The National Police’s campaign against alleged fake news about the recently passed omnibus law on job creation has drawn criticism from civil society organizations who say that authorities are trying to “intimidate” critics.“The police’s move to tackle hoaxes is a form of intimidation against the public who widely reject the newly passed Job Creation Law,” nongovernmental organizations grouped under the Indonesian People’s Faction (FRI) said in a written statement on Friday.The group called on the police to refrain from hastily labeling public criticism of the law on social media as “hoaxes” and charging anyone who expresses their opposition with criminal acts. The telegram also drew wide criticism, including from the Southeast Asia Freedom of Expression Network (SAFEnet) who called on the National Police to repeal the telegram as it was against the basic principles of freedom of expression.“The telegram shows that the National Police are not carrying out their duties in protecting the public,” SAFEnet executive director Damar Juniarto said last week.“In contrast, the police turn their backs on civil society and follow government orders to protect investors’ interests by violating the freedom of those expressing their opposition to the Job Creation Law.”Police have arrested at least one person, a 36-year-old blogger from Makassar, South Sulawesi, for allegedly tweeting false information about the omnibus law. The blogger was later released because of a lack of evidence, one of her lawyers said.National Police spokesperson Insp. Gen. Argo Yuwono did not immediately respond to requests for comment.Topics : The FRI also questioned how police were able to determine what information about the law was false, given that the final draft of the law has yet to be made available to the public. “We invite the police to participate in the open debates regarding the Job Creation Law so that the public will be able to know who is spreading hoaxes,” the statement said.The FRI also cited a telegram issued by National Police chief Gen. Idham Azis on Oct. 2, which instructed police to carry out “cyberpatrols” on social media and “media management” to propagate negative sentiments regarding workers’ strikes and public protests against the omnibus bill.“These police actions are an abuse of power,” the statement said.
Architect Joe Adsett and wife, Hayley, with children, Julian, 6, and Madeline 4, at their family home in Ascot, called ‘Boomerang’. Photo: Lyndon Mechielsen.Leading Brisbane architect Joe Adsett is using his influence for good — donating 100,000 big ones to charity to celebrate his company hitting an impressive milestone.The award-winning architect’s Instagram account has just hit 100,000 followers, and instead of throwing a party like most social media influencers would, Mr Adsett has decided to support a cause close to his heart to mark the occasion. The money will be donated to several charities over the next decade, with an initial donation of $10,000 being made to the I CAN Network, an organisation that empowers people on the autism spectrum. ‘Cliffhanger’ is the latest project by Joe Adsett Architects, being built by Valdal Projects.“It’s something I’ve always wanted to do,” Mr Adsett said. “I’ve always wanted to give back.”“We’re coming up to 10 years in business ourselves, so I just thought this was the perfect storm to do some good. “We’ve seen the difference (I CAN Network) has made to a lot of friends’ and families’ lives.” A render of the ‘Cliffhanger’ house designed by Joe Adsett Architects and being built by Valdal Projects.And Mr Adsett is open to ideas for other charities/causes to support over the next decade.“The whole idea of this was to raise awareness for charities, but also to get to the point where we can perhaps change other influencers,” he said.“We’re hoping to set a trend here…to change the narrative and use influence for a greater good.” A render of ‘Cliffhanger’, designed by Joe Adsett, and under construction in Toowoomba. Image supplied.Mr Adsett is renowned for bringing Queenslander homes into the 21st century with his multimillion-dollar contemporary creations for high-profile clients. His latest project, Cliffhanger, is one of his most challenging yet.The home, which is under construction at the top of the Toowoomba Range, has tongues wagging for its striking design — the entire house is a cantilever over the edge of a cliff. Boomerang in Ascot is architect Joe Adsett’s house. Image supplied.“The reason why we’ve done that is because it’s landslide country, so we’ve anchored the base into a safe area so the building can be cantilevered off it, creating this incredible visual spectacle,” Mr Adsett said.Two million people have already shared his video of the project on social media.Mr Adsett said the client, a local Toowoomba businessman, had recently inspected the progress of the house and said; ‘make it bigger’. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus8 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market8 hours ago“It’s going to be like a landmark as you drive in to Toowoomba — like the Hollywood sign.” A render of Joe Adsett’s own home in Ascot, called Boomerang. Image: Joe Adsett Architects.But his most loved project would have to be his own dream home in the Brisbane suburb of Ascot.Called “Boomerang’’ after its signature L shape, the home was completed late last year and was filmed to appear on the television series, Grand Designs Australia. Inside architect Joe Adsett’s new home, Boomerang, in Ascot. Photo: Lyndon Mechielsen.The three-level house was designed around the garden and features a series of curves and shapes that flow throughout the home, with the spiral staircase a statement.“We deliberately designed this whole house to become more connected to nature and to remind us of the simple pleasures in life,” Mr Adsett said. Inside the home of architect Joe Adsett and his wife, Hayley, in Ascot, Brisbane. Photo: Lyndon Mechielsen.
