Will blockchain change the world?

first_imgAny time a tech innovation reaches the mainstream, it’s accompanied by an intense hope: Could this be the long-awaited answer to all of our problems?So, naturally, blockchain technology is having something of a moment.Much of the reason the technology has people so excited is its promise to inject transparency and immutability into any situation, project, or process it’s tracking.These qualities make it possible for us to imagine a single source of truth: One ultra-secure system that stores every piece of data we will ever need, never forgets it, and makes it available to everyone.What is blockchain?Blockchain technology, in its essence, is an unchangeable, shared ledger. Transactions are recorded chronologically and shared publicly. continue reading » 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Craft messages that inspire

first_imgKelly Decker, Decker Communications, Inc. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »center_img When addressing an audience, take a moment to frame your message, make it memorable to your listeners, and spur them to take action.“When you inspire, you move the audience reaction from ‘I have to,’ to ‘I want to,’” Kelly Decker, president of Decker Communications, Inc., said during the closing keynote address at the CUNA Human Resources & Organizational Development Council Conference Wednesday in Anaheim, Calif.To craft inspiring messages that deliver audience-center content and establish a high emotional connection, focus on visual and vocal cues and insert emotion into your message.Decker offers these tips on doing so:last_img read more

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Do This: Long Island Concerts & Events November 5 – 11

