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15
July

President Joko Widodo claimed that he would actively present creative products of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises  to global markets amid sluggish economic conditions. After opening the Indonesian Creative Works exhibition held by Bank Indonesia at the Jakarta Convention Center in Senayan, Jakarta on Friday (12/7), President Joko Widodo said that this should be done so that Indonesia would still be able to take advantage of its exports. He viewed that the condition of the global economy and market is not indeed conducive. This makes the trade performance for a number of countries  slow down, including Indonesia, especially for products that are mass-produced by mainstream industries. Even so, he said that the opportunity for Indonesia to gain export profits is still possible. Providing that Indonesia enters the international market through creative economic products, such as handicrafts produced by Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises. Amid the sluggish global economy and trade war, President Joko Widodo assessed that Indonesia needs to rely on Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises’ products to be exported in addition to labor-intensive products that are commonly exported on a large scale. Moreover, Indonesian handicraft products are known to have premium quality to compete in the international arena. President Joko Widodo also appreciated Bank Indonesia –BI to have fostered hundreds of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises to produce several superior products. He is optimistic that with the distinctive Indonesian character inherent in every Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise that produces their products, there are increasingly open market opportunities abroad. Meanwhile, Governor of BI, Perry Warjiyo said that until this year, his side has built almost 900  Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises throughout Indonesia and some have gone digital to sell their products, both through social media and e-commerce.  Several of them have even managed to penetrate the international market. The Indonesian Creative Works 2019 exhibition with the theme,  “Encouraging Economic Growth through Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Go Export and Go Digital” took place at the JCC, Jakarta from 12 to 14 July 2019.

15
July

Banjarmasin, Indonesia and Penang, Malaysia explore cooperation in the field of cultural heritage, event tourism, medication and industry. The signing of the cooperation was conducted by Mayor of Banjarmasin, Ibnu Sina and his counterpart from Penang, Mayor Dato’ Ar Yew Tung Seang, on the sidelines of Asia Pacific Cities Summit (APCS) & Mayors’ Forum in Queensland, Australia on July 8-10. On the occasion, both mayors shared information related with planned cooperation.

Singaporean President, Halimah Yacob handed over award to the mainstay caretaker of National Quartir of the Indonesian Scout Movement, Brata Tryana Hardjosubroto. President Halimah Yacob as Chief Scout of Singaporean Scout Association pinned the award "Distinguished Service Award". The innauguration of the award was conducted at the presidential Palace of Singapore on Wednesday (10/7). She handed over the award to 40 persons, including two foreigners namely Brata from Indonesia and Haji Yaacob bin Abdul Karim from Malaysia.

To follow up cooperation in the field of education, research and service to community, Rector of Riau Islamic University, Prof. Syafrinaldi along with four other lecturers became guest lecturers at University of Saint Anthony (USANT) of the Philippines on July 9-12, 2019. The event is a follow-up of Riau Islamic University and University of Saint Anthony in the field of education, research and service to community, knowledge and technology, as well as human resoreces. TheMemorandum of Understanding -MoU of the cooperation was signed by the two rectors in April 2019. In additional to giving a public lecture, President ofUniversity of Saint Anthony, Atty Santiago D. Ortega also asked Rector Syafrinaldi to plant tree at campus’ yard of the university as a symbol of strengthening of academic relations of both universities.

12
July

Sport World

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Jauhari Johan managed to make Indonesia famous after finishing first in the 2019 Tri Factor Asian Championship Series competition, the duathlon festival category in Belitung, Bangka Belitung Islands Province on Sunday, July 7, 2019.Jauhari Johan became the fastest with a record time of 2 hours 6 minutes 40 seconds followed by Wai Kit Lam in second place with a record time of 2 hours 7 minutes 25 seconds and Gen Lin Foo in the third position time of 2 hours 10 minutes 57 seconds. In the event, the participants must complete the challenge of running for 10 kilometers, cycling for 40 kilometers and running 5 kilometers.Meanwhile, Indonesian women's triathlon athlete, Eva Desiana also recorded brilliant results in the women's section. she managed to finish in second place in the individual standard category duathlon, with a record time of 2 hours 22 minutes. The 2019 Tri Factor Championship in Belitung was attended by hundreds of participants from various countries including the former Candidate for Vice President Sandiaga Solahudin Uno who also participated.

