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PREMIUMIconic banners of ‘pecel lele’ vendors symbol of Lamongan people’s struggle

first_imgForgot Password ? Streetfood street-vendors sidewalk lamongan catfish chicken jakarta-food-adventure surabaya LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Linkedin A common sight in Jakarta are the many food stalls displaying banners featuring images of catfish and chickens that are set up on sidewalks, enlivening the capital city’s frantic streets every evening.While famous for their pecel lele (fried catfish), the vendors, who typically come from Lamongan, East Java, also serve pecel ayam (traditional fried chicken) and soto ayam (chicken soup served with noodles). The dishes are common favorites among Jakartans, with customers typically paying less than Rp 30,000 (US$2.14) per portion.Customers have probably also noticed that these stalls display similar banners, even if they have no relation to each other. The banners, which are usually placed at the front and two sides of each stall, always consist of a white background, with striking-colored lettering and images of catfish and chickens to repre… Topics : Google Log in with your social account Facebooklast_img read more

China-India border clash stokes contrasting domestic responses

first_imgThe skirmish between Chinese and Indian troops over a long-disputed border this month is being treated in New Delhi as the country’s worst diplomatic crisis in decades even as it is downplayed by Beijing.China is already locked in diplomatic combat over a host of disputes, from the United States and Australia to Taiwan and Hong Kong, and its handling of the coronavirus outbreak. It is loath to engage on yet another front – especially one that could push New Delhi closer to Washington, some analysts say.The two sides were working to ease tensions, China’s foreign ministry said on Tuesday. Chinese media coverage has been scant. Beijing’s response also points to its interest in de-escalating a crisis over a stretch of border that is less politically important than other territorial priorities, such as claims to Taiwan and the South China Sea and its tightening grip on Xinjiang and Hong Kong.The contrast reflects the differences in two systems of government – India is the world’s biggest democracy, while China is ruled by the Communist Party and tightly controls its media – as well as the domestic realities of a dispute that has little political upside for the leaders of either country.Since the deaths of 20 Indian soldiers in hand-to-hand fighting in the Galwan Valley, in the worst combat losses on the de facto border with China in more than 50 years, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a strident nationalist, has faced heated calls for a strong response.Chinese President Xi Jinping is under no such public pressure. Topics :center_img “Indians watch everything that China is doing, but most Chinese only have eyes for international issues related to the US or Taiwan,” said Zhang Jiadong, director of the Center for South Asian Studies at Fudan University in Shanghai.Both governments would prefer to play down the clash, he said, but information from the remote battlefield leaking into Indian media forces Modi’s hand in a way that would not be possible in China.”The clash happened because troops from both sides have a different understanding of where the line of actual control lies,” he said.”This area is a barren hilltop with no economic or geostrategic value. From the Chinese government point of view, it is not worth destabilizing bilateral relations over this,” said Zhang.The border clash did not crack the top 50 searches on China’s Twitter-like Weibo on Tuesday.Pressure differentialIn India, opposition leaders, former generals and diplomats have criticized Modi for failing to protect Indian lives and territory. Many have called for boycotts of Chinese goods. The story garners wall-to-wall coverage in domestic media.The perceived threat from China – which humiliated India in a brief border war in 1962 – has overshadowed India’s COVID crisis, in which the number of cases has crossed 400,000 with no sign of a peak.Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said India stands behind Modi, but he must bear responsibility.”We stand at historic crossroads. Our government’s decisions and actions will have serious bearings on how the future generations perceive us,” he said. Such language makes it harder for Modi to compromise without losing face, analysts say.Modi rode to power in 2014 vowing to turn India into an economic and military power, but China has pulled further ahead on his watch. Its economy is five times the size of India’s, with three times the military spending.Control Risks said in a note that Modi’s administration will likely employ economic measures against China to placate public pressure, instead of risking military conflict with a stronger adversary. last_img read more

