‘Kerak telor’, grilled octopus spice up Cap Go Meh in Jakarta

first_imgOne of the most-visited stalls at the festival, run by 37-year-old named Samsudin, offers grilled octopus. Grilled with a spicy sauce, the octopus is sold for Rp 35,000 (US$2.5) per portion.“I opened my stall at 10 a.m., and after around two hours, I have served around 70 portions of the octopus,” Samsudin told The Jakarta Post on Saturday.Many visitors also visit the dodol betawi stall owned by Satibi, with flavors ranging from original to durian flavor.“So far, I have earned Rp 5 million from selling dodol,” he said, adding that he sold varieties of dodol from Rp 15,000 to Rp 140,000 per pack.Aside from culinary delights, visitors to the festival can enjoy a barongsai (lion dance) performance, the liong dragon dance and a parade involving traditional Betawi art, such as ondel-ondel (giant Betawi effigies) and gambang kromong (traditional Betawi musical ensemble). (glh)Topics : Forty-five food stalls serving a variety of delicacies were displayed at a culinary festival on Jl. Pancoran in Pinangsia subdistrict, West Jakarta, to celebrate Cap Go Meh on Saturday.The celebration of Cap Go Meh, which translates to “the fifteenth night”, closes 15 days of Chinese New Year festivities.The culinary festival will last during the weekend, offering food and beverages ranging from traditional favorites of Jakarta’s Betawi people, such as kerak telor (Betawi-style omelet made of duck eggs and rice) and dodol betawi (a traditional toffee-like sweets made of palm sugar) to Chinese staples like dumplings and fried meatballs.last_img read more

Two Australian evacuees positive for virus after being cleared in Japan

first_imgJapanese health minister Katsunobu Kato challenged the Australian account, indicating some evacuees may have not been cleared.”We still don’t know the details, and to obtain details we need to communicate (with the Australian authorities), but not all the Australians who left together by a chartered flight had gotten negative test results,” he said.The Australians who left by chartered flight “include those who we recognise as people who were cleared to disembark and those who were not”.Australia’s Chief Medical Officer, Professor Brendan Murphy, said the public should not be concerned.”I just want to reassure the community that whilst this is another two cases in Australia, it’s a first for some time now. These were expected and we’re well-placed to manage them,” he said.Fifteen previous cases of coronavirus in Australia had been linked to the outbreak of the illness in China.Topics : Two Australians evacuated from the Diamond Princess cruise ship have tested positive for coronavirus on their return home despite being cleared in Japan, authorities said Friday.Health officials in Canberra told AFP all 164 Australians who returned home earlier this week were tested for COVID-19 in Japan and returned negative results.But six evacuees have since been retested, and two — described as “an older person” and “a younger person” — were found to be infected. “Those two people have mild illness,” said Dianne Stephens, acting chief health officer for the Northern Territories.Australian officials stressed the discovery was “not unexpected”, given the continued spread of the disease on the Diamond Princess after testing began.Hundreds of foreigners have been allowed to leave the ship after being cleared of the virus, but many have returned to their home countries to face further quarantine.Hundreds of cleared Japanese passengers, however, were warned only to “stay at home unless absolutely necessary”, to never use public transport, and to use a mask if they venture out.last_img read more

Jokowi calls on public to remain calm, emphasizes importance of praying amid pandemic

