Read also: Meikarta plans to sell 25% more apartments this yearMeikarta spokesman Danang Kemayan Jati denied the Bekasi administration’s finding, saying in a statement that the company only employed 86 Chinese citizens “who worked as either supervisors or key specialists.”Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) politician and Bekasi Legislative Council (DPRD) member Budiyanto raised the issue when he told journalists on Tuesday that thousands of Chinese citizens were working illegally on the Meikarta project.He told kompas.com that the estimate was based on information from locals and a “trusted source”, who claimed around 200 Chinese citizens were working on Meikarta’s 15 under-construction towers.The law forbids companies in Indonesia from employing foreigners as blue-collar workers.President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo is slated to sign into law a landmark omnibus bill on job creation this year. Topics : The Bekasi administration is looking into allegations of Chinese citizens working illegally at Lippo Group’s Meikarta township project in the West Java regency, after a politician’s comment raised concerns over the issue.Bekasi Workforce Agency head Suhup said his side had conducted health checks on 83 out of 267 documented Chinese workers amid the novel coronavirus outbreak. The checks were carried out when the agency “got word that the workers not only worked as supervisors but also as blue-collar workers,” he went on to say.“Not all foreign workers on the Meikarta project are undocumented,” Suhuf told The Jakarta Post on Wednesday. “However, we are looking into the allegations.” read more
Published on November 23, 2013 at 10:56 am Contact Sam: [email protected] | @SamBlum3 Comments Tyler Boyd has never lacked confidence. Once, when he was in elementary school, he brought his report card home to his mom. After looking over his grades, and seeing solid marks, she excitedly called her sister-in-law to share the good news. Hearing his mother beam over his good grades, Boyd was taken aback. “What else would I get?” he retorted.Those high expectations that Boyd has for himself have followed him throughout his life.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“My confidence level is very high,” Boyd said. “I know what I am doing. I come very prepared to practice. Then when game day comes I am very focused and ready.”Currently in his freshman season at Pittsburgh, Boyd is the second-leading receiver for the Panthers, averaging 14.2 yards per catch, en route to catching six touchdowns. He has been one of the leaders for Pittsburgh, but he’s had some help getting to where he is today. Growing up without his father, Brian Boyd, he relied on his stepfather and uncle to instill the belief within himself that he now exudes readily as a Panther. Even after Brian Boyd left and started a new family, his brother Samuel, and his wife Laurice treated Tyler and his brother like sons. “It wasn’t hard for us, because his mother has always allowed us to be in his life,” Laurice Boyd said. “There was no problem, she never stopped us from being in either of those kids’ lives.”Samuel Boyd, who is a security officer at Pittsburgh, supported Tyler when he played sports. He would go to games, help them buy equipment, make sure they were registered for leagues. He was always there for him when he needed to be.Jason Jarrett married Boyd’s mother after she divorced Brian. Jarrett was a coach of Boyd in youth football league and taught him some of the ins and outs of being a running back when he was a kid. But when Boyd went home, Jarrett took on the father role of making sure he got his schoolwork done.“He’s not my real father,” Boyd said. “But he was a man about stepping in place, and he wanted to be with my mother, he knew the consequences of that. He manned up about it. He stepped up to the plate. He took care of us.”It was their confidence and loyalty that helped him believe in himself. And he took that same self-assured attitude that he had in elementary school out to the football field in high school. There, he set a league record with 117 touchdowns playing running back, quarterback, receiver, defensive back, and punt returner. After football was done, he’d lace up his sneakers and hit the gym for basketball season. When that was over, he’d head out to the diamond for baseball.He currently plays with four other athletes from Clairton (Pa.) High School, where he became a prolific athlete. Wide receiver Kevin Weatherspoon was a senior when Boyd was just starting out, and said it didn’t take long for his coaches and teammates to take notice of Boyd’s ability.“He was always a hard worker. He was never the type to settle for less,” Weatherspoon said. “As the years went on, around his junior and senior year, we knew that he was going to do big things.” Before Weatherspoon graduated, he told his teammates to make sure they stuck together when it was time to go to college. When Boyd and three of his teammates were offered scholarships to Pittsburgh, the choice was easy.As he enters the final two weeks of the season, with the Panthers just one win away from a bowl game, Boyd’s confidence hasn’t wavered. “Back home there was a whole bunch of youth players and youth kids looking up to me, screaming my name, going crazy,” Boyd said. “Now it’s older people, they’re not screaming my name, but they’re recognizing me, giving me high-fives, telling me, ‘Great game.’ “It feels really good knowing I’m helping the program change.” Facebook Twitter Google+ read more
Dr. and Mrs. Frederick C. Blades of Fair Haven are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Leslie Souter Blades to Stuart Blakely Eadon, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Eadon of Rumson.Leslie is a graduate of Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School and Villanova University. She is currently a registered oncology nurse at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Hospital in Manhattan and pursuing her Master’s of Science in Nursing degree at Monmouth University.Stuart is a graduate of Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School and George Washington University. He is currently working at J.P. Morgan in Manhattan.A December wedding is planned.