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Advocate reflects on formative years

first_img Contact Henry Gens at hgens@nd.edu. A special guest speaker headed the third and final pre-immersion class of Notre Dame’s Urban Plunge program over winter break on Sunday. Malik Nevels, executive director for the Illinois African American Coalition for Prevention (ILAACP), talked Sunday night about dignity and justice for urban America, sharing his life experiences and current work. Nevels began his talk by discussing what dignity and social justice means to him, and how he’s been exposed to these ideas over the course of his life and in his career. “When we think about or talk about or begin to explore the concept of dignity and social justice I think what we’re really speaking about or thinking about is the quest, the search, for dignity and social justice, whether it be in the context of politics, race, gender or class,” Nevels said. “We are talking about a particular group’s activities to persuade their audience to value who they are or what they say as well as acknowledge certain unalienable rights to which they should have title.” This concept of dignity and social justice shaped the lens through which he views his experiences, Nevel said. “I thought about two questions in particular,” Nevels said. “One was how has this quest or search for dignity and social justice shaped or framed my personal narrative, and vice versa – how has my personal narrative shaped my quest for dignity and social justice?” Nevels then shared at length about four crucial life experiences that strongly influenced the work that he does now at the ILAACP, beginning with his mother’s involvement in the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s. “Throughout my life, and I remember early on, my mother passing on concern for those that were from disadvantaged communities, so every month we would volunteer in some type of capacity,” Nevels said. Next, Nevels highlighted the guiding principles of Catholic social teaching that his education in Chicago Catholic schools exposed him to during his childhood. “It would be a disservice for me to ignore that Catholic social teaching to a great degree shaped how I view the work I do in dignity and social justice,” Nevels said. “There are three key things in Catholic social teaching that stood out to me: The first was the call to family, community and participation. In that sense, people have a right and a duty to participate in society. The second thing that resonated with me was rights and responsibility, that human dignity can be protected and a healthy community can only be achieved if human rights are protected and responsibilities are met. And last, but not least, is the option for the poor and vulnerable. Basically for a society, to a degree, how well it has done is based on how well it treats its poor and vulnerable. The third experience that Nevels talked about was a period of urban gentrification in the Lincoln Park neighborhood he lived in during the late 1970s, and how it altered and erased the demographics of the community seemingly overnight. Lastly, Nevels discussed his involvement as a Public Ally in Chicago in the mid-1990s, when Michelle Obama led the program. Nevels headed a funding program for the schools in the city, and was shocked by conditions he witnessed there. “Even though this was in ’95, some of these conditions exist today and are even worse,” Nevels said. “You’ve got kids who are learning in hallways, taking class in the summer with no air conditioning, they’re learning from textbooks that are outdated and, in some instances, they’re being taught by people who have no business teaching them. Seeing this, what I thought was an injustice, led me to the work that I do today.” The work Nevels does as the executive director at the ILAACP takes into account all of these formative experiences. The organization focuses on preventative measures against the negative outcomes associated with social and economic disparities, rather than acting as a reactionary agency, Nevels said. “What if we started making the greater investments on the front-end of life? What if we started upstream?” Nevels said. The ILAACP has efforts across a wide range of fronts, from raising public awareness about disparity to partnering with community-based programs to raise money and evaluate efficacy, Nevels said. “We help those that help others do it better,” he said. The ILAACP also does a lot of data mining to make important facts about funding available to those in need, Nevels said. “One of the things that takes place in Chicago because it’s so political is that Chicago will get a large Federal grant to, let’s say, improve the public education in Chicago, but you don’t know who got the grant,” Nevels said. “And they keep it a secret. So one of the things we’ve been able to do is get access to the information and share that with local community-based organizations.”last_img read more

Broadway Vet George S. Irving is Dead at 94

first_img View Comments Broadway vet George S. Irving died on December 26. He was 94. Best known for his character roles on the Main Stem, he won a Tony in 1973 for Irene.The son of Abraham and Rebecca Shelasky, Irving was born George Irving Shelasky in Springfield, Massachusetts on November 1, 1922. A boy soprano in his youth, Irving made his Broadway debut in the original 1943 production of Oklahoma!, before being drafted days later to serve in the second World War.Along with the Tony for starring opposite Debbie Reynolds in Irene, Irving received a Tony nod for Sir John in 1987’s Me and My Girl. He has a massive 32 Broadway credits, including On Your Toes, The Pirates of Penzance, Once in a Lifetime, Can-Can and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.More recently, he appeared off-Broadway in 2008 in the acclaimed Enter Laughing; that same year he was also honored with the 17th Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre.Married to Maria Karnilova from 1948 until her death in 2001, Irving is survived by their son, Alexander, daughter, Katherine and three grandchildren.last_img read more