first_imgPresident Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has called on the public to remain patient and calm as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic continues to threaten the lives of Indonesians across the archipelago.In a mass prayer event held by the Religious Affairs Ministry on Thursday morning, Jokowi encouraged the public to stay optimistic by assisting those in need during these unprecedented times.He also emphasized the importance of praying as a vital component in the country’s efforts to overcome the current health crisis.“Let us face this challenge with patience and composure. Panic is half of the disease, equanimity is half of a cure, and patience determines recovery,” Jokowi said in his opening speech.The President went on to say that he was moved by the rise of community movements that aim to provide for the needs of those bearing the brunt of the health emergency, as it signifies the country’s unwavering commitment to humanitarian causes.“[…] the rise of unity from all corners [of the nation] is a great force that strengthens my belief that we can overcome this disaster together,” Jokowi said.In the same event, COVID-19 national task force head Doni Monardo also called on citizens to support each other and keep practicing preventive measures to minimize the risk of infection.“I believe that, with the spirit of unity and discipline, we will be able to survive [this pandemic],” Doni said.Read also: COVID-19: People will feel calm if govt is credible, SBY saysThe event, which was streamed live on the Presidential Secretariat’s YouTube channel, featured several prominent religious figures, including Muslim scholar Quraish Shihab, Indonesia Confucianism High Assembly (Matakin) chairman Budi S. Tanuwibowo, and Indonesian Council of Bishops chairman Ignatius Cardinal Suharyo.As of Wednesday, Indonesia had confirmed at least 15,438 COVID-19 cases and 1,028 deaths linked to the disease.Topics :last_img read more

Nordea AM hires new equities CIO from UK

first_imgHe will take over from Hyldahl, who has been covering the equities role during the recruitment process.Hyldahl himself took over the top job at the subsidiary in April following the departure of his predecessor Alan Pollack, who left to become chief executive of pension provider PFA.As the new equity CIO, Lovett will be joining Nordea Asset Management’s senior executive management.He will be in charge of its five equity boutiques, private equity and responsible investments, Nordea said.His most recent job was head of equities and deputy chief investment officer at Ignis Asset Management in the UK, a firm which was bought by Standard Life last year. Before that he was at Allianz Global Investors as co-CIO for European equities and a member of the European management group responsible for the firm’s equity platform.Hyldahl said Lovett would help the business develop its single boutiques as well as the cooperation between boutiques, in order to produce strong investment performance over the long-term, he said.Nordea said Lovett’s role was created in January, when the investment organisation was split into four units.Nordea Asset Management is the biggest asset manager in the Nordics with €191bn under management at the end of June 2015.At group level, Nordea Bank today announced it’s chief executive Christian Clausen is stepping down after more than eight years in the role.He will be replaced by Casper von Koskull, who will become the group’s new president and group chief executive.Torsten Hagen Jørgensen has been appointed as the new group COO and deputy group chief executive.The changes come into effect on 1 November, with Clausen continuing in an advisory role until the end of 2016, when he will retire, Nordea said. Nordea Asset Management has hired Briton Mark Lovett as its equity CIO, a role that will see him head one of four new units it set up in January.Lovett will relocate to Copenhagen and take up the job no later than 17 August, according to Nordea, the Nordic and Baltic banking group of which Nordea Asset Management is a part.A spokesman said Lovett’s job will involve much travelling around the Nordic countries.Christian Hyldahl, head of Nordea Asset Management, said: “I am glad that we have been able to recruit Mark who has extensive experience within equities and the European asset management industry as well as cross-border management experience.”last_img read more