Gold Coast faces second highest rental rate hikes in regional Queensland

first_img MORE NEWS: Two-year search for buyer finally over Rental rates have increased by about $10 a week for apartments.“Cairns had the biggest increase (3.8 per cent) followed closely by the Gold Coast (3.7 per cent) and the smallest increase was recorded across the Sunshine Coast at 2 per cent.”Rental prices on the Glitter Strip often peaked in summer due to an influx of seasonal residents before scaling back in winter when many people retreated.REIQ Gold Coast zone chairman Andrew Henderson said rents appeared to be at an all-time high and had the potential to further increase given the level of migration to the city.However, he said a recent rush of stock hitting the market would balance prices out because it offered more rental options, resulting in less competition.“We have seen a lot of new product development to the rental market in the past few months,” he said.“It seems to be those new buildings … attracting tenants who are willing to pay a higher level of rent. MORE NEWS: Prominent property developer plans to offload mansion 1. Clear Island Waters (House) — $850.2. Broadbeach Waters and Tallebudgera Valley (H) — $795.3. Benowa (H) — $780.4. Tallebudgera (H) — $765.5. Bundall (H) — $750. Gold Coast rental prices are on the way up.TENANTS are being forced to dig deep into their pockets as rental prices on the Gold Coast continue to climb.New data in CoreLogic’s Quarterly Regional Market Update shows advertised rental rates have jumped 3.7 per cent for houses and 2.4 per cent for units in the year to March.That is the equivalent of $20 and $10 per week respectively.The median weekly rental rate is $560 for houses and $430 for units.CoreLogic research analyst Cameron Kusher said there was only one other region in the state that faced higher rental price hikes than the Gold Coast.“The cost of renting in Queensland is on the up, with advertised rental rates for houses increasing across all five regions,” he said. “Rentals are all about supply and demand, it’s a balance to make sure we’ve got various types of accommodation.”The news of increasing rental prices may sound alarming to tenants but REIQ director and Professionals Newlands Real Estate principal John Newlands said it was a sign of a strong market.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa11 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago“It’s probably a good thing, it shows the health of the market,” he said.“The Gold Coast (market) has always been very much cyclical (but) those ups and downs are starting to flatten out a bit.”Post Commonwealth Games, Mr Newlands said many people believed there would be too many rental properties on the market without tenants to absorb them, but that has been debunked.He said there were still plenty of options for tenants but also an increase in people wanting to rent, which made it a much more stabilised market.Latest CoreLogic data to May shows Clear Island Waters had the highest median asking rent at $850 per week while Stapylton had the lowest at $300 per week. MOST EXPENSIVE RENT (median per week) Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:13Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:13 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p216p216pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenGet Rental Ready!01:14 1. Stapylton (House) — $300.2. Willow Vale (Unit) — $360.3. Pimpama (U) — $375.4. Nerang, Highland Park and Coomera (U) — $380.5. Labrador and Southport (U) — $385.(Source: CoreLogic) CHEAPEST RENT (median per week)last_img read more

2020 Olympic qualifier: Nigeria beat  Sudan

first_imgRelatedPosts Nigeria dying under Buhari’s jackboot, by Tunde Odesola Nigeria: We can’t breathe, by Gabriel Agbo Yes, Nigeria is collapsing forward, by Femi Adesina Nigeria U-23 football team on Tuesday defeated their counterpart from Sudan, 5-0 in the second leg of their 2020 Tokyo Olympic qualifier. The match, which was played at the main bowl of the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba, saw the Nigerian team dominating the entire 90 minutes regulation time. In the 13 minute of the first half, Taiwo Awoniyi opened scoring for Nigeria with a beautiful header that left the Sudanese goalkeeper stranded. In the 25th minute, Ndifreke Effiong out-jumped two Sudanese defenders inside the 18-yard box to head home goal number two for Nigeria. Effiong, who was arguably the best Nigeria player of the match, scored his second goal in the 44th minute when he slotted in a cross from Awoniyi. Nigeria 4th goal came in the 67th minute when Sunday Felaye came off the bench to score with a superb volley. The Nigeria team scored its 5th goal through Sanusi Ibrahim in the 69th minute to seal victory for Nigeria. In the 72th minute, Nigeria team captain, Kelechi Nwakali was substituted; he was replaced by Fatai Gbadamosi.Tags: 2020 Tokyo OlympicNigeriaStephen Keshi StadiumSudanlast_img read more

