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Cooplands opens 160th shop in Lincoln

first_imgYorkshire-based bakery Cooplands has opened its 160th bakery today (27 November) in Lincoln.A surge in popularity and demand led to its decision to open the shop, according to the company.The store is located on Lincoln High Street and is open from Monday to Saturday, 7:30am to 5:45pm.As a result, 14 local roles have been created, including manager, assistant manager, supervisor and sales assistants.“We’re incredibly excited to launch our 160th store and we are thrilled to open it in the historic market town of Lincoln. We’re looking forward to welcoming our first customers and, from the amount of interest, we’re positive it will be a huge success,” said Helen Warman, regional sales manager at Cooplands.“We’ve taken on 14 new members of staff and they’ve settled in really quickly. This is our 13th shop opening this year and, with further plans for growth, there’s no stopping us.”Cooplands, which originated in Scarborough, offers products such as freshly made sandwiches, hand-iced cakes and pastries, freshly baked bread and chocolate éclairs.First customer at Cooplands Bakerylast_img read more

Coronavirus survey: How have you been impacted?

first_imgIn the past two months, bakery businesses and their suppliers have been through greater upheaval than at any time since World War II.,Some saw virtually all their trade disappear overnight when pubs, restaurants and schools shut their doors. Other closed up shop over fears they would find it impossible to keep staff and customers safe from infection.Meanwhile, those supplying the supermarkets saw demand soar as retailers struggled to keep bread and baked goods on shelves.But, in many cases, businesses transformed themselves overnight, finding new routes-to-market – whether that is delivering direct to consumers or securing new retail listings.If you run a bakery business or supply bakery firms with ingredients or equipment, we want to hear how your business was impacted by the outbreak.Please take a few minutes to fill in our brief survey and help us get a picture of how coronavirus has affected the baking industry, and how it has reacted to the challenges.last_img read more

A week in the life of Leverett House

first_img 7A Leverett bow tie displays House spirit. Established in 1930, Leverett House is the largest residential House at Harvard. Leverett’s social calendar was overflowing in mid-December with a series of events that included a Master’s open house, a student-faculty reception and dinner, and a talent show. Hosted by Masters Howard and Ann Georgi, the open house featured the famed Leverett monkey bread (cinnamon-flavored bread chunks baked to a warm golden-brown hue), the making of foil snowflakes, gingerbread decorating, and impromptu caroling around the piano.The student-faculty dinner, held once each semester, is a chance for students to get one-on-one time with a teacher of their choice. It was a party atmosphere, with “Chief “ Georgi setting the light-hearted tone, as elbow-to-elbow guests engaged in excited conversation. Lurking under the tables, waiting for tasty morsels to fall, were the two canines-in-residence, a Welsh corgi named Bandit, and Rosie, a gentle Australian shepherd. They didn’t wait in vain.The annual talent show wrapped up the busy week, featuring a number of moving performances. The acts consisted of several folksingers, a poet reading her work in two languages, a stand-up comic, and two piano players. To make the evening sweeter, a table of desserts offered enticements of apple and pumpkin pies, oatmeal raisin cookies, brownies, German chocolate cake, biscotti, orange chiffon cake, and, oh, yes, a healthy but not-so-tempting bowl of fruit.— Photographs and text by Jon Chase/Harvard Staff Photographer 4Gary Carlson ’13 (left) and Paul Stavropoulos ’13 take a moment from their laptops for some personal time with Rosie, one of two Leverett House canines who live in the master’s residence. 3Georgi wears a bit of Leverett humor on his shirt. 11Gary Gerbrandt performs a stand-up comedy routine based on his memory of being “motion-challenged” as a youth. To put it bluntly, he lacked finesse in doing everyday, normal activities. 9House Master Georgi, affectionately known as “Chief” to House residents, bangs the gong to signal that dinner is ready. 1House Master Howard House Master Georgi (right) joins student choristers for impromptu carols around the piano. 10What a talent! Alexandra Mendez reads her poems in both Spanish and English. 12Courtland Kelly ’13 sings and plays guitar 5imageThe Leverett House guest book shows the The Leverett House guest book shows the signatures of many historical figures over the years, including William Butler Yeats and T.S. Eliot. 8Tanya Mair ’14 chats with Michael Puett, Walter C. Klein Professor of Chinese History, at the reception preceding the student-faculty dinner. 6Ph.D. candidate Charlotte Cavaille (left) and student Gary Gerbrandt (right) take time to mingle. 2Leverett residents enjoy the popular monkey bread.last_img read more

