‘It’s only a matter of time’: Ex-terrorists in Central Java to reintegrate with society

first_imgSuherdjokoTHE JAKARTA POST/SEMARANG According to Haerudin, Jack was the only person who was willing to open up to the program’s officers.“We are conducting a person-to-person approach. It’s only a matter of time [until others open up],” he said. Research from the National Counterterrorism Agency (BNPT) marked Surakarta and some of its neighboring regencies, namely Boyolali, Klaten, Sragen, Karanganyar, Sukoharjo and Wonogiri, as part of a “red zone” for radical teachings.Haerudin also stated that the government was collaborating with public figures, ulema, foundations, Islamic mass organizations such as Nahdlatul Ulama and Muhammadiyah, and government institutions. During one of its recruitment periods, the Islamic State (IS) group was joined by at least 75 Central Java residents who were looking for a way to enter Syria and Iraq.However, it is not known how many of them actually ended up joining the IS. The majority of them came from Surakarta and its surroundings area.Since the downfall of the IS, the Central Java administration has refused to welcome back former IS members to their respective hometowns.“We are following the government’s decision, since Central Java Governor Ganjar Pranowo has strictly refused the entry of former IS combatants to Central Java. We should have similar commitments in treating them,” Haerudin said. (dpk)Topics : The Central Java administration is currently assisting 127 former terror convicts in a community reintegration program, head of the Central Java National and Political Unity Office Haerudin has said. Of the 127 former convicts, 39 of them have joined the Gema Salam Foundation, which specializes in a deradicalization program in Surakarta, Central Java.“We are still discussing what to do next with the rest of the former convicts since they haven’t entirely been integrated with the public. They refused to open up during a meeting,” Haerudin said recently.One of the 39 people already in the program is Joko aka Jack Harun, a former bomb-maker who was among those responsible for the Bali bombings in October 2002. He was sentenced to six years in prison, finishing his sentence at the end of 2008.last_img read more

November Jobs That Pay Update: Preparing PA for Tomorrow’s Economy

first_img Economy,  Education,  Energy,  Environment,  Infrastructure,  Innovation,  Jobs That Pay,  Round-Up,  The Blog,  Workforce Development We all know the jobs of tomorrow will require new technical and manufacturing skills. And Pennsylvania is prime to meet the demands of tomorrow’s economy. That’s why this month, Governor Tom Wolf continued to highlight how new workforce training and education programs can help bridge the skills gap.ApprenticeshipsFrom innovative workforce training centers to an 150-year-old company, Governor Wolf continued to create new partnerships that will enable more employers to develop specialized training programs, raising the total number of registered apprentices to 15,201 statewide. Governor Wolf also announced statewide efforts to employ more veterans in the utility workforce.Computer Science EducationOver the next decade, 71 percent of new jobs will require computer science skills. This month, Governor Wolf proposed establishing computer science standards across the commonwealth to ensure all students have the skills necessary for emerging high-demand jobs in technology.Job CreationGovernor Wolf applauded national and international companies, such as Berkshire Hathaway GUARD in Wilkes-Barre, Alpla Inc. in Northampton County, and Highwood USA in Luzerne County, on their plans to expand in Pennsylvania and together create more than 400 Pennsylvanian jobs.ShellFinally, an update from Western PA: Shell Chemical’s ethane cracker plant in Beaver County began official construction in November.Highlights from November 2017Governor Wolf Announces Creation of 285 New Jobs Through Expansion of Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Headquarters in Wilkes-BarreGovernor Wolf Announces New Approvals for Low-interest Loans to Support 23 Small Business Projects and Nearly 400 New JobsGovernor Wolf’s Middle Class Task Force Holds Roundtable Discussion in Northwestern PennsylvaniaGovernor Wolf Announces Expansion of Highwood USA, Creation of 58 New JobsGovernor Wolf Announces New Effort to Bolster Solar Energy in PennsylvaniaWolf Administration Teams with PUC and Utilities to Highlight Efforts to Grow Veterans in the Utility WorkforceGovernor Wolf Announces New Project Approval for Pipeline Investment Program Project to Create Jobs and Bring Natural Gas Energy to More Than 115 PropertiesGovernor Wolf Announces Approval for 227 Community Improvement, Transportation, and Environmental Protection ProjectsGovernor Wolf Announces New Solar Grant Program and Approvals of Solar Energy and Building Pennsylvania ProjectsCommunity Development Projects Announced for Allegheny, Montgomery CountiesGovernor Wolf Announces New Approvals Supporting Seven Business in Our Sites Projects Statewide, Projected to Create More Than 3,300 JobsGovernor Wolf Proposes ‘Computer Science For All’ Standards for PA SchoolsGovernor Wolf Announces Creation of 59 New Northampton County Manufacturing Jobs Through Expansion of Alpla Inc.Governor Wolf Visits Appvion Spring Mill, Highlighting the Importance of Apprenticeships in Rural AreasGovernor Wolf’s Middle Class Task Force Stops in Montgomery CountyGovernor Wolf Tours Western Pennsylvania Laborers’ Education and Training CenterPennsylvania Remediates Three Former Industrial SitesPennsylvania Establishes New Apprenticeship ProgramPennsylvania Revives Solar Initiatives to Boost Clean Energy JobsHighlights from Instagram Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf By: The Office of Governor Tom Wolf SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img November Jobs That Pay Update: Preparing PA for Tomorrow’s Economy November 30, 2017last_img read more

Virgin SabreSonics its ticketing system

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J As part of the carrier’s Game Change Program, Virgin Australia has announced it will transitions its ticketing system into the new SabreSonic Customer Sales and Service (CSS) system.Expecting migration to be complete by March 2013, Virgin Australia group of airlines chief financial officer Sankar Narayan explained the system would “enhance” the airline’s performance across business as well as enable the carrier to support integrated tickets with its alliance partners.“Importantly, it will support the excellent work our team members already do in providing our guests with a first-rate travel experience,” Mr Narayan said.  “Our  Program  Team  will  form  a  strong  collaborative  partnership  with  Sabre  to  ensure  the  quality  of  the integrated solution incorporating our people, business processes and technology. “These aspects will be our focus to ensure the best possible outcome for our airline and our guests.” The new Sabre system will allow the carrier to incorporate sales distribution and merchandising, guest recognition, electronic ticketing, e-commerce, inventory and revenue, check-in and departure control all in the one platform.Sabre Airline Solutions president Hugh Jones added that the new system would “strengthen” the carrier’s business capability.last_img read more