Ronaldo to United links persist

first_imgDavid Moyes is set to begin work as Manchester United manager next week against the backdrop of further speculation about a return for former golden boy Cristiano Ronaldo. Press Association It has been suggested for weeks now that United believe they can lure Ronaldo back to Old Trafford, where he left in 2009 for Real Madrid in a world record £80million deal. And a report in Spanish paper El Pais on Wednesday claimed a meeting would be taking place between United officials and Ronaldo “in the next few days” to see if there is any likelihood of a transfer being completed. center_img United have not commented on the report, although it is obvious a deal would be hugely complicated given apparent interest from Paris St Germain and supposed advice given to the former world player of the year to remain at Real Madrid for the final year of his contract. New Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti presumably would prefer to keep Ronaldo as he begins the task of shaping the club following Jose Mourinho’s exit. However, Ancelotti is unlikely to have the final say if Ronaldo decides he wants to leave. It merely adds to the air of uncertainty at United, with Moyes set to officially begin work on Monday, with his squad due to begin training later that week. Chief concern will be to work out the best way forward for Wayne Rooney who, like Ronaldo, has been the subject of some much, often conflicting, speculation. PSG, Bayern Munich, Chelsea and Arsenal have all been linked with the England forward, whilst it has also been stated Moyes would prefer to keep the player he introduced to senior football whilst at Everton. If that is Moyes’ wish, it is unlikely to be fulfilled without some sort of clarification on the supposed transfer request Sir Alex Ferguson claimed Rooney had made at the end of last season. It has now been established Rooney did not express any such desire, merely sought clarification about his status with Ferguson. Yet any public statement to that effect by United would undermine the man who brought them 13 Premier League titles and left at the end of the season with his status as an all-time great beyond question. The side issue is that both Shinji Kagawa and Danny Welbeck spent much of last term out of position, whilst Javier Hernandez’s opportunities were restricted. If Rooney stays, at least one of that trio is bound to wonder whether they have any long-term future at United. At least the picture won’t be made even more complicated by the arrival of Edinson Cavani as United have privately distanced themselves from reports of an interest in the Napoli front-man. last_img read more

All Star awards tonight

first_imgThe 2016 Footballer and Hurler of the Year will be announced at the Opel GAA/GPA All-Star Awards this evening.Tipperary’s Seamus Callanan and Paudie Maher are both in the running for the hurling award while Ronan Maher is nominated for Young hurler of the year. The hurling all-stars will also be named live at the event after the footballers were named yesterday. Tipperary’s Josh Keane and Jimmy Feehan are in the running for the Young Footballer of the year. The ceremony begins at the Convention Centre in Dublin at 7pm.last_img

AS Roma: Why did Italian club decide to announce signings alongside missing children?

