answers on specific issues such as the capital markets union, shadow banking or the European deposit guarantee scheme, which is the last remaining component of the banking union. These issues are of the utmost importance for the Socialists and Democrats.“We will ask him to provide clarifications during an exchange of views with members of the economic and monetary affairs in the European Parliament.”German MEP Sven Giegold, a member of the Green Party, tweeted yesterday evening saying Hill would be invited to a new exchange with MEPs.In German, the MEP said Hill had received “nachsitzen”, the German word for school detention.During his confirmation, Dutch and UK parliamentarians urged Hill not to let the revised IORP Directive “become the next Solvency II”.The British commissioner-designate was repeatedly challenged over his links to the financial lobby and asked to clarify his view on regulation and how it could be perceived as hindering growth.Hill – handed the prestigious financial stability, financial services and capital markets union brief by European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker – repeatedly stressed the need for transparency and said he would follow the example set by outgoing internal markets commissioner Michel Barnier in disclosing his meetings.Fielding a question by Giegold, who had previously criticised Hill’s nomination due to his past links to the financial services lobby, Hill insisted he was not a “representative of the City of London”.One parliamentarian from the UK later challenged Hill to guarantee the revised IORP Directive would not “become the next Solvency II”, while a Dutch MEP said her countrymen needed reassurance their pension system would not be subject to “far-reaching harmonisation” stemming from a belief that ‘one size fits all’ regulation should be applied to the financial industry.Hill said he believed the Commission was “taking a different approach” as far as IORPs were concerned, and was “very conscious” on the work needed to devise solutions that worked “in the interest of the greatest number of players”.On the matter of sustainability, a brief now handed to Justice commissioner-designate Vĕra Jourová, Hill nonetheless said that if companies were not acting in the long-term interests of shareholders “you end up with problems”.Other lawmakers voiced concerns that Hill’s remit to promote growth and investment would come at the expense of regulation.The former leader of the UK’s House of Lords, the country’s upper chamber, assured MEPs there would not be a “mindless bonfire of everything” and said it was a “false dichotomy” to see it as a matter of growth versus regulation.However, he insisted part of his role would be to identity any obstacles “standing in the way of the free flow of capital”, a matter that would be addressed through the proposed creation of the Capital Markets Union.The proposal for a more unified capital market, one of Juncker’s core pledges, has yet to be fleshed out, with Hill saying he did not yet have a “grand vision”, just weeks after his appointment.But he acknowledged it was a “project for all 28 [member states]”.The commissioner-designate did stand by Juncker’s proposed timeline for the launch of the union, by 2019, and said elements of it would be in place much sooner.He also said the European Long-Term Investment Fund (ELTIF) could potentially allow the Commission to incentivise investments in projects tackling climate change. Incoming financial markets commissioner Jonathan Hill has been called back to the European Parliament for a second hearing, in an unprecedented move and a potential blow to the UK government’s nominee.Hill, who endured a three-hour hearing yesterday in front of the European Parliament’s Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee (ECON), was criticised by MEPs for not providing enough detail in his answers.As a result, the UK Conservative Party peer will return to face the committee for another grilling.The Socialist and Democrat Party confirmed Hill would have to return and said while the party believed he could be a good commissioner, he was not convincing over the “content and priorities” of his portfolio.last_img read more

  • Renovation show postponed after coronavirus concerns

    first_img“Upon evaluating the risk that this outbreak poses for the health and wellbeing of Reno +Design Show attendees and exhibiting businesses, we have ultimately decided to postpone the events,” Ms Watson said.The Reno + Design Show will contact ticket holders to offer a refund or a transfer of their ticket to the new date.She said interior addicts, design devotees and those with the home reno bug will be spoiled for choice when more than 100 designers, architects, stylists, home builders, trades, product suppliers and special guests from around the country come together for the show in August.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus9 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market9 hours agoOver the two days, visitors will have the chance to talk face-to-face with exhibitors, gainpractical experience at interactive workshops and styling sessions, and learn more abouthome renovation and design through panel discussions and Q&A events with a who’s who ofdesign gurus. FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK Renee Watson of the Brisbane Reno + Design Show says the show has been postponed because of the coronavirus.The Brisbane Reno + Design Show has been postponed because of coronavirus concerns.The event, which was to be held at the Brisbane Showgrounds from April 4-5, has been rescheduled to August 29-30.Next month’s event was to showcase more than 100 businesses, including trades, product suppliers and home designers.Organisers say the risk of COVID-19 will hopefully have subsided by the time the rescheduled show starts.Show director Renee Watson said organisers had deemed that going ahead with the event in April posed an unjustifiably high level of risk to the public’s health. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:11Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:11 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreen5 tips to style your home for sale01:12last_img read more

