PREMIUMJokowi calls on journalists to step up fight against hoaxes

first_imgLOG INDon’t have an account? Register here President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has urged journalists to tackle the rampant spread of false news in the media through reliable and accountable journalism work.Journalists, he said, should be at the forefront of eliminating hoaxes and easing people’s anxieties as a result of misleading news.”The press’s role in conveying reliable information is extremely needed, especially when the country is facing such unexpected situations like the coronavirus outbreak,” Jokowi said on Saturday while attending a celebration for National Press Day in Banjarbaru, South Kalimantan.“A healthy society is a society that is exposed to healthy and [accurate] information; this information comes from good journalism.”House of Representative Speaker Puan Maharani said on the sidelines of the commemoration that “a professional and accountable press is incr… Forgot Password ? Google press journalism #Hoax hoax Jokowi #Jokowi false-news #FakeNews Linkedin Topics : Log in with your social account Facebooklast_img read more

Why buyers are snapping up Queenslander-style home

first_imgIt might be older than the more modern developments on the market but buyers were lining up to secure this penthouse in a small block.Perhaps proof that what’s old is hot again, the property sold under the hammer for $1.14 million.Ray White New Farm agent George Petavrakis said three of the 10 registered bidders raised paddles during the auction, with bidding starting at $900,000.He said the fact the penthouse was in a smaller development surrounded by greenery and on the city fringe had been a popular combination for buyers. The ink on the contract for this Morningside replica Queenslander was dry a week before it was scheduled to go under the hammer.Place Bulimba agent Shannon Harvey said the property sold to an local family, but had garnered plenty of attention fro, m would-be Sydney buyers.“I had heaps of people from Sydney through,” she said. “We are finding the Queenslander-style, whether it be traditional or replica, are very popular with that interstate market.“They charm, character and street appeal which is hugely popular.“I wish I had more of them (on the market)”.The two-storey five bedroom home at 102 Belgrave Street was designed to make the most of high ceilings, open plan living spaces, and breezes. This traditional Queenslander was snapped up at the 11th hour, and was taken off the market less than 24 hours before it was due to go to auctionThe four bedroom house, which has been modernised, sits on a 486sq m, and has many traditional features including decorative breezeways and archways, VJ walls, pine floors and French doors. It is packed full of traditional featuresMr May said the property’s charm was its biggest selling point, with the house being bought by a couple relocation from western Queensland.“We had 72 groups through the house during the campaign,” he said. “They were a mix of investors, couples, families and first home buyers.“It was so popular because it is that traditional Queenslander in a great position close to amenities.”Mr May said they were also getting a lot of inquiries from buyers looking to secure an off-market sale.Meanwhile, one of the biggest auction sales of the day also went to an older property — a three bedroom penthouse in a small block of eight units at Highgate Hill.center_img Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:51Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p432p432p270p270pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenStarting your hunt for a dream home00:51TRADITIONAL and replica Queenslander-style homes are being snapped up prior to auction, with enthusiastic buyers doing everything they can to secure one of the icons.And its not just diehard Queenslanders who are keen to get their hands on a piece of history, or at least a modern version of it.Known for its character features, and designed to suit the balmy Queensland climate, the style is even in hot demand with interstate buyers.A modern replica Queenslander at Morningside was due to go under the hammer yesterday, but was sold a week prior for $1.15 million. It offered a modern take on the iconic Queenslander designMs Harvey said the new owners were “the most enthusiastic” buyers, and were determined to take it off the market before auction.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours agoA traditional Queenslander built in the 1930s was also snapped up prior to auction, with Place Graceville agent Peter May selling 82 Chelmer Street West at Chelmer for $880,000 on Friday.last_img read more

Sandra Bullock’s inspired Minion shoes raise $84,850 for charity

first_imgThe shoes, which were each individually autographed by Bullock, made their first appearance on her feet on the red-carpet at the London premiere of the film.The film has superseded box-office records set by previous animated films including Toy Story 3  and  Shrek 2, pulling in $115.2 million in its opening weekend, making it the second-biggest animated opening of all time after Shrek The Third.Bullock voices Scarlet Overkill in the film. American actress Sandra Bullock has raised more than 80,000 USD for charity  by selling off 10 Minion themed pairs of Rupert Sanderson-designed heels (that were inspired by the film) at auction, raising $42,425 for the charity Art + Practice.The final amount from the auction, which took place on Charitybuzz.com, was match-funded by Bullock, reports People, bringing the total to $84,850.“When you discover people who are truly giving back, and taking care of our community, I think it’s our duty to support and take care of them in return,” Bullock was quoted saying about the charity that encourages education and culture for foster youth in the Leimert Park district of Los Angeles in the US.Premiere of Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s “Minions Minion shoeslast_img read more

