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first_imgTOKYO (AP) — Asian shares have fallen as a reality check sets in about longtime economic damage from the coronavirus pandemic, giving Wall Street its worst day since October. Benchmarks in Japan, South Korea, Australia and China declined Thursday. The region is looking ahead to earnings season for a read on how companies are faring amid COVID-19 infections, which have been relatively low in some nations such as New Zealand, compared to other global regions. Selling Wednesday was broad, including Facebook, Netflix and Google’s parent company, Alphabet. The Federal Reserve’s sobering assessment of the gradual recovery ahead also has dimmed buying sentiment.last_img read more

first_imgA coalition of civil society groups has called on the House of Representatives to repeal problematic articles in the revision to the Constitutional Court (MK) Law, alleging they contain conflicts of interest that can harm the Court’s impartiality.Among the coalition members are West Sumatra’s Andalas University’s Constitution Study Center (PUSaKO), Indonesia Center for Law and Policy Studies (PSHK), Indonesia Corruption Watch (ICW) and judicial watchdog KoDe Inisiatif.”The House and the government must drop the article that increases the minimum age of justices to 60 years and it should not scrap the existing regulation that justices can serve for only five years and must be reelected for another term,” Hemi Lavour of Pusako said in an online press conference on Friday. “The articles would only benefits a few justices.”The coalition said that if passed, most Constitutional Court judges who were currently in office would keep their position until they were 70 years old, 10 years longer than the maximum age for justices set in the existing 2011 Constitutional Court Law. The coalition also noted that only one judge could not continue the term because he has not reached the age of 60 at the end of his service.Read also: Constitutional Court rejects judicial review request on tenure of its own judgesAgil Oktrayal of the PSHK lambasted the government and the House, saying the revisions were a constitutional setback, especially because the House never included the bill in the 2020 priority list (Prolegnas) “The House never came up with the academic rationalization related to the amendments,” Agil said.He also raised suspicions that the bill was being used as a “political swapping” tool as many controversial laws were currently being challenged at the Court, such as the state spending and financial relief law, the mining law, the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) Law and the omnibus bill on job creation.Agil further criticized the swift deliberation of the bill, which was conducted behind closed doors between the House and the government during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.“The deliberation process was very quick and closed [to the public]. This goes against the spirit of reform; in the Reform era of 1998, people wanted to have a Constitutional Court,” he said.The court was officially established in 2003 following mounting support from the public who demanded an institution that would allow them to challenge laws or election results. The House Commission III overseeing legal affairs began deliberating the bill on Monday. The government then submitted the problem inventory list (DIM) of the bill on and formed a working committee with the House on Tuesday.On Wednesday and Thursday, the government and the House discussed the bill twice in closed-door hearings.Read also: House starts deliberating Constitutional Court Law revisionCommittee member Sarifuddin Sudding said the commission and the government had agreed on several changes in the bill, such as the extension of the minimum age limit to become a Constitutional Court justice, as well as the terms of office for chief justice, deputy chief justice and justices.If the House and the government can agree on all the revisions, the commission will pass the revision into law.“After that, we will bring the revised draft to a plenary session for the second level of deliberations,” the National Mandate Party (PAN) politician said.Constitutional justice Enny Nurbaningsih denied that the Court had any interest in the revision of the MK law.Enny said the justices would always uphold the Bangalore Principles of Judicial Conduct, which identify six core values of the judiciary, namely independence, impartiality, integrity, propriety, equality, competence and diligence.“The Constitutional Court justices will carry out their tasks independently. This is a non-negotiable principle,” she told The Jakarta Post on Friday.Topics :last_img read more

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error A rendering of the proposed aerial tramway connecting Union Station to Dodger Stadium. (Photo courtesy of Aerial Rapid Transit Technologies LLC)LOS ANGELES — A proposed gondola from Union Station to Dodger Stadium has advanced to a second stage of consideration, Metro announced Monday.The transit agency confirmed that an unsolicited bid it received from Aerial Rapid Transit Technologies has advanced to a phase two, where the proposer is invited to submit a more comprehensive proposal.RELATED STORY: Latest Dodgers, McCourt idea is going, going, gondolaMetro’s unsolicited proposal policy allows the private sector to submit ideas to the agency. All proposals are subject to a phase one analysis within 60 days of being received and Metro can then choose to advance proposals to a more detailed phase two review. Aerial Rapid Transit Technologies, which is funded by former Dodgers owner Frank McCourt, submitted the initial bid in April. A gondola and other options for improving access to Dodger Stadium was part of an informational study in 1990 by the Los Angeles County Transportation Commission, a precursor agency to Metro, but the idea was never pursued beyond the study, Metro said.A rendering of the proposed aerial tramway connecting Union Station to Dodgers Stadium. (Photo courtesy of Aerial Rapid Transit Technologies LLC)McCourt sold the team in 2011 but still owns half interest in the 130 acres of parking around the stadium. McCourt’s investment firm would fund a portion of the project’s estimated $125-million cost and would seek private financing for the remainder, the Los Angeles Times reported.Sign up for our Inside the Dodgers newsletter. Be the best Dodger fan you can be by getting daily intel on your favorite team. Subscribe here.If Metro approves the phase two proposal, it could be the basis for a competitive procurement, a sole source agreement or another arrangement depending on Metro’s role and relationship to the project, the agency said.last_img read more

first_imgIt was a European night and so Tottenham were wearing white shorts, as they have done when possible since 1961.And so their new kit for the season was always going to be problematic on Champions League nights. REVEALED Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Tottenham last season wore all white in the Champions League ADVICE 2 Guessing nobody told the guy who designed Spurs’ kit about the whole white-shorts-in-Europe thing. #coys— David McGuire (@McGuireDavid) September 18, 2018 England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won That Tottenham shirt with white shorts is a disgrace to football #ucl #INTTOT— Man in the Lion Mask (@lionmaskpod) September 18, 2018 Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions @museumofjerseys Spurs kit v Inter. On the tv it looks like they are wearing bum bags! Classy….— Gary Pamflett (@gazpam) September 18, 2018 Nike decided to add a feature to the bottom of the shirt, which was supposed to seamlessly fade into the blue shorts, which is fine for Premier League games.And as fans pointed out at the start of the campaign, it was also going to look daft against the likes of Inter, Barcelona and PSV who they have drawn in their group.This was picked up on by other supporters watching Tottenham play in the San Siro as you can see below. 2 Don’t think Nike quite accounted for this Spurs kit combo— Adam Hurrey (@FootballCliches) September 18, 2018 Look at how daft the spurs kit looks when they’ve had to wear white shorts.— Wellsy (@Wellsy2304) September 18, 2018 BEST OF Most popular football news Spurs Jersey is weird with white shorts— Kosiso (@kossiefab) September 18, 2018 they didn’t design that Spurs kit with Europe in mind, did they?— Red Star Liverpool (@RedStarLvrpool) September 18, 2018 possible standings Sidenote:These Tottenham kits are the worst all whites I’ve ever seen, but oddly one of the best looking kits when worn with navy shorts that the top fades the white to navy— Geoff George (@ggeorge121) September 18, 2018 The gimmick of that Spurs shirt doesn’t really work when they’re wearing white shorts.— Justin | @JuzaShannon The Sequel. (@JuzaShannonII) September 18, 2018 Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack REVEALED Is that a bum bag your wearing, Harry? RANKED Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade smart causal How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures MONEY Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade silverware impact Christ that Tottenham kit looks bad with white shorts— Charlie (@Chaz_CFC) September 18, 2018last_img read more