Maryati

Maryati

13
July

Wednesday and Thursday (11 and 12 July 2018), leaders of North Atlantic Treaty Organization -NATO met in Brussels, Belgium. The agenda of this meeting discussed the security situation around the NATO region. However, instead of discussing the issue of security, US President Donald Trump mentioned about the enormous burden of US donations to the organization, and asked other member countries to increase contribution. In the previous NATO meeting, there was an appeal to member countries to raise it to 2 percent. President Trump stated that the burden of US taxpayers for NATO is too huge. Currently, the United States accounts for up to 70% of NATO's budget. In the forum, he objected if the member states only rose to 2 percent and wanted to increase their contribution to 4 percent. President Trump threatened that there are big consequences if his request is not met. Does that mean getting out of NATO? President Trump did not actually say it but further developments remain to be seen. Anyway, at the end of the meeting, President Trump signed a joint declaration on which member states would increase their donations to NATO. It also voiced criticism on the Russian occupation of the Crimean Peninsula, and attempted assassination by using poison in England.

In addition to making a fuss over the issue of donations at the NATO meeting, President Trump also made a critical statement to German Chancellor, Angela Merkel through his twit on social media. He stated that Germany was held hostage by Russia because of gas business and German-Russian direct gas pipeline. Chancellor Merkel responded with a press conference before a one-on-one meeting with President Trump. German Chancellor, Angela Merkel said that Germany is doing business with Russia independently. Interestingly, when they met directly, President Trump acted as if there was no problem between the two.

Despite criticism on   Germany being too close to Russia in the gas business, President Trump himself did not make any anti-Russian statements, and simply called Russian President Vladimir Putin as a competitor. President Trump is even set to meet President Vladimir Putin in Finland on July 16, after his visit to Britain. Some points on the agenda are the current world situation and the chances of developing bilateral relations. It is hoped that the two leaders' meeting could lead to conflict solutions in areas where the two sides are facing each other as in Ukraine and Syria.

11
July

Non-commissioned Officer of village builder of 12/Mranggen of 0716/Demak Military District Command participated in helping farmers to harvest rice in Tani II season at Batursari village, Mranggen district, Demak regency, on Tuesday (10/7). The activity is one of ways to succeed the government’s program on self-sufficiency in food. Commander of 0716/Demak Military District Command, Lieutenant Colonel Abi Kusnianto, through Commander of 12/Mranggen Military Rayon Command, Capt. Rahmad Sugiarto, mentioned that the mentoring activity is begun with counseling. Capt. Rahmad Sugiarto said that Non-commissioned Officers are always ready to accompany the farmers and to coordinate with related party for succeeding national food security program in Demak regency. Furthermore, Rahmad Sugiarto explained that the activity is also to foster togetherness and still establish harmonious relations with the community. On the other side, the farmers responded the existence of the positive program and hoped it will increase their welfare.

Bandung regent, Dadang Naser opened the 102nd Indonesian military entering village 2018 in Bandung, West Java on Tuesday (10/7). The event which was conducted by 0609 Military District Command of Bandung, will be held for 31 days until August 8, 2018. Dadang Naser after opening the event, told the press that his party gave very high appreciation to 0609 Military District Command staffs on their role in helping to succeed development in the region. According to Dadang Naser, the personnel of the Indonesian military involved are willing to sacrifice for the region to be able to more advanced and not left behind the other regions. The event also supports Citarum Harum program which was planned by President Joko Widodo. The commander of 0609 Military District Command, Lieutenant Colonel Arhanud Andre Wira Kurniawan, told Radio Republik Indonesia that in the wartime, the Indonesian military soldiers fought against enemies with weapons to defend the state and the dignity of Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia. But in peacetime, the Indonesian military still fights along with people to develop welfare, especially in remote regions such as Cibeurem village, Kertasari district, Bandung regency.

