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first_imgPreviously, WB Indonesia and Timor Leste country director Satu Kahkonen aired concerns about the bill’s potential environmental and labor impacts.Read also: Omnibus bill could hurt labor, environmental protections: World BankPresident’s responseOn Oct. 9, in his first public statement since the bill’s passage, the President brushed off the criticisms as “disinformation and hoaxes spread through social media”. As labor unions, activists and their lawyers prepare to petition the Constitutional Court for a judicial review of the recently passed Job Creation Law, critics have accused President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo of sidestepping public concerns over the rushed process to pass the legislation.Nearly a year after the President announced his intent to push a set of sweeping revisions in a draft law called the omnibus bill on job creation, lawmakers passed the bill on Oct. 5. The House of Representatives passed the bill earlier than originally expected, in a move that sidestepped unions’ plans to hold a nationwide strike in protest of the bill.The Jokowi administration has continued to insist that the new law is intended to attract foreign investment and create jobs to prop up a floundering economy. This point received a rare nod on Friday from the World Bank, which lauded the legislation as “a major reform effort”. The statement appears to disregard the fact that the public had extremely limited access to any legal means for preventing the bill’s passage, given the current COVID-19 restrictions. Even so, the House held its deliberations behind closed doors without inviting public input, another contentious point critics have raised as regards the lack of legislative transparency.The President added, however, that “relevant parties” were welcome to challenge the law.“If there is any dissatisfaction toward the Job Creation Law, please submit a [request for] judicial review with the Constitutional Court,” he said.Experts were left stumped by Jokowi’s bombastic response, with some saying that the President had failed to acknowledge the public’s immediate and widespread concerns.Constitutional law expert Bivitri Susanti, from the Indonesia Jentera School of Law in Jakarta, said Jokowi’s statement did not address the problematic deliberative process that involved hardly any public participation. Resorting to a judicial review at the Constitutional Court also did “not address the root of the problem”, Bivitri told The Jakarta Post on Tuesday.“It’s as though [lawmakers and officials] are passing the buck and convincing themselves that they exercised due diligence in the legislative process, when in fact, [they didn’t],” she underlined.Furthermore, four “final” version of the omnibus bill were in public circulation after the House passed the legislation, preventing effective scrutiny of the new law. It remains unclear whether these versions were leaked deliberately, and by whom.The approved final version of the draft law, which spans 812 pages, was submitted to Jokowi this Wednesday for his signature.Read also: House submits final draft of jobs law to JokowiWords spray-painted on a wall in Jakarta reflect the sense of public betrayal that has fueled three days of nationwide demonstrations against the omnibus bill on job creation, which the House of Representatives passed last Monday. The graffiti reads: “Wants to be elected/Wants to be heard/After [getting] elected/They [refuse] to listen. R.I.P.” (JP/Seto Wardhana)Implementing regulationsChief expert staffer Donny Gahral Adian of the Executive Office of the President said that the government would immediately begin drafting the implementing regulations for the new law. These might include both presidential and government regulations, and the President had set a deadline for all implementing regulations to be issued within three months from the date on which the bill was passed into law.Donny, however, made assurances that the public would be involved in the regulations’ deliberative process.“The drafting team is sure to invite the academia, public figures, civil society [representatives] and other stakeholders who can offer input for the implementing regulations,” he said.Unions’ responseThe Confederation of Indonesian Trade Unions (KSPI), one of the largest and most vocal labor groups that oppose the law, said it would not participate in any processes related to the regulations.“Workers have rejected the Job Creation Law. As such, it is impossible for them to accept the implementing regulations, let alone be involved in drafting them,” said KSPI president Said Iqbal in a statement on Thursday.The KSPI and other labor groups have vowed to continue protesting the law while they mulled over several options. These included demanding that the President issue a regulation in lieu of law (Perppu) to revoke the Job Creation Law and lobbying the House for a legislative review.According to Said, a petition for judicial review was a possible option, but he stressed that the unions needed to be able to review the approved version of the law before approaching the Constitutional Court.Constitutional Court spokesman Fajar Laksono, when contacted by the Post on Friday, confirmed that three separate parties had already submitted petitions for a judicial review of the Job Creation Law. Two of the petitions, both filed on Oct. 12, challenged certain articles in the law, while the third petition was filed Oct. 15 and asked the court to repeal the law in its entirety.Fajar said the court would process the petitions according to the appropriate procedures, and that it was up to the court’s justices whether to grant the petitions or not.Meanwhile, deputy director Wahyudi Djafar of the Institute for Policy Research and Advocacy (ELSAM) said that the best compromise the government could and should offer was to issue a Perppu to delay the law’s commencement. Doing so would also allow some room for dialogue.