Ma’ruf Amin’s approval rating below 50%: Indo Barometer survey

first_imgIn contrast to Ma’ruf’s lukewarm reception in the poll, public approval of the current administration as a whole improved significantly from the previous one, with 54.4 percent of respondents saying that they were satisfied with the performance of the Jokowi-Ma’ruf’s Cabinet.An Indo Barometer survey conducted in March 2015 found that only 46.8 percent of its respondents approved of the Jokowi-Kalla Cabinet.“This marks the first time I’ve seen the public favoring ministers over a vice president,” Indo Barometer executive director Muhammad Qodari said on Sunday.Ma’ruf has spent his first 100 days in office out of the spotlight, drawing unfavorable comparisons to the outspoken Kalla, who played a large role in policy-making.It was previously projected that the senior Muslim cleric’s advanced age and relatively limited experience in party politics would give him a more peripheral role than former vice president Jusuf — and the past few months seem to have confirmed that. Ma’ruf has claimed that his absence from the spotlight has been deliberate.”I am the vice president. The President should be the one who stands out. If the vice president stood out, there would be twin suns,” he told reporters recently. (rfa)Topics : Vice President Ma’ruf Amin’s underwhelming approval rating during his first 100 days in office compared unfavorably to his predecessor’s, according to a recent survey by Jakarta-based pollster Indo Barometer.The poll, which was conducted from Jan. 9 to 15, found that only 49.6 percent of 1,200 respondents were very satisfied or quite satisfied with Ma’ruf’s performance, compared to the 53.3 percent who were satisfied with then-vice president Jusuf Kalla’s performance in a similar poll conducted in March 2015.Ma’ruf’s approval rating in the survey also paled in comparison to President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s, which sits at 70.1 percent.last_img read more

Parents warned of violence in teen flick The Hunger Games

first_imgHerald Sun (Aust) 27 March 2012Principals are preparing to alert parents about violent themes in The Hunger Games as the film adaptation takes Australian cinemas by storm. Concerns have been raised about young children exposed to the dark teen hit, which is based on televised fights to the death. The screen version of Suzanne Collins’ teen novel took $9 million in its first four days, eclipsing the first of the cult Twilight franchise. The post-apocalyptic thriller is M-rated – not recommended for people under 15 – but principals say students as young as 12 are avid readers of the books. Berwick Lodge Primary principal Henry Grossek will warn parents this week that it may not be appropriate for primary students. “It’s a film you want to be careful about taking your kids to,” he said. “I find the key premise repugnant: children killing each other as sport for voyeuristic adults in power. I’m not going to lecture parents, but I strongly advise them to talk with their children about it.” The Victorian Principals Association will alert principals that issues could arise. read more

King’s Cup: Ogu’s efforts fail to stop Musa’s Al Nassr

first_img Loading… The first half ended on barren note before Al Nassr found the net in the 51st minute through Morrocan Abderrazak Hamdallah after enjoying a timely assist from Sultan Al Ghanam. While it was action all the way for Ogu however, it was not the same for compatriot Ahmed Musa who saw only five minutes action after coming in as late substitute in the 90th minute with the final whistle taking the centre stage in the 95th minute. Read AlsoAhmed Musa, John Ogu set to clash in Saudi Arabia The Eagles captain thus had the last laugh as Al Nassr zoomed into the semifinals.  In the remaining quarterfinals ties billed for Saturday,Abna will face Al Fateh while Al Wahda take on Al Ahli. Super Eagles midfielder and Al Adalah new sign John Ogu was impressive in his debut for the club in the quarterfinals of the King’s cup  on Friday at the Al Ansar Club Stadium (Medina) against Al Nassr. The former Hapoel Be’er Sheva of Israel ace was in action for the entire duration of the match an indication that he is set to enjoy massive playing time under Tunisia born Coach Nacif Beyaoui. Though some analysts had predicted that it would be a smooth sail for Al Nassr who occupy the second position on the league table playing against Al Adalah who are 15th on the log, it didn’t turn out completely to be so as Al Adalah put up some good effort despite having only 28% possession. Ahmed Musa played for five minutes against Al Adalah on FridayAdvertisement Promoted Content10 Absurd Ideas That Made Their Inventors MillionsA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemIt’s Time To Show How Bad Some Women Can Really Be8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our Planet6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesEd Sheeran’s 8 Best CollaborationsCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth8 Best 1980s Gadgets That Defined A Decade6 Most Unforgettable Bridges In The World FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Super Nationals engine auction adds $20,600 to Saturday purse