first_imgPeter Boxell’s son has been missing for 31 years. At times, he says, it has been a “living nightmare”.Attempts to find Lee – a Sutton United fan who went missing aged 15 – have involved thousands of police hours, a year-long dig in a church graveyard and four Crimewatch appeals. Boxell also started the Missing People choir, which reached the Britain’s Got Talent final in 2017.During last summer’s transfer window, however, Boxell received further help from an unexpected source.Italian club Roma are considered trailblazers when it comes to their social media campaigns, having previously featured everything from black screens to the history of the Earth when announcing new player signings.This summer, they went for a more poignant approach by featuring missing children videos alongside their transfer announcements, with several featuring Lee.Some fans initially questioned why the club would combine the joy of a new signing with the sadness felt for a missing person, but, remarkably, five children highlighted in their videos were found. Unfortunately, Lee was not one of those discovered. After years of searching, Boxell now accepts his son may have passed away.But when Lee’s case was featured on the club’s social media channels, dozens of Roma fans made contact to offer Peter support and wish him well in his search.He says the response was like a “comfort blanket”.“It’s difficult to describe, but it makes us feel like we are not alone and not the only ones suffering,” Boxell adds.“It gives me hope that, if not my son, somebody elsewhere will be recognised from an appeal and reunited with their families.” The move by Roma was the idea of their head of strategy, Paul Rogers, who says he became “obsessed” with the story of rock band Soul Asylum, whose video for their early 1990s hit song Runaway Train also featured missing children.“We had built up quite a sizable social media presence and going into the summer transfer window, we thought we had an opportunity to do something more meaningful,” he tells BBC Sport.“Football on social media can be quite toxic at times, and we thought we could do something that is the antithesis of that and could be embraced by all sorts of fans.”The reaction from supporters all over the world was overwhelmingly positive, as the Italian club featured 109 cases in 72 different videos across 12 different countries.The five children found included two from Kenya, two teenage girls from London and a boy from Belgium. Boxell says: “One being found is brilliant, but five is incredible. It’s an absolutely amazing idea and not something I’d have even dreamed of.“Lots of kids go to football games, so any new way of getting appeals out about missing kids is worth doing.” Rogers says it was “nerve-wracking” when he first met the US-based National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children to tell them about how Roma could potentially help.But after producing a mock-up video using old missing children cases and pointing out Roma’s 16 million social media followers, they were “blown way” by his idea.He says: “One of the things they said which struck me was, ‘most brands try to distance themselves from something like this because missing children is a very sensitive subject and maybe you don’t want to be associated with it’.“We said we wanted to help 100%. We felt that even if no children were found, we could still raise awareness of the cases, the issue of missing children and the organisations doing that work.”More than 140,000 children go missing in the United Kingdom each year, a statistic which Missing People chief executive Jo Youle says is “truly shocking”. She says the reasons range from problems at home or school, to mental illness and even sexual exploitation.“The vast majority of kids are found in the first 24-28 hours, and only 1% are still missing a year later,” she says.Peter Boxell pictured with his son, Lee, just before he went missing in 1988Even so, that amounts to 1,400 children. The charity is hoping to double the 10,000 people it helps each year, so the help from Roma was hugely welcome.In total, the club’s missing children videos were viewed more than nine million times across their social media channels, having worked alongside 12 organisations across the world, including the United States, the UK, Italy, Spain and Kenya. They plan to continue the campaign around any signings they make in January’s transfer window. “Roma have been a trailblazer with this and have shown how much impact a football club can have,” Youle says. “I hope that it will inspire other clubs to see how much it engages their supporters and makes them proud to be part of a group helping in this way.”The idea of featuring missing children at the time of a transfer story might jar with some, but it actually takes advantage of two factors unique to football clubs.When announcing a new signing on their social media channels, clubs instantly have a viral moment, which is a perfect chance to spread a message.And by recruiting a player from a particular country, they have a channel into a specific audience with a heightened interest.So when Roma signed Chris Smalling from Manchester United, they knew it would garner more interest from the United Kingdom. Hence why the video featured missing children from England.The same also applied when Davide Zappacosta joined the club from Chelsea. The first girl from London was found after featuring in the winger’s video.It was a similar ploy used in the Soul Asylum video, which was tailored according to whether the song was broadcast on the east or west coast of America, or indeed, the UK.Although it cannot be said definitively that the five missing children were found as a result of featuring in Roma’s videos, Rogers says that by helping raise awareness of the cases, the end result still brought moments of “euphoria” around the club’s offices.But there was little time to celebrate.Once a child is found, the legal ‘right to be forgotten’ kicks in. Any trace of their identity must be deleted from their social media accounts.Any videos featuring that missing child must also be re-cut so they are not included. The move is to ensure they can live a life where they are not stigmatised for going missing in the first place.Rogers says: “We saw some reaction which said ‘this makes me sad at a time I shouldn’t feel that way’. Others said ‘why not do this at another time?’“But the whole point was that signings are a viral moment. We could point to a missing child post at any time of the year, but we wouldn’t get as much attention.“It was quite hard work, but I remember getting that call from Missing People for the first girl found and it was one of the best calls I’ve ever taken. It felt better than winning any match or even the Champions League.“Everyone was so proud that they worked on something that had an impact, but Roma isn’t responsible for finding five children.“Our role from day one was to help with the search to find missing children. If we hadn’t done it, would they have been found anyway? Maybe.“But how do people find out about a missing child? Most football fans don’t follow Missing People on their Twitter, for example. This takes it to a new audience.”Whether other clubs would have the same impact as Roma is debatable. Part of the club’s success comes from having an established social media audience which transcends Italian borders.But having seen how the campaign has drawn fans together, Rogers believes that more clubs could unite to launch a similar campaign for International Missing Children’s Day on 25 May.“Five children were reunited with their families after Roma’s campaign, but imagine if clubs such as Barcelona or Manchester United or Liverpool all got involved,” he says.“I would never tell other clubs what they should or shouldn’t do, and most of them do lots of good stuff in the community, but it would be an incredibly powerful thing to do and it would send out a good message.“I’m not naive enough to think that Roma can change the world on its own, but I do believe that football clubs could change the world together.”Lee Boxell, who went missing in 1988, watching his team Sutton United in a celebrity matchBoxell says the best outcome for his family now is to find Lee’s remains so they can have a proper funeral and start the grieving process.In the meantime, though, the ability to help others is what keeps him going.“For 31 years, we have had to live with not knowing what happened to Lee and living in limbo is a terrible thing to deal with,” he says.“But singing in the choir has given me an outside interest and singing about Lee is quite cathartic, as is spending time with people in a similar situation.“Out of my loss, something good has come – helping others who also have missing loved ones.“I don’t know if that was meant to be, but it’s given me comfort knowing I can help others a little bit.”last_img read more