Irene batters The Bahamas

first_img Tweet 17 Views   no discussions Share Share Straw market roofing was pulled off by strong winds on Thursday morning as Hurricane Irene hit Nassau. (Photo: Nassau Guardian)MIAMI, USA — At 8:00 pm EDT on Thursday, the eye of Hurricane Irene was gradually moving away from Abaco in The Bahamas, after battering the island chain with 115 mph winds and heavy rain.According to the National Hurricane Center in Miami, a hurricane warning was still in effect for the northwestern Bahamas as Irene continued to move away from The Bahamas on Thursday night, and hurricane and tropical storm conditions were beginning to subside.Water levels will also gradually subside over the northwestern and central Bahamas during Thursday night. Irene is expected to produce rainfall accumulations of 6 to 12 inches over the northern Bahamas.The Nassau Guardian reported that two-thirds of households on New Providence were without power, due to downed power lines as a result of heavy winds or trees falling on lines,The Bahamas Electricity Corporation (BEC) said that it conducted a controlled shutdown in several areas to protect local distribution systems from major damage and BEC teams worked until 3 am Thursday morning restoring supply to several communities in New Providence. However, as weather conditions deteriorated the restoration effort was postponed until conditions improved and the “all clear” had been given.In the Family Islands, residents in most islands, with the exception of Inagua, — where power has been restored to the majority of customers – continued to experience outages, due to controlled power station shut downs or downed power lines.In the southeast Bahamas, on the island of Mayaguana, Administrator Harvey Roberts reported that power was off, the road leading to the main town was becoming flooded, a number of utility poles were down with wires being exposed on the ground. Landlines were also down and communication was only by cell phones.Big trees have either been uprooted or completely shredded, Roberts said.On Crooked Island, NEMA received reports of approximately 100-110 mph wind gusts and some buildings had lost their roofs.On Acklins, in Lovely Bay 90 percent of the settlement was gone, with house roofs and several homes blown away. Power lines and trees were down in the road and the shelter population had increased.The tiny island of Bimini, the most western of the 700 islands that comprise The Bahamas archipelago and only 50 miles from the southeast coast of Florida, was spared from the devastating Category 3 force winds of Hurricane Irene, which skirted much further east of the island on Thursday.Michael Weber, general manager of the historic Bimini Big Game Club in Alice Town, reported no damage at the 51-room resort. Weber said all resort services including food and beverage, dive operations and the marina will be operating as normal by noon tomorrow.“We were very, very lucky to be on the outer fringes of this storm,” he said. “Our prayers and thoughts are with the greater Bahamas community that took the brunt of Irene today.” Weber described the effects on Bimini as minimal with all utilities and other island services not affected by the passing storm.“We as well as other hoteliers and businesses on Bimini intend to be open for business this weekend,” he added.Caribbean News Nowcenter_img LocalNews Irene batters The Bahamas by: – August 26, 2011 Share Sharing is caring!last_img read more

8th annual Tree Lighting celebration announced in Batesville

first_imgBatesville, In. — The eighth annual Community Tree Lighting in Batesville will be held Thursday, December 7 at 5 p.m. in the Bike Park area. The tree will be illuminated at 6 p.m.Please come downtown and join mayor Mike Bettice, Santa and his reindeer and lots of holiday cheer. The event includes refreshments, music, horse-drawn carriage rides, Elfie Selfies and vendors.The celebration is presented by the City of Batesville, Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce, Batesville Main Street, Batesville Beautification League and Mayor’s Youth Council. Sponsors are Big Four Café, Pro-Prints, Assured Partners, Duke Energy, LaRosa’s, and Skyline. The 22ft Canaan Fir tree was donated by Sheets Tree Farm, Osgood, Indiana. The Christmas Tree at the Memorial Building is courtesy of Bohman Tree Farm.last_img read more