The activity of Mt. Agung on Monday is still high, marked by reappearing tremor harmonic and non-harmonic earthquake. Anwar Sidiq from Centre of Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation said in press release on Tuesday (10/7), that since 00.00 until 12.00 Central Indonesian Time, the harmonic tremor happened 7 times, blowing tremor happened 10 times and shallow volcanic 1 time. Anwar Sidiq also said that based on monitoring data Mt. Agung is still high potential for eruption which throws rocks and lava, sand, and ash to outside of the crater. For that, the stakeholders are asked to increase readiness and to follow the activity of volcano by time to anticipate all changings which can happened fast. The same thing was conveyed by head of administration of Centre of Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation, Gede Suantika, that volcanic activity of Mt.Agung. Centre of Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigationis still in 4 kilometer area, because based on evaluation which was conducted by Centre of Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation, if Mt. Agungexplode, its exploition is still in radius of 4 kilometer.The evaluation will be conducted if based on data of Centre of Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigationof Mt.Agung exploition is expected more than radius 4 kilometer.

11
July

Trisouls

Published in Music

We will present some pop songs from Trisouls. A song entitled ”Senyummu Hanya Untukku” contains complaint for the beautiful smile of someone. Although sounding romantic, the song "Senyummu Hanya Untukku" apparently represents universal love, so it can be delivered not only to the beloved ones, but also for family and friends. The song was the first single from the Trisouls group. Trisouls consists three personnels Yerri Rirriassa, Jesse Thomasmore, and Damien Jonathans. The three personnels formed Trisouls group in 2017 after having performed together in a show. With a poetic diction, Trisouls portrays a tragic farewell, for the beloved chooses to leave without giving any reasons before. The song that was released on January 18, 2018 also presented by Trisouls to the deaf, because they have inspired Trisouls in the cultivation of songs and video clips "Isyarat". Trisouls not only refers to one musical gendres. The group has also work many musical gendres including acoustics, pop, RnB, and soul. As a newcomer, Trisouls admitted that they still very open with new things, including musical style.

11
July

A system is an effort of government in simplifying business license and creating integrated licensing service model which is cheaper, easier and definitely. This was said by Coordinating Minister of Economic Affairs Darmin Nasution in an inauguration of Online Single Submission –OSS system in Jakarta, Monday (9/7). Minister Darmin Nasution also mentioned that the system can be accessed online and in an integrated manner in all ministries/agencies and local governments throughout Indonesia, to support the implementation of One Stop Integrated Licensing. He hoped, with the OSS system, the business license will be obtained by the business actor in less than an hour. The OSS system has been built since October 2017 as the implementation of Presidential Regulation No. 91, 2017 on Accelerating the Implementation of Business. The concept has been tested in Purwakarta - West Java, Batam - Riau Islands, and Palu - Central Sulawesi. This information technology-based system is the interconnection and integration of the licensing service system which is available in the Investment Coordinating Board. This system is also the Central One Stop Integrated Licensing and the Regional One stop Integrated Licensing which uses SiCantik system managed by the Indonesian Ministry of Communication and Information Technology. The system is also supported by the system from several ministries and institutions of licensing publisher including Indonesia National Single Window syatem, General Law Administration System of Ministry of Law and Human Rights and Information System for Population Administration of Home Affairs Ministry. For the time being, the OSS system operation is carried out by the Coordinating Ministry of Economic Affairs supported by Indonesia National Single Window and other relevant ministries and agencies. After that the system operation will be submitted to the Investment Coordinating Board. Investors or other existing business activities then subsequently can adjust the licensing process through the OSS system, to obtain the Number of Parent Enterprise as well as the extension of business license or commercial license. The government also provides OSS Lounge as a place to assist investors in online licensing arrangements. The OSS Lounge is expected to become the standard in all One Stop Integrated Licensing including self-service, support services, priority services, general consultations of investment and clinics. The launch of the OSS was attended by Governor of Bank Indonesia, Minister of Home Affairs, the Minister of Communication and Information Technology, the Minister of Law and Human Rights, the Minister of Industry and the Minister of Agriculture and Spatial/Head of the National Land Agency, the Head of Investment Coordinating Board and the Chief of Presidential Staff.