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PREMIUMPolitical parties: From the battle for independence to the battle of the elites

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first_imgForgot Password ? Facebook Topics : Google LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Log in with your social account Linkedin “Documenting 75 years of resilience” is a series of special reports by The Jakarta Post to celebrate Indonesia’s Independence Day, August 17, 1945.Political parties in Indonesia were first established to galvanize the people and foster Indonesian nationalism, which led to independence in 1945. But far from being about the people, contemporary political parties, in the eyes of the public, work more for the political elites.The first political party, the Indische Partij, established by E. F. E Douwes Dekker, Tjipto Mangunkusumo and Soewardi Soerjaningrat (later Ki Hajar Dewantara) was established in 1912 to foster nationalism. The party was declared subversive in 1913 and both Tjipto and Soewardi were exiled to the Netherlands.Later parties include the Indische Sosial Democratishe Vereniging (ISDV), established in 1914, the Indische Katholike Partij in 1918, t… #PostScript #Indonesia75 Gerindra-Party NasDem-Party sejarah-partai-politik Golkar DPR gelora-party PKS partai-demokrat PDI-P megawati-soekarnoputri Wiranto Hanura Jokowi Joko-Widodo #ReformasiDikorupsilast_img read more

Governor Wolf Urges Meehan and Kelly to Vote No on Disastrous GOP Tax Plan

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first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Economy,  Education,  National Issues,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf sent a letter to Representatives Meehan and Kelly, both members of the House Ways and Means Committee, urging them to vote ‘no’ on the Republican tax plan and asked that Washington work on a bipartisan tax reform plan that would benefit middle-class Pennsylvanians. Governor Wolf denounced the Republican attempt to eliminate important federal deductions for Pennsylvania workers and families being used to fund tax cuts for the richest Americans.“Hardworking Pennsylvanians, seniors, and students should not be forced to fund tax breaks for the rich,” Governor Wolf said. “Instead of prioritizing the middle class, the bill drafted by House Republicans behind closed doors caters to the wealthy and large corporations. Even worse, small businesses and working-class homeowners will pay more under the Republican plan. Tax reform is an opportunity to help grow our economy and strengthen the middle class and this bill does nothing to further those goals. Instead, this bill puts the interests of the wealthiest one percent ahead of the interests of hard-working Pennsylvania families.”According to the Joint Committee on Taxation, nearly half of the tax cuts contained in the bill go to the top 1% of households. Worse yet, down the road many of the modest cuts going to the average Pennsylvanian will disappear and they will end up paying more than they are today.Among the tax deduction changes affect key breaks for middle-class families and seniors, which Governor Wolf opposes. These include:Ending the medical expense deduction will hurt over 300,000 Pennsylvanians, mostly seniors with high medical expenses.Eliminating the student loan interest deduction used by over 650,000 Pennsylvanians, which will make it costlier and add an additional barrier to higher education for current and future students.Eliminating the educator expense deduction means 150,000 of the commonwealth’s teachers will not be able to deduct classroom supplies they purchase out of their own pocket.Families adopting a child will no longer have the adoption tax credit available to them.Read full text of the letter below. You can also view the letter on Scribd and as a PDF.Dear Congressman Meehan:As the House Ways and Means Committee considers H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act this week, I write to you to share my concerns over this bill’s misplaced priorities.Tax reform is an opportunity to demonstrate our values, helping our constituents that need it the most. Instead of prioritizing the middle class, the bill drafted by House Republicans behind closed doors and without a single hearing or chance for public input, caters to the wealthy and large corporations. Small businesses and working-class homeowners are largely forgotten.The tax credits and deductions that are eliminated in this bill are ones that are overwhelmingly used by middle class Pennsylvanians. The student loan interest deduction is used by over 650,000 Pennsylvanians. Eliminating this deduction will make it costlier and add an additional barrier to higher education for current and future students. Eliminating the educator expense deduction means 150,000 of the commonwealth’s teachers will not be able to deduct classroom supplies they purchase out of their own pocket. Families adopting a child will no longer have the adoption tax credit available to them. Ending the medical expense deduction will hurt over 300,000 Pennsylvanians, mostly seniors with high medical expenses.According to the Joint Committee on Taxation, nearly half of the tax cuts contained in the bill go to the top 1% of households. Worse yet, down the road many of the modest cuts going to the average Pennsylvanian will disappear and they will end up paying more than they are today.This bill is not what middle class Pennsylvanians need. I do not believe your constituents elected you to represent the interests of the wealthiest 1% at the expense of hard-working Pennsylvania families.I urge you to vote no on this bill and instead work on an open and bipartisan tax reform plan that will benefit the Pennsylvanians that need it the most. Thank you for your consideration.Sincerely,TOM WOLFGovernor11.8.17 Governor Wolf’s Letter on H.R. 1 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act by Governor Tom Wolf on Scribd Governor Wolf Urges Meehan and Kelly to Vote No on Disastrous GOP Tax Plancenter_img November 09, 2017last_img read more