“If the omnibus [law] is really necessary, then it is better to reopen the debate until public opinion is truly represented,” Wahyudi said on Wednesday.“A Perppu could be issued not to revoke [the law], but to delay its entry into force.”Read also: Rallies against job creation law turn violent as police clash with protestersProtesters burn the Bundaran HI Transjakarta bus stop at Jalan MH Thamrin, Jakarta, on Oct. 8, 2020. Thousands of workers and students hold a rally to reject the new Job Creation Law. (JP/Seto Wardhana)Types of reviewsIn a legislative review, the House reviews certain aspects of a law in line with public demand and makes any necessary amendments, or it can annul specific points.A Perppu is the equivalent of an executive review, in which the President replaces a law with emergency provisions. The President is not required to consult the House when issuing a Perppu.In a judicial review, individuals or groups can challenge a law through the Constitutional Court, the country’s sole interpreter of the Constitution. If the court grants the petition, it reviews the constitutionality of the legislative process or certain provisions in the challenged law. The court then issues a final and binding decision that could result in repealing the law or returning it to the House for amending the provisions it has found to be unconstitutional.Topics :last_img read more

first_imgAdvertisement Metro Sport ReporterFriday 22 May 2020 10:39 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link15.8kShares Tagliafico has performed brilliantly for Ajax in the Champions League (Picture: Getty)‘Last year we made verbal agreements with Onana, Tagliafico and Van de Beek to stay another season and then we look to help each other and find the next step in their careers,’ he told Reuters.‘Nothing has changed. There won’t be a 50% discount. The clubs can forget about that.’By signing a new left-back, Arsenal hope it will show Saka how important he is to the team – as a winger, his preferred position, rather than a defender – and convince him to sign a new contract.MORE: Chelsea legend Michael Essien raves about Arsenal transfer target Thomas ParteyMORE: Dani Ceballos reveals Arsenal’s Premier League return dateFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Saka only has one year left on his current contract with the Gunners (Picture: Getty)While Arteta has been impressed with how well the youngster has adapted and developed the defensive side of the game, he wants to return Saka to his natural role as a winger.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAccording to The Sun, that has seen Arteta prioritise signing a new left-back to ensure Saka does not end up getting pushed back into the role again next season and he has his eye on Tagliafico.The Argentine has quickly established himself as one of the stand-out left-backs in Europe since moving to Amsterdam in 2018, helping the side win the Eredivisie last season and reach the semi-final of the Champions League.Tagliafico is believed to be open to moving to the Emirates and keen for a new challenge, with the Premier League particularly appealing, though there are a number of clubs interested in signing him.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 likes of Chelsea, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid have all been linked with the 27-year-old, who has an agreement allowing him to leave Ajax this summer if a suitable offer is received.Ajax’s asking price is believed to be around £20million and chief executive Edwin van der Sar recently confirmed that the club will not stand in his way if he wants to leave. Advertisementcenter_img Comment Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta targets Ajax left-back Nicolas Tagliafico to allow Bukayo Saka to flourish The Gunners wonderkid has been forced to deputise in defence this season (Pictures: Getty)Arsenal are ready to make a move for Ajax star Nicolas Tagliafico with Mikel Arteta reportedly eager to bring in a new left-back to allow Bukayo Saka to push further forward.In an often frustrating season, the emergence of 17-year-old Saka has been one of the bright spots of the campaign, with the teenager laying on nine assists in all competitions.However, both Sead Kolasinac and Kieran Tierney in particular have struggled with injury and form, forcing Saka to deputise out of position at left-back.last_img read more