first_imgBOONE, Iowa – Proceeds from the auction of champions’ engines added another $20,600 to the Saturday night purse paid at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s.Stock Car champion Damon Murty’s engine was claimed by the track for $500 and gaveled at $7,300 so each of the other 29 starters in that event get another $234.48 on top of their purse shares.The power plant that put Jeff Aikey in victory lane sold for $5,000. The other 32 starters in that minimum $1,000 to start race get an additional $156.25.Northern SportMod champion Jake McBirnie saw his engine sell for $4,500. Each of the other 29 drivers in that race receive $155.17 shares.And Hobby Stock champion Shannon Anderson’s engine sold for $3,300, meaning the other 29 starters in get an additional $113.79.Aikey, McBirnie and Anderson all received new crate engines from Karl Chevrolet. Murty’s contingency award package included most of the parts needed to build a new engine.The 2018 auction netted exactly $1,500 more than last year’s. All auction proceeds will be mailed this week from the IMCA home office.last_img read more

Young player felicitated in Gohpur

first_imgA CorrespondentGohpur, May 21: Gitanjali Mochahary, a student of class (X) of Gohpur Collegiate High School who is playing for Assam team in several national, international martial arts championships. She has managed to grab achievement in various events continually. She picked silver medal in the 1st Indo-Nepal International Yongmudo championship- 2018, silver medal in the 5th All Assam Inter-District Kick Boxing championship-2017, bronze medal in National Kick Boxing Championship-2017, gold medal in All Assam All Style Martial Arts competition-2018 and won gold medal in the 7th International Martial Arts championship Bhutan-2018.Gohpur collegiate high school authority organized a felicitation programme for encouraging the buddy player of the school. An appreciation letter was given to Gitanjali on behalf of school authority and was held an interaction session in school premises.last_img read more