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York 50th Anniversary of Jefferson Airplane & The Grateful DeadSo everybody knows that when the Jefferson Airplane shed its wings in the 1970s, the Starship took off into the pop stratosphere with a stellar overdrive fueled by arena rock blasted at full throttle. The ole hippie-dippy psychedelic sound wasn’t quite left behind in the rush from its San Francisco roots, but the band headed in a different direction that had harder metallic edges than it ever had. Going further was always the destination of this ship. And what a long strange trip it’s been on—and it’s still going strong. Climb on board and listen to the music of the stars. Opening the show are Jazz Is Dead and Quicksilver Messenger Service. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $49.50. 8 p.m. November 5.TheebDirector Naji Abu Nowar’s powerful and assured directorial debut, set in the land of Lawrence of Arabia, is a wondrous “Bedouin Western” about a boy who, in order to survive, must become a man and live up to the name his father gave him. In 1916, while war rages in the Ottoman Empire, Hussein raises his younger brother Theeb in a traditional Bedouin community that is isolated by the vast, unforgiving desert. The brothers’ quiet existence is suddenly interrupted when a British Army officer and his guide ask Hussein to escort them to a water well located along the old pilgrimage route to Mecca. So as not to dishonor his recently deceased father, Hussein agrees to lead them on the long and treacherous journey. The young, mischievous Theeb secretly chases after his brother, but the group soon find themselves trapped amidst threatening terrain riddled with Ottoman mercenaries, Arab revolutionaries, and outcast Bedouin raiders. The director will be on hand to discuss the screening at this special preview. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. cinemaartscentre.org Members $10, Public $15. 7:30 p.m. November 5.Judas PriestIconic is a word best used to describe the musical legacy Judas Priest has created. Since debuting with 1974’s Rocka Rolla, (which was released on Motown’s Gull Records subsidiary), Priest has established itself as a heavy metal standard bearer alongside the likes of Black Sabbath and Iron Maiden. Fronted by vocal powerhouse Rob Halford, the quintet has proudly carried the metal mantle while accruing an impressive canon that includes seminal albums including Unleashed in the East, Hell Bent for Leather and Screaming for Vengeance. Opening the show is Mastodon. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $75-$150. 8 p.m. November 5, 6.BlessthefallBuilt on a foundation of fiery metalcore and decade-long diehard fans, this Arizona-born band continues to dish out smooth rhythms and screams with each new tour. Their latest album, To Those Left Behind, was released in September. Warming up the crowd will be Stick To Your Guns, Emarosa, Oceans Ate Alaska and Cane Hill. The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. theemporiumny.com $18-$22. 5:25 p.m. November 6.Don FelderFamous for his signature guitar work alongside The Eagles until 2001, The Rock and Roll Hall-of-Famer thrived solo and formed his own band in 2014. He also published an eye-opening memoir, Heaven and Hell: My Life in The Eagles, a New York Times bestseller. Opening the show is special guest Mark Newman. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $35-$65. 8 p.m. November 6.Immortal TechniqueBorn in a war-torn South America and raised on the streets of Harlem, the young rapper’s turned his repressed aggression into lyrical beats. Harsh and cultured truths run through his rhymes. His next album, The Middle Passage, is anxiously awaited by stirred fans. Supporting acts include Diabolic, Poison Pen and Nightwalker. Revolution Bar & Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. clubloaded.com/events $20. 8 p.m. November 6.Pete CorrealeOne of the most requested acts in the comedy chains, Pete Correale was recently named by Entertainment Weekly as one of the Top 10 Comics To Watch. Pete is a veteran of the comedy club and festival circuit as well as television talk shows such as The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with David Letterman and Last Call with Carson Daily. Governor’s Comedy Club, 90 Division Ave., Levittown. govs.govs.com $25-$55. 