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Teachers, lecturers denounce ministry letter urging students not to protest jobs law

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first_img“Universities should be a place that prepares the younger generations to become intellectuals who can stand alongside society and relate to workers, indigenous people, environmental activists and other people badly impacted by the law […] The classroom for university students is society itself.”He added that student protests embodied the public’s aspirations and its perception of the government, and the ministry should show its appreciation to those who criticized the government, as that was “the duty of intellectuals”.The Alliance of Academics Rejecting the Omnibus Law, a group consisting of 400 lecturers nationwide, accused the ministry of trying to silence scholars criticizing the contentious law and demanded that it retract the letter.“The very proposition that scholars and academics must not take part in protests against the Job Creation Law is a way of limiting our freedom of speech and academic rights guaranteed by the Constitution,” alliance spokesperson Abdil Mughis Mudhoffir, who is also a lecturer at the State University of Jakarta, said in a statement on Friday. Topics : The Education and Culture Ministry has been roundly criticized by academics and teachers for issuing a letter on Friday calling on university students not to take part in protests against the newly passed Job Creation Law.The Association for Education and Teachers (P2G) told the ministry that it must not be “allergic” to criticism against the controversial law.“The ministry created the Merdeka Belajar [Freedom to Learn] and Kampus Merdeka [Independent Campus] programs and promoted them across the country. However, the letter is a form of intervention that robs [university] campuses of their independence,” P2G coordinator Satriwan Salim said in a written statement on Sunday.center_img The alliance argued that higher education institutions only had an obligation to the truth, not to the authorities, and thus should be free from political intervention.“Telling lecturers not to encourage their students to join rallies is a form of political intervention against the lecturers’ independence. Furthermore, telling students not to join rallies also disregards students’ independence in responding against injustices and abuse of power,” Abdil added.In the letter, Education and Culture Ministry higher education director general Nizam appealed to university students not to take part in any protest that could endanger the students’ health and safety during the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.He also suggested that they “conduct academic research rather than rally” as it was deemed a better and more “elegant” way of protesting the law.last_img read more

Mikel Arteta warned he may be forced to sell Arsenal stars Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette

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first_img 1 min. story Read More Full Screen Advertisement Video Settings Advertisement Read More Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling by Metro PLAY Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been linked with a move away from Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Arsenal hero Charlie Nicholas admits his former club are struggling and says they may have to sell star forwards Aubameyang and Lacazette in the coming transfer windows.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT Skip Ad Read More About Connatix V67539 Comment Coming Nextcenter_img Read More Mikel Arteta has been warned he may have to sell two key Arsenal stars (Picture: Getty)New Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has been warned he may be forced to sell Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette.Former Gunners midfielder Arteta was unveiled as the new Arsenal head coach on Friday and takes over from Freddie Ljungberg, who was placed in temporary charge following Unai Emery’s sacking.With Arteta watching on from the stands, Arsenal were held to a goalless draw by relegation-battlers Everton on Saturday as they dropped to 11th in the Premier League. Despite developing into key players for Arsenal, both Aubameyang and Lacazette have been strongly linked with moves away from the Emirates in recent weeks.‘Defensively, in midfield, in attack – Aubameyang’s all over the place, Lacazette doesn’t get a game and feels unloved – he [Arteta] might have to sell them to get some money in,’ Nicholas said.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘The other issues, the big ones, are the leadership issues that he has to take on.‘Does Ozil fit? No, well he can go. Xhaka? There is interest from Hertha Berlin, you can go because what you did would not suit what I want. There are many big decisions to make.‘It’s easy to say get rid of six or seven players but they aren’t ready to replace them yet, so that’s the hard part.‘But the first thing he must do is walk in the dressing room and say “here’s my rules, here’s the way I’m doing things, I’m leading this football team now so get on board or move on”.’ Ljungberg reflects on Arsenal’s 0-0 draw with Everton, teases ArtetaTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 5:35FullscreenLjungberg reflects on Arsenal’s 0-0 draw with Everton, teases Artetahttps://metro.co.uk/video/ljungberg-reflects-arsenals-0-0-draw-everton-teases-arteta-2075034/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Arsenal produced a mediocre performance at Goodison Park on Saturday and Ljungberg said: ‘We dominated possession but we would have liked to get more out of it.‘We put a lot of young players out because I wanted to reward players who had trained well. I’ve learned a lot and it’s been a proud time for me to lead this amazing club.‘I knew I was interim manager to steady the ship and I feel like I’ve done that. It’s great the club has taken the decision and now we move forward.’MORE: Mikel Arteta waited for Arsenal squad after stalemate against EvertonMORE: Raul Sanllehi outlines Arsenal’s transfer plans after Mikel Arteta arrival 1/1 SPONSORED Metro Sport ReporterSunday 22 Dec 2019 11:56 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link6.5kShares Skip Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Read More Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Top articles / Mikel Arteta warned he may be forced to sell Arsenal stars Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazettelast_img read more