Kelsey Richardson sets career-high with 16 saves in Orange’s loss at Terrapins

first_imgCOLLEGE PARK, Md. — As she took her position before the second half in the crease, Kelsey Richardson looked into the net. With the shaft of her stick, she tapped the middle of the left post, the crossbar and finally the right goal post, and turned around.While Maryland outplayed SU on the rest of the field in the first half and held a 7-3 lead, Richardson owned her crease.Richardson kept No. 5 SU (5-2, 1-2) in its game against No. 1 UMD (5-0, 2-0), stopping a career-high 16 shots and preventing UMD from scoring on four of its six free positions. Her performance helped counter UMD outshooting Syracuse by 10 shots throughout the game.“I thought it was one of the best games she’s played,” Syracuse head coach Gary Gait said of Richardson. “Really saw the ball well, did her homework, had tendencies on shooters and I thought did a great job.”Just less than halfway through the first half, UMD midfielder Kelly McPartland lined up for a free position. The shot hit Richardson’s stick in the pocket and rebounded back into the stick of UMD midfielder Erin Collins.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textCollins loomed on the edge of the crease and fired a point-blank shot that Richardson stopped, keeping the score 3-2 in favor of UMD. Richardson helped preserve a first half in which SU struggled to produce on offense.“She had an unbelievable game,” SU attack Kayla Treanor said. “She came up huge for us.”Richardson said she could tell where the Terrapins’ shooters were going on free positions. If they ran in with their sticks high, she anticipated a low shot and if they came in with their stick low, the shot was likely going high.Taylor Cummings was the only player to vex Richardson on free positions, scoring Maryland’s only two free-position goals of the game.Cummings would drop the ball, put her stick next to it and scoop it back up. She stood on the 8-meter arc for her free position and Richardson would counter with her own routine. Richardson tapped the post twice, put her stick by her ear and shuffled her feet.Richardson also picked up shots well in the flow of the game. Gait said she broke down film to prepare for the game this week. In particular, Richardson knew she had to pay attention to UMD midfielder Brooke Griffin because she faked a lot.“I really studied their shots and what their tendencies were… just really, really focused more on saving the ball rather than directing the defense,” Richardson said. “It was more personal lessons for me over this week.”A few times, a Terrapins player, usually Cummings, would get loose and streak to the net, creating a one-on-one situation for Richardson. UMD players would dodge their defender and then dodge the defender that picked them up.While Richardson stood tall for most of the game, Terrapins players slung the ball around for about the final five minutes of the game and SU couldn’t get the ball back for a last-second comeback.Richardson sat in the crease, alone. There would be no Maryland shots at her, no saves to make. Instead, the player that controlled the crease and kept SU in the game couldn’t control the final outcome.“It sucks. It sucks that that’s how the game has to end. It sucks that there’s no stall warning in women’s lacrosse yet,” Richardson said of the last few minutes. “My whole college career has been defined by that thing and so it sucks losing to them and by that many and we were right there and it came to that and them just standing out.” Comments Published on March 7, 2015 at 7:57 pm Contact Chris: cjlibona@syr.edu | @ChrisLibonati Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Beat writers unanimously pick Syracuse to win Camping World Bowl