Chilean Navy Used Technology to Protect Civilians After Earthquake

first_img“A lot of sensors have been installed to allow us to monitor what is going on all along the coast in real time; we also count on buoys, a large number of programs, software, and elements that we have for processing information.To make decisions, you need to have good information, specifically information that is fast and accurate.” Disaster response praised The speed and precision of that information came as the result of technological upgrades recently implemented by the Chilean Navy. Marines arrived at dawn on September 19 aboard the vessel Sargento Aldea and concentrated on removing rubble and clearing streets. Contingents from Army regiments are working in other parts of Coquimbo, including 81 service members from Colchagua Regiment emergency units in Monte Patria; 125 from the Buin Regiment in Salamanca; 105 from the Maip Regiment in Combarbalá; and 112 from the Chillán Regiment in the city of Illapel. Air Force, Army, and Navy assist the civilian population Using technology designed in Chile, authorities can also exchange information with text messages over a satellite network that’s connected to the 16 maritime departments and 64 port authorities 24 hours a day. The Navy also deployed a second DART buoy with a sensor on the ocean floor that transmits detailed information about tsunamis while they are still far from the coast. The buoys, which are located 180 miles west of Iquique and 190 miles west of Caldera, are connected to the global network for monitoring tsunamis. Those investments came in deliberate response to the country’s February 2010 earthquake and tsunami, which killed 525 people and destroyed 370,000 homes. Meanwhile, the Navy provided four support trucks from the city of Talcahuano, an N-407 airplane, and an N-77 helicopter; the Army provided three PUMA helicopters, five Cougar helicopters, trucks, 11 Mowag transport cars, seven tractor-trailers, and also set up field kitchens; and the FACh pitched in with three helicopters and a Hercules airplane for heavy vehicle transportation. All those vehicles helped the Armed Forces deliver 334 tons of basic necessities consisting of drums of water, hygiene kits, blankets, boxes of food, mattresses, and building materials to civilians in areas impacted by the natural disaster. Troops also delivered 5,000 liters of fuel for the machinery being used in the area. “The first night, there were robberies at homes and businesses in the area, so the presence of the Military and the Carabineros has allowed us to focus on the task of cleaning up our homes,” said Julio Varela, a 40-year-old journalist and resident of the coastal town of Tongoy. A week after the natural disaster, 2,033 service members from the Army, Navy, and Air Force were still working in the area under a State of Constitutional Emergency. In the wake of the September 16 earthquake and tsunami, the government declared a State of Constitutional Exception for the region, immediately activating the Defense Operations Center, an entity directed by the Joint Chiefs of Staff and responsible for coordinating the assistance from the different branches of the Military. The Armed Forces appointed Brigadier General Schafik Nazal Lázaro, Commander-in-Chief of Chile’s Second Motorized Army Division, to coordinate the humanitarian assistance efforts. Armed Forces respond to damaged areas For example, in 2010, it established an operations room with tsunami experts supported by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO, for its English acronym); the Navy also installed two satellite transmission systems, one telephonic transmission system, two power systems, and two measuring systems. All of that equipment has backups in case the original fail or experience problems. The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR, for its English acronym) praised the Chilean authorities’ preparation and quick response. A Chilean Air Force (FACh, for its Spanish acronym) Boeing 737 transported government officials to the disaster zone in the early morning hours of September 17 so they could assess the damage. At the same time, the Commander-in-Chief of the First Naval Zone, Rear Admiral Arturo Undurraga, who was aboard a Navy Orion P-3 aircraft, flew over the region to inspect the coastal areas affected by the tsunami. The Orion P-3 is outfitted with a high-resolution camera and a