first_imgThe Batesville Bulldogs defeated The Milan Indians 71-60 in the opening round of The Ripley County Boys JV Tourney.Milan 14 11 22 13= 60Batesville 16 19 20 16= 71Scoring for Batesville: Austin Siefert 27, Justin Nobbe 15, Colt Meyer 11, Sam Haskamp 10, Luke Schroeder 8.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Jay Gerkin.The Batesville Lady Bulldogs posted a 34-23 victory over The Milan Lady Indians.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Elliott Tekulve.last_img

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first_imgGerald F. Heppner, age 79 of Batesville, died Friday, July 28, 2017 at Margaret Mary Health.  Born December 6, 1937 in Batesville, he is the son of Loretta (Nee: Lampe) and August Heppner.  He married Shirley Volk.  Jerry worked as a meat cutter at Simpson’s IGA for 26 years.  After retiring, he managed the East Bowl and farmed for many years.A member of St. Louis Church, Jerry was very devout.  If he wasn’t in the back of church, you would find him on the porch or out at the church cemetery praying every day.  However, he had his playful side too, and while he liked being ornery, he liked it even more if you gave it right back to him.  Growing up halfway between Cincinnati and Indianapolis, Jerry somehow became Green Bay Packers fan.  He also enjoyed watching Law & Order, was a longtime league bowler and in later years liked to “tootle around town” according to his family.He is survived by his daughters Debbie Hughes of Batesville, Dena Heppner of Martinsville, Indiana; brother Jim Heppner of Oldenburg and five grandchildren.  In addition to his wife and parents, he is also preceded in death by his son Daren Heppner; sister Betty Heppner; brothers Martin, Albert and Rev. Sylvester Heppner and granddaughter Allyssa Heppner.Visitation is Tuesday, August 1st, from 9 – 11 a.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home.  Funeral services follow at 11:30 a.m. at St. Louis Church with Rev. Stan Pondo officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  The family requests memorials to the St. Louis Church Adoration Chapel.last_img read more

first_imgRelatedPosts GOtv Boxing Night Mini holds today Excitement builds as GOtv Boxing Night Mini nears GOtv Boxing Night Mini: Boxers talk tough The introduction of GOtv Boxing Night Mini, which debuts on 16 November at the Rowe Park Sports Complex, Lagos, has sparked excitement among boxers. The decision to introduce GOtv Boxing Night Mini was announced on Monday by the organisers, Flykite Productions.According to the organisers, GOtv Boxing Night Mini, which will hold more frequently at various venues, will give boxers more opportunities to fight and build their fight profiles to increase their eligibility for international titles.Speaking in separate interviews, boxers commended the sponsors for increasing the opportunities to fight, saying many talented ones seeking avenues will benefit from GOtv Boxing Night Mini.Kamaru “Slow Poison” Aremu, a boxer yet to make his professional bow, said he believes that his chances of getting an opportunity to fight have been boosted with the introduction of GOtv Boxing Night Mini. “I like GOtv Boxing Night and I have tried to be on the bill a few times, but I have not succeeded. With GOtv Boxing Night Mini, which will hold more regularly than the big ones, I believe that boxers in my shoes will have opportunities to fight and also feature at the main event,” he said. A similar sentiment was expressed by Sikiru “Omo Iya Eleja” Shogbesan, who has had one fight at GOtv Boxing Night, but is seeking more to boost his fight profile.According to him, the competition for spots on the bill at the main event is stiff, making it tough to be selected.“GOtv are about the only serious sponsors of boxing in Nigeria. It means getting to fight at the main event is tough. But with the mini edition, boxers stand to have more opportunities, as GOtv Boxing Night Mini will hold more frequently,” he said excitedly. Rilwan “Real One” Oladosu, West African Boxing Union (WABU) lightweight champion, who is billed to fight at the maiden edition, said the tournament will provide him an opportunity to keep in shape for the African Boxing Union lightweight title bout against incumbent champion, Oto “Joe Boy” Joseph, in December. Both boxers were billed to clash for the title at GOtv Boxing Night 20. The bout had to be postponed, following a shoulder injury suffered by Joe Boy.Aside from Oladosu, boxers scheduled to fight at the maiden edition of GOtv Boxing Night Mini are Rilwan “Baby Face” Babatunde, West African Boxing Union welterweight champion; Waheed “Skoro” Usman, former African Boxing Union featherweight champion; Kabiru “KB Godson” Towolawi and Opeyemi “Sense” Adeyemi.Babatunde, a graduate of GOtv Boxing NextGen Search, thanked the sponsors for the initiative, saying the tournament will help keep boxers in good shape. Tags: boxersGOtv Boxing Night Minilast_img read more