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first_imgKwakwani upset Jets 88-65 as Royals win twice to advance to semi-finalsKWAKWANI announced their return to competitive basketball with an upset 88-65 win over fourth-ranked Amelia’s Ward Jets last Saturday night while Victory Valley Royals won twice over the weekend to secure a semi-final berth, as the 3rd Rock Entertainment open basketball championship began at the Mackenzie Sport Club hard court.Jets on the following night won against Bankers Trust Falcons 71-57 but by virtue of that opening loss, now have their hopes hinged on an upset win by the Bankers Trust Falcons to make it to the next stage of the tournament as only one team will advance from their group of three which has Kwakwani, Falcons and Jets.On the other hand, while the Royals are through having won their two matches, the Bulls need to win their game against Block 22 Flames in game two, Saturday night, to be among the semi-finalists. That would leave Flames winless after both clubs lost to Royals and would be coming out of that group of three.The Retrieve Raiders are already through to the last four by virtue of a bye and will face the club who make it out of the group with Kwawkani, Jets and Falcons.The semifinals are set for Sunday and the final next Saturday.In results over the last weekend Kwakwani, led by Dominique Douglas, 21 points, Leonard Primo 17 and Evans Johnson 16, overpowered Jets 88-65.At the end of the first quarter the scores were even at 18 and at halftime the Jets were ahead 33-30. But the Kwakwani side held sway 51-50 when halftime came and with a 37-15 final-quarter burst they romped home 88-65 winners.Orrin Rose had 19 points for the Jets with Akini Wilson adding nine. Also that night Royals scored a 57-30 win over Flames as Orlando Glasgow top-scored with 16, Chris Williams 14 and Harold Adams 10, while for Flames Selwyn Henry was their best shoot with eight points.Last Sunday night Royals got their second win with a 69-53 victory against Half Mile Bulls as Harold Adams led the way with 14 points, Alwyn Rodney and Trevor Profitt shot in 12 and Orlando Glasgow got nine and Chris Williams eight. For the Bulls, Dennis Niles netted 23 points, Jason Blair nine and Keifer Tappin eight.Jets then made amends for their opening loss with a 71-57 win against Bankers Trust Falcons behind Orin Rose who had 16 points as Adrian Webster, Akini Wilson and Neil Simon each netted nine points.last_img read more

Amuneke, Other FIFA Legends to Join Trophy Experience in India

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first_imgFIFA U-17 WORLD CUPAfter hosting Nwankwo Kanu, Carles Puyol and Esteban Cambiasso as part of the lead-up to the FIFA U-17 World Cup, India will see FIFA Legends, Emmanuel Amuneke, Carlos Valderrama, Fernando Morientes, Marcel Desailly and Jorge Campos join the Trophy Experience on September 6 to mark “30 days to go” until the start of the first FIFA tournament in the country.The Legends will take part in the Mumbai leg of the Trophy Experience and will play in an exhibition match at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai to celebrate what is poised to be the biggest football tournament in India’s history. Amuneke is a former Nigeria international who played at the 1994 FIFA World Cup and won Olympic gold in 1996 with the Dream Team that also included Kanu and Austin Jay Jay Okocha.The former Barcelona star has since embarked upon a successful coaching career that saw him lead the Golden Eaglets to glory at the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2015 in Chile.Valderrama on the other hand is an iconic star of Colombian and South American football. “El Pibe” as he was fondly called in his active day, played in three editions of the FIFA World Cup in a decorated career spanning more than two decades.Fernando Morientes featured in two editions of the FIFA World Cup for Spain and is fondly remembered for his three UEFA Champions League trophies with Real Madrid.Marcel Desailly was part of the French side that won the 1998 FIFA World Cup and went on to captain Les Bleus to two FIFA Confederations Cup titles in 2001 and 2003, winning numerous other trophies along the way.Striker-turned-goalkeeper Jorge Campos revolutionised the art of goalkeeping and was Mexico’s undisputed first-choice custodian in successive editions of the FIFA World Cup – USA 1994 and France 1998.According to Valderrama, “the FIFA U-17 World Cup in India will be a milestone in the history of football. I look forward to joining the Trophy Experience, which will bring the excitement of this landmark event even closer to Indian fans. There are great expectations in Colombia ahead of the first participation of our team since Nigeria 2009.”Expressing his delight at the prospect of hosting five FIFA Legends during the Trophy Experience, LOC Chairman and AIFF President Praful Patel said: “Starting today, we’re just a month away from the biggest football tournament our country has witnessed. Immense effort has gone into the preparation, both on and off the pitch, and we’re really close to seeing it all bear fruit. Today, as part of the ongoing Official Trophy Experience, we mark the final milestone in the run-up to the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017. In a month’s time, we hope to see spectators turn out in large numbers and play their part in putting India on the global footballing map.”The Trophy Experience will see the Official Winner’s Trophy of the FIFA U-17 World Cup visit all six host cities of the tournament, giving millions of Indians the chance to be part of the football festival and to see the same trophy that will be lifted at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan in Kolkata on October 28.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

