PREMIUMIn 2020, mixed-nationality families more eager to push for dual citizenship

first_imgForgot Password ? LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Linkedin Google Facebook #CitizenshipLaw #citizenship #Indonesia #lawmaker #HouseOfRepresentatives #DualCitizenship dual-citizenship citizenship-law citizenship house-of-representatives Mixed-nationality families under the Aliansi Pelangi Antar Bangsa (APAB) aim to be more assertive this year in pushing the House of Representatives to revise the 2006 Citizenship Law and list it in next year’s National Legislation Program (Prolegnas), so that members of mixed families can obtain dual nationality.APAB head Nia Schumacher said the urge to push for a revision was based on the House’s decision to incorporate the amendment of Citizenship Law in its 2020-2024 Prolegnas during the House’s plenary session on Dec. 17, 2019, along with another 247 bills on the list.She also urged the House to expedite the deliberation of the bill as there had been no significant progress by lawmakers in following up on the call for dual citizenship, which the organization had demanded since 2002.To persuade lawmakers to finally revise the law next year, the organizati… Log in with your social account Topics :last_img read more

King’s ton in vain as Scorpions lose final match of Regional 4-day season

first_imgBRANDON King slammed a second first-class hundred, but it failed to ignite the Jamaica Scorpions second innings batting as Trinidad & Tobago Red Force completed a season sweep over them to bring the curtain down on the 2018-19 West Indies Championship with an 85-run victory on Sunday.King lit up an otherwise mundane final day of the rescheduled first-round match at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy with an impressive 133, but the Scorpions, chasing 338 for victory, were bowled out for 252 in their second innings inside the first hour after tea.King struck 18 fours and four sixes from 119 balls in three hours at the crease and was one of only two Scorpions batsmen to pass 20, as he dominated half-century stands with his captain Paul Palmer and Kennar Lewis which brought some respectability to the batting.Rookie WINDIES opener John Campbell made 25, but King held the innings together, as he put on 75 for the fifth wicket Lewis and 57 for the seventh wicket with Lewis before he fell to veteran leg-spinner Imran Khan, whose 3-48 from 13 overs made him the pick of the Red Force bowlers.Familiarity bred success for Jamaica-born, Red Force fast-medium bowler Odean Smith, who supported Khan in the demolition of the Scorpions’ batting with 3-56 from 15 overs.The result meant that Red Force gained 21.8 points to end in fourth place in the Championship on 112.4 and Scorpions collected 8.6 to finish fifth on 97.2.Earlier, starting the day on 282 for nine, Red Force were bowled out inside the first half-hour for 295 in their second innings.WINDIES international Jason Mohammed remained not out on 110, but WINDIES strike bowler Shannon Gabriel, his overnight partner, gave a return catch to Scorpions first innings bowling hero Nicholson Gordon to bring the innings to a close after they frustrated the visitors by extending their last wicket stand to 38.Gordon ended with 2-55 from 14.4 overs to follow his first innings seven-wicket haul, but Mohammed pipped him for the Player-of-the-Match prize.last_img read more

