Start-up costs cause Lok’nStore losses

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AJI, Press Council question proposal to regulate fines, sanctions for media companies

first_img“What is the urgency of increasing fines up to 400 percent? What does the government want? Fines and sanctions should be handed out as a way to educate the press, not to make them bankrupt,” he said.One of the laws that the bill seeks to amend is Article 18 of Law No. 40/1999 on the press, which would increase fines for anyone who hinders the ability of the press to freely seek, obtain or disseminate information. It would also fine press companies that do not adhere to religious norms, morality or the presumption of innocence in reporting – or those that do not serve the right of reply.According to the omnibus bill, any violation of the provision will lead to a fine of up to Rp 2 billion (US$141,920), an increase four times greater than the previous fine of Rp 500 million.Abdul said press companies would struggle to pay such a large amount as the minimum authorized amount of capital to start a press company as stipulated by law was only Rp 50 million. The Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) and the Press Council have questioned proposed revisions to the Press Law under the omnibus bill on job creation.The AJI and Press Council said they were opposed to certain revisions that were currently under proposal for the bill, including fines and administrative sanctions for press companies.In a House of Representatives Legislation Body (Baleg) meeting on Thursday, AJI chairman Abdul Manan said that there was no urgency to impose larger fines for press companies. Read also: House mulls axing thorny revisions to Press Law”We could imagine if such [small] companies are required to pay such a huge amount of fines. It seems like the fine is not aimed to educate but to annihilate [press companies],” he said.Abdul also expressed concerns over giving the government the authority to impose administrative sanctions on press companies, saying it would contradict the “self-regulatory” principle of press laws.”In the new order regime era, the government imposed administrative sanctions for press companies by revoking their business permits, making it so that they were unable to print. […] So returning the authority to impose sanctions to the government is a drawback to our press laws. It would also be hard to ensure that the government regulations fall in line with the needs and aspirations of the press,” he said.The proposed revisions to Article 18 would also impose administrative sanctions on any media company that failed to obtain proper legal documents or to publicly list its address and the people in charge of the organization.The specific administrative sanctions are to be outlined in subsequent government regulations (PPs). Under prevailing regulations, such a violation carries a potential Rp 100 million fine.Head of the Press Council Agung Dharmajaya said the government did not involve the press in constructing the proposed revisions. He also suggested that the House drop the revisions.”We suggested that the House drop any proposed revisions in the omnibus bill on job creation, which would regulate the press,” Agung said.Editor’s note: This article has been updated. The prevailing maximum fine is Rp 500 million, not Rp 500,000 as previously stated.Topics :last_img read more

Large family home on big block with potential to redevelop

first_img70 Fleming Rd, Chapel Hill.More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019Mr Fahir said the property was zoned Emerging Community under the Brisbane City Plan 2014.He said there was potential to redevelop the property subject to council approval.“With my 16 years’ experience very rarely one would find a parcel of land this size in the heart of Chapel Hill,” he said. 70 Fleming Rd, Chapel Hill. 70 Fleming Rd, Chapel Hill.The five-bedroom, three-bathroom home has an office/study, an open-plan lounge/dining area and undercover parking for three cars. The large fifth bedroom is ideal for a home office or teenagers’ retreat.Mr Fahir said the current owner plans to move to Sydney. The property goes to auction on March 17 at 11am. 70 Fleming Rd, Chapel Hill. 70 Fleming Rd, Chapel Hill.The sale of a Brisbane property on a 0.84ha block of land has been described as a “rare opportunity”.Brisbane Real Estate Indooroopilly agent Fyri Fahir said the land, at 70 Fleming Rd, Chapel Hill, was scattered with mature vegetation throughout and improved with a single-level home.last_img read more

