Fishermen, activists decry Anies’ decision to grant reclamation for Ancol expansion

first_imgLocal fishermen and activists in the capital city Jakarta have expressed concerns over the Jakarta Bay’s ecological future following the administration’s decision to proceed with a reclamation project to expand the city’s popular tourist spot Ancol in North Jakarta.Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan issued a decree in February to give the green light for a 155-hectare expansion plan for city-run tourist destinations Taman Impian Jaya Ancol (Ancol Dreamland Park) and Fantasi Land (Dufan) theme park.Fishermen raised questions over the issuance of the decree, which was published by the city on its official website in March, as they claimed it was in contrast with the ruling by the Supreme Court last week. The Court ruled in favor of the city administration in cassation against developer PT Taman Harapan Indah over the revocation of the company’s islet H reclamation permit in Jakarta Bay. Susan Herawati, the secretary-general of the People’s Coalition for Fisheries Justice Indonesia (KIARA), said she feared the decision would make way for the controversial reclaimed islets project to continue in the future.“We fear that the revocation of permits to reclaim and build on 13 islets [issued by Anies in September 2018] be canceled in the future, looking at the governor’s indecisive manner,” she told The Jakarta Post on Friday.By issuing Gubernatorial Decree No. 237/2020, the governor allows a 35-hectare expansion for Dufan and 120 hectares for Ancol Dreamland park on the reclaimed areas.Read also: Reclamation or not: City struggles to win lawsuits Jakarta city secretary Saefullah argued that the reclamation for the Ancol expansion was different from the 13 islets reclamation projects, the permit for which had been revoked by Anies in 2018, a year after he took office.“There are already 20 hectares of rising land in East Ancol [Ancol Dreamland Recreational Park]. It resulted from around 3.5 million cubic meters of mud being dredged from five reservoirs and 13 rivers in Jakarta through the Jakarta Emerging Dredging Initiative (JEDI) and Jakarta Urgent Flood Mitigation Project (JUFMP),” Jakarta administration secretary Saefullah said in a press briefing on Friday.“The governor issued the decree so that [city-owned enterprise PT Pembangunan Jaya Ancol] can obtain a management right,” he added.The administration claimed that an agreement with PT Pembangunan Jaya Ancol to use 120 hectares of land in East Ancol as a sludge disposal site was made in 2009. The latest decree now allows the reclamation of the 120-hectare area.Saefullah added that the Ancol expansion aimed to provide recreational areas for the public. “The reclamation ground will be for the public. We prioritize people’s interest,” he said, adding that Ancol was chosen because there were no fishermen in the area.In the letter, Anies required PT PJA to complete studies on integrated flood mitigation, global warming impacts, taking material for land expansion, infrastructure planning and environmental impacts before doing the reclamation.NGO Maritime and Ecology Association director Martin Hadiwinata said such requirements should have been fulfilled before Anies issued the decree.“Meanwhile, sludge disposal has been going on for 11 years and surely has an ecological impact. Yet it went without any environmental impact analysis (AMDAL),” he told the Post.Echoing Martin, Susan demanded the administration display data on the ecological impact of the disposal of dredging material.Furthermore, she argued that the decree had no strong legal basis. She pointed out that the decree only cited Law No. 29/2007 on the Jakarta administration as Indonesia’s capital, Law No. 23/2014 on regional governments and Law No. 30/2004 on governmental administration, but did not include Law No. 27/2007 on coastal areas and small islands management.“But their argument is that the agreement between the city and PT PJA was made a long time ago. As if the governor has no power to revoke it. It’s a matter of political will,” she said.Topics :last_img read more

Milan Museum

first_imgA couple from Indianapolis traveled to Milan in hopes of seeing the gymnasium in which the ’54 Indians played their games.  They were quickly informed that the old gymnasium had been razed.  However, they were directed to the museum.  Since they had traveled to Milan specifically to see remnants of the ’54 Indians, they thought “why not”.  While at the museum they were amazed at the items that are now on display.The museum has obtained the complete 1954 tournament bracket depicting Milan’s trip to the state championship.  They visited some of the old lockers, watched a film of the game, and they were amazed that Bobby Plump and his teammates actually held the ball  for 4 minutes.Younger kids do not understand what holding the ball meant in that era of basketball.  They are familiar with teams only being able to hold the ball until a shot clock goes off.  The game today has lower scoring for other reasons that do not include simply standing and holding the ball.  We already have discussed that in other Huddle Ups.Just like this couple from Indianapolis, you will be amazed at what has been gathered in this museum on Carr Street.  It would definitely be worth your while to stop in and see it some time.last_img read more