COLUMN: Trojans need to provide light

first_imgThe spotlight finally turns back to the football field this Saturday — where it will hopefully stay for the remainder of the season.Through all of the events that have transpired over one of the crazier weeks at USC in recent memory, my focus, unlike the focus of many, hasn’t been on who the program should hire as its next head coach or whether Athletic Director Pat Haden knowingly appointed an alleged alcoholic to lead his football program.The common denominator here is the well-being of the student-athletes themselves; they should be the central focal point for any coach, athletic administrator, fan or anyone on the outside looking in. Through thick and thin, it should always be about what’s best for the kids.Over the course of this past week, I’ve heard sports talk shows throwing out phrases like “dark times at Troy” and “Bumpy road ahead for USC.” But then I go out on to the practice field and see just a glimpse of light — USC players continuing to play their tails off in every drill and practice segment, while working with each of their teammates to make them better at their respective positions.I’ve spoken to a few players since interim head coach Clay Helton took over, and each of them said that they loved Helton and what he was doing to get the team pumped up and ready to play in a rivalry game against Notre Dame.Ed Orgeron 2.0 is what people surrounding the program are beginning to call Helton, who before stepping into his new role wasn’t known for having much of a personality. He has disproved that initial impression of him, though.If you remember, Orgeron was notorious for providing Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles catering, cookies and taking the team to private movie screenings.On Tuesday, Helton did something similar when he organized a BBQ dinner for the team and staff, where everyone sat down in the same room to watch the new ESPN 30 for 30 documentary “Trojan War.”The two may be similar in the methods each of them have used to motivate the team, but Helton has the chance to do something Orgeron didn’t do during his midseason coaching stint: beat the Fighting Irish in South Bend.Interim head coach Clay Helton has replanted the seed and added water, but the light will only shine on his team if the Trojans are able to win in Notre Dame for the first time since 2011.Effectively, the light rests with the hypothetical pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, and the Irish are the only thing standing in USC’s way.This game has the power to be a turning point in the Trojans season and get to them back in the right direction as they enter the second half of their season, which features solely Pac-12 conference play.Continuing the trend of new beginnings, USC is an underdog going into a game for the first time this season. It seems like the only thing constant right now for this team is change — but it’s the type that should be celebrated.In just the second midseason coaching change in two years, the program is once again experiencing a sense of awakening and freshness that is much-needed after the team’s lackluster performance last Thursday against Washington.It’s a notion of youthful innocence that allows this sensation around the program to come into fruition.Regardless of who the Trojans’ head coach is, these players are going to try and replicate what they’ve learned to do throughout their entire lives: play football at a high level.  They’re on the roster at USC for a reason, and that carries two important responsibilities: to be upstanding representatives of the program and win football games.Even though their former head coach seemed to have trouble doing both of those things in recent months, the Trojans now have the opportunity to go out and show the rest of the country that even while dealing with a great deal of adversity, USC is still a force to be reckoned with on the national stage.USC great Keyshawn Johnson said it best at the team’s practice on Thursday.“The world will be watching to see how you respond,” Johnson said. “I want to talk about how you won at Notre Dame.”More than ever, the Trojans need to do just that. At this juncture, it’s the only thing that can save their season.Darian Nourian is a senior majoring in print and digital journalism. He is also the sports editor of the Daily Trojan. His column, “Persian Persuasion,” runs Fridays.last_img read more

Big Companies Do Not Have It Better

first_imgWhen I was very young and new to sales, I thought that bigger companies were better managed, better resourced, and had fewer problems. The larger the clients I won, the more I realized that bigger companies have bigger problems, and they have more of them. Wal-mart is now dealing with the very real threat of Amazon.com, a giant problem, and one not easily solved.I also believed that bigger companies have better talent. I thought that because they had more money and more opportunities, they would acquire all the best talent. The scale of a larger company requires more talented people, and their much larger needs often leaves them with a much larger deficit when it comes to hiring the people they need.For the first few years I worked in sales, I believed that my larger competitors had advantages when it came to sales. They worked for a bigger company with more locations. They had better technology, and they had way better programs. They also had much better marketing and much better sales collateral. When I saw how crisp some of their people looked, I was sure that they were unbeatable. Over time, I discovered that sales chops level the playing field, and many of the largest companies I competed against were paper tigers when it came to selling.As I won large clients, I believed that winning them was enough, that I could throw them over the fence and the operations team would take care of executing. I thought that responsibility belonged to someone else. As the problems mounted, I was disabused of this notion by clients who expected to me to be standing right next to them in the fox hole when the bullets started flying. I learned that I was accountable for the outcomes I promised.Your beliefs will change over time. Your growth and your experience will provide you with new beliefs, beliefs that serve you better than the beliefs you hold right now. Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

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10 months agoMoyes eyeing Birmingham job

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Moyes eyeing Birmingham jobby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Manchester United and Everton boss David Moyes is eyeing the Birmingham City job.The Mirror says the Potters are on the brink of sacking current manager Gary Rowett following his disappointing six months in the hotseat.Moyes, 55, has been out of work since steering West Ham to safety last season – and walking away from the Londoners having failed to agree a new contract.The Scot has been waiting patiently for the right job to come up.He turned down the chance to take over troubled Turkish outfit Fenerbache in the summer. last_img

a month agoHeskey questions Liverpool depth to overcome Man City

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Heskey questions Liverpool depth to overcome Man Cityby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveEmile Heskey believes Liverpool lack the squad depth to challenge Manchester City for the Premier League title.Former Reds striker Heskey says Jurgen Klopp’s side will struggle if one of Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane or Mohamed Salah don’t score.”It’s a tall order because at this moment in time City have the best squad in terms of depth,” Heskey told Omnisport.”If you take certain players out of City they’ve always got someone who can step in and do a specific job, the way the manager wants him to do it.”Liverpool, if you take Salah, Mane or Firmino out, it’s not quite the same, whereas City have a better blend.” last_img read more