8 p.m. November 6.PepperBorn on the sandy beaches of Hawaii, this surfer trio mesmerizes audiences with chill island beats recognized from films including Good Luck Chuck and Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Warming up the crowd are Ballyhoo!, Katastro and Jahstic. Mulcahys Pub and Concert Hall: 3232 Railroad Ave., Wantagh. muls.com $22. 8 p.m. November 6.TWRKYou read that right! This band shows no shame in blaring heavy beats and exploiting you to shake what your momma gave ya. The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. theemporiumny.com $7-$10. 10 p.m. November 6.Darcy Novick Presents 13th LI Comedy and Music Festget ready to laugh your tuckus off while rocking out to absolutely insane grooves, all night long. This stellar lineup includes: Richie Minervini, Rob Magnotti, Darcy Novick, Don Gavin, John Pizzi and Peter Mazzeo and the Hit Squad. Wow. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $35-$50. 8 p.m. November 6.Starry Nights NovemberThe twinkling crystals above get their own soundtrack of violins, jazz and many other instruments from praised chamber music. Staller Center for the Arts, Stony Brook University, 100 Nicolls Rd., Stony Brook. stallercenter.com $36. 8 p.m. November 6.Great Beer Expo: Long IslandEntrance fee includes a 5 oz. souvenir tasting cup and your choice of 2 oz. samples of more than 100 beers from any exhibiting brewery. Afternoon or evening session? You decide. Belmont Park Racetrack, 2150 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. greatbeerexpo.com $45, $DOS, $12 designated drivers. 12:30-4 p.m., 5:30-9 p.m. November 7.Battle of the BandsCome see Long Island native metalcore band Onto Carthage battle pop rockers Nexus in an epic fight to the death! Well, not death: The first place winner gets a free professional recording of a four-song EP from sponsor Green Room Recording Studio. Several genres will be represented so be sure to come and show your favorites some love. Revolution Bar & Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. clubloaded.com/events $12, $15 DOS. 3:30 p.m. November 7.Taste of Flight Wine ExpoEnjoy strolling amongst the jets and planes of aviation history while sipping 200 delicious reds and whites from around the world and 50 ciders! Sample cheeses, olive oils, meats, desserts and listen to the delicious sounds of a live jazz trio! Cradle of Aviation Museum, Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Garden City. cradleofaviation.org $49. 7 p.m. November 7.So You Think You Can Dance?Evacuate the dance floor! This multi-goovin’, multi-movin’ shake-a shake-a shake-fest is bound to get all those in attendance up and on their feet struttin’ their very best while watchin’ the experts do what they do best: Dance! Dance! Dance! Emmy Award-winning and hugely popular, the 12th season competitors of SYTYCD come to LI to face off. The top 10 competitors from last season’s contest will relive the Stage vs. Street theme that once again made dance aficionados everywhere realize the importance of having dance in our lives. SYTYCD is more than a dance competition, the show and it’s talented contestants have brought the art into the mainstream and have inspired scores of people to move and groove, even if it’s just to exercise or out of pure fun. The show is also responsible for making National Dance Day such a huge hit in America, with fans practicing routines in their living rooms, some are more difficult than others, and going out into the world and showing off their moves. Dance is an art that stirs emotions and inspires countless people around the world, as displayed on SYTYCD. So expect moves that will leave you and your loved ones mesmerized! Instead of voting from your couch, come cheer for your favorites, live! The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $59.50-$99.50. 8 p.m. November 7.OmarionR&B fans, get ready. Omarion’s smooth vocals and hypnotic dance moves will be on display in full force. No stranger to the Billboard Hot 100, he’s been at it since his days with R&B boy band B2K. Sex Playlist, which is exactly that, is his fourth solo album, featuring the platinum hit “Post to Be.” “Entourage” and “Ice Box” are catchy oldies, and “I Get It In” will you have on your feet. The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. theemporiumny.com $20-50. 