videoconferencing system that transmits in real time, so authorities could alert the population to further dangers immediately. center_img The SNAM and Deep-Ocean Assessment and Reporting of Tsunamis (DART, for its English acronym) buoy warned authorities about the developing natural disaster, allowing the Naval Hydrography and Oceanographic Service (SHOA, for its Spanish acronym) to activate a tsunami alert along the country’s entire coast using sirens and text messages. Those warnings “helped ensure that large numbers of people were able to evacuate,” Rear Admiral Patricio Carrasco Hellwig, SHOA’s director, told Diálogo. Authorities estimate that nearly a million people were able to move to safe areas. “The work of the Armed Forces in these times has been important for security and for clearing the disaster zone,” he told journalists. These upgrades support a system of 40 SNAM monitoring systems located at sea level throughout the entire length of the country – including Antarctica and all of the Chilean islands – which monitor sea level by using a specialized laser apparatus to measure variations in water height. It transmits data via the General Packet Radio Service (GPRS, for its English acronym) every minute and via satellite every five minutes. Julieta Pelcastre contributed to this article. By Dialogo October 15, 2015 The country, international aviation conferences, armies in South America, authorities sharing information in the fight against the terrorist organizations and groups give confidence to the most affected citizens and people. May God HELP them in these difficult times. Meanwhile, on September 19 and 20, the FACh performed five airlift evacuations for critical patients from the city of La Serena to Santiago due to serious structural damages to the San Pablo de Coquimbo Regional Hospital. Minister of Defense José Antonio Gómez visited the Coquimbo Region on September 20 to inspect the work on the ground. Advanced notice and rapid humanitarian aid helped minimize the damage from what might have been a catastrophic natural disaster. Authorities recorded more than 50 aftershocks following the main earthquake, resulting in 13 deaths and three missing people, according to the Ministry of Interior’s Office of National Emergencies (ONEMI, for its Spanish acronym). About 9,000 people, were impacted by the quake, which severely damaged 4,370 homes, and destroyed 704 others. Its epicenter was 46 kilometers west of Canela Baja, a commune in Coquimbo Region IV, 292 kilometers north of Santiago, according to the National Seismological Center (CSN, for its Spanish acronym). The coastal areas most severely affected by the tsunami were Los Vilos, Higuerilla, La Poza, Tongoy, and Coquimbo in Region IV, where waves reached heights of 4.5 meters. In the coastal zone of Valparaíso-Region V, the waves were almost two meters high and waters penetrated more than 700 meters inland, causing widespread damage. The quake knocked out electricity in Coquimbo, leaving more than 600,000 residents without power; however, authorities restored electricity to many regions within 48 hours of the earthquake, and the Military helped to restore order. “Chilean investments in a resilient infrastructure, early warning systems, and urban planning have ensured at this time that there were few victims, in spite of the earthquake’s intensity,” said Margareta Wahlström, the special representative of the secretary general for UNISDR. “Natural disasters have made us learn and improve reaction processes in operations other than war to the people and the community,” said Colonel Pablo Onetto Jara, Commander of Infantry Regiment 21 in Coquimbo. Improved technology “The recent earthquake and tsunami in Region IV was much less intense than those of February 27, 2010, but allowed us to apply procedures that had already been standardized, practiced, and trained for by both the Armed Forces and regional and community governments. In each community and in each region, there is a committee of emergency operations composed of Military and civilian authorities, which allows interaction and cooperation.” Thanks in large part to its newly improved National Tsunami Warning System (SNAM), Chile’s Armed Forces responded quickly to help civilians after an 8.4-magnitude earthquake caused a tsunami that destroyed a large portion of the coastline and interior of the Coquimbo Region IV on September 16. last_img read more