Zetlin: Football tickets should be first-come, first-serve

first_imgIn theory, a lottery is a great idea.Then again, so is Communism. In theory.Lotteries are fair; they give everyone an equal chance for glory. But in my mind, lotteries should follow the path of the dodo bird. Megabucks: you’re better off investing in another bag of Cheetos. David Stern’s NBA Draft Lottery: makes as much sense as taking a speech therapy class taught by Mike Tyson. The 2008 UW student football season ticket process: here’s my official stamp of disapproval.If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. And if your Chevy Impala needs a new muffler, you don’t total it and go get a used Dodge Intrepid. But unfortunately, that’s essentially what happened here.In spring 2007, the Wisconsin Athletic Department implemented a first-come, first-serve system for student season tickets for the upcoming season. Because tickets sold out in 72 hours, the system rewarded the loyal Badger fans who circled their calendars and set multiple alarms so they wouldn’t be ticketless when Washington State came to town on Sept. 1. I remember sitting in the dugout during my club baseball game, calling my mom the minute tickets went on sale — assuming they’d sell out before I returned to Sellery Hall — to make sure she signed up properly, as did a number of my teammates. Why? Because we bled cardinal and white. We lived for Saturday mornings, the only days when waking up hungover at 8 a.m. wasn’t a near-death experience.The only problem with the 2007 system was the lack of communication on the part of the athletic department, which was subsequently inundated with complaints from students who claimed to be uninformed about the date tickets became available. Apparently not everyone got the e-mail reminders, and the sidewalk chalk public service announcements didn’t serve as productive methods, either.Who would have thought?So in an attempt to mend its mistakes, the athletic department implemented a lottery system last spring. Students could enter their names between June 15 and June 30 and were notified about the results days later. 2,000 tickets were allocated for each class, 500 were left for graduate students, and the remaining 5,100 were drawn in the weighted lottery, favoring the school’s elders. Approximately 19,000 students applied during the 16-day grace period. The Camp Randall student section sits (well, stands) about 13,600, meaning about 5,400 tuition-paying individuals came out empty-handed, many of whom were seniors who had had season tickets for multiple UW sports since they signed the dotted line as high schoolers.To me, that’s an issue. And like you, I wanted answers, so I picked up the phone and called Vince Sweeney, UW’s senior associate athletic director. Sweeney explained the department’s fear for another first-come, first-serve system. He said that each year they’ve implemented it, tickets went from selling out in a month, to a week, to three days, so the department was afraid of tickets going in an hour, the system crashing and all hell breaking loose.Understandable, but I don’t see the selling out curve as exponential. If tickets came and went in 72 hours a year before, I find it hard to believe that they’d vanish in an instant 12 months later. There’s got to be a wall at some point, and if they go in one day, I see that as ideal anyway, for it would reward the calendar-circlers even more.During my 25-minute phone conversation with Sweeney, we both agreed the biggest issue under this whole umbrella is the fact that so many students apply for tickets with one football-less goal in mind: Turning a profit. I say, don’t hate the player, hate the game. It sucks, but can you really fault them for taking advantage of the system? You can’t blame the Steinbrenners for having a $200 million payroll. It’s not their fault baseball has no salary cap.The athletic department has student representatives on its board and they, along with the staff decided that this lottery was the best, fairest way to sell student tickets.“We felt that moving to a lottery was the best route to go,” Sweeney explained.But giving students 16 days to sign up invites the scalping-minded entrepreneurs to type in their credit card numbers, right? The first-come, first-serve system weeds out many of those students, leaving the end zone packed with kids who actually care about the success of the team who didn’t have to pay $500 for tickets on Craigslist.The simplest solution to all of this would be to expand the student section, but I understand that’s not in the athletic department’s best interest, for salary-earning adults shell out more Benjamins per seat than those taking classes. Fine, but why is Wisconsin’s student section the fourth-smallest (relative to total seats) in the Big Ten? Perhaps it’s because there’s no limit on non-student season tickets per person, meaning Bucky Badger from Beloit can have 40 tickets and sell them on the street for twice face value on game day.A problem? I think so, too.Approximately 17 percent of Camp Randall seats belong to students, compared to 29 percent in The Horseshoe in Columbus. Michigan guarantees season tickets to all of its students. No other school in the conference currently uses a lottery to sell their season football tickets; they’re all first-come, first-serve. Maybe they know something that our department doesn’t.“We’re happy with the results of the lottery,” Sweeney continued.He seems to be in the vast minority, especially if you ask UW’s graduating class of 2009. Loyal seniors shouldn’t be ticketless at the expense of freshmen; the youngsters will have plenty of other chances.“It’s impossible to measure loyalty,” Sweeney argued. “Remember when you were a freshman? Remember how important it was?”My name wasn’t called during my rookie campaign. Disappointing, yes, but I survived, and I understood my place at the bottom of the student food chain.I do agree loyalty is tough to gauge, but there might not be much alumni loyalty left in the not-so-distant future if students’ final memories continue to be like those of so many NCAA tournament bubble teams on Selection Sunday: snubbed.There may be no such thing as a perfect system. Every method has its flaws. I applaud the athletic department for attempting to make things right. But my suggestion: Head back to the drawing boards.Derek is a junior majoring in economics. Let him know your thoughts about the student ticket process at read more

#Donkomi: Asensio injury threatens Ceballos move to Arsenal

first_imgReal Madrid winger, Marco Asensio is set to miss more than half of the 2019-2020 season after sustaining a ruptured knee ligament injury.The 23-year-old got injured in the game with five minutes left on the clock as Los Blancos won on penalties against Arsenal.A statement from Real Madrid said: “He has been diagnosed with a rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament and the external meniscus of his left knee.“The player will be surgically operated in the next few days.”The Spaniard international scored the equalizer that forced the International Champions Cup tie to a penalty shootout against the Gunners.Reports in the Spanish media suggest the winger could miss a minimum of nine months which could be a threat to the player’s bid to participate in the Euro 2020 if his country qualifies.The injury could see Dani Ceballos stay at Real Madrid after it has been reported that the 22-year-old will be joining Arsenal on a loan deal.After the match, Unai Emery said Asensio’s injury could be “bad news for us” and puts the move of the former Real Betis player in doubt.The Gunners have been on the hunt for players but have had to first battle with a scanty transfer summer budget.It is reported that Arsenal has just forty-five million pounds to revamp the team and that has proved to be an impediment to their quest for silverware next season.last_img read more

