Kamis, 28 Februari 2013

FASHION WEEK 2013, INDONESIA'S DREAM TO BE WORLD FASHION HUB by Fardah

    Jakarta, Feb 28 (Antara) - February is the fashion month for Indonesia as it has successfully organized Indonesia Fashion Week (IFW) 2013.
         The fashion week - featuring 503 Indonesian fashion brands of women's wear, men's wear, kids' wear, Muslim's wear, accessories, and textiles - was participated in by 208 national designers.
         Famous foreign designers among other things from the Netherlands, Brazil, Sweden, and Malaysia took part in the event which was held at the Jakarta Convention Center, on February 14-17, this year.

Selasa, 26 Februari 2013

JAKARTA TO IMPLEMENT ODD-EVEN TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS STARTING JUNE by Fardah

     Jakarta, Feb 26, 2013 (Antara) - The Jakarta Administration has decided to implement the odd-even license plate system to reduce traffic congestion the capital city as of June 2013.
         Initially the new traffic restriction system would be applied starting March 2013 but it was postponed because the production of strikers needed to support the traffic system is still in the process, the Jakarta administration's transportation office head, Udar Pristono, said on Monday (Feb 25).

Senin, 25 Februari 2013

WORKERS TO HAVE HOSPITAL AS "GIFT" ON INDEPENDENCE DAY by Fardah

    Jakarta, Feb 25, 2013 (Antara) - When the Indonesian people will celebrate the country's Independence Day on August 17 this year, blue-collar workers are expected to receive "a special gift" by having their own hospital.
        "A special hospital for workers is expected to be ready on August 17, 2013, coinciding with the commemoration of Indonesia's Independence Day," State Enterprises Minister Dahlan Iskan said in Jakarta recently when inaugurating the groundbreaking of the construction of the hospital for laborers.

Minggu, 24 Februari 2013

KAMUS

KAMUS DAN ISTILAH

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Aberasi pantai: coast erosion
Ada (pengadaan) : procurement
Adu domba: divisiveness

Jumat, 22 Februari 2013

INDONESIAN GOVERNMENT CONDEMNS, TAKES FIRM STAND AGAINST PAPUA SHOOTINGS by Fardah

    Jakarta, Feb 22 (Antara) - Twelve people consisting of eight Indonesian military officers and four civilians were killed in one day when armed separatists ambushed two different locations in Papua Province, on Thursday (February 21, 2013).
         "The government condemned the brutal actions that had claimed the lives of eight TNI (Indonesian Defense Forces) members," Indonesia's Chief Security Minister Djoko Suyanto said in a press conference in Jakarta a few hours after the shootings.

Rabu, 20 Februari 2013

NATURAL DISASTERS IN INDONESIA NOT OVER YET by Fardah

    Jakarta, Feb 20 (Antara) - Over the last few months, various regions in Indonesia have been hit by natural disasters such as floods, landslides, and strong wind, causing huge material losses  and claiming tens of lives.
         Floods and landslides were mainly triggered by relatively high precipitation during the ongoing rainy season.
         Since the beginning of the rainy season in November 2012, floods and landslides have been reported in many provinces such as Jakarta, Jambi, Papua, West Java, South Sumatra, West Sumatra, Lampung, Banten, East Java, Central Java, Gorontalo, Aceh, North Sulawesi, and East Nusa Tenggara.  

Jumat, 15 Februari 2013

DEMOCRATIC PARTY TRIES TO RESTORE IMAGE FOR GENERAL ELECTIONS 2014 by Fardah

  Jakarta, Feb 15, 2013 (Antara) -  For the ruling Democratic Party, it was like a wake-up call when the media recently published the  result of a survey conducted by Saiful Mujani Research Center showing that its electability dropped to just 8 percent.
          Earlier, in October 2012, a survey by the Political Weather Station (PWS) put the Golkar Party on the top of its list of most popular parties, while the Democratic Party was in the fourth place.

Kamis, 14 Februari 2013

PAKISTANI EMBASSY HOLDS PAINTING EXHIBITION AT NATIONAL GALLERY

by Fardah 
Jakarta, Feb 14 (Antara) - The Pakistani embassy in Jakarta is holding a painting exhibition dubbed "A Glimpse into Pakistani Art Works" at Indonesian National Gallery, Medan Merdeka Timur street, Central Jakarta, from February 14 to 28, 2013.
        "Today, we are making a sincere effort to break new grounds by staging a modest exhibition as part of our cultural outreach to Indonesia," Pakistani Ambassador to Indonesia Sanaullah said in his opening speech of the exhibition here on Thursday.