Townsville’s richest suburb

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first_imgSally Elliott at a home for sale in Yarrawonga Drive, Castle Hill. Picture: Evan MorganCASTLE Hill’s stunning views, luxury homes and multimillion-dollar property deals have  long  cemented it as  Townsville’s most  exclusive suburb.But Australia Bureau of Statistics data show it is also one of Queensland’s most advantaged suburbs, ranked fifth in the state, with a weekly median household income of $2954.The ABS’s Social Economic Index for Areas ranks areas according to socio-economic advantage and disadvantage based on 2016 Census data.Castle Hill’s proximity to exclusive private schools, The Strand and CBD, combined with ocean views, has proved a lure for Townsville’s upper echelon dating back to the 1970s.Smith and Elliott principal Sally Elliott said Castle Hill offered the ultimate North Queensland lifestyle.“It’s what living in the topics is all about and Castle Hill offers so many different views,” she said.“You have proximity to Townsville Grammar School, you’re close to The Strand and the city.“A lot of Townsville’s early business community invested in Castle Hill from the 1970s onwards and a lot of people who live there now are either original owners or have upgraded from the bottom of Castle Hill to the top.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020“Castle Hill has really been driven by the older doctor, dentists and local business people investing there.”Ms Elliott said she had sold multiple homes for well over $1 million in the suburb during her career and now lists 37 Yarrawonga Drv for sale which is expected to fetch a premium price.Castle Hill’s median house sale price in 2017 was $952,500, a stark contrast to the Townsville-wide median of $337,5000.The median rent is $650 during 2017 compared to the Townsville median of $315. According to Core Logic the median age of residents living in Castle Hill is 45 and while weekly median household income is high at $2954 per week, mortgage repayments are also high at $3000 per month.Regional economist Colin Dwyer said due to Castle Hill’s small population the data was concentrated on a small affluent area when compared to larger suburbs like Kirwan.“It is quite a high income location and it’s an area that is concentrated with 389 buildings,” he said.“Castle Hill has fantastic views over the Coral Sea and out to the islands and that view really attracts people.“It’s also close to work with the CBD close by and it’s close to entertainment facilities, it’s near The Strand and it will also be close to the new stadium.”last_img read more

