Job Creation Law ‘defective’, experts say after incomplete draft passed

first_imgLawmakers passed the contentious law, which contains provisions that activists and members of the public have argued threaten labor rights and environment protections, on Monday following a series of back-to-back and weekend meetings.Didi Irawadi Syamsuddin, a lawmaker of the Democrat Party and member of House Commission XI overseeing finance, claimed a draft of the jobs bill had not been distributed to lawmakers during the most recent plenary session on Monday.“It’s ironic because the jobs law is such a crucial law but we didn’t receive a draft bill during the plenary meeting,” he said, as quoted by tribunnews.com.The Democrats and the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) are the only two parties in the House, among nine, that opposed the endorsement of the law. Amid the uproar that has resulted from the passing of the controversial Job Creation Law by the House of Representatives, a lawmaker has claimed the legislature is still working on the final draft of the controversial law, sparking concerns among experts who have described the law as “legally defective”.Member of the House Legislation Body (Baleg) Firman Soebagyo said he was concerned about possible misinformation being spread among the public that had triggered three days of nationwide protests. He claimed the public may not have received accurate information regarding the jobs law as the final version of the law was still being refined.“We are still revising the draft so that there aren’t any typos. We will soon deliver the draft to President [Joko “Jokowi” Widodo],” the Golkar party politician said on Wednesday. Read also: Ministry prepares regulation on small businesses to implement jobs lawConstitutional law expert Faiz Rahman of the Yogyakarta-based Gadjah Mada University (UGM)’s School of Law said it was strange that lawmakers had claimed not to have received a draft during the plenary session. He said all lawmakers should have been given and read the final draft before it was passed into law.“Even though representatives of each faction were involved in the earlier deliberations, the final draft must be distributed to all lawmakers during the plenary session. It’s illogical for lawmakers to have approved a bill without knowing which draft bill it was,” he told The Jakarta Post on Friday.Another of UGM’s constitutional law experts, Mahaarum Kusuma Pertiwi, echoed Faiz’s concerns, saying the jobs law was formally flawed.“Any draft bill that has not been agreed upon during the first stage of deliberations [between Baleg and representatives of each fraction] cannot be taken to the plenary meeting. It means the deliberation has not been completed,” she saidEven if the revisions were merely about wording, Mahaarum said, that was not an excuse to rush an unfinished bill into a plenary session.“Why not cancel the plenary session if the bill was not ready? The wording is not a trivial matter,” she said.According to Article 72 of Law No.12/2011 on the drafting of laws and regulations, once a bill is passed by the legislature, it requires the approval of the president to be enacted. Therefore, there should be not be any additional processes between a law being passed by the House and being passed by the president, even if it was only to fix typos, she added.Topics :last_img read more

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I always believed – Martinez

first_imgEverton boss Roberto Martinez is reaping the rewards of daring to dream as he embarked upon the latest phase of his managerial career. The 40-year-old Spaniard guided his club into the Barclays Premier League’s top four on Saturday evening with a 1-0 win at Sunderland – their seventh in succession – to leave Arsenal in little doubt that their challenge for Champions League qualification is genuine. Few onlookers would have expected Martinez to make the impact he has so quickly after taking over from David Moyes in June last year. However, they found a way to win, even if they did need a helping hand from their hapless hosts. There were 15 minutes remaining when 20-year-old Spaniard Gerard Deulofeu yet again showed left-back Marcos Alonso a clean pair of heels before sending in a cross which hit defender Wes Brown at the near post and beat goalkeeper Vito Mannone. With five games remaining, Everton now sit two points clear of Arsene Wenger’s FA Cup finalists and, although their run-in is not straightforward – both Manchester clubs are yet to visit Goodison Park – they have a very real chance of gatecrashing the top four. Martinez said: “Remember, when we started at the beginning of the season, you had six football clubs with big budgets who were fighting for the title and we are out of that six, so you can imagine that we have got no pressure whatsoever. “We want that pressure in terms of performing well week in, week out and finding ways to win game consistently. “But we are fighting to achieve something, we have something to win. Believe me, that in football is no pressure whatsoever.” Opposite number Gus Poyet knows all about pressure, however, as he attempts to drag Sunderland out of a seemingly insurmountable slump which has seen them cast seven points adrift of safety with just six games to play. The club’s problems are by no means all of his own making, and he admits some date back several seasons. Poyet said: “You have to go back three or four years, or maybe seven or eight. “I have been reading from the times of Reidy (former manager Peter Reid), and apart from one year when Darren Bent scored 24 goals, we have been always playing with fire. “The only thing that has changed more or less is the manager, so maybe it’s time to change something different and look for the real problem inside the club and not just the one who comes here and talks to you every week.” However, he insists what has transpired was within the bounds of his imagination as he eased himself into Moyes’ shoes. Martinez said: “If you don’t imagine it, you will never get there. I have never seen in football anyone achieve something that nobody had a bit of a dream or a bit of a vision about. “I always felt that this group of players, with the 10 players we have bought in the two windows, we created a squad that had a perfect balance of great bravery and talent and young ambition with a real know-how and experience, and I think that balance is reflected in (Saturday’s) performance. “Compared to last Sunday, it was a complete contrast and to have that diversity in your squad is phenomenal. “The points that we have, it hasn’t been a case of luck or being fortunate, it’s the opposite. “Every point that we have dropped this season, it has seemed a little bit unfortunate, and that shows you that we have got still a margin for improvement, and that’s what we are going to try to do from now until the end of the campaign.” If last weekend’s 3-0 home victory over the Gunners represented a declaration of intent, Saturday’s performance and result at the Stadium of Light were more prosaic, but ultimately had the same effect. The Toffees were not at their fluent best, particularly in front of goal, against a Black Cats side fighting for their top-flight status. Press Associationlast_img read more

