Indonesian netizens fire back at ‘no mudik’ song featuring ministers, regional heads

first_imgThroughout the short clip, a number of state officials – including Communications and Information Minister Johnny G. Plate, Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi and Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi – took turns singing an upbeat song whose lyrics serve as a plea for the public to refrain from visiting their relatives during Idul Fitri, which will be observed on Sunday.Another version of the video was posted on the ministry’s official Instagram page, this time featuring several regional heads – West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil, Central Java Governor Ganjar Pranowo and Bogor Mayor Bima Arya Sugiarto – singing along to the song in tandem with the ministers. Social media users have responded to the video with no shortage of sarcastic quips and memes meant to poke fun at the officials’ musical performance, as well as the quality of the original song.Gara2 lagu gak enak ini, masyarakat indonesia jadi beneran gak mood mudik— Yth Bpk Antono (@pakantono) May 19, 2020“Because of this bad song, Indonesians will definitely not be in a good enough mood to go on mudik,” Twitter user @pakantono wrote. A music video featuring various state officials and regional heads encouraging citizens to stay at home ahead of the Idul Fitri holidays has been met with a less-than-enthusiastic response from the public, with many Indonesian netizens criticizing the video’s “tone-deaf” nature amid the current COVID-19 outbreak.The 55-second video, titled “Jangan Mudik, Nggak Mudik Tetap Asyik” (“Don’t Go on Mudik, Have Fun without Mudik”), was posted on the Manpower Ministry’s official Twitter page on Monday.The video was part of a public service announcement campaign initiated by Emtek media group aiming to urge the public not to participate in the customary Idul Fitri mudik (exodus) in a bid to flatten the curve of coronavirus infection.center_img Meanwhile, another user @ayolho likened the apparent lack of musical harmony among the officials in the video to the suboptimal coordination between state institutions during the pandemic.“Is the lack of musical harmony supposed to reflect the asynchronous communication between state departments?” they tweeted.Read also: COVID-19: Govt to tighten security at ‘mudik’ ban checkpoints as Idul Fitri approachesSimilarly, singer Teuku Adifitrian, aka Tompi, also took to Twitter to voice his frustration over the video.Ini pada ngapain sih bapak2 ibu2 yg terhormat? Bukannya gak menghargai, tp tolong dikerjakan yg proper— dr tompi spBP (@dr_tompi) May 18, 2020“What are these distinguished ladies and gentlemen doing? It’s not that I don’t respect them, but please do your job properly,” he wrote on his Twitter page @dr_tompi.Similarly, a separate music video titled “Ora Mudik Ora Popo” (“No Mudik No Worries”) featuring several notable officials including Presidential Chief of Staff Moeldoko and Presidential Advisory Board chairman Wiranto was also panned by YouTube users, highlighting public distrust in government officials during the health emergency.“Let’s not participate in mudik, or else they will release yet another song,” said one user in the comments section.The government has previously issued conflicting statements regarding mudik. President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo had merely advised the public not to participate in the annual tradition before eventually outright banning it last month.Jokowi also took flak for saying that those who had returned to their home regions by taking advantage of the government’s lax policy ahead of the Islamic holiday did not count as Idul Fitri holidaymakers.Furthermore, the implementation of large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) in several regions including capital Jakarta was called into question following reports that Soekarno-Hatta International Airport Terminal 2 was packed with Idul Fitri holidaymakers waiting for flights back to their home regions.Minister Budi previously reopened all air, land and sea transportation services despite ongoing physical distancing efforts, saying the measure was necessary for the national economy to survive.Amid growing frustration over the government’s handling of the crisis, the hashtag #IndonesiaTerserah (WhateverIndonesia) trended on Twitter over the weekend, with several health workers conveying their pessimism regarding the situation.Social media personality @TheRapUp uploaded a music video in which he rapped about the country’s cavalier attitude toward the pandemic, while making multiple references to the now-popular #IndonesiaTerserah in the hook.Ekspresi lo waktu liat kelakuan beauty vlogger dan warga 62 sejenis lainnya….#indonesiaterserah— The Rap Up! (@TheRapUp_ID) May 16, 2020“Three months at home, making TikTok [videos], is it all for naught?” he rapped in the video which has garnered over 21,000 retweets and 32,000 likes at the time of writing.Topics :last_img read more