first_img The club confirmed a long-awaited deal for the 25-year-old Spaniard will, subject to the necessary documentation being completed, be finalised. Aspas, brought in at a cost of about £7.7million, scored 12 goals in 34 league appearances last season and that helped Celta survive a Primera Division relegation battle. The fact their safety was only secured on the final day of the La Liga season held up progress but negotiations were well advanced and there was never any doubt at Anfield that it would go through. Aspas, who was identified to play alongside Luis Suarez before he began publicly courting Real Madrid, will not be the last of the summer arrivals as Liverpool are also hopeful a deal can be done for Sevilla youngster Luis Alberto. The 20-year-old has been on loan at Barcelona B but Thursday was the deadline for the Catalan club to offer the midfielder a permanent contract. Having tracked the youngster’s progress and made it clear to his parent club they are interested in a deal Liverpool are optimistic they can add the promising talent to their ranks. Rodgers is keen to get as much of his business done as quickly as possible and they have made a move to bring in Sporting Lisbon’s 20-year-old defender Tiago Ilori while attempts are being made to secure the services of Schalke centre-back Kyriakos Papadopoulos. Liverpool, who have already signed Kolo Toure on a free transfer, have also been linked with Sunderland goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, with the future of Jose Reina still uncertain, and Shakhtar Donetsk’s Armenia midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan – whose capture would become more important should Suarez leave. The club hope to offset some of their outlay by selling striker Andy Carroll to West Ham but although a £15million-plus deal has been in place for some time, the player is stalling on agreeing to the move. Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers’ summer strengthening is beginning to gather pace after an agreement was secured to bring in Celta Vigo forward Iago Aspas.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

first_img The ‘City Til We Die Group’ met with Allam 10 days ago and held what it described as “essentially positive” exchanges. In a statement released through the club on Monday, though, Allam said: “Having been deprived of opportunities to acquire the stadium freehold, which would have enabled us to create the infrastructure in the surrounding area, we will now need to focus on generating commercial income from elsewhere. “A shorter club name will hopefully enable us to do so, with a stronger, quicker marketing impact all over the world.” The statement went on to say that while Allam’s preference remains ‘Hull Tigers’, he will first ensure the financial benefits of making such a switch stack up. Allam also added he felt fans understood his need to generate new income streams, saying: “I believe the representatives at the meeting accepted that there is a wider issue at hand, in that we need to ensure the club can sustain itself through commercial income.” A final decision is expected to be made early in 2014. The current name of Hull City Tigers only refers to the company and not the team. Allam changed the club’s name from Hull City AFC to Hull City Tigers earlier this year and has a longer-term view of making it Hull Tigers, having previously described ‘City’ as a “lousy” and “common” word. Allam believes this will give Hull a greater chance of generating revenue – especially as the council own their ground – but many supporters are against the proposed switch. Hull owner Assem Allam wants to press ahead with his plans to rename the club despite recent talks with supporters who are against the idea.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

first_imgSao Paulo: Alexis Sanchez netted the decisive spot-kick as defending champions Chile reached the Copa America semi-finals by defeating Colombia 5-4 on penalties.On Friday, the Manchester United forward held his nerve after Leon defender William Tesillo sent Colombia’s fifth attempt wide in a dramatic finish to their quarterfinal at Arena Corinthians here.Chile had two goals ruled out by the video assistant referee (VAR) and had 59 per cent of possession, but they only managed two shots on target to Colombia’s one.The result earned Chile a semi-final berth against either Peru or Uruguay at Porto Alegre’s Arena do Gremio on July 3. Brazil and Argentina will meet in the other semifinal in Belo Horizonte the previous day.It was the fifth consecutive time that Colombia have kept a clean sheet in the Copa America, a sequence that dates back to the 2016 tournament in the US. But they paid the price for their lack of a cutting edge in attack as Radamel Falcao, Juan Cuadrado, Roger Martinez and substitute Duvan Zapata failed to find a way past Chile’s defence.Colombia head coach Carlos Queiroz made eight changes to the side that beat Paraguay 1-0 in their final group match.Meanwhile, Chile’s Colombian manager Reinaldo Rueda made four alterations to the team that lost to Uruguay 1-0 on June 17.The Cafeteros began the match in an energetic mood as James Rodriguez, Cuadrado and Martinez showed a willingness to cut inside and run at Chile’s backline.However, it didn’t take long for the Roja to start dictating terms and they looked the more dangerous side when they forayed into the final third.Chile appeared to take the lead when Colombia goalkeeper David Ospina fumbled a seemingly simple cross and Eduardo Vargas fired in the rebound. However referee Nestor Pitana consulted VAR before ruling that Sanchez was offside in the build up. Sanchez then made a defence-splitting run and curled an effort just over the bar.Colombia defended resolutely and – with no extra time in the Copa America quarterfinals – forced the match into a penalty shootout after the allotted 90 minutes.Vidal, Vargas, Erick Pulgar and Charles Aranguiz joined Sanchez in burying their spot kicks while Rodriguez, Edwin Cardona, Juan Cuadrado and Yerry Mina converted four from four attempts for Colombia before Tesillo’s miss. IANS Also Read: Arturo Vidal, Alexis Sanchez Head Chile Copa America Squadlast_img read more

