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05
August

Indonesian embassy in Ukraine is building replica of Borobudur stupa in Kyiv. The replica is built to complete the beauty of Indonesian Park area which was built at National Botanical Garden M. M. Gryshko area two years ago. Indonesian Ambassador to Ukraine, Yuddy Chrisnandi as initiator of the replica development said that the inauguration of the replica will be conducted on August 17, coinciding with the anniversary of the 74th Indonesian independence. The major event will be packaged in Indonesian cultures’ atmosphere and held for 3 days starting from August 16-18, 2019.

Governor of Yogyakarta, Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwono X became one of panelists in Indonesia-Russia Business Forum held in Moscow, Russia on Thursday (1/8). The business forum had a topic 'Towards Indonesia-Russia Strategic Partnership: Bridging Fruitful Collaboration through Tourism, Trade and Investment.’ The forum, which was initiated by the Indonesian embassy in Moscow, was a series of Indonesian festival held from August 2 until 4, 2019.  Governor Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono also explained various kinds of potential of Yogyakarta and offered investment opportunity in the region with simplicity and security.

Agricultural Institute of Bogor established cooperation with Agricultural Research Agency of China. The cooperation entitles ‘Smart Agriculture’. In a press release of the Agricultural Institute of Bogor on Thursday (1/8), Rector of the institute, Arif Satria made a visit to some institutions of agricultural development 4.0 in China starting July 29-30, 2019. To face global food issue, Rector Arif emphasized the importance of cooperation to make some visits to several institutions of agricultural development 4.0 at the ‘Smart Agriculture’. Rector Arif signed a Memorandum of Understanding between the Agricultural Institute of Bogor and Fujian Academic of Agricultural Sciences (FAAS).

05
August

The Indonesia-Russia business forum held in Moscow, Russia on Thursday (1/8) produced 13 memoranda of understanding between business people of both countries. The signing of the memoranda of understanding was witnessed by a number of officials, such as Indonesian Ambassador to the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus -Wahid Supriyadi, Governor of Yogyakarta -Sultan Hamengkubuwono X (ten), Governor of Central Java -Ganjar Pranowo and Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry of the Russian Federation -Alexey V. Gruzdev. The Indonesia-Russia Business Forum kicked off the holding of the Indonesian Festival in Moscow which lasted until August 4th. On the sidelines of the Indonesia-Russia Business Forum activity, Ambassador Wahid Supriyadi explained the thirteen memoranda of understanding. One of them is related with the purchase of coconut shell charcoal. The cooperation also covers the business sector of herbal medicines, jelly, organic brown sugar, home decor, furniture, construction projects and the construction of starch flour factories. Ambassador Wahid Supriyadi added that the Indonesia-Russia business forum is expected to bring about an impact on stronger cooperation in investment, trade and tourism. According to Ambassador Wahid Supriyadi, in the G20 Group, Russia is ranked 12th, while Indonesia ranks 16th with the largest Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the world. However, the value of trade between Indonesia and Russia is still relatively small, reaching US$ 2.6 billion dollars. Meanwhile, Governor Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono who attended the business forum was able to convince the participants about the ease and certainty of investing in Yogyakarta. The certainty of investment is encouraged by the existence of consistent local government regulations so that investors and entrepreneurs can develop their businesses without obstacles. He also emphasized that culture and the arts are the main attraction of the tourism business in Yogyakarta. Creative and technological industries, such as start-ups, are potential sectors to be developed. Today, the economy of Yogyakarta in the second quarter of 2019 grows 7.5 percent and in 2018, it reached 6.2 percent, or exceeding the national economic growth of 5.17 percent. The Indonesia-Russia business forum is an event that bridges businesspeople of both countries. In addition to commemorating 69 years of diplomatic relations between Indonesia and Russia, the forum also emphasized collaboration between the two countries through tourism, trade and investment.