Here’s to the Educators

first_imgOver the course of the past few months, the teachers that helped our kindergartners read their first books and readied our high schoolers to step out on their own as adults have seen unprecedented challenges.Educators’ roles dramatically adjusted as schools around the world shifted to remote learning. Many had to completely surrender expectations for the end of their school year, and most didn’t have the opportunity to give their students a proper send-off.Every day is teacher appreciation day, and now, more than ever, we realize we can’t possibly live up to the standards our teachers have instilled. On behalf of our team members from around the world, the millions touched by teachers each day, and the entire technology community, we’re offering our sincerest thanks to the teachers for continuing to better our community day after day.Thank you for providing a sense of normalcy to the otherwise uprooted daily schedules of our children. Thank you for remembering those in our communities with differing needs and providing solutions to keep them learning. Thank you for rising to the challenge and using this opportunity to build up your teams, communities and leaders. The impact of COVID-19 is changing the way communities live, work and stay healthy. We know educators are impacted, in both their professional and personal lives, but they haven’t let the challenges they’re facing show through when teaching our children. They refuse to quit, committed to reaching every student and making the most of the tough situation.All of us have benefited from a teacher at some point in our lives. We recognize how difficult it is for these incredible educators to teach our children, even under normal circumstances.While technology has helped define the human experience for centuries, what we have learned over the past few weeks is that technology is nothing without teachers’ passion and dedication. We are here to help you succeed and listen to your needs as we navigate what the future brings. We are recognizing the adjustments we need to make to ensure we continue to provide the best education to all children. And we promise to continue to partner with you to find new ways to leverage technology as transform the way we teach and learn.To all of our teachers around the world, thank you.Please visit here for Teacher Appreciation Week discounts.last_img read more

Low demand, growing renewable generation forcing India’s coal plants offline

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享OilPrice.com:Half of India’s power generation capacity using coal and nuclear power is being shut down because of lackluster demand, the Indian Express reports, adding that some of the shutdowns have been temporary, lasting just a few days, but other power plants have been closed for months.Some 65.13 GW in generation capacity has been shut down at one point or another, with the earlier shutdown made in July. There seems to be simply not enough demand for electricity, which is worrying as a lot of this demand comes from the industrial and commercial sectors.Now, demand is on the decline for India’s coal-powered generation plants as renewables encroach on their territory: coal-fired plants currently account for 63 percent of the country’s energy mix, down from 73 percent three years ago. The country has one of the most ambitious renewables programs in the world, which should result in India deriving 55 percent of its energy from renewable sources by 2030.To date, the country has 83 GW in renewable generation capacity, with another 31 GW under construction, and a further 35 GW awaiting bidders. All this taken together and with hydropower capacity added, India could cross the 200-GW threshold by 2022, according to the government.Yet there are also seasonal factors at play. A longer monsoon season and an early arrival of winter have served to dampen electricity demand faster than usual. The longer monsoon period affected activity in India’s industrial centers, with some of them registering declines in demand for electricity rather than the usual increase for that time of the year.More: A huge red flag? India shutters power plants citing lack of demand Low demand, growing renewable generation forcing India’s coal plants offlinelast_img read more