Bundesliga gets restart date after govt nod

first_img They will be the first of the major five European Leagues to get back on the pitch after the coronavirus pandemic shut down sport in mid-March. The German Government today gave the all-clear to the medical protocol, meaning the season is free to restart ‘from the second half of May.’ A firm date has now been given for the fixtures and it’s Friday May 15, as confirmed by multiple German outlets including Bild and Kicker.Advertisement Read Also: Robben offered window to come out of retirement at 36 Clubs have been informed of the date and can begin to ramp up training in preparation. Serie A clubs hope to start training in groups from May 18, but the medical protocol won’t be discussed until tomorrow’s meeting. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 It’s not just the first division, but also the second that will be allowed to get back on track from May 15. Loading… center_img Promoted Content8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthTarantino Wants To End His Career With This Movie?Who Earns More Than Ronaldo?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?20 Facts That’ll Change Your Perception Of “The Big Bang Theory”The 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our PlanetBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime The 2019-20 Bundesliga season will reportedly resume on Friday May 15, after the German Government approved the medical protocol.last_img read more

Ajax crash out of Champions League

first_imgRelatedPosts Aguero could be out of action until November, Guardiola says UCL: Benfica kicked out by player who left club one week earlier + other results MultiChoice unveils sport channels, content line-up Ajax Amsterdam have been eliminated from the Champions League following their 1-0 loss to Valencia on Tuesday. The Dutch league champions, whose remarkable run to the semifinals last season ended dramatically to eventual runners-up, Tottenham Hotspur, will now participate in the Europa League’s last 32. Rodrigo’s goal in the 24th minute sealed Ajax’s fate, while also ensuring the Spanish side win Group H and advance to the Champions League knockout round. Ajax entered the matchday at the top of Group H, but the loss coupled with Chelsea’s victory over Lille, sees them finish third in the group with 10 points. Valencia and Chelsea go on with 11 points, while Lille finish last with one point.Tags: Ajax FCTottenham Hotspur FCUEFA Champions LeagueValencialast_img read more

Cala requests personal hearing

first_imgCardiff’s Juan Cala has requested a personal hearing with the Football Association after being hit with a misconduct charge, the Barclays Premier League club announced on their official Twitter account. Cala has been charged in relation to an alleged incident in or around the tunnel area following Cardiff’s 4-0 defeat against Sunderland last Sunday. Spanish defender Cala had earlier been sent off by referee Phil Dowd for a professional foul on Sunderland striker Connor Wickham. “Juan Cala has requested a personal hearing with the FA in relation to his FA misconduct charge, the date to be confirmed,” Cardiff said. Cardiff are currently bottom of the league, two points from safety, with just two games left – Newcastle away on Saturday, followed by a home game against Chelsea in 10 days’ time. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Cricket News IND vs WI, 1st Test: India enjoy 89-run lead over West Indies at lunch on Day 3

first_imgNew Delhi: India maintain their stranglehold over the West Indies with a healthy 75-run first innings lead, which swelled to 89 by lunch time on the third day of the opening cricket Test here on Saturday.India bowled out West Indies for 222 in 74.2 overs in their first innings in reply to 297 with Ishant Sharma returning with best figures of 5 for 43.Besides Ishant, Mohammed Shami (2/48) and left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja (2/64) scalped two wickets a piece.For West Indies, Roston Chase top-scored with 48, while skipper Jason Holder played a fighting 39-run knock as the hosts failed to build up partnerships.At the opening break of the third day, India were 14 for no loss in their second innings with Mayank Agarwal batting on 8 and K L Rahul on 6.Earlier, resuming at the overnight score of 189 for eight, Holder and Miguel Cummins stuck together for 103 balls, forging a crucial 41-run partnership for the ninth wicket to take West Indies close to the Indian total.Holder kept a calm head and guided his younger partner Cummins brilliantly to get as close as possible to the Indian total.While Holder made 39 off 65 balls with the help of five boundaries, Cummins gave his skipper the right support from the other end by just staying at the crease although he couldn’t open his account.Cummins’ determination to stay at the crease and give his skipper company can be gauged from the fact that he played 45 balls for no runs.The Indian bowlers found it difficult to break the stubborn partnership between Holder and Cummins as they needed 85 balls in the opening session of the third day to dislodge the stand.The partnership was finally broken when Holder edged a Mohammed Shami delivery to wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant behind the stumps in the 74th over.Left-arm spinner Jadeja finally drew curtains on West Indies innings when he cleaned up Cummins an over later.End of the West Indies innings. They are bowled out for 222. #TeamIndia lead by 75 runs. 5 for Ishant, 2 each for Shami & Jadeja. 1 for Bumrah #WIvIND pic.twitter.com/kFSzywVUoN— BCCI (@BCCI) August 24, 2019 For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