Indonesian male tennis player, Christopher Rungkat has the chance to compete at the 2020 Olympics in doubles but with a number of conditions to be met. General Chairman of the Executive Board of Indonesian Tennis Association (PB Pelti), Rildo Anwar told ANTARA in Jakarta on Tuesday night (9/7) that with 69 ATP rankings, Christopher Rungkat has the chance to pursue top 10 until June 2020. To be able to compete at the 2020 Olympics, Rildo as the 2018 mixed Asian Gold double medalist could only play in multiple categories.According to Rildo, in the singular number, the opportunity for Christopher is very small because the ranking is too far, namely 241, while the requirement to qualify for the single category Olympics is ranked 56th in the ATP or WTA. For the dual category, there are 32 slots for both male and female tennis players. If Christopherb manages to be in the top 10 position of ATP, Rildo said that Christopherb ho is 29-year-old could determine his compatriot pair with the condition that his partner must be ranked in the top 300 of ATP or WTA.

Indonesian Tibo Monabesa became the International Boxing Organization (IBO) flyweight champion after the three match judges awarded him a victory over Australian Omari Kimweri in a 12-round full match at OepoiKupang Sports Hall, East Nusa Tenggara on Sunday (7 / 7 nights.Of the three judges, all of them raised Tibo. Judge Jerrold Tomeldan gave a score of 114-113, judge Kriangsak Thonghong 116-111 and judge Cherdchai Srirat 118-110. The match led by Australian referee, Gary Ingraham and witnessed directly by the Minister of Youth and Sports, Imam Nahrawi accompanied by East Nusa Tenggara Governor, Viktor B. Laiskodat took place excitingly since the first round.Both boxers showed their respective abilities in order to get a heavy blow. In front of his supporters in the second round,Tibo was hit hard by Omari, so that his left temple bleeding. Omari only excelled in the early rounds through his agile boxer technique, as well as fast jab and combination. But several times Omari also got a hard hit and a light jab from Tibo. Entering the 7th round, Tibo is even more excited. The people of East Nusa Tenggara who were present to watch the match, according to Tibo, made him eager to present the world title to Indonesia, especially for the people of East Nusa Tenggara.

Indonesian male chess player, Catur Adi Sagita who dropped the standard number only finished third or a bronze medal in the 2019 Asian Juniors and Girls U-20 Chess Championship which was held at Hotel Lorin Surakarta, Central Java, on Monday (8/7) night. Catur Adi Sagita who was ranked 2240 was able to collect 6 points, while Vietnamese chess player, Nguyen AnhKhoi managed to collect 8 points and won the gold medal, and Indian chess player, Raghunan dan Kaumandur Sihari got 7 points or was in second place with silver.The  women's first junior champion of standard number section also won SerikbayAssel chess gold medal from Kazakhstan with 7 points, silver by Vantika Agrawal from India with 7 points, and bronze by AakankshaHagawane from India (6 1/2) points. While host chess player, Karenza Dita finished fifth with 6 points.According to Chairman of the Development and Achievement Division of the Executive Board Indonesian Chess Association (PB Percasi), Kristianus Liem, Indonesia in the championship all received three medals, one silver medal, and two bronze medlas. He said that the two bronze medals are from the flash number by JuwitaArdilia, and one from the standard number by CaturAdiSagita.

12
July

Tensions between the United States and Iran have not subsided. After imposing sanctions which also led to Iran's supreme leader, the United States is  planning  to mobilize other countries' support to put the military in waters near Iran. Chairman of the United States Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Joseph Dunford, stated Washington took the initiative to mobilize an international military coalition in the Strait of Hormuz and Bab El Mandab waters. These two areas are very important for ship traffic, especially tankers transporting  oil. The initiative of the US military to place an international coalition there  is said  to guarantee security and freedom of shipping. The idea of forming an international coalition came after a statement from Tehran that threatened to close the waters of Bab el Mandab. The threat was raised in reaction to US sanctions that prohibit the trading and shipping of Iranian oil. If the Iranian blockade is carried out, the trade traffic of around four million barrels of oil throughout the world through Bal El Mandab will be disrupted. The United States' invitation to secure the Strait of Hormuz and Bab El Mandab to this day, Friday, July 12 has not received any response. However,  Iran's threat to block El Bab Mandab can generate a broad  and different reaction, especially in countries with an interest in oil trading. Although not related to the Bab El Mandab closing  threat  or the initiative to mobilize an international military coalition, on Monday, July 8, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said the unilateral intimidation by the United States had caused a violation of Iran's nuclear agreement. The statement from the Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman seemed to imply that Beijing's attitude towards Tehran was still soft. The same attitude is also shown by France. Emmanuel Bonne, adviser to the French President at a meeting with Secretary of the Iranian National High Security Council Ali Shamkhani, in Tehran Wednesday July 10 implies France's attitude towards Iran. As the Iranian news agency Irna reported, Emmanuel Bonne stated that Paris wanted dialogue and cooperation with Tehran to manage the crisis in Syria, Yemen, Iraq and Lebanon. Seeing China and France’s attitudes, the United States might need to work hard to realize the idea of forming an international military coalition to protect the Strait of Hormuz and Bab El Mandab.