Schroders earmarks £100m for shop fund

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MEPC targets the Midlands

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BR board site sales on track

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Comment Turbulent 2000 lies ahead

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Banks prepare for bumper year of lending

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The Heron flies west

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Frontier party plots Birmingham refurb

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‘Reporters make me nervous’, Jokowi jokes at National Press Day celebration in Banjarbaru

first_imgPresident Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo joked that journalists often made him nervous during the celebrations of the 2020 National Press Day in Banjarbaru, South Kalimantan, on Saturday.Jokowi said he made a point of attending the celebration despite being scheduled to leave for Canberra the same day.“Why did I have to come? Because journalists are my friends, who I meet every day,” Jokowi told an audience of journalists at the event, as quoted in a State Palace press release on Saturday. Jokowi added that reporters accompanied him on most of his presidential trips, more than even some of his ministers.”Wherever I go, reporters are the ones who always follow me. The ministers sometimes do not come along, but reporters are always there. They’re the ones who chase me every day, who stop me for comments. Sometimes they make me nervous and I stutter because they ask questions I’m not ready to answer,” Jokowi said.”When I see journalists, I don’t hate them, I miss them. They are always in my heart, and I always miss them,” he said.Jokowi reiterated his statement in a post on his official Twitter account. “Happy National Press Day 2020,” he said in his tweet.Tahukah Anda siapa yang kerap membuat saya gugup? Para wartawan. Yang mengejar saya untuk doorstop interview, yang membuat saya kadang-kadang gugup dan gagap, tak siap ditanya sesuatu.Ke mana pun, selalu ikut bersama saya adalah para wartawan.Selamat Hari Pers Nasional 2020! pic.twitter.com/2S3dUPtjll— Joko Widodo (@jokowi) February 8, 2020During last year’s celebrations, Jokowi received a Press Freedom Award from the National Press Council for his administration’s “commitment to protecting the freedom of the press”.However, the award was questioned by the Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI), which cited the many attacks and restrictions on journalists covering certain topics and issues during his administration.The organization recorded at least 223 cases of violence against journalists between 2015 and 2018, with the largest number of cases, 81, recorded in 2016.Topics :last_img read more

A day without women: Strikes across Latin America follow huge rallies

first_imgLatin American women stayed away from offices, schools and government offices on Monday to join a second day of marches to protest against gender violence, inequality and restricted rights.Monday’s wildcat strike, dubbed “a day without us,” is intended to show what life would be like if women vanished from society. It followed a series of massive protests on Sunday to mark International Women’s Day.In the northern Mexican city of Ciudad Juarez, just across the US border, factories stood unusually quiet as many women stayed home. Topics : The work stoppages in Mexico also included indigenous Zapatista women in the south and numerous office workers in the capital. Paola Rojas, a female columnist for major daily El Universal, left her space in the newspaper completely blank expect for a hashtag supporting the protest.In Chile, women wearing medical uniforms, industrial overalls and school uniforms joined a march down a central thoroughfare of Santiago, the capital, to congregate outside President Sebastian Pinera’s downtown office.They banged drums, danced and chanted: “And how, how, how the hell can they torture and rape us and no one does anything?”Among them was Rosa Ramirez-Rios, an actress in her 70s. Six months ago, she said, many women in the crowd would not have dared to take part.”I know it’s a long process,” she said. “We must have patience, persistence, a lot of courage and a lot of desire. The economic and political powers won’t give up their privileges easily.”The Mexican capital’s usually traffic-choked streets were virtually empty at rush hour on Monday. Public transport was mostly devoid of women, schools were closed and many workplaces were empty.Molotov cocktails were thrown at the doors of the national palace and women clashed outside its main cathedral with male anti-abortion protesters, some with shaved heads and making Nazi salutes.President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador had said government employees were free to join the walkout.According to a poll published late last week by newspaper El Financiero, 67% of Mexicans surveyed said they supported the stoppage, while 57% of women said they planned to join.Some Mexican women chose to turn up for their jobs, saying work was its own kind of protest, with others saying they could not afford to miss a day.Cristina Velez, director at Montessori’s World, a private school, said she had given teachers the day off and kept the school open with the help of administrative staff.Protests there are focused on a surge in femicides, or gender-motivated killings of women. These jumped 137% in the past five years, government statistics show, as gang violence pushed the national murder tally to record heights. Most violent crimes in Mexico go unsolved.”We don’t want more violence. They need to punish those who commit crimes,” Velez said.Organizers of Sunday’s march in Santiago estimated two million people took part, compared with a police estimate of 150,000, and there were sporadic clashes between marchers and police.center_img “I don’t even want to think if this went on for a prolonged period of time,” said Luis Carrillo, a manager at NPD Technology, a firm that makes electronic parts for automatic doors in a city famous for its large number of assembly plants.”There would be huge losses,” he said, adding that the company is proud to support its overwhelmingly female workforce and views the protests as positive.Early on Monday afternoon, the company’s factory floor featured rows of unoccupied tables and desks.A general view shows empty work space at NDP Technology, a private company specializing in PCB (Printed Circuit Board) assembly for different industries, after female employees stayed away from work during the (Reuters/Jose Luis Gonzalez)last_img read more

New Zealand tells overseas arrivals to self-isolate

first_imgInternational visitors to New Zealand must self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival to help slow the spread of the new coronavirus, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Saturday.Ardern said the “unprecedented and far-reaching” measure would come into effect from midnight Sunday and affect all inbound travellers except those from Pacific island nations.She said remote New Zealand had been relatively unscathed by coronavirus so far, with six confirmed cases and no fatalities, but the evidence showed the numbers would inevitably rise in the face of a global pandemic. “There’s no doubt this will have a significant impact on New Zealand’s economy but our priority is to ensure we reduce the impacts of COVID-19 as much as we can,” she said.New Zealand has already cancelled several major events, including a memorial planned Sunday to mark the first anniversary of the Christchurch mosque shootings in which 51 people died.Ardern said more general restrictions on public gatherings would be imposed but details had not yet been finalized.Pacific island nations have not yet recorded any confirmed cases of COVID-19, with the exception of French Polynesia, where one person has tested positive. Air New Zealand said it was reviewing the impact of the measures announced Saturday “and will adjust its capacity accordingly”.The flag carrier has already scrapped its earnings guidance amid plummeting demand. “But the scale of how many cases we get and how fast we get them is something we should do as much as we can to slow,” she told reporters. “We must go hard and we must go early.”Ardern said the self-quarantine order would be reviewed after 16 days.She said New Zealand had also told cruise ships not to visit the country until at least June 30, while New Zealanders were being advised to avoid all non-essential travel overseas.center_img Topics :last_img read more