Acta Auriga to Engage In Bard Offshore 1 Works

first_imgActa Marine has won a contract by Offshore Breeze Energy (OBE) to charter its newly built offshore support vessel (OSV) Acta Auriga at OBE’s Bard Offshore 1 wind farm in the German North Sea.The two-year charter will see Acta Auriga perform logistical support for maintenance activities at the 400MW Bard Offshore 1 wind farm, operating out of Emden.The vessel, which is currently undergoing outfitting and commissioning activities in Ulsteinvik, Norway, will be delivered by Ulstein Verft at the end of Q1 2018, after which the OSV will undergo trials and commence its works at the offshore site.According to Acta Marine, the vessel’s walk-to-work gangway system and 3D compensated crane are able to cope with the challenging weather and sea conditions that occur in the German Bight, where the wind farm is located about 100km offshore.The 93.4 meter long Acta Auriga is an Ulstein-designed X-bow & X-stern DP2 OSV equipped with SMST motion compensated gangway with integrated elevator and crane functionality. It is able to perform 3D compensated lifts with its 6t SMST 3D crane and is equipped with a fuel-efficient drive system.The vessel comprises state-of-the-art covered warehousing facilities, integrated people and cargo logistics and stepless approach to the offshore installations. A total of 120 people can stay onboard in its 80 cabins.Inaugurated in 2013, Bard Offshore 1 is the first commercial offshore wind farm in Germany.last_img read more

China shuts porn apps down

first_imgNewsHub 24 January 2017Family First Comment: More interesting developments from around the world in the fight against the harms of pornographyChina’s internet supervisors have taken down more than 5500 illegal apps for disseminating pornographic and violent content among other things, the official Xinhua news agency says.Pornography has been illegal in China since 1949.The move is the latest step taken by Beijing to clean up its cyberspace, having launched a crackdown on virtual private network services that allow users to bypass censorship on Monday.More than 1600 mobile video apps circulating pornographic and violent content were taken offline, said the cyberspace administration in China’s southern province of Guangdong on Monday.More than 1200 social apps had pornographic content, while others hacked users’ private information, infringed upon other rights or charged malicious fees.The administration said illegal apps had been available on app stores operated by Tencent, China Mobile and other smartphone producers like Huawei, ZTE, Coolpad, Meizu, OPPO and VIVO.READ MORE: up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

Don’t blame us for birth rate decline – DPPA

first_img Sharing is caring! Share LocalNews Don’t blame us for birth rate decline – DPPA by: – March 19, 2012 Share Sharecenter_img 95 Views   one comment Tweet The Dominica Planned Parenthood Association (DPPA) said it should not be blamed for the significant drop in the country’s birth rate over the last decade.The organization has been criticized by several fractions of society as it provides birth control products to the general public among other services.The general manager of the organization Willie Fevrier says however, several factors are responsible for the decline and were outlined in the Housing and Population Census.According to him, the DPPA should not be seen as an abortion clinic and does not provide such services.He said the services are being provided to individuals who want to plan their family, including delaying pregnancies“People are very cautious about how many children they make. The economy is such that people can no longer afford to have many children and would better be able to take care of two rather than more”.He also noted that rather than having children, young girls are more involved in furthering their education.“Gone are the days when women would stay home and have children. They are now dominating the workforce and furthering their education. This is also another reason for the decline in birthrates”.Fevrier admitted that the availability of over the counter contraceptives could be blamed for the decline; it is not an isolated case.The DPPA have come under heavy criticisms from the Dominica Social Justice and Peace Committee.That committee consists of several religious individuals who claim that the DPPA’s services are contrary to God’s belief about life.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Tyson emotionally discusses how he wasted money

