Jokowi holds muted Idul Fitri prayers with family, aides

first_img“If before Ramadan we were in conflict with each other, insulting each other, committing many wrongdoings, on this Idul Fitri holiday let us make a commitment to improve ourselves, get along with each other, forgive each other, unite and tighten the bonds of brotherhood,” Muhammudun said in his Idul Fitri sermon on Sunday.Beside the President’s family, the prayers at Bogor Palace were attended by presidential security detail commander Col. Achiruddin, presidential press bureau staffer Erlin Suastini, presidential aide First Lt. Mat Sony Masturi and the President’s personal bodyguard, First Lt. Windra Sanur.After the prayers, Jokowi and his family celebrated the holiday in Bogor rather than in his hometown of Surakarta in Central Java, in accordance with the governments ban of the Idul Fitri exodus that usually sees millions leave the major cities to gather with their extended families in their hometowns.The State Palace has also announced that Jokowi will be foregoing the traditional open house event due to the COVID-19 outbreak.Previously, Coordinating Legal, Political and Human Rights Minister Mahfud MD reminded the public that mass Idul Fitri prayers in mosques or public squares were prohibited this year by the Health Ministry’s regulation on large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) and the 2018 Health Quarantine Law.The country’s largest religious organizations, namely Muhammadiyah, Nahdlatul Ulama (NU) and the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI), had also encouraged Muslims to pray at home during the COVID-19 outbreak.Topics : President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo performed Idul Fitri prayers with his family and a few aides in front of the Bayurini Pavilion of Bogor Palace in West Java, in accordance with the government’s proscription of mass prayers during the COVID-19 outbreak.Jokowi, First Lady Iriana and their youngest son Kaesang Pangarep joined the Idul Fitri prayers led by Baitussalam Mosque welfare council head Muhammudun. last_img read more

GFF express gratitude to Corporate Guyana

first_imgFRESH off the historic win against Belize, which has seen Guyana advance to the CONCACAF Gold Cup for the first time ever, the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) in a release last night expressed gratitude to corporate Guyana for their outpouring of support for the event.The match, which was held at the National Track and Field Centre on Saturday night last, saw Guyana defeating Belize by a 2 – 1 margin to make its debut at the premier event of the Concacaf Region, scheduled for June – July 2019.However, in addition to the just over 4,000 patrons, who supported Guyana’s Senior Men’s National Team, the Golden Jaguars, it was corporate Guyana which contributed significantly to the successful hosting of the event.In an invited comment, GFF President Wayne Forde said he was heartened by the support as it demonstrated corporate Guyana’s commitment to the development of football: “This outpouring of support by our corporate partners to this very significant match demonstrates their understanding of the magnitude of the event and its far-reaching implications on football development in Guyana.This is the first step in a long journey, which began with a dream and that initial dream has finally been realized with this qualification. The journey continues and can only be realized with continued partnerships of this nature to enable the realisation of the team’s successful participation in the CONCACAF Gold Cup.”Among the partners which supported are: KFC Guyana; Ansa McAl Trading Ltd Guyana, NAMILCO, Giftland Mall, A. Forrester Lumber Yard, 93.1 Real FM, 97.5 MAAD FM, 94.1 BOOM FM, 104.1, Lite FM, National Communications Network (NCN), Power Producers And Distributors Inc., Sureia Manufactures Ltd. through the Aqua Pur Water brand, Industrial Safety Supplies Inc., Secure Innovation and Concepts Inc., Space Gym, Demerara Distillers Ltd, Star Party Rental, St Joseph Mercy Hospital – Ambulance & Medical Team, Pegasus Guyana, Radar Security Service and Supplies, National Milling Company Limited, Devon Construction and Contracting Services, West Indian Sports Complex, The Guinness Bar, The Fashion Box, Digicel Guyana, New GPC Inc., Courtney Benn Contracting Services Ltd., Muneshwers Limited Travel Service, Central Immigration, Passport Office; Guyana Police Force,last_img read more

Stave shut down indefinitely

first_imgUpdate: Badgers head coach Gary Andersen told reporters after this story was published that Stave is still out indefinitely, but not because of an injury. Read our update on that news conference and stay tuned for more developments of Stave’s condition and Wisconsin football coverage.Update: Stave out indefinitely but not injuredThe Wisconsin football quarterback situation took another confusing turn Monday afternoon following practice, with Joel Stave remaining out indefinitely, but Read…The Wisconsin football team’s quarterback situation just got that much more interesting with some oddly timed injury news.After stating in his press conference Monday afternoon that the top two quarterbacks, Tanner McEvoy and Joel Stave, would play, head coach Gary Andersen announced Tuesday that Stave has had lingering shoulder problems and will sit out for an undetermined amount of time.“Joel has been dealing with some issues with his throwing shoulder for the last couple of weeks and we have come to a decision, after talking with Joel, that the best thing for him right now is to shut it down and give him some rest,” Andersen said in an injury update Tuesday morning. “It was a tough decision because Joel is a great competitor and has a tremendous desire to help this team. We will continue to monitor his progress but we’re not putting a timetable on his return at this time.”Stave originally injured his throwing shoulder during UW’s New Year’s Day loss to South Carolina in the Capital One Bowl and still has yet to make a full recovery. With Andersen’s description of the injury, Stave’s health very well might have decided the quarterback job.The announcement comes as part two of a confusing sequence of events related to injuries. Following Saturday night’s 28-24 loss to LSU both Andersen and star running back Melvin Gordon confirmed that Gordon was healthy and the lack of second half carries was due to a coach’s decision. Then Monday afternoon in his press conference, Andersen said Gordon suffered a hip pointer and the staff was just trying to keep him fresh during the second half of play.As far as what Stave’s injury means for Wisconsin, Tanner McEvoy will still start Saturday’s game as planned. However, instead of the possibility of using Stave should McEvoy run into trouble, McEvoy will be the starter for the foreseeable future until Stave recuperates his shoulder. Bart Houston is currently the third string quarterback, but the redshirt sophomore has yet to see significant playing time in a game in his career.last_img read more