BCs attorney general calls Alberta fuelrestriction bill a bluff

first_imgVICTORIA – British Columbia’s attorney general says Alberta’s proposed fuel restriction law is a politically motivated “bluff” that will result in an immediate lawsuit from his province and likely lawsuits from oil companies.David Eby said government legal experts looked at the legislation Alberta tabled Monday and concluded it’s unconstitutional, against the law and designed to not be enacted.“Clearly the legislation is a bluff,” Eby said Tuesday. “They don’t intend to use it. If they did try to use it we would be in court immediately seeking an injunction to stop them from using it, but we would probably have to get in line behind oil companies that would be concerned about contracts that they have with companies in B.C. to deliver product.”Alberta’s proposed legislation and B.C.’s response are the latest manoeuvres in the escalating dispute over the $7.4 billion Trans Mountain pipeline expansion that runs from Edmonton to Burnaby, B.C. The federal and Alberta governments support the project, while B.C. opposes it, saying it is defending its coast from a potentially catastrophic oil products spill.So far, about 200 people have been arrested at a construction zone near the pipeline’s terminal site in Burnaby for allegedly breaking a court injunction keeping protesters away.Indigenous leaders and local Vancouver-area politicians have also warned of increasing civil unrest as people from across Canada mount anti-pipeline protests.Eby said he believed the Alberta legislation was intended to never be adopted, but if Alberta Premier Rachel Notley’s government does pass the law, then B.C. will immediately launch court action.“We think they are very unlikely to use this, given the analysis, and we think they know it, and it is a bill for political purposes only,” Eby said in the legislature Tuesday during question period.Notley said the legislation sends the message that Alberta is prepared to defend its resources.It would direct pipeline companies, truckers and rail operators on how much oil product they ship and when. Violators would face fines of up to $1 million a day for individuals and $10 million a day for corporations.Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe said Tuesday his province will support Alberta in the fight over the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion by introducing its own legislation on oil exports.He said his government will bring in a bill in the coming days that could result in less oil moving to British Columbia. Moe said he wants the Saskatchewan legislation passed shortly so it can work in tandem with Alberta’s proposed bill.In Quebec, the Opposition Parti Quebecois offered Tuesday to help B.C.The PQ said it will send Premier John Horgan’s minority New Democrat government a bill it tabled in 2014 amid the controversy surrounding the Energy East project. The bill affirmed the predominance of Quebec’s environmental laws and the exclusive jurisdiction of the province in such matters.Quebec’s Liberal government threw its support to Horgan in an opinion piece published last Saturday that said Ottawa would harm federal-provincial relations by making a unilateral decision on the project without B.C.’s blessing.The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers called the Alberta bill a “very strong tool” it hoped was not needed.B.C. Opposition Liberal jobs critic Jas Johal said the province must end the escalating dispute before gas prices increase sharply in Metro Vancouver.“Without Alberta’s energy, B.C.’s economy would come to a standstill,” he said. “The B.C. Premier (John Horgan) created this crisis, will he fix this mess before gas prices hit $2 a litre?”Gasoline prices in Metro Vancouver are currently hovering around $1.55 a litre.Kinder Morgan, the U.S.-based pipeline builder, announced earlier this month that it was pulling back on spending for the project and gave Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government until May 31 to give a clear signal the project will proceed.Trudeau, Notley and Horgan met Sunday in Ottawa to discuss the pipeline, but remain deadlocked. Trudeau repeated the federal government’s commitment to ensure the project is completed, saying his government will hold private, financial talks with Kinder Morgan.Eby said the B.C. government is expecting to announce shortly that it has filed a reference case to the courts to determine if it has jurisdiction over the pipeline in the province.Companies in this story: (TSX:KML)last_img read more