Sowing the Seeds of Professionalism The problem of professionalism in legal education

first_imgSowing the Seeds of Professionalism The problem of professionalism in legal education Sean P. RavenelSean P. Ravenel placed first in the Bar’s Standing Committee on Professionalism’s First Annual Essay Contest for students in Florida’s law schools. His winning essay is set out below. Ravenel received $1,000 for his efforts — donated by Chair Michael Josephs of Miami and Vice Chair Ross Goodman of Pensacola. He served in the Marine Corps from 1987 to 1992, and was assigned to the American embassies in Jordan, Egypt, and the Dominican Republic. During the Gulf War, he had the opportunity to assist in the evacuation of American citizens from Iraq and to serve as personal security for President George Bush and Secretary of State James Baker. After leaving the Marines, he worked for the U.S. State Department at the American Embassy in Athens. While in Greece, Ravenel earned his undergraduate degree. While a student at Stetson, he has served as vice president of the Student Bar Association and chair of the Student Council on Professionalism and Ethics. Ravenel will intern at the Florida Supreme Court this summer.“In America, where the stability of courts and of all departments of government rests upon the approval of the people, it is peculiarly essential that the system for establishing and dispensing justice be developed to a high point of efficiency and so maintained that the public shall have absolute confidence in the integrity and impartiality of its administration. The future of the republic, to a great extent, depends upon our maintenance of justice pure and unsullied. It cannot be so maintained unless the conduct and the motives of the members of our profession are such as to merit the approval of all just men.” 1Introduction The most significant problem in legal education today is the failure of law schools to require an exacting standard of professional conduct from law students, therefore denying them the opportunity to develop a working conceptual framework for professional conduct later in their careers.There is no question that a professionalism crisis exists within the legal community. There is a staggering quantity of material dissecting the problem. There is an equally staggering quantity of material proposing solutions, and the problems with those solutions. Since as early as the Civil War era, attorneys have been discussing ways to improve professionalism within the profession. In many respects, legal education as an institution was established for correcting problems with lawyer professionalism and ethics. The question that remains unanswered is, “What can the legal profession do to correct the problem with professionalism?”The answer is the same today as it was 150 years ago. It is still law schools that possess the necessary tools for building a framework of professionalism that can be carried forward into the greater legal community. Law schools today, however, are not using those tools effectively. The first part of this essay will briefly summarize the consensus within the legal community that the problem does indeed exist. The second part of this essay will propose a solution for introducing and beginning the indispensable task of integrating professionalism into law school education.A Brief Background In 1986, the American Bar Association reported that because the law school experience provides the student’s first exposure to the profession, the highest standards of ethics and professionalism should be adhered to within law schools.2 The report also identified the role of professors as role models for students as another compelling reason for these highest standards.Yet another ABA report sets forth that for a professional body to create an identity for itself, “it must not only claim as its own a special body of learning and skills for which the legal profession looks increasingly to the law schools but it must also embrace a core body of values which sets members of the profession apart and justifies their claim to an exclusive right to engage in the profession’s activities.” Professionalism, asserts the report, lies in the strict adherence to such values.3The 1986 report by the ABA Commission on Professionalism asserts that although lawyers’ efforts to comply with professionalism rules are on the rise, lawyers’ actual professionalism may well be in a steep decline. The report also states that lawyers tend to take the rules more seriously simply because they have an increased fear of disciplinary action and malpractice suits. Furthermore, lawyers have tended to look at nothing but the rules, and if their conduct meets the minimum standard, the inquiry ends.The Florida Bar, in its treatment of the report by the ABA Commission on Professionalism, says that the report makes a critical distinction when it claims that while model rules or ethical canons may address what is minimally required of lawyers, “professionalism” encompasses what is more broadly expected of them, “both by the public and by the best traditions of the legal profession itself.”In the final analysis, the legal community has promulgated enough legal guidelines and model codes. It is painfully clear that teaching professionalism in law schools is a subject of concern. Now is the time for the leaders in the legal education community, from the ABA to law school deans and professors, to step up to the plate and lead professionalism into a new era.A Simple Parable Revisited An interesting parable relates the story of the sower.4 The story describes seeds sown in a field, explaining that unless sown on good soil, they meet a variety of fates other than yielding crops. Birds devour some, some fall among weeds, and still others fall on rocks and begin to grow, but because they have no depth of soil, they quickly wither away. The seeds that fall on soil that has been prepared to receive them, however, take root and begin to grow. The story cautions that once the seeds take root in good soil, the soil must receive adequate water, sunlight, and nourishment to ensure that the seeds flourish. When the soil receives this nurturing, not only do the seeds grow and yield crops, the return of that yield is exponential.The analogy is clear. The law school is the sower, the soil the law student, and the seeds are the seeds of professionalism. The principles illustrated in the simple parable are intuitive. The first, and most fundamental, is that knowledge must be imparted to yield any return. Second, for knowledge to be useful it must not only be imparted, but imparted to one who has been properly prepared to receive it. Finally, once the student has been prepared and the knowledge imparted, the student must be