These Photographic Highlights Of Camp Bisco Will Make You Wish You Were There

first_imgLoad remaining images STS9Full Gallery (by B.a.D Photography): This year’s Camp Bisco was another one for the books, with a diverse lineup, high-energy crowd, waterpark adventures and more at the festival’s new(ish) site of Montage Mountain in Scranton, PA. With multiple nights of The Disco Biscuits as well as top-notch acts like STS9, Odesza, Big Grizmatik, Lotus, Zeds Dead, Lettuce, Anderson Paak, Dopapod, The New Deal, Papadosio, American Babies and so many more, Bisco’s 14th year may have been its best yet.Djivan Schapira was on the scene to capture all of the action. Check out some of our favorite shots, followed by a full gallery at the bottom.Anderson PaakDopapodSpace JesusSnailsLotusRuss LiquidLettuceDisco BiscuitsOdeszaDisco BiscuitsGRiZlast_img read more

Ministries of transportation, public works have spent less than half of annual budgets

first_imgMinister Budi blamed the COVID-19 pandemic for hampering the ministry’s budget realization, as health protocols and large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) had halted progress on infrastructure projects.“The pandemic has slowed down our budget realization as it disrupts infrastructure development,” Budi told lawmakers, adding that the measures had also led the ministry to cancel its employee training program and had disrupted its nontax revenue (PNBP) collection efforts.Experts have called for speedier state budget disbursement to aid the country’s economic recovery, as the COVID-19 pandemic puts continuous pressure on people’s purchasing power.Read also: Slow budget realization drag on economic recovery: Experts The Transportation Ministry and the Public Works and Housing Ministry, in charge of infrastructure projects, have spent less than 50 percent of their respective budgets as of Monday, top officials reported, amid calls to expedite government spending during the pandemic.Transportation Ministry had spent 45.2 percent of its budget, that is Rp 16.3 trillion (US$1.1 billion) of a total of Rp 36.1 trillion, by the end of August, Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi said in a House of Representatives hearing on Monday.Meanwhile, the public works ministry had spent 48.1 percent of its allocated spending as of Monday, or Rp 41 trillion of a total budget of Rp 85.7 trillion, according to Public Works and Housing Minister Basuki Hadimuljono. The Indonesian economy suffered its sharpest downturn since the 1998 Asian financial crisis in the second quarter of 2020, when its gross domestic product (GDP) contracted 5.32 percent year-on-year (yoy), according to Statistics Indonesia (BPS).However, government spending, which is expected to anchor the economy and increase purchasing power amid cooling private sector activity, plunged 6.9 percent yoy in the second quarter.In an unusual projection of anger, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo lashed out at his ministers on Aug. 3 over the Cabinet’s poor utilization of funds allocated for the country’s COVID-19 response, which at the time stood at 20 percent of the total Rp 695.2 trillion.The Transportation Ministry has set itself a target to spend 96 percent of its budget by the end of fiscal year 2020.Furthermore, minister Budi said he planned to reallocate Rp 700 billion of the ministry’s unused funds.“There are funds we haven’t used that could be reallocated. We have sent the budget reallocation proposal to the Finance Ministry and are currently waiting for approval,” he said.He also pledged to improve the ministry’s coordination with other agencies to streamline land acquisition and bureaucratic procedures to expedite the spending.Meanwhile, the public works ministry aims to spend 97.5 percent of its total budget by the end of fiscal year 2020.“We have also spent Rp7.16 trillion of the Rp12 trillion budget allocated in the National Economic Recovery [PEN] program for labor-intensive projects,” Minister Basuki said during the hearing.Basuki was referring to the ministry’s allocated funding for its cash-for-work (PKT) program and labor-intensive work program, at Rp 11.5 trillion and Rp 654 billion, respectively, to provide jobs for an estimated total of 680,000 workers amid increasing unemployment during the health crisis.Read also: Ministry to expand public employment scheme in Q3 infrastructure projectsThe ministry planned to “transform” a number of regular infrastructure projects into labor-intensive schemes, Basuki explained earlier this year.The ministry had employed around 402,000 people under labor-intensive projects and PKT programs to date, he said on Monday.In an effort to expedite spending, Basuki said the ministry would accelerate infrastructure spending in the third quarter and commence programs that were supposed to start in the fourth quarter.“We are accelerating our labor-intensive projects and moving some of our completion targets from the fourth quarter to the third quarter,” he said.Topics :last_img read more