Cordray praises credit unions, talks future rulemakings

first_img 5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr CFPB Director Richard Cordray praised credit unions and their ability to meet the financial needs of their members in a speech Tuesday and discussed the bureau’s ongoing initiatives and future rulemakings on prepaid accounts and overdraft.Cordray, speaking before CUNA’s Government Affairs Conference in Washington, reminded credit unions of the “enormous value” they provide to their millions of members and how they are “consistent stewards of consumer interests.” continue reading »last_img read more

H1N1 FLU BREAKING NEWS: US cases, deaths in Arizona and Illinois, cases climb in Australia and Chile

first_imgMay 28, 2009US case count reaches 8,585The number of confirmed and probable novel H1N1 cases in the United States has risen to 8,585, up 658 since yesterday, an official from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said today at a media briefing. One more death was reported, raising the total to 12. Though the number of new cases across the nation is receding, increases are occurring in New York and New Jersey, as well as in the Pacific Northwest.[CDC H1N1 press updates]Wyoming reports first novel flu illness Wyoming has reported its first H1N1 flu case, in a 13-year-old boy in Laramie County in the state’s southeastern corner, the Associated Press (AP) reported yesterday. State health officials said the boy had a fairly mild illness and was recovering at home; they did not know how he contracted the virus. The case leaves West Virginia and Alaska as the only US states with no confirmed cases.[AP report]Arizona, Illinois report fatal H1N1 casesArizona recorded its fourth death due to H1N1 flu yesterday, while Illinois reported its second and third. In Arizona, a pre-teen girl in Pima County (the Tucson area) died, according to an AP story. The state had 534 cases of H1N1 flu yesterday. In Illinois, the Chicago Tribune said a woman from northwestern Cook County died, while an AP report from Geneva said a 42-year-old man succumbed. Both victims had other health problems. The Tribune said Illinois has had 976 confirmed cases.[AP report on Arizona case]Australia orders vaccine as cases mountAustralian health officials said they were ordering enough doses of H1N1 vaccine to cover 10 million people, as cases rose to 103, up from 61 yesterday, Bloomberg News reported today. The government ordered the vaccine from CSL Ltd. Ian Barr, deputy director of a public health lab in Melbourne, said the novel virus is now the main flu strain being identified in Australia, but it is too early to say if it is “truly community-wide,” according to the story.[May 28 Bloomberg report] Chile says H1N1 flu is entrenched as cases surgeChile reported 46 new cases of novel H1N1 flu, raising its total to 165, and officials said the virus is firmly established in the country, Bloomberg News reported today. The new virus, which was first confirmed in Chile 10 days ago, now accounts for 90% of flu cases in the country and may be replacing seasonal flu, officials said. The health ministry said it is changing its H1N1 strategy from containment to mitigation, canceling airport screening.[Bloomberg report]Slovakia, Romania report first H1N1 illnesses Slovakia and Romania have reported their first cases of the novel H1N1 flu, according to media reports. The Slovakian case is in a 37-year-old man who arrived May 22 from the United States and was quarantined in a Bratislava hospital, Deutsche Presse-Argentur (DPA) reported. In Romania, the case involved a 30-year-old woman who had returned from the United States May 23 and went to a hospital May 26, according to a Xinhua report. Her family members also were quarantined at the hospital.[DPA report]last_img read more

Guc Belona placed under the preventive protection of the Ministry of Culture

first_imgSource / Photo: Museum of Betina wooden shipbuilding Belona is a traditional boat intended for fishing, transporting cargo, livestock and people, 5,60 m long and 1,80 m wide. Although, according to the registration documents, it was introduced under the type of gajeta, Belona is classified under the type guc due to its construction forms. The lines of the ship are mild, and the stern is much narrower than that of the gajeta. The documentation of the current situation was prepared by Katarina Batur and Luciano Keber, members of the Institute for Maritime Heritage Ars Nautica.After preparing the documentation, the ship was transported to the Ćiro Shipyard. The renovation was carried out under the supervision of Nikola Papeša Mačka and lasted for 8 months. Almost all parts of the ship have been replaced, except for two shutters reminiscent of the former state of Belona, ​​the Museum of Betina Wooden Shipbuilding concludes. It was built in 1928 in the shipyard in Kali, and the shipbuilder of Belona Božo Končurat in 1908 learned the craft from Mate Filipi in Betina. For over 60 years, Belona was owned by the Kolanović family from Privlaka, and in 2016, in a dilapidated state, it fell into the hands of Viljem Glavan, who decided to prepare the documentation of the existing ship and renovate it. Guc Belona has been placed under the preventive protection of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia, the Museum of Betina Wooden Shipbuilding proudly points out. last_img read more