10 p.m. November 7.Tommy James and The Shondells“Hanky Panky” made Tommy James a sensation back in 1966. The rest, as they say, is history. With more than 100,000,000 records sold worldwide, TJ and the Shondells are still rocking sold-out crowds. “Mony Mony,” “Crimson and Clover” and “I Think We’re Alone Now” are pop culture fixtures. This is sure to be a show that you know all the words to every song! NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $39.50-$49.50. 8 p.m. November 7.Richard LewisComedy Central called him one of the top 50 stand-up comedians of all time, GQ Magazine called him one of the 20th Century’s Most Influential Humorists, and his gig at Carnegie Hall was standing-room only. Who else but Richard Lewis? This brilliant storyteller has truly turned comedy into an art form. Get ready to laugh! A lot! The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $39.50-$59.50. 8 p.m. November 7.Piece Of My HeartOn the eve of Veterans Day and 50 years after the start of the Vietnam War, this professionally acted drama regarding the fate of five nurses who staffed field hospitals during that conflict is powerfully moving. Named “The most enduring play on Vietnam in the nation,” by The Vietnam Vets Association, it focuses on their roles and seeks to pay tribute to the nearly 11,000 women in uniform who served during that time. Museum of American Armor, Old Bethpage Village Restoration, 1303 Round Swamp Rd., Old Bethpage. 6 p.m. November 7, 2 p.m. November 8.Sousa: A Veteran’s Day CelebrationJohn Philip Sousa (1854-1932) was an American composer and conductor known particularly for American military and patriotic marches such as “The Star and Stripes Forever.” Celebrate his unique music, played from the original scores by a 50-piece symphonic band very much like his own. You will enjoy all the familiar marches and many melodies that spark the patriotic note in any one’s heart. Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 East Main St., Patchogue. patchoguetheatre.org $10-$25. 3 p.m. November 8.AmarcordDirect from Germany and considered one of the finest vocal ensembles in the world, these five former choir members bridge medieval music traditions and modern compositions. This program includes a rich selection of rarely heard Italian madrigals, German songs from the group’s home in Leipzig (including works by Schumann and Mendelssohn) and a unique collection of folk songs from around the world, including the Philippines (arranged specially for amarcord by Adelphi professor Sidney Boquiren), Ghana, Cuba, Japan, Thailand, Russia and Israel. Expect to be captivated with its expressive, clear and precise singing, and engaging performance style. Adelphi University’s Performing Arts Center, 1 South Ave., Garden City. aupac.adelphi.edu $25-$30. 4 p.m. November 8.StyxThis multi-platinum-selling band’s self-described mission to conquer the planet, one venue at a time, remains solidly on track. Put rock ‘n roll legends Tommy Shaw, James “JY” Young, Lawrence Gowan, Todd Sucherman and Ricky Phillips together (along with the occasional surprise appearance by the original bassist Chuck Panozzo) on stage together, and their power is unstoppable. When they get rolling and their freak flag is flowing, they’ll blow the roof off with their classic rock standards like “Come Sail Away,” “Lady” and “Mr. Roboto.” NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $35-$59.50. 8 p.m. November 8.The Story So FarGuitars, drums, bass and a singer–that’s all these guys need to give you an authentic, back-to-basics hardcore pop-punk experience. Descendants of legendary pop-punkers Green Day and Blink 182, The Story So Far has revived the genre with their three refreshing, energetic albums. In 2013, the Alternative Press included them in their “100 Bands You Need to Know” issue. So go! You won’t be disappointed. Opening acts include Basement and Turnover. The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue. theemporiumny.com $22-$25. 8 p.m. November 8.Jenna von OyThe star of the show Blossom and creator of the blog Cradle Chronicals will speak about and sign her new book Situation Momedy. Jenna brings readers a lighthearted and comedic look at pregnancy and the first year of motherhood, highlighting major mommy milestones with chapters including “Houston, We Have a Pregnancy,” “This Is Your Brain on Baby,” “Bringing Sexy Back” and “All’s Fair in Love and Mommy Wars.” Book Revue. 