further nurtured so that he or she will flourish and become stronger.Preparing the Soil: Creating and Enhancing Awareness Law schools have the awesome privilege and responsibility to impart knowledge to the law student. First, however, law schools must prepare the law student to receive that knowledge, specifically to receive the seeds of professionalism. To do so, it is imperative that law schools introduce students to professionalism the very first time they step on the law school campus.First impressions are lasting impressions. At every law school in the country, the new student’s first impression of his or her law school experience should take place in an ABA-required professionalism orientation program. Already there are such programs in place. The programs range from several hours to several days of professionalism training, using such forays as breakout groups, panel discussions, and role-playing. These programs receive excellent responses from not only students, but from academicians, lawyers, and judges as well. The enthusiastic responses from leaders in the legal community are in symphony that these programs are worth imitating.A professionalism orientation program is just the beginning. The soil must be further prepared by not only programs and professionalism training, but by constant examples. Law schools should make it clear to law students from their very first day that every aspect of their law school career will be measured against an exacting professional standard. The creation of a Student Code of Professional Responsibility outlining expected standards of professionalism and ethics is essential to this process. The code would also address accountability by setting forth disciplinary procedures, similar to the honor codes of many law schools.One idea would require entering students to take an oath on their last professionalism orientation day, just before they begin classes. The oath would look similar to this one, modeled after the Pre-Professionalism Code of the State Bar of Georgia:“I, _____________, as a student entering ___________ law school, understand that I am joining a professional academic community and embarking on a professional career. The law school community and the legal profession share indispensable values, expressed in the _____________ law school Student Code of Professional Responsibility. I have read the Code and will conduct my academic, professional and personal life to honor these shared values.”5Furthermore, the signed oath would contain the following statement:“This oath, kept on file by the office of the registrar, invokes jurisdiction for purposes of prosecution under the Code of Conduct, but more importantly expresses our determination to promote the values that support the profession within the law school community and to reorient the students from their past academic context towards their professional future.” 6All ABA accredited law schools already have rules governing student conduct and professionalism. These rules often take the form of a Code of Conduct, Honor Code and/or a Code of Student Professional Responsibility. No matter the title given to these rules, law schools must make all efforts to emphasize the inseparable link between the conduct expected under these rules and the conduct expected under the professionalism rules they will be held to after they graduate. It was Elihu Root who proclaimed to the ABA that “standards of conduct are [so] important and vital because they form habits of life.“7Sowing the SeedsAs soon as the soil has been prepared, the first seeds of professionalism can begin to be sown. The exact point at which preparation of the soil ends and sowing begins is probably immaterial. Indeed, in many respects, the soil will always be undergoing preparation for new learning. What is essential at this point is not so much what comes next, but what has come before. The student now realizes the importance of professionalism, and future professionalism training is further validated.It is impossible to propose professionalism as a way of life without demonstrating that proposition through action. And integration of professionalism into every aspect of law school life is the perfect vehicle to make that demonstration. In many respects, a pervasive method of professionalism training already exists in many classrooms. Unfortunately, it often exists only in upper-level skills courses where the professor explains the importance of avoiding incivility and gross unprofessional behavior to “keep the judge happy” or for the purpose of avoiding enmity with fellow practitioners “whom you may need someday.” Professionalism training in the classroom must be genuine, representative of the ideals of the legal professional, and lacking the disillusionment of the jaded practitioner.A simple idea for beginning an integrated method of teaching professionalism from the moment the student begins law school classes is to make a slight change to the IRAC (Issue, Rule, Analysis, and Conclusion) method of case briefing. This proposal would introduce IRACE, where the “E” stands for ethical or professionalism issues. This would teach students to consider ethical or professionalism issues in every case they read and would establish a framework upon which the student can begin to build. As professors teach black letter law by the case method, the student will always have in mind the importance of spotting professionalism issues, whether in the context of torts, property, civil procedure, etc. Intertwining more difficult professionalism or ethical issues into class discussions would be accomplished more easily because the students would have already begun to view cases in this light.Another seed sown would exist in the form of required basic courses on professionalism. Basic ethics and professionalism courses in the first year could not only teach subjects such as basic civility, personal interaction, and professional conduct, but would even further validate the importance and seriousness of the issue of professionalism. While the current system seems to pay substantial lip service to the importance of professionalism, the reality is that requiring only a single course on professional responsibility marginalizes the issue of professionalism. To avoid this marginalization, law schools must demonstrate commitment to the professionalism ideal.The importance of validating the import of professionalism through demonstrative leadership cannot be overemphasized. Genuine leadership is critical at every phase of law school.In a speech to young officers in the United States Marine Corps, General John A. Lejeune summarized the attributes of a Marine officer; initiative, enthusiasm, determination, kindness, justness, unselfishness, honor, and courage