  • Remembering Reimer: Boys shouldn’t be raised as girls

    first_imgLifeSiteNews 7 May 2014Ten years ago David Reimer, 38, parked his truck at a local shopping center, put a sawed-off shotgun to his head, and pulled the trigger. His tragic death emphasized the total failure of one of the most famous gender alteration cases in modern medicine.David Reimer was originally named Bruce after he was born a boy along with his identical twin brother Brian in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1965.A botched circumcision at about eight months burned off the boy’s penis, leaving his young parents bewildered about how they should raise their son. Parents thought they had found an answer when they learned through a television program about Dr. John Money of the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, a psychologist renowned for his theories about gender.Money believed identifying as male or female was a learned trait, but wanted to prove his theory with an ideal test subject. Identical twin boys with one of them raised as a girl was exactly what he was looking for.Reimer’s parents contacted Money who successfully advised them to raise Bruce as a girl and change his name to “Brenda.” The parents clothed “Brenda” in dresses, gave him dolls to play with, and treated him as a girl. He was given female hormone injections, which later made him develop breasts. read more

  • EPL opener: Liverpool captain Henderson struggling to make Leeds clash

    first_imgLiverpool captain, Jordan Henderson,  is battling to be fit for their Premier League opener against Leeds United. The England international missed the final four games of last season after sustaining a knee injury at Brighton in July and, although he started light training this week, he was left out of the squad for Saturday’s friendly at home to Blackpool and will not return to full training until Tuesday. “Obviously Hendo was desperate to play a few minutes today as well, but it makes no real sense because he had to do an important session today for him,” manager Jurgen Klopp told “If he would have played today, 10 minutes or so would have probably been OK but that makes no sense so that was not possible, but he trained in big parts of this week and will probably join a full team training next Tuesday.Advertisement read also:Liverpool set to offload Awoniyi, Ojo, eight others in huge transfer shake-up  “Timing-wise, not perfect that he cannot play today, but can train a few days later fully. But that’s how it is. “We will see how he develops, (there are) a few days until Leeds, how the boys come back from the national teams. “A lot of open questions still, but a few hopefully we can answer.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?What Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?The Highest Paid Football Players In The World8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our Future7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Yearcenter_img Loading… last_img read more