313 New York Avenue, Huntington. bookrevue.com Price of book. 7 p.m. November 9.Trace AdkinsCountry music star and winner of last year’s Celebrity Apprentice, Trace Adkins is bringing his own brand of honky-tonk to the island. A character actor wrapped up in dungarees and a cowboy hat, Adkins knows how to entertain with his wildly popular songs like “This Ain’t No Thinkin’ Thing” and “Ladies Love Country Boys,” while leaving his audience with lumps in their throats with his portraits of home country life. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $40-$99.50. 8 p.m. November 10.Fifth Annual Gold Coast International Film FestivalThis mega-cinematic extravaganza with North Hempstead as its epicenter includes workshops, screenings, parties, conversations with prominent members of the film community, and a gala. Celebrating the work of Great Neck native and Academy Award-nominated, Emmy Award-winning filmmaker R.J. Cutler, this seven-day smorgasbord will include retrospective screenings of his acclaimed films, culminating in a special screening of his latest film Listen to Me Marlon, among many other Long Island film visionaries at venues across the famed Gold Coast! Gold Coast Arts Center, 113 Middle Neck Rd., Great Neck. goldcoastarts.org $70-$150. Various times. November 9-15.Angels in America: Millennium ApproachesSet in the New York City of 1985, this winner of the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the 1993 Tony Award for Best Play is widely regarded as a modern masterpiece of the American theatre. This important work was perfectly captured by Jack Kroll in Newsweek when he said: “The most ambitious American play of our time: an epic that ranges from earth to heaven; focuses on politics, sex and religion; transports us to Washington, the Kremlin, the South Bronx, Salt Lake City and Antarctica; deals with Jews, Mormons, WASPs, blacks; switches between realism and fantasy, from the tragedy of AIDS to the camp comedy of drag queens to the death or at least the absconding of God.” Contains strong sexual situations, explicit language and nudity. Runs through November 15. Adelphi University Performing Arts Center, Adelphi University, 1 South Ave., Garden City. aupac.adelphi.edu $20. Times vary. November 10-15.Steve HackettThe former Genesis guitarist and Rock & Roll Hall Of Famer basically invented two-handed tapping and ushered in sweep-picking to electric rock guitar. He is a legend, a six-string demi-god, whose every note should be studied, contemplated upon, and then recreated, though with individualized touches. From solo projects such as Voyage Of The Acolyte and Wolflight to Genesis classics, including the double album monster The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway and so much more. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. thespaceatwestbury.com $40-$75. 8 p.m. November 11.Anderson Ponty BandThe former Yes frontman and multi-instrumentalist has been opening multi-dimensional vortexes of song since 1963, inspiring generations music lovers the world over. This latest incarnation celebrates classic numbers from his decades-long career, as well as new creations genetically laced with the same undeniable emotional power. With Jon Anderson & Jean Luc Ponty. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. paramountny.com $45-$64.50. 8 p.m. November 11.MeatloafWith worldwide record sales topping 80 million, “The Loaf” is one of the best-selling artists of all time, known across the globe for his Bat Out Of Hell series, which includes Bat Out Of Hell, Bat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell, and Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster is Loose. Expect fan favorite, the classic, irresistible sing-a-long “Paradise by the Dashboard Light.” What a gig! NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. venue.thetheatreatwestbury.com $35-$49.50. 8 p.m. November 11.Edgar Winter BandThis multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, and brother of the late, great Johnny Winters, has been wowing crowds with his blues-infused rock for more than 40 years and always delivers a high-octane performance, no matter which tunes he resurrects from his decades-long arsenal! Do not miss this gig! YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. boultoncenter.org $60-$65. 8 p.m. November 11.—Compiled by Desiree D’iorio, Chuck Cannini, Timothy Bolger & Zachary B. Tirana IIIlast_img read more