were among them. However, it was “the contagion of example” that was the central theme to General Lejeune’s summation of a true leader. He explained that it is never enough that one merely know what the qualities of a professional are, and never enough that one also proclaim them; one must exhibit them.8 To exact professional conduct, leaders in the legal community must first possess professional conduct, and to demand exhaustless attention to professionalism, leaders must not spare themselves. Perhaps judges, lawyers, and legal academicians have a shared vision of professionalism. Without implementation of that vision by our leaders, however, it remains only a vision.Recognized leaders in the legal community, such as educators, judges, or attorneys, must not “spare themselves.” They must, first and foremost, teach by example. But they must also invade law school campuses, and open up their firms and their chambers, if they truly want to be a part of the change that many of them so truly desire.Nurturing: Reinforcement and Accountability Again, there will be no definitive moment where planting the seeds of professionalism turns into nurturing those seeds. Nurturing the seeds of professionalism should occur simultaneously with the planting of the seeds and to continue with the analogy, even preparing the soil involves an aspect of nurturing.Nurturing the law school student will occur by an evolutionary process. In the very beginning, nurturing will take the form of caring, sensitivity to needs, positive reinforcement, and enthusiasm.Law school leaders should take care to assist new law students as they assimilate into a new and very different environment. Moreover, legal leaders must clearly demonstrate to the new students that law school is the first three years of his or her legal career, not the swan song to fraternity days.Armed with this fundamental principle, it seems counter-intuitive to welcome new law students with anything other than open arms and a spirit of professional brotherhood.Eventually, nurturing will take the form of integrating law students into larger legal professional organizations, such as Inns of Court and local bar organizations. Some of the responsibilities law schools have in those first critical semesters can now be shared with the larger legal community.Finally, nurturing will take the form of testing and affirmation. Law school leaders will test the strength of the roots that have grown from those original seeds. Will all students pass these tests?Undoubtedly there will be failures and crises, but the students will learn from their mistakes and, if properly guided, become stronger. Most importantly, they will learn when no case or client is at stake, so there is room for error and correction.Regardless of the manner in which the evolution of the nurturing process takes place, the most essential tool to ensure that the seeds of professionalism are adequately nurtured within law school will be a pervasive mentoring system.9 A mentor will guide the new student through each stage of the nurturing process. Law schools need to assign professor mentors to entering students from the very first day they arrive at law school. These mentors should be highly visible, available, and professional, for they are the leaders who must not “spare themselves.”Conclusion It has been clear for many years that professionalism within the legal community must be improved. Today, the overarching professionalism problem facing the legal community is that our law schools do not require an exacting standard of professional conduct from law students. Without this requirement, law schools deny law students the very tools that they need to develop the framework for professional conduct that they will carry with them throughout the remainder of their careers.Law schools must make it clear to new law students that every aspect of their law career, a career that begins the first day of law school, will be measured against an exacting professional standard.To avoid marginalization of professionalism training, law schools must demonstrate not only commitment to the professionalism ideal, but commitment to enforcement of that ideal.It is especially important for leaders in law school to recognize “the contagion of example.” It is never enough that one merely know what the qualities of a professional are, and never enough that one also proclaim them; one must exhibit them at all costs.The leadership of the legal profession must act affirmatively and decisively. Leaders must endeavor to embody the words of Abraham Lincoln:“Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. Point out to them how the nominal winner is often a real loser in fees, expenses and waste of time. As peacemaker, the lawyer has a superior opportunity of being a good man. Never stir up litigation. A worse man can scarcely be found than one who does this. Who can be more nearly a fiend than he who habitually overhauls the register of deeds in search of defects in titles whereupon to stir up strife and put money in his pocket? A moral tone ought to be enforced in the profession which would drive such men out of it.”10Law students must be convinced of the supreme importance of professionalism within our legal community. They must see it at every turn. They must be unable to escape it.1Preamble to the Canons of Professional Ethics, as adopted by the American Bar Association at its thirty-first annual meeting in Seattle, Washington, on August 27, 1908.2 ABA Commission on Professionalism: In the Spirit of Public Service: A Blueprint for the Rekindling of Lawyer Professionalism (1986).3 Student Edition of Legal Education and Professional Development An Educational Continuum (1992), A publication by the ABA’s Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, Task Force on Law Schools and the Profession: Narrowing the Gap.4 Matthew 13 (New Am. Standard).5 Law School Orientations on Professionalism, by the Committee on Professionalism, State Bar of Georgia (1999).6 Id.7 Henry Wayans Jessup, The Professional Ideals of the Lawyer: A Study of Legal Ethics, (G.A. Jennings Co. 1925).8 Colonel Kenneth W. Estes, The Marine Officer’s Guide, 6th Edition, Colonel Kenneth W. Estes, 1996.9 Many mentoring programs exist, such as The Florida Bar’s Mentoring Attorney Professionalism Program (M.A.P.P.). Law school mentoring programs could easily be modeled after Florida’s program. The mission statement of M.A.P.P. quotes Patrick Henry: “The lamp that lights my way is experience.” What better time to “light the way” of attorneys than when they are in law school?10 Jessup, Supra n.7. (updated 6/25/01) June 15, 2001 Regular News Sowing the Seeds of Professionalism The problem of professionalism in legal educationlast_img read more