Victim’s cousin gets emotional in court while testifying

first_img Sharing is caring! Court gavel. Photo credit: lazytechguys.comIn day one of the trial into the death of Charlesworth Christopher junior on Monday, his twenty-one (21) year old cousin who witnessed the incident broke down in tears on the witness stand.Stebin Valentine is on trial for manslaughter of Christopher which occurred about 1:30 am on the 30th of August, 2009 in Portsmouth.Ashton Joseph of Portsmouth testified that he was standing on the western side of the road outside his cousin’s house, after coming from a party with Valentine, awaiting a friend to bring him his mobile phone.Christopher was sitting on a step outside his house along with Kadisha Peter, Francine Sango, Kevin Nathan and Stebin Valentine. He said, his cousin and Valentine were having a conversation about 6 feet away from where he was standing and he could not hear what they were speaking about. However, he heard Junior said, “let me see it” which “caught his attention”.“I just looked in their direction, after he [Christopher] said let me see it. I saw Stebin taking out something from the side of his waist and while showing it to him, there was a loud explosion and sparks fly. It was like a gunshot,” he said.He described a black gun, about six inches, using his index fingers to demonstrate how big it appeared to him.After the loud explosion, the witness said he saw his cousin “with his hands stretching and going back” and he fell to the ground on his side.“After my cousin hit the ground, Valentine stood up from the step he was sitting on and he said, “boy look at what I do, look at what I do. I running home” and he was holding the gun and looking at Christopher,” Joseph said tearfully.Junior’s mother; Laurencia Laville, who was present in court was also in tears. Joseph continued that Valentine “dashed out” towards the neighbor’s hedges towards Cabrits but he remained on the scene in shock.Then he went to his cousin’s side and noticed that blood was coming from above his left eye and a “white stuff” was coming from his mouth but he never spoke.Faustin Alexis of Portsmouth, who is also Christopher’s cousin and neighbor, said, “About 2am I was at my home on my bed reading my bible with my girlfriend Sheila Dumas. I heard a noise which sounded like a Christmas bomb or a fire crack coming from the south”.Initially when he heard the noise he did not do anything, however when he heard someone crying, his girlfriend spoke to him and he “put on a boxer shorts and I looked and saw Laurencia holding the deceased on the side of the road with a bath towel and she was crying”.He then went to his vehicle, after he had a conversation with a guy named Khalil, started it and transported Junior to the Portsmouth hospital, where he noticed blood coming from his head and he was shaking, and assisted in putting Christopher on a stretcher.Dr. Carl Monroe, a registered medical officer, testified that he examined Junior’s body about 3:15am at the accident and emergency department of the Princess Margaret Hospital.According to his evidence, Junior had a bullet wound about .05cm to his forehead, there was bloody secretions coming from his mouth and he was gasping for breath.He attempted to stabilize him “by setting up oxygen and IV lines however he was not responsive” therefore he attempted CPR which was to no avail.Monroe revealed under cross examination that he also used stimuli; which he explained to be applying painful pressure to one’s body, to resuscitate him but there was no response.He pronounced Christopher dead at 3:30am and the body was transported to the morgue to facilitate an autopsy.Christopher was twenty-two (22) years old at the time of his death.Dominica Vibes News Share Tweet Sharecenter_img Share 80 Views   6 comments LocalNews Victim’s cousin gets emotional in court while testifying by: – July 2, 2012last_img read more

Arsenal in contact with Napoli attacker

first_img Loading… With uncertainty surrounding the future of top goalscorer, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang,  Arsenal have lined-up  Dries Mertens as a potential replacement. Aubameyang only has 18 months remaining on his current contract at the end of the season.Advertisement Rumours have mounted he has informed Arteta already that he wants to leave the North London side this summer in order to join a team capable of challenging for top honours. Read Also:Arteta in search of left-footers to boost Gunners attack Now Mertens, 32, could provide the Gunners with a cheap alternative for the marksman. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year10 Most Evil Female Characters In Disney MoviesWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Laugh, Cry, Or Just Relax With The Best Series Streaming On HBO10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without Recharging6 Stunning Bridges You’ll Want To See With Your Own EyesDeepika Padukone’s Most Iconic LooksHere Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyTop 10 Enemies Turned Friends In TVTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The Worldlast_img read more

Diamond sparkling ahead of return

first_img The eight-year-old son of King’s Best provided his trainer Johnny Murtagh with his biggest success last season when winning the valuable Qipco British Champions Long Distance Cup at Ascot in October. He also claimed a Group Three prize at the Curragh in August, along with a Listed event at Leopardstown in July. Murtagh said: “He is in great form, he is fit and well and we are looking forwarding to seeing him run on Sunday.” Press Association Royal Diamond is reported in “great form” ahead of his seasonal debut in the Coolmore Vintage Crop Stakes at Navan on Sunday.center_img Dermot Weld has made a blistering start to the 2014 Flat season and is represented by Pale Mimosa. This five-year-old daughter of Singspiel won Listed contests at York and Leopardstown last year, while she finished a close-up fourth to Royal Diamond at Ascot. Weld said of his Dr. Ronan Lambe-owned mare: “She has wintered well, and she is coming along nicely. She is having her first run of the season at Navan and I expect her to come on for it.” Saddler’s Rock finished ahead of Royal Diamond in the St Leger at the Curragh in September, but he was then beaten into fifth by Murtagh’s charge at Ascot in October. The six-year-old failed to make an impact in two starts at Meydan over the winter and trainer John Oxx is hoping the rain stays away from Navan before his latest assignment. He said: “He needs good ground, so rain won’t suit and I think it is forecast for Saturday night. We are hoping he will run a good race and it should be a good prep race for the Ascot Gold Cup.” Sir Ector enjoyed a fruitful campaign last year, winning both the Ulster Derby and the Movember Handicap, while he was just three and three-parts of a length off Royal Diamond in a Listed race at Leopardstown last July. He ran a fine race on his last start to finish a close-up fourth in the Martin Molony Stakes at Limerick, on what was his second outing of 2014. He is stepped back up to a mile and six here, and trainer James Lambe said: “He is in good form, the trip should suit, the ground should suit and hopefully he will run a nice race.” Leading Light, who won the St Leger at Doncaster in September, never landed a blow in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp but can be expected to make his presence felt now on his first start of the season. The Willie McCreery-trained nine-time winner Leah Claire and the twice-raced Cosmic Cannonball for Jim Bolger complete the field. last_img read more

