Source: BURLINGTON, VT/PLATTSBURGH, NY April 22, 2009 — WPTZ NewsChannel 5 and Seven Days, Vermont s alternative news weekly, have announced a partnership. The two news organizations are involved in a content-sharing agreement servicing residents of Vermont, New York, and New Hampshire. As part of this agreement, Seven Days contributors will appear twice a week during NewsChannel 5 s 11 p.m. newscast. Elements of Shay Totten’s political column, “Fair Game,” will appear on Tuesday nights, in advance of the paper’s Wednesday distribution. On Thursday evenings, Music Editor Dan Bolles will recommend upcoming events from “Notes on the Weekend,” Seven Day’s email newsletter.The reporters made their first appearances on Newschannel 5 the week of April 20th. It s an exciting move that will benefit the news consumer across the region, both online and over-the-air. The partnership will widen the exposure of both NewsChannel 5 & Seven Days, said Sinan Sadar, news director of WPTZ.Seven Days online editor and associate publisher Cathy Resmer agrees. “We’re thrilled to have an opportunity to work with Newschannel 5,” she said. “Everyone wants to be on TV, right?”Both NewsChannel 5 and Seven Days plan to explore further opportunities to deepen their relationship as time progresses.NewsChannel 5 is owned by Hearst-Argyle Television. Seven Days is owned, operated and edited by Burlington residents Pamela Polston and Paula Routly.
Coordinator of the Indonesian Anticorruption Community (MAKI) Boyamin Saiman said he hoped the President and representatives from the House would be present at the hearing.“We, as members of the public, need an explanation as to why it is necessary for a Perppu on COVID-19 to include impunity for state officials,” he said referring to Article 27, which activists have strongly criticized for granting impunity to officials caught misappropriating state funds.The MAKI, Boyamin said, had prepared four expert witness in the legal and financial sectors to testify in the hearing on Wednesday.Law and Human Rights Minister Yasonna Laoly has denied that the Perppu would give officials impunity from graft charges if corruption were to occur, adding that Article 27 only meant to ensure that the government could make swift decisions in mitigating the health crisis.The government seeks to disburse Rp 405.1 trillion (US$24.6 billion) for COVID-19 measures, most of which would be allocated to support economic recovery rather than health care. (mfp)Topics : The Constitutional Court will proceed with the judicial review petition filed against the executive order on the COVID-19 pandemic response as it has summonsed President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and the House of Representatives to the hearing next week as witnesses.The hearing, scheduled to take place at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, will listen to testimonies from the President and the House as the executive and legislative parties involved in the passing of a regulation in lieu of law, Perppu No. 1/2020, which grants the government the authority to allocate emergency coronavirus spending.The House passed the Perppu into law in a plenary meeting on Tuesday. “All parties [including] witnesses and experts must attend the hearing to answer the Constitutional Court’s summons,” the summons letters signed by the court’s clerk stated as reported by tempo.co on Friday.The hearing will continue the request filed by a group of anticorruption activists, who argued that Article 27 violated the 1945 Constitution and several prevailing laws, including the 2003 law on state finances and the 2006 law on the Supreme Audit Agency.The Perppu allows the government to extend the state budget deficit beyond the legal cap of 3 percent of gross domestic product and allocate the spending to programs related to COVID-19, while officials are protected from any legal charges as long as they act “in good will and according to the law”.Read also: Perppu on COVID-19 aid puts graft fight at stake
Willie Mullins has confirmed his big guns on course for the Punchestown Festival later this month. The trainer had five winners at the Cheltenham Festival, including an opening day treble when Champagne Fever claimed the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle , Hurricane Fly regained his Champion Hurdle crown and Quevega raced into the history books with a remarkable fifth win in the OLBG Mares’ Hurdle. With that trio set to be joined by the likes of Cheltenham Gold Cup runner-up Sir Des Champs at Punchestown, Mullins looks set to dominate once again. “All our top horses appear to have come out of the big meetings at Fairyhouse and Cheltenham in good form,” he told At The Races. “We’ll be working them on Tuesday and maybe again later in the week and then we’ll decide their targets, although the likes of Hurricane Fly have obvious targets.” Hurricane Fly will be aiming for a fourth straight win in the Rabobank Champion Hurdle on April 26, while Quevega will be aiming for her fourth win in the Ladbrokes World Series Hurdle 24 hours earlier. Sir Des Champs will be lining up in the Bet Online With TheTote.com Punchestown Gold Cup on April 24. Press Association
The Latest: Tiafoe tests positive, exits tennis tournament More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Frances Tiafoe has tested positive for the coronavirus and withdrawn from the All-American Team Cup tennis tournament in Atlanta. Associated Press July 4, 2020 Tiafoe was scheduled to face Tennys Sandgren on Saturday in the weekend tournament involving eight top American men’s players. The event is allowing a limited number of fans and not requiring masks, though will provide them if requested. Tiafoe defeated Sam Querrey on Friday but was showing symptoms after the match and a test was positive. Tiafoe, a 22-year-old who reached the 2019 Australian Open quarterfinals, left the event site and was replaced by Christopher Eubanks. Tiafoe was captain of Team Stars, playing against John Isner’s Team Stripes.Top-ranked Novak Djokovic and three other pro players had tested positive for the virus after playing in a similar exhibition event in Europe. The pro tennis tours are suspended until August.___