UDFA Super Cup football : West Demerara and Georgetown book semi-final places

first_imgBy Joe ChapmanWEST Demerara and Georgetown romped home winners to qualify for the top four places in the inaugural GT Beer Super Sunday Night Cup football championship semifinals after winning their respective matches Sunday night at the Mackenzie Sports Club.Unbeaten West Demerara came away with a 3-1 win over Bartica to top Group B as Georgetown joined them after moving past Berbice by a 3-0 margin .Georgetown, who lost to West Demerara 1-0 for their only defeat, advanced by beating Berbice 3-0, as Quason McBean began the scoring for the City side as early as the 9th minute and then Darren Benjamin netted to double the score in the 23rd minute before Shane Morris closed out the win, which was decided in the first half through a strike in the 38th minute.Having their lone defeat to West Demerara, Georgetown will advance as the number two team from their group which was topped by West Demerara.In maintaining that unbeaten run in their four-team round robin-play, West Demerara turned back Bartica’s challenge with a 3-1 win which was sparked by the first goal of the game from the boot of the West Side’s Kevaughn Warde in the 21st minute and two minutes later David Blake found the back of the net in the 23rd minute as the first half ended in favour of West Demerara 2-0.But Bartica were able to reduce the lead through Aloysius Edwards who netted in the 53rd minute, but Jamal Perreira pushed the score to a 3-1 advantage when he netted a goal in the 64th minute.That was be the final score line. West Demerara will now face Essequibo Pomeroon from Group A, who finished second, while Georgetown will have to contest for a place in the final when they meet Upper Demerara who emerged as the top side from Group A .These matches will be played on September 14 at the MSC ground in Linden.last_img read more

Former Syracuse wide receiver Lemon signs with Houston Texas as undrafted free agent

first_img Published on April 28, 2013 at 11:43 am Contact Chris: cjiseman@syr.edu | @chris_iseman Former Syracuse wide receiver Alec Lemon has signed with the Houston Texas as an undrafted free agent. Lemon tweeted about the signing late Saturday. Proud to be a Texan and can’t wait to get back to work and play some football lets goooooo— Alec Lemon (@a15Lemon) April 28, 2013 AdvertisementThis is placeholder textLemon, who finished this past season with 1,070 receiving yards, is Syracuse’s all-time leading receiver with 201 career receptions. He also finished last season with 72 receptions, a single-season program record.Lemon spent most of the season as a slot receiver for the Orange, quickly becoming quarterback Ryan Nassib’s go-to target. He averaged 89.17 receiving yards per game.Lemon caught for 2,596 yards in his four seasons playing for Syracuse. He also finished with 18 touchdowns.Despite his impressive numbers for the Orange, the 6-foot-2 Lemon went undrafted in this weekend’s NFL Draft. He was considered a possible late-round pick heading into the draft. At the NFL Combine, he ran a 4.59 40-yard dash and cleared 32 inches on his vertical jump.While the numbers didn’t persuade a team to draft Lemon, he’s still going to get his chance to play in the NFL with the Texans. Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Crews set out to discover new shipwrecks in Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisRogers City, Mich. — Exploring the unexplored will be the theme over the next two weeks as researchers and marine scientists plan to map three sections of the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary.The team will deploy an autonomous surface vehicle from the University of New Hampshire’s Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping in hopes of finding more shipwrecks. One group stays on shore and navigates their autonomous surface vehicle, the ASV BEN (Bathymetric Explorer and Navigator. This device helps map the topography and scan the lake floor.Research project engineer Val Schmidt watches the data flow in and monitors the ASV BEN as it makes it’s way to the designated zones.“When everything goes really well, it’s totally boring which is great, and when it doesn’t go well, it gets exciting, which is not so great,” said Schmidt. “It should go just fine. We worked really hard to get here.”Another group works on board the vessel Storm, acting as a first responder should weather get to extreme or technology fail with the ASV BEN. Marine scientists on the Storm also collect data and relay information back to shore to help in their collecting.“We have two vessels operating in tandem,” said Erin Heffron, mapping coordinator for the Ocean Exploration Trust. “We keep an eye on things while we are doing the work. We can see what is coming in on the sonar, but then, to actually get the data and dig through it and see what we found, is probably the best part of my day.”The focus for this two-week exploration are the major shipping routes just off of Rogers City as well as the Thunder Bay River. With much of the area uncharted, the teams hope to bring these historic beacons to light.“I’m just excited everyday to see what we find, and so, we really have things going pretty smoothly,” said Heffron.“When we come together and make things work,” said Schmidt. “It is the best feeling ever.”If you would like to get a look inside the process and technology, head to the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. The crew will be mapping the Thunder Bay River during that time. Students and visitors are invited to interact with the visiting hydrographers, surveyors, and other marine scientists.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: ASV BEN, Boats, Discovery, Roger City, shipwrecks, Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary, Thunder Bay River, University of New HampshireContinue ReadingPrevious Alpena High School CTE DinnerNext Photo of the Day for Tuesday, May 7last_img read more