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The Masters: How Rory McIlroy can build on improved second round | Golf News

first_img There are some very good players ahead of him but there’s also some playing in their first Masters and others not used to being in contention. The ones ahead of him won’t all play well, but the depth at the top of the leaderboard is of such a quality that they won’t all play poorly. The turnaround reminded me a little bit of The Open at Royal Portrush last year, when he had the horrible first day but delivered that wonderful birdie rush a day later to nearly make the cut. That run during the second round in Northern Ireland showed what McIlroy is capable of and although we saw bits of that at Augusta on Friday, we’ll need to see much more in rounds three and four. Rory McIlroy played alongside Dustin Johnson (right) and Patrick Cantlay over the first two days Rory McIlroy played alongside Dustin Johnson (right) and Patrick Cantlay over the first two days

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The government has supported the Ultra Europe project from 2018 to 2022

first_imgDue to the positive multiplier effects on the Croatian economy and the promotion of Croatia as a tourist destination, the Government of the Republic of Croatia will support the project “Ultra Europe” through the Ministry of Tourism and the Croatian National Tourist Board, through promotion and promotion, in accordance with financial possibilities, in 2018-2022 . years.Explaining the conclusion, Minister of Tourism Cappelli emphasized that since 2013, since it was held in Croatia, the Ultra Festival in Split, but also in total Croatian tourism, economy and the state budget has brought many positive effects, which was confirmed by a study by the Institute of Public Finance. ordered by the Ministry of Tourism.The total consumption / turnover generated by the Ultra Europe festival in 2017 is estimated at HRK 525,3 millionThe Ultra Music Festival is one of the world’s largest electronic music festivals held on all five continents and in more than 20 locations, making it the world’s largest and most successful independent music festival. The Ultra Europe Festival, which has been held in Split since 2013 and lasts for several days, is the only Ultra Festival in Europe, thanks to the exclusivity it has secured with World Entertainment Group, the American licensee.Since 2015, the Ultra Europe Festival has become a Destination Ultra and since then it has lasted for seven consecutive days and is held along the central Dalmatian coast, including the city of Split, Bol on Brač and the cities of Hvar and Vis. According to the number of visitors, the festival has become by far the largest music event in Croatia in the past few years. Namely, the festival has attracted more than 150 visitors from over 140 countries to Croatia in recent years, making it the second most visited Ultra Festival in the world, after the one in Miami, which attracts more than half a million visitors.With this in mind, the Ministry of Tourism commissioned the Institute of Public Finance to research and conduct an independent study to assess as precisely as possible the contribution of the Ultra Europe festival to economic development and tourism in Split and Dalmatia, and the justification for supporting its further maintenance. Therefore, the aim of the study is primarily to assess the financial effects that this festival generates for the economy and the state budget, but also the value of Croatian tourism promotion that is realized through this festival.According to a study by the Institute of Public Finance total consumption / turnover generated The Ultra Europe festival in 2017 was estimated at HRK 525,3 million, of which HRK 77,7 million was generated through the consumption of domestic visitors (15%) and HRK 447,6 million through the consumption of foreign visitors (85%).In the total structure of consumption, the most significant share is spent on festival tickets (31%), followed by accommodation (24%), food and beverages (19%) and transport (11%). The total consumption generated by the Ultra Festival in 2017 corresponds approximately to the total annual consumption of 7.300 average Croatian workers. The total gross domestic product generated by the Ultra Europe festival in 2017 was estimated at HRK 283,9 million, with 14% (HRK 40,1 million) of this amount going to domestic visitors and 84% to HRK 243,9 million. ) to foreign visitors.Ultra Europe Festival accounts for approximately 0,08 percent of Croatia’s total GDPCount the flags of all the countries in the picture from which tourists come to the Ultra Europe festival / Photo: FB Ultra EuropeThe realized GDP from the Ultra Europe festival makes approximately 0,08% of the total GDP of Croatia, and in the total structure of the generated GDP the most significant share has accommodation (37%), food and beverages (28%) and transport (12%). The contribution of the Ultra Festival to Croatia’s GDP is approximately equal to the contribution made by 2-3 major investment projects in tourism, the study points out.In 2017, due to the Ultra Europe electronic music festival, a total of HRK 36,9 million in fiscal revenues was collected, with 15% (HRK 5,5 million) of fiscal revenues collected from the consumption of domestic visitors, and 85% (HRK 31,5 million) ) from the consumption of foreign visitors. In the overall structure by consumption components, most fiscal revenues were collected through food and beverage consumption (35%), accommodation (26%) and transport (14%).The most significant source of fiscal revenues is VAT, which collected 91,6% of total collected fiscal revenues, followed by excise duties and special taxes (4,3%), sojourn tax (2,3%) and consumption tax (1,9%). . The collected fiscal revenues from the Ultra Festival are enough to build and equip 2 schools, purchase 5-6 fire trucks with all their equipment or provide textbooks for 37 thousand schoolchildren (Assuming that the cost of building a school is 18-20 million kuna, the purchase price of a fire truck 6-7 million kuna, and the price of the textbook 1.000 kuna)The promotional marketing value is estimated at at least 25 million eurosIn addition to direct financial inflows, there is a great promotional marketing value that Split and the Republic of Croatia achieve for free through announcements about the Ultra Europe Festival on all online platforms, television, radio and print media, which generates over 200 million impressions. That value is estimated at at least 25m euros. Based on the conclusions of the study by the Institute of Public Finance, due to the extremely significant economic and financial effects on the Croatian economy, due to the large multiplier effect that generates significant revenues to the state budget and extremely high marketing counter-values ​​that Ultra Europe brings to Croatia. further development of the festival, the Government, through the Ministry of Tourism, supports the project “Ultra Europe”, in accordance with the possibilities of the Ministry in the period from 2018 to 2022.To conclude, this is just another proof that investing in events is not a cost, but an investment.Related news:I ASK THE ORGANIZERS OF THE ULTRA FESTIVAL TO LEAVE US MORE GARBAGE NEXT YEARNEW EXCELLENT ULTRA EUROPE AFTERMOVIE RELEASEDULTRA EUROPE DOES NOT SELL THE ELECTRONIC MUSIC FESTIVAL, BUT SELLS STORIES AND EXPERIENCESlast_img read more

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Property share prices bounce back