…after recall issued by companyOne day after the US branded Del Monte Fiesta Corn was exposed, prompting more than 60,000 incompletely sterilized cans to be recalled, the Government Analyst-Food and Drug Department (GA-FDD) has assured that these will be destroyed.In a statement to the media on Friday, the Department said it has, “Since granted approval for the distributor to initiate a voluntary recall of the affected products. All affected products will be destroyed under the supervision of this department at the completion of the recall and detaining exercise”.It added that it has been in contact with the local distributor of the product. ToucanThe Fiesta Corn that is unfit for consumptionIndustries has so far imported “204 cases X 12 cans X 15.25 oz or 432g”. Of this amount, 150 cases were distributed nationally, and 54 cases have been placed on hold in the distributor’s warehouse.Moreover, Guyana Times was told that 408 additional cases of the product were on its way to Guyana. GA-FDD said the distributing company was instructed to notify the Department on arrival of these cases.“Details of the recalled product are 15.25 OZ or 432g – cans with UPC # 24000 02770 at the top of the label: 24000 02770 with the following ‘Best If Used By’ dates stamped on the bottom of the cans: August 14, 2021; August 15, 2021; August 16, 2021; September 3, 2021; September 4, 2021; September 5, 2021; September 6, 2021; September 22, 2021; and September 23, 2021,” GA-FDD warned.The Caribbean countries affected by the recall of Del Monte “Fiesta Corn” are Guyana, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Haiti, Aruba, St Lucia and Suriname.The other countries are El Salvador, Uruguay and Panama.According to CMC, the company warns the product could cause life-threatening illness if consumed. The US Food and Drug Administration said the recall of 64,242 cases of the “Fiesta Corn” seasoned with red and green peppers were due to under-processing.It said the missed steps from the commercial sterilisation process could result in spoilage and possible contamination with life-threatening pathogens, if consumed, Del Monte warned, according to CMC.There have not been any reports of illness as a result of the products, the company added.It said a central concern with under-processing canned food is the potential growth of bacteria, including clostridium botulinum, which creates toxins that cause botulism poisoning, according to the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention.
If you meet Donegal man Dessie Gallagher in a bar, chances are he’ll have been asked if he’s drinking Bulmers.The well-known Letterkenny actor has become the face of the cider in Ireland after starring in a series of hilarious commercials for the drink.But his latest advert for the Bulmer’s brand, named Orchardomics, is probably his funniest and most high-profile to date. Dessie can be seen showing economic guru David McWilliams around the Bulmer’s orchard and pointing to areas where they are ‘doing their bit’ for the economy.In one scene he points to a man bending down to pick up some apples and tells McWilliams “that’s the bottom line.”In another scene Dessie, who grew up in Letterkenny’s famous Burmah, shows some joggers dashing along a river and calls it “a run on the banks.”In the final scene, McWilliams asks Dessie “what about depreciation? To which Dessie replies “David – we have total depreciation for what you’re doing.” The advert is father of two Dessie’s ‘bread and butter’ as he is also involved in a number of other projects.His past credits include Reign of Fire, Killinascully, I Keano and The Closer We Get.EndsDESSIE GIVES MCWILLIAMS A LESSON IN ‘ORCHARDOMICS’ IN LATEST TV COMMERCIAL was last modified: June 15th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:actor Dessie GallagherBulmersDavid McWilliams