first_img“Giving people money like f*** everybody, party with everybody and f*** their mothers, their sisters and their cousins… orgies. I was crazy.“I was so sick and I had no idea I was so sick. I bought a lot of cars for girls too.”Tyson was declared bankrupt in 2003 despite reportedly earning over $300 million during his successful career. He admitted on his podcast ‘Hotboxin’ with Mike Tyson’ that he was ‘sick’ in his younger years and how he spent his money proved it. Mike Tyson has opened up on his troubled past and how he wasted his money ‘like an animal’ during the height of his boxing career – including crazy sums on orgies. Tyson will go down as an all-time great in the ring but most of the fortune he made in his prime slid away due to his spending habits. He was also arrested over the rape of beauty pageant model Desiree Washington, for which he served three years of a six year jail sentence.The 53-year-old has refused to hide away from his passed and explained the way he spiraled out of control in his autobiography ‘Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth’ in 2013.‘The Baddest Man on the Planet explained: “I was out of control drinking, gorging on food, f***ing women.” But Tyson set his sights on turning his life around and has begun to mellow with age. “I surrendered to a higher power. I said: ‘Help me. I can’t do nothing no more. Guide me. God, whoever. I don’t know what to do,” he told The Guardian in 2014. Tyson also explained that he set about living his life with clear morals and the aim of being a good person. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 “I look back at the life I once had and see that I didn’t have an emotional problem. I had a morality problem. I was without any morals.”Read Also: Fury’s third fight with Wilder postponedHe also recently spoke to The Sportsman and made the admission that he no longer fears death.“Yeah. I don’t fear it. Living might be more complicated than dying to me,” he explained. Loading… “The belief of it. I don’t know if it’s true. Because living takes a lot of courage. Without the courage, you can’t handle living.“Living is a journey; living is a struggle. People have everything and they still can’t do it, they struggle. We take ourselves too seriously. We think we’re somebody. Who the fu*k? We’re nothing! We come from sh*t; we think we’re special! Fame is sh*t.” Promoted ContentYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?10 Most Evil Female Characters In Disney MoviesWe’re Getting More Game Of Thrones: Enter House Of The Dragon!90s Stunners Who Still Look GorgeousA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Most Asntonishing Train Stations In The World7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest PocketWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time? “I look at it as just living healthily with a good moral sense. Having morality. You know any self-inventory I do tells me the same thing.last_img read more

Remember to register your off-road vehicle with the BMV

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — Hoosiers who own off-road vehicles (ORVs) purchased after Dec. 31, 2009 must register those ORVs through the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV).The registration law applies regardless of whether the ORV is driven on public or private land, although there are a few exceptions. More information about ORV registration requirements is at include dirt bikes, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), utility task vehicles (UTVs), and side-by-sides.A three-year ORV registration costs $30.Registration is required for all ORVs to enter Interlake and Redbird state recreation areas (SRAs), according to DNR’s Carman Jackson, who manages both properties. Interlake and Redbird are former coal surface mines owned and managed by the DNR Division of Outdoor Recreation to provide public-land riding opportunities for ORV users.For out-of-state visitors, the state also recognizes out-of-state ORV registrations.Out-of-state residents with unregistered ORVs can purchase an annual trail-use permit that will allow use at Redbird and Interlake SRAs only. These permits are available at the property gatehouses.“We are seeing an increasing number of non-registered ORVs arriving at Interlake and Redbird,” Jackson said. “Many Hoosiers  are not aware of the registration requirement. Unfortunately, we have to deny them entrance to the property.”Registration allows police officers to track stolen ORVs and ORVs that have been used improperly. Furthermore, fees from ORV registration pay for increased off-roading opportunities, amenities and services.Interlake and Redbird have added more trail miles for all vehicle types and rider skill levels. Recent improvements include shelters, picnic areas and observation decks that provide great views and family experiences.“These funds are essential for property improvements,” Jackson said.More information on off-roading in Indiana, including laws, safety and places to ride is at read more