Rabu, 13 Februari 2013

MT ROKATENDA ERUPTION LIKELY TO TRIGGER RESPIRATORY DISEASE, FOOD SCARCITY by Fardah

    Jakarta, Feb 13, 2013 (Antara) - Mount Rokatenda finally erupted on February 2, 2013 at 11:36 p.m. local time by spewing ash into the sky at a height of up to 4,000 meters above sea level, following its increased volcanic activities since October 2012.
        Located on Palue Island, north of Flores Island, Sikka Regency, East Nusa Tenggara Province, the 875-meter-high volcano also produced lava and loud rumbling sound that could be heard from a monitoring post situated around 17 km of the mountain, according to Towa Tiba Petrus, an officer at the monitoring post of Mount Iya and Mount Rokatenda recently.

Selasa, 12 Februari 2013

MINISTER LAUDS AMBON AS FIRST CITY TO FOLLOW UP CLEAN UP MOVEMENT by Fardah

     Jakarta, Feb 12, 2013 (Antara) - Ambon, the capital of Maluku Province, has already had a routine clean up program every Friday which is participated in by almost all civil servants as a commitment of the Ambon administration to the environmental preservation.
        Ambon Mayor Richard Louhenapessy, however, has wanted to intensify the program by initiating a Clean Up Ambon Movement which was inspired by Clean Up Indonesia Movement announced by Vice President Boediono in November 2012.

Sabtu, 09 Februari 2013

News Focus - ORANGUTANS LIVING OUTSIDE NATURAL HABITAT NEED ATTENTION by Fardah

    Jakarta, Feb 9, 2013 (ANTARA) - Orangutans are usually cute, adorable and smart that some people want to keep them as pets. Besides, orangutans and other big apes are always the center of attractions at zoos in many countries.
        Are those apes happy being cuddled as pets or given public attention at zoos? The recent death of Virang, a 15-year-old male orangutan at Punti Kayu Zoo in Palembang, South Sumatra, gave a picture of tragic life of orangutans outside their natural habitats.

Jumat, 08 Februari 2013

INDONESIA SEES URGENCY TO SIGN NAGOYA PROTOCOL by Fardah

     Jakarta, Feb 8, 2013 (ANTARA) - As a mega biodiversity nation, Indonesia sees the urgency to sign the Nagoya Protocol protect its rich genetic resources, particularly from thefts and piracy.
         "By ratifying the Protocol, Indonesia will have a firm legal basis to protect and preserve its genetic resources and traditional knowledge related to genetic resources," Indonesian Vice President Boediono said in Jakarta in November 2012.

INDONESIAN FARMERS UNAWARE OF KHAT BAN by Fardah

     Jakarta, Feb 8, 2013 (ANTARA) - The Indonesian people do not have the habit to chew khat leaves (catha edulis, an active ingredient of cathinone), however, the National Narcotics Agency (BNN) recently found around three hectares of khat plantations in Cisarua, West Java.
         Cisarua and other Puncak areas are favorite places for Arab tourists spending holiday in Indonesia. Local khat farmers, who have so far sold khat leaves to Arab tourists, claimed that they are not aware that khat is illegal in Indonesia.

Selasa, 05 Februari 2013

EAST NUSA TENGGARA GEARS UP FOR SAIL KOMODO 2013 by Fardah

     Jakarta, Feb 5, 2013 (Antara) - As part of annual Sail Indonesia activities, East Nusa Tenggara Province will host an international maritime event called Sail Komodo this year.
         "Sail Komodo will make Komodo Island famous and help attract foreign as well as domestic tourists to visit the island," said Indonesian Coordinating Minister for People's Welfare Agung Laksono  when chairing a coordinating meeting on the implementation of Sail Komodo, in Jakarta on February 4, 2013.

Jumat, 01 Februari 2013

INDONESIA COMMITTED TO INCREASING COVERAGE OF CLEAN WATER SUPPLY By Fardah

      Jakarta, Feb 1, 2013 (ANTARA) - The Indonesian government, as one of the signatory countries of The Millennium Declaration, is committed  to achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) including the target to halve the proportion of people without access to safe drinking water by 2015.
         The target is part of the eight MDGs, namely Eradicating extreme poverty and hunger; Achieving universal primary education; Promoting gender equality and empowering women; Reducing child mortality rates; Improving maternal health; Combating HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other diseases; Ensuring environmental sustainability; and Developing a global partnership for development.