first_imgNo. 20 Syracuse (9-3, 6-2 Atlantic Coast) and No. 16 West Virginia (8-3, 6-3 Big 12) haven’t played a game in over a month. But on Dec. 28, the two will meet in the Camping World Bowl in Orlando, Fla. The Orange are playing in their first bowl game in five years and are one win away from its first 10-win season since 2001. The Mountaineers are coming off a high-scoring loss to Oklahoma, 59-56, and will be without their starting quarterback Will Grier, who is sitting out the game for his NFL Draft stock.Here’s who our beat writers have taking the win, and why.Andrew Graham (10-2)Country road, take me homeSyracuse 45, West Virginia 34Will Grier sitting out this game is about the best early Christmas present head coach Dino Babers could ask for: the opponent’s best player is not playing. In a game with two teams that love to air it out and score, this should still be an exciting evening. But for a West Virginia team that had legitimate playoff aspirations, this feels like more of a consolation. Syracuse, the team that hasn’t played in a bowl in half a decade, is hungry. The seniors have never played in a bowl, and it’s hard to imagine Eric Dungey and company don’t go out on a win against what may be an undermanned and unmotivated West Virginia side. SU will finish with 10 wins or more for the seventh time ever and the expectations for 2019 climb just a little bit higher.Josh Schafer (10-2)No will to win Syracuse 52 West Virginia 38AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn many ways, Syracuse plays Big 12 Conference style football. I’d expect that to pay dividends in this year’s Camping World Bowl. Both Syracuse and West Virginia ranked in the top-15 in scoring offense and allow more than 25 points per game. With WVU quarterback Will Grier sitting out because of his high draft prospects, the edge falls to Syracuse. The Orange seniors have waited their entire careers to play in a bowl game while the Mountaineers have played in one each of the last five seasons. In bowl season, sometimes it’s those random factors that matter. Syracuse’s offense will thrive against an exposable defense and hold off a second-string quarterback long enough to secure its first bowl victory since 2013.Matt Liberman (9-3)To the Mountains Syracuse 49, West Virginia 41This is a perfect matchup for Syracuse, which runs its offense like a Big 12 offense. The difference is Syracuse still has to play grind-it-out defense against offenses in the ACC like Pittsburgh and Boston College that rely on run-heavy schemes to advance the ball. West Virginia allows 26.5 points per game, meanwhile Syracuse boasts the No. 23-ranked defensive efficiency in the nation. Against truly capable passing teams, West Virginia never held them under 30. Syracuse has the offensive firepower to compete with anyone in the Big 12 aside from Oklahoma, and the intangibles on defense and special teams to stop them. Plus, without Will Grier, West Virginia may be searching for options against one of the best teams in the nation at turning people over. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on December 26, 2018 at 11:27 pmlast_img read more

Emery Turns to Europa League to Salvage Arsenal’s Season

first_imgFor 20 years under Arsene Wenger, Arsenal enjoyed the riches and the glamour of the Champions League and the impact of missing out has had serious implications on the budget Emery has had to work with.In January, he revealed the club could not afford to make any permanent signings.Emery is a specialist in Europe’s second-tier competition, winning it three times when at Sevilla, and he is also well acquainted with Arsenal’s semifinal opponents, Valencia, who he managed between 2008 and 2012.Emery also did a stellar job at the Mestalla, leading Valencia to three consecutive third-placed finishes behind dominant Barcelona and Real Madrid sides managed by Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho.“Emery was inducted into the Valencia hall of fame as one of the managers to have spent most time at Valencia, qualifying the team for the Champions League and performing well in it,” Valencia-based journalist Luis Cortes told AFP.However, doubts remain over his ability to lead Arsenal’s rebuild back to the heights they once enjoyed under Wenger.The same defensive issues that haunted the Frenchman’s final years in charge have been in evidence in recent weeks, conceding three times in three consecutive league defeats for the first time since 1967.Emery has constantly changed personnel and formations, but is yet to find the right balance with one of his two star forwards Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang often left out.Yet, there have been notable successes. Top-four rivals Tottenham, Chelsea and Manchester United were all beaten at the Emirates this season and Emery’s men won home and away to Napoli in the Europa League quarterfinals.Arsenal go into the final two games of the league season just two points off the top four, compared to languishing 12 points behind in Wenger’s final season.“At the beginning of the season we knew it was going to be very difficult (to finish in the top four),” said Emery after the weekend’s chastening 3-0 defeat at Leicester.“We will continue, we will not look at the table, the Europa League is a big motivation for us.”Valencia find themselves in a similar situation to Arsenal in looking at the Europa League to save a disappointing domestic season.A shock 1-0 home defeat to Eibar on Saturday leaves Los Che sixth in La Liga and three points outside the top four with three games left.Former Arsenal defender Gabriel Paulista will return to the Emirates on Thursday and wants to mark Valencia’s centenary year in style.“I want to be in the history of Valencia,” said the Brazilian.“It is the year of the centenary and in 100 years’ time I want people to remember that Gabriel Paulists won the Europa League with Valencia,” he told the club’s website.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Unai Emery’s first season in charge at Arsenal is in danger of imploding unless the Spaniard can again prove himself to be a Europa League specialist and cover up an alarming dip in the Gunners’ Premier League form.Arsenal have lost four of their past five league games to Everton, Crystal Palace, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Leicester City to slip down to fifth and relying on more favours from Chelsea or Tottenham to have any chance of a top-four finish.However, winning the Europa League would also offer a much-needed return to the Champions League next season after a two-year absence.last_img read more