Iran hails military satellite launch as US tensions simmer

first_imgIran’s Revolutionary Guards announced they had successfully launched the country’s first military satellite on Wednesday, at a time of renewed tensions with US forces in the Gulf.The United States alleges Iran’s satellite program is a cover for its development of missiles. The Islamic republic has previously insisted its aerospace activities comply with its international obligations.Tensions between the arch foes escalated last week with the US accusing Iran of harassing its ships in the Gulf. The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps said the surprise satellite launch was a milestone for the country.”The first satellite of the Islamic Republic of Iran has been successfully launched into orbit,” said the Guards’ Sepahnews website.The satellite dubbed the Nour — meaning “light” in Persian — had been launched from the Markazi desert, a vast expanse in Iran’s central plateau.The satellite “orbited the earth at 425 kilometers” above sea level, said Sepahnews. “This action will be a great success and a new development in the field of space for Islamic Iran,” it added.State television aired footage of what it said was the satellite mounted on a rocket for Wednesday’s launch.The rocket bore the name Qassed, meaning “messenger”, in what appears to be the first time Iran has used a launcher of this type. High-seas encounter Tensions escalated again in January when the US killed Major General Qasem Soleimani, head of the Guards’ foreign operations arm, the Quds Force, in a drone strike in Iraq.The US Department of Defense last week accused Iran of “dangerous and provocative” actions in the Gulf.It said 11 Guards boats “repeatedly crossed the bows and sterns” of US vessels in international waters.Iran said the US gave a “Hollywood” account of the encounter and warned it that any “miscalculation will receive a decisive response”.Washington has also raised concerns in the past about Tehran’s satellite program, saying the launch of a carrier rocket in January 2019 amounted to a violation of limits on its ballistic missiles.Iran maintains it has no intention of acquiring nuclear weapons, and says its aerospace activities are peaceful and comply with a UN Security Council resolution.The Islamic republic, battling the world’s deadliest novel coronavirus outbreak at the same time as dealing with crippling US sanctions, has accused Washington of “economic terrorism”.Tehran says the punitive measures have denied it access to the medicines and medical equipment it needs to fight the virus.Iran says the disease has claimed the lives of nearly 5,300 people and infected almost 85,000 since the outbreak emerged on February 19.The number of Iranians killed and sickened by the virus is widely thought to be much higher, however.Iran has requested a $5 billion emergency loan from the International Monetary Fund to help it tackle the outbreak.But the US, which effectively holds a veto at the IMF, has signaled it has no intention of agreeing to such a line of credit.center_img ‘Great national achievement’ Its fuselage also had a koranic inscription that read: “Glory be to God who made this available to us, otherwise we could not have done it.”There was no way to independently verify the launch.It was hailed by Iran’s Telecommunications Minister Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi.”Sincere congratulations to the IRGC Air Force for this great national achievement,” he tweeted, adding he had visited the launch site three weeks ago.”They were great,” he said of the satellite and what he described as a “three-stage solid fuel” launcher.Iran has repeatedly tried and failed to launch satellites in the past.The most recent was on February 9 when it said it launched but was unable to put into orbit the Zafar, whose name means “victory” in Persian.Arch enemies Iran and the United States have appeared to be on the brink of an all-out confrontation twice in the past year.Their long-standing acrimony was exacerbated in 2018 when US President Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew from a deal that froze Iran’s nuclear program, before issuing demands that it curtail its development of ballistic missiles. Topics :last_img read more