DARPA director speaks on the role of technology

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first_imgArati Prabhakar, director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, spoke to students and faculty in a presentation titled “Next: Breakthrough Technologies for National Security” at the Viterbi School of Engineering Wednesday afternoon.DARPA is an agency of the United States Department of Defense that is primarily focused on scientific research and technological advancement. The agency conducts research in fields such as math, science and medicine, and develops technology for the United States military.Before becoming director of DARPA in June 2012, Prabhakar founded the agency’s Microelectronics Technology Office and served as the director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology under President Bill Clinton. Prabhakar also worked with startup tech companies as a partner with venture capital firm U.S. Venture Partners.Prabhakar began her presentation by providing a brief history of the agency. She explained what role DARPA was intended to fill in United States national security.Originally called the Advanced Research Projects Agency, DARPA was founded in 1958. The agency was created to fill the need for scientific advancement and technological progress in the aftermath of the Russian launch of Sputnik.“When you talk to our colleagues in the Army and the Navy and the Air Force and the Marine Corps, they know us as the place from which technology emerged,” Prabhakar said. “They know us as the place where infrared night-vision technology, communications technology, positioning technology, emerged.”The majority of Prabhakar’s talk, however, was focused on the future. She spoke about some of DARPA’s current goals and how the agency responds to the concerns raised by new technology.According to Prabhakar, one of DARPA’s main areas of focus is space and satellite technology. These technologies are not only important in day-to-day civilian life, but in war zones and military activity as well.“We are phenomenally dependent on space,” Prabhakar said, citing satellite usage in technologies such as GPS, communication and imaging. “We simply cannot fight without the greatest advantage that we have.”Biological technologies were another important part of DARPA’s current work, Prabahakr said. She showed the audience a few projects that are currently being developed that would advance the speed of medicine. Engineered bio-organisms that can help treat disease and allow for more efficient diagnosis technology were among the projects mentioned.Prabhakar also stated that DARPA was conducting research on brain function in order to learn more about                                                           little-understood biological processes. She shared a video of a quadriplegic woman who, through electric ports connected to her brain, was able to control a robotic arm as easily as a healthy person controlling his or her own arm.“That for me was the real ‘Aha!’ moment,” Prabhakar said. “A door opened. We’re learning fundamental things about how the brain interacts with the physical world. It’s easy to imagine a future where we start harvesting that kind of information to start changing how humans interact with more complex systems.”The ethical implications of new technology and the potential consequences of scientific advancement are also a concern of DARPA, Prabhakar said.“Today’s national security threat is not just that kind of nation-state threat,” she said. “Because of easily available capital and technology, we have to be cognizant of the wide range of threats. It’s sobering to think about how these technologies might be used.”She concluded her presentation by saying it is DARPA’s responsibility to investigate the new technologies and propose important ethical questions, but society will be the one to provide the final answers.“I don’t want to live in a society where a bunch of technologists in the national security business make up answers to these deeply societal questions,” Prabhakar said. “Our role [as a society] is to raise the issue, engage the people and show them what the technology can and can’t do.”last_img read more