Novak Djokovic through to face John Isner in Miami semi-finals

first_imgWorld number one Novak Djokovic recovered from another slow start to beat Spain’s David Ferrer 7-5 7-5 and move into the last four of the Miami Open, where he will face big-hitting American John Isner.Djokovic trailed 4-1 in the first set but then started playing with more controlled aggression and won six of the next seven games to take the set.The Serb opened up a 3-1 lead in the second but Ferrer, playing on his 33rd birthday, stuck to his task and broke Djokovic when he was serving for the match at 5-4. However, the top seed broke straight back to give himself another chance to wrap up the contest, which this time he made sure of.Isner delighted home fans when he blasted his way to a 6-4 6-3 win over Japan’s fourth-seed Nishikori. Isner never faced a break point during a dominant display where he held a 33-5 edge in winners and blasted 13 aces past his fourth-seeded opponent, including a rocket to close out the one-sided contest in a shockingly quick 70 minutes.Nishikori had dropped just 10 games and broken opponents’ serve 15 times en route to the quarter-finals but could not manage single break opportunity against the towering Isner.–last_img read more

Wimbledon 2019: Serena Williams turns on the style to surge through to Week 2

first_imgThis was a repeat of last year’s semifinal when Williams also won in straight sets and sets up a fourth-round match for the American against Spain’s Carla Suarez Navarro on Monday.The seven-time Wimbledon champion will hope to remain in the trophy hunt come finals weekend, and Goerges, the 37-year-old 11th seed, looked in shape to last the distance in London as her serve fired and ground shots invariably found their mark. Related News Serena Williams showed the level that could bring her a record-equaling 24th grand slam singles title next weekend as she charged through to Wimbledon’s second week.Any doubts about Williams being ready to carry off another major were largely dispelled as she powered to a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Germany’s Julia Goerges on No. 1 Court. All four past meetings had gone Williams’ way, without costing her a set, and pressure was on Goerges early on as she grittily saved three break points in the second game of the match.Serena broke in the sixth game, though, and clinched the set at the third time of asking by making a forehand winner.Different year, same result…In a repeat of last year’s #Wimbledon semi-final, @serenawilliams beats Julia Goerges in straight sets to advance to the second week— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 6, 2019Goerges played at a high level all through the match, although landing fewer first serves than she would have wanted.She saved three break points with clean winners in game five of the second set, every shot becoming a pint of blood for the battling 18th seed.When a fourth break point came along, Goerges floated a backhand wide and Williams had a lead she showed no sign of relinquishing, letting out a shriek of joy when Goerges netted a forehand on match point.Serena Williams lays down a marker, puts in her best performance since Australia in a 63 64 win over a very good Julia Goerges.Serena: 19W, 15UFEGoerges: 17W, 13 UFE— WTA Insider (@WTA_insider) July 6, 2019Williams, due to play mixed doubles with Andy Murray later that day, landed 71% of first serves and at that level she is usually unbeatable.Knee problems that have plagued her season have yet to resurface in London, which bodes well for the challenges ahead.”It’s been an arduous year for me,” Williams told the BBC. “Every match, I’m hoping to improve tons. Every time I go out there I try. I’m getting a really late start but all that matters is I’m still here.” Wimbledon 2019: Cori ‘Coco’ Gauff hopes Beyonce is watching She has been relishing the doubles union with fellow former Wimbledon champion Murray, saying she was so excited by the prospect it might give her “performance anxiety”.”I wanted to play mixed because I’ve played just about 15 matches so far this year so I thought it could really help me,” Williams added.last_img read more

Sumner County DARE students have fun-filled day at the year-end camp

first_imgDARE camp was a special event for fifth graders this year at the Wellington Police station parking lot.By Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The annual year-end DARE camp was held on C Street behind the Public Safety facility for all Wellington and three other Sumner County school fifth grade elementary students today, who had participated in the anti-Drug program this school year.Sumner County children, clad in the orange T-shirts which they received during their graduation earlier this year, were treated to several fun-filled activities and seminars hosted by various local law enforcement agencies. Pictures of the event can be found here.Students from Conway Springs, Belle Plaine, Oxford and Wellington were at the event. Representatives from the Kansas Highway Patrol, the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks, the Sumner County Sheriff’s Office, the Clearwater Police Department, the Wellington Middle School leadership team, and the Wichita Wingnuts were on hand. There were various seminars in the morning and speeches in the afternoon. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more