  • Michigan, Michigan State announce 7 COVID-19 positives

    first_imgWorld Triathlon also canceled three World Cups in Brazil and China.World Triathlon says it was forced to scrap two World Cups and three Asian Cups in China scheduled for September and October after the country’s government last week canceled all international sports for the rest of the year.___The Atlantic 10 Conference is postponing its fall sports season, which includes soccer, cross country, field hockey and women’s volleyball. The conference announced it will try to play those sports in the spring semester, and has agreed to a “look-in” window during September to evaluate whether it is possible to conduct shortened, conference-only seasons in fall sports. Michigan, Michigan State announce 7 COVID-19 positives Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The University of Michigan and Michigan State have announced has positive COVID-19 tests. The SEC hasn’t announced plans for football and other fall sports yet. The league said it will determine later if the policy should be extended at least to the spring semester___Ball State athletic department officials are looking to fill three open dates on the school’s football schedule after losing its third non-conference game.The Cardinals were scheduled to play host to Maine in the Sept. 3 season-opener — before the Black Bears and the Colonial Athletic Association announced they had suspended the fall sports season.Ball State’s road trips to Indiana and Michigan were canceled last week when the Big Ten opted to conduct a league-only schedule, a move that reportedly will cost the Mid-American Conference school almost $1.7 million in guaranteed money. ___The restart of the Paraguayan soccer league has been called off after three teams came down with cases of the coronavirus.The Paraguayan soccer association says Guarani, 12 de Octubre and San Lorenzo cannot play and train until another medical examination is held.The soccer association did not say how many players or club staff members have become infected.The league had been scheduled to resume later in the day after a four-month suspension caused by the pandemic. San Lorenzo was to play General Diaz. ___Formula One says two people tested positive for the coronavirus in the latest batch of tests carried out before the Hungarian Grand Prix.F1 said 4,997 tests for COVID-19 were carried out from July 10-16 ahead of Sunday’s race outside of Budapest. No further information was given about the two people who tested positive. They have been removed from the Hungaroring vicinity and isolated.F1 reported no positive cases from more than 8,000 tests carried out over the previous two races held in Austria at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg. Associated Press July 17, 2020 Personnel attending the races are tested every five days with results made public every seven days.There are two scheduled races at the British GP on Aug. 2 and Aug. 9.___The world triathlon championships will be staged this year but it’s unclear where and when.The worlds were originally scheduled to take place in August at the Edmonton world series grand final but they were canceled in April because of the coronavirus pandemic. The governing body of the sport now says a 2020 worlds can go ahead after recommendations from athletes and coaches and talks with national federations. Michigan says 121 tests were conducted those days on athletes, coaches and staff with four positives. To date, the athletic department has reported 635 tests with eight positives. All the positive tests have been on athletes.Michigan State announced it conducted testing on 38 athletes Monday, with three positives. None of the three people had taken part in workouts in the last two weeks. Three additional athletes will need to quarantine for 14 days, since they are roommates of the positive individuals. There were also 27 athletic department staff members who were tested July 13, with one person testing positive. The school said the staff member does not work with the programs back on campus and had no exposure to athletes.___Southeastern Conference schools will honor the scholarships of athletes who opt not to participate in fall competition because of concerns about COVID-19.The league announced the decision Friday, saying the athletes will remain in good standing with their team. SEC’s Presidents and Chancellors voted unanimously on the issue based on a recommendation of the league’s athletic directors. If replacement teams cannot be lined up, the Cardinals would now open the season by hosting Wyoming on Sept. 26. Ball State still has eight league games on the schedule, too.___ Five more baseball players tested positive for COVID-19 in the past week, raising the total to 80 since testing started in late June.Major League Baseball and the players’ association said six of 10,548 samples were new positives in the week ending Thursday, a rate of 0.05%. In addition to players, one staff member tested positive.The week included a five-day span with no new positive tests. Including the initial intake screening that started in late June, 93 of of 21,701 samples have resulted in new positives, a rate of 0.4%. The positives included 80 players and 13 staff members. Guarani was scheduled to play Guaireña on Saturday and 12 de Octubre was to play Sol de America.Club executives are expected to meet later in the day to discuss whether other matches will go forward.Paraguay has done comparatively well in combating the virus. Only 27 people in the country of almost 7 million residents have died with the virus of about 3,300 infected.___Sporting events in England could be opened up to spectators starting in October. No fans have been allowed at stadiums since sports resumed in the country in June after a three-month shutdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic.British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says “from October we intend to bring back audiences in stadia … in a COVID-secure way subject to the successful outcome of pilots.”___More AP sports: and read more

  • Lady Jags storm to 2-1 win against Curacao

    first_imgLADY Jags rallied to a 2-1 win over hosts Curacao in the 2020 CONCACAF Women’s Under-17 Championship first-round Qualifiers, which began on August 17 and will conclude on August 25.Shanic Thornhill, who suits up for the Fruta Conquerors football club locally, recorded a double for Guyana, netting in the 8th and 74th minutes, while Curacao’s goal came in the 61st minute.The Stadion Ergilio Hato Willemstad will once again be the battleground for Lady Jags, as they take on St Vincent and the Grenadines today at 18:00hrs, and the Bahamas on August 25 at 17:00hrs.According to CONCACAF, there will be 32 participating teams. The qualifiers comprise the lowest-ranked 16 teams, based on the CONCACAF Women’s Under-17 Ranking as of July 2018, where the top-finisher of each group will advance to the knock-out stage of the championship.These teams are: Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bonaire, Cayman Islands, Curacao, Dominica, Guyana, Honduras, Martinique, St Kitts & Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent & the Grenadines and U.S. Virgin Islands.The remaining 16 teams, consisting of top-ranked teams, based on the CONCACAF Women’s Under-17 Ranking as of July 2018, will participate in the Finals Championship. Each has been placed in four groups – E, F, G and H – and will play round-robin, following which “the top three finishers in each of the groups will join the winners of Groups A, B, C and D (from the qualifiers) in the round of 16,” according to CONCACAF.“The 16 teams participating in the group stage of the Final Championship are: Bermuda, Canada, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Haiti, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Puerto Rico, Trinidad & Tobago and the United States.The knockout stage of the competition – round of 16, quarterfinals, semi-finals and final – will be played in its entirety in a single-match elimination format, with the finalists and third-place finishers automatically qualifying for the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2020.”last_img read more