Dominica observes Environment Health Month in June

first_imgPhoto credit: ayushveda.comDominica is mounting an awareness campaign about the need for the preservation of the environment and the need to reduce risks associated with occupational diseases. To this end, the Environmental Health Department in its efforts to promote safe working environments at schools, workplaces, road and homes will host a month of activities as they commemorate Environmental Health Month 2012 under the theme “Protecting our Environment, I can make a difference”.Chief Environmental Health Officer Anthony Scotland informed that as part of the celebrations a series of activities will be undertaken around the island.They include a symposium on workers occupational Health and safety collaborating with Labour division, various unions, DAIC and Dominica Social Security, a middle management seminar for public officers and a Workshop for farmers, contractors, mechanical shop operators in the Marigot Health District.He said Safe Food Establishment workshop for managers and supervisors will also be conducted, a walk through inspection of work places, a distribution of emission control bumper stickers to vehicle owner, a school’s rally in the Portsmouth Health District and town hall meetings.According to him, an awards ceremony to recognize individuals and organizations who have contributed to health and safety in Dominica will also form part of the activities.“At the end of the month of activities the department is hoping that this programme will act as a catalyst for furtherance of a preventative approach to reduce health risks associated with occupations in Dominica,” Scotland said. Dominica Vibes News Share Share Share LocalNews Dominica observes Environment Health Month in June by: – June 1, 2012center_img Tweet 24 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring!last_img read more

Dillards mini-store coming to DCH

first_imgLAWRENCEBURG, Ind. — Dillard’s Department Store will return to Dearborn County Hospital this week with its mini-store for two days of community Christmas shopping.Located in the conference area of Dearborn County Hospital, the Dillard’s mini-store will be open to the public on Thursday, December 8, from 8:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m., and on Friday, December 9, from 7:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.Ten percent of all sales from these two days will go to the Auxiliary of Dearborn County Hospital, also known as the Pink Ladies, Red Coats and Junior Volunteers.Funds raised by the DCH Auxiliary are used to assist the hospital in the provision of new equipment, facilities and services, as well as to provide scholarships for area students.last_img

Braaksma shines at Hancock County’s Night of 1,000 Stars

first_imgOne thousand dollar feature winners during the Night of 1,000 Stars sponsored by IMT Transport were Derek Green in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Cody Thompson in the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods. Along with a career-best payday, Braaksma earned a spot on the 2021 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. A good jump on the restart put Braaksma at the front of the field. The hard-charging Gustin drove by on the outside, but Braaksma stayed closed in lapped traffic and got the lead back, pulling away as the race ended with a long green flag run. Brandon Nielsen topped the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock feature and Kaytee DeVries topped the Mach-1 Sport Compact main.  “So many drivers can win these races. The competition is unbelievable,” said Braaksma, already a three-time Speed Shift TV Dirt Knights Tour winner this season. “It’s awesome to be able to come to these big shows and race up front with these guys.” Braaksma ran down Richie Gustin in lapped traffic to regain the lead late in Hancock County Speedway’s Thursday Night of 1,000 Stars special, then stayed in front to the $3,000 IMCA Modified checkers. IMCA Modifieds race for $4,000 to win at Friday’s Corteva Agriscience Night of 10,000 Stars at Britt. Stock Cars, Hobby Stocks, Northern SportMods and Sport Compacts are on that program as well.  “I kind of felt like a sitting duck up there as the laps ticked off, hoping nobody would get by me. After I got the lead back, I was able to pass lapped cars on the high side,” he said. “It was nice to race these guys clean and to race with them hard.” center_img BRITT, Iowa (Aug. 13) – Another big-time event brought out the best in Ethan Braaksma. Rising star Ethan Braaksma took the $3,000 IMCA Modified checkers at Hancock County Speedway’s Night of 1,000 Stars special. (Photo by ICON Images) Feature results – 1. Ethan Braaksma; 2. Richie Gustin; 3. Cody Laney; 4. Jeff Aikey; 5. Joel Rust; 6. Jake O’Neil; 7. Kelly Shryock; 8. Jeremy Mills; 9. Nick Meyer; 10. Austin Kuehl; 11. Ricky Stephan; 12. Lyle Sathoff; 13. Cody Knecht; 14. Todd Stinehart; 15. Ben Schultze; 16. Jayden Larson; 17. Jim Mathieson; 18. Josh Ruby; 19. Benji LaCrosse; 20. Jason Asbe; 21. Tristan Vesterby; 22. Jerad Thelen; 23. Jake McBirne; 24. Austin Wolf. Braaksma had started 11th, made the most of the fast lower line in working his way toward the front and was running third at halfway.  Pit gates open at 4:30 p.m. with hot laps at 6:30 p.m. and racing to follow. Gustin, who’d won his ‘B’ feature and started the main event from 16th, ended in second. Cody Laney, midway leader Jeff Aikey and Joel Rust completed the top five.last_img read more