Explainer: The problem with the ‘cosmetic’ Constitutional Court law revision

first_imgThe revision technically extends the terms of the nine incumbent justices: For instance, Constitutional Court chief justice Anwar Usman may now remain in his role until 2026 instead of leaving the bench next year.Potential interference & power abuseA longer judicial term without better supervision could make justices susceptible to political interference that could eventually undermine the impartiality of the Constitutional Court as a court of first and final instance over the constitutional validity of how laws are interpreted and disputes on election results, say legal experts and activists.The court is currently reviewing a number of petitions that challenge contentious laws, including the Mining Law and the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) law revision of September 2019. The House of Representatives (DPR) has adopted a Constitutional Court (MK) law revision that increases the maximum term for its justices, a sticky issue since it first proposed revising the law.The newly revised law, which the House passed on Sept. 1, 2020, increases the judicial term to 15 years and justices may not stand for reelection, whereas the original law limited a single judicial term to just five years, after which justices could be reelected for a second five-year term.The law revision also allows Constitutional Court justices to hold office until the age of 70, a decade longer than under the previous law. Activists also accused the revised law of being a “trade-off” so politicians could potentially influence the court’s future decisions on public challenges to the numerous controversial bills the House is deliberating now, like the omnibus bill on job creation and the draft revision to the Criminal Code (KUHP).They also expressed concern about the longer-term impacts of the revised law on potential for abuse of power and corruption at the court, one of the country’s most powerful institutions.Read also: Historic sentence for AkilLack of public scrutiny & vettingThe revisions focused largely on extending the judicial term, which the House claimed was intended to strengthen the court.Lawmakers also raised the minimum age for justices from 47 to 55 to ensure that only “excellent” candidates would be eligible to be elected to the bench and improve its “quality”, according to Herman Hery, who chairs House Commission III on legal affairs that finalized the bill.But the law revision does not correct the underlying problems in the judicial selection process, most notably the absence of transparency standards that regulate the process.Nor does it make any significant changes to judicial supervision, experts say.The revised law essentially reinforces the principle mandates of the previous law: a transparent, publicly open electoral process for selecting the court’s justices.The law revision merely stipulates that the judicial selection process, under which the House, the President and the Supreme Court each nominate three justices, must be transparent and open to the public, as in the previous law. The only “tweak” that has been made is that the process to be “objective and accountable”, but it doesn’t address accountability to whom.The three branches of government have employed different mechanisms in the past. For example, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo involved a panel of independent experts to screen candidates, which marked a significant departure from his predecessor Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.Read also: Govt assures transparency in MK justice selectionMeanwhile, the House held candidate interviews that were open to the public, though experts say this was a mere formality. The Supreme Court, on the other hand, vetted its candidates mostly behind closed doors.In terms of judicial supervision, the House lawmakers increased the membership of the court’s ethics council from five to six, with the new seat to be filled by a legal scholar.But constitutional law expert Feri Amsari of Andalas University in Padang, West Sumatra, said that the “revision” did not make any far-reaching changes, suggesting judicial impeachment as a new provision that lawmakers should have incorporated in the revised law, particularly in light of their insistence on a longer judicial term.Feri also believed that conflicts of interest had marred the deliberation process. “The extension to the judicial tenure seems like a ‘bribe’ to me,” he told The Jakarta Post on Wednesday.Read also: MK rejects proposed reformsHe also expressed disappointment that the court itself had never objected to revising the law from the very beginning.Constitutional Court justice Enny Nurbaningsih dismissed any suggestions that the court had any interest in revising the law. “Rest assured that justices will carry out our tasks independently,”she said, stressing that the independence of the judiciary was “a nonnegotiable principle”.Titi Anggraini of Society for Elections and Democracy (Perludem) said the court must now prove that they were truly independent and free from all external interests, particularly any political influence when hearing cases, even when their decisions may not toe the populist line.“After all, what are they worried about? They have safe jobs [until they turn 70]. They don’t even need to think about a second term. So it’s time for them to demonstrate their commitment to democracy and justice,” she quipped.Nontransparent deliberationNot much is known about why the law was revised and who was really behind the proposal to do so. Activists have called into question the lawmakers’insistence on going ahead with deliberating the law revision when it was not an urgent need – and amid the multifaceted fallout from the ongoing health crisis, no less.Read also: House in spotlight over plan to revise Constitutional Court LawThe House mostly kept its doors closed ever since the proposal to revise the law was first raised in April by House Legislation Body (Baleg) chairman and Gerindra Party politician Supratman Andi Agtas, and despite public calls for transparency.The House made several changes to the draft bill before Aug. 24, when the government submitted its input and supporting arguments on the revised provisions to mark the start of deliberations. The legislature and the government then held three closed-door meetings on Aug. 26-28, with the two sides agreeing to the final version of the bill on Aug. 31. A day later on Sept. 1, 2020 the House passed the bill at a plenary meeting.It took the legislature just eight days to deliberate the bill on the Constitutional Court law revision, among the fastest in the House’s history, including the mere 12 days it took to deliberate the highly contentious revisions to the KPK law in September 2019.Violla Reininda of judicial watchdog KoDe Inisiatif criticized the deliberation process as problematic because it lacked transparency and denied public involvement. “They didn’t even invite the court or the public. They rushed [the process],” she said.Lawmaker Herman of the ruling Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) rebuffed the allegation, saying that all legislative hearings were open to the public.”There was no such thing as a ‘trade-off’. We were professional,”he said. “We worked fast because we changed only a few substantive provisions.”Topics :last_img read more