Van Gaal defends backline

first_img Respected pundits, including Gary Neville and Ruud Gullit, have questioned why Van Gaal did not spend more of his budget on his backline this summer – and a quick glance at the goals conceded column shows why. After six matches, Crystal Palace are the only side in the top 11 with a worse record than Van Gaal’s men, who have conceded nine goals in six games. Louis van Gaal says he is completely happy with his defence despite the amount of goals conceded by Manchester United so far this season. Van Gaal insists the likes of Phil Jones, Chris Smalling, Jonny Evans and Tyler Blackett are not to blame though. The United manager says his team have conceded so many goals because they have been giving away possession further up the field and he wants to see that eradicated in the near future. “We have conceded too many goals,” Van Gaal said ahead of Sunday’s game against Everton. “Everyone is writing it’s because of the weak defence, but no. “Our problem is that we lose the ball so easily. And I want that to improve. “I want my defensive organisation (to be) better but the defence begins in the striker’s position. “All the teams are mostly scoring goals out of counter-attacks against us and free-kicks and corners but not that they make their goals like we do out of building play up.” Van Gaal has also told his star players they must track back more to protect their back four. “We have a lot of creative players and they need more discipline,” he said. “So we are looking for a balance in attacking football without thinking too much about only attacking but also guarding your defence.” Paddy McNair put in arguably the best defensive performance of the season on his debut last weekend in the 2-1 win over West Ham. Van Gaal confirmed the 19-year-old will retain his place in the team for Sunday’s game against Roberto Martinez’s side. ‘We still have three central defenders injured so he (McNair) shall play,” Van Gaal said. ”He is the only player who can play in the right-sided defensive position. ”I chose him last week and he played very good. It’s difficult for a player like him to maintain that level – that is his biggest challenge.” Meanwhile, one of United’s former star players, Sir Bobby Charlton, was admitted to hospital on Thursday after complaining of stomach pains. Charlton, 76, was playing in a pro-am golf tournament at St Andrews in Scotland when he started to feel unwell. The 1966 World Cup winner initially refused any treatment, but he eventually agreed to allow an ambulance to take him to the Ninewells hospital, 17 miles away in Dundee. Doctors carried out checks on the former United player and released him soon after. Press Associationlast_img read more

Police searching for missing 16-year-old Southwest Miami-Dade girl

first_imgPolice are searching for a 16-year-old girl missing out of Southwest Miami-Dade.Police say Victoria Garcia was last seen June 5 near the 14200 block of Southwest 66th Street after she left her home and never returned.It is unknown what she was last wearing. She stands 5 feet, 2 inches tall and has black hair and hazel eyes.If you have any information on her whereabouts, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.last_img

Santa Clara’s Papenfus returns to court less than 4 months after surgery for brain tumor

