81 percent of Indonesians consider IS greater threat than climate change: Pew survey

first_imgTerrorism emanating from the global extremist group Islamic State (IS) and the state of the world economy are the two biggest concerns among Indonesians, according to survey data on threat assessment released by Pew Research Center last year.The survey, which was conducted in 26 countries in 2018, showed that 81 percent of the respondents in Indonesia considered IS to be the biggest concern in recent years, while others – 60 percent of the respondents – regarded the outlook for the global economy as most disconcerting.Fewer Indonesians – 56 percent of respondents – thought climate change a major threat, whereas others – 43 percent and 31 percent of respondents, respectively – expressed their fears about China’s and Russia’s growing power and influence. Climate change is the top international threat in 13 countries that took part in the survey, including Greece (90 percent), South Korea (86 percent) and France (83 percent).Meanwhile, IS was seen as the top threat in eight of the countries surveyed, including Indonesia, Russia, and Nigeria. In four nations, including Japan and the United States, respondents saw cyberattacks from foreign governments as their top international concern.Some 660 Indonesian citizens have been identified as foreign terrorist fighters who have pledged allegiance to IS and joined the movement in Syria and surrounding countries.President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo recently voiced his personal disapproval of the idea of repatriating Indonesian nationals who belonged to IS, although he added that a Cabinet meeting would be held to discuss the matter further.“If you asked me, before the Cabinet meeting, I would say no [repatriation], but it will be [discussed] in the Cabinet meeting,” said Jokowi at the State Palace on Wednesday. (rfa)Topics :last_img read more

Empty-nesters lapping up the bayside lifestyle in the Redlands

first_imgReflections Cleveland. Reflections is a 200m walk to the Cleveland CBD, 400m to Raby Bay entertainment and restaurant precinct, 600m to the railway station or 1km to the foreshore.Mr Baird said all apartments benefited from clever design creating a new benchmark in apartment living amenity and appointments including premium European appliances, stone benchtops and premium finishes.The building will be secured by on-site managers, there are two side-by-side lifts for easy access for residents and two carparks for most apartments.The apartment mix is seven one-bedroom’s, 28 two-bedrooms, 20 three-bedroom and four penthouses (one four bedroom which has sold and three three-bedroom).There are two communal areas in the building, with a large multipurpose room on the ground floor and a resort style pool and barbecue area on level two.P3 Projects managing director Dario Pigozzo has led the family development business for 15 years with a passion for design and eye for quality.Redlands Constructions managing director Peter Endacott has lived and worked locally for almost 50 years, building his first family home in the Redlands in 1979. As managing director he has delivered two iconic developments in the bay area, “32 on Middle” and “View Point”. Reflections Cleveland.“These apartments are generously sized with spacious living areas and balconies focused on living the bayside lifestyle,” Mr Baird said.With lead agents East Coast Residential and Prestige at the helm, sales have reached 50 per cent with only three of the four penthouses available and a limited number of three-bedroom apartments still left.Mr Baird said the buyers were almost exclusively owner-occupiers with the majority being empty-nesters looking to downsize for their next phase of life.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home4 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor4 hours ago“The majority of the apartments are east facing and all are outward facing with many boasting outstanding vistas,” Mr Baird said.“We think we’ve definitely landed the right location for this development with Cleveland really transforming itself of late.“We’re on a quite side street centrally located between the Cleveland Village and the Bay and within easy walking distance of everything.”center_img Construction has started at Reflections Cleveland, providing 59 apartments including four penthouses with bay breezes and extensive views.THE sod has just been turned on Reflections Cleveland, an eight-storey, 59 apartment development offering a new lifestyle choice in the Redlands.Redlands City Mayor Karen Williams officially kicked off the construction of the 59 apartment, four penthouse development in Cleveland on Thursday.Set to be built by Kyronn, well known for their construction projects across Queensland and the Pacific Islands, the development is a joint venture between P3 Projects and Redland Constructions, with prices for a one-bedroom second level apartment to start at $365,000.P3 Projects finance and marketing manager Glenn Baird said Cleveland was the gateway to bayside living and partnering with Redlands Constructions would provide a premium development that was without compromise for livability and location.last_img read more

GFA president wants system in place for COVID-19 testing among footballers

first_img– says GFF, MOPH and GFA should discuss possible blueprint  By Clifton Ross LOCAL soccer players, much like their international counterparts, remain at risk of contracting COVID-19 once the window of live sports fully opens up and Georgetown Football Association (GFA) president Otis James is advocating for special system to be put in place to test Guyanese footballers.Chronicle Sport caught up with the GFA head recently and, as part of his future endeavors for the local soccer community, he outlined blueprints of a strong system which should be set up across the country to help monitor, urgently treat and tend to the over well-being of their soccer players; should someone contract COVID-19.“I think we should be looking at testing kits for players and we should have a team in place in order to facilitate the system. The GFF (Guyana Football Federation) should come together along with the Ministry of Public Health and the GFA so we can put something in place for our players safety”, said James.Removing his executive cap, replacing it with that of his old arbitrator’s hat, the 12-year international veteran referee said that he was looking at future safety measures from an international perspective, having been on the road and getting advice from mates in similar positions overseas.The GFA boss also strongly advocated for trained experts to further work with the medical team in the soccer fraternity, something, he said, will help to better equip the staff with the hands-on experience to deal with persons within the football community specifically, should homeopathic issues arise.“I was a former international referee, so I keep in touch with other old comrades who are still heavily involved in football and these are some of [the]things we have spoken about. I hope the GFF can help to put that in place for us to fight the spread because we need systems set up in and out of town for our players with medical coaches and experts who can teach what is required of them”, said James.Shifting gears to the state of things venue-wise, the GFA head explained that they were keeping track of what has been going on around their facilities such as National Service and Police grounds; during the ongoing lockdown.“The Police Force Ground is now cutting, Georgetown Football Club (GFC) is going through major rehabilitations and the work is phenomenal thus far. We have been keeping in contact with groundsmen, we maintain corporation with the various ground staff in case they need help”. James pointed out.With August being a possible return date for football action, James said the GFA will use the month of July to further prepare for a possible return to live sports and as such will utilize the month in order to streamline things with sponsors, players and stakeholders of football.“July we could clear the pitch and check in with sponsors and shareholders because Covid-19 hit us hard; we had to do some cutting, so we are seeing a little recession. So far we have gotten feedback from almost 16 clubs who keep asking when we can get back out on the field. Every day that question will be asked, we all want to play but we have to be watchful because one bad orange can spoil the entire bunch”, James ended.last_img read more