Chargers And Cougars CC Teams Battle In The Civil War

first_imgNorth Decatur High School Girls Varsity Cross Country beat South Decatur High School 28-29.ND Scoring: Jenna Walton 22:45; Lauren Holloway 27:47; Paige Wessler 31:32; Ellie Cox 26:44; Gracie Osting 24:59; Paige Reisman 28:54; Philomenia Niese 39:38.   The Lady Charger Harriers retained the Pheidippides Cup against county rival South Decatur. North Decatur High School Boys Varsity Cross Country falls to South Decatur High School 20-38.ND Scoring: Brandon Gearhart 21:10 4th place; Cameron Medsker 28:47; Jack Cathey 23:45; Adam Mack 25:17; Collin Bryant 31:11; Brady Espinda 23:16 10th place; Caleb Bowles 21:40 5th place; Ethan Neimeyer 30:30; Owen Geis 23:59 7th place; Ryan Hancock 26:52:00.Courtesy of Chargers Coach Kyle Nobbe.last_img

Messi unwilling to renew Barca contract

first_imgRelatedPosts Vidal lands in Milan to complete move from Barca to Inter Barca president Bartomeu says he won’t go to war anymore with Messi Aguero could be out of action until November, Guardiola says FC Barcelona captain Lionel Messi has called off negotiations over renewing his contract with the club, according to a report by Spanish radio station Cadena Ser on Friday.The report added that the Argentina captain was even ready to leave the Catalans when his current deal expires in 2021. It said Messi and his father Jorge had begun discussing renewing his last deal with the club, which was signed in 2017, “but he no longer wishes to stay at the Camp Nou”.The report added that Messi was angry about leaked media reports, which appeared to make him seem responsible for events at the club.Two of such are those about the January sacking of coach Ernesto Valverde, and that he is frustrated about the squad’s lack of quality.The Argentine’s representatives and FC Barcelona did not immediately respond to requests for comment.Messi, who turned 33 last month, scored his 700th career goal on Tuesday against Atletico Madrid. But the milestone strike ended in disappointment as Barca drew the game 2-2 in the latest blow to their bid to retain the Spanish title.Barca trail Real Madrid by four points in the title race with five games remaining after Real beat Getafe 1-0 on Thursday.Previously known for his shy personality off the pitch, Messi has become more vocal in his criticism of the club in the last year.In January, he hit out at sporting director Eric Abidal, who he said had implied players had led to Valverde being sacked.In a February interview with newspaper Mundo Deportivo, he declared the team were not good enough to win this season’s UEFA Champions League. Then in April he criticised the board for implying players were not willing to accept a pay cut to help the team’s financial difficulties during the coronavirus pandemic.Reuters/NAN.Tags: Eric AbidalFC BarcelonaJorge MessiLionel MessiUEFA Champions Leaguelast_img read more

Manchester United captain detained on Greek island

first_imgRelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ EPL: Crystal Palace stun sloppy Man U EPL: Red Devils attack Palace The captain of English Premier League club Manchester United was detained for questioning in the Greek island of Mykonos for assaulting officers after a brawl, Greek State TV ERT said.Harry Maguire was detained after assaulting officers who were called in to break up a brawl between two groups of tourists. Two other Britons were also detained.“The soccer player was verbally abusive to an officer and then hit him,” a police official said. “The three were resisting when brought to the Mykonos police station.”Reuters/NAN.Tags: greeceHarry MaguireManchester UnitedMykonoslast_img