05
August


Indonesia is one of the countries prone to earthquakes. An earthquake with 6.9 on the Richter scale, whose vibrations were felt by the people of Jakarta and surrounding areas, shook a number of areas in West Java, Banten and Lampung on Friday night (2/8).
Initially, the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) reported that the magnitude of the earthquake was 7.4. According to data from the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB), there were 6 people killed and more than 1,000 people displaced.Why does Indonesia often experience earthquakes and tsunamis? It is well known that Indonesia is surrounded by three tectonic plates which are constantly moving, namely the Indo-Australian plate, the Eurasian plate and the Pacific plate. The Indo-Australian Plate moves relatively northward and infiltrates the Eurasian plate. Meanwhile, the Pacific plate moves relative to the west. The lane meeting point is in the sea so that if there is a large earthquake with shallow depth, it will potentially cause a tsunami.History records that the tsunami had hit the coast of Sumatra, Java, Bali, Lombok, Nusa Tenggara, Sulawesi, and Papua for hundreds of years ago. Natural disasters such as tsunamis and large earthquakes are phenomena with repetitive cycles. This means that hundreds of years ago, earthquakes happened; over the past few years, earthquakes have happened, and in the future, the earthquakes will definitely happen again.Of course, neither the government nor the Indonesian people can remain silent and resign themselves to the risk of an earthquake and tsunami. President Joko Widodo at Bogor Presidential Palace, West Java on Sunday (4/8/2019) ordered his staff, especially the National Disaster Mitigation Agency and the Coordinating Ministries to keep educating people in areas prone to earthquakes and tsunamis so that they are ready when facing the disaster. . The community must understand that disasters are no longer regarded as something that should be taken for granted, but must be anticipated so that the number of victims and the impacts can be minimized. The community also needs to understand what needs to be done in the event of an earthquake and tsunami and what must be prepared before the natural disaster occurs.Dissemination and education about earthquake and tsunami must also be carried out in schools. Students must know what to do when an earthquake occurs, and where they need to save themselves. Disaster simulations must be routinely carried out by the community, students in schools and employees in the government offices or institutions. Thus, the community is better prepared to face the earthquake and tsunami which in turn can reduce the number of victims and affected areas.

02
August

Sport World

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The men's doubles pair Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo / Marcus Fernaldi Gideon repeated their success two weeks ago at the Indonesian Open by conquering Hendra Setiawan / Mohammad Ahsan in the 2019 Japan Open final. Minions, the nickname for Kevin Sanjaya / Marcus Gideon, successfully beat The Daddies with a score of 21- 18 and 23-21 at Musashino Forest Sport Plaza Tokyo on Sunday (28/7). These results further confirmed the superiority of Kevin / Marcus over Hendra / Ahsan to eight wins from their total 10 matches.Meanwhile, Indonesian men's single winner, Jonathan Christie was only runner-up at the 2019 Japan Open after being beaten by the world number one, Kento Momota in the final match. Jonathan as world number seven was defeated in two straight sets by the host athlete with a score of 16-21 and 13-21. With this result, Momota added advantage to his 4-1 record.

The Indonesian contingent won two titles at the Asian Junior Badminton Championship in Suzhou, China, Sunday (28/7). Wandi Adriano from the Indonesian Consulate General in Shanghai after the match said that amid the majority of host supporters at the Suzhou Olympic Stadium, Indonesia's mixed doubles, Leo Rolly Carnando / Indah Cahya Sari Jamil were able to beat mixed doubles host, Feng Yan Zhe / Ling Fang Ling with a score of 16 -21, 22–20, 22-20 within 1 hour 19 minutes. Being defeated in the first set, this provides additional motivation for Leo / Indah so they were able to turn the situation.Leo Rolly Carnando repeated his success in pairing with Daniel Marthin after defeating the men's  doubles, Di Zi Jian / Wang Chang, who were also the first seed in the championship in a three-set match that lasted 58 minutes with a score of 21-9, 15-21, 21–19.In the Asian badminton junior championship which took place at the Suzhou Olympic Sport Center since July 23, in the category of teams, Indonesia was only able to occupy the second place after the final round recognized the toughness of Thailand.

Indonesian tennis player, Aldila Sutjiadi, who won the women's doubles tournament at the ITF W25 2019 along with Eudice Chong from Hong Kong, is targeting the Grand Slam championship next year. She told Antara on Saturday (7/27) that at the match held in Nothaburi, Thailand on Saturday local time, Aldila / Eudice won in straight sets after fighting a pair from Thailand and Japan, namely Plipuech / Omae in the final round with a score of 6 ( 2) -7 (7), 4-6.Aldila, who was for the first time partnering with Eudice Chong, said that the tournament was the fourth time she played in the doubles sector. She claimed to have given the maximum appearance in the tournament which prizes a total of US$25,000 dollars, even though the opponent she faced was quite difficult. When asked about the toughest opponents, she said the Thai and Japanese tennis players in the final were quite difficult to beat.Previously, Aldila also won the women's doubles sector at the ITF Singapore W25 tournament last May. Currently, Aldila is ranked 157 of ITF for doubles, and 147 in the single sector.

Indonesian champion holder of the lightweight (61.2 kilogram) Intercontinental World Boxing Organization (WBO), Daud Jordan is targeting a knockout victory over Thai boxer, Aekkawee Kaewmanee in a fight entitled "WBC International Challenge Belt" in Pattaya, Thailand on August 4.As quoted by Antara News Agency, David Jordan said in Kendari, Southeast Sulawesi on Tuesday afternoon (30/7) that the boxing match will be held in 10 rounds. According to Jordan with a battle record of 38 wins (26 of them by KO) and four defeats, if he wins against the Thai boxer in the upcoming fight, he will take home the international WBC light class title.For the record, during his career in the boxing world, David Jordan often won by KOs against Thai boxers.