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Jakarta extends odd-even trial run to Friday, delays policy revival to Monday

first_img“Starting today [Thursday], we will educate the residents more intensely about the policy, so we can [start] enforce ticketing on Monday,” Fahri said.From Aug. 10, the odd-even policy will be reinstated on 25 roads from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. and from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.The odd-even policy restricts travel on certain roads, allowing entry to cars with odd-numbered license plates on odd-numbered dates only, and vice versa. Jakarta lifted the policy in the early days of the COVID-19 outbreak in March, before the large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) was implemented in April to ban all but essential travel.In an earlier announcement on July 31, the Jakarta administration said it was reinstating the odd-even traffic policy on Aug. 3 in a bid to restrict unnecessary travel by private car amid the continuing rise in COVID-19 cases.Jakarta Transportation Agency head Syafrin Liputo said last Friday that the administration had decided to reinstate the policy as traffic had increased following the city’s gradual transition from the PSBB.“From our analysis, the traffic volume in some parts of the capital has increased beyond normal [levels] before the pandemic,” Syafrin had said at the time. (nal)Topics : The Jakarta Police is to reinstate the odd-even traffic policy on Aug. 10, following a two-day extension to the trial period that was originally scheduled to end on Wednesday.”Our initial plan was to end the trial period on Wednesday and start ticketing violators on Thursday. However, considering that there are still many violations, we decided to extend the trial period until tomorrow,” Jakarta Police traffic law enforcement head Sr. Adj. Comr. Fahri Siregar said on Thursday as reported by kompas.com.He expressed hope that extending the trial period would give officers extra time to make the public aware about the policy and its enforcement measures.last_img read more

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Charlie Nicholas names the two players responsible for Liverpool’s Champions League run

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Advertisement Sadio Mane has been in brilliant form for the Reds (Picture: Getty)Liverpool face Fulham in the Premier League on Sunday, knowing victory will see them move back above City who will then have a game in hand.And Nicholas added: ‘I think Fulham are gone along with Huddersfield. There’s a bit of pride to be left, but I don’t know what Scott Parker can do to keep anything going.‘I’m expecting Salah to get back on the scoresheet this weekend.‘It eases the burden of the pressure [City not playing in the league this weekend] because they don’t look really nervous.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘They do get agitated and frustrated, because when the front three are playing that well they need someone else to get them through.‘It has been Jurgen Klopp who has been getting caught up in the pressure of the situation but good coaches can ease the burden.‘I think it will be a fairly comfortable statement [by Liverpool] and it will be a statement of intent to say to Man City “we’re not going away”.’On Friday, Liverpool were drawn to face Porto in the last-eight of the Champions League.MORE: Arsenal interested in signing Manchester United defender on free transfer, says agent Charlie Nicholas names the two players responsible for Liverpool’s Champions League runcenter_img Metro Sport ReporterFriday 15 Mar 2019 5:45 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link461Shares Virgil van Dijk helped Liverpool beat Bayern Munich in the Champions League (Picture: Getty)Charlie Nicholas believes Virgil van Dijk and Sadio Mane are responsible for keeping Liverpool’s Premier League and Champions League hopes alive during a gruelling couple of weeks at Anfield.Jurgen Klopp’s Reds were seven points clear of title rivals Manchester City at the start of January but have dropped a number of points since to slip to second in the Premier League.On Wednesday evening, Liverpool booked their place in the quarter-finals of the Champions League with a 3-1 victory over Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena.Senegal forward Mane scored a brace in the last-16 tie to take his overall tally to ten goals in his last ten appearances.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: 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 CityAnd Gunners hero Nicholas says Mane – along with £75million defender Van Dijk – have held Liverpool together during a demanding spell for the club.‘It was a fantastic result in Munich but it could come at a cost,’ Nicholas told Sky Sports. ‘Yes, you’re in the draw and you deserve to be there, but it wasn’t a good performance.‘Bayern were terrible, Liverpool were just a shade better. Sadio Mane is the man, not Mohamed Salah or Roberto Firmino.‘Virgil van Dijk and Mane are the two getting them through this situation and I’m not convinced with their midfield either.’ Klopp relishes 3-1 win to knock Bayern Munich out of Champions LeagueTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 13:02FullscreenKlopp relishes 3-1 win to knock Bayern Munich out of Champions Leaguehttps://metro.co.uk/video/klopp-relishes-3-1-win-knock-bayern-munich-champions-league-1882466/This 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.last_img read more

