South-Jakarta Halal-Lifesyle-District halal-destination halal-tourism halal-tourism-destination Google Linkedin Log in with your social account Forgot Password ? LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Though South Jakarta is better known for its entertainment centers and trendy restaurant and cafes, the municipality’s administration is hoping to tap into the potential of Indonesia’s growing halal tourism.The South Jakarta Tourism and Creative Economy Agency introduced its halal tourism concept through a collaboration with South Jakarta’s Abang-None community and Al Azhar Islamic School. They held an event called Hijab Run over the weekend to promote the initiative, marking the school as one of the area’s halal tourist destination.Themed Halal in Diversity, the event was the first of its kind for South Jakarta.“Halal in Diversity means that everyone, regardless of their gender, age and religion, is free to join the event,” the head of South Jakarta’s tourism and creative economy office, Puka Yanuar, told The Jakarta Post at the… Topics : Facebook
Press Association He added: “We have had a lot of tough games and we have a lot of what we would consider our big rivals for those (Champions League) positions to play at home. Our form at home is getting better, we are scoring goals and are defensively strong so we sense a real opportunity. “I believe if we continue to play how we have been and retain that focus and mentality we have a terrific chance. It is going to be very tough but it is not something which is impossible.” Liverpool’s unwanted record this season of not beating a side in the Premier League’s top 10 has been used as a stick to beat them with. Critics have argued the Reds do not have sufficient quality or consistency to make a push for the top four. However, the next two months will be pivotal as of their eight league matches only one – Tottenham at home – is against a team they can rightly call rivals for a place in Europe’s elite club competition. Starting with West Brom at home on Monday they face Swansea, Wigan, Spurs, Southampton, Aston Villa, West Ham and Reading before the return to Anfield of former boss Rafael Benitez and his Chelsea side on April 20. It is a perfect opportunity to silence the doubters and put together a run of results which could see them feature in a top-four challenge which seemed unrealistic at the start of the campaign. “Once we reach the 10 games-to-go mark you are getting to the business end of the season and if we keep progressing like we are then that will make me happy,” added the Reds boss. “But it is more longer term than that. We will fight and give everything we can to get the results to keep our performance level improving.” Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers still believes his side have a terrific chance of qualifying for the Champions League this season. The Reds boss insists closing a nine-point gap on fourth-placed Tottenham is tough but not insurmountable, particularly as they face many of their closest rivals at Anfield. “We have nine points difference but we can do it, there is no question about that,” he said. “It is a lot of points to make up but we will fight and accept the challenge in front of us.”
BASKETBALL fans and players will have six months of continuous indoor and outdoor action, as the Georgetown Basketball Association (GABA) officially launched its League yesterday at Banks DIH Thirst Park.The tournament will feature 10 teams competing in first, second and Under-23 divisions with game days set for Saturdays and Sundays as well as Wednesdays and Thursdays.According to GABA president Adrian Hooper, “We have started the league outdoors due to the unavailability of the Sports Hall but we are going to finish (the tournament) at the Sports Hall.”He added, “What we would have done to boost the competition is to add second division back to the league. It’s been out for a while so my team, what we have done is we have added back to the competition, to have everybody playing basketball.”Hooper noted that the plan is to have a resurgence of basketball in the capital city with more teams and fans coming out to show support for the sport.Meanwhile Brand Manager of Rainforest Waters, Clive Pellew contended, “Banks DIH is proud to be a part of this event under our Banks Malta, Powerade and Rainforest Waters brands. On behalf of Rainforest Waters, we’ve been in the business for 20 years and opportunities like this we are proud to be associated with.”The tournament will feature the Colts, Ravens, Kobras, Guardians, Pepsi Sonics, Nets, Knights, Trojans, Pacesetters and Eagles.Bounce-off time is 18:00hrs on Sunday at the Burnham hard court.
For the first time in living memory the outright markets provided for Dota’s flagship tournament, The International, have truly shown the potential for scope of outright esports markets.Multiple bookmakers have opted for an extensive range of markets, mainly based off Valve’s compendium but it’s comfortably the most comprehensive range of markets seen prior to an esports event that we can remember. Bet365 continue to lead the charge.The bookmaker has offered a staggering:168 tournament markets (including specials);18 markets per match;1464 total markets.Simply put — it’s a fitting way to price up the world’s biggest esports tournament by prizepool. Over $23,000,000 (and counting) is on the line in Seattle and Dota 2 offers a wealth of data to create innovative markets. Whether it’s based GPM, XPM or kills, last hits, assists, game time, tournament heroes picked — there’s a huge amount of data points and we’ve finally seen them being utilised pre-tournament.It owes in large part, arguably, to game developer Valve’s in-game Compendium. It encourages players to make predictions on a multitude of statistics across the tournament and thus automatically keeps tabs on the results. Therefore one would assume it makes a bookmakers job a whole lot easier when the data is 100% reliable and the markets are effectively ready made. Bet365 has not only taken those markets but also created specific hero versus hero match-ups and player versus player match-ups so there’s a huge amount for punters to choose from. The only criticism is that a user has to scroll an awful lot through “Specials” to actually find exactly what’s being offered. There’s little segregation so the user experience isn’t overly optimal — but that’s but a small gripe. The markets are available until tournament action gets underway in around six hours — so for those who want to have a look, make sure you act quickly. They won’t be around for long.It will be interesting to see if bookmakers price up the tournament again pre-main event. There’s a day in the middle (6th August) where the Group Stages are done, but we rarely see esports events updated for outrights mid-tournament. Unlike in football, where you can bet on the overall winner at pretty much every point, it doesn’t tend to be the case with esports for whatever reason. Here’s hoping that it may change in the future. Several other bookmakers have been offering impressive markets as well — Bet365 was just the first we noticed and the most comprehensive out there. For those wishing to have a dabble on The International 7 — check out our “Ready, Steady, Cook” series. Outrights;Day One. Esports Insider says: Let’s hope this has set the precedent for future esports events — not only for Dota but multiple titles. It’s an impressive effort.