Indonesian Navy intercepts more migrant workers returning from Malaysia through illegal routes

first_img“We have secured a group of undocumented Indonesian migrant workers from Malaysia. They are now being tested for COVID-19,” Dafris told The Jakarta Post on Sunday.He said the migrant workers appeared healthy and did not show any symptoms of COVID-19.”We’ll hand them to the Tanjung Bali COVID-19 task force for further treatment,” he said.Read also: Migrant workers repatriated from Malaysia to get construction jobs at home Belawan I Naval Base commander Adm. Abdul Rasyid said he had been deploying more routine border and intelligence patrols amid the influx of Indonesian migrant workers returning from Malaysia.According to government data as of April 21, more than 64,000 Indonesian migrant workers – an estimated 46,000 of whom traveled by sea – had returned from Malaysia amid the country’s ongoing COVID-19 lockdown. On April 20, authorities also caught a fishing vessel carrying 22 undocumented Indonesian migrant workers from Malaysia in Tanjung Tumpul, Asahan regency. “We don’t want to take any chances in this difficult time, as the country is on alert for the COVID-19 pandemic and its transmission – especially from overseas. The Indonesian Navy will increase border patrols, especially in suspected illegal routes,” Abdul told the Post on Sunday.”In recent weeks, we’ve caught many undocumented Indonesian migrant workers returning from Malaysia through illegal routes. We have tried to catch them so that they don’t enter the country without going through medical check-ups. It’s important to curb the spread of COVID-19 from overseas,” he said. (nal)Topics : The Indonesian Navy intercepted 20 undocumented Indonesian migrant workers returning from Malaysia trying to sneak past border authorities through illegal routes in the early hours of the morning on Sunday.The migrant workers, who consisted of seven women and 13 men, boarded a fishing vessel and were caught in Asahan regency, North Sumatra. Officers also found a toddler in the vessel.The commander of Tanjung Balai Asahan Naval Base (Lanal), Com. Dafris Datuk Syahrudin, said the undocumented migrant workers were currently being tested for COVID-19.last_img read more