No punishment for Boyata after kissing Hertha Berlin teammate Marko Grujic

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first_imgHertha Berlin player won’t be punished for hugging and kissing as they enjoyed a much-needed victory when German football resumed on Saturday, the Bundesliga confirmed after the match. Source: www.besoccer.com In order to obtain the political green light to resume this weekend, the Bundesliga agreed on strict rules to avoid the spread of coronavirus.Yet, while players in other games celebrated with elbow taps or solo dance routines, as they won, 3-0, in Hoffenheim. Hertha started the game 13th in the table with only seven wins in 25 games and under new management. Their Belgian defender Dedryck Boyata kissed team-mate Marko Grujic on the cheek after their team’s first goal.“The fact is that this is part of football,” said Bruno Labbadia, who was named as Jurgen Klinsmann’s replacement during the lockdown. “We’ve been tested so many times that we can allow it.” If you can’t celebrate anymore, the whole thing breaks down. I’m just glad that the team had reason to cheer today. Emotions are part of the game.”The German Football League (DFL) had presented the German authorities with a 51-page document, which convinced the federal government and regions that football could be allowed to resume behind closed doors.In an accompanying document sent to clubs, the DFL said hugging and hand contact in celebration of goals should be avoided and that preference should be given to “elbow or foot contact”. But on Saturday, a DFL spokesman confirmed there would be no punishment, as it had only offered “guidelines” on how goals should be celebrated.“For celebrations, only advice has been given and therefore there can be no sanctions,” a DFL spokesman said. As part of its programme to ensure a safe return, the DFL has tested players and coaches regularly for the virus and teams have been in quarantine for the past week.last_img read more

ACC closes buildings in Alpena and Oscoda

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first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich. — Alpena Community College has shut down its buildings in Alpena and Oscoda. This went into at 4 p.m. today.The closure does include the testing center and the library. Some classes will continue to be offered remotely.The college has already instructed teachers to communicate with students regarding how to proceed. The some departments will still be staffed, and employees will continue to be paid based on their regular hours. President of ACC, Don McMaster, says he appreciates everyone’s consideration and professionalism at this time.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: ACC, alpena community college, close, coronavirusContinue ReadingPrevious SBA loans available for small businesses impacted by COVID-19Next Meijer announces changes to their store hourslast_img read more

Klobuchar holds final campaign rally in Mason City prior to impeachment trial

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first_imgMASON CITY — Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar held a final Iowa rally in Mason City last night and has been downplaying the idea her candidacy will stall once senators start spending up to 12 hours a day sitting as jurors in the impeachment trial.“We get a lot of questions: ‘Well, how are you going to keep running?’ I always tell people that I’m a mom and I can do two things at once,” Klobuchar told a crowd in Waukee Sunday evening. “I tell them of these great people out here who have been helping me and the surrogates.”Klobuchar’s husband and daughter and the Minnesotan who won an Olympic gold medal as coach of the U.S. Curling Team will campaign in Iowa for Klobuchar this week.last_img read more

Mourinho leads virtual training session on exercise bike as stars self-isolate

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first_img5JOSE MOURINHO joined in with a virtual training session as his Tottenham players continue to self-isolate amid the coronavirus pandemic.The fate of the Premier League and other major divisions remains up in the air as the deadly COVID-19 bug continues to sweep the globe.5 Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho gets involved in a virtual training session5 Spurs stars work out fro their homes as they self-isolate⚠️ Read our coronavirus in sport live blog for the latest news & updatesWith the UK on lockdown and ordered to social distance by remaining indoors for all but essential travel, sports stars are having to find makeshift ways of staying in shape.Romelu Lukaku recently revealed Inter Milan delivered exercise bikes to all players who did not have one in a bid to keep them fit.And Spurs appear to have the same idea, as they shared a video online of their players being put through their paces with sharp sprinting and squatting drills.Manager Mourinho is seen keeping up on an exercise bike and having a stretch.Mourinho’s rival, Chelsea boss Frank Lampard, admitted during this uncertain time it is hard to push and motivate his players.He told Chelsea TV: “It is very difficult at the moment because we have got nothing concrete in front of us.”We have seen that things can change very quickly, so we can only go by the dates we have been given but daily or probably weekly we are looking at it saying, ‘Well, how do we train? What does it look like?’5Most read in football THROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50’ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himNICE RONCristiano Ronaldo goes on family bike ride with partner Georgina Rodriguez & kidsREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring'”The last thing I want to do when the players are in this position is to try and push and push and push [them] for no reason.”Motivation can be slightly put to the side.”I think the motivation at the moment for everyone is how their families are, how their relatives are, how we all see the outside world, and sometimes the realisation probably that there are things which are a lot more important than football.”5 Frank Lampard admitted during this uncertain time it is hard to push and motivate his playersCredit: AP:Associated Presslast_img read more