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Community restaurant closes after 48 years

first_img“We try to give the best services we possibly can,” Rodas said. “I think we did well while we were here, but what happened was beyond our control.” “We’re not like fast food restaurants. You can actually sit down, be served,” Rodas said. “From what I hear, [customers are] all saying, ‘Where are we going to eat now?’ because around here there’s no other restaurant like this.” Rodas said even though Grinder was closing and the employees were losing their jobs, they were optimistic that things would get better.   “The service staff is very patient and kind,” Diaz said. “It’s almost like family … You don’t feel like you’re being rushed or in a hurry. That’s what I enjoy about [Grinder].” Waitress Mercedes Ortiz has been working at Grinder for 32 years and was devastated to hear about its closing because she has a sentimental attachment to the place.  On Sunday, the diner — that has served the area for 48 years and is the last remaining location of the Grinder chain — will close its doors. “People have come here [to] celebrate birthdays, celebrate graduation [and] celebrate the life achievements,” Rodas said. “A lot of generations of USC students have come through here.” Rodas, who has been working at Grinder for 29 years, said many customers who first visited as USC students years ago now bring their kids. He added that what he’ll miss most about his time at Grinder is the relationships he has built with the customers.  An old-fashioned, homey dining room and traditional American menu have attracted generations of students to grab a seat at the counter of the Grinder restaurant near campus.  “It reminds me of a lot of the places that I grew up going to by the beach with my dad, it’s got that very homey feel,” Martin said. “I went with a bunch of my friends, so I associate going there with the memories I share with them.” “I recall this street, Figueroa, was just an automobile row, just cars, empty parking spaces,” Diaz said. “When the Olympics came, they got spruced up, but the Grinder was here earlier than that, 10 years earlier. For us, people who don’t drive, it was a step up for us, so finally we [had] a fancy restaurant.” For many long-time customers living nearby, Grinder’s closing means they will lose the only sit-down, full-service restaurant within walking distance, as fast food restaurants such as McDonald’s and Panda Express populate most of Figueroa Street, Rodas said. Assistant manager Carlos Rodas said the land from Figueroa Street to Flower Street north of West 28th Street, including the Grinder and Taco Bell properties, was sold to a developer, but that he did not know the new owner or the future of the property. Employees received two weeks’ notice of the diner’s closing on Feb. 16.  Grinder is popular among USC students because of its proximity to the campus and the 20% discount for USC students. Grinder serves a full menu of breakfast, lunch and dinner all day in order to provide more options for customers.  Grinder’s closing will mean that workers will soon find themselves unemployed. Grinder has many long-time employees who treat the restaurant not only as their job but also as a family, Rodas said.  Diaz, who dines at Grinder once a week, said she enjoys meeting friends in the cozy diner where she has gotten to know many employees over the years. Taylor Martin, a sophomore majoring in international relations and global business, said dining at Grinder reminds him of his parents cooking up pancakes at home, since the service makes him comfortable and relaxed. “It’s frustrating because [Grinder’s closing] is not because of what we do here or performance — it is something beyond our control,” Rodas said. “We have to basically get out and go find another job.” “It felt more home-like, and the service is very good,” Bravo said. “After a few times of coming, the servers generally know you, and they treat you like part of the family.” “We don’t own the land, so the land was sold,” Rodas said. “Whoever bought the land wants us out since they want to develop the land.” “I love the Grinder, this is like my second house, being here all day, every day,” Ortiz said. “I was young when I started working here … I was sad to hear that the owner is going to close the restaurant.” (Beatrice Gao | Daily Trojan) Pat Diaz, a long-time customer at Grinder who lives nearby, said she loves the diner for its reasonable prices and proximity to her home since she is unable to drive. She recounted how Grinder had survived for decades and benefited the community. Danny Bravo, another resident living in the neighborhood, has been coming to the diner on weekends with his family since he was a kid. “One door closes, one door opens, so something positive has to come to us,” Rodas said. “Right now it’s maybe because our judgment is a little cloudy and our vision is cloudy, but that clears up as time moves on.”last_img read more