‘The Jakarta Post’ chief editor Nezar Patria appointed director at Pos Indonesia

first_img“I passed the selection process and was appointed as the director of institutional affairs, whose job is to build strategic relationships with partners, accelerate digital and business transformation and support innovations made by other departments.”Other than Nezar, the newly appointed directors include digital business director of telecommunication giant PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Telkom), Faizal Rochmad Djoemadi, who will serve as the president director of PT Pos Indonesia and vice president of human capital engagement at Mandiri Bank, Tonggo Marbun, as the director of human and general resources.SOE Minister Erick Thohir also appointed CEO of Muamalat Bank and independent commissioner at PT Zurich Endy Pattia Rahmadi as the director of finance, as well as Hariadi, formerly a director at Quantum Solutions Logistics Indonesia, as director of courier and logistics.The decree stipulates that members of the board of directors at PT Pos Indonesia are not allowed to have multiple positions and therefore must resign or be removed from their previous position. The Jakarta Post’s editor-in-chief Nezar Patria has been appointed to the board of directors at state-owned postal company PT Pos Indonesia.According to a State-Owned Enterprises (SOE) ministerial decree issued on Wednesday, a copy of which was obtained by the Post, Nezar will serve as PT Pos Indonesia’s director of institutional affairs, replacing former director Noer Fajriansyah.“I want to take on a new challenge in the bigger ecosystem of digital industry,” Nezar told the Post. Nezar said he would officially leave the Post on Oct. 1.“Starting [Thursday], I serve as PT Pos Indonesia’s director of institutional affairs. On Oct. 1, my position at the Post will be handed over to the new editor-in-chief,” Nezar said.He also expressed his regret for having to leave the Post.“It’s sad because the Post is more than just an English-language media; it shows journalism with attitude and impact,” Nezar said.”I really enjoyed working with my comrades at The Jakarta Post, but change is inevitable, I think I’m giving the younger people opportunity to take over and bring the Post to the next level.Nezar had served as the Post’s chief editor since Feb. 1, 2018, becoming the sixth editor-in-chief since the paper’s first publication in April 1983.Prior to his appointment as chief editor, Nezar took the helm of the Post’s online department, leading the expansion of the paper’s website since 2015.Topics :last_img read more

