PREMIUMUnions, groups brave COVID-19, police threat to protest Job Creation Law

first_imgFacebook LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Forgot Password ? Topics : Log in with your social account COVID-19 worker-unions labor-union said-iqbal KSPI nining-elitos omnibus-law omnibus-bill-on-job-creation RUU-cilaka RUU-cipta-kerja Google The passage of the controversial omnibus bill on job creation on Monday in a House of Representatives plenary session has been met with widespread opposition from labor groups and civil society organizations, despite the risk of coronavirus transmission and the threat of a crackdown from the National Police.The Confederation of Indonesian Trade Unions (KSPI) had said that around 2 million workers representing 32 labor unions would take part in mass rallies to express their opposition to the passage of the omnibus bill across Indonesia.“As of today, we ask the permission [of the authorities and factory owners] for these three days to use our constitutional right [to express] our strong rejection of the passage of the job creation bill,” KSPI president Said Iqbal told The Jakarta Post on Tuesday.He said the nationwide strike was largely concentrated in the industria… Linkedinlast_img read more

Pinnacle relaunches ‘feature-packed’ eSports betting Hub

first_imgShare StumbleUpon Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 Submit Related Articles Danske Spil calls for esports makeover with Pinnacle Solution August 25, 2020 Share TVBET passes GLI test for five live games in Malta and Italy August 25, 2020 Seeking to become the leading destination for eSports betting, Curacao/ Malta-licensed online sportsbook Pinnacle (Pinnacle.com) has announced the relaunch of its dedicated ‘eSports Hub’.First launched in 2015, Pinnacle’s ‘eSports Hub’ was developed as a specific portal for eSports betting consumers. Having revamped its product, Pinnacle development states that it wants to ‘raise the bar for gaming’s most dynamic sector’Commenting on the relaunch of Pinnacle’s ‘eSports Hub’ Marco Blume, Trading Director stated; “Pinnacle passed the 5 million eSport bet milestone earlier this year, and I was projecting to reach 10 million by January 2018. With the relaunch of our eSports Hub I may have to revise that prediction.” Marco Blume, Trading DirectorThe bookmaker details that its new hub has been developed with eSports players and ‘diversity of interest’ in-mind. The product will allow players to focus on preferred games, whilst allowing users to ‘drill down’ live odds panels.Furthermore, Pinnacle will support ‘eSports Hub’ user engagement and interaction with dedicated in-depth content and optimal game/match scheduling for esports punters.Pinnacle leadership states that the bookmaker is committed to servicing esports punters, viewing the sport as a core dynamic for its long-term growth. Harry Lang Pinnacle Marketing Director stated:“Pinnacle has been at the forefront of esports betting since 2010 and we are totally committed to maintaining our position as the global leader in the future. Our new eSports Hub is designed to support this ambition. We have combined our exceptional odds in a user-friendly format and published a huge portal of educational content so new and established eSports bettors can develop and improve alongside us.”last_img read more

Craig Kimbrel may be rusty at first, but he’s instantly the Cubs’ best relief pitcher

first_imgMORE:  Watch ‘ChangeUp,’ a new MLB live whiparound show on DAZNChicago’s bullpen has underwhelmed at times this season, particularly on the back end. With Brandon Morrow injured, the Cubs haven’t had a true closer, and their top setup man in recent years, Carl Edwards Jr., has slumped to a 6.23 ERA.Kimbrel gives the team an arm to rival Brewers left-hander Josh Hader as the best late-inning option in the NL Central, and someone equipped to handle the pressures of September and October. That provides immediate reassurance for fans on the North Side. In any case, Kimbrel will soon be the best reliever on his new team because, well, that’s just what he does. He has been the No. 1 bullpen man on every roster since his rookie campaign. His career ERA is 1.91, and he has racked up 333 saves in just nine seasons.Hall of Fame pitcher John Smoltz — who was a dominant closer in his own right for a four-year stretch — said he believes the Kimbrel addition could turn the tide in Chicago’s favor in the NL Central.”(They) were missing that ‘it’ factor,” Smoltz said on DAZN’s “ChangeUp.” “They’ve got that now . . . where it’s like, ‘OK we’ve got a guy for the end of the game.'”He’s not going to pitch in the seventh, he’s not going to pitch in the eighth. He’s pretty much locked down in the ninth.” Craig Kimbrel is now the presumed Cubs closer after reportedly agreeing to a three-year, $43 million contract with Chicago on Wednesday night. He’d gone the entire offseason and the first part of the regular season without a deal despite being widely regarded as one of the best relief pitchers in baseball.Can he perform at a high level right away given his extended absence from the mound? It might take a couple of weeks to become acclimated to MLB rigors again, but one would assume he has adhered to an extended offseason throwing program. It might even have been best for him to receive an extended break given the 10 2/3 high-stress innings he threw in last year’s postseason after the Red Sox rode him hard down the stretch.last_img read more