Reischauer Institute seeks papers

first_imgThe Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies seeks submissions for its 2011 Noma-Reischauer Prizes in Japanese Studies, given to the undergraduate and graduate students with the best essays on Japan-related topics. The submission deadline is June 20, by 5 p.m., and $1,500 will be awarded for the best graduate student essay and $1,000 for the best undergraduate student essay.Papers written this academic year are eligible, including course and seminar papers, B.A. or M.A. theses, or essays written specifically for the competition. Doctoral dissertations are excluded from consideration. For application guidelines and further information.last_img

‘Authorities will not be taken away’: Government dismisses concerns over sweeping omnibus bill

first_imgTopics : Read also: Omnibus bill has authoritarian bent: Lawmakers, expertsArticle 170 of the draft bill, a copy of which was obtained by The Jakarta Post, stipulates that the government will be able to revoke laws simply by issuing government regulations in a bid to resolve complaints from businesspeople. The government can consult with the House of Representatives leaders to devise such regulations.The omnibus bill, submitted to the House for deliberation last week, also gives the president the authority to revoke provincial and regency/city-level bylaws as well as gubernatorial and regency/mayoral regulations that contradict central government regulations by issuing presidential regulations.According to the Constitution, a law can only be revoked by a regulation in lieu of law (Perppu) issued by the president with the House’s approval. The government has dismissed concerns the omnibus bill on job creation will centralize power under the president as lawmakers express concern the bill will be a setback for democracy.Coordinating Economic Minister Airlangga Hartarto said the president would only be able to revoke regulations issued by administrations below the central government, including regional bylaws and ministerial regulations, based on the country’s regulation hierarchy.“[The president] will not take authorities from governors or regents,” Airlangga told a media briefing in Jakarta on Monday evening.center_img In a 2017 ruling, the Constitutional Court prohibited the central government from revoking bylaws and handed that authority to the Supreme Court.The government has high hopes the bill will cut red tape and improve ease of doing business as it seeks to attract investment to boost the country’s sluggish growth. Indonesia’s economy grew by 5.02 percent last year, the slowest rate in around three years, as investment and exports weakened.Read also: Omnibus bill allows President to scrap bylaws, weakens regional administrationsAirlangga said the proposed regulatory changes would allow the country to cut bureaucratic red tapes.Separately, Gerindra Party lawmaker Sodik Mudjahid of House Commission II, which oversees home affairs, said the bill had triggered a debate about whether Indonesia was on a path to becoming an authoritarian country.”This will be a setback to democracy. The executive will become so powerful that it will become authoritarian,” he said.“It’s contrary to the spirit of reformasi,” he added, referring to the reform movement that followed the downfall of president Soeharto. (awa)last_img read more

Petr Cech crying after Arsenal’s defeat to Chelsea in Europa League final

first_img Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 29 May 2019 10:57 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link41Shares Petr Cech was in years after Arsenal’s defeat to Chelsea (Fox Sports)Petr Cech was in tears after his playing career ended in defeat as Arsenal were beaten 4-1 by Chelsea in the Europa League final.The 37-year-old announced before the game that the final in Baku would signal the end of his 20-year career as a professional.But Cech was unable to finish on a high as Arsenal suffered a heavy defeat to his former club.Olivier Giroud opened the scoring early in the second half before Pedro doubled Chelsea’s lead, while Hazard sent Cech the wrong way from the penalty spot to put Maurizio Sarri’s side 3-0 up.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAlex Iwobi scored a fantastic long-range goal to give the Gunners a lifeline but Hazard then struck against shortly after to seal Chelsea’s 4-1 win. Comment Advertisement Cech wiped away the tears as Chelsea lifted the Europa League trophy (Fox Sports)But as Chelsea celebrated, television cameras caught a brief moment with Cech who was on his own wiping tears from his eyes.‘I’m proud of myself and I’m proud of the way I played today because when you play your last career game in the final there is a lot of pressure and speculation,’ Cech told BT Sport after the game.‘I had to perform and I have to say I have done everything I can, and I can look back with no regrets apart from the fact we worked so hard all year to finish with nothing.‘This group of players do not deserve it because of how much work has been done this season. Petr Cech crying after Arsenal’s defeat to Chelsea in Europa League finalcenter_img PETR CECH CAREER STATS 850 games367 clean sheets18 trophies124 international caps ‘It is easy to say we finish empty-handed but I can assure everyone that the work we have done will mean this team comes back much stronger next year.’Reports have claimed that Cech will return to Chelsea to take up a role as the club’s sporting director, but when asked about his future he replied: ‘I kept saying I wanted to lift the trophy and then think about it. Until 30 June, I am an Arsenal player.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Advertisement Cech could be heading back to Chelsea as their sporting director (Fox Sports)last_img read more

Charlie Nicholas wanted Brendan Rodgers as Arsenal manager but praises ‘second-choice’ Mikel Arteta

first_img Comment Charlie Nicholas wanted Brendan Rodgers as Arsenal manager but praises ‘second-choice’ Mikel Arteta Advertisement Arsenal looked at Rodgers before pursuing Arteta (Picture: Getty)‘I didn’t want Arsenal to go down the Manchester United route, which was to throw money at a few big-name coaches. You might win a couple of trophies but you build nothing in the long-term.‘Arsenal need to build a project so I’m very happy that Arteta has agreed to join.’The Gunners face Everton on Saturday but Arteta will watch the Premier League match from the stands, with interim boss Freddie Ljungberg remaining in charge until Sunday.MORE: Unai Emery speaks out on Arsenal’s decision to appoint Mikel ArtetaMORE: Josh Kroenke explains why Arsenal chose Mikel Arteta as new head coach ADVERTISEMENTOver the past two weeks, Arsenal have focused their attentions on Arteta and confirmed on Friday that the former midfielder had agreed a three-and-a-half year deal with the club.Reacting to the appointment, Arsenal legend Nicholas said: ‘My original choice was Brendan Rodgers.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘But it looked as if they couldn’t get him and Arsenal were scared of being embarrassed if they pursued it.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘My second-choice was Arteta. This is a project so I have no problem with that.‘Arsene Wenger came with no reputation and look what happened to him. Arteta has been groomed by the best coach in the world [Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola] for three years.‘This is an intelligent guy. He’s got an opinion and he’s a leader. He fits all the criteria.center_img Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterFriday 20 Dec 2019 4:53 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link300Shares Charlie Nicholas wanted Brendan Rodgers at Arsenal instead of ‘second-choice’ Mikel Arteta (Picture: Getty)Charlie Nicholas wanted Brendan Rodgers as Arsenal’s new manager but has praised ‘second-choice’ Mikel Arteta following his appointment.The Gunners were said to be interested in bringing former Liverpool and Celtic boss Rodgers to the Emirates after sacking Unai Emery at the end of last month.Rodgers quickly committed his future to Leicester City, however, signing a new deal with the Foxes running until 2025.Welcome back, Mikel! 👋Head coach of The Arsenal 👔 pic.twitter.com/lhsAfQ7cfq— Arsenal (@Arsenal) December 20, 2019last_img read more

Gallery: Syracuse defeats rival Georgetown, 86-79, in OT

first_imgSyracuse (9-1) recovered from a double-digit deficit to force overtime and knock off Georgetown (8-1), 86-79, on Saturday afternoon in Washington, D.C. Tyus Battle dropped 29, Frank Howard scored 19 to go with his nine assists and freshman Oshae Brissett scored a career-high 25 points to go with 14 rebounds. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on December 16, 2017 at 6:23 pm Contact Alexandra: [email protected]last_img