England replace Ben Stokes with uncapped Robinson in 14-man squad for 2nd Test

first_imgLONDON: England have called up uncapped fast bowler Ollie Robinson as replacement for all-rounder Ben Stokes in the 14-man squad for their upcoming second Test against Pakistan. The match starts on Thursday with England leading the three-match series 1-0.”Sussex seamer Ollie Robinson is added to the squad for the first time replacing Durham all-rounder Ben Stokes, who left the biosecure bubble after the first Test for family reasons,” the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said in its statement on Wednesday. The ECB however did not reveal who will be vice-captain of the team in place of Stokes. Additionally, the rest of the squad remains unchanged from the first Test. Stokes will fly out to New Zealand and will therefore miss England’s final two Tests against Pakistan at the Ageas Bowl starting August 13 and August 21. England had earlier dramatically won the first Test on Saturday to go 1-0 up in the three-match series. “England all-rounder Ben Stokes will miss the remainder of the #raisethebat Test series against Pakistan for family reasons,” the ECB statement said. “Stokes will leave the UK later this week and travel to New Zealand. He will miss England’s two Test matches against Pakistan at the Ageas Bowl starting August 13 and August 21. England’s 14-man squad for second Test: Joe Root (Captain), James Anderson, Jofra Archer, Dominic Bess, Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Jos Buttler, Zak Crawley, Sam Curran, Ollie Pope, Ollie Robinson, Dom Sibley, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood. (IANS) Also watch: #Newsmakers: Sizal Agarwal, 112 Rank Holder, UPSC 2019 with Oineetom Ojahlast_img read more

Caribbean Boxing Championship

first_imgHunte advances to semis; Amsterdam, Lewis loseGUYANA’S superheavyweight champion Kevin Hunte stormed to a first-round victory on the opening night of the Caribbean Boxing Championships in Trinidad and Tobago, but the defending champions lost three bouts.With several top nations, including powerhouse Cuba in the championships, defending the title looks to be an uphill task for Guyana. It showed with current Caribbean middleweight champion, Desmond ‘Dynamic’ Amsterdam, and former Caribbean lightweight champion Colin ‘Superman’ Lewis going down in their opening bouts.Along with the champion pair, Kevin McKenzie also lost when he battled against Jamaican Joshua Fraser in a welterweight bout.All three of our defeats were via points. National coach Terrence Poole told Chronicle Sport that he was surprised with the decision in Amsterdam’s fight.“The judging was terrible for the Amsterdam bout.”Amsterdam, who was imposing en route to the national middleweight title last month at home, lost to Grenadian Triston Brookes.Brookes, however, lives in Canada, where he has become a dominant name. In fact, he won Canada’s middleweight national title in 2017 and again this year. Brookes also won the WBA and IBF amateur titles last month, when he represented the Eddie Melo Legacy Organisation at the prestigious and coveted fourth annual Willie Pep Invitational, hosted in East Windsor, Conn.Despite the Grenadian conquests, Amsterdam reportedly dominated their clash so much so that when the split decision was announced it baffled the Guyanese side and according to president of the Guyana Boxing Association Steve Ninvalle our officials later protested.“They did an official protest, but were advised by the ITO (International Technical Officer) that the protest had to be done while the referee was in the ring, because once the referee is out of the ring you can’t protest – which is something fairly new.”Lewis faced off against Cuban boxer Jorge Moiran and he also lost on points against the seasoned fighter.Guyana’s triple champion boxer (Novice, Intermediate and Open) for 2019, Hunte, was able to overpowered Grenadian Andy Andall with some power punches in round one of their +91kg clash to advance to tonight’s semi-finals, where he is scheduled to face home fighter Nigel Paul.Andall was no walkover; he had represented his island at the 2019 International Boxing Association (AIBA) World Boxing Championships in Yekaterinburg, Russia in September, but the Guyanese was too daunting in their clash.Paul is also experienced. He represented the Twin Islands Republic at the 2016 Olympics.Last night Alesha Jackman, one of two female Guyanese boxers at the meet, was scheduled to be in action. The amazingly talented Forgotten Youth Foundation (FYF) boxer was set to fight against home team boxer Sharika Elias in the Youth Women Novice 64kg battle.Howard Richard was also scheduled to meet Trinidadian Nyrell Hosein in a Youth bantamweight clash, while another 2019 Guyanese triple champion Daren France was set to face Grenadian Dariel Sylvester in a heavyweight (91kg) clash.last_img read more