Richard Sherman, other NFL players note league’s hypocrisy with latest coronavirus protocols

first_imgThe NFL is putting a stop to the swap for 2020.According to multiple reports, the NFL is attempting to limit unnecessary interaction between players, personnel and media should games get underway this fall. Among those policies, the NFL is going to outlaw postgame conversations among players and won’t allow for jersey exchanges, something that’s grown increasingly popular in recent years.  It’s a pretty nonsensical thing to do, considering that players are spitting, breathing, hitting, tackling, contacting and are generally within six feet of each other for a three-hour game. While not every player will interact with every other player of the opposition’s 53-man roster, with the way COVID-19 can spread, it seems like another wonky, not-common-sense half-measure from the league.While the banning of jersey swaps is supposedly endorsed by the NFLPA, San Francisco DB Richard Sherman led the way with criticism of the NFL’s latest COVID-19 policy:This is a perfect example of NFL thinking in a nutshell. Players can go engage in a full contact game and do it safely. However, it is deemed unsafe for them to exchange jerseys after said game. 😂🤣😂 https://t.co/fWefsUSVDc— Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) July 9, 2020Other NFL players and personalities also noted the league’s hypocrisy.This has to be a joke… https://t.co/OrJBcBtiFl pic.twitter.com/cA8Iu0LI39— Randall Cobb (@rcobb18) July 9, 2020thats DAMN SILLY bro.. 🤦🏾‍♂️ https://t.co/QDOwn2G3bc— Deshaun Watson (@deshaunwatson) July 9, 2020So we can hit eachother ALL game but can’t shake hands after? 😂 https://t.co/9qrAoYIr8y— Darron Lee (@DLeeMG8) July 9, 2020No postgame interactions after sweating and spitting on each other for three hours. 👌 https://t.co/dVllVof4RD— Andrew Brandt (@AndrewBrandt) July 9, 2020So we can tackle each other for 60min but can’t exchange jersey that takes 2 mins😂😂😂 https://t.co/5RKq54T0mH— Darius Slay (@bigplay24slay) July 9, 2020this is like when teachers would enforce NO GRINDING at high school dances like kids weren’t going to after parties https://t.co/g28AL2ud1s— Mina Kimes (@minakimes) July 9, 2020 NFL teams will be forbidden from postgame interactions within 6 feet of each other and jersey exchanges between players will be prohibited during the 2020 season, sources say.Another way the NFL will look different in the COVID-19 world.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) July 9, 2020The idea is that the NFL is attempting to limit interaction before and after the game to limit the potential for coronavirus transmission among players. (Hopefully this means disallowing postgame handshakes between the coaches, as well.) Yeah, about that…last_img read more

Lily May shortlisted for SportsAid’s One-to-Watch award

first_img England girl international Lily May Humphreys has been shortlisted for SportsAid’s prestigious One-to-Watch Award, in recognition of a spectacular season.The 15-year-old has won the British girls’ championship, the European Young Masters and the English women’s championship during 2017 – as well as helping England to win the girls’ Home Internationals.Humphreys, a member of the England Golf girls’ squad, is one of 10 athletes on the shortlist for this year’s One-to-Watch Award. The annual award, set to be presented at the charity’s SportsBall in London on Thursday 23 November, was launched in 2006 and shines a spotlight on the achievements of Britain’s brightest young sporting prospects.Past winners include the double Olympic medallist and current diving world champion Tom Daley, while five fellow recipients competed at the Rio Games.Humphreys, who gets a SportsAid grant from Suffolk SportsAid Foundation, admits this latest accolade is one to savour.“I was really happy to be on the shortlist, finding out that my hard work had paid off and that I’d been recognised was just really nice,” said Humphreys, who is a member of Stoke by Nayland Golf Club, Essex.“A lot of time goes into it, you have to practice whatever the weather, even if it’s raining or cold, you just have to keep going and try to make sure you’re improving all the time.“Having SportsAid support has been really helpful, it’s allowed me to play in competitions around the country and doing that has allowed me to be picked for England to play around Europe.”Humphreys has played in events far and wide, including the World girls’ championship in Canada and the Asia Pacific junior championship in Hong Kong – with top ten finishes in both – but she will never get complacent about representing her country.“Playing for England is always a real honour, you feel proud that you can go out there and play, see different places and see different people around the world – it’s really great,” she added.Humphreys took up golf six years ago and remarked: “I first hit a ball when I was nine, first went on a golf course when I was ten and by 11 it became a thing I was going to do for quite a while – there’s been a lot of hard work that goes into that.”Dame Katherine Grainger, Britain’s most decorated female Olympian, and five-time Paralympic champion Natasha Baker are among the panel of judges for the award.The winner of SportsAid’s prestigious One-to-Watch Award will be revealed at the charity’s annual SportsBall in London on Thursday 23 November. All the funds raised from the SportsBall help to support the next generation of British athletes. Please visit www.sportsball.org.uk for details of all the award contenders and for ticket information. 7 Nov 2017 Lily May shortlisted for SportsAid’s One-to-Watch award Tags: Lily May Humphreys, SportsAidlast_img read more