Two films offer a peek into future of climate change

For science fiction buffs, two Hollywood movies could offer an insight into the latest report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which has raised the specter of high impact climate events and biodiversity collapse.  Film enthusiasts may be familiar with the thrilling scene in The Perfect Storm (2000), when Captain Frank William ‘Billy’ Tyne Jr., played by George Clooney, and ship crew Robert ‘Bobby’ Shatford, played by Mark Wahlberg, desperately try to turn their ship, Andrea Gail, to save themselves from a huge wave caused by a storm north of the Atlantic…

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Indonesia breaks four-decade wait for Paralympics gold in Tokyo

With their win in the badminton SL3-SU5 women’s doubles finals, Leani Ratri Oktila and Khalimatus Sadiyah have ended Indonesia’s four-decade wait for a gold medal at the Paralympics. The first-seeded pair defeated second-seeded Cheng Hefang and Ma Huihui of China in two straight games 21-18, 21-12 at the Yoyogi National Stadium in Tokyo, Japan on Saturday, securing the contingent’s first gold medal at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics. The medal was also the first for Indonesia since the 1980 Arnhem Paralympics. At that time, the contingent had brought home two golds…

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A closer look at traditional food of East Nusa Tenggara

Indonesia is famous for the variety of its traditional food, which is rich in spices and flavors ranging from spicy, salty, savory, and sweet, which blend harmoniously to create an appetizing aroma. However, spice-rich traditional dishes are not commonly found in the culinary culture of East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) province. But the taste of local food from the eastern part of Indonesia is not any less delicious. Ade Putri, a culinary storyteller who had accompanied celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay on a taste adventure in West Sumatra, shared her experience on…

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SOEs foster 204,609 MSMEs: Minister

State-owned Enterprises (SOE) Minister Erick Thohir said state-owned firms have fostered 204,609 micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) actors and over the last 10 years have contributed Rp3,295 trillion to the state. “Once I involved in SOEs, I was proud as they managed to foster 204,609 MSMEs,” he said in an online seminar titled ‘Career Talk University of Indonesia 2021’ here on Saturday. In addition, he informed that SOEs had also contributed Rp3,295 trillion to the state over the last 10 years in the forms of taxes, dividends and others that…

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Fredy Setiawan bags Indonesia’s 4th bronze medal at Tokyo Paralympics

The Indonesia’s Merah Putih contingent bagged the fourth bronze medal at 2020 Tokyo Paralympics after badminton player Fredy Setiawan won the match for the third podium at Yoyogi National Stadium, Tokyo, on Sunday. He played strictly for 32 minutes defeating Indian player Tarun 21-17, 21-11 in bronze medal match for men’s single SL4. Setiawan was left behind in the first game when Tarun constantly attacked him and led the game. However, Setiawan turned things around as he played more patiently and was able to utilize the chance carefully to add the points. The…

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W Papua governor urges residents to help capture killers of soldiers

West Papua Governor Dominggus Mandacan has appealed to residents of Kisor Village in South Aifat Sub-district, Maybrat District, to assist security personnel to capture the killers of four soldiers. Mandacan who visited the crime scene on Saturday also called on the Kisor villagers who flee their homes in panic and take refuge in the forest to return home and resume their normal life. “The villagers do not need to panic or take refuge in the forest because the government works with the military and police to ensure public safety and security,”…

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