Almete Fortmeyer, 85, Caldwell: April 16, 1930 – Nov. 11, 2015

first_imgAlmeta FortmeyerAlmeta May Herridge Huntley-Fortmeyer died November 11, 2015 at the age of 85 years, 6 months and 26 days.Almeta May Herridge was the beautiful daughter and seventh born of eight children on April 16, 1930 to James Walter Herridge and Eva Lydia Huston Herridge of Bluff City.Almeta had five sisters and two brothers; Jennie Louise Herridge, Bessie Evalene Herridge (Wilmarth), Ruth Helen Herridge (Snyder), Dorothy Herridge, Maurice Herridge, Juanita Clara Herridge (Hudson) and Cecil Herridge.Almeta attended grade school at Bluff City and graduated from Bluff City High School in 1948 as valedictorian of her class.  Soon after graduating high school she moved to Liberal and worked as a secretary.On May 26, 1951, Almeta married the love of her life, Nolan Leroy Huntley at the First Christian Church in Ponca City, Oklahoma.Nolan and Almeta made their home on a farm in rural Grant County, Okla. where they raised beef cattle, wheat and at one time had over one hundred Shetland ponies.Nolan and Almeta were blessed with two sons; Doug and Tim.Almeta’s beloved Nolan died March 7, 1975 from cancer.Almeta loved life, loved traveling on long trips with her sister-in-law Esther Huntley Knox.  She loved growing beautiful flowers, bowling, going to the beauty shop every week, and we knew weekends was not a good time to call and talk because of golf, football and basketball.  But most of all she loved her family and friends.She was such a precious lady, loving, caring and compassionate.  Always very neat and particular in her appearance and her family’s appearance…it’s who she was.On February 19, 1977, Almeta was united in marriage to Leon Fortmeyer.Almeta was a member of the Caldwell United Methodist Church and a member of the Evening Circle of Caldwell Methodist Women.She was preceded in death by her parents, late husband Nolan Huntley, five sisters and two brothers.She leaves behind her husband of 38 years, Leon Fortmeyer.She will always be loved, missed and cherished by her sons; Doug Huntley and wife Pixie of Danville and Tim Huntley and wife Karisa of Mulvane.  Five grandchildren; Matt Huntley, Zach Huntley, Tricia Huntley (Flinn), Bryce Huntley and Kale Huntley and four great-grandchildren.Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Friday, November 13, 2015 at the United Methodist Church in Caldwell.Memorials may be given in memory of Almeta to the United Methodist Church.To share a memory or leave a condolence please visit www.schaeffermortuary.infoArrangements by Schaeffer Mortuary, 6 N. Main, Caldwell.last_img read more