first_imgMINISTER within the Ministry of Education with responsibility for Sport, Nicolette Henry, yesterday lauded the performance of Guyana’s amateur team that contested the second Caribbean Development Boxing Tournament (CDBT) which concluded on Sunday in Barbados.The 11-man Guyanese team and officials, returned to Guyana with 10 gold medals and one silver medal, while Christopher Moore, son coach Clifton Moore was adjudged Best Boxer of the CDBT.Addressing the boxers shortly after their arrival at the Eugene F. Correia International Airport at Ogle yesterday, Minister Henry congratulated the boxers and officials for a job well done and said that the Government of Guyana is “really committed to the development of sport”, so much so that the government has budgeted twice the amount that was budgeted in 2016.Athletes, she said, must go on and make their mark and with this in mind, the government will provide the opportunities as it will invest in athletes and young people. “It was a great experience for you (boxers) to make Guyana proud.”The boxers and officials were met on their arrival at the Airport by Minister Henry, Director of Sport Christopher Jones, president of the Guyana Boxing Association Steve Ninvalle and president of the Guyana Olympic Association (GOA) K. Juman-Yassin and shortly after they were introduced to members of the media.Chairing the proceedings, Ninvalle noted that it was a historic moment for Guyana, since it was the most gold medals per capita captured by a team from these shores.Ninvalle reminded those present that it was a very difficult task to get sponsorship for the 11-member team plus officials to participate in the tournament.Best Boxer of the second CDBT Christopher MooreHe noted also that GOA president Juman-Yassin has a special place in his heart for the sport, having served as president of the-then Guyana Amateur Boxing Association years ago.The GBA president, who was recently re-elected unopposed said he is extremely elated with the boxers’ performance which tells him Guyana is going in the right direction where boxing is concerned and stated that once given the support things can only get better for the sport locally.He said winning the Caribbean championship is the first step but there are many more steps to be made. The next he said is dominating the Latin American region, then the World Championships and finally, the Olympics.GOA president K. Juman-Yassin in his remarks also lauded the performance of the boxers stating that he is heartened by the results and is glad to see a young bunch of boxers performing so outstandingly. “Once you continue in this vein, we (GOA) and the government will ensure you have funds to participate in different championships,” Juman-Yassin assured.Yassin declared that the GOA stands ready to revisit a system of providing stipends to selected boxers and called on Ninvalle to urgently commence discussions on the way forward.The GOA boss further stated that the GOA would like to do more for the sport by making the boxers full-time boxers, but there are certain things that will have to be worked out, since some of the boxers are still attending school while others are working with different organisations and companies.Juman-Yassin had a special word of congratulation for the team’s head coach, Sebert Blake, who was the last Guyanese coach to attend a coaching programme through the GOA and the Olympic Solidarity Movement which was held in Hungary some years ago.After bagging four gold medals during the first four nights of competition in the CDBT in Barbados, the Guyanese boxers added a further five gold medals and a silver to their overall tally, assuring them of overall championships honours.On Saturday evening Christopher Moore contested the lightweight division of the Youth Division and secured a 3-0 points verdict against Grenade’s Nelson Cyrus and Joel Williamson, fighting in the final of the lightweight division in the Elite category, forced the referee to stop his contest against Jamaica’s Ricardo Carter, to win gold medals.Guyana’s lightweight Colin Lewis contesting the light welterweight division of the Elite category caused the referee to stop his fight against Barbados’ Derek Hymer during the first round.Desmond Amsterdam then added another gold medal to Guyana’s tally as he secured a third round TKO win over Jamaica’s Jonathan Hanson in their middleweight contest of the Elite category.Guyana’s Elite category super heavyweight boxer Jason Bakker then crowned the evening off with a 3-0 points win against Jamaica’s Ricardo Brown.But Guyana’s other Elite boxer, Kevin Allicock, who was on show on Saturday and from whom much was anticipated had to settle for a silver medal, as he lost on points in the second round in his flyweight contest against Barbados’ Jabali Breedy.last_img read more