Over 1K Iloilo brgys join GCQ cleanup

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first_imgIloilo was under the general community quarantine when Limpyo GCQ was launched. “We have already prepared in terms of medicines in the hospitals (and) in terms of space,” said Defensor. Residents of Barangay Igbong, Barotac Nuevo, Iloilo join “Limpyo GCQ” on June 4. The environmental cleanup campaign was launched by the provincial government to prevent diseases such as dengue which comes with the onset of the rainy season. MILBERT IMHADA BARINOS Participants in the cleanup must wear face masks for protection, he added. The famous “4S strategy” against dengue – stands for “search and destroy” the breeding places of mosquitoes, “secure self-protection”, “seek early consultation”, and “support fogging or spraying only in hotspot areas” – was adjusted by this province to comply with health protocols. Defensor invited the villages to send short video clips of their respective residents cleaning their areas in the start of the project. Winners will receive incentives but the governor did not disclose what. This province’s Limpyo GCQ aims to prevent diseases, such as dengue which comes with the onset of the rainy season. “Of the 1,721 barangays, 63 percent have submitted their entry. This means that cleaning activities are continuous in our villages,” he said. ILOILO City – Ilonggos heeded the call of Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr. to maintain this province clean through “Limpyo GCQ” amid quarantine protocols imposed to curb the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The governor assured enough folding beds and personnel in the district hospitals in case of a rise in the incidence of dengue. Cleanliness can also help get rid of the current Covid-19, the governor said. As of June 4, the province has recorded seven dengue cases. Four of them were from the fifth district while three were from the first district. “We made it 5S and added the social distancing measures,” Defensor said. The governor reported on June 6 that 1,084 out of the 1,721 villages in this province have participated in the environmental cleanup campaign which began on May 30. Last year, this province recorded 22,040 cases of dengue. Twenty-seven died from it.(With a report from PNA/PN)last_img read more

Scammers Continue Targeting Locals By Phone

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first_imgBATESVILLE – It’s worth noting this potential scam after one local citizen received a disturbing phone call Tuesday.We’re told a scammer posed as an FBI agent claiming they would send somebody to arrest her, but also did not demand money over the phone.While a bit different than other scams we have previously reported on, it has similarities such as involving a man with a foreign accent.The area code the call came from was 310, which is in the Bay Area of Northern California.Some scammers pose as an IRS representative that may also threaten apprehension.  Either way, it is important to never give out personal banking or identity information unless you are for sure who you are speaking with.Residents who have been targeted over the phone should file a complaint with the Internet Crime Complaint Center website, which is a partnership between the FBI and the National White Collar Crime Center.If you experience fraudulent or suspicious activity from someone local, such as a suspicious door-to-door salesman or someone offering to do housework without your request, contact local authorities immediately.last_img read more

Everton manager Ancelotti not giving up on Europe hope

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first_imgEverton boss, Carlo Ancelotti, has not given up on qualifying for Europe despite Monday’s 1-0 loss to Tottenham Hotspur. The Toffees are now seven points off fifth place and four points behind Spurs, who are in eighth. Ancelotti said: “We lost a lot of second balls. We were a little bit unlucky – we could do more. We have to keep on fighting. Tottenham didn’t have a lot of chances. It was a battle in midfield. In the second half we created more opportunities. We didn’t have many chances but had a lot more possession.Advertisement Loading… read also:Lampard, Ancelotti call for VAR ‘reflection’ “We have to change our mentality [against top teams] – that’s absolutely normal. We can improve day by day.” On qualifying for Europe, Ancelotti added: “We have to keep fighting – we can have our chance still.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

McGinn commits to Dons

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first_img Press Association Aberdeen striker Niall McGinn has signed a two-year contract extension that ties him to Pittodrie until summer 2016. McGinn penned a two-year deal when he arrived at Pittodrie from Celtic last summer and earned an extended deal by notching 21 goals ahead of Aberdeen’s final Clydesdale Bank Premier League game of the season against Hearts on Saturday. Manager Derek McInnes told the club’s official website: “As far as I am concerned Niall is going to be the big summer signing for Aberdeen FC and hopefully this sends out the correct signal to not only our supporters but also to any other players who are potentially thinking about signing for this great club.” center_img McGinn, 25, added: “It really was an easy decision for me to sign this extension. “I’m enjoying my time at the club, the players, the management team and the staff throughout the club have made the last season a pleasure for me so I was more than happy to commit my future to the Dons. “I would also like to thank the supporters who have welcomed me to the city and given not only me but the team fantastic backing this season. “I didn’t come here just to play out the time on my contract, I am here to help bring back some silverware to the club and I hope next season we can strive to deliver that for the supporters.” last_img read more