  • Orange establishes Midwest pipeline, signs 7 from area

    first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 6, 2014 at 1:38 am Contact Phil: | @PhilDAbb It’s come full circle for Scott Shafer.The football clinics he helped build up during his years at Northern Illinois and Illinois more than 10 years ago pulled him and his staff back to the Chicago area, where they’ve developed a new pipeline that is feeding players to Syracuse.“I’m indebted to Chicago,” Shafer said at his signing day press conference Wednesday. “I think we got quality kids from that part of the country and I’m excited to see them on the field.”While George McDonald was expanding the Florida-Syracuse pipeline, the Midwest region emerged as a major source of prospects for this year’s recruiting class. Shafer and his assistants Tim Lester, Fred Reed and DeAndre Smith are all Midwest natives, and they’ve each dug into the area – particularly Chicago, where three of SU’s seven Midwest signees are from in the Class of 2014.“Between those four, they know about everybody there,” said Eric White, Syracuse’s director of recruiting operations. “Our ties there are so good that I feel like we can go down there and compete against about anybody.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse has hauled in 11 Midwest recruits in the past two recruiting classes. Aside from two players on the current roster, only one Illinois native has played for SU in the last 13 seasons.“There’s really, really good football played in that state, in that area,” White said. “It’s so populated, so that is somewhere where we’re trying to get in and I think we’ve done a really good job establishing ourselves this year.”Linebacker signee Colton Moskal, of Lake Zurich, Ill., said the nature of high school football in the region is comparable to Syracuse’s. It’s the Midwest prospects’ ability to withstand a grind-it-out style of football — as well as cold weather — that Moskal said makes them a good fit at SU.Moskal has already started to get acclimated with his future teammates — particularly the players that hail from the same region he does — and the consistent topic of discussion is how much they can’t wait to get to Syracuse and get to work.Said Moskal: “It’ll be like having family away from home.” Commentslast_img read more

  • USC’s golf teams continue fall schedule

    first_imgThe USC golf teams both begin tournaments today, with the women taking on top competition at the Windy City Collegiate Classic and the men teeing off in the Nike Golf Collegiate Invitational.Above par · Sophomore Rico Hoey is off to a strong start in the 2014 season, with a top-three finish in only his second event of the year. The Rancho Cucamonga, California, native now has 10 career top-10 finishes. – Photo courtesy of USC Sports InformationThe No. 1 Women of Troy, last year’s NCAA runner-up, finished in sixth place at the season-opening ANNIKA Intercollegiate without several key players. Junior Annie Park, a two-time All-American, will return to the team this week, while junior Kyung Kim is still out of the lineup.Senior Doris Chen and sophomore Karen Chung led the way for USC in Kim and Park’s absence, tying for 11th individually at the ANNIKA Intercollegiate with scores of 1-under. Chen, Chung, Park and sophomores Elizabeth Doty and Gabriella Then will make up the lineup for the Women of Troy in this week’s tournament. Doty, a transfer from Wake Forest, shot a combined 3-over in her first event with USC, good for a 25th-place tie.Joining the Women of Troy at the Westmoreland C.C. in Wilmette, Illinois, will be No. 9 Arizona, No. 17 Northwestern, No. 18 Oklahoma State and No. 23 Ohio State. Last season, USC overcame a dramatic scorecard error from Park to outlast Oklahoma and win the Windy City Classic. This year’s event will run through Tuesday and can be followed on No. 23 men’s team has already found success this season, recording top-two finishes in both of its first two tournaments. Sophomore standout Rico Hoey built upon an outstanding rookie campaign in last week’s Itani Quality Homes Collegiate hosted by Washington State. Hoey tied for third place individually while the Trojans fell to Oregon in a two-team playoff.At this week’s Nike Collegiate Invitational, USC will face host TCU, along with a collection of top teams that includes No. 2 Stanford and No. 8 Washington. The Cardinal made it all the way to the NCAA semifinals last season, while the Trojans finished in 30th.Along with Hoey, head coach Chris Zambri’s lineup features senior Eric Sugimoto, junior Bobby Gojuangco, and freshmen Jonah Texeira and Sean Crocker. Texeira was excellent at last week’s event, tying with Gojuangco for 10th-place at 1-under in only his second collegiate event. The score was also a career-best for Gojuangco, a transfer from San Diego State who joined Zambri’s squad last season.The Trojans will play two full rounds today with another to come on Tuesday. Play at the Colonial C.C. in Fort Worth, Texas, can also be followed on read more