Huddersfield vs Man Utd TV channel, live stream, time, odds and team news

first_img Comment Advertisement Advertisement Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is struggling for results at Manchester United (Picture: AFP/Getty Images)Manchester United are still fighting for a top four finish, although they realistically need a win over Huddersfield on Sunday to keep their hopes alive.The Red Devils have picked up just one point from their last three games as their Champions League dreams for next season fade.However, they are facing the worst team in the division on Sunday, the Terriers having picked up just 14 points all season, 12 less than their nearest rivals Fulham.Victory for United would move them up to fifth, ahead of Arsenal, at least until the Gunners play later on Sunday afternoon.ADVERTISEMENT Huddersfield have had a dreadful season (Picture: Getty Images)When is Huddersfield vs Man Utd?The match is on Sunday 5 May with kick-off at 2pm at the John Smith’s Stadium.AdvertisementAdvertisementIs Huddersfield vs Man Utd on TV and is there a live stream?Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League will be showing the game live.Subscribers can stream the action on Sky Go or watch on the Sky Sports app.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityTeam newsHuddersfield have Laurent Depoitre, Aaron Mooy and Ben Hamer all available after injury, although Mathias Jorgensen is out.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is without Eric Bailly and has doubts over Paul Pobga, Jesse Lingard, Romelu Lukaku, Chris Smalling and Phil Jones.What are the odds? (Courtesy of Betfair)10/1 Huddersfield5/1 Draw3/10 Man UtdMORE: Virgil van Dijk ordered Xherdan Shaqiri to take late free kick that led to Divock Origi’s winner against NewcastleMORE: Edwin van Der Sar snubs Manchester United move because it’s a ‘step down’ from Ajax Phil HaighSunday 5 May 2019 10:53 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Huddersfield vs Man Utd TV channel, live stream, time, odds and team newslast_img read more

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang slams reports of rifts in Arsenal dressing room over captaincy decision

first_img Metro Sport ReporterMonday 11 Nov 2019 7:13 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link663Shares Advertisement Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has hit back at reports over the club captaincy (Picture: Getty)Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has reacted angrily to claims the squad have not ‘accepted’ his promotion to club captain.Reports on Monday claimed the Arsenal squad felt Granit Xhaka had been ‘thrown under a bus’ by Unai Emery following his actions in a 2-2 draw against Crystal Palace in October.Aubameyang was made club captain in place of the Swiss but the decision was announced in a press conference and not made to the group as a whole beforehand.There was also a suggestion that Aubameyang’s relationship with supporters’ channel Arsenal Fans’ TV [AFTV] was compromising his role and that he’d been asked to stop endorsing and speaking to those associated with the organisation.ADVERTISEMENT Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang slams reports of rifts in Arsenal dressing room over captaincy decision Comment Aubameyang was made captain in place of Granit Xhaka (Picture: Getty)The Gabon striker has liked some rather controversial Instagram posts from the channel’s account – including one calling for Emery to be sacked – which left teammates and staff ‘unimpressed’.AdvertisementAdvertisementBut Aubameyang has taken to social media to slam the reports, describing them as ‘b******t’.‘I just arrived in Gabon and heared a lot of ‘bullsh*ts,’ said Aubameyang.‘I talk with who I want whenever I want and if somebody’s not happy with you…you already know.’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 ArsenalIt is yet another episode in what is fast becoming a chaotic season for Emery’s Arsenal side.Head of Football Raul Sanllehi told staff in a meeting today that Emery retained the backing of the club’s board and would not be sacked.‘We are as disappointed as everyone else with both our results and performances at this stage of the season,’ said Sanllehi.‘We share the frustration with our fans, Unai, players and all out staff as they are not at the level we want or expect.‘Things need to improve to meet our objectives for the season, and we firmly believe Unai is the right man for the job, together with the backroom team we have in place. We are all working intenstively behind the scenes to turn things around are confident we will.‘We never take our fantastic support for granted. We hope we can all stick together and get behind the team in this challenging period, as together we are stronger’.MORE: Manchester United fear Scott McTominay could be out for four weeks with suspected ankle ligament damage Advertisementlast_img read more