Judge awards Dow Chemical USD106 billion in damages against Nova Chemicals

first_imgEDMONTON – A judge has awarded Dow Chemical Canada $1.06 billion in damages against Nova Chemicals Corporation in a dispute over a massive ethylene plant in central Alberta.The dispute centred around the operation of a production facility in Joffre known as E3.E3 started operating in 2000 as a joint venture, with Nova running the facility.Dow Canada alleged breach of contract over the E3 joint venture agreements, claimed that Nova took part of the ethylene and other products that belonged to Dow and failed to run the facility at full production.Nova said it faced an ethane shortage and ran the facility as full as it could subject to mechanical issues that constrained production.Justice Barbara Romaine of Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench ruled in favour of Dow and against a counterclaim filed by Nova in a case that included claims and counterclaims for damages between 2001 to 2012.“Dow has established these facts and has proved on a balance of probabilities that Nova has breached the joint venture agreements both as Operator and as Co-owner and has converted some of the ethane that Dow was entitled to from E3,” Romaine wrote in a lengthy redacted judgment released Wednesday.“I also grant Dow a declaration that the conduct of Nova as Operator constitutes Wilful Misconduct and Gross Negligence.”Romaine said Dow established that there was no ethane shortage, that Nova always had enough ethane to fill E3 and had the ability and freedom to acquire additional ethane.She also said Dow showed that Nova failed to operate E3 to maximize production and that the facility had more capacity than Nova submitted at trial.The court assessed damages against Nova amount to approximately $1.06 billion USD, but must be converted into Canadian dollars.Jenn Nanz, a spokeswoman for Nova Chemicals, said the corporation will appeal within 30 days.“While this decision is extremely disappointing, it has no impact on our announced growth plans,” Nanz said in an email.“Nova Chemicals is confidently moving forward with: Corunna cracker expansion and AST2 in the Sarnia-Lambton region (and a) joint venture with Total and Borealis in the U.S. Gulf Coast, which closed on May 23.”Officials at Dow Chemical Canada were not immediately available for comment.Ethylene is the building block for a range of chemicals from plastics to antifreeze solutions and solvents.(Companies in this story: TSX:NCX)last_img read more

Royal LePage report says pace of rising home prices slowed in second

first_imgTORONTO – The pace of rising home prices slowed in Canada in the second quarter due to softness in the Greater Toronto Area market, according to a report by Royal LePage.Royal LePage chief executive Phil Soper said Tuesday new federal mortgage stress-test measures helped slow the real estate market.“It was a spring market that never blossomed,” Soper said in a statement.“The new federal mortgage stress-test measures slowed the market to a standstill in much of the country, as some families adjusted their expectations in a world with lower borrowing capacity, and others not impacted by the OSFI regulations moved to the sidelines, adopting a ‘wait and see what happens to home prices’ approach.”However, in its outlook, Royal LePage said it expected the aggregate price of a home in Canada in the third quarter to be up 2.2 per compared with a year ago.“The market has begun to absorb and adjust to the new realities; we expect an uptick in sales volumes and prices during the second half of 2018,” Soper said.The Royal LePage national house price composite showed the price of a home in Canada increased 2.0 per cent year-over-year to $613,968 in the second quarter of 2018.That compared with a 6.2 per cent year-over-year increase in the first quarter of the year.The real estate brokerage firm said the slowdown in the rise in prices came as some regions in the Greater Toronto Area saw prices fall compared with a year ago.The national median price in the second quarter of a two-storey home rose 0.8 per cent year-over-year to $720,504, while the median price of a bungalow climbed 1.8 per cent to $512,979. The price of condominiums rose 8.1 per cent year-over-year to $435,421.In a separate report, Sotheby’s International Realty Canada said the market for homes over $1 million in Montreal in the first half of the year hit a record as it gained 24 per cent compared with a year ago.In Toronto, Sotheby’s said sales of homes over $1 million were down 46 per cent compared with a year ago, however the firm noted that 2018 sales volume trended in line with 2015’s pre-surge levels.Home sales over $1 million in Vancouver fell 19 per cent compared with a year ago, while Calgary saw a drop of 11 per cent.last_img read more