Fernandes poses with Man Utd contract after sealing £68m move from Sporting

first_img The 25-year-old midfielder could be available to make his debut against Wolves at Old Trafford on Saturday before United take a 16-day winter break that includes a warm-weather training camp in Marbella. Loading… Bruno Fernandes has been pictured in Manchester United kit for the first time as he prepared to sign a four-and-a-half year contract to complete his £68m transfer. The Portugal international has been at United’s AON Training Complex on Thursday to undergo a medical and complete formalities. Bruno Fernandes has been pictured in Manchester United kit for the first time as he prepares to put pen to paper and complete his £68million move from Sporting Lisbon The picture, which sees Fernandes wearing a red United tracksuit top, was posted on the Instagram account of his agent Miguel Pinho. It’s been a whirlwind 24 hours for the midfielder who was in Portugal on Wednesday trying to finalise an exit from Sporting Lisbon. Fernandes jumped on a flight to Manchester as soon as United and Sporting Lisbon had put the final touches to the transfer that will cost the Premier League club an initial £46.6m plus up to £21.2m in add-ons. He spent Wednesday night at The Lowry Hotel after landing in England. It’s understood that the add-ons include a £4.2m payment to Sporting if United qualify for the Champions League, another £4.2m based on Fernandes’ appearances for the club and a separate £12.6m if individual targets are met. Read Also: Bruno Fernandes arrives Carrington for Man Utd medical The club officially confirmed on Wednesday that terms had been agreed with Sporting, who once sold Cristiano Ronaldo to United for £12.24m, and manager Ole Gunnar welcomed news that the protracted transfer was close to completion. ‘I’m delighted we’ve agreed,’ said Solskjaer. ‘There have been good negotiations with Sporting and we know, through history, these two clubs have been good with each other. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread ArtA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsWhat Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?10 Actors Who Are Happy With The Type Of Roles They Got Hired ForThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayTop 10 TV Friends Who Used To Be Enemieslast_img read more

Priest with southeastern Indiana ties implicated in abuse allegation

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — A priest with ties to southeastern Indiana has suspended following an allegation of child abuse. Father John Maung, 79, from the Indianapolis Diocese, has been suspended by officials while the investigation is pending.Father Maung has denied the claim.Maung served at the St. Gabriel Catholic Church in Connersville and St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Shelbyville. He retired in 2009 but served some sacraments at parishes in the diocese.Officials from the Indiana Archdiocese are cooperating with authorities.The Indianapolis Archdiocese released the following statement:“Fr. John Maung, a priest for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, has been suspended after an individual made a report to the Archdiocese that they were abused as a child several decades ago by Fr. Maung. The Archdiocese immediately made a report to civil authorities and the Archdiocesan Review Board.Fr. Maung has denied the claim.Fr. Maung served in the following parishes: St. Lawrence, Indianapolis; St. Gabriel, Connersville and St. Joseph, Shelbyville. He also resided at Holy Spirit Parish in Indianapolis. Following his retirement in 2009, Fr. Maung continued to help with sacramental needs at parishes in the Archdiocese.Fr. Maung is prohibited from all public ministry while an investigation is pending.If you are a victim of sexual misconduct by a person ministering on behalf of the Church, or if you know of anyone who has been a victim of such misconduct, please contact civil authorities and the Archdiocesan Victim Assistance Coordinator Carla Hill at [email protected]” Carla Hill has served as the Archdiocese of Indianapolis’ victim assistance coordinator since 2010.last_img read more

Woods wins in Miami

first_img The American finished on 19 under par, after a final round 71, to claim his 76th PGA Tour victory and his 17th World Golf Championship title. He finished two shots clear of Steve Stricker, while Graeme McDowell, Phil Mickelson, Adam Scott and Sergio Garcia finished on 14 under. The final round saw a welcome return to form for world number one Rory McIlroy who finished eighth after a final round 65. McIlroy was on fire and flew up the leaderboard. The Northern Irishman began perfectly after an eagle on the first followed by birdies at five, 10, 11, 16 and 17. Former world number one Tiger Woods picked up his biggest victory since 2009 after winning the WGC-Cadillac Championship in Miami. McIlroy will make just one more start before the Masters in April, but after a solid end to the tournament he was in no mood to alter his preparation. Woods will go in to the first major of the year full of confidence after he won the event for a seventh time. The 37-year-old was firmly focused on winning in Miami. An impressive 19 footer on the second seemed to kickstart his round, and although an accurate approach on the third left him with a good shot at another birdie, his putt ended up just to the left of the hole. However, at the next he made no mistake with the putter for his 26th birdie of the week. A wayward shot on the eighth saw him in woodland before another recovery led to par. A birdie at 10 extended Woods’ lead to six, while a two-putt at 12 made little difference to the outcome. After finding the sand at 16 Woods then found the rough before holing a bogey for his first dropped shot of the round. Another poor tee shot meant little on the last as he finished with another bogey. Second-placed Stricker lost ground after a bogey on three, before moving back to 15 under with gains at five and six, while others around dropped off, Stricker upped the ante at 10 and 13. McDowell birdied the opening two, but he was in trouble after finding the bunker twice on five to drop back to 15 under. He missed a good opportunity to close the gap on Woods when a mid-range putt just missed on the eighth hole. A bogey at 11 was erased by a chip-in at 13, while a birdie at 17 was cancelled out by a horrible double bogey on the last. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Bjorn Kuipers to referee Europa League final

first_imgMadrid, May 7: Dutch referee Bjorn Kuipers is to officiate the 2018 UEFA Europa League final between Olympique de Marseille and Atletico Madrid, the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) announced on Monday.Kuipers, 45, is to referee his second Europa League final, after taking charge for Chelsea’s 2-1 win against Benfica in 2013, reports Efe.Two Dutch assistant referees, Sander van Roekel and Erwin Zeinstra, along with Szymon Marciniak of Poland will also take part.UEFA announced that Kuipers was expected to have “two additional assistant referees, Danny Makkelie and Paulus van Boekel, both from the Netherlands. A Dutch reserve assistant referee — Mario Diks — completes the refereeing team.” IANSlast_img read more