PREMIUMBatik house empowers women in Jambi’s ‘drug village’

first_imgLinkedin Google Forgot Password ? LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Facebook In a yellow-painted stilt house in the heart of Jambi city, Jambi, Tinah, 42, was batik painting on a white cloth in her workshop. Around her, there were piles of batik fabrics that highlighted the traditional print patterns of Jambi as well as ready-to-wear batik attire.The house, named Rumah Batik (Batik House) is where Tinah started her journey to empower local people in Danau Sipin village. The village was infamous as a “drug village” where drug users and sellers lived among the residents.The house contains many stories of her efforts to provide alternative sources of income and skills for residents to take part in batik creation and business, instead of being involved in drug abuse or drug trafficking.The native of Jambi said her workshop had 18 members, some of whose children or family members were involved in drug-related cases.The members are all house… Topics : Log in with your social account batik Jambi drug-network drug-offenses police Drugs-traffickinglast_img read more

Jurgen Klopp compares Sir Alex Ferguson to John Lennon ahead of Anfield match

first_img The pair met face-to-face about three years and it is an experience Klopp will never forget. “I had a few really good moments with Sir Alex and it was a big honour to talk to him,” he said. “As a manager it is the best thing you can do, to sit there and listen – I needed 10 minutes to understand it all but then it was okay. “Maybe he is the greatest ever, the John Lennon of football or something. “It was impressive to talk to him and from my side there is a big amount of respect because what he did in his life as a manager is not too easy to do again.” The feeling of respect appears to be mutual as only last month Ferguson spoke of his worry that Klopp would do to United what he had done to Liverpool. “‘I’m worried about him,” Ferguson admitted. “I’m worried about him because one thing United don’t want is Liverpool to be above us. That’s for sure. “He’s going to make a difference to that club, no doubt about it. He’s got the personality, the drive, he’s got the knowledge and great presence about him. I think things will look up there, I really do.” The German’s popularity with fans has grown and grown since his arrival in October as Brendan Rodgers’ replacement but bestowing such praise on possibly the Reds’ fiercest arch-rival, especially with a Beatles reference, may not be welcomed as warmly. Klopp has had a number of fall-outs with Premier League counterparts already this season, on Wednesday Arsene Wenger was added to a list which includes Sam Allardyce, Tony Pulis and Alan Pardew, but he has nothing but admiration for the former United boss – who once gleefully exclaimed his greatest challenge “was knocking Liverpool right off their perch”. Press Association Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has compared one of the city’s most famous sons, John Lennon, with Sir Alex Ferguson – the club’s nemesis for more than 20 years. Klopp claims to have not heard or seen those remarks and insists he is only focused on Sunday’s meeting at Anfield between England’s two most-decorated clubs. “What he said about me? I don’t know. I think it was positive because we had a good time together,” he added. “It is good that he is concerned but I have to prove it.” Friday is Klopp’s 100th day in charge of Liverpool, taking in 21 matches, and he has a 50 per cent win record which is just marginally behind Rafael Benitez, who had overseen only eight matches when he brought up his century. It is not a landmark the Liverpool manager is paying too much attention to however. “That is positive news but it is not the time to think about it too much because after 102 days we have an important game against Manchester United and what we want to do is make the record better,” he said. “We could have done better, we could have done worse, some perfect moments, some average moments. “In football the most important thing is the results and we are going for it, I think everyone can see that. “Sometimes you have to make a step back so you can do the next step in the right direction. “We need a little time. We are closer than we were a few weeks ago but it is not only our job. “Man United are coming from the other direction (declining). “We can make a big step – but maybe not the biggest of the season.” last_img read more

AFCAT Exam 2016: Check out exam dates and paper pattern

first_imgThe Indian Air Force has released examination dates of the AFCAT that is scheduled to take place on August 28.The organisation will be conducting the examination to employ candidates for Short Service Commission in Flying Branch and Permanent/Short Service Commission in Technical and Ground Duty branches.Eligibility criteria:Educational qualification:Flying branch:  All the candidates willing to apply for this post need to have a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 60 per cent aggregate from a recognised university. Also, the candidate should have passed in mathematics and physics in Class 12 or Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.)/ Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) degree from a recognised institute/university.Ground duty ( Accounts): All the candidates interested in applying for this post need to have a Bachelor’s degree in commerce stream with a minimum of 60  per cent aggregate.ORA Master’s degree in Commerce/Chartered Accountant (CA)/ICWA with a minimum of 50 per cent aggregate.For more details on eligibility criteria, the candidates need to check the notification available on its official website.Age limit:All the candidates should not exceed the maximum age limit of 27 years for all posts.Selection procedure:The selection of the candidates will be done in three stages:Stage 1: AFCAT written examStage 2: Intelligence and screening testStage 3: Psychological test and personal interviewPaper pattern:The total duration of the examination will be of 45 minutes and the paper will contain all multiple choice questions only.The candidates will be judged on the following topics:Verbal Ability in English: comprehension, error detection, sentence completion, synonyms, antonyms and testing of vocabulary.advertisementGeneral Awareness: history, sports, geography, environment, civics, basic science, defence, art, culture, current affairs, politics etc.Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test: verbal skills and spatial abilityNumerical Ability: decimal fraction, simplification, average, profit and loss, percentage, ratio and proportion, and simple interest.How to apply:Log on to the official website, www.careerairforce.nic.inImportant dates:The last date to register online is June 30The written examination will be held on August 28.Read: SBI PO 2016 Prelims hall tickets to be available for download from June 20 at Get latest updates on exam notifications and scholarships across India and abroad here.last_img read more