Confirmed: GN Bank now official sponsor of Division One League

first_imgThe Ghana Football Association (GFA) has officially signed a GHS 2.1 million sponsorship deal for three years with a local bank, GN Bank as the headline sponsor for the second-tier Division One League.The lower league has over the past two years been without a major sponsor after Poly Tank’s deal elapsed.The unveiling of the new deal for the lower league was done on Wednesday.The wholly-owned Ghanaian bank becomes the second financial institution to bankroll a league in the country with First Capital Plus Bank sponsoring the Ghana Premier League.This year’s Division one League will have three Zones made up of 16 clubs each with the three winners of each zone qualifying automatically into the Ghana Premier League.GN Bank, formally First National Savings & Loans, is one of the fastest growing banks in the country.last_img read more

Clippers’ Doc Rivers remembers emoji-filled ‘fun day’ with DeAndre Jordan

first_imgLOS ANGELES — Doc Rivers was happy to revisit a “fun day” three years ago that will live forever in NBA – and social media – lore on Thursday, before his team tipped off against former Clippers center DeAndre Jordan, who was back to see his old team on his old home court for the first time.Rivers said he wasn’t yet hip to Twitter in 2015, so he didn’t realize the ruckus that was happening outside of the house where he and other important Clippers personnel were hanging out with (or holding hostage, depending on who’s telling the story) Jordan, the star center who this summer actually signed with the Dallas Mavericks whom he’d spurned back in July 2015.As was well-documented then, the Clippers really didn’t want him to sign with Dallas, so they visited him in Houston to let him know. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory “We had a good meal, food was great; D.J. went out and got fried chicken,” recalled Rivers, who was joined that day by Clippers owner Steve Ballmer, as well as Blake Griffin, Chris Paul, J.J. Redick and Paul Pierce. “It was funny watching Steve Ballmer eating fried chicken and collard greens.“It was a weird day, but I think it was far weirder on the outside of the room than on the inside of the room,” Rivers continued. “… on the inside of the room, there was not a lot of stuff going on. I mean, basically D.J. basically told us he was staying within five seconds.Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.“Paul Pierce came up with the grand idea, ‘OK, we don’t believe you and we’re just going to stay until it’s time to sign.’ I actually thought we were going to leave right away, and it was smart by Paul because D.J. had (already) proven he could change his mind. ANALYZE THISBilly Crystal is a Tony and Emmy-Award winning comedian, actor, producer, writer and director and a nine-time host of the Academy Awards – and on Jan. 31 he’ll finally have landed the role of Clippers color analyst.Crystal will join Ralph Lawler – the play-by-play broadcaster who plans to retire following this, his 40th and final season calling Clippers games – on the mic when they call the team’s game against the Lakers on Fox Sports Prime Ticket.“The fact that he decided he wanted to do this just tickled the heck out of me,” said Lawler, who said he was approached about the pairing recently by Gillian Zucker, the Clippers’ president of business operations.“Our team president came to me and said, ‘Ralph, I’ve got something I’ve got to ask you about.’ I said, ‘Yeah?’ ” Lawler said. “ ‘We have a season ticket holder who just loves you so much and would like very much to sit in with you on a broadcast.’Related Articles “It was a fun day. We actually watched the summer league games on TV, we ran out of things to watch. We ate two or three different times.”All the while, participants in the drama (and outside of it) tweeted a series of updates – using a creative assortment of emojis. Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum center_img “I was oblivious to the social media scene at that point,” Rivers said. “I didn’t know all that was going on until the next day when I got home and I saw. It was pretty funny.” Kristaps Porzingis ruled out as Clippers, Mavericks set for Game 5; Follow for game updates What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 Clippers vs. Mavericks Game 5 playoff updates from NBA beat reporters “I said ‘a season ticket holder? Is this important to the ballclub we do this?’“And she said, ‘It’s very important.’ And I go, ‘OK, I guess so.’“She said, ‘Do you want to know who it is? … Billy Crystal.’“I said, ‘Oh! That would work!’ ”Current Nets analyst Mike Fratello also will join Lawler on Jan. 23 in Miami and Basketball Hall of Famer Hubie Brown will do the same for the March 24 game against the New York Knicks.“I wasn’t looking forward to the farewell-tour kind of a thing,” Lawler said. “But it’s working out, and it’s going to be very, very nice.”last_img read more