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AEW Dynamite news, results from the inaugural episode of the new show

first_img Gladwin Menezes A new era of professional wrestling was introduced to the fans with the debut of All Elite Wrestling’s TNT show Dynamite, headlined by a six-man tag team match, the coronation of the promotion’s first women’s champion and a high-stakes match for executive vice president Cody Rhodes. What exactly went down, who emerged victorious and which female competitor etched her name in the history books by claiming the gold?  Also Read | Chris Benoit’s son David reveals why he wants to wrestle for AEWAEW Dynamite results, gradesAlso Read | Rey Mysterio to get another WWE Universal Championship title shot?Cody def. Sammy Guevara via pinfallThe first match in AEW Dynamite history was a feisty one with something legitimate at stake as Cody secured a shot at inaugural AEW champion Chris Jericho. It was Jericho who also made his presence known after the match when he used the distraction of Guevara slapping and then shaking the hand of Cody to brutally attack him from behind. The wrestlers then traded huge high spots as Cody hit an inverted suplex for two before Guevara hit a majestic Spanish Fly off the top rope. The finish came when Guevara’s shooting star press attempt caught knees from Cody and a small package for the 1-2-3.MJF def. Brandon Cutler via submissionMJF cut his own entrance music short to deliver a strong pre-match promo in which he ripped the fans (prompting “a4###$$” chants). Cutler worked well in the underdog role, hitting a suicide dive into a Thesz press onto the floor. But MJF created a diversion shortly after by pulling the referee in front of him in the corner. The distraction allowed Friedman to land a crushing elbow strike and apply his Salt of the Earth armbar for an instant tap.Also Read | WWE SmackDown: Here’s how The Rock influenced the word ‘Smackdown’AEW Women’s Championship – Riho def. Nyla Rose via pinfall to win the inaugural titleThe first women’s title match in AEW history turned out to be a spirited one as both exceeded their performances. Riho went on to hit an avalanche Northern lights suplex from the second rope and a running set of knees to the face for the 1-2-3. The post-match melee certainly boosted things as Rose attacked Riho and hit a powerbomb on interviewer Michael Nakasawa. Rose then set up a Death Valley Driver on the ring apron only for Kenny Omega to run in, rescue Riho and deliver a push on Rose.Also Read | WWE: Here are draft predictions for SmackDown Live and RAW for 2019Chris Jericho, Santana & Ortiz def. Kenny Omega & The Young Bucks via pinfallIt appears that AEW has found its first heel faction following the main event. Moxley (f.k.a. Dean Ambrose in WWE) hit a DDT on Omega through a glass table to produce the craziest spot of the night, but the match continued from there. A late hot tag to Nick Jackson sparked an incredible medley of high-flying moves until Jericho ran in to intercept a Best Meltzer Ever attempt by hitting a Codebreaker. A Judas Effect followed, allowing the AEW champion Jericho to record the pin. WATCH US LIVE Last Updated: 4th October, 2019 12:39 IST AEW Dynamite News, Results From The Inaugural Episode Of The New Show AEW Dynamite, A new era of professional wrestling was introduced to fans with the debut of All Elite Wrestling’s TNT show Dynamite. Here are the results. FOLLOW US Written By 1 year ago WATCH: BJP Maharashtra minister Pankaja Munde makes controversial remark against Rahul Gandhi for asking for proof of IAF strike COMMENTcenter_img SUBSCRIBE TO US LIVE TV WE RECOMMEND First Published: 4th October, 2019 12:39 IST 1 year ago READ THIS: From Pulwama terror attack to the IAF strikes, here’s how India conceived, planned and executed the precision operation that decimated Pakistan’s terror camps 1 year ago SCOOP: Here’s how the Indian Air Force and NTRO zeroed in on Pakistan’s Balakot terror base as an attack targetlast_img read more

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