Van Persie wants Rooney to stay

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first_imgManchester United striker Robin van Persie thinks that “deep down” Wayne Rooney wants to remain with the Barclays Premier League champions. “He has trained a little bit with the reserves as a non-contact player, a floating player, so at least he got a little bit of football work. “He trained with the first team today [Saturday] and he did a bit of extra work, so he is probably more likely to be ready for England than he will be for us. “You’ve got to remember he has had no football practice. I explained all this and I would only expect Roy to play him for a short time.” The England international’s Old Trafford future has been up in the air ever since former manager Sir Alex Ferguson claimed in May that he had asked to leave. Rooney’s situation remains unclear three months on, with new manager David Moyes yet to call on the 27-year-old, who will also miss Sunday’s Community Shield with Wigan. Press Association Chelsea have made two unsuccessful bids for Rooney, who was understood to be “angry and confused” at comments made by Moyes that Van Persie is his number-one attacking option. But the Dutchman hopes that Rooney can work a way through whatever issues he may have. He told The Sun: “Everyone wants Wayne to stay and deep down I think he feels the same. One of the reasons I joined Manchester United was to play with Wayne. “I hope he stays. Not only is he a great goalscorer, he does so much work across the pitch. He hates to lose – that’s why you see him one minute pressing for goal, the next minute defending ferociously. “He is an asset to any team. He will come good again. He is a strong lad.” Moyes on Saturday night moved to smooth talk of a rift with the player he also coached at Everton. The shoulder injury which United have cited him as having has not stopped him being picked for England’s meeting with Scotland on Wednesday, and a pointed Facebook statement from Rooney, which thanked national boss Roy Hodgson for the faith he had shown in him while omitting any mention of Moyes or United, was taken as further proof that all is not well. However, while the position is far from ideal given Rooney’s desire to leave and his time spent training with the reserves this week, Moyes has indicated the rift is not quite as bad as some have claimed. “I had a long conversation with Roy about it last week,” Moyes told MUTV. “Wayne has had a shoulder injury. He has been sore with it, which has meant he has not been able to have any contact, so he hasn’t trained with us [the first team]. last_img read more

Kelly credits Irvine after draw

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first_img Kelly confirmed the Welshman had met the players ahead of the game, as well as talking in the dressing room at half-time and full-time, with his assistant David Kemp joining the caretaker team in the dug-out for the second half. But Kelly praised the out-going Irvine for formulating the plan that saw them secure a point to keep themselves out of the relegation zone. “I’m sure it had an effect,” Kelly said of Pulis’ appearance at the game “He introduced himself this morning to the players, popped in at half-time and said one or two things and came in at the end of the game. “He let myself, Keith and Dean get on with the organisation and preparation but anyone who knows Alan knows how planned he is. “We had spoken about the group of games as a whole and had gone through it with Alan and done most of the work there with the team we were thinking of playing. “Tony and David Kemp let us get on with it. He came up with one or two suggestions and that was it. It was brief. Me and the staff were told this morning. He introduced himself to the players and we got on with it. They are very professional. “The preparation was done beforehand. I saw what I see every week – a group of focused professionals determined to do their job well. A first goal in 12 Premier League appearances from the recalled Saido Berahino cancelled out Diafra Sakho’s opener for the Hammers – who are now without a win in three. Former Stoke and Crystal Palace manager Pulis was announced as Irvine’s replacement on Thursday morning and was in the crowd at Upton Park, although he was in east London for more than a simple watching brief. Press Association “Anyone who knows Alan knows how well-structured and organised he is and on a football front, we planned it as best we could.” Kelly would not be drawn on what Kemp’s suggestions were as he sat with the staff during the second half, only saying they were “football suggestions”. Like so many managers and players over the festive period, Hammers boss Sam Allardyce was left bemoaning the fatigue caused by playing so many games in a small period of time. Following back-to-back defeats at the hands of Chelsea and Arsenal, Allardyce would have targeted a return to winning ways in this game. But he admitted his side were a little flat – something he had expected and hoped would not prevent them collecting three points. “In terms of the players and where they are it was a big effort,” he said. “Our finishing quality was something that we wanted when we needed it but we couldn’t find it – but effort-wise it was a tremendous effort. “It would be nothing else other than a tired performance from both teams today. When you fatigue like the lads are going to do, more mistakes happen and that has to be accepted. “Today it was about the result, not about the performance because the performance was never going to be great. Never. Not after you have asked the players to play a third time in six days – what we needed was to get the result and, unfortunately, we didn’t get it.” West Brom’s 1-1 draw at West Ham was courtesy of Alan Irvine’s pre-defined tactics rather than rousing words of new head coach Tony Pulis, according to caretaker boss Rob Kelly.last_img read more