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 10, 2015 at 12:09 am Contact Matt: mcschnei@syr.edu | @matt_schneidman It was the middle of the day on June 17, 2014 at Bronco Youth Basketball Camp in Santa Clara, California and Andrew Papenfus was demonstrating a simple shooting drill for middle school kids.The Santa Clara senior forward was primed to get significant minutes in his final season after bouncing around between D-I and D-II basketball, team manager and practice player in his first couple years of college.But then his life changed.“All of a sudden I just went down and I had a seizure,” Papenfus said.Papenfus was rushed to O’Connor Hospital in San Jose, California where he received a CT scan and an MRI. He remembers lying in the MRI machine, believing that God was speaking to him, giving him a feeling that something was wrong with his head.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFifteen minutes later, the doctors confirmed what was feared. Papenfus had a brain tumor.The diagnosis showed that the tumor was benign, and Papenfus eventually had it removed on Oct. 6. He was told before the operation that his basketball career could very well be over. Papenfus changed his diet and sleeping patterns to cater to his medical condition, and put basketball last among his priorities.But on Jan. 31, albeit for only three minutes and 58 seconds in a blowout loss, Papenfus got to finally play in a game again. Though his basketball career will never be the same, and the tumor has the ability to grow back, Papenfus vows to use his story to inspire others.“It’s something that I’m going to have to deal with the rest of my life,” he said. “Just being able to put back on a jersey, to say I did it, I made a comeback.”In his freshman year at Santa Clara, Papenfus wanted to become involved with the basketball team. There were already 18 players on it though, so the best head coach Kerry Keating could offer was a spot as team manager.Papenfus thought that’d be the best starting point to become a walk-on, as he’d learn the ins and outs of the program and get to even spend some time as a practice player.“Sometimes kids like that want it all right away and when it doesn’t happen they just give it up,” Keating said. “That wasn’t the case with him.”But after one year, Papenfus got a scholarship offer from D-II Hawaii-Hilo and decided to transfer to get playing time and have his education paid for. It wasn’t long before he was back in California, though, as his academic pursuits led him back to SCU and a spot on the basketball team as a practice player.He played sparingly in the 2013–14 season, logging under six minutes per game. But with nine freshmen and sophomores on the team this year, Keating said that Papenfus — who was one of two redshirt seniors — would see more significant minutes in his final season.“I’d come such a long way as far as my playing capabilities,” Papenfus said. “I had a very strong offseason and based on the team dynamics, I was looking forward to actually contributing as a walk-on.”Even when the tumor was discovered, Papenfus was given the option to postpone surgery until after the season and deal with the implications then. His first thought was to do just that, as he’d worked too hard to cut his basketball potential short.But then he thought again.“What’s one year of basketball for 20 years of life?” he asked himself.After the surgery, Papenfus changed his lifestyle. He strived to get eight straight hours of sleep every night and keep his sleeping patterns more consistent. With his diet, he educated himself on the medical applications of food rather than the athletic ones he already knew.He shifted to a plant-based intake, focusing on whole foods instead of processed sugars, unhealthy carbohydrates and other foods that aren’t the best for brain health.His condition steadied, which set the stage for his return to the court. With Santa Clara trailing BYU by 23 in the second half, Keating knew what his next move would be since doctors had just cleared Papenfus for action.“I still don’t have words to really describe how I felt during that,” Papenfus said. “The emotions were just so raw and pure. I really wasn’t thinking about anything else other than running up and down the floor.”And though the Broncos lost by 21, the 78-57 result was far from the forefront of Papenfus’ mind. He called basketball a platform that can provide a distraction from his medical condition.When anyone tries to bring up the tumor, the seizure or anything medical-related, Papenfus shuts it down and reverts to talking basketball.“There’s something about that, a strength about that, that I don’t think many people have,” fifth-year forward Dominic Romeo said. “It’s really clear that when he is there, he’s there not because he wants some sort of sympathy or he’s not there because he has to be there. He’s there because he wants to be a part of the program.”Papenfus has another scan coming up in March to make sure the tumor hasn’t grown back. He’ll always live with the thought that it might, and admitted that the uncertainty of that is the hardest part.But he doesn’t have time to harp on that. Basketball has provided him with a respite from everything else, and that’s all he could ask for.Said Papenfus: “Worrying isn’t going to change the outcome.” Commentslast_img read more