Syracuse heads to Tampa with final chance at Big East championship

first_imgSyracuse is heading into its last opportunity to win a Big East tournament championship before heading to a new conference.The fourth-seeded Orange opens up its final Big East tournament in Tampa, Fla., against 13th-seeded Connecticut at noon on Thursday. Syracuse beat the Huskies 7-0 on March 29. To take home the trophy, though, the Orange will need to win four matches in four days.With Syracuse departing for the Atlantic Coast Conference in the fall, junior Aleah Marrow said she thinks Syracuse has what it takes to leave its old conference as champions.“I’ve been on this team, it’s my third year now. It means a lot coming out here, seeing all the Big East teams compete for the title,” Marrow said. “So we know we can win the tournament, but we’ve just got to execute.”The Orange enters the tournament having won 12 of its past 15 matches since starting the season 0-4. Syracuse went 7-1 in conference play, losing its only match to South Florida, the tournament’s host school.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textOne Big East team the Orange didn’t play was top-seeded Notre Dame. The Irish didn’t put Syracuse on its schedule, or many Big East teams, for that matter. It finished just 3-0 in conference play, but is ranked 21st in the ITA national rankings after taking on 11 nationally ranked teams this season.“I think that playing Notre Dame is definitely an extra motivational factor. This is the first time in a while that they’re on our side of the bracket,” sophomore Komal Safdar said. “We’re not as familiar with them because we never play them and they do tend to avoid playing Big East games, but now we’re at the Big East tournament. There’s no avoiding anyone here.”If the Orange beats the Bulls on Thursday, it will face the winner of fifth-seeded DePaul and 12th-seeded Providence on Friday at noon. Syracuse defeated both teams earlier this season, scoring arguably its most impressive win in a 4-3 defeat on the road against the Blue Demons on Feb. 24.Since Syracuse lost its first four matches, the Orange almost certainly needs to win the conference tournament to be a part of the NCAA tournament.The team traveled to Tampa early Tuesday morning to get some practice on the outer courts.“The biggest thing down here is just getting used to the conditions,” Safdar said. “We’ve been conditioning the entire season, we all know how to play tennis. Coming down here and just getting used to the courts, atmosphere, the humidity, the heat. It’s a different environment.”Even with the long and hot path that Syracuse faces, the expectations remain high.“Win the tournament. Bring it back to Syracuse. We work so hard with conditioning on and off the court, physically and mentally.” Marrow said. “I think we deserve it, and we need to go out and get what we deserve. We don’t want to fly back sad.” Comments Published on April 18, 2013 at 12:32 am Contact Sam: | @SamBlum3 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Maryland surges past Syracuse to give Orange 1st loss of season

first_imgWhen Katie Webster scored with 14:51 remaining in the first half to give No. 2 Syracuse (6-1, 2-1 Atlantic Coast) a one-goal advantage, it appeared the Orange had survived another early onslaught from a conference opponent.But it couldn’t survive the second wave that immediately followed.No. 3 Maryland (8-0, 2-0 ACC) surged to the lead with a three-goal spurt just past the midway point of the half and never trailed after that point. Kelly McPartland netted a hat trick and added two helpers as the Terps posted a 12-10 victory and handed SU its first loss of the season.“Maryland is a confident team with great talent, and they stepped up and made plays,” Orange head coach Gary Gait said. “I thought we had some great looks at the cage and if we shot a bit better, one or two goals make a big difference in a game like this.”SU attack Alyssa Murray opened the scoring only 1:54 into the game. After the Terrapins answered with two quick tallies, Kayla Treanor knotted things at two with her team-leading 24th goal.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThen Webster put the Orange ahead, but the lead only lasted 11 seconds.That’s how long it took Maryland’s Beth Glaros to win the ensuing draw and sprint downfield for the tying goal. Two and a half minutes later, Erin Collins gave the Terps the lead for good.Despite losing 15-of-24 draw controls, the Orange managed to hang around and trade blows the rest of the night. However, it couldn’t generate enough possessions to mount a comeback.“In a one- or two-goal game, you have to have the ball,” Gait said.Treanor would add two more goals and an assist, and Orange draw specialist Kailah Kempney also set a program record with the 182nd control of her career late in the second half.The Orange returns to action Saturday against No. 4 Florida in the Carrier Dome at noon. Comments Published on March 11, 2014 at 1:38 am Contact Tyler: Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more