Football News Europa League: Chelsea boosted by hat-trick, Arsenal extend away winning streak to 11

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first_imgParis: Ruben Loftus-Cheek capitalised on a rare start for Chelsea by scoring a hat-trick in Thursday’s 3-1 Europa League victory over BATE of Belarus, while Arsenal extended their winning run to 11 games away to Sporting Lisbon.   Loftus-Cheek, part of England’s World Cup squad in Russia, started for just the second time this season under Maurizio Sarri and struck twice inside the opening eight minutes as Chelsea dominated at Stamford Bridge.  Read More | #MeToo: Junior artiste alleges sexual harassment on the sets of Housefull 4The 22-year-old midfielder drilled in a low Davide Zappacosta cross as the Blues led after two minutes, and Loftus-Cheek doubled his tally when he hooked in from a corner.  He completed his hat-trick with a side-footed effort from the edge of the area on 54 minutes, although BATE left with a consolation goal after an unmarked Aleksei Rios turned in from a late free-kick.  “It feels really good,” Loftus Cheek told BT Sport after he became the first Chelsea player to score a hat-trick in Europe since Didier Drogba 12 years ago.”It’s up there, it’s my first hat-trick in a while, even since playing for the youth team. It feels nice.  “Any player will tell you it’s nice to score a hat-trick and it feels good, I’ll get the ball signed and put in a glass box. Hopefully there are many more to come.”   Read More |Fuel prices slashed for ninth day; petrol at Rs 80.85 per litre, diesel at Rs 74.73 in DelhiThree wins from three in Group L have Chelsea poised to reach the last 32 of the competition, with Unai Emery’s Arsenal set to join them following a 1-0 victory in Portugal. Danny Welbeck pounced on a defensive lapse by former Liverpool defender Sebastian Coates on 78 minutes to keep Arsenal on maximum points in Group E and prolong the club’s best run since 2007.  AC Milan, Marseille lose  Seven-time European champions AC Milan crashed to a 2-1 home defeat by Real Betis as Gennaro Gattuso’s team dropped their first points in Group F.  Goals from Antonio Sanabria and Giovani Lo Celso, on loan from Paris Saint-Germain, earned group leaders Betis a memorable win at the San Siro.  Patrick Cutrone grabbed a consolation for Milan who finished the game with 10 men after Samuel Castillejo saw red for the hosts in injury time.  Olympiakos beat Dudelange of Luxembourg 2-0 in the group’s other fixture, while there was more misery for Brendan Rodgers and Scottish champions Celtic in Germany.  Brazilian striker Matheus Cunha and Portugal winger Bruma, who scored against Scotland in a friendly this month, were both on target in the first half as RB Leipzig won 2-0.  Read More | LIVE | Security beefed up outside CBI HQ ahead of Congress protests nationwideSalzburg picked up a third successive victory to stay top of Group B as Munas Dabbur netted twice in a 3-0 defeat of bottom side Rosenborg. Steven Gerrard’s Rangers remain unbeaten in Group G but were left frustrated after a 0-0 draw against an understrength Spartak Moscow, who left a number of first-choice players behind in Russia.  “We are making huge strides from where we were,” said Gerrard.  “We came close but it wasn’t to be. It could be a valuable point at the end of the day. It shows just how far we’ve come when we are disappointed to take a point off a Champions League team.”   Rangers are level on five points with Villarreal at the top after the Spaniards hammered Rapid Vienna 5-0.  Last season’s runners-up Marseille are in danger of an early exit after losing 3-1 at home to Lazio, while five-time champions Sevilla thrashed Turkish club Akhisar 6-0. For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more