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Labor group hopes SONA would address unemployment, etc.

first_imgFor the workers, food on the table, shirt on their backs and roof over their heads are crucial issues that are never mentioned during past State of the Nation Addresses, according to Wennie Sancho, secretary general of the General Alliance Workers Association. BACOLOD City – The General Alliance Workers Association (GAWA) hopes President Rodrigo Duterte in his fifth and penultimate State of the Nation Address (SONA) today would address two important issues – large-scale unemployment and economic recovery. “The President will summarize the effects of the [COVID-19] pandemic as well as the responses of the government and the way forward on how the government will actually approach this problem,” Roque told CNN Philippines./PN Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque earlier said Duterte is expected to discuss “in much detail” the government’s efforts to combat the disease, as well as its plan to help the country recover from the COVID-19 crisis. “With less expectations that the President would give importance to our labor agenda, he should spell out what is the sad and sorry state of the nation amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID -19) crisis and the economic destruction it has inflicted,” GAWA secretary general Wennie Sancho said.center_img Based on the latest job displacement report of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), 112,414 workers were recorded to have been displaced either due to retrenchment or company closures.While the economy slowly reopened in June, 2,602 establishments reported to DOLE that they had to let go of their combined 50,589 workers. Sancho said that for the workers, it is food on the table, shirt on their backs and roof over their heads are the crucial issues that were never mentioned during SONAs. “It usually supplanted by an exaggeration of economic and political achievement that are merely icing in a cake,” he added.last_img read more

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BCCI Polls: CoA Disqualifies TNCA, HCA, and MCA

first_imgNew Delhi: The Committee of Administrators (CoA) have informed Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA), Haryana Cricket Association (HCA) and Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) that their respective constitutions are not in line with the newly registered constitution of the BCCI and as a result, the three full members won’t be allowed to be a part of the BCCI elections in Mumbai on October 23.In the letters, accessed by IANS, the committee has said that non-compliance is the reason behind the decision by the committee. The CoA has also sent a copy of the same to the amicus curiae and the BCCI electoral officer.A senior TNCA official said that they will wait for the decision of the BCCI electoral officer and the amicus curiae and after that, if need be, go to the Supreme Court.“Basically, the recommendation has been sent to the electoral officer and the amicus curiae. So, they have to make a call by tomorrow as to whether we are qualified, based on the CoA recommendation. If they say we are not qualified, we will go to court. “That is the only option left because the court allowed us to conduct the election and said the disqualification doesn’t apply to the apex council members which is what has been incorporated. We will go to the court and ask them,” the official told IANS.The COA has said that it is satisfied that the associations have not complied with the judgment and that it is necessary for the purpose of implementation of cricket reforms, mandated by the Supreme Court, that the associations and their representatives to the BCCI are disqualified/barred from participating in cricket administration and governance at the BCCI, in way whatsoever, including by participating and voting in the BCCI general body meeting scheduled on October 23.While the associations made it clear that the CoA didn’t have the right to stop any association from being a part of the BCCI elections and such an act would lead to contempt of court, the committee wrote: “The COA is mandated by the Supreme Court to ensure that the cricket reforms, as mandated by the Supreme Court, are implemented and for this purpose the Supreme Court has empowered the COA to take all necessary and consequential steps in relation thereto. “Also, in that view of the matter, the question of any contempt of court does not arise. Needless to add that any direction issued by COA is subject to the orders of the Supreme Court.” (IANS)Also Read: Harbhajan Told he Can’t be Part of ‘The Hundred’ Draft: BCCIAlso Watch:Watch | Ambulance Driver-turned- Artist from Guwahatilast_img read more

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