Kenin revels in limelight after reaching first Grand Slam final

first_imgSofia Kenin apologised to home fans at the Australian Open and said her phone was “blowing up” after the 14th seed stunned Ashleigh Barty in the semi-finals on Thursday.Advertisement Loading… Promoted Content6 Stunning Bridges You’ll Want To See With Your Own Eyes6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her GrandsonBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now10 Stunning Asian Actresses No Man Can ResistWhy Go Veg? 7 Reasons To Do This9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way The Moscow-born American reached her first Grand Slam final with a surprise 7-6 (8⁄6), 7-5 victory over Australia’s top seed and home favourite. Kenin will play unseeded Garbine Muguruza in Saturday’s final after the Spaniard defeated fourth seed Simona Halep.“I’d like to first apologise to all of the Australian fans,” said the 21-year-old Kenin.“I know they wanted her to win, it’s not easy for them. I beat the world number one,” said Kenin, almost unbelieving.Kenin is used to playing the role of party spoiler, having defeated 15-year-old fellow American Coco Gauff in the fourth round.Kenin enjoyed a breakthrough 2019, winning her first three WTA titles, but was something of an unknown quantity at the start of the first Grand Slam of the year.The only American left in the draw suddenly finds herself in the limelight – and she is enjoying it there.“I know people haven’t really paid attention much to me in the past. I had to establish myself – and I have,” said Kenin.“Now I’m getting the attention, which I like – not going to lie.“But my phone is blowing up these past two weeks, I haven’t been able to check normal… my Instagram, Twitter, everything.“It’s blowing up, I love this attention. I’m enjoying every single moment of it.”Kenin was emotional when she defeated Gauff but this time, in the immediate aftermath of beating Barty, she looked stunned.Sofia Kenin of the United States stunned Ashleigh Barty in the semi-finalsRead Also: Aussie Open: Ferocious heat ‘killed me’, says beaten Halep“I’ve always dreamed about this,” she said, calling her Australian Open experience “surreal”.“I’ve worked so hard. I’ve put all the efforts into my practices, into my fitness,” added Kenin, whose fighting spirit and tenacity has been her trademark over the last fortnight.“All the efforts I’ve been doing, it’s got me here.“It’s just paying off and it’s like a dream come true for me.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Ex-UK Athletics chief ‘advised Farah to leave Salazar in 2015’

first_imgFormer UK Athletics chief Ed Warner says he tried to convince Mo Farah to leave now-disgraced Alberto Salazar in 2015, four years before the Olympic champion’s former coach was banned for doping violations.Advertisement Salazar was banned for four years by the US Anti-Doping Agency in October but is appealing the ruling at the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Loading… Britain’s Farah, who will bid for a third successive 10,000-metres Olympic title in Tokyo this year, said last month he would have left Salazar sooner had he know about illegal activity at the Nike Oregon Project, which has since been shut down.Former UK Athletics (UKA) chairman Warner said he visited Farah after the 2015 World Championships in Beijing, where he won 5,000m and 10,000m gold, to ask if he “wanted to take the risk” of staying with Salazar.Warner, who left UKA in 2017, told the BBC: “I would have loved Mo to walk away. He was adamant he wasn’t going to change his coach.”The investigation into Salazar began after a BBC Panorama programme in 2015.Fresh allegations about the 61-year-old American coach will be made in a new BBC Panorama on Monday.Farah, 36, has never tested positive for drugs.UKA launched a review following allegations made in the original programme. The governing body said its investigation had not given it “any reason to question the appropriateness of the input” given by the Nike Oregon Project to Farah’s training regime.Warner said UK Athletics faced “very difficult circumstances” when the first Panorama programme on Salazar aired.“We came out with maybe the least worst outcome. But the best outcome actually would have been Mo saying: ‘Do you know what? I won’t take the risk.’Alberto Salazar (right), the former coach of Mo Farah (left), was banned for four years for doping violationsRead Also: Federer targets Wimbledon after knee surgery blow“I personally tried to persuade him to change coach. I met him the day after the Beijing World Championships ended.“I talked him through the board’s thinking at the time around the whole Oregon Project and his position within it, and I had one last go at saying to him: ‘Are you sure you want to take that risk?’“He was adamant he wanted to stay with Salazar, so everything else fell into place behind that.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentTraditional Wedding Outfits In Different Countries7 Things That Actually Ruin Your PhoneWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black HolesTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love With2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?last_img read more

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